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  • Spring Gardens Are Blooming — Here's What to Do in April (10 photos)

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Colder climates may still be shrugging off winter, but most gardeners are excited to be back to work by April. Dry summers in California and the American Southwest call for drought-tolerant plantings and water-wise practices. Butterflies signal spring's return in the Great Lakes region and elsewhere,...
  • 6 Bronze Lighting Ideas from Houzz

    Lights Online Blog
    Emma Harger
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Houzz is a great site for a lot of different reasons and one we definitely use frequently here at Lights Online. One of their many great features is Shop Houzz, which is a selection of items that fit a certain theme. (Recent themes include Easter, chinoiserie and aquamarine, for example.) A lot of the freshest Shop Houzz articles are focusing on lighting, much to my delight, including the excellent The Bronze Age. Bronze is having a sustained moment in the sun as an extremely popular lighting and decor idea, especially considering the varieties of bronze available and the ways it can be…
  • 5 tips to make Spring cleaning easy

    Kelly Anderson
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Happy first week of Spring! I'm so sorry to my family and friends on the East Coast who are still neck-deep in snow, but it's been beautiful here in southern Ontario and it feels like it's time for Spring cleaning. Your Spring cleaning is more likely with a shovel than a broom? Well, perhaps a little de-cluttering and refreshing indoors will help you feel a little cheerier!I started my Spring refresh this weekend by organizing and cleaning out some closets, and thought I'd pass along my top 5 tips to make Spring cleaning easier. If you do just these 5 things over one or two weekends, it will…
  • 5 Factors to Consider to Set Up an Indoor Garden

    Interior Design, Design News and Architecture Trends
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    Many of us wish to grow a garden, but not all of us have enough space to do so. So, if your backyard space doesn’t allow you to have a garden, choose to grow an indoor garden. Plants not only cleanse the air inside your home and increase the aesthetics of your indoors, but they also offer your family various organic, yummy foods. Plants don’t occupy much space, you can set up your garden in a windowsill, if that’s all the space you have for a garden. For people having some outdoor space, the indoor garden can be used to grow some starter plants, for the outdoor garden when…
  • Decorative styles according to your personality

    Interior Design And Happy Home Living
    15 Mar 2015 | 9:42 pm
    We always talk about how important it is that anything having to do with your home decor is as your personality , so you always find the styles and elements that fit you to enjoy more the environment and make the most . Your home must be your faithful reflection, the place where more comfortable you feel and that reveals how you’re just looking at what is there. You never see two houses exactly the same inside, with the same decoration as there is always a personal touch of those living in it. Although two people decorate their house with the same style, there will be many differences…
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  • Cloud by Luca Nichetto for &tradition

    Ali Morris
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:32 am
    Launched earlier this year, Cloud is the first collaboration between Danish brand &tradition and Stockholm-based Italian designer Luca Nichetto. The Cloud collection offers warmth and comfort while retaining an elegant silhouette. Characterized by their weight-bearing structures that support  comfortable cushions and pillows, the collection includes a one-, two- and three-seat sofa, and a pouf. ‘Cloud is supremely comfortable,’ says &tradition Founder and Brand Manager Martin Kornbek Hansen. ‘It combines the tradition of structured upholstery in Scandinavian…
  • Handcrafted Metal Plates by Legrand and Hubbardton Forge

    Alicita Rodriguez
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:24 am
    Sometimes it takes a while to come up with the obvious—simplicity can be the result of genius. Wiring solutions giant Legrand and lighting designer Hubbardton Forge have teamed up to create six metal plates that match the finishes in Hubbardton Forge’s portfolio, which includes chandeliers, lamps, pendants, sconces, and more. It’s a perfect pairing, of course. What could be better than to have the switch match the light it activates? Light and Switch: Finally Made for Each Other Legrand’s new wall plate designs come in six lustrous metals—Black, Natural Iron, Mahogany, Dark Smoke,…
  • Sustainable Shells: Contract Trend

    Ali Morris
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:06 am
    Seat shells made from an inventive array of new materials provide an alternative to the environmentally harmful, fossil-fuel-based plastics usually used to make injection-moulded seats. Edinburgh College of Art graduate Spyros Kizis has designed a dining chair and a lounge chair made from artichoke thistles and bio resin. Made using a combination of plant fibre and organic epoxy resin, the Artichairs by Spyros Kizis  are completely biodegradable and can be reused as biofuel. Designed by Jean Louis Iratzoki, the seat of Alki’s new ‘Kuskoa Bi’ bioplastic chair is made from a 100%…
  • Press Folding Table by PetterssonRudberg for Karl Andersson

    Ali Morris
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Made entirely out of wood, Press is a new folding table by Lars Pettersson and Morgan Rudberg for Swedish furniture brand Karl Andersson. Lightweight but durable, Lars Pettersson and Morgan Rudberg’s folding Press table was launched this year by Karl Andersson. The brief was to create a lightweight but sturdy table that was simple to fold up and just as durable as similar constructions. After years of experimentation the designers succeeded in developing an innovative, adjustable locking mechanism which ensures that the table is not only exceptionally stable but also simple to fold…
  • 40mm Design By Rubinetterie Treemme

    Alicita Rodriguez
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    The new 40mm series of bathroom faucets by Italian company Rubinetterie Treemme merges style and function: “The delicacy and elegance of the lines comes from a design that is timeless, making this series versatile and adaptable to different bathroom designs.” With clean lines, modern silhouettes, and functional design, 40mm complements virtually any bathroom. Bathroom Faucet with Form and Function Constructed of stainless steel with a framework measuring 40mm in diameter (hence the name), the 40mm collection is based on “the primary needs of the bathroom environment.” Treemme…
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  • Spring Gardens Are Blooming — Here's What to Do in April (10 photos)

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Colder climates may still be shrugging off winter, but most gardeners are excited to be back to work by April. Dry summers in California and the American Southwest call for drought-tolerant plantings and water-wise practices. Butterflies signal spring's return in the Great Lakes region and elsewhere,...
  • Houzz Tour: Room for the Whole Gang in This Cape Cod Home (10 photos)

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    These homeowners have big plans for the future at their house on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and they are fully prepared to welcome the next generation and extended family. The changes in the house mark a big change in their home life: the emptying of the nest. When the youngest of their three children...
  • Slipcover Magic: Casual, Washable and Fresh for the Season (10 photos)

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    If you think of slipcovers as belonging only in a Shabby Chic-style pad, complete with cabbage rose prints and ruffles, it may be time to take another look. Slipcovers have so much to offer — from family and pet friendliness to sleek custom options —...
  • Shop Houzz: Everything’s Coming Up Roses (61 photos)

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    The delicate beauty of the rose can be stylized and worked into your decor in all kinds of wonderful ways, from painterly vintage tea roses of Shabby Chic style to modern gestural takes on the flower’s pretty petals. Or take a cue from pale shades and add a touch of glamour with subtle shimmery rose-gold...
  • Clever Storage for That All-Important Spare Room (10 photos)

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Guest rooms typically are hybrid areas, absorbing many functions — bedroom, office, den — in a small space. They’re also great places to squeeze in extra storage. Built-in cabinets can house a visitor’s overnight wardrobe and also be an out-of-season storage area for your own clothes and shoes....
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  • Have a Mindful Weekend

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:32 am
    Hello friends and happy weekend! I had such a productive week so I’m feeling great while simultaneously wishing I had more hours in each day to do all that I have in my heart to accomplish. Do you feel this way too? I’m really starting to iron out some wrinkles in my work / life and I feel so much more invigorated and energized since I started working with my dear friend and life coach, Laurie Cameron, who is doing weekly Skype sessions with me to guide me – mostly in becoming more aware, mindful and intentional but also to run my business way better and to step up my game!
  • Herz und Blut Homestorys in Berlin

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    I love a good home tour. Or ten. And Heart and Blood or Herz und Blut (nd of course homestorys are home stories) has some nice ones… And you’ve guessed it, they are home stories with heart for sure. I love the Berlin homes on this German blog because they are so very Berlin, you know? That very cool city definitely has a certain apartment style when it comes to artists, designers, musicians, bloggers and other creatives who live and work there. I want to point you over to Herz und Blut so you can see for yourself. Here are some of my very favorite photos from the site.  …
  • Do People Really Not Notice The Weather When They’re Happy?

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    I’ve been so busy lately with work and play (my birthday was last weekend), my little boy running everywhere and organizing play dates (he has more of a social life than me), it’s all exciting but also tiring because of the stupid weather. It continues to drag on in this dull and gray depression and my goodness do I need the sunshine. This morning I woke up, after it was sunny and in the 60s yesterday for the first time in forever and looked out the window and was like WHUUTT. Because yesterday I stayed home all day working and reasoned that the good weather would continue today…
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  • Winners announced for the 2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

    Catherine Winter-Hebert
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Read the rest of Winners announced for the 2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: "eVolo", "skyscraper competition", Agnieszka Morga, BOMP, Cybertopia, Egor Orlov, Essence Skyscraper, evolo skyscraper competition, eVolo Skyscraper Competition 2015, eVolo Skyscraper Competition Winners, evolo winners, Ewa Odyjas, Jakub Pudo, Konrad Basan, Shanty-Scraper, Sharan Sundar, skyscraper, skyscrapers, Suraksha Bhatla, vertical architecture, vertical building
  • Gogoro to launch battery-swapping electric Smartscooter this summer in Taipei

    Mike Chino
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    This past January Gogoro unveiled its battery-swapping Smartscooter – and the start-up just announced that its zippy electric vehicles will hit the streets of Taipei this summer! The pilot program will blanket greater Taipei with the first Gogoro Energy Network – a series of connected battery swapping stations that allow Smartscooter riders to fully recharge in six seconds flat. Taipei City and New Taipei City will also be offering increased subsidies for electric vehicle purchases and preferred EV parking spots, and Gogoro plans to launch its flagship store (the Gogoro Experience…
  • After scandal, GNC commits to test all herbal supplements for unlabeled and fraudulent ingredients

    Charley Cameron
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
    In the wake of a scandal which found that herbal supplements such as ginseng and valerian root sold at major retailers contain cheap fillers such as wheat and soy, Pennsylvania-based GNC has signed an agreement with the New York Office of the Attorney General to implement rigorous testing of all GNC supplements. It marks the first time that such a deal has been made, and will require the retailer to perform tests that far exceed the standards currently set by the FDA. Read the rest of After scandal, GNC commits to test all herbal supplements for unlabeled and fraudulent ingredients Permalink…
  • Foster + Partners reveal plans for new metro system in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    Catherine Winter-Hebert
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Award-winning architecture firm Foster + Partners just unveiled plans for a new city-wide public transportation plan for Jeddah—one of the most vibrant city centres in Saudi Arabia. Foster + Partners came out first in an international design competition for the city’s transport network, and a contract-signing ceremony was held today to celebrate the project’s launch. The firm will be designing everything from the train stations and branding to metro, bus, ferry, and cycling spaces. This new system is being approached with a long-term, sustainable view; one that takes into…
  • Spaceship-like ski chalet sheds snow with its sharp crystalline form

    Lucy Wang
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Read the rest of Spaceship-like ski chalet sheds snow with its sharp crystalline form Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: british columbia, Contemporary Home, geometric home, Hadaway House, ipe wood, Patkau Architects, ski chalet, steep site, thermal mass, wedge-shaped home, Whistler, Whistler valley
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  • Writer’s Cave-Like Retreat Surrounded by Raw Nature in Brazil

    30 Mar 2015 | 2:39 pm
    With a total surface of only 31 square meters, this solitary writer’s retreat in Itaipava, Petrópolis, Brazil displays a cave-inspired design. According to the creative team at Architectare, the symbolism of the cave is very broad and diverse: “It suggests shelter, self-knowledge, return to basics, reflection, pregnancy, growth, freedom through thought and many other meanings that can be found in ancient people´s mythologies and suggest the use of this building as much as a shelter as an ideas’s instigator.” The newly build writer’s retreat accommodates a bedroom,…
  • Home Extension Heaven: Outfitting Your Home For Leisurely Living

    Ada Teicu
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:53 am
    Australian studio MCK Architects were asked to transform a modest bungalow into a dreamy home where the garden would naturally flow inside. The result is magnificent, breaking our mental boxes enough to see this home extension bud and flower under the Australian sun. “On first visiting the site we were met with a modest bungalow perched on a hill overlooking Vaucluse House. The clients were equally modest, simply needing more space for their family with better connection to the garden, sunlight and air.” Needles to say the owners got more than their bargained for.The…
  • Perfectly Balancing Rural and Urban Lifestyles: House JA in Portugal

    29 Mar 2015 | 1:53 am
    Located on the north-center of Portugal, House JA by Filipe Pina and Maria Ines Costa was envisioned to combine a rural and urban lifestyle. The lot is surrounded by different types of constructions, consequence of the informal settlements, characteristics of most Portuguese city neighborhoods. The existent stone ruins, vestige of a traditional house and the configuration of the lot were the main aspects for the new project. The first principle was to separate the new and the old construction, even if they are connected inside. A stone volume represents the existent building; a concrete…
  • Top 5 Tested DIY Home Security Systems

    Shelley Little
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:12 pm
    You love Freshome for bringing you modern architecture and inspiring homes, but have you ever thought of how to secure those wonderful dwellings? As we all sit safe and sound in our homes, we feel guarded and protected from the rest of the big, bad world—but are we really as safe as we think? Despite the staggering $34.5 billion dollars we are projected to spend worldwide on home security by 2017, we may still lack the proper home security system—and even if you have a proper system, are you paying an arm and a leg for it?Not all security systems are created equal, and with the…
  • Modern Family Home Tastefully Decorated With Natural Light

    Ada Teicu
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    Rising in a new neighborhood in Cassà de la Selva, Girona, Spain, this modern family home is known as “Casa en Cassà”. From outside, its bold architectural language hints towards the carefully manicured interiors. Architects Ricard Galiana and Yago Oliva imagined an impressive space, where light creates geometric games at different times of day and sunshine accompanied meals, time spent with family and friendly encounters.Balancing the concrete appearance presented on the facade, main social areas are bright and comfortable. This mixture of raw concrete, glass and…
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  • 6 Clean, Modern Kitchens

    Luke Hopping
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:25 pm
    A new kitchen was fabricated from scratch at this historic apartment in Barcelona. Modern white surfaces play off an intricate mosaic tile floor. “We designed very plain oak cupboards so the floor would be the protagonist,” says architect Eugeni Bach.
  • A Sneak Peek Inside the Homes of Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2015

    30 Mar 2015 | 4:51 pm
    The iconic midcentury architect Pierre Koenig, who masterminded Case Study houses #21 and #22, designed the Henbest house in 1966. In 2013, Robert Sweet completed a historically sensitive renovation of the Rancho Palos Verdes structure, repairing the dilapidated perimeter wall and wrapping it in ipe wood siding. Image courtesy of Chang Kyun Kim.
  • 8 Modern Mirrors to Redefine Your Interiors

    Marianne Colahan
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:19 pm
    From Menu, The Kaschkasch Floor Mirror is a decidedly modern home accent that is designed with small spaces and apartment living in mind. The full-body mirror has a triangular shaped frame, making it easy to fit into the corner of a room. The thoughtful design also enables the mirror to lean flat against a wall, and even stand on its own in varied directions. There is a gap between the top of the glass mirror and the powder-coated aluminum frame, making it easy to hang clothing or drape scarves, belts, or necklaces.
  • These 8 Dining Tables Are a Feast for the Eye

    Luke Hopping
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:53 pm
    The resident of this rehabilitated 19th-century Brooklyn tenement designed their wonderfully textural dining table personally. It was fabricated by Artistic Wood Crafts. Photo by Paul Barbera.
  • 5 Scandinavian Kitchens We Love

    Allie Weiss
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:52 pm
    In the dining area of this Copenhagen prefab, a freestanding island hides appliances and piping while also providing counter space. Floor-to-ceiling windows make the outside deck and garden feel like an extension of the interior. Image courtesy of Madebygirls.
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    Better Living Through Design

  • Urban Kraft Paper Bags

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:29 am
    Judging by the state of your wardrobe, you might want to wear a paper bag. Whoa, calm down, I didn’t mean that in an offensive way. These Urban Kraft bags are made of paper -really strong paper- and have a look that will appeal to the more discerning eye. There are several different sizes and types of bags and they’re all at a rather reasonable price point. Take a look at the Duffle, for instance. It’s water resistant, easy to carry, a good size at 13″x22″, and comes in just under the $100 mark.
  • Superfront Legs

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    You might have heard of Superfront, but did you know they have legs that fit Ikea’s mattress bases? And those legs can be shipped to North America? That means you can get a sharp look for a whole lot less than buying a regular bed from a decent retailer. There’s five leg styles to choose from in lots of different colors, so have some fun and play around with what you’d pick for a bedroom upgrade. My favorites are the Trestle (shown above in red) and Clean legs. Mount Plate/fitting bracket for beds included.
  • Friday Links

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:39 am
    Wooden Iron by The Tomorrow Collective Glasses Give the Color-Blind a Fuller View of the Spectrum Take a break. Stand up, stretch, walk around every 15-20 minutes. No, really, Take a Break. How Much (Or Little) The Middle Class Makes, In 30 U.S. Cities Here’s a nice Stickbat with Cork Balls ($250) to play ball out on the lawn and/or street. But is it too nice? Hmm. Death, Redesigned Clever Mechanical Gate Opens Automatically without Electricity Simple Front Wallet Simple and very cool PLATN wallet Terrible Estate Agent Photos- A Book of the Most Baffling Property Photographs Ever Taken…
  • Pocket Wall Organizer by Normann Copenhagen

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    A few Pocket Wall Organizers could be just the thing to get your work area tidied up. Made of polypropylene, the rounded pockets come in several appealing color options. Should they ever get dusty or dirty from pencil shavings and other desk detritus, you can simply stick them in the dishwasher for a deep clean. Material: Polypropylene Colour Options: Black, White, Light Grey, Spicy Orange, Golden Yellow, Dark Green Sliding mounting bracket included.
  • Leoht Tote

    27 Mar 2015 | 7:28 am
    A handbag? I know, I know, we don’t normally post handbags, but stick with me here, because this particular one has something that’s worth talking about. It may not be enough to convince you (or the others around you) to abandon your (their) current It Bag, but it does offer some pretty cool technology that we’re hoping will soon catch on when it comes to luxury brands. The Leoht Tote has a built-in battery (6,000 mAh), two usb chargers, and interior lights. Interior lights, you say? Yep, to better see your keys/wallet/stuff… no more digging around blindly to find…
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  • Smart Panel System Makes Wall-Mounted Organization Easy

    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Sometimes the best solutions are truly the simplest ones, using time-honored techniques and basic materials in novel ways. Reminiscent of classic Shaker peg systems, this wall-mounted panel by Ilario Branca can hang and display all sorts of items simply by wedging a few add-ons between the 64 nobs to create virtually endless customizable storage options. Manolo comes in your choice of white, green, yellow or brown, in square or rectangular shapes. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Modular Shelving System Adapts to User’s Needs Smart…
  • Retro-Futuristic Homes for the Young at Heart House Pet

    24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Pet houses are rarely as fun or wacky as the Pet Monster series from designer Subinay Malhotra. The series combines bright colors, soft lines, and technology into some ridiculously playful furniture for your furry friends. Each of the brightly-colored dog and cat houses features fun little details like windows, antennae, and stubby legs. They look a bit like miniature alien spacecraft that landed just to give your pets a comfy place to hide out. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: 3D Laser-Sculpted Furniture Designs Drawn out of Thin Air Double-Duty…
  • Glass Ceiling: Unique Transparent Design Fills Loft with Light

    22 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A glass floor above the foyer of this stunning loft in Stockholm visually connects two stories and lets natural light stream through both spaces, ensuring that the master bedroom in the attic still feels open to the rest of the home. Design firm Tradition painted the walls and ceilings white to enhance that sense of openness, accenting the interiors with warm wood flooring and stainless steel details. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Modest Modern Living: Laid-Back Luxury Loft Space Design Converted Loft Goes Back to the Future with Classic Style…
  • Surprise! Sit in This Chair And Get Showered with Confetti

    22 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    The shyest person at any party will most likely gravitate toward the edges, standing against a wall or taking a seat to observe unnoticed. But what if when they sat down, their chair suddenly sent an explosion of colorful confetti into the air, calling attention to them and celebrating their arrival? That's the idea behind the Josie chair, named for the protagonist of the 1999 romantic comedy Never Been Kissed. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Elegant Folding and Hanging Wall Chairs Upcycling Furniture: Custom Whittled Wood Craft Chair Super Simple…
  • S’mores Pencil is Reminiscent of Summer Camping Fun

    19 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Do you spend your workdays thinking of camping and playing in the great outdoors? Being stuck in an office can be a bummer when all you really want to do is make some s'mores and kick back by a campfire. The Marshmallow Pencil is shaped like a stick with a soft pink marshmallow stuck onto the end. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Liquid Pencil: Lead-Free, Erasable-Ink Pen Dries over 3 Days Eco-Friendly Recycled Pencils Leave Behind Cheery Shavings Get the Lead Out! Cartridge-Free (& Erasable) Pencil Printer Recycled T-Shirt Packaging…
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  • American Blanket Company

    Linda Merrill
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:07 am
    I received an offer from the American Blanket Company, located in Fall River, Massachusetts, to test out one of their soft fleecy blankets. Well, I am a girl who loves a blankie (I'll admit it!) and I have a dog who REALLY loves a soft blankie!American Blanket Company stems from a line of family owned businesses with a long history in the textile trade right here in Massachusetts. They make top quality fleece blankets, throws, baby blankets and a new pet line.They invited me to try out one of their Luster Loft™ throws which come in either 50"x70" ($49) or 50"x80" ($59).All of their…
  • Architectural Digest Home Show and Dining By Design

    Linda Merrill
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    I was in NYC last week for the Architectural Digest Home Show (which was crazy crowded on trade/press day).I stayed at The Lucerne Hotel on the Upper West Side.I've stayed here before and it's a lovely small hotel that is very clean, elegant and comfortable. We got upgraded to a small suite which was very nice. The rooms are pretty small (the bathroom is very tiny) so to have the extra space was great.The first evening in town I headed over to The Press Lounge at the Ink 48 hotel to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Modenus' BlogTour (I went to New Orleans with them two years ago).The views…
  • 200 Words and $125 and this Maine Inn could be yours!

    Linda Merrill
    9 Mar 2015 | 11:41 am
    Have you ever had a hankering to be an innkeeper? Your chance very well may be at hand. The current owner of the Center Lovell Inn & Restaurant in Lovell, Maine, has decided after 22 years to move along and rather than find a buyer, she's going to pass along the trust of this beautiful and historic property as she herself came to own it - by asking for potential owners to write why they want it in 200 words. The full story is in today's Boston Globe, which you can read here.Current owner Janice Sage and the spectacular views. The current owner expects to receive 7,500 entries and she…
  • Positive Green

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

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

    Abbey Koplovitz
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:57 am
    Ever wonder how a mattress is built? Well, I've seen upholstery built, but never a mattress, so I was excited to get an invitation to Gardner Mattress. They make their own, high quality, hand-crafted mattress in Salem, Mass. They make custom sizes, too. Many of my customers have them, and I recommend them often, so the opportunity to see them built was enlightening. The equipment they use was interesting to see. They have their standard mattresses, but they also have the capability to make them to your specifications, a little firmer, a little softer. Or let's say you are 7-feet…
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  • Creative Cafe // Design & Architecture Photographer Ken Hayden

    Carmen Natschke
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:31 pm
    I’m inspired by shadows and light, nature, abstract form and the work of my two idols, Julius Shulman and Horst P. Horst. Design and Architecture photography attracts me because I’ve always loved architecture but after spending a decade in a relationship with a successful London designer, I became obsessed with interior design as well.  When I decided to pursue photography to ... Read MoreThe post Creative Cafe // Design & Architecture Photographer Ken Hayden appeared first on Decorating Diva Interior Inspiration Blog and Style Magazine.
  • Obsessed with Beautiful Furniture Design: BoConcept’s “The Guest”

    Carmen Natschke
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:54 am
    In yet another successful and entertaining short film “The Guest” starring iconic Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen, BoConcept has shown the nearly obsessive allure of beautiful contemporary furniture. Watching the film I was reminded of how I and my design friends act when in the presence of gorgeous furniture and decor. Really, nothing else exists to us when we find beautiful ... Read MoreThe post Obsessed with Beautiful Furniture Design: BoConcept’s “The Guest” appeared first on Decorating Diva Interior Inspiration Blog and Style Magazine.
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  • A Visit & Experience At Bosch

    12 Mar 2015 | 7:38 pm
    A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend an event with Bosch Appliances at their headquarters in my (native) Orange County, CA. The two day event included a handful of designers and bloggers to experience, learn, and interact hands-on with the Bosch line up of products. (One thing I can say is we were very well fed over the course of just a few days!) Our first evening began with cocktails and this view, from Laguna Beach, CA at The Deck restaurant. The evening progressed to a sunset dinner hosted by Bosch at The Deck restaurant where we met and talked with many of the a Bosch team…
  • My “Pinch Me” Moment

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

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

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

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

    Julie Carlson
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    A new family of minimal yet vaguely rustic furniture by British architect David Chipperfield, inspired by the countryside, launches at Milan's Salone Mobile in April. Above: The collection includes the Fayland table, the Fawley bench, and the Langley stool, designed for German brand e15. Above: "The initial idea for the Fayland table came from a private project in a rural setting in England," Chipperfield's office told Dezeen. The Fayland table will be available in four lengths and in European walnut or solid oak, in oil or white pigmented surfaces, as well as in a black finish. Above: The…
  • 13 Favorite Minimalist British Kitchens

    Alexa Hotz
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    In recent months, we've seen the term "minimalism" increasingly diluted with each passing pin, social post, and tweet. One person's minimal is clearly another's cluttered nightmare, and plenty of self-proclaimed minimalists are maximalists in denial—leaving us to wonder: What does it all mean? Then there's an image of a kitchen—a really spare but healthy looking kitchen—that floats by in our busy online feed, stopping us in our tracks. The British kitchen, time and again, is a reminder that minimal need not be cold, and traditional need not be outdated. Merging the two contrasting…
  • Architect Visit: Herringbone House in London

    Christine Chang Hanway
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    In our DIY-enthused culture, there are some who might think they don’t require an architect’s design skills even for a ground-up construction. A project like Chan + Eayrs’s Herringbone House in Islington, London, reminds us so clearly of why we do. Despite its awkwardly wedge-shaped, urban-infill site, the elegant four-bedroom house, with its patterned-brick exterior, warm Scandinavian interior finishes, and front and back courtyards, appears deceptively simple and straightforward—truly the mark of good design. Unless otherwise noted, photographs by Mike Tsang via Arch Daily and…
  • Table of Contents: London Minimalism

    Remodelista Team
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Meet the new minimalism with a British accent: timeless, tactile, and radiating human warmth (and discipline). This week, with spring cleaning on the to-do list, we're celebrating the London look. Above: In Monday's Architect Visit, Christine leads us on a tour of the brick Herringbone House in London by Chan & Eayrs. Photograph via The Modern House. Monday   Above: Later today, Alexa rounds up 13 Kitchen Designs that gracefully straddle the line between state-of-the-art and classically British. Tuesday   Above: In 5 Favorites, Izabella presents variations of the…
  • Current Obsessions: Pastel Appeal

    Remodelista Team
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Take a look at what's been grabbing our attention this week. Above: Our favorite throw pillows, made of hand-dyed velvet by London stylist Kirsten Hecktermann, are 20 percent off through April 12; use the promo code Spring.  Ikea introduces flat-pack refugee shelters.  Fighting fire with sound.  Above: At home in Sydney with a graphic designer and mother of three, teens included. Photograph by Eve Wilson.  Traveling to these 10 countries won't break the bank.  Designers from Herman Miller, Ammunition, and others forecast the 25 ideas shaping the future…
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    Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time

  • Atticus' Calm, Neutral Nursery — My Room

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Name: Atticus Location: United States When designing Atticus' nursery we dreamt of something neutral with pops of color. We also wanted to stay true to our own style, creating a room that we would love to spend time in that was both mature but also fun and baby appropriate. Our home is a mix of vintage and modern, so we loved combining old and new furniture pieces to create an eclectic balance. The room has a relaxed vibe that will make nursing and story time a more peaceful, calming experience. READ MORE »
  • Space Savers: 10 Stylish Nesting Tables — Apartment Therapy's Annual Guide

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    If you think about it, nesting tables are basically the perfect solution for a small space: available to hold drinks or magazines when you need them to, neatly tucked away when you don't. We've scoured the web and found 10 stylish sets, in a huge variety of price points to suit any budget. READ MORE »
  • How To Choose the Right Size Lamp Shade — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    Whether you're buying something new or updating the old, pairing a new shade with a lamp can be tricky. We've got a few tips for you to keep in mind while you shop for that perfect shade. READ MORE »
  • 50+ DIY Projects for Your Kitchen

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Here's a super satisfying mega list of DIY projects and ideas for your kitchen. Included is over 50 ways to make your cooking space clean, pretty and functional. Get started and explore all the great things you can make! READ MORE »
  • Shopping Psychology: Do Your Reusable Bags Influence What You Buy? — Harvard Business Review

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    You made the switch and are now diligently bringing your reusable bags along on every shopping trip. Could that habit alone really be affecting what you put in your cart? You might be surprised at what this research reveals. Even I scoffed at this idea at first, but then sheepishly realized I totally do this! READ MORE »
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • Last Day to Save Big at Design Public!
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    One last temptation for you — here are just a few of our favorite things you can buy on sale through the end of the day today (March 19, 2015). The OFFI Perch Lounge Chair. A modern-day classic, this super cool chair is one you’ll pass down through generations. Shop all OFFI Louis Poulsen PH50 Pendant. A Danish modern classic, this beauty delivers big light without any glare.  Shop all Louis Poulsen mater Bar Height Stool — Dark Stained Hardwood. Graceful subtle curves and beautiful materials compose this simple, sleek and sustainably manufactured stool. Also available in other…
  • Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

    17 Mar 2015 | 12:38 pm
        Top o’the afternoon to you all and happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Today’s got me feeling very green. Not with envy, just happy with all things kelly, chartreuse, lime, apple and pine. Today’s a great day to give yourself a St. Patty’s break and enjoy some Irish eye candy. It’s also causing a craving to see the beautiful green hills of Ireland. Today on our Facebook page, we joked that you should not visit this sublime spot in County Kerry if you’ve been drinking green beer (do people in Ireland even do that, or is that just a crazy American…
  • Highlights From Our Artek Sale — Get Your Aalto On!
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:21 am
    Our current sales are so big, it’s hard to keep track. Don’t let any pieces you’ve been saving up for slip through the cracks. Artek is an modern furnishing brand established by the legendary husband and wife team of Alvar and Aino Aalto, along with art promoter Maire Gullichsen and art historian Nils-Gustav Hahl in 1935. They were way ahead of their time, leading the design pack and creating beautiful modern pieces destined to become icons. Here are some of the modern icons by Artek, currently 15% off at Design Public.  Artek 60 Stool. Designed in 1933 by the great…
  • Sale Spotlight: Save 15% on Vitra
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:58 am
      Hey all! March is a great time to shake up your interior design, and we’re having a slew of sales to help. In fact, there are so many sales going on at Design Public right now that it’s almost hard to keep track! We’ll be featuring some of the highlights throughout the month to help you navigate. Today we’re focusing on the Vitra sale, which begins today and will end on March 19, 2015. Save 15% on mid-century modern and modern-day classics from iconic designers like Alexander Girard, George Nelson, Verner Panton, Jasper Morrison and more! Vitra Cork Stools. Add…
  • On Trend: Black and White in Home Decor

    19 Feb 2015 | 9:18 am
    Black and white provides that bold graphic punch that never goes out of style. You can stick with strictly the two colors (well, technically, white is the absence of color and black is all of the colors, or I think I learned something like that in art class, but I digress … ), or you can add dashes of other colors. Bold orange, taxicab yellow, royal blue and turquoise are just a few favorites I like to use with black and white around my own home. Whatever you chose, here are ten picks of the combination at its best. Design Letters Letter T Teapot with Lid. The typography on these…
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    Home Design Find

  • Moscow Attic Renovated with Scandinavian Good Looks

    Susan Kraemer
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:18 am
    A young family with two rambunctious boys wanted a renovation of a dark attic apartment in Moscow. The result is a marriage of blonde Scandinavian wood and creamy white paint that makes a home that fairly bursts with light and energy. The new two storied design is ingeniously devised to wear out the two young boys by maximizing the attic space. So there are plenty of opportunities for exercize, like this ladder leading to an overhead mesh trampoline that cleverly uses every inch of ceiling space. Yet when not in use, the mesh playground discretely ‘disappears’ into an artistic…
  • A Serenely Refined Residence in New South Wales

    Susan Kraemer
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:18 am
    Smart Design Studio’s Lamble Residence on the South coast of New South Wales catches dawn’s early light over the South Pacific. Every room opens up to the outdoors. Interestingly, the public spaces are split between floors. The kitchen and dining is on the ground floor and opens out onto a garden in front of Gerringong beach. While upstairs, the laid-back living room makes the most of its exciting panoramic views of the South Pacific ocean. Sublimely open, the master bedroom also captures the endless sea vista from the side of the upper floor. Up here, large slabs of stone mark…
  • Casa Till – Pure and Simple Bliss on the Chilean Coast

    Susan Kraemer
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:17 am
    Casa Till by WMR Arquitectos is simply constructed from onsite pine for a tiny carbon footprint in a staggeringly lovely setting. The spectacular uninterrupted panoramic views are perfectly preserved by the supreme humility of the construction. The client’s wish was that the house should blend into the landscape so that from a distance it would not be visible. Solar panels on the rooftop supply all the electricity used by the house in its extremely remote location. The design is just a simple straight shot with a bedroom at each end and the public living space in the center. A sliding…
  • Design Dilemma: Getting A Little Funky at Home

    24 Mar 2015 | 3:11 am
    Contemporary Dining Room As a long, hard winter comes to an end, and the first fresh breezes of spring linger in the air, we feel a bit like changing things up at home. And namely, we feel like bringing home a bit of colorful personality that’s in your face cool. We’re calling it “getting funky.” We’ve run across a few interiors that really seem to epitomize exactly that spirit of funkiness. Beginning with the dining rooms pictured above and below. Contemporary Dining Room by Fort Worth Media & Bloggers Hilary Walker Lets face it, the room above are totally…
  • Vulnerable Curtains Presage Amazing Texture Plays

    Susan Kraemer
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    There’s a wonderful absurdity to these ephemeral curtains in the roughcast concrete block exterior of the East House by Peter Rose and Partners. Sited at Marth’s Vineyard in Chilmark, Massachusetts, the boxy residence has a rugged concrete shell of 10″ walls. By contrast, rich Douglass Fir and Alaskan Cedar interiors give the home a lantern-like warmth. Even the concrete is rough-cast in place; giving each block a hand-made appearance. The interior is warmly lined with with thermally warmed stone floors, and what appears to be some kind of pink stone walls. These walls are…
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  • Trisha Travels: Around Berlin

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:56 pm
    Don't you like reading city guides? For us, city guides are a joy to flip through because even if it were a guide to a city we have lived in, we love seeing it from a different perspective and seeing how other people, whether tourists or locals, see the city. Here we have Trisha Toh, who hails from Malaysia, sharing with us a few spots she visited while she traveled around Europe. Along with the two other cities Trisha visited, Berlin was another must-visit. We're sure this will whet your appetite for the city of Berlin. The next step is to book your tickets there but of course…
  • MUR lifestyle

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Fun fact: MUR is French for ripe. It is also the name for the webshop that we are currently ogling.. Started by a husband and wife duo, MUR lifestyle is the place to go if you are one who loves home goods and kitchen accessories produced by small scale manufacturers, artisans and designers who want to move away from the "disposable culture".  We suggest you stop purchasing items that are temporary and start investing in quality pieces that will stand the test of time and just age beautifully.  MUR lifestyle is the perfect outlet for Danielle and Joel, the brains behind MUR; a…
  • Link Love

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:46 pm
    Love the light and soft hues used throughout this Melbourne apartment.. And don't you think the copper side table makes such a great contrast with the colour scheme of the room?  Weaving, textiles and housewares by New Friends. Newest cafe in Amsterdam.. Stooker Roasting Co. A home built inside a wall of stone.. believe it. Watercolour easter egg.. Alchemy-inspired design.. Swedish students show us the true meaning on minimalism. Welcoming Cluse watches to the store.. The Bloesem Team is deeply saddened and wishes to express our condolences to the family of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew…
  • Piluro

    25 Mar 2015 | 11:11 pm
    One thing that draws us in on Instagram is creative feeds! We love to see how some feeds feature images that shows some real thought and styling put into it. Piluro by Pilar Franco Borrell is one such person and we are just loving it! Definitely some insta-inspo for everyone here. #BinstaGood .. Follow Piluro on instagram.. Bloesem and Zara S.  on instagram
  • Carmen Von Trueba

    25 Mar 2015 | 12:24 am
    Early last year, we started seeing alot of amazing poster and prints online and we even shared one such collection. Remember the Veggie collection by Von Trueba? Yes the ones with the amazing leaves that have been a hit everywhere.. people are really loving the leaves nowadays. Of course flowers are classic but leaves are a nice change.. but before we get too carried away.. we thought we'd introduce you to the young talent behind the Von Trueba prints, Carmen.  Hi Carmen, tell us a little about yourself. I was born in Murcia (Spain), and after years drawing and traveling I decided that…
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    2Modern Blog

  • New at 2Modern: Mid Century Furniture & Lighting by Modernica (2Modern)
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Clean forms, superior quality, and accessibility define the products of Modernica, the Los Angeles based design studio founded 25 years ago. Modernica’s modern design products—its Mid Century informed Case Study furniture and its exclusive collection of George Nelson Bubble Lamps—beautifully illustrates its belief in the time-honored principles of the Modernist movement. 2Modern is pleased to welcome Modernica to our brand family, and to include its classic furniture designs, lighting models, and home accents to our Mid Century-inspired design offerings. View our Modernica…
  • Fine Lines: Wireflow Lighting Collection by VIBIA (2Modern)
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:17 pm
    The Wireflow collection of modern pendant lights by VIBIAhas just arrived at 2Modern. This award-winning collection of contemporary hanging lamps, created for VIBIA by Israeli designer Arik Levy, is distinct for its stunning linear geometry, a series of highly elegant compositions of thin metal rods and clusters of luminous LED lights that appear as two-dimensional drawings. Wireflow is the latest in a range of visually refined lighting designs by Barcelona-based VIBIA, which has a global presence in 60 countries. A passion for creativity, innovation and high performance—and…
  • ‘Big City Rome’ Public Art Project by Street Artists (2Modern)
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    As if we need another reason to wish we were in Rome, this transformative mural by the Italian street artist Jerico may be added to the list. Part of a recent public art project known as Big City Rome, the mural is one of 20 in the city’s district of Tor Marancia, a southern neighborhood of housing projects far from Rome’s epicenter. There, eleven builidngs were handed over to a group of 20 participating artists—hand picked by the non-profit gallery 999Contemporary—whose job it was to mark the buildings’ facades with their signature motifs, transforming Tor Marancia,…
  • Modern Lighting Sale: Save 15% on Tom Dixon & Louis Poulsen Lamps (2Modern)
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Our month-long Spring Modern Lighting Sale is winding down, and so is the chance to save on our stellar collection of lamps from the most respected brands on the contemporary lighting landscape. Through March 31st only, save 15% on dazzling metallic lamps by Britain’s Tom Dixon, the hottest designer on the current cultural scene, and Denmark’s Louis Poulsen, a company whose time-honored iconic designs are the epitome of Nordic cool. View our entire Modern Lighting Sale here >
  • Matthias Jung’s Surreal Houses (2Modern)
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Collage and Surrealism collide imaginatively in Matthias Jung‘s fantastical architectural compositions. The German graphic designer constructs detailed contemporary artworks from photographs of houses and buildings, cutting and piecing together disparate elements into elaborate edifices that could only exist in Jung’s mind. Placed in desolate fields and barren landscapes, Jung’s highly ornamental houses—which soar skyward or ramble on, appear ready to topple onto or levitate from the ground—would surely be architectural wonders if they could actually be built.
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    Landfair on Furniture


    Michael Landfair
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:22 pm
    "The Artwork Factory is dedicated to making great art accessible to everyone." – The Artwork Factory®The Artwork Factory® specializes in making great art accessible to everyone through a variety of art inspired goods. Partnerships with leading international retailers and a wonderful online e-gallery makes their products extremely accessible. Their in-house design team transforms spectacular art into fantastic and affordable consumer products. The Artwork Factory® features the work of emerging contemporary artists including Erik DeAndre, Loui Jover, Sven Pfrommer, Annie Terazzo, Anne…
  • The 16th Annual Tour of Remodeled Homes

    Michael Landfair
    8 Mar 2015 | 8:48 pm
     The 16th annual Tour of Remodeled Homes in Portland, Lake Oswego, Wilsonville and Tigard will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, and Sunday, March 15. Tickets, $22 for both days, are available at; 503-684-1880).One home on display will be one In Gabriel Park.Janet Eastman explains the history and lets us know that "JB Construction and Deb Seeley Designs'  client was 6 years old in 1940 when her parents built this Southwest Portland house in dairy pasture, now known as Gabriel Park.Over the years, the…
  • Easy Tips to Decorate Apartments

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

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

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

    24 Mar 2015 | 11:06 pm
      First, today,  I want to introduce you to a new Cote de Texas sponsor: Maison & Co. Maison & Co. is an importer of fine French, Swedish and European antiques.  Besides antiques, they also have a selection of new merchandise like furniture, accessories and lighting.   You can go directly to their web site to see all their merchandise – or you can go to their shop on 1st Dibs HERE. I picked some of my favorite items from Maison & Co: Like these Swedish antiques.  That secretary is beautiful.  I am such a sucker for Swedish pieces.  The simple…
  • Two Texas Houses

    17 Mar 2015 | 3:26 pm
      The latest issue of Antique Shops & Designers is now online – and, as always, it’s an assortment of beautiful photographs, interesting stories and even prettier advertisements.    But, there is one really outstanding feature this issue – a fabulous house.  The country house, located in the bucolic Texas Hill Country – is simply called The Barn.  Now, to be sure, this isn’t a barn like any I have ever seen!  Really, it’s a country retreat designed by famed architect Kurt Aichler for the Publisher and President of the magazine – Alexander…
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  • Open Kitchen Shelves

    Jane F
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:03 am
    Kitchens are more interesting as rooms when they are move away from fortress cabinets to open kitchen shelves. Think of it this way: no other room in the house has furniture lining every inch of every wall, floor to ceiling, so why should the kitchen? I think it’s time to let go of the “gotta hide it” urge and allow serveware, cookware and other accessories to be displayed as well as stored on open kitchen shelves. These ten kitchens offer a variety of ways to approach open storage. And while many of the accessories displayed in these kitchens look carefully arranged (because they are…
  • French Door Shower

    Jane F
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    In a vintage-look bathroom, a French door shower partition was created from a salvage door. Renovated baths can get interesting when the owners are vintage furniture dealers and stylists like Brady and Tiffany Ross, of Frisco, Texas who posted photos of their home on houzz. The shower partition [top] garnered instant buzz due to the appealing look and the budge-wise approach. A salvaged French door, with divided lights, was painted, waterproofed and installed as a fixed partition. Because details are important when you want to “steal” a look, the owner was generous enough to explain that…
  • Nordic Color Kitchens

    Jane F
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    Inspired by nature, Nordic color kitchens are neutral, the ultimate mix of pale tones with hues of sea and sky. The Belgian kitchen aesthetic has been touted on many blogs but Nordic color kitchens are lesser known. Derived from Swedish, Danish and Finnish décor these are based on a mixed neutral palette inspired by nature. Essentially, the color schemes are derived from the colors of snow, ice, sand, sky, sea, earth, ash, wood, rusted metal, charcoal and the midnight sky. That plays out as a range of whites, off-whites, sandy beiges, wood tones, pale to medium blues, light to darkest grays,…
  • Whimsical Green Bathrooms

    Jane F
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:02 pm
    When décoristas discuss green bathrooms these days, are they talking about color or sustainability? The answer is: green bathrooms can be either or both. As the creator of a soothing Seafoam Bathroom, I naturally gravitate to soft watery and minty green hues. But I also enjoy a bit of brashness in the bathroom — so many are beautiful but bland. The playfulness of a blue-green bath [top], designed for a young girl, caught my immediate attention.  With its green mosaic-tile floor, seaspray walls and zany green glass pulls on the cream-colored vanity, it has a toothpaste-fresh look. And I…
  • Built In Dog Beds

    Jane F
    15 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    Ever more elaborate and clever, built in dog beds have now become common in home renovation plans. Just four years ago, Allison did a post called Built Ins for Pets with photos and ideas for built in dog beds, feeding stations and cute spaces for cats. Photos from that post has been pinned 434,000 times! Yes, you read that correctly. The sequel, Built Ins for Pets 2, offered even more ideas for creating attractive spaces especially for our cats and dogs and had more than 15,000 pins. So it’s time for more built in ideas — especially for dogs. A whimsical classical pediment above…
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    The Finishing Touch

  • 14 Offbeat Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

    Abigail Sawyer
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Whether you have kids, or just want to re-connect with your inner child, dyeing eggs is a wonderful way to celebrate with friends and family. Mix up your typical food coloring dyeing technique with more advanced easter egg ideas. Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs If you want to take a more natural route with this year’s Easter egg decorating or just don’t want to run to the store for food coloring – you can use spices and vegetables to dye your eggs. Via Kaley Ann. Brown + White Easter Eggs Give natural brown eggs pretty patterns with white paint pens. How easy is that! Via…
  • 10 Decor Ideas for Easter + Spring

    Abigail Sawyer
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Spring is here! Welcome in the new season with these DIY spring decor ideas that bring the outdoors in. They’re perfect for Easter and pretty enough to leave out all season long. 1. Hanging Egg Vases Make a pretty window the star of your Easter brunch with hanging egg vases. Glue some ribbon onto a clean eggshell to create a “hanger” and fill with mini arrangements! See how it’s done at Gardenista. 2. Burlap and Moss Bunny Wreath Whether you hang it indoors or out, this bunny wreath will add tons of charm to your space. Find the full tutorial at House By Hoff. 3.
  • Customer Service FAQ: Adjusting Your Blind Height

    Benjamin Serven
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Is your blind or shade too long? Check out this quick post that will save you some headache, and get your window treatments back where they belong. You’ve been waiting. Waiting patiently. So patiently, your picture shows up next to the definition of patience on Google. Wait a sec. Is that the FedEx delivery guy you saw walking up to your door?!? It is! It might be… it just might be those fantastic new blinds you got from your friends at! You eagerly snatch the package from the doorstep, rip open the top, attach the brackets, and mount the blind! It looks so good,…
  • How to Make a Dip Dyed Wall Hanging

    Abigail Sawyer
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    Macrame, the beloved past time of 70’s housewives, is back in a big way. Crafters across the country are weaving their hearts out to make textural wall hangings and adorable plant hangers for air plants. Give this technique a try with our ultra simple version. We just use one knot and jazz things up with a dip diy technique. How to Make a Dip Dyed Wall Hanging Supplies: Cotton Yarn, Dowel Rod, Trashbag, Rubber Gloves, Scissors, Rit Dye (We used Kelly Green and Denim Blue). 1. Protect your work surface. Dyeing is messy! 2. Cut yarn to 2 ft. lengths. We needed about 30 for our 1 ft.
  • Meet Chris – Your Designer!

    Benjamin Serven
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:04 am
    Chris Terrell is one our top designers here at In addition to working on our interior design department, Chris also is our trainer and works with our “Noobs” to help them get up to speed at an accelerated pace, helping them to become experts in the field. Chris is one of those guys who brightens your day just by being around. It’s pretty typical to catch him dancing through the office with some kind of of goofy hat, or rooting for his favorite basketball team, The OKC Thunder. Bottom line, we love Chris and what he brings to our team, and he has some serious…
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    The Office Stylist

  • Design Dilemma Solved: Conquering the Paper Clutter

    Rima Butto
    18 Mar 2015 | 11:31 am
      I got a great question from Sarah who has the popular problem of dealing with paper clutter in the office.   Sarah asks: “My entire office floor is just a sea of paper piles, mine included. How can I implement a stylish organization system that actually lasts?” With the millions of stores dedicated to organizing, you’d think messy papers would be a thing of the past – not so! In fact, it’s probably the worst problem most offices deal with. It starts because there’s never a system of organizing to begin with; so one small pile of paper becomes…
  • Give your Desk a Trendy Makeover with The Office Stylist’s Favorite Color Scheme

    Rima Butto
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:07 am
    My favorite color isn’t really a secret (see: this entire website). Purple is also my favorite shade to decorate with. With few exceptions, I think every office space could use a healthy dose of color – it makes things exciting, instantly brightens up a desk, and provides some serious style. That’s why Poppin office products are my go-to when it comes to accessorizing a workspace since the site has the awesome feature of separating their products by color – and they have tons of options that are super affordable. If you’re looking for a little inspiration, I recommend giving your…
  • Olive Lane Interior’s Clean & Simple Home Office {Office Tour}

    Rima Butto
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Describe your office space to us. My office space is in a small landing area in the upstairs of my home. It’s where I go to write my blog posts and work on designs for clients. It’s clean, simple, and organized which helps me do my best work! Where did the inspiration for your office design come from? I’m a big Pinterest junkie and I was inspired by so many feminine designs and styles. I try to keep my home “gender neutral” but felt like my office was the perfect place to show my girlie side. I started with my white desk that I still absolutely love. It’s really versatile and…
  • Give the INSIDE of your Cabinets an Unexpected Upgrade-DIY to Try

    5 Mar 2015 | 11:01 am
    As you know, I love a great DIY. I’m all for something that’s easy and cheap,-while giving something boring a makeover. I’ve said it a million times but I won’t do a DIY unless it’s easy as pie, so this is something that ANYONE can do, no matter their DIY skills. Today’s DIY is for the inside of my hallway cabinets. I love the idea of an added surprise/design element in an unexpected place. You can also do this on the inside of your kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, drawers, dresser drawers or anywhere else where you want a pop of color. The fabulous kit…
  • Post+Beam’s Visual-Centered Office {Office Tour}

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:52 am
    Describe your office space to us. It has a very minimalistic and modern feel but with feminine touches. Lots of white, silver and black features, but pops of color here and there. We played off the industrial features like exposed pipes and ductwork and concrete floors. As a small office, we wanted to make the space feel open to encourage collaborative thinking while still maintaining personal space.  Where did the inspiration for your office design come from? From racks filled with OYE, We Are Handsome, and Guria Beachwear to a beauty shelf stocked with Skinn Cosmetics, we work with a…
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  • Bringing Vintage Back

    22 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Despite all the advancements in modern technology (or perhaps because of this), many of today’s homeowners clamor for the days of old, when we perhaps rolled our wheelbarrow off to the local blacksmith to outfit us with a new chest of drawers or table for our modest country home. Such handcrafted products remind us that we are real, of the Earth, and not just ants milling around in the contemporary anthill that has enveloped the entire world. We hearken to the past, when our homes were constructed by friends and family, and modeled our furnishings to fit our precise needs. Many people pine…
  • What’s Hot From Dallas Market 2015

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

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

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

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

  • Anatomy of A Room - Part II

    18 Mar 2015 | 10:46 am
    This mix of styles, textures and patterns in the Ham Yard Hotel in London completely intrigued me. No one can ever say that anything matches or is even in the same style. Brilliantly done.       Front Desk and Foyerbold upholstery, moroccan beaded vases, French limestone mantelThe Library off the Entrypatterned lampshades, wallpaper and upholster - all different The wallpaper and the wing chair upholstery are repeatedMultiple hanging woven baskets made into lanternsIn the main dining room - egg shade pendants hanging in various heights as well as the roman shade…
  • Dreaming of Italy

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

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

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

    31 Dec 2014 | 5:33 am
    I love the beginning of a New Year - fresh start, resolutions, new beginning ….   I think this one will be a great one! There have been many changes and achievements at Bridget Beari as well as hurdles. I am thankful for them all ...We are ready for a New Year full of excitement and success. Come join the ride! Love….
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    30 Mar 2015 | 10:28 am
    After my visit to the Dominican Republic last week and two visits up to our house in Malibu this weekend, I have been thinking a lot about the importance of a very beautiful well manicured formal...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="//" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:07 pm
    More design inspiration from my visit to the Playa Grande Beach Club in the Dominican Republic. Check out earlier posts this week…but I just got home from a 5 day 4 night vacation with my best... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    24 Mar 2015 | 10:27 am
    Today Caribbean style decorating and design are on my mind.  This is our last full day at The Playa Grande Beach Club in the Dominican Republic. We have today and half of tomorrow then we have to go...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="//" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

    23 Mar 2015 | 9:53 am
    Perfected paradise.  That is how I would describe the Playa Grande Beach Club in the Dominican Republic.  The boutique resort sits along the north coast of the island of Santo Domingo.  From the...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="//" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

    20 Mar 2015 | 10:17 am
    Spring has sprung! On this first day of spring, I’ve been thinking about light airy things for this spring. White, pale gray, pale pink in color. Fresh and crisp. Spring fashion and spring... [[ 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 Known “Brand” In Your Market?

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:46 pm
    By Gail Doby, ASID If you are like most designers, you have a passion for your work, and yet you don’t see your business or yourself as a “brand.” It is actually a good idea to think of your design work and your business as a “brand.” Why? Because it is more comfortable to promote your brand, style and your aesthetic if [...] The post Are You A Known “Brand” In Your Market? appeared first on Your Shortcut To A More Profitable & Passion-Filled Interior Design Business.
  • Are You Attracting Penny Pinchers?

    24 Mar 2015 | 5:18 pm
    B By Maria Bayer DSU’s Authentic Sales Coach Do you think it’s out of reach to work with clients you love, ones who see the value in your services and don’t negotiate? Pipe dream? Not really. The truth is, you may be attracting clients who want to negotiate your pricing, or worse, you may be losing to designers who charge less. The kicker is, [...] The post Are You Attracting Penny Pinchers? appeared first on Your Shortcut To A More Profitable & Passion-Filled Interior Design Business.
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    Simplified Bee

  • Nate Berkus Target :: Spring / Summer 2015 Collection

    30 Mar 2015 | 2:44 pm
    disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. Have you seen it? The Nate Berkus at Target Spring & Summer 2015 Collection is stunning and now available! The collection includes numerous geometric, natural and gold pieces at very affordable price-points. And just in time for spring cleaning, it also touts great stationary pieces to help keep your desk organized in style! Here are a few items from the collection that caught my eye: product links: 1. faceted lamp // 2 . desktop organizer // 3. brass…
  • Friday Find :: Designer Outdoor Fabrics

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:10 am
    With warmer weather fast approaching our patios, decks and porches are going to get a lot more use. Here is California, our outside living is an extension of what’s inside and therefore its critical that the design flows from one space to another. In the past, outdoor fabrics have been ho-hum and frankly there hasn’t been much selection. Over the past few years however, I’ve seen a huge uptick in beautiful designer outdoor fabrics. And these chic, yet durable fabrics are great for indoors too. For a client with young children and pets, I recently installed several chairs,…
  • Round-up :: Easter Egg Designs

    24 Mar 2015 | 11:24 am
    With Easter just a few short weeks away, I’ve been gathering ideas for celebrating the special day. I’ve been amazed at all the creativity and especially the beautiful Easter egg designs out there. From indigo dyed to hand drawn, I’ve rounded up a variety of beautifully designed eggs that you may just want to try yourself. Indigo Easter Eggs graffiti Easter eggs marble Easter eggs crescent moon Easter eggs chick & bunny Easter eggs gold sharpie Easter eggs happy crafting! cristin The post Round-up :: Easter Egg Designs appeared first on Simplified Bee.
  • Friday Finds :: Spring Decor for the Home

    20 Mar 2015 | 9:44 am
    disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. Hello spring! Blooming trees, longer days and warmer weather. What’s not to love about this season? It’s also the perfect time to refresh your home with new home accessories. Don’t over think it – it can be as easy as adding a live plant, chic lighting fixture or fresh throw pillow. I’ve pulled together some eye-catching spring decor for the home that you just might love too! product links: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 happy friday!
  • Glimpses of a Design Client Installation

    16 Mar 2015 | 10:02 am
    Installing for a design client is always exciting. In fact, I had the pleasure of doing a large install for a client just last week. It’s always fun to see the before and after transformation right in front of your eyes. Most of all, it great to see the smiles on your client’s face. I’m thrilled when they are in love with their new space. Although it’s not time to share all, I have been sharing glimpses of this beautiful home and design on Instagram. Here are a few of my favorites. I’m loving it all and am especially pleased with the wow factor Kelly…
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    lookslikewhite Blog

  • Bright Home

    Trudy Crane
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:53 pm
    Pretty light and bright home in the lovely Sweden of course….Nice and open with a super kitchen that keeps it simple and modern….Hope you are having a lovely weekend!via: Stadshem Enjoy!Trudyxx
  • Vintage Art with Anewall

    Trudy Crane
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:47 pm
    I have talked before about using vintage prints and photography in your home and how it can make such a wonderful statement. Using a large piece of artwork looks great in the center of a gallery wall or keeping it simple with one print as a focal point in any room.Someone who is doing these large style vintage prints and murals really well is Anewall. They have the most amazing pieces in their on-line shop and when they asked me if I would like one of their pieces to style in my own home...well... I found it so difficult to choose from all of the beautiful…
  • Scandinavian Simplicity

    Trudy Crane
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Another clean, gorgeous, light filled Scandinavian apartment that ticks all the boxes….Lovely kitchen in wood, white and black with a great counter and backsplash. Wonderful open concept living room and a space saving bookshelf in the hallway. There are some good ideas in this small space for every home.Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome LifePhotography: Soma Architekci Enjoy@Trudyxxvia: Found on
  • Cozy Resto

    Trudy Crane
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:58 pm
    On my recent trip to New York my daughter took me to a really great little resto called Maman. Loved the atmosphere of this little cafe that serves homemade pastries and lovely lunches. We ate lasagna and a small salad, both delicious. The design of the place was very sweet all in blue and white vintage feeling. This month Lonny Magazine (more photos at Lonny Mag) features the restaurant and the home of this couple in their magazine and their home is done with the same fun style as their Franzen Enjoy!Trudyxx
  • Marble Trends

    Trudy Crane
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:42 pm
    So we seem to be seeing marble everywhere these days...real and faux in just about everything from phone cases to back splashes. What is interesting is that the marble trend I'm seeing is very busy, veined marble that really makes a statement. None of this subtle trends of the past but Calcutta, Statuarietto and other very beautiful and rich marble looks. I am really loving the marble sinks I am seeing. Amazing..Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life Domaine Home Remodelista Dustjacket New Zealand Design Blog…
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    Franki Durbin

  • Interview: Discussing Timeless Design with the Illustrious Jan Showers...

    franki durbin
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Photograph by Eric Piasecki for ELLE DECOR.The recent issue of Elle Decor featured a beautiful project from Jan Showers. As you know from reading, Jan is one of my absolute favorites when it comes to making interiors look positively gorgeous and timeless but still fresh and exciting. It's a delicate dance, but the gorgeous blonde Texas designer seems perfectly suited for creative luminous interiors that balance glamour and sumptuous comfort.This project, however, posed an unusual challenge: the client was her very own daughter Susanna. Fascinated by the idea of family dynamics and the…
  • What to Wear: Easter Sunday...

    franki durbin
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:58 am
    Oh, Easter. It sneaks up on me every year much like spring. It's cold & dreary for weeks on end and then suddenly *boom!* tulips are in bloom and the season of pretty pastels and decorated eggs is upon us. So now the question of what to wear. As fashion loving women we wake up with two choices every day: to start with the shoes or not. Some days it's all about those pretty pink pumps. Other days the look begins with my outfit. Easter, mind you, is the perfect opportunity to sport pretty lace or eyelet dresses, floral heels or even bubble gum pink peep-toe patent pumps. The world is…
  • Musings: On Making it Fabulous...

    franki durbin
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Have you ever had one of those days - or weeks - where you just felt powerless to make things the way you'd like them to be? I have. And it isn't fun. But that's life, right? it's messy. It's unpredictable. It's marvelous.When those days arise (and they will) you need to tap into your resource of personal strength and summon the awesomeness within. It's time to pick yourself up, realize YOU are in the driver's seat and you have better things to do than worry or wallow or wonder.The truth is, your 24 hours are yours to design and yours to enjoy. Make your moments, your days and your life…
  • Extraordinary Journeys: The Life-Affirming African Safari...

    franki durbin
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Recently the epic conversation starter "what would you do if..." came up. Specifically, we explored how we would spend our last precious weeks here on this water-covered rock if given news that our number was up. I'm talking Queen Latifah in Last Holiday type of trip. Cash it in. Spend it all. No looking back. For me, there's no question exactly what I would do. Travel. In fact, I'd keep on going until... well, until the movie ended if you know what I mean. ;) So where would I go? Many places. And I plan to craft many posts featuring each of them. So buckle up, you bucket…
  • Beauty: The Eyes Have It...

    franki durbin
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:39 pm
    Periodically I indulge in a reading a good interview of a fashionable female or two. Oh, who I am I kidding. I devour them like dark chocolate covered espresso beans. My favorite questions fall along the lines of style secrets and any beauty wisdom they are willing to impart. One such question is along the lines of must-have-or-she-might-die beauty essentials. Limited to only have three, which items would these street style stars, beauty editors and otherwise fabulous women choose? I'm always amazed when their coveted must-have essentials include a red lipstick or…
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    Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

  • Modern Indoor Chaise Lounges Invite You To Lie Back And Relax

    Simona Ganea
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:30 am
    Having a chaise lounge indoor is an acquired taste. These pieces of furniture are typically used in outdoor areas such as on a deck, a terrace, by the pool, etc. To accommodate one indoors without making it look out of place requires you to find the right place for it.So what could be a good place for a chaise lounge? Perhaps in the bedroom you can put one in a corner and relax there with a good book. The Bodice Rocker by Splinterworks would be perfect for that, with its sculptural form, curvaceous lines and a design that allows the user to gently rock back and pause in mid-air.The Logos…
  • 20 Alternative Gift Wrapping Ideas That Entice Your Creativity

    Simona Ganea
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:32 am
    Gift wrapping is not something everyone is fond of. Those who aren’t stoked about this simply let someone else do it for them but those who take pleasure in taking care of this themselves always look for new and innovative ideas and designs they can try. These alternative gift wrapping ideas are full of inspiration.Instead of the usual store-bought ribbon bow try instead to make this accent detail yourself. Don’t know how to tie a bow with ribbon? No problem, we can show you. To make a classic bow, first place the gift face down on the ribbon and center it. Wrap the ends around…
  • Contemporary Kitchen Cabinets For A Posh And sleek Finish

    Grace Lynne Fleming
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:22 am
    Are you ready for a kitchen renovation? Are you ready to take your traditional home and turn it into something more contemporary and chic? Well, we’re here to inspire you. The foundation to your kitchen starts with color, yes, but it also starts with your cabinets. For a posh and sleek finish to this main point of the house, you’ve got to go with something more modern. Let’s have a look at these 10 gorgeous contemporary kitchen cabinets. Maybe one will speak to you and your own home!1. Deep Chocolate.Darker tones create a clean foundation, but you don’t always have to…
  • Luxury Penthouse Built At The Top Of A Ski Jump Tower

    Simona Ganea
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:14 am
    Holmenkollen is one of Norway’s most visited tourist attractions and one of the world’s most famous sporting venues. It has an impressive ski jump tower which doesn’t astonish with size alone. A very unusual feature is the alpine retreat which was built at the uppermost level.Th unexpected transformation was a project by Airbnb in collaboration with interior designers Melissa Hegge and Nina Holst. The new additions include a ski museum on the first floor of the newly converted structure and a penthouse apartment above it.The apartment is fully furnished and, despite its off…
  • DIY Ceiling Light Fixture Made With Branched Out Socket Splitters

    Brittney Smart
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:34 am
    While electrical projects might seem intimidating to the beginning DIYer, this ceiling light fixture project is one that, really, anyone can do. If you can screw in a lightbulb and wield a can of spray paint, you’re more than qualified to tackle this chic little lighting number.Materials Needed:1 porcelain canopy13 “Y” socket adapters/splitters*14 clear globe lightbulbs (25 watt, or 2 watt globe LEDs)*1 ceiling medallion (optional, but recommended. Example shows a 10” plastic medallion, spray painted white before starting)Gold/metallic spray paintPainters’ tape (just a little)*Tip:…
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    Design blog from APD Interiors

  • Finlayson Tom of Finland

    Andrew Dunning
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Finlayson is a Finnish textile company you might know for the cute Moomin towels they produce and the large graphic patterns in their range, the Aalto pattern has been produced for nearly 40 years. The company is named after James Finlayson, a Scottish machine engineer who went to Tampere in Finland in 1820 and founded a cotton mill. Although he sold the mill after 16 years the company wanted to retain his name. In the early days Finlayson & Compagnie was founded on the same principles as Bourneville did in England and provided homes for workers, and the company looked after the workers…
  • Room of the Week

    Andrew Dunning
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    This morning I’m returning to the office after a glorious week away in the sun. After spending the majority of my time outside I can’t wait to spend spring and summer in my garden. Now is the time to start preparing for more time outside so today our Room of the Week is going poolside! Good quality outdoor furniture will last you a lifetime if you look after it. If you want some of the best made and most stylish furniture I recommend Gloster for their extensive range. After discovering their furniture at a very sunny Clerkenwell Design Festival a few years ago several clients…
  • Such & Such

    Andrew Dunning
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    As I’m often telling clients lighting is such an important element of interior design and decoration for your home. It can really make the difference between a bland interior and achieving that ‘wow’ look everyone wants. After planning the position of your lights early in your renovation you then need to choose fittings – and thankfully we’ve now moved on from ceilings full of downlights. Such & Such stock a cool selection of lighting on their website to allow you to ensure the lighting on your home isn’t boring. Many of the fittings include new on…
  • Zinc Textile new collection

    Andrew Dunning
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Last week was Design Week at Chelsea Harbour in London when many of the major design houses launch their latest fabric collections. I always enjoy visiting Zinc Textile, their fabric ranges hit the perfect combination of great quality, stylish design and affordability. We often specify fabric from Zinc, or the other Romo companies, for interior design projects in our practice. The new collection from Zinc includes a collection called Nightclubbing that celebrates many of the world’s great nightclubs where the elite partied. This is the company’s first stand-alone print…
  • Room of the Week

    Andrew Dunning
    15 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    This week’s Room of the Week is a modern dining room featuring a bright yellow feature wall. This style reminds me of the interiors you often see out in Palm Springs, California where I spent 4 relaxing days last October before joining the Modenus BlogTourCali roadtrip through California. Many people are scared of using yellow in their own home but it can have great results if you are willing to be brave. You would never have a bad morning if you started your day in this dining room would you? This wall has a painted finish but if you want to add your own touch of yellow through…
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    Studio M

  • Modern Zen

    Jon Peters
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M As you probably already know, one of my biggest passions in life is to travel. I’ve been through practically every state, most of Europe, South America, and too many islands to name, but one place at the top of my bucket list would have to be Japan. I’m not too eager to hang out in Tokyo, but I’d absolutely love to see the historic buildings and architecture of Kyoto. From what I’ve seen and read about this old part of Japan, there is a lot of natural beauty and architectural details that’ll have any design lover foaming at the mouth. I think that it’s important for this…
  • Streamlined Sophistication

    Richard Torres
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:31 pm
    Studio M I never understood a long-standing joke about “is there a doctor in the house?” with a room full of them not wanting to speak up and say so. One of my favorite cartoons growing up was “Rocko’s Modern Life” and I remember a scene specifically showing this in a fast food place where someone needed medical attention and someone asked for a doctor but every single doctor was on break or off duty and did not speak up. After working in the service industry for so long, I understand the appreciation and importance of recharging by taking a break from it all. Thankfully my line of…
  • High Fashion Glamour

    Jon Peters
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M For over two years, our entire firm has been smitten by BRABBU’s high-end glamorous style. We’ve seen this furniture manufacturer’s pieces at High Point Market and in the exclusive pages of home design magazines. These days, BRABBU is extending its brand through selected partners that have a very similar style that exudes bold glamor and complete luxury. From fine brass finishes to magnificent marble and sleek, soft upholstery, it wouldn’t surprise me if you became just as obsessed as we are about this fine family of luxurious home brands. The KOKET brand is all about…
  • Rocking LA Home

    Jon Peters
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M I can’t even deny that back in my high school days, I was a huge fan of Fall Out Boy. In fact, my best friend and I at the time went and saw them at Warped Tour as sophomores, which was my first ever real concert! I can remember some random stranger just hoisting me up and send me surfing over the crowd. It was super awesome until I came crashing down at the front of the stage. After the show I got to meet the band which kind of made up for the fact that I basically got the wind knocked out of my lungs from the fall. I guess you could say that I was the Fall Out Boy… Quite a…
  • Fiat’s Funky Abode

    Jon Peters
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M One characteristic that I admire greatly in a person is confidence and boldness. One thing that I’ve learned throughout my short career is that you’ve got to believe in what you’re saying and doing or else nobody else will ever take you seriously. Maybe that’s why I’m immediately drawn to the eclectic and creative Milan apartment of Fiat heir Lapo Elkann. The historic 3,100 square foot duplex penthouse was once a closed-off dark space that has since been converted into a bright and open residence that’s sure to inspire the creativity of the man who is always on the go.
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    Renée Finberg ' TELLS ALL ' in her blog of her Adventures in Design

  • GENIUS FLOR - Flooring Tiles

    24 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Since I am living in a Maine cottage....there is mud, and salt etc in the winter months.There is not much pavement here.Need I say more.It is a 3rd world!!!!Trust me on this-it is in every way.No shopping, The contractors / handy men are working with an IQ of 72 ....if that.SoYOU BETTER KNOW HOW TO DO IT YOURSELF.Now where I work they sell carpet tiles.But these are GLUE down.This is not for me ,I have a beautiful wood floor.The above example is what i will use in my family room,the TV room off the kitchen.You can design your own floor on their very friendly planner as shown aboveThe…
  • Follow your bliss which does not include Maine .......

    19 Mar 2015 | 8:49 am
    I just came back from Boca Raton ( my old home of 30 yrs.)to THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!I haven't been posting because other than  5 or 6 months a year here in Rockland Maine-it is HORRIBLE.I hate it.It has been pure torture in ALL the remaining months.There is no place better to be for those summer months & fall.....butthe rest of the time....OMG, it's the worst.And I haven't posted because I have prided myself on being honest in all my post.I have had nothing nice to say, so I didn't want to post because I would sound so NEGATIVE.My mother reads my posts,and I didn't want her to…
  • It's Time To Get Married

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

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

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

    Interior Design Style
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:47 am
    Luxury bathrooms focus on one centerpiece: the bathtub. You can have your choice of massaging jet streaming tubs, providing lots of muscle relaxation, or deep soaker tubs ready to melt the day away. Whether you want to go big and glam or streamlined and simple, there’s a bathtub for every style you could imagine. Upgrade your bathtub to a more luxurious look with any of these interesting bathtubs! Unique Tub Shapes – Bathtubs have come a long way from the traditional claw-footed cast iron ovals of the past. Whether you are looking for something completely unique for your bathroom,…
  • Maintaining your new beautiful shutters

    Interior Design Style
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:17 am
    Renovating your home can take a lot of time and effort, so making sure that everything looks perfect comes pretty high on your list of priorities. Whether you are planning a complete redesign from the top to the bottom of your home or you are just looking at redecorating a few select rooms, you will certainly want a fashionable choice of window covering that is in keeping with the theme of your newly designed home. While curtains provide a classical aesthetic to the home and blinds are more flexible than curtains, they can be cumbersome and stressful to clean and keep tidy. You’ve…
  • Tips for selling your home at a higher price

    Interior Design Style
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    Preparing your home for a viewing is an all-important part of the selling process. Whether you’re having trouble finding a buyer or putting your house up for sale for the first time, there’s no guarantee that your property will be easy to sell. This is why it’s so important that you take note of the helpful tips associated with preparing your home for a viewing. The first impressions of a potential buyer will not only cement their interest; it will also provide you with an opportunity to increase the property’s value and maybe even put it up for sale at a higher price. Here,…
  • Installing your own close board garden fencing

    Interior Design Style
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    Closeboard fencing has a reputation for being a strong and reliable type of garden fencing and also offers a number of helpful benefits to the property owner. It’s quite common for gardens to slope, making it increasingly difficult for fencing to be installed. Closeboard fencing follows the contours of the ground making it much easier to install on slopes. In other words, you won’t need fence stepping installations to erect closeboard fencing. It doesn’t matter whether the mortised posts or gravel boards are timber or concrete but the traditional method usually incorporates…
  • What does your front door say about you?

    Interior Design Style
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    The front door is the first thing that your guests will be greeted with before they enter your home. We will often spend hours slaving over potential designs for the interior of our homes, without giving nearly as much thought to the entrance way to our homes. We will agonize over archways, ponder about porches and voice concerns over our conservatories but when it comes to the front door, we tend to forget about it. A front door, however, is incredibly important. As previously stated, it is the first thing your guests see before they enter the home. In some cases, it provides a small…
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  • What are the costs of selling a home?

    TheRedPin Team
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:03 am
    In Toronto’s hot real estate market, where bidding wars and habitual price spikes fall within the territory of home buying, those looking to sell can almost certainly expect to turn a large profit. Yet, long before you hammer down the ‘for sale’ sign on your lawn, it’s important to take into account all the costs associated with putting your home out on the market. Between paying realtor commissions, lawyer fees and not to mention, moving costs, it’s critical that homeowners ask themselves what is the cost of selling my house? If overlooked, you can end up spending more than…
  • Duplex vs Townhouse: The Differences between a duplex and townhome

    TheRedPin Team
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:24 am
    While many homebuyers have a clear picture of what makes a townhouse unique from a detached house, that image gets slightly hazier when deciphering the differences between a duplex vs townhouse. With easier financing options than a detached property and more square footage than a high-rise apartment, duplexes and townhouses are similar in that they are both popular among first-time buyers and young families looking to ditch the condo lifestyle for a house. But what exactly are the differences between a duplex and a townhouse? Townhouse vs Duplex: Definition What is a Townhouse? Townhouses are…
  • Featured Home: $719,000 Townhouse in Casa Loma, Toronto

    25 Mar 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Address: 385 Albany Avenue Neighbourhood: Casa Loma, Toronto Price: $719,000 | TheRedPin Rebate: $2,696 Bedrooms: 3 | Baths: 2 Contact Michael Stolbergto Book a Tour Nestled along a quaint tree-lined street in Toronto’s midtown, a stone throw away from the city’s famous gothic revival tower, Castle Loma, and just north of the Annex neighbourhood, is this beautiful move-in ready home. Boasting a walk score of 89/100, this newly renovated townhouse sits on a 42.71 x 20.94 lot, just a 10 minute walk from Dupont Subway Station. The townhouse features a myriad of top notch upgrades…
  • Hot MLS Listings: March 23 – March 27

    TheRedPin Team
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:53 am
    Whether you’re looking for a new pad closer to the city, or house hunting in a more intimate, family-friendly neighbourhood, TheRedPin has you covered, as we reveal our Hot MLS listings in the Greater Toronto Area that are fresh on the market, every week. Get a better sense of the properties and book yourself a tour! 70 Quebec Oshawa, Ontario Contact Patricia Chiasson to Book a Tour Asking Price: $219,500TheRedPin Rebate: $823| Details: 2+1 Beds, 2 Baths 80 Western Battery Road Niagara, Toronto Contact Jennifer Christie to Book a Tour Asking Price: $395,000TheRedPin Rebate: $1,481|…
  • 2,826 GTA homes were sold in just 24hrs. Does the commission model still make sense?

    TheRedPin Team
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:52 am
    A popular mantra in Toronto’s red-hot housing market is that it takes less 30 days to sell a home. After doing some digging in TREB’s listings data, we found that for a handful of lucky homeowners (and realtors), that number drops down to as little as one day. In 2014, a staggering, 2,826 homes were sold in the GTA in just 24 hours. That translates to an average income of $13,900 for a day’s work or around $1,000 per hour for the respective realtors®. When widening the parameters, the number of homes that were sold in three days ballooned to 8,477. Far from suggesting that…
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  • The Fern, Kosher Menorah, recycled oak wine barrel staves candleholder, Eco friendly Candelabrum, Nine white porcelain holders by StilNovoDesign

    24 Mar 2015 | 12:51 pm
    295.00 USDOur exclusive ‘green’ candelabra are entirely made of recycled white oak staves from French wine barrels.This unique candelabrum is a perfect Hanukkah/Chanukah Menorah, great as an original gift idea, as a very sophisticated centerpiece for a dining table or fireplace mantel.This piece if a perfect fusion of modern style, organic vibe and classic elegance, very easy to integrate with any interior design.The eight candles are aligned at the same height in order to have the flames leveled, while the ninth in the middle stands a tad above the others, following the kosher…
  • Elf, small oak cabinet bench recycled wine fermentation tanks, shoe storage by StilNovoDesign

    24 Mar 2015 | 12:51 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…
  • Il Veliero, Green Candelabrum, Eco friendly Menorah, recycled oak wine barrel staves candleholder, nine glass holders and candles by StilNovoDesign

    24 Mar 2015 | 12:51 pm
    275.00 USDOur exclusive ‘green’ candelabra are entirely made of recycled white oak staves from French wine barrels.This unique candelabrum turns into a perfect Hanukkah/Chanukah Menorah, perfect as an original gift idea, as a very sophisticated centerpiece for a dining table or fireplace mantel.This piece if a perfect fusion of modern style, organic vibe and classic elegance, very easy to integrate with any interior design.The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create.The natural arch of a barrel stave confers…
  • Liquorish, recycled oak wine barrel stave shot glass sampler, 5 shot glasses by StilNovoDesign

    24 Mar 2015 | 12:46 pm
    79.99 USDLiquorish is a unique shot glass sampler, perfect to serve a selection of spirits/liquors in a very original presentation. Ideal for dinner parties, gatherings and tastings. Its stylish design will harmonize with any interior design, from classical to contemporary.Our finely handcrafted items are made from oak wine barrel staves from France. The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create. The natural arch of a barrel stave confers striking finesse to the silhouette of each of our designs.The red wine…
  • Hashtag, recycled oak wine barrel laptop stand by StilNovoDesign

    20 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    39.99 USDHashtag is a simple laptop stand entirely made with recycled oak from discarded French wine barrels.The minimalistic design is very light weight and perfect to elevate your laptop allowing air circulation, thus keeping your computer cool.Hashtag may be made to accommodate any type and size laptop; ideal and stylish solution to keep your machine cool, it also makes the perfect gift for any wine lover.The one featured in our listing is finished in golden oak color, while the underside is tinted with the red wine previously held in the barrel and complemented with a rich ‘cherry…
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  • What Is Quality Construction?

    18 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    First published on Zillow Blog A friend of mine put me on the spot a few years ago when she asked me over to take a look at the new home she’d just purchased.“What do you think?” she asked, “It’s good quality construction, isn’t it?”For what she paid, sure, it was decent quality; it wasn’t in danger of collapse, the doorknobs weren’t falling off, and water wasn’t dripping through a leaky roof – but it wasn’t a showcase of construction skill either. So I pointed out a few easily-fixed problems; missing bandboard insulation, some loose interior trim, bad grading at the…
  • Take A Seat On These Comfy Home Built-Ins

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

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

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

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

    Mikala Ewald
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:16 am
    We love logging into our social media accounts each day to check out all the notifications. From interior designers sharing their latest installations to shoppers visiting our stores and showrooms to celebrities showing off Arteriors products in their homes, we love seeing which items are your favorites and how you incorporate our products into your […] The post Winter’s Most Wanted appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • Arteriors Dallas Now Open

    Mikala Ewald
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:54 am
    If you are fortunate enough to live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, or visit often, you can experience firsthand the Arteriors Flagship store located in the Dallas Design District. But if traveling to Dallas isn’t in your plans, take a peek at these pictures and maybe you will decide to start planning a trip! It […] The post Arteriors Dallas Now Open appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • Arteriors at Home with Windsor Smith

    Mikala Ewald
    10 Mar 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Last month, Windsor Smith, the newest guest designer to join Arteriors, graciously hosted a 3 day photo and video shoot in her amazing Los Angeles home. We invaded her tranquil oasis with photographers and their assistants, electricians, and stylists in tow—all in an effort to capture the new items in this debut collection within the […] The post Arteriors at Home with Windsor Smith appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • Mark Moussa at DIEM 2014 – Rethinking Retail: Does Main Street Matter?

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

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

  • I’ts Back! Design Find Instagram Contest at AD Home Show

    Veronika Miller
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:40 am
    Back by very popular demand, we will once again host the Modenus “Design Find” Instagram contest at AD Home Design Show next week. It’s a great way to share your favorite finds with the world and you may find yourself packing for the amazing London Design Festival AND there are some serious additional prizes to boot. Check it out: What to do: Visit the AD Home Design Show on trade day, March 19 from 11 am to 6pm  Stop at each of the five exhibitor booths below and take a selfie with your favorite product Take one more selfie with your favorite product from anywhere on the…
  • Modenus Talks Las Vegas: The Impact of Great Design

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

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

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

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

    Nina Holst
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:14 am
    Every year I make new Easter eggs to decorate with, and this year I painted some of them in LADY 7163 Minty Breeze ( leftovers from our hallway… ), and I actually made some marble eggs as well. The marble idea came when I saw some lovely marble paper-napkins at Kremmerhuset the other day, and since I have made decoupage eggs before, I thought that marble would be a great idea! THIS IS WHAT I USED: – Styroform eggs/ real empty eggs ( choose whatever you have ) – Napkins with marble print – Decoupage glue – A paintbrush Decoupage is very easy, and you simply just…
  • Happiness in the window

    Nina Holst
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Flowers and plants make me happy, and nowadays it´s this beautiful clover in the kitchen window that give me a smile every time I´m in the room…  – cute, right?   Image: Nina Holst
  • Easy Easter DIY

    Nina Holst
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:25 am
    It has become a tradition to plant cress for Easter each year, as there is something nostalgic with it that I love so much…, pluss that it´s very easy to do. This year I planted the cress in natural brown eggs filled with cotton, and I have placed them in a painted egg carton together with some painted eggs in the same color ( the lovely LADY Pure Color 7163 Minty Breeze) Now I look forward seeing it grow…   Image: Nina Holst
  • Elegant design by Herman Cph

    Nina Holst
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:56 am
    News it always exiting, at least when it´s simple, elegant and good craftsmanship. That´s exactly why I like the designs by the Danish couple Helle Herman Mortensen and Jonas Herman Pedersen behind Herman Cph. Just look at this new table in their FRISBEE series – it´s so elegant with its solid wood tabletop and sculptural legs made of powder-coated steel. I love everything about the photo above, but notice the FRISBEE Magazine holder – it´s so stylish, don´t you agree? There is no doubt that this couple know  what good and simple design is… I also want to mention the…
  • Shades of grey

    Nina Holst
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:28 am
    I´m “borrowing” one of the paintings that I have for sale, as I wanted some changes in the living room´s TV area. This painting goes perfectly well with our black and white theme, don´t you agree? I have some new paintings with more color as well, so if you need something new on your wall as well – let me know… You can see all my paintings for sale here. Images: Nina Holst
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    Interior Design Ideas

  • A Full Time Home that Feels Like a Vacation

    HD Staff
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    Many people dream of a beachside home where they can retire and spend their golden years basking in the summer sun and ocean air. But for the lucky few, it is possible to make these dreams come true a bit earlier, as is the case for this modern Australian home from the architects at Rolf Ockert Design. Overlooking the ocean, this house was designed to feel like a vacation home despite its status as a primary residence. From the angular exterior to the sleek furnishings and luxurious backyard, it is a dreamy space that feels like endless summer. From any angle, the exterior with its stacked…
  • A Midcentury-Inspired House with a Few Fun Accents

    HD Staff
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Mad Men may be coming to an end this year, but the midcentury modern design craze is far from over. The clean lines, simple and chic designs, and cool color palettes are still absolutely of the moment as we can see in this house from HerZu Design. An upper level home with views of the city, this house includes contemporary furnishings that would be just as comfortable in Don Draper’s office as they are in this 21st century apartment. Take a look inside for more stylish inspiration from the stunning wood floors to the cowhide club chair. The main living area unsurprisingly has an open…
  • Two Taiwan Homes Take Beautiful Inspiration from Nature

    HD Staff
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    The first project is called “Urban Palace” and it is located in Taipei, Taiwan. It combines elements of a palatial estate suited for royalty from the Qin or Han Dynasty but also with plenty of natural materials, particularly wood. The team has taken creative license with the ideal of a palace here. The ceilings are not high and ostentatious. Instead, the design brings focus to the length of the space, with laterally spacious open floor plan. In addition to plenty of exposed wood and marble, the home is careful to incorporate natural lighting wherever possible. By using glass walls…
  • Amazing Translucent Concrete Opens a New World of Design Ideas

    HD Staff
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    When you think of concrete design, you may have images of dark, industrial-inspired interiors and drab, warehouse style exteriors. And while that is certainly one way to incorporate the material, a much less common – but brighter – option is also available in the way of translucent concrete. The light transmitting concrete feels high tech, but it was actually first introduced in 1935. Through the use of fine grain concrete and light conducting elements, usually optical fibers, construction companies today are able to create concrete blocks that transmit light and look almost as if…
  • Minimalist Luxury From Asia: 3 Stunning Homes By Free Interior

    HD Staff
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
    When a home is allowed to celebrate the beauty of minimalism, it can end up feeling sparse or even cold. But the three houses included in this post, from the team at Free Interior, are anything but cold while still staying true to many minimalist ideals. The spaces each include warm color combinations, soft textures, and plenty of vibrant personality that allows for them to welcome guests and be habitable in a practical – but still beautiful – way. The first home is a four bedroom space in Taipei that measures 2562 square feet (238 square meters). The two story home is quite…
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  • Easter Dessert: Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies Recipe

    Lydia Mathews
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Happy Easter everyone!  Easter is the time that let’s you know that bright colors, warm weather and life has been revitalized.  So what better way to invite this holiday into your home than with, a recipe.  Not only just any recipe but a dessert recipe.  Sweet Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies area great Easter dessert, that is easy to make and even easier to devour.  So let’s not waste any time and jump right into this recipe. Easter Dessert: Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies Sweet Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies Image via: Dish Maps Ingredients 2/3 cup of Brown Sugar, divided 2 cups of shredded…
  • Easter Decor: Table Decorations on Budget

    Rehana Akter
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:43 am
    As the days are just hoping closer to Easter, many of you are probably going nuts about the celebratory meal and festivities. Well, Easter meals are important but presenting those delicious dishes in a stylish manner in front of the guests is crucial too. Easter Decor: Table Decorations on Budget Simple Easter table decoration. Image via: Pinterest You are probably worried about the budget of the Easter table decorations. Don’t be! Because we’ve rounded up some budget-friendly Easter décor ideas to dress up your table for a perfect Easter party. Check them out: Easter Eggs – Classic…
  • Kids Easter Treat: Birds Nest Recipe

    Simran Chhibber
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    Easter festivities just like any other, are a reason to make delicious food. Of course we modify our eats and treats as per the mood of the occasion. Easter, is very special for our kids as it brings forth an important lesson of promise. Certainly, we can’t load the little ones with serious facts but we sure can narrate stories using interesting props. Our today’s recipe-The Birds Nest is one such Kids Easter Treat that helps us mix a doze of fun and frolic with the story of Easter. Won’t it be fun to have your kids help you prepare these Bird Nests while you pass on the message of…
  • Budget Easter Dinner: Ham and Potato Casserole Recipe

    Joy M
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:30 pm
    If you have a big family or entertain a lot, Easter dinner can be quite pricey. The National Retail Federation estimates that consumers spend approximately $20 on candy and $45 on food during Easter. This is partly due to escalating food prices. Thankfully, many supermarkets have sales during this season and key Easter ingredients like ham and eggs are very cheap. If you’re looking for a bargain Easter recipe, this is it. Use these instructions from All Recipes to make it. Budget Easter Dinner: Ham and Potato Casserole Your guests will love it! Image via: Taste of Home Ingredients ¼ cup of…
  • Decorating Your Easter Home With Spring Blooms

    Simran Chhibber
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:11 am
    With Spring here and Easter just around the corner, its time to forget the harsh winters and touch up your home decor with fresh blooms, spring colors and the mood of Easter. Easter Decor usually lies centred at ‘eggs’. I would ask you to forsake them just for the sake of being different but I would surely love to infuse the Spring or Easter theme. What better way to express Spring than by the of flowers and what better way to express Easter than Easter Eggs. Let us explore some fun ideas that will help you decorate your Easter Home with Spring Blooms. Decorating Your Easter Home With…
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  • Want Color or Life Inspiration? Take a Walk

    20 Mar 2015 | 2:44 pm
    It is mind-blowing the color palettes you’ll find in nature. Think that’s a daring combo in the fabric you just found? Go outside and I bet you’ll see something even more fearless. I regularly hike the hills surrounding our local reservoir, with camera (or at least iPhone) in my pack. (Okay and some pepper spray in case the local coyotes get too friendly.) A bird nerd like Dad was, I’m always snapping photos of the pelicans, ducks, vibrant bluebirds, and that great blue heron’s luminous plumage (he’s still convinced he is hiding from me in the cattails).
  • San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2012

    27 Apr 2012 | 2:02 pm
    Salivating for a feast of design? The tables are set and the pillows are plumped for the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2012, opening this weekend. More than 30 talented West Coast designers have breathtakingly transformed the historic and stately mansion at 2020 Jackson Street, for this 35th annual Showcase—a benefit for San Francisco University High School’s financial aid program. I was privy to a peek the other day, and I came away impressed and filled with inspiration. Many spaces are memorable, but I found myself reflecting on the creative and cozy eating areas. (It was…
  • Designing a Nursery for The Cake Boss

    6 Mar 2011 | 9:38 am
    Watch Sherri on The Cake Boss Baby Special! I don’t know about yours, but our family (especially our 10-year-old daughter) is in love with The Cake Boss. Buddy and his passionate fondant-rolling, frosting-piping New Jersey clan have us riveted, hungry and chuckling every week. So as you can imagine, we were over-the-moon excited to learn that our own Nursery and Kid’s Room Design Contributor, Sherri Blum, would be creating a space for Buddy and Lisa’s new baby!! That’s right! Tune in to the one hour Cake Boss Baby Special, tonight Sunday, March 6 at 9:00 PM/8:00 PM…
  • Fun and Funky Side Tables

    5 Mar 2011 | 4:13 pm
    Side tables are functional furniture – a home to your coffee, a table lamp, your ever-lengthening to-do list. But rather then only function, how about choosing a side table that accents your design with a playful shape, a shot of color, on unexpected material? Enjoy these fun and funky choices: West Elm’s Martini Side Table is a like a sweet, little bon-bon for the room, glittering in recyclable aluminum. I’m digging the studded sides, and the storage capacity of Worlds Away’s Nora Side Table in White Lacquer. Add feminine curves with Urban Outfitters Coil Side Table…
  • Stylish Entertaining

    22 Feb 2011 | 9:10 pm
    by Mari Robeson Everyday can be special, when you welcome friends and family around your table. Mari Robeson—Interior Design expert and Contributor—helps us do so with style and function. Mari takes us inside the world of design, and helps us bring beauty and color to the places we call home.   I love entertaining. The way you set your table and present your entrees can be like a mini Interior Design project. First, let’s talk some dining room basics. Dining Room Table Here are some tips for selecting a dining room table for your family: Round tables are great for flow…
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  • Seattle Interior Design Pro: Splurge and Conserve Method for Interior Design

    Faith Sheridan
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    This Seattle interior design pro knows the method aka Splurge and Conserve. It’s a frequent conversation with clients around a budget for their design project. Where should I splurge and where can I conserve? And every client will come from a different direction depending on their stage of life and interests. A Pinterest board shows a vision of the look they want and their budget shows what amount they have for their project without breaking the bank account. Bernhardt Furniture | Seattle interior design pro In the image above you see high style and ask, “How can I splurge…
  • The Motion Chair Gains Interior Design Status

    Faith Sheridan
    11 Mar 2015 | 7:19 am
    Used to be that this Seattle interior designer groaned when a client mentioned a ‘recliner’. Some years ago manufacturers and PR firms coined the term, motion chair, and voila, the motion chair has interior design status. Hickory Chair Jules Low Profile Swivel Taylor King Eli Swivel Glider Look at the sleekness of these two chairs. When the motion revolution began, the furniture industry joined together comfort and style resulting in a chair you are happy to have in your home.  Motion chairs are so popular in today’s market that they account for half of the lounge…

    Faith Sheridan
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:09 am
    Are you over Shades of Gray? but interested in gray interiors for your kitchen? Well this Seattle interior designer’s post is for you. For the past few years gray wood tones and paints exhibit staying power in interior designs. The neutral opportunity from a gray selection makes it a popular choice for new and remodeled kitchens. Gray kitchen cabinets and tiles A soft gray custom stain on contemporary cabinets refreshes a kitchen remodel project like this one I did one year ago in downtown Seattle. Soft gray cabinets refresh this condo kitchen remodel Does your kitchen have…
  • Ottomans Enhance Function In Your Home

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

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

    Amanda Gates
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Feng shui is the art of arranging your environment to attract a positive vibe. By arranging objects in a certain way, your outer environment affects your inner environment, giving you positive results. As a practitioner of feng shui myself, my goal is to harbor energy, better known as chi. Everything in our environment is chi.… Read more The post How to feng shui your desk appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Modern etiquette – How to be a gracious guest

    Amanda Gates
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:42 pm
    It is often said that a great party centers around a gracious and organized host. However, when you are invited into someone’s home it is also important to be a gracious guest. Simple etiquette is an absolute must when attending a party. To behave otherwise is ungracious and rude. Here are the top ten manners when… Read more The post Modern etiquette – How to be a gracious guest appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Kim Salter – Design 101 Podcast

    Amanda Gates
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:46 pm
    It was early in the morning and as I went through emails I noticed a designer reached out to me on twitter looking for an upholstery shop. She had just moved to Nashville and was struggling to find the necessary trades she needed for an upcoming job. I had never met her and had no idea… Read more The post Kim Salter – Design 101 Podcast appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 7 things every screened-in porch needs

    Amanda Gates
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:32 pm
    A few weeks ago one of my builders called me up to see if I was interested in doing a screened-in porch, addition with him. The clients currently have an outdoor concrete pad and are looking to make it a whole lot more luxurious and family-friendly. What a great opportunity! I rarely get the chance… Read more The post 7 things every screened-in porch needs appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Can We Really Trust Our Food System?

    Amanda Gates
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:18 pm
    It was over a year ago that David and I decided to go completely non-GMO with all the food we consumed. At first this may seem like a daunting task, but with readily available info on the web like the non-GMO project, food babe, GMO free, and living Maxwell – just to name a few, it… Read more The post Can We Really Trust Our Food System? appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
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  • Improve Your Performance in the Bedroom (and Be Safer, Too)

    Kristie Barnett
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:34 pm
    A while back, I helped a friend choose new paint colors for her home. The previous color of her bedroom made for a bold and dark space, which isn’t always bad for a bedroom – but it was time for an overall update.   A lighter color palette was in order, and I also suggested […]
  • Psychological Staging and The Boomerang Approach – Psychological Staging Books and Training

    Kristie Barnett
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    I’ve finally finished something (actually two somethings) I never even thought I’d start.  Something I had no desire to do, no dream to do, no reason to do, until I uncovered and took hold of a passion.   Many of you know my story, or parts of it. I had a successful ten-year career in […]
  • 10 Decor Favorites – Spring Fever Edition!

    Kristie Barnett
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Spring is FINALLY here!  And I’m in the mood for estate sales, yard sales, and online auctions.  Here are my favorite spring picks from Everything But the House (EBTH) auction site. If you’ve never bought from them before, they are currently offering a $20 off coupon code for new buyers! Most items can be shipped, […]
  • Storybook Girl’s Room Makeover

    Kristie Barnett
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Once upon a time, there was a little girl who wanted to move into the room at the end of the hall, far away from her older sister.  In this room, she would read and dream and play Legos to her heart’s content.   The room once belonged to her father, Mr. Man, who decided to […]
  • Learn from My Mistake – Check Your Paint Color

    Kristie Barnett
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    You’ve heard you should always practice what you preach, right? Well, I’m always preaching about checking your paint color match at the store to make sure your color is dead-on right.   Well, I found two little side tables at a yard sale that I wanted to re-do for my younger daughter’s room makeover.  They […]
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  • Design Insider: Man “Caves”

    25 Mar 2015 | 4:54 am
    Fabulistas, today’s man needs a quiet space of his own to ruminate, relax and read. Wikipedia defines a man cave as, “a manspace, a male sanctuary, such as a specially equipped garage,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Design Insider: Glorious Feng Shui Gardens

    19 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
    Fabulistas, the right garden space can make you feel super-luxe and feng shui is a topic in which I am both highly interested and well-versed. So, why not combine the two? Here in the northeast, the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Art: The Bread of Life

    17 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    Fabulistas, I ask you is there anything more soul-sustaining than a well-placed objet d’art? I’m always excited about the projects I work on, but this year I’m SUPER excited about... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How To: Clutter Cures

    11 Mar 2015 | 5:26 am
    Clutter! What a dirty word! Not only does it make you feel overwhelmed, but it can actually prevent you from focusing on your goals and responsibilities. Whether in Feng Shui, or common sense, it... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Through My Eyes: Fabulous Safety

    6 Mar 2015 | 5:58 am
    Fabulistas, home safety is important. The things that keep ourselves and our families safe like smoke detectors, security systems and fire extinguishers are necessary, but why so drab? I prefer to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Wallpaper: Like Light on the Horizon

    Ann Porter, CKD
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:49 am
    I’m crushing on the Aurora Collection of nonrepeating wallcoverings by Calico Wallpaper. This ephemeral collection features luminescent ombré washes is 16 colorways. Calico Wallpaper was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 2013 by creative and life-partners Rachel and Nick Cope. Their process combines artisanal methods from the decorative arts with innovative digital technologies. The result is an entirely customized and non-repeating wall mural. Inspired by horizons at dawn and the phenomena of light, new Aurora papers are meant to immerse viewers in waves and washes of color.
  • Be Inspired – Think Outside of the Box

    Ann Porter, CKD
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:37 am
    Sometimes when designing a bathroom it can seem that there just isn’t anything new to do with the four walls. Sure, niches and art installations can be added but if your tastes are more minimalistic and modern, how do you think outside the box? If you are Patrick Norguet, you change the shape of the box. Using thin, large format tiles, Norguet created this bath display for Equipe’Hotel. The triangular mirror is seamlessly incorporated into the design – though it is a little difficult to see in the picture. Newer technology in printing and creating thin porcelains make…
  • Mini Hexy is Very Sexy

    Ann Porter, CKD
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:14 am
    Maniscalco, the Australian-rooted designer and wholesaler of high-quality glass, stone and metal decorative tiles, has released the comprehensive Victoria Metal Mosaic series. This range includes “Mini Hexy,” which consists of 1 1/4- x 1 1/2-inch mosaic tiles delivered on 11 1/2- x 10-inch sheets. Mini Hexy  will be available in two colors – Mt. Stirling Blend and Falls Creek Blend. The Mt. Stirling Blend will debut at Coverings 2015 in April . Victoria Metals is produced using 98% post-consumer recycled aluminum. Each individual mosaic is 8-mm-thick with a recessed…
  • Naples’ premier boutique cabinetry and design resource.

    Ann Porter, CKD
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:02 pm
    Kitchen Studio of Naples is a comprehensive design studio based in Naples, FL. We work with individuals and businesses of all sizes to bring ideas to life through thoughtful, client-oriented design solutions.Filed under: Style Tagged: Naples, SWFL
  • Samsung Slim Refrigerator

    Ann Porter, CKD
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Samsung’s T9000 RF23J9011SR  Refrigerator is the counter-depth version  of its popular 34 cu. ft. French door refrigerator. The 23 cu. ft. refrigerator features Triple Cooling System technology, which creates three separate airflows in the refrigerator and freezer, enabling optimal humidity and individual temperature control per each compartment for outstanding freshness. Cool Select Plus A versatile, bottom-right door can be a fridge or freezer, maximizing fresh food storage space.  . The Cool Select Plus features 4.43 cu. ft. of fresh-food storage and includes four customizable…
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  • Home Safety Tips for Seniors

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:47 pm
    Canada is generally perceived by Canadians as a safe place to live, which leads many to believe their home is safe from home invasion. Break and enter rates vary from city to city, but regardless of where you live, you should take steps towards fundamental precautions against burglars. Luckily there are quite a few tricks that are tried and true to protect seniors from dangerous people entering their homes. Staying One Step Ahead of Burglars The first thing that thieves will do is survey your home and the general area. They will observe from a distance your routines, making note of when you…
  • 5 Factors to Consider to Set Up an Indoor Garden

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    Many of us wish to grow a garden, but not all of us have enough space to do so. So, if your backyard space doesn’t allow you to have a garden, choose to grow an indoor garden. Plants not only cleanse the air inside your home and increase the aesthetics of your indoors, but they also offer your family various organic, yummy foods. Plants don’t occupy much space, you can set up your garden in a windowsill, if that’s all the space you have for a garden. For people having some outdoor space, the indoor garden can be used to grow some starter plants, for the outdoor garden when…
  • Important Things to Consider While Buying Skirting Boards

    24 Mar 2015 | 12:25 am
    Whenever you are planning to build a new building or construction, or are planning to renovate and improve your home, skirting boards are one of the items that are most often overlooked. Even they are not budgeted with the costing of the investment that you are going to make. Any of the new constructions, especially construction of the home or any of the substantial improvement projects could result in incomplete work if there is absence of a nice, clean set of suitable skirting boards that greatly compliments the freshly plastered and painted walls. There are a number of designs as well as…
  • 9 Great Ways to Add Appeal to Your Walls

    19 Mar 2015 | 2:17 am
    A great way to transform the look and feel of your entire home in an easy way is decorating the walls. There are a huge number of ways you can decorate the walls in your home. Some of these ways are quite unique, and can help your walls make a statement. So, gear up to add some aesthetic appeal to your home by decorating your walls. Listed below are some wall decoration ideas for you to get some inspiration. Use stylish silhouttes in kitchen   To give a culinary-inspired touch to silhouette, make cutouts of cooking appliances and utensils, and use them as subject matter for your kitchen…
  • Using glitter wallpaper – Glitter wallpaper facts

    18 Mar 2015 | 3:41 am
    Glitter wallpaper is hugely popular with interior designers, home owners, and business owners alike. As the demand and popularity increases for Sparkly wallpaper, interior designers are constantly sourcing the latest Glitter products to give customers the most up to date designer wallpaper for their home or place of work. There are various styles of premium quality Glitter wallcoverings. Two of the most popular are: Sparkle & Stardust and Glitter holographic wallpaper, these are available in various colours. Printed onto high quality wallpaper, Glitter holographic wallpaper is a smooth…
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  • simple Easter table setting

    Kelly Anderson
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    In an ever-continuing effort to simplify, my Easter table is pared down to a hydrangea and white dishes, with a linen tablecloth to give add a little bit of a rustic feel. It complements the vintage server but contrasts with the modern flatware and plates to make a simple but interesting table.Quick tip: I simply wrapped the plastic pot the the hydrangea came in with kraft paper and secured with jute rope. Easy peesy.Happy Easter weekend everyone. May we all take this time to slow down and be grateful for our blessings. 
  • 5 tips to make Spring cleaning easy

    Kelly Anderson
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Happy first week of Spring! I'm so sorry to my family and friends on the East Coast who are still neck-deep in snow, but it's been beautiful here in southern Ontario and it feels like it's time for Spring cleaning. Your Spring cleaning is more likely with a shovel than a broom? Well, perhaps a little de-cluttering and refreshing indoors will help you feel a little cheerier!I started my Spring refresh this weekend by organizing and cleaning out some closets, and thought I'd pass along my top 5 tips to make Spring cleaning easier. If you do just these 5 things over one or two weekends, it will…
  • green home styling

    Kelly Anderson
    15 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    In honour of St. Patrick's day, I thought I'd share a couple shots of the green shamrocks I recently brought home, along with a few vintage favourites. I have so much fun vintage-seeking and adding unique touches to my home with antique and natural items. Old crates and boxes and baskets are both organically appealing to the eye and are functional in corralling items in the entry, kitchen, bathroom, or really anywhere.Vintage kitchen tools are lovely too;  they're both useful and decorative. This old peeler is from my Mom. Reclaiming and re-using items from the past is a fun and green…
  • choosing the right off-white

    Kelly Anderson
    8 Mar 2015 | 3:46 pm
    It's funny, isn't it, that the colour that stresses us out the most when choosing paint for our homes is the most neutral of all colours: white. It can be tricky choosing the right white - which most times is actually an off-white - as there are so many possible options. It also looks different depending on the amount of light coming in, on the direction a room faces and even the geographical area you live in.viaI love whites and off-whites because they're calming and lift my mood at the same time, and they also play so well with natural textures, materials and décor (which of course I…
  • top 15 ways to repurpose maps as wall art

    Kelly Anderson
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Since I love repurposing and love maps, this is a natural fit for me. Finding inspiration for the best ways to use maps, especially vintage ones, has been a feast for the eyes. I've been seeing some nice old maps at my local antique markets lately...I'm getting very tempted. Here are my top 15 picks for repurposing maps as a beautiful way to decorate your walls.sourcesourceviaviaviasourceviaviaviasourcesourceviasourceviavia
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  • Ragnarok – Pronounce it however you wish!

    19 Mar 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Taking it’s name from an epic battle in Norse mythology, the Ragnarok Dining Table is bold, distinct and inspired by generations of clean modern Scandinavian design. In true Scandinavian fashion, the Ragnarok abstracts nature’s ornateness and breaks it down into the simplest of forms – giving us sleek angles that just feel natural and “right.” Ragnarok Dining Table – $692 (while our 10% off promotional discount lasts) We fell in love with Ragnarok at first sight for a few reasons. Its antler-style base gives us a look that works equally well in a…
  • Bring the World Home

    16 Mar 2015 | 12:15 pm
    (Shown Above: Where in the World – $379) Ever dream of travelling around the world? Well we do, but who has the time?? Whether you daydream of touring Europe on a bicycle, embarking on a globe-trotting sailing adventure, or just basking in nature’s beauty shore-side, decorating with travel-inspired art and accessories is a great way to celebrate your wanderlust and add an air of global eclecticism to your home (while still staying MODERN). Here are some of our favorite picks! Where in the World Decor – $379 Bolla Global Clock Kit – $486 Hilldale Clock – $138…
  • Pure Scandinavian

    12 Mar 2015 | 11:19 am
    Inmod’s exclusive Pure Scandinavian collection showcases our unwavering respect for wood (quality wood), clean lines, simple sophistication and distinct Scandinavian design. Starburst Round 5-Piece Dining Set w/ Phillip Dining Chairs – only $1,225 w/ Free Shipping Eco-Natura Jona TV Stand – $1099 w/ Free Shipping Shop Pure Scandinavian with 10% off for a limited time
  • Modernism Week @ Inmod!

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

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

    Veronika Miller
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:40 am
    Back by very popular demand, we will once again host the Modenus “Design Find” Instagram contest at AD Home Design Show next week. It’s a great way to share your favorite finds with the world and you may find yourself packing for the amazing London Design Festival AND there are some serious additional prizes to boot. Check it out: What to do: Visit the AD Home Design Show on trade day, March 19 from 11 am to 6pm  Stop at each of the five exhibitor booths below and take a selfie with your favorite product Take one more selfie with your favorite product from anywhere on the…
  • Modenus Talks Las Vegas: The Impact of Great Design

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

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

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

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

    27 Mar 2015 | 6:14 am
    Coffee table got a little spring refresh. I’ve been getting a lot of little projects knocked out around the house and it feels great! And it seems like a lot of them involve painting in some form or another. After painting the butler’s pantry I took a paintbrush to the coffee table in the living room. You may remember I painted it a dark gold/bronze a while back. That worked fine in the family room but ever since I moved the table into the living room, I felt like it needed to be a little lighter. And I already had the gold metallic Ralph Lauren paint left over from…
  • Orange Cabinet Update and a (Sort of) DIY Lighting for the Kitchen Office

    18 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    As you may have seen on Facebook or Instagram (@FromTheRightBank), the wet bar/butler’s pantry makeover  is coming right along. The wallpaper has come off and the orange paint has gone on….. I LOVE IT – especially how the orange looks with the brass hardware….. Once I figure out what I want to do with the walls, I’ll post the entire space. In the meantime, on to the light. I titled this post Sort Of DIY because if you’re familiar with my DIY track record, you know I don’t really DIY…. (If you receive my posts via email, you received a draft…
  • New York Journal

    9 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Hi there right bankers, how have you been? I made two trips to New York the past month for some business and fun so I’m back with a ton of inspiration to share with you…. Greeted by blizzards on both trips. On both trips we stayed at the Standard (High Line) and had a great stay both times. Great views, nice design and good service…. In love with these lights. (I apparently had lighting on the brain as you will see.) More lighting I love. There was a lot of other great design inspiration like at the Apartment by the Line, a loft apartment where everything (furniture,…
  • New Glossy Plans for the “Marbleized” Wet Bar

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

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

  • Conquer a Closet Revamp

    Linnore Gonzales
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Closets come in all shapes and sizes – reach-in, walk-in, and walk-ins with serious square footage and maybe even an island – which means there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to reorganization. But if you’re as organized as you’re going to get and it’s simply a lackluster area that’s your problem, there are plenty of solutions for spicing up this intensely personal space so that you love where your wardrobe and accessories are housed, and adore spending time there making yourself look good. Give Your Closet Some Attention Closets sometimes get the short end of the stick when…
  • How to Update Your Look with Mid-century Modern Pieces

    Linnore Gonzales
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    Mid-century refers to the late 1940s, 1950s, and early 1960s, a time represented so accurately and endearingly in modern films and TV shows like Pleasantville, Mad Men,and That Thing You Do. It’s fun to see this vintage era come to life on screen, but most people don’t really want to feel like they’re completely living in another time. So how do you borrow from a decade long gone? How do you capture the growing design trend of “mid-century modern” in your home without making it feel like you’ve stepped back in time? You want to be retro-inspired, but not go so retro that it looks…
  • No Green Thumb? How to Add Fake Greenery without Looking Cheesy

    Linnore Gonzales
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:54 pm
    You’re allergic. You have small children. You have pets. Your home doesn’t get enough natural light. You’re forgetful about watering plants. Or you just have no green thumb to speak of. But you love greenery and flowers and adore the character and color they add to a room. So what’s a décor-conscious person to do? You can still bring the plant life you want into your space, even if you’re cheating by using fake greenery. Here are some guidelines to help you green up your home, permanently. 1. Do your research. If you don’t a have green thumb, you may not know much about plant…
  • 11 Unexpected Uses and Locales for Wallpaper

    Linnore Gonzales
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Wallpaper is versatile. This bit of décor can help you add color, texture, personality, elegance, or warmth. It can be designated as the focal point of a room or merely serve as an accent. Whatever the color palette or theme of your space, there is undoubtedly a wallpaper available to match it. Keep in mind that wallpaper requires a bit more commitment than other accessories with which you adorn your home, so you want to be relatively married to the pattern and style you choose before applying it. However, there are also ways to integrate wallpaper into your décor without using paste –…
  • Applying the “Rule of Three” to Interior Design

    Linnore Gonzales
    13 Mar 2015 | 9:34 am
    The Rule of Thirds is typically a term used in photography. It refers to the process of identifying and taking well-balanced and interesting shots by splitting a photo into thirds horizontally and vertically. Whereas your photo will be more appealing when the main subject is off-center, the Rule of Three as it applies to interior design is slightly different. The Rule of Three means that odd-numbered groupings look better and more natural than even-numbered groupings. Symmetry has its place in design – two bedside tables holding two matching lamps, for example – but asymmetry is interior…
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    Bathroom Remodelling Tips

  • Bathroom Tile Ideas for Your Fresh Bathroom

    21 Mar 2015 | 9:56 pm
    The right Bathroom tile can improve the looks of your Bathroom. The glazy water resistant bathroom tiles can be cost as cheap as a dollar for a square feet or as expensive as you want. You can pick the smaller one or larger one (12" square) according your bathroom.Here are the few bathroom tiles selected by us. You can one among them for your renovated bathroom.Glass Mosaic Italian tilePorclain Bathroom tilesBlack Marble -bathroom tiles.We will update this post with more bathroom tile ideas. If you found something interesting, you can comment on this blog post.
  • Regrouting su cuarto de baño del azulejo puede ahorrar mucho dinero y hacer que su ducha Look nuevo otra vez

    14 Jan 2014 | 9:19 am
    Regrouting su cuarto de baño del azulejo puede ahorrar mucho dinero y hacer que su ducha Look nuevo otra vez El moho, el moho y la suciedad. Todos hemos visto en nuestra ducha baldosín en algún momento u otro. Cuando lejía o lechada limpio no hace el truco, la mayoría de las personas entran en pánico y algunos pueden pensar que rasga todo y reemplazar la pieza, así como la bañera. La respuesta es contratar un servicio de regrouting. Regrouters pueden hacer su ducha sorround parece nuevo otra vez, a una fracción del precio que le costaría reemplazar todo. Mediante el uso de una…
  • How to Choose The Best Bathroom Tiles

    12 Dec 2013 | 2:00 am
    When constructing a bathroom or renovating it, the initial and primary thing that strikes your mind will be the tiling of the bathroom. Tiles matter a lot as they transform the entire look of the bathroom.Bathroom tiles ought to be so beautiful they offer a pleasant as well as an elegant look to the bathroom. However, beauty and looks just isn't the only real thing that should be considered. A person must also take value resilience, durability, hygiene and resistance quality when deciding on the tiles.When choosing a bathroom tile, one common thing to consider is the sized the tile. Normally…
  • Things to Consider When Designing a Bathroom

    20 May 2012 | 4:17 am
    The bathroom is well known to become one of minimal priorities when decorating a home's interior. Most people would first work on designing a full time income room, bedroom, or kitchen. Some would end up with a fully furnished and stylish family area but lacking in style and functionality in their bathrooms. When you try to think about it, a bathroom is certainly one of the most important elements of the house. Here we spend the majority of our time getting ready and grooming ourselves. Thus, it matters that it is made with function, comfort, and aesthetics in mind.  1.Consider the…
  • Bathroom Decoration With Bathroom Cabinets

    30 Mar 2012 | 12:15 pm
    Is your bathroom daunting you? Don't worry, every discontent of yours will disciple within a fraction of second with bathroom cabinets. You do not have to stray from shop to shop, as bathroom cabinets are obtainable in Internet in places you could possibly get huge choice of cabinets in accordance with your desire and wish. You can brows the online bathroom stores that will cater a wide selection of bathroom cabinets best match to your preferences.If your bathrooms could get animated and your bathroom being a mark of reverence that may splash your personality, then it becomes advisable to…
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    Lighting & Decor Blog |

  • Spring Inspiration

    Holly La Porte
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:47 pm
    There’s still a bit of snow on the ground in Philadelphia, so imagine how excited we are to see green grass, buds, snow drops and crocuses!  Spring’s here! We’re brimming with inspiration for the season and it just so happens
  • Lighting Trends That Dazzle

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

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

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

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

  • 15 Tips For Decorating With Antique Rugs

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:38 am
    How to Decorate with Antique Rugs Decorating with Antique Carpets – Adding an antique carpet to an interior space can drastically change the look of a room. While there are many different styles of antique rugs and vintage carpets to choose from, there are some tried-and-true rules to follow when it comes to choosing the Read More... The post 15 Tips For Decorating With Antique Rugs appeared first on Nazmiyal Blog About Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs and Interior Design.
  • Wednesday Wishlist: Vintage Chinese Rug 48218

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:24 pm
    This Week’s Wednesday Wishlist is a Vintage Chinese Rug. Vintage Chinese Rug– Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how we’d style this week’s selection, check out our Wednesday Wishlist Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Vintage Chinese Rug 48218 appeared first on Nazmiyal Blog About Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs and Interior Design.
  • Lars Gynning Rugs and Tapestries at Nazmiyal Collection

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Learn More about Renowned Artist Lars Gynning, and View his Works at Nazmiyal Collection. Lars Gynning Rugs and Tapestries – Lars Olaf Gynning (1920-2003), affectionately known as “Monsieur Bleu,” was a renowned painter and artist during the 20th century. Nazmiyal is pleased to add a third Gynning piece, a Cliff in the Sea at the Island of Capri tapestry Read More... The post Lars Gynning Rugs and Tapestries at Nazmiyal Collection appeared first on Nazmiyal Blog About Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs and Interior Design.
  • 10 Beautiful Interior designs and the Rugs to Recreate Them

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:52 am
    Feel inspired by these beautiful interior designs, and view similar rugs from Nazmiyal. 1. Minimalist Chinese Rug Interior This gorgeous design balances an antique Chinese carpet with contemporary, minimalist design details that let the architecture of this room shine. To achieve this look, pair sophisticated neutral furniture and white walls with one of Nazmiyal’s beautiful Read More... The post 10 Beautiful Interior designs and the Rugs to Recreate Them appeared first on Nazmiyal Blog About Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs and Interior Design.
  • Wednesday Wishlist: Antique Persian Heriz Carpet 48309

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:14 pm
    This Week’s Wednesday Wishlist is an Antique Persian Heriz Carpet Antique Persian Heriz Carpet — Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how we’d style this week’s selection, check out our Wednesday Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Antique Persian Heriz Carpet 48309 appeared first on Nazmiyal Blog About Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs and Interior Design.
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    Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore » Blog | Leading Architects Bangalore

  • Beautification Of Front Elevation

    8 Mar 2015 | 7:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Front Elevation of a House is an important aspect of a house plan. Constructing the front elevation requires a well planned and well designed architecture. A good looking front elevation can have huge benefits; right from enhancing the beauty to property value. Here are few tips on how to enhance the front elevation of house. Choose Arches and Pillars Continue Reading The post Beautification Of Front Elevation appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Wonderful Kota Flooring for Duplex Homes

    1 Mar 2015 | 6:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Need to give natural and contemporary flooring for your duplex house plans? Kota stone is an excellent option for you. They are not very eco-friendly, but are suited to a variety of conditions. Why Kota Floorings? Originating from the Kota region, the stone has a pleasant greenish blue colour will suit almost all interiors in your duplex house plans. Continue Reading The post Wonderful Kota Flooring for Duplex Homes appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Bricks – Most Durable Commercial Building Material

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Bricks are used for constructing residential edifices, commercial buildings , pavements and other man-made structures. It increases the stability and strength of a structure. Knowing more about the different types of bricks available can help you explore more architectural and design options. Bricks Types Common Burnt Clay Bricks Common burnt clay bricks are formed by pressing in moulds and then are Continue Reading The post Bricks – Most Durable Commercial Building Material appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In…
  • Signature Bungalows By Ashwin Architects

    18 Feb 2015 | 6:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Bungalows make wonderful homes. The popularity of these single-storey structures bloomed in the 1950’s to 1970’s. And bungalows by Architects in Bangalore are constructed to have some very specific characteristics which translate them into advantages for a potential buyer. Some advantages are- Accessibility of a Single Storey Single storey layout with reduced mobility has become the main attraction of Continue Reading The post Signature Bungalows By Ashwin Architects appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Impart Contemporary Twist With LED Ceilings

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

  • Renew your home in this weekend

    15 Mar 2015 | 9:50 pm
    Leveraging’s Friday already want to give you some tips to help you renew your home in this weekend. They are easy ideas you can do in two days, you just will involve effort and the expense is not too high (you know I always try to save the maximum and caring nature). Often the simplest design is the one that will most welcome and will make you feel much better when you’re home. With a few tips and tricks will be more than enough. Want to update and renew any of your rooms? You just need a weekend to make it happen. Neutral colors It is important to keep the neutral color palette,…
  • Decorative styles according to your personality

    15 Mar 2015 | 9:42 pm
    We always talk about how important it is that anything having to do with your home decor is as your personality , so you always find the styles and elements that fit you to enjoy more the environment and make the most . Your home must be your faithful reflection, the place where more comfortable you feel and that reveals how you’re just looking at what is there. You never see two houses exactly the same inside, with the same decoration as there is always a personal touch of those living in it. Although two people decorate their house with the same style, there will be many differences…
  • Tips for choosing a crib

    10 Mar 2015 | 3:41 am
    Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful stages in the life of a person who is developing both the baby and your partner. It is also a phase of many nerves and stress, as there is a long list of things to do and prepare for when the baby comes , like buying furniture for your room, paint it, choose your name, know what doctor you’re taking and what tests must be done soon after birth. As a decorating blog, it is logical to be focus on this aspect, namely the choice of the crib , and there are many aspects you should consider when making it. Not enough to get to a store and say “this…
  • Primark Home: details to decorate a shared flat

    10 Mar 2015 | 3:17 am
    While it is true that young people have a very difficult time to become independent, more and more people who choose the option of sharing a rented apartment there. This solution not only saves (at the moment is very difficult to pay rent with one salary), but can become an experience unforgettable, especially if you leave a friend. And although you may have to do more to make ends meet, it will be worth it for just anyone tell you what you have or do not have to do. Although living in a shared apartment has many advantages, there are also some drawbacks. For example, is usually not easy to…
  • Ideas for organizing the nursery

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

  • Nautical Mantel Decor Ideas that are Simple, Bold and Chic

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    The trick to a simple, bold and chic nautical mantel is picking a single large item that fills up the entire space, and leave it at that. Here are three great examples! A nautical mantel with Ship Wheel Decor. As seen in a Cape Code Cottage. A large model ship. Featured here. For a DIY version, click here. And Nautical Art. Via New England Home. While the mantel space is usually used to
  • Top 3 Easy Front Door Decorating Ideas | Coastal & Nautical Decor

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    To make your front door beautiful and coastal is not difficult to do. Here are my top 3 easy front door decorating ideas! Add a bright and fun coastal or nautical decor accent, such as couple of Buoys as seen here. Hang a shell or Driftwood Garland, lean Oars, place a large Shell Pot by the entry, anything that reminds you of the shore and makes you smile! Hang a wreath is a classic. A
  • Beach Sand Art Keepsake Idea

    25 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    A Sand Collection is a cool beach (vacation) keepsake that you can display in different ways. Here is a lovely idea for framed sand art! Simply glue your collected sand to cardstock, then frame it. You can create any pattern you'd like. The wave idea is certainly fitting. In this example, the sand art is used to create a Gallery Wall that is centered around a vacation photograph. Great
  • 20 Unique Gallery Wall Ideas with a Coastal & Nautical Theme

    23 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    You have seen 21 Great Coastal Gallery Walls with neatly organized pictures on display, but gallery walls are not limited to just picture frames. Here are some great and unique coastal and nautical gallery wall ideas created with anything you can imagine. Oars, driftwood, buoys, swimsuits, plates, the recently featured Porthole Mirrors, and much more. An inspirational oar gallery wall idea
  • Travel Decor Ideas with Coastal Style Painted Suitcases and Trunks

    20 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    The suitcase I take on my beach trips is not suited for decor, but vintage suitcases and travel trunks are. So check out these travel decor ideas with coastal style painted suitcases and trunks, used for storage and turned into tables. They might just satisfy your wanderlust! A suitcase table that has a map and sea creatures Decoupaged on by Anythingology. A nautical suitcase
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    BLOG - DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston

  • 5 Trending Etsy Stores You Absolutely MUST SHOP!

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    As a designer who sells product, I’m not too fond of online shopping. I know all too well how things are not always as they seem on a computer screen.For instance:I know how shipping times and handling fees and damaged goods factor into every purchase...I know how you have to create carts and leave all your personal data everywhere just to buy something...I know that if you end up buying something you also somehow wind up on the stores promotional email list, or list(s)...And I know how much of a time-suck the entire online shopping process can be. Unless I know exactly…
  • Today's 10 On-Trend Interior Design Links You'll Love! | #DESIGNREFRESH

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Hello Design Lovers! We are finally reaping the benefits of all the work we did last year!  Photoshoots and blog post reveals of finished projects are happening around here these days! I so love sharing them with all of you. In today's edition of DESIGN REFRESH you'll be seeing my latest reveal: a country-style kitchen! I think/hope you're going to love it. ;-)My daughter has been in town this week, so she's photographing a couple of finished projects for me.One of these homes went through a major remodeling transformation, and has all the wonderful base pieces…
  • How To Lighten & Brighten Your Home's Heavy, Dark Tuscan Style

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Let’s reflect for a moment about what you’ve done…About 10 years ago you — or the designer you hired — went out and did some shopping. At the time, the Tuscan-look was popular, so you went all-in and did your entire house with a heavy, thick, layered look that included curly ironwork, colorful silk flower arrangements, tapestries, gold sofas, dark damasks, and heavy faux finishes.Back then it felt right; it felt beautiful!Today… not so much.Now please, understand that I’m not insinuating that this look is a bad one (for a castle in Italy) when I say this, but…For the here…
  • The Great Round Top Antique Fair Shopping Spree!

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    I’m heading back to the Round Top Antique Fair.I’ll be there at the end of this week, and might even return the following week.Why so many trips? Well...I’ve got a bit of shopping to do for some clients. Oh, and my accessory stash needs to be replenished. ;-)I want this post to serve as a shoutout to some of my former clients.Do you need me to find anything for you while I’m there, at Round Top?Remember… I know your home and your style; I can be on the lookout for something special, something that’s beautifully YOU.  So, if you’ll simply let me know what…
  • BEFORE & AFTER: A Cottage / Country Style Kitchen Opens Couple's Claustrophobic Quarters

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Color me excited! Today I’m going to share with you before and afters of a country / cottage style kitchen makeover I just completed!A few weeks ago I shared with you the master bath renovation we did in this exact same house; so, yes, a lot was happening all at once for this couple. Sure, for a while they endured a lot of dust and inconvenience; but now their reward is being able to enjoy a more comfortable life in their beautifully designed home. ;-) BEFORE (AFTER-PICS AVAILABLE DOWN BELOW) One of the most significant to-dos within this project was our removal of a wall.One of…
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  • VIDEO: A Peek Inside Spring 2015 High Point Pre-Market

    The Home
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:26 am
    We spent the day at the Spring 2015 High Point Pre-Market and put together a video of new introductions that will be introduced at the High Point Market. Just like we love sneak peaks of new fashion trends on the runway, our Home Fashion Report serves as your inside ticket to the latest in home furnishings. - Home Fashion Trends - Home Fashion News
  • Happy Hour on a Budget – At Home!

    The Home
    7 Jan 2015 | 8:57 am
    Happy hour can quickly turn unhappy when you find yourself looking at a three-figure bar tab. Instead of paying a premium for overpriced drinks in a noisy bar, bring it on home and create a happy hour of your own that will leave you and your guests all smiles at the end of the evening. Here are a few tips for hosting your own happy hour. Nutella Mudslide via Delicious Drinks Start With Atmosphere: That’s most of what you were paying for at that trendy hotel bar anyway.  Splurge on some nice glasses and a good-looking serving dish if your happy hour will include finger food (it should).
  • Nailed It: The Art of Hanging Wall Art

    The Home
    29 Dec 2014 | 10:25 am
    Via Home Design Board Here’s a secret: a piece of art hung the right way in the right place doesn’t have to be expensive to make an impact.  In fact, it doesn’t even really have to be art.  But a pricey piece hung wrong?  Not so much.  That being said, getting it right is as much a matter of trusting your instincts as it is following a formula. There are really only three questions to answer when you set out to hang a piece of art.  How high do you want it?  Should it be part of a group or hung alone?  And are the wall and the hardware sturdy enough to keep it safe? Via Amazon…
  • 10 Fun Things To Do At Home This Winter

    The Home
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    The weather outside is frightful and you’re snowed in. There’s nothing showing at the movie theatre that’s worth scraping off the car for, and your kids, who are home from school for winter break or out for bad weather, are driving you crazy.  Weatherbound?  With a little planning, you can stay one step ahead of the cold front and create a winter wonderland at home that will chase away the chills for kids large and small. Here are ten fun things to do at home this winter. Via iStock Discovery Place:  Fill plastic bins from the dollar store with basic craft items from around the…
  • Twist on Traditions: A Christmas Makeover

    The Home
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:24 am
    Just like your closets, your Christmas traditions may need a good clearing out every now and then. Remember that dress you swore you would keep until it came back into style? Some traditions may simply need to go out to the curb. Christmas is as much about making new memories as it is about holding onto old ones. Maybe it’s time for a Christmas holiday makeover? What new ideas for Christmas decorating can you implement this year? Via Varpunen Reinventing the Christmas “Tree.”   Has your dog knocked your tree over one too many times?  Are you allergic to evergreens? Planning to head…
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    Design The Life You Want To Live

  • How to make gorgy gorgeous curtain rods. It’s no laughing matter. Okay, it is.

    Lynne Knowlton
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:16 am
    Have you always thought that most curtain rods are meh? Are your curtain rods worse than bad? Maybe negative good? *Looks around nervously. Chews thumb.* Does a curtain rod price tag make your face do this? ---> @!!$ ? Well, cupcake... that's all about to change. Here's 6 steps to a gorgeous curtain rod and brackets! Wave bye bye to your fugly curtain rods Read More!
  • Why Blogging is Like Walking a Tightrope Buck Naked

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

    Lynne Knowlton
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Humongous. Yeah. That's the size of my announcement today, so you better sit yourself down. Todays post is a wild mix of 10 epic tips for a kickass life AND a music video. The music video was filmed here on our property and in the treehouse! If you love video, music and treehouses ~ you can skip to the end of this post and have a watch. Then come on back. I'll wait for you. xx Read More!
  • THE BEST OF ETSY: Etsy will knock your socks off and knit you new ones…

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

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

  • ceramic drum stools from italy

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    I came across these fantastic ceramic drum stools and I just had to share. Doubling as small occasional tables or stools, these color saturated enamel stoneware and buttery-rich vegetable-dyed leather pieces are made in the studio of Italian leather maestro … Continue reading →This post ceramic drum stools from italy first appeared on
  • abstract art + the works of susannah phillips

    18 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Boston-born Susannah Phillips might just be my new “go to” for contemporary abstract art. Trained in London and from a family with artistic sensibilities, Phillips’ moody landscapes and still lifes serve as a great entry into contemporary art for my … Continue reading →This post abstract art + the works of susannah phillips first appeared on
  • the rolls royce of silver sculpture

    11 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    British silversmith Kevin Grey recently caught my attention when I stumbled across his silver sculpture at Maison Gerard in New York City. Whenever I have the opportunity to do so, I try to incorporate silver sculpture into my projects. I … Continue reading →This post the rolls royce of silver sculpture first appeared on
  • 13 lighting tips for the home

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

    25 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    I recently suggested to a young couple in their early 30s to consider accessorizing the apartment I designed for them with a 1930s design style. They looked puzzled and I realized that we had a very different view of what … Continue reading →This post reconsidering 1930s design style first appeared on
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  • PVC curved pipe clock | Steve Diskin | Tik-Tek Engineering, Kirsch Hamilton and Associates, Inc. | Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States | 1980

    28 Mar 2015 | 4:10 am
    Here is a PVC curved pipe desk clock by Steve Diskin of Tik-Tek Engineering for Kirsch Hamilton and Associates from 1980.  The clock measures 8” in height and 5” across.  The clock runs on a single C size battery.  The clock is definitely reminiscent of some Italian designs (like the Cronotime) that have the face set on a curved, tubular base and modern split-circle faces like these wall clocks by Krups in red, green, and blue.  Still, this clock is has the unique and characteristic styling of Diskin/Tik-Tek (like the Nova). Perhaps the frequency of split-circles in…
  • Finesse Originals four faces fiberglass wall sculpture

    25 Mar 2015 | 8:32 am
    Here is another fiberglass reinforced wall sculpture by Finesse Originals.  This one features four interlocking faces.  This is one of the smallest I have ever seen, as the seller reports the size at 11” by 13”. eBay item 161496647698 sold December 1, 2014 at 1:23PM.  One bidder placed 1 bid and the sculpture sold for $48.00 plus shipping. Front and back of the Finesse Originals four faces wall sculpture. Finesse Originals signature on the four faces wall sculpture. The design is similar to the faces of Jonathan Adler, who uses the symmetry of the face to link one to the…
  • toy gun Cowboy Comb

    15 Mar 2015 | 10:35 am
    From a more innocent time comes these combs.  I wonder who thought it would be a good idea to make a comb in the shape of a gun?  Ignoring the obvious problems someone might have with a comb that looks like this (putting it up to a head comes to mind), I bet they were a fun plaything and you were boss if you had one.  These combs feature a cowboy hat and sheriff’s badge on the handle, and designs further up near the trigger.  Clearly these combs are an attempt to market the western fad that was sweeping the nation when they were likely manufactured.  They measure…
  • Roselle Ware 7 piece salad service set | Gitsware | Roselle, Illinois, United States

    11 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
    While we're on salad service sets, here is one similar to the David Douglas Accaware set.  Here is a Roselle Ware 7 piece salad service set in black plastic with a textured, bamboo-like or spun metal surface. eBay item 281614726376 ended March 5, 2015   at 10:59PM (United States).  The salad service set sold Buy It Now for $22.99 plus shipping. Roselle Ware 7 piece salad service set in black plastic. Roselle Ware 7 piece salad service set in black plastic, box. Roselle Ware 7 piece salad service set in black plastic.  Label and surface texture.
  • 7-piece Accalac salad set, model G-307 | David Douglas | David Douglas & Co., Inc. | Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States

    9 Mar 2015 | 5:51 am
    I have previously posted about David Douglas, who is perhaps best known for his Genie server carafe.  David Douglas and his company was also responsible for other drink and dinnerware, which bore the trademarks Accalac (for the type of plastic) and Accaware (for things made from the plastic). Here is a 7 piece salad set, given item number G-307.  The set includes a large serving or tossing bowl, a pair of tongs, and four individual salad bowls.  Labels on the set sport the Accaware name.  This set was new in the box and in green.  eBay item 261760619722 sold February…
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  • Circu Magical Furniture!

    29 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Looking for that special piece of furniture to make your child’s room special?!  Well look no further!  Circu Magical Furniture definitely offers some truly wonderful pieces!! Your child will shoot off into outer-space in the Rocky-Rocket ship play house featured below.  This is truly a beautiful piece of furniture that any child would love to have in their bedroom or playroom! Circu Magical Furniture – Rocky Rocket And we also love this absolutely charming Cinderella Pumpkin carriage to make your little girl’s room a dream come true! Circu Magical Furniture Cinderella…
  • Brunschwig & Fils Custom Hand-Painted Wallpaper

    25 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    One of the wonderful perks of being an interior designer is the level of customization we can give to our clients.  Brunschwig & Fils has a new line of wallpaper where the world is your oyster and you can customize their designs to your heart’s content!  Choose your material (including silk, paper, and even foil), background color, and even options such as hand-embroidering.  The first two collections feature Chinese scenery hand painted by artist David Qian.  The customization allows us to provide the perfect wallcovering with scenes done to any size to fit the exact…
  • Retro Revival for Outdoor Living

    22 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    I came across this photo of a stellar outdoor living space on  Created by Sarah Gallop Design Inc., this is a space I would gravitate toward every single day. Retro Home by Sarah Gallop Design I love the idea of a fire pit but this cozy step down space, sheathed in wood with wonderful pillows added for comfort, makes me yearn for the lazy days of summer. Sarah Gallop Retro Revival Patio Pergola The ribbon of fire light is clean and low maintenance but still reminds me of camp and sitting around the fire on our cookouts and overnights in the woods.  This is truly the grownup…
  • A Face to Face look at Bathroom Vanities

    18 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    While not everyone will have space for this out of the box solution, I for one love the idea of placing his and her vanities face to face. Not only does this provide territoriality but it offers a unique solution that can bring more light into a space, open up a floor plan/layout and create a unique space for our clients. The bathroom below was designed by fellow Westchester Designers Stephen and Gail Huberman.  I participated in an ASID NYMetro Show House with them years ago and have always been impressed by their work. Zen Bathroom Designed by Stephen and Gail Huberman The warm wood tones…
  • The Latest Designs at Cliff Young!

    15 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    It’s no secret that we love Cliff Young.  With their innovative designs and mixture of materials, their custom furniture offerings are truly works of art! Case in point is this cocktail table.  The juxtaposition of a live edge piece of wood top and an acrylic base is a perfect pairing.  We not only love this unique combination of materials and the square geometric shape of the base as well! Cliff Young Live Edge Cocktail Table The playful base of the dining table below highlights form.  We have never seen anything like this.  It is stunning! Cliff Young Crescent Dining Table We…
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    Courtney Price

  • Top 10 Entertaining Tips

    Courtney Price
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Photos and entertaining tips to inspire great parties:
  • News Tech

    Courtney Price
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    A few game changers for how you receive your news:
  • Anouska Hempel

    Courtney Price
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Bond Girl + Designer + Hotelier = Anouska Hempel. A must read @Rizzoli book here:
  • The Builder’s Beauty Contest

    Courtney Price
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Some builders will say and bid whatever it takes to get a job- costing the homeowner dearly. Bob Hoebeke shows us how to avoid this:
  • SXSW Coverage on Huff Post Tech

    Courtney Price
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    There’s more SXSW… today on HuffPostTech.  See what is brewing at the world’s biggest tech incubator- it is not as geeky as you might think. Come see the fun that we are having in Austin! Can’t get enough?  Bonus: more SXSWi coverage here and here.
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    Inhabit Blog

  • How to Hang Pictures in Home

    26 Mar 2015 | 11:54 pm
    Are you looking for some innovative ideas about how to hang pictures in home? If so, then you must remain aware of the fact that hanging pictures in a room is not that easy. There are a lot of people... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Renovating Your House: Switching Old for New

    23 Mar 2015 | 8:24 pm
    Whether you’re looking to sell in the coming months, or you just want a refresh, renovating and decorating your home can be a fun and enjoyable process. Many people will throw away all of their old... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Smart Storage Solutions for Small Spaces

    23 Mar 2015 | 2:15 am
    Simple storage solutions for small spaces can effectively be used for stacking things orderly without having to just pile them up and keep wondering about the clutter. Most of us like to get a lot of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Antique Products for the home: Antique Phones, Vintage Record Players & Bookmarks

    20 Mar 2015 | 4:46 am
    Do you happen to have a fascination with antique products? just might heighten that interest with the wide variety of unique and antique products the site has to offer. From old –... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 15 DIY Lighting Ideas for Your Home

    16 Mar 2015 | 12:34 am
    DIY lighting ideas can play a significant role in bringing about a great change in the look and feel of your home. May people these days have started discovering the importance of good lighting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • 44 Dream Pergola Plans

    Melina Divani
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
      A pergola is basically a garden structure which is much similar to the arbor. It forms a shaded sitting area, walkway or passageway of vertical pillars or posts which usually support cross beams and a strong open lattice, usually upon which vines are trained. A pergola offers shade, serves as support for the climbing plants or simply adds visual appeal to a space. You can add a pergola to your patio or backyard and use it to relax, sit and entertain guests. Here are 10 points you should know about building pergolas: 1. Pergola with Latticework: You can use beams, latticework and wood…
  • Stylish Yet Timeless Kitchen Designs

    Melina Divani
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:52 am
    Making your kitchen timeless, functional and gorgeous is not as difficult as you may think. A timeless kitchen design is something everyone can achieve with a little help, encouragement and several of the best tips for creating timeless kitchens. Some people don’t even think of white as a color, however if you do begin to think of it that way, you will soon see that it is the best choice as a palette for timeless kitchen design. Your white kitchen can be as cold and impersonal or warm and cozy as you want it to be. It allows you to personalize with funky colored doorknobs, sumptuous…
  • 10 Best Loft Beds With Desk Designs

    Melina Divani
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:44 am
    If you are looking at designing a new bedroom for your child, but are limited with space, then loft beds with desks can be the perfect solution. These items are perfect in that they combine so many important features that are required in a bedroom, but do so in a compact manner whilst still providing ample storage space, a place to study, and of course that all important bed. Layouts And Design. First, we should look at the layouts and there are numerous options available to you. If we just focus on what lies beneath the bed, then what you will see is that you are able to choose from those…
  • A Home That Appeals To Every Taste!

    Melina Divani
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:50 pm
    If you frequently hear or dream about vintage style décor featuring chic modernized dining and living spaces that provide an up-to-date ambiance merging with classic design, this penthouse apartment renovated by interior designer Steve Harivel, fits the bill! It’s an incredible display of vintage collectables and antiques meticulously brought together to create a rustic, comfortable atmosphere tinged with contemporary style. If you are an aficionado of rare pieces and love to blend them into your living arrangement, you’ll make a spectacular style statement if this penthouse is anything…
  • A Rustic Scandinavian House

    Melina Divani
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:18 am
    This rustic Scandinavian house doesn’t seem to get any better—that is, if you are comfortable with the low-ceilings. With angled nooks and crannies that dictate the shape of the rooms, this home is as original as it is humble. When one enters, they are welcomed by rough white walls colorfully decorated by ethnic hangings. A floating wooden staircase stands to the left, and when one follows the waxed floorboards to the kitchen, they are enveloped by a low ceiling that gives off an instantly comfy feel. The counters are kept simple with black, but there is no lack in decorations—the…
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    Brabbu | Design Forces

  • 2015 Home Inspiration Ideas: Top 5 Folding Screens

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    In the need for some inspiration for your home decor in 2015? If the answer is yes, you are in the right place, because BRABBU is about to make you feel inspired and give you ideas for your modern living room. By using a folding screen, a wall divider, a screen room divider, as you wish to define it, you may be able to create different ambiences in your modern living room and consequently, you will have more chances to built up an inspirational modern living room. SEE ALSO: THE 7 MOST INMPRESSIVE DECORATIVE FOLDING SCREENS IDEAS From wood screens to lacquer screens, BRABBU created a list of…
  • Home Decor Color Trend: Emerald Green

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:46 am
    Two weeks ago, in Ireland was celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, a traditional holiday in which people use green accessories or even dress entirely in that color. Well, some of us felt inspired but the color and revived the trend color selected by Pantone two years ago as the color of the year: Emerald Green. And for this revival, with a little help from the High Point Style Spotter Michelle Jennings Wiebe, we bring this home decor color trend about the emerald green. When decorating, using emerald green can be quite challenging and enthusiastic at the same time. We suggest you to use mainly in…
  • 5 Modern Marble Dining Tables

    30 Mar 2015 | 4:45 am
    If you are one of those people who thinks marble is a material already considered an old fashion statement, well, continue reading this article if you want to be amazed. Actually, marble has been used as a very notable material regarding home staging, home decoration and luxury interior design. Marble is the most luxurious stone that defines one of the most spectacular and classy interior design trends 2015 – Modern Marble Dining Tables. Do you want to see it for yourself? BRABBU is about to open the Heaven’s doors for you and show you how you can be inspired by this amazing selection…
  • Living room ideas 2015: Top 5 mid century modern sofa

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:09 am
    A mid century sofa is a great furniture piece for a modern living room or even, a contemporary living room. As 2015 interior design trends are more about the modern living room, we decided to bring you a list of the top 5 mid century modern sofa for 2015 trends. Take a look to our 5 modern living room ideas by using a mid century sofa. SEE ALSO: LIVING ROOM IDEAS 2015 – TOP MID CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE INCA Mid Century Modern Sofa INCA two seat sofa was inspired by the legend of the Inca Empire, which had its roots in the highlands of Peru. INCA mid century sofa is an invitation to…

    29 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Here you are again. Thinking on how you will renovate your bedroom. Looking for some interior design tips. And than you meet BRABBU Team, that will help you with some interior design tips to renovate your bedroom just by using one furniture piece – a two seater sofa.   When having enough space in your bedroom, a two seater sofa will give a more cozy and sophisticated look to your decor. we made a list of 3 interior design tips to renovate your bedroom with two seater sofa. SEE ALSO: WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE A 2 SEATER SOFA IN YOUR BEDROOM 1. Determine the size The 2 seat sofa you choose…
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    Home Decor + Home Lighting Blog

  • Decorating with Letters & Words

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:07 am
    From single letters arranged in a visually pleasing way to inspirational sayings, typography remains a popular way to add visual interest to the interior (and exterior) of today’s homes. Typography crosses all style lines, from appealing vintage to chic and stylish contemporary. For your inspiration, here are eight charming ways to use letters and words in home decor: Welcome guests with an organic monogram. Here, one of today’s trending hues makes a vibrant design statement. Colorful succulents coralled  inside a massive “k” are fabulous at the front door. Whether by…
  • Coastal Style: Decorative Accessories & Accents

    19 Mar 2015 | 9:20 am
    Whether you’re headed to the beach or bringing coastal-inspired style to your home in the city,  you can easily show off your stylish and fun side with decorative accessories and accents. Today, we’re sharing ideas from the beach and ocean–ranging from vintage looks to elegant coastal cool. We hope you enjoy!       Add a touch of vintage beachy fun with this weathered wood sign. It’s the perfect beginning for a room with coastal style.     A transitional piece of wall art with a charming vintage feel, this colorful take on beach umbrellas will…
  • Just a Touch of Cool Coastal Chic

    12 Mar 2015 | 9:59 am
    Coastal chic is a refreshing interior design and decorating style that appeals to many of us, whether we live in a beach house near the water or a penthouse apartment with a city view. As summer nears or winter approaches, thoughts turn to seaside memories and dreams of the ideal coastal chic house. For your design inspiration, today we’re highlighting rooms with a touch of coastal chic. Elegant and stylish, this slightly formal entryway goes a bit whimsical with a surfboard and vintage bathing suit art. A warm and inviting living room, with a palette pulled from the beach and the…
  • Pinterest in the Morning: 8 Great Decor Images

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

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

  • The Magic of Chanel: Fit for the Ages

    18 Mar 2015 | 2:20 pm
    curated by LYN curated by LYN - eclectic modern vintage designBoth chameleon-like and timeless, the magical reign of Chanel takes many forms. Yet the signature aesthetic…The post The Magic of Chanel: Fit for the Ages appeared first on curated by LYN.
  • The Season for Moody Modern Design

    6 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    curated by LYN curated by LYN - eclectic modern vintage designThe slush of NYC and the prospect of several more cold weeks brings to mind a…The post The Season for Moody Modern Design appeared first on curated by LYN.
  • Vintage Fashion in Black and White

    6 Jan 2015 | 7:38 am
    curated by LYN curated by LYN - eclectic modern vintage designIt’s the first (semi-real) snow day of the season in NYC. Everyone is bundled up in…The post Vintage Fashion in Black and White appeared first on curated by LYN.
  • Great Design At Any Age: rattle me that

    23 Dec 2014 | 7:55 am
    curated by LYN curated by LYN - eclectic modern vintage designCreativity, craftsmanship, and ingenuity. The three pillars of great design, and adjectives I use often in…The post Great Design At Any Age: rattle me that appeared first on curated by LYN.
  • Classic Jewelry: Metallic Nudes

    10 Dec 2014 | 8:58 am
    curated by LYN curated by LYN - eclectic modern vintage designMy classic jewelry selections for the holiday party season, inspired by a rather glittering gold and…The post Classic Jewelry: Metallic Nudes appeared first on curated by LYN.
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  • The Hot Colour Trends of Spring 2015

    Ella Andrews
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:22 am
    Spring is almost here and that means only one thing. Pantone’s colour report is already out offering an eclectic mixture […] The post The Hot Colour Trends of Spring 2015 appeared first on Founterior.
  • Better Garden, Veranda or Outdoor Areas with Small Tables

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    Summer is approaching fast! This means a lot of sunny days, memorable nights, bright moments and enjoyment. If you are […] The post Better Garden, Veranda or Outdoor Areas with Small Tables appeared first on Founterior.
  • Contemporary Interior Design Ideas with Lamps

    25 Mar 2015 | 2:37 am
    Many homeowners try to bring interesting accents in their homes. Today, I am going to reveal some really great ideas […] The post Contemporary Interior Design Ideas with Lamps appeared first on Founterior.
  • Better Functionality with Corner Furniture

    24 Mar 2015 | 3:14 am
    Creative concepts in the interior has always been an advantage for those homeowners who can afford hiring an interior designer. […] The post Better Functionality with Corner Furniture appeared first on Founterior.
  • Unique Interior with Cretive Wall Accents

    23 Mar 2015 | 7:50 am
    There are many ways to get an interesting and modern home. Well, we got a surprise for those who love […] The post Unique Interior with Cretive Wall Accents appeared first on Founterior.
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • Fun and Easy DIY Easter Decorating Ideas for Your Home

    30 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    Are you hosting Easter this year, or simply looking to bring your Easter décor to the next level? Well, you’ve come to right place! We have some super easy DIY Easter decorating ideas that you can create with your family, right in the comfort of your own home.   Easter Egg Garland This is a simple way to add a dash of spring color and cheer to your banister, mantel, or hallway opening. Buy three dozen eggs and poke a hole on either ends of each egg (with a needle). Then blow out the contents, leaving them empty inside. Dip the eggs in the food coloring(s) of your choice and let them…
  • Home Remodeling on the Rise as Homeowners Opt to Stay

    24 Mar 2015 | 7:29 am
    Today’s housing and financial markets have seen a significant recovery since 2008, which has increased the demand for multiple home repairs and home improvement services. A part of the increasing demand has to do with the fact that more homeowners are now choosing to upgrade their existing homes to fit their changing needs and lifestyle. They are finding that there’s more risk involved with moving (where they may have to make several compromises), as opposed to staying where they can make their homes exactly how they want them, and without uprooting their families from their schools and…
  • The Italian Style of Trend Products Find a Home in Miami Beach

    16 Mar 2015 | 10:56 am
    The style and elegance of Trend products have come to life at the residence of Trend Group CEO, Andrea Di Giuseppe and his wife, Frederica Bisazza, Image and Communications Manager of the company – in the exclusive South Beach area of Miami Beach, Florida. Remodeling their prominent apartment at Portofino Tower, Andrea and Frederica began an exciting challenge of incorporating Italian-style with the refined elegance and sophistication of Trend products. The result is nothing short of magnificent, as they transformed their home into a showcase of luxury and grandeur using all Trend products…
  • Announcing Our New Mosaic Tile Collections: Rettangolo and Hexagonal

    9 Mar 2015 | 11:49 am
    What’s old is new again in the world of glass mosaic tiles. Granite Transformations has captured the charm of Italian-inspired design by blending Old World European style with a modern twist. Granite Transformations proudly introduces two new gorgeous glass mosaic tile collections – Hexagonal and Rettangolo. Suitably named for its design shape, hexagonal mosaic tile originated in the Victorian era and Granite Transformations is celebrating the classic mosaic design by offering homeowners the 19th century look of white porcelain with the glass of the 21st century – all in vibrant colors…
  • What’s Your Kitchen Style? Take Our Quiz and Find Out!

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

    Vidya Sudarsan
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Share on Tumblr I love it when a gadget has multiple functionalities. I received a lemon squeezer that is also a can opener to review. This product arrived in a nice box, and it looked amazing inside and out. A nice packaging makes it a fancy gift. Well, I’m keeping mine because I really like [...] The post EverKitchen – 2 in 1 Lemon Squeezer & Cap Opener Review appeared first on Related posts: Gadgets You Will Love – Lemon Zester/Cheese Grater Holiday Decor, Zesty Lemon Edition Retseliney Vegetable Spiralizer Review Moscow Mule Copper Mugs Review
  • Crypton – Fabric For Busy People

    Vidya Sudarsan
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:53 pm
    Share on Tumblr Don’t you love it when stains disappear in seconds? Watch this video and learn how to say goodbye to them forever! The sofa in this short clip is made of a fabric called “Crypton”, which I call “fabric for busy people”. Crypton is stain, water, odor, and microbe resistant. With all of these [...] The post Crypton – Fabric For Busy People appeared first on Related posts: Canon DSLR Camera – Great Family Gift From Best Buy Baking Tools Review Floral Headboards
  • My Blog, In The News – FurnishMyWay

    Vidya Sudarsan
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Share on Tumblr Hello everyone! Every once a while, I get an exciting email from someone from somewhere that they stumbled upon my blog and they loved it. That email really makes my day. For me, blogging is the ultimate medium to share my love for what I really enjoy and cherish. It is no [...] The post My Blog, In The News – FurnishMyWay appeared first on Related posts: My Blog Won the Liebster Award!! Exotic Home Decor Ideas Design Your Dream Bathroom Via DecorPlanet
  • Super Bright Lights

    Vidya Sudarsan
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Share on Tumblr Recently, I received two super bright lights to review – a lantern that plays a dual role of a LED light and a power bank, and a bright LED hat clip. Both these lights are very useful for someone who loves the outdoors. I’ve never seen a lantern with an USB port! Just imagine, [...] The post Super Bright Lights appeared first on Related posts: Outdoor Solar Lights In My Rock Garden Sparkling Lights Bright Kitchen Backsplash Ideas Super Bowl Bites
  • Most Useful Belts

    Vidya Sudarsan
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:51 pm
    Share on Tumblr Are you worried about losing your important documents, smartphones, or keys when you are exercising or traveling? I’ve two products that might help you. First, it is the running belt made by BeSportWise and followed by RFID blocking travel belt by MyTravelBFF. I’ve been using both these products for the past two [...] The post Most Useful Belts appeared first on Related posts: No related posts.
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  • Go Home Donates Gift Bags for Atlanta Symphony Associates Event

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

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

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

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

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

  • 8 Mirrored Furnishings to Reflect Your Interior Design Style

    Yuka Yoneda
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:38 am
    Mirrored furniture has been popular since the 1920s and 1930s, but it got a bit of a bad rap after the look was used a bit too liberally during the 1990s. Nowadays, designers have been reviving the reflective finish as a way to make small spaces appear larger and enliven rooms with extra light, but the trick to this trend really is that less is more. Too many shiny pieces in one space can easily translate as garish or tacky. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite examples of mirrored furniture that make a strong enough design statement to stand on their own. Read on to see them…
  • Easy DIY: Decorate Easter Eggs with Stickers

    Kate Simmons
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:30 am
    Today I’m sharing a super-easy way to add some modern style to your Easter celebration. With a few plastic Easter eggs (yes, the really affordable kind) and the stickers of your choice, you can personalize your Easter decorations and have fun in the process. If you love DIY projects but you’re short on time this week, today’s post is for you. Enjoy!Getting StartedHere’s what you’ll need to get the ball—or the egg—rolling:medium- or large-sized plastic Easter eggsstickers (I used dots and pineapples)About the stickers… I wanted dots and fruit! Dots so I…
  • Classy Cottage in Quebec Brings Modern Aesthetics to Traditional Design

    Sherry Nothingam
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    A relaxing lakeside retreat in the woods that lets you escape the mundane city life and its constant rush is an absolute dream indeed. Located in Ladysmith, Quebec, Canada, the Cross-Laminated-Timber Cottage was designed by Kariouk Associates to replace an old, dreary cottage that already occupied the lot. The idea was to design a new structure that reminded the family of the previous cottage while giving it a stylish modern makeover. The remote location of the lot along with a desire to minimize the environmental impact caused by the construction of a new cottage resulted in a Cross…
  • 10 Stylish Open Closet Ideas for an Organized, Trendy Bedroom

    Sherry Nothingam
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    Organizing the closet in the bedroom is arguably one of the toughest tasks for many of us as we grapple with both space and its proper usage. Part of it is because of our inability to eliminate clutter and hang on to things that are absolutely necessary. But it’s also because our bedrooms lack an organized closet that is custom-crafted to meet our specific needs. The wardrobes of individuals vary drastically, and while some might need plenty of space for shoes, others can manage with a few racks for coats and dresses. Serving these diverse needs with sleek, urban flair is the latest…
  • Colorful Modern Easter Ideas for a Festive Celebration

    Kate Simmons
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    We’re in the single-digit countdown to Easter, folks! Are you hosting a gathering for friends and family? Or maybe you’re planning a quiet day at home, but you want to make sure it’s filled with festivity and style. Today we’ve rounded up the best modern Easter ideas from our favorite blogs, and each one represents a unique take on this beloved holiday. Ready for a closer look?…Unforgettable Easter DecorLet’s start by setting the stage with some eye-catching decorations. We’re loving this DIY Geometric Easter Egg from Proper, created with colorful…
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    Leovan Design

  • Spring Home Maintenance Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    11 Mar 2015 | 9:02 am
    Spring maintenance protects your investment in your home, keeps your property well maintained, and helps prevent potential problems before they occur if you are trying to sell your home in the near future.  Here is a spring maintenance checklist to prepare your home for the summer season: Interior Spring Maintenance: Test your smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide
  • Formal Interior Design Style

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

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

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

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

  • Yummy Pancake Balls With An Easter Brunch Twist

    Decor Girl
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 am
    Spring means brunch-time so here is one of our breakfast favorites which can be dressed up for Easter with a sweet or savory twist. Read More
  • Are You Guilty Of The #1 Homeowner Mistake?

    Decor Girl
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:30 am
    All to often a homeowner misses their opportunity to make their home more functional and unique. Have you make the homeowner's #1 mistake? Read More(Visited 5 time, 1 visit today)
  • 5 Outdoor Furniture Designs To Covet Now

    Decor Girl
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:30 am
    From classic to modern, we've found five pieces and/or collections of stylish outdoor furniture we are hot to get our hands on for summer. Read More
  • New Fabrics Bring Nature Into Your Home

    Decor Girl
    10 Mar 2015 | 1:30 am
    Nature has a complete color palette for everyone's desire. Here are four pleasing interior palettes with fresh new fabrics to get you started on your interior. Read More
  • Great Eats in Scottsdale

    Decor Girl
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Great places to eat every meal while in Scottsdale on vacation. From breakfast through dinner at 100% flavor. Read More
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    Just Wood Flooring Blog

  • Hardwood flooring factsheet: Oak

    30 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    At Just Wood, we pride ourselves on knowing pretty much everything there is to know about hardwood. We’ve spent many years building this knowledge and having it gives us the confidence to give the best possible advice to our customers when it comes to choosing the right hardwood flooring for them. Understanding the properties of different types of hardwood is a major advantage when it comes to choosing which is best for a specific room or home. To help you in your search for the right hardwood, we’ve put together a hardwood flooring factsheet, looking at some interesting facts…
  • Customising your hardwood floor

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

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

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

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

  • Eye-Opening Horizon House by MF Architecture

    HS Editor
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:01 am
    Welcome to our gallery showcasing the Horizon House, a rural residential design by MF Architecture. Situated on a generous parcel of land in Elgin, Texas, the Horizon House draws all movement and views toward its eastern horizon. Surrounding the foundation is a verdant rolling landscape, boasting a pond in the distance. Wildlife, both flora and fauna, inhabit the space. Horizon House is the lens through which the elements of this environment become clear. The composition of the house employs a simple relationship between social and private zones by overtly splitting the two halves. The…
  • Light and Airy Hamptons-Queenslander Fusion Home Renovation by Baahouse + BaaStudio

    HS Editor
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Welcome to our gallery featuring a beautiful home renovation by Baahouse + BaaStudio, from Brisbane, Australia. The award-winning Australian design and architect firm specializes in home renovation, additions to existing homes, sustainable housing designs, architectural building designs for both commercial and residential buildings, and designs for resorts, office-buildings, and multi-level apartments. This beautiful home is situated on a hilly area in Brisbane’s inner city suburb, Norman Park. The owners of the 1880s Queenslander family home approached Baahouse + BaaStudio to help…
  • 43 Stunning Kitchen Designs By Top Interior Designers

    HS Editor
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Welcome to our gallery featuring a collection of 43 of the most interesting, beautiful kitchen designs by top interior designers featured here on Home Stratosphere. Our first kitchen, featured above, is a custom red modern design by Modify Your Space. You can see the rest of their collection here. This diverse gallery features traditional, modern, and contemporary designs with bold and classic design elements.  Some feature breakfast nooks, while others rely on stylish separate dining areas. Natural woods, metals, tile, porcelain and a range of design materials may be found in this special…
  • Gorgeous Princeton Residence by Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro Architects

    HS Editor
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:59 am
    Welcome to our gallery showcasing the brilliant, gorgeous Princeton home by Stocker Hoestery Montenegro. This sprawling luxury estate combines a litany of rich materials and stylistic touchstones for a truly cosmopolitan look. Featuring major elements of stone, tile, wood, wrought iron, and glass, the exterior of this home wraps an elegant, striking white interior. A Spanish tile roof caps the building, lending warmth and color to the structure. Rich natural wood frames upper level windows and contrasts with off-white stonework. Windows and doorways on the first floor all echo the same…
  • Full of Light Little Venice Renovation and Addition by DOS Architects

    HS Editor
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Welcome to our gallery featuring the work of DOS Architects in this fantastic renovation and addition to a Listed home in West London’s coveted Little Venice neighborhood. This residential project is part of a streak of projects DOS Architects has done on homes with sensitive architecture, and the solutions they came up with are brilliant. The home’s small interior needed a fresh breath of air, so many of the inner walls were removed to create an airy, open-concept main-floor living area. The owners were keen to preserve and restore the home’s beautiful original details,…
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    The Interior Design Advocate

  • Interior Decorating After a Divorce

    Donna Hoffman
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:35 am
    Donna Hoffman on... Whether you are moving out into your own place for the first time – or the first time in a long time (divorce) – here are some words of Interior Design Advocate wisdom to help you smooth the path. Keep your sofa small – 72” is an easy size to move from place to place, but it’s still considered full size because it seats three (called an apartment sofa). Invest in quality IF you can. These are the things you’ll love for a long time and keep with you even longer.  Even if it means splurging on one item…do it. Invest in only things you really, really like.
  • Design Giggles: Pillow Talk

    Donna Hoffman
    21 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Donna Hoffman on... About Donna Hoffman, The Interior Design Advocate™ Author of the popular home design system, The Decorating Genius System – 7 Simple Steps to a Great Interior, Donna is the country’s foremost consumer advocates in interior design in addition to being an award winning designer herself. “Using my design systems and strategies, I help people eliminate “decorating struggles, frustration and spending mistakes” so you can get fabulous results when decorating your own home, or hiring the right contractors.” The results are people get that more beautiful home, spend…
  • Design Giggles: The Power of Pinterest

    Donna Hoffman
    13 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Donna Hoffman on... About Donna Hoffman, The Interior Design Advocate™ Author of the popular home design system, The Decorating Genius System – 7 Simple Steps to a Great Interior, Donna is the country’s foremost consumer advocates in interior design in addition to being an award winning designer herself. “Using my design systems and strategies, I help people eliminate “decorating struggles, frustration and spending mistakes” so you can get fabulous results when decorating your own home, or hiring the right contractors.” The results are people get that more beautiful home, spend…
  • Design Giggles: Shades of Beige

    Donna Hoffman
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... About Donna Hoffman, The Interior Design Advocate™ Author of the popular home design system, The Decorating Genius System – 7 Simple Steps to a Great Interior, Donna is the country’s foremost consumer advocates in interior design in addition to being an award winning designer herself. “Using my design systems and strategies, I help people eliminate “decorating struggles, frustration and spending mistakes” so you can get fabulous results when decorating your own home, or hiring the right contractors.” The results are people get that more beautiful home, spend…
  • 30 Minute Corner Makeover

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

  • Milk Paint Shelf Makeover and Oil Wax Tutorial

    27 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Shelf Makeover and How to Apply New Oil Wax What’s the deal with these two? I mean, I feel like these two might be the school yard bully twins. They are in need of an attitude adjustment for sure. Something softer, kinder and a little more friendly would suit them just fine. I started the {Read More...} The post Milk Paint Shelf Makeover and Oil Wax Tutorial appeared first on Chic California.
  • Farewell Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Farewell Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party Sad News Friends, this is the last week we’ll be doing the Be.You.Tiful Link Party. The four of us have decided to focus on other parts of our blogs. We have enjoyed getting to know all of you, your beautiful works, and to feel inspired by you for the {Read More...} The post Farewell Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party appeared first on Chic California.
  • Vintage Style Ikea Step Stool Makeover

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Vintage Style Ikea Step Stool Makeover After my Milk Paint 101 class last week I had some leftover Ikea step stools sitting in my garage. These little step stools are a great project to get your feet wet with trying new painting techniques, especially using Sweet Pickins Milk Paint. I was inspired to try my hand {Read More...} The post Vintage Style Ikea Step Stool Makeover appeared first on Chic California.
  • DIY Vintage Map Hanger

    24 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    DIY Vintage Map Hanger Slowly but surely, I’m getting the nursery ready. I actually thought I would be done by now but it’s taking a little longer than expected. Most good things do! Here’s my inspiration board for the room in case you missed it.  One of the things I worked on recently was hanging {Read More...} The post DIY Vintage Map Hanger appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #62

    19 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #62 Hello Friends!  Welcome back to another great party! First, let me apologize for being a little MIA. I have to admit this pregnancy has been a little rough over the past few weeks. I’ve been on a little light bed rest this week which makes getting projects really hard {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #62 appeared first on Chic California.
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  • Jade Ocean Penthouse by Pfuner Design

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:13 am
    Jade Ocean Penthouse is a private residence located in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, USA. It was designed by Pfuner Design. Jade Ocean Penthouse by Pfuner Design: “Jeweled lighting and a sophisticated blend of colors and textures create high drama in this almost 5,000 square foot, oceanfront 2-story penthouse in Sunny Isles Beach. The owner’s traditional background and the building’s modern appeal inspired us to balance contemporary themes with classical touches...More...
  • Saturna Island Retreat

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:03 am
    Saturna Island Retreat is a private home located on Saturna Island, British Columbia, Canada. The home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 2,300 square feet of living space. Currently for sale, it is priced at $4 million. Buy it now! Saturna Island Retreat: “A stunning retreat nestled on 2 acres of ocean front property on Saturna Island. 2300 sq ft of living space with clean lines and sleek design with..More...
  • Casa Jabuticaba by Raffo Arquitetura

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:03 pm
    Casa Jabuticaba is a home located in Alphaville, Londrina, Brazil. It was designed in 2012 by Raffo Arquitetura. Casa Jabuticaba by Raffo Arquitetura: “The main concept of the architectural project was to house a tree in a building that integrates environmental energies and creates a clear dialog between the natural elements and the building. The building develops in the surrounds of a jabuticaba tree that has an emotional value to..More...
  • SC Apartment by Le Studio

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:58 am
    SC Apartment is a private residence located in Starcity, Ha noi, Vietnam. It was designed by Le Studio in 2014. SC Apartment by Le Studio: “The apartment is located in the centre of Hanoi, with an area less than 110 m2 (1,184 ft2) including two naturally lighted bedrooms and a small utility room. A well-circulated, spacious space is required, containing an appropriately organized working space for a group to work..More...
  • Barrancas House by EZEQUIELFARCA arquitectura y diseño

    30 Mar 2015 | 2:16 am
    Barrancas House is a residential project completed by EZEQUIELFARCA arquitectura y diseño. It is located in Mexico City, Mexico. Barrancas House by EZEQUIELFARCA arquitectura y diseño: “Restoration and renovation of a 1970’s home in Mexico City. The original home was unattractive; however, Farca saw that the quality of the architecture provided good spatial potential. Modernizing the space, the project team created moments of discovery throughout the home, and took advantage..More...
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  • Sunny and Elegant Montee Karp Residence

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    Located on a Malibu hillside and overlooking the Pacific Ocean this contemporary re-envisioned project of Patrick Tighe Architecture is fresh, sunny and elegantly minimalistic. Placing great care and attention towards the sustainability and the environmental – upgrade of the existing property the architects succeeded in turning the relatively small home into gallery-like space full with light and granting clever exhibiting niches for the owner’s large contemporary art collection. Read the rest of Sunny and Elegant Montee Karp Residence originally posted on ©…
  • Classy and Stylish Villa Spee

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:39 am
    Contemporary lines combined with artistic playfulness. Although this family home is situated in Haelen, Netherlands, it possesses the simplicity, minimalistic aesthetics and elegant serenity of the architectural expression typical for the Scandinavian architecture and design. The architects from Lab32 had cleverly integrated the naturally undulated landscape and left the clear-lined cubical volume of the house to float elegantly on its beautiful surrounding. The material palate is correspondingly simple and natural – wooden cladding, white plastering and aluminum framing – all…
  • Flask by Alberto Caiola – Perfect Combination of Classic Elegance and City Chic

    26 Mar 2015 | 11:09 am
    The newest project of Alberto Caiola offers a fundamentally different dining experience with anachronistic esthetics and combination between elegance and funkiness that is concealed behind a facade of a cheery sandwich shop. The enchanted and playful trip in this trendy Shanghai’s lounge starts in the first of the two premises (the project consist of two contemporary bar and dining spaces – Flask and The Press) – where neon lights, asymmetrical drop ceiling clad in copper and suspended cubical forms, hanging above vintage leather sofas, capture immediately the imagination of the…
  • An Odyssey – Outdoor Furniture by Gandia Blasco

    25 Mar 2015 | 1:19 pm
    The Valencian design studio Odosdesign has been responsible for art direction, visual and graphic identity of An Odyssey, the new catalog Gandia Blasco Spanish firm dedicated to its early production and marketing of blankets until in 1996 launched its first collection of outdoor furniture. Twelve days of photo sessions spread over different locations on the islands of Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera have been necessary for the realization of the new visual ideology of the brand. Read the rest of An Odyssey – Outdoor Furniture by Gandia Blasco originally posted on…
  • System of Very Comfortable Sofas Designed by Arik Levy

    25 Mar 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Viccarbe presents system of very comfortable sofas Platform, designed by Arik Levy. Read the rest of System of Very Comfortable Sofas Designed by Arik Levy originally posted on © - 2015.
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  • How do you like the "Rough Luxe" style?

    29 Mar 2015 | 4:50 am
    This is a trend that started several years ago and continues to be popular among interior designers and owners of old buildings - preserving the original rough natural appearnces of part of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • THAT is Good Design!

    27 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    "Endgrain", created  by Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay, of Raw Edges for the "Make Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth" (source)The show features 75 contemporary chairs... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Beautiful designs for your home and everyday life

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Silver Sapling Flatware Set of 5 And some of them in sale, too:Canvas Sofa by YOY Design Studio Cordless Warming Tray Etna Mini Candle Holder by Woodendot Modway French Table Lamp, Red Aspen Frost... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Timeless bathroom luxury

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:32 am -   “Schloss Elmau Retreat”   “Axor Citterio”  A grteat way to let natural light in the bathroom! Add to Flipboard Magazine. Beautiful,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Milan Design Week 2015 - a Glimpse

    25 Mar 2015 | 5:33 am
    Its 54th edition will start in less than three weeks - from 14th till 19th of April. Let's have a look at some of the new products that are going to be launched there: Ron Arad - Glider sofa,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Urban Jungle Bloggers: Spring Styling With Plants

    Sarah @ Mocha
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:52 am
    Spring is such an uplifting time of year. After the cold, dark months of hibernation, it is a season bursting with optimism. The days get longer and sunnier; and suddenly the buds on the trees erupt into dazzling white and pink blossoms. This month’s Urban Jungle Bloggers topic is all about spring styling with plants. Could there be a more perfect time to add some greenery to your home? If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you may already know that I particularly love both Mediterranean and Scandinavian design. Especially when the two styles are blended together. While…
  • Dreamy Outdoor Fireplaces

    Sarah @ Mocha
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:32 am
    With spring just around the corner, our thoughts naturally turn to the idea of the warm sunny days ahead. In the winter we try to bring a taste of the outside in with plants, greenery and other touches of nature. Whereas in the summer, when we spend more time outdoors, we do the opposite. We bring some of the inside out. What I really like is the Mediterranean style of turning outdoor spaces into an extension of the home. More than merely taking a couple of chairs out, the garden or terrace becomes an outdoor living room.  And the space is carefully considered with…
  • Design Tips: What To Do If Your Room Doesn’t Have A View?

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

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

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

  • Win this Orange Pickle Poster by Darling Clementine!

    Rog How
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:36 am
    All this weekend we’re giving you the chance to win this Orange Pickle Poster by Norwegian designers Darling Clementine on Twitter! All you have to do is hop on to our Twitter feed and retweet / and or follow our tweet to enter. Nice and simple! This Orange Pickle Poster (worth £20) is by design duo, Ingrid Reithaug and Tonje Holand from Darling Clementine. It measures 50cm x 70cm, and comes rolled in a protective tube. It has a dusty pink background and an illustrated orange as its subject – it looks good enough to eat! Our Orange Pickle Poster Competition is up and running…
  • How Many Beans Are In This Mug? The Closest Answer Wins This Whole Lovely Mug Set!

    Cat How
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Hurrah it’s Friday! And today we’ve another corker of a competition for you! This week we took delivery of some lovely boxes fresh off the plane from Canada, Toronto to be precise. Ceramicist Xenia Taler wowed us with her stylish mugs, three of which sport a very on-trend splash of copper. Coming in at £14.95 each the Swan Mug, Woodcut Mug, Still Life Cat Mug and the Dot Mug are now up on the shop and already pottering out the door… But this weekend we’re giving you the chance to win all four! All you have to do is guess how many coffee beans are in the Cat…
  • Sarah Knight from Stormy Knight

    Cat How
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:27 am
    “My day starts at about 6:30am and I’ll be in my studio with a cup of tea and emails open by 8am – which makes me sound much better at mornings than I actually am… my commute is approximately 3 seconds as my studio is next to the kitchen. “I like to get all of the sensible jobs out of the way early – invoicing, posting orders, sending emails and doing my accounts etc to make way for the fun stuff. Which can be anything from researching trends, coming up with new designs, buying props for photo-shoots or designing marketing material. “Working from home definitely has…
  • Win Your Choice of Stuart Gardiner’s Best-Selling Screen Prints!

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

    Cat How
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:49 am
    Emily Isabella is an artist whose work encourages us to connect with the inner child in us all. She uses paint, illustration and found objects to achieve this goal. Working from her studio in the Hudson Valley, just north of NYC in the United States, Emily produces her own work as well as collaborating with like-minded companies like Birch Fabric and Hygge&West. She lends her creativity to designing textiles, packaging, and graphic illustration for apparel. In her ‘Plant People’ series each piece combines an illustrative painting of a head and torso dressed in anything from a tuxedo…
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  • Top 40 Modern Walk-in Closets

    24 Mar 2015 | 2:52 am
    With the change of season, no matter in which hemosphere, a majority of us turn to our wardrobes and give them a little, or for some even thorough change. Off season clothing goes up to the deeper higher shelves and with these alterations it automatically comes to mind, what if. What if I had a walk-in closet with spacious shelves and shoe racks, that not only store them, but also create a beautiful display and makes you enjoy the view. What if I had a closet which has a separate part only for jewelry, with glass drawers and velvet compartments. What if everyday decisions on what to wear…
  • The Hotel Victor in South Beach

    17 Mar 2015 | 11:52 pm
    It’s always fun to find new bucket list places to visit isn’t it? Even if your dream place is somewhere in the other corner of the world, it’s always fun to catch yourself dreaming about soaking in some hotel’s tub watching an amazing sunset setting over the breezy ocean sky. This time I found an amazing Hotel Victor with a contemporary design in an Art Deco building which’s situated on South Beach’s Ocean Drive. Built in 1937 by “Dean of Deco” Lawrence Murray Dixon, the Hotel Victor has reopened after an $8 million 2013 makeover. The effortless,…
  • Fitzroy Apartments in Melbourne

    17 Mar 2015 | 3:17 am
    Change of season, change of weather, maybe even a slight change in your life, everything inspires new ideas and gives a boost to work and do things! I always find myself looking at everything in a lighter way when the warmer spring weather shows up. I start to enjoy a bit different palette of things and colours. I know I never wander too far from relishing in all things sparkly and neutral, but pastels and florals always come back in a new fresh way with a hint of this season. The wonderful interior that we’re sharing today is from an amazing apartment situated in Melbourne,…
  • Modern Loft With Wooden Details

    8 Mar 2015 | 11:18 am
    The whole interior could be best described as a “wooden” loft in a former „Kuro aparatūra“ factory. The two dominating style details in this interior is branched oak wood and various stone surfaces. Wood textured furniture becomes the dominant homogeneous shell in this old factory space. The shelves that reach to the ceiling with addition of a lovely natural marble fireplace highlight the interior structure and the space and height of the apartment. Designer Dalia Jakeliūnaitė planned this wall as an accent between solid colours that dominate in the interior, it’s…
  • 25 Indoor Garden Ideas

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

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:54 am
    Bar cat is a perfect way to bring a classy note in your living room and boost up the entertainment in the interior. The bar cart and its elegant design can bring bold aesthetic charm in the living room interior. Every chic and elegant living room has a bar cart, since this item is inevitable The post 8 Fabulous Bar Carts Design For Classy Touch appeared first on Related posts: 10 Classy Chic Kitchen Ideas with Brass Accent 12 Flokati Rugs in Chic and Classy Living Rooms Uprising Trend: Copper Pendant as Focal Point in 10 Living Room Designs
  • 10 Contemporary White Bedroom Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
    White bedroom is a perfect idea for people who want to attain clean and serene ease of the interior. White foundation in the bedroom is flexible in terms of choosing a setting and decor palette for the interior and is much more easier to adapt an accent or pop of color. White bedroom looks clean,sleek, The post 10 Contemporary White Bedroom Design Ideas appeared first on Related posts: 10 Refined Red and Gray Bedroom Design Ideas Best 12 Grey and Yellow Bedroom Design Ideas For Cozy and Modern Vibe 15 Cozy and Chic Chalet Bedroom Designs
  • Innovative and Witty Decorating with Scrabble- 7 Great Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    Nearly, everyone of you are familiar with the super fun and brain teasing game scrabble. However, you for sure have noticed the interesting and kind of appealing design of the scrabble tiles. Scrabble tiles can be used in the decorating process of your home and can truly create a cool, creative and interesting appearance in The post Innovative and Witty Decorating with Scrabble- 7 Great Ideas appeared first on Related posts: 12 Cool Christmas Signs as a Decor for Indoor and Outdoor 11Adorable and Cute Valentine’s Sign For Indoor and Outdoor 9 Hot Red Valentine Decor…
  • 10 Exoitic Mediteranean Kitchen Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:11 am
    For all of you who are thrilled by the vibrant and opulent Moroccan or any exotic culture inspired interior, you are on the right place to be. The exotic Mediterranean kitchens are very recognizable by their authentic vibrant and colorful appearance. It’s very bold and cool to create a Mediterranean or exotic kitchen in a The post 10 Exoitic Mediteranean Kitchen Design Ideas appeared first on Related posts: 12 Rustic Scandinavian Kitchen Design Ideas 10 Cool Industrial Kitchen Interior Design Ideas 10 Charming Country Kitchen Interior Design Ideas
  • 9 Modern High Contrast Living Room Designs

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:04 am
    High contrast tone in the living room is the ultimate formula for creating a ultra modern, contemporary and refreshing interior with vivid colors and clean lined hue. Color block or black and white contrast create superbly dynamic and refreshing appeal in the living room and emphasize the vibrant perk of the place. If you want The post 9 Modern High Contrast Living Room Designs appeared first on Related posts: 12 Bold High Contrast Dining Room Design Ideas 10 High Contrast Black and White Bathroom Ideas 10 Impressive Living Room Designs with Striped Area Rug
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    Lights Online Blog

  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – March 27

    Emma Harger
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:07 am
    This week on Lights Online, we revamped our Tiffany Lighting 101 lesson post to add some more fun facts about that iconic and beautiful style of lamps. We also did some collaborating, pairing up with Inspired LED to showcase bathroom lighting ideas (next up: outdoor lighting) and offering Mr. Cabinet Care fans some advice on how to get the lighting in a pretty new kitchen. If you’d like to collaborate, let us know! As always, we picked up 10 design inspirations from all over the world to show you and, without further ado… Gold Souk from Contemporist Though this shimmering gold…
  • Bathroom Lighting Ideas with Inspired LED

    Emma Harger
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:06 am
    Here’s the third part of the collaboration between Lights Online and Inspired LED! (Previously, we looked at kitchen lighting ideas and living room lighting ideas.) Now we’re going to spotlight some smart and eye-catching ideas for lighting the bathroom using light fixtures you can find from Lights Online and Inspired LED. To put it simply, great lighting is extremely important in the bathroom. You need helpful, flattering light for a few different applications and spots in the bath, so you’ll want to have different layers of lighting for different needs. Ambient light…
  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – March 20

    Emma Harger
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:32 am
    Happy first day of spring! (Although it might not feel that way for those who are dealing with another snowfall…) This week on Lights Online, we asked which 2015 color of the year you like best. Blue Paisley is in the lead right now. We also showed you 6 ways to get stylish bronze lighting thanks to a Houzz article. Plus, our parent company Progressive Lighting was named a finalist for Residential Lighting Showroom of the Year 2015, one for a showroom here in Georgia and one for a showroom in Texas, where they’re known as Lee Lighting! Now let’s end this week the right…
  • 6 Bronze Lighting Ideas from Houzz

    Emma Harger
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Houzz is a great site for a lot of different reasons and one we definitely use frequently here at Lights Online. One of their many great features is Shop Houzz, which is a selection of items that fit a certain theme. (Recent themes include Easter, chinoiserie and aquamarine, for example.) A lot of the freshest Shop Houzz articles are focusing on lighting, much to my delight, including the excellent The Bronze Age. Bronze is having a sustained moment in the sun as an extremely popular lighting and decor idea, especially considering the varieties of bronze available and the ways it can be…
  • What’s Your Favorite 2015 Color of the Year?

    Emma Harger
    16 Mar 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Back in November, as paint and design companies released their 2015 Color of the Year selections, we showcased a selection of these colors and looked at how they can be used in various spaces. Now that a few months have passed and you’ve probably seen these colors at work in more rooms and spaces, we want to know–of the Color of the Year choices shown below, which one is your favorite? 1. Sherwin-Williams: Coral Reef from Sherwin-Williams Sherwin-Williams describes Coral Reef as vivacious, upbeat and optimistic. The company’s director of color marketing, Jackie Jordan, says…
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    Rug Rats

  • NEW Stanton Carpet Artisan Collection by Atelier

    Sandy Henderson
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:20 pm
    New Atelier carpet styles from Stanton is the Artisan Collection.  A Beautiful printed hand carved nylon cut pile carpet.  These […] The post NEW Stanton Carpet Artisan Collection by Atelier appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Sisal versus Seagrass Area Rugs – Pros & Cons

    Sandy Henderson
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Why seagrass?I get numerous email messages with questions regarding the difference between sisal and seagrass. My answer is always to […] The post Sisal versus Seagrass Area Rugs – Pros & Cons appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Custom Logo Mats will Promote Your Image

    Sandy Henderson
    9 Mar 2015 | 7:34 am
    Custom made logo mats not just look good, but they will also give your business or facility that Class A […] The post Custom Logo Mats will Promote Your Image appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Getting Pet Stains Out of Carpet!

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

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

  • Pink & Grey Living Room

    Alycia Wicker
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Iron & Magnolia The post Pink & Grey Living Room appeared first on Iron & Magnolia.
  • Six Ways You Can Kill with Paint Color

    Alycia Wicker
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:43 am
    Iron & Magnolia Article by Christina Rodriguez Maybe I’m being a little overdramatic, but color is important. It’s one of the first and lasting impressions a visitor has of your home. Are you having a hard time choosing paint colors? I have some tips to think about when you get ready to choose: Don’t use too many colors - […] The post Six Ways You Can Kill with Paint Color appeared first on Iron & Magnolia.
  • 3 Easy Ways to Welcome Spring and Bring the Outdoors In

    Alycia Wicker
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Iron & Magnolia 3 Easy Ways to Welcome Spring and Bring the Outdoors In Open Up! Pull back the curtains and open every window possible. Let in the fresh air and send all the stale and stagnant air out! Speaking of curtains, consider hanging a fresh pair. Perhaps something colorful or something light and airy. Whatever speaks to […] The post 3 Easy Ways to Welcome Spring and Bring the Outdoors In appeared first on Iron & Magnolia.
  • Stand Out From Your Interior Design Competitors: 3 Effing Fabulous Tips

    Alycia Wicker
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Iron & Magnolia How do you stand out from your interior design competitors when there are a gazillion and one interior designers? I’m so glad you asked, buttercup. Let me first start off with it has nothing to do with your logo, your brand fonts or your design services. Nope, uh huh. It has everything to do with being […] The post Stand Out From Your Interior Design Competitors: 3 Effing Fabulous Tips appeared first on Iron & Magnolia.
  • Spruce It Up For Spring: Your Room That Is

    Alycia Wicker
    15 Mar 2015 | 8:44 am
    Iron & Magnolia Article by Julie Jamison Photo Credit: Julie Jamison The sun is finally out here in NYC and the snow has almost melted! halleluya, praise Jesus!!! Lord, how I was soooo tired of this damn snow (can’t you tell?). I have never been so excited to talk about Spring and with that also share with you […] The post Spruce It Up For Spring: Your Room That Is appeared first on Iron & Magnolia.
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • Fun and Easy DIY Easter Decorating Ideas for Your Home

    30 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    Are you hosting Easter this year, or simply looking to bring your Easter décor to the next level? Well, you’ve come to right place! We have some super easy DIY Easter decorating ideas that you can create with your family, right in the comfort of your own home.   Easter Egg Garland This is a simple way to add a dash of spring color and cheer to your banister, mantel, or hallway opening. Buy three dozen eggs and poke a hole on either ends of each egg (with a needle). Then blow out the contents, leaving them empty inside. Dip the eggs in the food coloring(s) of your choice and let them…
  • Home Remodeling on the Rise as Homeowners Opt to Stay

    24 Mar 2015 | 7:29 am
    Today’s housing and financial markets have seen a significant recovery since 2008, which has increased the demand for multiple home repairs and home improvement services. A part of the increasing demand has to do with the fact that more homeowners are now choosing to upgrade their existing homes to fit their changing needs and lifestyle. They are finding that there’s more risk involved with moving (where they may have to make several compromises), as opposed to staying where they can make their homes exactly how they want them, and without uprooting their families from their schools and…
  • The Italian Style of Trend Products Find a Home in Miami Beach

    16 Mar 2015 | 10:56 am
    The style and elegance of Trend products have come to life at the residence of Trend Group CEO, Andrea Di Giuseppe and his wife, Frederica Bisazza, Image and Communications Manager of the company – in the exclusive South Beach area of Miami Beach, Florida. Remodeling their prominent apartment at Portofino Tower, Andrea and Frederica began an exciting challenge of incorporating Italian-style with the refined elegance and sophistication of Trend products. The result is nothing short of magnificent, as they transformed their home into a showcase of luxury and grandeur using all Trend products…
  • Announcing Our New Mosaic Tile Collections: Rettangolo and Hexagonal

    9 Mar 2015 | 11:49 am
    What’s old is new again in the world of glass mosaic tiles. Granite Transformations has captured the charm of Italian-inspired design by blending Old World European style with a modern twist. Granite Transformations proudly introduces two new gorgeous glass mosaic tile collections – Hexagonal and Rettangolo. Suitably named for its design shape, hexagonal mosaic tile originated in the Victorian era and Granite Transformations is celebrating the classic mosaic design by offering homeowners the 19th century look of white porcelain with the glass of the 21st century – all in vibrant colors…
  • What’s Your Kitchen Style? Take Our Quiz and Find Out!

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

    10 Mar 2015 | 2:57 pm
    I’ve moved my blog over to a self hosted site click here for the new blog site, don’t forget to follow my new blog site.  Today I posted about some fresh and modern decor ideas for the little ones in your life and later this week I’ll be posting about one of my favorite stores to shop.Filed under: DIY Projects
  • How to Decorate and Accessorize like a Pro

    5 Mar 2015 | 2:45 pm
    I think I mentioned in an earlier post that I went to a blogging conference about 2 weeks ago.  Since then, I have been so busy working to make my blog better and working on SEO (search engine optimization).  Basically it’s finding out what people are searching for, and putting those searchable phrases in my posts so that it will be easier to find me, It’s a lot of reasearch and work.  I’ve also been reasearching other things that I learned at the conference and it’s time consuming.  So, I haven’t had as much time to sit down and write.  For the next several…
  • Coffee Table Decor

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

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

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

  • Customer Spotlight: Your Photos

    Alexandra C.
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:57 pm
    We’ve been thrilled at the response we’ve received since asking our customers for photos of their Barnlight Originals in action! As a special shout out, we wanted to feature some of them in a blog post. Scroll down to see what other homeowners have done with their barn lights. Get get inspired and send us a photo or two of your own to “Our lights turned out wonderful! Thank you for making such a great product.” — Sarah “I love my barn light original.” — Amanda  Carolyn turned her barn light into a nightlight…
  • Six Restaurant Lighting Ideas for Your New Business

    Alexandra C.
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:23 pm
    If you’re opening a restaurant you might have some questions about how the decorating and design aspects are going to pan out. Whether you hope to run a franchise or an independent shop, it’s not uncommon to feel a little insecure about where you should begin looking for the right elements that will make your store stand out. While a lot plays into designing an attractive and successful business, I’d like to focus on just one area today that you can’t afford to neglect. Let’s talk lighting. If you’re feeling like you are out of any original restaurant interior lighting ideas or…
  • How Light Affects Colors in a Room

    Alexandra C.
    13 Mar 2015 | 3:57 pm
    Did you know the colors you carefully plot into your interior design scheme are affected (for better or for worse) by the light in the room? My guess is that your answer is a scratch on the head and a thought akin to, “I guess that makes sense. Kinda. Sorta. Maybe.” If you’re like most of us, you probably vaguely remember what your high school physics teacher said about what light is and what light does but have forgotten most of how temperature and color relate to light on the electromagnetic spectrum. Before you decide to ditch this blog post for something a little a little less…
  • 3 Unexpected Places to “Light” Your Inspiration

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

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

    Kimberly Edwards
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:02 am
    “This Has All My Favorite Ingredients For Some Springtime Fun! Playfulness Meets Yummy Soft Shades With A Dreamy Watercolor Art Book As A Background” “Blue Meets Botanical Loveliness, With A Delightfully Fresh But Also Classic Feeling, That Is Always Timeless!” “This Display Is In My Treasured “Secretary Desk” That I Have Owned Since I Was 18 Years Old. Youthful Innocence Is Reflected Here In My Beatrix Potter Collection & My Very First Vintage Finds Mixed With A Charming Easter Chick!” “More Treasures Displayed In My Secretary Desk.
  • “Favorite Boutique & Bistro In Noe Valley”

    Kimberly Edwards
    12 Mar 2015 | 12:31 am
    “When Modern Was” Eye Catching Window Display” “Paris Meets Noe Valley At “Le Zinc” A Cozy French Bistro” “Imaginative & Creative Use Of Vintage Yard Sticks, Bring Out The Unique Style In This Very Special Vintage Tea Cart” “Love These Luminescent Yummy Glass Votives With A Vintage Flair” “Love This Mirror! Covered With Vintage Yard Sticks, So Creative!” “There Is So Much To Love At “When Modern Was”! Whimsical Meets Vintage Home Decor” Mirrors With A Vintage Flair, Are Waiting For You To…
  • “Village Houses Of Southern France”

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

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

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

  • 8 Creative Bedroom Ceiling Ideas

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:32 am
    When it comes to decorating, there’s an area that’s always overlooked – and it’s one of the biggest surface areas in almost every room; the ceiling! The bedroom is one the best rooms where you can experiment with a decorated ceiling. I mean, after all, we do spend a lot of time staring at the ceiling when we’re laying in bed trying to sleep, right? Here’s some simple bedroom ceiling ideas to get your creative juices flowing. If you find some more (or even have your own unique bedroom ceiling) please do share them with us by either commenting below or by sending your snaps to us at…
  • UK Bed Sizes: The Bed & Mattress Size Guide

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

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

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

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

  • Home Stagers Story – Pursuing Her Dream

    25 Mar 2015 | 12:25 pm
    I love this email I just got from Sharon Rapp, of Rapizazz a Charlotte, NC home stager…   When I decided to quit my job working for a Fortune 100 company, I knew this could be the opportunity for me to pursue my life-long dream to have my own business. I always loved decorating homes and had successfully staged several homes to sell. I knew it was something I would love to do but didn’t know where to start…   I think Sharon is very common of a lot of people who work in “Corporate America”.  Statistically, most people know they are not doing what they…
  • Model Home Staging

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

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

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

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

    24 Mar 2015 | 10:48 am
      It looked impossible only a few years ago, but it seems that the housing market is gaining momentum, and people are finally starting to trust their realtors with their family’s capital again in their active hunt for a dream home. When compiling a list of a home’s pros and cons, the state of the kitchen and bathroom is often a make-or-break factor that separates dream homes from drab homes. However, don’t despair! Kitchen Solvers kitchen and bathroom franchise can help transform unideal rooms into the perfect pragmatic retreat, so that you can keep that perfect Victorian…
  • An Inside Look at Kitchen Remodeling

    18 Mar 2015 | 2:54 am
  • 4 Kitchen Remodel Design Tips by Kitchen Solvers Franchise Company

    18 Mar 2015 | 2:52 am
    Kitchen remodeling is so popular that it has carved out a niche in the entertainment industry, with DIY design and construction tips emblazoned on magazine covers and airwaves across the country. If you are tired of construction show reality TV and overpriced magazines, read on to learn 4 kitchen remodeling design and construction tips from Kitchen Solvers, the nation’s leading kitchen remodeling franchise system. Eliminate wastage. This is a familiar mantra for people in the construction industry, as every inch of floor space counts. This is especially true in the kitchen. As the place in…
  • 6 smart home renovation tips from a Kitchen Solvers Franchise

    17 Mar 2015 | 7:13 am
      The Kitchen Solvers family of franchises has been helping homeowners realize their home renovation goals for over four decades. Whether you are looking to maximize the function and aesthetic appeal of your existing layout with high-quality cabinet refacing, or would prefer to put the past behind you and begin your kitchen renovations from scratch, Kitchen Solvers are a trusted and proven home renovation franchise that can help take your plan from conception to completion. Staying true to our reputation as a helpful home renovation franchise, Kitchen Solvers would like to share with you…
  • 5 Reasons Kitchen Solvers Can Help Launch Your home improvement Business

    12 Mar 2015 | 10:32 am
    The dream of owning a home improvement business populates the mind of many members of the North American workforce today as they grind through their 9-to-5 day putting their skills to use to build another person’s brand. Many people have begun to ask themselves why they have hesitated and held off on starting their own home improvement business, especially since the industry remains as vibrant as ever, with realty markets have little sway over the demand for refreshed living spaces and improved amenities. Whether you possess the hands-on skills or not, if you have ever thought about opening…
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  • Top 7 Tips To Personalize Kitchen Decor In Your Rented Apartment

    Shruti Verma
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:30 pm
    One of the first rooms you’d look at when renting a house is the kitchen. However, it isn’t always the kitchen you’ve dreamt of working in and the landlord might not want to permanently change the pink walls. If the rest of the house is a place you love, don’t let this put you off. Here are our top 7 ways to personalize kitchens in a rental without angering the landlord. 1. Dress Up The Walls What do you say… Image courtesy: afreakatheart If changing the paint colour on your kitchen walls isn’t an option, take a look at temporary wallpapers. If that isn’t enough, design your…
  • 7 Design Tips To Optimise Your Kitchen Design

    Shruti Verma
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    If there’s one thing that’s common in a majority of Indian households, it’s the size of the kitchen. Most Indian kitchens are very small in size; hence a little creative thinking is needed to optimize this space. Apart from kitchen cabinets under the counter, there are a number of hidden spaces in a kitchen design which can be put to work. Here are the top 7 areas you must not overlook in your kitchen for that extra space.   Above the Refrigerator Let no space go unused Image courtesy: annimalinstinct A refrigerator, sink and stove are the three vertices of a kitchen triangle. Of…
  • Giving Interior Design the Indian Touch: Punjabi By Decor

    Shruti Verma
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:30 pm
    India is known for its vibrancy and rich heritage. However, it’s strange when you think of it that we tend to look at our homeground for inspiration only when we’re far from it. NRI homes abroad often have more India inspired décor than homes in our neighbourhood. Each state of India has characteristic features that lend themselves to interior décor very well. Punjab isn’t only a state of five rivers but a state filled with culture and art. Here’s how you can add a hint of Punjab to your home décor. 1. Phulkari Traditional crafts for home decor Image courtesy: bandhinihome Women…
  • Choosing a countertop material for your kitchen decor

    Shruti Verma
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Kitchen designs are often defined by the positioning of kitchen countertops. The most common arrangements are a single slab along the length of the kitchen, a ‘U’ shaped counter or parallel counters against the walls of the kitchen length. There are a number of materials that can be used for your kitchen counters. Compare the pros and cons of each material before finalizing a material for your kitchen décor.   1. Granite Graceful Granite Image courtesy: seibertsmith The natural beauty of granite and its long life make it an ideal material for kitchen counter tops. The heat absorbing…
  • Hiring an Interior Designer – 7 questions you must ask

    Shruti Verma
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:47 pm
    An interior project can be quite a challenge. To make it easier it is a good idea to hire a professional Interior designer who can design your project and oversee its execution. However, hiring an interior designer is easier said than done. The first step of this process is to scan through a few designers’ portfolios and shortlist the ones that interest you. Here are a few key questions you should then ask an interior designer you are considering working with.   1. Can I speak to someone you have worked with before? Referencing and reviews are a must before hiring an interior designer…
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  • In Interior Design, When It’s Right…It’s Right!

    28 Mar 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Here at Catherine & McClure Interiors, we have been busy working on the interior design of a Weston, MA residence.  This has been a substantial project which we are finally close to completing.  We are now seeing the fruits of our labor and we could not be happier with the results.  More importantly, our client could not be happier. As a project near completion, and the final elements come together, we have these exciting moments as decorators when the interior design of a particular room and eventually the whole home is just as we imagined – sometimes better. We had one of those…
  • Contemporary and Sophisticated Cocktail Table

    6 Feb 2015 | 8:39 am
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  • For a Coffee Break or a Glass of Wine

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

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

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

    24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Spring has finally sprung!  Here are a few springtime finds to get you ready for the warmer weather just around the corner.  Which of these light and bright spring picks are your favorite?  Enjoy! 1. Les Touches Aqua Pillow - Arianna Belle 2. Set of 3 Cocottes with tray - Le Creuset 3. Chevron Riviera Side Chair - Serena & Lily 4. Acne Ely Croco Olive Green Portfolio Clutch - Hampden
  • Fashion meets Design - The Series

    19 Mar 2015 | 1:53 am
    I've been eagerly waiting to debut the newest Interiors by Jacquin series, Fashion meets Design!  Each month I will feature a guest fashion blogger or stylist who will bring their style interpretation to an interior design image that I provide for their inspiration.  Let's see what look fashion blogger Jessica Wynne was inspired to create based on this bohemian-chic bedroom design,
  • Lenny Kravitz - An All Around Artist

    17 Mar 2015 | 4:56 pm
    You may know Lenny Kravitz as a legendary rock n' roller, but he's also an awesome designer, too!  Lenny Kravitz is a premier residential and commerical designer and founder of Kravitz Design, which has been creating beautiful and dramatic interior designs since 2003.  I've found that many of the best artists have talents in multiple art forms and this is certainly true for Lenny Kravitz.  Here's
  • 5 Recipes for Multi-Functional Furniture

    13 Mar 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Save Space and Kill Two Birds with One Stone Today I've teamed up with CustomMade and Ghergich Connect to bring you wonderful tips for creating multi-functional furniture for your home.  CustomMade is a unique marketplace for connecting people seeking one-of-a-kind creations with professional, and passionate makers of all sorts of goods and furniture.  Ghergich Connect is an awesome infographic
  • The Etsy Eight

    12 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    1. Abstract Painting Print - Siiso 2. Wall-hanging Heart Succulent Garden - Succulent Wonderland 3. Exotic Kingwood Bowl - Nelson Wood 4. Custom Family or Couple Portrait Illustration with Silver Leaf Crest - Micki Kole 5. Silk Spring Tulip Wreath for front door - Elegant Wreath 6. Natural Mongolian Lamb Fur Bench - Furz11 7. Water
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  • Why Finding A Niche Can Be The Best Investment For Any Business In Singapore

    29 Mar 2015 | 3:38 am
    Most companies in Singapore today are misled by the idea that they should exist to cater to the needs of the whole citizenry. This is very untrue since aiming to serve all citizens at the same time will be a sure-fire way of marking the early demise of the company. This is because it is more important to create a small but highly loyal group of customers than relying on the changing preferences of the public. Four more important reasons of developing niche business for entrepreneurs are: Greater chance of evolving. Between fast information relay and business start-ups, existing companies are…
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    24 Feb 2015 | 2:26 am
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  • Finding The Right Property For Work At Home Professionals

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

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

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

    Danny Sattar
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:51 pm
    When designing your modern style home, you may wonder how to go about selecting furniture to go with it. Be careful that you don't confuse modern with contemporary furniture. Understanding the spirit of the society during a particular style's period is important when it comes to designing with that particular style. In this article, I would like to take a look at the characteristics of both Modern and Mid-Century Modern furniture. A new age began after World War I, when the rise of industry and technology brought about radical changes in society that were reflected in modern design. People…
  • Mid Century Modern design

    Danny Sattar
    28 Dec 2014 | 5:20 am
    The Mid Century Modern period is marked by its affection for simple, clean lines, neutral colors, and minimalist characteristics. The designers of the Mid Century Modern period took great pride in designing homes and the contents in a home with an eye away from tradition and a vision of the future. George Nelson, Eero Saarinen, Edward Wormley, Charles & Ray Eames, Harry Bertoia and Jens Risom are some of the designers of that period. Today any one of their furniture items can sell for tens of thousands of dollars. Modernism is another term associated with Mid Century Modern and…
  • The 10 Chairs That Changed The World

    Danny Sattar
    27 Dec 2014 | 3:41 am
    Many of the most creative new designs in chairs were products of the mid-century modern school. These chairs, however, remain so popular and we’ve seen them so often that we are unaware of how unusual they really were when they first appeared. The first truly iconic chair, still in production today, was Michael Thonet’s #214 designed in 1859. This classic chair with its bentwood back quickly became a favorite. It’s so common that we forget that Thonet’s patented methods for bending both wood and wood veneers were truly revolutionary in the furniture design business. His techniques…
  • Your Guide to Vintage Danish Mid Century Modern Furniture & Designers

    Danny Sattar
    15 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Mid-twentieth century furniture and accessories have been desirable to collectors for quite a while now. The creations of Charles and Ray Eames or the works of Russell Wright can cause stampedes at flea markets or antique shows. But a lesser known subcategory of mid-century furniture is very hot among collectors with the eye. Danish Modern is back in vogue. The first wave of popularity for the Danish Modern style in the United States tended to be associated with swinging bachelor pads and stewardess' apartments. The delicate framework, sleek surfaces and minimal upholstery common to such…
  • If these 40 Photos Don't Make You Want to Buy An Eames Lounge Chair, Nothing Will!

    Danny Sattar
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:35 am
    Possibly the most luxurious, functional and comfortable chair produced in history, the Eames Lounge chair is the classic "Boss" chair. It's a tour de force of power and authority combined with function and form encased in a beautiful wood frame and leather cushions. Here are 40 photos to showcase this chair's looks, versatility and evergreen ingenuity. Thinking about picking up one already? You can buy a beautiful reproduction here. Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Photo Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source…
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  • We can’t control nature. Can we control lighting?

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:59 am
    [LED DMX] We can’t control nature. Can we control lighting? We often take lighting for granted; we have become so used to lavish and high octane stage and television productions with an aurora borealis of multi constantly changing lighting colours and designs that it is mesmerising to stop and think how it all happens. Many […]
  • When did you last sing to yourself?

    18 Mar 2015 | 4:31 am
    [New York] When did you last sing to yourself? Or do you have a little inner voice that nags you, questions your abilities, wondering about the neighbours, “Ooh, careful, what they’ll think…” That little voice is not so little and indeed is mighty powerful and holds us back from doing what we know we want […]
  • Best way to move forward? Let go.

    12 Mar 2015 | 3:29 am
    [Girevole] Best way to move forward? Let go. “… as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. Revolving, spinning, turning, rolling [girevole in Italian] – gentle words that trip off the tongue. And as the song, Les Bicyclettes de Belsize, says, “Turning and turning the […]
  • I like being single – said Art Leo

    10 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    [Single] I like being single – said Art Leo There was a time in the UK, in the mid-fifties of the last century, when it was considered almost socially unacceptable to be single and remain unmarried. To marry early was the fashion. But things have changed and now married people are in a minority in […]
  • Where would we be without wings?

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

    Eric Pangburn
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
      BEST APRIL FOOLS DAY PRANKS 2015 “Dude Living Brings You The Anarchist’s Cookbook of April Fools Gags” A month of few holidays, (save for the one with Jesus, colored protein and a rabbit, for some reason) April is scarce in the way of events worth getting excited over. 30 days of rain, balmy weather and NBA basketball as the only watchable sport on television is enough to drive anyone to depraved means of entertaining themselves. I suppose it’s only appropriate to start a month like this with a day of often hilarious cruelty: April Fool’s Day. A holiday of pranks that often…
  • Art of Men’s Style with Expert Antonio Centeno

    Eric Pangburn
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Learn the Science and Art of being a Modern Man with Antonio Centeno     To say that Antonio Centeno wears many hats is a bit of an understatement. After all, the Wausau, Wisconsin-based style expert is also an accomplished video marketer, email list builder, copywriter, online sales specialist, and business systems creator, and even served in the United States Marine Corps! For sheer depth and scope, Antonio is a pretty tough act to follow. That said, it is as the founder and head honcho of Real Men Real Style that Antonio has really made his mark in the online world. Fueled by an…
  • Luca del Rosso – Gentleman’s Expo founder [ Interview ]

    Eric Pangburn
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
      Welcome to the Gentlemen’s Expo Imagine, if you will, a place where all men (and women) are welcome… a haven that holds the latest, greatest advances in tech gadgets, state of the art power tools, sports paraphernalia and entrepreneurship information.  If you think the existence of a Gentlemen’s Expo that encourages and offers quality cigars, delicious food, gamer goods, the latest in men’s fashion and grooming accessories and booths, sexy distractions, along with fantastic music, is not possible, you’d be wrong.       A 100,000 Sq. Ft. haven for men (and…
  • 14 Laptop Bags That Keep Electronics Safe and Make a Stylish Statement

    Eric Pangburn
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:50 am
    14 Best Laptop Bags for men     Our laptop can be one of the most beneficial tools in life, rather it is used for business, socializing, or school. Because of this, it is of the utmost importance that we protect it both at home and during our travels. This makes finding the right laptop bag serious business. Our carrying case needs to be sturdy enough to provide resistance against the elements, and the preferably avoided, but occasional bump. Since we sometimes need to bring along papers, cords, and a few USB attachments, having additional space for such things is also a preference…
  • 15 Ways to Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in Style

    Eric Pangburn
    15 Mar 2015 | 10:32 pm
    This is how  you Celebrate St Patrick’s Day In Style As the Ides of March come in, so does the luck of the Irish. As we look around the color green is literally bursting from most businesses and many homes. Why? Tis time for the annual celebration of the honorable Saint Patrick, on the greenest of holidays, Saint Patrick’s Day. There is no shortage of fun and exciting things to do in order to celebrate St. Patty’s Day. We have compiled a list of 15 cool ideas to make even the moodiest of Leprechaun’s, a dream festivity: Saint Patty’s Day Breakfast     Breakfast can be…
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  • Week three: from cabinets to countertops

    19 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    Hi guys, it's been so much fun walking you through our awesomely 80s kitchen reno. My last post was all about how we came up with the concept for the new house. And that's pretty fun, but what I really love? All the details and materials that make the idea come alive. Ready for the lowdown? We drew inspiration for the concept from two sources. First, our love of modern design coupled with the classic design elements of our new house. Second, a color palette that bridged the divide between dramatic statement and warm, homey retreat. We loved the idea of mixing white walls and black…
  • Week two: coming up with reno concept

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

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

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

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

    Nanine Clement
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:41 am
    Beautiful bedroom bench – Designing is about blending essential of elements into one balance and creating something new. Its needs precision, skill and creativity. Small bedroom are tend to save space for more leg room. Larger bedroom need an entirely different attraction or decorative. Overall, balance is the key of decorating. Today, we concern on bedroom bench. Believe or not, its affect into the style of the bench directly, the room indirectly. Here are beautiful of bedroom bench. This mid century modern and classic themed bench has four wooden legs. The legs have curvy artistic…
  • Craftsman Style Decorating Ideas for Your House

    Nanine Clement
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:55 am
    Craftsman-style homes is ease to make everyone fall in love. Its warmth and inviting aura forms in sleek and simple design. An appreciation of nature and creativity mix. This style knowing in 20th century with tapered columns, linear window details and exposed rafters under the roofs. Decorate the fabulous craftsman style spaces with reflecting the original history. There are many decorating ideas for craftsman style homes, from traditional to modern one. These may inspire you… This craftsman using sage green and burgundy for the facade. The window details and exposed rafters bring…
  • Creative Modern Home Gym Ideas

    Nanine Clement
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:32 am
    Home gym ideas – Most of people plan to get fit and lose weight as resolution of the year. Install home gym is smart decision to get healthy life and of course managing monthly budget of gym membership. Home gyms are rich, famous and classy. It is also a functional area that could apply on any spaces. Some may put a complex, modern and expensive machines, others choose a simple exercises tools. Burns fats with these home gym ideas below. The hardest part of decorating is make it show up. All of gym equipment arrange to for be ready to use any hours of the day. Anytime you need, in a…
  • Plywood Dining Table to Dine In Style and Warmth

    Nanine Clement
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:27 am
    People are happy and relieved to sit together with family, enjoy entertaining and food in a special dining area. Dining area should be an amazing space for any family activities. While redecorating or decorating dining area into an amazing one, start with dining table. Dining table is the main elements of dine itself. Picking dining table may be pricey in the store. If you’re on a budget why not do it yourself with these table in style tips below. The first dining table is a natural farmhouse table which is made from stud grade whitewood. A rustic style that very country and homey…
  • Modern and Stylish Mirrored Closet Doors Ideas

    Nanine Clement
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:27 am
    Mirrored closet doors – Spacious living means living in a real spacious space and limited but decorated as spacious as possible space. Closet is an important place that you should have. Lately closet doors is not just a doors but redesign in modern way with mirrors. Mirrors reflect sunlight, make an illusion of space and creating sense of depth. Mirrors could support large room yet small room, creating different vibe and make a more fun spot. Placing closet in hallways and entryways is surely a smart space saver idea. By decorating the doors with mirrors, it undeniably make larger or…
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  • The Pantone Fashion Color Report for Fall 2015

    29 Mar 2015 | 6:44 am
    When I look at trends my favourite part has always been looking at the colours used in the next season. In spring you usually get pastels which intensify towards summer and then turn into warmer shades in autumn; my favourite time of the year. And so when I came across Pantone’s Fashion Color Report for Fall 2015, I thought that this might be an interesting piece to share on my blog. Stormy Weather. This sky grey colour reminiscent of a stormy day feels cool and luxurious at the same time. I love the hints of blue in this shade. Oak Buff. In line with autumnal warm tones, this colour…
  • March Playlist 2015

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

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

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

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

    Ultimate Home Ideas
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:15 pm
    They all say that decorating the nursery is one of the most important part of nesting. However, the cute and cuddly isn’t always for every mother. Some might choose for something more sophisticated. Here are some great stylish and sophisticated nurseries full of inspiration that we love. via Houzz Beauty in the details White is [...] The post Inspiration: Sophisticated and Stylish Nurseries appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 51 Stunning Twin Girl Bedroom Ideas

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Twins have always been an area of interest. It is always wonderful to see two identical human beings around us. I’m guessing it’s just that much more fun for their parents to come up with creative bedroom decorative ideas for their twins. And it would especially take a creative chunk out of them if they [...] The post 51 Stunning Twin Girl Bedroom Ideas appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 60 Inspiring Window Seat Ideas For Your Home

    22 Mar 2015 | 10:12 pm
    Window seats are those extra nook and corners in our home that we utilize, giving those not so worthy places worthiness of our attention. These nooks and corners or the extra, unused spaces become just that much more special when decorated with care and attention. Windows are often located in spaces of which you may [...] The post 60 Inspiring Window Seat Ideas For Your Home appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • Most Attractive Scandinavian Apartments Design Ideas

    20 Mar 2015 | 1:29 am
    Scandinavian decor needs no introduction. It’s contemporary and has been an inspiration for decor throughout the world for many. While Scandinavians may be prone to darkness and cold much higher than other regions of the world, it’s decor reflects brightness and warmth, to beat the weather blues away. The Scandinavian interior designs swoon you in [...] The post Most Attractive Scandinavian Apartments Design Ideas appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 16 Bohemian Bedroom Ideas For Kids

    16 Mar 2015 | 10:12 pm
    Having kids changes the whole lifestyle of a family. From two the family unit becomes compromised of three or more individuals. These little people enter our life with a bang and change everything. But perhaps many feel that having kids is the best decision they have ever made. Decorating your kid’s bedrooms once they are [...] The post 16 Bohemian Bedroom Ideas For Kids appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
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    ProFlowers Blog

  • The Surprising History and Meaning of Tulips

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:11 am
    With their one-of-a-kind shape and vibrant rainbow of colors, tulips are arguably the most-loved spring flower. This unique bloom makes a perfect gift, and perfect addition … Read More The post The Surprising History and Meaning of Tulips appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • Reuse. Restyle.

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Here are three stylish and multi-functional uses for those adorable spring plant containers after you've transplanted them to your garden. The post Reuse. Restyle. appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • The 15 Best Botanical Gardens in California

    29 Mar 2015 | 12:13 am
    Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city? A trip to a botanical garden could be just the thing you're looking for. The post The 15 Best Botanical Gardens in California appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • Eggs Two Ways

    27 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    Use eggs to create a charming centerpiece and or in your outdoor garden with these two clever ideas. The post Eggs Two Ways appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • Brunch in Bloom

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:18 am
    The dreary days of winter are finally behind us, and at long last, it’s the season of freshness, fun and (our favorite thing ever) color! … Read More The post Brunch in Bloom appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
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    Boogie's Boutique

  • Live Like a Lyon

    Boogie's Boutique
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Empire is an American television series that centers around a music & entertainment company, Empire Entertainment; and the drama among the family members as they fight for control of the company. Season 1 was a hit with huge ratings and plots filled with some serious drama. Image Source: Marc Hom | Entertainment Weekly The luxury backdrop of the show was fierce and the huge mansion of the fictitious music mogul (Lucious Lyon) is no exception in its display of this exquisite home that was used as part of the show’s set design. This Estate was recently put on the market, so let’s take…
  • The Castle in the Fairy Tale

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

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

    Lavernia Aubry
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:51 am
    A Black and white coffee table on this home furniture series is try to accommodate our needed of an extra space to use our laptop while we are in the living room. It can be in our own living room or in others living room. The comfy performance of the table is accidentally designed by […]
  • Contemporary Wall Shelf Design for Home Living

    Lavernia Aubry
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:11 am
    Feeling confused on how to beautify our wall space with something simple but looks unique? You are on the right track then. We are allowed to see the complete series of the modern wall shelf design with the carving decoration and the balance and the inviting side of this wall appliance. Actually, the design of […]
  • Cute Classic Nursery Designs for New Baby Born

    Lavernia Aubry
    29 Mar 2015 | 1:29 am
    We do living in a modern era but, for some personal reason we do use classic theme still. Here, we will be able to see the Inspiring classic nursery design which is use the vintage and old stuff inspiration as the main decoration. We do able to see some of the trend in previous time […]
  • Curtains Decoration Ideas for Christmas

    Lavernia Aubry
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
    Sometimes, a Christmas curtain decoration is not thought by some of us. We will focus on the decoration of the Christmas tree and the room interior and will not remember or thought the curtain decorating plans. Windows system is a simple space of a living space and didn’t need a special effort to make it […]
  • Rustic and Warm Girl’s Room with Hanging Bed

    Lavernia Aubry
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:15 am
    Hanging bed is unique bedroom furniture that we can use for our bedroom space. if we have a daughter, it will be nice if we can give them this furniture since every girl is a swing lover. We will replace the swing with this hanging bed decorating ideas. The design is simple and the decoration […]
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    SofaSofa Blog

  • 10 of Our Best Statement Sofas for Large Rooms

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:07 am
    If you want your new sofa to really stand out from the crowd, have a look at the following selection of our 10 best statement sofas. As well as making a real impact, all our statement sofas are built to last using hardwood frames guaranteed for five years. If you’ve got a large room to work with, then a statement sofa is an ideal choice. Large rooms clearly demand large dramatic pieces that will not get lost or look disproportionate to the space. They can also work well with an eclectic mix of occasional chairs and stools Today’s post is a round-up of 10 statement sofas from the SofaSofa…
  • How to Paint Wooden Cabinets & Furniture: 14 Steps

    16 Mar 2015 | 5:38 am
    Upcycling is all the rage right now and painting wooden furniture is a great way to give an old cabinet or other wooden piece a new lease of life. Image by: Mark Hadley Painting furniture can actually be great fun too, but it’s important to use the right method. If in doubt, start with a small piece of second hand furniture first, before moving on to the built in kitchen-cabinets! Read on for our advice on selecting the right paint, preparation and achieving the perfect finish. If at all possible, enlist a tea maker too - painting is thirsty work. 1. Choose your paint The type of paint you…
  • 13 Stupid Household Rules You Hated as a Kid, but Now Totally Understand

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

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

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

  • Celeb Home Look for Less: Sophia Vergara

    City Furniture
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    [dropcap custom_class="normal"]Want to score the sultry vibe of Sophia Vergara’s home? We recreated the bombshell look for less using our very own City Furniture pieces.[/dropcap]
  • Introducing Jet Set

    City Furniture
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:06 pm
    [dropcap custom_class="normal"]Drawing on 1940s French influence with a modern flair, our newly arrived Jet Set collection is your design passport to the luxe lifestyle.[/dropcap]
  • The Life of Your Furniture

    City Furniture
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:55 am
    [dropcap custom_class="normal"]So we’re willing to bet there isn’t an expiration date printed underneath your dining room table, and while we’re all for non-perishable furniture, how can you predict the lifespan of your furniture?[/dropcap]
  • Trend of the Moment

    City Furniture
    10 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    [dropcap custom_class="normal"]Gold leaf is having a major moment, and we’re embracing this trend in all its gilded glory.[/dropcap]
  • Organizing Tips from the Pros

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

  • Balancing Past and Present

    Tammy Randall Wood
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
    As we begin to contemplate the furnishings on our latest project, I am drawn back to the pieces that Thom Filicia has designed for Vanguard Furniture. Here's a photo I snapped of his latest collection in High Point. I just love the balance between modern and traditional his pieces strike as well as the unexpected color palettes he uses. Plus, who couldn't fall in love with the buckskin suede that pops up in his scenarios. Pretty wonderful Thom! xo
  • The Open Floor Plan - Calabasas Style Article - March/April 2015

    Tammy Randall Wood
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:42 pm
    How to Create Finished Décor that is Unified, Serene and Interesting Design by Celeste Robbins, AIA of Robbins Architecture  Home buyers love the open floor plan for the comfortable and casual lifestyle it affords, and here in Southern California, a large integrated space is a natural fit with our climate and laid-back culture. However, creating a cohesive décor within these multiple connected spaces can pose some unique challenges as you can't help but take in everything simultaneously. If particular attention is not paid to order, things can feel messy and overwhelming.
  • The Path to Renovation

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

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

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


    26 Mar 2015 | 9:19 am
    Vintage posters – especially ones that are original and in good condition – can enhance the look of any home or office. But how do you go about doing that and how do you figure out how much you should pay? The value of a vintage poster is part of this blog post as well as focusing on what to look for in a poster from the art deco and mid-century eras. The Value of Posters There is no lack of style and accessibility of posters and just about every period of time can be found these days. You can spend as little as $50.00 all the way up to thousands of dollars depending on where you find…
  • How To Survive Living With Someone

    24 Mar 2015 | 7:01 am
    Tips & Tricks for Living with Someone Living with someone isn’t just a man and a woman moving in together. It’s families, apartment roommates and even dorm mates. We wanted to give you a background of how people began living together who were not family members as well as tips and tricks to get along well with your new house mates. History One of the best examples of people learning to live together who were not family members is back in the Wild West with bunk houses. A bunk house is a barracks-like building used to house cowboys on ranches. You see these in military boot camps as…
  • Get Your Pacific Northwest Style On

    19 Mar 2015 | 6:53 am
    What do you think of when you hear the words Pacific Northwest style? Does “Sleepless in Seattle” and a floating home come to mind? Or how about timber framed and rustic lodge type homes in the mountains? Those styles of homes are prevalent in the Pacific Northwest but so are others and we put together this post for you to show you the wonderful range and diversity of home styles in the great Pacific Northwest. Colonial Architecture Once thought of as the hallmark of the east coast, Colonial architecture is very popular in the Pacific Northwest. The trademarks of two columns framing the…
  • How to bring Cannes, France home

    18 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    From nautical coastal modernism to the Cannes film festival and Picasso, everybody loves the south of France. We put together this blog post to give you a little bit more information about the area as well as the design idea of nautical coastal modernism. If you’re looking for a place that has temperate climate all year round, Cannes is the perfect place. Summer can be hot but it is cooled by an onshore breeze. From December to February temperatures can drop below 50° F but spring and autumn are glorious and warm. The Film Festival Established in 1946, the Cannes Film Festival is one of…
  • All that is and was Frida Kahlo

    17 Mar 2015 | 6:09 am
    Considered to be one of Mexico’s greatest artist, Frida Kahlo is best known for her self-portraits and elaborate paintings of flowers. Born in 1907 her life, began and ended in Mexico City. She died in 1954. Occasionally characterized as a folk art painter, the cultures of Mexico and American Indian traditions are the throughline in much of her work. Once described as a surrealist, she rejected this characterization and said her work reflected her reality much more than a dream state. Early Life A daughter born to a German father and a Mexican mother, Kahlo suffered from polio at an…
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    S&A Decor

  • 7 Mistakes in Jane Lockhart's The Peyton Project

    24 Mar 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Below I am going to discuss 7 biggest mistakes made by Jane  Lockhart -  one of the leading interior designers in Toronto. The project I'm focusing on in called The Peyton. All the pictures are taken from Jane Lockhart's website. Mistake #1 - CurtainsI have to admit that it is very difficult to decorate an arch window, especially when ceiling has slopes, but unfortunately this project is not the best example of such window treatments. Although they are correctly covering the walls on both sides of the window curtains are too low. It does not look appealing to have curtains that…
  • Classic Furniture in Modern Style

    16 Mar 2015 | 4:59 pm
    Classic furniture is quite popular in modern interior, especially among people with exquisite taste. However, strict traditional furnishings don't always combine with modern trends. And yet if you have a burning desire to dilute modern with timeless classics - below you will find out how to combine the incompatible.  1-Loft Style Loft style unlike any other belongs next door to the elegant classic. The rudeness of the bricks combined with exquisite vintage furnishings makes a successful combination. Moreover, you can easily dilute such interior with the modern touches like large…
  • 10 Simple Rules of Feng Shui

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

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

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