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  • Decorating 101: How to Shop for Furniture (8 photos)

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Once you’ve decided what you want your home to look like, picked your colors, and figured...
  • Flexi Faucets: Kitchen Trend

    Ali Morris
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    These extendable and rotatable faucet designs promote flexibility and adaptability for ease of use in the kitchen. Designed by Italian architect Romano Adolini, ASTA Tap Collection for CEA Design is a sleek and innovative suite of bathroom taps and faucets that combine a colored, pliable silicone hose with a gleaming stainless steel spout. German kitchen and bathroom design brand Dornbracht’s Pivot tap is its most flexible to date. With a 360° radius of activity the faucet can be used across an entire kitchen island. Made from carbon fibers that reduce it’s weight and increase…
  • 10 Rustic Kitchen Designs That Embody Country Life - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
    Shelley Little
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    This white-washed rustic kitchen embodies laid-back country life. Image Source: A Edwards You’re standing in your cozy rustic kitchen admiring the warm glow that only aged wood cabinets and a natural fireplace can emit, and the smell of pine trees surrounds your senses. You drop into your favorite plaid-covered chair, resting your stocking feet close to the open flame of the wood-burning stove — just close enough to warm your cold toes. The logs in the fire seem to pop to the tune of the kettle boiling on your huge cooking stove….. Were you there for just a moment? Escaping…
  • 9 Ways to Make Your Home Office Fabulous (9 photos)

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    There’s no rule that says your home office has to be a fun-free, functional space kitted out with a standard desk and run-of-the-mill swivel chair, and that’s your lot. In fact, how thoroughly rewarding would it be to head to work and step into a color-packed, glamorous room bursting with personality...
  • 7 Smart Ways to Hide Storage

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    Robert Gordon-Fogelson
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:16 am
    7 Smart Ways to Hide StorageThese tips for camouflaging storage space will keep your compact home feeling clean and uncluttered. Building storage behind walls is a surefire way to decrease clutter. In the bathroom of a tiny Chelsea co-op, towel racks pull down to reveal hampers hidden behind the blue-tiled wall.
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  • 3D Fabrics: Surfaces Trend

    Ali Morris
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Everyday fabrics are transformed into sculptural pieces of furniture with carefully placed, structural folds. Made of upholstery panels sandwiched between two layers of fabric, Yumi Yoshida’s Origami sofa (top and above) folds out into a floor mat. The dound-aborbing Clouds Room Dividing system by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec is made from multiple folding textile panel components that are held together with elastic bands to make free-standing or hanging structures. Tel Aviv-based textile designer Mika Barr’s light and elastic 3D fabric folds and fractures transforming from a…
  • Miraflores Collection in Glass by Paul Schatz for New Ravenna Mosaics

    Alicita Rodriguez
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Inspired by travels through Spain, Portugal and Mexico, the Miraflores Colleciton by Paul Schatz for New Ravenna Mosaics is now available in glass. Designer Schatz also studied Moroccan design and Chinese fret work to create this collection of striking geometric patterns. The new material brings brilliant colors and reflective textures to the original collection. Glass Tiles with Complex Geometric Patterns The Miraflores Collection, which literally means “to watch flowers” in Spanish, features seven designs in ten colorways incorporating jewel glass, shell, 24k gold glass, and natural…
  • Flexi Faucets: Kitchen Trend

    Ali Morris
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    These extendable and rotatable faucet designs promote flexibility and adaptability for ease of use in the kitchen. Designed by Italian architect Romano Adolini, ASTA Tap Collection for CEA Design is a sleek and innovative suite of bathroom taps and faucets that combine a colored, pliable silicone hose with a gleaming stainless steel spout. German kitchen and bathroom design brand Dornbracht’s Pivot tap is its most flexible to date. With a 360° radius of activity the faucet can be used across an entire kitchen island. Made from carbon fibers that reduce it’s weight and increase…
  • Tivedo task lamp by Sebastian Bergne for Luceplan

    Ali Morris
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    The new Tivedo task lamp by Sebastian Bergne for Luceplan is a sophisticated fusion of the best in user experience, light output, material use and manufacturing. The Tivedo task lamp by Sebastian Bergne for Luceplan is a technologically advanced task lamp. The injection-moulded technopolymer arm is connected together by an original two-way pantograph system that allows for a wide range of movement and ensures the balance and stability of the lamp. The swiveling head, also in technopolymer, is equipped with a practical and intuitive T shaped grip and the latest LED lighting module, that…
  • C Zero by Crypton

    Ali Morris
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Crypton’s new performance fabric solution C Zero recently debuted at the Momentum showroom during the NeoCon Trade Fair in Chicago. The new Crypton C Zero is made without the use of fluorinated chemistry and therefore has a minimal impact on the environment. “C Zero is our first non-fluorinated fabric protection and we are thrilled to bring it to the marketplace,” said Randy Rubin, founder of Crypton. “It rounds out our family of offerings.  While Crypton, Nanotex and INCASE are needed for cleaning oily food stains, C Zero offers excellent protection from water-based spills and…
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  • 5 Wine Bottle DIYs

    Amy Azzarito
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    I don’t know about you, but I always feel a little twinge of guilt when a wine bottle ends up in the recycling bin. It just seems like I should be finding a way to reuse such a functional object. And now that’s we’re fully into rosé season, I have a few more bottles than usual. Here are some of my favorite projects that use wine bottles as the core material. A few of these projects suggest a wine bottle cutting kit like this one (see Make’s How-to Video here) and if you decide to invest, you can turn all your bottles into something new for your home. Now, that my…
  • Printable Freebie: Gemstone Bookmarks

    Maxwell Tielman
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Last week, we offered up some snazzy gemstone-themed bookplates for all your summer reading needs. This week, we find ourselves still very much on a bit of a gemstone kick, but come on—can you really blame us? Gemstones, whether they’re the real deal or just lowly made-at-home printouts, have the ability to elevate quotidian tasks and impart a little bit of glitz and glamor into everyday life. (And I’m all for glitz and glamor, in case you hadn’t noticed.) Even if you’re immersed in a page-turning, pulse-quickening novel, this week’s gemstone bookmarks will…
  • A Day In The Life of Chelsea Fuss

    Grace Bonney
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    One of the most difficult things to do as a business owner or creative is give yourself some time off to be inspired. We all know it’s important, but actually penciling in those days to unplug and get away can be a challenge. So one of my goals with our “Day In The Life” column was to show a wide range of business owners and makers in a wide range of phases of their life and businesses. One of my favorite things to see are business owners who’ve found a way to combine an inspiration trip with work and today’s subject has done just that. Portland-based floral…
  • 10 Beautiful Homes in France

    Grace Bonney
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Since our resident ex-pat, Anne Ditmeyer, gave us her insider tour of Paris today, I decided it would be the perfect time to look over some of my favorite French homes, from Paris to the countryside. Whether it’s the beautiful views, gorgeous detailing or their effortlessly chic minimalism, French homes je ne sais quoi. Click through for all 10 homes after the jump! (more…)
  • Biz Ladies: Mission Organization

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Last week I did a quick roundup of some great Biz Ladies posts that may help to keep you moving through the summer slowness, and today I thought I’d share another selection of articles that offer some great advice and resources on keeping organized. Whether you are planning on taking some time off or just need to finally implement a system that helps to keep your business in order, these Biz Ladies pieces may help launch your own “mission organization.” If you are anything like me, the intention is always there to keep everything in order and on track. My to do list is…
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  • Great Design Plant: Try Penstemon Digitalis for Showy White Blooms (4 photos)

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    If you are new to gardening with native plants and are looking for a good introductory plant to try, smooth beardtongue is an excellent choice. This Penstemon species will rival any cultivated ornamental with its large, white flowers; upright form; and long-lasting blooms. It is easy to grow, tolerates...
  • How to Get Midcentury Modern Style Today (8 photos)

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Midcentury modern style has only continued to gain fans in recent years, and the trend shows no signs of slowing anytime soon. If you are drawn to midcentury style and would love to know more about it, this...
  • Decorating 101: How to Shop for Furniture (8 photos)

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Once you’ve decided what you want your home to look like, picked your colors, and figured...
  • 9 Ways to Make Your Home Office Fabulous (9 photos)

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    There’s no rule that says your home office has to be a fun-free, functional space kitted out with a standard desk and run-of-the-mill swivel chair, and that’s your lot. In fact, how thoroughly rewarding would it be to head to work and step into a color-packed, glamorous room bursting with personality...
  • Walls Come a-Tumbling Down in a San Francisco Edwardian (17 photos)

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Remodels are like any other change; sometimes they happen quickly, sometimes over time. The remodel of this family home in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood took the slow route, with pieces coming together over a period of months. Be it change or a remodel, the route is sometimes...
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  • Style Me Pretty Living + In The Fun Lane

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:52 am
    Have you ever stumbled upon something, discovered that it’s actually been around for quite some time, and wondered how you could have missed such a gem? This happened to me today when I came across Style Me Pretty Living. I knew about SMP for years now as founder, Abby Larson, is also a Boston girl like me. But I didn’t realize they have a “Living” blog that covers DIY, home tours, party planning, DIY projects and more. I will definitely be checking out this site more in the weeks to come for times when I feel a bit stuck in a rut. This is a favorite home gallery from…
  • Tour Gracias Madre In West Hollywood, California

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    Hey guys, its Kelly Brown and Holly asked me to stop in from time to time to post tours of beautiful spaces that I shoot professionally so you get to see them first. This is my debut post on decor8 so I hope that you enjoy it! I am so excited to share with you a shoot I did recently at Gracias Madre, a plant-based (vegetarian & vegan) Mexican-inspired restaurant in sunny West Hollywood, California. In my opinion, the only thing better than eating a really, really great meal, is eating it in a beautiful atmosphere. Wendy Haworth and her design team along with patio designer, Scott…
  • Food In Motion: Red Cabbage Smoothie

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:32 am
    Are you guys brave foodies? Me, not so much. But sometimes I have my moments. Hello everyone, this is Jewels again from Liz & Jewels with another episode for Food in Motion. Here in New York, I see people on the streets all the time with smoothies in unexpected colors – mostly green. So they must be putting things in there that go beyond berries and bananas. Word on the healthy street is that it’s kale and spinach. I did not grow up putting vegetable in my smoothie, but I am willing to give it a try! So for this culinary experiment I’ve mixed red cabbage, cucumber, pear,…
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  • World’s Longest Suspension Bridge and Bungee Jump Heaven Opens in Sochi, Russia

    Lidija Grozdanic
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge just opened in Sochi National Park, Russia. It’s not really meant to serve your daily commute, though – the bridge is part of the AJ Hackett Sochi Skypark. The 1,800-foot-long bridge was built over a 650 foot chasm and it attracts bungee jumpers and sightseers alike. Read the rest of World’s Longest Suspension Bridge and Bungee Jump Heaven Opens in Sochi, Russia Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: bridge design, bungee bridges, extreme architecture, extreme sports architecture, J Hackett Sochi skypark, russia…
  • Entire City Quarantined in China After Man Dies of the Bubonic Plague

    Kristine Lofgren
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:32 pm
    You might have thought that the bubonic plague was ancient history, but last week a man in Yumen, China died of the disease, prompting the country to seal off an entire city in order to stop it from spreading. The man contracted the disease after coming in contact with a dead marmot that was carrying the virus. Now, about 30,000 people in Yumen have been placed under quarantine and no one is being let in or out of the city. Read the rest of Entire City Quarantined in China After Man Dies of the Bubonic Plague Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: black plague, black plague cases,…
  • Last Chance to See the Cape Romano Dome Homes Before the Sea Swallows Them Whole

    Ross Brooks
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Read the rest of Last Chance to See the Cape Romano Dome Homes Before the Sea Swallows Them Whole Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: abandoned houses, alien home, Bob Lee, Cape Romano Dome Home, futuristic home, Janet Maples, Kristian Maples, Mila Bridger, rising sea levels, space-age house
  • INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Water Architect Koen Olthuis on How to Embrace Rising Sea Levels

    Bridgette Meinhold
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Sea levels are rising, floods are prevalent, and cities are at greater risk than ever due to climate change. Now that we’ve accepted these facts, it’s time to design and build more resilient structures. Koen Olthuis, one of the most forward-thinking and innovative architects out there, has a solution for rising sea levels. His solution: Embrace the water by incorporating it into our cities; creating resilient buildings and infrastructure that can handle extreme flooding, heavy rains, and higher water. Olthuis and his team at have been showing coastal communities the…
  • World’s First Supermarket Completely Powered by Food Waste Rises in the UK

    Colin Payne
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Proving that there’s life beyond the dumpster for wasted food, a U.K. store just became the first in the country to be totally powered by leftovers. The Guardian reports that a Sainsbury’s store in the West Midlands of the U.K. is set to leave the national power grid in favor of food power created through the anaerobic digestion of food scraps – via a partnership with waste recycling company Biffa. Read the rest of World’s First Supermarket Completely Powered by Food Waste Rises in the UK Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: alternative, anaerobic, bio, digestion,…
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  • Elegant Timber Concession Stand Promoting Healthy Raw Vegan Meals

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    What is your relationship with the new raw vegan food wave? In today’s post we would like to present an elegant concession stand built by L. McComber Architecture for Crudessence, a raw vegan restaurant chain in Canada. Covering an area of ​​only 200 square feet, the concession stand includes a freezer, a standing refrigerator, a large refrigerated assembly table, a refrigerated display, a cash register and a sink. The core is wrapped in a freestanding shell whose unusual organic appearance intrigues clients and onlookers. Built from digitally cut solid cherry timber, it resembles…
  • 10 Rustic Kitchen Designs That Embody Country Life

    Shelley Little
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    This white-washed rustic kitchen embodies laid-back country life. Image Source: A Edwards You’re standing in your cozy rustic kitchen admiring the warm glow that only aged wood cabinets and a natural fireplace can emit, and the smell of pine trees surrounds your senses. You drop into your favorite plaid-covered chair, resting your stocking feet close to the open flame of the wood-burning stove — just close enough to warm your cold toes. The logs in the fire seem to pop to the tune of the kettle boiling on your huge cooking stove….. Were you there for just a moment? Escaping…
  • Modern Extension Reshaping a Confusing Home Layout in Winchester, UK

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:02 am
    Located in the outskirts of Winchester, United Kingdom, Kilham House was once a common looking building with a confusing layout. AR Design Studio came up with the idea for a modern extension that gives the crib (now entitled “The Runners House“) a distinctive look and feel: “A grand, double-height entrance guides you into the building, immediately bringing you into the heart of the home which has now been become the main living space for the family. A large expanse of sliding glazing gives views into the garden, allowing the three children to run wild whilst the parents can…
  • Colorful Apartment Design in the Chic 7th District of Paris

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:21 am
    A family of four, with a new baby on the way, lives in this colorful apartment recently completed by Camille Hermand Architectures in the chic 7th district of Paris. The owners gather regularly around the dinner table for family meals and informal dinners with friends. With the arrival of a new baby they wanted to maximize space in their busy family kitchen, by fusing the existing kitchen with the adjoining dining room. Merging the two interiors created an open and spacious kitchen-come-living space, that is both functional and elegant. To the left, the Zimbabwe black granite work surface…
  • Timeless Design Showcased by Five-Bedroom Home in Pennsylvania

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:57 am
    Farinelli Construction‘s custom residential project Street of Dreams 2014 is one of the most welcoming contemporary cribs we’ve seen lately. Its classic exterior and timeless finishes act as an open invite to exploring the property further. The five-bedroom home was created with an Eco-Friendly, Holistic mindset. The brick throughout the house is reclaimed antique cobble stone cut for interior walls, floors and ceiling details while the remaining core was used for the exterior walkways. A fresh herb garden completes the fresh look. Some interesting details were highlighted by the…
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  • Thriving Micro-Living Model
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Thriving Micro-Living Model Published as:  Little by Little A professor takes the first step toward creating a new model for micro-living in San Diego. From the mezzanine of his 450-square-foot apartment at La Esquina, an eight-unit live-work building in San Diego’s Barrio Logan neighborhood, designer, artist, and Woodbury University professor Patrick Shields chats with fellow professor Hector Perez, who spearheaded the project. It was the middle of the aughts when Woodbury University professor Hector Perez rallied a group of architects to pool their resources and buy nine lots in the…
  • 7 Smart Ways to Hide Storage

    Robert Gordon-Fogelson
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:16 am
    7 Smart Ways to Hide StorageThese tips for camouflaging storage space will keep your compact home feeling clean and uncluttered. Building storage behind walls is a surefire way to decrease clutter. In the bathroom of a tiny Chelsea co-op, towel racks pull down to reveal hampers hidden behind the blue-tiled wall.
  • 5 Puerto Rican Designers to Know

    Robert Gordon-Fogelson
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
    5 Puerto Rican Designers to KnowThese up-and-coming designers draw inspiration from their Caribbean heritage to create bold, colorful, and thoughtful objects for the contemporary home. Visit Design in Puerto Rico for more information about the designers and their products. Carlos Bobonis ColoradoFormerly the Fabrication Director at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico’s School of Architecture, New York-based designer Carlos Bobonis Colorado's work merges cutting-edge digital fabrication processes with the spirit of his home country. Named after an iconic barrio in Ponce,…
  • 5 Bags We Love from BAGGU

    Marianne Colahan
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    5 Bags We Love from BAGGUWhen Emily Sugihara and her mom, Joan Sugihara were tired of the lack of reusable totes on the market, they launched BAGGU, producing the signature foldable nylon tote in a variety of colors. Since its inception, BAGGU has expanded, now producing bags in several fabrics and styles. Check out five of our favorite BAGGU styles, available at the Dwell Store. The original. This set of three reusable totes from BAGGU is made in durable ripstop nylon, and can be used for groceries, books, beach gear, or gym clothes. Each tote conveniently folds into a pouch, making it easy…
  • Planning for a Historic Home Renovation
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    Planning for a Historic Home RenovationThe most successful historic home renovation is the one planned in detail. Having a plan identifies the work to be done at the approved cost and at the expected quality level. Click through the slideshow for tips on how best to prepare for your historic home overhaul. This article originally appeared on As the Client, Where Do I Start?Describe the finished historic home renovation. What will the renovated house look like? This can be based on photos, renderings, ideas, existing buildings, or other model. The “final product” usually…
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    Better Living Through Design

  • Aer Duffel Pack

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:12 am
    Your gym shoes stink. Don’t feel bad, it happens to everyone. However, that smell shouldn’t keep you from working out before, during, or after work. The Aer Duffel Pack keeps the smelly clothes and shoes separate from your laptop and office essentials, all in one bag. There’s the main compartment for clothes and such, a ventilated shoe pocket, a padded section for laptop and tablet, and a side easy-acess pocket for smaller items. Now available on Kickstarter.
  • Wasara Sale

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    You needn’t worry about the tableware for your next outdoor soiree, as Wasara plates, bowls and cups are all 15% off over at Branch Home this week. Wasara tableware is fully biodegradable and compostable, so you’ll look exceptionally smart choosing such a beautiful alternative to paper plates. Intended for single-use. Sample kits start at $20.00 and contain one of each of the 14 pieces in the WASARA collection. Individual pieces in packs of 12 start at $9.95. Designed in Japan by Shinichiro Ogata Materials: 100% tree-free renewable materials (sugar cane fiber, bamboo, and reed…
  • Unfold Pendant by Form Us With Love

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    As you might have noticed, there have been a few posts lately from the recent and oh-so-long-ago past. That’s because it’s August, and, thankfully, that means it’s time to take a much needed vacation. So, instead of doing all brand spanking new posts each and every weekday, you’ll be seeing some content being fixed and updated and peppered into the line up, which is a good thing unless you like finding a lot of broken links every time you sift through our site. All that to say that, thankfully, this Unfold Pendant remains at the same price as it was three years ago.
  • Pixo LED Table Lamp (black/brass)

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    With the new color pairing of black and brass, the Pixo looks like it has put on its tux (or little black dress) and is ready for a night out. As you might remember from our previous post last year, the standout feature of the Pixo is not necessarily the 360 degree rotation and three-axis articulated stem; instead its USB port in the base for charging mobile devices seems to set it apart from the pack. Designer: Pablo Pardo Pixo in black/brass is a DWR exclusive. Materials: Polycarbonate shade, lens and base cover; liquid-painted aluminum arm or brass and liquid-painted aluminum arm; steel…
  • Cedric Walnut Desk

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    If you’ve a decent budget to spend on a desk, turn your eyes toward the Cedric. Rounded edges provide subtle detailing, giving it a quiet craftsmanship that makes it the sort of piece you’d pass down to the next generation. Made from solid European walnut; choose between a dark brown or orange leather top (and lined drawers, a nice detail). Designers: Kay and Stemmer Design Country: UK Material: Walnut, Leather Dimensions: 49.2”W x 21.7” D x 29.5”H
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  • No More Fat Cats: Giant Hamster Wheel Keeps Cats Trim

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you’ve ever had a housecat that starts to get a bit fat and lazy after a while, you know how important it is for cats – particularly those to live indoors full-time – to get regular exercise. Usually this consists of chasing after little cloth mice filled with catnip or running around trying to read more Keep Going - Check out this Great Related Dornob Article: Hamster Wheel Home Provides Offbeat Dual Living Spaces Modular Kitty Playground Gives Cats a Whole Room of Fun Brilliant Folding Wheel Rolls in a Wheelchair Revolution Pampered Pets: Classy Furniture for Discerning…
  • Getting Skinny: Narrow Home Could Ease Urban Crowding

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Looking to the future, most experts agree that 70 percent of people will be living in cities (as opposed to rural or suburban settings) by 2050. Caramel Architects has designed an urban home called the CJ-5 House; the prototype in Vienna provides the comforts and conveniences of any modern urban home, but takes up very read more Keep Going - Check out this Great Related Dornob Article: Skinny Little Mini-Home Has an Even-Smaller House Inside! Thin is In: The Skinny on a Super-Narrow Japanese House Skinny Extension: Adding Daylight to a 7-Foot-Wide Home Narrow Paris Apartment Revamped Into…
  • Historic Greek Stable Gets a New Life as a Vacation Home

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    On the historic Greek Tinos Island, a traditional stone stable was transformed into a stunning holiday home. Architect Ioannis Exarchou addressed the project by retaining the original structure and plastering the interior walls. With a new colored concrete floor and the addition of some basic home elements, the former stable gained a glorious new life. The home’s read more Keep Going - Check out this Great Related Dornob Article: Historic Horse Stable and Coach House Converted to Home Three-Story Interior Green Wall Breathes Life into Home (Little) Luxury Living: Small Space Vacation…
  • Century-Old Beach House Gets Cozy Modern Renovation

    20 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Three rectilinear glass-and-steel boxes update an unconventional 100-year-old beach house in Toronto, adding extra space and a sense of modern flair without compromising the structure’s historic character. Drew Mandel Architects sought to uphold the house’s “elusive quality of heart and soul” while giving the interior a total refresh. The clients had lived in the semi-detached, read more Keep Going - Check out this Great Related Dornob Article: Futuristic Modern Beach House Design Seaside Secret: Simple Shack + See-Through Beach House 3-Story Beach House Balances…
  • Balancing Act: Elegant Water Jug Tilts to Serve

    20 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    Part sculpture, part functional object, this water jug could stand as the centerpiece of your dining table in place of a vase of flowers. CAWA is an elegant twist on the standard means of serving water at the table, fitting a test-tube-like vessel into a curving wooden stand that can fill glasses with one simple read more Keep Going - Check out this Great Related Dornob Article: 4 Glasses in 1: From Water to Wine, Champagne or Cognac Water Fight! Recycled Bulbs Recall Hanging Water Balloons Simple Design Feature Solves the Eternal Cup Question Disposable Design: Pitcher Adapter for Plastic…
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  • Modern Vintage Design Studio - A new shop on old Cape Cod

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

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

    Linda Merrill
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    Sorry for the bloggy silence. I don't know if I've shared this before, I can't remember, but I have been working on a book! I was hired to do the 6th edition revision and update for the longstanding book "How to Start a Home Based Interior Design Business" published by Globe Pequot Press. I believe I'd bought the 2nd edition back when I opened my business in 2002. Anyway, it's a handy "how-to" manual, one of a long list of similar books for various industries. Today was my submission deadline and I just sent it in an hour ago! What a relief. With everything else going on - selling my family…
  • Nook Cottage: Bedroom paint selection

    Linda Merrill
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:47 am
    So, as I posted last week, I'm planning the decorations of my new little cottage by the river which I've dubbed Nook Cottage (it's in Rocky Nook). The bedroom is currently beige, which will not do! Luckily the landlord is fine with me painting.  I suppose if he weren't, I'd have to come up with some creative solution to all the beiginess. So, this is my basic plan - a custom headboard upholstered with Aerin for Lee Jofa's Watersedge in green, which is a cut velvet in a strie'd chevron pattern on a burlap colored linen ground. My general inspiration is this Charlotte Moss space…
  • Product Review: Simply Spotless Cleaning Products

    Linda Merrill
    26 Jun 2014 | 6:33 am
    Interior designer Meryl Santopietro and her daughters Joy and Alessandra have developed a line of cleaning products for interiors that are all natural and made in the USA. The Simply Spotless line includes cleaners for Wood, Fabric, Glass & Surface and Hand. A couple of months ago, they sent me a box of full size products to try out.  The packaging is very simple, not over designed and though the bottles are plastic, they are nice enough to leave out if necessary. The products contain not harsh chemicals and have a very subtle scent that dissipates quickly.I haven't had a chance…
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  • Poetic Architecture: Alberto Alfonso’s Fragmentary Blue Rooftop Bar at Streamsong

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

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

    2 Jul 2014 | 5:09 pm
    The romance and enchantment of gondolas traveling through a Venetian canal surrounded by centuries old architecture captured from behind an elegantly aged and patina-rich bridge rail of geometrically sculptured ironwork.The post Instagram Inspiration: Venice Canal Sculpted Ironwork Bridge Railing appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • Charmingly Glamorous Design: Jamie Drake for Theodore Alexander

    The Decorating Diva Blog & Magazine
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Jamie Drake’s inaugural furniture and décor collection for Theodore Alexander injects a refreshing dash of whimsy into glamorous design. Jamie’s collection, reminiscent of 50s’ and...The post Charmingly Glamorous Design: Jamie Drake for Theodore Alexander appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • Kelly Hoppen’s Style Wallpaper Collection for Graham & Brown

    The Decorating Diva Blog & Magazine
    19 Jun 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Kelly Hoppen’s contemporary white and Prussian Blue “Kelly’s” Ikat pattern wallpaper collection for Graham & Brown. Kelly Hoppen’s structured and striped wallpaper, the “Hoppen Stripe”...The post Kelly Hoppen’s Style Wallpaper Collection for Graham & Brown appeared first on Decorating Diva.
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    Material Girls Blog

  • Through the Cracks….

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

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

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

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

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

    Michelle Slatalla
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    London's "it" florist Hattie Fox moved her Shoreditch studio, That Flower Shop, from a nearby former blacksmith's digs to a street-front shop at the new Ace Hotel. We can see why. Above: To see more of the Ace's signature Pacific Northwest grunge-industrial vibe, go to our post Design News: Ace Hotel Opens in Shoreditch. Photograph by Mark Leary, via Flickr. Above: Florist Hattie Fox, known as "That Flower Girl" in London, has an eclectic client list. Fox designed headpieces for a Wall Street Journal fashion spread (no, that's not an oxymoron), planted the…
  • Vote for the Best Office Space in the Remodelista Considered Design Awards: Amateur Category

    Meredith Swinehart
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Our judges have selected the finalists, now you choose the winners. Vote in each of the 17 Considered Design Awards categories, on both Remodelista and Gardenista. You can vote once a day in each category, now through August 8. In the Best Office Space/Amateur category, our five finalists are Tessa Neustadt, Caitlin Long, Corinne H., Rebecca Hepburn, and Jane C. Project 1 Tessa Neustadt | Los Angeles, CA | Bungalow Office Design Statement: "My office is a cozy 30 square feet, and was a tiny kitchen before I took over the unit next door and joined it to mine. We took out…
  • 7 Classic Canvas Cots for Summer Slumber

    Justine Hand
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    There was a period a while back when my favorite summer sleeping accommodations were relegated to camping's dark ages by the emergence of ultra-engineered gear. But for those of us who still prefer canvas, the good old cot is back. And it's more stylish (and, yes, a bit more high tech) than ever.  Above: Designed by the director of a Danish technical college to be "as comfortable as a real bed," Manufactum's Beechwood Folding Bed is also one of the most stylish cots we've seen. It has a solid wood frame with a linen flax bed and carry bag; €380. Above: A reproduction of the classic…
  • Architect Visit: Musings from Bloomsbury

    Christine Chang Hanway
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Poetry in space: London architect William Smalley shares his musings on how he transformed his Bloomsbury rental flat, two floors in an 1720 townhouse, into a sanctuary of visual calm: "I found this house in its unexpectedly neighborly neighborhood by chance eight years ago. I was looking for a cheap, central flat at the same time that my friend Ben Pentreath was looking for an office. The house was too big for either of us, but when we discovered we were pining for the same place, we signed a lease on it together. We now have the odd situation where every morning I go to my office across the…
  • 10 Easy Pieces: Table and Desk Fans

    Julie Carlson
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    If you've ever worked out of a cubicle or a tiny home office, you understand the value of quality air flow, especially at the height of summer. We size up a group of table and desk fans—some with a retro appeal and others more modern. Retro-Inspired Fans Above: The Allaire Desk Fan comes in two sizes and three finishes (brushed nickel, silver sage, black); it's on sale at Restoration Hardware starting at $95. For more desktop ideas, see 10 Easy Pieces: Task Desk Lamps. Above: The retro-inspired, handmade Bianca Directional Ceiling Fan from Matthews Fan Company is a…
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    Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time

  • A Renter's Life in London: The Inside Scoop — Apartment Therapy's Renter's Guide

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    London is a city with so many vibrant neighborhoods that there is one for every type of personality. I moved to London four years ago with no clue as to where I would end up. But with a little exploring, I found my fit, and you can too! Here is an American ex-pat's perspective on London neighborhoods. READ MORE »
  • 8 Ways to Avoid A Rent Increase This Year

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Landlords always have to balance the need to raise rent (to keep up with the rising costs of owning a building), with the need to keep apartments rented and vacancy rates down. This usually means that, whenever possible, they love keeping good tenants from year to year, and avoiding the time, hassle, uncertainty, and expense of finding new ones. Here's what you can do to tip the scales in your favor, avoid a rental increase, and happily sign your lease for another year. READ MORE »
  • And Now for Something Completely Different: 10 Standout Kitchens

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Conservative kitchens can be beautiful: ain't nothing wrong with subway tile and shaker cabinets. But maybe you're looking for something different. Something really, really different. For you, we've created this collection of standout kitchens: cooking spaces with one (or more) features that make them anything but typical. READ MORE »
  • Introducing the Apartment Therapy + Remix House Tour Series: Welcome to Jeanine and Bryan of Aphrochic

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Bryan Mason and Jeanine Hays One of the best books that has come across my desk this year is Remix: Decorating with Culture, Objects and Soul by Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason of Aphrochic. It's a beautiful guide to developing your personal decorating style and is illustrated with gorgeous glimpses inside homes that are put together with an eye on individual expression and unique decorating details. I admired the spaces that Jeanine and Bryan presented in Remix - it felt similar in spirit to the Apartment Therapy practice of celebrating one-of-a-kind, stylish real-life homes in our daily tours.
  • Caro & Josh's Colorful & Quirky English Home — House Tour

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Name: Caro Ritchie of Corita Rose, her husband Josh and their three children Blue, Tiger and Kit. Location: A village near Shaftsbury; Dorset, UK Size: 2,400 square feet Years lived in: 21 years The Ritchie's family home in a former-brewery in rural Dorset is a riot of color and pattern. You may remember Caro Ritchie from Corita Rose’s Vibrant and Colorful Studio, where she creates bold and brilliant fabrics under the name Corita Rose. Her three-story house crammed with art, textiles and quirky vintage finds, is just as striking. Open House Tour READ MORE »
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • Designer Interview: Sarah Jane Studios

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

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

    13 Jun 2014 | 10:13 am
    There is something so romantic about a floating house. Maybe it’s because we imagine a sweet widower played by Tom Hanks and his precocious son living in one in Seattle. I don’t know, what do you think? Anyway, I’ve found myself collecting images of float houses and houseboats on Pinterest lately and searching out float house designers to interview at my other gig over at Houzz. Here are five that caught my eye. by flickr member _wim_ This brightly-colored houseboat has an ingenious turf roof. And yellow and blue make (grass) green. Simply charming in its simplicity and…
  • Sale! Kartell and Magis 15% off This Week
    2 Jun 2014 | 8:22 am
    We know now that the weather is warm that you may be lacking some cool yet comfy outdoor furniture. So we’ve slashed prices on outdoor selections from Kartell and Magis. The Kartell sale runs through June 8, 2014 and the Magis sale runs through June 9, 2014. Completely outfit your space or fill in a hole with a settee, sofa, armchair, lounge chair or bistro table and dining chairs. Here’s a few of the highlights from the sale to tempt you. And P.S., many of these items work just as well indoors too! Kartell Bubble Armchair Cozy up like James Spader and William Shatner used to at…
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    Home Design Find

  • Guz Architects Create a Soaring Roof for Rattan House

    Susan Kraemer
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:18 am
    Under a soaring wooden ceiling, an extraordinary hardwood staircase is the big feature in a new house from Guz Architects in Singapore. Like many houses in the sultry tropical climate, the Rattan House is designed to maximize natural ventilation. A highly polished tropical hardwood ceiling and wooden shutter doors gives a colonial feel to the shaded and water-cooled entry. Stepping stones in cool black stone skim across a koi pond courtyard. An angled wall of rattan allows for knickknack displays while allowing the free flow of air along a walkway to a private office. This upstairs walkway…
  • Design Dilemma: Let’s Take a Dip! Our Annual Edition of Cool Pools

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:37 am
    Eclectic Pool by Mahwah Pools & Spas Cipriano Landscape Design & Custom Swimming Pools In the steamy days of summer, there’s nothing better than taking a dip in the pool. So annually, with thoughts of cooling off thanks to a refreshing swim, we pay homage to the fantastically creative, arresting or unusual pools out there. Shall we get started? First, we have to give a nod of approval to the violin-shaped swimming pool above. Designed by the New Jersey firm Cipriano Landscape Design, the pool uses glass tile and special lights for the snazzy lighting effects. Here’s…
  • A Stylish and Quirky Steampunk Rustic Mountain Home

    Susan Kraemer
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    Entering Studio 80‘s Mountain Side Farr Residence is like walking into the inside of a wine barrel. The circular entryway is lined with rough wood boards held together with metal strapping. The crazy paving flooring suggests the great outdoors. In every room – even a bathroom, boasting an elegant Fin-de-Siecle copper tub – there is exquisite Arts & Crafts detailing in rich dark hardwoods and quirky industrial lighting. Sheets of blackened steel are nailed to the fireplace in a brick-like pattern. In another reference to the great outdoors, a swing is suspended from…
  • Historic Winery becomes Elegant Boutique Hotel

    Susan Kraemer
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
    On the Ionian coast of Sicily, Italian architect Antonio Iraci has led an elegant renovation of and addition to an old winery, converting it to the Zash Country Boutique Hotel. The barrel vaulted windows of the original winery blend seamlessly with the elegant new interiors. The renovation does not sacrifice its uncompromising elegance for the charm of the old. Some of the renovated guest rooms are in the converted winery – with its high ceilings and vaulted passageways. Two are set in the beautiful citrus garden, and fully glazed to make it seem as if you are sleeping outdoors. The…
  • A See-Through Artist’s House in the Brazilian Rainforest

    Susan Kraemer
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:26 am
    A sweetly poetic air infuses this charming garden house with parallel walls of glass in the jungle outside Rio de Janeiro. To preserve the 100 year old trees on the site, a narrow floorplan was created. Making it completely transparent kept the towering rainforest in sight. Within the long narrow plan, a slit in the roof down the center brings an everchanging beam of sunlight into the house – like a sunbeam in a forest clearing. The clients, the granddaughter of great architect Sergio Bernardes and a Colombian artist, had their own vision for architect Carla Juaçaba. While wildly…
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  • Class Alert: Water, Paint & Brushes!

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:45 pm
      Class Alert: Watercoloring class with Arounna from Bookhou Watercolouring is now more than just musings on paper, it is seamlessly being intertwined with objects in our everyday lives. With an artistic play of liquid hues, you can transform simple objects or fabrics into beautiful home accessories to brighten up your room or even fashion pieces like totes to spice up your wardrobe! All this can be achieved with the help of Arounna Khounnoraj -- textiles genius, artist and founder of Bookhou! Arounna will teach you the basic watercolour techniques such as wet-in-wet,…
  • Fit for home

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:42 am
    I first spotted this beautiful image on Justin Chung's blog and the caption simply said: " Truck Furniture, Osaka, Japan." That was not enough for me, this shot was far too gorgeous. Of course I had to get to the bottom of it and see if this one gorgeous image led to many more. And of course it did. Truck is a furniture store founded just outside Osaka, Japan in 1997 by Tokuhiko Kise and Hiromi Karatsu. Their aim was to make furniture that was classic and that they would love to have for themselves. Well they definitely acheived their goal.. and much more.  Image credits:…
  • Aust & Amelung

    20 Jul 2014 | 7:46 pm
    Just to prime this post we're going to just put it out there: The entire Aust & Amelung collection is fantastic! With no lack of media coverage of their designs, the dynamic duo Miriam and Sebastian come up with new products based on their interest in the way we interact with objects in our daily lives. Some examples of their want-worthy designs is the bench, floor lamp and vase. We love their out of the box thinking, their products definitely have a Wow factor.   Photo credits: Aust & Amelung .. For more of the genius designs by Aust & Amelung
  • Somethings I liked this week

    17 Jul 2014 | 7:45 pm
     The Primary Essentials in Brooklyn looks like a must-visit! Some outdoor inspiration.. This DIY pineapple cutting board. Stop and stare: Highway 1 Congrats to the ABM team on their beautiful Party Party app! Can't wait to try it. Oh how beautiful do these spaces look with black floors? Love the message about natural beauty behind this song. Pure genius! How to ride a bike in a skirt. Drool worthy: Hot chocolate french toast Like wearing all white but scared of stains? Here are 5 tricks to stay clean.. No more checking whether the toilet stall is occupied…
  • Class Alert : Be Insta Good

    15 Jul 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Class Alert: Be Instagood with Jelito de Leon With over 50k followers on instagram, we couldn't think of an instagrammer with a more inspiring collection of photographs to show us the ropes.  If you are intrigued by incredible feeds of popular Instagrammers and want to know all the tricks of the trade involved in taking captivating photos using your mobile device… well, this workshop is for you! Learn from popular Instagram photographer, Jelito de Leon, how to take shots that stand out on Instagram and optimize this platform for your small businesses. From ways to manipulate your…
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    2Modern Blog

  • Marimekko Joins Paperless Post (2Modern)
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Sending that party invitation just got a whole lot prettier, thanks to Marimekko. The venerable Finnish brand has just announced a partnership with online stationery platform, Paperless Post, becoming the latest—and easily the most iconic—design brand to join the company’s roster of high-profile collaborations. Which means that Marimekko buffs (count us in) can now happily rely on the brand’s famous textile motifs—including their half-century old, but forever young, Unikko pattern—to add serious visual panache to digital correspondence. And the added good news for U.S.
  • Knoll Office Sale: Save 15% on Chairs, Tables, Desks (2Modern)
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:59 am
    Knoll champions classic modernism through groundbreaking collaborations with the world’s most celebrated architects and designers. From 50-year old icons to 21st Century award winners, Knoll task chairs, desks, conference tables and office storage pieces help extend that iconic look to the work environment. Shop the Knoll Office Sale through July 29th>
  • Iconic Houses, Animated by Matteo Muci (2Modern)
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Ah, if only creating a masterpiece were this simple—and this much fun. Designer Matteo Muci has created a cute little animation that shows the construction (well, an oversimplified version, needless to say) of 5 icons of architecture: Le Corbusier’s Ville Savoye; Schröder House by Gerrit Rietveld; Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe; Glass House by Philip Johnson; and, of course, Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright. Muci, a graphic designer and illustrator, clearly had great fun with this project, having created some amusing and convincing sound effects to accompany his moving…
  • NewspaperWood Cabinets by Studio Vij5 (2Modern)
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Dutch design brand Vij5 has introduced a collection of cabinets partly comprised of NewspaperWood, a composite material they helped develop in 2011 with designer Mieke Meijer. Reversing the wood-to-paper process, NewspaperWood is born of layers of newspapers, which, when rolled and sliced, expose patterning akin to that of wood rings. This experimental material has been used for a series of 5 cabinets, designed by Berg Hanssen and shown at the Milan Furniture Fair earlier this year, consisting of colored steel frames and planks of matching NewspaperWood. Choosing colorways informed by the…
  • On a Belgian Estate, Indra Janda’s Garden Room (2Modern)
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Belgian architect Indra Janda has designed an outdoor room that we’d happily convert into a year-round abode, if only we could. Janda’s ‘garden room’ is a modest size—less than 500 square feet—with a rudimentary shape consisting of 4 walls and steeply gabled roof, entirely and artfully constructed via a network of exposed wooden beams. But Janda’s inspired touch lies in the building’s external cladding. By using sheets of inexpensive polycarbonate, Janda has created a latticework of exquisitely arranged ‘shingles’ as the structure’s…
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    Landfair on Furniture

  • 5 Life-Changing Organisation Tips

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

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

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

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

    Michael Landfair
    23 Jun 2014 | 1:40 pm
    A new survey reveals Americans are worried about their personal finances. The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC) reported in a March, 2014 survey that 71% of Americans are worried about their financial situation. They are worried they don’t have enough savings for emergencies and equally concerned about having enough money set aside for retirement. It’s hard to believe, with those worries in mind, that adults who are spending less than the previous year continues to decline from 57% in 2009 to 29% in 2014.In New Jersey, a recent Fairleigh Dickinson…
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  • Architectural Digest: Lee Radziwill

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

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

    5 Jul 2014 | 11:13 pm
      Interior Designer Juan Pablo Molyneux’s 12th century French chateau, surrounded by a moat. The cover story of the new issue of WSJ magazine is about the restoration of Juan Pablo Molyneux’s  12th-century château at Pouy-sur-Vannes in France.  Molyneux is one of those designers whose clients are all on either the International Best Dressed List OR the Forbes 100.   For instance, his last client was the Sheikh Mohamed Bin Suhaim Al-Thani of Qatar in Doha for whom Molyneux designed his 40,000 sq. ft.  palace – every square foot.  There is nothing…
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    Atticmag | Kitchens, Bathrooms, Interior Design

  • 4 Unusual Kitchen Ideas

    Jane F
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Modern? Yes. Functional? Yes. Different? That too. I’m always on the looking for features that feel new or innovative, ones that set a kitchen apart and keep it looking current. That’s not always easy because kitchens – traditional, modern, rustic and even cottage styles — have settled into a certain visual language over the past ten years and aren’t budging much. These days, the newest features are most found on the contemporary or modernist side, as we saw in the hidden cabinets of the Curved Oak Kitchen, or the Under Counter Refrigeration in a kitchen of the same name. Here…
  • Slipper Chair Marathon 4

    Jane F
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Modern & vintage variations on the ideal accent chair for any room. Part 4 – Exposed Frames. One reason I’ve done this series of posts on slipper chairs is purely practical. These are, for the most part, exceptionally approachable and affordable pieces of furniture everyone needs.  One chair may be better for perching while another is made for lounging – that’s fairly obvious. But dimensions — the facts of each design – as well as the angle of the back, the height of the seat, and the way a chair is upholstered (including what’s underneath) affects its…
  • Slipper Chair Marathon 3

    Jane F
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Modern & vintage variations on the ideal accent chair for any room. Part 3 – Covered Bases. One type of slipper chairs has feet rather than legs. That’s made possible when the seat deck is elongated until it essentially sits on feet. Or, legs may be covered by a fabric skirt and  embellishments such as fringe to the same effect. Naturally boxy in style, this third genre in my  slipper chair marathon looks comfortable and substantial. But again, lacking arms, the height, depth and tilt of the seat are the critical factors that affect whether it is easy to sit down and get up…
  • Slipper Chair Marathon 2

    Jane F
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Modern & vintage variations on the ideal accent chair for any room. Part 2 – Neutral legs, long and short. When I evaluate any chair I focus first on the legs. That’s the way I was taught to approach antiques, where furniture legs and feet are helpful in determining style. So when it came to organizing the 26 pieces in my slipper chair marathon, the legs became a more important distinguishing feature than silhouette or even height. Chairs in Part I of the marathon had turned legs; some with casters to enhance portability. This second, more contemporary group has somewhat neutral…
  • Slipper Chair Marathon

    Jane F
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Modern & vintage variations on the ideal accent chair for any room. Part 1 – Victorian details. Recently, I started looking at slipper chairs and couldn’t stop! Every time I found a lively armless chair that would be great for use in a living room, bedroom, kitchen, library, bathroom, front hallway or mudroom, another one in a different style, color or shape turned up. When I sat back to review what I’d curated there were more than two dozen beauties – 26 to be exact — the same number as miles in a marathon! So I’m presenting them in groups based generally on the style…
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    Young House Love

  • Fab Freebie: Su Casa

    John Petersik
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am has just about everything for your home – from furnishings and lighting to cookware and tools. And this week’s winner will score a $500 gift card to grab whatever calls their name the loudest. also has cool features like curated Styleboards that you can browse (or create yourself), plus they’ve got free two-day shipping on orders over $49. Please use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter (it might take a second to load, but it should eventually pop up below this paragraph). This giveaway is available to residents of the United States (but we’ve got a…
  • Doors Be Darker

    John Petersik
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    Favorite project ever! Okay, not really at all. (I just couldn’t help trying to match Sherry’s enthusiasm from yesterday’s post). Back when we had our house’s exterior patched & painted right after moving in, we opted not to get the garage doors painted since we knew it was a task that we could easily tackle ourselves. Well, 12 months later and it’s finally done. These two doors were sporting the same cream color that the old trim was before it went white, which wasn’t a very good look since it was nixed everywhere else. So we debated going bright…
  • Wallflowers (aka: How To Cover A Wall With Fabric)

    Sherry Petersik
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:57 am
    Favorite project ever! Ok, I probably say that to myself every month or two, but this one might reign supreme for a while. Especially in the small/easy division (our sunroom reno and Teddy’s built-ins might have given it competition if it fell into the heavy-duty upgrade category, but there’s no way it belongs there because it was so simple). Ladies & gentlemen (gentleman?), I give you… Clara’s closet: I’ve been obsessed with the idea of covering the back wall of Clara’s closet with something fun for a while, especially since images like this inspired…
  • Celebrating Seven

    Sherry Petersik
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:51 am
    Every year we like to celebrate our “I Do”s by doing stuff, like recreating our wedding menu, taking a day trip near our engagement spot, cooking up one of our favorite honeymoon meals or even taking a big ol’ trip to Hawaii. This year was no different as we continued some of our anniversary traditions (like our annual picture, which a bunch of you asked about) and we threw in a couple of new celebrations too, like showing our wedding video to Clara for the first time. It was kind of comical because we realized we had no other way to watch it than on the miniscule screen of…
  • Fab Freebie: So Flexible

    John Petersik
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    Here’s your chance to win a new paint sprayer plus $200 toward your next paint project. The Wagner FLEXiO 890‘s base provides the power and also acts as storage for everything, making it quieter and lighter than a traditional airless sprayer. At the other end of the 11.5ft hose is the handle, which includes controls for both the strength and size of the spray. And you can use the quick-change nozzle to swap in the fine finishing attachment for more flexibility. Please use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter (it might take a second to load, but it should eventually pop up below…
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    The Finishing Touch

  • Name This Fabric – Enter the Giveaway Now!

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

    Abigail Sawyer
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    We spotted the amazing home of Armin Blasbichler on Design Sponge this week.  Around every corner you’ll find another unexpected surprise, whether it’s neon signs in the bathroom, doors covered with Pantone color slides, or the casual looking stack of logs that makes up the home’s exterior. Glowy Shutter Ceiling But our favorite feature by far is the living room ceiling which is covered with shuttered doors. The louvers let in amazing indirect light that gives the room an beautiful glow. This unique design gives the natural light that skylights bring, but they can be…
  • Summer Time Beach House Decor For All

    Evie Sweeten
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ever wanted live by the sea, but you’re landlocked in the city? We’ve gone through decorating magazines to find a solution for this problem. We found some beach inspired home design ideas that won’t make the ocean feel too far away. Way Cool Color Combo Get a beach-y feel for your room with an unexpected color like a bright pink. The pink accents combined with tan and white walls come together almost effortlessly. A large beach related picture and a garland of shells make it feel like a house on the coast without trying too hard. As seen in Elle Decor July/August 2014. Get…
  • Pinterest Fab 4: Summer Reading Edition

    Mindy Schultz
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:54 am
    Summertime is a time for relaxation, reading, and lots of DIY projects.  But after a summer full of reading, where should all the books go?  Tune in for today’s Pinterest Fab 4: DIY Bookshelves for Summer Reading. DIY Fabric Hanging Book Display Get crafty with this first DIY bookshelf.  The Fabric Hanging Bookshelf display is a one of a kind bookshelf and easy to make.  Going in a kids room or play room?  Let your kiddos pick the fabric based off their favorite colors or patterns. Tools Needed: A 47-inch by 42-inch piece of fabric Two curtain rods – Check out the…
  • Dorm Room Decor 101: Deck Out Your Desk

    Abigail Sawyer
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    In college, a desk is so much more than a desk. It’s where you eat dinner, watch TV, put on your makeup and even where you fall asleep after studying into the wee hours of the night. We’ve rounded up the best college school supplies and DIY ideas to decorate your dorm room desk. Awesome Desks to Inspire You: This desk via the glitter guide is enviable, but so easy to recreate! Just hang some inexpensive shelves (like these) on the wall, add colorful accessories, and tape up photos and prints with washi tape. Like many dorm rooms, this basement study space from Mom Spark is…
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    The Office Stylist

  • How to Style your Desk Like a Boss

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

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

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

    The Office Stylist
    24 Jun 2014 | 10:54 am
    As you all know, we’re launching a very exciting, super chic new project: WORK. If you’re here for the first time, let me explain. WORK. by The Office Stylist is LA’s first and only stylish co-working space. If you need a place to work either for the day, week or month and you’re tired of... View full post > Related posts: BIG NEWS! Introducing work. by The Office Stylist! Love is in the Office Whimsical Office Makeover
  • The Office Stylist Purple Headquarters-something old, something new

    The Office Stylist
    23 Jun 2014 | 1:38 pm
    After one of my reader’s pointed out that I don’t have a feature of my own office up on the site, I realized that I forgot to put together a post! I had a few posts on the progress and updates we made, but not an official Office Envy feature. While most of you have... View full post > Related posts: Purple or…..Purple? Two shades for our new office. The Office Stylist Office Update: Perfect Shade of Purple Purple or Green? The Office Stylist is Making Some Changes…
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  • National Candy Month

    27 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    Although National Candy Month is coming to a close, we’re feeling sweet, not sour. That’s because we’ve taken a trip to the candy shop to find designs certain to sweeten up any room year round. With bright colors and shapes to delight the eyes and taste buds, look no further than this colorful array of our favorite candy-inspired products. Vola faucet Arne Jacobson’s iconic faucet isn’t just a bathroom fixture – it’s a part of design history. An updated classic with 15 vibrant colors straight out of the jelly bean jar, we can’t help but feel elated at the sight of this sweet…
  • Natural Beauty

    9 Jun 2014 | 2:41 pm
      Whether animal, vegetable, or mineral, some of the greatest design inspiration comes from Mother Nature herself. Designs made from natural materials are a wonderful way to evoke nature’s serenity and grace while bringing nature’s beauty indoors. For your editorial consideration, here are some of our favorite products for the home featuring natural materials. Stone Forest | Veneto Pedestal Inspired by classic Italian design, this striking, barrel-shaped vessel is carved from single blocks of multi-color onyx. The sculpture includes a cavity in the back that can accommodate a light…
  • Iconic Brands: VOLA

    22 May 2014 | 4:44 pm
    VOLA. It’s not just a faucet; it’s a piece of design history. Possibly the most imitated faucet design on the market today, the VOLA designed by Arne Jacobsen has become a classic design symbol. Today, more than 40 years later, the iconic design is still chosen by young architects for their new buildings. Here’s a look at VOLA’s fascinating design evolution and legacy. In 1961, after winning a competition for his design of the National Bank of Denmark, Danish architect/designer Arne Jacobsen was contacted by Verner Overgaard, owner of VOLA A/S, a well established Danish company…
  • MGS unviels new products at Salone Del Mobile

    16 May 2014 | 1:00 am
    MGS has been a brand we have admired for some time. The company’s stainless steel fixtures merge Italian luxury, style and sophisticated design with the accuracy and attention to detail of Swiss engineering, precision manufacturing and uncompromising standards. Creating architectural plumbing fixtures for kitchens, bathrooms and outdoors, MGS represents the perfect harmony of aesthetics and technology. This year at Salone del Mobile and Milan Design Week 2014, MGS opened the doors to its new showroom in the heart of Milan and debuted its latest product collections for Europe and the North…
  • Design from a New Angle

    9 May 2014 | 2:00 am
    Is your decor feeling a little run down? It’s time to get in shape – and add some geometric style to your home workout regimen. Whether it’s daring squares, audacious angles or pentagons that pop, you don’t need a mathematical formula to determine that geometry is in. Geometric designs energize even the most “out of shape” interiors with bold patterns and eye-catching forms. For your editorial consideration, here are some geometric-inspired pieces that prove its hip to be square (or circle, or triangle…). Sonia – Fractal Fractal answers the visual conundrum of how an object…
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    Cristina Hadzi Interiors

  • The Perks Of Being A Wallpaper

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kips Bay Showhouse NYC

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

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

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

    14 Jun 2014 | 5:43 am
    Another interesting find during NYC Blog Tour with Modenus was Nous Decor, similar to Pinterest and Olioboard, it is a great tool for creating room concepts. Here is how it works: 1. You can create a board from Scratch or use an inspiration photo to find similar objectsI chose this photo of an office from Atlanta Homes MagazineThen you use the tool bar and search by color, size, price for items that are similar or even exact. You can also add your on pictures to the page. What is also cool it that adds the retail pricing for each item and a source. All of mine came from…
  • The House that Plastics Built

    11 Jun 2014 | 3:50 am
    While at ICFF in New York we met Grace Jeffers, the Manhattan art historian and Formica Expert at the Wilson Art booth. Although they were highlighting the student chair competition ( which was impressive ) I was more interested in the back drop, a glimpse of a mid century motif. When asked about the backdrop Grace told us of the story of the Ralph and Sunny Wilson home in Temple Texas. Ralph Wilson was the founder of Wilson Art then names Ralph Wilson Plastics. He created this home as a test and showcase of all the laminates could do. When hired by Wilson Art to help build their…
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    23 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    On the outside, this 3700 square foot horse farm in Sweden looks like a picture from New England in the U.S.  A white farm house with an A-frame dark roof surrounded by acres of land and horses... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Gradient colored beaded Elie Saab gown, Fall 2014 Couture Paris (above)Wouldn't think that couture fashion designer Elie Saab and furniture maker Currey & Company would have too much in common.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:46 pm
    A 15,000 square foot Greenwich, CT home on almost 3 acres of land seems like a good alternative to NYC apartment living. Considering that in the city, $16 million dollars might buy you a 4 or 5... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    18 Jul 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Blissful blue doors. So cheerful, beautiful and bright. My front door went from yellow, to brown to a shiny black (click here  to see it).  Wondering if some shade of blue could work with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    18 Jul 2014 | 7:22 am
    Sophisticated...elegant...if done right, black and white is the ultimate combination in design.  I've said it a million times...but a picture says more. Happy Thursday! xo Coco Photos:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Your Shortcut To A More Profitable & Passion-Filled Interior Design Business

  • Are You A Glutton For Giving?

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

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

  • My New Addition Sneak Peek & Cleaning with Pledge®

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

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

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

    9 Jul 2014 | 2:10 pm
    disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. How cute this mid-century modern inspired marble coffee table with chic home decor accessories? The metallic banded vase is my fave! It’s all part of West Elm’s recently released collection for fall 2014. Scouring the globe from Peru to India, Haiti to the Philippines, this collection delivers authentic artisanal pieces to make your house a home. The most exciting part? For me it’s their introduction of over 50 collections of lighting in a…
  • Bold & Bright :: Miami Beach Apartment Tour

    7 Jul 2014 | 11:48 am
    Recently House Beautiful toured the colorful Miami Beach apartment of interior designer, Robert Passal (loved his master bedroom for the Hampton Designer Showhouse in 2012). The mix of modern and traditional used throughout is a personal fave as well as the classic blue and white color palette that flows in both indoors and out. Passal is a master at combining pattern, texture and color. Take a look and I think you’ll agree! To get just the right watery effect, he even paints the door in a bright blue car paint. What? yep. Love the combo of pattern and color in this image. The Louis…
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    lookslikewhite Blog

  • Small Space Style with Rue

    Trudy Crane
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Rue Magazine has featured the fabulous apartment of artist Katie Rodgers and talk about style packed into a small space. Only 500 sq ft and every corner has something interesting to look at! I love the styling of this apartment and the extra little touches, such as the turtle magnifying glass, add an extra personal feeling to the space. So great the extra punch of colour in the bedroom as well. Go visit Rue to see all of the photos... Photography: Emily Johnston Enjoy! Trudy xx via: Rue Magazine
  • Vintage Home in Australia

    Trudy Crane
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    This is an amazing home in Queensland with gorgeous upcycled vintage pieces. Many of the favourite finds of these homeowners came from auctions and were then repainted, reupholstered or resurfaced. Pretty turquoise shutters with a rattan basket and sisal carpets creating wonderful texture in the living room.....of course the blue and white ginger jars are perfect as well.  I also love the green on the base of the kitchen table and the pretty map in the bedroom.... PHOTOGRAPHY JARED FOWLER   STYLING MARGOT BRADDON Linking with Savvy Southern…
  • Pins of the Week: Tufting

    Trudy Crane
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:53 pm
    I love the look of tufting on furniture even before it was back as a trend. I have always loved antiques and vintage furnishings and some of the old pieces in my childhood home were tufted. I have redone several pieces with tufting from the 50's and made it modern with heavy cotton fabrics or rich velvet. I don't see the current wave of this look going away too soon as some of the pictures below are from recent exciting projects. It is really a classic look that will stand the test of time. Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A…
  • Industrial Chic

    Trudy Crane
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Love this Industrial Chic home of a designer couple from Dallas. Rue Magazine brings us on a tour of this amazing home that has even a bit of Glam thrown in to take off the harder edge of the industrial look. The bedroom is so good the gold accents against the good! Touches of black throughout to ground the space mix with wood and concrete. Super gallery wall with fun accessories that keep it new and interesting... Have a good weekend! Photography: Manny Rodriguez Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome…
  • Bright Beach House

    Trudy Crane
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Such a pretty beach house with wonderful neutrals and brights from Coastal Living. Beachy feeling with a mix of wonderful fabrics on the headboard in the bedroom, stripes in the living room and dining room and super cute fabric in yellow on the chairs in the breakfast nook...very adventurous. All natural sisal carpets throughout and natural wood on the ceiling are the perfect compliment to the colours in the house. Of course what a view from the the sun room and what a view of the house about curb appeal! Photographer: Tria Giovan Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French…
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  • Blown Away...

    franki durbin
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    You know by now I'm a Drybar fan. What girl doesn't LOVE a good blowout and watching chick flicks while flipping through magazines? Hello? It's heaven on earth. Most of the time.  What do I mean? Well, like Kimye, I travel with an entourage. Only my companions are of the "mommy, can you help me?" variety, not the Bentley key toting kind. When it was announced that Blownaway was launching in Dallas I knew my lucky day had arrived. Now the glam squad comes to my door and primps and preps me for anything the social schedule may contain - all for the same great pricing as Drybar. Hello,…
  • Crush-worthy: Oomph's Gossip Chair...

    franki durbin
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:07 pm
    My interior designer friends will recognize the brand instantly, but some of you may not be familiar with the awesomeness that is Oomph. As the name implies, these playfully sophisticated home furnishings and accessories add just the right "oomph" to your space. Known for colorful lacquered lighting, cool console tables and plenty of other amazing home interior pieces, this brand is stepping even deeper into your home with an even more extensive array of cheerful options. Most notably, the upholstery collection has grown impressively. Witness this amazing gossip chair. Hello, posh seating! I…
  • Chances...

    franki durbin
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
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  • It's In the Bag...

    franki durbin
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    What exactly do I love to toss into my handbag? It varies. My trusty Macbook Air, perfume, an extra pair of shoes (sometimes) and a few standout accessories are my feminine weapons of choice. A worry-free zippered tote conceals my "quick change artist" accessories and places those essentials at my fingertips. Impromptu lunch? Not to worry, I'm all set with a spritz of fragrance and a few more bracelets added to my wrist. Makeup need a touchup? Lip gloss is really all you need to freshen the face. I don't carry much, but I like to have a few options. Water bottles are a no-no when it…
  • Lazy Sunday (a quick how-to)...

    franki durbin
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:06 am
    If anyone needs to heed this advice, it's moi. But I assure you today will indeed be a restorative Sunday. My plans? Not much! Fresh flowers are a must, cuddle time with my girls is necessary and a fresh mani/pedi will indeed make me feel whole again. To make the week ahead more productive, I do have some tidying up to do (if you're following me on instagram you know by now I have a major closet clean-out in the works). So wrapping up a few related details is on the list as well. But by and large today is all about relaxing, making moments count and not holding my iphone in my…
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    Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

  • Vance Lane Residence – An Inspiring Home With A Functional Design

    Alexandra Belgun
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Located in West Austin, Texas, this residence has 3700 square feet and hosts a family of four. Seen from the outside, it doesn’t look very different from any other modern building. Rectangular forms fall into place under the consent of Chioco Design team and the result is simply amazing. The backyard and a small pool are two other puzzle pieces that complete the image of a dream home. Oak trees are part of the landscape, but the true beauty of this house lies beneath its walls.No matter how big and complicated may seem on the outside, the interior of this house has a simplified and…
  • Outdoor Magic – How To Decorate With Fairy lights

    Simona Ganea
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:54 am
    Do you like magic? Everyone does but we’re not talking about tricks and illusions. It’s simpler than that. Bring magic into your everyday life with the help of fairy lights. It’s those small twinkling lights which you can wrap around trees in your garden or hang above the terrace or on the patio. Want to know how they can turn these spaces into magical places? Take a look and find out.Allow plants to grow on a wood trellis on your patio in order to get that charming cottage garden-style look. The vines will wrap around the trellis and you can use the same technique when…
  • Making the Most of Your Historic Home

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Most of us would agree that historic homes are fascinating. It’s remarkable, isn’t it, the way that doorways were shorter, hallways narrower, and rooms themselves were all around smaller “back then.” It’s one thing to walk through a historical home and imagine life living there; it’s quite another thing altogether to actually be living in one. If this idea appeals to you, or if you’re already enjoying the quirks of a historic home lifestyle, you might find the following article interesting.WHAT IS A HISTORIC HOME?A historic home (also known as a period house) can be one of…
  • Perfect Balance Achieved For An Industrial Bachelor Pad

    Simona Ganea
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:58 am
    With a total surface of 92 square meters, this apartment may very well be a bachelor’s dream come true. It’s situated in Kaohsiung city, in Taiwn and it belongs to a single 30-year old engineer.When planning the project, he wanted the place to have a masculine vibe but to also feel cozy and inviting. House Design Studio made sure all those wishes became reality.A wide range of materials was used for the project, including concrete, steel, glass, wood and a variety of different textures. This allows the apartment to have a casual look while maintaining its masculine charm.The open…
  • Step Out To Enjoy The Beauty – Modern Outdoor Kitchens

    Simona Ganea
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:10 am
    Although only usable part of the year, outdoor kitchens are something to loom forward to as soon as beautiful weather makes its presence felt. Rustic and traditional houses usually include such a feature but the recent comeback tells us we should also look for outdoor kitchens around modern and contemporary homes. If you have one too, take a look at all the great furniture and accessories you can select from for the modern design you’ve chosen.Ronda.Designed by Ronda, to integrate perfectly in any contemporary outdoor kitchen, this piece is a combination between a kitchen island, a bar…
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    Design blog from APD Interiors

  • Room of the Week

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

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

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

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

    Andrew Dunning
    3 Jun 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Finding the perfect dining table isn’t always as easy as you think it should be. You have to find the right style for your interior,  the right finish and then the right size. I’m currently styling an interior with an industrial look and we are struggling to find the perfect table. Thankfully this week the latest additions from dropped on my desk and I think we’ve found our table. The Scrumpy table is part of the new Bonjour Blighty range from that has just been launched and is available next month. The table and bench seating are very stylish but also…
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    Interior Design Blogs| Mpression

  • Tom Dixon’s Copper Pendant

    Jon Peters
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Interior Design Blogs| Mpression Interior design trends come and go, especially when it comes to things like finishes and wood stains, and paint colors.  First we had brass and malachite, then we had gold and navy blue, and now it seems like the home décor world is going to be seeing a lot of copper metallic finishes and neutral color palettes.  Black, white and every shade of gray in between seem to really look amazing in my opinion, especially under a chic copper light fixture.  One of my absolute favorites right now comes from Tom Dixon, called the “Copper Shade Pendant”, which is…
  • Modern Floor Transitions

    Jon Peters
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Interior Design Blogs| Mpression Currently, I live in a pretty old duplex apartment that has tons of old school southern charm and curb appeal to match.  Once a single-family home in the early 19th century, this two story brick home has two side porches and a fenced in yard with a heavy antique iron gate.  Part of what I love about living in my present apartment is that there are a lot of original aspects to the home, including a cast-iron wood burning fireplace and hardwood floors that seem to have been around forever. One of my favorite neighbors, a 70-something year-old woman who seems…
  • Lauren Conrad’s Office

    Jon Peters
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Interior Design Blogs| Mpression I’ll be honest: I was never really a fan of The Hills, but I definitely watched Laguna Beach back in the day.  These rich kids lived in a suburban beachside paradise and I always wondered how these kids would survive in the real world, once they were out of their parent’s homes and had to start making their own means in life.  I’ve got to say that the one who outshone everyone on the show would be Lauren Conrad.  Who knew that by these days, she’d have major roots in the fashion world, created her own clothing label Paper Crown, and would have her…
  • #TGIF Weekend Wisdom

    Jon Peters
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Interior Design Blogs| Mpression I’ll be honest when I say, “thank God it’s Friday!”  Even though I may still want to be in 4th of July weekend-mode, this workweek has been super productive and flown by before I could really even count down the days until I get a few days to take some R+R.  Even though I love staying busy at work, I’ve got to admit that I am ready for a weekend of fun planned ahead of me full of beach days and enjoying spending time with great company! “Life is like riding a bicycle, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein “An interior is…
  • 8 Best Tufted Headboards

    Jon Peters
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Interior Design Blogs| Mpression After yesterday’s semi-newfound passion of tufted ottomans for the living room, I thought that it was only right that I’d bring you a second serving of upholstered and tufted terrific-ness by sharing some of my favorite headboard looks!  The interior designers here at Studio M have created quite a few beautifully customized tufted headboards for clients in the past, and it’s a piece that keeps being sought after by luxury clients and home design enthusiasts alike. Studio M’s latest beach condo design featuring a custom tufted headboard Recently,…
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    Interior Design Style Blog

  • Sustainable Design Principles Behind Modular Homes

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

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

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

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

    Interior Design Style
    21 Jun 2014 | 7:23 am
    Almost all home owners are deciding to remodel their homes these days. This is because of the fact that they have already realized the amazing things that they can get from home remodeling. A lot of people tend to disregard this amazing option because of the price that they have to pay for it. What you should understand is the fact that the benefits that home remodeling can give you will far exceed the value and benefits that it can provide your home. If you are still in doubt whether you should have your home remodeled or not, then you must read the top five reasons why home remodeling…
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    TheRedPin Pulse

  • Featured Home: $1.8M in Humber Valley, Etobicoke

    TheRedPin Team
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:25 pm
    47 Edgevalley Dr Detached house for sale in Humber Valley, Etobicoke Price Tag: $1,795,000 TRP Rebate: $6,731 This neighbourhood is the wealthiest part of Etobicoke, more specifically this 4 bedroom home is in the “million dollar neighbourhood of Edgehill Park.” Known for its park like lots and pristine landscaping lined along the Humber River Valley. Two landmarks in the area are Humber Valley Village are the St. George’s Golf and Country Club. This is a rare  opportunity to live in one of Etobicoke’s premier neighbourhoods! This detached home is spectacular with its unique…
  • Notable Listings July 21 to July 25

    TheRedPin Team
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:20 am
    Apt. 308 – 3520 Danforth Ave Apt. 308 – 3520 Danforth Ave Apt. 308 – 3520 Danforth Ave Apt. 214 – 3520 Danforth Ave Oakridge, Toronto Oakridge, Toronto Contact Eva Allaire to view this property: 416-800-0812 || @EvaA_TRP Asking Price: $282,000 TheRedPin Rebate: $1,058 Details: 1+1 Beds, 1 Bath 43 Savita Rd 43 Savita Rd Mount Pleasant, Brampton Contact Kenny Malhotra to view this property: 416-800-0812 || @KennyM_TRP Asking Price: $549,000 TheRedPin Rebate: $2,059 Details: 4+1 Beds, 4 Baths Apt. Lph2 – 2230 Lakeshore Mimico,…
  • Woodbine beach is more than just a pretty shoreline

    TheRedPin Team
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Woodbine beach is part of a bustling, diverse and ever-changing neighbourhood. Living near water has its perks, the view, the breeze, the relaxing atmosphere can all contribute to one’s healthy self. The great thing about Toronto is that we have 5 major beaches that share the same perks. We’ve also put together a list of 10 reasons why the Beaches is a great place to live! Demographically, English is the most commonly spoken language in the area, but mother tongues and second languages include Cantonese, Spanish, Greek, Urdu and Italian. Residents ages 25-64 make up the majority…
  • We got an insider interview for Daniels Erin Mills, Mississauga

    TheRedPin Team
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:36 am
    Last week, Megan Aird representing The Daniels Corporation gave us an exclusive interview on their latest development in the Erin Mills community. TheRedPin was the selected representative at the Daniels Erin Mills platinum info event, where guests had the chance to talk to the builder and our sales team, review sample floor plans and most importantly, watch the builder’s official presentation. This was a great opportunity for home buyers to learn more about the vision behind this much anticipated project from the builder’s perspective.Aird gave us great insight into what The Daniels…
  • Infographic July 21, 2014: GTA MLS® Weekly Report

    TheRedPin Team
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    If you cannot see this amazing infographic in your current browser, please click here The post Infographic July 21, 2014: GTA MLS® Weekly Report appeared first on TheRedPin Pulse.
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    Etsy Shop for StilNovoDesign

  • Green Ludwig, Eco friendly Menorah, recycled oak wine barrel stave candleholder, Nine white porcelain holders by StilNovoDesign

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:16 pm
    199.99 USDOur exclusive ‘green’ Menorahs are entirely made of recycled white oak staves from French wine barrels.This unique candleholder is a perfect Hanukkah/Chanukah Menorah, great as an original gift idea, as a very sophisticated centerpiece for a dining table or fireplace mantel.This very exclusive design is a perfect fusion of modern style, organic vibe and classic elegance, very easy to integrate with any interior design.Our ‘Ludwig’ is made of a single stave that accommodates nine very elegant porcelain mini holders and nine mini taper candles (1/2” diameter). A short stave…
  • The Dome, charming little stool, RECYCLED solid French white oak barrel staves by StilNovoDesign

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:16 pm
    89.99 USDOur small Dome stool is entirely made of recycled oak wood from French wine barrels.Although it was conceived as a footstool for classical guitar players, our costumers have often used it as a child's seat, meditation stool or to cleverly place it under the feet when seated at the computer for an extended period of time, in order to guarantee better posture and support. Due to its shape this piece is NOT suitable as a step stool (see ‘The Temple’ instead).We find that it can also be easily integrated in any room of the house as a distinctive piece of home decor.The top and…
  • The Temple, charming little zen stool, recycled wine barrel staves of solid French white oak by StilNovoDesign

    17 Jul 2014 | 5:59 am
    89.99 USDOur little Temple stool is entirely made of recycled oak wood from French wine barrels.Although it was conceived as a footstool for classical guitar players, it has been often used by our customers as a child's stool, plant stand, meditation stool, side mini-table, or to cleverly place it under the feet when seated at the computer for an extended period of time, in order to guarantee better posture and support.We find that it can easily be integrated in any room of the house as a distinctive and versatile piece of home decor.The top and the sides are stained with the red wine…
  • The Fern, Kosher Menorah, recycled oak wine barrel staves candleholder, Eco friendly Candelabrum, Nine white porcelain holders by StilNovoDesign

    25 Jun 2014 | 10:53 pm
    295.00 USDOur exclusive ‘green’ candelabra are entirely made of recycled white oak staves from French wine barrels.This unique candelabrum is a perfect Hanukkah/Chanukah Menorah, great as an original gift idea, as a very sophisticated centerpiece for a dining table or fireplace mantel.This piece if a perfect fusion of modern style, organic vibe and classic elegance, very easy to integrate with any interior design.The eight candles are aligned at the same height in order to have the flames leveled, while the ninth in the middle stands a tad above the others, following the kosher…
  • Florence, Finest recycled Oak Wine Barrel Stave Candle Holder, choose your color by StilNovoDesign

    24 Jun 2014 | 11:10 pm
    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…
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    Sense Of Place - An Architect's Blog For Homeowners Who Care About Good Design

  • Remodeling an Historic 1932 Colonial Revival Home

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    The best home remodelings sometimes are the most subtle.  This 1932 Colonial Revival home in historic Olde Beechwold (Columbus, Ohio) needed updating, but didn't need a dramatic overhaul. The new owners moved from another home in the area, and already understood this home's potential.The classic lines and symmetry of the home remained untouched outside.The biggest change was in this room - originally the den as shown above - but a perfect place for a completely new kitchen, opened up to the living room.My first sketch of the new kitchen showed a slightly different arrangement of…
  • Ready, Set, Stuck - 4 Strategies for Getting Your New Home Past the Dream Stage

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

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

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

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

  • Streamsong Golf and Spa Resort – The World of Alberto Alfonso

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

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

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

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

    Veronika Miller
    2 Jun 2014 | 9:53 am
    ICFF 2014 in New York City last month was one of the better shows of the year with its newly added hall and a lot of emphasis on designer/makers. It was good to see creativity flowing with brands like Wilsonart dedicating two entire booth spaces to the work of design students and Watermark from Brooklyn whose booth looked more like Santa’s workshop than a trade show booth as they offered a hands on “design-your-own” faucet experience. Designs overall were fun, creative and, most importantly, confident..all signs we feel signal yet more strengthening of our industry and a new…
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    Inspired Designs by Furnitureland South

  • Calling All Designers

    Tim OBrien
    2 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
    Why shop locally, when you can shop at the World’s Largest— 1.3-million square foot —furniture showroom in the Furniture Capital of the World? Treat us like we are in your backyard and let us be your “local” resource for home furnishings. Prior to your visit, we can offer great concierge service as well as suggest which of the three major area airports would be the best choice from your city of travel. Furnitureland South partners with various area hotels—whether you prefer a boutique style hotel, such as the historic J.H. Adams Inn in downtown High Point, or luxurious…
  • The Bridal Suite of Wedding ‘Whites’

    Kristin Grubb
    24 Jun 2014 | 9:05 am
    Wedding season is upon us! This beautiful time of year is the perfect setting for any wedding style—whether whimsical, sophisticated, glamorous, or relaxed. Similarly, from antique ivories to champagnes to petal pinks, the modern bride is no longer limited to the traditional pure white gown. The updated looks and color palettes of these distinctive bridal styles are also inspiring today’s most fashionable interiors. As both a newlywed and a Design Consultant at Furnitureland South, I have realized how furniture & fashion are married. Trends and style elements from the runway and the…
  • Your Style, Your Home

    Liz Gennett
    19 Jun 2014 | 9:29 am
    Designers often feel that they should guide clients towards matching pieces of furniture. One of my passions as a design consultant here at Furnitureland South, is to allow my clients to actually curate their own spaces instead of imposing these outdated design rules on them. I believe that the focus should not be on creating a picture-perfect space but rather creating the individual client’s perfect space. My experiences in home design and set design enable me to envision how a piece of furniture or a room design will fit my clients’ unique needs and lifestyles. We all want our homes to…
  • My Father and His Recliner

    Karen Beveridge
    15 Jun 2014 | 7:39 am
    The one thing that sticks in my mind is the relationship my parents always had. I see many couples come into Furnitureland South and there is an ongoing dispute over whether the husband or boyfriend gets his say to have a recliner in the room we are furnishing. Growing up there was always a recliner in the living room or family room for my father to sit in and watch TV and usually on Friday nights, as a young child, I would sit on his lap while he watched the Friday night fights.   He would have a bowl of some snack, usually peanuts or popcorn that he made the old-fashioned way with oil in…
  • Mid-Century Modern

    Meg McMillan
    11 Jun 2014 | 6:33 am
    With so many great modern styles represented in our new Modern Gallery, you can’t forget about Mid-Century Modern. Characterized by clean lines, simplicity and an attention to function, Mid-Century Modern furniture continues to be on trend today. One of the greatest things about Mid-Century Modern pieces is that they can blend into a wide variety of spaces. You can pair a piece with a more contemporary setting, with vintage pieces that have been passed down through generations, or mix it into your transitional or eclectic space for an added pop. The exciting array of pieces in the Modern…
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    Stylizimo Blog

  • DIY – “Concrete” table

    Nina Holst
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:08 am
    I love concrete coffee tables, but they are usually expensive and very heavy, at least if you want a thick one like this. This one on the other hand, is very light and very affordable – a DIY “concrete” table that is done in a few. The thing is that it´s actually not concrete at all, it´s a brown fiberboard-table I found on sale at Ikea, that I painted with chalk paint from Pure & Original so it now looks like concrete. (I used leftovers I had from the bathroom makeover). Afterwords I added a sealer and a coat of lacquer so it´s easy to clean. So what do you think?
  • What´s trending?

    Nina Holst
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:24 am
    By looking at the photos you are sharing from your homes on, it´s easy to see what´s trending. Green leaves in vases are obviously a popular trend these days, and are also easy and cheap to follow. Here are a few photos shared by Anu and Muotoseikka - lovely, right? Images: Anu and Muotoseikka
  • New and bigger terrace

    Nina Holst
    11 Jul 2014 | 6:44 am
    These last few weeks I have been busy building a new and bigger terrace in the backyard ( with great help from my father and fiancé ). I´m overwhelmed by all the space we suddenly have out there now and finally we have room for a dining table on the terrace as well – it´s so nice! You´ll find more photos from the new terrace on Instagram under the hashtag #stylizimooutdoors Images: Nina Holst
  • Sommertilbud på Design Interiør!

    Nina Holst
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Gleden er alltid stor hver gang jeg får muligheten til å kunne tilby et godt tilbud til dere, iallefall når det er på et av mine favoritt interiørblader! Design Interiør er midt i blinken dersom du har lyst til å lese om spennende boliger og god arkitektur – jeg drømmer meg alltid bort i de fantastiske husene som vises i bladet, og jeg får masse påfyll av både inspirasjon og kunnskap. Design Interiør tilbyr nå et 1 års abonnement (7 utgaver) til kun 199,- (fullpris er vanligvis 595,- så her er det bare å kaste seg på) Du kan enkelt bestille med SMS ved å sende ABODES6…
  • Home Sweet Home

    Nina Holst
    29 Jun 2014 | 2:54 am
    I´m back home after a great vacation in Gdansk/Sopot with the girls. Shopping, wine and laughter are always a nice combination, and even though we didn´t have the best weather, we had a wonderful time. Now it´s time for new projects here at home – I´m ready for some changes… Image: Nina Holst
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    Interior Design Files

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

  • Modern Remodel in Hong Kong With A Ferrari As Focus

    HD Staff
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:02 am
    When it comes to remodeling a home to meet the needs of a new owner, design teams face quite a challenge. The team at Millimeter Interior Design in Hong Kong rose to the challenge with this split level house, taking the boxy frame and turning the interior into something unique, and uniquely livable. By turning the garage into a centerpiece for the downstairs living area, the design allows car enthusiasts to keep their prized possessions on display while also making the space itself feel bigger and more open. A dining table is actually hidden inside the floor, in a typical East Asian…
  • Luxurious 9 Bedroom Spanish Home With Indoor & Outdoor Pools

    HD Staff
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:25 am
    Designed by ARK Architects, who are local to San Roque, the villa is to be situated at the end of cul-de-sac for ultimate privacy. The indoor amenities are also notable, starting with an indoor Jacuzzi and continuing on to a private movie theatre, game room, and private fitness center. With so many comforts, this palatial estate will certainly give the many nearby luxury hotels a run for their money. A modern living room makes use of clean, modern lines by pulling in low sofas that are as perfect for an intimate conversation as they are for a late afternoon siesta. A formal dining room,…
  • 20 Uniquely Beautiful Coffee Tables

    HD Staff
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    A coffee table can be an effective focal point for any living space. When you are able to choose one that is well crafted, it can even inspire the decor around it to a high level. The tables included in this post are high quality and entirely unique, making them a bold choice for anyone looking for something more than a place to put their coffee. The amazing design here uses wood and class to create a coffee table that mimics real life topography. Another table that takes its inspiration from nature. The way the table is cut, it almost appears as if a puddle of clear blue water is suspended…
  • Sunlight Streams into Bathrooms Connected to Nature

    HD Staff
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    These bathrooms and bathing areas definitely take the stance that relaxation is important. The elements that have attracted and pleased humans through the ages are all here. Water, fire, a connection to nature while being sheltered from the elements and a high point from which to view an expansive vista. In this Hawaiian bathroom, the user is forced to slow down, stepping carefully along a pathway across a modernist pond to reach the deep soaking tub. From the lower point of view in the tub, there’s still plenty to see, as the sink and counter have been cantilevered to float, so as not…
  • IKEA 2015 Catalog [World Exclusive]

    HD Staff
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    IKEA is officially set to unveil their 2015 catalog on July 24th, but we have gotten our hands on an early copy and thought it was just too good not to share! The really different thing about this year’s catalog is IKEA’s focus on the bedroom and bathroom. In fact in the catalog these two spaces are covered before the living, dining and kitchen. Why the bedroom and bathroom? Because IKEA believes these are the places where we begin and end our days. “Everyone goes to sleep and wakes up, but everything in between those moments is very personal. We all have individual needs…
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    Your home, only better.

  • Fire Pit Party Tips: S’mores and Sparklers

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

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

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

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

    5 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
    Who doesn’t love a happy ending to a good pallet story!? Here’s how my husband Leigh turned this old pallet into a rustic pallet wine rack for me. Every year we get pellets delivered for our pellet stove. They arrive on pallets. What we don’t use for projects that my wife dreams up, we use for kindling in our firepit. This years’ project was to make a rustic wine rack. I started by cutting off a section of the pallet just above the second rib. Next I used a nail puller to remove one of the other ribs from the remaining pallet. this I used as a bottom for the rack.
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  • Summer Dessert Recipe: French Macaron Cookies Recipe

    Lydia Mathews
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:53 pm
    “A Macaron, my dear if you please…”  Now macarons have been on the scene for quite some time. These pristine cookies have the color and subtle charm to allure to anyone who gives them a try. Even though they can take a bit of work to get just right but once the shape and form of the cookie have been made then you won’t be disappointed. And the best thing about these summer deserts is that they can pretty much come in whatever flavor of your choosing.   So get up and create some Macaron cookies delights for your liking today! Summer Dessert Recipe: French Macaron Cookies Macaron Rows…
  • Family Travel: How to Vacation with a Toddler

    Tara Mastroeni
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
    For many, the middle of summer marks the best time of year: vacation. While you certainly don’t need any help doing that on your own, if it’s your first time traveling with a little one in tow, the prospect of going away can be overwhelming. Take a deep breath and read over the tips below. They’ll help you plan family travel that’s enjoyable for you and your pride and joy. Family Travel: How to Vacation with a Toddler  Helpful tips to pack for your kids’ vacation Image Via: Pinterest Anticipate Needs When Packing: Gone are the days of just throwing some clothes into a carry…
  • Pan Seared Chicken Breast With Herbs & Potato Hash

    Simran Chhibber
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Brunch, for some is the most important meal of the day, since the breakfast has been skipped and lunch will be! Hence it becomes all the more important that it has a good nutrition value. Of course the flavors cannot be missed too. The Pan Seared Chicken Breast With Herbs & Potato Hash recipe, ensures a healthy meal with a punch of mouth watering flavors. Inspired from a classic seared chicken recipe by Robert Irvine, this beautiful brunch recipe brings forth the best flavors to the table.  Pan Seared Chicken Breast With Herbs & Potato Hash Sliced Pan Seared Chicken On A Bed of…
  • How to Use Repurposed Materials to Improve your Decor

    Lydia Mathews
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:56 am
    Sometimes when designing or re-doing your home, one can overlook all of the possibilities that home already has. We can get so caught up in having the new and improved that we may overlook the great possibilities that are already there. Re-purposed materials are beautiful solutions to adding personality, history and creativity to your space. By taking things and recycling them into different uses for your home will not only create an Eco-friendly perspective but a custom design for all to enjoy. So let’s take a look at some ways to use those re-purposed materials to upgrade your home…
  • Travel Tips: What to Pack for a Hiking Trip

    Anchal Bhatia
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    There is nothing more annoying than walking a mile or two into the wilderness and releasing that you left your guidebook, water bottle or jacket back home. Make sure this does not happen to you by preparing a packing list. While this is a great practice to follow before every hiking trip, it’s much more essential for your first few trips. Here is a list of some must-have items, no matter how long or short the trail may be. Here’s some tips for what to pack for a hiking trip. Mountain hiking trail Near Lijiang, Yunnan province, China Image via: Pinterest Carry a map for guidance Trails…
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    Layla Grayce Backroom Blog

  • Get The Look: Elegant and Colorful Manhattan Home

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

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

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

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

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

  • Homemade Salsa

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

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

    Amanda Gates
    26 Jun 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Is anyone else in disbelief that it’s almost the Fourth of July? Seriously, how is it already July? With the fourth just around the corner we are all gearing up for cookouts, pool parties, and fireworks. I love everything about holidays, especially the food part, but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve given in to the… Read more The post 10 Fast And Fresh Options To Eat Healthy This Holiday appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 3 Ways You Can Give Bees A Chance

    Amanda Gates
    24 Jun 2014 | 11:11 pm
      Bees may do small things but they make a big impact on our lives. In an effort to get locals on board with helping out our favorite buzz buzz critters my local whole foods is stepping up to show us how you can make a difference! Don’t live in Nashville? No worries,  we’ve got you covered.… Read more The post 3 Ways You Can Give Bees A Chance appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • GID Shop Coming Soon!

    Amanda Gates
    22 Jun 2014 | 11:46 pm
    The launch of the new brand and design direction took almost two years from concept to design, and the GID shop is no different. I have been scouring the country for the best home accessories, beautiful feng shui tools and enhancements to make your house a home. I am so excited to share with you… Read more The post GID Shop Coming Soon! appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
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    The Decorologist | Paint Color Consultant | Home Staging

  • My Summer Angel’s Wedding Shower

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

    Kristie Barnett
    20 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Last week I attended an invitation-only event of Nashville Lifestyle Influencers, a group that exchanges and helps promote creative ideas and projects across the world of social media. Hosted by Forest Home Media, we were invited to mix and mingle with other movers and shakers in the Nashville area at the beautiful and creative home of […]
  • Wicker and Rattan are Groovy Again

    Kristie Barnett
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:41 pm
    My sister and I had a pair of twin wicker headboards when we were kids.  I remember going to the mall, peeking into World Bazaar, wishing I could have one of those cool hanging rattan chairs.  But the heavy smell of incense made my eyes burn, so I had to keep on walking – and […]
  • Back to the Grindstone and a Request

    Kristie Barnett
    11 Jul 2014 | 6:18 am
    My vacation ends today, and I’ll be heading back home to get back to work on several ongoing projects – including the professional manual Allison and I are putting together for September’s Psychological Staging™ training course.  We will have 21 attendees earning their Expert in Psychological Staging (EPS)™ certifications in September.  We limited the course to 22, […]
  • Hard Work and No Play? No Thanks.

    Kristie Barnett
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:34 am
    I’ve been working hard this week. I’m writing this post from here: Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan HC-81 Working hard catching up on my reading:   And working even harder on my tan!   Yes, I am at the beach enjoying a few days with my extended family – all 15 of us!   Even though […]
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    Robin Baron

  • Tuesday’s Trends: Bamboo Revival

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

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

    15 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! One of my favorite ways to fill that space right now is with a floral chandelier. The ceiling often gets overlooked and one of these beauties is the perfect seasonal way to bring... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Living on a Stylish Edge: Top Picks for Live Edge Tables

    14 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! I think it’s essential to bring in the beauty of nature inside your home, whether it’s through container gardens or floral arrangements. Then there are live edge tables... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Design Insider: Correction! Project Design Benefit on 7/16!

    10 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! I apologize if I confused you yesterday. I’m so excited about my upcoming benefit for Project Design 2014 that I published the wrong date! It is, in fact, next Wednesday, the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    KitchAnn Style

  • Barbeque Sculpture

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

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

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

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

    Ann Porter
    4 Jul 2014 | 5:48 am
      Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die. – President Dwight D. Eisenhower  Filed under: Misc. Tagged: Holiday Wishes
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    Six Different Ways

  • Rugged Table Lamps for Industrial Design

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

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

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

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

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

  • Top 20 Tourist Attractions of Barcelona

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

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

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

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

    11 Dec 2013 | 2:06 pm
    Here’s something cute for our bird friends. German designers from dreikant called it Surfin Bird and we find the product very interesting both from functional and aesthetic perspective. This birdhouse design is special just by the simplicity it displays, and the combination of wood and metal. Available in five different RAL colors or plain steel, the Surfin Bird easily draw attention because of the small nest box supported by that very tall legs which make it very funny too. The wooden housing offers shelter and provides safety for the breed during the spring and summer season, while…
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  • DIY comic book coasters

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

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

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

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

    Kelly Anderson
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Ah the lovely warm and dreamy feel of summer. I love a muted palette that reflects the hazy days, don't you?
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    Inmod Modern Furniture Blog

  • Building A Beautiful Space

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

    16 Jul 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Sometimes choosing a color theme for a space is hard. Many times it can also be over-thought. Just keep it simple!
  • Modern Kitchen + a Touch of Classic Industrial Style

    14 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Fresh, clean and modern with a slight touch of classic industrial style. This space right here just proves that you can mix and match styles no matter what space you’re looking to complete. Crisp white counter tops and cabinets create a sleek dining environment that’s just perfect and makes you want to spend time cooking in. I bet you never thought you’d see a Bastille Counter Stool in a sleek modern kitchen like this, though. Well, think again and don’t forget to think outside the box when designing your spaces. There are no rules… you can be as creative as…
  • Modern Home on Bainbridge Island

    11 Jul 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Thinking about Bainbridge Island, Washington today. Unfortunately, I’m missing something very special that’s happening there this weekend. In an attempt to see what the area was like, I did a little research. The area is absolutely gorgeous! Obviously it’s gorgeous… it’s an island! Besides the stunning water views and well-manicured nature trails, I found that the homes are incredible, too. I stumbled upon this fantastic modern home in the middle of the wooded island. Check it out… The exterior of this home is not something you see all the time, especially…
  • Arne Jacobsen Style in Denmark

    9 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Thinking about traveling to Denmark? I say GO! Have a great love for mid-century modern designer, Arne Jacobsen? So do we! You knew that already, didn’t you? Combine those two interests and stay at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Copehagen. You’ll have a blast in Denmark while also surrounding yourself in classic, mid-century style furniture designed by Arne Jacobsen. The lounges, dining spaces and hotel rooms are all decked out with Jacobsen’s famous Egg and Swan chairs. It’s about time you took that vacation… now do it with brilliant style and stay in luxury!
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    Interior Mantra

  • Vastu for Garden and Trees

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

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

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

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

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

  • Style Guide: Cozy Guest Suite

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

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

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

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

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

  • Streamsong Golf and Spa Resort – The World of Alberto Alfonso

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

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

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

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

    Veronika Miller
    2 Jun 2014 | 9:53 am
    ICFF 2014 in New York City last month was one of the better shows of the year with its newly added hall and a lot of emphasis on designer/makers. It was good to see creativity flowing with brands like Wilsonart dedicating two entire booth spaces to the work of design students and Watermark from Brooklyn whose booth looked more like Santa’s workshop than a trade show booth as they offered a hands on “design-your-own” faucet experience. Designs overall were fun, creative and, most importantly, confident..all signs we feel signal yet more strengthening of our industry and a new…
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  • An Explanation/Some Exciting News

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

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

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

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

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

  • 7 Ways to Fill Up Your Walls

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

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

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

    Linnore Gonzales
    11 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    The kitchen is a busy place. It’s a room for cooking, eating, socializing, crafting, working, or just relaxing with a cup of tea. However your kitchen is used in your home, there are some across-the-board duties that every kitchen needs to fulfill: storage, space, function, and comfort. With some thoughtful decorating and an intimate knowledge of how you use the space, your kitchen can be both a showpiece and a utilitarian room in your home. Kitchen Storage Cupboards get the bulk of the storage job done in the kitchen. And it’s always important to look up – is there space above your…
  • 5 Interior Design Tweaks to Give Your Decor a Summer Vibe

    Linnore Gonzales
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Summer is filled with bike rides, barbeques, family swim lessons and vacations that tempt you away from work leaving little resources to revamp your abode for summertime. If your time and budget is leaving you high and dry, try these 5 minor decorating additions to your home that will make a big impact while not indulging your wallet. 1. Update your table settings Simple tweaks to your table settings can really brighten up your dining area for summer. Focus on one aspect such as adding a new table cloth, runner or napkins in festive summer colors. No need to do all three just pick one. This…
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    Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal

  • How Eastern Carpets are Depicted in Western Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum

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

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

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

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

    J. Nazmiyal
    5 Jun 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Art Works Sought by Native Countries Centuries-old loot is creating a sticky situation for major art museums. In the 21st century, the global repatriation movement is gaining momentum. Private collectors are buying back cultural treasures, major museums are returning important works, and great nations are resorting to legal measures and harsh bargaining tactics when their Read More... The post The Ins and Outs of The Art Repatriation Movement appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
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    Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore » Blog | Leading Architects Bangalore

  • Green Bungalow Designs, Natural Extensions For Better Future

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

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

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

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

    Architects Bangalore
    19 May 2014 | 1:26 am
    Architectural design clients will like to have a look at these front elevation blunders to avoid. Some of them can look like plain funny, or common sense; however they do occur for one or many of the following reasons: Impose Front Elevations On Readymade Plans There are no perfect plans. Licensed architects and designers, who are well versed in desired Continue Reading The post 3 Front Elevation & Design Blunders To Avoid appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
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    Interior Design And Happy Home Living

  • Decorating small rooms

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

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

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

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

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

  • Handmade Coastal Pillow Covers and Custom Pillows by California Livin Home

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Pillows are one of the quickest and easiest ways to bring the coastal theme to a room, and California Livin Home might just have the perfect coastal pillow cover for you! Sharon operates a professional custom sewing shop and sells her gorgeous handmade pillow covers in her Etsy Store California Livin Home. These beautiful coastal pillow covers are high quality and constructed to last! Sharon
  • Coastal Napkin Decoupage Projects

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    You can beautify pretty much anything with napkin decoupage. Bottles, pots, vases, boxes, canvases even rocks, just to name a few. And it's easy! So check out these inspiring coastal napkin decoupage projects from Craftideas.Info! Achieve a painterly look without a brush! Peel off the top layer of the napkin (that has the decorative image printed on it) and adhere it to an object of choice,
  • The most Extreme Seashell House

    18 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    And just when I thought I've seen them all (here and here), another extreme seashell house comes to my attention. The house includes a seashell covered carport and car! It's the most extreme seashell house I have seen so far. Located in Puerto Rico along the southern edge, the house is covered with one man's life long beach finds from top to bottom, photographed by a user on Reddit who wrote: "
  • DIY Abstract Sea Paintings Anyone Can Make

    16 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    These DIY abstract sea paintings are simply fabulous. You don't need to be an artist to create these abstract sea paintings. No drawing skills required. Anyone can make these! The impressionist textured effect of this sea painting is achieved with molding paste. Head over to My Clever Nest for all the details and to see how the art looks on the wall! Only three areas of color were
  • A Sophisticated Blue and White Nautical Cottage

    14 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    This sophisticated blue and white nautical cottage will charm you with its white wood planks, uneven beadboards, soaring ceilings, and decorative details. Designed by Anne Hepfer the nautical cottage has a bit of a tropical flair as well, especially in this space which I think is the foyer. I love the architectural lamp that reminds of a lighthouse but also of those large navigational buoys
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    BLOG - DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston

  • House Tour: The Most Spectacular Beach House in Ventura

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

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

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    I have a new project reveal to share today.It’s a beautiful dining room I created for a super nice client of mine. She was so very sweet and easy to work with. before images We worked on this home in two phases. The first one was right before this young family moved in last year. Here's what we did then:We re-did floorsPainted everythingTook down those dated wallpaper bordersGot rid of all the toasted tan colorRemodeled the fireplacePaneled the front of the barAdded a new backsplashAnd, of course, put in some beautiful lighting....You know, just a few things. The envelope. :-)I’m ever so…
  • Kitchen Islands Are Great, Except When...

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    We all love a kitchen island these days.But why? Why are we so attracted to them?Because it resembles the kitchen table.It's centered in the middle of the room, where everyone used to gather in the kitchens of yesteryear.But today, as a result of our more open plan way of living, an island can provide more cabinet space and usefulness that would have otherwise been lining the perimeter of an enclosed room.Follow DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston's board Great Kitchen Islands on Pinterest. I'll say it again: I love a great island. I’m a fan of a functional island in a kitchen and often feel the layout…
  • Today's 10 On-Trend Interior Design Links You'll Love! | #DESIGNREFRESH

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    12 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    DESIGN REFRESH THE NEWSLETTER | Subscribe to receive 10 on-trend interior design links you're guaranteed to love! Thank you! Got some free time on your hands this summer?Maybe you’re looking for a few projects to tackle while the weather is warm? I can’t say that I am much of a DIY-er; I've always seemed to collect projects I want to do, but never have time to follow through with them.So... I’ve decided to pass them on to you in today's issue of DESIGN REFRESH! Here's a rundown of what's to come down below:10 must-try DIY home decor tricks; burlap is becoming quite popular as of…
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  • Flowers Blooming All Around

    2 Jul 2014 | 4:40 am
    Clicks I Would Love to ShareHeya everyone! A very lovely day to you all. I know it’s been a while chatting with you, but while I was away I clicked some beautiful pictures of the blooming flowers around me. Recently, I was travelling to my home town and after a stressful journey, me and my family wanted to take some break and we stopped at a nearby Dhaba for lunch…yeah it was yummy.. What I liked the most about that place is the nursery right next to the Dhaba. Ah…am a true lover of nature! If I ever visit your home and you have a lovely garden, suppose I go missing (!),…
  • Round Up Post – November 2013

    29 Mar 2014 | 12:37 am
    Monthly Round up November 2013And am back with my monthly round-up post for November 2013. If you haven’t read all these interesting topics which I had shared earlier, here’s a post to sum it up. Just click on the links provided right below the images which says “Quick link”.As you scroll down you’ll find some of the interesting topics which will help you to do your home yourself. Starting with this “paint with out mess” post, which is quite an interesting and valuable topic we must know more about. Go on and explore more….First Timers –…
  • Dressing Your Home with Sarees

    12 Mar 2014 | 3:01 am
    Draping Your Home with an Indian SareeSounds fun, right? Hello all you lovely readers out there…welcome back. It’s been so long chatting with you. So sorry for coming back here so late. Well, am here today with a very bright and happening idea of decorating your home with some lovely sarees you own. Should I say that today’s post completely belongs to ladies reading this! Recommended post for you: Things To Try with Leftover Pieces of ClothNo matter we have an overflowing wardrobe with clothes, still we have nothing to wear aha…am sure same is the case with you too. I…
  • Versatile Tribal Textile – Suzani

    26 Feb 2014 | 5:16 am
    Decorative & Glorious Suzanis for YouYou must have got the idea from the title about what are we going to discuss in this post. Yes, it’s full of the lovely decorative and very famous statement piece  “suzani”. Yes, suzani is a form of tribal embroidered (needle work) textile which enriches the look of cotton, silk or any other fabric worked on in today’s era.Some of the common stitches which are used in souzani includes chain stick, back-stitch, running , satin…etc. etc. with cotton & silk thread.You can read more about different types of stitches in…
  • Why Didn’t I Think of These

    21 Feb 2014 | 5:36 am
    Using the Space DownwardYou must check: # 50 Staircase Design – Going TrendyHave you ever thought of using the space right below the staircase? Why not? Well, there are so many ways you can make use of “that” ignored space and today am going to share your some of those brilliant ways to do so.In fact, I too have used the area below my staircase to make an emergency toilet. Emergency!!! You know what I mean… and actually it’s so useful not only in the case of sudden nature’s call when the other toilet is engaged but also a smart way to make proper utilization…
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  • VIDEO: Mid-Century & Traditional: Antiques That Live Together #hpmkt

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

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

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

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

    The Home
    6 Dec 2013 | 8:15 am
    When making things merry around the home, the mantle is a great place to start—a small space with a big impact.  With just a few simple design principles you can update your mantle from every day to holiday! First choose decorative pieces that vary in height. Tall candles mixed with smaller ones, frames of all sizes, small ornaments or keepsakes, and greenery. Since most mantles look best with a “hero,” your next step will be to look for something larger than the other objects you’ve selected. It can be one large item—a large wreath, mirror or piece of art— or one large…
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  • Green with Envy – Avocado tips and tricks

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

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

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

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

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

  • cool pulls and artsy knobs

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

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

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

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

    18 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    Have you ever considered candle wall sconces for your interiors?  While I’m not suggesting living our everyday existence in a pre-Edison era, I am suggesting living more moments under the spell of candlelight.  Unpractical?  Well, perhaps.  But then so is … Continue reading →This post candle wall sconces for the stylish home first appeared on
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    Apartment Geeks

  • 7 Tips to Build the Perfect Study Spot

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:07 am
    Image via Flickr by Jeremy Levine When you’d rather stay in the comfort of your own apartment to study for school, you can enhance your effectiveness by creating an area dedicated to studying your course material. Start with these quick tips to help you build the perfect study spot. 1. Seclude Yourself Since more people are taking classes online, the demand for a home office is more important than ever. When taking online classes for nursing or other majors, it’s important to eliminate distractions so that you can focus on your schoolwork the same way you would in a regular…
  • 5 Ways to Remove Clutter from Your Apartment

    16 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    Today’s modern apartments beg for the sleek minimalist look of uncluttered counters and surfaces. Unfortunately, busy lifestyles make it all too easy to fall into a clutter trap where papers pile up and little-used items struggle to find a permanent storage home. Tackling clutter isn’t a one-time chore; it’s more of a lifestyle change, like exercising regularly. And just as with starting an exercise routine, getting clutter-free starts small and builds on little successes. So how do you get to a clutter-less lifestyle? These five tips will help get you there. Establish…
  • 9 Clever Places To Hide Your Important Stuff

    15 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    We all want to feel safe in our own apartment. Lots of apartments have alarm system, but is that enough? Well, it’s great, but some extra protection is always a good thing. We bring you clever places you can hide your important stuff! 1. Vacuum Cleaner Stash If you need a place to keep your important documents and money safe when you’re not at home, just use your vacuum cleaner. A burglar would never think to look there! Source 2. Sunscreen Valuables Container This is a great way to keep your money, mobile phone or keys safe when you are on the beach or at the pool. But,…
  • The best cities for apartment living

    6 Jul 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Photo credit: Veronica – North America is packed with cities that are known for their variety of accommodation but many are attractive to those who want to experience apartment living. For young people an apartment is the right solution as it can be a cost effective way to live, no matter which city is chosen. Imagine sitting in an evening on a balcony, taking in the views of the bustling city, knowing that friends, work and everything else needed is within easy reach. Popular cities for apartment living New York has to be one of the top names on the list. Popularized by…
  • Innovative mobile sites in the gaming space

    2 Jul 2014 | 3:11 am
    Photo credit: According to Search Engine Watch, mobile internet usage is predicted to overtake desktop internet usage in the near future. It is also claimed that 67% of internet users are more likely to purchase from a website that is mobile-friendly. Despite this, the gambling industry has been extremely slow on the uptake in catching on to the opportunities available for those with a strong mobile offering. Bucking the trend is Gala Casino, who have recently launched a new mobile web app, built in HTML5. As a result, the experience is a more straightforward navigation and much…
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  • three piece wine chiller

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

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

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

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

    2 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    The red lamp from the other day piqued my interest so I set out to find out some more information about it.  Here is another example of the lamp in white.  The listing indicates the lamp is marked “Made in Italy – Art. 126”. The bottom of the lamp shows the holes that are used for wall mounting. eBay item 351095409519 sold June 22, 2014 at 05:48:16 PDT (Italy).  Two bidders placed 4 bids and the lamp sold for €12.49 ($17.09) plus shipping.
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    New York Interior Design Blog

  • Lacava Continues to Innovate in the Bath

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

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

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

    16 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    We are sharing with you some images of the new Vondom Showroom, located on the 15th floor of the Design & Decorator’s (D&D) Building in NYC. Reaching out to our more contemporary followers, this showroom has all there is to offer for your sense of style. Vondom Showroom The palette is all neutral so you can appreciate the architecture and lines of the pieces on display without getting distracted by color.  Natural light floods the showroom, entering through the large windows of the space. Vondom Showroom This Parsons table could be great in an apartment or a modern home.  …
  • Channeling Gatsby

    13 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    The release of Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby film launched geometric shapes, streamlined forms and crisp, clean lines. Ever since then the style of the 1930s era have been turning up in the interior, particularly the bathroom, where opulent Art Deco-inspired fittings and fixtures have enjoyed a surge in popularity. Art Deco Faucet The faucet above is spectacular.  I love the more masculine form of the base on the lever handles and the sparkle of the polished chrome. Savoy Faucets by Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez The sleek design above speaks to the Deco era.  The streamlined faucet and…
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    Courtney Price Design

  • A Word on Portrait Photography

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

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

    Courtney Price
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    The Birthplace of Silicon Valley - a historic landmark- come take a look... Related posts: NOMAD- Convenient Charging on the Go Bose TV is a Game-Changer Olympians of the Tech World
  • App Roundup: Stylishly Social or Antisocial

    Courtney Price
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Fun new apps to help you look your best, shop without regret, get travel perks, go out in style and avoid any exes or stalkers. ooh, that's a lot! #girlTECH Related posts: Come See Me over at Huffington Post Apps that Take Instagram to the Next Level Summer Roundup – girlTECH Gadgets
  • St Regis New York

    Courtney Price
    9 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    The St Regis Hotel NY has some of the most beautiful rooms and lobby areas in New York- beautiful #interiordesign Related posts: Fashion Designer Hotel Suites The Carlyle Hotel and its Famous Bemelmans Bar Sevres Porcelain, Still Hot After All These Years
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    Inhabit Blog

  • What to Look for in Perfect Home Computer Furniture

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:08 am
    Home computer furniture is all about style and comfort. Working at home can be quite boring and uncomfortable without the choice of right furniture. Lot of people working at home choose to build a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10 Best Wall Coverings Ideas

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:22 am
    The 10 best wall covering ideas are the ones that can easily work as a quick method of revitalizing a single room or the entire home. There are many wall covering ideas but people do not think... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Inexpensive Home Decor Accents

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:12 am
    Using inexpensive home décor accents is a good choice for homeowners who have a tight budget and who cannot spend much in decorating their home. Your home is basically the place where you live in a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Trendy Paint Colors For 2014

    16 Jul 2014 | 1:27 am
    Incorporating trendy paint colors for 2014would spice up your old home and make them look new in no time. Like each year, each paint company has its own versions of color trends which are in vogue in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 15 Ways to Clear Clutter

    15 Jul 2014 | 3:44 am
    If you want to be more productive you have to be organized and learn to implement 15 ways to clear clutter. It would take time and patience to develop this new habit, but with a little effort you can... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • The Printing House

    Melina Divani
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:11 pm
    The Printing House by workshop/apd – the iconic, industrial building that anchors the West Village – has been fully re-imagined from top to bottom, inside and out, as particularly modern, luxury residences by workshop/apd. The original 1911 architecture is now infused with warm modernist character that respects and enhances the building’s industrious history. Sixty-four new residences – including loft-like 1-4 bedroom residences, light filled maisonettes and brand new five-story townhouses with individual roof terraces and garden entrances – have been designed, with 15 ft ceilings,…
  • B2 Boutique Hotel in Zurich

    Melina Divani
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    B2 Boutique Hotel by Althammer Hochuli Architekten. “During its 130-year long and eventful history the site has been modified and converted multiple times. The hotel’s concept and design follow the spatial and structural parameters of the complex stock of buildings. Accordingly, the conversion’s concept imbeds three distinct scenarios: rebuild (the boiling house) – build up (on top of the turbine hall) – incorporate (into the cooling sector). Rebuild The boiling house is situated on top of the Sihlberg, a hill in the middle of the city, dominating the site of the former brewery. The…
  • Victorian School Turned Into Eclectic Vintage Home

    Melina Divani
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Victorian School Turned Into Eclectic Vintage Home by avocado sweets. Open-plan living is hard to come by in properties with mezzanines because of the fire risks involved.  Using a state-of-the-art misting system, we fulfilled our clients’ dream of a large, stylish open-plan kitchen in this converted Victorian school house apartment.  Brimming with potential, the apartment needed an overhaul of the living space and a cohesive platform to display our clients’ eclectic collection of vintage pieces. The problem: The overall design of the conversion had left two grand inter-connected…
  • Creative Original and Colorful House

    Melina Divani
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:27 am
    This beautiful home represents just that “a home.” It’s cozy, comfortable, soft, and cosseted, it’s for living in! Cozy homes with textured walls, playful prints, mixed hues, and well-defined space, give the appearance of fun. Though traditional in design, the rooms in this lovely dwelling take you through several dimensions of superb décor and easy living. Welcoming living spaces with neutral colored drapes, rich colored sofa and accent chairs, all on the backdrop of neutral shades makes this dwelling totally unpretentious. It is what it is! The layout is confidently structured. It…
  • Warm And Striking Interior Design

    Melina Divani
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:58 am
    Located a stone’s throw from the opulent Gramercy Park Hotel and a quick cycle from the DHD office on Park Avenue, this is the first ground-up commercial project David Howell has undertaken in his twenty years in New York. Work on the building – five condos above street level, and commercial space, parking, and utilities basement below – began with two partners in 2007. The understated exterior, clad in mocha-coloured brick, blends in with its neighbors. It is distinguished by large, schoolroom-sized windows. The warm and striking interior design is a ideal example of DHD’s design…
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    Brabbu | Design Forces

  • How to create strong interiors with wall covering Summer trends

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:02 am
    Isn’t the most frequent question in interiors decoration, but for those who aren’t aware of the visionnaire behind wallpaper. Being more often its use, BRABBU will show you which material that can be your Summer wall covering trends that you can apply in your own interior decoration. All began with the creator of wallpaper, William Morris, who in the 19th Century founded Morrison’s Company, an Arts and Crafts company focus on the recognition of the art and craft’s jobs, against the new industrial production’s products. One of his main goals was the creation of wallpaper…
  • Which are the most awaited 2014 Architecture Awards?

    16 Jul 2014 | 4:35 am
    The most important architectural prices of this year were given, so now is time to sum up all the architectural work in 2014, and discover the new genies of the architecture. Here we have some of the most relevant prizes in this area. PRITZKER PRIZE: The most important and prestigious architecture prize in the world.  It is given by the Hyatt Foundation, and it was created in 1979 by a family of Chicago owner of the Hotel Chain Hyatt. The price is $100.000, a certificate and since 1987 a bronze medal. This year 2014, Shigeru Ban, a Japanese architect, was the winner of this prize regarding…
  • 4 Where-to guide for Luxury fashion brands windows

    11 Jul 2014 | 3:54 am
    Storied window displays that combine art with apparel and accessories while steering clear of technology will attract locals and tourists to flagship locations and meet the evolving tastes of affluent consumers. Around the world, luxury brands make a previous consult to their target audience, before crafting a window display and often a combination of art and fashion will help reach nearby affluent consumers as well as tourists. Since this is a rare opportunity for brands to showcase the physical attributes of their products,luxury brands hiring experts in this area to assure that window…
  • Chat Sessions: get to know Dawid Tomaszewski

    8 Jul 2014 | 2:01 pm
    It’s with pleasure that BRABBU introduces you, one of the brighest minds in fashion. Born on November 21, in Gdansk, Poland, in is an art fashion designer currently dividing his time between London, United Kingdom and Berlin, Germany. Awarded in 2009 with “Premium Young Designer”, Berlin. His collections already made several publications in Vogue, Elle, Vanity Fair, Superior and other magazines. His name is, Dawid Tomaszewski ! Get to know more below with our exclusive interview. 1)  When did you realize that you wanted to be a fashion designer? How did the…
  • How to add powerful furniture to contemporary living room ideas?

    4 Jul 2014 | 1:38 am
    How many times we have asked how to get powerful our furniture? How can they look better? Contemporary living room decorating ideas that include painted stripes on walls, striped wallpaper, home decorating fabrics and furniture with stripes, offer a quick and inexpensive way to create an amazing change with pleasant optical illusions of a large and brighter or cozier and more comfortable interior design. Striped home decorating fabrics and textiles, towels and curtains, decorative cushions and throws, vases and floor rugs are the quickest and simplest way to add stripes to your home interior…
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  • Clever & Creative: 8 Happy Spaces

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

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

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

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

    26 Jun 2014 | 8:54 am
    Craving more color in your interior spaces? Today, we’re thinking about ways to bring rooms to life with color, specifically wall art in brilliant hues. From the foyer to the living room, dining room and kitchen too, artwork can infuse living spaces with color, movement and unique personality. The art highlighted below has a contemporary look. Some pieces illustrate our personal favorite style–contemporary with a twist. Please enjoy! Whether you favor simple lines and a neutral color palette or lots of bright color and significant doses of pattern, there’s a piece of wall…
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  • Awesome Creative Class Video Series Initiative

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

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

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

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

    27 May 2014 | 1:56 am
    Its summer time and we are looking for some time for fun in the sun. So today, I stumbled upon this wonderful festival to be held in beautiful Aukštadvaris, Lithuania from 27th till 29th June, 2014. Its a great family event with live music and fun activities. Festival visitors will be expecting various styles of music group from the United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Latvia and Lithuania. Also various arts, dance and music classes (workshops) will be held for visitors along with sports. There are people who are traveling all the way from from Vilnius to the festival on their bicycles. The…
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  • 1930s Design Influence: Jean Harlow

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

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

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

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

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

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:16 am
    White kitchen designs are extremely trendy these days. Girls simply love them! Maybe its because of its charm and the […] The post 12 White Kitchen Ideas with Cabinets and Islands appeared first on Founterior.
  • Shabby Chic Decorations and Ideas for Home Decor

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:06 am
    Do you know a better looking, a more chic looking or a more sweet looking decorations than Shabby Chic ones? […] The post Shabby Chic Decorations and Ideas for Home Decor appeared first on Founterior.
  • 14 Modern and Creative Office Interior Designs

    18 Jul 2014 | 4:58 am
    Modern offices can be various in interior design and architecture. Today I have collected for you some really inspiring office […] The post 14 Modern and Creative Office Interior Designs appeared first on Founterior.
  • Victorian House Images – Old, Vintage, Traditional, etc.

    18 Jul 2014 | 4:44 am
    Victorian houses are gorgeous with their marvelous architecture full of lots of details and ornamentation. Typically, there are several variations […] The post Victorian House Images – Old, Vintage, Traditional, etc. appeared first on Founterior.
  • Amazing Leather Sofas in White, Black and Brown

    18 Jul 2014 | 4:34 am
    Leather sofas are one of the most stylish and comfortable pieces of furniture that one can get for his home. […] The post Amazing Leather Sofas in White, Black and Brown appeared first on Founterior.
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  • Turn your bedroom into a luxurious hotel room

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

    Wendy Weinert
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:55 am
    Hanging your artwork is, quite frankly, an art in and of itself. If your favorite painting is hung too high or too low, the room’s proportions and balance will be thrown off. Grouping pictures can be a challenge, too, as this strategy usually involves trying to create a put-together look with different-sized frames. Although hanging artwork isn’t easy, take heart in knowing there are strategies that will make it less of a nightmare. Here are some tips I’ve found most helpful. 1. Hang art at eye level (or 57 inches from the floor) Guests shouldn’t have to strain their…
  • Layer your rugs for an interesting look

    Wendy Weinert
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:27 am
    Photo credit: The Glitter Guide I don’t know if you all have heard, but layering rugs is in style – and I love that it is. I think there are many benefits to laying one rug on top of another. For example, if you have a beautiful rug that you want to display in the living room, but it is too small, layering a larger rug underneath is often the perfect solution. Layering rugs can also lend a designer look to your home, as it is bold and sometimes tricky to pull off. If you like the layering rug trend as much as I do, here are some ideas for making it work. Photo credit: Carla Aston 1.
  • 3 ways to love your new studio apartment

    Wendy Weinert
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    Moving into a studio apartment might be a breath of fresh air for those looking to escape the roommate lifestyle. But for many, it’s a shocking change – especially those who like to live large. With the right attitude, some time and a few adjustments, I’ve found that it’s easy to love a small space. Here’s what to do so you can love yours. Photo credit: homedit Simplify I know it’s hard to part ways with clothes and miscellaneous items that you’ve collected over the years, but getting rid of the things you don’t need is necessary (unless you…
  • Decorating with renewable resources: Why bamboo is good for the home

    Wendy Weinert
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    I love the concept of decorating my home to mimic the outdoors. Bringing nature inside is a great way to create an environment that can be both soothing and energizing. Designing a nature-inspired home allows me the opportunity to consider using natural materials. I’ve taken an interest in learning more about what we as homeowners can do to design a stylish space while lessening our environmental impact. And one solution I’ve found is to seek out materials that are sustainable and defined as renewable resources. Bamboo, for example, is a renewable resource that can be used to…
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  • How to Spruce Up Your Event Décor

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

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

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

    Banarsi Designs
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:48 am
    (Photo Credit: Banarsi Designs Pillows! What would we do without them? Our beds wouldn’t feel complete without a soft cushion to lay our heads on for the night. Our rainy nights on the couch with a cup of tea and a good book just wouldn’t have the same feeling without a pillow to support our back or legs on. And tending to an injury that needs constant elevation would certainly not have the same benefit without a pillow to assist in healing. As you can see, pillows are pretty vital to the comfort we feel in our home life. But they also possess another hidden superpower that you may not…
  • Why Your Dining Room Doesn’t Feel Inviting Anymore

    Banarsi Designs
    20 Jun 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Throughout homes of all shapes and sizes, the dining room is considered one of the places in a house where the family is able to come together and open up about their lives. If you think back to the variety of family TV shows you’ve watched over the course of your life, I’m pretty sure that you will start to remember scenes where the mother sets the table and joins the father and children with either playful banter or serious life lessons. However, in today’s society, we are constantly on the go and out the door. Because of the “microwave” culture we live in, it’s becoming…
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  • On the Rocks or Straight Up? Tips for Stocking Your Home Bar

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

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

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

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

    30 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    Try this delicious, refreshing summer drink by the pool with your family or with friends at a BBQ – it’s easy and takes no time to make. All you need is a blender, seedless watermelon, fresh lime juice, rum, and – if you’d like ­– some kind of sweetener (depending on the natural sweetness of your watermelon).   Gluten-Free Note: If you are going to use rum, make sure the rum is Certified Gluten-Free. Most rum is naturally gluten-free, but it’s always best to check.   Summer Drink Recipe: Watermelon Lime Chiller, a refreshing summer drink recipe. Prep time:5 minutes…
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  • Luxe Home Decor

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

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

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

    Vidya Sudarsan
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Buddha statues can be seen sitting or standing, smiling or laughing, and with his hands in a number of different gestures. Just as in yoga, the various poses you find Buddha in is called asanas, and the placement of their hands in to various positions is called mudras. These postures and gestures all carry different symbolism and relate to different qualities embodied by the Buddha, including grace, balance, compassion, wisdom, determination and courage.Half-closed eyes show a state of meditation: looking outward and inward. Elongated earlobes hear what's needed in the world. Mudras have…
  • Brilliant Colors Of The Butterflies

    Vidya Sudarsan
    4 Jul 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Butterflies are one of the most mesmerizing species in the world. I can't stop watching them flutter. While physicists are trying to uncover how subtle differences in the crystals of butterfly wings create stunningly varied patterns of color, we designers can count on these for color inspirations! I feel sad when I hear about butterfly populations declining. Let's hope these thrive for generations to come. I've also written on brilliant colors toucans and colors in fall season- all in appreciation of the spectacular colors of "Mother Nature".
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  • You’ve Met Her on the Phones Already…but Here’s a Proper Intro

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

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

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

    14 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    Hearth and Hedge Row is a residential design firm which incorporates all types of design from Renaissance to Mid-Century Modern.  They work with homeowners who want a space that reflects the life history and interests of the family members. According to Kathy from Hearth and Hedge Row: I participated in a Designer Show house which is a fundraising event for a local hospital.  This charitable event is held every year – more info can be found on their website Local designers are asked to decorate a single room in a home – when the rooms are…
  • Soaking Up the Sun with Kate

    11 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
    Happy Summer everyone!  Kate here, with some easy beach reading!  I assume you’re all probably lounging on the sand right now because that’s what I will be doing all weekend!  I’m incredibly partial to sun and surf being a Long Beach, NY native!  As you can see I was a beach baby from the start! This entire season makes me think of gorgeous golden skin (check out my tan), bike-riding on the boardwalk, barbecues, and parties galore.  The town I grew up in doubled in population during the summer, making everything more exciting (except for the parking situation).  It is filled…
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  • New Members Club in Theaterland | Library

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

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

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

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

    10 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    As an aspiring interior designer, my taste seems to change as I discover new trends and new materials. It’s still a learning curve but, for the moment, I adore rustic and industrial spaces, imagining myself living one day in a converted warehouse with high ceilings, exposed brickwork and vast windows allowing the natural light to pour in. The Longest Stay exhibits some wonderful options for furnishing such a space, starting with the Shabby Grey Concrete Effect Wallpaper by NLXL and an extra large Urbane Rug in Chocolate, crafted from the finest New Zealand wool. The soft plaited texture…
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  • Exotic Moroccan Patios Add Color And Excitement To Your Home!

    Sherry Nothingam
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Over the last two weeks we have showcased some stunning Moroccan-inspired interiors that range from colorful living rooms to beautiful and mystical bedrooms. Today we take that journey a step further with Moroccan-style patios and courtyards that steal the show with their unbridled elegance, brilliant use of color and intricate patterns. Much like the interiors shaped by Moroccan influences, modern patios infused with Moroccan elements are visually appealing and seem to bring home the charm of an exotic, Middle Eastern Alexandra Lauren DesignsTurning towards Moroccan-inspired…
  • Exclusive Italian Hotel Allures With Timeless Heritage And Elegant Opulence

    Sherry Nothingam
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:50 am
    Who among us does not love a beautiful vacation that brings together a historic past, modern comfort and scenic views? Located in Martano, Italy, the Relais Masseria Capasa has an almost indescribable and magnetic magic of its own. This historic property dates back to 1746 and has been a property of Naples ever since 1874. Over the years it has undergone several renovations and has played host to Italian royalty before being transformed into a stunning hotel by Paolo Fracasso in 2013. Set in a relaxed, rustic environment that seems like it was left behind by time, this idyllic Italian getaway…
  • Trendy Modular Kitchen Brings Passion And Energy Wrapped In Smart Design

    Sherry Nothingam
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:51 am
    Modern kitchens are all about offering the consumer a wide range of choices that gives them flexibility both in terms of style and size. While we’ve already seen some splendid kitchens from Elmar, the PLAYGROUND by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba is truly one-of-a-kind. The most apparent trait of this sleek, semi-minimal kitchen is the exciting manner in which it seems to bring together bold colors and patterns with a sophisticated contemporary look. Blending the effervescent and unmistakable patterns of Eastern culture together with clean design and straight lines, this fabulous kitchen is…
  • DIY Gold, Black and White Cork Coasters

    Thalita Murray
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    There are some things I actually don’t like to purchase, and they’re not groceries! I have always thought that the idea of buying coasters seemed so silly and weird! It’s hard to find nice ones, and when I do find some I like, they cost a small fortune. And if I’m going to be using them strictly to place my drinks on, I don’t believe they should cost very much. Am I right?So what does one do in this situation?Make her own, of course!!These coasters cost me a solid $2! How’s that for not spending a fortune? I thought I did pretty well.They cost so little…
  • 20 Fabulous Summer Sale Items

    Kate Simmons
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Don’t you just love the rules of retail? The summer is barely half over in the official sense, yet seasonal clearance items are filling the shelves (and sites) of our favorite retailers. Time to be a savvy shopper! Today we highlight 20 of our favorite summer sale items. Stockpile them as gifts. Buy them for yourself. From furniture and textiles to serving items and decorative accents, we’ve got you covered. Happy shopping!Furniture Sale ItemsLet’s start with the furniture! How often do we put off buying the larger items we really need because of our budget?! These featured…
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    Leovan Design

  • Front Yard Curb Appeal Ideas

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

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

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

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

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

  • DIY Home Decor: Have You Lettered Yet?

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

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

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    Gilded age mansions offer a glimpse into another era where architects practiced the Beaux Arts style at its zenith. Scale, proportion and balance ruled. Read More
  • The Recipe For How To Get The Perfect Wall Color

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:45 am
    When selecting a wall color, avoid gravitating to only the colors you love, this is a recipe for disaster. Here is the recipe for the perfect wall color. Read More
  • How To Arrive Armed With A Stellar Hostess Gift

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    A hostess gift does not have to be expensive or showy. Easy and appropriate hostess gift ideas to express your gratitude will get you invited back. Read More
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    Just Wood Flooring Blog

  • Ash Wood Floors

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

    14 Jul 2014 | 1:11 am
    At Just Wood our beautiful floors come in a number of different woods that all have their own beauty, strengths and characteristics. Ash Ash is a very strong wood, approximately 10% harder than oak, and has a number of uses, including furniture and sports equipment as well as flooring. Ash is light coloured, ranging from white to medium brown and provides a fresh look. Beech Native to Britain, the beech tree provides strong wood that’s about the same strength as oak. It’s durable, hardwearing and has a straight grain but sometimes a lightly marked surface that adds character.
  • Natural movement in hardwood flooring

    11 Jul 2014 | 6:16 am
    Wood is a beautiful, natural material, and when used as flooring can totally transform your home, instantly adding value. If you are considering having hardwood flooring fitted in your home, or if you already have it, it is important to acknowledge and accept that this is a natural, living material, and may undergo certain environmental changes. The boards that make up your hardwood floor will, over their lifetime, be subject to expansion and contraction, and this is perfectly natural. While there are some steps you can take to minimise this natural movement, there is no way to completely…
  • Wooden Floor Sanding

    8 Jul 2014 | 4:09 am
    Wooden flooring makes a beautiful addition to any home, giving it a rustic yet fresh look. However, taking care of wooden flooring can be difficult, especially if you’re dealing with old or worn wood. Sanding floors is perhaps one of the most important tasks to undertake if you have wood floors. Sanding keeps wood floors smooth, removing any splinters that can be dangerous. It also keeps them gleaming instead of being caked in dirt. Sanding wooden floors by hand can be incredibly difficult and immensely time consuming, especially if you don’t know how to do it. You could actually…
  • How to avoid chipping your hardwood floor

    4 Jul 2014 | 3:16 am
    The beauty, elegance, and touch of class you will begin to notice after having hardwood flooring fitted in your home is second to none. With proper care, attention, and maintenance, your floor will last a lifetime, adding significant value to your home. After deciding to invest in beautiful hardwood flooring, you will want to do everything in your power to ensure it retains its original appeal. Over time, however, it is completely natural that your floor will undergo every day wear and tear and may suffer from small chips or scratches. While these chips and scratches may only be small, and…
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    The Sofa & Chair Company Blog | Interior Design Ideas

  • Furnishing the high seas

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

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

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

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

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

  • Custom Home Interior by Nordby Design Studios

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Today we present you our gallery featuring images of the total interior redesign of an 8,000 square foot home in Portland, Oregon by Nordby Design Studios. The company began as Nordby Architecture LLC on January 1, 2002 by Jon Nordby. His goal was to ensure that his clients’ projects far surpass what they had envisioned. In the meantime Jon was joined by partner Julie Nordby, an award winning interior designer. With the new addition, the name was changed to reflect the full breadth of the company’s scope.  With over 35 combined years of design experience, Nordby Design…
  • 49 Contemporary High-End Natural Wood Kitchen Designs

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Welcome to our gallery featuring contemporary, creative wood kitchen designs. Today our focus is on those kitchen spaces making extensive use of wood: painted, stained, natural, and more, in a dizzying galaxy of configurations and styles. These designs are able to turn the traditional modern, and made modern look as natural as the trees outside. When picturing an interior space slathered in wood, you may imagine a stodgy place, stately and old. You may picture some log cabin style array of exposed beams and carved furniture. Our aim with this collection is to blow those preconceptions away…
  • 60 Ultra Modern Custom Kitchen Designs (Part 2)

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Welcome to second part of our 60 Ultra Modern Kitchen Designs. If you missed part 1 – you can see here.  This kitchen is a great example of the contrast between natural materials like the wood island with sharp white modern surfaces on the countertops and cabinetry, over glossy white flooring. Source: Zillow DigsTM The ultra modern look is strong in this kitchen featuring dark and light panels and a striking glass-and-metal hood vent over natural wood flooring. Floating smoked-glass cupboards hang over white brick backsplash in this kitchen, replete with dark wood cabinetry and dining…
  • 60 Ultra Modern Custom Kitchen Designs (Part 1)

    18 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Welcome to our gallery (Part 1) featuring custom kitchen designs in a variety of ultra modern styles and configurations! We often think of “modern” as indicating some sort of high tech metal creation sprung straight from the movies, but the term is much broader and more inclusive. These designs are modern in more than just one sense. Even when employing natural materials and textures, they’re arrayed and configured in innovative, new ways. Wood cabinetry becomes minimalist covering for refrigerators; slick tile becomes cupboard doors; islands hide appliances and dining sets.
  • 10 Contemporary Sectional Sofas Under $500 (Several Styles)

    HS Editor
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Did you know there are sectional sofas that cost more than $5,000? The good news is that there are also a handful of sectional sofas under $500.  Not many, but a handful.  We’ve scoured some of the top online stores and found 10 of them. That said, most of these lower costing sectionals are in the chaise lounge style.  They aren’t the large, modular, multi-piece sectional sofas that will span an entire room.  Instead, they’re smaller and are more or less a regular sofa with an attached ottoman.  Some of the featured models below are 3-piece, which offers some…
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    The Grey Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Best Houseplants for Your Home

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

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

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

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

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

    6 Jul 2014 | 2:59 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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    Chic California

  • 5 Tips for Getting Over Your Fear of Decorating

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    5 Tips for Getting Over Your Fear of Decorating Whether I am working in my retail space or helping a friend decorate their home, one of the things I keep hearing over and over is that customers and friends don’t know what to buy for their home. They all have what I like to call {Read More...} The post 5 Tips for Getting Over Your Fear of Decorating appeared first on Chic California.
  • Chic California Boutique Tour

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Chic California Boutique Tour It’s been a very busy few weeks. I have been in my new retail space at The Spotted Cow for about 7 weeks now and I feel like I am finally catching up. When you have a retail space, busy is always a good thing. But I was painting furniture like {Read More...} The post Chic California Boutique Tour appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #29

    17 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #29 Hey everyone, it’s that time again, it’s party time! Thanks for stopping by to link up your AWESOMENESS!! We’re excited to see what you’ve been up to! Maybe I Will | Chic California | The Happy Gal | Fry Sauce & Grits We want to see what inspires you! {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #29 appeared first on Chic California.
  • Your Definitive Guide To Choosing the Right Paint

    16 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Your Definitive Guide to Choosing the Right Paint I know I’ve been sharing a lot lately about Milk Paint. It’s really my favorite paint! But I know that there are other paints out there. How do you know which one to choose? Hopefully this guide will point you in the right direction. Everybody’s Doing it… {Read More...} The post Your Definitive Guide To Choosing the Right Paint appeared first on Chic California.
  • Vintage Style Living Room Tour

    15 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Vintage Style Living Room Tour I taught my first official Milk Paint 101 class over the weekend at The Spotted Cow where I have my Chic California Vintage Boutique. I loved showing my attendees the possibilities of milk paint. And the possibilities, between the choosing a color, mixing colors, chippy or not chippy and the top {Read More...} The post Vintage Style Living Room Tour appeared first on Chic California.
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  • 7 Ashley Park Road

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:22 am
    7 Ashley Park Road is a private residence located in Toronto, Canada. The home has 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, and covers an area of 7,200 square feet. It is currently for sale for $4.2 million. Buy it now! 7 Ashley Park Road: “Exclusive listing from Renowned Luxury Toronto Builder Barroso Homes: Captivating Contemporary Design with Exceptional Indoor and Outdoor Floor Plan – Rarely Offered Contemporary Builders Own Home In..More...
  • Barton Hills Residence by A Parallel Architecture

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:35 am
    Barton Hills Residence is a home designed by A Parallel Architecture. It is located in Austin, Texas, USA. Barton Hills Residence by A Parallel Architecture: “Nestled into a hilltop in Barton Hills, this 2700sf new-construction home boasts panoramic views of downtown and South Austin. A half-sunken concrete garage creates a plinth for the wood and glass home to perch above, maintaining a scale and character consistent with the mid-century-modern neighborhood...More...
  • Wislane Tarasy Apartment in Krakow

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Wislane Tarasy is a large new residential development under construction in the center of Krakow, Poland. Polish photographer Maciek Jezyk recently shot this stylish one bedroom apartment located in the residence. Photos by: Maciek JezykMore...
  • Restored Penthouse in Belgrade by PUJO.RS

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:11 am
    This stylish restored penthouse is located in Belgrade, Serbia. It was designed by PUJO.RS. Restored Penthouse in Belgrade by PUJO.RS: “There is few space in which we can slightly open the window, comfortably accommodate in the sofa, listen to the patter of heels on the street and feel the same way as in any part of the old Europe. “Spirit” of the old building, as well as spatial elements, have..More...
  • 2 Holland Grove by a-dlab

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:19 am
    2 Holland Grove is a private residence designed by a-dlab. It is located in Singapore and has a luminous and elegant interior. 2 Holland Grove by a-dlab: “Having constructed their house themselves over 25 years prior, the clients were somewhat reluctant to tear down the unassuming bungalow that had been a repository for so many memories throughout the years of raising their family. In order to make their plot of..More...
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  • Cozy Renovated New Zealand House

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:58 am
    This cozy, renovated New Zealand house gets its warm charm through combining the modernistic look with, typical for the neighborhood, colonial villas emanation. Its, first quality, cedar cladding and selected material palette gives to the premise authentic style and coziness. The house captures the visitor’s attention with the first glimpse – its facade is harmonic and dynamic at the same time –the material fluidity between the original house, added volumes and fence becomes a playful sequence that extend into the interior- the multi-gabled roof, stylishly arranged gardens and…
  • Hotel Model for the 100% Hotel Show in Greece

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:34 am
    “Into the light-hotel” is a stylish and artistic creation of A31 for the exhibition 100% Hotel Show in Greece.  Its inspiration is drawn not only from the intense Greek summer sun but also from its art, culture and natural giving’s – sea, mountain, islands and spirit. The final result is contemporary yet timeless atmosphere with strong artistic suggestions and stylish ambiance. Read the rest of Hotel Model for the 100% Hotel Show in Greece originally posted on © - 2014.
  • Innovative Green Ecco Hotel by Dissing+Weitling

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:57 am
    They create my favorite shoes, but now we see that they have much to offer in terms of comfort, beauty and high standards when it comes to interior design too. The world’s second-largest shoe manufacturer Ecco commissioned Dissing+Weitling to create this hotel and meeting center, whilst converging the esthetic, ecologic and quality values of the company in this architectural features. Focusing on the basic guidelines of globality, sustainability and traditional craftsmanship the architects create a green innovation building with welcoming and artistic interior, where no detail is…
  • Outdoor Furniture by Patricia Urquiola

    19 Jul 2014 | 2:44 am
    Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola has developed a family of outdoor furniture that expresses textural and visual influences from architectural facades. Light metal construction, soft lines and comfort are features that impress in this collection. Read the rest of Outdoor Furniture by Patricia Urquiola originally posted on © - 2014.
  • Glass Objects for Everyday Use

    18 Jul 2014 | 2:22 am
    Finnish designer Maija Puoskari combines glass and wood to create objects for everyday use that are simple, practical and innovative. When receiving flowers one often has just the wrong vase. The glass vase Pi-no Pi-no offers a solution to this problem with its modifiability. The height and colour of this practical and beautiful vase can be adjusted through its stackable glass rings so that one vase can work in different situations. When not in use for flowers, the vase can be turned into a container due to its wooden lid.   Liuku is a simple pendant lamp consisting of two parts: a glass…
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  • Creating homy atmosphere with wood

    Temenouzhka Zaharieva
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    What is the material that has always helped us make our homes more cozy? Wood, of course - no matter what style one prefers, wood adds warmth. Especially old wood. It has its charm and adding vintage... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Beautiful home office design

    Temenouzhka Zaharieva
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:43 am
    As interior designer I am impressed with the beautiful use of materials and simple functionality of space organization: source This beautiful home office is designed by Brno based Design... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Ideal for camping - TENT COT

    Temenouzhka Zaharieva
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:43 am
    It is that time of the year when many of us are on the road - one way or another. And a part of the people going on a vacation are definitely planning camping. If that applies to you may be these... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Art in the bathroom?

    Temenouzhka Zaharieva
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:22 am
    I have already posted here that Art is the great final touch in interior design, but what do you think about art in the bathroom? It is not so unusual as one would think and can be in quite... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Bright airy kitchen to dream for

    Temenouzhka Zaharieva
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:37 pm
    I was fascinated when I first saw it - this kitchen is so calm and inviting, so light and airy! A great designer solution - combining light, colour, glass with floating shelves and tender light... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Howkapow Blog

  • Inaluxe

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

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

    Cat How
    20 Jun 2014 | 4:47 am
    “I get up just after 8am most days and listen to the Today Show on Radio 4 whilst I have some fruit and strong coffee for breakfast. “If it’s Monday or Friday I’ll head for Bower Ashton where I work as a printmaking technician for the University of the West of England in the Screen and Digital Print Studios. Any other day I might be working from home or at Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio where I am in residence with my new company Colourstory Ltd. I cycle in most days but occasionally might drive or walk. “Most of my own work is digital so days in the screen-print…
  • WIN £250 to spend on Howkapow!

    Rog How
    14 Jun 2014 | 4:48 am
    It’s Summer! Yes, it is! And our Summer Collection has officially launched. It was a bit of a biggie this time around, with two brand new sections added to the shop within it – a Food Category and a Kids Category which we’re very pleased are proving popular with you all already. To celebrate these latest additions, we’re giving one lucky Howkapow fan £250 to spend on whatever they like on the shop! This not only includes our Summer Collection, but anything else from Howkapow that you might have had your eye on. To enter all you have to do is pop your email address…
  • Chris Andrews

    Cat How
    9 Jun 2014 | 9:00 am
    Chris Andrews is an illustrator and printmaker based in Bedfordshire. Since graduating from Falmouth University in 2001 he has worked on a vast number of projects that include book covers, food packaging, maps and editorial pieces. He has worked with clients such as Harper Collins, Macmillan, The Guardian, Waitrose and The Times. Initially working with paint and then digitally, Andrews started to experiment with screen printing and this stunning collection of Bird and British Animal prints (see below) is an example of his strikingly original style. Andrews uses a bold, limited palette with…
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    Interior Habit | Get your interior design fix!

  • Now that’s a pool house!

    Interior Habit
    2 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    Check out this light weight, seemingly floating, minimalist pool house. And if the architecture isn’t enough the view and location are fantastic too!
  • Rainforest shower

    Interior Habit
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    In keeping with some of our recent Moroccan designs here is a beautifully tiled shower, it’s like showering in a jungle!
  • 13 Industrial glass doors and glazed wall design ideas

    Interior Habit
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:34 am
    Light is the most important element in designing any new room, so it is worth considering the method of getting natural light into your room as much as possible. These examples of glass doors, windows and other glazing should give you some inspiration for your own home ideas. We have focused on industrial designs, ranging from thin metal framed glazing to minimalist 3m glass panels. Enjoy!…
  • Have you ever seen a more inviting swimming pool?

    Interior Habit
    23 Jun 2014 | 9:26 am
  • Want a new way to display flowers?

    Interior Habit
    23 Jun 2014 | 8:36 am
    Why not hang your tulips to really brighten up your home! Just don’t expect to water them!
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  • White Slipcovered Sofas, Warm and Cozy View of Life

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

    18 Jul 2014 | 10:51 am
    As I think, creativity will save the world, because creativity could beat daily problems and routine! So this article is about perfect daily problems beater – Norwegian designer Kristine Bjaadal. Her personal web page and her works whisper that she focuses on everyday life, and wants to make you notice all the hidden beauty that you normally don’t see in your surroundings – to turn your daily routines into rituals to appreciate. I love that she focuses on giving the user positive experiences over time. Kristine Bjaadal tamed me, when i saw how she tackled embarrassing problem,…
  • 15 Ideas For A Stylish Beauty Salon

    18 Jul 2014 | 1:12 am
    A new weekend is coming so fast and it’s filled with lots of events and adventures, and after all this socializing we (or is it just me?) all need some time to relax and pamper ourselves in a hot bath, maybe in a SPA salon with a great massage, new pedicure or a nice new haircut. And how about the interior of this place that creates a more beautiful and relaxed self? It can, and I believe should be a stylish place to spend your beauty time at. I have gathered a few different style ideas for an appealing beauty salon interior. Maybe you have a salon, planning to redecorate, or just…
  • Modular life: smart and flexible

    16 Jul 2014 | 4:14 am
    Modular furniture is getting popular because it’s more personal and have more stories. Why modular? Modular, because it reflects flexibility and productivity. Odd space allotments make this perfect because, as the designer, you can choose which elements are necessary and assemble them into a combination that works for You. ROOM collection is a furniture system with 25 stackable blocks and a low table with various geometric voids inspired by architecture and the objects they can hold. When all the elements of ROOM are combined it forms either a long shelf or a tall cabinet with a variety…
  • Blue, Even Green Old Town in Marocco

    10 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    Blue-rinsed houses and buildings is tradition inspired old town in Chefchaouen. This beautiful little town was painted blue by the Jewish refugees who lived there during the 1930′s. Jewish teachings suggest that by dyeing thread with tekhelel (an ancient natural dye) and weaving it into prayer shawls, people would be reminded of God’s power. The memory of this tradition lives on in the regularly repainted blue buildings. If You’re not enough of it, take a video tour. — Photos via here x
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  • 10 Charming Country Kitchen Interior Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    The specific style in the kitchen will provide the interior with a specific energy and identity. Decorating the kitchen with a specific style means providing the place with the energy and ambiance that that specific style represent. Country setting in the kitchen is a perfect idea for everybody who enjoy the fantastic blend of natural,
  • 10 Serene Zen Interior Design Ideas

    Dragana Markovska
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    Nowadays, in this fast and erratic times, is almost impossible to find tranquility in our lives, so the least thing we can do for ourselves is to create a nice and relaxing atmosphere in our own home. This is one of the main reasons that the popularity and the demand of the so called zen
  • 10 Beautiful Coral Peach Interior Design Ideas

    Dragana Markovska
    12 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Coral peach is a lovely color, described as a smooth pinkish orange shade. Choosing coral peach for your interior design is a marvelous choice. Not only because it is one of the most popular and IT colors at the moment, but also because it is one very soft, alluring and gorgeous shade, that will surely
  • 10 Incredible Interior Design Ideas with Eiffel Chairs

    Dragana Markovska
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    The so- called Eames Eiffel Chair is the “IT furniture” at this very moment among the modern interior design lovers. This chair got that very popular name by the look of its legs that adorably reminds us of the structure of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The infamous chair is a masterpiece by the brothers
  • 10 Fresh Colorful Bathroom Interior Design Ideas

    Dragana Markovska
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    When it comes to decorating and styling your bathroom, it is not so hard to let your imagination run free and to choose whatever style or color you want, because of the variety of different shades of tiles and bathroom equipment available. If you are aiming for a fresh and sleek look, than we suggest
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    Interior design Photos ideas

  • Kitchen Design Template

    sarah ramdan
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Template for Kitchen Cabinets Design | Kitchen Cabinets Doors And By Resolution: 640 x 480 · 64 kB · jpeg Size: 640 x 480 · 64 kB · jpeg Another ideas of kitchen design template:
  • Small Living Room Decor Ideas Photos

    sarah ramdan
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Small Living Room Decorating Ideas224 By Resolution: 540 x 520 · 121 kB · jpeg Size: 540 x 520 · 121 kB · jpeg Another ideas of small living room decor ideas photos:
  • Modern Furniture In Dubai

    sarah ramdan
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:48 pm
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  • Designer Kids Furniture

    sarah ramdan
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:48 pm
    my love to one of the finest designers of kids furniture Rafa Kids By Resolution: 600 x 900 · 290 kB · jpeg Size: 600 x 900 · 290 kB · jpeg Another ideas of designer kids furniture:
  • Water Garden Design Ideas

    sarah ramdan
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Natural Stone Water Feature / Koi Pond / Water Garden Night Lighting By Resolution: 500 x 375 · 239 kB · jpeg Size: 500 x 375 · 239 kB · jpeg Another ideas of water garden design ideas:
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    Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas

  • 4 WTF things I saw for sale in IKEA

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

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

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

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

    Jenna Crotty
    11 May 2014 | 7:34 am
    I’ve heard mixed opinions about the Avoca brand so I thought I’d go and investigate it myself. I wandered in to their Suffolk street store and took a look around. I had to really root around to find something decent and a lot of the items command a price I don’t think they deserve, but […] The post The Colours of Avoca appeared first on Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas.
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    Lights Online Blog

  • 5 Kitchen Lighting Trends from Mr. Cabinet Care

    Emma Harger
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:24 am
    Today, we have Mr. CabinetCare‘s content manager Bethany Michaels and design consultant Rachel Hutchins joining us to share their insight about kitchen lighting trends! Mr. Cabinet Care is a family-owned kitchen remodeling company based in Anaheim, CA. They’ve been voted the best kitchen remodeling company in Orange County for 8 years and we’re excited to have them here. Take it away… Hi LightsOnline! We’re thrilled to join you on your blog – thank you for having us. It’s been said that the kitchen is the heart of every home, so creating a lighting element that you and…
  • Fabulous Friday: Cyan Design Jellyfish

    Emma Harger
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    Contemporary Dining Room by Phoenix Interior Designers & Decorators Chris Jovanelly Interior Design Here’s a stunner of a contemporary dining room designed by Chris Jovanelly from out in Phoenix, Arizona! In the desert, this room looks really cool with all of its carefully thought-out design elements. You could easily host a big buffet-style party and put all the food on the sideboard with the sunburst mirror–and the great wall grazing lighting from above, if I do say so myself.   This space is only made better by the addition of the Cyan Design Jellyfish chandelier over…
  • Get the Lighting Featured on Property Brothers: July 16

    Emma Harger
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    Last night’s episode of HGTV’s Property Brothers featured a double dose of twins. Sandy was looking to move out of her empty nest apartment and find somewhere to start a new chapter of her life, exploring the many fun things that Atlanta has to offer while also setting aside enough space for her grown daughters to come visit. Her identical twin sister Susy came along for the ride, offering advice and guidance as well as attempting to confuse the brothers by dressing alike. (The fellas got the ladies back by dressing completely identically in one scene, keeping them on their toes…
  • Bedroom chandeliers and mini chandeliers at the bedside

    Emma Harger
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:35 am
    This tweet from Massachusetts-based Christa Keil of 4 Walls Design provided me with some stylish inspiration. Dump the bedside lamp for a bedside chandelier #design #interiors #capecod — 4 Walls Design (@4wallsdesign) July 15, 2014 What a great idea! Bedroom chandeliers aren’t just for use as ambient lighting–you can put a whole new spin on bedside illumination, and save some bedside table real estate too, by trying out mini chandeliers there instead of lamps. Looking into this idea a little further, I saw a great variety of bedroom chandeliers used at…
  • Great Pictures from Cyan Design at #atlmkt

    Emma Harger
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    Last week, Lights Online visited the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, an enormous week-long event dedicated to pretty much anything you can think of for the home or gift markets. There’s a lot to see at market, but since we were there for two days (each of which also had a seminar we wanted to attend), we focused mainly on looking for showrooms of brands we sell. It’s always interesting to see lighting in real life when you’re used to seeing it only on the website! Our visit to the Cyan Design showroom was especially great. The showroom is so…
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    Rug Rats

  • Discover Farmville VA – An Ideal Location for Shopping, History, and Recreation

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

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

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

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

    Sandy Henderson
    21 Jun 2014 | 9:23 am
    The possibilities are endless to create that one of a kind rug that can also be a profound piece of art in your home. “Designing a rug and seeing it in its exclusive place is so gratifying” This is the philosophy which underlies the custom  rugs we have made over the years. I like to custom […] The post Looking for Ideas to Create a Custom Area Rug? appeared first on Rug Rats.
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  • Is An Interior Design Career Path The Right One For You?

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

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

    Alycia Wicker
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee   A lot of people dismiss Katy Perry, but you could take a lesson from a page out her songbook and let it inspire you when you revamp your brand. Let’s look at how Katy Perry could inspire that next brand move. I didn’t want to be a fan I swore it wasn’t going to […] The post How Katy Perry Could Inspire Your Next Brand Revamp appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • 7 Pinterest Tips Every Interior Designer Should Know

    Alycia Wicker
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Mupplebee Are you doing the Pinterest thing? If you’re not, you might want to reconsider. This is what I learned this week, where you put your attention, the results come. This last week I made a couple pins and had some pretty good results on Pinterest. And, no. It didn’t take me 900 hours. Your clients […] The post 7 Pinterest Tips Every Interior Designer Should Know appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • Interior Design Brand Strategy: Mystery Solved

    Alycia Wicker
    2 Jul 2014 | 10:11 am
    Mupplebee Interior Design Brand Strategy, here’s the secret. Want to know the truth about branding your interior design business in 3 little words? Graphics + Communication = Branding Simple huh? Okay, that’s our lesson for today. Goodnight! Oh, that’s not enough to help you? It wasn’t for me either. It’s Not Your Job Title The real […] The post Interior Design Brand Strategy: Mystery Solved appeared first on Mupplebee.
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