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  • 8 Amazing Getaway Homes

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    30 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am
    8 Amazing Getaway HomesDreaming of faraway places? Let these houses that smartly respond to their beautiful surroundings serve as your visual getaway. This house built on a Hawaiian lava flow is a stunning feat in site-poured concrete.
  • Well That Escalated Quickly

    Young House Love
    John Petersik
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    For two weeks we had virtually no progress in our laundry area, except for rethinking our approach and considering contractor bids. So by comparison, things happened so swiftly over the last few days that it nearly put our heads on spin cycle. What started out looking like this… …is now looking a bit more like this. Yowza. Let’s rewind to early last week, when it clicked that maybe we could do more ourselves and sub-contract certain jobs out instead of relying entirely on one contractor and his team. As you may recall from this post, Option 4 is our goal: We put together a…
  • Essence of Elegance: Blue Toile de Jouy Dressed Chair

    Decorating Diva
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    Beautifully whitewashed 18th century style antique reproduction French chair and ottoman upholstered in a classic and elegant blue toile de jouy fabric with an oriental...The post Essence of Elegance: Blue Toile de Jouy Dressed Chair appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • How To Create A Georgian Colonial Home Interior - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
    Shelley Little
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    This kitchen is a great example of how to make our modern homes mimic the Georgian Colonial design. Image Source: Twist Interior Colonial decorating began as a rustic, hand-built and sturdy design which evolved over 300 years into an extremely ornate and lavish decor. This interior style began with rustic tastes because it originates back to the first American settlers in the 17th Century—settlers who were carpenters and made their own furniture. These settlers mostly originated from England where a lot of their tastes were heavily influenced. Fast forward to todays Colonial decor and…
  • 3 Awesome Ways To Makeover 1 Cabinet

    Maxwell Tielman
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Keeping up with the latest trends in design can often be overwhelming, especially when you’re pinching pennies, your budget too tight for the occasional furniture splurge. Working on a budget, however, doesn’t mean you have to forgo style — especially if you’re feeling crafty. To prove our point, we teamed up with our pals over at Target and completely revamped one of their most simple, flat-packed cabinet designs (retail price: $34.99) in three different popular styles. The best part? Each of these projects are easy enough to be accomplished in less than a day and…
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  • Greywater Bathroom: Top Six

    Ali Morris
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The concept of ‘grey water’ continues to push designers to create ever-inventive bathroom fittings that make the most out of precious water. Presented at this year’s New Designers graduate show in London, the Rethink Sink by Oliver Liddard makes use of a simple psychology and tipping mechanism. Once the sink is full, water is tipped out of the basin’s pouring lip into a bowl below - a simple action that serves as a visual reminder of how much water is being used. Nested into a fixed basin, the removable bowl has a built-in plug release giving users the option to…
  • Savor Guest Chair by Gunlocke

    Alicita Rodriguez
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Designed by Alyssa Coletti and inspired by Gunlocke’s Credentials casegoods line, Savor Guest Chair combines clean lines and strong sustainability. The chair’s minimalist style pairs exposed wood and upholstery in a sleek form with a modest footprint. Already the recipient of a Best of NeoCon Editor’s Choice award, Savor is a delectable treat for the modern office. Sustainable Biomaterial Earns LEED Points The chair features a myco-board seat back, which is a rapidly renewable bio-material made from agricultural byproducts such as cornstalks which are glued together with mycelium (the…
  • Material Blocking: Hospitality Trend

    Ali Morris
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Materials with contrasting colors and textures are sliced and spliced into geometric blocks to create cabinets and coffee tables with striking surface decoration. Mounted on steel legs, Canadian designer Zoe Mowat’s Tablescape II coffee table is inspired by the Eames’ philosophy of “select and arrange,” where the home becomes a fluid and experimental collage of objects that adapt and change over time.  On the tabletop, a quarter circle block of painted walnut serves as a book end, a flush, square block of granite is a coaster for placing hot drinks and a rectangular walnut…
  • P77 Chair by Jonas Lindvall for Johanson Design

    Ali Morris
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Ideal for office or education environments, Johanson Design’s P77 chair is an stackable chair that can be used both indoors and out. The P77 is a lightweight, comfortable, durable and stackable armchair. The result of the first collaborative project between Swedish brand Johanson Design and designer and architect Jonas Lindvall, the P77 chair is the perfect solution for everything from school dining halls and offices to pavement cafés and restaurants. With generous proportions and superb comfort, the P77 has aluminum legs and an injection moulded body that all together weighs in at…
  • Black Penta Lamp by Jonathan Dorthe

    Joseph Starr
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Designer Jonathan Dorthe has added a new wrinkle to suspension luminaires in the form of the clever and practical Black Penta Lamp. Effective Execution of a Streamlined Design Inspired, perhaps, by the formal simplicity and artistic execution of the art of Origami, Dorthe conceived of the piece as a simple manipulation of a versatile material—five bends forming the pentagonal silhouette that gives the piece its name. The material chosen by Dorthe to effect this manipulation is simple black matte acrylic—resilient enough to undergo the requisite bends, attractive enough to draw admiration,…
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  • Best of Web + Special DS Sale At One King’s Lane!

    Maxwell Tielman
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    It’s around this time of year, when we flip our calendars from July to August, that my friends and work colleagues begin to lament the end of summer. “Where did the season go?” they might ask, sighing heavily. I’m most definitely guilty of saying such things, too, but you guys—we need to calm down. Last I checked, the official end of summer is in late September, so you’ve still got a whole two months left to soak up the sun, get outdoors and take part in one of our all-time favorite summer activities: picnicking! And don’t worry—if you’re a bit…
  • Behind the Bar: Prairie Rose’s Brighton Beachcomber

    Kristina Gill
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    This week’s cocktail comes to us from Prairie Rose, cocktail blogger from the popular Bit By a Fox blog which recently won Saveur Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Best Cocktail Blog 2014. Her cocktail, the Brighton Beachcomber, has a couple of my favorite flavors in it:  ginger and lime, but it also has coconut water and tequila! To me it sounds a little bit like a distant relative of a margarita. I found it to be very tasty and I love the pale green color. While I’m being a bit superficial, I must say that an added bonus of this cocktail is the beautiful Canton bottle.
  • 5 Easy No-Bake Meals in Under 20 Minutes

    Grace Bonney
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
      Let’s face it, most of us don’t enjoy cranking up a hot, steamy oven in the middle of summer. The temperatures are high enough outside that the idea of adding more heat to your home seems less than ideal. So this summer, I’m embracing recipes that don’t require me to bake anything. It’s all about quick, easy-to-assemble meals that come together in less than 20 minutes. From delicious veggie roll-ups and chickpea salads to the perfect summer watermelon dish, these are all fun, healthy and EASY ways to put food on the table without breaking a sweat in the…
  • A Day In The Life of Mara Hoffman

    Maxwell Tielman
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    We love ourselves a good print—the bigger and bolder, the better— and Mara Hoffman, the New York-based clothing and swimwear designer, is one of our favorite purveyors of all things printed and patterned. Raised in Buffalo, New York (holla!), Mara found her calling shortly after graduating from Parsons The New School for Design. In 2000, she launched a small collection of one-of-a-kind clothes called “Circle,” each ornamented and hand-dyed by Mara herself. Soon after, Circle became simply Mara Hoffman, and Mara’s brand expanded its reach with a new focus on prints.
  • 3 Awesome Ways To Makeover 1 Cabinet

    Maxwell Tielman
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Keeping up with the latest trends in design can often be overwhelming, especially when you’re pinching pennies, your budget too tight for the occasional furniture splurge. Working on a budget, however, doesn’t mean you have to forgo style — especially if you’re feeling crafty. To prove our point, we teamed up with our pals over at Target and completely revamped one of their most simple, flat-packed cabinet designs (retail price: $34.99) in three different popular styles. The best part? Each of these projects are easy enough to be accomplished in less than a day and…
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  • Houzz Tour: Passive House Principles, Active Benefits in Portland (17 photos)

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Architect Jeff Stern has spent much of his career designing ecominded houses and buildings, so when he decided to build his own home three years ago, he naturally chose an energy-efficient approach. Instead of striving for LEED...
  • Reboot Your Child’s Room for Back-to-School Time (14 photos)

    1 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Whether your child is just entering preschool or starting senior year, a new school year is a transition worth marking. Giving his or her room a reboot is one way to honor the growth your child has made and set an inspiring tone for the year ahead. Some years it may be enough to shed a few old toys and...
  • Houzz Tour: Scandinavian Style in a Central London Flat (14 photos)

    1 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Cate St. Hill had already updated her two-bedroom flat in central London six years ago when she shared the space with some school friends. But when her friends moved out and her boyfriend moved in last summer, it was time for a new update to transform the home from student digs to cool couple’s hangout....
  • To-Dos: Your August Home Checklist (9 photos)

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    From the dog days of summer to the first days of school, August is a month of transition for many. Even if cool fall nights still seem ages away, the transition from outdoors to in is already beginning. So as your vacation wraps up and dinners begin to move from grill to stove, consider putting these...
  • Kitchen of the Week: Style Trumps Ease in a San Francisco Loft (11 photos)

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    If this homeowner wants a bowl of cereal, he must first lift a 40-pound steel ladder into place and climb up several feet to a cabinet where he stores his dry goods. The desire to preserve large windows and the lack of available wall space prevented more accessible storage. But that didn’t...
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  • Are You Using Issuu Clip?

    1 Aug 2014 | 8:25 am
    You guys. I’ve been a pinning maniac today. I’m finding so much inspiration at the moment using the new CLIP feature on Issuu. Finally I can enjoy and save stuff from digital magazines over to Pinterest. So cool. Have you tried it yet? I hope you follow me on Pinterest so you can see more because I’m totally blowing up my feed. So much fun! Here’s what’s on my radar at the moment… First, lots of blue tones. Links are here. Most of these came from my friend Griottes so I can’t take all of the credit for sourcing them. These have a definite Autumn…
  • Covet Garden Home: Special Print Edition

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    Hello everyone and happy Friday! How are you today? I’m feeling great because the heat has lifted and the weather is sublime which greatly impacts how I feel. And now I can take my little one outside – when it’s boiling I have no will and he seems to hate sweating too, so we play indoors and he hangs out in mommy’s work studio. The weekend is here so we’re hoping to hit some flea markets and festivals like the Maschseefest which I just love – it’s a huge open air festival around this massive lake in the center of our city with food and music and…
  • House Doctor Moments Collection A/W 2014

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:56 am
    House Doctor has done it again with another pretty collection for Autumn/Winter 2014 with their Moments collection. I think it’s very smart and sophisticated, understated, simple and cool. Colors range from rose to cool blue, mossy and teal greens, yellow and smokey gray. For materials, you have copper, gold, brass and marble along with wood, in particular, plywood. Christmas looks very casual again this year in Scandinavian design and since House Doctor is Danish, they are leading the pack with simplicity and pared down decor for the ho-ho-holidays. Lanterns a-glow, metal and wire,…
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    Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

  • Postman Builds Incredible Palace from Thousands of Pebbles in Southeast France

    Beverley Mitchell
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Read the rest of Postman Builds Incredible Palace from Thousands of Pebbles in Southeast France Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: baroque, concrete, Drôme, Facteur Cheval, Ferdinand Cheval, folly, france, French postman builds palace out of pebbles, gallery, handmade buildings, Hauterives, naive art, Outsider Architecture, Outsider Art, Palais Ideal, Postman Cheval, stone buildings, the Ideal Palace
  • The Tower of London’s Moat is Bleeding Thousands of Blood Red Poppies

    Lori Zimmer
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Read the rest of The Tower of London’s Moat is Bleeding Thousands of Blood Red Poppies Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: 888246 poppies, Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, eco design, green design, Paul cummins, sustainable design, Tower of London, World War I memorial
  • INTERVIEW: James Dyson On Using His Famous Vacuum Technology to Suck Garbage From Rivers

    Tafline Laylin
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Read the rest of INTERVIEW: James Dyson On Using His Famous Vacuum Technology to Suck Garbage From Rivers Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: clean tech, cyclone technology, Dyson vacuum, dyson water pollution, green design, green tech, James Dyson, James Dyson interview, James Dyson Recyclone, ocean pollution, plastic waste, Pollution, recycle plastic, Recycled Materials, Recyclone Barge, repurposed waste, river barge, river waste, sponsored post, sustainable design, waste barge
  • Giraffe Killed After Slamming Head into a Highway Overpass Due to Negligent Caretakers

    Kristine Lofgren
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:13 pm
    A poor giraffe was killed after striking its head on a freeway overpass while being transported in an open container down a South African highway. The animal’s owner was moving two giraffes in Pretoria, South Africa when one of the giraffes slammed into a bridge. Shortly after, the animal died of injuries sustained in the accident. Read the rest of Giraffe Killed After Slamming Head into a Highway Overpass Due to Negligent Caretakers Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: animal cruelty, animal neglect, Danish zoo kills giraffe, giraffe cruelty, giraffe hits freeway overpass,…
  • Zootopia: BIG Unveils Bold Plan to Build the World’s Most Animal-Friendly Zoo

    Bridgette Meinhold
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Read the rest of Zootopia: BIG Unveils Bold Plan to Build the World’s Most Animal-Friendly Zoo Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", animal friendly, animal friendly zoo, big, bjarke ingels, Bjarke Ingels Group, Denmark, eco design, eutopia, givskud, green architecture, Green Building, green design, Sustainable Building, sustainable design, zoo, zootopia
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  • World’s First Smart Ceiling Fan Controllable by a Smartphone App [Video]

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Check out the world’s first smart ceiling fan designed with an on‐board computer and array of sensors. SenseME™ technology, available exclusively on the Haiku ceiling fan, revolutionizes a home fixture that hadn’t changed for decades. “The typical home has more than three fans, but they’re no smarter or better looking than your great‐grandma’s,” said Carey Smith, founder and Chief of Big Ass Fans. “In the past couple of years, we’ve seen smart thermostats and smart light bulbs, yet you still have to pull a chain to start your ceiling fan. SenseME changes everything.”…
  • How To Create A Georgian Colonial Home Interior

    Shelley Little
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    This kitchen is a great example of how to make our modern homes mimic the Georgian Colonial design. Image Source: Twist Interior Colonial decorating began as a rustic, hand-built and sturdy design which evolved over 300 years into an extremely ornate and lavish decor. This interior style began with rustic tastes because it originates back to the first American settlers in the 17th Century—settlers who were carpenters and made their own furniture. These settlers mostly originated from England where a lot of their tastes were heavily influenced. Fast forward to todays Colonial decor and…
  • Sophisticated Residence Design Blurring the Lines Between Indoor and Outdoor 

    Ada Teicu
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    Located on a North-South oriented corner site in Brighton, Australia, this sophisticated residence was imagined for a mid-size family looking for an urban dwelling to enjoy daily. Exuding a rich modern feel via a multitude of indoor and outdoor living areas connected to the outdoors, the sophisticated residence was intended to serve a busy family and become their oasis of peace while connecting them to the outdoors. The two-story home designed by Darren Comber dissipates the lines between indoor and outdoor with the help of large windows drawing sunshine inside. Entertaining with family…
  • Indispensable Tool for Modern Gardeners: Edyn Garden Sensor and Water Valve

    Ada Teicu
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:43 am
    Another Kickstarter project caught our attention just in time for summer: the fantastic Edyn Modern Garden Sensor and Water Valve with its matching smartphone app. Smart home systems are only days away from having a garden companion with technical arguments that demand attention. This impressive smart garden gadget is somewhat a hybrid between old-school gardening and new-school farming games. By connecting your garden to your smartphone and offering real-time information, the modern garden gadget encourages and reminds you to take good care of your plants’ health. Easy to insert in…
  • Instant Room Upgrade: Mineral Wall Panels by 3DWalldecor

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:19 am
    3DWalldecor is a young Dutch design company, which focuses on the development of three dimensional wall decoration. Fit for office building, hotels, housing and various commercial spaces, their mineral wall panels are great-looking, safe and durable. These easy-to-install tiles have a seamless surface with a perfect automatic pattern repeat, and can be painted in any color. They are relatively light weight due to the hollow backside composition and still very strong due to glass fiber reinforcement. The 3DWalldecor pure white mineral wall panels are designed in The Netherlands and made in…
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  • 10 Dwell Store Picks from the Kitchen Experts at Food52
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    10 Dwell Store Picks from the Kitchen Experts at Food52At Dwell, we are big fans of Food52, and can often be found browsing Provisions, its well-curated store of artisanal products, over our lunch breaks. Here, Food52 founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs share their favorite picks from the Dwell Store. Their selections, ranging from minimal sugar bowls to bright wireframe chairs, are both practical and pleasing additions to a kitchen (and beyond). Click through the slideshow to shop their favorite pieces. Dry Good Vessels by Fort Standard"Finding better ways to store dry goods is…
  • Brilliant Color Fields Made of Thread
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:36 am
    Brilliant Color Fields Made of Thread Published as:  By a Thread Kansas City–based artist Anne Lindberg uses architecture as a framework for drawing in space. In 2011, artist Anne Lindberg installed her piece Canto Yellow as part of the “Licoes da Linha” exhibition at SESC Bom Retiro in São Paulo, Brazil. Anne Lindberg had been working in monochromatic, two-dimensional graphite drawings for several years when she made a jump into color. In 2009, Lindberg—who holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and resides in Kansas City, Missouri—spent the summer at Art Omi…
  • Sneak Peek: New Whitney Museum Building Designed by Renzo Piano
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    Sneak Peek: New Whitney Museum Building Designed by Renzo PianoFor our third #ModernMonday Twitter chat with DesignMilk, the Whitney Museum of Art's new building project manager, Bill Maloney, joined us to talk about the museum's new structure in New York City. The building, designed by architect Renzo Piano, will open to the public in spring 2015. Click through the slideshow to see what the museum had to say about the much-anticipated project and the union between art and architecture. Join us every week on Twitter from 1-2 p.m. ET for a special conversation with a guest host. Q1: What's the…
  • 8 Amazing Getaway Homes
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am
    8 Amazing Getaway HomesDreaming of faraway places? Let these houses that smartly respond to their beautiful surroundings serve as your visual getaway. This house built on a Hawaiian lava flow is a stunning feat in site-poured concrete.
  • Tree House Retreat Made of Repurposed Materials
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    Tree House Retreat Made of Repurposed MaterialsAn artist crafts a sustainable tree house in the Puerto Rican tropics as an inventive take on the exhibition space. Radamés “Juni” Figueroa lived in his art project tree house, made from found materials, for two fortnights, as part of his artist residency at La Practica at Beta-Local. "The Practice" is an interdisciplinary program of research and production focusing on art, architecture, and design, with an emphasis on collaboration.  Radamés Figueroa, who goes by "Juni," is an artist who set aside his brushes to live in the trees.
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    Better Living Through Design

  • Slow Chair & Ottoman

    1 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Whenever I see the Slow Chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra, I am reminded of the Maison Flottante where the chair is shown prominently as the main living area seating. Would you believe that the inspiration behind the Slow Chair was ladies’ tights? I’m sure you can, as the strong, precisely shaped knit is stretched over the metal frame, quite similar to a fitted stocking. This sling cover provides soft, ergonomic support and gives a lightweight appearance despite its generous proportions. Slow Chair, $3,655.00 Slow Ottoman, $1,795.00 Coordinating Back Cushions are…
  • Seletti Atomizers

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    Certain scents for the home and table are gaining popularity, and, as you might be aware, there’s all sorts of options to add and mix fragrances to enhance a dining (or shopping) experience. Now, you might not like the idea of adding scents to your already excellent culinary experience at home, but these Atomizers by Seletti are done beautifully in mouth blown glass, and could just as easily be admired as art forms as they are containers. As Seletti says, “the forms, unexpected on the table, outline a new gestural expressiveness towards food.” They could just as easily hold…
  • Set Edition’s Chipboard Postcards

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    A handwritten note is hard to beat, no matter how gifted you are at typing out a heartfelt message. I could go on and on to try and convince you to pick up a pen, but Set Edition’s Chipboard Postcards will most likely do the job for me, as their simple graphics won’t get in the way of your impressive (good or bad) handwriting. 100% recycled duplex chipboard postcard.
  • CMYK Up Lamp

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:29 am
    What the what is going on with this CMYK Up Lamp? Dennis Parren has combined red, yellow, and blue LED bulbs to create an interesting mix of light. When the three primary colors are combined, you’ll see a white light. However, when one of these color bulbs is blocked by the structural form of the lamp itself, then the other two combine to produce tertiary shadows (cyan, magenta, and yellowish colors). Pretty spectacular, isn’t it? Producer: Studio Dennis Parren Material: LEDs, Fiberglass Design Date: 2011 Dimensions: 35 x 20 x 27 cm Special Notes: Supplied with three x three LED…
  • Slide Mirror

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:11 am
    Sad news: it looks like there’s not a retailer stateside that carries these mirrors anymore. Happy news: you can buy them directly from the designer, Sylvain Willenz. If you buy either of these mirrors, you might just have to get the Cuboid Doormat to continue the 3D illusion. Maybe add the Half a Table by Niels Van Eijk & Miriam Van der Lubbe and some seating from Acne for a distinct fun-house vibe. The shadow effect is screen printed on the 4mm glass. Designed by Sylvain Willenz. Square: 26.4″ x 26.4″ Rectangle: 26.4″ x 57″ From our archives; originally…
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  • Narcissus Desk: Selfie Lovers Can Stare at Themselves All Day

    1 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Finding people who are entirely in love with their own reflections shouldn't be too difficult in the business world, making the Narcissus Desk a perfect fit in many a CEO's office. Artist Sebastian Errazuriz refurbished an antique, circa-1880 French desk, adding a mirrored surface that enables the user to gaze at themselves all day long. A cut-out in the front (which Errazuriz points out is large enough for "a big fat person") puts the sitter in prime position to see as much of themselves as possible in the mirror. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles:…
  • Morphing Chair Conforms to Your Changing Comfort Needs

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    We've all struggled at times to find the most comfortable sitting position in a chair. Designer Kirsi Enkovaara eliminates that problem with her uniquely customizable chair which she calls The Body. The chair is six meters long overall and made of a canvas material stuffed with rice. The semi-rigid structure allows you to mold the chair into a position that is comfortable for you - and then it stays in that position. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Zen Seating: Meditation Chair Makes Proper Sitting Easy Custom Curved Bench Conforms to Human…
  • Tiny Paris Apartment Packed With Space-Saving Features

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Combining stairs and storage is becoming a very popular way to save space in very small homes. This Paris apartment, designed by French firm Schemaa, does so in gorgeous style by using alternating-tread steps with included storage as a central feature of the 30 square meter home. The storage-rich staircase occupies one wall of the combined kitchen/dining/living space, and it isn't the only impressive space-saving feature. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: 29sqm Apartment Features Space-Saving Stairs & Loft Bed Tiny Paris Apartment is Huge on…
  • Modular Honeycomb Pods Aimed at Music Festival-Goers

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you've ever gone to a music festival and spent a night (or three) camped out on the cold or muddy ground in your sleeping bag, then congratulations - you've done something you'll probably remember for the rest of your life. But your next festival experience could be a little more comfortable if the B-And-Bee concept takes flight. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Page 23: Film Festival Winner Shows the Dark Side of IKEA Tent Tenements: Modular System Connects Multi-Unit Tents Acoustic Decor: Modular Interactive Music-Making Furniture Custom…
  • Desert Home and Courtyard Blend Seamlessly with Landscape

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Like the majestic Saguaro cacti that surround the site, this Scottsdale, Arizona home rises from the earth and meets the sky gracefully and with perfect style. It was designed by Wendell Burnette Architects to perfectly tuck into a clearing amongst granite outcroppings in the lovely desert setting. The Desert Courtyard Home is so named thanks to its most impressive feature: a glass-wrapped courtyard that offers the resident a serene space. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Dream-Like Desert Home Design for Wide Open-Air Spaces Desert Dome:…
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  • Small Spaces: Dark vs. Light

    Linda Merrill
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Common thought is that a small space should be painted a light color so as to make it feel bigger. Is this fact or fiction? Well, it depends on the circumstance. As designers, we love a bold and dramatic space, even in a bathroom. As a matter of fact, we often think "especially in a bathroom!" because it's not a space one spends a huge amount of time in, we can afford to go bold. Of course, dark can be dramatic and sexy. Masculine and the perfect background for displaying art. (via Remodeling Consultants of Chicago)Sparkly. Or even as just a balance to a big bright window.On the other end of…
  • Cape Cod Estate Sale

    Linda Merrill
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    We're getting down to the last bits of business settling my parent's estate. The big thing this week is an estate sale which is being held at their home in Sandwich, MA tomorrow and Saturday, August 1st and 2nd. I brought in Patti and Mary from Seaside Estate Sales to handle the whole thing for me.They have been amazing - the work they put into it from house visits, cataloging and researching the history of certain items - most of which I didn't know.For instance that this carving set is from India. I have no idea how my parent's acquired it, it was always just there. This is an 18th…
  • Nook Cottage: All moved in!

    Linda Merrill
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm
    It's been a whirlwind few days as you can imagine - moving out and moving in. I really don't like the moving process. Packing things then unpacking them a few days later isn't like opening presents. But still, I had the help of the wonderful White Glove Moving & Storage in Bourne, MA who were charming and strong! And polite, even when I told them near the end of the truck loading that I was taking the two large (and heavy!) oriental rugs. They earned their money that day.The outside of my new little cottage needs some work. Its a rental so I'm not going to be doing anything major. But it…
  • Modern Vintage Design Studio - A new shop on old Cape Cod

    Linda Merrill
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Before I move off Cape this week, I wanted to go visit a new shop I'd heard about from my landscaper - who is the proud father of one of the shop owners.  Modern Vintage on Rte 6A in Sandwich, MA, is owned by Cara (textile design and sewing) and Kristen (furniture refinishing) who have created a lovely space filled with hand painted and updated vintage furniture, beautiful textiles (including adorable dresses for little girls) and small accessories. They also offer custom hand-painted signs and custom invitation design services, plus workshops and children's birthday parties. This week…
  • Outdoor Entertaining from New England Home magazine

    Linda Merrill
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    I was honored to be asked to contribute some of my favorite outdoor entertaining items for New England Home magazine's Perspectives column in the current issue. Here's the digital edition.If you're looking to create the home of your dreams, contact me to discuss the possibilities!
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  • Essence of Elegance: Blue Toile de Jouy Dressed Chair

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

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

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Instagram Inspiration:Pretty pink decorative pillows pack a punch of fresh and sophisticated color. Craving more design inspiration? View my Instagram Gallery ⇒The post In the Pink: Sophisticated & Elegant Luxury Decorative Pillows appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • Poetic Architecture: Alberto Alfonso’s Fragmentary Blue Rooftop Bar at Streamsong

    The Decorating Diva Blog & Magazine
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:45 pm
    “This place really is in the middle of nowhere!”  I mused to myself upon arrival at  the  Streamsong Resort,  Yes, the resort is in a...The post Poetic Architecture: Alberto Alfonso’s Fragmentary Blue Rooftop Bar at Streamsong appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • Alfonso Architects’ Hidden Grotto in the Heart of Florida: Acqua Pietra Spa

    The Decorating Diva Blog & Magazine
    8 Jul 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Acqua Pietra, translated literally from the Italian means ‘Water Stone’, but another more fitting  interpretation of the Italian  ‘pietra’ is ‘jewel’ or ‘gemstone’. And, a jewel...The post Alfonso Architects’ Hidden Grotto in the Heart of Florida: Acqua Pietra Spa appeared first on Decorating Diva.
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  • Through the Cracks….

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:03 pm
    The city of Chicago is chocked full of remarkable young talent and I’m always thrilled to find something and someone a little bit different to showcase in my Buckingham Interiors + Design Showroom! The white brick walls of the showroom are a revolving exhibit of beautiful paintings and photography. Our newest exhibit was just installed this week and adorned with the beautiful work of Chicago Artist Allison Osborn! How fun are these painted “Rolling on the Decks” skateboards and just how cute is she??!? Her work here, entitled “Pastel Cracks” is another fave of…
  • Get on The Yellow Boat!

    17 Jul 2014 | 10:08 am
    Summer is my favorite time of the year! Warm weather, tanned skin, drinks on the beach- who doesn’t absolutely love this season? What I love most about summer, however, is the vibrant colors that this season always brings with it (and my need to redecorate before those dreary winter months!). That’s why I wanted to showcase Yellow Boat Pillow Company as a great example of how to easily bring bright and fun colors into one’s home!  These pillows are an awesome alternative to having custom pillows made, and the price is right too! If you’re looking for a more understated look…
  • Get on The Yellow Boat!

    17 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    Summer is my favorite time of the year! Warm weather, tanned skin, drinks on the beach- who doesn’t absolutely love this season? What I love most about summer, however, is the vibrant colors that this season always brings with it (and my need to redecorate before those dreary winter months!). That’s why I wanted to showcase Yellow Boat Pillow Company as a great example of how to easily bring bright and fun colors into one’s home!  These pillows are an awesome alternative to having custom pillows made, and the price is right too! If you’re looking for a more understated look…
  • Orange is the New Black!

    13 Jul 2014 | 6:16 am
    Orange certainly IS the new black! I have always had a huge crush on orange. It just makes me happy.  It instantly makes a space positive, energizing and warm. I love combining orange with grounding colors such as brown, navy and tan, or together with turquoise and purple, it forms my favorite mid-century color combination. But orange doesn’t like to be toned down too much. It commands attention! This vibrant hue is often a recurring color in many of my design projects… This orange shaggy lamb stool (available from my BID Showroom in a rainbow of colors) was the perfect pop within…
  • Trend Spotting and Color Designing!

    9 Jul 2014 | 5:56 am
    When it comes to new product development, it’s often challenging to stay on top of all the trends and know what the cool new thing will be! More and more companies now often look to creatives—Interior Designers, Architects, Product Designers, Costume Designers and Artists—to collaborate on product development.  Silestone, by Cosentino, leader in the kitchen and bath industry, continues its Trendspotting program for a third year, and also introduces a new component to their program–Silestone Color Design. They have selected five “trendspotters” from across the country to…
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  • Collected

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

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

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

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

    16 Jan 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Just a few of the big ticket items in tomorrow's sale. Hope to see you in store x
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  • Get Out of the Heat: Josephine House, in Austin

    Leigh Patterson
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Housed in a cottage that's the perfect shade of Oxford blue, Josephine House, in downtown Austin's Clarksville, is for those looking to spend an easy afternoon beating the Texas heat with a cool cocktail. The cafe is the daytime counterpart to Jeffrey's, the neighboring dinner institution (the cottage began as a private dining room for Jeffrey's before opening as a separate restaurant in 2013). Both are owned and masterminded by Larry McGuire of McGuire Moorman Hospitality, who named Josephine House after portraits of Napoleon and Josephine Bonaparte that are longstanding fixtures in…
  • Head & Haft: A Modern Woodoworker in Cornwall

    Julie Carlson
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Chris Thorpe of Head & Haft, in Cornwall, England, describes his outfit as "a multidisciplinary product, furniture, home design, and manufacturing business, adhering to the principles of function, beauty, quality, and craft longevity." His materials include "air-dried, Cornish-cut, seasoned ash, sycamore, beech, and oak, really nicely figured," as well as wood he finds on his rambles, and local granite, too. Above: Milked Side Tables. Above: The Quake Pendant Light.   Above: XL Ash Bowl. Above: Chris Thorpe in his studio, near Falmouth. For artisan-crafted furniture made in the US,…
  • Vote for the Best Bedroom in the Remodelista Considered Design Awards: Amateur Category

    Meredith Swinehart
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Our judges have selected the finalists, now you choose the winners. Vote for the finalists in each of 17 Considered Design Awards categories, on both Remodelista and Gardenista. You can vote once a day in each category, now through August 8. In the Best Bedroom/Amateur category, our five finalists are Michelle Pattee, Tori Willis, Finn & Flora, Thayer & Todd, and Anne S. Holtermann. Project 1 Michelle Pattee | Sebastopol, CA | Sebastopol House Design Statement: "This room on the second floor of our 1904 farmhouse was raw and unfinished. The only access was a ladder…
  • Trending on Gardenista: Kitchen Gardens Near and Far

    Remodelista Team
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    While we've been celebrating the summer kitchen, the Gardenista team has, too—all over the world, and without ever having to come indoors. Above: Celia Hart is an illustrator and printmaker in Suffolk, England, whose blog keeps readers up to date on her plantings on the grounds of an old estate, her work (oh, and her chickens, too). Take a Garden Tour with Kendra, stately henhouse included. Above: This week's Cook's Garden belongs to Laura Silverman of the aptly named blog Glutton for Life. After exploring her and her husband's Mexican sour gherkins, shiso, lovage, and hops (she…
  • Expert Advice: Summer Entertaining with Mrs. Robertson

    Sarah Lonsdale
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    You might not know the name, but you will no doubt have seen her work. Brooklyn-based British stylist, Hilary Robertson, aka Mrs. Robertson, has left her imprint on the covers of countless American and British shelter magazines, and in visual campaigns and displays for Ochre, Canvas, Williams-Sonoma, and Garnet Hill, to name but a few of her clients. And on top of that, Hilary recently came out with The Stuff of Life, a book that we consider Required Reading. In need of some inspired summer entertaining ideas, who else to turn to but Hilary?  Photographs courtesy…
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    Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time

  • Five Fish by Eloise Renouf — On The Wall

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Previous On the Wall print READ MORE »
  • DwellStudio & Robert Allen Partner for Fabric Collection — Design News

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:55 pm
    DwellStudio has created a new fabric collection for Robert Allen called Modern Archive. Inspired by the 50s, 60s, & 70s, the Modern Archive gives classic motifs a twist by playing with proportion and adding an on-trend color palette. The full line of over 40 fabrics is available this fall. READ MORE »
  • Budget Bubbly: 7 Great Bottles — The Kitchn

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    From The Kitchn → The 7 Best Values in Domestic Sparkling Wine READ MORE »
  • Oscar's Bright, Bold Abode — Kids Room Tour

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Name: Oscar (5) Location: Den Bosch, the Netherlands Room Size: 3.5 x 3.5 meters I'm not sure if it was the bright yellow bed, the wall of beautiful books, or the fabulous wallpaper, but it was love at first sight when I laid eyes on Oscar's room. I've always been drawn to spaces that combine both vintage and modern pieces, and I absolutely adore both bright white spaces and those filled with bold colors. This room is the perfect union of all of those elements. Open Slideshow READ MORE »
  • How To Use IKEA Trones Storage Boxes in Every Room of the House

    1 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    One of our favorite things about IKEA products is their versatility. Sure, the wall-mounted Trones storage box may be designed to hold shoes... but that doesn't mean you can't put it to work in other ways, as well. Here are some ideas for using the Trones to add a little extra storage in any room of the house. READ MORE »
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

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

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

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

    16 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    We are so excited to announce the launch of a collaboration made in heaven. Illustrator Sarah Jane of Sarah Jane Studios has teamed up with Pop & Lolli to bring her charming and whimsical creations to removable fabric wallpapers and decals. Pop & Lolli founder Mia Viljoen first fell in love with Sarah Jane’s work when her daughters’ South African grandmother made them matching dresses from Sarah Jane’s fabric. She then realized the charming illustrations would make brilliantly gorgeous wall decor, decals and wallpaper . Today we’re sitting down with Sarah Jane…
  • Time to Bunk Those Kiddos Up. Flexa Children’s Furniture is on Sale!
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:35 am
    If your tot is in the need for a big-girl or big-boy bed, or will be soon, now is the time to scoop it up. Why? Because right now all Flexa products are 25% off. You can take some time to think it over, as the sale does not end until July 31, 2014, but start perusing now. Flexa Bunk Bed Here’s what is so awesome about Flexa. When your kiddo is in the bunk bed phase, the two beds stack safely one atop the other, complete with ladder. Flexa Bunk Bed with Jungle Curtains Next you can add cool curtains that turn it into an inviting fort. There are Princess, Jungle, and Pirate to choose…
  • Get Your Wallpaper On! Brown and Graham is 30% Off

    19 Jun 2014 | 8:52 am
    Now through June 30, 2014, Graham and Brown’s stunning wallpapers are up to 30% off at Design Public. If you’ve been considering wallpaper, now is the time to commit! In case you are not familiar with this excellent  company, they have been around since 1946, collaborating with stellar designers to create unique wallpaper designs that are not for the meek. Here is just a small sample of the variety available from Graham and Brown. Jubilee by Graham and Brown Jubilee is for those of you who long for London; this jolly good paper is full of 1950s icons from the fair city. Trippy by…
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    Home Design Find

  • Casa Jondal Celebrates the Good Life on the Magical Island of Ibiza

    Susan Kraemer
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    The surprise of an empty volume is placed to one side of an extremely ceremonial entry staircase reminiscent of an ancient Mayan pyramid. Once through the grand doorway, you are released into this open glazed living room with custom designed low-slung bamboo-framed seating and tables… …and overlooking a truly stunning turquoise pool. A smooth creamy blonde concrete continues inside and out for a seamless flow, and the bamboo is the perfect foil for the turquoise waters. So the glass box foyer offers a glimpse of the beauties beyond, before continuing on down stairs to the private…
  • An Exuberant First Home Overlooking Thailand’s Andaman Ocean

    Susan Kraemer
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am
    A stunning first home by DBALP in Thailand’s popular Phuket region has a modern vocabulary with simple geometry. Like many ocean viewing homes, the public entertaining space occupies the top floor. This top floor expands out to an outdoor piazza for entertaining. But that stunning piazza is entered from a very discrete and non revealing entry. The house opens out in front towards the glorious Andaman Ocean from atop a high cliff. Designed for a family of four with three dogs, elegance meets ease of upkeep in this sleek and simple masterpiece. Nothing detracts from its sublime vista. A…
  • Design Dilemma: Veranda, Terrace or Patio?

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:57 am
    Traditional Landscape by Greenwich Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Conte & Conte, LLC As you sip your lemonade on your front porch this summer, you may find yourself reflecting, idly: what’s the difference between a veranda, a patio, a porch and terrace? How does a deck fit in? Alas, these are the profound philosophical questions of summer. And as the humidity thickens and the temperatures soar, the urge to take refuge on a patio or porch builds, so we’ve got answers! Here’s a brief glossary to your outdoor space confusion. A PATIO A patio can be attached to a house,…
  • A Blissful Meditative Spa for Sonoma Sybarites

    Susan Kraemer
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:09 am
    A serene spa pavilion for meditation and yoga opens to the landscape of balmy Sonoma County in Northern California. The meditation retreat, designed by SF-based Aidlin Darling Design, is set in the rambling garden of an existing rammed-earth house. Friends and family can come here to regroup. Included is a peaceful dining pavilion to enjoy a leisurely al fresco meal with friends. Next to the dining pavilion, a pool offers a quiet place of rest and relaxation. The outdoor yoga studio overlooks the rolling hills of Sonoma, providing a zen-like retreat. A rustic trellis further provides shade…
  • A South African Retrofit with Timeless Glamour

    Susan Kraemer
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    A renovation of the Moss Oaklands Residence by Nico van der Meulen Architects in South Africa has a sophisticated urban vibe. Water features prominently in the sleek redesign creating a glamorous presence to meet the client’s brief. A new water feature at the entrance to the house creates a bridge that must be crossed to enter public spaces to one side, and private spaces to the other. The house is an update of a charming old 1950s era house set in a wonderful tropical garden. But not very well built. In the rebuild, stronger construction of the new double volume spaces and sturdy…
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  • Some things I liked this week

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:34 am
    Paris is always a good idea.. we couldn't agree more. How to unshrink clothes.. Make the most of your small apartment. Love the use of wallpaper in this home.. This way for some Japanese and Scandinavian inspired furniture.. Studio Moe 20 amazing before and after interior makeovers .. who doesn't love a great makeover! New Bloesem classes! Weaving and Macame anyone? Food time! Grilled peach splits.. An eclectic home in France.. Loving Justin's photography.. Coat check chair.. smart! Well, to everyone who has been wondering... yes! We have restocked our best selling Bookhou pieces in…
  • Bloesem Class is back in session

    31 Jul 2014 | 4:13 am
    Here's looking back on the classes with Ken and Erin! They sent over this beautiful clip.. oh, they captured the love for our neigbourhood tiong bahru so well ... it is such a pleasure to have our studios in this lovely neighbourhood, it feels like home and we have such creative neighbours! We are also really looking forward to all our upcoming classes.. here's what you have to look forward to: Join us for the Upcoming Bloesem Classes: Shibori Dyeing with Indigo Water, Paint & Brushes - Watercoloring class Be Insta Good - Instagram Class Tapestry Weaving Class Knots & Ropes…
  • Their food stories

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:43 am
    Every pictures is a home run on Our Food Stories, which gives us reason to believe that a friendship between a food stylist and photographer is one of best kinds of friendships out there - it creates amazing visuals which in their case, comes along with recipes to recreate their recipes. Laura and Nora also have a equally drool-worthy instagram. We have such an admiration for the work these 2 ladies have done thus far, not just in the area of food styling and photography; they also share on design such as beautiful shops they love and interiors. We too share a love for food styling and…
  • quickstart arro home

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:24 am
    Have you seen the range from the new homewares online store, Arro Home? Well, if you haven't we're glad you found your way here because it is really something not to be missed. You might have seen some of the photos being repinned on pinterest, like how Little Big Bell found it. Thank you Geraldine for the beautiful post. Another amazing brand to come out of Australia. (I personally haven't been there but after the things I've seen coming out of there, I can't wait to visit!)  There are so many more pretty visuals in their collection, it's just unbelieveable!
  • Somethings I like this week

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:23 am
    Hanna Kruger's collection of coveted lamps. We're seeing alot of indigo here..  Things every freelancer can probably relate to.. Homemade non-toxic colored powder DIY. A book for every occasion this summer. Creating a summer atmosphere at home. There hanging vases and wall decor.. The prettiest headphones there ever were.. This DIY stamped scarf looks amazing (you know how not all DIYs turn out as what we expect them to) This bamboo coat rack.. This natural  fairtrade straw clutch  .. Foods you've been cutting the wrong way your entire life! (Definitely learned a thing…
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    2Modern Blog

  • Dramatic Interior Display by Studio Job (2Modern)
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:06 pm
    The work of Netherlands-based design studio, Studio Job, a pair of designers whose tastes lean towards the Baroque more than the modernist, is not for the faint of heart. Unabashedly self-assured, and nothing if not theatrical, Studio Job’s singular approach to design is perfectly illustrated in Studio Job House, the living, working and gallery space the husband-and-wife team has created near Antwerp, Belgium. Against a stark, industrial backdrop of white and exposed concrete, Studio Job’s curatorial eye comes to vivid life, laying forth a visual extravaganza of modernist…
  • Luis Arrivillaga’s Stan Table Pays Homage to Mondrian (2Modern)
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am
    Guatemalan designer Luis Arrivillaga has designed a table comprised of 3 geometric shapes, an artful composition inspired by the grid-based De Stijl paintings of Piet Mondrain. Arrivillaga’s Stan is a low-to-the-ground glass and tubular steel concoction, in which a square piece of steel-framed glass rests on a base of two rectangles. The linear rectangles have been deliberately arranged to look markedly different from every angle, resulting in various abstractions defined by the negative spaces within the steel construction. In achieving “equilibrium between all the active parts,…
  • A Stylish Silverware Kit for Travelers (2Modern)
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Who says portable flatware has to be devoid of elegance? The Italian Travel and Outdoor Silverware kit, manufactured in Maniago, Italy, is comprised of fork, spoon, and knife (that has a bottle opener on its flip side), all made from sturdy stainless steel that’s both lightweight and compact (measuring only 5.5 inches). Conveniently kept together via a brass ring, the kit is designed perfectly for flinging into travel or camping gear at the last minute and on the run. Bon appétit, wanderers. Image: Kaufmann Mercantile
  • Social Pool Takes Up Residence in the Mojave Desert (2Modern)
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:44 pm
    No, it’s not an oasis. That swimming pool in the middle of the desert is quite real—and, not surprisingly, garnering plenty of attention. The concept of Austrian artist Alfredo Barsuglia, Social Pool is a long-term art installation in the guise of a communal pool, tantalizingly placed amidst the hostile sands and unrelenting heat of California’s Mojave desert, challenging the curious and the adventurous to come find it. Measuring 11 x 5 feet, the pure white rectilinear structure, which is covered and locked when not in use, has been constructed in the Mojave, several hours from…
  • Bolt Battery Pack by Fluxmob (2Modern)
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Few things are more maddening to the device-laden than running out of juice, and good luck trying to find an electrical outlet to plug that charger cable into. Portable battery packs abound, but the Bolt battery pack by Fluxmob is one of the smallest. Measuring a diminutive 2.75 inches in length, it’s a compact, clean and contemporary powerhouse that doubles as a conventional wall charger, so it’s a life-saver with our without an available outlet. Plug it in, and charge it up along with your device, or just use a cable and juice up on the go. Electric, we say.Images: Fluxmob
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    Landfair on Furniture

  • New From Mike: Chef’s Eye for Your Kitchen

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

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

    Michael Landfair
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:03 am
    UPDATED: The July-August, 2005 Oregon Home, this highly readable magazine, has an article by Ken Logan titled 16 Master Bedroom Mistakes to Avoid.Ken was gracious enough to allow me to quote from the article. Here are the 16 Mistakes:1. Not springing for a mattress that's going to maximize your chances of getting a great night's rest.2. Not considering the size of your bedroom when choosing furnishings.3. Letting your master bedroom drift off to the bottom of your building or remodeling budget. It's too easy to focus on the public spaces and neglect the area where you may spend a third of…
  • Five Hot Home Décor Trends for 2014

    Michael Landfair
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    Sarah Rufca reporter for the Houston Chronicle shares some of the hot new trends for 2014. I happened to notice that some of our vendors are featured:Fincastle mirror on display in the Williamsburg by Global views showroom in High Point.Brass bed and dresser from Bernhardt's Jet Set collection.Greek Key coffee table in brass from from Bernhardt's Jet Set collection.
  • Apartment Prices Skyrocket, Taste Doesn't

    Michael Landfair
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    The headline says "Manhattan apartment prices skyrocket 20%" and goes on to say that "The sale price for Manhattan apartments has skyrocketed 20 percent this year, a market report has found.Manhattan home buyers paid an average $1.69 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared with $1.41 million for the second quarter of 2013, says the report from realty giant Corcoran.Then, to top it off, this picture is shown: You can own this corner unit for $9.5 million.Photo: Constantin BocaFor $9.5 million, don't you think they could have hired an interior designer. I mean, the bed is on the wrong…
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  • Designer House Renovation Part 2

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

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:20 pm
      I found this old Architectural Digest with the photoshoot from Lee Radziwill’s Park Avenue terrace apartment.  The cover story is from January 1982, just after she had moved two blocks over from Fifth Avenue, following her divorce from the Prince Radziwill.  Lee has said that her two children had flown the nest with this move and it had made her so sad to be, finally, completely alone. Since I just talked about this apartment, I thought you might enjoy seeing the original photographs as they appeared in AD, taken by the great Derry Moore. She told the magazine that the move…
  • Designer Remodels–Part One

    15 Jul 2014 | 7:34 pm
      The new Veranda showcases two designers’ houses, both of which were recently updated.   One is a vacation house, the other is the family home.   Seeing these two stories begs the question – why do interior designers need to redecorate all the time?  Did they not get it right the first time?  In both cases, yes, they did get it right the first time.  Both houses shown in Veranda were beautiful to start with and now, they are even prettier.  Why do interior designers seem to redesign their houses more than the average person?  It might…
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  • Black French Range in a White Kitchen

    Jane F
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Stove color makes a statement in a kitchen. Black implies serious culinary business. Over the last ten years, the 2003 Something’s Gotta Give kitchen (actually a movie set) provided a much-copied formula for a popular black and white look: white Victorian-style cabinets with black counters and accents. That scheme created crisp, high contrast drama. The latest variation on the black and white theme is simpler. I’m seeing white kitchens with light counters and only a single dark accent — a black French range. Both Lacanche and CornfuFé offer stunning French-made ranges in a variety…
  • Stone Wall Bathrooms

    Jane F
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Bathrooms with natural stone walls require little adornment – here, the material is the message. Someone fortunate enough to have, or build, a home where natural stone is a structural component in bathrooms understands the appeal of living with a surface that’s tactile and textured, has integral color, and is as old as the Grand Canyon. Where I live, many stone houses date back to pre-colonial America as I detailed in my tour of  Ulster County Stone Houses (though that was limited to exterior views).  The maxim is that rooms with stone walls stay cool in summer and warm in winter,…
  • Zebra on the Floor

    Jane F
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Zebra print carpets are so enduring, every shape, size and variation is available, from skin-shape throw rugs to broadloom. So if I’m going for pattern and high contrast on the floor, zebra print carpets are an  obvious solution. First, they are black and white, which means they go with almost everything. Zebra is a bold carpet pattern but it’s less slinky than leopard or tiger. And while any animal print is a traditional pick, I find the zebra pattern can look quite modern when it’s pushed by other elements. Sublimely abstract in a mid-20th century Persian kilim [top] the…
  • French Manor House Bath

    Jane F
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:02 pm
    In ancient French bath in a manor house retains its antique atmosphere. How charming and quintessentially French is this unfitted bath in an updated manor house in Champagne? Of course, it could be Sweden or Belgium too. Styled to look cozy, the room has a settee, a chair and a privacy screen in front of the window. It also appears to be L-shaped, with additional sanitary facilities out of view (or in another room entirely, which sometimes happens in old houses). In the days before indoor plumbing, servants would have filled the freestanding slipper tub by hand, using buckets of hot water.
  • 4 Unusual Kitchen Ideas

    Jane F
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Modern? Yes. Functional? Yes. Different? That too. I’m always on the looking for kitchen ideas that feel new or innovative, ones that set this room apart and keep it looking current. That’s not always easy because kitchens – traditional, modern, rustic and even cottage styles — have settled into a certain visual language over the past ten years and aren’t budging much. These days, really new kitchen ideas and features are found on the contemporary or modernist side, as we saw in the hidden cabinets of the Curved Oak Kitchen, or the Under Counter Refrigeration in a kitchen of…
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    Young House Love

  • The Mighty Ducts

    John Petersik
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:41 pm
    By the time Monday’s post was going up, David the framer was here putting the finishing touches on our new laundry room by adding that fourth and final wall (the one that will have the door that leads to the hallway). He also added the wall that will eventually house the frosted door to the current storage / future TV room. I took the picture from this side to get around that lovely plastic sheet, which helps us keep some of the attic heat at bay. Here’s a full shot of the completed framing. I propped up the door just to give everyone an idea of how much it will swing into the…
  • Fab Freebie: Getting Schooled

    John Petersik
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:08 am
    If the recently arrived “Back to School” season is cramping your summer-lovin’ style, maybe $500 to Target will boost your mood? It’s courtesy of, who rounds up tons of coupons (including online, mobile, and printable versions) for thousands of shops and products. So you’re covered whether you’re sending someone off to school, or just doing some everyday shopping at Target (there’s some pretty great home stuff there these days). Please use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter (it might take a second to load, but it should eventually pop…
  • While The Dust Flies In The Laundry Room…

    Sherry Petersik
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:09 am
    This isn’t as exciting as our big laundry room reno (nothing is!) but let’s talk about curtains for a second. Remember when our bedroom was all naked and afraid? (Sidenote: if you’re not watching that show, you should be). We added frames and hung curtains at the same time, but it took us way longer to actually finish said curtains. We knew we wanted nice white linen-like ones for our dark-walled bedroom, and had heard a lot of good things about the Lenda curtains from Ikea around blogland (they’re their nicer/thicker white curtains with a convincing linen-looking…
  • Well That Escalated Quickly

    John Petersik
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    For two weeks we had virtually no progress in our laundry area, except for rethinking our approach and considering contractor bids. So by comparison, things happened so swiftly over the last few days that it nearly put our heads on spin cycle. What started out looking like this… …is now looking a bit more like this. Yowza. Let’s rewind to early last week, when it clicked that maybe we could do more ourselves and sub-contract certain jobs out instead of relying entirely on one contractor and his team. As you may recall from this post, Option 4 is our goal: We put together a…
  • A Little Less Conversation, A Little More…

    John Petersik
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
    After much deliberation, our laundry area is finally seeing some action. Well hello there, washer…. shall we take this to the bedroom? No literally, we took it to the bedroom. JEALOUS? Seriously though – it has been a busy week around here (mostly with unrelated book stuff) but we’ve managed to get some dust flying upstairs too. Long story short, thanks to a lot of thought (and a lot of encouraging comments from you guys) we’ve decided to do more ourselves, while managing some pro sub-contractors directly. Our second contractor estimate (after the initial $5,000 one)…
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    The Finishing Touch

  • See the Light With 3 New Ways to Decorate With Sheer Curtains

    Evie Sweeten
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    In summer time, it’s hard to avoid sunlight wherever you go, including your own home. Trending on the newsstands right now, we found sheer curtains, just the solution that offers style but also lets only a fraction of light filter in. We’ve always admired them, but after this post you’ll fall in love too. Crisp and Clean   In an almost all white room, sheer curtains let just enough light in to highlight other pieces in different colors. As seen in Elle Home Decor June 2014. Get the Look:   Lucerne Wanda Pleated Panels in White are a pretty close match. You can…
  • 10 Things You MUST Know When Buying Blinds For Doors

    Abigail Sawyer
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:36 pm
    While doors with windows can be beautiful, they often leave less privacy for our home than we desire. Learn how to choose the perfect blinds for French doors, sliding glass doors, and front doors. Blinds for French Doors A common problem for French Door blinds is that the handles get in the way of functionality. The solution is to buy shallow blinds for your French doors that fit comfortably between the door and decorative handles. French door blinds should enhance the beauty of your doors, and match the other window treatments in the room. The blinds or shades you choose may depend on…
  • Meet New Blinds.commer (and Graphics Whiz!) Rachel

    Abigail Sawyer
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Hello from land! This is Abigail, resident social media gal, and I’d like to introduce you to our latest guest author on The Finishing Touch, Rachel. Rachel is a fabulous graphic designer who has recently joined our team and we’re thrilled to have her. You may see some of Rachel’s design work sooner than you think. If you order free samples and notice that the sample pack is looking extra spiffy, or get a super cute post card from us in a few weeks, she’s the one to thank. Without further ado, meet Rachel! Hi there! My name is Rachel Smith and I am the…
  • 3 surprising ways to get patterns into your home decor

    Evie Sweeten
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Whether with tile, wallpaper, or window coverings, designers are dying to get patterned pieces for their homes. We collected some cool ideas to bring patterns into your house. Mix and Match Hues By matching different patterns in the same color, eyes can’t figure out where to look first in a good way. As seen in Elle Decor July/August 2014. Get the Look: If you don’t want to commit to wallpaper, try Bali Pinch Pleat Drapery in Granada Breeze. The pattern is easy on the eyes and  has a few shades of blue to match if you wanted to pattern your floor. Black and White  …
  • Name This Fabric – Enter the Giveaway Now!

    Evie Sweeten
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    Every once in a while, we get stumped figuring out what to name our cool new fabric. Going on now, we have a Name This Fabric giveaway. All you need to do is go to and comment what you think this should be named. The winner will have their suggestion appear on AND win Bright Bazaar, the all new home design book  by Will Taylor! Will Taylor is the author of where he shares his obsession of colors in every aspect of life, especially home decor. His blog and book include pictures of his home to help inspire those redecorating. We love his 10 Things…
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    The Office Stylist

  • Cucumber Classics + the Perfect After-Hours Book-Club! (Recipe Included)

    Sarah Weiner
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    After a busy day at the office, the ladies of WORK. gathered in the conference room for an after-hours book club. The roaring 20’s were on our mind as we picked Fitzgerald classics. No book-club, or WORK.. soiree for that matter, isn’t complete without a signature cocktail! Inspired by the classics. We transformed our cucumber... View full post > Related posts: Need a break from work? Try a GIRLS NIGHT IN with Blueberry Besties {RECIPE INCLUDED} CELEBRATE a work triumph with a Lemon Blueberry Drop {RECIPE INCLUDED} My Trip to NYC + a New Recipe you Need to Try!
  • Katherine Vo’s Sophisticated Home Office Remix

    Sarah Weiner
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
          Describe your office space to us: My office space serves two functions: as a workspace during the day and as a dining area when I have guests over. Because of this, I wanted to keep it versatile and simple so that it could be easily transformed back and forth. The main component of my... View full post > Related posts: Daria’s Simply Chic Home Office Remix Ada’s Bright Home Office Studio Pop’s of Pink + Feminine Chic-Shannon Claire’s Home Office Space
  • How to Style your Desk Like a Boss

    The Office Stylist
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:52 am
    If your office is your empire, then consider your desk the control board. It’s where you make decisions, get down to business, and most importantly-make that money. But how are you supposed to master your domain if your desk is less than chic? A great-looking and well-organized desk will not only make your space look good,... View full post > Related posts: Office Style Tip of the Week: The Desk List How to Style the Turnstone Bivi Desk Office Decor-What’s on your desk?
  • Need a break from work? Try a GIRLS NIGHT IN with Blueberry Besties {RECIPE INCLUDED}

    The Office Stylist
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    There is nothing like having a girls night in after quite a LONG work week. My bestie Alison and I have finally launched WORK. and let me tell ya, this process can be exhausting! As someone who has been an entrepreneur since the age of 18, I find that I have less time for fun than I... View full post > Related posts: CELEBRATE a work triumph with a Lemon Blueberry Drop {RECIPE INCLUDED} Rough Week at Work? Try a Girls Night in with Trop 50 Rasberry Acai! My Trip to NYC + a New Recipe you Need to Try!
  • Summer Office Party-Easy, quick and delicious snacks {RECIPE INCLUDED}

    The Office Stylist
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Summer is officially here! While I’m not a fan of overly hot weather, I do love a change of seasons and with that a celebration of summer. I thought what better way to kick off summer than with an awesome recipe that’s easy to and quick to make-perfect for a casual office party! PLUS-some super... View full post > Related posts: CELEBRATE a work triumph with a Lemon Blueberry Drop {RECIPE INCLUDED} Summer Office Ice Cream Party with Dreyer’s® Slow Churned Light Ice Cream! Five Quick and Easy Workspace Updates for Summer
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    Cristina Hadzi Interiors

  • The Perks Of Being A Wallpaper

    Cristina Hadzi
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
      A bit of flair for the entry way Photography Qixotic Imagery In the past few years, wallpaper has had a renaissance; a number of well-known designers have launched their own lines and the technology for custom designs has skyrocketed. Serene New York City dining alcove: before ….and after  (guest appearance by Gus)                                                Photography Qixotic Imagery I am happy about this flurry of activity: an exquisite wallpaper not only brings a wonderful touch to one’s home, it can transform an ordinary little space into…
  • Crystal Blooms in Winter

    Cristina Hadzi
    19 Feb 2014 | 9:19 am
    During assembly Late last Fall my client and I stopped into the Kartell showroom in Soho to look at lighting fixtures; we instantly fell for Ferruccio Laviani’s “Bloom” displayed in a couple of styles and colors at the front of the store. They resembled huge futuristic bouquets of sparkling flowers. But, would they work in a doctors’ office waiting room? We debated and measured and questioned and agreed to take the leap and got two of them in the transparent crystal finish. I am quite sure there isn’t another doctors’ office anywhere that showcases these wonderful Blooms for…
  • Small Touches Big Impact

    Cristina Hadzi
    20 Nov 2013 | 9:35 am
    Cleaned up and Organized! I recently worked with a wonderful couple in Brooklyn that moved into a large brand new 2 bedroom apartment in Brooklyn; it needed to accommodate an entire house-full of belongings. A good deal of this project focused on storage options and finding a proper place for everything from books to running shoes.  I re-configured the interiors of all the closets and designed a custom bookcase in the dining area as well as additional storage for the living room. Many other customizable details presented themselves throughout their new home, for instance both bathrooms had…
  • Springtime!

    Cristina Hadzi
    18 Apr 2013 | 8:07 am
    Clean lines, inviting and stylish Springtime is all about big windows opening wide and a blast of fresh air as if for the first time in what seems like forever.  I think about lighter fabrics and easier day-to-day routines. The beautiful Paul McCobb armchairs pictured here, from a house I designed in Candlewood Lake, Connecticut, are good examples of this casual-chic, springtime vibe. Designed by Paul McCobb in the 1950′s My clients’ directive initially puzzled me: they wanted the feeling of visiting their grandparents’ bright and sunny summer house, of camping out, but with a…
  • Ten Things I Can’t Live Without

    Cristina Hadzi
    5 Feb 2013 | 8:47 am
    Rome  Ah the Eternal City!  I was very fortunate to have been born and raised in Rome; its extraordinary layers of history, grand architecture, lyrical fountains, and incandescent quality of light touch me in one way or another every day. Kinokuniya This bookstore in New York and Singapore is a lot of fun to visit: great selection (aside from books!) fashion magazines, ideas for clever gifts,  a small café upstairs.  I go for the luxurious wrapping papers, pens, extensive playful stationary department. Chanel nail polish – the intense and edgy colors that morph into cult classics; with…
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    Bridget Beari Design Chat

  • Anatomy of a Room - #2 Daryl Carter

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

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

    11 Jul 2014 | 3:11 am
    As we gear up here in Richmond for the 2014 Richmond Symphony Designer House I thought we would look back on the DC Designer House in which I participated on the selection committee. It was so much fun to be behind the scenes and watch the designers create fabulous rooms from concept boards, what a great professional we are in.  DC Designer House from Bridget Beari Designs on Vimeo.You'll even see Barry Dixon signing his book in one shot. I think my favorite room was the blue cabinets in the butler's pantry/wine room. That blue color was stunning!          …
  • The Design Tourist blogs on Bridget Beari Papers

    21 Jun 2014 | 3:49 am
    If you don't follow the Design Tourist Karen LeBlanc you should. Karen's visits all the hot design shows and events. She gives you weekly design finds and exclusive interviews with the design industry's stars! This is one of my favorite episodes from the London design show! Not only is she creative, a brilliant writer, and a marvelous host she is so genuine and sweet too. She also looks flawless. I followed her around one day at Highpoint and she never touch up her hair or makeup even before she went on air - Amazing! She even gave me some TV makeup tips. I was so honored…
  • Creating Mood Boards with Nous Decor

    14 Jun 2014 | 5:43 am
    Another interesting find during NYC Blog Tour with Modenus was Nous Decor, similar to Pinterest and Olioboard, it is a great tool for creating room concepts. Here is how it works: 1. You can create a board from Scratch or use an inspiration photo to find similar objectsI chose this photo of an office from Atlanta Homes MagazineThen you use the tool bar and search by color, size, price for items that are similar or even exact. You can also add your on pictures to the page. What is also cool it that adds the retail pricing for each item and a source. All of mine came from…
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    31 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    An Australian garden defined by its manicured boxwood hedges, fountains and lovely gravel pathways (above)TE knows it...I am obsessed with crushed gravel.  I want crushed gravel in the next home... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:31 pm
    BATH 1: Grand marble bath in a Paris apartment designed by Jean Louis Deniot (above and below)A bathroom drenched in wall to wall marble. On the walls, the floors, the tubs, the cabinets...marble... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:40 am
    A multi million dollar beach house...7 bedrooms, 9.5 baths, nearly 14,500 square feet with panoramic Pacific Ocean views. The ultimate California view from a cliff in Malibu. The address 29150... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:16 am
    COCOCOZY Oxford rug on the wall in a bedding display from home furnishing store Lotus Bleu San Francisco's Instagram feed @lotusbleusf (above)It is always so much fun to see COCOCOZY products in use... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:26 am
    This is turning into an international week for me here on COCOCOZY.  While I sit here in Los Angeles, exploring the worlds of fashion, design and architecture...I am finding great inspiration... [[ 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

  • Are You A Glutton For Giving?

    7 Jul 2014 | 1:54 pm
    By Maria Bayer DSU’s Authentic Sales Coach Do you give, give, give to clients, family and friends only to wind up exhausted, with nothing left to give? I’d like to help you break free and empower yourself. How can you expect others to invest in you if you’re not willing to invest in you? Are you through learning when you finish school? Of [...]
  • Taking Time To Recharge

    Gail Doby
    5 Jul 2014 | 12:52 pm
    By Gail Doby, ASID I’ve been on the road again – this time for three trips in ten days. It’s been a busy year so far, and as we get ready for our live event August 1 – 3, we will be pushing for the next 29 days to complete our work to make the event meaningful, educational and inspiring for [...]
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    Simplified Bee

  • #Pledge2Reset at BlogHer 2014: Making Your Living Room a Multi-Functional Space

    31 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Last weekend, I had the pleasure of sharing design and cleaning tips with BlogHer 2014 attendees for Pledge in SC Johnson’s booth. The overall booth (so cute!) represented the general living areas in a home including the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, backyard and living room. My space with Pledge was the living room. A place we entertain, relax, eat, play and sometimes even catch a nap. Because of it’s multi-function, maintenance is important to ensure it looks its best. Regardless of your style or living room design, you’ll need a clean space to make it all work.
  • Global Chic + Kid Friendly Home Decor

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:20 pm
    disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links.   Global chic and kid friendly home decor. That’s the result when you have mom of two little ones and Tea Collection‘s co-founder and chief creative officer, Emily Meyer decorate her own home recently featured in Lonny. I was fortunate to meet Emily back in 2002 while pregnant with my first child and Tea was just a few months old. I vividly recall swooning over her gorgeous Asian style pima cotton baby sweaters and her brilliant vision for…
  • My New Addition Sneak Peek & Cleaning with Pledge®

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:36 am
    Doesn’t it feel good to wrap up a project? That’s the way I’m feeling this week as the finishing touches are completed on the new addition in our home. It’s been four months of hammering, debris and dust but, the result was worth all these minor inconveniences. I’m not quite prepared to show you the project in its entirety, but would like to share some sneak peeks of some of the finishes that were selected and on Instagram. You must have guessed I would select a hexagon pattern for the bathroom floor This one is in carrara marble. The shower will feature a steam…
  • Holiday House Hamptons 2014 :: My Faves

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Earlier this summer, Holiday House Hamptons at Watchcase in Sag Harbor opened its doors to the public. Showcasing eighteen talented interior designers, the prestigious design showhouse combines two of founder, Iris Dankner’s passions: interior design and fundraising for breast cancer research. This year Holiday House partnered with Hamptons Cottages and Gardens (HC&G) to deliver an inspiring design house which is actually a 19th century brick factory that’s now being converted into luxury condos. The grand industrial space set the stage for each designer to create a space…
  • Chinoiserie Chic :: Pagoda Decor

    14 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    Chinoiserie, simply stated is a style of decoration reflecting Chinese motifs. The French term dates back to the late 18th century when it became popular to incorporate Asian motifs in traditional European decor such as housewares, furnishings and textiles. The pagoda and its ancient tiered architecture is one such iconic Chinese silhouette that’s still inspires chinoiserie chic home decor today.  This arched silhouette is being featured on everything from wallpaper to lighting, and in a variety of styles from sleek and modern to ornate and traditional. Here are a few of my favorite…
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    lookslikewhite Blog

  • Eclectic Chic in LA

    Trudy Crane
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:09 pm
    I love the kind of eclectic chic look but mostly in other peoples homes. I always think I would love to try this look with bright colours and effortless mix of colours and fabrics in my own home. I did it in my daughters room when she was younger and I really liked it but I just get tired of it after awhile. She is off to University this fall and we threw around the idea of decorating her room again in colour and texture but guess what...we went back to white with a touch of black.  The eclectic feeling in Lake Bell's home is really gorgeous and I would use it as inspiration for a…
  • Inspiration in White: Branches

    Trudy Crane
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:33 pm
    I always have flowers in my house...usually white...and I truly appreciate the feeling they give to my home ...fresh, natural and beautiful. When I don't use flowers I like to put branches and lately I have been seeing them everywhere in photos on Pinterest. There are many ways to use them and below you can see a few examples. I love the tall ones in pots on the floor. They have a kind of presence that is different than flowers...kind of like having a large plant in your home....but different in the way of it being more raw, less refined which is a wonderful contrast in a sophisticated room.
  • Understated vs. Overstated Rooms

    Trudy Crane
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    I love the clean simplicity of a Swedish home, yet in my own home I tend to collect things from dishes to mercury glass that has filled every corner, table and floor space available. Though I love the look of an understated home I tend to the overstated....lots of stuff! I want to live with many things around me that make me happy and I just think in an understated home....what would I look at...what would I move around....what would I collect? Pretty impossible but my admiration for those people that can edit their home, to show off all the details of each carefully picked item, knows no…
  • Lovely Loft

    Trudy Crane
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:11 pm
    This is such a great looking loft from amazing. Modern with rustic touches and French style vintage furnishing...that is bold. Not a single rug on the all white flooring and the open concept is the perfect place to have this type of floor. Walls of windows to bring in the light....well I could go on and is very well done to be sure. Photography by Lincoln Barbour (super photographer!) For more photos of this amazing home go to Remodelista Enjoy! Trudy xx via: Remodelista Photography by Lincoln Barbour  
  • Small Space Style with Rue

    Trudy Crane
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Rue Magazine has featured the fabulous apartment of artist Katie Rodgers and talk about style packed into a small space. Only 500 sq ft and every corner has something interesting to look at! I love the styling of this apartment and the extra little touches, such as the turtle magnifying glass, add an extra personal feeling to the space. So great the extra punch of colour in the bedroom as well. Go visit Rue to see all of the photos... Photography: Emily Johnston Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life, The…
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  • Follow me...

    franki durbin
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    Are we connected on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter? If not, you're missing pretty little moments of my daily life like this one. I'm easy to find on all of them. Just look up @frankidurbin and let's connect. Don't be shy, I'd love to get to know you better.  See you elsewhere, loves! xoxo
  • Boldness in Softness...

    franki durbin
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:16 am
      I don't know about you, but I'm craving unapologetically girly things these days. Floral fragrances, delicate rose bouquets on my tables, rings on my fingers and soft, flowing curls in my hair. Perhaps it's a result of this gender-neutral fashion we've been sold lately, but right now i'm all about ruffles and dresses and heels. Girly things. It just feels "right" at the moment. What about you? Are you feeling feminine and frilly? Is it just the end of summer mood that ushers us into fall? Perhaps. But I suspect it's something more than that. I think a return to "pretty" is just what we…
  • ...And Every Texan Girl Said, "Amen!"

    franki durbin
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
    YSL studded western ankle boots. Yes. They exist. I don't see them yet online at NM, but they are on the YSL site. Hello, high heeled black cowgirl boot heaven. These are now at the very top of my "wanted" list. 
  • The Directed Mind...

    franki durbin
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    If ever a quote was apropos of my "moment" in life, this is it. Leave it to Ralph Waldo Emerson to craft such a meaningful passage of text. It is timelessly relevant to most everyone's life at all levels of success and maturity. "Don't be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams." Amen to that. This is a skill so many need to master: directing your own thoughts and being in control of your focus. Yoga has certainly helped me in this area. Finding quiet time uninterrupted by external distractions is key. For you it might be a moment of quiet meditation, for…
  • Life is Beautiful...

    franki durbin
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    Life is so not about what is happening to us. It is always about our response to the happenings... our outlook on the world... our perspective and our willingness to see beauty. My week has been topsy turvy since Sunday. Things definitely had me rattled for a few days, but this morning I've regained my balance. I've reclaimed my strength. I've renewed my life force. Life is truly beautiful and there's so much to enjoy. Each day is an amazing gift. If you are blessed with people you love, you are rich beyond measure. If you are loved, you are truly living a wondrous…
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    Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

  • Throwing a Great Housewarming Party

    1 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    Moving into a new home is certainly an exciting time! A fresh start, a new layout, an opportunity for finally getting organized once and for all. Once you’ve moved and have finished (or at least made a significant dent in) unpacking the boxes…and boxes…and more boxes… you might feel like you’re presentable for some guests. In fact, your friends and family are probably as anxious to see your new digs as you are to show the house off.To help you out with some great housewarming party hosting ideas, we’ve created a guide to help you throw the ultimate housewarming party. These are…
  • 50 Master Bedroom Ideas That Go Beyond The Basics

    Simona Ganea
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:54 am
    Although I’m sure you already have plenty of master bedroom design ideas in mind, before you start decorating the room you must pay attention to the basics. By definition, the master bedroom is usually the largest one in the house but there are also other elements that capture the essence of the concept. It normally includes more than just the basic amenities and it’s up to you to decide what they are.Instead of placing the headboard against the bed you can turn it into a deskDepending on your lifestyle, certain elements will take priority over othersNightstands can be eliminated…
  • DIY Concrete Candle Holders

    Anne Pilon
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:08 am
    Concrete is an incredibly versatile material that can be used in a variety of projects, both large and small. This project is fairly small, but it’s also pretty simple and can add a touch of trendy industrial style to your home decor. Here’s how you can make your own concrete painted candle holders.DIY Concrete Candle Holder Supplies:concrete mixwaterplastic cuptealight candlespray paint (optional)Step 1: Mix and pour concreteMix your concrete with water according to the directions on the package. You can add slightly more water if you want the top to be more smooth than the ones…
  • Organic Architecture With Contemporary Features In Carvoeiro, Portugal

    Alexandra Belgun
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:05 am
    When I first saw Casa dos Terracos I remembered about Santorini and the charming white buildings out there. Located in Carvoeiro, Portugal, this house was built in 1967 and used as a holiday retreat. Over time, things have changed. Studio Arte renovated it to fulfill all the necessary conditions so that a family could permanently live here. They did a pretty good job!Casa dos Terracos (House of terraces) has something special compared with other houses. The name is a hint.Small gardens with various plants surround the entire house up to the pool’s terrace. They follow the concept of…
  • 15 Fragrant Contemporary Bathrooms That Celebrate The Style

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:42 am
    When you start the quest of designing your bathroom in the contemporary style, you first need to ask yourself a series of questions such as “what exactly defines this style?” and “what can make a bathroom stand out without looking out of place?”. We can answer both those questions.A rectilinear design is easy to create when to break everything down to basicsOne of the defining characteristics of contemporary bathrooms is the open spaceYou can create the illusion of space with mirrors, glass walls and minimalist amenitiesNo matter what your style is, you should always make your…
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    Design blog from APD Interiors

  • Fancy a Zinc top table?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Most Fashionable Residences

    Jon Peters
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Interior Design Blogs| Mpression New York City isn’t just the fashion capital of the world, it’s also home to some of the most well-known names in the fashion industry today. Naturally, their homes are equally as fabulous! Super successful fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg’s sprawling NYC penthouse is full of natural light, colorful spaces , and lots of wild animal-inspired prints, patterns and textures. Diane von Fürstenberg’s Colorful Concrete Jungle (above) Karlie Kloss’ Designer Domain Karlie got interior designer and friend Nate Berkus to create her…
  • Gray Blue Kitchen Cabinets

    Jon Peters
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Interior Design Blogs| Mpression When it comes to interior design and planning the heart of the home, there aren’t too many spaces more important than the kitchen.  Everywhere that I’ve ever lived, the most important conversations, entertaining with friends, and even brainstorming ideas for work have happened in the kitchen.  I think that it’s super important to really put forth some stunning effort in designing a space that’s not only about preparing food and dishes, but also anticipating that the kitchen will be the social hub and epicenter of the home. As of lately, I’ve been…
  • Holly Peterson’s Hamptons Home

    Jon Peters
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Interior Design Blogs| Mpression While browsing one of my most favorite sources for inspiration at ELLE Décor, I became captivated by an interesting article on a colorfully vibrant and downright cheerful coastal home renovation.  Author Holly Peterson’s Hampton’s home needed a post-divorce change and she did it by giving it a fresh facelift of color and style with the help of interior designer Kimberly Hall. What Holly once considered to be “plain old boring” was transformed into an energizing home full of color.  Kim and Holly’s selections gave her home an entirely different…
  • Sneak Peak: Nautical Project

    Studio M
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Interior Design Blogs| Mpression One of the most commonly requested interior styles highly sought after by new and potential clients would absolutely have to be coastal design.   Our firm has become known for dreaming up beautiful rooms that bring the best of living by the ocean right into a client’s home.  The Studio M interior design team recently got the opportunity to work for a client who requested a nautical-inspired original design for their new oceanside residence. Art by Jennifer Goldberger / Barclay rug / Cobalt lamp / Brass mirror / Quartz votive holder / Trellis bedding…
  • Stylish Spaces in Neutral Tones

    Jon Peters
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Interior Design Blogs| Mpression As someone who embraces color when it comes to my home, it can be difficult to tone it down when it comes to decorating.  Without looking, it’s safe to say that all of my bedding, towels, throw pillows, and rugs are all very colorful and are not very subtle when it comes to pattern.  Although I love my apartment, I really can appreciate visiting friends and seeing new places that pull off a neutral color scheme.  Linen sofas, white flowers, shag wool rugs, and basically anything that would be ruined with a spill of red wine just looks so simple, clean,…
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    Interior Design Style Blog

  • History of Parquet Flooring

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

    Interior Design Style
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Before environmentally-sound homes were commonplace, their designs made them stick out like a sore thumb. Often seen as clunky and painfully obvious that the home had been constructed in a factory, these green modular (or prefabricated) houses were sustainable, but few home buyers were ready to sacrifice a beautiful, less sustainable home for a plainer, yet more eco-friendly option. In recent years, modular home designs have rapidly changed and improved both their designs and sustainability levels. Now home owners no longer have to sacrifice design and style for eco-friendly living. They…
  • Silver and White Treasury

    28 Jun 2014 | 4:52 am
    Treasury from: DSG Silver and White Mirage Mirrored Cabinet From: DSG $227.99 Living London Round Wall Mirror From: DSG $327.03 Silver Upholstered Storage Bench From: DSG $191.00 1-Light Wall Sconce From: DSG $243.76 Silver Mercury Glass Vase From: DSG $15.95 Hammered Bulb Vase, Tall Chrome From: DSG $34.53 Venetian 4-Piece Comforter Set From: DSG $124.99 White Metal Rectangular Umbrella Stand From: DSG $79.00 White Leather Ottoman From: DSG $179.99 Satin-Nickel Metal Table Lamp with Linen Shade From: BeautifulThings $73.83 Adesso Timpani Pendant Lamp, White From: DSG $97.68 Multi-Ruffle Bed…
  • Putting The Finishing Touches To Your New Bathroom

    Interior Design Style
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:33 am
    Sprucing up your bathroom can be one of the most exciting experiences involved with a full – or partial – home remodeling job. The bathroom, like the kitchen and living room, is considered to be a space of primary importance in the home. Since guests rarely see any of your backrooms, the bathroom is really the last place where your individualism and flair can really shine. You can choose from many different design styles, from fashion­forward, modern and transitional, to chic and contemporary – or a fusion of any number of these. It’s worth it to note that most expressions…
  • Americana Style Treasury

    23 Jun 2014 | 7:36 am
    Treasury from: DSG Americana Style Patriotic Angel with Yellow ribbon From: DSG $42.70 Chevron Short Vase From: DSG $38.49 Americana Quilted Patchwork Throw From: DSG $33.05 Garden Patriotic Flowers Flag From: DSG $13.10 23″ Hydrangea Spray Blue (Pack of 12) From: DSG $86.60 Patriotic Garden Sign Plaque From: DSG $68.60 Patriotic Bald Eagle Sculpture From: DSG $29.95 Vincent Barrel Chair From: DSG $175.00 Americana Throw Pillow, 20 by 20-Inch From: DSG $25.00 Garden America Flag From: DSG $13.10 Chevron Striped Accent Decorative Throw Pillow Cover From: DSG $14.00 Home Garden Land of…
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    Home Design and Decor

  • Frame by Ola Giertz for Materia

    Keren Fathi-Poor
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    Frame was inspired by picture frames. The basic rectangular design forms a graphical chair with its versatility contributing to a creative and inspirational atmosphere. You can sit in the middle like on a stool or straddle it and use one of its sides as a backrest. In contrast to normal seating furniture, Frame has both [...]
  • Small Apartment in Warsaw by KW Studio

    Michelle Lesser
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
  • Vera by Studio Praktik

    Keren Fathi-Poor
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    A stylish ceramic vase, Vera is hand-crafted to evoke a sense of movement. Modeled on heavy industrial disks, this vase has a surprising, pleasing elegance. Designed by product design firm Studio Praktik. Photography by DY Photography.          
  • Formatka Pendant Light by Matka

    Keren Fathi-Poor
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    A pendant light fixture, which derives its form from the process of understanding the materials’ organic characteristics. Each fixture is unique in its form, color, lamination and its effect on the space it is located in. Designed by Israeli design studio named Matka.
  • Pearl Bay Residence by Gavin Maddock Design Studio

    Michelle Lesser
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
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    TheRedPin Pulse

  • Neighbourhood Sketch: The Annex

    TheRedPin Team
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    In a nutshell, The Annex is vibrant, diverse and bustling with restaurants, boutiques and beautiful architecture. Located on Bloor Street West, between Avenue Road and Bathurst, whether you’re on a residential street, visiting a gallery, or enjoying one of many patios in the area, there’s much to see and explore in the neighbourhood. The Annex is central to the fabric of Toronto, we’ve listed 10 reasons why this neighbourhood is a great place to call home! 1) The transit score in the Annex is 100/100, as residents are minutes from Spadina, St.George and Bathurst Stations.
  • TheRedPin Round Up: July’s top 10 posts!

    TheRedPin Team
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:11 pm
    TheRedPin is here to bring you the inside scoop and latest happenings in the world of real estate. We’ve put together a list of our top 10 blog posts for the month of July, just in case you missed it! 1) VIP: Park City 2 brings sleek design to Burlington’s waterfront Park City 2 condominiums is a new condo project located in the charming town of Burlington. Keep reading to learn more the about the condo and the neighbourhood. 2) VIP Opportunity: Discover Yorkville living at 88 Cumberland If you’re looking to live or invest in a chic property in one of Toronto’s most…
  • Featured Home: $1.25M in Parkdale, Toronto

    TheRedPin Team
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    23 Triller Ave Detached house for sale in Parkdale, Toronto Price Tag: $1,249,000 TRP Rebate: $4,684 Parkdale is one of Toronto’s most diverse neighbourhoods, both culturally and in terms of real estate. From century old Victorian mansions, to high and low-rise apartment buildings, the area reflects the city’s rich and dynamic history. This detached home located on 23 Triller Avenue is a revamped Victorian style home, originally built in the early 20th century. This is a great opportunity for buyers who want a home filled with charm and character in an evolving neighbourhood! Here is a…
  • Hot Listings July 28 to August 1

    TheRedPin Team
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:37 am
    54 Acker St 33 Kershaw St  Bowmanville, Ontario Contact Angelique Less to view this property: 416-800-0812 || @AngeliqueL_TRP Asking Price: $318,000 TheRedPin Rebate: $1,196 Details: 3 Beds, 3 Baths 54 Acker St  Guelph, Ontario Contact Arlene Lindsay to view this property: 416-800-0812 || @ArleneL_TRP Asking Price: $349,900 TheRedPin Rebate: $1,312 Details: 3 Beds, 2 Baths 242 Rose St Barrie, Ontario Contact Michael Calabria to view this property: 416-800-0812 | | @MichaelC_TRP Asking Price: $365,000 TheRedPin…
  • City council gives Mirvish + Gehry the green light to elevate King West

    TheRedPin Team
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:50 pm
    After two years of negotiations and collaborative planning with City Council, the recent Mirvish + Gehry development plan is one step closer to officially being approved. Mirvish + Gehry plan to bring their condominium project to King West. David Mirvish, says having the support of city council has been a key component in the development process. “Today’s decision by Council was obviously a necessary step in this lengthy process. We believe that it is a clear endorsement of the city’s development process and staff’s demand for consultation and collaboration among the…
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  • The Trousse, luxury wine gift box, recycled oak wine barrel by StilNovoDesign

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:28 pm
    99.99 USDThis handcrafted wine gift box is perfect to adequately accompany any 750 ml. bottle of exclusive vintage for a very glamorous and striking presentation. The Trousse is one of our three gift boxes original designs. Perfect wine box for wedding ceremonies, it can also be adapted to accommodate multiple bottles, Champagne bottles or custom sizes. Please contact us for details on additional costs.As the rest of our items, The Trousse is entirely made with recycled solid oak from discarded French wine barrels, every stave is individually sanded back to its original wood and creatively…
  • Elf, small oak cabinet bench recycled wine fermentation tanks, shoe storage by StilNovoDesign

    29 Jul 2014 | 5:30 pm
    875.00 USDSmall solid white oak cabinet/ bench made with recycled oak from used wine fermentation casks.Elf is a perfect combination of practicality, comfort and sophistication. This sturdy little cabinet is ideal to accommodate any type of storing and organizing needs and it can be integrated in any room of the house as a unique and handy piece of home décor. The slim slots between the staves allow good aeration of the cabinet, making it particularly suitable for shoes' storing.By using the natural arch of a stave from a hefty fermentation vat, we are able to create this particularly…
  • Gondola, recycled oak wine barrel stave candleholder, 5 tea lights glass holders, cherry chocolate color by StilNovoDesign

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    99.99 USDThe ‘Gondola’ is one of our original creations. It has a trendy look and stylish silhouette that will harmonize with any interior design, from classical to contemporary.The red wine previously held in the barrels stains the upper side of the Gondola conferring its particular character to it and it’s complemented with a rich Cherry Chocolate stain. Other colors available on request.Our finely handcrafted items are made from oak wine barrel staves from France.The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create.
  • Orbits, urban chandelier, recycled wine barrel metal hoops, galvanized steel bands, ceiling light fixture by StilNovoDesign

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:18 am
    885.00 USDOur exclusive Orbits ceiling lamp, unique chandelier has been crafted by skillfully weaving and welding together several metal hoops recycled from discarded French oak wine barrels. The bands are made of galvanized steel that gives this extraordinary piece a very definite urban feel. Please note that the hoops are retreated with a galvanized paint when necessary, in order to eliminate rust and achieve uniformity. Occasionally, welding's markings will be visible in specifics spots, adding to the 'industrial' style of the piece.Orbits can be included as an exceptional and…
  • The Dome, charming little stool, RECYCLED solid French white oak barrel staves by StilNovoDesign

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:29 pm
    89.99 USDOur small Dome stool is entirely made of recycled oak wood from French wine barrels.Although it was conceived as a footstool for classical guitar players, our costumers have often used it as a child's seat, meditation stool or to cleverly place it under the feet when seated at the computer for an extended period of time, in order to guarantee better posture and support. Due to its shape this piece is NOT suitable as a step stool (see ‘The Temple’ instead).We find that it can also be easily integrated in any room of the house as a distinctive piece of home decor.The top and…
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    Sense Of Place - An Architect's Blog For Homeowners Who Care About Good Design

  • Remodeling an Historic 1932 Colonial Revival Home

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    The best home remodelings sometimes are the most subtle.  This 1932 Colonial Revival home in historic Olde Beechwold (Columbus, Ohio) needed updating, but didn't need a dramatic overhaul. The new owners moved from another home in the area, and already understood this home's potential.The classic lines and symmetry of the home remained untouched outside.Read More >    
  • Ready, Set, Stuck - 4 Strategies for Getting Your New Home Past the Dream Stage

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

    11 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    Making the most of a small space is a big part of what we do, but sometimes, we have to add a little more space to make everything work the way it should.A little more space was all that was needed to turn this cute little hall bath into a very comfortable and well-appointed master bath.Read More >    
  • Find The "Missing Room" In Your House

    14 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    Of course she was embarrassed.My client had invited me to see her home, the one she wanted to move from.  We came in through the garage – where most Americans enter their home – and walked into the laundry room.She wanted me to see how she lived now, and get a better idea of what she did and didn’t want in her new home.She wanted me to see how it was the only place for her family to enter the house, and how small the room was, and how she had to kick laundry baskets out of the way to get in the house.Read More >    
  • Before and After - A Simple Kitchen Remodel That Makes A Big Difference

    4 May 2014 | 7:33 am
    Sometimes a dramatic kitchen makeover requires a complicated design, lots of expensive structural changes, maybe even a room addition.Sometimes, but not always.Nothing complicated was needed to make this old worn out kitchen dramatically better.  Take a look at these two "before and after" pictures, taken from the same spot in the family room.  The doors, windows, and appliances are in the same places that they were before.So what's changed?New appliances, cabinets, and countertops, of course.  We opened up the wall between the kitchen and family room with a broad arch, and…
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    Modenus Interior Design Blog

  • A trip to Guatemala: A country of color and love.

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

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

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

    Florence von Pelet
    10 Jun 2014 | 5:50 am
    BlogTour NYC sponsor nousDECOR intrigued bloggers with their hands on moodboard platform allowing you to create or re-create a space with any budget in mind. The idea behind nousDECOR is to be a a source to combine one-of-a-kind pieces that may be unique and rare with affordable or easily attainable pieces from retailers or etailers around the world. The platform is easy to use and we love the idea of being able to add an inspirational to the mix. Creating a moodboard has never been so simple. Here’s how to create your own moodboards: Simply register on the website, click…
  • Wilsonart does design proud – Student Chair Design Competition

    Veronika Miller
    2 Jun 2014 | 11:07 am
    BlogTour sponsor Wilsonart wowed our team with their huge commitment to support up and coming design talent at ICFF. The company devoted two full booth spaces to “Wilsonart Challenges” an initiative, now in its 10th year that, well, challenges design students to combine their creative and technical skills to create chair designs that push design boundaries. The designs were all stunning and we can only imagine the difficulty the judges were faced with as they selected this year’s winner – Jenny Trieu. The proud winner, Jenny Trieu, was there to share her vision and…
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    Stylizimo Blog

  • Friday Favorites – living room

    Nina Holst
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:15 am
    1  I  2  I  3  I  4  I  5  I  6  I  7  I  8  I  9   Sharing my friday favorites for the living room from Stylizimo Shop. Check out all the new in the shop here.   Collage by Nina Holst
  • My walk-in closet

    Nina Holst
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:26 am
    I get a lot of questions about my walk-in closet, and in the latest issue of ROM123 magazine I´m actually  featured with an interview about my new wardrobe. Hopefully answers to some of your questions can be found there, otherwise you can find more info about my low budget walk-in here. Images: Nina Holst
  • New office in 1-2-3!

    Nina Holst
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:49 am
    As you might have noticed, there have been quite a few projects at our house this summer and the office is one of the latest. In January I painted my home office in a blue-green color (Lofoten) , but I felt for a more natural look again, so I went back to black, white and grey – now with a light grey wall behind my computer. By painting only one wall in a room, you get a new room in 1-2-3, it is cheap and it only takes a few hours to get it done. And if you get tired of the color, it´s not much hassle to paint over it again either… Image: Nina Holst  
  • Staycation

    Nina Holst
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:40 am
    Spending time out on our new terrace has been a great “staycation” so far this summer. I love being out here nurturing my plants or just lay on the couch reading good magazines… Life is good! Love all my my white and green plants. They are so soothing.. Images: Nina Holst  
  • White living room

    Nina Holst
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:04 am
    I´m enjoying our newly painted white living room these days. It feels very summery and I love how the light is here now. Our sofa has also gotten a makeover, by changing the cover from grey to white it feels brand new and it brightens up the room even more. Green plants are a must with all this white I think, and with the new DIY concrete table we get hints of green and grey to soften it all up a bit… Image: Nina Holst  
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    Interior Design Files

  • Colorful Australian Home by The Fabric Frame
    6 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    The Australian company “The Fabric Frame” offers products as wallpapers, lighting, furniture, bedheads, cushions, blinds that are made in Australia with stunning fabrics from local and international suppliers. “The Fabric Frame” is also a decorating service that works closely with clients in order to create a personalized look on any budget without sacrificing quality and [...]
  • Lovely One Bedroom Apartment in Sweden
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It {alvhemmakleri} [...]
  • Impeccable and Stylish Designer’s Apartment in Madrid
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:16 am
    This stylish old apartment full of radiant light pouring through the balconies belongs to interior designer Miguel García de Valcárcel. The apartment was abandoned and never touched since it was built in 1930. To preserve the flair of the old building the designer installed the herringbone parquet flooring and classically inspired ceiling moldings to accentuate [...]
  • Stunning Romantic Photo Shoot – Wedding Ideas
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:13 am
    magically styled by A & B Creative this session was set in Carmel. ethereal photos by Jessica Burke. divine wedding gowns by Sarah Seven breathtaking hair and makeup by Melissa Hoffmann elegant model: Lizzie Gunst Pin It Rebekah of A & B Creative says: “I feel so blessed to live somewhere with such diverse surroundings. [...]
  • New York Townhouse with Rooftop Terrace by Dufner Heighes Inc
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Founded in 1999, Dufner Heighes is interior design and architecture practice based in New York. The spaces that Dufner Heighes creates are highly personal and emphasize natural materials, texture, light, color, proportion and flow. Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It [...]
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    Interior Design Ideas

  • Gisele Bundchen And Tom Brady Apartment At One Madison, New York

    HD Staff
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:04 am
    We have already featured the residences at One Madison on Home Designing since the massive 60-story luxury tower is where News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch recently put down more than $50 million for a penthouse apartment. But the list of the building’s A-list tenants doesn’t stop there. It doesn’t get much more A-list than supermodel Gisele Bundchen and quarterback Tom Brady, who have a $14 million condo on the 47th floor. The 60-story building is located just across from Madison Square Park on East 22nd Street. The building features a private gym, butler-serviced dining room,…
  • Fabulous Marvel Heroes Themed House With Cement Finish and Industrial Feel

    HD Staff
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:36 am
    This unique interior project was sent to us by the designers at House Design, a Taiwan-based interior design firm. The idea was that this space could be somewhat of a hero’s retreat for the apartment’s owner who wanted to have his own fortress where he could relax after a long day at work. The results are a bit industrial, but still comfortable with all the details that a superhero might need. At 90 square meters, the apartment isn’t large but careful arrangement makes it seem plenty spacious.A massive leather chesterfield has the comfortable luxury befitting of Tony Stark.
  • Playfully Modern, Pleasantly Colorful & Beautifully Landscaped Villa In Saint Raphael, France

    HD Staff
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:27 am
    This French villa, just steps from the beaches in St. Raphael, has all the trappings of a cozy and welcoming retreat. Though it has clearly been decorated with love and style, the playful tone and colorful choices make it inviting without ever seeming overly designed or sterile. Take a look around. When a home is in such a beautiful location, its outdoor space should be luxurious and welcoming as its indoor rooms.With a simple wood deck, large pool, and private veranda, there is plenty of space to relax and enjoy the perfect weather. Simple outdoor furniture can stand up to the elements while…
  • More Tasteful Modern Villas

    HD Staff
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:46 am
    In this article we are pleased to be able to feature even more designs from the team at Studio Smader. With their thoroughly modern taste and careful attention to design detail, these interiors are both beautiful and inviting, across the board and we couldn’t resist giving this studio a back to back feature. The exterior of this first modern home is sleek. The way the light beckons from the other side of the huge windows is immediately inviting. Those massive windows slide open to create an easy flow from indoors to out. The home’s reflecting pool is large, adding a focal point…
  • Tastefully Decorated Modern Style Villas Close To Nature

    HD Staff
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    The design team at Studio Smadar has made it their mission to bring beautiful design to their clients. The villas featured here are at turns modern and rustic, cozy and sprawling, but each one is beautiful, unique and reflects both the talents of these designers and the personalities and tastes of their clients. The first home in the collection is this beautiful single level building with a sprawling outdoor space. Stone paths lead through the house and out into the various gardens where modern landscaping creates a calming atmosphere all around. Care was taken in creating a pool that would…
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  • Set the Mood with Summer Night Lights

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

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:02 am
    Outdoor entertaining may start around dinner, but often finishes after dinner – meaning the perfect opportunity for fire pit fun! A little planning ahead can minimize the messiness and potential dangers. S’Mores Tips When the party is in full swing, it’s much easier to set up a self-serve S’more station. I’ve tried it both ways. Here I just set up the ingredients and let ‘em roll. But I have found it much easier to pre-assemble little S’More kits ahead of time. It’s quick, and you know exactly how much of each ingredient you have. Also helpful if…
  • Room Transitions: 3 Rooms Connected

    17 Jul 2014 | 6:44 am
    Making Three Rooms Play Nice When we renovated our kitchen (here), I only showed you the kitchen side of the now family/kitchen combo because there wasn’t much to see on the other side until we found figured out the furniture for the family room and sun room. The Tour Well, we finally got around to it, so I’d like to take you on a brief tour of the heart of our home – kitchen, family room and sun room. They’re all connected – which means they have to get along and transition smoothly from room to room.  Before I show you details from each room, let’s take…
  • Roasted Red Pepper and Cheese Sauce: Family Favorite

    10 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Every now and then you come across a recipe that is both healthy-ish AND a kid favorite. Rather than the traditional macaroni and cheese, I use roasted red peppers to give it more flavor and sneak in more veggies. I also swap out the regular pasta for veggie pasta. While there are more steps than I usually like for a quick meal, I can make this in 20 minutes! Ingredients Box of your favorite pasta 1 cup milk 1 TBS cornstarch 1 cup chicken broth 1 jar pureed roasted red peppers 1 can tomato paste 2 TBS Dijon mustard Pepper to taste 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese…
  • Pink and Yellow Bedroom

    7 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    While my youngest still likes pink, she recently asked me to add some yellow to her room and make it like a fairy garden. If you’ve been following the story of her ever-changing pink room here and here, then another update shouldn’t surprise you. Pink + Yellow = Happy It just took a little shopping to find some playful yellow accents to incorporate into her room.  But this time I made a concerted effort to include more storage solutions. Clutter drives her crazy (hmmm, wonder where she gets that from). Nothing freshens a kids room quicker than a timely rearrangement of furniture,…
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  • Summer Wedding Shower Ideas

    Joy M
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    There’s no denying it, planning a bridal shower is tiresome. However, a shower gives you an opportunity to show the bride-to-be how much you appreciate her as a person. It also gives her a chance to rest and relax before her big day. If you’ve been chosen as a maid of honor and are wondering how to plan a shower, look to these wedding planning tips for inspiration. Summer Wedding Shower Ideas Bridal shower summer ideas Image via: Bridal Musings Wedding Blog Spa and Beauty Shower Wedding planning is believed to be one of the world’s most stressful activities. It is not only difficult for…
  • Back To School Organization: Preparing For The First Day

    Simran Chhibber
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Come August and it’s time for kids to go back to school. The starting of school holidays bring back some freedom and take some too. So while its time to bid adieu to late mornings, it’s also time to get some exclusive ‘Me Time’ when the kids are gone. Let’s talk about simple home organization that will help you send your kids to school without the early morning confusion and also help you organize your day ahead. Back To School Organization: Preparing For The First Day Keep all the school stuff at one convenient spot! Image Via: Mom Spark Back to school tips – Plan Well Just…
  • Green Kitchen Ideas- Choosing Sustainable Materials

    Simran Chhibber
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:27 am
    The kitchen is the heart of the house, a space where you prepare nutritious food, to keep your loved ones in a good shape. A kitchen that aids in cooking these delectable and healthy meals ought to be hale and hearty, doesn’t it? Well, most of the times it isn’t. Let me introduce you to a few ways by which you can green your kitchen with sustainable finishes and practice. Green Kitchen Ideas- Choosing Sustainable Materials A Green Kitchen Using Formaldehyde Free Raw Materials  Image Via: Photo By Eric Ferguson, Carpentry By Black& Sons Furniture Makers The Right Countertops…
  • Tea Time Dessert: Lemon Tea Cakes Recipe

    Simran Chhibber
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Tea time calls for something light and delicious. Lemon tea cakes come with a subtle, hint of  lemon flavor, the kind that will make a little statement and yet not be overwhelming. These tea cakes let you savor tea time to its fullest and call out for a little celebration too. So call your friends over or let these be a part of  your celebrations this season. There’s nothing like a light cake recipe to add to your collection. The thing here is, whether enjoyed alone or in company, these little devils are going to tingle your tastebuds in way that would leave you asking…
  • Summer Window Treatment Trends For the Home

    Franchesca Williams
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
    No matter what your style choice may be for your home, window treatments tend to help you bring in sunlight, block sunlight, and exhibit your sense of style all at the same time. This summer, window treatments are moving towards a more simplistic approach in design and a less elaborate style as they have been in the past. Currently, we see a window treatment as items we use to facilitate our purpose in the home, however, summer has brought in new ideas of what many may now want in their home today. Summer window treatment trends that are in full swing for the home are simplistic in design and…
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  • Get The Look: Elegant and Colorful Manhattan Home

    Jody Cumming
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Featured On: Mix and Chic Designed by Lilly Bunn Craving bold color? We’ve got just the fix! Styled by designer Lilly Bunn, this gorgeous Manhattan home makes neutral pieces pop with decor and accents in eye-catching hues. We love this home’s combination of eclectic prints and unexpected textures, which creates a look that’s fresh and full of personality. Ready to give your home a color boost? We’ve assembled our favorite images below for decorating inspiration! Featured On: Mix and Chic Designed by Lilly Bunn A pop of fresh color can instantly transform the vibe of…
  • Insider Faves: Baby/Kids

    10 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    Each month, we choose Insider Faves – our staff’s hand-selected list of items from a particular product category – to share with you! This summer, as we anticipate the arrival of several new babies in the Layla Grayce family, we asked our team to choose their favorite baby & child items. From art to bedding, this collection will be loved by even the tiniest tots! Click here to shop the entire Insider Faves collection.   TweetThe post Insider Faves: Baby/Kids appeared first on Layla Grayce Backroom Blog.
  • Watercolor & Citrus Inspired Summer Entertaining

    Jody Cumming
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Two of my favorite trends in fashion, graphic and interior design right now are watercolor prints and citrus hues. The fluidity of watercolor fabrics give each piece so much movement. The perfectly imperfect brush strokes in watercolor design gives a casual yet stunning feel, which I adore.
  • Featured Brand: Global Views

    Jody Cumming
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    We’re always in awe of the designs from Global Views when we visit their showroom each year. Drawing from modern, traditional and eclectic influences, this gorgeous collection of decor, casegoods, rugs, seating, tables and more turns heads in any room of the home with dazzling materials and finishes. From the stunning Klismos cabinet’s handsome hardwood and brass construction to the Lille sofa’s plush velvet-cotton upholstery, each piece has a fascinating story behind the design and creation. Shop the entire collection and enjoy free shipping on all Global Views orders!
  • Oopsy Daisy Sale + Giveaway

    24 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Sandy D.! Oopsy Daisy Ballerina Ensemble Canvas Wall Art, Oopsy Daisy Chugga Chugga Train Canvas Wall Art Our latest Oopsy Daisy products are here! Expressing fresh, contemporary style with a touch of whimsy, Oopsy Daisy’s canvas wall art, personalized lamps, growth charts, nightlights and more create playful statements in nurseries, bedrooms and playrooms. To show our excitement for this adorable brand, we’re offering 20% off the entire Oopsy Daisy collection through June 29 with the promo code OOPSY. To top it off,…
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    Gates Interior Design

  • 5 Delicious and Not So Ordinary Spaghetti Squash Recipes

    Amanda Gates
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Oh, spaghetti squash, how I love thee! I’m almost embarrassed to say that up until this year, I really only did one thing with spaghetti squash… make spaghetti with it. I know, so typical, right? Although, in my defense I didn’t really start cooking on nightly basis until this year. Since I am cooking on… Read more The post 5 Delicious and Not So Ordinary Spaghetti Squash Recipes appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • How To Honor Your Non-Negotiables

    Amanda Gates
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:23 pm
    In late 2011 I was slammed with an overwhelming amount of change. Although I was ready to be rid of it, change continued to follow me well into 2012. For those of you who have read this blog you are well aware that I had to close my studio, file for divorce, move and sell… Read more The post How To Honor Your Non-Negotiables appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 5 Great Uses For Lemons Around The House

    Amanda Gates
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:28 am
    Lemons are more than a delectable citrus garnish or cooking staple. This little yellow god has hundreds of very practical uses around the house from deodorizing your house to cleaning stainless steel to delectable yummy salads. Not only are they practical but they have no harsh chemicals and will cut back on your overall cleaning… Read more The post 5 Great Uses For Lemons Around The House appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Homemade Salsa

    Amanda Gates
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:17 pm
    When I was growing up my dad used to drink Pace Picante salsa. Ok that may be a slight over statement but I swear my mom could buy that stuff in the gallons and dad would still run out of it. I myself never liked the stuff and deemed all salsa to taste like it,… Read more The post Homemade Salsa appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Fourth of July Sangria

    Amanda Gates
    3 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    This year for the Fourth of July holiday I thought I would share one of my favorite white sangria recipes. In an effort to share with you my beautiful creation I took a photo of my tasty drink while at moms. Clearly the view far trumps my sangria and my drink making skills are at… Read more The post Fourth of July Sangria appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
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    The Decorologist | Paint Color Consultant | Home Staging

  • Like an American Picker

    Kristie Barnett
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    I just spent a couple of days at the rural farmstead of my children’s school director.  It forced me to disconnect a bit, which is why I always volunteer to chaperone when she invites students to her farm.   That and the fact that her home is a fantastic historic treasure – a combined 19oo […]
  • The Decorologist Home Staging Tips on Talk of the Town

    Kristie Barnett
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Last week, I spent one morning taping a couple of segments of the Nashville-based Talk of the Town television show. Host Tuwanda Coleman asked me to speak about home staging.  I shared some tips for appealing to the widest audience possible and for making rooms appear larger.  Brentwood Area Homes Realtor Melissa Allen let us […]
  • Move Over, Chevron – Cabana Stripes Are Back

    Kristie Barnett
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    via Pinterest No, there’s nothing new about cabana stripes.  They are classic, just like Grace Kelly. via Pinterest There’s something crisp and beachy about cabana stripes.  You can pair nearly any color with white to create a classic pattern that somehow seems new.  If white is not one of the two colors in the stripe, […]
  • When “Updating” Isn’t What Your Kitchen Needs

    Kristie Barnett
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
    As much time as I spend helping clients update kitchens, I suppose I’m a bit of a hypocrite. Because there’s nothing “updated” about my own kitchen.  My home was built in 1939, and the kitchen appears to have been updated in the late 1950s or early 1960s. when life gives you lemons . . . […]
  • My Summer Angel’s Wedding Shower

    Kristie Barnett
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Laura has been working for me for several summers - taking care of my kids, running errands, providing staging assistance, and even cooking meals for my family.  We consider her our “Summer Angel.” Well, our Summer Angel is walking down the aisle with the man of her dreams next month, and last weekend I hosted a […]
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    Robin Baron

  • Simplifying NYC: Top Picks for Stationary Shops

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! When it come to stationary shops in New York City, we have a multitude of picks! There’s something for everyone at nearly every price point. There are many greats, but here... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Design Insider: Decorating Above The Sofa With Wall Art

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! Designing a room includes many elements, you have the furniture, accessories, and the final touch… wall art! There are many ways that you can go when it comes to wall art... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Simplifying Delicious: Top Picks for Summer Salad Recipes

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! I always want to eat a bit lighter in the summer and look for new summer salad recipes to keep things interesting. They’re a great excuse to make a meal in bulk and invite... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tuesday’s Trends: Bamboo Revival

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! I love design with an Asian influence, and bamboo furnishings keep popping up in my favorite magazines and blogs. This material has been a long-time favorite of mine, but it seemed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Design Insider: Project Design 2014 Benefit Tonight!

    16 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! The day has come for my Project Design 2014 event and I can’t wait for your to join me. RSVP now to help me celebrate and raise money for this wonderful cause. We’ll be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    KitchAnn Style

  • Forget the Keys

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

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

    Ann Porter
    13 Jul 2014 | 9:22 am
    If you don’t have one of these charging drawers in our home office or kitchen you probably have to deal with a lot of cables sitting around. The biggest problem with loose cables is that they are tend to move around, get tangled and mixed up at times. If you mix up the charger intended with for your tablet with on meant for a cell phone if will not draw as much amperage and it will take a lot longer to charge. Fortunately, there are some easy fixes for keeping your cables organized and this little DIY project is very affordable since you might have some of these items already on hand.
  • Rustic Plank Inspiration

    Ann Porter
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:53 am
    Using rustic planks can be a great DIY, low-budget way to make a room have more visual appeal. I’ve put together a collection of photos from the web to serve as inspiration. This simple hallway goes from ho-hum to cottage chic with textured  planks on the ceiling. These stairs would look so boring and plain without the plank façade. This modern look is kept from looking sterile by using wooden planks for the fireplace surround. Using coordinating paint is a great way to save on material for this reading nook.   Mixing unexpected materials such as marble with rustic planks makes…
  • The Reveal Collection from Plyboo

    Ann Porter
    6 Jul 2014 | 8:27 am
    The Reveal Collection from Plyboo, manufactured by Smith and Fong Co., is a series of carved and textured panels constructed of bamboo. When carved, the grain of the inner layers are revealed, creating a play on shapes and grain pattern. Additionally, Plyboo bamboo is 100% FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) Certified, as the material comes from well-managed forests, and the final product is manufactured without the use of formaldehyde, (no VOC’s) making it an eco-friendly choice for the home. This artistic collection is available in 8 different patterns and color options. Sheet sizes…
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    Six Different Ways

  • Rugged Table Lamps for Industrial Design

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

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

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

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

    25 Jun 2014 | 11:44 am
    Auskin Tibetan Pillows in Assortment of Colors Auskin Fiber makes beautiful, soft and shaggy beanbag chairs, pillows and rugs for your interior living space. The furnishings are made from high-quality sheep & lambskins from Australia & New Zealand. Auskin Longwool Rug in Vole Color Auskin Large Beanbag (Stuffed) in Steel Color They come in an assortment of colors from traditional brown, white and black to ultra-modern pinks, blues and oranges. They are plush and soft, adding both comfort and exquisite style to your home decor.
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    Interior Design, Design News and Architecture Trends

  • How to Choose the Perfect Sink for your Bathroom

    25 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    When choosing the right sink for your bathroom you are faced with a multitude of options, not only when it comes to the type and style of the sink but the price range as well. This article will help you choose the sink that is right for your bathroom and that will completely satisfy all the needs and requirements attributed to a modern functional bathroom. General Planning The sink plays an important role in every bathroom. Whether it’s a modern luxurious one, or a plain simple bathroom, the sink represents the crucial element that is the center of bathroom arrangement as well as…
  • Top 20 Tourist Attractions of Barcelona

    3 Jul 2014 | 3:51 am
    Who’s going on holiday trip in Barcelona? If after a thorough research of the wonderful places in Europe where you can spend your vacation this year, you’ve finally decided to choose Barcelona, know that you will not regret at all. Barcelona, the vibrant capital of Catalunya, is nowadays among aspirants to the title glory in areas such as business, drama, food and design. By exploring the many inflections of the Barcelona’s spirit of the XXI century, you will reveal a lot of interesting buildings, most of them famous landmarks, both historical and contemporary, in an inspired mix of…
  • How to Use Wooden Furniture in Modern Interiors

    8 Jan 2014 | 12:43 am
    Wooden furniture is often associated with rustic and English country style interiors. However, this versatile material can be used to balance and decorate even the most modern of living spaces. All it takes is a basic understanding of how to use effectively use wooden furniture, and you can tailor them into your home in an ultra-sleek style. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when introducing wooden furniture into your modern interiors. Match the right wood to your style The first thing to consider is the type and colour of wood you are going to use in your room. Smaller sized spaces will…
  • Handmade Origami Pendant Light by blaanc

    18 Dec 2013 | 1:49 pm
    We always liked origami handmade items for interior design and we never miss the opportunity to show you our discoveries regarding this subject. Talented designers all over the world create amazing objects with intrincate designs using this traditional Japanese art of paper folding called origami, helping in this way homeowners to beautify and personalize their interiors. We recently see Orikomi, a wonderful handmade pendant lamp produced in Portugal and envisioned by a young, international design team called blaanc. It draw attention through its alluring design, elegant and simple in its…
  • Hot Design – Cool Radiators

    18 Dec 2013 | 9:24 am
    I’d like to start this blog with a confession, in order that we can better understand each other and build trust. I’m aware you’re not a priest (and if you are, I won’t consider this admission binding in a religious sense), but here goes: when I first came into the interiors market many moons ago I didn’t really care about it. Yes, I know. Criminal, isn’t it? This story ends well though, as now I find myself the kind of person who is happy to expatiate on why certain toilets are brilliant, or asseverate that thermostatic showers really are the only choice in your bathroom. With…
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  • best stylish basket storage inspiration

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

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

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

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

    Kelly Anderson
    13 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Welcome to a new week! We are in the depths of mid-summer in the northern hemisphere, and no doubt many of us are vacationing and spending time recharging with family and friends. I know I'm so excited to go back home to the East Coast for vacation time at the end of the week to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.I thought now is therefore the perfect time to intentionally plan out ways to live simply for the week, in an effort not only to make our own lives better, but also to do our part in the whole eco-system of our planet. Living moments, days and weeks with intention can help us stay on…
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    Inmod Modern Furniture Blog

  • Modloft: Luxurious, Bold Style

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:58 pm
    It’s all about Modloft today! And with pieces like this, and this, why wouldn’t it be? For many years now, Modloft has been one of our best selling brands and we know exactly the reason why — they offer incredible furniture for all types of modern and contemporary home designs. Whether you’re looking for furnish an urban city loft or a classic modern home in the hills of Hollywood, Modloft has you covered. With pieces for any space, from the dining room to the bedroom, you’ll be amazed by the bold, luxurious style that enters your home when you take one of these…
  • Xmas in July, Anyone?

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:37 pm
    We can’t believe we missed the Christmas in July celebrations! We’re a couple of days behind now, but if anyone had any parties to celebrate, let us know what you did and how it went. This small seating nook is perfectly decorated for the occasion, don’t you think? And the best piece in this space has definitely got to be the Saarinen Marble Side Table!
  • Incorporating Vintage into MCM Style

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:46 pm
    What do you do when you have an old piece of furniture that you want to incorporate into your new home? Well, again we need to stress that there are no rules when designing your home. If you have been gifted that sentimental piece that was handed down from your great grandmother, don’t stress over what you’re going to do with it because it will fit in somewhere. I bet this homeowner didn’t think that a very traditional, Victorian bench would fit so well with the mid-century modern Saarinen Round Dining Table & Panton Style S Chairs, but it worked and looks amazing,…
  • Building A Beautiful Space

    18 Jul 2014 | 2:42 pm
    When you can’t make up your mind on which chair, sofa, or pendant light will look perfect in your place, don’t get frazzled; There’s no time for that! Just breathe in… and then out. When it comes to designing a mid-century home, the more pieces you have, the eclectic and stylish your space will look. You’ve decided the Plywood Lounge Chair & Ottoman is a must have in your home, so you can build your space around that classic. Build your home piece by piece and it will blossom into a beautiful space you can’t wait to get home to!
  • Keep it Simple!

    16 Jul 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Sometimes choosing a color theme for a space is hard. Many times it can also be over-thought. Just keep it simple!
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    Interior Mantra

  • Vastu for Garden and Trees

    6 Jul 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Vastu tips for Garden and Trees One should avoid keeping big trees inside the building premises or boundary wall. The reason behind it is that the roots of a big tree can cause damage to the base of compound wall. These roots not only lead to damaging threats but these also soak up the invisible [...]
  • Vastu for Office

    6 Jul 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Vastu Tips for Office Rectangular or a square plot is ideal for building an office. The height from all the sides of the building should be same. If you are looking to install water bodies then the best area will be the eastern zone or the northeast zone of the office. But the water tank [...]
  • Vastu for Kids Room

    6 Jul 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Vastu Tips for Kids Room West portion of your house is the most appropriate direction for constructing kid’s room. If you want you can also consider the northeast, northwest and southeast directions but refrain from choosing southwest direction. When it comes to place the bed in children room, it is good to choose southwest corner [...]
  • Vastu for Peace and Prosperity

    6 Jul 2014 | 3:57 pm
    What is Vastu Shastra? Vastu is an important concept which is considered by us at the time of constructing their homes and working place. It is, because you could never predict the superlative and holy energies with our stripped vision. However, you could feel the power and the special effects in a number of aspects. [...]
  • Vastu for Health and Wealth

    6 Jul 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Vastu Shastra plays a very vital role in our lives and it is important for the people to design as per the guidelines of Vastu experts in order to have the benefit of  happiness and prosperity in their life. Front door is a major part of the home and is the main source for energy [...]
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    Furniture and Design Ideas

  • Style Guide: Cozy Guest Suite

    Cymax Stores
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
      Welcome your guests in grand style! Your overnight guests will feel warmly welcome in a guest room suite with calming wood furniture.     Magnussen River Ridge Wood Island Storage Bed in Natural   Starting with Magnussen’s River Ridge bed, this is a gorgeous rustic feel that can easily be brought into modern times with a few simple accent pieces of furniture. This bed’s horizontal slat headboard has a gentle curve, while the storage drawers create space for extra bedding, pillows, or clothing.     Sauder Shoal Creek Dresser in Soft White Finish…
  • Style Guide: Youth Study Room

    Cymax Stores
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Some homes have a very small den that really isn’t being used to its full potential. Creating a youth study room is a smart way to use the space. We are keeping this youth study room simple and sparsely furnished for good reason: to create good study habits.     Young America myHaven Computer Desk   We started with this Young America myHaven desk. It has a soft traditional design that can be catered to either gender. There is plenty of room for both a laptop and textbooks.     Young America Crosspointe 1 Drawer Nightstand   We decided to add a nice punch of…
  • Style Guide: Blue Girls Bedroom

    Cymax Stores
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Blue is generally put into the category of boys-only. However, there are many young ladies who would love a room filled with something other than pinks and purples. For those girls, we have created a beautiful room with a beautiful blue bed as the focal point.     Young America Isabella Cameo Bed   Young America has designed the lovely Isabella Cameo collection inspired by traditional Victorian-era design. The ornate detailing is reminiscent of a fairytale princess, but being decked out in blue gives this room design a great start for your little tomboy.     Samuel…
  • Style Guide: Contemporary Glass Dining Room

    Cymax Stores
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    It’s easy to see why most dining tables are wood. Wood is inviting, warm and cozy. But sometimes a more modern effect might be what you are after. A glass dining table is the perfect option to give your dining room a more contemporary feel.     Dupen Modern 75″ Dining Table in White   Dupen has designed a seventy-five inch long dining table with Spanish-influence touches in the turned legs. This table is a wonderful blend of casual and formal design. An open-space concept home would show this off quite perfectly.     Dupen Modern Dining Side Chair in White…
  • Style Guide: Luxurious Master Bedroom Suite

    Cymax Stores
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
      The master suite is usually the last room to get redesigned, even though it is supposed to be a personal retreat. This beautiful blend of warm wood, luxurious soft fabrics, and deep rich color creates a relaxing area that is a perfect complement to a busy lifestyle.     Magnussen Broughton Hall Wood Poster Bed in Nutmeg   Magnussen’s Broughton Hall poster bed is a beautifully chiseled work of art. The warm spiced finish has a gray undertone that coordinates with a variety of rich earthy tones. The fabric headboard is quite trendy and adds to the luxury of the…
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    Modenus Interior Design Blog

  • A trip to Guatemala: A country of color and love.

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

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

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

    Florence von Pelet
    10 Jun 2014 | 5:50 am
    BlogTour NYC sponsor nousDECOR intrigued bloggers with their hands on moodboard platform allowing you to create or re-create a space with any budget in mind. The idea behind nousDECOR is to be a a source to combine one-of-a-kind pieces that may be unique and rare with affordable or easily attainable pieces from retailers or etailers around the world. The platform is easy to use and we love the idea of being able to add an inspirational to the mix. Creating a moodboard has never been so simple. Here’s how to create your own moodboards: Simply register on the website, click…
  • Wilsonart does design proud – Student Chair Design Competition

    Veronika Miller
    2 Jun 2014 | 11:07 am
    BlogTour sponsor Wilsonart wowed our team with their huge commitment to support up and coming design talent at ICFF. The company devoted two full booth spaces to “Wilsonart Challenges” an initiative, now in its 10th year that, well, challenges design students to combine their creative and technical skills to create chair designs that push design boundaries. The designs were all stunning and we can only imagine the difficulty the judges were faced with as they selected this year’s winner – Jenny Trieu. The proud winner, Jenny Trieu, was there to share her vision and…
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  • An Explanation/Some Exciting News

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

    3 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Happy 4th of July!!! I hope you have a fun and safe weekend. I’m on my way to California to visit family and friends – so look for lots of palm trees, mouthwatering food and swimming pools in my Instagrams! See you when I get back! (Photo by Virgil Bunao via Domaine) © 2009-2014 FROM THE RIGHT BANK. All rights reserved. Republishing is strictly prohibited.
  • Lately: Waiting on Kitchen Island Lights, Searching for a New Dresser, Filming for HLN, and a Pilgrimage to Fallingwater

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

    18 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    It wasn’t planned but the dining room got a little facelift this weekend. Nothing drastic (it all probably looks the same to you) but it’s different enough to appease my design ADD. It all started very innocently with wanting to incorporate one new painting into the dining room art wall. (The table set for a dinner party this weekend.) I had also been wanting to try out the farmhouse table from the kitchen in here and this weekend was finally the time because we were having a dinner party and it’s much longer than the table that was in here. Of course that meant the chairs…
  • Some Recent Acquisitions, Purchases, Gifts and Bartered Items…..

    4 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    I want to thank everyone who came out to support our first ever Designer Stock Exchange this past weekend and also those who helped get the word out about the event. We really appreciate it! A special thanks to my good friend Angela (The Painted House) for lending a hand and especially with hanging all of my art. Tall friends come in so handy! The event was a great success and while it was completely exhausting, we had a great time. It was like a weekend-long party with just an all around fun group of peeps. Aside from all the work, a lot of this sort of thing took place throughout the…
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    Interior Design Tips for the Busy Professional

  • 10 Kid-Friendly Summer Décor Trends

    Linnore Gonzales
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    Household organizational methods are crucial during the school year, with designated spots for backpacks, equipment, and more. Summertime is more relaxed when it comes to where a kid tosses his sneakers, but décor still matters, even more so now that your kids are home full-time. Here are 10 ways to make your home especially kid-friendly before school comes calling again. 1. Family Room Redux Because they’ll be spending more time with the family and less time sequestered doing homework, revamp the family room to make it inviting for every member of your family. Designate a basket for each…
  • Room of the Month: The Eclectic Children's Room

    Linnore Gonzales
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    When you’re having your first child, it’s easy to be swayed by the adorable bedding and décor sets featuring monkeys playing guitars or smiling butterflies. But if you’re not into the matchy-matchy look, and you’re really hoping for something more original for your child, whether you have babies, little kids, or tweens, here’s a round-up of eclectic ideas to keep your kid’s room cool and unique. Dream a Little Dream Kids look up, babies especially. They lie in bed thinking about the day they had or what they have to look forward to the following day. Feed their imagination while…
  • 7 Ways to Fill Up Your Walls

    Linnore Gonzales
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Figuring out how to make the most of your home’s bare walls can be a tricky task. You have to provide visual interest and create balance while incorporating the perfect colors and themes. To get started, try one of these 7 creative ways to fill up your walls with unique pieces of art, DIY projects and good old fashioned inspiration. 1. Silhouettes for Everyone! Perhaps one of the most classic yet versatile forms of wall art are silhouettes. They have the power to create casual environments or sophisticated looks with little effort. Anyone can artfully master their use for intriguing, fun…
  • Welcome Summer with 5 Colorful Decor Trends

    Linnore Gonzales
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:52 am
    The summer season is filled with cheerful smiles and warm pleasant outings. This happy time of year should be reflected in your home’s decor. Let’s welcome summer with 5 colorful trends that will bring a smile to your face. 1. Sunny Days, Sunny Décor Yellows and oranges brighten any room in an instant just like the rays of the sun. Utilize them together… Photo: Houzz Photo: Houzz ...or separately. Photo: Houzz Eclectic Kitchen by Janesville Photographers Kaia Calhoun Photo: Houzz Photo: Houzz No need to douse your room in paint if it is not your style. Instead, try accessories to put…
  • How to Be the Hostess with the Mostess: 10 Tips for the Perfect Party Setting

    Linnore Gonzales
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    A good mix of outgoing, interesting party guests is the first way to ensure that you have a successful party, whether it’s a sit-down dinner, casual buffet, kids birthday, or proper dress-up gathering with cocktails. While peoples’ moods and behavior are pretty much out of your hands, you can control the environment or, at the very least, you can secure the help of an interior designer to create the kind of party look you envision in your head (or on your Pinterest boards). 1. Rearrange the furniture. Rearranging furniture is a great way to open up your home and create a welcoming…
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    Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal

  • The Sublime Beauty of Mughal Carpets

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

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

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

    J. Nazmiyal
    25 Jun 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Quilts – A Traditional American Art Art and Americana come together perfectly in quilts. If we forget about football and baseball, quilting could be America’s past-time. Not too long ago, quilting rose to fame once again thanks to a landmark 1971 exhibit held at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Over 40 years later, “Abstract Design Read More... The post Celebrate the Art of Quilts appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
  • Mid Century Rugs And The Interior Designers Who Love Them

    J. Nazmiyal
    17 Jun 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Five Modern Designers Who Love Mid Century Rugs The mid-century revival is in full swing, with mid century rugs and mod trappings are popping up in chic interiors everywhere. Going all-in is one approach to the trend, but others have different approaches, like incorporating a tasteful, representative piece from the past in an interior that’s all Read More... The post Mid Century Rugs And The Interior Designers Who Love Them appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
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    Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore » Blog | Leading Architects Bangalore

  • Why Invest in Building a Modern House in Salem?

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

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

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

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

    Architects Bangalore
    29 May 2014 | 7:30 pm
    A growing number of residential complexes are being built with multiple utility objectives. One can notice real estate developers today, trying to maximize the revenue potential per square footage. While this objective needn’t be compromised, it’s time to be innovative in architectural designs and incorporate trendy aesthetics. For even real estate buyers are increasingly growing averse to cookie cutter elevations Continue Reading The post 12 Elevation Design Trends For Your Next Project appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
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    Interior Design And Happy Home Living

  • Decorating small rooms

    13 Jul 2014 | 12:56 am
    In this post I am going to mention some important tips, which will be vital to transform your room into a cozy, warm and with an open feeling environment. . Tips for a warm and cozy bedroom . If you are looking to have in your home a perfect hideaway, you must create a room that gives the feeling of being wrapped in a cocoon of safety and warmth For that, you must implement the following tips: * For the bed and the walls, I recommend that you use colors that are warm . You can choose brown, red, terracotta and gold colors are best colors to decorate a bedroom. * In your bedroom must-haves…
  • Tricks for decorating small kitchens

    13 Jul 2014 | 12:51 am
    A common problem is having little space in the kitchen. Believe it or not, the kitchen is the room where we spend a lot of time in our lives, so it is very important to decorate it in the best way and make it a comfortable space. Decorating a small kitchen is a difficult task, but not possible. You just have to make the most of the space you have and we must also emphasize the ingenuity, so that you get the most out of our creativity. For decorating your small kitchen will be easy and quick, then I leave some tips so you can create a perfect and cozy kitchen. Use natural light. To look…
  • Decorating Tips for the teens Bedroom

    14 Jun 2014 | 8:50 am
    Decorating a master bedroom is small, it is a little complicated, but not so we have to limit ourselves on style or comfort. If your bedroom space is small, do not worry, because with a little intelligence in the decoration, it shall be visually enormous. Making only the most essential, lets you make the most of your room, and so the small space not suffocate your style. Walls To give the illusion of more space is recommended to use wallpaper patterns or colors. Also in colors this trick; e.g. pastels and light colors like yellow gold or beige will look perfect for the room look bigger. If…
  • Natural interior decorating ideas

    14 Jun 2014 | 7:07 am
    We should all be clear that nature is a source of great harmony, inspiration and tranquility. So, it’s a good idea to bring nature into our home and you do not know how, do not worry. I leave some interesting natural interior decorating ideas. To decorate the interiors with natural looking, today we were lucky to get in many markets other materials, which have characteristics that represent nature. During the interior should not be placed many materials, the ideal is put a couple of details that evoke nature and ready. If you want to have more indoor air naturally, I recommend that you…
  • Decorate Interior of your bathroom easily

    13 Jun 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Formerly the bathroom was put aside, and many do not like to be decorated. But today, the bathroom is the most important space of the home, which is why the decoration must be appropriate and correct. The bathroom decor should convey your personality, and always has to be chosen according to the dimensions of space. Never have a bad home decorated and cluttered bathroom. So, when decorating your bathroom, put your best effort and imagination, he achieved thus create a super relaxing bath. Currently there are many ideas for decorating your bathroom quickly and easily. To find out the best…
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    Coastal Decor, Beach, Nautical Decor, DIY Decorating, Crafts, Shopping | Completely Coastal Blog

  • Shell Enhanced -Easy Seashell Ideas for Things you already Have

    1 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    This is a round up of shell enhanced decorations. Nothing elaborate like Mirror Frames, Mosaics, Pots or Creating Framed Shell Art, just ways you can beach up and enhance something you already have with seashells that you collected, such as a window blind, lampshade, pillow, even a ceiling fan pull, and more. Take a look! A beautiful natural woven window blind is enhanced with shells. Via HGTV.
  • Clever DIY Rope Picture Frame Gallery Wall

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    I love this rope picture frame idea from Hymns and Verses. The rope "ties" the picture frames together beautifully, giving the gallery wall a seaside vibe! How the picture frames are hung is very clever too! The rope was attached to the inside groove of each frame, using a glue gun; then finished with a knot. Love how the knots are placed in alternating corners! Now to the hanging part.
  • DIY Network's Florida Blog Cabin 2014

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Even though DIY Network's Florida Blog Cabin is located by a lake, I wanted to feature it. After all it has some nautical details, a one of a kind boat house, and pink flamingos in the yard. Take a look! In case you are not familiar with the DIY Network Blog Cabin series, it's based on the idea: You Design It, We Build It, You Could Win It! The series asks people (Internet users) to vote on the
  • Old Beach House Ambiance in a Modern Summer Getaway on Sullivan Island

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Slip away to where the day's schedule is ruled by the tides! So it is for a New York City couple who has created a modern but old beach house feeling summer getaway on Sullivan Island, SC. It's the white painted shiplap walls (long horizontal panels) that give this home an old beach house ambiance. I love the paneled look, it has such a beachy nautical vibe. Remember these awesome Wood Paneling
  • Handmade Coastal Pillow Covers and Custom Pillows by California Livin Home

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Pillows are one of the quickest and easiest ways to bring the coastal theme to a room, and California Livin Home might just have the perfect coastal pillow cover for you! Sharon operates a professional custom sewing shop and sells her gorgeous handmade pillow covers in her Etsy Store California Livin Home. These beautiful coastal pillow covers are high quality and constructed to last! Sharon
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  • 5 Trends Discovered at Las Vegas Market's Home Furnishings & Decor Exhibit

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Las Vegas Market 2014! I was there!There was so much to see. And so much to report! (Didn’t want to let you down; if I promise to provide “real-time coverage” I’m going to provide “real-time coverage! ;-)My feet! Walking the show during the day and Vegas at night! Everyone complains about that, don't they? While I didn't make even close to most of the showrooms, I did hit the ones that I felt would be appealing to all of you and help me with my business. There was lots of gorgeousness at every corner. Click here to see everything I saw! Last night, as I scrolled through…
  • LIVE Las Vegas Market Coverage w/ Carla Aston

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    The summer edition of Las Vegas Market 2014 is happening NOW! So click through and come along with me as I peruse the latest trends in home furniture and decor and share all my discoveries with you throughout the entire week in real-time! Enjoy! ;-) Come along! ;-) Permalink
  • Today's 10 On-Trend Interior Design Links You'll Love! | #DESIGNREFRESH

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    DESIGN REFRESH THE NEWSLETTER | Subscribe to receive 10 on-trend interior design links you're guaranteed to love! Thank you! I’ve got some great shares for you this week! Each of them reminded me of readers, my fellow design junkies, Pinterest addicts, interior design connoisseurs. ;-)Here's a rundown of what's to come in this week's issue of DESIGN REFRESH!A drab interior is made bright and beautiful; the most spectacular beach house in Ventura; Diane Keaton's masterpiece home rental; 25 rooms transformed beyond belief; and 6 more interior design links I know you'll ♥!
  • House Tour: The Most Spectacular Beach House in Ventura

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    We just got back from California where we visited some family and friends out there, and I’m so excited to share with you the house we stayed in.The house was in Ventura, California and it was absolutely beautiful. The balcony, the view, the everything! It was truly breathtaking.Built only a few years ago, everything still felt all fresh and like new. From top to bottom, it was immaculate, making us feel like we had just walked into a brand new home with all the most-wanted amenities right there waiting for us to enjoy. It just had that perfect California feeling: spacious, open, coastal…
  • 7 DIY Cures For The Claustrophobia Caused By Long, Narrow Hallways

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    A reader recently asked me what she could do her long, narrow hallway.That quickly brought back memories of the home we owned when my babies were little. It was a ranch style home built in the late ‘50s — you know, the style where the living spaces were at one end of the house and the bedrooms and baths were located on the other end of a long hallway taking you you to the other side of the house. As someone who’s obsessive over design, I vividly remember that hallway driving me nuts because it was so claustrophobic. As a mother, I couldn’t stand how my elbows would brush up…
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  • Re-Vamp Your Garden – 10 Unique Gardening Ideas

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

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

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

    The Home
    18 Dec 2013 | 10:15 am
    Showing for the first time at the Fall 2013 High Point Market, Dunes & Duchess debuted colorful candle holders and sconces. Stacy Kunstel, the co-founder of the company, gives the background of the company, as well as how the pieces are made. Bright colors on traditional furniture and lighting shapes made this booth a popular stop for designers looking for custom pieces. As seen on Home Fashion Report, fall 2013. #hpmkt - Home Fashion Trends - Home Fashion News
  • VIDEO: Forecasting Spring 2014 Fashion in Furniture Trends #hpmkt

    The Home
    10 Dec 2013 | 8:26 am
    Gretchen Aubuchon is the founder of Fashion + Decor, a popular blog that blends fashion and furniture together. In this video, she discusses a few of the up-and-coming trends in the fashion world that will be translating to furniture design and manufacturing in 2014. Rounding out her top five trends are “lilac”, “marble and liquid”, “fringe”, “retro prep”, and “craft bin explosion.” Spring 2014 fashion will show up in furniture in fabulous new ways! As seen on Home Fashion Report, fall 2013. #hpmkt - Home Fashion Trends -…
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    Design The Life You Want To Live

  • Green with Envy – Avocado tips and tricks

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

    Lynne Knowlton
    4 Jul 2014 | 5:48 am
      Wooohoooo !! Hello summer and hello July !! It’s a time for holidays and drinking liquid fermented grapes. Don’t forget to be awesome. Don’t sip too much out-ta the crazy straw tonight.  You’ll be moving slower than jello tomorrow … Read More!
  • DIY tiny cabin. LESS is the new MORE.

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

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

    Lynne Knowlton
    6 Jun 2014 | 4:56 am
    Helllooooo Pumpkin !  Have I told you lately ?  Have I really told you?  Man, I lurve ya and I’ve missed ya.   Get ready.   This month is going to be a hot one on the blog.  I have … Read More!
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    the modern sybarite

  • viennese design: recycled luxe

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

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

    16 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Modern wood wall coverings are not for everybody.  And although you may think they don’t have room in a contemporary interior, I beg to differ: Imagine a Richard Meier white box residence with the living room highlighted by the simple … Continue reading →This post modern wood wall coverings that rock first appeared on
  • portuguese royal palaces – the ajuda, lisbon

    9 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Portuguese royal palaces come in all shapes and sizes and are striking reminders of the country’s past.  There are palaces set in the city of Lisbon itself and then others scattered throughout the city’s suburbs and into the countryside and … Continue reading →This post portuguese royal palaces – the ajuda, lisbon first appeared on
  • spilling beans: decorating design secrets for the kitchen and bathroom

    2 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Decorating design secrets is a series of tips I’ve collected over the years including some from House Beautiful and Traditional Home. The first feature was on living room design rules-of-thumb.  The second was about dining room design tips and today … Continue reading →This post spilling beans: decorating design secrets for the kitchen and bathroom first appeared on
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    Apartment Geeks

  • KB Homes – How A Smart Home Will Change MealTime [Infographic]

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

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:09 am
    Source: KB Home made an awesome infographic with Tampanian’s guide to Tampa. If you plan to have a vacation in Florida any time soon, this is the infographic you just can’t afford to miss! Tampa is really awesome place to visit and it has a lot to offer, not only wonderful pristine beaches. This is also a city full of history and natural beauty. So, are you ready to hear what places you just have to see in Tampa? First of all, there is a beautiful Honeymoon Island State Park that got its name from a Life magazine contest for newly married couples held 1939. That…
  • 9 Ways To Stay Organized In Small Apartment

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:12 am
    When you live in a small apartment, the most important thing is to stay organized. Otherwise, your place will look like a junkyard. You don’t want that, right? We have some great ideas for you that will help you stay organized in small apartment. 1. Wall Shelf Units If you don’t have much space to organize all your things, why not go with wall shelf units? They look great and you can use them to store all those belongings you don’t know where else to put. It will look awesome if you put them around the door. Color combination is just brilliant! Source 2. A Charging Station…
  • 10 Technology Products Most Homes Can’t Function Without

    27 Jul 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Photo credit: – Shannon There’s no denying it, as a society we have become reliant on technology. Gone are the days of manually doing chores, if there’s a device or a machine that will do it for us, then we’d rather employ that for the job rather than do it ourselves. Technology products are no longer in the realm of the wealthy, they are now more affordable which gives everyone the opportunity to take advantage of all the wonderful things that these products can do for us. Who doesn’t want to make their life a little easier? We may not quite have space-age homes just…
  • How is technology driving forward interior design?

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    Interior designers have a difficult task. Not only do they have to create beautiful spaces that look fantastic, but they also have to match their ideas with your vision as people have very different tastes. In the modern day, interior designers are being given a helping hand by technology. While the ability to design a room that the client wants is just as hard, the tools available allow designers to create multiple designs at the click of a button. As an example, technology such as this is used to create retirement living solutions at McCarthy and Stone that are perfectly suited to…
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  • white wall coat hooks

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

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

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

    5 Jul 2014 | 5:21 am
    Plastics as an Art Form was first published in 1964 and published in a revised edition in 1969.  It is part of a series of books authored by Thelma R. Newman that discuss a variety of material topics.  I previously recommended Plastics as Design Form. Dr. Newman explains in the preface that Plastics as an Art Form is “essentially a source book for artists, craftsmen, and art educators who desire a foundation in plastics as an art form.”  The purpose of the book is to introduce the reader to how plastics are being used in the arts.  Previous work in this area has been…
  • Plastics as Design Form | Thelma Newman | Chilton Book Company, publisher | 1972

    5 Jul 2014 | 5:07 am
    Plastics as Design Form is part of a series of books authored by Thelma R. Newman that discuss a variety of material topics.  This book was written to complement and not to repeat content of the earlier published Plastics as an Art Form.  In the preface, Dr. Newman explains that Plastics as Design Form “was designed to speak to a broad sector of interest – to the designer, architect, manufacturer, artist, educator, and craftsman, in fact, to all those people who have something to do with designing and making useful forms.” Plastics as Design Form is an excellent technical…
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    New York Interior Design Blog

  • Deco meets Modern at DLV Brooklyn

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Situated in the up and coming Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, Mark de la Vega blurs the lines between old and new, traditional and today at his custom design/build firm DLV and today we are featuring some of his wonderful furnishings.  Below is a fantastic mirror that not only provides function but also visual and tactile texture.  I also love the backdrop texture of the wall it hangs on! The Louef Mirror The Camp Sofa brings back memories of the seventies while inserting a modern intention.  The frame speaks to mid-century modern design and the leather tufted cushions have a relaxed…
  • Archilume

    27 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Archilume is one of the newer lighting manufacturers that we met this year at ICFF (the International Contemporary Furniture Fair) in NYC this past May.  Both Charity and I were taken with the fabulous architecture of their fixtures.  The clean lines, simplistic unadorned luminaries (fixtures) really struck a chord.  The P8 Chandelier featured below possesses an elegant yet modern vibe.  I would love to see this brushed brass and glass beauty over a live edge dining table in a loft with high ceilings! The P8 Chandelier By Archilume Sometimes less is more.  This trio of pendants would…
  • Lacava Continues to Innovate in the Bath

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:05 am
    Lacava has always been an innovator and we have had the luxury of using their products in many of the interiors we design for our clients.  This year at ICFF, they unveiled a new lacquer line featuring some very bold color options.  While a violet bath is not for everyone, this ensemble struck a cord  - Lacava is getting bold and looking to reach a new audience with more courage and a flair for color. Suzanne Collection By Lacava I love the lines on the black lacquer vanity below.  Paired with a vessel sink which possesses a mirrored finish on the exterior of the bowl, the sparkle…
  • A Collected Look

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Dering Hall has created a “Cohesive Mix of International Furnishings Inspired by Styles Around the World”. The photo below is a great example of how you can blend pieces from all over the world to create a collected look in your home! A Blend of All Cultures I love the more modern wing back chairs by the fireplace which reference times gone by with a fresh approach.  The small ottomans have a steel base but the style is more traditional.  I love the painted round table between the lounge and the wing chair.  The white paint freshens the look! For me the best piece is the…
  • The End!

    20 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Some say the ending is the best part of a story.  In the world of design, end tables, such as the ones featured below from Dering Hall  will seal the deal and create a wonderful conversation piece in your living space. I love the distressed wood top and metal base on the table below.  It is industrial and has a craftsman air all at once. The Tab Table Retro anyone???  This table is sure to fire the imagination for those seeking a mod look. The Lilian Table I love the deco feeling and elegance of this table.  The polished lacquer wood top and sphere in the center of the stem base are…
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    Courtney Price Design

  • The Slanted Door

    Courtney Price
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    One of the hardest reservations to get in San Francisco - at any time of day - is at The Slanted Door. I will show you why-- Related posts: Knock Yourself Out- Eye Catching Door Hardware Benefits of a New Front Door Food Presentation
  • Hampton Designer Showhouse

    Courtney Price
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:34 am
    Today we travel to Southampton… for a visual stroll through the Hampton Designer Showhouse. Sweet! Related posts: Alex Hitz- chef, designer, entertainer Tables With A Twist Kips Bay Show House
  • Apps that Lend A Helping Hand

    Courtney Price
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Today girlTech delivers three new or soon to be released helpful apps today to: remove language barriers, offer protection for ourselves or loved ones, and enable us to assist others in need…. No more language barrier~  Real-time Skype language translation Hallelujah, I have never been strong on learning languages.  This online service automatically translates speech […] Related posts: Apps that Take Instagram to the Next Level NOMAD- Convenient Charging on the Go Customer Service
  • A Word on Portrait Photography

    Courtney Price
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Portrait photography- more than just point and shoot... Related posts: A Word on Photography Fashion Show Photography- Serious vs Seriously? Queen Victoria and Photography
  • The Architect’s Home

    Courtney Price
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    “There  are not many architecture books that appeal equally to both experts and laymen, but if any book is likely to bridge this gap, it is this one.” -Urbane Magazine, Bejing What if the person living in a house is actually the architect who designed it? Obviously, and interestingly, architects’ houses are an intriguing reflection […] Related posts: Traditional Home Lee Ledbetter- Updating New Orleans Style Dering Hall
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    Inhabit Blog

  • Interior Painting Tips to Renew Your Home

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:17 am
    If you follow interior painting tips when starting with your home improve project there is nothing that can ward you away from your success path. Interior painting renders many boulevards for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The 4 Commonly Overlooked Rules for Using Black Bedroom Furniture

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:38 am
    Black bedroom furniture helps in attaining a customary and up-to-date appearance of your bedroom. These furniture sets render a lively and impressive décor to your bedroom that fills you with pride.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Upgrading the Curb Appeal of Your Home with Folding Glass Doors

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Summer time seems to be the perfect time of year to give your home a wide array of updates and upgrades. There is a lot of different ways you can change the actual look and feel of any home, and many... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Latest Designs in Bathroom Fittings

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:32 am
    Clean and fresh bathrooms with fashionable bathroom fittings play a wonderful role in rendering a pleasant and sumptuous bathing feel on relaxed weekends and hectic mornings. Various types of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Some Important Bathroom Accessories

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:05 am
    Bathroom accessories help in keeping your bathroom more functional,visually appealing and clean. Bathrooms are just not complete without the correct accessories that help in making the bathroom space... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Beautiful Home in Baleares

    Melina Divani
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:47 am
    Treasure Island, one of the most beautiful properties on the Balearic Islands, combines traditional Mediterranean architecture with a contemporary twist. The building was designed and is owned by interior designer Damian Sanchez, strategically located on the island of Mallorca with its stunning hillside views. Palm trees adjourn the large outside pool, which is surrounded by wooden decking and plenty of shrubbery. The natural stone walls of the main property blend in well to the landscape, and there is plenty of space for welcoming guests or lounging in the sun. Living areasContemporary art…
  • Loft With A Mix Of Styles Periods And Materials

    Melina Divani
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Lofts are these great open spaces that allow the decorator to run wild with their imagination. It instills a sense of freedom and fulfillment even when the space is empty. The couple Scott & Kristan, owners of the design firm Hammer + Spear in Los Angeles, have taken their loft space and created an unpretentious environment through a fusion of DIY and collected vintage pieces. The effect is a conglomeration of styles, eras, and materials, joined together by a nonaligned color palette. Wood is an important part of the décor throughout the loft, with stark wooden beams on the ceiling,…
  • Lion Sands Dream Lodge

    Melina Divani
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    Of all the private reserves in South Africa, Lion Sands Game Reserve stands out from the rest of the pack. It has a rich history dating back from 1948 when the landowners decided to form the private nature reserve. However, the credit should be given to the original pioneers of the reserve back in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. 6 of the pioneering families are currently third and fourth generation owners of the land. This is due to the foresight of their forefathers who had deep respect and love for the flora and fauna of Africa. At Lion Sands, the African landscape goes as far as you…
  • An Eclectic Scandinavian Home With Character

    Melina Divani
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:08 am
    Combining casual chic décor with wild animals may seem like a strange combination to many; however, this home spotted on LokalBolig, manages to pull it off with aplomb. Animal prints, faux fur, and even the work of a taxidermist, merges a casual setting with nature in a unique way. Its easy living straddled together in a space that is meticulously arranged. For example, every corner is adorned with some type of knickknack, photo, book, mirror, or some special piece without causing the space to appear overbearing. It’s finesse at its best. Of course, white walls and ceilings are the best…
  • An Elegant 18th Century Residence Nestled Amongst The Provencal Vines

    Melina Divani
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:53 am
    France is the most visited country in the world with more than 83 million foreign tourists visiting it annually. The most popular destination for local and foreign visitors is the French Alps where the air is cool, crisp and clear. Ménerbes, France is a small walled village that is located on top of a hill on the Luberon Mountains. These mountains lie at the foothills of the French Alps, which is why it is so popular. Here in Ménerbes, France lies the legendary La Bastide de Marie. La Bastide de Marie is a remarkable residence that gives you an opportunity to savor the pristine beauty and…
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    Brabbu | Design Forces

  • How to add Mid-century design Furniture to your home in 7 steps

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

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

    27 Jul 2014 | 3:32 am
    TDO Architecture have designed an unusual meditation dwelling located in rural Hampshire, UK. Forest Pond House makes the most of a its perfect natural site. Its architecture reflects the minimalism that should commonly define a place of meditation: Cantilevering over the bank of a pond at the foot of a family garden, the timber frame structure is finished in plywood, glass and copper. It nestles between the dark drama of the forest and the bright calm of the water. Black, angular sides address the forest; light, curved surfaces and sheet glass address the pond. As well as mirroring the…
  • Dream travel destination: Belize

    26 Jul 2014 | 3:07 am
    Why Belize is the Hottest New Caribbean Destination? Belize is everywhere you look these days,why? Because is tropical and lush, distinctive yet wild, and not to be missed. Whether you consider it part of Central America due to its location or a Caribbean paradise thanks to the warm Caribbean Sea, Belize will not disappoint in the variety and uniqueness of offerings. If you are worried that Belize will become another overcrowded tourist destination, don`t worry. Theres is a lot of private tours, private suites and even whole private islands to discover what makes Belize the hottest new…
  • A walking tour of world’s best street art

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    Now the Summer is coming, (yes, ’cause it seems that the REAL Summer is hiding somewhere…) and the cities are ready to give to its citizens plenty of amazing art’s shows, some of them with ephemeral architecture view. Thinking in that, BRABBU took a google travel and we discover some of the most amazing architectural street art around the world. FLOCKR PAVILION This amazing pavilion reflects a purple colour, thanks to the cover material. This pavilion has been installed on Beijing and was made by the New York Architecture Studio So-IL (Solid Objetives-Idenburg Liu).Get in…
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    Home Decor + Home Lighting Blog

  • Ceiling Fans for Beauty and Functionality

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

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

    17 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
    Morning and a cheerful space to enjoy breakfast seem to go together like bacon and eggs or cereal and fruit. When we think of starting the day in style, we envision breakfast bars, nooks and rooms that are both beautiful and highly functional. Here are eight spaces that offer lots of ideas for creating a very special spot for breakfast. The quintessential  breakfast nook offers a comfortable and convenient way to enjoy breakfast (and other meals and activities like doing homework) in or near the kitchen. Here a modern Tulip table works well with a built-in cushioned bench. Here rustic meets…
  • Clearly Beautiful: Transparent Lighting and Accent Furniture

    10 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    Transparent furnishings and lighting fixtures work beautifully on so many levels. See-through pieces made of acrylic, polycarbonate, or glass can bring a light and airy look to just about any room. Whether by choice or necessity, many of us have adopted a small space lifestyle. Transparent furnishings are perfectly suited to these environments since they take up much less visual space than their opaque wood or upholstered counterparts. We especially love the many modern acrylic and polycarbonate chair and table designs that are available right now. For your decorating inspiration, here are a…
  • Cool Decorating Ideas for Summer

    2 Jul 2014 | 10:57 pm
    With the Fourth of July almost here and summer well underway for many of us, we’re thinking about ways to stay cool or perhaps to look cool. Specifically, how to bring a lovely light and airy summery look to interior and exterior living spaces. For those who are suffering through sweltering heat, this post is especially for you, but we hope everyone will enjoy some of our favorite decorating ideas for summer living. Bring out a console table or chest in a brilliant hue to liven up the foyer. If you’re up for it, try a new paint treatment on the wall. If you need quick and easy…
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    66 Owls

  • Top 5 designers to follow on Instagram

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

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

    30 Jun 2014 | 8:18 am
    When most of people think about Lithuania, they just relate it to nation which was part of Russia once or part of Baltic state or one of highest highest suicide rate. So here goes the list: 1. Of all Indo-European languages, Lithuanian is considered to have changed the least over the years, and is thus valuable for the study of linguistic development. 2. Basketball is the country’s national sport, and the team is ranked one of the best  worldwide. Several players have even joined the NBA. 3. Lithuania is the only country in the world with its own official scent, called the Scent of…
  • Top 5 internship opportunities this week

    8 Jun 2014 | 11:31 pm
    Every week, I am going to post about latest internship opportunities around the world as it help us advance our career and learn something new this summer. Keep checking our blog or our facebook page “66 Owls” for internship and job opportunities posted each week. Here are the top 5 internship opportunities this week in design: 1. Toy Design Intern at Hasbro-Summer 2014 Job Toy Design Intern-Summer 2014 Location: RI – Pawtucket Employment Type: Intern ID: 8568 Description Toy Design Summer Intern (May – August) Help Hasbro explore new avenues in toy development. We…
  • Top 5 Interior Designers and Architects in India

    5 Jun 2014 | 1:09 pm
    I am starting a series of top interior designers in each country and today I am going to post about top interior designers in India. My ranking is based on projects completed, scale of projects, social media presence and popularity on social media. Keep visiting my blog or facebook page ( 66 Owls ) for internship opportunities tomorrow. So here is the list of top 5 Interior Designers and Architects in India. 1.  Kapil Gupta and Christopher Lee (Serie Architects) Founded in 2006 by Chris Lee in London and Kapil Gupta in Mumbai, India, Serie has always been an…
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  • 1930s Design Influence: Jean Harlow

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

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

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

    8 Jul 2014 | 12:45 pm
    - eclectic modern vintage designThe masterful vision of Le Corbusier takes many forms: sculpture, furniture, architecture, writing, and now, high fashion. Designer Karl Lagerfeld, a true master in his own right, borrowed heavily from the Architect of Modernity with his latest Chanel Couture collection in Paris. Fashion critic Suzy Menkes wrote: ‘It’s Baroque meets Le Corbusier,’ said Karl, explaining that his inspiration […]The post The Le Corbusier Influence: Chanel Couture appeared first on .
  • Fantastical Furniture: Designer Maarten Baas

    1 Jul 2014 | 1:02 pm
    - eclectic modern vintage designThe words fantastical and eccentric come to mind when exploring the works of Dutch designer Maarten Baas. A highly-talented visionary, Baas produces bespoke pieces for leading hotels, restaurants, galleries, and select collectors around the world. His collaboration with Mitterrand + Cramer in Geneva Switzerland looks straight out of a Tim Burton movie. Sculptural, whimsical, and […]The post Fantastical Furniture: Designer Maarten Baas appeared first on .
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  • 16 Stylish Outdoor Above the Ground Swimming Pools

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Today I want to pay some special attention to one of the most interesting features in our yards – the […] The post 16 Stylish Outdoor Above the Ground Swimming Pools appeared first on Founterior.
  • Impressive Rustic Cabin and Cottage Interior Designs

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:22 am
    Mountain getaways are a great way to relax in the beautiful surroundings of rocky hills and lush meadows. There are […] The post Impressive Rustic Cabin and Cottage Interior Designs appeared first on Founterior.
  • 15 Garden Pergola Kits – Vinyl, Fiberglass and Wood

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    First of all, what is a Pergola and where we can find it? “A pergola, arbor, or arbour is a garden feature forming a shaded walkway, […] The post 15 Garden Pergola Kits – Vinyl, Fiberglass and Wood appeared first on Founterior.
  • 15 Interesting and Modern Outdoor Furniture Ideas

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:57 am
    The place where you can go and sit while you are in the garden. The place where you can rest […] The post 15 Interesting and Modern Outdoor Furniture Ideas appeared first on Founterior.
  • Contemporary Minimalist Garden and Landscape Ideas

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:42 am
    Today’s modern gardens have a lot of featured that we like to enjoy in the summer. For example, different kind […] The post Contemporary Minimalist Garden and Landscape Ideas appeared first on Founterior.
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  • 10 ways to hide the eyesores in your home

    Wendy Weinert
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:07 am
    No matter how hard we try to make our homes stylish and beautiful, there are many little details, like cords or scratched wood, that diminish its visual appeal. Try hiding those eyesores in the home with these 10 creative strategies and it’ll make your interior design shine. 1. Seek out stylish storage solutions, like a decorative box or vintage suitcases that can also be used as decor. After all, who says you have to use ugly plastic tubs to keep your home organized? Photo credit: 17 Apart   2. Cover up clutter or lackluster space with a beautiful screen. It will instantly lend…
  • Pet-friendly decorating tips for a home you and your furry friend will love

    Wendy Weinert
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Parents are always aware of their young one’s safety and comfort, and they also consider their kid’s messy habits before picking out new furniture and decor. The same strategy can be applied to pets, too, and I know many of you think of them as family, too. By remembering your furry friend when decorating, you can design a home that is comfortable for both of you and still be able to enjoy a stylish space. These pet-friendly decorating tips will help get you started. 1. Opt for rugs rather than wall-to-wall carpet Carpet traps bad odors and hair, making it hard to keep it clean.
  • Sofas, couches, davenports – What’s the difference?

    Wendy Weinert
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    I’m sure many of you grew up like I did thinking that sofas, couches and davenports were all the same thing. I’ve always thought they were synonyms you could use interchangeably and that certain regions in the U.S. preferred one word over the other, much like soda vs. pop. You can imagine my surprise, though, when I discovered that the words sofa, couch and davenport in fact have three separate meanings. Couches Photo credit: South Shore Decorating Blog Although invented prior to this time, couches became very popular in the Victorian era when they were referred to as a…
  • Decorating for an open floor plan

    Wendy Weinert
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Photo credit: Sublime Decor Homeowners have made open floor plans a popular layout style, and depending on your space, you may find it a suitable design choice for your home as well. Instead of separating each room with walls, open floor plans combine rooms such as the kitchen, dining room and living room into one large open area. I find open floor plans very appealing in smaller homes, and the layout works well for those with more square footage as well. It’s a refreshing feeling to walk into a home with an open-floor layout. With fewer walls and longer sightlines, the style is…
  • Turn your bedroom into a luxurious hotel room

    Wendy Weinert
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:24 am
    I love staying in hotel rooms. After a busy afternoon of sightseeing or trip activities, a classy hotel room is the perfect way to end the day. It’s simple, yet sophisticated decorating scheme creates a luxurious feeling that helps me to unwind, relax and rejuvenate. If relaxing in the hotel room is your favorite way to vacation, too, you might be happy to know that a bedroom can offer the same luxurious feel. Simply incorporate some of these tips into your room’s design. Photo credit: Chic Coastal Living 1. Decorate in all white to create that elegant and clean look. If all…
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  • Home Décor Gift Ideas for Any Occasion!

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

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

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

    Banarsi Designs
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:01 am
    (Photo Credit: Banarsi Designs Getting married is one of the most exciting and overwhelming times of your life. And rightfully so! You are about to join your life to another in holy matrimony. We’d say that’s pretty life-changing. Planning a wedding can be just as nerve-wracking, as every little detail counts. This isn’t even counting the planning time needed to make sure your reception looks and goes smoothly. If you are looking for some refuge in your time of preparing for your big day, take a breather and let us help you out! When it comes to putting together the perfect look for…
  • What You Need to Know About Table Linens (And Why You Can’t Live Without Them)

    Banarsi Designs
    3 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    (Photo Credit: Banarsi Designs When it comes to your dining experience, you deserve the best. This also goes for your family and other guests you may invite over. Walking into your dining room should be an exclusive experience that gives a great presentation of what coming together and enjoying a delicious meal should feel like. Having a bare wood table just won’t cut it and is not really attractive in the overall décor of your home. And throwing a plastic or vinyl tablecloth on your beautiful table just for the time being is just plain wrong! Forget what you were previously told about…
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    Granite Transformations Blog | Home Improvement & Design Ideas

  • Choosing the Perfect Sink for your Remodel

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

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

    14 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    The waters off the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, Italy will be enchantingly illuminated beginning June 3 through November 23, 2014, as the installation of Heinz Mack’s ‘The Sky Over Nine Columns’ is unveiled to the public at the Church of San Giorgio. The structural ensemble consists of nine symmetrical columns, each standing 24.5 feet tall and covered with a golden mosaic of 800,000 tesserae bearing the sky. The tesserae, or small pieces of 24k gold-leaf Trend mosaic tiles, are used as instruments to reflect the light of the sun and moon onto the water. German artist Heinz…
  • Ten Breathtaking Beaches for Planning Your Summer Escape

    14 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    Close your eyes and imagine the feeling of a warm salty breeze blowing through your hair, powder-fine sand beneath your feet, and the soft crashing sound of waves on the surf. We all have our own visions of paradise and tranquility, but there’s just something about the beach that brings peace and serenity and beckons us from our busy day-to-day lives. Are you ready for the ultimate beach escape? Here is a list of ten beaches that have been voted to take your breath away: Anse Lazio; Praslin Island, Seychelles Located northeast of Madagascar in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Anse Lazio…
  • Todd Michael Creates Modern-Day Mosaic Designs Using Old World Artistry

    7 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    Blending the artistry of an ancient world with a modern twist has defined mosaic artist Todd Michael as one of the most sought after mosaic designers in South Florida. As a self-trained ‘mosaicist’ (a designer of mosaics), Todd has been transforming spaces into permanent works of art with mastery and beauty for the past 15 years. “The process begins with my imagination as it comes to life after studying the space,” Todd explained. “It has to be a perfect fit, since mosaic installations become absolute and permanent.” His latest work of art, ‘The View from Delilah,’ began in…
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    Interior Design Blog | Interior and Exterior Design Ideas

  • Pegboards For Every Room

    Vidya Sudarsan
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:09 pm
    I stumbled upon a few interesting examples of pegboards being used in places where I would have never guessed. We usually think of pegboards as sturdy boards with grids of pre-drilled holes that fit hooks and pegs- essential parts of garages and tool sheds. But seeing them in kitchens, craft rooms, bedrooms, and art studios just blows me away.....I hope to inspire you to put your DIY hats on and build one of these organizers.. I am totally in love with pegboards and I think they are brilliant, simple, and inexpensive ways to keep everything organized. What do you…
  • Pretty Plates On The Walls

    Vidya Sudarsan
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:32 pm
    There are several fun, innovative ways to brighten up your blank walls and add personality to your home. One of my favorite design tips is decorating walls with colorful plates. With the help of either an adhesive disc plate hanger or command strips, any plate can go on the wall. I would start with a template that combines plates of different sizes, colors, patterns, and shapes and lay them out on the floor to see the final outcome. Just remember to explore different options so that you can find your true voice as an artist. Creativity involves breaking away from established patterns in order…
  • Luxe Home Decor

    Vidya Sudarsan
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Are you looking to add luxe style decor to your home? Well, one way is to seamlessly incorporate gold color accessories with furniture you currently have. The glittering gold tones these furnishings radiate will immediately transform any room into a luxurious, glam space.  This color in general adds a feminine touch and blends in with other palettes. Having the right amount of this tone is important; too much might make the room look flashy or ornate.I have some ideas with shades of gold ranging from earthy to bright... you can see how the room brightens up with a sparkle!via:…
  • Interesting Color Wheels

    Vidya Sudarsan
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:47 pm
    How many of you believe in color having an influence on one's mood and well being? Or do you just think it's pseudoscientific? Most of the time, we start with a few of our favorite colors and decorate the home based on these choices. Color therapy has been around since ancient times, when colors were infused for healing purposes. This led to interesting color wheels such as the ones shown below. I can see how the color green can represent fertility and red can symbolize loudness.. do you agree with these conclusions and would you use such a color…
  • NOVICA - Global Happiness

    Vidya Sudarsan
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:13 pm
    NOVICA brings artisans from around the world (many living in rural communities) who don't have the means to sell their work on the international market. They give them a free platform to do this, and reach customers on a global scale. From product development advice, to quality control assistance, they are there to make their listing process as smooth as possible.  They even offer 0% interest loans to artisans who want to expand their business. NOVICA is also proud to be part of Fair Trade moment - it's the belief that everyone should be fairly compensated for the work they do. Check…
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    Tony's Textiles Blog

  • Your top curtain questions answered!

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

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:52 am
    A tickle of pink can inject a fun, feminine look into both modern and traditional homes. Take the summer months as a great opportunity to introduce this bright, bold colour into your home. As pink is a fairly dramatic colour, it’s best to start off by adding flashes of colour rather than going the whole hog and painting the interior walls of your home fully pink. Think subtle. Follow the ‘less is more’ rule to avoid garish DIY disasters that are hard to cover up. A really simple way to bring your home to life with pink is by sourcing soft furnishings in this colour – cushions, throws,…
  • New in: our favourite new duvet covers!

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

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

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

  • A Vintage Club Room: Twin Gate Designs

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

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

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

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

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

  • Wedding Dresses: Timeless Artefacts

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

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

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

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

    16 Jun 2014 | 6:59 am
    It's that time of year again – high society and extensive dress codes – are the talk of the town. Steeped in tradition and pageantry and interwoven into the very fabric of British culture, Royal Ascot begins today. And our very own CEO & founder, Sherry Roberts, will be in attendance at the Royal Enclosure. Within this area, gentlemen are required to wear morning dress with a top hat and ladies must wear formal day wear with a headpiece, and its base no smaller than 10cm. Yes, it is tradition. However, here at The Longest Stay we relish playing with…
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    Modern Interior Design & Furniture - Decoist

  • DIY Washi Tape Picture Frame Mats Add Sizzle To Your Home!

    Thalita Murray
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    It seems we have a DIY theme lately, and that theme is art! I’m on a mission here, and my mission is to make sure that your walls are bland no more! You can thank me later…Let’s get going on this DIY though, which is all about perking up some potentially boring frames.Enliven those Dull WallsOn a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being an extremely difficult task (like building your own house), this project is like a 0.3! That’s pretty darn easy. If you think you could handle the striped storage box, you can definitely handle this! Here is what you’ll need:A frame,…
  • Stunning Mountain Views And A Wood-Clad Interior Shape Modern Swiss Home

    Sherry Nothingam
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:46 am
    The first thing that comes to mind when we think of Switzerland is the picture-perfect holidays and the snowy Alps. Overlooking the town of Weinfelden and offering unabated views of the distant mountains of Switzerland and Austria is this beautiful house clad in wood. While the street façade of the Weinfelden House offers ample privacy, the rear of the residence opens up to offer captivating views of the surrounding landscape. Designed by K_M Architektur, the floating design of the house gives it an inimitable silhouette even as the scenic backdrop adds to its visual appeal.The interior of…
  • Modern Moroccan-Inspired Bathrooms That Promise Exotic Indulgence

    Sherry Nothingam
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:33 am
    Over the last few weeks we have turned our attention towards Moroccan-inspired interiors which are quickly becoming a hot design trend across the globe. Bright colors, lovely patterns and bold motifs play a significant role in bringing home a dash of Moroccan elegance. Whether it is exotic bedrooms or breathtaking living spaces, Moroccan accents and decor are becoming an integral part of contemporary homes across the globe. While some prefer simple additions like the shiny ottoman, others love a more expansive and authentic approach. Today we finish this month long journey with…
  • No-Fuss Tips For Hosting A Houseguest In Style

    Kate Simmons
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    Are you hosting a houseguest this summer? Kate here, and today’s post is dedicated to the art of welcoming friends and family members. Some of the best resources for hosting guests are written with the assumption that there’s a spare bedroom and ample funds to make their stay unforgettable. As a person who lived in a tiny apartment for years, I know firsthand what it’s like to sleep on the couch so a guest can have the bed, as well as the challenges of hosting on a budget. These are realities for many of us. In fact, even though I now live in a house, our spare room flooded…
  • Classic English Home Gets A Grand Contemporary Update In Sparkling Style

    Sherry Nothingam
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:32 am
    The idea of renovating existing structures and combining old world charm with contemporary luxury and appeal is something that is quickly catching on across the globe. Located in an idyllic neighborhood of Kilham, Winchester, England, this beautiful house was a dull and boring old building until the creative folks from AR Design Studio decided to give it a grand new lease of life! Having undergone a fabulous renovation the Kilham House is now a cozy five-bedroom family house with a double-height entrance and an interior that exudes elegance and inviting warmth.The main living space is the…
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    Leovan Design

  • Front Yard Curb Appeal Ideas

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

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

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

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

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    28 Feb 2014 | 9:31 am
    Eclectic interior design style is a mixture of styles, textures, colors, and style periods in the same room design. Eclectic designs create an atmosphere that is charming, unique, irregular, creative, and fun because they combine at least two different styles in the same room.  Line, mass, texture, color, and form are the five basic principles to keep in mind when designing and
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    Decor Girl

  • DIY Decorating: Are You A Green Faker?

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

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Countertop edges, cabinetry, sinks, faucets and appliances are now designed for seamless flush installation in kitchens and baths. Be on trend not behind it. Read More
  • DIY Home Decor: Have You Lettered Yet?

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    Use vintage inspired letters to create home decor with personality. This is the perfect DIY project for those who relish in the thrill of the hunt. Read More
  • We Found Small Luxury Hotel Nirvana

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    The Vanderbilt Grace is an intimate luxury hotel people return to year after year. It is easy to see why it ranks as one of the places to stay in Newport. Read More
  • Architecture: Gilded Age Mansions of Newport

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    Gilded age mansions offer a glimpse into another era where architects practiced the Beaux Arts style at its zenith. Scale, proportion and balance ruled. Read More
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    Just Wood Flooring Blog

  • Award Winning Wooden Floor Company

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

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:02 am
    When it comes to fitting hardwood flooring in your home, oak is consistently one of the most popular wood species to be chosen. But what exactly is it that makes oak such a popular choice when it comes to hardwood flooring? The following are a few of the main benefits offered by oak. It’s incredibly durable Deciding to have hardwood flooring fitted in your home requires a financial investment, so you want to make sure that the end result will be able to stand the test of time and look beautiful for years to come. Oak is a fantastic choice in this regard, as it is incredibly durable and…
  • Top tips for fixing scratches and dents in your hardwood floor

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:21 am
    If you take proper care to maintain your hardwood floor, it will retain its original beauty for years to come. In previous posts, we have given some tips on how to maintain your floor, as well as steps to take to reduce the chance of something scratching or denting your floor. Unfortunately, some things are completely unavoidable, and your hardwood floor may undergo small amounts of damage through everyday use and wear and tear. If your floor does become slightly scratched or dents start to appear, chances are that they will be almost unnoticeable to visitors. You will want to take pride in…
  • How to make a small room feel bigger

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:23 am
    Everyone has that special room at home where they go to unwind after a long day at work. Perhaps it’s your bedroom, or maybe your lounge or study. Regardless of which room it is, you want it to be your own sanctuary, where you can forget all your troubles and simply relax. What if your room feels too small to relax or socialise in? This may put some people off and lead them to only visit their small room when absolutely necessary. This doesn’t need to be the case though. By following a few simple design and furnishing tips, you can make even the smallest room feel light, airy, and…
  • Ash Wood Floors

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:36 am
    We sell a wide selection of different types of wooden floors at Just Wood, but one of our popular types is ash wood flooring. It’s a hardwood that’s strong and durable and also provides a smooth finish. Ash Trees The ash tree is the most common tree in Britain today. It gets its name from the Old English word æsc which means spear. The ash tree is not only tall and straight like a spear but its wood is strong and was used to craft spears and other weapons. The ash is a member of the olive species but, unlike the olive tree, it does not bear fruit. It can be recognised by its…
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    The Sofa & Chair Company Blog | Interior Design Ideas

  • Furnishing the high seas

    Suzy Bloomfield
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    The Sofa & Chair Company's products have taken centre stage in all manner of prestigious locations, but this latest addition to our extensive portfolio can’t fail to impress. Super motor yacht Turquoise Turquoise is a majestic custom-built 181 ft/55.4m motor yacht that recently underwent major refurbishment. Built by Protesksan Turquoise in 2011, her splendid contemporary interiors were designed for sheer decadence by the award winning team at H2 Yacht. Turquoise's efficient engines reach a cruising speed of 14 knots and a maximum speed of 17 knots  Sleeping up to 12 guests in…
  • Just ask Martin

    Suzy Bloomfield
    27 Jun 2014 | 7:46 am
    As part of our summer giveaway we asked you to submit your burning interior design questions to our in-house interiors expert Martin.We've been overwhelmed with your fantastic questions and are delighted to present the first in a series of video segments where Martin provides some insight into the tricks of the fabulous interiors trade: Many congratulations to our ROCO competition winner Sonia Leroux!Stay tuned for more installments of 'Just Ask Martin'' and more chances to win some beautiful Sofa & Chair products. 
  • Charlie's New Home

    Suzy Bloomfield
    2 Jun 2014 | 1:53 am
    Many thanks to all of you who followed lost soul Charlie Chairlin on his adventures across London to our showroom. Charlie at The S&C HQ after his makeover Charlie was a dilapidated vintage library chair in a state of disrepair. Luckily he found salvation at The Sofa & Chair Company HQ, where he was given a new lease of life and a brand new look.After being overwhelmed with applicants offering to re-home Charlie from all corners of the country, we selected our lucky winner at random; a Mrs Julie Baker of Northampton.Julie was thrilled with her prize and gave him prime position in her…
  • Simple Ways to Enhance Your Space

    Suzy Bloomfield
    29 May 2014 | 7:49 am
    For a simple and effective way to enhance your space, try adding some decorative cushions & throws into the mix.In our latest video, our in-house interior design expert Martin demonstrates how to make the most of your living room or bedroom furniture with a bit of simple accessorising: Featured below is a selection of our gorgeous new scatter cushions, decorative bolsters and opulent throws. All of these are sumptuously padded with real feather and down and upholstered in a variety of designer fabrics.  Featured: The Henley, clothed in luxury You can view our full collection of…
  • MPs Visit The Sofa & Chair Showroom

    Suzy Bloomfield
    27 May 2014 | 2:52 am
    Last week we were thrilled to receive a visit from not one but two MPs to our very own West London showroom! Our Production Director Gavin commences the tour of our new production facilities  Matt Hancock (Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise) and Angie Bray (MP for Acton & Ealing) participated in a walking tour of our workshop and showroom, learning about our dedication to quality craftsmanship and experiencing our advanced manufacturing methods first hand.  One of our skilled craftsman demonstrates the S&C upholstery process As Skills Minister, Matthew works across…
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    Home Stratosphere

  • 100 of the Best Online Furniture Stores & Retailers

    HS Editor
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Welcome to our epic chart setting out 100 best online furniture stores and retailers. Search engines are great, but they don’t always neatly list websites in as neat and tidy of a fashion as you’d like. I spend a lot of time checking out furniture websites.  Over time, I’ve created a handy spreadsheet of online furniture retailers.  Since it’s a valuable resource for me, I figured other people might like access to one convenient chart of the top furniture stores online.  Here it is. You might want to bookmark this page.  As new stores pop up and as I discover new…
  • How to Build a Beautiful Pallet Wine Rack – Step-by-Step Tutorial

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Today we’re here to share with you these simple and direct instructions for creating a wine rack from the end section of a pallet. This fun, usefl project can be crafted in around an hour and a half, depending on your experience and what tools you utilize. It can be created via hand tools and a drill, but will be much easier to accomplish with power tools. This pallet wine rack is fun, simple, and the material is free. The wine lover in your life will be blown away! Phase 1: Cutting the pallet For this first step, you’ll want to use a circular saw or hand saw, cutting in the…
  • 41 Stunning U-Shaped Kitchen Designs & Layouts (Photos)

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Today we have gathered for your pleasure and inspiration a collection of U-shaped kitchen floor plans in a cornucopia of colors, textures, and styles. These kitchens all share the basic shape – and many are U-shaped kitchen designs with islands anchoring their space – but beyond that, a world of possibility opens up. Once settled on a basic shape, every aspect of the room’s design is up for grabs. Countertops range from glossy black  monoliths, to textured marble journeying a full spectrum of colors, to huge natural wood slabs. Cabinetry comes in painted white, natural…
  • 18 Attractive Accent Chairs Under $100

    HS Editor
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:48 pm
    One of the things I love about staying in a hotel is the mini-lounges and sitting areas throughout the lobby and elsewhere throughout the premises.  I just love checking in and then having a seat in a swanky lounge area observing the atmosphere and people, surfing my tablet or taking it easy. I’m a huge fan of accent chairs for the living room, bedroom, hallways, foyers and other areas of the home because they fill space with a function.  Moreover, accent chairs in the home create an inviting environment by suggesting “sit down and relax.” While you can certainly spend…
  • Modern Georgetown Apartment by FORMA Design

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Today we present you a truly unique home: a Washington, DC area triangular flat on the Georgetown Canal with a complete interior renovation by FORMA Design. The clients hired FORMA for a total redesign of this 1500 square foot, two bedroom, two bath flat. The triangular floor plan with large exposed concrete columns presented difficulties, incorporating a second balcony off the north facade as interior space. FORMA approached this project with the aim to open up the interior spaces as much as visually possible, employing mirrors, translucent resin, and reflective panels in key…
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    The Grey Home

  • Room corners : Best place to place a workstation and save space

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

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

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

    Soufiane Nab
    7 Mar 2014 | 10:18 am
    This is the fourth part of the interior color combinations. We started this series of blog entries a while ago to talk/ discuss different color schemes and combinations you can choose. Choosing a color is an ambivalent choice to make sometimes and the main goal of this series of posts is to help you pick you color schemes for your house whatever the room and the area is. The combinations we are discovering/discussing today is : Tan / blue or light blue. First impression i have when i see this combination of colors is a feeling of serenity, tranquility. It reminds me somehow of the…
  • Choosing a color for painting interior walls#1 : Navy

    Soufiane Nab
    28 Feb 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Hello,Wall painting was/is/will always be a big/hard ? choice to make. That's why i'm starting these series to discuss with you wall painting choices. This is the first one of them and i chose... Navy. When choosing a color for wall painting some of us prefer not to risk and take a racy color and stay basic choosing grey, white or beige. I love those, but some times being different has some charm and some originality. OK, Let's talk about this color : We all agree that's a deep dark color but if when it comes to choosing this color in our interiors, it gives what ? Personally, I…
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    The Interior Design Advocate

  • Best Houseplants for Your Home

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

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

    Alison Oxman
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    I had an interesting, “teaching moment” phone call from a prospective client that made me think: “Blog post!” This lovely person called and complimented me, saying she had seen me give a design trend presentation and was “very excited to work with me.” How lovely. Then she let slip that her project would be “a secret between the two of us” because her husband wasn’t in favor of hiring a designer (cue sound of bomb dropping). Not lovely. While it’s not uncommon for one half of a designing couple to be more interested in participating in the design side and the other half…
  • Screwed By Your Sofa

    Alison Oxman
    26 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    Have you ever purchased a piece of furniture that – after a few years of wear – or maybe less, just completely tanked on you? The finish chipped. The doors or drawers stopped working right, or never did in the first place. The upholstery seams opened up. The leather flaked. The cushions flattened into sad looking pancakes…hold the syrup and butter. I remember when Steve and I were young marrieds and purchased our first furnishings for our new home. This was before I was a designer. We had no idea what we were doing. We opted for “the” national chain store in our area. They were a…
  • Are People Bothered By Their Homes and Furnishings?

    Alison Oxman
    29 May 2014 | 12:00 am
    Investing wisely in your home’s design and in the furnishings you purchase for that home should not be negotiable. Design is a gift when done wisely and well, yet the losses are great when it is not. Protecting and guiding design clients and design consumers everywhere is not just a passion for me – it’s become a mission. Perhaps this is due to what I see clients struggle with today, or perhaps it’s because a hundred years ago (!), long before I was an interior designer, I was a design client, too. Design quality, design wisdom, high ethic and product performance should always be the…
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    Chic California

  • Thrifting Jackpot and Other Random Thoughts

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Thrifting Jackpot and Other Random Thoughts Every once in awhile I get an nagging urge to stop into a local thrift store. It’s usually after I haven’t been there for awhile and it’s usually at the most inopportune time. Like when I am supposed to be running other errands. It happened to me today. I felt {Read More...} The post Thrifting Jackpot and Other Random Thoughts appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #31

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #31 Hey everyone, it’s that time again, it’s party time! Thanks for stopping by to link up your AWESOMENESS!! We’re excited to see what you’ve been up to! Maybe I Will | Chic California | The Happy Gal | Fry Sauce & Grits We want to see what inspires you! {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #31 appeared first on Chic California.
  • 5 Easy Tips to Style Your Bookcase

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    5 Easy Tips to Style Your Bookcase Recently, I gave you a tour of my vintage style living room. In case you missed it you can check it out here. I also gave you a quick look at my bookshelves that flank the fireplace. Today I wanted to give you 5 easy tips for styling your {Read More...} The post 5 Easy Tips to Style Your Bookcase appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #30

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #30 Hey everyone, it’s that time again, it’s party time! Thanks for stopping by to link up your AWESOMENESS!! We’re excited to see what you’ve been up to! Maybe I Will | Chic California | The Happy Gal | Fry Sauce & Grits We want to see what inspires you! {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #30 appeared first on Chic California.
  • 5 Tips for Getting Over Your Fear of Decorating

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    5 Tips for Getting Over Your Fear of Decorating Whether I am working in my retail space or helping a friend decorate their home, one of the things I keep hearing over and over is that customers and friends don’t know what to buy for their home. They all have what I like to call {Read More...} The post 5 Tips for Getting Over Your Fear of Decorating appeared first on Chic California.
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    1 Aug 2014 | 2:07 am
    HT Apartment is a private residence remodeled by LANDMAK ARCHITECT. It is located in Nam Trung Yen, Cau Giay, Ha Noi, Vietnam. HT Apartment by LANDMAK ARCHITECT: “Located on the 11th floor of the old condominium building belongs to the resettlement housing group (low income) with the old status + is divided the site lack of science, logics (poor lighting, poor ventilation) and arrangement diagrams of rooms are messy. The..More...
  • House with a Wooden Skin by VARDAstudio

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:39 am
    Located in Platres, Cyprus, House with a Wooden Skin is a project completed by VARDAstudio. The home has a luminous and elegant interior, and keeps a sense of the rustic with its use of rough stone for the outside walls. House with a Wooden Skin by VARDAstudio: “House is located on a very dramatic hill in ethnical village of Cyprus. The facades and the roof of this house comprise one..More...
  • Hôtel La Réserve by Jean-Michel Wilmotte

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:17 pm
    The Hôtel La Réserve is a spectacular property developed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte. It is located in Ramatuelle, France, and has a stunning landscaping program, a luminous interior, and an atmosphere that promises relaxation at its highest level. Hôtel La Réserve by Jean-Michel Wilmotte: “After Geneva and Paris, La Réserve opened a spa hotel on the outskirts of Saint-Tropez. Sited at the centre of a hill clad with holm oak and..More...
  • Kilham House by AR Design Studio

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:05 am
    Kilham House is a private residence located in Kilham, England. It was designed by AR Design Studio. Kilham House by AR Design Studio: “Nestled along a leafy lane on the outskirts of Winchester sits Kilham House. Once a tired building with a confusing layout, the house now boasts a contemporary update that really transforms the house into the five-bedroomed family home that it desperately needed to be. A grand, double-height..More...
  • Private Residence by The Manser Practice

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:41 am
    Private Residence is a project completed by The Manser Practice. It is located in Henley-on-Thames, England, and covers an area of 5,382 square feet. Private Residence by The Manser Practice: “This private house is set in deciduous woodland near Henley-on-Thames, Oxford and is a 500sqm (5,382sqft) home for a professional couple. The house is divided into a living wing and a bedroom wing – with a fully glazed stair hall..More...
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  • Faery of Gold and Silver – Portuguese Bar Instalacao

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:22 am
    Faery of gold and silver, urban light installations and vivid brass elements – define the image of this Portuguese bar called very ingeniously “installation” – Instalação. The floating tunnel – like architecture, predetermined by the long narrow space and its arches, hosts modernistic and urban ambiance inspired by Olafur Eliasson installation and provokes the sensation of dancing in a spaceship. Read the rest of Faery of Gold and Silver – Portuguese Bar Instalacao originally posted on © - 2014.
  • Carpet with Floral Pattern by Yoyo

    31 Jul 2014 | 4:55 am
    Parquet, carpet tiles with floral pattern and rugs are part of innovative Yoyo – Canvas Collection. They choose very attractive motifs and colors, but the main advantage is the usability, easy daily maintenance and cleaning. An effective, regular cleaning and maintenance program is vital for retaining a high appearance level. Yoyo carpet range is manufactured from piece dyed PET Anvire FR. It is specially designed for areas that have heavy traffic. Read the rest of Carpet with Floral Pattern by Yoyo originally posted on © - 2014.
  • Self Up Modular System by Giuseppe Bavuso

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    The modular system by Italian designer Giuseppe Bavuso for Rimadesio, allows its owners a plurality of horizontal and vertical combinations. And at the same time the objects are created by high-quality finishes, a minimalist and elegant aesthetic.  The fronts are made of painted glass, the bodies of the shelves – lacquered wood, standing on aluminum feet.  Self Up is suitable for the office, your own home or workplace at home. Read the rest of Self Up Modular System by Giuseppe Bavuso originally posted on © - 2014.
  • Luxurious and Innovative Condominium that Overlooks the Lugano Lakeshores

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Where, if not in Switzerland, can this groundbreaking architectural project, be situated? Fluttering with light and geometry, transparence and opacity, empty and full space sequence, the architects from  Motta Papiani Architetti create this luxurious and innovative condominium that overlooks the Lugano lakeshores. Cleverly designed the Lomocubes project synthesize rigorous structural link, floating sequence of texture – in – motion that allows best view advantage for the premises, and wise usage of materials, all of which concludes in a sophisticated environment and high –…
  • Romantic Bathroom Interior by Studio Tolicci

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    Interior designer Tomas Belica from Studio Tolicci represents bathroom interior part of the project Family Residence Piestany. He used a combination of mosaic tiles, mirrors and white faience to create a beautiful, romantic bathroom interior. Studio Tolicci the new Slovak company dedicated to designing family houses, apartments and other premises. Read the rest of Romantic Bathroom Interior by Studio Tolicci originally posted on © - 2014.
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  • Reclaimed wood in interior design

    Temenouzhka Zaharieva
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am
    As my readers already know, wood is one of may favourite materials for use in interior design. And not only because it helps for Creating homy atmosphere..., but also because wood is almost... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Perfect for both - indoor and outdoor

    Temenouzhka Zaharieva
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:50 am
    I like furniture which can be used outdoors in summer and indoors when we cannot spend more time out. Designs that are not obviously created for outdoors - like the Ami Ami Table and Ami... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Silk Light

    Temenouzhka Zaharieva
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    Mesh light, sourceLotus light, sourceThey are created directly from the silk cocoons by Japanese products designer Yasuhiro Suzuki's Re Cocoon project - a series of silk’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Colour - the perfect way to freshen up your interior

    Temenouzhka Zaharieva
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    The eye-catching colour scheme is the perfect way to freshen up your interior: And you even don't have to paint your walls - it is enough to introduce in your rooms the bright colourful glass of a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Green tea and lighting - what do they have in common?

    Temenouzhka Zaharieva
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:25 am
    If you did not know the story of creation of Patricia Urquiola's Chasen Suspension Lamp, you could hardly find any. Yes, it has interesting design, quite unusual: This is elegant designer lamp... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Howkapow Blog

  • Nikki Couppee

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

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

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

    Cat How
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:42 am
    I like the simple but clever concept of Bethan Laura Wood‘s Stain Tableware. A Product Design graduate from the Royal College of Art (who studied under the tuition of Jurgen Bey and Martino Gamper), her set of ‘Stain’ teacups are designed to improve through use. Her project explores the assumption that use is considered to damage a product – for example, scratches on an iPod or laptop – whereas actually it can also be seen in some cases to add to its aesthetic value and make an inanimate object more personal, depending on how it is used by its owner. Beth…
  • Arthur Buxton

    Cat How
    20 Jun 2014 | 4:47 am
    “I get up just after 8am most days and listen to the Today Show on Radio 4 whilst I have some fruit and strong coffee for breakfast. “If it’s Monday or Friday I’ll head for Bower Ashton where I work as a printmaking technician for the University of the West of England in the Screen and Digital Print Studios. Any other day I might be working from home or at Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio where I am in residence with my new company Colourstory Ltd. I cycle in most days but occasionally might drive or walk. “Most of my own work is digital so days in the screen-print…
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  • Loft in New York or Vice Versa?

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Oh! To live in a museum among high to the sky ceilings, where windows opens the view to the  American Museum of Natural History and Central Park. Oh! Extravagant loft in New York location itself is set in a historical building which dates back to 1909.  The apartment is 4,200-square-feet of magnificent class and elegance, full of art decor incorporated in its living space, which is worth a whopping $20 Million. Take a look, steal from here everything with your eyes. Oh! A stone fireplace from the 17th century. The View. Via Interior Design 2014
  • Mélange of Old and New

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:43 am
    The mix of old and new is always in the question.  Almost everyone has this situation happening in their homes. Even if your home is brand new, there definitely still is something vintage hidden or displayed. Whether it’s a gorgeous silverware set, a vase inherited from your grandma or just a lovely buy from a thrift shop there’s always something old and new in your place. Therefore today I’m sharing an amazing house in London which has this mix and it’s arranged I’ll say – perfectly. “We have the spirit of minimalists but the taste of…
  • Roof Furniture. Quality Time On Angled Roof

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:43 am
    What an amazing view isn’t it? Panoramic view, almost from the bird’s flight (sigh). Is it possible to feed yourself with this view everyday? Yes!!! Not only with the view, but also with the cup of tea. P.S Also you will need house in old-town with angled rooftop. Lithuanian designer Ainė Bunikytė was inspired by childhood memories of climbing onto rooftops to create the furniture for her graduation project at the Vilnius Academy of Art in 2012. Yeah, angled roofs aren‘t used enough, only Santa Claus appears there for 15 min. This visionary furniture is created for Vilnius…
  • Family Abode in Brooklyn

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:32 am
    After I carefully reviewed all images of this abode, I thought were is it, in France or England? Well, I was terribly wrong, because it’s located in Brooklyn! This charming home belongs to Miranda Brooks, a landscape designer, her architect husband Bastien Halard, and their two girls, Violette Grey and Poppy. Although the pony was staged for the Vogue shoot, the rest is unremittingly real. The herringbone parquet à point de Hongrie white oak floors are of the typical Parisian style. The Master Bed, designed and built by Bastien is juxtaposed with Custom de Gournay wallpaper. A black…
  • White Slipcovered Sofas, Warm and Cozy View of Life

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:43 am
    I tried my hardest to cut down the amount of the pictures of this amazing decorator and stylist Holly Mathis portfolio, but I failed, because they’re just too good. Holly Mathis offers design consultations on everything from new construction to remodeling to accessorizing and styling. So, if you’re looking for fresh  farmhouse or cottage design inspiration with some antiques and vintage, is bringing it to you in a big way. First few photos are from her kitchen in Texas. Cross Street, checkerboard floor, clinic white furniture mmmmm… Even cleft plate and little scale could…
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  • 10 Refreshing Green Boy’s Bedroom Interior Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:23 am
    Decorating a boy’s bedroom can be a piece of cake, since the boys are simpler and know exactly what they want. However, the color scheme for the boy’s bedroom can be a tricky busines, since there are some gender color rules that eliminate some colors at the first instance. Anyway, we have found a color
  • 10 Astounding Blue Kitchen Interior Design Ideas

    Dragana Markovska
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Your kitchen is the place in your home where you surely spend a lot of time, even more if you are keen on cooking and preparing delicious specialties for your family and friends. So, why not make this space as nice and as good looking as possible? If you are bored with classic kitchen colors
  • 10 Coastal Inspired Living Room Interior Design Ideas

    Dragana Markovska
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Almost everyone of us is a huge fan of the seaside, but unfortunately, not all of us have the opportunity to live near the beach. Luckily, creating a home area that evokes the feeling of sandy seashores so that you can enjoy is not a hard thing to do. You can infuse the look of
  • 10 Inspiring Hallway Interior Design Ideas

    Dragana Markovska
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    When it comes to decorating and styling a home, most of the people put so much effort into decorating the rooms in the house or the apartment, that they completely forget about the hallway. Knowing that the hallway is the first impression that someone will have when entering your home, should be a good reason for you not
  • 10 Beautiful Mediterranean Interior Design Ideas

    Dragana Markovska
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Mediterranean interior design is a very popular style and in high demand in interior design. Mediterranean design incorporates the influences of the Mediterranean regions of Spain, Italy, Greece, and France, and is often referred to today as the “Spanish modern.”. This incredibly beautiful style can be grandiose and luxurious with heavy tapestries and ornately carved furniture, or
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  • How To Design A Vegetable Garden

    sarah ramdan
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    To get a copy of this guide to vegetables and how many to plant in By Resolution: 623 x 893 · 438 kB · jpeg Size: 623 x 893 · 438 kB · jpeg Another ideas of how to design a vegetable garden:
  • Childrens Furniture Sets

    sarah ramdan
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    Stylish children bedroom furniture set By Resolution: 720 x 391 · 74 kB · jpeg Size: 720 x 391 · 74 kB · jpeg Another ideas of childrens furniture sets:
  • Kids Bedroom Decorating Ideas

    sarah ramdan
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
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  • Modern Swedish Furniture

    sarah ramdan
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    SWEDISH FURNITURE DESIGN by STENSE By Resolution: 354 x 500 · 69 kB · jpeg Size: 354 x 500 · 69 kB · jpeg Another ideas of modern swedish furniture:
  • European Home Interior Design

    sarah ramdan
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    Castello di Padova – Padua castle – Interior design By Resolution: 375 x 500 · 135 kB · jpeg Size: 375 x 500 · 135 kB · jpeg Another ideas of european home interior design:
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    Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas

  • All about the ranch look, with a rustic feel

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

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

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

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

    Jenna Crotty
    16 May 2014 | 8:32 am
    Zara Home first caught my attention a few years ago when I was in a Spanish shopping mall. Seduced by the most luring window display I’ve ever seen in a home ware store, I went in to have a look and I’ve been hooked ever since. Zara Home hasn’t made it to Ireland yet so […] The post Seduced by Zara Home appeared first on Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas.
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    Lights Online Blog

  • Fabulous Friday: Trend Lighting Hera

    Emma Harger
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    Contemporary Bedroom by Miami Interior Designers & Decorators Pfuner Design – Interior Design Miami Because it’s the dog days of summer, let’s take a little trip to beachy Miami for this week’s Fabulous Friday. In this bedroom, so elegantly adorned with elegant neutral shades and textures, there’s a Trend Lighting Hera 12-light drum style chandelier surveying the surroundings. I really personally like the look of the Hera and was excited to see it in this lovely space. We need a closer look: Those are circular petals of sateen white glass, arranged…
  • Get the Lighting Featured on Property Brothers: July 30

    Emma Harger
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:22 am
    On Property Brothers, Beatriz and Brandon endured a lot of stressful house-hunting before finding the right place. To say that the right place then needed a lot of structural work before becoming livable would be an understatement. As always, however, the Scott twins came through in the clutch and created a home that Beatriz and Brandon will love. It even has a comfy and cozy in-law suite so Beatriz’ mom can visit. Lots of Savoy House light fixtures were featured on this episode, many of them in excellent closeups! Let’s look into which ones were where. This Savoy House Vintage…
  • Great Pictures from Elk Lighting at #atlmkt

    Emma Harger
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:11 am
    Today I’m sharing some more photos that I took during our recent trip to the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market! Previously, I shared some finds from Cyan Design. Now, I’m taking a look at Elk Lighting, which includes the Dimond and Sterling Industries brands as well. I was really excited to visit Elk because we sell so many of their products and I wanted to see them in person. This big, beautiful showroom with a view provided some great color inspirations and also let me see some familiar products up close and personal. Without further ado, I’ll…
  • Fabulous Friday: ET2 Sense

    Emma Harger
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Contemporary Kitchen by Burnsville Design-Build Firms Highmark Builders Here’s a Fabulous Friday first: this week we’re spotlighting a light fixture from ET2! ET2 is one of the newest companies to become a Lights Online brand. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, ET2 is a division of (and was founded by the founders of) Maxim Lighting, offering more contemporary designs to complement Maxim’s selection. In this kitchen, you see a trio of ET2 Sense 5-light pendants above the island. The chrome glass orb of the Sense shades the lights within and is mirrored inside so…
  • Get the Lighting Featured on Property Brothers: July 23

    Emma Harger
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:42 am
    On last night’s episode of Property Brothers, Aven, Phillip and their two dogs were in desperate need of somewhere to live after having temporarily settled in a hotel. The house hunt was arduous and the renovation included a few nasty surprises (such as uneven floors), but it was all worth it in the end as the Scott twins brought this happy couple a beautiful home of their own. Plus, of course, it featured lighting from our parent company Progressive Lighting! So, let’s take a closer look at exactly what they used. The Savoy House Maverick 8-light chandelier hung beautifully over…
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  • Discover Farmville VA – An Ideal Location for Shopping, History, and Recreation

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

    Sandy Henderson
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
              Bringing You the Best of the Jungle in Animal Print Carpets!         The Rave Collection introduces Pardus, Ringo and Vulnero,  13’2″ width and all made with Royaltron Polyproplene. The high twist of the crinkle yarn gives these roaring patterns a silk-like lustre.           […] The post Three New Wild Designs From Stanton Carpet appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • The Trellis Pattern – The Most Popular New Design Movement

    Sandy Henderson
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:48 am
    Garden Buffs have been digging treillage for hundreds of years. In 1864 the style shot to popularity when William Morris released his Trellis wallpaper. The trellis which consists of strong lines continues to be consistent to all items in home decor. 1. The Trellis is a classic geometric pattern – goes well with other geometric […] The post The Trellis Pattern – The Most Popular New Design Movement appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • How to Measure for an Area Rug

    Sandy Henderson
    4 Jul 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Measuring for area rugs and the uncertainties associated with sizing area rugs, is one of our customers biggest dilemmas.  Below are some tips on measuring and sizing for area rugs. 1. Select the area rug prior to selecting the paint:       Paint is available in a lot more colors than the other area […] The post How to Measure for an Area Rug appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Looking for Ideas to Create a Custom Area Rug?

    Sandy Henderson
    21 Jun 2014 | 9:23 am
    The possibilities are endless to create that one of a kind rug that can also be a profound piece of art in your home. “Designing a rug and seeing it in its exclusive place is so gratifying” This is the philosophy which underlies the custom  rugs we have made over the years. I like to custom […] The post Looking for Ideas to Create a Custom Area Rug? appeared first on Rug Rats.
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  • 6 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Website Header

    Alycia Wicker
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee   Do people know what you can do for them when they land on your website right away? Or did you just give them a reason not to care? If you and I had businesses that were like Target, Sears, or Lowe’s everyone would know our name, know what we do and who we do […] The post 6 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Website Header appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • 23 Stunning Interior Design Websites You Need To Check Out

    Alycia Wicker
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    Mupplebee I asked and you told me what interior design websites and blogs you like to stalk er admire. In no particular order, I present you with the best interior design websites of 2014 that you gotta check out. Best Interior Design Websites & Blogs of 2014 Sita Montgomery Interiors The Decorologist Elements of Style Hunted […] The post 23 Stunning Interior Design Websites You Need To Check Out appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • 8 About Page Secrets You Never Knew

    Alycia Wicker
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee Figuring out how to write your about page for your website can be a complete and total mind-numbing wine-binging event. And, I know you’re just about ready to click “Buy Now” on that copywriter’s Services page – but I want you to try this first. Stay with me, buttercup, there’s help on the way. The first […] The post 8 About Page Secrets You Never Knew appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • Is An Interior Design Career Path The Right One For You?

    Alycia Wicker
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee Wondering if the interior design career path is the right one for you? A lot of times we think that this is just what we always wanted to do only to find out it wasn’t really what we wanted at all. Do you want to create the spaces that people experience their most important moments? […] The post Is An Interior Design Career Path The Right One For You? appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • Why New Interior Designers Fail, And What To Do About It

    Alycia Wicker
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Mupplebee Can I just get real here for a moment with you? You and I both know why new interior designers fail – they give up too easily. Sure, it looks like being an interior designer is all about lollipops and unicorns. Picking out fabulous furniture and pretty fabrics that we can’t stop rubbing. You know […] The post Why New Interior Designers Fail, And What To Do About It appeared first on Mupplebee.
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