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  • Midcentury Meets Zen: A DIY Remodel in LA

    Margot Guralnick
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Scenario: Fashion designers Momo Suzuki and Alexander Yamaguchi launch their minimalist-chic clothing line Black Crane in 2008. Not long after that, the two—Japanese transplants who met in LA nearly 20 years ago—decide it's time to go looking for their dream house. They picture a modernist Schindler classic with views and acres—but happily settle for a tree-shaded 1948 bungalow in Pasadena built by the seller and his son.  The Challenge: Untouched for decades, the 1,200-square-foot house is gloom-central inside and just about every inch needs tending. "It was…
  • Stylish Ways to Bring your Art Collection Together

    Faith Sheridan Interior Design
    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.
  • Amsterdam Garage Transformed into Light-Filled Spacious Home by i29 Interior Architects - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    A former garage space in Amsterdam’s area de Pijp was turned into a spacious home by i29 Interior Architects. Naturally lit by large roofs, the interior with a generous 230 square-meter surface on one floor level is finished in a simple material palette. The repetition of rectangular rough oak wooden finishes is in great contrast with the stark white walls, black surfaces and grey cast flooring. One of the highlights of this project by i29 is the custom-design kitchen, which includes a large wooden sliding door to cover integrated storage areas, with a contrasting black cooking island in…
  • Natural Curiosities by David Rockwell for Shaw Hospitality Group

    Alicita Rodriguez
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    A brilliant example of how a unique inspiration translates into a beautiful collection, Natural Curiosities has its origin in Wunderkammers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Otherwise known as cabinets of wonder, these collections of natural history objects ranged from birds to rocks, corals to antiquities. Designer David Rockwell drew inspiration from these miniature museums to create the intriguing line of 27 field, corridor, and rug patterns. Hospitality Carpet Inspired by Cabinet of Wonders The second collaboration between Rockwell and Shaw, Natural Curiosities celebrates nature in all its…
  • The Lap Collection by Blu Dot

    Ali Morris
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:47 am
    Minneapolis-based designer and maker Blu Dot have introduced a collection of six cabinets called the ‘Lap’ Collection. Overlapping wood drawer and door fronts give the ‘Lap’ collection its name. Made from white washed maple, the collection comes with soft close doors and drawers while the statement tapered legs are available in three leg finish options: maple, orange, and white. The ‘Long and Low’ cabinet features a center flip-down door flanked by two doors with adjustable interior shelves. The ‘Lap’ nightstand subtly accentuates any…
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  • Natural Curiosities by David Rockwell for Shaw Hospitality Group

    Alicita Rodriguez
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    A brilliant example of how a unique inspiration translates into a beautiful collection, Natural Curiosities has its origin in Wunderkammers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Otherwise known as cabinets of wonder, these collections of natural history objects ranged from birds to rocks, corals to antiquities. Designer David Rockwell drew inspiration from these miniature museums to create the intriguing line of 27 field, corridor, and rug patterns. Hospitality Carpet Inspired by Cabinet of Wonders The second collaboration between Rockwell and Shaw, Natural Curiosities celebrates nature in all its…
  • The Lap Collection by Blu Dot

    Ali Morris
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:47 am
    Minneapolis-based designer and maker Blu Dot have introduced a collection of six cabinets called the ‘Lap’ Collection. Overlapping wood drawer and door fronts give the ‘Lap’ collection its name. Made from white washed maple, the collection comes with soft close doors and drawers while the statement tapered legs are available in three leg finish options: maple, orange, and white. The ‘Long and Low’ cabinet features a center flip-down door flanked by two doors with adjustable interior shelves. The ‘Lap’ nightstand subtly accentuates any…
  • Street-inspired: Surfaces Trend

    Ali Morris
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Designers draw inspiration from the urban environment with designs that transfer the color and pattern found on the streets on to walls and floors. Imagine Tile and Art of Board have collaborated on a line of porcelain skate-inspired tiles called the ‘Art of Board Floor’ collection. Large format and durable enough for high-traffic areas, the new collection consists of 12 varying patterns with photo-realistic imagery of used and recycled skateboard decks. The street art-inspired rug design by Swedish flooring brand Kasthall is the result of a collaboration with graffiti…
  • clé introduces the Rorschach Tile Collection by Timorous Beasties

    Ali Morris
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Lovers of bold pattern and color will be pleased to see that the latest addition to artisan tile e-boutique clé  is the Rorschach Tile Collection designed by Paul Simmons and Alistair McAuley of Glasgow-based Timorous Beasties. The Rorschach Tile Collection by Timorous Beasties is comprised of five designs, and hand lithographed on 12” x 12” limestone or thassos marble tiles. Inspired by traditional damask motifs (which originated in the 9th century), Timorous Beasties have integrated the classic pattern with Rorschach conceptual imagery. The combination of a familiar medieval…
  • Table Top, Theia, and Fete by Michael Graves for ILEX Architectural Lighting

    Alicita Rodriguez
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Just in time for the 50th anniversary of Michael Graves & Associates, ILEX Architectural Lighting is introducing three new fixtures by the renowned architect and designer: Table Top, Theia, and Fete. With their “elegant features in unexpected proportions,” these new lights came into being out of need: “I was inspired to create this group of lights for ILEX because I needed them for my own projects. I am working on several buildings that call for decorative lighting fixtures that also provide exceptional light,” Graves explains. The resulting trio offers “more sparkle.” Table…
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  • Living In: Hocus Pocus

    Garrett Fleming
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Watching Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as three kindly, old spinster ladies who spend quiet evenings at home “SUCKING THE LIVES OUT OF LITTLE CHILDREN!”? That’s a no-brainer. Kenny Ortega’s cult classic Hocus Pocus still makes me laugh 21 years after it hit theatres. Quotes from the film have carved out a place in the cultural lexicon and you’re hard-pressed to find a Halloween dance sans Bette’s rendition of “I Put a Spell on You.” All this affinity, however, was hard to come by when the film opened in 1993. It was panned by critics and considered a…
  • DIY Project: Apple Stamp Table Runner

    Sarah Adiutori
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    With fall in full swing, it seems that everyone is heading out to their local orchard and picking apples. The after effects of those trips are an abundance of indulgent desserts flooding my Instagram feed. Instead of using all of the apples to make pies and other yummy treats, I thought why not decorate my kitchen table? Using an apple stamp I made myself, I created a simple and chic table runner that’s perfect for fall. I stuck to a black and white color palette so the overall look steers clear of “elementary school art class” and stays firmly in my personal style. Whether…
  • DIY Project: Pet Nametags

    Lindy Jacoby
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Personalizing our pets is a fun way to not only showcase our love for them, but also to make them look even more adorable. There are a range of colors and styles nowadays on the market to personalize your pet in vast array of accessories from head to toe. I have been searching for leather nametags and when I couldn’t find them, I created my own. It turned out to be so fun and simple that I had to share it. Leather is such a rich looking material with a great texture that will showcase your pet’s name beautifully, along with elevating their look. Below are step-by-step instructions for…
  • How to Dry Herbs from The New American Herbal

    Grace Bonney
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    This week I had to break out my winter coat for the first time and find a hat to keep my ears warm while walking Hope. Even though we’re still getting the odd 70-degree day here and there, it feels like winter is slowly creeping closer to us. Part of me loves the cold and the way it seems to lovingly nudge us to slow down, cuddle up and get cozy and eat something warm and filling. But another part of me laments how all of the green things around me slowly start to wither away and die outside. I’ve been trying to find more ways to keep plants and herbs a bigger part of my life in…
  • DIY Typography Pumpkins by Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day

    Grace Bonney
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    I saw these pretty grey pumpkins at the market and had to bring them home. It is decorative gourd season, after all. We have been experimenting with sign-painting at our house lately so I was inspired to make a typography-inspired pumpkin. I was going for a little more sophisticated look than a classic orange pumpkin. Enjoy! -Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day Click here for the full how-to after the jump! (more…)
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  • Bright Idea: A Fun Shade of Red for a Sunny Playroom (5 photos)

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Chris and Alana Chernecki knew they were going to transform a sunroom into a playroom for their three young girls when they moved into their big bungalow near Winnipeg, in the Canadian province of Manitoba, last May. Alana, a former kindergarten teacher who’s now a stay-at-home mom, envisioned...
  • Shop Houzz: Scary Good Style (61 photos)

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Owls, black cats and spiders are usually the stuff of superstition, but not when it comes to design. Fearless designers have taken these symbols that some consider scary and turned them into desirable motifs. The Houzz Marketplace is full of decor with popular symbols of superstition. Add a few...
  • All the Possibilities: 4 Homes at the Edge of the Earth (26 photos)

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    When confronted with a design brief and an undeveloped site, architects often look to the edges of that site for inspiration and meaningful architectural solutions. These boundaries, both real and imagined, are exciting places in which to build. The boundary often gives rise to the form...
  • Simple Pleasures: Your Home Is Your Château (8 photos)

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Savoring a good life should start at home, but it’s easy to get stuck in the trap of thinking our homes are not grand enough, clean enough or beautiful enough to celebrate them as they are. In her recently published book, At...
  • The Beauty of Bare-Root Plants (4 photos)

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Bare-root plants aren’t ever going to make the cover of a magazine. You won’t see glamorous models posing beside them, nor will they make headlines as the “next new thing.” But for gardeners in the know, these dormant plants have a beauty all their own. These are, quite simply, dormant trees,...
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  • Seriously Cool Color Combos For Interiors + Stylist Kate Imogen Wood

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:02 am
    Want to see some amazing color combos for interiors today? Kate Imogen Wood is a British stylist from the lakes region now living and working in Copenhagen. She began styling when I started blogging, in 2005, and hasn’t looked back ever since – she is obsessed with Scandinavian interiors which shows in her portfolio which you can view online here. She was nice enough to write to me to introduce herself so I thought, since I really like what I saw when I viewed her work, that I’d choose and share some of my favorites from her work below. I choose these based on primarily the…
  • Gorgeous Design Files + Baby Kisses

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Hello everyone! I’ve been totally absorbed in my e-course, Blog Boss, at the moment so I’m sorry if I’m not that active on the blog at the moment. Between teaching, one-on-one blog business consultations via Skype and redecorating some rooms in my home – well I’ve been busy! Plus I take care of my baby full-time and am busy with other work projects too. I have some great things coming up for 2015, including the redesign of decor8 AND a brand new logo. It’s very exciting to be so busy, especially doing things that fuel me and make life sweeter. My baby boy…
  • 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…
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    Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

  • We Make Love Cleverly Transforms Organic Black Cork Coasters into Delicious-Looking Chocolate Bars

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    If you’re a chocolate lover in need of drink coasters, you’ll drool over these organic black cork coasters designed in the shape of chocolate candy bars. Created by New Delhi-based design studio and gallery We Make Love, the idea for the Chocolate Dessert Coasters was inspired by the sweet musky smell and color of organic black cork. Each chocolate bar is wrapped in iconic gold foil and a candy bar sleeve and break in half to create two coasters. + We Make Love The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat? Send us a tip by…
  • Technicolor SEED Library Shipping Containers Provide a Fun Learning Environment for Johannesburg Kids

    Lidija Grozdanic
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    Read the rest of Technicolor SEED Library Shipping Containers Provide a Fun Learning Environment for Johannesburg Kids Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: affordable building, Architects of Justice, Johannesburg, LED lights, library, Prefab, semi-permanent architecture, shipping containers, South Africa, sustainable lighting
  • Egyptian Windcatchers Cool Vincent Callebaut’s ‘The Gate’ Residence Inspired By Coral Reefs

    Lidija Grozdanic
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    Read the rest of Egyptian Windcatchers Cool Vincent Callebaut’s ‘The Gate’ Residence Inspired By Coral Reefs Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: cairo, coral reefs, ecosystem, geothermal energy, green architecture, multi-use, photovoltaics, renewable energy, Solar cells, The Gate Residence, vertical garden, vincent callebaut, Vincent Callebaut Architecture, windcathers
  • SPONSORED: Meet Perfection

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Brought to you by Absolut From seed to sip, every drop of Absolut Vodka is expertly crafted by generations of farmers and distillers from the small village of Åhus, Sweden —in a region with more than 400 years of superior vodka-making expertise. What’s their secret? High quality, locally sourced ingredients— pristine aquifer water & pure winter wheat (the latter carefully selected in partnership with 450 local farmers). Read the rest of SPONSORED: Meet Perfection Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: absolut vodka
  • Timber-Framed Conan House is a Sculptural Toy-Filled Pod in South Korea

    Lucy Wang
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Read the rest of Timber-Framed Conan House is a Sculptural Toy-Filled Pod in South Korea Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: asymmetrical house, bangdong, central atrium, conan house, Moon Hoon, playroom, polygonal house, skip floor, slide, south korea, toy-like architecture
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  • Your Favourite Place As Jewellery: City Maps Turned Into Necklaces by Aminimal Studio

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    Using GPS info from OpenStreetMap, Brooklyn based Aminimal Studio created a series of necklaces depicting city maps. From Venice to Chicago, the Urban Gridded Dogtags collection (discovered by Freshome on Citylab) includes over 120 wearable maps of favorite locations from 32 countries around the world: “Urban Gridded dog tags are a homage to your favorite cities. Remembering where you came from or where you want to go. A special place spent with loved ones or safe travels to the next city. Even useful as a functional map”, the design duo explained.The studio further plans to…
  • A Story of Love and Modern Architecture: Unconventional Casa Redux Tour [Video]

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    Instead of opting for a conventional house-tour video, the architects at Studio MK27 chose an intriguing story as a proper way to “describe” Casa Redux in Brazil. Produced by Pedro Kok and Gabriel Kogan, the video below is entitled “That was not my dream” and strangely enough, it narrates the “disadvantages” of living in an ultramodern home: ”Who would want that kind of house – cold, dull, lifeless? I was in search for what I had always imagined, a beautiful neoclassical project, the symbol of permanence, something with history. A home how we always…
  • Amsterdam Garage Transformed into Light-Filled Spacious Home by i29 Interior Architects

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    A former garage space in Amsterdam’s area de Pijp was turned into a spacious home by i29 Interior Architects. Naturally lit by large roofs, the interior with a generous 230 square-meter surface on one floor level is finished in a simple material palette. The repetition of rectangular rough oak wooden finishes is in great contrast with the stark white walls, black surfaces and grey cast flooring. One of the highlights of this project by i29 is the custom-design kitchen, which includes a large wooden sliding door to cover integrated storage areas, with a contrasting black cooking island in…
  • Expressive Brazilian Architecture to Inspire Your Next Home Makeover

    Ada Teicu
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Designed by Ney Lima Architects in Brasilia – Distrito Federal, Brazil, this 570 square meter home spreads over space as well as time. Emerging from the architecture of the 60s, this home combines contemporary appeal with tradition and openness into an exemplary piece of modern Brazilian architecture. Known as Casa Capital, the home showcases straight design lines softened by the color palette and all the light flooding the inspiring interiors. Large sliding doors keep the interiors closely connected to the outdoors, creating a relaxing atmosphere inducing freedom. Casa Capital…
  • How Architects Take Advantage of The Golden Ratio

    Tara Mastroeni
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    Check out why architects love the golden ratio. Image Via: Priester’s Custom Contracting, LLC When you really think about it, one of the coolest facets of architecture is the ability to have buildings be so different – so varied in terms of size, shape, and style – and yet so similar at their core. No matter who designs the building, it is constructed from a blueprint. No matter what a structure looks like once it’s finished, it’s still is assembled from a collection of natural materials. No matter what the building’s eventual purpose is, the golden ratio was most likely used…
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    Latest Articles

  • 6 Cool Coffee Tables
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:48 pm
    6 Cool Coffee Tables Written by  Allie Weiss October 29, 2014From a digitally fabricated metal table to a repurposed slab of hardwood, these coffee tables give living spaces a leg up. View Slideshow This Manhattan apartment features a one-of-a-kind coffee table: a parallelogram-shaped window pane, rescued from an architectural salvage yard, was outfitted with steel edges and casters, and repurposed as a coffee table. View Slideshow
  • This Floating Pool for the East River Is Closer to Reality Than You Think

    Kelsey Keith
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    This Floating Pool for the East River Is Closer to Reality Than You Think Written by  Kelsey Keith October 29, 2014A motivated group of young architects is working toward constructing a massive floating pool for the New York City public. +Pool, a floating pool of the future that will float in New York City's waterways while filtering toxins from the water table, was designed by Dong-Ping Wong and Oana Stanescu of Family New York with Archie Lee Coates and Jeffrey Franklin of PlayLab. What does it take to build a floating pool in New York City’s East River? A sublime vision, a lot of…
  • The World's First Ergonomic Ice Cream Scoop?

    Luke Hopping
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    The World's First Ergonomic Ice Cream Scoop? Written by  Alexander George October 29, 2014The ice cream scoop's basic features haven't changed much in over a century. It's design is so taken for granted, in fact, that it literally took a rocket scientist to improve upon it. Michael Chou is an aerospace engineer and the inventor behind the Midnight Scoop, an ergonomic scoop that is angled so that it requires minimal effort to use. Midnight Scoop raised almost 10 times its funding goal in a recent Kickstarter campaign and will be on the market in time for the holidays. Pre-order now for…
  • San Francisco Design Goes Superlocal with Heath’s 8 Favorite Makers

    Diana Budds
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:23 pm
    San Francisco Design Goes Superlocal with Heath’s 8 Favorite Makers Written by  Diana Budds October 28, 2014Heath Ceramics is hosting "Under One Roof," an exhibition showcasing the diverse array of makers who have studios at its San Francisco outpost. Bet you didn't know that the ceramics factory is also home to a collective of letterpress artists, jewelry designers, apparel, and more. "The designers represent the diversity of San Francisco, have great making chops, and a shared curiosity," says Tung Chiang, Heath's Clay Studio director and curator of the exhibition. "The Bay Area has…
  • 6 Tips for a Pain-Free Kitchen Renovation

    Luke Hopping
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:33 pm
    6 Tips for a Pain-Free Kitchen Renovation Written by  Anne Reagan October 28, 2014With the average kitchen remodel costing around $55,000, it’s easy to see why homeowners look for ways to save money on a renovation. And considering how many decisions are made with this highly functional room, the process of remodeling can be very overwhelming for a homeowner. Avoid a disastrous renovation by keeping these tips in mind. This post was provided by editor-in-chief Anne Reagan. View Slideshow Where Your Money Should GoThe biggest budgetary factor of your kitchen renovation is the…
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    Better Living Through Design

  • Bougies Russes Hurricane Lamp

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:49 am
    Beatiful, aren’t they? Inspired by Russian Matryoshka dolls, these Bougies Russes Hurricane Lamps can be placed inside each other or lined up in a row. The lower portion of the glass is tinted to partially obscure the candle, thus giving off an “ethereal luminosity” fit for any occasion, inside or out. Designed by Stephan Lanez and manufactured by Paris based brand Marcel By. Each lamp sold individually; one candle included. Hand blown glass. Natural solid olive ash wood base. Designer: Stephan Lanez
  • Triangle Dinner Bell

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    There’s a certain nostalgia connected to a Triangle Dinner Bell like this one from Pat Kim- perhaps period films have us immediately imagining dinner time at an old farm? Whether your estate is vast or your apartment small, ringing a triangle will signify it’s time to sit down and eat, hopefully without our devices. The English Bridle Leather hanger conveniently holds the solid brass striker, making this hand bent steel triangle appropriate for display as well as use. -Cold Rolled Steel, Black Oxide Finish -Brass -English Bridle Leather
  • Playtype 2015 Wall Calendar

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    If you like large Roman numerals combined with your calendar, then Playtype has the one for you. ‘MMXV’ is fast approaching, and whether we like it or not, it’s best to be prepared for all the important dates and events happening in the new year. So, chin up, and get organized now before the holidays hit. Be sure to take a look at Playtype’s mugs, scarves, and other accessories as well- there’s a few great gift options just waiting for someone on your list (if you don’t mind shipping internationally, that is). – 50 x 70 cm size (~20″ x…
  • Leaning Wall Pocket

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    Put in a pocket! Why not hide your sundries away in a pouch? It looks to have a marsupial sort of security with its leaning angle and soft sides. Plus, you know it doesn’t hurt to have a one place to put all those mittens, maps, and hats, as that’s the only place you’ll have to look when you’re ready to venture outside of your home territory. Hang it in your entryway, office, closet, or wherever you need a place to put stuff. Designer: Diane Steverlynck Made in Belgium. LEANING is available in two dimensions and 12 fabric colors, available from Objekten. Available in a…
  • Fall Dining Chair With Armrests

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    Take the silhouette of an antique Chinese Horseshoe chair, remove extraneous details, simplify curves and joints, and what remains? An entirely elegant seating option from Morelesss, made from black walnut (imported from renewable North American forests) with a finish of natural varnish. The armless version, Fall Dining Chair, would make a nice companion piece if you have plans to update your dining room set. Dimension: W58 D55 H80cm Material: Black Walnut “Enough patience will wear away flaws until none remain, and in this sense true quality has no restrictions. The seemingly…
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  • Funny Business: Awesome DIY Lego Wall Constructed in Office

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Adding a new wall to your home or office interior is never easy, but when you make it into a fun project it can at least be a little less painful. That's just what the crew at Hamburg, Germany-based design studio NPIRE did with their crazy wall made entirely of Lego bricks. The designers spent nearly a year constructing the wall, which is an impressive nine feet high by ten feet wide. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Playful Office Interior Fit for Childrens Toy Company Creative Steampunk Office Design on the Cheap Upcycling Vintage Furniture into…
  • Condensation Lamp Uses Blue Water as a Calming Element

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Light diffused through water always takes on a sort of ethereal glow as the light is refracted and sent in every direction. The Atmos lamp from designer Arturo Erbsman uses condensation to create a lovely, dewy atmosphere in any room. The lamp consists of a small aluminum base containing a light source and an inexhaustible supply of water. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Green Light: CO2 + Water Power ‘Algae Energy’ Eco Lamp Gorgeous Peg Lamp is an Exceptionally Minimalist Design Hot Solar DIY: Make LED Lamps from Used Water Bottles 2…
  • Colorful Console: Pastel Piece is Reminiscent of a Flamingo

    28 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Miami and Milan might seem an unusual design combination, but Italian designer Marco Guazzini drew upon the pastel colors and geometric shapes in Miami architecture to create this unique piece of furniture. Guazzini's Flamingo console is also a study in movement and materials. It is made of a single solid tabletop with a pair of drawers - one above and one below - that slide along the length of the table. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Woodsman Axe Coffee Table Inspired by the Big Bad Wolf Space Saving Ideas: Extending Dining Room Table Tops…
  • Ultra-Luxe: Magical Subterranean Spa Beneath London

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    A private client with a love of hotel-like luxury and, apparently, a very large interior design budget tasked interior architecture studio Lawson Robb with creating this glamorous underground spa. The spa occupies a subterranean location beneath a listed building in Mayfair, London. The basement level of the 15,000 square foot residential development began as a maze of rooms. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Luxury Guest House: Private Steam Sauna & Pool Design Amazing Home Atrium & Multi-Level Interior Garden Design Space-Saving Spa:…
  • Simplici-tea: The Electric Tea Kettle, Completely Redefined

    27 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Making a nice cup of tea is one of those no-brainer activities that plenty of us do multiple times a day. We rarely think of how much energy is used to heat the water for that tea. Even if you're using an energy-efficient electric kettle (as opposed to a stovetop one), the minimum water amount is typically at least enough for two cups of tea. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Unique T-Shirts: Casual Tee Shirt Designs in Tea Bag Sizes Liquid Pencil: Lead-Free, Erasable-Ink Pen Dries over 3 Days Cup-Shaped Kettle Can Save Millions in Energy Costs…
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    The Kitchen Designer

  • Customize Your Countertops With Concrete

    Susan Serra, CKD
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    My colleague, Laurie Laizure, founder of the Google+ Community: Interior Design Community sees products, talks to manufacturers, designers and others in the design community every day and one of those products is concrete, which we see used in so many different ways in home design. Laurie has shared with me that she has a "thing" for concrete, and here are her thoughts on this interesting material. Thanks for your insights on concrete, Laurie! In Laurie's words ... I have a confession. Born and raised in New Hampshire (also known as “The Granite State”), it feels a little wrong…
  • Miele Appliances - It's Really All About The Food

    Susan Serra, CKD
    18 Mar 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Last fall I attended a press event in Seattle with representatives from Miele, in part, to be up close and personal with Miele appliances via an extended and relaxed cooking session, the focus of the 2 day event. What I didn't expect was that the entirety of the event would be one soulful experience after another which blew my mind, and I'm very serious, so this post may be a little emotional, expressive, and whatever else comes out into text. I'm here to tell you that Miele, that precision engineered, sleek, elegant, highly designed, upscale brand, has a whole lot of soul not so far…
  • Tile Trends 2014

    Susan Serra, CKD
    23 Feb 2014 | 4:49 am
    Having just returned as a guest of Tile of Spain, after attending Cevisama, held in Valencia, Spain, one of the largest tile industry shows, I have compiled a list of tile trends you will want to know about NOW. Just a note - have you seen Tile of Spain's website? It's GOOD - filled with information, quick ship products and easy and fast to navigate. Worth a mention and a visit. Based on studying my images (over 3,000), here are the tile trends that I spotted on the show floor. Many are continuing strong trends from previous years. Other peripheral trends, at an early stage, are venturing…
  • Tile of Spain - Tradition and Innovation Defined

    Susan Serra, CKD
    20 Feb 2014 | 7:40 am
    Last Week I was a guest of Tile of Spain on a trip that immersed our small group in Spanish history, culture, and tile innovation as we attended the fantastic tile fair, Cevisama, an image of the fair below. To experience Spain in this 360 degree way allowed me to connect the dots from historic art and tile to modern, quite incredible architecture, to innovative food still grounded in tradition, to stunning, modern tile design and impressive technological advances in tile, all of which has shown me that there is a great energy and spirit for design across many disciplines. The desire and…
  • Mr. Steam Steam Bath - For Health & Wellness

    Susan Serra, CKD
    17 Nov 2013 | 2:09 pm
    Mr. Steam's steam generating products for the shower, unbeknownst to me until last month, have powerful, and seemingly magical qualities that can actually add a positive dimension to your life. Sounds like ad-speak, right? I'm a typical stressed New Yorker-type, as I sit in front of my 3 monitors in my home office, all of which I use (and could really use a fourth), travel frequently and juggle too many balls. Yet, I'm also at an age, 59, where I understand the importance of relaxation and have the luxury of relaxing when I wish to - putting my feet up, having a glass of wine, things like…
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  • Review: Rug Pad Corner - Protection for area rugs

    Linda Merrill
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    There are many aspects of interior design that aren't the pretty and sexy parts, but it doesn't mean they aren't important. A good quality carpet pad will not only protect your floors and carpets, they are safety items as well. According to the National Safety Council "Falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States, accounting for approximately 8.9 million visits to the emergency department annually (NSC Injury Facts 2011)."I've had personal experience with the hazard that slippery area rugs can pose. When my Dad had his stroke in 2000, the rehab hospital…
  • Peachy Keen - Or is it?

    Linda Merrill
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:03 am
    I love the color peach in interiors. It has such a romantic feel and it's flattering to most skin tones, without going twee as many pinks can - especially pale tones. One of my favorite bedrooms was this pale pinky/peach one that I did a few years ago. The wall was painted peach with a pink wash overtop, which added a very pleasing depth (hard to capture in a photo).  One of the things I most love about peach is that it works with so many other colors that it's almost a neutral. Soft whites and grays mixed with the peach canopy drapes has an easy feel that's very romantic.Peach…
  • DIY It: Making a gorgeous lawn ornament for the holidays

    Linda Merrill
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    My friend, children's book author and illustrator Brian Lies, is sharing with us a great project he did last year that turned into this gorgeous, huge, yard ornament for the holiday season.  Brian is a very handy guy and there's not much he can't MacGyver.Usually I don't post holiday - meaning Christmas-ish - topics this early in the season (hello Halloween!) but if this is something you'd like to try, you're going to want to collect your materials now while doing your Fall yard cleanup. (Question - do those in warm climates have Fall yard cleanups to do?). In any event, Brian - take it…
  • Oscar de la Renta - Fashions for Home

    Linda Merrill
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    Sad news this week of the passing of iconic fashion designer Oscar de la Renta at 82. I was actually surprised he wasn't older. The word "icon" is so overused today as much as words like "hero" and  and "diva", to the point where they don't really mean much anymore. We have lots of celebrities and fashionistas, but not that many true fashion icons. When one reaches true icon status, it's hard to imagine they ever weren't here.After all, there was this:And so many others, right up to the end:And of course, his interests included the home with pieces that were both of the moment and…
  • 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…
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    Decorating Diva

  • 3 Bedroom Design Looks Inspired by Iconic Scandinavian Minimalism

    The Decorating Diva Blog & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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

  • Cozy Up for Fall

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Fall has arrived and it’s time to cozy up in a beautiful, warm bed.  I’ve been shopping for a lot of bedding for clients lately and I was really happy to find this custom designed line at ABC Carpet – Kerry Cassill.  Fortunately, they have a larger collection online that includes bedding, clothing, accessories, tabletop and more.  The patterns and colors are fun, bright and unique and all stem from Kerry’s love for travel and fondness of Indian prints.  As most designers do, Kerry let’s the world inspire her so she can create bedding and accessories for…
  • A Visit to Buckingham Interiors + Design

    28 Oct 2014 | 5:53 pm
    On a recent visit to Chicago, I had the opportunity to meet up with my fellow Material Girl’s blogger Julia at her showroom and design studio. While Julia and I have met up on several occasions (both in LA and at High Point Markets) I had yet to visit her in her base city. Along with our friend Lisa Mende, we spent a morning checking out the fab Buckingham ID showroom followed by brunch at SoHo House in Chicago – and had a great time all of us together! The storefront view window of Buckingham ID. A photo of Julia and me catching up in her showroom, captured by Lisa Mende. Color…
  • Instagram Takeover for DIEM Recap + Highlights from the Week!

    26 Oct 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Lots of events took place in LA this past week and I am here to share! Along with showroom parties and openings, I had the opportunity to takeover the West Hollywood Design District’s Instagram account for “A Day in the Life”. It was fun to take part and feature some of my favorite places around town. For a full recap of photos, you can view here. The WeHo Design District’s Instagram account, which will also be featuring other takeovers in anticipation for the upcoming DIEM event. The Instagram takeover began with my day of coffee and iPad… …to showing the…
  • 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…
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  • Geometric Japanese Furniture with Sustainability in Mind

    Alexa Hotz
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Japanese company Karimoku has been producing furniture in the Aichi Prefecture for the past 70 years. In 2009, in reaction to the loss of Japanese forests in central Japan, Karimoku launched the New Standard Collection. The line of furniture is made from hardwood harvested from low-diameter trees, an underutilized set of trees that are most often used for wasteful paper pulp. Working with this type of hardwood calls for an inventive design strategy: Designers at Karimoku use Japanese joinery to refit the wood into new forms, and they aren't shy when it comes to washes of pastel…
  • Midcentury Meets Zen: A DIY Remodel in LA

    Margot Guralnick
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Scenario: Fashion designers Momo Suzuki and Alexander Yamaguchi launch their minimalist-chic clothing line Black Crane in 2008. Not long after that, the two—Japanese transplants who met in LA nearly 20 years ago—decide it's time to go looking for their dream house. They picture a modernist Schindler classic with views and acres—but happily settle for a tree-shaded 1948 bungalow in Pasadena built by the seller and his son.  The Challenge: Untouched for decades, the 1,200-square-foot house is gloom-central inside and just about every inch needs tending. "It was…
  • Remodeling 101: Tankless Water Heaters

    Janet Hall
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Several months after my husband and I and our two kids moved from the US to a space-efficient flat in London, I dragged our contractor into the back of one of our bathrooms to show him a strange, small silver box mounted on the wall and asked if he could remove it. "Not a good idea," he said. "It's your water heater."  Long favored in Japan and Europe, where square footage is at a premium, tankless water heaters provide hot water on demand. According to the EPA, residential electric water heaters are the second highest energy users in American households: "The energy consumed by your…
  • Remodelista Holiday Market in LA 2014

    Sarah Lonsdale
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    West Coasters, mark your calendars: we're heading to Los Angeles in December for our annual Remodelista Holiday Market at Big Daddy's Antiques on December 6. We'll be packing the warehouse with offerings from our latest lineup of more than 30 local designers and indie shop owners—expect some familiar faces plus plenty of new talent. In addition, this year we are thrilled to announce a dedicated Gardenista section spearheaded by Terrain. Please join us and shop for the holidays—we have you covered both indoors and out. Valerie Confections will be there serving coffee and their…
  • DIY: Shou Sugi Ban Tabletop from the Felted Fox

    Meredith Swinehart
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Fresh off the heels of Dark Shadows week and in the midst of our Lessons from Japan issue, we found the perfect DIY project for right now: a dark-as-night tabletop made using the Japanese technique shou sugi ban, in which wood is torched. The project and photos are by blogger Nicole Prestholdt, aka The Felted Fox.  For an introduction to shou sugi ban, visit Dark Wood: Shou Sugi Ban Torched Lumber.  Above: The finished design has a charred black top and contrasting unfinished sides. (Shou sugi ban was devised as a way to make wood more resistant to fire, water, and…
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    Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time

  • 10 Things To Do With Your Changing Table After the Diaper Days Are Done

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    I always suggest to friends who are setting up a nursery that they not buy a changing table and use another surface as an alternative. Yet, amazingly, they don't always take my advice! Or sometimes they are gifted one or they unwittingly accept one from other parents who are ready to cast them off. So they use the changer for a few years and...then what? They can pass them along or find a way to repurpose them around the house. Here are ten examples of changing tables that have gone on to live long, happy, meaningful lives after the diaper days were done. READ MORE »
  • SPONSORED POST: 4 Stunning Bathrooms Inspired by Great Eras of Design — DXV by American Standard

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    When it comes to bathroom design, the focus is more often on function rather than form. But there’s really no reason why your bathroom can’t become one of your most inspiring spaces. We took a look at four beautiful new baths that take inspiration from great eras of design to create a timeless space. Which one best fits your style? READ MORE »
  • Help Me Buy The Right Vacuum Cleaner!

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    My old vacuum just bit the dust (literally) so it's time to make a big decision about a new purchase. C'mon, let's crowdsource this! Are you in love with your vacuum? I want to know about it. READ MORE »
  • Shay's Before Photos: Mindful Decoration — Liveblogging the Style Cure

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    From the very beginning, we knew the focus for this style cure was going to be our bedroom. We kept putting aside painting and adding finishing touches with most of our focus on the living room and kitchen. Currently, our room is very plain and was thrown together with miscellaneous items from each of our past homes. With a limited budget, we're not looking to gut the whole space but rather add a few details like lamps and art to make the space feel thoughtful. READ MORE »
  • Before & After: A Crumbling Cone Chair Resurrection

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    This Verner Panton cone chair surfaced as Andrew's friend was cleaning his garage. It had been rained on and was in danger of disintegrating beyond repair. Not if Andrew had anything to say about it. READ MORE »
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • Hardworking Desks for the Home Office

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Choosing a desk can be tricky. The best way to choose is to first assess your needs. Are you someone who has gone paperless, or do you still require spreading out and using a stapler, files and a shredder? Do you like a clean, minimalist surface or do you like to have lots of photographs, tools and favorite objects within sight? Do you keep one favorite pen going or do you tend to collect scads of them? Write down every activity you want to do at your desk and make a list of the tools and supplies they require. Think about where you would stash them as you look at different desks below. The…
  • Introducing the MILK Grande Desk
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    Get to know The MILK Grande Desk. Designed by Søren Rose and manufactured by Holmris, it has a sleek minimalist look, but is very high functioning and serves several purposes. The fact that it sits atop a pedestal means it can be used as a large workspace for one, but can transform into a mini-conference table and has room for up to four people to pull up and work at once. Photograph by Kristian Holm Since health experts have recently called sitting all day “the new smoking” in terms of danger to your health, having a standing option is optimal (the adjustable column is an…
  • 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).
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    Home Design Find

  • Transparent Dutch Hat like a Tent Roof Anchors a Holiday House

    Susan Kraemer
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
    An intriguing Origami-like tent roof folds at an angle over a breezy vacation home that is nearly all outdoor “rooms.” Cincopatasalgato Arquitectura designed the unusual house on the outskirts of the capital city of the Latin American country of El Salvadore. Concrete steps take you up to a concrete deck that acts as a ground floor for the house. The transparent material of the roof overhang is unknown. A pool is set into this concrete deck, creating a true focal point in the dry mountainous setting. Under the overhanging roof, every room is a boxy modular series of contained…
  • A Retro Little Townhouse in Sydney

    Susan Kraemer
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    There is a youthful energy to this cheerful townhouse in downtown Sydney. You enter through a dining room with a feeling of a ’50s ice cream parlor. The little pool is a friendly presence right in the kitchen. A chipper little black spiral staircase supplies access straight up to a viewing roof. A rooftop hangout, casually finished in weathered wood, offers a natural respite from its uber-urban milieu. Even from the second floor living room, the view is opened out towards the coastline. This means the townhouse does not feel confined, despite its narrow suburban lot. The shiny and happy…
  • Design Dilemma: The Hotel Suite Design Trend

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:56 am
    Modern Bedroom by San Francisco Architects & Building Designers Mark English Architects, AIA There’s been a design trend in the works for several years now — that is the desire to turn our homes into a hotel suite. You see the trend everywhere —hotel style bedsheets and duvet colors, hotel styling of bedrooms, even accoutrements such as coffeemakers and small refrigerators in the bedroom! What’s behind this desire for the boutique hotel look? Most likely something to do with wanting to feel pampered. Although many of us may be in debt up to our eyeballs with…
  • Intriguining Ideas in a House Shaped Like a Bridge

    Susan Kraemer
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
    The Connecticut home designed by Joeb Moore+ Partners Architects is supported over a void like a bridge. The entry bridge echoes the Kent Falls setting – a series of cascades with many man-made wooden bridges across them. Entered on a second floor bridge from higher ground in the back, a living room below offers an inviting glimpse inside. This ground floor living room is actually an outdoor room with the comforts of a fire and movie screen “under the bridge.” The house spans the landscape with a central skylight bringing the tender northern light into its center. A…
  • The Contemporary Pearl of the Mediterranean

    Susan Kraemer
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    Sculptured slabs of white stucco embrace the blue Mediterranean skies in La Perla Del Mediterraneo by Spainville. A dramatic architectural style perfectly reflects its elemental setting. Surely the Greek gods of ancient fables will ascend these lime-washed stairs to the crest of the craggy mountain. The structure is centered on a swimming pool jutting out on the second floor. The placement of the pool creates a view as if from an eagles nest. But actually, the house is set on a grassed plateau. Its magic is part of its setting, near the heights of the mythic mountain. The contemporary home is…
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  • 3 recent Instagram finds

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:59 pm
    @janinetollady 3 recent instagram finds we thought we'd share! 2 more amazing instagram accounts after the cut.. #BinstaGood .. Bloesem and Zara S.  on instagram     @axeloswith The colours and simplicity in his photos speak volumes. @vainnglory  For the love of #flatlays.
  • Bloesem Giving is LIVE!

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Yes it is official! Bloesem Giving is live, are you ready to do some shopping for the holiday season? Starting today we will be posting many holiday related posts on the Bloesem Giving page. Among these posts will be regular themed gift guides, starting off with our pick of 25 great gifts for the kitchen. We'll also be sharing yummy recipes, gift wrapping ideas and much more! So stay tuned and get in the holiday mood..  Psst... there's also a great old-fashioned chocolate and red wine cake recipe you should try over on Bloesem Giving.
  • Up Up Light

    26 Oct 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Collaboration between jewelry design Emily Green and Melbourne-based designer Dale Hardiman, Up Up Light is a pendant light made up of stacked handmade polymer clay beads. If you are a fan of Emily's jewelry and want more, this is the perfect accessory for your home! Unfortunately due to the high demand for these beauties, you might have to wait awhile to get your hands on them since they are all handmade. Worth the wait though, don't you think? .. Up Up Light  
  • Some things I liked this week

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Muji designs a home! Mac computers as furniture? New in store: Ashford weaving loom, make your own amazing creations at home. Compact living Freeloader.. such a great name for a column with free downloadables! Boutique designhotel in Copenhagen – Hotel SP34 Love seeing what people pack on trips &Tradition showroom Local news: have you this local design showcase yet?  We want to say a big thank you to everyone who attended the 2 Art of Visual Storytelling classes this week. We had a blast and loved how involved everyone was making it such a fun and interactive class. If you missed it…
  • Abstract Thursday

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:49 am
    Looking for some color inspiration this fine Thursday? We have just the right instagram account for you to have a look at.  #BinstaGood .. Follow Elo on instagram.. Bloesem and Zara S.  on instagram
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    2Modern Blog

  • iittala Ruutu Vases by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec (2Modern)
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    French designing brothers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, who are having something of a banner year—they were awarded the coveted Panerai London Design Medal at this year’s London Design Festival—recently introduced a new suite of glassware for venerable Finnish glass brand iittala. The collection, named Ruutu, the finish word for ‘diamond’ or ‘square,’ comprises 10 diamond-shaped vases of varying sizes and colors, all designed to fit together seamlessly in groupings. The Bouroullecs envision the vases—which are hand crafted in 5 sizes and 7 transparent…
  • Dynamo Rainbow Shower Head by Cristina (2Modern)
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Italian brand Cristina has found a way to make a morning shower something of a theater piece, by introducing a shower fixture that rains down a stream of rainbow-hued droplets. The Dynamo Rainbow shower—the latest iteration of the company’s original elegant and LED-imbued Dynamo model—is, like the original version, equipped with a circle of LED lights, as well as an implanted micro turbine that converts power generated from water flow into electricity that illuminates the LEDs. In this version, though, standard LEDs are traded in for colored ones, turning the showering…
  • Sketch Lighting Collection by Studio Beam (2Modern)
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Calling it a “a divine purified experience of pure structural contour,” Tel Aviv-based Studio Beam has released a collection of lighting models comprised entirely of steel wire forms. The Sketch Collection is a suite of pendant and wall lamps comprised of 5 different lamp shades, each expertly created by hand-shaping and soldering steel wire elements into vaguely exotic linear profiles. Designed to hold a single light bulb, each see-through lamp shade—available in a range of 5 basic colors: green, red, blue, black, and white—resembles a linear spirograph drawing,…
  • Art & Craft: Plywood Print Stools from Piet Hein Eek & Rijksmuseum (2Modern)
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Art and craft collide, quite literally, in the first non-wallpaper product series from the Dutch design lab NLXL. Designer Piet Hein Eek, whose Scrapwood Wallpaper collection for NLXL marked a watershed moment for the company, has completed a suite of plywood stools imbued with iconic images of art from the permanent collection of Holland’s Rijksmuseum. The Dutch national museum’s collaboration with the designer has yielded the Plywood Print Stool collection of 9 stools, each crafted from unfinished plywood, and bearing a seat emblazoned with one of 9 approved…
  • Midnight Modern: Palm Springs Architecture, Bathed in Moonlight (2Modern)
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Modern architecture may be most celebrated for its sun-drenched interiors, but darkness brings its own particular esthetic pleasures (why, we’ve dedicated a whole Pinterest board to the topic). Ask Australian photographer Tom Blachford, who crossed the pacific to document Palm Springs’ famous trove of Mid Century houses far from the blinding desert sun—and under the glow of moonlight. Midnight Modern is the Melbourne-based Blachford’s photographic essay—recently on view at the Melbourne gallery, Modern Times—shot on location during two different trips to Palm…
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    Landfair on Furniture

  • Room of the Day: Storage Attic Now an Uplifting Master Suite

    Michael Landfair
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    Room of the Day: Storage Attic Now an Uplifting Master Suite
  • 10 Reasons to Love Big, Comfy Sectionals

    Michael Landfair
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Laura Gaskill at Houzz shares information about sectionals:10 Reasons to Love Big, Comfy Sectionals
  • 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.
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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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  • West University: Things To Do

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:46 pm
      If you are from Houston – it’s that time again for the West University Festival of New Homes.  It started last weekend, but you still have this weekend to tour some of the prettiest new houses that have gone up this year in West U.  Even if you aren’t in the market for a new house, it’s still fun to see how they are furnished – since some great interior designers have taken part this year: Bradford Collier of BwCollier Interior Design, Inc.,  Sheryl Stringer Designs, Segretto, ChateauDominique,  Christine Ho with Cho Interiors, Spaces and Tami Owen. OK –…
  • Schuyler Samperton–Before and After

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:17 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.  The family came to Samperton and Choate and Associates with a plan to renovate a large guest house/pool house in the back yard.  …
  • 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…
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  • Built In Refrigerator Intelligence

    Jane F
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Today, the most critical measurement for any built in refrigerator is the fridge cabinet depth. Anyone looking to invest in a built in refrigerator needs answers to a few simple questions: Which refrigerator is best? How long will it last? What’s the warranty? Can I get service in my area? Is the service reliable and prompt? And perhaps most important: how can I get the best deal? The last question is key today when a built in refrigerator is likely to eat up $5000 to $12,000 of the kitchen appliance budget. And since the size and design of a cabinet for the fridge is specific to the brand…
  • Brass Revival Bathrooms

    Jane F
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Brass bathroom fixtures belong to a warm family of metals that includes copper, bronze and gold tones. The default white tile bathroom was first revised when the fashion for using gray, black or brown grout (in place of white grout) came over from Scandinavia and England.  Another logical way to progress the look is to switch from the usual chrome and nickel to brass bathroom fixtures in the sink and shower. A metal with a warm tone, brass (made from copper and zinc) is a living finish that will patina. It’s nearly indestructible (hence its used as the base metal for high end faucets) and…
  • All Black Kitchen Kitchen of the Year

    Jane F
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Behold House Beautiful’s all black Kitchen of the Year in the 2014 San Francisco Designer Showcase house, a 1920s mansion with a view of the bay. Opposites attract. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the mainstream press has begun to call the kitchen color shift — from all white to all black — a trend. For bloggers like me this is hardly news. Back in March of this year, my Dark Kitchen Drama post, documented the all black kitchen and nearly black kitchens I’d been seeing, including a designer beauty in Sweden. Modern all black kitchens have been around quite some time as…
  • 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…
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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

  • Frigid kitchen no more – insulating blinds save a customer’s day

    Rachel Sloan
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:52 am
    Feeling the heat when you open up that electricity bill each month?  We feel ya’ – and have this great customer story to share how a single insulating cell shade in your window can make all the difference! “We have a large greenhouse window in our kitchen that faces NE. The cold that comes from that window makes me want to stay out of the kitchen. Since putting up the shade, the difference is nothing short of amazing! The room stays warm and comfortable. I just was wondering how cold it was behind the shade one day, and moved it a little from the side of the window, and the…
  • 18 Fall Picks from Schoolhouse Electric

    Abigail Sawyer
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:53 am
    What’s not to live about the charming general-store-like online shop, Schoolhouse Electric? The name may have tipped you off, but these guys are the authority when it comes to nostalgic lighting. Whether it’s mid century inspired chandeliers or industrial pendants, they’ve made us believe that everything is better with an Edison bulb. Nothing is a better illustration of the classic utilitarian style than founders Brian and Jill Faherty’s home, featured in the New York Times earlier this year. With cooler weather rolling in, we’re dying to deck out our home with…
  • Bali wood blinds create a happy customer story ending

    Rachel Sloan
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:38 am
    After shopping around home improvement stores for window blinds to fit their “non-standard windows” these customers found happiness at They said: “These Bali blinds are great. Installation was super easy and all blinds came exactly as my measurements. Do make sure you spend the extra money on nicer valances, they look great!”  They said: “Only problem was that two of our valances came with a chip and a scratch in them but sent out new ones immediately with no questions asked. The customer service is like nothing I’ve ever received…
  • thinks Pink this October

    Rachel Sloan
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    The team had a great time showing our support for Breast Cancer Awareness here at the office last Friday!  We made ribbons, heard a personal testimony from a survivor, shared pink cupcakes in exchange for nonprofit donations and donned our favorite pink attire to show our support. Of course no celebration is complete without decorations. Pink may be their signature color. And of course the ribbons were made by hand by our talented Skill Development team.  We had a great day here at the Blinds.complex and look forward to further supporting the cause.  Check out more photos of…
  • How to Make a No-Sew Halloween Hair Clip

    Abigail Sawyer
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    Want to add some Halloween flair to your October 31st outfit without spending too much? If your office isn’t full-out costume friendly, here’s a subtle DIY Halloween hair clip that will give your outfit some spooky fun. We used leftover supplies from our No-Sew Spider Web Poncho.(The perfect DIY costume for a crafty mama!) Halloween guest host Patricia is here to show us how it’s done! What You Need: Fabric scraps in Halloween-y colors Low temp hot glue gun + sticks Brooch pin + hair clip A few rhinestones How To: 1. Cut fabric into about 10 petal shapes. 2. Arrange your…
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    The Office Stylist

  • Turnstone’s Bivi Collection Is Changing the Way Companies Look At Growth

    Sarah Weiner
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    For many large corporate companies, the ability to adapt is crucial. With constant fluctuations in labor, companies are forced to quickly and efficiently accommodate the growing number of employees. However, this growth can cause chaos and disruption in an office. Simply put, many offices don’t have the space or adequate numbers of desks (it’s a... View full post > Related posts: How Turnstone’s Campfire Collection Is Changing The Way We Work How to Style the Turnstone Bivi Desk Want the LUX look for less? Target’s got a new collection for you…
  • Scarlett Lillian’s Glamourous Pink Home Office

    Sarah Weiner
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Describe your office space to us: I’m an ultimate girly girl and I wanted my work space to reflect that.  There’s lots of pink, glam, animal print, furry pillows and sparkle!  I’m always an out of the box thinker, so I included a lot of my favorite things as decor, such as an old fluffy Betsey Johnson... View full post > Related posts: Pop’s of Pink + Feminine Chic-Shannon Claire’s Home Office Space Working Girl’s Bubblegum Pink, Gum Drop Chic Home Office Bliss at Home’s TO DIE FOR Home Office!
  • Faux-abulous: Incorporating Faux Fur into Your Workspace

    Sarah Weiner
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Faux Fur can be a hit or miss for most people. Incorporating it into your design may seem like a challenge, but it’s worth it. Whether you choose a subtle shag rug or a bold leopard print, your space will look so chic with the addition of a playful texture. Since I’m anti-fur, there are a ton of... View full post > Related posts: Metal at Work: Incorporating the metal trend into your workspace High-Low Workspace— Get the look of this clear + mirrored workspace High-Low Workspace—Get the look of this clean-lined workspace
  • 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
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    Bridget Beari Design Chat

  • Red and Brass Dominant at Fall Highpoint Market

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    This Fall Market had to be one of the best! It was jammed packed with design celebrities and parties galore! I did my regular Design Finds #1-10 on Instagram and Facebook but what I noticed the most were the color and material themes. Everywhere you looked was brass, gold, brass!Here is Kelly Wearstler's new line for Visual Comfort - mid century cool as usual from Kelly. Gorgeous brass legged table from Mr. Brown. Honeycomb shape was hot too - this new lamp from Mr. BrownBrass combo with stone from Sherrill in the Mr. and Mrs. Howard collection. Red was the…
  • Richmond Symphony Designer House 2014

    21 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
     The 2014 Richmond Symphony Designer House is now open for viewing. Bridget Beari is showcasing our new wallpaper line in the entry foyer. The wall pattern is called Loki in Bastille Brass. Normally a vertical paper we ran this one horizontal withe a painted stripe between. The stripe and ceiling are painted our color Space M28 from the Modern deck. Thanks to H.J. Holtz and Son specifically Jeff, Logan, Brian and Ray for their expert hanging and painting skills. They are truly the best. Jeff never says no to all my crazy ideas! On the ceiling we enlarged the Loki pattern…
  • Designer Sketches

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

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

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:22 am
    Dinner on the Beach in TulumAlthough it was hard to venture away from Casa Yakunah and the fabulous food from Antonio our chef. One afternoon we went into town for some shopping and then stopped at Hartwood. This restaurant is the brain child of Eric Werner and partner Mya from New York. I love that they picked up and left the city for Tulum. What a beautiful place! The restaurant is an open air style - no traditional kitchen here only wood stoves and prep tables. Look at this sketch May did for the concept: sketch from the selby.comHabernero pineapple…
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    29 Oct 2014 | 11:52 am
    One of my best of friends emailed me the other day.  She was looking for leather and metal stools for a guest bedroom in her ski house.   That led me to a week long hunt for the best... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
    Just under a 1000 square feet and located in Gothenberg, Sweden, this small 2 bedroom apartment is perfectly edited. Inside a building built in 1899 with wonderful architectural details, the decor... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:06 pm
    So this is the $13.995 million dollar apartment reportedly that superstar Jennifer Lopez looked...presumably to purchase.  The penthouse apartment is located at 55 Warren Street in New York... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:49 pm
    This master bathroom looks like it belongs in a country house somewhere in Europe...but instead this bath is inside an apartment in the center of Paris. An antique cupboard and classic porcelain... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:46 pm
    This house belonging to Swedish stylist Jenny Hjalmarsson Boldsen was featured in Residence Magazine recently...and it is absolute delight.  A bright palette - the walls and the floors... [[ 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

  • Interview :: Claud Gurney of de Gournay

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:36 pm
    I’ve always admired the work of de Gournay. Renowned for exquisite hand-painted wallpapers, furnishings and porcelain, each de Gournay creation is simply a work of art. So I was thrilled to meet Rachel Cecil-Gurney, daughter of founder Claude Cecil Gurney recently in San Francisco. Rachel showed me first hand samples from their gorgeous collections. Not only are the designs inspiring, but the attention to detail and quality is outstanding. Taken from my iphone, this St. Laurent wallpaper (below) was inspired by Yves Saint Laurent’s apartment and is one of my personal favorites. I…
  • Orange October :: Go Giants!

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. Olive green may be trending next year, but currently around San Francisco it’ orange, orange and more orange. If you haven’t heard, our Giants baseball team is back playing in the World Series – going for a three-peat! This time the opponent is the Kansas City Royals. So far, the series is tied at 1-1. Tonight is the third game. (design by Tobi Fairley via Houzz) We will be cheering on the team from home and of course I’ll be…
  • Get the Look :: Olive Green Decor

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. Olive green decor. Are you loving it? As Megan talked about in her article earlier this week, olive green is predicted to be one of the trending colors for 2015. Alone, the warm green can be a bit ho-hum. But, when the handsome green is used in combination with another color – like above with gold accents – it can be quite sophisticated and even fresh. If you are looking to interject olive green in your decor – whether it’s…
  • Color Trends :: Olive Green

    Megan Bachmann
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    I’ve been thinking adding a contributor for along time, but it wasn’t until I met Megan Bachmann that I decided to do it. Megan is a mother and has a great sense of style and aesthetic. She has a background in fashion, passion for interior design and writes her own blog, Otomi Home. I’m thrilled to welcome Megan to Simplified Bee! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Thank you Cristin…
  • 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…
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    lookslikewhite Blog

  • Peachy Keen

    Trudy Crane
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:43 pm
    I am seeing this pretty Peachy colour all over Pinterest and it is often mixed with other mid tones in green and pink. It feels like a colour that I loved when I was 16 years old and I think I even had a dress in that colour a looooong time ago but it suddenly looks new again...I kinda like it! Enjoy! Trudy xx         
  • 5 Ways to Add Style to Your Bathroom

    Trudy Crane
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Bathrooms can look fabulous with a little extra styling. Even a beautiful renovated bathroom can use some extras to make it really special. Sometimes it takes a bold move to make it look really different and other times just adding that little touch is enough to give it that personal touch. Here are 5 ways to add style to your bathroom: 1.Add a cool carpet that you would not expect to see in a bathroom. The traditional bathroom carpet is fine but this makes it really fun. Linking with Savvy Southern Style,  2. Big white towels. This one is always guaranteed winner. Big fluffy…
  • Adding Colour to White

    Trudy Crane
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:52 pm
    I saw this apartment on Domaine Home and fell in love! That bedroom is so good! The Mora clock is such a great colour and the carpet in the room pulls the colour from the clock, so there is a wonderful flow. The accessories are kept to a minimum in this room but big impact is added with the ceiling and side table lamp both in shades of gold. I like how the blue from the clock is used again in the throw in the living room to keep the colour moving throughout the space. This is such a good example of colour used in an all white space. I always say the beauty of going with white is that you can…
  • Paris Loft

    Trudy Crane
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:57 pm
    This former industrial building has been turned into a fabulous loft in Paris. Designed by an Italian architect this Parisian couple got a loft with wonderful light and plenty of space. Clean lines and simple, chic furnishings with modern and vintage touches are perfect in this loft and create the right tone for the space. Have a fabulous weekend!! Photo: Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer - check her site. amazing photographer!! Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life, The Dedicated House, Enjoy! Trudy xx Photo:…
  • HK Living: Interior Brand

    Trudy Crane
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    I follow the brand HK Living on Instagram and I have to say I love their products! It is a Dutch brand that has gone global with its original, pure and modern designs. They feature very stylish lighting, some of it very industrial as you see below. Other hanging lights have knitted covers with matching pillows, super hip chairs and mini benches..well the list of products goes on. The styling of the catalogue is really well surprise they are doing so well . Enjoy! Trudy xx via: Hk Living
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  • The Art of Living: 5 Ways to Be Happier...

    franki durbin
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Need a few quick ways to feel happy? I'm all about channeling energy into something positive or creating momentum when none exists. Ready for five of my surefire tips? Here goes...1. Feel an inner urge to chase a dream? Don't hesitate! Stop what you're doing and book that class, buy that ticket, make that call - whatever that first small step is - take action NOW to put your life in motion towards achieving what your heart desires. The simple act of taking a meaningful step towards doing and completing something you've been putting off (or were previously afraid of starting) will fill you…
  • Feeling Bookish: Jean-Louis Deniot Interiors...

    franki durbin
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    When I think of extremely high style, designer Jean-Louis Deniot comes to mind. I don't think you could imagine anyone with more grand ideas or a more masterful hand at creating opulent, layered, supremely luxurious interiors. His work is crisp and complex and consistently impressive. In Jean-Louis Deniot Interiors you'll be able to shamelessly fawn over page after glorious page of his award-winning work. How do you describe his unique style? Opulent modernism might be one way. Restrained maximalism might be another. Jean-Louis is unlike any other designer I've studied.
  • Perspective: Simplicity = Abundance...

    franki durbin
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    Simplify, simplify, simplify. This is my mantra for life in so many ways. Through the reduction of clutter (mental, physical, behavioral, relationship-wise etc) we actually live more abundantly. Does that sound contradictory? It shouldn't. When we are free from the distraction of the unnecessary and the unfulfilling we can spend our precious lives focusing on the greatness in them.Less life distractions means more quality time. This doesn't mean you must harshly cut out people that aren't in line with your life, but it does mean you should turn down the volume on some of the channels that…
  • Feeling Bookish: On the Shelf...

    franki durbin
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    Brace yourselves for many upcoming posts in the ongoing Feelish Bookish series. I've been reading up a storm and have uncovered some of the most remarkable design and lifestyle books ever to be added to my personal library. Stay tuned as those posts begin to roll out this week!  YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY...
  • Accoutrement: The Leopard IPhone 6 Case...

    franki durbin
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    My must-have fall tech accessory is a chic little leopard iPhone case. This one seems to balance form and function beautifully in all its spotted glory. Regardless of your iPhone model, you'll enjoy the bevy of spotted case options here, including Garance Dore's uber chic iPhone 5 version.For me, the hint of animal print and the flash of gold make the glimmering gold of the iPhone shell itself look even more polished. It's so pretty you might just place it on your bedside table to enjoy as a decorative object instead of logging on to this & that all night long. Now there's a major…
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    Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

  • Hot Air Balloon – Inspired Decorations That Will Take You To Cloud Nine

    Simona Ganea
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Ever been in a hot air balloon? What a wonderful feeling that is! Hot air balloons are a symbol of freedom and they also spark our imagination and creativity. This makes a really cool source of inspiration in the case of the sphere of interior design. Hot air balloon decorations and decors can take a lot of forms, all revolving around the same symbol.Inspiring nursery designs.A bunch of hot air balloon decals on the nursery walls would look really cute and, who knows, maybe they’ll even help your kid be more creative and imaginative. As a kid, I would look at an image and come up with…
  • Australian Home Features A Modern Aesthetic With Edwardian Roots

    Simona Ganea
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:10 pm
    It’s a bit hard to believe this is an Edwardian house when you first lay eyes on the stunning, sculptural facade. The Brick House is located in Prahran, Victoria, in Australia and belongs to architect Clare Cousins and her family. Her practice, Claire Cousins Architects (CCA) completed the project in 2011.A number of major changes were made. A small 1980’s extension was removed and another one was added. The rear of the site now features a separate garage with a studio above. It was built here to create a sense of privacy in the garden from the neighboring buildings and to contain…
  • Cool Desks That Make You Love Your Job

    Simona Ganea
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:25 am
    Did you know that changing your desk also changes the way you work? Or that if you spend a day at someone else’s desk changes your workflow? The environment you work in affects you in ways you don’t even realize. In other words, if you have a really cool desk with cool features then the task you’re working on and your job in general will become a lot more pleasant and enjoyable. But let’s exemplify this concept and take a look at some really cool desks.Ready to see something really cool? This is a desk that’s basically placed in a sand box. It lets you work…
  • How to Build a Headboard – A Step-by-Step Tutorial

    Brittney Smart
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:04 am
    A bed hardly seems complete without a headboard. Large or small, simple or ornate, the headboard can really set the tone for the entire bedroom. If you’re ready for a change in headboard, or if you’ve lived without one altogether for far too long, this is a pretty straightforward DIY project that you can have done in an afternoon. The best part about building your own headboard is the fact that you can customize it to fit your space and your style perfectly. Let’s do it.DIY Level: Beginner to Intermediate.Materials Needed:Plywood cut to size (example is for a twin bed, so it is 40”…
  • Zen Bedrooms That Invite Serenity Into Your Life

    Simona Ganea
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:24 am
    We often hear about Zen in interior design and the concept always makes us think about the overall feeling of calm, tranquility and relaxation but we rarely have a clue about how that ambiance is created. If you want a space like your bedroom for example to be zen then you need some ideas to connect to.First of all, remember to maintain a simple look. Keep ornaments and decorations to a minimum and don’t clutter your bedroom with useless little things just because you have them.Secondly, try to remove electronic disturbances from the room as much as possible. They don’t integrate…
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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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  • Modern Industrial Style

    Jon Peters
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M Recently, one of my very best friends turned me on to ABC’s political drama Scandal and it’s safe to say that I’ve become hooked. Although I’ve binge watched all of the previous seasons and now am forced to be spoon-fed new episodes weekly, I can’t seem to get enough of the plot twists and cliff-hangers that happen to Olivia Pope and her skilled (yet socially awkward a slightly dysfunctional) team of “gladiators”.There’s one constant in the show that I’ve become quite fond of and that’s the modern industrial-designed set of Olivia Pope & Associates. I’ve…
  • Festive Fall Tablescapes

    Jon Peters
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Studio M One of the most depressing things about Halloween is realizing that you’re too old to be going door-to-door Trick or Treating for free candy.Those who know me (and our entire office for that matter) knows that chocolate is a must-have to keep on-hand around Halloween time (and practically every other occasion!) These days, the only way I get my hands on a bunch of candy is if I swipe it from one of my siblings or buy it on clearance the day after Halloween (or a combination of both) in order to fully gorge on fun-size chocolate bars. As if that period of ignoring calorie counts and…
  • Bali Meets Malibu

    Jon Peters
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Studio M I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Martyn Lawrence Bullard has got to be one of the most inspiring top interior design talents in the world. As a personal favorite of mine, I’ve always been really impressed by Martyn’s natural ability to chameleon his style and channel it into his client’s vision. I think that as a designer, keeping your client in mind at all times while maintaining a level of authenticity by staying true to what attracted your client in the first place. I’d imagine that this delicate balancing act wouldn’t be the easiest, but I also think that…
  • Wooden Residence Living

    Studio M
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:59 am
    Studio M I love wood and everything it has to offer. I was awestruck when I came across an article about what it sounds like when you put tree rings on a record player. Who would’ve thought you could listen to the sound of a tree’s life? I find it fascinating. So when I ran across this house in Edgartown, Massachusetts; I immediately appreciated it’s purpose and design. This house was designed by Peter Rose + Partners and planted on the island of Chappaquiddick, which is small island off the eastern end of the larger island of Martha’s Vineyard. It is designed to be low to the…
  • Tamara Mellon’s Hamptons Home

    Jon Peters
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Studio M After visiting High Point Market earlier this week, I finally got a chance to catch to sit down and flip through the latest issue of my favorite design magazine ELLE Decór.I was pleasantly surprised to get a fabulous peek inside the home of one of my favorite women in fashion, Tamara Mellon.As the mastermind behind the globally revered luxury brand Jimmy Choo, Tamara has become known for ability to hone in on her discerning eye for style while skillfully executing business power plays. Tamara’s a woman who knows exactly how to execute her vision, and I wouldn’t expect for…
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  • Home Safety Improvements that Actually Make a Home More Beautiful

    Interior Design Style
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    Home safety is always something that home owners are striving for. Every home owner wants to make their home as safe as possible for themselves and their family, but they do not want to sacrifice the things that they have accumulated that make their home beautiful. However, those beautiful things can sometimes attract the wrong kind of attention from potential burglars. Instead of attracting burglars with their beautiful things, why can’t home owners instead make their homes safer with the things that also make their home more beautiful? This balance is surprisingly easy to create with…
  • 4 Easy Ways to Make Any Home More Livable

    Interior Design Style
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    Homes are of course meant to be lived in, so a home that is not livable might seem impossible to create. However, a lot of people get wrapped up in making their home look like a picture in a magazine that they forget that some interior design trends are just not practical for everyday life. Home owners should instead be striving for the balance in their homes between beautiful and comfortable. Home owners want their home to feel cozy and inviting while still making it look modern and trendy. This balance can be achieved by home owners. It is all about finding comfortable items that…
  • Decorating for Harvest – Halloween – Thanksgiving

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    Treasury from: RSS Designs In Fiber Decorating for Harvest – Halloween – Thanksgiving Solar Lighted Decorative Pumpkin From: DSG $16.94 Wavy MultiColor Basket in Orange, Cream, Tan, Sage Green From: RSS Designs In Fiber $27.50 Autumn Enchantment From: The Creators Palette – Art by Melanie $200.00 Order Your Custom Made Espresso Sunrise Tableware From: Pat Parker”s Stoneware Pottery $63.00 Bottlescape I – 8×10″ Framed Fine Art Print From: Diane Clancy $60.00 Handmade Ceramic Lidded Owl Mug From: Jill $16.00 Sparkling Crocheted Lace Centerpiece Doily…
  • Is Your Lounge Ready For Winter?

    Interior Design Style
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    We’re well into autumn now and the mercury is now hovering between 7 and 12 degrees for most areas of the UK. I personally welcome this season with open arms as the year starts to wind down and you can look towards the festive period, but there’s another big reason why I love this time of the year and it’s all about readying my home – particularly my lounge – for winter. I’m the kind of person that loves to be at home, I like to settle in for the night in front of the TV but without the proper preparation my comfy and cosy space can turn into a heat sapping nightmare…
  • Home Improvements that are Most Valuable to a Home Owner

    Interior Design Style
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    There are a lot of different home improvements that a home owner can make. Some of these home improvements will increase the value of the home, others will help the home owner impress guests, but many times these home improvements do nothing or little to help the home owner enjoy living in the home more. Home owners should stop thinking about what everyone else is doing to renovate their homes and instead think about what improvements they would most appreciate in their homes. It is not always easy for home owners to determine what they will appreciate most in home improvements. Home…
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  • Hot Listings:October 27 – 31

    TheRedPin Team
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    Whether you’re looking for a new pad closer to the city, or house hunting in a more intimate, family-friendly neighbourhood, TheRedPin has you covered, as we reveal hot listings in the GTA that are fresh on the market, every week. Get a better sense of the properties and book yourself a tour! Apt. 507 – 3520 Danforth Ave Oakridge, Toronto Contact to Eva Allaire to Book a Tour of the Project! Asking Price: $290,000 | TheRedPin Rebate: $1,088 | Details: 1 Bed, 1 Bath Apt. 1803 – 28 Harrison Garden Lansing, Toronto Contact to Eva Allaire to Book a Tour of the Project! Asking…
  • University Suites is in The Hub of Kingston, close to Queen’s University

    TheRedPin Team
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:21 am
    University Suites, a modern 10-storey condominium from Brookfield Multiplex and PRK Developments is coming to “The Hub” district of Kingston city. As a result, students from Queen’s University to life-long Kingston residents and savvy real estate investors have taken notice – and for good reason. Ideally located, less than a ten minute walk to Queen’s University at 495 Princess Street, student residents at University Suites can enjoy the condo lifestyle without having to forgo all the perks of living in dorms. Also, by being situated in Kingston’s entertainment district and…
  • Zigg Condos Infographic – Everything you need to know about Forest Hill

    TheRedPin Team
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Situated in the heart of Forest Hill at Avenue Road and St. Clair Avenue West, Zigg Condos from Madison & Fieldgate Homes is bringing a modern touch to the prestigious Toronto neighbourhood. With views overlooking the winding tree-lined streets and grand mansions of Forest Hill, as well as the Toronto skyline, this 11-storey boutique condo will also boast over 4,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. While we can go on about what makes Forest Hill and Zigg Condos in Toronto a stand-out place to live, why not see for yourself with this infographic provided to us by…
  • Queen West vs Parkdale – Which (hipster) neighbourhood should you buy into?

    TheRedPin Team
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    Find yourself regularly scouring Queen Street West for vintage clothing and antique knick knacks, while wearing sunglasses when the sun isn’t out? That doesn’t necessarily make you a hipster…well maybe a little, but there’s no need to fret because more and more Torontonians are embracing traditional “hipster hoods” as their regular hangouts and a place to call home. While both Queen Street West and Parkdale are notorious hipster heavens, these areas have become increasingly popular with almost everyone in Toronto and not just the artsy types. It’s also…
  • Featured Home: $18M in Forest Hill, Toronto

    TheRedPin Team
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    26 Old Forest Hill Rd Detached house for sale in Forest Hill, Toronto Price Tag: $18,000,000 TRP Rebate: $67,500 Among Toronto’s most affluent neighbourhoods, Forest Hill is just as famous for its luxury mansions as its many celebrity residents, which have included Ted Rogers, Nelly Furtado and even the rapper Drake. Situated at 26 Old Forest Hill, this grandiose stone mansion still manages to stand out among its opulent neighbours, blending the best of old world architecture with all the comforts of 21st century amenities. List of amazing features in this luxury Forest Hill home: Grand…
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  • The Fern, Kosher Menorah, recycled oak wine barrel staves candleholder, Eco friendly Candelabrum, Nine white porcelain holders by StilNovoDesign

    27 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
    295.00 USDOur exclusive ‘green’ candelabra are entirely made of recycled white oak staves from French wine barrels.This unique candelabrum is a perfect Hanukkah/Chanukah Menorah, great as an original gift idea, as a very sophisticated centerpiece for a dining table or fireplace mantel.This piece if a perfect fusion of modern style, organic vibe and classic elegance, very easy to integrate with any interior design.The eight candles are aligned at the same height in order to have the flames leveled, while the ninth in the middle stands a tad above the others, following the kosher…
  • The Moonlight, Finest Oak Wine Barrel Stave Candle Holder 5 or 7 candles, elegantly recycled wood, choose your color by StilNovoDesign

    26 Oct 2014 | 8:46 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 Moonlight design creates a delicate and sleek profile for our candleholder.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 &…
  • Florence, Finest recycled Oak Wine Barrel Stave Candle Holder, choose your color by StilNovoDesign

    26 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    69.99 USDOur finely handcrafted candleholders are made from oak wine barrel staves from France.The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create.The natural arch of a barrel stave confers striking finesse to the silhouette of each of our designs.Our Florence design's sober and elegant line is an homage to the beautiful bridges of Florence.Every individual barrel carries the signs of its unique history in every stave. As no barrel stave or band is the same, each piece might show natural imperfections, slight variations…
  • Pi, meditation stool, yoga seat, recycled oak wine barrel staves. by StilNovoDesign

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    115.00 USDOur little Pi is a meditation stool, yoga seat, entirely made of recycled wood from discarded oak wine barrels.The top and the sides are tinted with the red wine previously held in the barrel and complemented with a rich ‘cherry chocolate’ wine based stain, while the other portions of the stool may be finished in either golden oak, for a two-tones effect, or in the same cherry chocolate color for a uniform result (see photos of the 2 options)Pi's measurements are about 6” (front) to 7” (back) high, 14” in length, about 5 1/2”-5 3/4” wide(Each barrel stave is…
  • 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…
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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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  • #BlogTourCali Day 1: Orientation and #DXVStrikeAPose

    Veronika Miller
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    It’s a wrap! BlogTour Cali has come to an end, and what a wonderful tour it was. Between WestEdge Design Fair at the Barker Hangar,  traveling up the Pacific Coast Highway to Cambria and San Fransisco, and finding our zen at Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara there was never a dull moment. If you happened to miss #BlogTourCali events as they were happening on social media, this is your chance to reminisce with us as we take a look back at our tour of the West coast. All photography by Chasen West  BlogTour Cali orientation was held at the Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica. It doesn’t…
  • Interior Design’s Best of Year (BoY) Awards: Modenus’s Favorite Outdoor Nominees

    Veronika Miller
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    Preparations for Interior Design’s Best of Year (BoY) Awards are underway, as votes are being placed to decide the best interior design products of 2014. The categories range from furniture to fixtures, appliances to flooring, and cabinetry to accessories, providing a variety of stunning products from which to choose. Voting is open until October 17, so don’t miss your chance to choose your favorite products and follow along to see our favorites in each category leading up to the final day of voting. Here’s a peek at our favorite outdoor product nominees: 1. Dekton by…
  • Dining. Giving. Living. Meet Ambiente Frankfurt

    Veronika Miller
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    We are thrilled to announce our newest media partnership with one of the most important trade shows in the world. From February 13 to 17, 2015, Ambiente Frankfurt will be hosting US based designers and artisans as part of their annual partner country program in collaboration with New York based design superstar Scott Henderson and Modenus will be there to cover the show together with a carefully selected BlogTour team. Ambiente Frankfurt draws over 140,000 visitors annually with product offerings from over 4700 exhibitors from 90 countries The show consists of three major segments, Dining,…

    Veronika Miller
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    Interior Design’s BoY Awards are just around the corner and voting ends on October 17th! There’s still time to vote, so be sure to visit Interior Design’s BoY Product Voting page for a chance to see your favorite products named Best of Year on Thursday, December 4th in New York City. After browsing Interior Design’s BoY nominees, we have selected several stunning products from each category that capture the spotlight. Our favorite nominees for Interior Design’s Best of Year Dining are… 1. Salvatore Farm Table Cliff Young 2. Tracks Bonaldo 3. Cumberland…
  • 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)…
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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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  • Halloween – table setting

    Nina Holst
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Since we are moving this weekend there won´t be any Halloween celebration this year. But if you are in need of some inspiration for your table setting, maybe my photos from last year´s decoration will inspire you – Halloween in black and gold. Find more info about the table setting here. Images: Nina Holst
  • Planlegging skal nytes…

    Nina Holst
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:10 am
    Det er ingen tvil om at det går mye tid til planlegging av det nye huset om dagen. Farger skal velges, møbler må kjøpes, og valg av innredning må tas. Dette er noe jeg elsker å holde på med og nyter selvfølgelig hvert sekund. Til slike anledninger er det godt å kunne unne seg litt ekstra også, og da passer det utmerket med Diplom-Is sin PREMIUM iskrem. Jeg er glad  jeg fortsatt har en del planlegging igjen (og iskrem igjen i boksen) *smil* I bildet finner dere også noen hint når det gjelder farger jeg vurderer til huset. En del tilsvarende farger har jeg brukt her jeg bor nå,…
  • Counting the days

    Nina Holst
    26 Oct 2014 | 11:53 pm
    It´s only six days until we move into the new house we have bought, and I´m getting more and more excited to move in and start the renovation! It´s much work to do before the moving day though, so this week it´s all about getting the most out of the days and get up early!   Image: Nina Holst
  • White surroundings

    Nina Holst
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    One of the things I have liked the most about the house we now have sold , is all the light. With all the windows and white surroundings it give you the feeling that it´s still summer and I love that! Here is a photo I took the other day… Image: Nina Holst
  • 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
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  • FIU Restaurant Management Lab by Echeverria Design Group

    Le Trung Thanh
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:48 am
    EDG created a school lab restaurant based on a full service 200 person dining room, wine tower feature, wine tasting area and a teaching bar and kitchen lab. The kitchen was designed to incorporate the latest video technology to support the restaurant lab and customer experience. Photogtaphy by Dan Forer
  • Asbal Balevi by Melih Konuk, Bursa – Turkey

    Le Trung Thanh
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:46 am
    Asbal Balevi by Melih Konuk, Bursa -Turkey Photography: M.Can GÖKSUDesign by Melih KONUK
  • DOZE modular seating system by Flou

    Le Trung Thanh
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:44 am
    An expression of comfort, style and quality: DOZE is a modular seating system. There is total freedom to combine the seats, the backrests and the armrests to produce solutions that can be adapted to the widest range of demands; linear 2-, 3-, 4- or more seater sofas, corner settees, with extensions or platform-based. The ingredient that allows DOZE to stand out from the crowd is comfort. Absolute comfort, comparable to a mattress, thanks to the slatted base, the sprung padding and a liner in a special transpiring fabric.The quilted seat with its removable fabric, leather or ecological leather…
  • John Lewis by PhillCreates at Design Junction, London – UK

    Le Trung Thanh
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:59 pm
    This year for the first time, as an integral part of our ambition to encourage and nurture new design talent, John Lewis exhibited at Design Junction, a central event and vital element of the London Design Festival. We presented a curated collection based on our Design Collective credentials; a number of our existing in-house and collaborative designers were in attendance at the show, but also some young designers whose work we admired and recognised at this year’s New Designers exhibition. Design Collective is of course all about great design, but it’s also a grass-roots initiative…
  • PUMP concept store by SYAA, Bucharest – Romania

    Le Trung Thanh
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Pump Shop is a concept store for velo aficionados, a space with attitude that combines design and passion with a dash of Scandinavian eco responsibility. It’s an exclusivist shop that sells renowned international brands, whether vintage, design or performance. It is also a space where you can imagine and buy your own custom bike, made from the best quality parts. It’s a bike-couture shop.The space is nothing more than a simple 25-square-meter room in a former industrial building. The design is based on the usage of a single material that builds a box for a design vehicle. The storage, the…
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  • Stylish St. Petersburg Apartment for an Artistic Professional Couple [Includes Floor Plan]

    HD Staff
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    For a professional couple, the apartment they share should be a reflection of their values: beauty, style, and a little bit of fun. Designers Natasha Janson and Dmitry Kirsanov of I Am Home Studio have created a playful and modern space in this 166 square meter (1786 square feet) apartment that would be sure to help any couple find their own corner of heaven in St. Petersburg. A sociable young couple not only wants to spend comfortable time in their home with each other, but should be able to entertain their circle of friends. The living room design is certainly beautiful, but also provides…
  • Stunningly Beautiful & Modern Apartments By Koj Design

    HD Staff
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:41 am
    When your home is beautiful, everything in your life becomes a little bit easier. But beauty comes in many forms. These apartments, with interiors by Koj Design, are beautiful and sunny. Each has comfortable living areas, cozy, simple bedrooms, and welcoming dining spaces that are perfect for entertaining. These lovely designs comes as no surprise, since our previous coverage of Koj Design has included lush contemporary bedrooms and clean, modern apartments. Step inside these dream apartments and get inspired. The first apartment is spacious and modern, utilizing natural materials and…
  • 5 Lovely Homes in Poland with Soft, Feminine Elements

    HD Staff
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    Successful interior design does not draw gender lines, but there are certainly elements that most would consider more soft and feminine. These five homes, from Polish-based designer Monika Rogsuz, manage to use lovely, soft design features without coming across as overly saccharine or frilly. The results are spaces that bring in lovely colors, plenty of sunlight, and simple, welcoming furnishings. The first apartment, in Wrocław, uses an open floorplan to make the entire space feel airy. A uniquely modern grandfather clock in a pretty seafoam green is the perfect accessory for the living…
  • Super Luxurious 400 square meter (4305 square feet) Apartment in Kiev, Ukraine

    HD Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    A luxury apartment can be the easiest way to marry the desire for decadence with the need for a central, urban location. In this spacious Ukrainian apartment from designer Irena Poliakova, it could be easy to forget that you are in an apartment at all since the luxe design is reminiscent of a sprawling estate more than a chintzy studio. Step inside this beautiful space and imagine what you life would be like if there were the kind of place you could afford. The apartment’s foyer includes its own private elevator entrance, completely with abstract sculptures and its own chandelier. Any…
  • Take A Peek Inside 432 Park Avenue, the Tallest Residential Building in the Western Hemisphere

    HD Staff
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    While the towering buildings of the New York City skyline are constantly changing, shifting, and growing, it is rare to have any construction project overtake the most famous skyscrapers in the city. This is particularly true of apartment buildings. However, as of October 2014, when the last bit of concrete was poured, the new building at 432 Park Avenue is the tallest residential building not only in Manhattan, but in the entire western hemisphere. The building sits between 56th and 57th streets, overlooking Central Park and huge swaths of the city. In fact, some condos even have views all…
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  • 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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  • Fall Decoration: 3 Easy Projects to Decorate your Home

    Stella X
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    Not everyone has the time to take on complicated and sophisticated projects, but everyone can find a few minutes to make these Fall Decoration:  3 Easy Projects to Decorate their Home. The supplies needed are basic, most of which you could already have at hand. Try them to breath in some Fall mood into your home. 3 Easy Projects to Decorate your Home this Fall Use acorns for natural Fall decoration Image via: BHG 1. Paint decorative acorns In many places, acorns are found in abundance this time of year. They are beautiful for filling clear vases or candle holders and to use to make napkin…
  • Halloween Dessert: Halloween Ghost Cupcakes Recipe

    Simran Chhibber
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:17 am
    Welcome Halloween! Perhaps kids look forward to Halloween the most since it feeds their imagination with some ghostly fuel. Rituals and festivities take out the fear quotient  and bring to life small gestures of togetherness, games, tricks and treats! With the imagination being fed by fantasies alone, ‘stomach’ needs a little more than that. A Halloween Dessert to be more specific, if its kids in question! So let me bring to you a simple Halloween Ghost Cupcakes Recipe that will let your kids enjoy Halloween tales along with treating their tummies! Halloween Dessert: Halloween…
  • Autumn Dessert: Pear and Almond Tart Recipe

    Stella X
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Looking for a delicious and mouthwatering Autumn Dessert? Well, you don’t have to look any further, cause here is a dessert that has it all. It’s a wonderful Pear and Almond Tart that you can prepare for any festive dinner or to close a special Sunday meal. Autumn Dessert: Pear and Almond Tart Pear and Almond Tart Image via: Ingredients ¾ cup almonds, blanched and sliced ¼ cup sugar 1 tbsp flour pinch of salt 1 egg ½ tsp vanilla extract small pinch of nutmeg, grounded 6 sheets phyllo dough (if using frozen, let it thaw before using) ½ stick melted butter some…
  • Halloween Dessert: Doughnut Holes Monster Eyeballs Recipe

    Rehana Akter
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:52 am
    Halloween and pumpkins go hand in hand with each other. However, pumpkins should not have to be the only scary food you display this Halloween. You can try this crunchy Halloween dessert recipe from Delish for a perfectly frightening Halloween feast. The item is made of tender doughnut holes coated in melted white chocolate. People will surely like it as ghastly sweets after dinner. Halloween Dessert: Doughnut Holes Monster Eyeballs Halloween doughnut holes eyeballs Image via: Brit & Co. Ingredients 20 glazed doughnut holes 20 gummies or gummie Life Savers candies for the eyes 20…
  • Halloween Dessert: Worm Cupcake Recipe

    Anchal Bhatia
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Worms in dirt may not sound appetizing, but the taste of this delicious Halloween dessert will make you crave for more than one. These chocolate cupcakes are decorated with crushed cookies and gummi worms to make a creepy festive treat that both kids and adults would love to help make and eat. This recipe is so easy to put together that you can involve your young helpers and make it a family activity. So, grab your worms and get started. Halloween Dessert: Worm Cupcake Recipe Halloween worm cupcakes Image via: Bongga Mom Finds Yields: 24 cupcakes Ingredients 1 package chocolate cake mix (You…
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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: Redford House

    26 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Out with the old-fashioned, in with new style! Redford House modernizes antique pieces with contemporary and transitional twists, perfect for stylish interiors. This fabulous line shines with a wide variety of artisan furnishings and accessories, ranging from regal bedroom pieces to dressers, desks, hutches, and chairs in hand-distressed finishes. Time-honored construction and passion revere Redford House as a true gem, boasting authenticity in the gorgeous aesthetic and design of their pieces. Read below for the inside scoop from the woman behind it all, Samantha McClure, as she reveals her…
  • Anniversary Week Celebrations: Boatman Geller

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    There’s nothing quite like gazing at your gorgeous decor and seeing a lovely monogram splashed across the surface. From phone cases to cutting boards, a little customization makes an ordinary item feel one of a kind. Merging on-trend design with unique personalization, Boatman Geller has offered eye-catching expressions to Layla Grayce for an entire decade. Learn more about Boatman Geller’s style inspirations, hopes for the future (get ready to snuggle up!), and love of classic combos in our Q&A below with founder Jane Boatman Geller and president of the Boatman Group, Greg Gellar. To…
  • Anniversary Week Celebrations: Bella Notte

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:09 am
    As the weather cools and leaves begin to swirl, the idea of staying in bed a few extra minutes or snuggling up with a soft throw blanket becomes quite irresistible. For nearly a decade, Layla Grayce has partnered with Bella Notte to bring effortlessly elegant, “sit down and stay a while” pieces perfectly fashioned for those cozy moments or something as simple as creating a welcoming environment. Additionally providing gorgeous vintage-inspired tabletop décor, plush pillows, baby bedding, and more, Bella Notte offers must-have collections for sophisticated rooms. To celebrate 10 amazing…
  • Anniversary Week Celebrations: Newport Cottages

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    For the past decade, Newport Cottages has played a defining role in Layla Grayce’s signature look. With unexpected details and surprising pops of color, the heart put into crafting each and every piece radiates in Newport Cottages’ high end line of nursery and children’s furniture. As a family-owned company, Newport Cottages delivers handcrafted, handpicked appeal—a must for the relaxed, unique aesthetic of modern and traditional design. Learn more about the vision behind Newport Cottages in our Q&A with their Founder and CEO, Pockets Alvarez! To celebrate 10 amazing years of…
  • Anniversary Week Celebrations: Pine Cone Hill

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    For nearly a decade, the fabulously cozy threads from Pine Cone Hill has kept the Layla Grayce crew working the snooze button. Providing plush sleep havens to enrich homes with timeless décor and sleepwear, these collections reinvent classic styles with a contemporary twist of prints, texture, pattern, and dreamy color. With design-driven approaches, expert quality, and a deep appreciation of life’s simple pleasures, Pine Cone Hill offers must-have pieces that stand the test of time. Get to know Annie Selke, the woman behind it all, by checking out her Q&A below! In celebration (cue…
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    The Decorologist | Paint Color Consultant | Home Staging

  • Should the Sidelights Match the Front Door or Match the Trim?

    Kristie Barnett
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    I did a paint consultation on Monday for a front door of a couple who live in Washington state. The current color of the front door is red, and I chose two better options for them to consider. Below is the before: before Besides choosing a front door color, I offered my advice about the […]
  • Everything But the House – The Secret is Out

    Kristie Barnett
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
    You know I love a good sale.  I especially love estate sales where I can find unique vintage (if not antique) furniture and accessories that really give a home personality and history (even if it’s someone else’s history!). keep reading to see how you can win $100! To get the good stuff, it’s often necessary […]
  • The Big Crazy Green Rug in My Living Room and Welcome Mat Winners

    Kristie Barnett
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    I posted on Facebook a couple of weeks ago that I ordered a new rug online.  I was out of town on vacation last week and, even though I wasn’t ready to come home, it was exciting to know I’d get to come home to a brand new rug! That sounds so incredibly weird, but […]
  • The Green I Would Have Chosen Instead – Benjamin Moore’s 2015 Color of the Year

    Kristie Barnett
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Benjamin Moore announced their 2015 Color of the Year, Guilford Green HC-116.  It’s a perfectly nice color, and it certainly has it’s place – but not as Color of the Year.  Let me tell you why not.   When I think about a paint color that’s dubbed “Color of the Year,” I assume it would […]
  • 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. […]
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    Robin Baron

  • 5 Fun Ways to Enjoy Halloween

    Victoria Reitano
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! Halloween is a wonderful time of year. It’s a great time to experiment with fun home décor. From the spooky to the spook-tacular, you can find inspiration everywhere!   Credit:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Story Behind The Beds: Baron Fine Arts Masterpieces

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! The focal point of my Project Design 2014 suite was the luxurious custom beds I designed, that my friend Paul Baron (no relation!) von Urban of Baron Fine Arts made. I wanted to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Reimagining The Kitchen with Waterworks Kitchen

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! Every detail in a room is a chance to make it feel special and uniquely yours…and there are endless opportunities in the new Waterworks Kitchen. I’m a huge fan of their bath... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Happy Rooms: Showing Off Project Design 2014 Rooms for Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

    14 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! I’m still in awe of the other generous designers’ beautiful and inspiring rooms for Project Design 2014 for Ronald McDonald House of Long Island! These designers have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Suite is Finished for Project Design 2014 for Ronald McDonald House of Long Island!

    10 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to all of our very generous vendors for helping make Project Design 2014 for Ronald McDonald House of Long Island so successful. Finally, the reveal!... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Aquariums – Then and Now

    Ann Porter, CKD
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:41 pm
    A few years back when Custom Home Builders and Architects in Naples were working at the height of the Real Estate Boom there were a ton of custom aquariums being built into kitchens, bars, fireplaces and room dividers.   It’s amazing how quickly these built-ins look dated. The second picture is more transitional than the first since its free of the carved moldings designer and architects were so especially fond of. Care for these large aquariums can be quite costly which is probably one reason they fell out of favor during the recession. But if you have the space and the budget,…
  • Parisian Bathroom Inspiration

    Ann Porter, CKD
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:08 am
    I stumbled across this bathroom online and I was struck by its bold graphic statement.   Then I discovered that this is a 3D rendering by Ando Studio Inc. Amazing, Right? I think knowing it is a rendering explains why the reflection in the mirror is a little funky. Their site is in Hebrew but I can read beautiful images in any language. So, if you were given this rendering, would you move forward with the construction?Filed under: Bathroom, Cabinetry, Remodeling, Style Tagged: Architectural Rendering, Bathroom design ideas, bathroom tile inspiration
  • 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…
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  • Grocery Lists & Wine Bottle Holders

    28 Oct 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Creative, organized, and a clever use of space, this kitchen/bar/dining area has it all- A blackboard to keep your grocery list and write down reminders, a drop-down bar to enjoy a glass of wine, shelving to store multiple items, a wine bottle holder.. The list goes on and on. The best part is, it’s stylish AND an excellent space-saver!
  • 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!
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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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  • green DIY idea: upcycled home decor roundup

    Kelly Anderson
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    People are really creative aren't they? I love these DIY ideas for upcycling old things into very cool home decor. Hope they inspire.sourceviaviaviasourceEtsysource
  • real life importance of a mood board

    Kelly Anderson
    26 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    I've been taking a course from Holly Becker's Blogging Your Way series and one of our homework assignments has me thoughtfully assessing the importance of mood boards in all the creative work we do. Of course I've done mood boards in design work for myself and my clients, but I've not really thought about using a mood board to inspire my blog and business. Of course it makes sense. Just as a board helps us stay on track when making decisions about the design of a space, a board will also come in handy for adding and deleting everything that goes into your business. This concept could also be…
  • vegan chocolate treat

    Kelly Anderson
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:50 pm
    I'm not an experienced baker, and I'm certainly not a food blogger. However,  a culmination of an online course that I'm taking in still life photography, and a gradual shift over the past couple of years to a plant based organic diet led to having fun today with a new recipe and then setting it up for some photo practice.Fudgy Mocha Pudding CakeI recently got my hands on the vegan cookbook Oh She Glows from Canadian Angela Liddon. Her recipes are ones that even a novice in the kitchen like me can follow and reasonably succeed at! The Fudgy Mocha Pudding Cake is divine. This vegan thing…
  • trend to try: mixing design styles

    Kelly Anderson
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Gone are the days of matchy-matchy decorating and perfect, on-trend spaces. Seems like homeowners and designers alike have embraced the eclectic look of making a home comfortable by mixing styles and furnishings. This is great news for those who care about sustainability while decorating - it means that vintage decor, repurposed and re-painted furniture, wood plank walls, and glam accessories can easily fit together to create a lovely and homey space that is "on trend."viaWhile layering different styles makes a home interesting and can save big bucks in the decorating budget, do keep in mind…
  • 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…
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    Inmod Modern Furniture Blog

  • Ultra-Modern Log Cabin

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Not your average log cabin, this contemporary home has the cozy touches typically in cottages that we love with a few modern, stylish updates. Built-in wooden benches along the windows are paired with mid-century style neutral chairs- each with their own fur seat cushions. I wouldn’t mind dining here, would you?
  • Bend Goods!

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:43 pm
    I had the pleasure of interviewing Guarav Nanda, founder of Bend Goods, a furniture and design studio in Los Angeles. With a commitment to being innovative and playful and driven by a passion for making functional yet sculptural objects, Guarav pursued his vision for a brand, which he called Bend. I dug in to find out more. 1. I love the chair dance video on your page. You look like you have a lot of fun at work. How would you describe the culture at Bend? The Bend team is a very small and creative collective of people. We all wear many hats to keep the machine well oiled and moving forward…
  • Photo Wall Inspiration !

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:15 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!
  • Charles & Ray Eames

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:09 am
    “The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.” – Charles Eames From 1941 to 1978, this husband-and-wife duo brought each of their unique talents to their partnership. Charles was an architect and Ray was a painter and sculptor. Early in their careers together, they identified the need for affordable, yet high-quality furniture for the average consumer that could serve a variety of uses. Together they are considered America’s most important and influential designers and remain commercially popular today. They are…
  • Log Cabin Lounge Collection!

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    Sip on a delicious hot cocoa in the warmth and serenity of a log cabin retreat. Our collection of cowhide chairs, rustic benches, and sheepskin rugs provide that classic log cabin feel, while electric fireplaces beg you and your guests to gather around as if you’re at a modern mountain hideaway. Go ahead – kick your feet up and enjoy the comfort of your rustic, cozy space.
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    Modenus Interior Design Blog

  • #BlogTourCali Day 1: Orientation and #DXVStrikeAPose

    Veronika Miller
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    It’s a wrap! BlogTour Cali has come to an end, and what a wonderful tour it was. Between WestEdge Design Fair at the Barker Hangar,  traveling up the Pacific Coast Highway to Cambria and San Fransisco, and finding our zen at Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara there was never a dull moment. If you happened to miss #BlogTourCali events as they were happening on social media, this is your chance to reminisce with us as we take a look back at our tour of the West coast. All photography by Chasen West  BlogTour Cali orientation was held at the Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica. It doesn’t…
  • Interior Design’s Best of Year (BoY) Awards: Modenus’s Favorite Outdoor Nominees

    Veronika Miller
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    Preparations for Interior Design’s Best of Year (BoY) Awards are underway, as votes are being placed to decide the best interior design products of 2014. The categories range from furniture to fixtures, appliances to flooring, and cabinetry to accessories, providing a variety of stunning products from which to choose. Voting is open until October 17, so don’t miss your chance to choose your favorite products and follow along to see our favorites in each category leading up to the final day of voting. Here’s a peek at our favorite outdoor product nominees: 1. Dekton by…
  • Dining. Giving. Living. Meet Ambiente Frankfurt

    Veronika Miller
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    We are thrilled to announce our newest media partnership with one of the most important trade shows in the world. From February 13 to 17, 2015, Ambiente Frankfurt will be hosting US based designers and artisans as part of their annual partner country program in collaboration with New York based design superstar Scott Henderson and Modenus will be there to cover the show together with a carefully selected BlogTour team. Ambiente Frankfurt draws over 140,000 visitors annually with product offerings from over 4700 exhibitors from 90 countries The show consists of three major segments, Dining,…

    Veronika Miller
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    Interior Design’s BoY Awards are just around the corner and voting ends on October 17th! There’s still time to vote, so be sure to visit Interior Design’s BoY Product Voting page for a chance to see your favorite products named Best of Year on Thursday, December 4th in New York City. After browsing Interior Design’s BoY nominees, we have selected several stunning products from each category that capture the spotlight. Our favorite nominees for Interior Design’s Best of Year Dining are… 1. Salvatore Farm Table Cliff Young 2. Tracks Bonaldo 3. Cumberland…
  • 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)…
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    Interior Design Tips for the Busy Professional

  • Patterns That Are on Their Way Out

    Linnore Gonzales
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Let’s get this out of the way first: Whatever type of pattern you want for your home, whatever pattern makes you happy or suits your existing décor or fits into the new design you’re planning, is appropriate – for you. But let’s face it – the trendiest patterns are the ones you’re going to find most easily, and hot patterns come and go with the seasons. Whether you want to be inside or outside of the box is up to you, but here’s a closer look at the patterns that have had their heyday and up-and-coming alternatives. Out: Animal print In: Cowhide Leopard and tiger prints…
  • Humane Hides: How to Add Flare with this New Trend

    Linnore Gonzales
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s fair to say that if you have or want animal hides in your interior design, you’re a risk-taker. The patterns alone can be a challenge to seamlessly incorporate, but hides also bring with them big opinions about fair treatment of animals. If you’re confident in your decision, the best choice for animal hide décor is to opt for humane hides – in other words, this is one place where going faux is a good idea, and you can make it work in just about every room in your home. More Than a Bear Rug If the idea of a blob of animal hide on your floor isn’t appealing, go very “now”…
  • Color of the Year: Using Purple Hues for Fall

    Linnore Gonzales
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The enticing harmony of purple, pink and fuchsia undertones have made Pantone’s Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid, a huge success since its announcement in January. But now that fall is here, many people are asking can I still utilize the captivating purple hues? Then answer is of course! And not just as an ever popular fall wedding theme either. Purple is the perfect addition to your home’s décor. Shades of purple are attractive during fall months because they are already a perfect match for traditional fall colors. From various oranges and browns to mustard yellow and rust red, purple…
  • 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…
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    Lighting & Decor Blog |

  • 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: Vintage French Tapestry by Georgette Owens

    Samantha Burgoon
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    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! Vintage French Tapestry —  This week, the Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Vintage French Tapestry by Georgette Owens appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
  • Wednesday Wishlist: Contemporary Moroccan Rug

    Samantha Burgoon
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    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 Wishlist piece is a Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Contemporary Moroccan Rug appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
  • More than Rugs: Nazmiyal’s Antique Garments Collection

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    In addition to the Nazmiyal Collection’s extensive assortment of antique rugs and vintage carpets, we also stock an impressive array of antique textiles from around the world. Some of our most interesting textile pieces are our antique garments; the rich histories of which combine the realms of fine art, fashion, and artisanal craft. In today’s post, we Read More... The post More than Rugs: Nazmiyal’s Antique Garments Collection appeared first on 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.
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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

  • Jack-O-Lantern Pineapple Carving for a Tropical Halloween

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you are enjoying warm and tropical weather during this time of year... Why Not Carve a Pineapple for Halloween! Even though all the Coastal and Beachy Pumpkins are extremely adorable, a carved pineapple Jack-O-Lantern might just be a better fit for Flip Flops! This Pineapple Carving Tutorial shows you how! And the delicious sweet pineapple juice will be very refreshing! Besides,
  • 13 Beach Makeovers with Words & Sayings Painted onto Boxes, Buckets, Furniture & more

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    I can guarantee, these fabulous beach makeovers will speak to you! Words and sayings are painted onto items such as a cutting board, old metal buckets, furniture and more. Who says a Cutting Board has to function as a cutting board. With a simple beach makeover, a cutting board can bring an artsy beachy vibe to the kitchen. An old ornate metal tray is painted with a beachy saying, transformed
  • 7 Traditional Coastal Bathrooms -All in the same Home

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    This huge vacation home by Creative Touch Interiors has 7 traditional coastal bathrooms to adore! The home has two master suites, a tropical guest suite, a nautical guest suite, media guest suite, and a life's a beach suite, plus this cute coastal powder room with a punch of blue and red coral. Master suite one. I love the inbuilt shelves and the large tub surround that allows for candles to
  • How to Decorate Jar Lids with a Coastal Beach Theme

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    I pretty much love everything coastal beach jar-ish. From decoupaged jars to jar lanterns (see links to related posts at the end), and this is a whole new twist. Glue toys and mini starfish (or shells) on jar lids and spray paint them! I love the look of these sea life jars. They're quite elegant after being spray painted gold. I can think of many uses for them. My favorite would be to store
  • 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,
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    BLOG - DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston

  • Meet The Interior Design Team @ 'DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston'

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    One thing that I’ve become keenly aware of in the past few months, is that I’d be nowhere without my team.I have some really devoted individuals here at my studio and I’m ever so grateful every single day for what they do for me, my clients, and for this business that we are all taking part in growing. They are truly participating in helping me develop our processes and methods and I could not carry on without their support.Although I’ve mentioned them in posts before, I haven’t really given them all the proper introduction they deserve.Well, this is it. Click to meet the 'DESIGNED'…
  • The Round Room: A Tribute To A Rare Architectural Feat

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    A round room:Sometimes you just get lucky.Sometimes you just are blessed with some unique beautiful architecture to work with.It can either be planned into the home you are building or it might just come as part of the home you are buying.A round room has so much more added style built into it just because of it's shape. Now, where you go from there, is up to you. Let's see where these rooms have gone. A TRIBUTE, IN PICTURES, TO... The Round Room SOURCE: Nuevo Estilo   DESIGNER: Scott Sanders LLC DESIGNER: Hartmann&Forbes HOMEOWNER: Rosie Strazzeri-Fridman DESIGNER: Peninsula Architects…
  • How To Decorate Your Mantel - Tips, Decor Recs, & Inspiration Included!

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    With all the ideas, tutorials, and how to guides on how to decorate your mantel that are being shared around the web lately, that can only mean one thing:Mantel decorating lollapalooza season is in full swing! More often than not, what I see out on the web, on Pinterest, etc. is overdone and too tricked-out. Mantels are loaded down with decor and bursting with all sorts of stuff, like art, greenery, candles, vases, and tchochkes. For some wild reason, everything under the sun somehow winds up sitting atop that mantel!BOOM. See how the mantel to the left is loaded down with decor and…
  • An Empty-Nester Transforms Her Son's Old Bedroom Into A Masculine Guestroom

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    My son is now a grown young man.He has a full-time career and a cool condo down in urban Houston that’s close to all the great nightspots and restaurants.I believe it’s safe to say that he’s never going to come back home to live in his old bedroom again. Even if he did, though, he probably wouldn’t want it still adorned with shelves containing stacks of his high school textbooks, mementos, and his outdated collection of video gaming devices and games.Actually, now that I think about it, I don’t think he’s been up to his old room in over a year. RELATED: Your Lil' Girl's Last…
  • 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…
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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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    Design The Life You Want To Live

  • 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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    the modern sybarite

  • Lauren Bacall’s Henry Moore Sculpture at Bonhams

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    I was recently asked what is the one art piece I covet and, assuming price were no object, I replied without hesitation it would be a Henry Moore sculpture. I can think of no other artwork that so effortlessly captures the human … Continue reading →This post Lauren Bacall’s Henry Moore Sculpture at Bonhams first appeared on
  • paint design ideas from the pros

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Paint design ideas from the pros are a collection of quotes I’ve saved over time that focus on painting an interior.   For the past six or seven months, I’ve posted different secrets of the interior design trade which can help … Continue reading →This post paint design ideas from the pros first appeared on
  • 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
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    Apartment Geeks

  • Contractors and Risk: Better Cover Up

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    Photo credit: Are you renovating one of your apartment units or contemplating a bigger project? If the answer is yes and you intend to hire a contractor, you may need to know a few basics about insurance. Construction work and maintenance projects large and small have at least one oddity in common: in either instance, someone can get hurt. You don’t need a $1 million renovation project for someone to trip and fall. If the door is open, you might say, the invitation for risk is also open. When you call in the contractors, it might go without saying that you…
  • Practical Tips for a (Nearly) Stress ­Free Move

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:27 am
    What’s the most stressful part of moving to you? Is it: ·  Finding a place to stay ·  Packing /unpacking ·  Balancing your schedule ·  Cleaning All of these things can contribute to what makes a move stressful. Even if you plan to have professionals do most of the work, there is still a checklist of things you have to do on your end to make their job go smoothly. Create a Schedule Photo credit: moreismore There is a lot going on during a move. With all the chaos and clutter, you may forget to do something important. You can solve this problem by creating a to-do list. Plan ahead.
  • Six Storage Tips for a Better Home

    28 Oct 2014 | 5:36 am
    Lack of storage can be a major bugbear in apartment living. If you don’t have a spare room or lots of built-in storage, what do you do? Use What You Have More Efficiently Photo credit: Kitchens are notorious clutter-gathering areas. Maybe you can’t change the layout of the kitchen, but you can change the way you use existing cupboard space. For instance, it’s harder to keep on top of basic chores like doing the dishes if the dishwasher or sink is miles away from where you store crockery or utensils. Take a long hard look at how you’re using your cupboards and see if you can…
  • Comfort for Serious Gamers

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:44 am
    Photo credit: Gaming has come a long way in a short amount of time. Whether you are an avid online poker player, a console gamer or a PC enthusiast, your body takes a toll after sitting in some of the terrible chairs you probably have in your apartment. If you have experienced numbness in your extremities, lower back pain or the all-too-familiar hunch back of Notre Dame symptom, it may be time to start searching for a gaming chair. These chairs not only cradle your all-important skeletal frame, but can also offer some amazing features to get you rocking while playing your…
  • Ocean inspired interior design

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    We’ve all had those moments when the sun hangs heavy and low by the horizon on the last day of a beautiful vacation. Why do we have to go home? Couldn’t it just go on forever? It may not be practical to give up the day job or abandon friends and family to begin a new life on some remote shore, but with ocean themed interior décor you can bring a piece of that dream vacation home with you. The beach house dream Photo credit: Living in a beach house is some peoples’ idea of paradise. An airy, relaxing space where the cry of the gulls wakes you in the morning and the soft…
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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

  • Make Your Project a Dream Come True!

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    A dear friend of mine, Mark Mauriello, has a construction background and has offered to share this article he wrote with you, our readers!  The article is about the proper steps you should take if you are looking to embark on a new design project with your home.  Knowledge is power, so take a few minutes out of your day and read this important article! “Make Your Improvement Project a Dream Come True, Not a Nightmare on Elm Street The most important first step in any construction project—from building a home to an office renovation—is finding knowledgeable professionals versed in…
  • Schumacher Au Naturel Collection

    26 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today we would like to share with you the new Schumacher Au Naturel Collection! Brand new and oh so beautiful, this collection takes its cue from nature in a big, bold way.  Interesting patterns and colorways are evidenced throughout the collection. Schumacher Au Naturel Collection This collection brings you the newest printed, woven and embroidered designs in neutral colors.  The perfect addition to any scheme!  If you would like to see any of these beautiful fabrics used in your home, feel free to contact us!  We would be more than happy to help you create the space of your dreams!
  • LED Mirrors!

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today we would like to share with you this new company - Artganiks!  They create amazing custom mirrors with LED lights behind or inside the mirror.  We would like to share with you a few of our favorites! Below are a pair of mirrors with an inset LED light strip going around all four sides of each mirror.  The light that this mirror would provide that shines directly on the users face would astound you!  Having the light directly at face level would make such a difference in clear visibility, especially when someone is perhaps putting on makeup!  We used one like this for a client in…
  • 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…
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    Courtney Price Design

  • Holiday Preparation

    Courtney Price
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    One stop shopping for holiday gifts- friends, family, hostess, and yourself OF COURSE. All at @MecoxGardens Related posts: Shop Dallas: Mecox Gardens for Interior Design Inspiration Giveaway: $500 Gift Certificate to Mecox Magazine Street Shopping in New Orleans: Hazelnut
  • Galatoires Bread Pudding – a New Orleans Recipe for Great Entertaining

    Courtney Price
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Transport your tastebuds to New Orleans for Galatoires' famous Bread Pudding, a NOLA tradition. Recipe on Related posts: New Orleans Food: Galatoires Foolproof Grand Marnier Souffle Best Banana Bread Ever
  • The iPhone6 … and Tech Trends

    Courtney Price
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Technology Trends- and how smart phones are shifting from passive to active participants in your life: Related posts: Intuitive Nest Thermostats Are We Tired of Cord and Remote Control Clutter? Cyber Safety Tips
  • 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
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    Inhabit Blog

  • How to Renovate and Decorate your Bathroom without Going Broke

    26 Oct 2014 | 6:42 am
    Renovating and redecorating your bathroom without spending a fortune may be simpler and more cost-effective than you think. The secret is to start with great colours then add recycled elements and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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! ]]
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    Brabbu | Design Forces

  • An unique Special Edition Design: Piet Boon for Ranger Rover

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
    The special collaboration between Land Rover and the Dutch designer Piet Boon from MOOOI, started in 2006. Since then Boon has designed multiple extraordinary versions of the four wheel drive and thus also the new Range Rover Sport. The result: again an unique Special Edition. Piet Boon and luxury design make the perfect wedding. Globally recognized, award-winning designer seeks to innovate in the architecture, interiors and products for a luxury market. Toward the use of natural materials, timeless design and details of signing the Dutchman, Piet Boon is a point of reference and…
  • World’s Design Guides : London, a magical travel awaits you

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
    London is known as one of the capitals of the world.  If you are thinking travel over there or just if you wanna discover more about the city, BRABBU introduces you the finest places to stay, eat and shop, the cultural high points of the city and even a guide to London’s nightlife. All this, of course, with a particular taste to well designed places. A city filled with awesome attractions…embrace this adventure! 1. Hotels The Ritz London Hotel The world’s greatest hotel, as conceived by the world’s greatest hotelier. For over a century The Ritz London has been the benchmark…
  • BRABBU introduces you Gary Inman, HPMarket Style Spotter

    28 Oct 2014 | 4:57 pm
    High Point Market 2014 Fall edition, still is in your memoirs? BRABBU believes so! With this in mind and to refresh what were its highlights and keeping our focus in Style Spotters, BRABBU introduces you Gary Inman. Gary Inman has studied Interior Designer and he began his carreer as a fashion designer. Very soon he developed his sense of beauty and created his own brand – Gary Inman Home Couture. His design métier has included handbags, rugs, textiles, lighting, and a growing collection of furniture designs. But what actually accomplishes him is his role as…
  • Easy and Stylish Halloween dining room decorating ideas

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    Halloween is nearby, and we already started the official Halloween countdown to start our holiday season. How the rules demands, there’s some decorating ideas that you have to use to host a pleasant Halloween party in your home. So… BRABBU shares with you an Easy and Stylish Halloween dining room decorating ideas list! Enjoy and hope you can use them! Ohhh, we almost forgot…put a scary theme on all your decoration! Black and purple or black and gold decorating centerpieces ideas Add fall flavor to your Halloween dining table or console with elegant yet easy-to-make…
  • Abstract Geometric Furniture Designs

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    While some people prefer to choose pieces of furniture based on comfort and practicality, others may opt for something more visually compelling, and these geometric furniture designs will surely have your guests stunned and intrigued. From glass living room tables shaped like hexagons to vibrantly colored seating designs that are overlapped to form abstract shapes, these geometric furniture pieces will certainly add an eclectic touch to any living space. Perfect for anyone looking to infuse some artistically inspired decor into their home, these geometric furniture designs will make any…
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    Home Decor + Home Lighting Blog

  • What’s New? Pendant Lights to Love

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    Thinking about updating your interior spaces for the holidays? Do those updates include light fixtures? As you may already know, here at Arcadian Home we’re always thinking about lighting. We couldn’t resist the temptation to share some of our new pendant lights with you today. These gorgeous designs are suitable for every room, including the entryway, kitchen, living room, dining room, bedroom and bath. It was difficult to choose just a few from among so many beautiful new arrivals, but we finally chose the following: A caged pendant light of an entirely different sort, the Cesto…
  • 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…
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  • Great Ideas for Shower Party – Celebrate the Birth!

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:05 am
    Baby shower is one of the most fascinating holidays that the future parents celebrate! The term comes from the idea […] The post Great Ideas for Shower Party – Celebrate the Birth! appeared first on Founterior.
  • Small Spaces Interior Design Tips

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    If you happen to have limited space to work with around your home, but you have no other choice about […] The post Small Spaces Interior Design Tips appeared first on Founterior.
  • Zeusvision Democratizes Outdoor Advertising – Affordable for Everyone!

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:25 am
    Have you ever thought, “It sure would be cool to propose to my sweetheart on that billboard by her office.”, […] The post Zeusvision Democratizes Outdoor Advertising – Affordable for Everyone! appeared first on Founterior.
  • 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.
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  • The ultimate pillow-buying guide

    Wendy Weinert
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:34 am
    Everyone wants a comfortable pillow to sleep on each night, but did you know that what’s comfortable to you might depend on your sleeping position? Different sleeping positions require different levels of support. People who sleep on their side need the most support, while those who rest on their stomach require very little. Those who prefer sleeping on their back will feel best with medium support. Read on to learn the various types of pillows you can buy and which one is best for each sleeping preference. Goose down: Real down is very soft, which makes goose down pillows a great…
  • Interior design: How to live luxuriously without going broke

    Wendy Weinert
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:29 am
    The look of luxury – you might love it and, of course, your guests would be impressed. The question, however, is whether you can afford to satisfy your expensive taste. If you know the right interior design tricks, then yes! Here are five ways to design a space that only seems expensive (but is really quite affordable). Simplify Photo credit: Home Bunch You would think that to create an expensive-looking home, one would have to buy a lot of decor and furniture. This, however, is far from the truth. Luxurious spaces are often simple and chic, and the pieces that are chosen for each room are…
  • Which comes first: the chicken or the egg? – A redecorating plan

    Wendy Weinert
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:58 am
    It’s inevitable. You find a stunning new couch or lamp online, but when it arrives at your door you realize it doesn’t go with your current room! So you start redecorating, picking out paint colors and rearranging furniture. Now hold up! Before you get too carried away, be sure to follow our redecorating plan so you aren’t stuck in the same situation and forced to redecorate once more. 1. Decide on a style  In order for a room to come together, it’s essential that you redecorate it with a specific style in mind. Choose a style that complements your favorite new piece of furniture. Or…
  • 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…
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    As the year winds down and the air gradually gets colder, we’re reminded that it’s time to prepare our homes for the upcoming winter months. Granite Transformations has compiled a checklist of essential tips to guide you through a smooth transition to winter. Clean Out Your Gutters: Once the autumn leaves have fallen, clean them and all other debris from your gutters either by hand, scraper or spatula, and then hose them out completely with a good rinse. Check for any leaks or misaligned pipes and make sure the downspouts are carrying water away from your foundation. Having clean gutters…
  • 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…
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    Interior Design Blog | Interior and Exterior Design Ideas

  • Guest Post - Five Questions To Ask To Sound Smarter Than Your Contractor

    Vidya Sudarsan
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Hello everyone! Today, I've a guest post from BuildDirect on a topic that I feel is very important to understand before starting home improvement projects.For many people, fall means home improvement. The summer has drifted away for the year and, now that the kids are back in school, homeowners find themselves with the time and energy to renovate. However, working with the wrong contractor or installer can be a costly mistake – a number of things can go wrong, from troubles with quotes and payment processes, to bad working conditions and, worst of all, a terrible end product.“Before…
  • Happy Diwali!

    Vidya Sudarsan
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Today's the 'Festival of Lights!' I'm sending warm wishes to all my lovely readers for happiness, prosperity and good health that will last the whole year through. Colorful diya lamps, rangoli art, flower decorations, sweets and snacks, new clothes and sparkling firecrackers are all here to announce the arrival of Diwali... via: glamcheckvia: pinterestvia: ambicasrimal.blogspot.invia: pinterestvia: artplatterIndian Sweetsvia: Rangoli Cookiesvia: rakskitchenvia: spicytastyFirecrackers In Action
  • 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…
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  • High Point Recap…Furniture, Food and Fun

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Thanks to everyone for coming by the GO Home showroom this High Point Market! Here’s a quick recap…with all our favorite furniture, food and fun! Kate and Jillian on our rainbow Vespas Cherry with InDetail and Cantoni… Love me some Taco Corner… and some US Sushi!!!
  • 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…
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  • Gothic Interior Design Ideas: our Top 10

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:18 am
    When it comes to think of decorating our home, we all head straight for carved pumpkins, spider webs, blood and ghosts, but we, design lovers, decided to round up our top 10 elements to consider when decorating a gothic-inspired interior without restricting to the traditional way.  Scroll through some of these creative ideas to make your home look more mystic without losing its elegance.  1. Colours The colours preferred are generally darker and richer, but you don’t have to follow the gloomy palette. In fact, if not used with moderation, black, for example, could give your…
  • The winner revealed: a sheep-ish giveaway

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    Hundreds entered our sheep-ish giveaway, and now we are finally revealing the lucky winner who is going to give this lovely sheep a home!  Drum roll...rolling.....rolling.... Congratulations to Louise Martin, you're the WINNER!! We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who entered, but don't worry, we've got more to keep an eye on our newsletters (plus get 10% OFF when you sign up) & Twitter/Facebook pages.  The Longest Stay Team P.s. Have you liked & shared our Halloween post on Facebook for a chance to WIN Nitin Goyal's silky cushion worth…
  • Gothic Luxe Style

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    We all have a little darkness within, and we've selected some wonderful pieces to complement your living space. Don't worry is not about going full-on goth, it's about adding accents like intricate cuckoo clocks, skulls candles or uber-chic cushions... This content does not work on your device, please try visiting this page on a PC or device with a larger screen.  
  • 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…
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    Modern Interior Design & Furniture - Decoist

  • Contemporary Aspen Condo Gets A Chic Makeover

    Sherry Nothingam
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    When we talk about premium winter resorts and ski destinations across the globe, a name that constantly tops the list is Aspen, Colorado. With winter quickly approaching, you can bet your bottom penny that these amazing snow-filled slopes will be filled with visitors from all every corner of the planet. Located in the North of Nell Condominiums in Aspen, this condo is mainly used as a rental property and was in need of an urgent makeover to transform it from a dark, dreary space into a beautiful setting. It was Anne Grice Interiors that took up the challenge and gave the lovely little condo a…
  • Harmonious Manhattan Penthouse Takes Design Cues from a Stradivarius Violin

    Yuka Yoneda
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    How would you interpret a Gibson Stradivarius violin as a home?It may seem like a tall order, but Charles Rose Architects managed to pull it off for the Manhattan home of Grammy-winning violinist and composer Joshua Bell without missing a beat. Converted from the upper floors of an old manufacturing plant, the harmonious two-level penthouse with a soaring glass atrium and oasis-like rooftop terrace is certainly music to our ears.SEE FULL GALLERYThe first thing you notice as you step off of the elevator that opens directly into the penthouse is the soaring glass atrium that allows sunlight to…
  • Plan A Festive Halloween Dinner

    Kate Simmons
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:15 am
    Halloween is tomorrow! Can you believe it?! Kate here, and this is truly one of my favorite holidays of the year, precisely because it is so low-key. And fun! In fact, this year I’m planning a relaxing Halloween dinner with my hubby, and I’m here to say that even if you’re staying in and handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, you can still make this holiday a festive one. And if you’re taking your kiddos trick-or-treating, you can enjoy a family dinner before the candy eating begins. Here are some delicious ideas for an unforgettable Halloween feast at…
  • 10 Stunning Renovations That Leave You Spellbound

    Sherry Nothingam
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Renovating an old, dreary home into a beautiful, modern residence can be a demanding task at the best of times. In fact, many of us find a small kitchen renovation or a bedroom makeover to be a task too cumbersome to undertake and therefore put if off infinitely! Imagine then the creativity and the diligence it takes to transform old structures that were never intended to be homes into sparkling, contemporary houses. Today we have 10 such amazing renovation projects that prove pretty much anything is possible with a touch of ingenuity and plenty of effort.Spectacular interior of the Selexyz…
  • DIY No-Sew White Sweater Pumpkins

    Thalita Murray
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    You know what I love about pumpkins? A lot, actually! I love their cute little shapes, the stems and how they curl up a bit, and how even after Halloween is over, they can stick around a bit longer as a symbol of the wonderfulness of Fall! We’ve done a Halloween DIY here this season with some metallic drink stir sticks, and we even got really colorful with painted pumpkins, but today we’re going to tone it down and make some cute and cozy pumpkins!So let’s get started with what you’ll need. You ready for the long list?a white sweatertwigssafety pinsAnd you’re…
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    Leovan Design

  • Interior Design Trends 2015

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Interior design has a symbiotic relationship with fashion design. Both inspire each other for creative ideas and new inspirations.  In 2015 Interior design and home décor trends will reinvent luxury, creativity, versatility, and eco-friendly spaces. Here is a list of interior design and home décor trends for 2015: Colors which are chosen from outdoor natural surroundings and 
  • Diana Hadchity Chedrawy Featured in E-book

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Rustica Hardware in the United States asked me to contribute to their E-book called “The Ultimate Interior Design Guide By Rustica Hardware”.  This interior design style E-book shares tips and ideas for designing and decorating any home or office with any interior design style. Included are eleven different interior design styles. I’m pleased to be featured in the Traditional
  • 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
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    First Apartment Checklist

  • Best Vacuum For Stairs with Carpet

    Nick Vinken
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Cleaning your stairs with a regular vacuum can be a real challenge. Removing pet hairs and dust particles from the crevices of the stairs can be a special challenge if you do not have right equipments. Fortunately, there are special types of vacuum cleaners available that are designed specifically to clean stairs. Before buying one you have… Read More » Best Vacuum For Stairs with Carpet is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post Best Vacuum For Stairs with Carpet appeared first on 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.
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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

  • How moisture affects hardwood flooring

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:12 am
    Hardwood flooring, as the name suggests, is a natural product. While wooden flooring is a beautiful addition to any room, adding value and transforming the look and feel of a home, the fact that it is a natural product means that it can undergo changes. Wood responds to humidity levels and moisture in the air, and this can cause your hardwood flooring to expand or contract. Wood is a hygroscopic material, meaning it has the ability to attract and hold water molecules from the air surrounding it. When exposed to the air, wood will attract or release moisture until it is at the same level as…
  • 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…
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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

  • 45 Modern Bathroom Interior Design Ideas

    HS Editor
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Welcome to our gallery showcasing an extensive collection of modern bathroom interior ideas. The wide range of styles and materials featured here grant us a glimpse of the possibilities available when designing a modern bathroom. They show us that convenience and function does not have to be sacrificed for style and comfort. In fact, the best of these designs manage to inextricably link function and form in a manner than enhances both sides of the coin. Within this collection, you’ll see certain materials making an appearance in dozens of fresh guises. Beige tiling can seem like an…
  • 15 New DIY Patio Furniture and Decoration Ideas for More Functional Outdoor Space

    HS Editor
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Even though the patio is outdoors, it is still an extension of your home. You can easily make your backyard functional and beautiful with a few simple ideas. Whether you want to work on some do-it-yourself projects or take inspiration from other patios, your patio will extend your personality to the outdoors. Gravel Patio with Furniture If you don’t technically have a patio, you can make your own with some gravel. Once the gravel is put on the ground you can set up your furniture on your new patio. Image source:  Charlotte Holmes at Flickr Milk Crate Table A milk crate table is one of the…
  • Elegant White & Grey Home Interior with Incredible Custom Ceilings by Vertex Project Management

    HS Editor
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Welcome to our gallery showcasing a brilliant custom home creation in Toronto by Vertex Project Management. This home interior was crafted with an exacting eye for detail, full to the brim with bold, timeless detail. The predominantly white and light grey color scheme wraps nearly every surface, from the mixed marble flooring to delicately crafted ceiling. Furniture pops with a high contrast mixture of black frames and white cladding, while cabinetry brings a subdued calm with muted grey tones. The intricate marble flooring throughout features an interlocking pattern of tones, reflecting the…
  • 6 Clever Tips When Buying Furniture

    HS Editor
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    With any major purchase, there are certain risks involved. It’s easy to go out to your favorite retailer and purchase a piece of furniture without reading the fine print, but you may be kicking yourself in the butt later on. That is why I’ve created a brief list of ways to ensure that you make the right buying choices and minimize your overall potential risk. 1.  Only Buy Online When There are Product Guarantees and Returns By 2018, the internet will account for 11% of total retail sales, up from 8% in 2013, according to a Forrester Research e-retail forecast [1]. U.S. e-retail sales are…
  • Zen-Like Naperville Kitchen by Drury Designs

    HS Editor
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    Here’s a closer look at another Drury Designs‘ kitchen from our gallery of 32 Custom Kitchens by Drury Designs. This transitional kitchen design is part of a major home renovation in Naperville, IL, crafted as a result of the client’s wishes. The space is perfect for cooking and entertaining with a calm aesthetic. The fresh design provides ample counter space, a large island with bar style seating, built-in Sub Zero refrigeration, and a camouflaged Wolf range top. This island includes a sprawling granite countertop designed for prepping and entertaining, with dining space and…
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    The Interior Design Advocate

  • ‘Til Design Do Them Part

    Donna Hoffman
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    A friend of mine relegated her husband’s furniture to the basement. Where did your spouse/partner’s go? About Donna Hoffman, The Interior Design Advocate™ Donna is a former top QVC Show Host and now one of the country’s foremost consumer advocates in interior design in addition to being an award winning designer herself. “I help people avoid wasting big dollars and unnecessary frustration when furnishing and decorating their home by offering clear strategies for finding the right products, professionals, contractors and services.” The results are that people get what…
  • Chasing the “Perfect” Home

    Donna Hoffman
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    OK, all of you die-hard TV design show watching, Pinterest pinning, HOUZZ surfing addicts. I want you to back away from the paint deck for a second and stop that ever churning motor that is the killjoy of YOUR joy in design. The pursuit of perfection. I remember sitting on the staircase in my home once with a well-loved design mentor of mine. We were admiring a freshly installed custom stair runner and inlayed carpet while my then toddler children were laughing,  and toddling,  all over the place. The carpet and runner were so rich and beautiful and they completely transformed the space.
  • 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…
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    Chic California

  • Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #44

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #44 October is just flying by! I can’t believe that Halloween in on Friday. You have all been posting so many amazing Halloween crafts and recipes and Fall outfits that are so amazing! I am looking forward to see what you will come up with next. As for me, I {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #44 appeared first on Chic California.
  • Pottery Barn Roman Numeral Art Knockoff

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Pottery Barn Roman Numeral Art Knockoff   I love it when a new catalog comes in the mail. I’m always inspired by the displays and styling and I often find myself creating similar looks in my own home. And of course one of my go to catalogs is the Pottery Barn catalog.  I also always {Read More...} The post Pottery Barn Roman Numeral Art Knockoff appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #43

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #43 Happy Thursday my friends. It’s been a busy week here at Chic California. I am starting to get things organized for my retail space for  Christmas. I know we haven’t even gotten to Halloween yet! I am adding some smalls to sell, planning some crafts and putting together some {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #43 appeared first on 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.
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  • Flower House by Gómez de la Torre & Guerrero Arquitectos

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:09 am
    Flower House is a private residence designed by Gómez de la Torre & Guerrero Arquitectos. It is located in the Asia District, Peru. Flower House by Gómez de la Torre & Guerrero Arquitectos: “The “Flower House” is a house full of light and color, surrounded by gardens based on a minimalist concept that gives prominence to the flowered vegetation entering it, all the gardens that surround it give the feeling..More...
  • House in Talludden

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:07 am
    This private home is located in Talludden, Sweden. It was designed by Gabriela Minguez in 2010. Photos courtesy of NicetyMore...
  • Refurbished Home in Rubianes by Nan Arquitectos

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:19 am
    This refurbished home is located in Pazo de Rubianes, Pontevedra, Spain. It was designed in 2013 by Nan Arquitectos. Refurbished Home in Rubianes by Nan Arquitectos: ““I would like a modern and cheap house for lease” During the first meeting with the sponsor, the requirements for the house were clear, but a “modern house” is not the best way to start with the project definition. We were looking for a..More...
  • Maison L2 by Vincent Coste

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Maison L2 is a residential project completed in 2013 by Vincent Coste. It is located in Saint-Tropez, France. Maison L2 by Vincent Coste: “L2 house is the result of a reflection on the envelope and how to develop outdoor spaces that change the perception of volumes of an existing structure. In this case a viewpoint made of a dressed in wood steel structure works as an air traffic across the..More...
  • Residence Zheng by KC Design Studio

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    Residence Zheng is a home located in Taipei, Taiwan. It was designed by KC Design Studio. Residence Zheng by KC Design Studio: “This case is located on the 24th floor of a apartment building in downtown Taipei. One major advantage is the living room and the master bedroom have excellent window view, so interior design deliberately retracts the partition walls between living room and master bedroom, so with such arrangements,..More...
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  • Fresh and Colorful Cheese Bar by Jose Manuel Ferrero

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Fresh and young, dynamically and colorfully amusing the new Poncelet Cheese Bar Barcelona, located inside hotel Melia Sarria is one vivid jewel of the culinary world. The design studio estudi{H}ac had created one unique and inspired interior with contemporary dash and entertaining details. The impressive design approach starts with the facade of the Bar with its wooden diamond framework and intriguing appearance. The inside of the architectural space offers smooth curves, abundance of high-quality materials (natural oak, marble, cooper and sophisticated textures) and unique lighting…
  • Bright Bedroom Color Palettes – 12 Examples

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    The key to a bright bedroom color palettes is to not overdo any single element. If you choose a monochromatic color scheme, mix up textures and patterns. If you go with a bold color mix, offset it with an empty wall or neutral bed linens. Read the rest of Bright Bedroom Color Palettes – 12 Examples originally posted on © - 2014.
  • Loft Apartment KaiF by FORM Architects Bureau

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:31 am
    Apartment KaiF with area of ​​120 square meters located in a residential complex in Kiev by Victoria Shkliar and Olga Antontseva representing FORM architects bureau. Read the rest of Loft Apartment KaiF by FORM Architects Bureau originally posted on © - 2014.
  • DAAO Concept Furniture by Danilo Olim

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:27 am
    Board with shelves with an independent organization. Opens one, two, or all. Adapting to the most suitable organization. The finishing can be done in melamine boards, with finishing in various woods, finishing in high pressure laminate with different tones or finishing in lacquer. The # 17 is 60 mm thick and may have the desired length and height. It is a thin plate that becomes robust when open shelves. Being closed shelves this bookcase merges with the wall. Read the rest of DAAO Concept Furniture by Danilo Olim originally posted on © - 2014.
  • Zhang House Renovation by Mole design

    27 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    Zhang house had gone under massive reconstruction and renovation by Mole design. It’s located in Taichung, City in Taiwan. Simple and spacious space is minimal furnished and decorated, but is full with light. Read the rest of Zhang House Renovation by Mole design originally posted on © - 2014.
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  • Furniture That Grows Up and also...

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    We do try to have the best for our kids and invest in that a lot. This makes it reasonable to invest in furniture that wil 'grow' with your kids and will serve them in the best possible way.Caravan... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Cozy up

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:36 am
    Winter has already reminded us how importatnt it is to get ready in time for the cold long days and nights. Cozy up with bright and warm textiles that will make winter much more pleasant. In addition... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Orgatec 2014 - suggestions for the Modern Working Environments

    26 Oct 2014 | 11:57 am
    via google_ad_client = "pub-7653206195145410";google_ad_width = 180; google_ad_height = 90;google_ad_format = "180x90_0ads_al"; google_ad_channel = "";google_color_border =... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Good design makes life easier

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    In addition to being beautiful, good design definitely makes life much easier and comfortable. Look for your self: RC MopCleaning doesn't get any easier than this. This is THE toy of choice for lazy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Just for kids

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    source Melissa and Doug Sweater Sweetie Cow Stuffed Animal Kid's Paint Can Storage Stools (Set of 2) Fun Furnishings Pink Polka Dots Kids Small Beanbag source The Infant's Sleep Inducing... [[ 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

  • Why Minimalism Is Back

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Take a look at your iPhone, the layout of the google home page, and the vast majority of design blogs. Or a selection of some of the most popular interiors on Pinterest right now. The one thing they all have in common is a simple, clean-lined design aesthetic. Minimalism is back. Because our lives have […]
  • 7 Ways to Turn Your Home Into a Happy Haven For Winter

    27 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    How to brighten up your home and turn it into a happy haven for the winter months. Visit Mocha now for seven easy ways to transform your home this winter.
  • Inspired By Nature

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    Has this ever happened to you? You’re sitting at your desk trying to write a blog post, find inspiration or resolve a problem. But nothing comes. You draw a blank. Cooped up in your room, the creativity doesn’t flow. So you decide to take a break, and go for a walk. Out in the fresh […]
  • 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 […]
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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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  • Green Buildings In Australia

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Australia is a leader in sustainable and green building practices. The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) ranks second globally to the US Green Building Council when it comes to influence and size. It is one of the eight country councils which founded the World Green Building Council, a global council that promotes green building initiative and the use of planning and design methods that are resource efficient and environmentally accountable from an international perspective. A short history of the GBCA The GBCA was established in 2002 by green building innovators who have seen the…
  • Amazing Modern Bedroom Ideas

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:22 am
    The bedroom is one of the most (if not the most) important areas of the house and it surely is the most intimate one. You keep your personal belongings there, rest, daydream, sleep and spend time with your loved one. The bedroom represents the personality of its owner so you have to be very selective about every single detail, starting with the bed and ending with the color of the picture frames that are hanging on the walls. In order to create your personal temple, you have to decide what you want your bedroom to look like. Let yourself be creative: warm and cosy, sexy and alluring,…
  • 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…
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  • Top 8 Thanksgiving Wreath Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
    We all love Thanksgiving, that is fact. This  is a noble holiday where the entire family gathers around to give thanks and to spend enjoyable moments together. However,  Thanksgiving is getting close and we thought that it would be awesome idea to start inspiring you with cool and interesting decoration ideas. Wreaths are the best The post Top 8 Thanksgiving Wreath Design Ideas appeared first on Related posts: Top 11 Halloween Wreath Design Ideas Best 11 Halloween Porch Decoration Ideas How to Cozy and Warm up Your Home for Fall- 7 Easy and Affordable Tips
  • 8 Gorgeous Outdoor Spaces with Fireplace Ideas for Autumn

    Dragana Markovska
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Fall is already here and gracing us with its inevitable beauty, its rich, natural colors and the festive energy. The weather is slowly starting to feel colder and the days are becoming shorter, but ether way, we are still not ready to give up enjoying the fresh breeze and we are trying to find a The post 8 Gorgeous Outdoor Spaces with Fireplace Ideas for Autumn appeared first on Related posts: 10 Gorgeous Black and White Patio Design Ideas 7 Cozy and Charming Fall Decor for the Hallway How to Cozy and Warm up Your Home for Fall- 7 Easy and Affordable Tips
  • How to Cozy and Warm up Your Home for Fall- 7 Easy and Affordable Tips

    Dragana Markovska
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    The time when a new season is coming is the perfect time to warm up your home decor and give it a new and fresh look and charm according to the season. So now, when fall is ready to splurge its natural beauty and to treat us with its amazing colors and charms, we are also ready The post How to Cozy and Warm up Your Home for Fall- 7 Easy and Affordable Tips appeared first on Related posts: 7 Cozy and Charming Fall Decor for the Hallway 8 Gorgeous Outdoor Spaces with Fireplace Ideas for Autumn 9 Halloween Pumpkin Decor for The Front Porch You’ll Simply Adore
  • Best 12 Halloween Pumpkin Design Ideas To Inspire You

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    Jack O Lanterns, Spooky Carved Faces, Smiley and Sad Carved Faces and much more pumpkins designs we see every year for Halloween, because the carved pumpkins are one of the essential elements of this spooky and fun holiday.  Beside being a huge symbol of Halloween and working as an awesome Halloween decoration, the pumpkin carving The post Best 12 Halloween Pumpkin Design Ideas To Inspire You appeared first on Related posts: Best 11 Halloween Porch Decoration Ideas 9 Halloween Pumpkin Decor for The Front Porch You’ll Simply Adore Top 11 Halloween Wreath Design Ideas
  • How to Decorate with Metallics – 10 Tips to Add Instant Glam Into Your Home

    Dragana Markovska
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    If you are following the latest interior design trends, than you must have heard that decorating with metallic accents is the ‘it’ decor. Metallic accents bring such a glam and up to date appeal to any given space, and embellish it in the most catchy, and at the same time elegant way possible. When decorating with The post How to Decorate with Metallics – 10 Tips to Add Instant Glam Into Your Home appeared first on Related posts: 10 Charming Orange Interior Design Ideas 10 Cool Attic Home Office Interior Design Ideas 10 Captivating Interior Design Ideas…
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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

  • Feiss, Kichler Featured in This Old House’s Top 100

    Emma Harger
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    Every year, venerable home renovation and improvement brand This Old House compiles a list of the 100 best new home products. The picks are from all sorts of different categories–kitchen cutlery, vacuum cleaners, bathroom necessities, cleaning products, building materials, garden and outdoor, tile and, of course, lighting! We were happy to see two different collections, sold right here on, make the Top 100 list for 2014. Kichler, a new addition to our list of brands we carry, made the list with the Everly collection. This Old House loved the way the schoolhouse…
  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – October 24

    Emma Harger
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    This week at LightsOnline Blog, we were in a festive holiday sort of mood! We shared 13 fun Halloween lighting projects that are easier to make and talked about the importance of light in the celebration of Diwali. We also showcased a cool eclectic dining room that makes great use of the Sonneman Transparence. Of course, there were lots of great stories all over the Internet that caught our eye, so now we’re happy to share 10 design inspirations with you! A Beautiful Mess is giving away a house from A Beautiful Mess Elsie and Emma, the sister duo behind the awesome blog A Beautiful…
  • Fabulous Friday: Sonneman Transparence

    Emma Harger
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    Eclectic Dining Room by Austin Photographers Bryant Hill Media Here’s an adventurous dining room space for someone who isn’t afraid to use patterns and colors! It comes from Austin, the city that proudly proclaims its intent to keep itself weird, but this isn’t weird–it’s just fun. It was also recently featured in a Houzz ideabook on dining rooms, which is how I saw it and took note of that ceiling pendant over the table. It’s a cool contemporary Sonneman Transparence 7-light ceiling pendant, featuring lights arranged in an intriguing geometric cluster…
  • The Beauty of Diwali Lights

    Emma Harger
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    Today is a very special occasion for many people around the world and one that involves beautiful and meaningful uses of light. It is Diwali! (You may also see it referred to as Deepavali.) Diwali is a five-day festival in many parts of India and one that involves weeks of preparation. Because of the large population of Hindus in other parts of the world, the celebration has spread far and wide. You might even see fireworks displays or beautiful lighting installations in your city. Diwali was celebrated yesterday in South India, Malaysia and Singapore, but the rest of the world celebrates…
  • 13 DIY Halloween Lighting Ideas

    Emma Harger
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    So, did you just realize that Halloween is a little more than a week from now? Did you then realize that you don’t have any decorations up in your house, even though you want some–you just can’t think of what to do? We’re here to help. We’re rounding up Halloween lighting ideas for decorating standalone fixtures or objects, not pictures of lighting installed in people’s front yards for the occasion. Let’s face it: some of us just don’t have the money, wherewithal or ability to go all out with big light shows like that, even though they are…
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    Rug Rats

  • Generate Revenue with Custom Logo Entrance Mats

    Sandy Henderson
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Rug Rats is your online source for custom logo entrance mats. Rug Rats specializes in personalized custom logo entrance mats for businesses, national brands, military, schools, churches, health care facilities, hospitality, or any home and especially for that special gift. We offer free rug renderings with your logo for approval before you place your order […] The post Generate Revenue with Custom Logo Entrance Mats appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Rosecore Carpets Envisions Collection – Eros & Amorphous Custom Rugs

    Sandy Henderson
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    ROSECORE CARPETS & CUSTOM RUGS MODERN LUXURY THAT MAKES AN IMPACT FOR YOUR CUSTOM AREA RUG Sink your feet into modern luxury with the new Rosecore Envision collection, crafted from the softest wool and viscose in an ultra-thick cut pile. And style? Take your pick between two mesmerizing hand tufted patterns with a contemporary edge, Eros […] The post Rosecore Carpets Envisions Collection – Eros & Amorphous Custom Rugs appeared first on 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.
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  • How To Not Feel “Used” At An Interior Design Consult

    Alycia Wicker
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee I know you’re really helpful. I also know you want to share everything you know about design with your clients when you meet them for an interior design consult. I also know you’re losing money. Because you can’t turn your effing mouth off. For the love of Miley Cyrus, listen more and speak less. I […] The post How To Not Feel “Used” At An Interior Design Consult appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • How To Get Interior Design Clients Today By Putting On Your Hire-Me Pumps

    Alycia Wicker
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Mupplebee It’s Friday night and instead of going out to some nice restaurant with your sweetie you’re thinking about conversions. More importantly you’re thinking: how to get interior design clients today. You want to build a bank account that is so big and full that you could withdraw all of your money and roll around on the […] The post How To Get Interior Design Clients Today By Putting On Your Hire-Me Pumps appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • 25 things that Most People Don’t Know About Me

    Alycia Wicker
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    Mupplebee Who is this mysterious girl? Okay, I’m not that mysterious, but I thought it would be fun to share 25 things you probably don’t know about me. Are you ready to learn some things about me that might shock you? I hope so. 1. I appeared in the final episode of the “Wonder Years“. I did […] The post 25 things that Most People Don’t Know About Me appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • How cheap can you be?

    Alycia Wicker
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee You’re a complete and total cheap ass. You want to have this interior design business that you’ve always dreamed of but you don’t want to spend one red cent until someone else proves to you that this is a business you can be a success at. Guess what? No one can guarantee your success. You […] The post How cheap can you be? appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • 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.
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    As the year winds down and the air gradually gets colder, we’re reminded that it’s time to prepare our homes for the upcoming winter months. Granite Transformations has compiled a checklist of essential tips to guide you through a smooth transition to winter. Clean Out Your Gutters: Once the autumn leaves have fallen, clean them and all other debris from your gutters either by hand, scraper or spatula, and then hose them out completely with a good rinse. Check for any leaks or misaligned pipes and make sure the downspouts are carrying water away from your foundation. Having clean gutters…
  • 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…
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    Decoration Lovers

  • Mal FUrniture – The 1956 Chair and Stool – Colorful

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    The 1956 is inspired by the greatest design icon from the 50’s. The lounge set is a plastic (PE), rotational molded product, which can be used inside but is also extremely suited for outdoor use. The chair has an ergonomic design. It is solid but it is very comfortable.   MAL Furniture from The Mographer […]
  • Harmony and Simplicity – U6 Studio – Interior Design Animation

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    Have you ever look at your house and thought “how it would possibly be different?” Harmony and simplicity are the keys. This fellows from U6 Studio have come up with a great inspirational video about the design of who knows, your own home. Interior Design Animation from U6 Studio on Vimeo.Filed under: DESIGN
  • 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 […]
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  • What a 2 year old’s birthday is really like

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Yesterday, October 28th was Gretchen’s 2nd birthday.  We decided to keep it small, just me and Tyson, instead of last years birthday.  We also wanted to make it special and wanted to do all of her favorite things.  Tyson decided he wanted to take the day off, so we started planning and this is what this (Gretchen) 2 year old’s birthday entailed… Gretchen LOVES breakfast food, I’m talking waffles, pancakes, eggs, and french toast.  There’s this amazing recipe for french toast that I like to use.  It’s basically half whole eggs and half egg whites mixed…
  • Boise Birthday Trip

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:33 pm
    I was literally going to post about this awesome trip right when we got home, but I got busy and forgot.  So here it is…We’d been discussing our last amazing trip we took last year for our birthday to Portland (I miss it so much!!)  We decided that we wanted to go on another birthday trip because Portland was so much fun.  We talked about going to several different places and decided on Boise.  We decided Boise because it’s big enough that there’s a lot of things to do and it is only about 4 hours from Logan.  We were so excited!! Boise Trip…Day 1 So, even…
  • 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
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    Barnlight Originals Blog

  • Schoolhouse Lighting in Session: 4 Ways to Mount a Classic

    Alexandra C.
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    Some consider schoolhouse lighting as America’s go-to style when it comes to interior illumination. With the schoolhouse design’s rich past, relevant present, and sure future there’s no question as to why. The origin of the iconic look of schoolhouse lighting fixtures stems back to the U.S. of A.’s Roaring Twenties Era. Although the schoolhouse light has long since graduated from the classroom, its design arose in public buildings, most notably in schools, during the 1920s. Up to this point, indoor lighting had mostly consisted of bare bulbs hanging from ceilings. But once the…
  • 7 Completely Chic Wall Sconces

    Alexandra C.
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    When designing a room or outdoor patio, what could be more fun than picking out some stand-out, chic lights? Wall sconces, also known as wall lights, provide particular opportunity for creativity when used for decorative appeal or for task or ambient lighting solutions. We’ve collected 7 completely chic wall sconces from Barnlight Originals that are sure to add style to any space. Take a look, and let us know which is your favorite in the comments that follow!      The Searchlight Vessel Cord Hung Light      The Pegasus Wall Light      The Cylinder…
  • 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…
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  • Femininity In Art At “Frank Interiors”

    Kimberly Edwards
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:34 am
    “Dreamy Imagery In Soft Romantic Shades That Captures What Linda Benenati Does So Well With Her Enchanting Encaustic Paintings” “This Linda Benenati Encaustic Painting Is One Of My Favorite Pieces! Such Original Subject Matter Done In Alluring Pale Shades, That Are So Appealing!” “The Bold Choice Of Colors Here Are So Delightfully Inviting And Perfect For This Intriguing Piece Of Encaustic Artwork By Linda Benenati” “Love The Vintage Feeling Of This Piece And How Beautifully Linda Benenati Has Posed Her Lady From The Past” “Linda Benenati…
  • “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…
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  • Divine Pergola Designs for Your House

    26 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    A pergola is a garden element that form an alley or sitting place. As a roofed structure that offers an open view of the surrounding area, it is typically used for relaxation or entertainment. Pergola often gives climbing plants as a decoration and a form on which to grow. Modern pergola usually made form wood, […]
  • Amusing Classic Bay Window Designs

    26 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    Bay window is not the same with a regular window. But they have same function, which is air circulation and sun rays. The different of bay window is the curved shape or jutted out like bay. This window type could be a special charm on the interior of the room. And also you can enjoy […]
  • Impressive Outdoor Daybed Ideas

    26 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    By combining three key elements together, the perfect piece of furniture was born. Outdoor Daybeds are a piece of functional furniture and a stylish seating place with the cozy comforts of a nice soft bed all wrapped in to one. Now they have gone even one step further and made an outdoor daybed. These beds are a great alternative to typical outdoor furniture. They come in several different materials including wicker, wood […]
  • 9 Low Cost Kitchen Remodel Ideas

    26 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    With small changes, you can create brand new look to your kitchen. Not only the look but also add more functionality through the changes. But sometimes when you need to remodel your kitchen or another room in your house, you have limited budget to do it. That’s why now we want to help you by […]
  • Outstanding Outdoor Lounge Chairs

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    If you want to spend time outside and are looking for some furniture to enjoy your time on the patio or deck, you have to look at some outdoor lounge seats. These chairs are a great way to enjoy the sun, view and outdoor activities in style and give you a nice place to sit. […]
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  • 6 Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Bedroom More Luxurious

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

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

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

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    Largest home staging statistics survey taken of over 3500 homes sold in 2014 shows that on average, professional staging increases the value over 10% of unstaged comparables!  Spending around 1% in the “professional” staging of a home resulted in HUGE returns for the 2014 home seller.  In fact, we saw direct correlation between staging dollars spent and increase in sales price. Speed of Sale vs. Getting a Better Price It’s not just about “speed of sale” in today’s housing market but about making the most money out of your most valuable commodity.  While…
  • 5 Tips and 48 Cool Resources to Help Home Stagers Learn and Grow

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Something about sending my kids back to school this week really makes me feel sentimental as another year clicks by and I now have a 7th grader and 5th grader.  I’ve been feeling sad about having a child in Jr. High but was gratified when my youngest son still ran out of his class the first morning to kiss me good bye…how long will that happen I wonder?  I know many of you are sending kids back to school currently or are maybe a bit wistful about the days past that you did, so I thought a post about going back to school for us adult home stagers and designers would be helpful along with…
  • Staging With Pillows – 6 Tips

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am
    Pillow Talk – 6 Tips for Home Staging and Styling I just wrote a blog guest post about how to successfully use pillows when staging a home.  The photos provided by Gregg Churchill  an Australian home stager are amazing and my tips are essentials in staging and design.  I also list my favorite pillow resource locations, so click here to see the post, thanks!     The post Staging With Pillows – 6 Tips appeared first on .
  • Why Home Staging Certification Matters

    15 Jul 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Why Home Staging Certification Matters – 5 HUGE Reasons Why go through a home staging certification program?  Specifically, why go through our HSR Certification program instead of going it alone or with another company?   Here are 5 HUGE reasons why the HSR Certification matters along with some incredible before and after photos of a luxury home amazingly staged by JoMcLaughlin Designs…   Before Photo – JoMcLaughlin Designs 1.  We are the only Home Staging Certification program who is constantly adding, evolving and continuing to educate our members WITHOUT…
  • Getting Organized for Staging

    12 Jun 2014 | 11:41 am
    How To Get Organized Before Staging Your Home I just added an entire section in the HSR Certification training on adding Organization services to your staging business.  We had so much fun doing an advanced webinar on the subject or organizing, I thought I would share the hot tips that I learned.  Jennifer Lake a Kansas City home stager and designer who has years in the organization business before joining HSR generously shared: The single best way to market your organization business The best way to price for volume business The first rooms/spaces you should focus on for the client for…
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  • Interior Design: Tile Style Guide

    Guest Author
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:14 am
    From the floor that you walk on to the unique accents in your shower, tiles offers a customized look to your home’s design. With options including glass, porcelain, ceramic, natural stone, and exotic tile, there are tile options for every budget, every area, and every desired aesthetic. So how do you choose the perfect tile for your home? Read through this guide to tiles created by Drury Designs to make a better decision.    GLASS Made by melting a combination of sand and other minerals at very high temperatures, glass is easy for a homeowner to clean and maintain and is ideal for…
  • Bathroom Sinks: Choose the right one!

    Tejas Madaye
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:18 am
    Remodelling a home’s bathroom can be quite a task. If you are planning to remodel you bathroom then one should consider selecting an unusual or distinctive bathroom sink. The sink sets the tone for the entire bathroom. That’s why we suggest choosing this before anything else. Not a while black we discussed about kitchen sinks this time its all about about bathroom sinks. But before choosing a sink one much understand the various factors that lead to the selection of a bathroom sink. How big is your bathroom? Check the exact dimensions of the location for the new sink. Will your new…
  • 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…
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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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  • A Little Neon to Brighten Your Day

    28 Oct 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Image via Desire to Inspire, Lucas Allen PhotographySince Neon is as bright as colors come, it seemed fitting to give you a dose of neon to brighten your day!  You'll be suprised by how much neon decor can add to a room.  It may just be the most underutilized and fun color palette around.  Let's see if I can convince you to give neon a try!Campbell Designs LLC, Image via Buttercup BungalowIsn't the hot pink office chair above energizing? Neon colors can be the perfect pick-me-up for an office.  Trade your caffeine for color.Image via Moregeous, RemodelistaImage via…
  • 7 Ways to Make Your Home More Inviting

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    Images via: 1  \  2  \  3Images via: 1  \  2 Images via: 1  \  2 \  3  \  4Images via: 1  \  2Images via: 1  \  2  \  3Images via: 1  \  2  \  3  \  4Images via: 1  \  21. Friendly Door Mat - Nothing says "Welcome" more than a friendly first impression! If you like the idea of putting your last name or a custom design on your door mat, then check out this tutorial for a DIY door mat at Old Blue Silo blog.  It's really easy!2. Arrange Furniture for Conversation…
  • 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                                     …
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  • There are rules when sprucing up one’s home to make it look better or bigger. Things should...

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:55 pm
    There are rules when sprucing up one’s home to make it look better or bigger. Things should be matched accordingly. But, not all rules are meant to be followed. Some are, meant to be broken in a way that would have surprising results.Interior design in Singapore would need creativity and boldness to pull ideas off and break the rules. Even it means doing mismatching with colors, styles, materials and resources. Read more on mismatching ideas here.
  • 7 Design Ideas That Breathe Life Into Your Walls

    27 Oct 2014 | 7:14 pm
    There are so many out of the box yet simple ideas to decorate your walls. Walls are often overlooked because people are hesitant to commit to something so big. A wall decor can liven up a room; it can even make it seem bigger—if the right tips are used. Even putting small items or home stuffs beside a wall would make a big difference; this would be very helpful for homes with limited spaces like our HDB’s in Singapore. In design, limited space doesn’t mean you won’t touch your walls. No need for expensive wallpapers or paints to redesign your walls, these 7 unique tips are easy on…
  • 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
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  • How to Create Kitchen Color Schemes

    Erin Davis
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Kitchen Color Schemes 101 Welcome to the next post in our interior painting color series! Last time I talked about choosing an interior painting color palette. We covered the color wheel, analogous and complementary colors, and how different colors affect your mood. It’s worth a quick skim if you missed it. Today we’ll focus on what color you should paint your kitchen. There’s no one perfect kitchen color, but some are better than others. (The short version: White, cream, and light citrus and blues work well; avoid navy, black, and bright yellow.) I’ll suggest a few kitchen color…
  • Your Guide to an Interior Painting Color Palette

    Erin Davis
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Color is one of the most effective tools to establish the mood of a room. Before you even take in furniture, flooring, or decor, color sends a signal the brain. That’s why some 1,500 jails and hospitals painted detention rooms bubblegum pink in the 1980s: the color would calm people down and even lull them to sleep. “Several experiments have shown that different colors affect blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates as well as brain activity and biorhythms,” wrote The New York Times. The effect is a holdover from evolutionary biology. “When you look at red, it does increase your…
  • Kitchen Upgrades for the Best ROI

    Erin Davis
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Real talk: Kitchen remodeling can be expensive. Understandably, homeowners want to strategically choose what to upgrade in order to maximize function, aesthetics, and resale value. I recently wrote a guest post about 5 kitchen remodeling tips that have the best ROI on a home improvement blog. I think you’ll find the whole post valuable, but here’s a sneak peek. 1. Give Your Floor a Lift Image: Pinterest Vinyl flooring saw a boom in the ‘50s and subsequent decades. If your kitchen hasn’t been updated since then, you may very well have old vinyl flooring that is peeling or has simply…
  • 5 Reasons Why Mosaik Design Uses Design-Build

    Erin Davis
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    (Source: emagic) We here at Mosaik use a design-build approach in our work, butwhat does that actually mean? Design-build is an integrated approach that delivers design and construction services under one contract with a single point of responsibility. You might select design-build to achieve the best value while meeting schedule, cost and quality goals. Design-build encompasses all projects from commercial to residential, including new build and remodeling. Nearly 40% of non-residential design and construction is created with this approach. Before starting Mosaik Design, I owned another…
  • 10 Ways to Make Your Kitchen Feel Bigger

    Erin Davis
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    For many, a huge kitchen is the stuff daydreams are made of. If only I had an 8-foot kitchen island with a second sink, you sigh dreamily. Food would definitely taste better if you made it in a spacious kitchen with a 10-foot ceiling and sun streaming in enormous windows, right? But physically increasing your kitchen’s square footage isn’t always an option. Thankfully, as a kitchen and bath designer, I have learned a few tricks along the way to enlarge the look and feel of your kitchen without knocking out any walls. I can’t guarantee you won’t bump elbows with your significant other…
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  • Whitepod eco-luxury hotels in the Swiss Alps

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    If you like winter sports, you probably know that the Swiss Alps offer top quality in that area. Although you can find many hotels and resorts to choose from there is something different you can try. The Whitepod eco-luxury resort. The goal of this was to bring a touch of ecotourism mixed with luxury to the Swiss Alps. Each of these pods is a modern day luxury igloo, sitting on wooden platforms and comes equipped with a large bed, a bathroom with shower, a wood-burning stove, a small tea kitchen and a terrace with a superb view over the Alps. Their impact on nature is reduced by efficiently…
  • 26 cabin interiors for inspiration

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    At least once in a life, everybody dreams about escaping the hectic city life and spending a couple of days in a cozy wood cabin retreat in a rustic and relaxing atmosphere. A small, warm, pine-scented log cabin can offer an unforgettable experience. Taking a walk in the freh air of the woords, snuggling up by the fireplace, reading a book, spending a couple of hours in the peaceful night stargazing, far from the city lights. The post 26 cabin interiors for inspiration appeared first on Home Tweaks.
  • DIY hanging rope shelf ideas

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Rope is great all-purpose craft material, so here is a great idea on how to use it in your home. Rope shelves can offer a stylish way to decorate your home and create functional shelves in just a couple of hours. They can be perfect for the living or dining room, kitchen or the bathroom, as a decorative display or a simple shelving space. All you need is threaded rope, a couple of wooden planks, and one or more hooks to hang them. Here are a couple of examples to inspire you to make your own. The post DIY hanging rope shelf ideas appeared first on Home Tweaks.
  • 10 awesome herb planter ideas

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Growing herbal plants in containers is a good idea because you have easy access to their wonderful flavors in the kitchen. Most herbs are well-suited for growing in containers and can exist anywhere if they are given the proper amount of sunlight, water, and good soil. But some can become really large at maturity, so be sure to match your herbs to the size of your container. here are some creative exmples for DIY herb planters. 1. Vintage tin box herb planter 2. Teacup herb planters 3. Chalkboard herb planters 4. Tin can herb planters 5. Pallet herb planters 6. Glass jar herb planters 7. Old…
  • Scandic To Go – the hotel that comes to you

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Scandic To Go is a mobile hotel room which is built in a container, a mobile hotel room that comes to you, wherever you are. The mobile hotel rooms are 18 square meters, with associated terrace and are equipped with all that is expected of today’s hotels offer such as free wifi, air conditioning and a fully equipped bathroom. The main room is 14 square meters, hardwood floors with plush carpet, adjustable desk and a small seating area and the bathroom is about 4 square meters. Source The post Scandic To Go – the hotel that comes to you appeared first on Home Tweaks.
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