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  • What Passes Through Your Windows?

    Interior Design, Design News and Architecture Trends
    ION
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:59 am
    Homeowners know that letting the glare of the sun into a home can boost the heat index indoors as well as cause interior damage and fading. That’s why more people are opting to replace their ordinary glass windows with glazed windows. Window glazing allows us clear views of the outdoors even as it absorbs, transmits and reradiates light and heat. Glazing doesn’t solve all problems with the sun’s glare and heat, but if you select the right glazing, there are many advantages that you can enjoy. Visible light is just one example. Visible light is the part of the electromagnetic spectrum…
  • Honeycomb Tile Kitchen

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    Jane F
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    As a backsplash to set the tone for a neutral kitchen there’s nothing like dimensional honeycomb tile. When an internet mogul built a vacation home in Costa Rica, Atlanta designer Beth Webb was hired to create the décor. Channeling the dark, rustic Latin look of homes in Central America, and mixing it up with the needs of second home for upscale clients, the result was classic, elegant and yet slightly exotic blend of whites, creams and taupes. In the kitchen [top] that meant a neutral scheme, one of subtle richness based on Ann Sacks’ dimensional Nottingham honeycomb tile in Veil. A…
  • FABULOUS NEW GIVEWAY!!!!!!

    COTE DE TEXAS
    7 Jul 2015 | 11:39 am
          Today, we are having a fabulous giveaway to welcome a new Cote de Texas sponsor – Laurier Blanc. Laurier Blanc is the brainchild of Suzanne Coppola – who meshed her wanderlust with her love of design – creating a marketplace filled with beautiful items she has personally culled from around the world.  Her collection is young and vital and very on trend.   For ease, you can choose from the online store – or if you are in Houston, visit the showroom for a more hands-on experience. I have chosen my favorite items from Laurier Blanc – and invite you…
  • Impart Practical Style to Home & Business Décor with Viking Blinds

    Interior Design, Design News and Architecture Trends
    ION
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:13 am
    Your home is your haven. It is an extension of your personality and tastes. With the aid of the right decoration items and furniture your home can really stand out among the crowd and woo the attention of visitors round-the-clock. The same also goes with your business premises as it is the personal statement of the brand you sell. When it comes to your windows, you can accentuate their looks with blinds. Yes, blinds do give you a sense of personal appeal however when it comes to personal style, you should always go for a company that understands your needs- Viking Blinds! Viking Blinds is no…
  • How To Make Your Cabin Feel Like Home

    Interior Design, Design News and Architecture Trends
    ION
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:20 am
    Owning a cabin is a great way to make sure you can take an impromptu vacation anytime you want to. Most are situated by the lakes or in the woods, making them the ideal getaway and quiet retreat. Some are very simple in design and others are fully equipped with state of the art facilities. Whether yours is big or small, you can maximize the comfort of your cabin with just a few simple touches. When it comes to furniture, you need to consider how long your cabin will stay empty. If you’ve owned a cabin for a few seasons now, you will know just how much work it takes to get the place…
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  • West Elm’s New Office Furniture Is Designed To Make the Office Feel Less ‘Office-like’

    Ali Morris
    7 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    Launched at last month’s NeoCon, the new office division of West Elm, West Elm Workspace, caters to the need for mobility and flexibility in office design. Mid-century Collection West Elm introduces West Elm Workspace with a new line of 75+ pieces of furniture for the modern office Designed to make the office feel less ‘office-like’, West Elm Workspace’s 75+ piece office offering was created in collaboration with award-winning designer and manufacturer of office furniture, Inscape. Modern Collection “We are introducing West Elm Workspace to the market at a time when…
  • Accord by Wieland

    Alicita Rodriguez
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:33 am
    Created for the comfort of both patients and caregivers, Accord by Wieland is a recliner that features patient, sleep, and Trendelenburg positions. The chair “showcases refined aesthetics and fearless engineering for unparalleled function, elegance, safety and comfort.” Caregivers can access all controls easily from foot pedals on the front of the chair and maneuver Accord with one hand, allowing them to focus on the patient. Patient, Sleep, Trendelenburg Recliner The benefits for patients are also extensive. Accord, “the recliner that does,” can be reclined to the Trendelenburg…
  • Canopy, Pairings, and Splendor by Kimball Office

    Alicita Rodriguez
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:37 am
    Kimball Office is unveiling a suite of new products at NeoCon 2015 that illustrates the company’s fruitful collaborations with well-known designers. The new furnishings also represent Kimball Office’s showroom theme, “The City is Your Office,” which acknowledges that designing for today’s work environment “encompasses aspects of sociology, urban planning, fine art, architecture, and psychology.” Open Office Products Work with Versatility & Technology Kimball Office worked with San Francisco’s Studio O+A, headed by the award-winning duo of Primo Orpilla and Verda Alexander,…
  • Friedman Benda Presents Byung Hoon Choi at Design Miami/ Basel

    Alicita Rodriguez
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Friedman Benda is presenting a solo-installation by Korean designer and master craftsman Byung Hoon Choi on view at Design Miami/ Basel through June 21, 2015. This event introduces Choi’s monumental work in Europe and marks Friedman Benda’s debut at the fair. Monolithic Basalt Forms by Korean Designer Choi’s Basel exhibit “offers an experience of entering a landscape or place for meditation.” Visitors enter a Zen-like space meant to elicit meditation and transcendence. The presentation affects those moving within the space on sensory and emotional levels. Choi’s chosen works…
  • Crassevig Debuts a Lightweight Off-kilter Side Table by David Geckeler and Frank Michels

    Ali Morris
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:16 am
    Designed by David Geckeler and Frank Michels for Italian brand Crassevig, the Bias coffee table is a study in balance and poise. Off-kilter but perfectly balanced, the Bias table is part of Crassevig’s 2015 collection Composed of a inclined cylindrical base and flat truncated circular top, both in veneered plywood, the sloping design is inspired by graphic art, in which pure geometric shapes such as circles and cylinders are transformed by simple cuts, inclinations and intersections. Thanks to the use of a special matching technique, there are no visible joints between the panels,…
 
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  • Shop Houzz: Beachy Blues (64 photos)

    7 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    The shades of sea and sky are naturally relaxing — and because we’re used to using blue as a neutral (hello, blue jeans), it’s also one of the easiest hues to work withGive your space the beach house treatment with accents in every shade of blue,...
  • Kitchen of the Week: Coastal Kitchen Honors a Beloved Husband (12 photos)

    7 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Ten years ago, San Diego fire captain Rick Nelson went to buy groceries at his local supermarket. There he met his future wife, Cherie, who was the supervisor at the front checkout section. The two of them, who both had young-adult children, dated and eventually settled into Rick’s 35-year-old, 1,517-square-foot...
  • My Houzz: Color and Comfort in Upstate New York (27 photos)

    7 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Amanda Crames considers finding her home “a real Miracle on 34th Street moment.” She drove by when visiting the area and fell in love with the old house and beautiful property, which boasts views of Vermont’s Green Mountains. “I turned around, looked in the front and called the owners. We began...
  • Houzz Tour: Casual Elegance With a Touch of Farmhouse Style (11 photos)

    7 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    This inviting home in Texas was built for comfort. Acting as her own interior designer, the homeowner worked closely with architect Dillon Kyle to create a place that would provide her family of six with ease and comfort. One of the most comfortable rooms in the house is the family room, which...
  • Room of the Day: An Outdoor Space for Living and Playing (9 photos)

    7 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Conventional wisdom says that good design can solve the most intractable of problems, but when the issue involves turning a small, overgrown garden into an outdoor room where there’s lounge seating for adults, a grill area and a playspace for kids, the situation appears particularly difficult. Here’s...
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  • Monday Mood Boards Instagram Challenge

    Holly Becker
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:03 am
    Hey everyone, I hope you’re just peachy and enjoying summer. I’m on my way out the door for the day for some spa time and then, park time with my little boy, but first I simply must share a new creative project that I’ve launched on Instagram that you can participate in called #decor8monday. I recently decided that I needed to use Instagram to connect more with others and to challenge myself more. I miss those days on Flickr when there were so many fun groups to participate in. Nowadays, it can seem like you’re pumping out…
  • Before & After Entry With Superfront

    Holly Becker
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:16 am
    I’m excited to share the big before and after reveal of how our project with Superfront* came out for the entry, which is perfect if you’re looking to update your mud room or entry with a stylish storage solution. Organization doesn’t have to be ugly! But first, if you don’t know who Superfront is, they’re a Swedish firm that specializes in designing and making gorgeous quality doors, hardware, sides, legs and tops for Metod and Besta IKEA cabinets. Everything is designed in Sweden and made there, too. They…
  • Keep It Simple Book Review

    Holly Becker
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:48 am
    I’m so happy to share Atlanta Bartlett’s top 8 tips for a happy and relaxed home along with a review her new book, co-authored with Dave Coote, called Keep It Simple. Their brand new book is a practical, inspirational guide that can help you to achieve a happy yet simpler way of life at home. I recently interviewed Atlanta asking her to highlight a few of her inspirations for writing Keep It Simple and she first revealed that, “We really wanted to create something beautiful and inspirational but it was also really important to us that…
  • 16 Ideas For Photographing Kids For Instagram

    Holly Becker
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:30 am
    Instagram is the new black. That’s why it’s super important if you’ve been sitting on the fence with it to up your game this very second. This post will share 16 Ideas for Photographing Kids For Instagram, but you can use lots of these tips for photographing adults too. I’m so hot on IG and my students got me all fired up… We recently wrapped up our online Instagram Bootcamp class and wow, what a great class it was because even the teachers, who have tons of experience and who think we’re pros (ah-hem), realized after day one just…
  • 10 Ways To Create Moody Interiors

    Holly Becker
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:12 am
    Let’s talk about moody, cozy interiors and how to create them. I know, I know… Summer just kicked off but we’ve had pretty bad weather with lots of rainy gray days so I’m working hard to maintain sanity by creating a cozy nest at home. Having the right home environment gets me through times when all I can think about is being outdoors with my little one surrounded by flowers, ice cream and sunlight. On gray days the only thing that gets me through are candles, music, coffee, Amy Winehouse, preparing nice meals and inviting over friends frequently.
 
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  • Bkeeper upcycles unused beehives into furniture and design for the home

    Kristine Lofgren
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:33 pm
      Israel-based Bkeeper – motto: “the art of saving bees” – takes old beehives and turns them into eclectic furniture and design for the home. According to the founder, Hagar Pundak, upcycling unused hives not only helps bring attention to the plight of the bees, but it also creates an environment that feels like living in a house buzzing with nature. Pundak, who is a fifth-generation beekeeper, uses his designs to work with high-risk youth to provide education and ensure that bees will have a future thanks to the next generation of care-givers. + Bkeeper…
  • Pod-like Survival Capsule protects those who can’t flee a tsunami

    Beverley Mitchell
    7 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    Read the rest of Pod-like Survival Capsule protects those who can’t flee a tsunami Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: disaster capsule, disaster shelter, natural disasters, Survival Capsule, Survival Capsules protect against tsunamis, survival pods, tornado shelter, tsunami, tsunami proof design
  • Bright and bold QUO shipping container mall springs up in Buenos Aires

    Ana Lisa
    7 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Read the rest of Bright and bold QUO shipping container mall springs up in Buenos Aires Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Buenos Aires, BZZ Arquitectura, Cecilia Bertezzolo, colorful containers, EcoSan, Ingeniero Maschwitz, QUO Container Center, shipping container mall, stacked shipping containers, sustaimable shopping center
  • White House rolls out plan to install solar panels on subsidized housing

    Cat DiStasio
    7 Jul 2015 | 10:51 am
    Solar power is a booming industry, thanks to technology that is more affordable than ever. Yet, only one percent of grid power in the United States comes from the sun. President Barack Obama seeks to change those figures with a unique plan to install solar panels on the rooftops of subsidized housing. By finding ways to make solar panels available to lower income Americans, the White House hopes to help cash-strapped citizens cut their electricity bills while combating climate change. It’s basically a one-two punch for the economy and the environment. Read the rest of White House rolls out…
  • A coal mine in Scotland was turned into a vast universe made out of plants and stones

    Michelle Kennedy Hogan
    7 Jul 2015 | 9:40 am
    Read the rest of A coal mine in Scotland was turned into a vast universe made out of plants and stones Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: artistic gardens, charles jencks, coal mine garden, coal mine turned garden, cosmic garden scotland, crawick multiverse, duke of buccleuch, garden area, garden of cosmic speculation, reused coal mine, scotland coal mine, universe garden
 
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  • Virginia Farmhouse Renovation Gives Family Back Their Health

    Ada Teicu
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Reader & Swartz Architects imagined a 1970’s farmhouse rekindled to its old flame with a twist of modern design. transformed from plain and boring into a contemporary example of modern design capabilities, the Virginia Farmhouse renovation literally brought back life and health to its inhabiting family. Architects inform us that “the house had mold problems, and, consequently, its inhabitants had respiratory issues. ” Imagine an old farmhouse, dressed in baby blue vinyl siding being replaced with a modern replica. How would it change? This 1970’s farmhouse in…
  • Window Treatment Ideas for Every Room in the House

    Marina Resto
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:53 am
    Having great windows is a major plus in any home–they add character and provide much coveted natural light. Without window treatments, however, the space will look unfinished. Whether you choose blinds, cornices or curtains, windows are a good place to anchor the room’s overall design and inject your own personal style. Before deciding on a treatment, determine what function the window covering needs to serve and the aesthetic you want it to reflect. Is it for a home office? Blinds that block out glare from the sun are a good choice. Looking for an elegant touch to a dining room…
  • Cozy Bethany Beach House Inspiring Relaxation: The Lookout

    Ada Teicu
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:19 am
    Do you want to see how a designer’s home looks like? Here is Marnie Oursler’s former home, the Lookout, a beautiful white and blue Bethany Beach house. Customized to her own needs and desires, the Lookout is a modern beach home in a wonderful location: Bethany Beach, Delaware. Marnie had her whole life been surrounded by some form of design, be it the family-owned building business or her later attraction to real estate. “Marnie had a successful turn selling real estate after college, but it was when locals recognized the beautiful, creative and innovative design of her…
  • 1960s House Update in The Netherlands Encouraging Healthy Family Living

    Lavinia
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:43 am
    An old 1960s house located in North Brabant, The Netherlands was upgraded by WillemsenU Architects in order to serve the modern living needs of a family of four. The clients wanted more space, as well as a new working area connected to the surrounding landscape. The solution provided by the architects consisted of extending the house on one side. By doing so, extra living areas were created on the ground floor, offering room for the business home office, a garage and a carport. The children’s’ bedrooms on the upper floor were also enlarged as a result of this home update. Several…
  • L-Shaped Family Home Fascinates With Interconnected Spaces

    Ada Teicu
    5 Jul 2015 | 1:14 am
    Located in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel, this attractive contemporary family home spreads over 450 square meters and provides luxurious settings to live a desirable lifestyle. Imagine waking up in this fascinating dream home and not knowing in which of its three Mediterranean gardens to drink your coffee and have breakfast with the family. Because this may look like a set from a movie, but it’s actually a home built for a modern family. The L-shaped dream home was imagined by Paz Gersh Architects to be filled with children laughing in an almost transparent indoor-outdoor environment, perfect…
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    Better Living Through Design

  • Alter Ego Water Bottle Filtration System

    Katie
    7 Jul 2015 | 9:12 am
    If you’ve ever been thirsty on a day expedition, you know that sometimes water is scarce and not always safe to drink. That’s unfortunately the daily experience for many people around the world, a fact that’s easy to forget if you live in a well developed, urban environment. So, what’s the fix? Products like this Alter Ego Water Bottle Filtration System help, as portions from sales go to to ONE DROP, an international non-profit organization dedicated to developing sustainable water access programs worldwide. Of course, the actual Alter Ego Water Bottle also does an…
  • Ovo iPhone amplifier

    Katie
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
    Add this to your list of things you absolutely don’t need but want sort of badly. I mean, come on, it’s a passive amplifier made from Carrera marble for your iPhone. The shape is carved very slowly from a single block of marble (does the price make more sense now?) and works solely from mechanic sound diffusion. No cords, no batteries, just plain ol’ geometry working to optimize your listening experience. Compatible with iPhone 5S and iPhone 6. By May Day Design and Andrea Maldifassi / Monitillo Marmi from Italy
  • Frame Canopy Bed

    Katie
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:46 am
    Huh? This seems like a price too good to be true for a canopy bed. I always thought Room&Board’s Architecture Bed was the best price in the business, but now this Frame Canopy Bed just might take the spot. Canopy beds are excellent for creating a room within a room, which is very suitable for large rooms with high ceilings. Will you get tired of the the brass plated corners after a few weeks years? Maybe, but whenever that happens, there’s more than enough DIY guides on painting brass that will fix that. A quick spray primer on the brass parts and then another contrasting…
  • Viteo Outdoor Shower

    Katie
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:19 am
    Does anyone else feel like they need an outdoor shower? It’s sort of a no-brainer if you’ve got a pool or lakeside retreat, or if you just love to bathe al fresco. But what do you do when there’s not existing plumbing to support a regular shower? You get an outdoor shower that hooks up to your garden hose, that’s what. Take a look at the Viteo Outdoor Shower. It’s different in that the water shoots up from below, for an upside down sort of shower experience. Just step on the base, and the water is activated. Step off, and the water turns off. It’s nice that…
  • Geometric Rug by Alyson Fox

    Katie
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:44 am
    A little geometry mixed in with natural looped jute and tufted wool and cotton all combine to make this pleasing patterned rug by Alyson Fox. Jute plus wool and cotton? Yep, don’t be alarmed, you’ll have a couple of extra textures beneath your feet, and rest assured all three are natural products. Plus, doesn’t yellow sort of shout “Summer!” to you? Design Country: USA Material: Wool, Cotton & Jute Dimensions: 5′ W x 7′ L
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  • A Removable Staircase to Carry You to the Top of the Trees

    Delana
    7 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    There's basically nothing better in the world than climbing a tree and watching the world go by from way up in the branches. But when you get to a certain age - say, past 16 or so - climbing trees tends to get a bit more difficult. Designers Robert McIntyre and Thor ter Kulve developed a system that takes the work out of tree climbing and leaves you with just the fun, whimsical part. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Human Hands + Machine Brains = Beautiful People Portraits Ease Your Back Pain With an Ergonomically-Designed Shovel Cutting Board…
  • Gimme Shelter: The Garden Igloo

    Sylvie Greil
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Human habitations know no limits. These days it’s perfectly normal to find a yurt in your neighbor’s backyard or a teepee in your friend’s living room. An igloo? That would require polar temperatures. Not so fast! The Garden Igloo by the eponymous Berlin-based company thrives in any kind of weather, especially balmy breezes. The multi-purpose, pop-up geodesic dome can function as greenhouse, lounge space for reading and relaxing, winter garden, kids’ play room or as a Jacuzzi cover. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Functional Art: Fun…
  • Tailor Made: All-Fabric Lamp Casts a Soft, Warm, Fuzzy Glow

    Delana
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:35 am
    Home objects made of unexpected materials can become some of the most stunning conversation pieces; the texture and unusual shape of this lamp would definitely make it a visual centerpiece in the home. Rather than the traditional wood, glass, plastic, or any number of the other materials routinely used to make lamps, Metrocuadro Design set out to make the sleeve lamp from fabric. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Charming Campfire Table Lamp Brings the Outdoors Indoors Fan Art Furniture: Star Wars AT-AT Walker Table Lamp 2 Cups of Light: Table Lamps…
  • Base Lamp: Turn Any Object Into Lighting With This Fixture

    Stephanie
    5 Jul 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Maybe you’ve got a faceted glass terrarium, a beautiful transparent vase or just an exceptionally favored bottle of whiskey laying around that you’d like to literally highlight like a work of art. The ‘Baselamp’ by Luke Lamp Co. lets you turn nearly any object into a sculptural lighting fixture, so long as it can sit flat and isn’t too opaque to transmit light. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Gorgeous Peg Lamp is an Exceptionally Minimalist Design Creepy & Creative: Colorful Floating Lamp Design Lights, Camera… Big Brother?! 3…
  • Material Experiments: Sculptural Furniture Made of Sugar & Salt

    Stephanie
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:49 am
    Beautiful as they may be, the looks - and even the functionality - of these sculptural items of furniture come secondary to a playful process of experimentation with unexpected materials. Designer Fernando Mastrangelo has spent most of the last decade learning through trial and error how substances like sugar, salt, coffee, sand, ice cream sprinkles and even reclaimed objects like BB pellets can be mixed with other materials to produce unique, durable objects. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Triangulation: Sharp Geometric Modern Furniture Series…
 
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  • A Curated, Creative Journey

    Julia-Chicago
    18 Jun 2015 | 12:32 pm
    The Julia Buckingham Collection for Global Views debuting Summer 2015… Say again?! I am living a dream come true! It’s been an amazing journey this last year and such a learning experience. I am thrilled to introduce my new collection with Global Views.  They have been an amazing partner allowing me to bring my Modernique® vision to life. It has always been my dream to have a collection where I can literally curate an entire space from floor to ceiling- Global Views has allowed me to do just that. I’ve always been a huge fan of Global Views and they have been a go-to…
  • Dwell on Design | 2015

    Jill-LA
    14 Jun 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Dwell on Design returned to Los Angeles this year for another round of great design events and exhibitions, seems like it gets better and better every year! This year I explored the show to see both new finds and old finds, but always interesting new showcases. From ideas on landscaping to space-maximizing bathroom ideas from Geberit, here are some of my highlights from this year’s #DOD2015. Love the colorful and graphic fabrics available from The Shade Store. A highlight, and absolute favorite, the faucets and fittings from Franz Viegener – beautiful minimal streamlined design! More…
  • Legends of La Cienega: The Parties

    Jill-LA
    24 May 2015 | 4:58 pm
    This year we welcomed the 7th annual Legends of La Cienega to the La Cienega Design Quarter with a host of events and parties. {Fun with friends at the Viyet hosted party during Legends week, left to right: Ginna of Woven Accents, Will of Bright Bazaar, Brooke of Brooke Mason Photography, me, Kam, and Ron} If there’s anything I like most about the annual Legends of La Cienenga, well let’s just say it’s the socializing and parties! It’s a chance to see many friends and it’s by far become the who’s who of the design world. This year brought bloggers and…
  • AOC Wine Dinner Event with Ribera Rueda Wine

    Jill-LA
    24 May 2015 | 1:23 pm
      I think I have a new favorite restaurant in town and that is A.O.C. LA! Just in the past week I’ve been there for two amazing dinner events! Last week, I had the pleasure of experiencing some amazing food pairings and wine from Ribera Rueda Wine, a savory wine from Spain. The food pairings were a series of shared small plates by chef Suzanne Goin of A.O.C. that paired with each next wine selection created an even more flavorful taste sensation. Truly one of the best wine dinner events I’ve ever experienced.   A Spanish influenced selection of starters featured at our…
  • Legends Is Coming!

    Jill-LA
    29 Apr 2015 | 12:05 pm
    The annual Legends of La Cienega event is taking place next week and I am looking forward to a few days of parties and events and seeing many friends in town! This year the Legends Abassadors include not only a nation wide team but an international blogger too, my favorite UK friend and blogger, Will of Bright Bazaar!   I am also looking forward to the event at Woven Accents with a panel led by my friends Ginna Christensen and Mat Sanders of MyDomaine and with actress Jessica Alba!   Be sure to follow along @LCDQLA #LCDQLA
 
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  • DIY: Hanging Galvanized Storage Tray in the Bath

    Julie Carlson
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Spotted in a Tuscan bath: a clever hanging solution for toiletries, towels, etc. Here's how to get the look. Above: A tray hangs in Tuscany. See more of the lodgings at The New Dolce Vita: A Reinvented Village in Tuscany. Above: Roost of Sausalito, California, makes Galvanized Trays in three sizes; the large is 24 inches in diameter and is $68 from Collyer's Mansion. You'll need to drill four evenly spaced around the edge of the tray to create openings for the suspension chains (you could use rawhide, too). Then, suspend the tray from a Ceiling Hook from Aubuchon for $1.69, and consult Lowe's…
  • Small-Space Living: 6 Tips for Maximizing Storage in the Minimal Bath

    Justine Hand
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    The overflowing medicine cabinet. The stingy towel bar that accommodates precisely half of your family's needs. The tub that's overrun with bath toys. Sound familiar? At some point we've all had to live within the confines of the tiny bathroom. Fortunately, there are easy ways to make a boxy space work better—and feel bigger. The key is to get organized, edit out the excess, and consider these storage tips.  Ditch the Towel Bar Above L: In today's Steal This Look: The Compact Beach House Family Bath, designer Jenny Wolf uses hooks to create extra storage and emphasize the…
  • 8 Favorites: Best Beach Towels of 2015

    Margot Guralnick
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Enough with the skimpy Turkish fringed foutas. True, they work well as sarongs, but for lounging in the sand and drying off, we prefer towels with a bit more bulk. Classic bands of color, too, please. The good news: Even though July is only just under way, beach towel sale season is now starting. Above: Made of Japanese cotton terrycloth, the oversize Narrow Stripe Beach Towel from James Perse is available in gray/white and black/white; $225 each. Above: The Vertical Rugby Stripe Teach Towel from Lands' End is $19 (down from $29) and comes in 10 color combinations. Above: Serena and…
  • Steal This Look: The Compact Family Bath, Beach House Edition

    Margot Guralnick
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    "I fell in love with the look of this apron sink from Home Depot and built the design around that," says Jenny Wolf of the compact main bathroom in her family's East Hampton cottage. She transformed the 55-square-foot space from dark to light and from worn-out to shipshape, courtesy of whitewashed, wood-paneled walls and accents of "mixed metals." Wolf runs Jenny Wolf Interiors of New York and kindly detailed her sources. Here's how to re-create the look. Above: The space is just big enough for a glass-enclosed shower and is shared by Wolf, her husband, and their young daughter.
  • Zero-Waste Wool Kitchen Accessories from the Pacific Northwest

    Julie Carlson
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    We discovered the work of Heidi Leugers of Reclaimed Wool via Portland, Oregon's Alder & Co., one of our favorite shops anywhere. Her kitchen accessories made from assorted end-bolt and discontinued fabrics from a "famous Pacific Northwest mill" manage to look fresh and vintage at the same time. Perfect for cabin life. Above: Made in Portland of reclaimed wool, the Cool Tone Potholder is $18. "Wool? In the kitchen? Yes. Wool is naturally noncombustible and naturally insulating," Leugers says. "Scandinavians have trusted wool's performance in the kitchen for decades." Above: The pot…
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  • How To Dry Out (and Hopefully Save) Wet Phones and Tablets — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

    7 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Pin it A good majority of us have been there- that moment when you realize your phone is headed straight for a big puddle/tub/bowl of liquid. The moment that practically guarantees you have to buy a very expensive replacement. But if you're quick enough, you may be able to throw one last Hail Mary and revive your digital device from the brink of death with this pantry staple. READ MORE »
  • John Legend & Chrissy Teigen List Manhattan Home for $4.5 Million — Design News

    7 Jul 2015 | 11:45 am
    Pin it Want to live like beautiful people John Legend and Chrissy Teigen? The couple has listed their one bedroom home in Nolita for $4.5 million. READ MORE »
  • Affordable Style: Bar Carts Under $100

    7 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    Pin it Last week we published a roundup of bar carts for every budget, and this week we're back with a set of even more wallet-friendly options... all under $100. READ MORE »
  • Ideas to Steal from 10 Clever Small Space Entryways

    7 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Pin it Living in a little space, without a dedicated entryway (or even a coat closet) doesn't have to mean having purses and keys and boots and coats strewn all over the place. Here's a little inspiration from small-space entryways, ways to make the space right next to your front door into a little workhorse that will keep the rest of your home pleasantly decluttered. READ MORE »
  • In Honor of the Pink Flamingo

    7 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    Lori and Jeromy's Stylish Family Home Pin it Whether you love it or hate it, you're familiar with the plastic lawn flamingo. With its bright pink hue and subtly-smiling countenance, the flamingo has been a prominent feature of American kitsch culture since its creation in 1957. On June 22, Donald Featherstone, the creator of the pink plastic flamingo, died at the age of 79 and we'd like to pay tribute with a bit of history- and a flamingo roundup! READ MORE »
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • Our Top Five Favorite Mad Men Design Moments

    Becky
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:53 am
    Now that Don Draper finally nailed the ultimate account and Mad Men has disappeared into 1970 forever, I’ve been binge watching the whole thing all over again on Netflix. There were so many fantastic moments of graphic design, fashion design, even hair design (and some not-so-good ones, those ’70s staches and sideburns were not doing the characters any favors). But most of all, I loved to watch Mad Men for the spot-on 1960s set design. There are too many to count; with all that Eames, Saarinen and other mid-century icons lurking everywhere. Here are some of the highlights: What…
  • Don’t Miss This Fatboy Deal!

    DesignPublic.com
    10 Jun 2015 | 7:41 am
    Whether you’re craving a colorful hammock to swing in or big fat comfy seats to replace those rickety old lawn chairs, there has never been a better time to stock up on Fatboy’s clever and colorful outdoor furniture offerings.  Now through June 15 2015, spend $600 on Fatboy Outdoor Furniture and save $100.     This is not your 1970s bean bag. The Fatboy Original Outdoor comes in way cooler colors, is much more comfortable as a real seat and its jacket is moisture repellent Sunbrella™ fabric.   You know it’s the best time of year to lounge and swing from…
  • Brand Spotlight: Kahler Design

    DesignPublic.com
    29 May 2015 | 9:28 am
    If you don’t know Kähler, you’re going to want to get to know them. The iconic Danish ceramics company has been making museum-worthy pieces since 1839. Don’t let the pedigree scare you though; the Kahler pieces you’ll treasure forever are still handmade by artisans yet are reasonably priced.   Hand-painted stripes mark the classic Omaggio line by Kähler. A variety of shapes and sizes in a range of colors, the vase collection is made for all sorts of leaves, branches and blooms.   Omaggio will dress your table with style as well. A favorite is the crisp…
  • Some Easy Swaps and Props for Summer Decor

    Becky
    22 May 2015 | 10:21 am
    If you’re not going anywhere this weekend, it’s a great time to summer-fy your place. Or for those of you lucky enough to have a cottage or a summer share it’s the prime weekend to open it up and give it a zshush. Here are 10 favorite products that will help you get ready for summer.   1. Lobstahs! Go for that overt sea creature theme, because now is the time. A favorite lobster accessory of mine is the Thomas Paul Lobster Sketch Pillow. 2. Candlelight.  Get ready for some outdoor candlelight. The usual tealight holders won’t keep the breeze from blowing out…
  • 5 Must-Have Elements for The Perfect Outdoor Space

    Becky
    20 May 2015 | 10:17 am
    For many of us, the pollen is finally clearing, and it’s time to get that outdoor space spiffed up so that we can spend the maximum amount of time outdoors. What makes a great outdoor space? Here are my personal top five: 1. LIFE Even the tiniest of spaces needs plants to enliven it. Surely there is room even on the smallest of balconies for at least a potted plant or two. Consider a trellis, hanging pots or boxes that hang over the railings if you’re short on floor space. Modernica’s mid-century modern pots with stands are one of the chicest modern ways to add life to your…
 
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    Home Design Find

  • Design Dilemma: 5 Exterior Renovations with a Big Payback

    preynolds
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:32 am
    Eclectic Porch by Other Metro Interior Designers & Decorators Kim Pearson Pty Ltd When many of us renovate our homes, we’re thinking beyond just an improvement in space, functionality and looks for ourselves. We’re also thinking that down the line, when it comes time to sell, there could be a financial payoff as well. Some of us, in fact, decide to spruce up a space, specifically for that reason. So what are the best renovations if you hope to substantially increase the value of your home? A new pool? A big fancy kitchen? A complete overhaul of the electrical wiring or old…
  • Stairway Courtyard Brings a Glass Box of Light into Hong Kong Renovation

    Susan Kraemer
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:54 am
    This surprising courtyard lightens a renovated house in the Sha Tin neighborhood of Hong Kong by Millimeter Interior Design Limited. Parking and entrance is on the first floor next to the stair. A strange aquarium-like light penetrates deeply into the house via this glass-boxed courtyard by the staircase. The master bedroom suite is accessed up past the glass courtyard, so every trip up or down is next to nature. The renovation of an existing 40-year old house transforms it into a comfortable and modern accommodation with spacious rooms. Now, its spacious master bedroom suite has room to…
  • The Courtyard House Maximizes a Dark Forest Site

    Susan Kraemer
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:54 pm
    NO ARCHITECTURE has created a lovely house with a central courtyard reflected in the hexagonal cut-out in the roof. The roof cut-out uses passive solar gain, allowing light and air inside, to a potentially dark site. This central courtyard brings light down into the center of the home and is conceived as both uniter and divider creating space and privacy within. Highly polished concrete floors throughout reflect the surrounding forest. The courtyard, while continuing the surrounding indigenous landscape, also supplies a convenient kitchen garden for the family cook. The design provides the…
  • An Eccentric Skiers Getaway in China – Snow Apartment

    Susan Kraemer
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:17 am
    Now here’s a strange sight! And is that… a ski rack? The Snow Apartment by penda is located in Zhangjiakou, Hebei, China in a famous skiing region north of Beijing. Inspired by a melting snowfield in spring, when nature slowly revives from winter and offers a contrast of cold and warm, white and colored, the apartment is entirely white and wood. A series of skylights offer the only daylight – as if we really have been buried in a snowdrift. The plastered walls of ‘snow’ are suspended just above the floor with brilliant white LED under lighting – further…
  • A Perfect White Villa for Sublime Relaxation Outside Tokyo

    Susan Kraemer
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:16 am
    A wraparound S shape defines this small but sweet all-white villa an hour from Tokyo on the Boso Peninsula by Kiyonobu Nakagame & Associates. The serene simplicity of white concrete reveals the elegance of the S shape and establishes a peaceful counterpoint against the balmy blue skies just east of the capital city. The very well-stated design consists of one continuous wall that is folded in different directions to set up the various views. The utmost in serene minimalism continues in the single master bedroom suite upstairs. Here a deep soaking tub for relaxation within the vast ocean…
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    Bloesem

  • Not what you would expect

    Bloesem
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:50 pm
    The things this designer does with leather in particular, woah. It's always refreshing to see materials we are used to seeing on a daily basis used in unusual ways and settings. Dutch design house, Studio Pepe Heykoop's use of materials such as leather to create unconventional pieces like the Phased vases.. and the leather loops collection, a whole new way of using leather in seating. His experimentation and designs are made and explored in his studio in Amsterdam which he set up straight out of university. .. Studio Pepe Heykoop
  • Accuracy and delicacy

    Bloesem
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:58 pm
    Japanese label, Lue, believes that the hands are the most accurate and delicate. Even more so than machines when creating their range of handmade brass pieces. Working exclusively with Brass, the studio creates utensils, stationary and accessories out of their workshop in Japan. They see brass as a beautiful material that becomes more attractive with age, which is in line with the philosophy behind their products - made to last.  .. Lue
  • Link love

    Bloesem
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:03 am
    Brand extensions.. always interesting imagining what could be.. Weekend = time for cake A must-DIY- this clay and rope basket. The Bloesem Shop has moved! Our shop can now be found at Bloesemshop.com with special treats, everything is going at 40% off (except for Bloesem classes). La Villa Noailles, the perfect shades of pink indoors. Fancy some exploring? Find some spots to visit in Singapore and Japan with this new city guide.. You can never get too much inspiration for branding and packaging. One fiber at a time.. Raw chocolate pistachio buttercups Next up: Gold foil and basic calligraphy…
  • If you like colours too..

    Bloesem
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:23 am
    Dots gift wrap pack  .. then you have come to the right post. This crafty sister duo, Sweet William prints, they are an inspiring pair. Paula and Shelley design a range of stationery and gift items, featuring many of Paula's vibrant illustrations. Based and printed in Australia, their products are of the highest quality and have been tested to last for a long long time. The colour combinations are refreshing and so exciting. Also, Paula's studio looks like the place to be to get inspired, colour all over the walls! { 1. Garden print ; 2. Tea revives you print ; 3. Blue pot print ;…
  • Studio Thier & Van Daalen

    Bloesem
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:31 am
    Another stop along Design Kwartier was Studio Thier & Van Daalen. They fascinate us with their interior objects that incorporate elements of nature with a play of colour, light and reflection. The duo behind Studio Thier&vanDaalen, use individual strengths to come up with their unusual and intriguing designs, Ruben being more focused on the technical aspects, while Iris plays with how the design looks and takes shape.  With the end goal set at surprising people, Iris and Ruben are constantly working on new ways and areas to use their designs in. Their common interest colours and…
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    2Modern Blog

  • Save 20% on Gandia Blasco Contemporary Rugs & Furniture

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:29 am
    Tactile beauty is the speciality of Spanish brand Gandia Blasco, which oversees a range of modern rugs and furniture defined by exquisitely detailed woven textiles. Our Gandia Blasco sale is offering 20% savings on best selling designs, including the vividly geometric Bandas and Mangas collections—created by Patricia Urquiola. The sale lasts through July 19th, so shop the Gandia Blasco sale here >
  • Portugal’s Tripod Art Installation by LIKEarchitects

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:53 pm
    The city of Porto, Portugal was the location of a recent art installation that paid tribute to two of its emblematic architectural elements: the spiral staircase and the balcony, ubiquitous features of the cityscape. Conceived by local architectural firm LIKEarchitects, the installation, named Tripod, connected 3 winding steel staircases to a pair of triangular platforms, its entire joyful purple-hued form supported by a concrete base. Located in Porto’s Largos dos São Domingos town square, Tripod was designed as “a simultaneously intimate and exposed space, that…
  • July Lighting Sales: Save on Varaluz, Cerno, Fanimation

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:34 am
    We’re kicking off July with sales on contemporary lighting by Varaluz, Cerno, and Fanimation. Cerno, a Southern California design studio is known for beautifully crafted, innovative LED modern lighting designs which fuse superior materials and supreme functionality with elegant forms. Our Cerno sale features 15% off on all Cerno modern lighting, including the Altus LED Floor Lamp and the Fortis LED Wall Sconce, new Cerno designs and recent arrivals at 2Modern. Shop the Cerno sale here > Eco-friendly lamps by Varaluz are distinctive for their inventively…
  • New York Botanical Garden Recreates Frida Kahlo’s Mexico City Garden

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:11 pm
    The New York Botanical Garden has an unusual blockbuster exhibit on its hand this summer, thanks to the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Kahlo, whose cult following rivals that of no other woman artist, was famously inspired by horticulture—evidenced in the lush plants and flowers that were recurring themes in both her paintings and in her expressive fashion statements. For this inspired collaboration between the New York Botanical Garden and guest curator, the Latin American scholar Adriana Zavala, Kahlo’s lesser known lifelong project—a gorgeously landscaped garden…
  • Exclusive Sale: Save 15% on Niche Modern Contemporary Lighting

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:01 pm
    The value of American-made modern design is clearly illustrated in the beautiful contemporary lighting designs of Niche Modern, a New York-based design studio and factory that keeps its dazzling creative output firmly planted on American soil. Our exclusive Niche Modern Sale dovetails with the July 4th holiday, as good a time as any to celebrate the originality and drive of design that’s proudly made in America—or in the case of Niche Modern, meticulously hand crafted in America. Now, through July 7th, save a sparkling 15% on all Niche Modern pendant lights, including the brand…
 
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    Landfair on Furniture

  • The tabletop as art display space: Ceramic mosaic tops by Furthur

    Michael Landfair
    27 Jun 2015 | 6:29 pm
    The LA Times today reports that for some time "...tables with ceramic-tiled tops have often been relegated to patio and pool areas — strictly outdoors.But that's changing, says Michelle Arias, who, with her husband, Raymond, opened Furthur on Sunset Boulevard 20 years ago. Tables adorned with 4-by-4-inch Mexican azulejos (ceramic wall tiles) are now in-home worthy because the quality of the tiles that she gets in Dolores Hidalgo, about a 40-minute drive north from San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico, has so vastly improved.Azulejos can be traced to Moorish influences in the Iberian…
  • Screen Door Will Open For Brunch and Lunch Seven Days a Week

    Michael Landfair
    10 Jun 2015 | 1:16 pm
    The Screen Door has been added to my itinerary for next visit to PDX land.Image: Allison JonesA massive bombshell from weekend brunchmaster Screen Door. Starting June 11, the Southern fried East Burnside restaurant will  open for brunch and lunch seven days a week.That's right: chicken and waffles on a Monday, all the grits and Spicy Creole Bloody Marys you can handle Tuesday, Friday, Sunday, whatever—just throw your calendar away entirely. Also, the restaurant will debut a huge new lunch menu, built around a line-up of 13 Southern sandwiches (muffaletta and brisket to…
  • From Mukava, the World’s First Egonomic Reading Table.

    Michael Landfair
    2 Jun 2015 | 8:43 am
    From Mukava, the world’s first ergonomic reading table. Designed by multi-award winning industrial designer Hiroshi Ono, Mukava is compatible with all mobile and tablet devices as well as books and documents. Mukava features our patented hinge system that adjusts to more than twelve possible positions, making your reading or viewing experience comfortable wherever you are. Feel free to watch their new promotional video highlighting its versatility and design:https://vimeo.com/125081675Mukava currently offers three revolutionary products which are listed below1) Mukava Premium…
  • How to Choose Paint Colors to Complement Furniture

    Michael Landfair
    26 May 2015 | 11:27 am
    Most people already own furniture before deciding to paint and repaint. Choosing a color that complements the furniture you already have only makes sense. Knowing how to choose the right color, texture and pattern of paint can be quite a challenge, though.Complementary Color MatchingThe first step to choosing color for your home should be to find a family of colors that complement your furniture colors. If you’re lucky enough to have neutral colors for your furniture, such as tan, white or black, then you can choose almost any color scheme.For everyone else, you’ll want to visit your…
  • Karttell Stuns Me

    Michael Landfair
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    I wrote last about the 10 most expensive furniture brands. This morning I received an email with this picture:When I previewed the email, Bev was standing right by me. I saw the breasts and "eros" and thought, "Whoa someone just sent me porn."Like any male, I waited to look until Bev moved to another room.It was an arresting ad from Kartell about the new egg-shaped chair named Ero/s/. They got my attention:
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    COTE DE TEXAS

  • FABULOUS NEW GIVEWAY!!!!!!

    7 Jul 2015 | 11:39 am
          Today, we are having a fabulous giveaway to welcome a new Cote de Texas sponsor – Laurier Blanc. Laurier Blanc is the brainchild of Suzanne Coppola – who meshed her wanderlust with her love of design – creating a marketplace filled with beautiful items she has personally culled from around the world.  Her collection is young and vital and very on trend.   For ease, you can choose from the online store – or if you are in Houston, visit the showroom for a more hands-on experience. I have chosen my favorite items from Laurier Blanc – and invite you…
  • A Slice of Heaven in the Hill Country

    5 Jul 2015 | 7:36 pm
                       Back in 2007, two décor magazines featured the homes of a Houston real estate agent.  One, in Elle Décor, was her Texas Hill Country weekend house in historic Fredericksburg.  The other spread in Veranda was her house in Houston, a classic Georgian River Oaks beauty.   Both were designed by Joe Shaffer. Back then I featured a story about these articles called “Two for Texas” because really, how many are lucky enough to be published in two different décor magazines…
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    Atticmag

  • Honeycomb Tile Kitchen

    Jane F
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    As a backsplash to set the tone for a neutral kitchen there’s nothing like dimensional honeycomb tile. When an internet mogul built a vacation home in Costa Rica, Atlanta designer Beth Webb was hired to create the décor. Channeling the dark, rustic Latin look of homes in Central America, and mixing it up with the needs of second home for upscale clients, the result was classic, elegant and yet slightly exotic blend of whites, creams and taupes. In the kitchen [top] that meant a neutral scheme, one of subtle richness based on Ann Sacks’ dimensional Nottingham honeycomb tile in Veil. A…
  • Independence Day Holiday

    Jane F
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Taking the weekend off to celebrate the 4th of July. With best wishes to all for freedom and independence around the world. And with thanks to California-made Fireclay Tile for providing a great Independence Day collage that celebrates the red, white and blue of the American flag.… Continue ReadingThe post Independence Day Holiday appeared first on Atticmag.
  • French Bistro Shelves

    Jane F
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:02 pm
    French Bistro shelves are making cameo appearances on kitchen islands and counters. Like most shelving in the kitchen, these traditional French bistro shelves have a specific character which can make them a great accessory. Long used in restaurants  for displaying food, wines or collectibles they also were partial screens to block certain lines of sight while at the same time revving up appetites. In home kitchens — particularly on an island — bistro shelves may be focal points if not conversation pieces. The glass shelving is transparent, so what goes on the shelves is showcased by the…
  • Colorful Mudrooms

    Jane F
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:03 am
    Colorful mudrooms — even when the color is neutral — offer a hint of personality in the entryway of a house. For a long time most mudrooms I saw were white, just like kitchens. As places to house boots, hats, umbrellas, jackets, dog leashes and assorted other outdoor gear the use of white made them a bit fussy for me. In addition to color, a mudroom (or boot room) by definition serves a function. In a way it’s a glorified closet but a public one. Elaborate woodwork is not always required. Even a small space can benefit from a shelf rack with pegs and a storage bench like the ones…
  • Marie Antoinette Armchair

    Jane F
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    On Thursday, July 9, an armchair belonging to the last queen of France— Marie-Antoinette — will be sold at public auction by Christie’s in London. Marie Antoinette’s exquisite armchair, a bergère, features an arched back and padded scrolling arms. It is said to be the only surviving armchair (fauteuil en bergère) from the most expensive suite of furniture that belonged to the French queen. The entire set of 16 chairs (8 armchairs and 8 side chairs) cost 20,000 livres when they were ordered in 1780. (The livre was the French currency from medieval times until 1795, when it was…
 
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    The Finishing Touch

  • Instagram Faves: Décor

    Phoebe Pinder
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    Here at blinds.com we are on the lookout for power instagrammers! We would love to share with you some of our favorite accounts that post about décor, fashion, family, and crafts/ DIY! Décor: em_henderson Emily’s style is anything but cheap looking, but everything she decorates with is affordable (and you can find a lot of it at Target)! Emily does a great job intertwining her personal life with photos of her home décor, and keeps everything entertaining. Her style is full of refreshing color to brighten up your day. I realized that the only time I have time (like most of us) to…
  • Dated San Fran Kitchen Gets Textural Makeover with Bamboo Shades

    Abigail Sawyer
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:27 pm
    We’d like to introduce you to a DIY + decor blog that we’ve been completely hooked on for the past few months, Hammers and Heels. It’s lovely author, Amanda, has an incredible eye for design – so much so that her college apartment was featured on The Everygirl. If you thought that space was great, get excited because she now has a home of her own and is remodeling it over from the ground up. We were excited to be a part of Amanda’s kitchen mini makeover and just love how the space turned out. Read on to see more! Hammers and Heels Kitchen Makeover with Woven…
  • 15 Unexpected Ways to Decorate with Collections

    Abigail Sawyer
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:40 am
    Collections may be based on childhood nostalgia or relics from a bygone era that fascinate you. Whatever you collect, what good is it if it’s stashed in a drawer or hidden away in a box? If you want to know how to display collections, we’ve got 15 ideas for you. 1. Go Monochrome Simple shelves in the same color at the wall paint will make your collection, like these vintage cameras, really take center stage. 2. Use a Collection as Decor Inspiration This homeowner spent years competing her collection of vintage pyrex, so she redecorated her kitchen to match + show it off. 3. Take…
  • How to Check the Status of your Blinds.com Order

    Benjamin Serven
    24 Jun 2015 | 3:41 pm
    After placing an order for your brand spanking new blinds, we want to keep you up to date on how it’s doing and when it’ll arrive on your doorstep! To check the status of your order, all you need are 2 things: 1. Your Order Number 2. Your Email Address Can’t find your order number? All Blinds.com orders will be followed by a confirmation email which contains your order number. If you can’t find that email, call customer service, and they’ll assist you in pulling up your order and advising you of your current status.  Head over to…
  • Want X-Ray Vision? Solar Shades are for you!

    Benjamin Serven
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Today we’re taking a look at solar shade opacity. Not even sure what that is? Stick around, and I’ll tell you about it. Solar shades are a great choice where privacy isn’t a factor, but blocking light and glare are important. Solar shades will prevent UV rays from fading your furniture, floors, and other household items. They’ll also keep glare off your TV. They’re just like sunglasses for your windows! Solar shades come in different levels of opacity, varying from 14%-1% openness. Now what does that mean? A 1% shade will block 99% of the UV rays, while a 14%…
 
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    The Office Stylist

  • Good Eats – Sharing One of my Favorite Pasta Recipes!

    Rima Butto
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:50 am
    This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Ronzoni, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #RonzoniSummer  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV I find getting my daily veggie requirements in can be kind of tricky (I’m sort of a picky eater), so I love the idea of being able to get my necessary vegetables in something I eat anyway. I’m so excited to share one of my favorite pasta recipes that’s easy, delicious, and a great way to get your daily nutrition requirements. I picked up a box of Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta from…
  • Win a Complete Kate Spade Office Accessory Set ($240 value) {CLOSED}

    Rima Butto
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    **Giveaway NOW CLOSED!** Who doesn’t love the fabulousness of Kate Spade? Especially when it comes to their super chic line of office accessories. If you’re a big a fan as I am, you’re in for a huge treat! My Pretty Office (a division of the the great supply website Twist Office Products) are sponsoring a giveaway for Office Stylist readers – a complete set of Kate Spade office accessories worth $240. One lucky winner will receive an acrylic stapler, tape dispenser, letter tray, water bottle, stripe and dot folders, dot notebook, gold pen set, gold pencil cup, gold…
  • How to Give your Balcony a Stylish, New Look for Summer

    The Office Stylist
    16 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target. It’s officially summer (though June gloom in LA would have you thinking otherwise) and I thought what better way to kick off this season than by updating my balcony? Before I moved, I never really thought I would care if I had outdoor space or not. After living here the last few years I realized it’s a must and I spend a lot of time hanging out here, especially during the summer months. With that being…
  • Katie Kime’s Colorful & Chic Space {Office Tour}

    Rima Butto
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Where is your office located? Austin, Texas! Describe your office space to us. We have a large office/warehouse space and both parts serve many different functions for our day-to-day operations. We have inspiration boards and meeting rooms, and then light boxes and white backdrops for shooting product. We have a shipping operation and lots of prototyping and employees of course. So you never really know what will be going on in any given room or space on a daily basis.  Where did the inspiration for your office design come from? Mostly it comes from where I want the product lines and…
  • 5 Office Hacks that Will Make Your Life Easier with Glad Press’n Seal

    Rima Butto
    11 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Glad, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #pressnsealhacks http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV I’m all for unique uses of regular household items AKA Lifehacks, so I’m super excited to share my latest discovery. You may already be familiar with Glad Press’n Seal for its uses in the kitchen (it’s better than basic plastic wrap for sealing food and the like), but did you know it can be used a ton of different ways in the office? You just have to think a little outside the…
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    Long Island Style

  • Looking Forward to...

    7 Jul 2015 | 9:21 am
    Summer is in full swing here on the Island!  July 4th was gorgeous weather and full of family fun. Now,  I'm looking forward to The Hampton Designer Showhouse, which opens July 26th.  Traditional Home always puts on a fabulous showhouse that benefits the Southampton Hospital this year and is always good to get the design juices flowing.  This year I'm really looking forward to the space designed
  • Homes of Distinction Tour 2015

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:21 am
    Spring is in the air and showhouses, house tours, and other beautiful events abound! One that is near and dear to my heart this year is the Homes of Distinction house tour that benefits the children of 9/11 through a charity called Tuesday's Children.  The tour is a one day event that invites you to view five beautiful homes in Manhasset and East Hills here on Long Island, and ends the day with a
  • Design Showhouse Guggenheim Estate 2014

    2 Apr 2015 | 9:54 am
    Call me a sucker for a good cause.  I swore I wasn't going to participate in this years design showhouse at the Guggenheim Castle at Sands Point Preserve.  It is a project that consumes a tremendous amount of time, energy and money.  But, when the executive director called a few weeks before the opening date, I caved and couldn't resist the draw of this historic estate that I love to drive to
  • WARNING: Life is Not a Vignette

    2 Apr 2015 | 8:46 am
    Warning. These pictures are not staged. There are no props, no books stacked with things the reader finds so annoying that it deters them, no vignettes that are magazine ready. Life is not a vignette. I design for people, for families, for those who live in their spaces; not merely those who want a showroom for display. I want life to occur in every nook and cranny. I want wear and tear, I want 
  • A Likeable Home

    17 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    A 1908 Victorian was the last place I thought I'd spend the past several months. But when you find the perfect client, with a family whom you bond with immediately, it's a dream to good to pass up. Carrie and Dave are the CEOs of a growing social media firm in NYC; Likeable Media. A very young, very hip and very savvy company that promises to "create, curate, and promote content that gets you
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    Bridget Beari Design Chat

  • Time for a New Car?

    6 Jul 2015 | 3:07 am
    Where have I been? Little did I know that my favorite Dutch interior designer has been collaborating with Range Rover since 2006. It must not be a sales pitch in Virginia but it would have sold me.Not only was I lucky enough to meet this handsome man last Spring but I was able to tour one of his new apartments in New York. It was a true inspiration and pleasure. Thank you to Dominic Lepere for the invitation. I'm sure the styling is to perfection as all his interiors are clean and without fuss. He is master of organically simple and thoughtful design. He helped in the redesign of…
  • Bridget Beari's Top 5 Rules for Furniture Arrangement

    28 Jun 2015 | 4:26 am
    When designing a room and arranging the furniture, there are some stand by rules that apply. Although sometimes the most interesting rooms are the ones that refuse to be confined. I like to start with these 5 principles and then work from there. 1. Define A Focal PointIn this room the primary focal point is the fireplace. The furniture is placed parallel to this wall. Floating away from the window wall and the 2 klismos chairs floating across from the sofa. 2. Remember the Traffic FlowEven in a small room the furniture most not block your everyday walk through of the room.
  • Chateau Soleil

    21 Jun 2015 | 5:14 am
    I love a good show house and the Atlanta Decorator's Show House never disappoints. This year the designer's revamped the Chateau Soleil for 2015 last April and May. I'll show you a couple of my favorite details: Living Room: Loved this Fromental wallpaper. I'm usually not a pink and green fan but the addition of this navy blue was stunning. EntryMaster Bedroom Simple clean - love the leaning artFamily Roomorange and dark charcoal plus geometricsLiving RoomCollage walls are all over this year                     …
  • 2015 Kips Bay Designer House

    7 Jun 2015 | 4:36 am
    It's an annual adventure to NYC for ICFF and the Kips Bay show house. It's the best in furniture, accessories, lighting and interior design. This year the show house was in the Arthur Sachs Mansion on East 55th @ 66th. A 5 story 9,600 sqft. Beaux Arts style townhouse that will be open from May 14th - June 11th. A beautiful exterior shot - love the detailing and ironwork. One of my favorite rooms was the master bedroom by David Phoenix. The upholstered walls and wallpapered ceiling. Neutral and rich at the same time. The fireplaces were original to the house. I…
  • Southern Living 2015 Idea House Comes to Virginia

    31 May 2015 | 5:40 am
    Bunny Williams turns on the charm with her version of an updated classic farmhouse in the hills of Albermarle County outside of Charlottesville Virginia for this year's Southern Living Idea House. I was lucky to be invited for a preview as a new Southern Living Designer Network partner. What a treat to see all my favorite vendors and some new ones too. Beautiful EntryStone House with metal roof - beautiful porches and patios to enjoy the amazing views. The house was built by Jayson collier of Summit Custom Homes and designed by Rosney Co. Architects both of Charlottesville. The…
 
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  • $70 million House Tour – 212 West 18th Street, New York

    Coco
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:37 am
    House tour Monday! Today I bring you a penthouse apartment in the Walker Tower building at 212 West 18th Street in Chelsea is on the market for $70 million.  The home was purchased in 2014 by Neil...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/cococozy/zOlp/~4/JDuuRmlbk1E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
  • Malibu Home Renovation – Design Details

    COCOCOZY
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    If you haven't been following along on the blog, here's the abbreviated scoop on our Malibu home renovation. My guy TE and I are in the throws of a massive home renovation project in Malibu. It is...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/cococozy/zOlp/~4/U3iM-mCHO_Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
  • Two-Tone Style Ideas – Rooms, Fashion, Design

    COCOCOZY
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Who doesn’t love the bold look of two-tone style?  This top and long skirt by top fashion designer Prabal Gurung hits the two color sweet spot. Bold black and white midriff top with a luxurious... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Monochromatic Rooms – 9 Ways To Design With Color

    COCOCOZY
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:13 am
    Love the idea of a room done in all one color. Monochromatic rooms can be "tres chic". Floor to ceiling in one bold color statement. One color matching throughout or shades of a color used to...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/cococozy/zOlp/~4/bvjSo00YGnI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
  • Malibu Home Renovation Video – Exterior Color Dilemma

    COCOCOZY
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:58 am
      Renovation video update.  Today I bring you a quick video with a last minute thought and dilemma that my guy TE and  I ran into this past weekend on our home renovation project in Malibu.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Designer Crush :: Megan Tagliaferri

    Cristin
    7 Jul 2015 | 10:23 am
    Known for her glitzy hotel and casino interiors in Vegas, Megan Tagliaferri of FLO Design Studio describes her own personal aesthetic as “California mod spiritual.” In her Belmont Shores of Long Beach home, she blends a mix of earthy, yet glamorous boho style. Tagliaferri brilliantly layers rich patterns throughout using designer wallcoverings, Moroccan textiles and vintage furnishings. Although high glam, the rooms are cozy, inviting and laid-back. It’s the perfect interior for the relaxed SoCal waterfront lifestyle Tagliaferri and her family were seeking. Take a peek!
  • 10 Questions :: Sisterhood of the World of Bloggers Award

    Cristin
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:02 am
    You may have seen the Sisterhood of the World of Bloggers Award going around from blog to blog. I’m not sure when it all started, but recently I had the good fortune of being tagged by Lisa, a sweet friend and the incredibly talented interior designer behind Lisa Mende Design. This means that I’ve been asked to answer her 10 questions, then select 10 new bloggers and ask them to answer my 10 questions. Thank you Lisa for nominating me! And here we go… Q :: If you could have any job besides the one you have right now, what would it be? A :: Wow, that’s tough. I’m living…
  • Friday Finds :: Girly Home Decor

    Cristin
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:10 pm
    disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. Happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but this was a long week and I’m glad the weekend is here. To celebrate, I’ve rounded up some very pretty home decor. As I was pulling items that caught my eye, I noticed a pattern… lots of neutrals and some pops of hot pink. Isn’t the triangle rug (#1) fabulous! Loving these girly home decor looks!   product links: 1. metrix rug in hot pink // 2. pagoda lantern 3. zebra mini iPad…
  • July 4th :: Outdoor Entertaining

    Cristin
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:48 pm
    disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. Festive, without being cheesy. That’s what I love about this July 4th tablescape pictured above. Your Independence Day backyard picnic can also patriotic without overloading on stars and stripes by simply keeping to a red, white and blue color scheme. Here are a few items perfect for stylish July 4th outdoor entertaining: product links 1 picnic blanket // 2 hammock // 3 enamalware // 4 bar cart // 5 beach towel // 6 pillow *first image via BHG  …
  • San Francisco Decorator Showcase :: Master Bedroom

    Cristin
    11 Jun 2015 | 9:44 am
    Dark moss green. It’s a color that was popular in the 90s is making a comeback. The earthy shade of green covers the walls in the Master Bedroom designed by Will Wick of Wick Design for this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase. To balance the masculine walls, Wick adds soft feminine tones including the light cream drapery and pale pink bedside lamps. To achieve a curated feel, the space features a mixture of modern-styled furniture (much of which was custom designed by Wick himself) with antiques. In addition, Wick’s use of lighting, artwork and color is tremendous. I…
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  • Designer Loft on Air B & B

    Trudy Crane
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:45 am
    This super cute loft on Air B & B would be the perfect place to stay if you are visiting Helsinki, Finland. I really want to visit one day and often scan Air B & B for dream apartments in this city and Copenhagen as well. Sooo many good spots! Of course all done in the simple Scandi style I love….. Enjoy!Trudyxx
  • The White Room

    Trudy Crane
    23 Jun 2015 | 4:37 pm
    This gorgeous space in Melbourne called The White Room, is available to rent! A sweet space that I would love to stay in...surrounded by the best restaurants and entertainment this little gem has superb style. All in neutral grey, white and woods...one of my favourite combinations. Check out Est Magazine for more pictures!PHOTOGRAPHY: Lisa Cohen Enjoy!TrudyxxLinking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life
  • Summer in Sweden

    Trudy Crane
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:21 pm
    Such a sweet summer cottage in Sweden in this months Lonny Magazine. This 1200 sq ft home in Sweden was designed by Carol Ross along with the owner, a former journalist from Los Angeles, Ulrica Wihlborg. I love the pale tones and simple furnishings in this house. For the full story and more photos visit Lonny here...  Photographed by Carina OlanderLinking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life via: Lonny Magazine Enjoy!Trudyxx
  • Summer Pink

    Trudy Crane
    16 Jun 2015 | 7:55 pm
    You know I love pink just about as much as I like black and white. It always feels fresh added to white in small touches. I also love it in flowers (the peonies right now!!!) , pottery, and in my strawberry ice cream.  Feels just perfect this time of year doesn't it!Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life This is Glamourous Found on kindicecream.com Found on sfgirlbybay.com Found on gretchengretchen.com Found on thefashionworshiper.blogspot.com Found on laurenconrad.com Enjoy!Trudyxx
  • Floral Simplicity

    Trudy Crane
    11 Jun 2015 | 7:04 pm
    Loving this floral apartment from Fantastic Frank. Mix and match of floral wall papers in almost every room...which should be way too much but I love it! It feels so very vintage yet surprisingly modern don't you think? Touches of black in the kitchen ground this small apartment and keep the modern theme throughout.Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life Enjoy!Trudyxxvia: Fantastic Frank
 
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  • Entertaining: Bring Together Fronds & Friends...

    franki durbin
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:58 am
    Fronds are EVERYWHERE this summer and I am loving it. From jumpsuits to candleholders (more on that in a moment) these oversized leaves are showing up in the most unusual of places.Let's first pay tribute to 1942 by decorator Don Loper and others for popularizing the iconic Martinique wallpaper. Using a banana leaf wallcovering is a bold design choice that has made the Beverly Hills Hotel a legendary example of chic design over the years. Dorothy Draper decked the halls of The The Greenbrier Hotel in leafy green paper as well during in it's renovation in the 40's (what was…
  • Objects of Desire: All Things Crystal Clear...

    franki durbin
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:24 am
    Confession time: I am not a big fan of all things acrylic. It requires proper application of this sparkling medium to impress me. The waters have been seriously muddied by cheap plastic $5 objects that just happen to be clear. Plastic spoons = not sexy. Perfectly crafted Lucite legs = dead sexy. Like anything, it comes down to quality. High quality Lucite and some of the more luxurious English acrylic products on the market are stunning. Cheap impostors are everywhere, though, and it seems many don't know the difference because they've only seen them online. To try to give…
  • Game Changers: "Rise" Puts You (Yes, You) On a Private Jet...

    franki durbin
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:27 am
    Last week I learned about Rise, an awesome Dallas company that is to aviation what Uber is to taxis. For $1650 per month you and a companion can fly unlimited (yes, unlimited) flights. Currently it's a regional service, but even as such this is a game changer. If you've booked a flight anywhere lately your jaw has no doubt dropped by reading he above line about unlimited monthly jaunts to and from a destination for a flat fee.A single round-trip flight on American Airlines from Dallas to Houston for a couple will set you back a pretty penny - and that's you and your lovely sitting cramped in…
  • Luxe Accommodations: Securing Some Alone Time In Sicily...

    franki durbin
    27 Jun 2015 | 10:48 am
    When someone asks you to fly to Sicily, you don't take long to say yes. Instead, you promptly thank them for their graciousness and begin plotting outfits and pulling out your TSA-friendly toiletries. In addition to checking another destination off my list, it is Italy - my happy place! I'll be traveling alone and I cannot think of a time in my life when I've been more excited about flying solo (literally & figuratively). Hectic schedule? Daily routine? Workout rut? Buh-bye! Armed with my camera, a few dresses and little more, I'm excited about making this a carry-on only trip. Where…
  • Loving: The Super Versatile Jumpsuit...

    franki durbin
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Seems they call it "genius convertible" for good reason. You can achieve at least four different looks out of this baby. And it comes in petite. And it's on sale. Did I mention the fabric is pretty much wrinkle-proof? SCORE. This one is a great one to toss in your luggage. Snag yours at WH|BM before they are all gone. 
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  • 20 IKEA Storage Hacks to DIY for Your Home

    Casey Watkins
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:22 am
    If there is one thing that every home could have more of, it’s storage. Whether you live in a closet-less apartment or a large home with some real “problem” areas, most of us wouldn’t refuse another box or basket. So when we think about those areas that need some organizing, IKEA is a good place to start looking for materials. Their classic and modern pieces are easily customized to fit your own organizing needs. Take a look at these 20 storage hacks and say goodbye to your problem areas in your home.One of the easiest hacks for a dresser by far is a new coat of paint…
  • A Custom Design Makes The Most Of An Irregular Apartment Floor Plan

    Simona Ganea
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:33 am
    There are times when we have to work with what we’re given and that can mean being stuck with a really difficult layout or setting. So what do you do when you have an apartment with a really odd floor plan which is almost triangular in shape? The best answer would be that you hire an architect or a design studio able to customize every little thing.The apartment we’re talking about is situated in Zagreb, in a 20 year old residential building and was recently redesigned by SODAarhitekti. During this process, all the walls were removed and a new organization was planned.The…
  • 50 Bathrooms That Know To Make The Most Of Great Views

    Simona Ganea
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Enjoying a sweeping view while taking a relaxing bath seems like a dream for those of us who live in the city and value their privacy. But when the location allows it, such a configuration can be magnificent. All these 50 bathrooms follow the same pattern, each one in their own way. Some designs seem like taken from a different world and those are the most impressive ones. But there’s plenty of inspiration here for those that seek something a bit more approachable.The best views are those that don’t limit the eye and let you admire everything in one big sweep. Corner glass windows…
  • How To Have Fun With Marble Contact Paper

    Simona Ganea
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:21 am
    Marble contact paper is extremely versatile and can be used in so many different types of projects that it’s hard to define categories. A while ago we offered a list of 10 interesting makeover projects that were using marble contact paper. We’ll now expand the list with a few more quirky projects.Have an old table that’s starting to look boring? If it has a glass top then you can easily give it a makeover. Adhere marble contact paper onto the glass top and cut it to size. Then simply put the top back and the project is complete.{found on sylandsam}.Similarly, a coffee table…
  • 15 Summer-Ready Cocoon Chairs That Invite Themselves In

    Simona Ganea
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:06 am
    Cocoon chairs, just like hammocks or hanging chairs are really cozy and comfortable, allowing the user to relax and simply enjoy the space and the views. They come in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes. Bubble chairs, for example, are a sleek option. In addition, they’re versatile and they can easily become a favorite reading chair or a lovely accessory for the empty corner in the bedroom or for the shaded spot in the garden.The Cocoon Hanging Chair was designed for outdoor use. Hang it from a tree or take it with you when you go camping. This versatile accessory resembles a small…
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  • Boho Glam Home Tour

    Jon Peters
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M Every now and again, I’ll see an immaculately stunning home that makes me think, “Wow, I need to be living THERE!” Unfortunately, most of these places are way too pristine for my lifestyle. At this point in time, I’ve basically succumbed to the fact that as long as I have a dog (which will be forever) then the idea of living in a magazine-ready home at all times is just simply out of the question. Sometimes I’d love to be the person who doesn’t have any dog hair on any of the bedding or inconspicuous nail marks in the arms of furniture but ultimately, I’ve had to learn…
  • Futuristic Toronto Home

    Richard Torres
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:53 pm
    Studio M Somewhere in Toronto’s Cedarvale neighborhood lies a place that provides endless inspiration to the imagination. This place is tucked away along a ravine and it’s no wonder it has such reputation. TACT Architecture built this house with the interests and styles of their clients blended into a seamless everyday living experience. From the location and views of the surrounding nature and open and spacious interior, there’s something magical about this space. Even though the house looks minimal it’s actually equipped with the latest in home automation with a central command…
  • Modern New York Home Renovation

    Richard Torres
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Studio M When I think of New York my first thought is typically not a home. At least, not like the conventional home I’m used to. I think of the city and apartments and just tall buildings and structures that have no place for a traditional home. This old New York home in the Village of Mamaroneck in Westchester County was given a modern and sustainable design. There is a heavy emphasis on green design and open space. From the bright color theme on the inside and exposed wooden panels on the outside porch, this place is a pleasure to walk through. Benzing Architects designed the project for…
  • Brooklyn Warehouse Renovation

    Jon Peters
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M If it were up to me, more buildings would be restored and renovated instead of torn down and replaced with something shiny and new. In my opinion, a little patina does a place good because it shows inherent character as opposed to a sometimes sterile-seeming brand new environment. One of my best friends on the West Coast has an amazing studio apartment in Seattle with a picturesque view of the Ferris wheel at Pike Place Market. Her mom, on the other hand, has an equally as fabulous residence that used to be an industrial warehouse once upon a time and has since been converted into a…
  • 7 Reasons to Love Vintage Rugs

    Chelsea Lyle
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M There are so many different types of rugs: woven, knotted, tufted, hooked, and even embroidered. They range from materials including nylon, polypropylene, wool or wool-blends, polyester, and acrylic, mainly. With so many options, it’s really difficult to pick the one you want, and especially the one that works best or is most functional for your space. Growing up, my family always had a flat-woven rug, which are incredibly easy to clean. My mom would always take the rugs out and get me to help her shake them off, then we would hang it on the clothesline out back and beat the living…
 
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  • 4 Interior Décor Tips for Single Moms

    Interior Design Style
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:52 am
    As a single mother, you have to manage your home, do your chores, feed your family, succeed in your career, care for your kids and take care of yourself. Such tasks can be quite hard, especially when you don’t have a close network of family and friends who lean on you. At the end of a typical single-mom week, you might not want to do much else around your home. In fact, home décor will probably be the last thing you want to focus on. But there’s a way to make home décor fit into your schedule and become enjoyable. Doing home décor activities will allow you to engage your creative…
  • Draughty Old Sash Windows? Here’s What You Can Do to Renovate Them

    Interior Design Style
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:06 am
    Sash windows are a beautiful period feature that should be maintained regardless of their condition and many homes across the country are lucky enough to have them. However, old sash windows can encourage droughts to inflict misery throughout the winter, which forces you to rely on your central heating system all too often. So what exactly can you do to renovate your sash windows and improve their overall efficiency? You’re likely to be asking yourself a number of questions at this stage, such as whether you should drought proof through a complete renovation, switch to standard…
  • Common Issues to Look For in Timber Framed Buildings

    Interior Design Style
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:52 am
    Timber frame buildings are well known for being both beautifully structured and a little traditionally quirky. Offering a range of design features, timber framed buildings are found throughout the UK in both urban and rural areas in various conditions, and can be seen in both modern and traditional home designs. When it comes to purchasing or renovating a timber framed house, it is important to take careful measures as you may end up making an irreparable mistake, particularly if the building is very old, so it is crucial to take into account the various issues found in timber frame…
  • How a Kitchen Renovation can change your life

    Interior Design Style
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:38 am
    All too often we find ourselves simply making do once we have bought a house, whether it is dealing with the small-ish bath in the bathroom to ducking under the low cabinets in the kitchen. However it is important to be able to design the home as you like it, to ensure complete comfort wherever you turn. After all, it is your house now, and a first class kitchen renovation could change your life. Whether you are a budding chef or a simple baker, your kitchen is your workspace from home-made meals to pastries to a quick take-away, and this space has to reflect how you feel about your…
  • 5 Top Tips When Selling Your Home

    Interior Design Style
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:33 am
    Selling your home can be a lengthy process, however it is important to remember that what you may have loved about the property is not always going to appeal to the masses. When selling your property, you need to put away your sentimental shoes and step into your work boots. Try looking at your property as an outsider looking in. What would you want in a new property? We’ll take a look at five tips in which you can help sell your property, as advised by Southdown Surveyors: 1. Installing the Right Lighting to Brighten up your Home You want to make your home look good to potential…
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  • TREB: Toronto housing market sees prices increase by 12.3% in June

    TheRedPin
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    While May is still the best month to sell, June is sure hot on its heels. A total 11,992 homes were sold across the GTA in June according to the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), marking a sales spike of 18.4 percent from a year ago and a record high for the month. Prices saw a substantial jump as well, with the average selling price of houses and condos combined rounding up to $639,184 – a 12.3 percent increase from June 2014. The average days on market was shaved down to just 19 days, meaning homes were being snatched off the market by buyers in record time. The seller…
  • [Infographic] The Space Savers Encyclopedia

    TheRedPin
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:19 am
    In an extensive infographic fittingly dubbed “The Space Savers Encyclopedia”, the storage experts at FleXiSpace cover exactly how you can declutter and maximize the square footage of your home. Check it out below: The Space Savers Encyclopedia by Flexispace. The post [Infographic] The Space Savers Encyclopedia appeared first on TheRedPin Pulse.
  • Toronto’s most expensive condo is the definition of opulence

    TheRedPin
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
    Address: 118 Yorkville Ave – Apt. Ph901 Neighbourhood: Yorkville, Toronto Price: $16,900,000 | TheRedPin Rebate: $63,375 Bedrooms: 3| Baths: 6 Square Feet: 7,600 Parking Spots: 9 Surprise, surprise, the most expensive condo apartment currently listed on Toronto MLS happens to be located in Yorkville (we hope you sense the sarcasm). Priced at a jaw-dropping $16.9 million, the penthouse unit occupies the entire top floor of the 5 star luxury residence, the Hazelton Hotel, and at a sprawling 7,600 square feet offers more than double the living space of your average detached home.
  • Celebrity interior designers reveal their top 3 tips to increase your home’s resale value

    TheRedPin
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Source: The Design Co While browsing through pictures on Pinterest may have you thinking that eccentric furniture pieces and gleaming gold fixtures are the way to go – if you’re a homeowner, it’s likely you’re equally interested in upping your house’s resale value as you are keeping up with interior design trends. Whether you’re set on selling soon and already have your future list date saved on your calendar or simply want to rest easy knowing you’ll see a return on your investment, taking on an interior design project that hits the style mark…
  • Featured Home: $869,000 for a two-level hard loft in Parkdale

    TheRedPin
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:26 am
    Address: 363 Sorauren Avenue – Apt. 110 Neighbourhood: Parkdale, Toronto Price: $869,000 | TheRedPin Rebate: $3,259 Bedrooms: 2| Baths: 2 Square Feet: 1,150 Parking Spaces: 1 Tucked away in the city’s trendy west end – at the point where Parkdale meets Roncesvalles Village (affectionally dubbed Roncy) – is this character two level loft. Boasting towering 17 foot ceilings and factory-style arched windows that allow for plenty of natural light to seep in, the unit occupies a spot in The Robert Watson Loft residences, earning its title as a genuine hard loft.
 
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  • Saba, recycled wine barrel stave pendant light, kitchen island lighting by StilNovoDesign

    3 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    649.99 USDSaba is a pendant ceiling light completely handcrafted using reclaimed oak staves, recycled from discarded French wine barrels and reinvented into this elegant, unique light fixture. Saba is ideal as kitchen island light or over a dining area.Saba's oak stave is stained in a golden oak color on the outside, while the inside still shows the rich reddish color left by the wine previously held in the barrel, creating a beautiful two tones effect. The stunning redness given by the wine is enhanced when the piece is lit. Please note that your color selection applies only to the upper…
  • The Wish Box, recycled oak wine barrel wedding wish box with card slots by StilNovoDesign

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:20 am
    285.00 USDThis is our stunning Wish Box; its two practical slots are perfect to collect wedding wish cards and money cards. This gorgeous chest can also be used to stylishly store treasures and keepsakes; our Wish Box will look beautiful when displayed and will easily become a family heirloom to be cherished for years to come. Every box is made of solid white oak, individually handmade and a one of a kind piece; our boxes offer an artisan and high-end alternative to the mass produced wish boxes and wooden chests on the market.As the rest of our creations, The Wish Box is entirely made with…
  • Florence, Finest recycled Oak Wine Barrel Stave Candle Holder, choose your color by StilNovoDesign

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

    23 Jun 2015 | 1:45 am
    998.00 USDOur stunning Cervantes chandelier is made with reclaimed oak wine barrel’s staves and metal hoop, all recycled from discarded French barrels, reinvented into this elegant and unique pendant ceiling light. Cervantes’ oak staves are stained with a rich golden color on the inside, while the outside shows the rich reddish color left by the wine previously held in the barrel, creating a striking two tones effect. The staves’ ends are smoothened to add softness to the silhouette, but still show the original groove of each barrel’s plank. The metal hoop is painted with a satin…
  • Starflower, recycled oak wine barrel stave candle holder, 4 glass candlestick holders, one of a kind, Ready to Ship by StilNovoDesign

    19 Jun 2015 | 3:50 pm
    96.99 USDStarflower is an elegant candleholder, made using a single oak stave recycled from used french wine barrels, complete of 4 large glass candlestick holders. This piece is a one of a kind and ready to ship.Starflower will look exquisite as an elegant centerpiece for a dining table, fireplace mantel or side table and it will make a very unique and stylish housewarming gift, holiday, Valentine's, Mother's day or birthday present.The red wine previously held in the barrel stains the underside of the stave conferring its particular character to it, while the top is finished with a…
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    Sense Of Place - An Architect's Blog For Homeowners Who Care About Good Design

  • Great Ideas for Custom Built-in Bookshelves

    17 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    I clearly remember everyone talking about a "paperless society" a few decades ago.  It was the dawn of the "digital era", and all the buzz was about how email and digital documents would soon almost completely replace printing anything on paper.And that was before tablets and smartphones!Digital documents have certainly become a preferred method of data transfer for many of us (how many emails do you send and receive every day?) but there's still plenty of paper around.  Some things, it seems, just don't work quite right in a digital format.Like books.  You probably still have…
  • Are You Thinking About Building An "Open Floor Plan" House? Here's What You Need To Know

    20 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    My new-home clients sometimes talk about a home design with “good flow”; or more often, an “open” or “open concept” floor plan.“Open concept” sounds like a new idea, but is it?  What is an open floor plan, anyway?==========The first American homes were built in the 18th century, when home design was restricted by technology and fashion.  Fashion, because the only building traditions the colonists had were the ones they brought with them from Europe. Technology, because 18th century homes didn’t have central heating (it wasn’t widespread in America until the early…
  • Are pantries and windows taking the place of upper cabinets in kitchens?

    17 May 2015 | 1:06 pm
    A great take on kitchen design from Jim Weiker, Home and Garden Editor at the Columbus Dispatch: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/home_and_garden/2015/05/17/01-kitchen-switch.htmlNeed expert Residential Architectural advice for your new home or remodeling project? Contact Richard Taylor, AIA at RTA Studio Architects to arrange a meeting or an online consultation.
  • Farmhouse Remodel Part II (Sneak Peek!)

    7 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    A few years ago I was asked to redesign the interior of a farmhouse in Granville, Ohio (see photos here), knowing that there would eventually be an opportunity to redesign the outside.  Now the outside's nearly done, and I can't wait to get out there and photograph it later this summer.Until then, here's a sneak peek at the before-during-and-after:Need expert Residential Architectural advice for your new home or remodeling project? Contact Richard Taylor, AIA at RTA Studio Architects to arrange a meeting or an online consultation.
  • Easy Peasy Mid-Century Modern Ranch Kitchen Remodel

    15 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Some kitchens require a total makeover, but sometimes, working with what you've already got is all you need to do.That was the case with this little Mid-Century Modern ranch kitchen, where taking down the top half of a wall between the kitchen and casual dining area made all the difference.Most of the existing custom cabinets were kept; a few were moved; and a little bit of good carpentry filled in the gaps.The half-wall in the foreground was once a full-height wall, with just a doorway separating it from the casual dining area. Taking the wall down to half-height was the biggest change we…
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    Arteriors Blog

  • Arteriors’ Most Wanted

    Mikala Ewald
    7 Jul 2015 | 11:07 am
    We so enjoy logging into our social media accounts each day to see which Arteriors products are on your most wanted lists. In the past few months you have shown a love for both bright, vibrant colors and tone-on-tone neutral spaces creating stunning backdrops for our products. It is always inspiring to see how you […] The post Arteriors’ Most Wanted appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • Let’s Talk Sconces

    Mikala Ewald
    12 Jun 2015 | 4:15 pm
    “Sconces are the decorating equivalent of a great pair of earrings. You don’t really need them, but what a difference they can make in pulling a look together.” – Martha Stewart We agree with Martha that sconces can add a jewelry-like dimension to your space, but our customers are using them to do more than […] The post Let’s Talk Sconces appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • Arteriors Featured Client: Nina Nash

    Mikala Ewald
    9 Jun 2015 | 12:34 pm
    When Atlanta-based interior designer Nina Nash from Mathews Furniture + Design sent us images of two stunning projects she designed that feature several Arteriors products, we knew we had to show them off. Nina has worked for Mathews Furniture + Design, which has been a family-owned Atlanta staple for 25 years, for almost 5 years […] The post Arteriors Featured Client: Nina Nash appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • 7 Reasons Why Interior Designers Love Arteriors

    Mikala Ewald
    28 May 2015 | 9:42 am
     Do you know why interior designers LOVE Arteriors…besides the fact that our products are usually exactly what they’re looking for?   1. No minimum orders are required for designers. We understand that sometimes you only need one. As a registered designer you have no minimum order requirements with Arteriors. 2.  Arteriors’ website provides “real time” […] The post 7 Reasons Why Interior Designers Love Arteriors appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • Arteriors at Legends of La Cienaga with Windsor Smith

    Mikala Ewald
    18 May 2015 | 8:52 am
    One of the most anticipated design events in the United States, Legends of La Cienaga is a 3-day celebration of design that brings together VIPs and tastemakers from the worlds of interior design, decor, art, fashion, and architecture for receptions, keynote panel discussions, cocktail parties, book signings and personal appearances.This year, 62 talented designers from around the country transformed […] The post Arteriors at Legends of La Cienaga with Windsor Smith appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
 
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    Modenus Interior Design Blog

  • Sebastian Cox and Devol Kitchens – A perfectly unfitted fit

    Veronika Miller
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:18 am
    What an absolute pleasure to see a collaboration between two Modenus favorites: Sebastian Cox, we wrote about his work with coppiced hazel a few years ago, and Devol Kitchens, one of our all time favorite kitchen brands in the UK. The kitchen below is now installed in Devol’s showroom in Cotes Mill, Leicestershire but we, of course, hope to see more of Devol and Sebastian in the US soon. You can see where this is going at first glance, right? Simple lines, organic materials and exquisite detailing. Less is truly more! Unfitted kitchens have long been a thing in the UK, much more so than…
  • #DXVTopSecret Reveal: Designs that tells a story

    Veronika Miller
    5 Jun 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Last night was the official launch of the DXV Design Panel Project 2015. DXV, the luxury brand by American Standard, has made it its goal to celebrate design professionals in the US and Canada by collaborating with some of their finest talents to create settings that are as beautiful as they are imaginative, with very few limits on the designer’s creative spirit. The result for 2015? Ten stunning vignettes by seven talented designers, each one inspired by a classical piece of literature. DXV is a brand that is all about Reinventing the Classics and last night, we saw the classics come…
  • NYCxDesign in Review: BlogTourNYC Twitter chat

    Veronika Miller
    27 May 2015 | 8:31 am
    May was all about design in NYC with events all over Manhattan and Brooklyn that together shaped an ever growing NYCxDesign. BlogTourNYC was on the scene with visits to Frieze Art Fair, Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, Wanted Design, ICFF and events with sponsors Wilsonart, Laufen Bathrooms, Dacor and Mr Steam. Please join the BlogTour team and the design community at large as we recap events and design highlights from the shows with a #BlogTourNYC chat on Twitter, Thursday May 28 4-5pm ET. Questions: 1. What were your impressions and highlights from Frieze art fair. What would you recommend for…
  • Meet the Bloggers: BlogTour NYC to ICFF

    Florence von Pelet
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:50 am
    We are thrilled to announce BlogTour NYC and the amazing team that has decided to join us! Follow along as we host a wonderful group from the UK, Canada and the United States touring NYC with trip highlights from ICFF, Wanted Design, Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, Frieze Art Fair and several exclusive events. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram at #BlogTourNYC but please also follow the individual bloggers by clicking the links below. At Couture Chateau LLC, design is about your legacy. Founder Ann McDonald has assembled a skilled team with listening ears. From…
  • 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…
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    Inspired Designs by Furnitureland South

  • Design Trend: Avant Garde

    Furnitureland South
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Modern home furnishings are taken to a new level with the avant-garde. Clean lines and funky accessories are just a small part of this style. You can utilize an avant-garde look on anything from accessories to furniture pieces! Avant-garde will surely add glamour, intrigue, and a modern look to your home! The modern movement began because consumers were opposed to decorative arts styles, such as Victorian and Art Nouveau. As tides changed around the world during the 19th century and new technology was introduced as well as new influences on architecture, furniture changed too. Avant-garde is…
  • Citrus and Amethyst: An Unlikely Pair

    Furnitureland South
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:22 am
    Citrus and amethyst are a great color combination, but can be very bold. While it can have a “retro” or vintage look, it also proves to be sophisticated. Whether you use yellow or lime green, either can pair with amethyst on just about anything! The boldness of this color combination can be toned down so easilyanother reason it is so great to use! To tone it down, use white or grey colors for the larger space and use citrus and amethyst as accents. This bright duo is perfect for accent pillows on a sofa or chair, or accessories around your living room. This Bernhardt Haven Collection…
  • Out Of The Blue: Pieces to Make Your Space Pop!

    Furnitureland South
    16 Jun 2015 | 1:34 pm
    One of the biggest trends during April 2015′s High Point Furniture Market was deep, rich blue huesparticularly denim & navy shades. Some style spotters are even calling navy blue the “new neutral”!   Here are just a few of our favorite true-blue items from right here at Furnitureland South: A few pro tips to renew your space with blue: Blues look fabulous mixed together. Don’t be afraid to mix teal, navy & sky blues for a fresh, current take on your space! Try turquoise for coastal looks, denim tones for a casual feel, and deep navy with golds for a…
  • I LOVE my adjustable bed!

    Tracy Dunn
    26 May 2015 | 12:12 pm
    I love EVERYTHING about my adjustable bed. It relieves all of the stress in my body after a long day. I can’t wait to get into bed at night! The adjustable base has zero gravity capabilities—which means that your feet & head are elevated, eliminating lower back pressure & allowing your muscles to relax! The increased circulation & blood flow to all the muscles in your body enables you to enjoy a deeper, more restful sleep. As if this wasn’t cool enough on its own, adjustable bases are also known to reduce snoring! You can adjust the position of your head to open airways of…
  • Christopher Guy: A Contemporary Mood with Classic Values

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

  • Interview with Nadia Lassen

    Nina Holst
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Today I have the pleasure to share with you an interview I did with Nadia Lassen. Nadia is the great granddaughter of Mogens Lassen, who is the designer of among others the famous Kubus candleholder. Nadia is the co-founder of by Lassen, who owns the rights to Mogens Lassens and his brother Flemming Lassen designs, and lucky for us bring these great designs out to the world. I have myself been collecting by Lassen designs over a few years know, and therefore find it interesting to know more about the brand. What gave you the idea to start your own company and get into interior design? I was…
  • SINNERLIG by Ilse Crawford

    Nina Holst
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:56 am
    This August we will finally see the SINNERLIG collection by the famous designer and interior designer Ilse Crawford. We got a lot of sneak peeks from the lovely collection this spring, but last week Ikea released the press images and prices for the new products. The SINNERLIG collection will provide high quality design with typical IKEA prices – it´s almost too good to be true! Isn´t this frosted white lamp with cork amazing? As you can see there is a lot of cork in the new SINNERLIG collection. Simply beautiful! I truly love the natural and calm feel to the collection, and I´m sure…
  • DIY: Flower wreath

    Nina Holst
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:29 am
    I made myself a flower wreath out of peonies, so now I´m ready for the celebration of midsummer! I guess my head will smell wonderful tonight *smile*… If you want to make a flower wreath too, you can see the video I followed here. Happy midsummer!   Images. Nina Holst
  • Salgsfavoritter ELLOS

    Nina Holst
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:25 am
    // Annonse     Ellos har startet salget, og de har spurt om jeg ville velge ut noen salgsfavoritter fra deres HJEM – sortiment. Jeg synes Ellos har veldig mye fint, så det var enkelt å finne godsaker som nå er på salg. Legg bl.a merke til avisshyllen ( nr. 10 ). Perfekt som nattbord med plass til bøker og blader og til en lampe på toppen. Nå til kun 89,- ! ( ..billigere nattbord enn det får man vel ikke? )   Salgsfavoritter fra Ellos: 1. Kurv Coco i 2-pk 2. Taklampe St Paul 3. Teppe Vallentuna 70×200 cm 4. Sengesett Wilma i bomull med stripe 5. Sengesett…
  • Strawberries on the balcony

    Nina Holst
    19 Jun 2015 | 4:19 am
    I love strawberries in the summer, so when I saw these strawberry plants I knew I had to buy some home with me… As I told you earlier, my plan is to have lots of herbs and vegetables on our little balcony outside the kitchen… , so why now some fruit too :) // I found the Strawberries at my local Mester Grønn. The plant hanger is from Ferm Living, and is available at Stylizimo Shop. //   Images: Nina Holst
 
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    Interior Design Ideas

  • Similarly Simple Designs with a Bright and Cheerful Tone

    HD Staff
    7 Jul 2015 | 9:21 am
    There is nothing better than being able to feel truly at home where you live. When you arrive back there after a long day at work, or an extended vacation, it should be exactly as you want it to be. In these two homes from designer Juliya Butova, you can see the simplicity and they joy that radiate forth from the interior elements. Clean lines, simple but cheerful color palettes and comfortable materials and textures turn these spaces into truly welcoming homes and ideal areas for relaxation, rejuvenation, and ultimately for living a happy life. The first home takes a simple color palette and…
  • Three Homes with a Contemporary Twist on Rustic Design

    HD Staff
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
    Vintage styles certainly have their appeal. But when you go for a full authentic vintage option, you also run a lot of risks. A vintage sofa, for example, will probably fall apart much sooner than a brand new one and a vintage rug is sure to have its fair share of stains. In the three homes featured in this post, the influence of a vintage aesthetic is certainly apparent, but a few older pieces are paired with brand new items that have a classic, almost timeless look. The resulting spaces are chic and a little bit rustic, but are more likely to stand the test of time. The first home is a…
  • 4 Kids Room Designs with Color to Spare

    HD Staff
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:42 am
    Providing basic shelter is one of the most important things a parent can do. But these kids rooms do much more than provide basic shelter. With color, patterns, and custom furnishings, these rooms nurture creative thoughts from every angle. Along the way they manage to provide comfort and even organization from cozy study nooks to swinging hammock chairs to stunningly creative beds, these rooms would be the envy of everyone in the classroom and surely the sight of many boisterous sleepovers. The first room comes from architect Agnieszka Ufnal and takes its design inspiration from the hustle…
  • An Upside Down House in the Woods Flips the Architectural Script

    HD Staff
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:47 am
    The house is situated on 3.5 acres, overlooking Oak Pass. The house itself measures 8000 square feet (743 square meters), though its hidden design makes it appear smaller. The property is home to more than 130 oak trees, which were an integral part of designing the home. Not only did the architect and homeowners want a space that could easily look out upon this spectacular private forest, but they wanted an exterior that itself did not draw attention away from the beautiful natural surroundings. For instance, an infinity pool on the ground level rests just underneath a large oak. Perhaps not…
  • Verdant Vertical Gardens Bring Beauty Indoors

    HD Staff
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    In this first home, one wall in the kitchen, stretching from the floor to the ceiling, is covered in plants. In an otherwise neutral toned open home that utilizes gray, white, brown, and black, the pop of vibrant green is instantly eye catching. In order to the keep the plants alive and thriving indoors, creative measures must be taken. Here, a skylight above the wall allows for natural sunlight to stream in all day. The next home shows just how far you can go with matching the tone of a room by choosing the right plants. Rather than the most bright, lush green, these muted leaves fit in more…
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    Your home, only better.

  • Easy Spicy Avocado Dip

    Susan
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Who doesn’t love avocado dip! Here’s an easy version of it from the PepperidgeFarm.com website! Ingredients: 1 lime 2 Medium Avocado’s 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes 2 TBSP chopped cilantro 2 tsp Worchestershire sauce 4 dashes of hot pepper sauce Luckily, we got a cilantro plant just last week. How timely! It was very quick to assemble. The hardest part is knowing when the avocado is ripe – it should be a little soft to the touch. Just mix it all together and serve with chips or, if you want to be unique, crackers! The cracker trio offers a little something for everyone!
  • Speedy and Tasty Buffalo Sliders

    Susan
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Spontaneous entertaining is fun! Call a few friends and whip up a quick and flavorful meal in a matter of minutes with this handy recipe from Campbellskitchen.com.  Because Buffalo Sliders are way more fun than just plain burgers! Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef 1 can condensed tomato soup 1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese Slider buns Shape your burgers (or sliders) and grill them. Then heat the condensed soup and hot sauce in a pan. Simply serve the sauce and blue cheese on the side and let your guests experiment to create their own perfect Buffalo Sliders! Because…
  • Happy Beach Bikes in Key West

    Susan
    10 May 2015 | 6:19 am
    It’s Mother’s Day, and Mamma got a brand new bike! For some reason, beach bikes have always been romantic to me. Perhaps I envision myself as Rachel McAdams with Owen Wilson riding those adorable beach bikes in the movie Wedding Crashers. (Note that my bike fantasy does not include hills). During my last vacation to the Florida Keys, I found myself snapping as many photos of bikes as I did beautiful homes. It’s a way of life down there. Bikes on the porch were as much a beautiful accessory as a mode of transportation. Bikes had parties. And intimate dates. Taxi anyone? So…
  • Key West Curb Appeal

    Susan
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:54 am
    Are you a peeker? When you are on vacation, do you find yourself peeking at homes and wishing you could bring them (or at least their inspiration) home with you? After a quick spring break at the lovely Florida Keys last week, I thought it would be fun to bring back some eye candy for us all to covet together! Hope you enjoy, and find some ideas for your own home. To see how I brought my vacation home with me in a new family room refresh, see the HomeGoods Design Happy blog post “How to Bring Your Coastal Vacation Home.” The post Key West Curb Appeal appeared first on Your home,…
  • Turning Old Pallets into New Patio Furniture

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

    Anchal Bhatia
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:24 am
    Attics make great places to store holiday decorations, off-season clothing, empty boxes and more. In fact, it can be one of the best storage spaces if kept organized and orderly. Luckily, it’s not very difficult to get yours into shape so that everything is accessible and you don’t trip over scattered items each time you go up there. Here are some organization tips that will help you bring order to disorder. Organization Tips: How to Organize Your Attic Attic Organization Tips Image via: Remove and Replace Access the clutter The first step towards organizing is to clear everything out. As…
  • 4 Easy Changes to Prep Your Home for Resale

    Ronique
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:05 am
    So, you’ve just taken the job offer of your dreams, and you’re all set to move cities and start the next chapter of your life. The one thing stopping you? Selling your house. Between packing, wrapping things up with work, and enrolling the kids in their new schools, it might seem like there’s no time to even think about renovation for resale. So where do you begin? 4 Easy Changes to Prep Your Home for Resale These four simple steps for freshening up your home can help you secure an offer without investing tons of time and money, so you can focus on life in your new home. Prepare your…
  • Outdoor Home: Summer Roof Maintenance Tips

    Rehana Akter
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:57 am
    Summer has already arrived. So, it is time for enjoying outdoor activities like going to beach, arranging for a picnic, or grilling and doing maintenance of the outdoor home like cleaning the porch, updating the backyard, or performing seasonal roof maintenance. Outdoor home maintenance does not sound entertaining but it will ensure your home will withstand the summer weather and be ready for fall and winter. Roof maintenance is important and it should be on the primary list of your home maintenance work. Outdoor Home: Summer Roof Maintenance Tips Clean Off the Roof from Debris & Dirt…
  • How To Take Care Of Your Summer Garden

    Simran Chhibber
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Its peak summers and humans, plants and animals are suffering alike. Well, almost! While humans and animals get a chance to come indoors and avoid scotching heat, there isn’t much plants can do, not by themselves and definitely not garden plants. They have to stay there, out in the sun and just get used to the sun or perish. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could do  a little something to give your summer garden a respite this summer! Interested? Well, read on and discover ideas that you can practically use in your summer garden. How To Take Care Of Your Summer Garden Summer Gardens Are…
  • Gluten Free Dessert: Mocha Brownies with Fresh Raspberries

    Anchal Bhatia
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:25 pm
    Going gluten free does not mean going dessert free for the rest of your life. In fact, there are plenty of gluten free dessert options available. While you may not be able to pick a box of cookies at your local bakery, you certainly can make some delicious treats right in your own home. To help you get started, we point you this Mocha Brownie recipe that only you would know is gluten free. Gluten Free Dessert: Mocha Brownies with Fresh Raspberries Mocha Brownies with Fresh Raspberries Image via: Kraft Canada Yields: 12 servings Ingredients 4 large egg whites 16 ounce (1 package) gluten free…
 
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    Layla Grayce Backroom Blog

  • Sparkler Sale

    Danielle
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:03 am
    Our annual SPARKLER SALE is finally here! Channel the boldest fireworks and illuminate your abode with a chic glow with 20% off all lighting through July 5th. Statement chandeliers, stop-and-stare sconces, floor lamps with grandeur, and more! Make your July 4th red, white & fab here with us! *Offer valid July 1, 2015, through July 5, 2015, at midnight PST. Offer does not apply to previous purchases or to the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other promotion. Limit one promo code per order. Terms of offer are subject to change. Exclusions apply;…
  • Newport Cottages Giveaway

    Danielle
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:50 am
    This giveaway has now ended. Congratulations to Amy S.! Infusing rooms with the romantic air of French Provincial artisans, the new Hilary Collection from Newport Cottages captures attention with Old World-inspired design. This elegant line features charming mirrors, inviting bedroom furniture, and inimitable accent pieces with on-trend, show-stopping style. Achieve this dreamy look in your own home with a $1000 shopping spree to Newport Cottages, plus a design consultation from our blog experts! To enter, browse Newport Cottages on Layla Grayce and leave us a comment below detailing your…
  • Ain’t No Rest For The Stylish

    Danielle
    15 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Say goodbye to pillow fights with Bella Notte’s exclusive promotion! Create a luxurious haven for slumber with craftsmanship linens, duvets, blankets, and more. Complete your retreat by spending $500 on this sumptuous collection and receive two free pillowcases with your order. With this oh-so-soft set, you’ll never want to leave your bed! TweetThe post Ain’t No Rest For The Stylish appeared first on Layla Grayce Backroom Blog.
  • Summer Gift Guide

    Danielle
    3 Jun 2015 | 7:27 am
    Step into the summer Gift Shop, our ode to the blushing brides, gracious hostesses, bookworms, and nature lovers that light up your life! MaLi Beads Valentina Gold Necklace, Gold Confetti Paper Personalized Placemats, Wine Basic Personalized Glass Set of 4 Going to the chapel! Here come the best gifts ever guaranteed to perfect her big day. Charm her with “something new” that features her “mrs” prefix with the MaLi Beads Valentina gold necklace, or make it personal with elegant wine glasses customized with the initial of her new last name. Times Two Design…
  • Get the look: Editor Style

    Danielle
    27 May 2015 | 8:49 am
    Straight from the CEO’s desk: obsessions run rampant in our collection of new arrivals, and our boss lady, Wendy Estes is graciously sharing her picks. Whether you’re adding personal flair or a statement-making piece to your home decor ideas list, she’s got the inside scoop on what’s hot for interiors now. Prepare yourself for statement-making starburst mirrors, tabletop accents, European-inspired finds, and more all below! 1. Mosaic Glass Mirror 2. Honeycomb Antique Mercury Glass Bottle Set of 4 3. Times Two Design Agate Chocolate Coaster Set of 4 4. Bulbus Seaglass Table…
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    Gates Interior Design

  • Unemployed? How to feng shui your career

    Amanda Gates
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:08 pm
    When I started my podcast, Design 101, two years ago, it was clear to me that it would encompass everything from our homes, businesses, inspirations and motivations. And one of the things I say in my intro is that there are many ways to achieve balance and harmony in our lives – but it all… Read more The post Unemployed? How to feng shui your career appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 17 uncommon uses for vodka

    Amanda Gates
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:47 pm
    I use the word “uncommon” because most of us, including myself, would prefer to drink vodka. However, as I have chartered slowly through the sustainable and eco-friendly world, I have found vodka to be an excellent, inexpensive way to do many things around the house – without hurting Mama Earth and the furry ones. I… Read more The post 17 uncommon uses for vodka appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • What not to do when decluttering

    Amanda Gates
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:35 pm
    The number one culprit for disorganization in our lives is clutter. Whether at home, in your office or even in your car, things just seem to accumulate. Thinking back to when times were simpler, say over a hundred years ago, we had little to no clutter. Mainly because we had little to collect. And isn’t… Read more The post What not to do when decluttering appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • The winning secret to increasing rest and productivity

    Amanda Gates
    22 Jun 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Growing up in California the winning secret to success was a 24/7 lifestyle. The idea of having it all meant you also had to do it all. But we all have the same 24 hours in a day, so sleep was always the first thing to get cut. Like a badge of honor, cutting out sleep was… Read more The post The winning secret to increasing rest and productivity appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • How to create a relationship with fear

    Amanda Gates
    17 Jun 2015 | 11:28 pm
    Many of us have been there, you know the feeling – the pit in your stomach, the countless ‘what ifs’ running through your head and the mindless chatter that tells you again and again, why you can’t move forward. Fear. I found myself in this very place in 2010. I was faced with a big… Read more The post How to create a relationship with fear appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
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    The Decorologist

  • Tips for Hanging Art in Groups & a Limited Time Offer!

    Kristie Barnett
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    In my line of work, I hang a lot of artwork. People don’t always have a large enough piece of art to fill in an empty wall space in their home. Or they have small art pieces that they love, but that get lost all alone on a large wall.  I’ve said it before, and […]
  • The Best Colors for a Log Cabin Interior

    Kristie Barnett
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:34 am
    Last weekend I spent a few days at our daughters’ school director’s farm about an hour outside of Nashville. This was probably my sixth visit, and it’s always a treat to spend time at Ms. Terry’s historic home.   Ms. Terry’s home is actually two structures that are joined together – the front section of […]
  • My Lamps Are Cooler Than Your Lamps

    Kristie Barnett
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:56 pm
    I have a secret place to get the coolest lamps. Do you wanna know where???   Nondescript stick lamps, be gone! Lamps are a great opportunity to add interest, color, and (well, duh) light to every room. There are so many great lamp styles and colors to choose from out there now, but there’s another […]
  • How to Style A Kitchen Island or Table

    Kristie Barnett
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:19 am
    When the host of News Channel 5’s Talk of the Town, Meryll Rose, asked me to share some home styling tips on the top midday news show in Nashville, I said, “Let’s do it!”   Yesterday, I demonstrated three ways to style a kitchen island or tabletop using an out-of-the-box idea. Creating vignettes is all about […]
  • A Cupcake Decorating Birthday Party

    Kristie Barnett
    21 Jun 2015 | 11:29 am
    It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a party theme, I know. My youngest just turned 11, and I really thought she would be “so over” Momma’s themed birthday parties. Thankfully, she wasn’t – and she really, really wanted a cupcake decorating party theme. I’m down with that. Pin it to save this idea and links […]
 
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    Robin Baron

  • Media: Larger than Light Magazine

    Robin
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Fabulistas, I was featured in the Summer 2015 edition of Larger than Light magazine!  Check out page 5 (the Trend Watch section) and read my quote to get the inside scoop on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Media: The Serhant Team named the #1 TEAM by Sales Volume in New York and #6 in the ENTIRE COUNTRY!

    Robin
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Ok Fabulistas, if you haven’t heard the news… That’s right, my client, Ryan Serhant, and his team were named the #1 TEAM by Sales Volume in New York and #6 in the ENTIRE COUNTRY by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Media: My Appearance on Million Dollar Listing New York!

    Robin
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Tonight’s the night, fabulistas! I’m going to be on the season finale of Million Dollar Listing New York, along with my dear friend Cliff Young! The show airs at 9pm/8pm CT on Bravo, but... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Fab Events: Celebrating Gay Marriage!

    Robin
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:59 am
    Hey Fabulistas! We celebrate gay marriage here at #RBD!!! #gloria #oreo #robinbarondesign #gaymarriage #equalrights... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Through My Eyes: Shower Elements

    Robin
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:22 am
    They’re great, everyone loves them, but boy do your beauty products take up space! So many people see the shower as an afterthought — why not be purposeful with design elements in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Kitchen Studio of Naples, Inc.

  • 4th of July Recipe | Patriotic Nutella Puppy Chow

    Ann Porter, CKD
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:13 am
    Wishing everyone a Happy 4th of July! Here’s a Simple Recipe to take to your next BBQ or keep on hand for something sweet. 4th of July Nutella Puppy Chow I had a neighbor who made this but it was called White Trash. Some people know this snack as Muddy Buddies. Whatever you call it, it is so yummy and addicting! Ingredients: 9 cups rice Chex (corn can also be used) 1 cup chocolate chips ½ cup Nutella ¼ cup butter 1 tbsp vanilla pinch of sea salt 1 ½ cups powdered sugar Bag red, white and blue M&M Put cereal in large bowl. Melt chocolate chips, Nutella, and butter. Remove from…
  • Wolf Gourmet Appliances

    Ann Porter, CKD
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:11 am
    The Sub-Zero Group’s Wolf Appliance brand has partnered with Hamilton Beach to create a collection of housewares for the kitchen. The exclusive licensing agreement provides customers with a line of luxury counter-top appliances and cooking tools that will be sold to select retailers. The collection includes a 10-piece cookware set, a six-piece cutlery set (including kitchen scissors and honing steel), a countertop oven, a blender and two- and four-slice toasters. The convection countertop oven features unique perimeter convection which provides uniform heat surrounding and circulating…
  • 7 Fresh Kitchen Banquettes

    Ann Porter, CKD
    21 Jun 2015 | 10:09 am
    We install banquettes in our homes for many of the same reason restaurants use booths – they are efficient uses of space. We enjoy sitting in banquettes because of their intimacy and comfort. The built-in bench seating, sometimes referred to as nook seating, is a great place to gather for a casual meal, settle in for homework time, or relax with a cup of coffee. When planning a banquette, usually the table is 30″ high and the seat is 17″ – 18″ high. The bench, not counting the back is at least 18″ deep. The rear of the banquette should be at least…
  • Mad for Plaid

    Ann Porter, CKD
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:22 am
    Have you seen the fall fashion runways? Although plaid seems to be a perpetual fall trend, the classic print is hotter than ever for the upcoming season. This means in the days ahead you’ll start to see chic home accessories popping up stores that will be featuring tartan motifs. I’m not the only one that thinks plaid will be hot. Retailer Target will be offering a collection from designer Adam Lippes this September. Target’s “Epic Plaid Takeover” campaign will feature 50 items decked in plaid from clothes and beauty supplies to pet accessories. You could buy…
  • Around the Web

    Ann Porter, CKD
    14 Jun 2015 | 7:58 am
    This week I’ve put together a collections of post from blogs I visit. It all happens to revolve around a Blue Theme. Enjoy. Over on House Dazzle there is a lovely feature on Wiseman & Gale Interiors based in Scottsdale, AZ. The Phoenix house is filled with colorful accents and a tasteful mix of pattern. The saturated blue on the island is amazing, don’t you think? Marcus Design introduced me to the Chicago-based Residential Architectural firm Burns & Beyerl. I was immediately drawn to this “Urban Cabin” project. Another great use of pattern and color. The…
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    Six Different Ways

  • Room of Requirement

    Christina
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:29 pm
    We all have an idea of what our dream home would consist of. Some of us have started blueprints. Maybe it’s just me. While these prints have changed over years, there is a one design that is engraved into my blueprint. Maybe it’s because of my repeated viewings of The Secret Garden as a little girl, or maybe it’s my infatuation with all things Bond that make this design such a requisite. For starters, I need a library. A grand library with thousands of pieces of literature, from all genres, all editions, all encompassing knowledge and journeys to be taken with the crack of…
  • Eye Candy

    Christina
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:25 pm
    The evil eye, or mati in Greek – is a blue amulet that is utilized in jewelry, clothing, and accessories. It is said to have protective spiritual qualities which shield the bearer from harm, or to bring good luck. Since I was young, my parents have always pinned a mati to our clothing or given us gifts of necklaces with the eye charm. While this symbolic charm can be found hanging outside of homes in Greece, the Mediterranean and nearby regions, the design has become a part of pop culture. I love the idea of wearing one of these, even more I love the idea of home decor that incorporates…
  • Pitch Perfect

    Christina
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:28 pm
    Remember building a Teepees when you were young? Yeah – me too and it makes me super nostalgic! The good news is – teepees have been popping up all over and not just on the playground. Recently, I’ve seen a lot of photographs of south-western style weddings with teepees. I absolutely love them! They are relatively easy to put up (pitch your own – learn how here), and give off a really earthy, artsy vibe. Whether you are looking for a way to have a ball bohemian style, or just relax in an enclosed space in your yard in comfort – there are so many ways to pitch it…
  • Destination: Staycation

    Christina
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:27 pm
    For the most part, vacations are chosen based on the destination, then accommodations are found – whether it is a hotel, villa, etc, then itineraries are planned around those. In the last few decades hotels around the world have been trying to provide accommodations for any and every interest you could possibly imagine. These quirky, innovative lodgings are quickly becoming the actual destination as opposed to the geographic location once were. While most people would love a nice beachfront hotel, some prefer sledding with huskies, or sleeping with the fishes in an Atlantis-esque suite.  I…
  • Exposed!

    Christina
    24 Jun 2015 | 3:37 pm
    One of my favorite elements of that some New York City apartments boast are beautifully exposed brick walls. These exposed walls are almost like the bones of the place, and give off a rustic, industrial look. I love how they can make such a statement without being too loud or bold – it’s just a really natural, muted look that brings so much life to a space. Of course – they can be added to per taste, but I like the simplicity of just a few photo frames adorning the walls, or even just the bare wall itself. Check out six different ways brick walls were done right! And, if you want to…
 
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    Interior Design, Design News and Architecture Trends

  • How To Make Your Cabin Feel Like Home

    ION
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:20 am
    Owning a cabin is a great way to make sure you can take an impromptu vacation anytime you want to. Most are situated by the lakes or in the woods, making them the ideal getaway and quiet retreat. Some are very simple in design and others are fully equipped with state of the art facilities. Whether yours is big or small, you can maximize the comfort of your cabin with just a few simple touches. When it comes to furniture, you need to consider how long your cabin will stay empty. If you’ve owned a cabin for a few seasons now, you will know just how much work it takes to get the place…
  • Impart Practical Style to Home & Business Décor with Viking Blinds

    ION
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:13 am
    Your home is your haven. It is an extension of your personality and tastes. With the aid of the right decoration items and furniture your home can really stand out among the crowd and woo the attention of visitors round-the-clock. The same also goes with your business premises as it is the personal statement of the brand you sell. When it comes to your windows, you can accentuate their looks with blinds. Yes, blinds do give you a sense of personal appeal however when it comes to personal style, you should always go for a company that understands your needs- Viking Blinds! Viking Blinds is no…
  • Have you considered using your local plumber to design and install your new bathroom?

    ION
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:02 am
    When designing a new bathroom, it’s easy to fall into the trap of hiring expensive designers, or trying to do it all yourself. Sometimes, though, the best professional for the job is the one you’re most likely to overlook: your local plumber. Most people aren’t aware that plumbers can offer design services, but when it comes to reliability, craftsmanship, and cost, a plumber can design the bathroom that will best fit your needs now, and for years to come. Here are just a few reasons you might consider letting your plumber design your bathroom. Years of Experience A good…
  • What Passes Through Your Windows?

    ION
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:59 am
    Homeowners know that letting the glare of the sun into a home can boost the heat index indoors as well as cause interior damage and fading. That’s why more people are opting to replace their ordinary glass windows with glazed windows. Window glazing allows us clear views of the outdoors even as it absorbs, transmits and reradiates light and heat. Glazing doesn’t solve all problems with the sun’s glare and heat, but if you select the right glazing, there are many advantages that you can enjoy. Visible light is just one example. Visible light is the part of the electromagnetic spectrum…
  • You Should Call a Roof Repair Expert When

    ION
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:54 am
    Although roofs are clearly meant to survive the worst Mother Nature can throw at them, it doesn’t mean they are completely invulnerable to outside factors. Over time, wear and tear will get to them and problems will appear. When they do, it’s best to have roof repairs to prevent them from worsening. Call a roof repair expert when… You’ve got water coming in from above Surprisingly, one of the most common roofing problems that homeowners have to deal with isn’t visible from outside. Most of the water that gets through the roof will eventually find its way down your…
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    Blog - Refreshed Designs

  • Why I Quit My Day Job to Live a Simple, Natural Life

    Kelly Anderson
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:07 am
    Well I’ve done it. I’m officially joining the growing group of individuals around the globe who’ve decided to get out of the busy 9-5 traditional work world in favour of a slower, more purposeful life. I’ve given my notice and I’m moving back home to where I grew up in a rural area on the East Coast of Canada, in order to ramp up my redesign business full time.  I've lived, worked and explored across Canada in Calgary and the Toronto area - and loved every minute - but the still, slow pace of the Maritimes beckons. And the creative opportunities that come…
  • How to Create an Easy Vignette

    Kelly Anderson
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:17 am
    I love seeing an interesting vignette in homes. It instantly gives me a glimpse into the personality of the homeowner. Vignettes are really easy ways to make your space meaningful and beautiful, and they're also a cinch to change up regularly with other things you own. I change up the vignettes around my home all the time - it's a way to refresh without painting or renovating or buying something new. Vignettes can be an art - but anyone can accomplish them when keeping these five things in mind.1. Start with the centrepiece. This is something that you build the rest of the vignette…
  • 5 Essentials for a Small Functional Entryway

    Kelly Anderson
    19 Jun 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Entryways to our homes create one of two immediate feelings: welcoming and peaceful, or cluttered and chaotic.One of the biggest problems I see a lot of clients and friends struggling with is a small entryway with little room to organize and store stuff. The family ends up tripping over shoes and jackets and getting irritated every time they enter. That's not the way our homes should greet us!So for small entryways, I've designated 5 essentials that will get you out of Crazytown and into Happyland.1. A small table or shelf.  A surface area to throw down your phone, keys, mail, and…
  • summer bedroom refresh

    Kelly Anderson
    31 May 2015 | 4:02 pm
    I just love blue ticking fabric, don't you? It's feels so summer coastal cottage - I can smell the strawberries and feel the warm breeze now. So when I spotted the iconic pattern in a cotton duvet cover at IKEA, I grabbed it. I decided that I would use it to lighten up my bedroom for summer - by reupholstering my bed frame. I put together DIY and natural elements to create this mood board to keep me on track, and then got going. My frame is a platform bed covered in ugly brown 'pleather', but it's easy to re-cover using just a staple gun. One duvet cover was more than enough to cover the…
  • 5 budget ways to refresh your bathroom

    Kelly Anderson
    23 May 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Oh bathrooms - such small rooms that cause such big headaches for a lot of homeowners. Bathrooms need to function well so that day-day is made easy, and ideally be beautiful at the same time. But to be both practical and stylish means making a lot of decisions on finishes, storage and lighting, and many times people just don't know where to start so don't start at all.I'm here to say that bathroom updates can be made easy and effective - even on a small budget. Here are just five easy ways you can refresh your bathroom without it becoming a huge renovation.1.  Update your lighting and…
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    Inmod STYLE

  • Shop Stars and Stripes!

    Lindsey
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:43 pm
    GET YOUR BACKYARD OR SHORE HOUSE UP TO PATRIOTIC PAR WITH THESE STARS AND STRIPES INMOD PICKS! mirror, striped rug, blue chair , red chair, pillow, ottoman, coffee table, wall decals DON’T FORGET TO SHOP OUR HOME SALE EVENT— ENDS JULY 5TH Share
  • Stay Kul – Inmod Style

    Christina
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:08 pm
    One thing we can all appreciate is a nice, cool night to end off a hot summer day. There is no better way to do that that kick back with a frothy beverage, poolside on a Rotoluxe Stool by Kul Concepts. Eco friendly, modern, and functional, these unique pieces designed by Hanz Lammersdorf  will light up every summer night like fireworks on the 4th of July! These luminous pieces can be utilized in so many different ways – as tables, vases, stools – and are always works of art. They are sure to be a hit at your summer gatherings! Check out the Rotoluxe Line by Kul, one of our fave…
  • GET THE LOOK : CHIC OFFICE

    Lindsey
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:39 am
    IS YOUR WORKSPACE FEELING A LITTLE DINGY? GIVE YOUR HOME OFFICE A FACELIFT  WITH INMOD’S WHITE DILLION DESK AND A FEW COLORFUL ACCESSORIES! IMAGE VIA MYDOMAINE KYLER LOW BACK OFFICE CHAIR MADISON THROW DILLION DESK IN WHITE HONEY COMB VASE GEMS MODERN ART   Share
  • JULY 4TH HOME SALE EVENT

    Administrator
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:12 am
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  • Have a Ball!

    Christina
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:35 am
    This week we are celebrating the Independence of the beautiful United States here at Inmod! To kick off one of our favorite holidays, we are hosting exclusive sales on our modern classics and other products. Jump start your celebration by savings over sixty percent at our July 4th Home Sales Event! Throughout this week, on the Inmod Blog, we will be highlighting our “Made in the USA” product line.   These products come from a variety of innovative, forward thinking, modern companies and individuals that are scattered across the glorious U.S. Pay homage to your favorite classics with…
 
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    Modenus Interior Design Blog

  • Sebastian Cox and Devol Kitchens – A perfectly unfitted fit

    Veronika Miller
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:18 am
    What an absolute pleasure to see a collaboration between two Modenus favorites: Sebastian Cox, we wrote about his work with coppiced hazel a few years ago, and Devol Kitchens, one of our all time favorite kitchen brands in the UK. The kitchen below is now installed in Devol’s showroom in Cotes Mill, Leicestershire but we, of course, hope to see more of Devol and Sebastian in the US soon. You can see where this is going at first glance, right? Simple lines, organic materials and exquisite detailing. Less is truly more! Unfitted kitchens have long been a thing in the UK, much more so than…
  • #DXVTopSecret Reveal: Designs that tells a story

    Veronika Miller
    5 Jun 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Last night was the official launch of the DXV Design Panel Project 2015. DXV, the luxury brand by American Standard, has made it its goal to celebrate design professionals in the US and Canada by collaborating with some of their finest talents to create settings that are as beautiful as they are imaginative, with very few limits on the designer’s creative spirit. The result for 2015? Ten stunning vignettes by seven talented designers, each one inspired by a classical piece of literature. DXV is a brand that is all about Reinventing the Classics and last night, we saw the classics come…
  • NYCxDesign in Review: BlogTourNYC Twitter chat

    Veronika Miller
    27 May 2015 | 8:31 am
    May was all about design in NYC with events all over Manhattan and Brooklyn that together shaped an ever growing NYCxDesign. BlogTourNYC was on the scene with visits to Frieze Art Fair, Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, Wanted Design, ICFF and events with sponsors Wilsonart, Laufen Bathrooms, Dacor and Mr Steam. Please join the BlogTour team and the design community at large as we recap events and design highlights from the shows with a #BlogTourNYC chat on Twitter, Thursday May 28 4-5pm ET. Questions: 1. What were your impressions and highlights from Frieze art fair. What would you recommend for…
  • Meet the Bloggers: BlogTour NYC to ICFF

    Florence von Pelet
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:50 am
    We are thrilled to announce BlogTour NYC and the amazing team that has decided to join us! Follow along as we host a wonderful group from the UK, Canada and the United States touring NYC with trip highlights from ICFF, Wanted Design, Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, Frieze Art Fair and several exclusive events. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram at #BlogTourNYC but please also follow the individual bloggers by clicking the links below. At Couture Chateau LLC, design is about your legacy. Founder Ann McDonald has assembled a skilled team with listening ears. From…
  • 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…
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    FROM THE RIGHT BANK

  • House Projects Update + Snapchat

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:15 am
    As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I gave myself a June 30 deadline to complete the major house projects and here we are – almost at the end of June! (How did that happen so fast?) Anyway, I’ll be traveling next week so I’m checking in with you a week early and I’m happy to say I got almost everything done. As I already reported, all of the lighting is installed, the laundry room got a little fancy and the cabinets in the butler’s pantry got painted. In addition….. the wallpaper also went up in the butler’s pantry….. The living room…
  • All The Lighting! (Done!)

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    16 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    Ladies and gentlemen, the longest quest in decorating history has finally come to an end. The last of the lighting on the first floor of the house is now sorted! Yes!!! First, let’s talk about the biggest and most exciting piece….. The Arteriors Zanadoo (large) chandelier has been installed in the family room! I have loved this style of light for almost 10 years now. So what took so long?  What held me up was that I was trying to figure out the lighting in the adjacent spaces (the kitchen and the eat-in space) at the same time and needed everything to work together. There…
  • Wallpapering the Butler’s Pantry

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    26 May 2015 | 6:45 am
    I want to let you in on a little secret. Earlier this year, I gave myself a deadline of June 30 (first half of 2015) to finish up the major decorating projects in this house. By major, I mean things like painting, wallpapering, key pieces of furniture, lighting, etc. I kept this to myself because I wasn’t entirely confident I could pull it off and then I’d have a lot of splainin’ to do! But I actually think it might happen(!) so let me start filling you in on what’s been going on, starting with the butler’s pantry. The color of the butler’s pantry was…
  • Sneak Peek of Project Laundry Room

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:09 pm
      I sat down to write a post for this week and realized I never updated you on Project Laundry Room! Because I post snapshots of the house on Instagram (@FromTheRightBank) I sometimes think I blogged them when I haven’t. #scatterbrained While I still can’t fully reveal all the house projects, I can give you a few peeks so let’s go….. To recap, the Brazilliance wallpaper was ordered and delivered. But before it could get installed, I had to take care of the other thing I wanted in the room: a striped ceiling. If I had planned better, I could have had my…
  • Reading and Watching List For Italy (+ A Wee Little Bit Of Travel Advice)

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Before traveling to another country, I always like to learn about the history of whatever location(s) I’ll be visiting, get some insights into the culture and brush up on current events. Not like I’m getting a Ph.D. or anything but just enough to help me appreciate the culture more. And for me, the most enjoyable way to do this is through books and films (as well as browsing local websites and magazines). I’ve always done this out of sheer interest but I’ve come to see that this kind of preparation really enhances the travel experience. It also heightens the…
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    Interior Design Tips for the Busy Professional

  • Solving Design Problems with Room Dividers

    Linnore Gonzales
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Room dividers are more than simple accessories to temporarily divide a space. They are modern. They are functional. They are stylish. And they can solve many design problems within both small and large spaces. Let’s look at 3 common design problems and how room dividers can help: Design problem: space efficiency The concept of space efficiency encompasses a balancing act to maintain the flow of space and light while contributing to the overall comfort and usability of the room. The trick here is selecting a divider that provides three key functionality points: space division, decoration,…
  • The Tiny Bar Shed: A Hot New Trend

    Linnore Gonzales
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    What has happened to the shed out back? It may store some old tools and boxes that have been put out of sight and out of mind, but mostly, it is forgotten or abandoned. What if it could have a new purpose? A new trend popping up among homeowners is creating small backyard bars out of these sheds. It is the perfect addition to your summer entertainment plans. And the fun part? You can design for any theme you desire. From fun and funky to suave and sophisticated. Try a '50s-inspired diner or a Caribbean escape. Let’s look at some ways to get the most out of your bar shed to inspire your next…
  • A Little Inspiration from French Country

    Linnore Gonzales
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Picture the mild hills and tranquil valleys of rural France. This scene is where French Country style finds its roots as it satisfies the eye and the soul. The style is unassuming and sincere yet always elegant. Think sensible meets sophistication and refinement. We encourage you to take in the scent of lavender as we explore French Country inspiration for your home. Invest in Simple, Chic Furnishings Ditch the dramatic or overdone and avoid furniture sets that match too perfectly. Instead, create a collected look that harmoniously organizes diverse pieces and textures. Try mixing a variety…
  • Bring a Little Nordic Style to Your Home

    Linnore Gonzales
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:15 am
    Nordic style - an enduring design worth getting to know. It embraces beauty and function for an all-around generous and accommodating space. Check out the reasons why we love the look and feel of Nordic style: The style seamlessly blends elements from various tastes and origins including: casual meets elegant and rustic meets refined. The look is warm and cheerful, never dull. It provides new-to-the-world charm. It is simple. It is clean. It is low-maintenance. It is a crowd-pleaser. It is the epitome of likable, livable style. Let’s dive deeper into bringing a little Nordic style to your…
  • A Fresh Take on What to Do With the Basement

    Linnore Gonzales
    18 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Most basements have at least one or two chaotic aspects. It is the afterthought space in the home and typically in desperate need of organization, structure, and style. Let’s sort through the piles of sports gear, art supplies, and tools and take a look at 5 fresh ways to create a beautiful, efficient, and usable basement. 1. Create a Modern Multifunctional Retreat Basements usually take the form of one big room. This structure resembles a modern home’s open floor plan, giving you flexibility to divide the space into functional zones that work best for you. Do you need a lounge area?
 
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    Nazmiyal Collection » Nazmiyal Blog About Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs and Interior Design

  • Dragon Rugs: Symbolism of Dragons in Chinese Carpets

    J. Nazmiyal
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:35 pm
    The Symbolism behind Chinese Dragon Rugs Dragon Rugs -- The wingless, serpent-like aerial creature with four legs and fiery eyes must be the single most famous symbol of China -- although the country's designated national animal is the more peaceful panda. The dragon is much more to the Chinese people than what the eagle is to Americans: This mythical creature is so integral to the Chinese identity that no discourse on Chinese culture and art can be complete without mentioning it, and it is a symbol commonly found adorning antique Chinese carpets. Chinese Art Deco Rug 50122 The dragon…
  • Wednesday Wishlist: Barbro Nilsson Swedish Rug for MMF

    J. Nazmiyal
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    This Week's Wednesday Wishlist Rug is a Lovely Swedish Carpet by Barbro Nilsson for Marta Maas Fjetterstrom. Swedish Rug by Barbro Nilsson --  Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how we’d style this week’s selection, check out our Wednesday Wishlist Pinterest board! Vintage Swedish Rug by Barbro Nilsson for Marta Maas Fjetterstrom 48437 Nazmiyal Swedish Rug by Barbro Nilsson -- This week's…
  • Ladies Behind the Loom: Women Weavers

    J. Nazmiyal
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Women Weavers of Antique Rugs Women Weavers -- In the world of carpets, it's the ladies behind the loom who should be appreciated for their unrelenting work and the extraordinary carpets they create. Although many of the names of these talented women weavers have been lost to history, their contributions to the art of Oriental rug weaving should not be overlooked. Women Weavers selling their carpets in Morocco When people think of great rugs, they often recall Persia's famous city carpets produced in workshops run by male master weavers. These ateliers have certainly produced some great…
  • What You Should Know About Light and Antique Carpets

    J. Nazmiyal
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:50 am
    Protect Your Antique Carpets from Over Exposure to Light Antique Carpets care -- It's a ritual at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. On the hour and half-hour, the Ardabil carpet is lit for a brief 10 minutes, so visitors to the Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art can behold its splendor. The enclosed display case and lighting system in Room 42 were specially crafted to showcase the world-famous 16th century Safavid carpet and to preserve its exquisite colors. While few collectors display priceless artifacts on the floor, most do value their antique carpets and want to protect the rich colors…
  • History of Rag Rugs

    J. Nazmiyal
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Vintage Scandinavian Rag Rugs: Combining Folk Charm with Modern Design Rag Rugs -- A rag rug is a rug made by pushing small strips of fabric, often recycled, through a base material, made usually of hessian or wool. Hessian is a strong and coarse fabric made from jute or hemp. Although vintage and antique rag rugs are highly decorative and charming, they were originally made purely for utilitarian purposes. Left: Add a pop of color to your home with a vibrant striped rug. Right: Similar vintage Scandinavian rag rug 46667, available at Nazmiyal The exact place of origin of rag rugs is…
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    Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore » Blog | Leading Architects Bangalore

  • Single or 2-Storey Homes – Which is more Energy Efficient?

    modernhomes
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Cost-effectiveness, privacy and impressive exteriors are criteria that come into our minds when we think of building our dream home. And if you have a plot of land; you must be evaluating this – 2 story house plans or single story house plans. One major criterion you must consider before arriving at a decision in: Which is more Energy Continue Reading The post Single or 2-Storey Homes – Which is more Energy Efficient? appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Ultra Modern Bedroom Designs for Interiors

    modernhomes
    19 Jun 2015 | 7:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore “My bedroom, for me, is everything! It’s a place to read, sleep, think, cry, hide, relax, gossip, watch TV and even sometimes to eat…” How to Get A Bedroom of Dreams? Why would anyone like to spend invaluable hours of life in a ho-hum bedroom? Your bedroom of dreams, your to be favorite place on earth will need more than ornamental Continue Reading The post Ultra Modern Bedroom Designs for Interiors appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Modern Courtyard Design Ideas for Duplex Homes

    modernhomes
    9 Jun 2015 | 7:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Modern home landscaping often gets less attention as few people pay more attention to embellish their exteriors anymore than the front elevation. However, if you plan to ornament your exteriors with a patio, it could add up as a cool locale at your new home. It also helps to impart an adorable and sensational look to your residence. Here are Continue Reading The post Modern Courtyard Design Ideas for Duplex Homes appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Open Terrace Ideas for Duplex House Plans

    modernhomes
    27 May 2015 | 2:40 am
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Please include attribution to ashwinarchitects.com with this graphic. Share this Image On Your Site Please include attribution to ashwinarchitects.com with this graphic. Terrace Ideas for Duplex House Plans Why not include a terrace which is sweet, adorable, peaceful, divine and relaxing area in our own duplex house plan at the time of construction? Wonderful idea! Right? Here are few things Continue Reading The post Open Terrace Ideas for Duplex House Plans appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Best Space Saving Ideas: Modern Homes

    modernhomes
    16 May 2015 | 7:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Spacious homes without any clutter is something that we all love to see, right? CHere, smart storage solutions and modern layouts are the answer for many house design plans when it comes to organize them. Why not have a peek at the lovely space saving ideas and incorporate them in your homes? Interesting Space Saving Ideas         Continue Reading The post Best Space Saving Ideas: Modern Homes appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
 
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    Dreamy Apartment Decoration Ideas

  • Choosing the living room coffee table

    Patricia
    27 Jun 2015 | 11:08 pm
    The living room coffee table is an essential accessory for any living room that boasts. Now, you know what should be the ideal center table? In dreamyapartment we want to answer this question to help decorate the living room properly. Depending on the size of our room must choose a type of coffee table or another. Although we should not lose sight of other aspects such as material, color and design. We tell you everything you need to know to choose the coffee table perfect for living. The style of the table First of all, it should be clear about the style of our table, which depend on the…
  • How to decorate a long and narrow corridor?

    Patricia
    19 Jun 2015 | 11:20 pm
    If you have in your home a long narrow hallway and today we give you some tips for proper decoration. The important thing is to play with colors and lighting so that it will not remain in darkness and make visually open and give us a feeling of more space and slack. As for the decor, it is important to place the necessary and correct objects to save the narrowness and excessive length without cluttering space because precisely get the opposite of what is intended. We see it all then. Do we accompany you? The lighting To give the corridor a visual sense of spaciousness is essential to pay…
  • Colorful rugs for summer

    Patricia
    19 Jun 2015 | 11:08 pm
    One of the tips that experts often give interior summer is that we keep the carpet until the arrival of autumn, as these supplements often give warmth, something you do not need when temperatures begin to rise. However, these elements can be very decorative, giving the home a special touch, so many are reluctant to get rid of them. Fortunately, whenever we can find in the market more carpets designed for this time of year. What we do today in dreamyapartment is perfect to show some colorful rugs for summer, plus offer some helpful tips when using these gadgets in the home during the warmest…
  • Tips for placing a vinyl floor

    Patricia
    17 Jun 2015 | 10:58 pm
    The film is increasingly present in homes, as it is a material that get a lot out both decorative and performance. Especially triumph vinyls to decorate walls, but it is also very successful in this soil material, which makes it a flexible coating which leaves spectacular results. Before putting the vinyl floor, you should be very clear how the installation process, and know do advance preparation for optimum results and is perfectly. The surface must be without irregularities, as level as possible, whether it is continuous floor as if tiles. Soil type The vinyl floor can be of two types:…
  • Composite shutters Design and Trends

    Patricia
    1 Jun 2015 | 10:53 pm
    At last we are increasingly aware of the importance of sustainability surround, which helps the environment and, in many cases, also to our pocket. Sustainable buildings are the order of the day, and luckily also in the decor are starting to use many items that are perfect for this. One of the most protects the environment and is recommended by all specialists is the composite organic materials, a composite of plastic and wood is becoming an excellent alternative to other materials. Today I want to focus on composite blinds, emphasizing mainly that are beginning to replace the aluminum and…
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    Coastal Decor, Beach & Nautical Decor, Crafts & Shopping

  • DIY Summer Flip Flop Art

    6 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    This DIY flip flop art is the perfect project for summer! A fun piece of flip flop art like this would be great to have on the porch or in the sun room. Or where would you hang it? I love the dimension created with the rope straps! Maybe you even have some scrap wood lying around that you could use for this flip flop art! The art is created by Addicted 2 DIY, and featured on I Heart
  • Patriotic Nautical 4th of July Table with Canvas Bag Centerpiece

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    This lovely Patriotic Nautical Table has a fun and rather unusual table centerpiece. A Nautical Canvas Bag is placed smack in the middle of the table. The bag is filled with American Flags and other items that point to the sea. I think it's a great idea. And to get even more into the spirit, check out these Coastal and Nautical 4th of July Tables too! Shop Nautical and Coastal
  • 4th of July Coastal Summer Sales

    1 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Summer is in full swing and so are 4th of July summer sales! You can enjoy savings up to 60% in these selected stores! There are thousands of coastal and beach themed prints, posters and signs to choose from at Art.com! Check out their current sale or save 25% on all orders with promo code SUNNY25 (Valid until July 31, 2015). The Seahorse Welcome Sign is used in This Nautical Bedroom! Big
  • Tabletop Crafts for Coastal & Nautical Entertaining

    29 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    For this last installment of Coastal & Nautical Summer Crafts (for Tabletop Decorating and Entertaining), I've gathered a few fun miscellaneous things to make! Use beach rocks as tablecloth paper weights. Via Wunderweib. Or Paint Beach Rocks and spread them around on the table! An easy to make beachy table runner with waterproof filato paper and a strip of white burlap ribbon (plus Candle
  • Nautical 4th of July Table Setting that's perfect for any Summer Gathering

    26 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    This Nautical Table is simple and elegant with touches of whimsy -cute little buckets, sailor knots and drink umbrellas. Perfect for any Summer Gathering! Anthropologie's Deep Sea Dinnerware is used for the setting which features a subtle and intriguing Octopus Design. The cute nautical rope place card holders can be purchased at Amazon, sold in sets of 6. Small Galvanized "Beach Buckets"
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  • Trend Test: Can Luggage Double As Decor? Let’s Find Out!

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Indulge me a little a bit, okay. Today I want to wander off topic a bit.While Googling to find some cool boutique hotels that double as design destinations for my most recent issue of DESIGN REFRESH, my bi-weekly newsletter that's dedicated to all kinds of great interior design features, advice, ideas, and inspiration (click here to subscribe! ;-), I found an interesting design feature in hotel design:Luggage used as walls/counters.Okay, so I don’t travel like I used to. And when I do, I typically try to rent homes to stay in. So maybe I’ve missed this cool feature that…
  • Today's 10 On-Trend Interior Design Links You'll Love! | #DESIGNREFRESH

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    4 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    It's Independence Day, so I could go all red, white, and blue on you, but...By the time you open this, we’ll be well into July 4th and finished with these colors until next year.That's why, instead of saluting the stars and stripes, I'd like today's edition of DESIGN REFRESH to focus on something else we all also love about summer:Vacations, holidays, and luxuriously unique design-destination hotels! They're what's really making me smile. ;-)So in this week's edition of DESIGN REFRESH you'll find six links to articles that showcase amazing boutique hotels and…
  • Which Direction Should You Run Your Wood Flooring? Well...

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    A reader recently asked me the following question and I thought my answer might be helpful to others, too. Reader: "Which direction do you run your wood flooring?" RELATED: Locate The Heart Of A Home By Finding Its Vista My response: Wood flooring, in its most prized form, comes in long boards. In fact, when you look at wood flooring products, they will give you specs on the range of the length of the boards. The cheaper the flooring, the shorter the boards. So... you want your flooring to have long boards so they’ll look as expensive and high quality as possible. Therefore,…
  • How To Make Old Furniture Look Hip & Modern!

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Do you have any tired, old furniture hanging around the house?Did you inherit some pieces from a family member and don’t quite know how to fit it into your newer, more modern style?Yes, paint can work miracles. But creative painting does so much more! Keep scrolling down to see what I mean! ;-) DESIGNER: Knack Studios IMG SOURCE: remodelista.com Bold color choices accentuate a piece, causing it to stand out as an art object. DESIGNERS: Jesse Carrier & Mara Miller IMG SOURCE: HouseBeautiful.com Upholstering an old chair in the same color as the frame will make a chair…
  • GET THE LOOK: 10 Must-Have 'Bloodline' / Florida Keys Inspired Furnishings & Decor!

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Have you binge-watched Netflix's Bloodline yet? If so...I bet you fell in love with the family's beach house, just like I did!And I also bet that after reading my recent interview with Bloodline's Production Designer Scott P. Murphy — the one where he revealed how and why he designed the home's interiors like he did — you now have an urge to recreate its relaxed, Florida Keys energy in your own home. RELATED: The 'Bloodline' House: How It Was Designed & Decorated! Well I've got good news for you:I've found some interesting items you can buy and combine to…
 
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    Design The Life You Want To Live

  • Is being popular in Instagram like being rich in Monopoly?

    Lynne Knowlton
    12 Jun 2015 | 7:11 am
    Instagram is such a wild beast, isn’t it?  For some, it’s a place to dabble and for others it’s a place to monetize like WHOA, ka-ching ka-ching.   For better or worse, it’s the place where brands, retailers and bloggers are exploding onto … Read More!
  • Life lately: Do you know what rhymes with Friday? Vodka

    Lynne Knowlton
    15 May 2015 | 9:33 am
      What have you been up to, chicken poo?  I’ve missed you.  Wait.  I’m a poet and I didn’t know it.  Ugh.  Should I just throat punch MYSELF? What have I been up to lately?!!   I’ve been getting it on with my … Read More!
  • How to make a gorgy gorgeous twig curtain rod

    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!
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  • a korean artist looking forward to the past

    Richard
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:10 am
    Korean artist Kang Myung Sun is using a centuries old craft of her native South Korea in fantastic new and modern ways. She creates beautifully organic pieces of functional furniture covered in shimmering mother-of-pearl. It’s truly amazing to see her … Continue reading →This post a korean artist looking forward to the past first appeared on
  • tips for hanging art (and other home hardware)

    Richard
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    I can’t tell you how many people ask me for tips for hanging art, or installing a doorknob or placing a light switch. And while we can easily Google any of these terms and get information (or a lot of … Continue reading →This post tips for hanging art (and other home hardware) first appeared on
  • chapultepec castle – a house museum in mexico

    Richard
    16 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Last week I took you on a tour of Miramare, the Italian house museum built by Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian of Austria. Today we continue with Maximilian and Charlotte (or Carlota in Spanish), and travel over 6,000 miles to Chapultepec Castle in … Continue reading →This post chapultepec castle – a house museum in mexico first appeared on
  • miramare: an italian museum on the adriatic

    Richard
    9 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Recently a client was telling me about their coming trip to Venice and the Adriatic Coast and asked for my input about my favorite Italian museum. Everyone knows the important classic museums, but with my love of small house museums, … Continue reading →This post miramare: an italian museum on the adriatic first appeared on
  • sourcing scandinavian modern furniture

    Richard
    2 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Money Magazine recently published a national poll that asked people to list their 3 top challenges when remodeling or renovating their house. Pollsters responded: Finding acceptable products Selecting style Agreeing with your spouse It was interesting to note that in … Continue reading →This post sourcing scandinavian modern furniture first appeared on
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    New York Interior Design Blog

  • Nature from Within

    Phyllis
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    It is a known fact that designing an environment where people live, work, and learn that also is connected to nature creates a healthy and productive habitat. Biophilic design is dedicated to changing the way we interact and incorporate nature in the spaces where we spend most of our time in by encouraging us to get green and be more mindful.  Today we highlight how Luxe does this, showcasing ways to decorate your home with plants, so that we can connect with nature from within. Photo by Luxe Magazine – Location: Southampton, NY Fresh herbs anyone!!!  Keeping fresh herbs next to…
  • Spotlight on QisDESIGN

    Phyllis
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Our lighting report continues with the new and exciting offerings from QisDESIGN. We spotted their products at ICFF this year and were in love!!  A lot of their fixtures are inspired by coral in the ocean.  Each is lit with energy efficient LED bulbs and because of a special light diffusion technique, the light is evenly dispersed to the outer edges of each fixture.  It is beautifully done!  We would like to share a few of our favorites with you! This first fixture is the Coral Clear Wall Sconce.  This fixture can be oriented as shown in the photo below, or flipped around so that the…
  • Spotlight on Biaki — Designer Doors!

    Phyllis
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Whenever we attend a trade show we always find a few new and amazing vendors.  This sprint at ICFF was a prime example as we met representatives from an incredible door manufacturer, Biaki.  We were blown away at their offerings! Check out this set of doors which were the first offerings to caught our collective eye!  The high level of amount of detail makes these doors a show stopper, adding instant character to any space.  Just wow! Biaki Ornate Doors This door below is equally beautiful but more subdued!  We love the blue upholstered panels surrounded by a white wood door frame…
  • Spotlight on Niche Modern Lighting!

    Phyllis
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Our ICFF report on what is new and good continues as we feature the beautiful lighting of Niche Modern.  We were wowed and would like to share with you the lighting that was on display! The photo below showcasing a canopy that displays the many colors available in their Hello Chroma Collection.  We love the candy colors shown on display in the image below.  We are also loving that you can see the really cool coiled bulbs inside each pendant–so funky! Niche Modern Lighting Hello Chroma Collection The other display featured a fun eclectic mix of different pendants in a mixture of…
  • A Live Edge Spotlight on Uhuru!

    Phyllis
    21 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    At ICFF we were awed by the wonderful offerings from a new furniture manufacturer, enter Uhuru!  They offer stunning pieces featuring rich, beautiful slabs of wood.  The one that really caught our eyes at the show was the Split Base Table.  Absolutely gorgeous!  We love the live edge wood slab in combination with the blackened steel base.  To die for!! Uhuru Split Base Table   Check out this detail shot below showing the bowtie shaped metal connections along the split of the wood.  This is such a special detail and truly accents the grain and character of the wood, making this…
 
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  • Choosing the Right Medicine Cabinets for Your Bath

    admin
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:16 am
    The medicine cabinets are much needed in every bathroom, especially where there is little space and much more things to keep. These cabinets are spacious as consume less space and are of dual use... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 4 Common Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes You Should Avoid at All Costs

    admin
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:28 pm
    You’ve decided that you’re ready to transform your kitchen. Maybe you’ve made this decision because you’re looking for something new and improved, or maybe you’ve decided you’re going to sell the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Best Shower Enclosures for Your Bathroom

    admin
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:52 am
    The shower enclosures have redefined the central part beautification of a typical bathroom. When you enter a bathroom, the first thing to go through the mind is to take a shower. Years ago, the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Greenwich Property Trends

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    29 Jun 2015 | 10:09 pm
    The Royal Borough of Greenwich is an interesting part of London. It is famous across the world for being the home of the Prime Meridian, which is the line of longitude that divides the globe in half... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Great Ways to Save on Your Home Renovation

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    15 Jun 2015 | 6:35 pm
    Home renovation can always be a hassle especially when it comes to monetary considerations. It can be worth an entire year of salary. However, with proper measures and money-saving tips, house... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Decoholic

  • Grey Tones Creates a Cozy Contemporary Home

    Melina Divani
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:13 am
    Grey tones with hints of burnt reds and oranges highlighted by nature’s beauty is what this stunning home by PROforma, embodies. It’s super-age modernism meets with cozy sophistication. It’s elegance wrapped up in sturdy substances that appear industrial but comfortable. Homely but cool. Nonchalant but structured. It’s a beautiful art piece on a canvas of blended tones that harmonize and complement one another. Cement in homes is all the rage today and this abode pulls off the look with aplomb. Polished and textured cement on the floor and ceiling gives way to suspended lighting, a…
  • Modern Cycladic Interior With A Sense Of “Invisible” Luxury

    Melina Divani
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Modern Cycladic house on Mykonos, Greece, by Zoumboulakis Architects. The house consists of six separate buildings arranged on the plot in relation to its natural surroundings. Essentials of the study were the maintenance of existing landscape elements such as existing stone walls which run across the plot and the rock gardens, the uneven terrain and the strong north winds, and the implementation of the project brief. Emphasis was given not only to the buildings but also to the open areas and passageways created between them, to orientation, light, the view and to the axis of the West. The…
  • Decorating A Space With Different Styles

    Melina Divani
    5 Jul 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Culture Clash in New York, designed by Workshop/APD. Decorating a space with different furniture styles, colors, and patterns is fashionable and fresh — but it can also be hard to pull off. This bachelor pad mixes new euro modern, bohemian chic, and mid-century pieces to create a space that highlights the owner’s vast interests and style. I love these dark moody walls! The dark color brings a touch of drama, a hint of moodiness and an ounce of glam. You’ll want to go dark and dramatic at home after you see these images.
  • 10 Super Ways To Add Storage To Your Kitchen

    Melina Divani
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Not everyone has the additional storage space when it comes to their kitchen. Sometimes things need to be shuffled around. It’s about repurposing old unused items and creating a new system from the old one. That may seem a bit tricky, but it’s all about being creative to prevent the clutter that can make a kitchen look unsafe and unsanitary. There are a number of DIY projects that can be used if the budget is tight, or you can use professionally installed storage ideas if money is no object. Overall, it’s about being creative, imaginative, and enhancing efficiency. Here are 10 super…
  • Retro Design in Modern Times

    Melina Divani
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Simple is better, and this attractive apartment by The New Design Project, proves it. The easy furnishings and décor have a distinctive quality. Each piece speaks out in its own way. For example, the metal table with wheels is a striking piece of art. It adds just the right amount of uniqueness to the décor without overwhelming the small space. It’s a focal point as well and will have guest inquisitive about its origin! The living room area size is quaint stylishly designed. A checkered grayish hued rug adds the right amount of coziness while the paned window allows adequate natural…
 
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  • Maison et Objet Paris is renewing its look with three new poles

    BRABBU
    7 Jul 2015 | 9:28 am
    This year, Maison et Objet Paris it’s celebrating its 20th anniversary. The trade show that have been improving year after year, will present a new look at Maison et Objet Paris September 2015 with three new poles. Three new poles at M&O September of 2015 are in the Villepinte show: MAISON, OBJET and LUXURY, DESIGN & INTERIOR DECORATION. RELATED HISTORY: KNOW THE NEW 6 DESIGN TALENTS FROM M&O PARIS SEPTEMBER 2015 Maison et Objet Paris is making changes. The epidome of the home-fashion trade show and planet deco’s major event is giving up its organization into sectors in…
  • 6 tips to place art in your living room set

    BRABBU
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Digital art is a must in nowadays. Actually, wall art is changing and people seem to want real master pieces in their living rooms, trully inspired in savage, contemporary and subjective details. BRABBU wants to presents it’s top tips on to place art in your living room set, so lets be inpired, should we? RELATED HISTORY: MODERN HOME DECOR IDEAS 2015: 7 DIGITAL ART PHOTOGRAPHY TO INSPIRE YOU 1. Hang art at eye-level. If hanging a piece of art on a blank wall, be sure to hang it so that the middle of the artwork is about 57” high or at eye-level. Although it may be tempting to hang…
  • Elle Décor Tips: How to Decorate Your Bedroom with Brass Chandelier

    BRABBU
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:36 am
    Everybody wants to be interesting, original and sophisticated or, at least, have that kind of bedroom. Brass chandelier- is, probably, one of the best options for a contemporary ceiling light option. What is more, it makes your environment more elegant and romantic. It is not so easy to chose a suspension light, and the relevance of it depends on several factors about your room. RELATED HISTORY: 5 BRASS CHANDELIER TO BRIGHTEN UP YOUR DINING ROOM  We would like to introduce you some Elle Décor tips and contemporary ceiling lights examples. Take a look. A brass lamp NAICCA that recalls the…
  • 20th century best designers: Philippe Starck

    BRABBU
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:31 am
    In our subject of the best designers of the 20th century today we will approach the work of Philippe Starck. RELATED HISTORY: 20TH CENTURY BEST DESIGNERS: LE CORBUSIER Philippe Starck became widely known since the start of his career in the 1980s for his interior, product, industrial and architectural design work. Most likely influenced by his father, who worked as an aircraft engineer, Starck studied at the École Nissim de Camondo, Paris, and in 1968 set up his first company, which produced inflatable objects. Always interested in design as a total concept, in the 1970s he made a…
  • Meet the two fendi casa penthouses at Portals Hills Boutique Hotel

    BRABBU
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:02 am
    Today is Monday, and in order to avoid the depression associated to this awful day, BRABBU wants to present you Portals Hills Boutique Hotel, an Hotel in Mallorca, that has two prestigious penthouses suite furnished by Fendi Casa. This luxury living group has bet on luxury interiors and has taken Spain to the next level on Interior Design and Decoration are the main topics. BRABBU is pleased to show you some of the best details about Fendi Casa details. RELATED HISTORY: TOP 5 FENDI STORES AROUND THE WORLD Sumptuously appointed residential-style condo-suites and two incomparable high-end…
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  • Contemporary Spaces: Make a Statement with Bold Red

    Reyna.R
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:08 am
    Want to bring your contemporary spaces to life? Consider adding a bold pop or vibrant splash of red to contemporary decor. Red can be stunning in just about any modern room. From the front door to the backyard patio, a vivid red hue can make a big design statement. Here’s what we mean: This massive cantilevered front door is stunning in size and bold color. We love the look. Red accents are beautiful in a gray and white foyer like the one above. Just a few pops of red can add a lively vibe to any entryway. Vibrant red cabinets can create a bold colorful contemporary kitchen. These offer…
  • Decorating the Porch: Tips & Ideas

    Reyna.R
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    For those fortunate enough to have a porch to enjoy, this one’s for you. Whether large or small, at the front of the house or with a view of the backyard, any porch can be turned into a charming and comfortable outdoor living space. Here are tips and ideas to inspire you: In the US many will soon be celebrating the Fourth of July with red, white and blue on the porch. A vibrant hue on the front door is s fantastic contrast to this gray house. Make your front porch as inviting as a spa getaway. Gray and yellow striped rattan chaise lounges are lined up in a row on this fabulous porch.
  • Artful Inspiration: Go Bold With Wall Art

    Reyna.R
    19 Jun 2015 | 9:22 am
    Ready to give your interior spaces a big boost of energy? It’s fun and so easy to go bold with wall art–the bigger the better. Colorful artwork can be a stunning addition to any room. Whether, your budget is large or small, from the foyer to the kitchen and beyond, paintings, prints and posters can make a big design statement that says, “Hello world. This is me on a wall.” Foyers of all sizes can opened up with pieces of art that appear to be doorways. The entryway above is stunning with colorful hues and a glass-topped table sculpture. Unframed contemporary art in…
  • Kids Rooms: 8 Great Ideas They’ll Love

    Reyna.R
    11 Jun 2015 | 8:36 am
    Can we ever have too many great ideas for kids rooms? We don’t think so. Even a few easy changes can add excitement with color and pattern. Today, we’re sharing eight images of stylish nurseries and cool rooms for children. Which is your favorite? Enjoy! This beach house kids room offers lots of fabulous ideas that can be adapted to your anywhere home. Aren’t the bright colors fantastic? This contemporary nursery is a lovely mix of pink and turquoise. Don’t you love the look of pink pattern on the walls and the floor? Built-in bunk beds in this kids’ room have a…
  • Must See: New Arrivals in Lighting

    Reyna.R
    4 Jun 2015 | 8:31 am
    From sleek contemporary pendants for the foyer to updated takes on Tiffany lights, there’s something for every style room and every design aesthetic among our many new arrivals in home lighting. Today, we’re excited to bring you a sneak peek. Below you’ll find a sampling of the beautiful lights that are now available: The Hinkley Lighting Clancy Foyer Light is just one example of the many ways to update the first space your guests see as they step inside the front door. Polished steel and glass shine in this great pendant. Perfect for entryways with lower ceilings, the…
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  • Pros And Cons Of Using Gabion Walls

    Ella Andrews
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:29 am
    If you have been thinking about introducing some gabion walls to your property, as retaining walls or perhaps even some interesting outdoor seating, you might be wondering whether they really are the best choice. Like anything, these walls have their advantages and disadvantages. In order to determine whether gabions are the right choice for the project you have in mind, you will need to weigh these pros and cons against each other. Pros There are a number of advantages associated with the introduction of gabion walls, including: Their strong bases, which prevent them from being dragged away…
  • What Causes Verandah Roofing To Leak And How Can I Fix It?

    Ella Andrews
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:29 am
    Plenty of homeowners have benefited from the addition of a verandah – the resulting covered space not only provides protection for those waiting at the door, it can double as an outdoor entertaining or alfresco dining space that is hidden from the elements. As the years pass, however, some homeowners find that their verandah roofing is not as waterproof as they first believed. What on earth is going on here and how can the problem be resolved? At first, the leaks will only be obvious during a heavy downpour – those unexpected trails of water stream down the exterior wall and pool on the…
  • A Guide To Properly Cleaning Honeycomb Blinds

    Ella Andrews
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:24 am
    These days, honeycomb blinds are becoming an increasingly popular choice for homeowners. Not only are they highly attractive, they also offer energy efficiency, sound absorption and privacy. It is important that you keep your blinds as clean as possible, as this will ensure that they last as long as possible and continue to look their best. Incorrect cleaning, however, can actually void your warranty, so it is important that you take care. Step 1: Give the blinds a thorough dusting on a regular basis. We recommend using a feather, lambs wool or disposable duster for best results. Ensure that…
  • 10 Benefits Of Choosing Wire Balustrades

    Ella Andrews
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:11 am
    If you are in the process of choosing a balustrade system for your home, you will have quickly realised that you have a number of options to choose from. Though they aren’t ideal for every home, when installed in the right location wire balustrades can look fantastic. If you aren’t convinced that this is a good choice, we have compiled 10 of the benefits associated with such a system. 1. Complementary This balustrade will also work incredibly well with other materials, particularly timber and stainless steel. This will allow you to create a staircase that is not only highly attractive, it…
  • Bring Life to Your Bedroom

    Ella Andrews
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:07 am
    If you are waking up to the same old, dull décor every single day and feel a great need for change, you should not wait any longer. Do not keep your bedroom so boring, do something about it immediately and spice up some things in that stale room. Before you start the house cleaning, or call cleaning services, think about all the unnecessary things you have piled up in your bedroom. Surely you have one or two items that either don’t belong there, or you are just neglecting. Empty boxes, old newspapers, outdated calendars, used wrappers, it could be anything. There are limits to hoarding and…
 
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  • 4th of July Decorating Ideas

    Doug Kaid
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Our earliest memories of Independence Day are of going down to the riverfront for the fireworks festival. Viewing the fireworks among hundreds and thousands of fellow Americans in celebration of our freedom. The fireworks were nice, with collective “oohs and ahhs” that induced chills. On our way home, we remember passing houses closer to the river where huge parties were gathered for fireworks, a night spent under the stars and with food off the grill. These folks had life figured out. Next year we pledged that we would no longer go to the fireworks; the fireworks would come to…
  • 5 Decorating Tips For the Beach Bum

    Annie Talajkowski
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:10 am
    Most people enjoy a trip to the beach now and then, but for you, the beach is home. The salty breeze, cool blue water and soft hot sand make the beach your favorite place to spend time in the summer. So why not add elements of the beach to your home’s interior design? These tips will help you integrate the nautical style into your space. Decorate with driftwood Driftwood is literally wood that has floated in the water and then washes up on shore. There are many different decorative items that use driftwood to create that nautical look you love. A mirror framed with driftwood or a table…
  • #BellacorLovesCats – Photo Contest

    Our Library
    19 Jun 2015 | 9:42 am
    The contest ends June 30th. Winners will be announced July 1st. Don’t forget to vote! The post #BellacorLovesCats – Photo Contest appeared first on Bright Ideas.
  • Bellacor Father’s Day Gift Guide: Dad Bod Edition

    Doug Kaid
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:52 am
    Sadly, some of us, ahem, have the dad bod (or something rounder) without even getting to experience the joys of parenthood. But as Father’s Day approaches, let’s celebrate the dads among us who come by their dad bods honestly. But first, we should back up a bit. Perhaps some of you haven’t heard of dad bod. Allow us to educate you, with the help of Mackenzie Pearson, a college sophomore who coined the term in March. She claims she heard it from her roommate, but we’ll credit Pearson for giving it to the world. Pearson describes the dad bod like this: “A nice…
  • Create your own Jurassic escape

    Doug Kaid
    18 Jun 2015 | 9:57 am
    The nephew was just in town and we were tripping over dinosaurs all week. From the T-rex to velociraptors, it was like a little “Jurassic Park” at our place. Oh, and there was also a trip to the Science Museum, which was really just an excuse to see more dinosaurs. The kid is “Jurassic World” crazy. “Jurassic Park” is so over, apparently. It stands to reason our nephew is not the only fan out there whose desire for all things dino has reached a fevered pitch as the summer blockbuster approaches 1 billion dollars in worldwide box-office receipts. We’re…
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  • Ten Fun Accessorizing Ideas to Welcome Summer into Your Home

    caitlink
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    Whether you’re having fun in the sun and sand or in your backyard hammock with your favorite book, summer is the season to embrace all things relaxed and casual. Creating a summer-filled atmosphere in your home is easier than you think. If you’re preparing for a festive Fourth of July party, having a family BBQ in the backyard, or planning a staycation this summer, here are ten seasonal ideas to transform your home into a summer space you won’t want to leave. 1. Plant a tower of flowers in patriotic colors and add some flags to mark the day. It’s an easy way to add beauty to your yard…
  • The Most Useful Kitchen Appliances Infographic

    caitlink
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Picture this: You just had a brand new beautiful countertop installed in your kitchen, but you can’t really show it off because it’s covered from wall to wall in kitchen appliances. What should you keep and what should you toss? Or maybe you are getting married soon or just bought a house and are wondering what kitchen appliances to put on your registry so that you will receive gifts that you will actually use. To help you have a better understanding of which appliances are useful (and which are not), we surveyed over 500 consumers about their monthly usage of 16 different kitchen…
  • Expert Design Tips on How to Make Your Bathroom Look Bigger

    caitlink
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:27 am
    Small spaces don’t always require big ideas. If you wish you had a bigger bathroom but simply don’t have the space for one, there are several ways that you can actually make your small bathroom feel larger than it actually is. Whether you’re considering one or two changes or a total revamp, the ideas listed below are a great starting point to transform your small bathroom into a luxurious and modern retreat. Vanities and Sinks Furniture-Style Vanities: Choosing a furniture-style vanity, rather than one with cabinet doors, will keep the space light and airy and also leave plenty of room…
  • 5 Refreshing Summer Cocktails to Get Your Party Started

    caitlink
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:26 am
    Add a refreshing twist to your summer gatherings with these five cocktail recipes that are sure to get the party started! Sparkling Strawberry Cocktail Ingredients 2 cups hulled strawberries 2 tablespoons water ¼ cup orange juice 1 bottle chilled Prosecco or other dry sparkling wine 1 orange, sliced in rounds Mint sprigs, for garnish Directions In a blender, puree 2 cups of hulled strawberries and 2 tablespoons of water until smooth. In a pitcher, combine strawberry puree, 1 bottle of chilled Prosecco and sliced oranges. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve. Source: Martha Stewart Rum Punch…
  • Father’s Day Gift Ideas from the Heart

    caitlink
    17 Jun 2015 | 12:21 pm
    With Father’s Day right around the corner, choosing the perfect gift for your dad can be tricky. You know he has everything he needs, so how do you decide on what to give him to show how much he means to you? How about your time? Nothing says “I love you” more than the little things, like offering your help on a project he’s been working on or spending quality time doing something he enjoys. There’s no better gift than that! Here are some suggestions on how to put a smile on his face and make his day extra special: Attend a local car, boat, music or sporting event: Doing your…
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  • Product Review – Melamine Plates By The Radish Store

    Vidya Sudarsan
    7 Jul 2015 | 9:16 am
    Share on Tumblr Melamine is an amazing material. It is tough, dependable and perfect for picnics and parties. Melamine tableware is the ideal solution for when you need something sturdy and versatile. In today’s product review, I am happy to introduce the “Papaya-inspired” contemporary tableware set made by The Radish Store. This company is a small [...] The post Product Review – Melamine Plates By The Radish Store appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: Pretty Plates On The Walls Product Review – Multipurpose Silicone Pot Holders Beautiful…
  • Exotic Places To Dine

    Vidya Sudarsan
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    Share on Tumblr Before you know it, summer will quickly begin winding down. For many of you, back-to-school stresses and shopping trips will diminish the amount of family time. So, before the chaos of September arrives, take a break from your normal routine and embark on a journey to an exotic and new destination! Visits [...] The post Exotic Places To Dine appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: Exotic Home Decor Ideas My Blog, In The News – FurnishMyWay Moorish Architecture And Designs
  • Kid Friendly Art Center

    Vidya Sudarsan
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:48 am
    Share on Tumblr Summertime is typically the most favorite time of the year for children! And, with that, it can be the most difficult time for parents and caregivers who have the task of entertaining children. I remember being challenged to find activities during holidays when my two children were young. Without a doubt, painting [...] The post Kid Friendly Art Center appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: Kelly-Moore Paints Design Center
  • Colorful Outdoor Rooms

    Vidya Sudarsan
    27 Jun 2015 | 8:47 am
    Share on Tumblr If you are looking to convert your patio, porch, backyard or balcony to a retreat, I have some fabulous ideas! Sometimes, I ponder how a dash of color transforms a boring space to something spectacular. Color is magical and has a way to either calm or awaken the senses. And, while we [...] The post Colorful Outdoor Rooms appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: Outdoor Lighting Outdoor Solar Lights In My Rock Garden Outdoor Spaces – Winter Bird Feeding Outdoor Lighting – Beautiful Landscapes!
  • Product Review – Multipurpose Silicone Pot Holders

    Vidya Sudarsan
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:52 am
    Share on Tumblr Hello, everyone! I am happy to introduce another product made with food grade silicone. These multipurpose silicone pot holders, made by Kitchen Labz, have replaced my cotton potholders in my kitchen. Silicone has several advantages, making it one of the most versatile material for kitchen gadgets. It doesn’t leach harmful chemicals into [...] The post Product Review – Multipurpose Silicone Pot Holders appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: Set Of Three Silicone Spatulas Review GrillFella BBQ Wok & Silicone Heat Resistant Gloves Review Silicone…
 
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  • Bold Design Touches that Create a Moroccan Oasis in Your Own Home

    Yuka Yoneda
    7 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Just because you don’t have any vacations lined up doesn’t mean you can’t travel to a far away place in your own home. You can turn any room into an exotic sanctuary with just a few carefully curated pieces inspired by foreign lands. Moroccan style is a designer’s favorite because of its saturated colors and distinctive accents, but it may seem intimidating because it can go in the wrong direction and look too over-the-top and garish if done incorrectly.We looked to this stunning red ochre sitting room designed by London-based interior designer Katharine Pooley for a…
  • 18 Bathrooms for Shabby Chic Design Inspiration

    Elise Moreau
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you’re a fan of soft colors and more of a timeworn look when it comes to interior design, you should definitely consider looking for some shabby chic inspiration the next time you decide to redesign or renovate your bathroom. The bathroom is really one of the most perfect rooms you can choose to work with for this style since you can do all sorts of things with cabinetry, vanities, tubs, sinks, mirrors, and decorative hardware to really emphasize the look. Not yet convinced? You will be after you browse through the following gorgeous bathrooms — all decorated with shabby…
  • Radiator Covers That Maximize Style

    Kate Simmons
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:15 am
    Radiators: in many cases, you can’t live without them. But when it comes to good design, sometimes it seems like you can’t live with them! Luckily, there is a range of radiator covers on the market to help you conceal this functional home staple. Today we’ve gone beyond rounding up radiator covers for sale. We’ve also collected images of some fabulous custom-built selections, and we’ve included a few DIY project ideas should you want to build your own radiator cover or get creative with some colorful painting! Keep reading for details, links and…
  • Organic Elements and Shades of Gray Define Industrial Loft in Toronto

    Sherry Nothingam
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:30 am
    If you love contemporary industrial style with a touch of natural goodness then you are sure to fall in love with this gorgeous Condo Loft crafted by LUX Design in Toronto, Canada. The exquisite home effortlessly brings together a variety of contrasting textures and design elements even while ardently sticking to the chic industrial style that the homeowner wished for. Neutral hues dominate the interior with diverse shades of gray creating a sleek backdrop that lets the custom décor additions standout proudly.Additions such as the cool coffee table in the living room crafted from wooden…
  • 8 Stylish Ways to Keep Mosquitoes at Bay

    Yuka Yoneda
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    No one wants mosquitoes crashing their party, but you also don’t want to ruin the ambiance you’ve created with logo-emblazoned products that don’t fit in with your decor. In other words, you want the bugs to notice them, but there’s no reason your guests need to. Luckily, these days, there are lots of stylish and subtle ways to keep insects at bay, from citronella-scented tiki torches to DIY outdoor lanterns made with tuna cans! Keep on reading for eight of the coolest ones we’ve spotted.Classic & Rustic DesignsWe almost couldn’t believe this clever DIY…
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    Leovan Design

  • Summer Home Energy Saving Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    Summer the hottest season of the year is here. Get ready for summer by following these home energy saving tips that will reduce your energy costs and will keep you cool and comfortable at the same time: Make sure you have completed any spring maintenance needed for your home. Consider increasing your attic insulation to keep the heat in during the winter and to keep the heat out
  • Cottage Interior Design Style

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    1 Jun 2015 | 6:06 am
    Cottage interior design style makes a room feel charming, warm, naturally comfortable, casual, simple, and livable. The general feel of the cottage design style is informal and imperfect. The goal of using the cottage interior design style is to create an inviting interior with a carefree and well-lived in look. The cottage interior design style reflects the comfortable, relaxing, and
  • Eco-Friendly Gardening Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    8 May 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Eco-friendly, sustainable, and environmentally friendly gardening promotes a healthy lifestyle, decreases negative environmental effects on the planet, and reduces your environmental footprint. Here are some eco-friendly gardening tips to use in your garden: Design a garden that fits your environment, climate, and location by planting plants that are native to your region. Native
  • Spring Gardening Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    7 Apr 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Spring garden maintenance prepares your garden for the spring and the summer growing seasons. Spring is the perfect time to complete gardening tasks such as cleaning your yard, preparing your lawn for summer, and planting your new flowers, vegetable plants, trees, and shrubs. Here is a checklist to follow when you are preparing your garden for the spring and the summer growing
  • 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
 
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  • Top 5 Traits Of A Successful New House Build

    Decor Girl
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    We are almost finished with a successful new home build, here are the five traits which made this a good experience for everyone. Read More
  • Missing The Fourth Of July Of Youth

    Decor Girl
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    What happened to the Fourth of July? Remembering the Fourth of July of my youth, and ice cream. Read More
  • How To Spot A Interior Design Faker

    Decor Girl
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:30 am
    Learn exactly what or who to ignore when they begin to spew bad interior design advice disguised as design rules. Read More
  • Don’t Throw A Rug, Tile One

    Decor Girl
    17 Jun 2015 | 1:30 am
    Tile rugs can add visual interest to a bathroom, kitchen, hallway or any room with a large expanse of floor tile. Ranging from simple to complex, there is a tile rug for option for any space. Read More
  • 10 DIY Decor Ideas To Transform Your Home Now

    Decor Girl
    9 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    10 easy DIY design ideas to produce quick gratifying results to transform your home decor and help you achieve a beautiful home. Read More
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    The Interior Design Advocate

  • Stool Sample, Anyone?

    Donna Hoffman
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... Time for another installment of our Design Giggles series! Behind the scenes at Acme Furniture Repair. Enjoy! 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…
  • How to Layout a Room

    Donna Hoffman
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... What’s the best way to layout a room?  If you’re a first time home buyer or have no clue what to do, watch this video for some great tips and tricks!   If you liked what you heard here about my Decorating Genius System and would like to know more, go to www.TheInteriorDesignAdvocate.com/decorating-genius-system xo, The post How to Layout a Room appeared first on The Interior Design Advocate.
  • Showerhead as Art & Light Show

    Donna Hoffman
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:59 am
    Donna Hoffman on... So what do you think of this truly innovative showerhead from Japanese company Nendo? The Axor Lampshower is a masterful thought…but what do you think of it in application? Surely, this puppy would be a show stopper in a dark marble shower…I can see it at a posh hotel in in London or New York. It could even be swoon-material if it sits surrounded by any rich and deeply hued tile… But what happens to it if you are a pedestrian shower-taker who needs a morning wake-up call thus you have a brightly lit shower and bath and have a penchant for fresh, clean lighter…
  • What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

    Donna Hoffman
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Donna Hoffman on... What do you want to be when you grow up? Enjoy today’s Design Giggle! The post What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? appeared first on The Interior Design Advocate.
  • How to Choose a Dining Room Chandelier

    Donna Hoffman
    18 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Donna Hoffman on... In this week’s video blog, I show you how to correctly measure for a dining room table or kitchen table chandelier. Watch this before you buy!   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…
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    Chic California

  • 4th of July Front Porch Tour

    chiccalifornia
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:20 pm
    4th of July Front Porch Tour Just popping in to say Happy 4th of July! Independence Day is my favorite holiday. The day is reserved for parades, picnics, bbq’s and fireworks! No presents to buy and wrap, no major commitments to attend to. The only requirement is summertime fun! I thought I would give you {Read More...} The post 4th of July Front Porch Tour appeared first on Chic California.
  • Vintage Style Baby Boy Nursery Reveal

    chiccalifornia
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Vintage Style Baby Boy Nursery Reveal  I have been so excited to share with you the baby’s nursery! But it seemed like bad luck to show off the room before the baby made his debut. But he’s here, and so now is the time! If you remember it wasn’t that long ago that this room {Read More...} The post Vintage Style Baby Boy Nursery Reveal appeared first on Chic California.
  • Introducing Beau Oliver

    chiccalifornia
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Introducing Beau Oliver   If you have been following me on Facebook or Instagram, you know it has been busy few weeks for me. I’m so excited to officially introduce you to our new baby boy, Beau Oliver. We are over the moon in love with this guy! And he is so good. He is {Read More...} The post Introducing Beau Oliver appeared first on Chic California.
  • How to Layer Milk Paint Using Clear Wax

    chiccalifornia
    29 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    How to Layer Milk Paint Using Clear Wax I’m slowly but surely getting some extra pieces of furniture painted before the baby arrives. But I have to admit, it’s slow going. Mostly because I run out of energy pretty quickly. But sometimes a piece of furniture just doesn’t want to cooperate or turn out the {Read More...} The post How to Layer Milk Paint Using Clear Wax appeared first on Chic California.
  • Maternity Photos

    chiccalifornia
    28 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Maternity Photos Hey, are you all still there? It’s been awhile since I have posted. I’ve been in serious nesting mode over here and blogging has just taken a back seat. We are t-minus two weeks for the arrival of our new baby boy!! So things might get a bit quiet over here in the {Read More...} The post Maternity Photos appeared first on Chic California.
 
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  • Cliff Dwelling by Specht Harpman

    Jessica
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Cliff Dwelling is a private home located in Austin, Texas, USA. It was designed by Specht Harpman in 2013. Cliff Dwelling by Specht Harpman: “Suspended on a narrow limestone ridge halfway down a cliff overlooking Lake Austin, this home builds upon the frame of an existing 1970s-era structure. The renovation re-works the processional sequence into and through the house making it habitable for an elderly couple, enhancing engagement with the..More...
  • Farmhouse by A.D.D. Concept + Design

    Jessica
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:06 am
    Farmhouse is a residential project completed by A.D.D. Concept + Design. The spacious contemporary home is located in California, USA. Photos courtesy of A.D.D. Concept + DesignMore...
  • Villalagos Chakra 11 by Kallos Turin

    Magaly
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:13 pm
    Villalagos Chakra 11 is a project designed by the English firm Kallos Turin. Completed in 2014, it is located in Uruguay. Photos by: Juan HittersMore...
  • Apartment Kiev by YoDezeen

    Magaly
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:46 am
    Apartment Kiev is a private residence designed by YoDezeen. The home is located in Kiev, Ukraine. Apartment Kiev by YoDezeen: “Modern and stylish apartment situated in the very heart of Kiev. The planning concept has been totally changed, creating one common space for the corridor, kitchen and sitting room. We enlarged the space of the bedroom taking up half of the balcony. The bedroom leads into the dressing room, that..More...
  • 355 Mansfield by Ceramiche Refin

    Magaly
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:04 am
    Ceramiche Refin have shared their residential project, 355 Mansfield, with us. The home is located in Los Angeles, California, USA. 355 Mansfield by Ceramiche Refin: “As one of the leading European designers of Grès Porcelain tiles, Ceramiche Refin brings that classic Italian flair to a southern California home with its latest residential project, 355 Mansfield. A mix of Asian-influenced décor and Italian chic that caters to a Southern California lifestyle:..More...
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    Interiorzine.com

  • Studio Apartment for Dynamic Couple by Interioburo

    Vania
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:59 am
    A romantic home for a young, dynamic couple can be designed only by a young and romantic professional – designer Victoria Permyakova. In this case, Victoria and her studio Interioburo, was able to organize the space of the apartment in a wonderful way, she used bright and pastel colors that contrast with the dark veneer wall. Read the rest of Studio Apartment for Dynamic Couple by Interioburo originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Contemporary Seaside Villa by Blatman-Cohen Architects

    Vania
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:14 am
    This beautiful contemporary seaside villa is located in Netanya, Israel and is designed with verve, for a family of five. The architects from Blatman-Cohen Architects had successfully blurred the borders between exterior and interior – one of the distinctive requirements of a modern architectural project – and had left the leading role for the composition of the home’s atmosphere to the surrounding landscape. Read the rest of Contemporary Seaside Villa by Blatman-Cohen Architects originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Mexican Weekend Villa with Minimalistic Decorated Small Garden

    Vania
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    A Mexican weekend villa has fallen under the spell of Asian architectural and design influence. The Asian minimalistic aesthetics and organic correlation with the landscape are obviously suitable not only for the countries of its origin, but it can be successfully translated in other places as well. Read the rest of Mexican Weekend Villa with Minimalistic Decorated Small Garden originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Furniture Meets Light: Empty by VIBIA

    Vania
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:09 am
    With the Furniture Meets the Light concept, VIBIA transforms the way light is combined with furniture and complements exterior spaces such as gardens and terraces. Sculptural and functional pieces that during the day become useful items of furniture serving different purposes while also offering a light source. When night falls the light fittings come alive thanks to their design, technology and multifunctionality. Like a mathematical equation, Furniture Meets Light brings together furniture and light in perfect harmony. Read the rest of Furniture Meets Light: Empty by VIBIA originally posted…
  • Theresa Street Residence by Sonelo Design Studio

    Vania
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:10 am
    Sonelo Design Studio renovated the interior of a private house in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. The original layout of the residence was with a long corridor, dark and distinct rooms. Changes have transformed the house into a bright and cozy place. Kitchen, dining room, and bathrooms have been moved to the center of the house. All rooms become more open and functional. Read the rest of Theresa Street Residence by Sonelo Design Studio originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
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    Trendoffice

  • Gold glitter in the bathroom

    trendoffice
    7 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Simplicity with elegance of design combined with the warm glitter of golden hues - this is a good example of modern luxury for the bathroom: Great design by Kohler. I would only use a safer form... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Do you enjoy your time outdoors?

    trendoffice
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:43 am
    We have some suggestions for your time in the sun (or under the shade :) - on the beach or in your garden: Deluxe Padded Ostrich 3-N-1 Beach Chair with FREE Towel Green TRC Recreation Sunsation... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Summer Dreams

    trendoffice
    28 Jun 2015 | 2:07 am
    on a gloomy day :) sourcesourcearchilovers.comsource google_ad_client = "pub-7653206195145410";google_ad_width = 180; google_ad_height = 90;google_ad_format = "180x90_0ads_al"; google_ad_channel =... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • TRENDOFFICE is included in another Best Interior Design Blogs list!

    trendoffice
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:40 am
    "There are tons of reasons why you should read the blogs of interior designers, and the most important reason is that these are the people that can help you turn your dreams into reality. Even though... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Design of the Year 2015 - Human Organs-on-Chips

    trendoffice
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:59 am
    It appears that the time to use animals to test a product is over with the new Human Organs-on-Chips project which was announced as the overall winner of the annual Designs of the Year awards... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Howkapow Blog

  • Colour Palette: 011

    Cat How
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    The post Colour Palette: 011 appeared first on Howkapow Blog.
  • Béatrice Coron: Stories Cut From Paper

    Rog How
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:29 am
    Beatrice Coron creates intricate worlds, cities and countries, heavens and hells! Her patience is inspiring, crafting extraordinary pieces of art from scissors and paper. We love this Ted talk, she has used her creativity to improve public spaces and the environment. Going the extra mile, we could all take a leaf from her book!   The post Béatrice Coron: Stories Cut From Paper appeared first on Howkapow Blog.
  • Colour Palette: 010

    Cat How
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:58 am
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  • Organic Soaps with a Conscience from Nathalie Bond!

    Cat How
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:22 am
    This week we’re looking at Nathalie Bond Organics. We’ve just launched the full range of these gorgeous organic soaps in our shop this week, and can vouch that they smell and feel as good as they look! Wife-and-husband team Nathalie and Andy Bond are dedicated to delivering natural skincare. Once falling pregnant with her son, Nathalie took an interest in skincare after discovering how many harmful chemicals were in many of her own products. Nathalie started off by creating her own simple balms and soaps, and 18 months later had developed a range (using only the finest organic and…
  • Colour Palette: 009

    Cat How
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:52 am
    The post Colour Palette: 009 appeared first on Howkapow Blog.
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  • Every Child’s Dream – Perfect Self-built Treehouse

    Daumantas
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:54 am
    Foster Huntington, a road trip photographer, built a Treehouse with his friends in Washington State near Oregon. It’s called ‘The Cinder Cone’. When asked about his motivation, Foster replied that he was inspired by the people and places he have seen during his time on the road. Two Treehouses are connected through a bridge. Both of them have a minimal interior. There is also an outdoor bathtub and a skate bowl. Found on: iGnant Images © Foster Huntington Treehouse building documented in a book. Preorder here    
  • Saunahaus

    Daumantas
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:04 am
    Sauna House, 2012 Koblach, Austria House for sauna, massage and therapy. Space: 450m² Architect: Bernardo Bader  Photos: Marc Lins Found on: Subtilitas
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  • 50 Awesome Bedroom Ideas

    Daumantas
    5 Jun 2015 | 4:24 am
    According to the facts, bedroom is a place where you spend about 25 years of your life. It is definitely one of the most important rooms in your home. If you want to sleep and to feel well, you have to make sure that your bedroom is like a shrine where nothing distracts you and you feel completely safe in it. If you feel that your bedroom is not giving you that kind of feeling you should probably redecorate or even renovate your bedroom. Here are the 50 bedroom ideas for you to inspire your new bedroom!
  • Black and White Deck Design

    Ieva
    2 Jun 2015 | 11:31 am
    I’m familiar that outdoorsy lifestyle and outside activities start differently all over the world. While ones have been enjoying spending time outside for a month now, others, just like me, welcomed the warmth only a few days ago. With a lot more time spent outside with friends and family, I’m so happy and ready to primp my backyard. While browsing through a lot of ideas of a cozy and welcoming deck, I came across a thought, that the simplest colour palette is a winner and definitely worth a try. Simplicity is the key. I love how the most popular mix of black and white can work…
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    Interioridea.net

  • 10 Super Creative Bookshelves Design Ideas to Inspire

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Bookshelves is a fantastic way to keep your books organized and to create an interesting upgrade on the wall and aesthetically boost in the interior. Most often bookshelves come in rather random and traditional design that you can see in almost every living room. So, if you want to create an unique living room with The post 10 Super Creative Bookshelves Design Ideas to Inspire appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: Top 10 Insanely Creative Bookcase Design Ideas 14 Built-In Bookshelves for The Ultimate Book Lovers Best 10 Creative Bedroom Nightstand Ideas
  • 8 Cool Wallpaper Ideas For The Stairways in your Home

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:50 am
    The stairway area is a perfect space of your home that you can creatively use for creating an artistic and decorative boost in the interior. The stairway area is a perfect place to add a fabulous wallpaper and bring vivid color, texture and pattern in the area, therefore provide the place with specific lively identity The post 8 Cool Wallpaper Ideas For The Stairways in your Home appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: 12 Floral Pattern Ideas For Home Decor Geometric Wallpaper in 8 Bold Dining Room Designs Geometric Wallpaper In 10 Bold Bedroom Ideas
  • 10 Contemporary Industrial Kitchen Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:37 am
    Contemporary Industrial is a perfect choice for everyone who just love the edgy and distinctive charm of the industrial style and yet want to keep track with the modern and stylish aspect of the kitchen. The contemporary industrial is a fantastic bland of dramatic industrial setting balanced by contemporary decor touches.  Contemporary Industrial kitchen features The post 10 Contemporary Industrial Kitchen Design Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: 10 Cool Industrial Kitchen Interior Design Ideas 10 Cool Industrial Kitchen Interior Design Ideas 10 Cool Kitchen Interior…
  • 8 Rustic Bathroom Designs with Sliding Barn Doors

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:43 am
    Barn doors are great way to add a little rustic and Farmhouse charm in the bathroom. Sliding barn doors are also a great idea as a divider between the bedroom and the bathroom. With sliding barn doors you can surely break through the plain modern appearance and create a rustic and natural statement in the The post 8 Rustic Bathroom Designs with Sliding Barn Doors appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: 10 Cool Bedrooms with Rustic Sliding Barn Doors 10 Beautiful Rustic Bathroom Interior Design Ideas 12 Exposed Bricks Bathroom Design Ideas
  • 8 Fantastic Sofa Designs For Small Living Rooms

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    20 Jun 2015 | 5:38 am
    The size never matters, if you have the right element that will provide you with comfort, aesthetic appearance and functionality. Sofa can directly depend on the comfort and aesthetic appearance in the living room, because it’s the most important element in the living room and the heart and soul of the interior. In case you The post 8 Fantastic Sofa Designs For Small Living Rooms appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: 10 Modern Sofa Design Ideas For Contemporary Living Room 8 Space Saving Sectional Sofa Design Ideas Best 10 Vintage Sofa Design Ideas For Antique Charm
 
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    Lights Online Blog

  • Red, White and Blue Lighting and Decor for Independence Day

    Emma Harger
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    Do you want to bring a patriotic spirit into your home without going overboard on American flag designs? Do you also want to save money while doing so? You’re in luck! Lights Online has lots of great red, white and blue lighting and decor that’s just perfect for Independence Day. Plus, July brings with it a bevy of sales that are going to help you save big on many of the items shown here. Bring some fireworks-like dazzle into your home this holiday weekend. Red lighting and decor First row: Dimond Red Coral lamp – Cyan Design Biscay pendant – Eglo Anzino pendant…
  • Design Inspirations – 10 Links You’ll Love: June 26

    Emma Harger
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:39 am
    As another week draws to a close, it’s time to take a look at 10 design inspirations that all use light in different, inventive, totally awesome ways. LED mood lighting on planes from Bloomberg Business LEDs are popping up in all sorts of applications, including on airplanes, where they can be used to create different moods–especially on longer overnight flights. For example, Virgin Atlantic has different light themes for different parts of a flight: amber for eating meals, a sort of rosy champagne color for boarding, silvery for when people are sleeping on overnighters and a way…
  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – June 19

    Emma Harger
    19 Jun 2015 | 7:51 am
    It’s going to officially become summer this coming Sunday (even though it has felt like summer here for some time already), so this week, we put together a guide to understanding the energy efficiency numbers associated with ceiling fans. Stay cool and save cash on your bills! We also took a look at the most popular Quoizel fixtures so far this year. Since it’s Friday, it’s also time to share 10 design inspirations that really caught my eye this week. The LiliLite from Core77 Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, this is the LiliLite, a reading light that has storage and…
  • Top Products from Quoizel

    Emma Harger
    18 Jun 2015 | 8:01 am
    Because we’re at the midway point of the year (how did that happen? Wasn’t it just January yesterday? Time flies), Quoizel decided to take a look at the bestselling items in each of their various categories. We carry every one of these bestsellers at Lights Online! Here’s a look at each one–plus something at the end to sweeten the pot a little if you want to purchase any of these superstars. Ceiling flush mounts Bordeaux: Who said flush mounts have to be boring? Definitely not Bordeaux, a 4-light style fully decorated with big sparkling crystals and beading that all…
  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – June 12

    Emma Harger
    12 Jun 2015 | 7:59 am
    This week on Lights Online, we added gas lanterns to our wide selection of outdoor lights. Because gas is so different from electric, we also put together a guide to this style of illumination. Not only is it informative, it also contains fun trivia about how gas lights did things such as make live theater audiences more attentive and less rowdy. We also saw our parent company Progressive Lighting get a nomination for Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine‘s Best of 2015 (Indoor Lighting). Pop over to this link and give us a vote–you can do it once a day through June 18 and it’s…
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  • Man Cave Rugs – An Easy Way to Make Your Man Cave Your Own

    Sandy Henderson
    20 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Are you turning your basement, shed, or spare room into a man cave? Here at Rug Rats, we create handmade, […]The post Man Cave Rugs – An Easy Way to Make Your Man Cave Your Own appeared first on Rug Rats .
  • Prestige Mills Pueblo Diamond Sisal – The Little Black Dress of Sisal!

    Sandy Henderson
    30 Apr 2015 | 5:41 am
     Prestige Mills Pueblo SisalIt’s everywhere! Just pick up a decorating magazine Stark Carpet calls is Natura, but it is the […]The post Prestige Mills Pueblo Diamond Sisal – The Little Black Dress of Sisal! appeared first on Rug Rats .
  • Custom Logo Rugs for Entrances, Walls, Floors and Gifts

    Sandy Henderson
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:53 pm
    Custom Logo Mats – Entry & Floor Mats   Pick the ideal custom logo mat, and customize using a business logo […]The post Custom Logo Rugs for Entrances, Walls, Floors and Gifts appeared first on Rug Rats .
  • Guidelines for Creating Custom Logo Mats

    Sandy Henderson
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:06 am
    Custom Logo Entrance Mats really are an important addition for any workplace.Entrance mats are necessary to keep the entry into […]The post Guidelines for Creating Custom Logo Mats appeared first on Rug Rats .
  • Custom Rugs and Carpets – The Fifth Wall

    Sandy Henderson
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:40 am
     There is no better way to tie a rooms creative elements together than with a area rug or custom carpet.Every […]The post Custom Rugs and Carpets – The Fifth Wall appeared first on Rug Rats .
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • Ten Fun Accessorizing Ideas to Welcome Summer into Your Home

    caitlink
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    Whether you’re having fun in the sun and sand or in your backyard hammock with your favorite book, summer is the season to embrace all things relaxed and casual. Creating a summer-filled atmosphere in your home is easier than you think. If you’re preparing for a festive Fourth of July party, having a family BBQ in the backyard, or planning a staycation this summer, here are ten seasonal ideas to transform your home into a summer space you won’t want to leave. 1. Plant a tower of flowers in patriotic colors and add some flags to mark the day. It’s an easy way to add beauty to your yard…
  • The Most Useful Kitchen Appliances Infographic

    caitlink
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Picture this: You just had a brand new beautiful countertop installed in your kitchen, but you can’t really show it off because it’s covered from wall to wall in kitchen appliances. What should you keep and what should you toss? Or maybe you are getting married soon or just bought a house and are wondering what kitchen appliances to put on your registry so that you will receive gifts that you will actually use. To help you have a better understanding of which appliances are useful (and which are not), we surveyed over 500 consumers about their monthly usage of 16 different kitchen…
  • Expert Design Tips on How to Make Your Bathroom Look Bigger

    caitlink
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:27 am
    Small spaces don’t always require big ideas. If you wish you had a bigger bathroom but simply don’t have the space for one, there are several ways that you can actually make your small bathroom feel larger than it actually is. Whether you’re considering one or two changes or a total revamp, the ideas listed below are a great starting point to transform your small bathroom into a luxurious and modern retreat. Vanities and Sinks Furniture-Style Vanities: Choosing a furniture-style vanity, rather than one with cabinet doors, will keep the space light and airy and also leave plenty of room…
  • 5 Refreshing Summer Cocktails to Get Your Party Started

    caitlink
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:26 am
    Add a refreshing twist to your summer gatherings with these five cocktail recipes that are sure to get the party started! Sparkling Strawberry Cocktail Ingredients 2 cups hulled strawberries 2 tablespoons water ¼ cup orange juice 1 bottle chilled Prosecco or other dry sparkling wine 1 orange, sliced in rounds Mint sprigs, for garnish Directions In a blender, puree 2 cups of hulled strawberries and 2 tablespoons of water until smooth. In a pitcher, combine strawberry puree, 1 bottle of chilled Prosecco and sliced oranges. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve. Source: Martha Stewart Rum Punch…
  • Father’s Day Gift Ideas from the Heart

    caitlink
    17 Jun 2015 | 12:21 pm
    With Father’s Day right around the corner, choosing the perfect gift for your dad can be tricky. You know he has everything he needs, so how do you decide on what to give him to show how much he means to you? How about your time? Nothing says “I love you” more than the little things, like offering your help on a project he’s been working on or spending quality time doing something he enjoys. There’s no better gift than that! Here are some suggestions on how to put a smile on his face and make his day extra special: Attend a local car, boat, music or sporting event: Doing your…
 
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    Barnlight Originals Blog

  • Tips for Matching Kitchen Range Hoods and Kitchen Lighting

    BarnLight Originals
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:46 am
    Today we have the special privilege of having Samantha from Range Hoods Inc. share a guest post with us on our blog. She’s going to offer some tips on matching range hoods with kitchen lighting. The stage is yours, Samantha! When it comes to kitchen décor, there’s an endless array of options at your fingertips, including kitchen cabinets, appliances, paint color, accessories and more. One thing to keep in mind is how your kitchen lighting will complement your kitchen range hood and vice versa. Thank you to Barnlight Originals for the chance to share on this topic. Below, we’ll go…
  • The Different Shades of Warehouse Lighting

    Alexandra C.
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:26 am
    Today we’re talking warehouse lighting. Barnlight Originals offers a premier collection of LED warehouse shades that are much like one of Beethoven’s well-known themes and variations. Our Authentic Warehouse Shade is what you could call the theme, and our other warehouse light fixtures—like the Omaha and Derby—are the variations. If you’re unfamiliar with this musicality, let me explain. When it comes to music, variation is a technique composers use when material is repeated but in an altered form. Changes are made to the harmony, rhythm, orchestration, and so forth; but there is…
  • 5 Easy Ways to Upscale Your Kitchen

    Alexandra C.
    18 Jun 2015 | 3:26 pm
    The kitchen is the heart, mind, and even belly of the home. It’s the hub on which all family activity is centered. It’s where you and your husband decided to take that work promotion, where you and your daughter have your late night heart-to-heart conversations, and of course where everyone enjoys those family sit-down as well as on-the-go meals. Because the kitchen is the lifeblood of house, it’s essential for it to be a place of comfort, cleanliness, and enjoyment. If it’s not properly put together, the entire family can feel it. Perhaps you feel…
  • What Are Industrial Lights and How Can I Use Them?

    Alexandra C.
    12 Jun 2015 | 3:48 pm
    For the beginner designer, some interior design catch-phrases, styles, and jargon will just fly right above the head. We know what it’s like to feel a little lost in in a whirlwind of words, images, and ideas. So, we’d like to offer a little help when it comes to the question, “what are industrial lights and how can I use them?” First off, industrial lighting encompasses many of our shades with vintage-industrial inspired designs that were not uncommon during the different period’s of America’s industrial ages. Most of these light fixtures originated in…
  • How the Lighting of Your House Directly Affects Your Happiness

    Alexandra C.
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Have you ever found yourself feeling listless and crestfallen and not knowing why? Do the many explanations offered by professionals, associates, and loved ones not seem to relate to you? Here’s one possible cause to your downcast days that maybe you haven’t thought of yet: the lighting in your home. Studies have shown how light has a real impact on our moods and emotions. Huffington Post brings up, “Evidence shows that on sunny days people are more optimistic about the stock market, report higher well-being and are more helpful while extended exposure to dark gloomy days can…
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    whim-inspired.com

  • “Creative Summertime Centerpieces”

    Kimberly Edwards
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:04 am
    “Glorious & Stunning! This Looks So Perfect In A Outdoor Setting, I Want This For My Upcoming Anniversary Celebration!”   “Decadent Alluring Mix Of Purples, Lilac & Pinks. A Summertime Bounty For Your Table!”   “Precious & Yummy Combination! How Playful And Fun, To Pair These Two Visually Desirable Things Together!!   “Nothing Says Summer Or Fresh Better, Then Green & White Mixed With These Natural Elements. The Pots Contrast Perfectly With The Greenery!”   “Delicate Floral & Succulent Mix, Is So Fresh And…
  • “Playing With Pink In Your Space”

    Kimberly Edwards
    19 Jun 2015 | 2:12 am
    “Don’t Be Afraid Of A Pink Sofa! It Can Really Anchor Your Space And Add So Much Warmth & Cheerfulness To Your Surroundings! It Works With So Many Colors, Very Much Like A Neutral Shade” “Pink Is The Perfect Delicate Background For So Many Settings! This Ornate Pale Pink Painted Bed Is Heavenly In This Room! The Touches Of Deeper Pink In The Artwork Are Helping To Ground The Space. This Color Palette Of Pink, Turquoise & White Are Blending This Eclectic Mix Of Furnishings” “These Touches Of Pink Are Playing A Huge Role In Making This Space Have A…
  • “Chalk Paint Furniture Creations”

    Kimberly Edwards
    5 Jun 2015 | 10:07 pm
    “Amazing Creation From Mak & Jill At The Abode In San Clemente, CA. Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paints, This Is Truly Artwork!” “Table In Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue, Refreshing & Modern But Still Rustic. *This Photo Is From hueology.blogspot.com “MaK & Jill at The Abode, In San Clemente CA. Created This Dreamy Piece In Annie Sloan Chalk Paint” “Mak & Jill At The Abode In San Clemente, CA. Created This Piece Of Art Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. They Called It “Old Man’s Bar”, Which Is The Name Of A Local Surf Spot.”…
  • Decorating With “Provence France” Simplicity

    Kimberly Edwards
    22 May 2015 | 3:13 am
    “South Of France Casual Entertaining Is Bringing The Indoors Outside To Your Sunny Porch” “Warm & Inviting With Country French Classic Touches, Definitely The Heart Of This Home” “French Country Decor Is About Mixing The Outdoor Elements With Subtle Textures And Traditional Classics”  [ “Country Chic In Pink With Traditional & Rustic Blended Charmingly!” “Cool & Contemporary Meets Shabby Chic With A French Twist” “Keep It Simple With Added Pops Of Color For Fun!” “Classic Touches Are Mixed With…
  • “South Of France Outdoor Living Spaces”

    Kimberly Edwards
    14 May 2015 | 12:26 am
    “Dreamy Balcony For Having Your Morning Coffee Or Tea! This Could Be Created In Your Own Space! Loved The Arbor With Climbing Wisteria For That Intimate Feeling!” “The French Really Know How To Create A Charm Filled Outdoor Living Space! So Inviting! “I Want This Look And Feeling For My Courtyard! Matte Galvanized Tub Repurposed As A Planter, Is The Star Of This French Garden” “Who Could Resist The Feeling Of This Secret Garden Paradise? Pure Heaven! This Is What I Dream About!” “Dreaming Of Your Summer In The South Of France? I Think This Says…
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    MyBedFrames: Blog

  • Your Wild Dreams: The Causes and Effects

    25 Jun 2015 | 3:08 am
    Dreams must be very important, as we dream an average 1,460 hours a year!  But why do we dream at all? Are dreams even ‘real’? Many theories simply state that it is our brain managing memories. Although scientists still aren't completely sure, they believe dreaming is a result of our brain processing emotions, reflecting desires, and solving the problems in our lives through a series of thoughts and sensations.  Image via Aspire Some people dream more than others, and some claim to be 'prone' to nightmares. But why? It appears that our dreams can be influenced by our habits/behaviours…
  • The 6 Telltale Signs That You Need a New Mattress

    2 Jun 2015 | 6:43 am
    When it’s said that we can clock up around 227,468 hours of sleep during our lives (roughly one third), it’s no wonder that we can probably all agree that a decent mattress is essential to any bedroom. Our sleep quality has a huge effect on the rest of our day, leaving those that had a restless night prone to a unproductive day due to a lack of energy and motivation. Your state of mental health, physical health, quality of life and safety can largely be attributed to your sleeping habits which makes sleep hugely important So with your quality of sleep relying a lot on the condition of…
  • How to Get More out of Less Sleep

    22 Apr 2015 | 2:01 am
    It’s been proven that the amount of time we get to spend in bed is decreasing, meaning that we are spending more time awake and less time asleep than ever before. While it’s important to get enough sleep, the quality of our sleep is more important than the number of hours racked up.  In fact, some research suggests that sleeping too much can be as detrimental to your health as not sleeping enough. Oversleeping is linked to depression, obesity, heart disease and diabetes. But repeatedly getting less sleep than you need is harmful too. The trick is to find the sweet spot for yourself –…
  • Surprising Facts About How Animals Sleep (Infographic)

    15 Apr 2015 | 3:04 am
    Humans may rule the Earth, but the world is full of amazing animals of all shapes and sizes, and we're only just starting to learn how truly remarkable they are. When it comes to sleep, scientists still don't fully understand the ins and outs of it. We know that sleep is an essential part of life (total sleep deprivation leads to death), but we're still unsure as to the reasons why sleep is so important. How Animals Sleep Studying the various different sleeping habits of other animals, can help scientists crack the puzzle of sleep.  Did you know that certain marine animals can sleep…
  • 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…
 
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  • Top 10 Reasons To Stage Your Home

    aslinkey
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:11 am
    The 2015 Top Ten Reasons to Stage Your Home I just posted an article on the National Association of Realtors, Styled Staged & Sold blog on the “Top 10 Reasons to Stage Your Home in 2015“.  I created this post for agents, so that they can use the statistics and imagery to convince their client’s of the benefits of staging.  I also created a YouTube video and pdf hand-out below that is a great tool for stagers and agents to embed on their websites, so check it out:   Having compelling resources and tools to give to your sellers and/or agents is critical in this…
  • Home Staging Companies Are “Rocking It”!

    aslinkey
    16 Jun 2015 | 11:35 am
    Every time I get an email with staging success stories, I file them in my “to blog” folder…needless to say, I have too many success stories to tell for Spring 2015! Home staging companies around the globe are literally performing miracles in homes and getting huge returns for their sellers. Since I have too many stories to tell, I’m going to feature some of my favorite photos and recent quotes from HSR Certified home stagers…   Jennifer of Jennifer Neal Homes joined HSR after her real estate agent convinced her that that what she was meant to do in life. She joined HSR and…
  • 5 Reasons Stagers Should Become Redesigners

    aslinkey
    10 Jun 2015 | 12:03 pm
    I always say that the relationship between “home staging” and “redesign” is like two sides of the same coin.  They are very similar services but the “WHO” of the design element is very different. What separates staging from redesign is whether we are designing the space for the buyer demographic or the home owner? What’s the difference between interior design and redesign (or home styling)?  Redesign always starts first with using what the home owner already has and loves to enhance the space.  In fact, a great redesigner can literally work…
  • 5 Steps to Successful Blogging for Home Stagers and Designers

    aslinkey
    3 Jun 2015 | 1:17 pm
      I just finished updating my “Blogging” section and creating a webinar about successful blogging for home stagers and designers in 2015.  The Internet is always changing and so I’m constantly updating my training material to reflect what matters to stager TODAY. Blogging for business is not about writing down your musings so much as giving prospects an insight to the way you work and your style, so having a plan for how to do this is essential! If you’re a home stager, you may be saying, “why blog?”  That’s a good question.  Here are six…
  • Why “To The Trade” Pricing Matters

    aslinkey
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:22 am
    Why “To The Trade” Pricing Matters for Home Stagers As I was adding another 12 “to the trade” vendors to the HSR Member Black Book, I thought it would be good to do a post on why trade pricing even matters for home stagers and their clients.  First off, “to the trade” pricing is discounted pricing given by vendors of all kinds to those people who will do volume shopping due to their professions ie. Professional Home Stagers and Interior Designers.  You have to prove that you are a professional home stager or designer by filling out an application and…
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  • Starting a Kitchen Remodeling Business with Kitchen Solvers Franchise Company

    ksfadmin
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:19 am
    Thinking about starting a cabinet making business, or launching into the bath and kitchen remodeling industry? Read on to learn more about this popular career move for motivated self-starters. Why try starting a bath and kitchen remodeling and cabinet making business? Whether you enter this exciting industry from a construction background or a completely unrelated vocation, you can be sure to find success and satisfaction here. If you are looking at starting a cabinet making business, or applying your building industry skills to bath and kitchen remodeling, then Kitchen Solvers may be your…
  • 3 Reasons Kitchen Solvers is the Best Cabinet Refacing Business for Sale

    ksfadmin
    18 Jun 2015 | 9:53 am
    The cabinet refacing business is booming, and self-starters like you across America are eyeing different franchise investment options. Business ownership is tricky enough without worrying about choosing the wrong franchise. Read on to learn 3 reasons why Kitchen Solvers is the best cabinet refacing business for sale. A plan for your future; a roadmap for your success. Kitchen Solvers cabinet refacing business is different than other firms you will find operating within the industry. While many franchises are happy to collect a hefty franchising fee in exchange for some materials, a cursory…
  • Why Kitchen Solvers Represents the Best Home Improvement Franchise Opportunity

    ksfadmin
    10 Jun 2015 | 9:15 am
    The Kitchen Solvers home improvement franchise is currently accepting new entrants. It does not matter what your working background is, as long as you have the right attitude and a willingness to learn. With so many different home improvement franchise opportunities out there, you might be wondering why Kitchen Solvers is the best. Read on to learn 3 reasons why Kitchen Solvers represents the best home improvement franchise opportunity in the industry! There is a huge market out there waiting to be tapped! The 2008 recession brought on a difficult period for many different industries,…
  • 3 Reasons Why Kitchen Solvers Franchise System is an Industry Authority

    ksfadmin
    3 Jun 2015 | 9:39 am
    So, you’re considering starting your own business by investing in bath and kitchen remodeling franchise. Congratulations! Those who decide to step out of the trade and office worlds in order to chase down their business ownership dreams are making a bold statement about their character, whether they realize it or not. The path to success for business owners can be hard, and fraught with unexpected bumps and detours along the way; it takes courage and determination to leave the stability of the static 9-to-5 world trying to make your dreams a reality. Franchise ownership can be stressful if…
  • 2 Ways to Save Thousands on Your Bath or Kitchen Remodel

    ksfadmin
    27 May 2015 | 8:04 am
    The Kitchen Solvers team has been in action since 1982, and with over 40,000 bath and kitchen remodeling projects under their belt, it has become clear that many homeowners need help with their budgeting. Sometimes it isn’t their fault, as unprofessional workers and con-artists drag day-long projects into weeks to inflate their invoices, while other times budget blow-ups occur simply because people neglect to monitor costs properly. Whatever the cause, it happens a lot – indeed, there is an entire subgenre of home renovation reality TV that generates all of its drama from budgetary…
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  • Choosing Upholstery for Your Living Room Decor: Decoding the Jargon

    Shruti Verma
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Can you imagine your furniture without its upholstery? With such a variety to choose from, selecting upholstery for your living room decor can be a confusing affair. Walking into an upholstery fabric store with your interior designer will open your eyes to never ending rolls of fabrics that vary not only in terms of print but also in terms of material, thread count, weave etc. While the difference between stripes and checks can be easily recognized, the difference between a 150 thread count and a 250 thread count might not be apparent at first glance so we’ve decoded a little…
  • 7 Interior Decor Tips for Studio Spaces

    Shruti Verma
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    When you’re living alone, studio spaces are a great option. In cities like Mumbai or Bangalore, it is often the most budget friendly option for renters who like their privacy. Interior designers in India rarely take up studio apartments as projects so here are some simple ways of interior decor which will help you to turn a bare studio into a warm home.   Make Light Your Best Friend Image Credit: stylecaster The trick every interior designer in Mumbai uses to make spaces feel bigger is to open the windows and let as much light come into the room as possible. If you…
  • Aromatic Interior Design tips to Deal with the Monsoon

    Shruti Verma
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:32 am
    As the first drops of rain come down, the word ‘petrichor’ comes to everyone’s lips but a few days later the love for the smell of rain is replaced with a love for air freshners. The odor of a room is an important aspect of a complete interior design solution. Monsoons bring with them mould and dampness that can make a home feel stuffy and gloomy. Air freshners are a good solution but here are a few other aromatic design tips to make your home odorfree.   Here comes the Sun Image courtesy: coasttocoastcentral Ventilation was one of the key elements Architect…
  • Tribute: A Selection of ‘Must See’ Work by Architect Charles Correa

    Shruti Verma
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Charles Correa once said, “Architecture is not an object to be looked at,” he said, “but an energy field to be moved through.” Known to have been one of the strongest voices against cities that seemed to grow only vertically; Correa designed not for the sake of form but to maintain a connection between the building, its inhabitants and the environment. He spent most of the career as an architect in Mumbai but his designs can be seen across the country. He passed away earlier this month but left behind a number of buildings as his legacy. Take a look at our…
  • Time Travel | Mumbai Architecture and Landscapes From Then to Now

    Shruti Verma
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Change is inevitable and change cannot be stopped. Our time travel series looks at cities in India and the changes they have been through as decades pass by. The name of a city says a lot about it. From Bombain under the Portuguese to the anglicised Bombay under the British rule to Mumbai as it is now known, Architecture in Bombay or Mumbai, is renowned for it’s heritage structures amongst other things.  Most have stayed as they were while others have made way for something more modern. Here’s a glimpse.   Gateway of India Once upon a time when people…
 
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  • Celebrity Fashion Designers at Home - Home Tours

    6 Jul 2015 | 1:11 pm
    I love taking a look behind the scenes to see how our favorite celebrity designers live and decorate their homes. Today I have three fab homes for you that are sure to inspire!  We're touring the homes of fashion designers Trina Turk, Tracy Reese, and Lela Rose.  Palm Springs, CA home of fashion designer Trina Turk, Justin Coit Photography, MyDomaine We'll begin
  • Fashion meets Design: Crystal Lariece

    5 Jul 2015 | 2:47 pm
    I hope everyone had a great 4th of July celebration yesterday!  I'm glad to announce that Interiors by Jacquin will now have Sunday posts each week.  I have so much great content to share and I realized that I really needed to add a fourth day to the blogging schedule.  You can expect posts on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, & Friday.  Now I'll hand it over to Crystal Lariece, our fab Fashion
  • Beauty and the Binky

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Happy 4th of July!!  I have two bonus posts in store this weekend in honor of the holiday.  I'm starting the weekend with a baby themed post featuring my sister Melanie's baby shower AND a baby-themed edition of "Bloggers at Home" featuring mom-blogger Jaclyn Kent of Beauty and the Binky.  My sister Melanie's baby shower was such a fun celebration!  It was
  • Artist Spotlight: Thangka painter Nicola Mountney

    3 Jul 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Today I’m back with a second Artfinder feature showcasing the exquisite paintings of Tuscany-based artist, Nicola Mountney.  Nicola is an expert in Thangka painting, which is Tibetan Buddhist painting on cotton or silk appliqué. She took a rare opportunity to train under a Western Thangka Master and has developed a very special style of painting.  I especially enjoy the depiction of water in
  • Bring Chinoiserie Style to Your Home

    1 Jul 2015 | 9:08 am
    Want to add a touch of global sophistication to your home? Then Chinoiserie may be just the decor style for you! Chinoiserie is French for Chinese-esque and is a European interpretation on traditional Asian design.  If you're new to this decorating style, these Chinoiserie interiors will give you a great introduction to this chic, yet exotic style of decor.  Image via HomeDIT Image via
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  • Are You Mobile Ready? 7 Reasons Singapore Businesses Should Be. Pun intended.

    23 Jun 2015 | 12:17 am
    In mobile-first markets such as Singapore, it would do well for local businesses to optimise their websites for mobile. However, a vast majority of businesses have yet to improve their web pages for reasons unknown. For brands who are still on the fence about designing a mobile ready website, here are the top five reasons why you should.1. Mobile-Friendly Sites Benefit Local BusinessesWith the increasing number of people going mobile, it should come as no surprise that majority of these users utilise their smartphones to find information on local businesses.  If you have a local store, any…
  • aros: “Jln Angin Lau” House Project in Singapore

    22 Jun 2015 | 11:58 pm
    aros: “Jln Angin Lau” House Project in Singapore
  • How to Get Rid of Bad Breath

    22 Jun 2015 | 11:56 pm
    How to Get Rid of Bad Breath
  • City of Port Coquitlam moves to cloud-based ERP

    17 Jun 2015 | 1:42 am
    The first Canadian municipality to host data in the cloud now makes a significant change in the public sector through Unit4′s ERP system. Read through the game changing  strategy employed by the Greater Vancouver City to use this technology without sacrificing functionality.
  • Corporate Gifts in Singapore By Global Asia Printings

    28 May 2015 | 8:54 pm
    Corporate Gifts in Singapore By Global Asia Printings: Corporate gifts are not just seasonal gifts. They are flexible enough to be given to anyone in any occasion or even just a symbol of appreciation. 
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  • Home Remodeling Projects You’ll Have to See to Believe

    Erin Davis
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:37 am
    We would like to show you some of our recent remodeling projects, including a gorgeous 1920’s Arts and Crafts home, as well as a mid-century kitchen and an industrial chic basement. But we’re not just going to show you the finished product, we’re going to look at how things were before the remodeling work began. […]
  • How to Feng Shui Your Home

    Erin Davis
    28 May 2015 | 11:11 am
    Feng shui (“fung shway”) is the ancient Chinese art of arranging your home so environmental elements are balanced, which will supposedly bring you good luck. (It’s Chinese for “wind water.”) Some are dismissive of it. Advice like, “To attract more money, keep the stove clean” doesn’t help, either. But others take feng shui very seriously. […]
  • 5 Kitchen Upgrades with the Most Bang for Your Buck

    Erin Davis
    1 May 2015 | 12:46 pm
    “Show me the kitchen!” Ever burst into an open house and shouted this? OK, you were probably a bit more restrained, but most of us feel this way. After all, kitchens and bathrooms are two of the most important rooms to home buyers. If a house looks great but has an outdated kitchen, buyers won’t […]
  • The Best Paint Colors for Every Room in the House

    Erin Davis
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    Have you ever lost sleep over paint chips? Scrutinized a paint swatch in morning, afternoon, and evening light? Picked a paint color, only to second-guess yourself? Then you know how hard it is to choose paint colors. I wish I could tell you the perfect color for every room. But as color psychologist Angela Wright […]
  • Featured in Good Housekeeping

    Erin Davis
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:34 pm
    7 Big Mistakes You Make Lighting Your Home 3. You forget about where shadows might fall. Place a light in the wrong spot, and you could create more of a problem than a solution. “In bathroom, try sconces on either side of the mirror, instead of a single light above.” says Erin Davis, of Mosaik […]
 
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  • Retro Modern Vintage Decor: Designer Furniture by Arne Jacobsen

    Danny Sattar
    10 Jun 2015 | 10:10 am
    Vintage Retro Modern Décor: Overview Retro modern vintage décor means different things to different people. There are the people who collect Mid Century Modern retro décor from the 1950s through the 1970s and there are others who are not interested in the vintage of their retro modern décor. These people want to have the streamline and atomic appearance of the Mid Century décor pieces without the vintage and the hunt. The mid century modern designers, who had such an influence on the design and style of that era, were concerned about style and design. In addition, they were very…
  • 30 Ways The Barcelona Chair can Change Your Home

    Danny Sattar
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Thinking about buying the Barcelona Chair but not sure how it'll look inside your home? The Barcelona chair by Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe is the original mid century modern furniture classic. Designed in 1929 for the German pavillion in Barcelona, Spain, this beautiful and timeless beauty can completely revamp your decor with its eternal design. If you're still on the fence about getting one for your home, perhaps the images below will inspire you. Enjoy!
  • Choosing Accent Chairs For Your Guest Room

    Danny Sattar
    12 Apr 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Redecorating a room can transform it from bland to amazing just by adding a few touches, changing a color scheme or introducing a new fabric or design to the room. Guest rooms should be inviting and comfortable for your visitors. There is no need to redecorate an entire room for your guest. Instead, bringing in a few changes, such as an accent chair, can give the room an entirely different look and feel. Tips on How to Choose Accent Chairs for a Guest Room When choosing guest room accent chairs, you want them to fit into the theme that is already placed in the room. Accent chairs come in all…
  • 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…
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  • Croquet anyone? A true all-rounder!

    model131
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:49 am
    [CROQUET] Croquet anyone? A true all-rounder! Inviting people round for some sporting fun? Tennis, swimming perhaps, crazy golf or even a game of good old fashioned croquet? There are so many benefits to taking time out of busy schedules to spend it with family member and friends in a little gentle, or rumbustious, physical pursuit. […]
  • What would be possible if you let your imagination take flight?

    model131
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:49 am
    [WINGS] What would be possible if you let your imagination take flight? Summer heralds many changes; plants blossoms, the chrysalis emerges into a butterfly and takes wing. We humans take wing too, we fly off (or drive or sail or hike) on holiday. Our imaginations take flight with brighter nights in the northern hemisphere – […]
  • Most people find it hard to be patient? Do you?

    model131
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:56 am
    [GROWER] Most people find it hard to be patient? Do you? To be patient seems even harder nowadays with our hi-speed 24/7 society and seeming need for ‘instant everything’. It doesn’t come easily to most of us and all too often we have to learn to grow and cultivate patience. In today’s world of constant […]
  • Dance then, wherever ye may be …

    model131
    10 Jun 2015 | 2:45 am
    [DISCO] Dance then, wherever ye may be … Time to look forward to a summer holiday? Thinking of how to get in shape? What’s your vacation passion – relaxing by the pool, an activity holiday, the city lights, clubbing, eating out, theatre, recharging the batteries, or learning something new? Are you already thinking of how […]
  • Where did you get that hat?

    model131
    3 Jun 2015 | 2:53 am
    [HAT] Where did you get that hat? From Modelight of course – UK’s dynamic designer lighting company where we are passionate about quality, individuality, creativity, fun, and distinctive designs; all the things you’d probably expect from a good milliner or hatter. Since the early 1800s hats have been great style statements for all purposes, coming […]
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  • 7 Steps To A Feng Shui Ready Man Cave

    Eric Pangburn
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:28 pm
    How to Feng Shui a Man Cave   Want to impart some much-needed spirit of positivity and good vibes in your man-cave? Feng shui has long been practiced by homeowners and interior decorators as a means to enhance the natural flow of positivity and good vibes in their homes, but there’s no reason why you can’t employ the same practices in your man-cave.   Here are some tips on how to make your man-cave more feng shui friendly.   Get rid of clutter     The first step toward proper feng shui is getting rid of everything that does not contribute to the…
  • The All-New Lexus Hoverboard

    Eric Pangburn
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Photo Credit: Lexus The All-New Lexus Hoverboard On Tuesday, Lexus unveiled a video about something that had only been a mere idea in the thoughts of many: a fully working hoverboard. The short video doesn’t show anybody riding this board (named SLIDE), but instead we are shown a few seconds of it floating in mid-air. It may seem a bit farfetched, but for any doubt on Lexus’s claims, they have released a promotional website stating that they have, “created a real, rideable hoverboard.” However, that is where the information ends as far as Lexus is concerned. Similar to…
  • The New Honda CB Series – For Your Butt

    Ibropalic
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:13 pm
        Honda’s new CB series motorcycles could change your butt forever. Or that’s what their new ad campaign would have you believe. Most butts live pretty predictable existences. But how would you like to change the life of your butt forever, all the while making it more attractive to the opposite sex? It might seem like the easy way out, but a Honda CB motorcycle is just what the doctor ordered. And you won’t even have to drag your butt to the gym to achieve it.   The Honda CBR300R and CB300F are the latest models in Honda’s great tradition of CB motorcycles. They’ve…
  • The Ultimate Summer Road Trip Checklist

    Eric Pangburn
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Most important items to bring with you on a road trip.  We are sharing #TheIndisposables in our life as part of a Schick® Xtreme3® sponsored series for Socialstars.     There is something about the idea of a road trip that appeals to everyone. Even the most cloistered and most air-conditioned pasty-faced nerd dreams of chucking all responsibilities out the window, hitting the gas, and just high-tailing it to the Great Unknown. Before you do so however, you should make sure to pack some essentials for your road trip.   Summer Road Trip Essentials:   First-aid kit | Best…
  • Best Man Cave Ideas – Part 4

    Ibropalic
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
      Dude Living presents part 4 of our best man cave ideas series. Take a look at and let us know which man cave idea you deem worthy of your time and money. Let’s jump in Modern Rustic Man Cave   Photo Credit: Heaven Studios   Have a yearning for the simplicity and tranquility of yesteryears? A rustic man-cave is just the thing to take you back to the glorious past! An afternoon at the flea market or a secondhand shop should give you enough accessories and decorations for that ‘country-chic’ look, and comfortable wooden furniture and some quilt rugs should take care of…
 
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  • Ready for our bath transformation?

    Camille
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:23 am
    When we bought our new place it was clear we had two big projects on our hands. Our white, box-like kitchen and the master bath. It was a sad, dark space with a single sink, no counter space, and a shower that screamed YMCA circa 1982. Not quite the bright, warm, organic room we hoped for with a double-vanity and tons of storage. And, the weirdest thing? It's not a small room, so with a little creativity, you could take this 10'x8' space and make it really work. Which is exactly what we did.I wanted that same classic meets modern look we had in the kitchen, so we used…
  • Week...? The kitchen is finally done!

    Camille
    28 May 2015 | 9:59 am
    Hallelujah! The kitchen is done (and we love it). Are you ready for the pictures?First, a quick recap. The kitchen was an ode to 80s white from the walls to the appliances and everything in between. Not to mention, it was closed off from the living and dining room, which was a lovely shade of tan with brown oak floors. We wanted an open concept space with serious sophistication. We decided on a classic black and white color palette to marry with the traditional elements of the house, but we put a modern spin on how and where we used the colors. Mix in beautiful brass fixtures, a…
  • Weeks four & five: the end is near

    Camille
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:48 am
    Hi, everyone! I'm happy to report that we're almost at the end of the kitchen reno. Ready for some pictures?Here's where we started in February: A perfect blank canvas just waiting for a sledgehammer. Down comes the wall. A fitting end to that weird little passthrough. The new wall shape is elegantly outlined in spray paint :) In the kitchen is my partner in crime, Josef, the project manager.  Demolition is the quick part. The team ripped out the kitchen in less than two days.  Even in this rough state, the space felt so much better without wall. With the walls repaired and the…
  • Week three: from cabinets to countertops

    Camille
    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

    Camille
    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. …
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  • Small Cabin Furniture Decorating Ideas

    Nanine Clement
    5 Jul 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Modern shapes, abstract geometry and clean lines become popular and loveable. There is some simplicity and acceptable appealing of those design especially on winter. Those design would look earthy, comfy and original. Decorating a limited space as cabin would need space saving furniture and stylish multipurpose. Here are inspirations from simple throw pillows to edgy […]
  • Stylish Manhattan Coworking Space NYC: The Fueled Collective

    Nanine Clement
    20 Jun 2015 | 8:40 am
    Fueled, the award winning mobile app development and design agency, is located in the legendary Prince building in the heart of Manhattan’s SoHo district. Their headquarters, also known as the Fueled Collective, is a co-working space that houses over 30 startups. The Collective offers a massive, open floor plan with nine conference rooms accessible to […]
  • Popular Painting Ideas for Kitchen Cabinets

    Nanine Clement
    13 Jun 2015 | 12:08 am
    Painted kitchen cabinets become popular again. Adapting from retro hues and approaching the modern fashion, painting cabinet back with new look and new application. Beige, cream, brown and more wide color palettes are making vintage cool again. Purple and violet are become new pink. This words show that purple and violet become new trend of […]
  • Integrate Fashion Into Your Interiors

    Nanine Clement
    7 Jun 2015 | 3:34 am
    You might assume that trends in interior design are all about passing fashions such as revolutionary new sofas and chairs that have with big flashy launches and that draw all the publicity. There’s actually rather more to it than that, and understanding the finer nuances of fashion trends will help you integrate current design initiatives […]
  • Nursery Furniture : Choosing Baby Crib and Change Table

    Nanine Clement
    3 Jun 2015 | 4:48 am
    Are you new parents of a new born baby and feel confused on choosing the right baby crib and change table for them? If yes, so you are on the right place to get the suitable decoration for your baby room. A nursery should be completed with functional furniture for our baby so that choosing […]
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  • Blogging Advice: 5 Tips to Relief Computer Eye Strain

    Miriam
    14 Jun 2015 | 9:24 am
    On average I spend at least 10 hours in front of a computer screen every day. With many of us using computers and mobile devices in and outside of work, for instance, right now when blogging, eye strain has become a major problem within our society. When I was reading up on this I came across several health problems, many of which I’ve experienced in the past after long hours in front of a screen. These can vary from physical fatigue, eye discomfort, headaches, sore / tired / itchy eyes, blurred vision and increased sensitivity to light to a lack of productivity. So, I thought…
  • My 10 Favourites Rugs By Urban Outfitters

    Miriam
    18 May 2015 | 10:22 am
    Rugs. Not the most exciting of topics one might think but I find that a rug easily adds design and colour to a room. Urban Outfitters currently sells some really great looking rugs with geometric patterns. So, here is my top 10. The Zig Zag. This one features stitched edges and super on-trend zig zag pattern in black and white. I reckon that this rug would look great on white floors or natural coloured carpet. The Chevron. If you’re feeling a bit more colour but yet want to stay with neutral tones as an overall concept, then this could be the one for you. I like the chevron pattern…
  • DIY Hack – IKEA PS 2014 Pattern Transfer

    Miriam
    5 May 2015 | 12:00 am
      I like the pattern of the IKEA PS 2014 mirror so much that I not only own the same bedding and but I actually transferred it to my bedroom furniture. If you want to try this little DIY hack at home then here is what you’ll need… Budget: £1  Time: 15-20min   Skills level: DIY novice Materials: different coloured electric tape (I used green, red, white and yellow; they came in a 12-pack for £1 from B&M ), a pair of normal stationary scissors, a dry cloth or plastic card, e.g. your driver’s license. Step 1. Prepare your work surface. Wipe any dirt or dust…
  • My 10 Tips for Buying Second Hand Furniture

    Miriam
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:18 am
    For furniture to tell a story, it has to be old and used. As much as I love new styles, there is something magical about an item which has “lived” elsewhere before. In this post I’ve listed some of my top 10 tips for second hand furniture shopping and things to watch out for. 1. Look for tags. Make sure you aren’t being tricked into buying an item that might be a reproduction, or even brand-new and straight from IKEA’s last season’s stock. For instance, G Plan furniture can often be identified by the use of their G logo (first, gold embossed; later, a…
  • My Top 6 Free Media Apps for iPhone

    Miriam
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:23 am
    Just to manage your expectations, I’m neither a huge app user nor does my iPhone have enough memory to install 100s of apps but there are a few free media apps which I do turn to and have become quite dependent on. YouTube. It’s great to be able to watch videos on the move especially during my lunch break at work, or whilst traveling. The YouTube app helps me stay up to date with my subscriptions and follow content makers I like. Feedly. This RSS feed reader is also available for desktop and offers a good alternative to Bloglovin. In fact, I like Feedly.com quite a bit more than…
 
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  • 50 Awesome DIY Wall Shelves For Your Home

    Shalini
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:18 pm
    Often times the appearance of your home depends upon the arrangement and placement of your things. Most of the time people concentrate on the décor of their homes, but forget that arranging stuff you own in a certain manner also matter that much. You may have the most expensive or elegant of the décor items [...] The post 50 Awesome DIY Wall Shelves For Your Home appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 50 Stunning Sunroom Design Ideas

    Shalini
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:15 pm
    With the long winters finally over you would definitely be craving the sun and what better way to invite the sun into your home than through the sunroom. These rooms are generally an extension of the main house, connected by a door. However, you could also have one of your rooms converted into a sunroom [...] The post 50 Stunning Sunroom Design Ideas appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 45 Creative Headboard Design Ideas For Kids Room

    Shalini
    16 Jun 2015 | 10:12 pm
    Headboards are probably the most important and probably the focal point of any bedroom. It is especially so with the kids bedrooms. You most certainly will be decorating your kid’s bedroom in the most creative and attractive ways. Moreover the design ideas and décor will be chosen according to the liking of your kids. A [...] The post 45 Creative Headboard Design Ideas For Kids Room appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 20 Home Decor Ideas To Decorate With Pastels

    Nimisha
    9 Jun 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Pastel décor is soothing as well as pleasing to the eye. The one thing why most people desire pastel décor ideas is because you can never go wrong while decorating with these relaxing color schemes. To create a restful and comforting atmosphere in your homes try decorating with the following home decor ideas. 1. Shabby [...] The post 20 Home Decor Ideas To Decorate With Pastels appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 50 Purple Bedroom Ideas For Teenage Girls

    Shalini
    2 Jun 2015 | 10:12 pm
    Bedroom designs are often difficult to carry out, especially if it is for a teenage girl. There are a lot of things you need to consider, things that would make your girl’s room a personal heaven for her. The main thing you need to consider while designing a teenage girl’s bedroom is the color scheme [...] The post 50 Purple Bedroom Ideas For Teenage Girls appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
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  • Think Outside the Vase This Birthday

    ProFlowers
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:04 am
    We like to think outside the vase from time to time, so here are 10 ideas for bringing blooms to your blowout, without the vase. The post Think Outside the Vase This Birthday appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • The 10 Best Botanical Gardens in Oregon

    ProFlowers
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:01 am
    Oregon also has so many fantastic botanical gardens, that we created a list, in no particular order, of the top 10. The post The 10 Best Botanical Gardens in Oregon appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • Sweet Blooms: Bouquets Meet Birthday Cakes

    admin
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:12 pm
    We’ve partnered with Food Network Cupcake Wars champ, Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. to help us design some crazy cool birthday cakes, inspired by some of our brightest birthday bouquets. The post Sweet Blooms: Bouquets Meet Birthday Cakes appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • History and Meaning of Sunflowers

    ProFlowers
    10 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    No flower can lift spirits quite like sunflowers can. Bright and cheery, bold yet comfortable, the sunflower is a warm and caring gift. The post History and Meaning of Sunflowers appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • Stylin’ for Summer: Outdoor Garden Style Tips

    admin
    8 Jun 2015 | 11:30 am
    These style tips will transform your outdoor garden into the perfect place to spend the warm summer days and nights. The post Stylin’ for Summer: Outdoor Garden Style Tips appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
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  • Portrait Treasures from Another Time

    Boogie's Boutique
    28 Jun 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Image Source: Pinterest | Anne Darken As you walk into an estate sale, garage sale or flea market, you see their ancestral eyes following your every move.  For some patrons, they see these vintage portraits as hideous faces staring directly at them as they leisurely survey the vintage goods. When I see these old paintings, I see lovely details and works of art that can become a part of a new story in my home.  I love their powerful appeal and how these stately beauties spread their loveliness into a space. Portraits can add instant warmth and character to your home’s décor.  With…
  • The Bust | A Nod to Classical Style

    Boogie's Boutique
    11 Apr 2015 | 3:24 pm
    The bust is a distinctive classic element that can fit into any décor and will help your room achieve the look of timeless home design. Although a small decorative object, busts have the power to hold a room. Busts can add romance and elegance to your home’s décor and can bring interest to an otherwise boring vignette. They are perfect as the center of a beautiful dining table, can lend a dignified air on a side table or on a pedestal; or can be the perfect ornamentation to adorn the top of a bookcase. Every room can look better with a beautiful, striking bust! Image Source:…
  • 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 Freshome.com, 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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  • 10 Unique Picture Frame Ideas For Decorating Your Home

    Daniela
    16 Jun 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Picture Frame Ideas | Fill Up Those Blank Walls At Any Budget Do you have some blank walls you would love to fill up with picture frames but you don’t have any expensive artwork to frame? Like the idea of using picture frames to decorate your home but don’t know what to frame? Need some wall decor inspiration? Well luckily I have compiled a list of different picture frame ideas to give you some inspiration and hopefully some direction in your wall decorating project. 1. Nature Prints If you love nature, here are a couple picture frame ideas to create beautiful and serene wall art:…
  • 10 Ways To Enhance Your Living Room Decor With Picture Frames

    Daniela
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:07 pm
    Whether you want to revamp your living room decor or your decorating for the first time, picture frames are an essential component in a home’s interior design. So if your wondering how to incorporate picture frames into your interior design project, here are 10 unique ways to make it happen. Get inspired, tap into that creativity and start designing your ideal living room decor 1. On your Fireplace Lay your picture frames on top of your fireplace. This is a simple, yet effective technique, for those of you who have fireplaces. Source: 47 Park Avenue 2. Hanging Shelves Oh how I love…
  • The Simple Answer to Decorating your Bedroom Walls

    Daniela
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Wondering how to decorate your bedroom walls? One of my favorite and simplest bedroom wall decor ideas is adding one XL piece. It’s way easier than arranging a whole gallery wall and can still be as effective. All you have to do is pick an oversized painting, photograph, print or any other art medium and frame it! Check out some of my favorite bedrooms who used large picture frames and got large results! Bedrooms with oversized wall decor: Enormous framed 1920’s poster completes this bedroom’s wall decor.  Such a huge piece can be intimidating, but if you take that leap it can…
  • How to Custom Frame Expensive Art | Framing Tips

    Daniela
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:12 am
    If your looking to frame an expensive piece of art, you need to take more precautions in the custom framing process. If you want your art to retain its value there are two important things that you have to look out for. First, it’s important that your custom frame protects your artwork (not damages it), and second it’s necessary that your artwork is safely removable from the picture frame. Source: Domaine Home Does my custom frame protect my artwork? At times picture frames can cause more damage than protection. In order for your art to be protected, a few guidelines have to be met: Go…
  • Inspiring Gallery Walls in Bohemian Styled Homes

    Daniela
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:59 am
    Bo-he-mi-an (n.) a person who has informal and unconventional social habits The boho chic look really connects to my hippie, free-spirited side.  When I think bohemian decor, I think laid back, Moroccan, wild patterns, lots of plants, and the list goes on. Being an art and framing fanatic, I noticed that most bohemian interiors lack picture frames. So I wanted to clear something up: YES you can add a gallery wall to your bohemian home decor. But don’t forget, the sole definition of bohemian is unconventional, so there isn’t a formula to create a boho gallery wall. I compiled a…
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  • 10 Warm Weather Activities to Enjoy Summer Living

    1 Jul 2015 | 3:42 am
    Are you dreaming of summer? Us too! The Great British weather is, of course, notoriously disappointing, though, which means that it’s imperative we make the most of every last drop of sunshine. Here are some of my favourite ideas on fun ways to spend sunny days. From food to games, and backyard ideas to trips out, these really are essential. What’s more, these ideas don’t have to cost lots of cash, so you won’t end up with an empty wallet. Bring on the summer! 1. Have a picnic Image credit: Michell Zappa There’s something about a picnic hamper that just screams ‘summer’. Head to…
  • 11 Ways to Modernise a Traditional Room

    24 Jun 2015 | 3:06 am
    Feel like updating your lounge or dining room, but just don’t know where to start? If your space is decorated in a traditional style, then overhauling it to meet modern trends may seem like a mammoth task. But all it may take is a few changes to bring your space up to date! Here are a few of my favourite tips for adding a modern look to a traditional room. 1. Use a modern frame with vintage art, or vice versa Image Credit: Sarah Haley When adding a touch of modernity to a traditional room, it’s important that you don’t go overboard if you want to retain the overall traditional feel of…
  • 15 Creative Nightstand Ideas

    19 Jun 2015 | 7:27 am
    Are you looking for a new bedside table? What would you say if I told you that you may already have everything you need to create an unusual nightstand? (Feature Image by: Caitlin @ The Merry Thought) These fabulous, quirky ideas for nightstands use items that you might not expect, ranging from drums to tree trunks and even stoves. Read on and get inspired – you might just have something already lurking in your shed that can be given a new lease of life!   1. Dining chair Image credit: Kombinat Warszawa A simple dining chair, like this one, will work brilliantly as a nightstand – I…
  • Which Sofa Best Suits Your Personality & Lifestyle?

    8 Jun 2015 | 9:02 am
    Are you on the lookout for a new sofa? What’s that you say, you’re just going to buy the cheapest one you can find? Stop! Forgive me for being dramatic, but the sofa you choose has the power to greatly influence your life. It’s not quite One Ring to Rule Them All, but it’s pretty close. After all, every day when you arrive home from work, your sofa is there to offer a comfortable rest. When your friends come over to visit, it’s the sofa where you’ll sit and chat. And it’s there where you and your partner (or pet) will snuggle up on an evening. With that in mind, it’s pretty…
  • 6 Tips to Help You Enjoy Your Home More

    29 May 2015 | 3:34 am
    When was the last time you spent a lovely evening at home? If you feel like you’re conjuring up a dim and distant memory – or worse, you simply can’t remember the last time – then you may benefit from changing things up a bit. But if you’re already strapped for time, then you may be reluctant to adopt new habits which will take up too much of the little time you do have. That’s why we rounded up these simple ideas to help you to improve the time you spend at home. These tips are simple to achieve, but can create a real and lasting impact. Sometimes all you need to do is change one…
 
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    Blog - Tammy Randall Wood, ASID - Interior Design Calabasas | Malibu | Encino

  • From "La Palais de Poulet" to "Castillo de Pollo"

    Tammy Randall Wood
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:01 pm
    I’m not sure when exactly the bug bit me to want to raise chickens in my backyard, but it’s something I remember wanting to do since I was a child. I suppose something about the sound of clucking chickens and fresh eggs played into a storybook garden fantasy of mine.  Reaching under a hen and pulling out an egg was tantamount to playing with puppies in my little girl head – weird, I know! I grew up on a ranch out in Newhall, California, where a constant stream of directors, actors and stuntmen would visit my Dad (a venerated stuntman/second unit director) when he was in preparation…
  • Mastering the Remodel

    Tammy Randall Wood
    23 May 2015 | 9:13 am
    There is nothing more fun (for many of us) than the pursuit of creating the perfect nest. The longing to come home to a space that reflects our tastes and serves our needs is one of the most fundamental of desires. Most will agree that developing a space which allows us to express ourselves and make life run smoothly is a worthwhile endeavor.  At the same time, our homes are the single largest investment most of us will ever make, so how we approach fixing up and feathering our nests can equate to serious business.If you are a homeowner, then you know that furnishings are the icing on…
  • High Point Furniture Show - Spring 2015

    Tammy Randall Wood
    2 May 2015 | 8:08 am
    Here are a few of the highlights from our recent visit:Kelly Wearstler's stunning new collection for EJ Victor.  Stumbled upon during the first day of Spring Market but so far this is my new favorite look.  Elegant, sporty but oh so sophisticated. Yum! Rarified style personified = AERIN Lauder's collection for EJ Victor at their High Point showroom. The new girl in town is dominating! Released in 1956, Charles and Ray Eames made famous their iconic moulded plywood and leather Chair and Ottoman for the Herman Miller furniture company. Today haute hipsters and purists alike can…
  • 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.
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    The France & Søn blog

  • Bringing the Classic Art of Needlepoint Into the 21st Century

    Mary Rockcastle
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:42 am
    If there’s one thing I consider myself close to an expert on, it’s subversive embroidery art. Now, as I prep to move out into my first apartment all by myself, I find myself wondering how I can incorporate my love of sassy sayings stitched onto fabric in my new domain. Maybe you’ve never laid eyes on a bold and brassy embroidered art piece. If that’s so, let me introduce you to your new favorite thing.  The art of needlepoint is a tale as old as time: people, mainly women, have been cross-stitching samplers since the 5th century BC. A craft that originated in China evolved into a…
  • Netflix, My New Religion

    Alex Pinto
    23 Jun 2015 | 12:05 pm
    There is a lot that one person can say about the online movie and TV streaming network known as Netflix, but the one word that comes to my mind about it is “God” or Allah, Jesus, Vishnu, Buddha, etc. Whatever your religious affiliation may be and whatever God you may or may not worship; Netflix is like my own personal baby Jesus. Girl Clock – Hush,Bard Sofa Netflix, much like baby Jesus, helps me more than he helps you. How you ask? He lets me stay home in my own bedroom in peace to worship without interacting with the other people in my home. Who needs social interaction…
  • The Art of Rasterbator: Halftone Wall Art

    Darshana
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:19 am
    Do you have a huge empty wall that you don’t know what to do with? Maybe you have an amazing collection of photography and art that isn’t getting any use? We’re always looking for fun ways to decorate our wall space, whether it’s with tiles, clocks, or paintings, but here is one way to completely customize your own wall space from home in an easy and affordable way.  Rasterbator is a website that allows you to upload photos directly from your computer, and transforms them into cool halftone posters of any size. Each poster will be made up of individual…
  • The Petee’s Pie Company Experience

    Monique Henry
    19 Jun 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Pie beats cake. That’s right, I said it. As a person who has baked cupcakes professionally and has seen the New York cupcake craze wax and wane, I can now happily say that pie is now getting its rightful place in the sun. And, it’s about darn time! Flaky crusts, crunchy cookie crumb crusts, luscious fruit, creamy puddings and custard fillings – I love them all. Now, if I’m not eating my own pies (I make a mean Ginger Key Lime), I love going to Four and Twenty Blackbirds over in Gowanus. It’s not too far away from my job and their wares are pretty incredible, but aside from…
  • A Father’s Day Gift Guide For the No Nonsense Dad

    Darshana
    18 Jun 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Father’s Day is approaching very quickly, and it’s a time of year that I know I absolutely dread. Not because I don’t love my dad, but because he is THE most difficult person to shop for. If your father is anything like mine, he is one of those people that gets himself everything he needs and never wants for anything. He almost always insists that you not buy him anything he won’t need. There are lots of parents like this. Luxury items collect dust, gift cards get re-gifted, and fancy gadgets cause confusion instead of excitement. So what do you get the man that…
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  • The Diva’s Home and Market Days

    mydivabydesign
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:48 pm
    This week my post will be extra short. I am getting ready for my local Market Days in Harlingen on Saturday, July 11. If you know anyone who lives in the Rio Grande Valley send them my way! I would love to meet you in person. Next week I will have pictures of my booth to share with you, for now here are some of the things I will have for sale. Gotta love brass animal figurines! Lots of vintage Aged brass is popular right now for interior decorating Forgive my wonky photography, I was practicing taking pics with my homemade light box. You knew there would be blue and white somewhere…
  • Uncover These 5 Hidden Office Color Secrets That Will Transform Your Business

    mydivabydesign
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:29 am
    Whether you follow Feng Shui principles or not, color has a way of affecting our senses and emotions like nothing else. It’s one of the reasons that so many people ask for help when choosing color for their home. Why not take the same care when choosing color for the walls of your office? It affects you whether you are at home or at work and if you work from home, even better. You can choose that wall color that best suits you and transform your business with these tips. First, before you even think about painting your walls, you need to clean your office. Get rid of the clutter. File…
  • Four Places To Get Deals On Outdoor Furniture (#4 Might Surprise You)

    mydivabydesign
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:09 pm
    So it’s summer. The kids are home and if you’re like me, so is your husband. (Feeling sorry for me yet?) If you’re looking for a good summer activity, why not clean up and design your outdoor space? Kids are really good helpers and they will be able to tell everyone that visits that they helped. I even take mine on installation days for my design projects. Best workers I’ve ever hired. Once your space is ready, you will need something to sit on and if you don’t already have a set of furniture, here are a few places where you can score good deals: 1. Garage and…
  • The Diva’s Home and Etsy

    mydivabydesign
    15 Jun 2015 | 9:01 am
    Happy Monday! Today I am announcing my new shop on Etsy. It has been a couple of months of hard work (sometimes gross work) to get my shop up and running, but I am proud of my effort and I hope you like it too. I will be placing a badge on my website www.mydivabydesign.com, and hope fully the one here will work too. O Do me a favor and take a look! Victorian Style Bubble Glass Picture Frame from Italy. The most popular item in my shop right now! Everything listed on Etsy is either handmade or vintage so there are no brand new items there. But I search for nice things to share with you and…
  • How to Update Your Home Accessories For Summer

    mydivabydesign
    8 Jun 2015 | 3:07 pm
    I didn’t picture it, but the chevron pattern is EVERYWHERE! I happen to love it, but I am tired of seeing it. Chevron is wonderful if used in the right circumstance. It is a very popular pattern in Feng Shui when you are activating the Fire element area in your home or business. The zig-zag triangular shape evokes the flames and adds even more energy in the South. This can be a good or bad thing depending on your particular situation. I have been seeing more and more of this pattern online in the DIY blogs and I have seen it in abundance on HGTV. (Don’t get me started on that!)…
 
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  • Jennifer Weiss Architecture / Wurster House

    advesign
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:59 am
    Located in San Fransisco, California. This single family residence was designed by Jennifer Weiss Architecture. Photography by Lucas Fladzinski.
  • Pattersons / Mai Mai

    viphoenix
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:29 am
    Located in Auckland and completed in 2007. This unique house was designed by Pattersons and was selected as one of the best 15 houses in the Barcelona World Architecture Festival 2008 and NZIA Resene New Zealand Award for Architecture 2008. Pattersons “This is a home for a couple, it reconciles two individual personalities, hunter and bird and creates a singular sense of place. A feathery motif referencing traditional Maori feather cloaks is used on the exterior white fibreglass walls. Inside, a small footprint incorporates many spatial experiences, including wide city views, a…
  • Architect and Associates Kizuku / Hoshimado House

    advesign
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    Located in Kochi city, Japan and completed 2013. This contemporary residence was designed by Architect and Associates Kizuku. Architect and Associates Kizuku “Parenting in the two couples were celebrating the end almost, it was planned as housing for to go live comfortably. Where to feel the signs of each other even stay, we have placed a room in the center of the living room. And rooftop to enjoy the astronomical observation, in this house with a view of the car from the living room, and we hope that it will enjoy the slow life.” Photos courtesy of Architect and Associates Kizuku
  • Ando-Studio / W Boutique Apartment

    advesign
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:43 am
    Located in Tel-aviv, Israel and completed 2013. This luxurious apartment was designed by Ando-Studio. Ando-Studio “Studio with an emphasis on luxury and design as well as young, affordable furniture using various companies if the apartment is sold with the design.” Photos courtesy of Ando-Studio.
  • Ippolito Fleitz Group / Loft ESN

    advesign
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:23 am
    Located in Esslingen, Germany and completed 2012. This residential loft was designed by Ippolito Fleitz Group. Ippolito Fleitz Group “The Palmscher Park in Esslingen is a former army barracks from the late Wilhelmine era. It was transformed into a residential complex at the turn of the millennium and has become a very popular residential area thanks to its attractive hillside situation, only ten minutes walking distance from Esslingen town centre. When an agency moved out of a loft space at the short end of a two-storey block, a family with two small children sought to transform the…
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  • The Simple Water Jug: 2 Ways

    Gabby
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:31 am
    Right now I am so into these simple glass jugs with the cork top.  I love their simple design and shape as well as the natural element of the cork!  I am probably more obsessed with these because they only cost $4 from Ikea, but they look like they are much more when I have them out around the house.  So today I am using them at home, in two simple and different ways. Both are perfect because they are easy decor options to add simple pops of color for summer. v STYLE 1: NATURALLY FLAVOURED WATER  There are so many benefits to drinking naturally infused water.  I personally love adding…
  • Travel Tips: Packing With A Color Palette In Mind

    Gabby
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:02 am
    It is just about that time of year when my travel schedule is about to go bananas.  I have several weddings, city trips and beach holidays on the horizon and with that I need to start packing in the smartest way possible.  One simple tip that I like to use when packing is to keep a specific color palette in mind.   I try to focus in on a certain shade or theme so I can coordinate as best I can.  This allows me to pack less but also be to mix and match pretty much everything I have brought depending on weather, last minute occasions, sight-seeing, fancy, casual, etc.  Over the next few…
  • Summer Essentials: Sunglasses

    Gabby
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:21 am
    This season, like every season, I am on the hunt for the perfect pair of sunglasses.  I believe that they are the best accessory to any outfit and one of my favorite pieces to use to finish off my look.  I have a small collection of them at home because I love them so much.  This summer in particular there are such fantastic designs out there spanning from graphic, architectural and retro in nature.  It seems that the large oversized oval shapes are out and smaller, more detailed, statement pieces are whats up! The Italian made Illesteva is one of my favorite go to brands for the great…
  • Neutral Style On A Jewel Toned Street

    Gabby
    17 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    There is nothing easier than neutrals even in the summer.  I am currently so into this black shorts jumpsuit and pairing it with fun accessories like shoes and earrings.  I added a simple jacket here for a work meeting but this could also be perfect just to smarten up your outfit a bit, depending on the occasion. Oh and these shoes are shockingly so comfortable!  I wanted to share this outfit as a perfectly chic & streamlined look for the warmer months. Here I am on one of the brightest and colorful streets in Notting Hill filled with all jewel toned houses.  Even though I walk past…
  • Video: How To Style Your Coffee Table At Home

    Gabby
    17 Jun 2015 | 4:38 am
    In my opinion the coffee table is one of the most important pieces in a room.  Usually all of the furniture is set around the coffee table and many times it acts as a focal point when people are sitting around and talking.  So with that in mind, it is essential for the coffee table to look stylish but also be practical as well!  I am constantly changing mine at home…adding new books, flowers, etc.  Today I am sharing a recent “how-to” video and six important pieces to include when styling your coffee table at home!  I hope this is helpful! v The post Video: How To…
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  • 15 Beautiful inspiring garden pond design ideas

    admin
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:43 am
    In the post we present you gallery of 15 beautiful and inspiring garden pond design ideas. To have a little water in the yard is definitely something that will not only look decorative but will change the energy in the environment, and the energy and power of water is enormous. Even if you make the water a little murmurs, it will give the garden vibrancy and make it nicer and more interesting. It is important that the pond along with other parts of the garden forms a harmonious whole. Also, it should be noted that the pond should be located on a sunny and warm place because very few aquatic…
  • World map decor

    admin
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:25 am
    Geographic maps  except its undeniable educational role, can serve as an interesting decorative element in the home. Walls, can be decorated on a number of ways, with paintings, posters or mirror with attractive frame, but if you want something different, decorate walls with geographic maps. Whether it is a vintage view of your favorite city, nautical maps or a map of the world, this kind of decoration make every room  look different and interesting. Look world map decor gallery that we choose for you. Image source Image source Image source Image source Image source Image source Image…
  • Glass topped coffee tables that will embellish and complement your home

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Coffee table is inevitable piece of furniture in every home. It is usually located in front the couch in the living room or family room, and in addition to basic functions enhances and complements space. The best way to clean the glass table is to use a commercial glass cleaner or a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar in a bucket or spray bottle. After that wipe the table with a clean dry cloth. You can give a shine to the coffee table  with polishing the glass with a piece of newspaper. For your inspiration look gallery of  17 glass topped coffee tables. Image source Image source…
  • Plant wall design ideas

    admin
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:59 am
    Most of us, closed in the city greyness and isolated in buildings, longs for own piece of nature. In small apartments particularly  is difficult to grow indoor plants, and often we suffer from lack of space. But if you have no place at the crowded table or shelf, you always have a wall. Place the plants instead of pictures on the wall, and thus will not only greening the inside of the home, but you’ll enter a glimmer of superior design. For planting in the plant wall, you can use most of the houseplants, but still some types  are more appropriate than others because they are more…
  • Picture wall decor

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    27 Jun 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Picture wall decor is the highlight of furnishing each room, creating a exhibition space for your photos and memories that will refresh the walls and personalize your space. The modern interior design doesn’t has strict rules for posting pictures on the wall, but it is necessary to follow three rules: composition, balance and rhythm. Ignore some of them will result inevitably with chaotic, eye uncomfortable, simply art work disappears due to wrong setup. In this post we will present you some tips how to set the image to get a pleasant, harmonious and intriguing exhibition wall. Images…
 
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  • Interior Design Tips – Raising Sales Count Using Product Arrangement and Shelving

    Stephen
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:45 pm
    When doing Interior Design for a store, having many products in a shop is unavoidable for a successful business. Unfortunately, with more products, the risk of cluttering will also become bigger. So this is where we use shelving to arrange our products. In addition to saving space and enhance store decor, arranging our products in the shelving will also make the products we sell look nicer and more organized, thus raising the chance of people buying our products. Different product need different type of shelving in order to maximize their appearance. This is why so many types of shelves…
  • Interior Design : Easy Way to Create a Unique Display for Your Store

    Stephen
    21 Jun 2015 | 10:31 pm
    It’s already an open secret that everyone will be more attracted to something unique and interesting rather than something they already see everyday. So why not following this trend and make your store design unique? Making a store look interesting is not hard, you only need to focus on one thing: Interior Design of your shop. In this article, we will give you some pointers and examples that can help you to create your own unique design for your store:   Find Some Inspirations to Form Your Own Theme Have you ever been in a shop that really turned you off because the displays were…
  • Visual Merchandising: Create Effective Product Display for Any Type of Store

    Stephen
    18 Jun 2015 | 10:37 pm
    Interior Design is used to attract customer to your store and make them stay around. After that, the problem changed to how we can persuade customer to buy our product. There are 3 key points to make people buy your products. Choosing the right merchandise, give appropriate price and display your goods correctly. These 3 points cannot be separated, because if one of them is missing, then the chance for customers to buy your products drops significantly. Among those 3, shop owners usually spare the least efforts for the third point, displaying the products. This is sad, because this is a very…
  • 10 Interior Design Tips to Create Professional Beauty Salon (Part 2)

    Vivi
    16 Jun 2015 | 10:28 pm
    6. Stay Clean As a Salon, moreover, a beauty salon, it’s very unacceptable to be dirty. No customers will want to go to a dirty beauty salon. This is why, you have to maintain the cleanliness of your salon interior. Hire a few dedicated people that only exclusively take care the cleanliness of your salon. This is very important because there are many beauty salon (usually the small scale ones) that goes bankrupt only because they neglect the cleanliness of their salon. 7. Quality of Salon Equipment Today, when you walk into a modern beauty salon, you will find a wide array of unique…
  • 10 Interior Design Tips to Create Professional Beauty Salon (Part 1)

    Stephen
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:30 am
    Do you care about your appearance? About what people will think when they look at you? Most of the people who got asked with these questions will say yes. This means our appearance is very important in our daily live. Let’s face it, people who looks good will create a better first impression than people who only look average. There are several ways to improve our appearance. From wearing nice clothes, exercise to shape up our body or getting facial treatment. That’s why Beauty Salon exists to make people look better than their former appearance, so it’s not strange that this…
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  • Libations We Love: Fun Summer Drink Recipes

    Hailey Lutich
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:17 am
    We’re rounding up and narrowing down our top 4 fun summer drink recipes. Give these a try this summer, we promise you won't regret it! Alright, alright, alright, it’s officially summertime here in the South and with sweltering temps comes swelling hair. I can’t fully explain to you what this 94 degrees and 100% humidity is doing to me, but my haircut (chop) that was once really cute has grown in circumference by at least double. Maybe triple! Anyway, now that I’ve complained a little, I’ll get on with it. Let’s get down to business—this post is not about me, it’s about you and…
  • There and Back Again: Hobbit Home Decor

    Alexa Mendoza
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:20 am
    Frodo was the one to take the ring to Mordor. I’ll be the one who brings Hobbit home decor to the masses. Check out these LOTR inspired home decorating tips! In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort. J. R. R. Tolkien  Oh, how you have such a way with words, Tolkien! J. R. R. Tolkien is pretty high up there on my list of favorite authors. Why? The depth of his imagination is amazing…
  • Party Time, Excellent! Celebrating Balloon Decorations

    Hailey Lutich
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
    You’ll be over the moon about balloon decorations when you see how much they have to offer! Age three was a big year for me. That was the year I discovered balloons. Everywhere we went I would ask for one to parade around with tied to my wrist. Now, for those of you who don’t have kids but had a childhood, you’ll probably agree that as a tot you thought these round, floating blibs were pretty freaking cool. I tend to associate balloons with celebrations and let’s be honest, we all have something to celebrate. To me, decor is an essential element of any party. I’ve said it a million…
  • Myers Briggs and Home Decor Personality: Sentinel Edition

    Alexa Mendoza
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Friends, this is the last part of our Myers Briggs Personality Types and home decor series. Last but not least, check out the Sentinels’ style preferences! Wow, are we on the fourth (and final) part of this series already? Seems like it went by so fast! (Quick refresher: according to Myers Briggs personality typing, there are 16 personality types, which can be grouped into 4 broad categories - Analysts, Diplomats, Explorers, and Sentinels.) Parts 1, 2, and 3 covered the home decor preferences of the Analysts, Diplomats, and Explorers, respectively. Today, of course, we are…
  • Meal Prep Ideas from a Recovering Fast Food Junkie

    Hailey Lutich
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:34 am
    Brown bagging just got a whole lot easier with these meal prep ideas that will make you rethink the time you spend in the kitchen! Speaking bluntly, being an unmarried, young individual allows me to say that cooking for one sucks. Yes, I know that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and yes, I know I’m supposed to take advantage of this time to perfect my cooking skills, but here’s the deal: I hate eating the same thing for a week straight. I don’t know anyone who really enjoys leftovers, but I will state the obvious and say that there is no fun in no variety! The other…
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  • Red, White & Blue

    Christy Johnson
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:01 am
    Break out the Red, White and Blue it’s time to show your colors. With Fourth of July just around the corner you want to show everybody your patriotic spirit with ease, flair and affordability. We love Fourth of July for hot dogs and hamburgers, homemade ice cream, sitting by the pool and of course fireworks. Here are a few easy ideas.Add red, white and blue throw pillows to your Patio Sectional.Boardwalk SectionalThe party is not a party with without food. Bring spirit to the table with some of these. Flag Cake: any sheet cake (we like angel food) with white icing, decorated with…
  • Versatility Has Never Been So Now. Live Outside the Box!

    Christy Johnson
    9 Jun 2015 | 7:48 am
    Multi-functional and versatility are current requirements for today’s varying lifestyles. From single to party of two, then on to “baby makes three” is the popular path in family dynamics. Choosing furniture that adapts as you make lifestyle changes is smart living.TV consoles “done right” can be the most used and reused item in the home. Evidence of this revealed is in a recent review of Walker Edison’s Urban Blend console. Cheap is the New Classy, blogger Dawn McAlexander, reviewed this TV console for her readers and validated our live outside the box philosophy by using this TV…
  • Just Add Furniture

    Christy Johnson
    28 May 2015 | 8:14 am
    Summertime and the living is easy! A bench tucked in among the hydrangeas for sneaking a peek at the hummingbirds, a chaise under a big shady tree to read a book, or poolside just out of water-splash reach, this is personal space done right. “Just Add Furniture” that lets you do summertime your way.Deck AreasDeck and patio areas are summer’s stage for family and friends. An adjustable awning is the right touch for all day entertaining. Start the day with filtered sunlight over croissants and coffee. A vine-covered pergola dotted with lights brings out the magic of evening entertaining.
  • Designer in a Box

    Christy Johnson
    8 May 2015 | 7:28 am
    Using a designer to get your look seems conventional instead of “unconventional,” but not when you can get it delivered to your door in our red box. Walker Edison has teamed up with Angelo Surmelis to bring you style to live outside the box.angelo:Home is all about “giving you good stuff not only that you want, but also can actually afford," says Angelo. “The angelo:Home collection of stylish and affordable furniture is committed to quality, value and ease. From the handcrafted details to the no-fuss assembly, to the high-end looks at amazingly affordable prices, angelo:Home has been…
  • A Mother's Day to Remember

    Christy Johnson
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    This year we will celebrate Mother’s Day on May 10th with flowers, candy or maybe dinner out. Why not treat Mom to an event she will never forget. Today, moms of any age are as active and as adventurous as most of their children. So, when you offer an unconventional gift like these, don’t be surprised if she asks why did you take so long to “give outside the box.”Take Your Mother to Ride on a Zip Line- Fly thru the sky like a bird hundreds of feet above the ground. Okay, I know it sound scary but it will be fun. Zip lines are a marvelous way to reconnect with nature from a different…
 
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  • Choosing Upholstery for Your Living Room Decor: Decoding the Jargon

    Shruti Verma
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Can you imagine your furniture without its upholstery? With such a variety to choose from, selecting upholstery for your living room decor can be a confusing affair. Walking into an upholstery fabric store with your interior designer will open your eyes to never ending rolls of fabrics that vary not only in terms of print but also in terms of material, thread count, weave etc. While the difference between stripes and checks can be easily recognized, the difference between a 150 thread count and a 250 thread count might not be apparent at first glance so we’ve decoded a little…
  • 7 Interior Decor Tips for Studio Spaces

    Shruti Verma
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    When you’re living alone, studio spaces are a great option. In cities like Mumbai or Bangalore, it is often the most budget friendly option for renters who like their privacy. Interior designers in India rarely take up studio apartments as projects so here are some simple ways of interior decor which will help you to turn a bare studio into a warm home.   Make Light Your Best Friend Image Credit: stylecaster The trick every interior designer in Mumbai uses to make spaces feel bigger is to open the windows and let as much light come into the room as possible. If you…
  • Aromatic Interior Design tips to Deal with the Monsoon

    Shruti Verma
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:32 am
    As the first drops of rain come down, the word ‘petrichor’ comes to everyone’s lips but a few days later the love for the smell of rain is replaced with a love for air freshners. The odor of a room is an important aspect of a complete interior design solution. Monsoons bring with them mould and dampness that can make a home feel stuffy and gloomy. Air freshners are a good solution but here are a few other aromatic design tips to make your home odorfree.   Here comes the Sun Image courtesy: coasttocoastcentral Ventilation was one of the key elements Architect…
  • Tribute: A Selection of ‘Must See’ Work by Architect Charles Correa

    Shruti Verma
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Charles Correa once said, “Architecture is not an object to be looked at,” he said, “but an energy field to be moved through.” Known to have been one of the strongest voices against cities that seemed to grow only vertically; Correa designed not for the sake of form but to maintain a connection between the building, its inhabitants and the environment. He spent most of the career as an architect in Mumbai but his designs can be seen across the country. He passed away earlier this month but left behind a number of buildings as his legacy. Take a look at our…
  • Time Travel | Mumbai Architecture and Landscapes From Then to Now

    Shruti Verma
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Change is inevitable and change cannot be stopped. Our time travel series looks at cities in India and the changes they have been through as decades pass by. The name of a city says a lot about it. From Bombain under the Portuguese to the anglicised Bombay under the British rule to Mumbai as it is now known, Architecture in Bombay or Mumbai, is renowned for it’s heritage structures amongst other things.  Most have stayed as they were while others have made way for something more modern. Here’s a glimpse.   Gateway of India Once upon a time when people…
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