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  • New York Design Gallery Chamber is a Cabinet of Curiosities

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    allie@dwell.com
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    New York Design Gallery Chamber is a Cabinet of Curiosities Written by  Robert Landon September 19, 2014A new gallery in New York's HL23 building pairs design objects old and new. The Deep Sea collection by Nendo for Glas Italia achieves its color gradient with varying glass thickness. Leaning out over the High Line with a captivating mix of awkwardness and grace, HL23 is one of the few genuinely arresting contemporary buildings in New York. Besides its gravity defying cantilevers, it has an otherworldly cache as the first freestanding building completed by architect Neil Denari, who…
  • Tips for Choosing Outdoor Furniture

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    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Outdoor furniture can transform your backyard, patio, deck, or front yard into a relaxing retreat and enjoyable gathering place for you and your family. Outdoor furniture adds comfort and function to your outdoor spaces. Outdoor furniture is made from a variety of materials, each with its own look and feel. Materials can include wood, aluminum, wicker, wrought iron, plastic, and more.
  • Diana Hadchity Chedrawy Interview with Terry’s Blinds in UK

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    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Recently Terry’s Blinds in the UK asked to interview me for their Designer Insights series. Designer Insights includes interviews with fabulous expert designers in the field of interior and landscape design, as well as home staging and home renovation.  I’m pleased to be featured on their “Designer Insights” interview series. <!-- AddThis Follow BEGIN --> Follow
  • Fall Lawn Care Tips

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    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    Lawn care during the fall is very important for enhancing your outdoor space, for promoting healthy grass and plant growth the next spring, and for ensuring your lawn stays healthy through the winter.  Here are my tips for maintaining your lawn for a healthy, green, and beautiful look in the following spring and summer: Test and correct your soil pH (acidity) level if needed. Most lawns
  • Deck Design Planning Tips

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    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
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  • Waffle Weaves: Surface Trend

    Ali Morris
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:10 am
    Soft and luxurious, the traditional waffle weave is reimagined in these modern waffle weave textiles. Innovative New York-based textile designer Hiroko Takeda creates waffle weaves that are like works of art. Made using unexpected materials such as coarse jute, the traditional waffle weave becomes a complex, 3D wall sculpture.  Wallace & Sewell’s super soft honeycomb throws are made from 100% lambswool in the UK. Perfect for residential and luxury hospitality settings, the throws are available in four colourways including yellow, pink, light blue or dark blue/purple. Designed by…
  • Cage Collection by Form Us With Love for Menu

    Ali Morris
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:03 pm
    The trend for caged designs continues with this week’s launch of the Cage Collection by Form Us With Love for Danish brand Menu. The Cage Collection provides a visually-appealing, space-saving storage solution for everyday objects. The Cage Collection is made up of two 6”-deep, wall-mounted cage units - including a mirror and a shelf with an ash wood lid - that can be used for storing and arranging everyday objects. “We felt the need for a collection like this, our grandparents had sideboards, telephone tables and pedestals, dressing their homes with personal displays, we…
  • Customized Bathing: Bathroom Trend

    Ali Morris
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    These digital controls take the guess work out of showering, allowing users to precisely set their preferred water temperature, flow rate and timings. Grohe F-digital is a digital shower controller that allows you to precisely set the perfect water temperature and save your preferred settings with a single touch. The technology can be integrated into the shower, bath, bidet, basin or even the kitchen. Users of ThermaSol’s steam showers can use their smartphones or tablet devices to control everything from temperature to generator maintenance via a specially designed Mobile App…
  • At London Design Festival 2014: Saddle Chair by Angell Wyller Aarseth

    Alicita Rodriguez
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Christoffer Angell, Øyvind Wyller, and Simen Aarseth, the Norwegian trio behind the Oslo Chair for Berhardt, is debuting another noteworthy chair at this year’s London Design Festival. Created for Slåke, the Norwegian factory known for its wooden craftsmanship, Saddle Chair by Angell Wyller Aarseth is also helping to celebrate the company’s 75th anniversary. Solid Wood and Soft Upholstery with a Perfect Pocket Hailed as “the first step into the future” for Slåke, Saddle Chair will be shown this September at London Design Festival. A “modest and friendly chair,” Saddle is full…
  • Staffordshire 15 Wall-Mounted Tub Filler

    Joseph Starr
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Unparalleled for its understated elegance and old world charm, Victoria + Albert’s Staffordshire Faucet is now a bit more functional. The company is debuting a new addition to their line of traditional faucets: the Staffordshire 15 wall-mounted tub filler. The Staffordshire 15 Faucet is an Elegant Space Saver Staffordshire 15 is easily mounted to any wall surface, thus creating a seamless look while simultaneously saving space—the wall-mount installation allows the tub to be placed closer to the wall. Like all faucets in the Staffordshire line, Staffordshire 15 exemplifies Victoria and…
 
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  • Alicia Scardetta Wall Hangings + Best of the Web

    Grace Bonney
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Earlier this week I had the pleasure of interviewing Lisa Congdon not once, but twice, for both my radio show and her book event at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn. Even though I’ve known Lisa for a long time, I learned so much about her while I listened to her thoughtfully answer what must have been at least 60 in-depth questions in a matter of just a few hours. One of my favorite things she mentioned was growing up with her mother, who she called “the original Martha Stewart.” Her mother was always making something by hand, including beautiful wall hangings from the 70s that…
  • Tallulah Rose Flower School

    Grace Bonney
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    If I could spend all of my time immersed in flowers, I’m pretty sure I would be the happiest girl around. From growing and cutting to arranging and delivering, almost every aspect of floral life makes me insanely happy. So this week I thought it would be fun to get a special, behind-the-scenes peek at a beautiful floral course happening overseas in England. After taking a flower course herself, Rachel Wardley opened the Tallulah Rose Flower School, which offers four-week courses and shorter, day-long courses for anyone interested in learning more about the art and business of floristry.
  • In the Kitchen With: Zoe Nathan’s Bacon Cheddar Muffins

    Kristina Gill
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    I am so excited to share a recipe from the recently released Huckleberry cookbook. It seems that my phone hasn’t stopped ringing this year with calls from my LA-based friends telling me how much they love this place called Huckleberry and how so very good everything they eat there is, from the standard menu, to the changing items. When looking through the book, I was torn about which recipe I thought would be the best fit for the column because it all looks so good, but when my eyes fell on the Bacon Cheddar Muffins from the 3:30 am chapter in the book, I knew this was the recipe for us.
  • Behind the Bar: Raspberry Gin Cocktail

    Amy Azzarito
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    This is our second cocktail from the creative duo of photographer Kathryn McCrary and designer Jenn Gietzen (see their first collaboration, a Peach Margarita, right here.). Technically, this is the last weekend of summer so we wanted to squeeze in one last toast to summer’s bounty. (You can always substitute frozen, thawed berries if you can’t find fresh ones.) Kathryn and Jenn dubbed this light, refreshing drink “Ooh, Berry Berry.” It’s light and sweet with a refreshing hint of mint and is pretty much the perfect way to end summer. -Amy *Hand lettering by Jenn…
  • Before & After: An Omaha Apartment Gets a Boost of Personality

    Maxwell Tielman
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Trying to make a tiny city apartment feel big can often seem like a Sisyphean task. Living in a nutshell can have its perks (Low rent! Less to paint!), but managing to fit all of the trappings of Western life into one and making it feel homey can oftentimes seem nearly impossible. Still—it can be done. Jessica McKay, the proprietor of Birdhouse Interior Design, certainly knows it. When faced with a downtown condo that was sorely lacking in space and personality, Jessica took to the space with wisdom and aplomb: areas were subdivided and conquered, architectural elements were…
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  • Houzz Tour: Surfing Inspires a Metal-Happy San Francisco Loft (16 photos)

    20 Sep 2014 | 5:05 am
    While buying a glass-topped propeller coffee table from HD Buttercup in San Francisco, this homeowner asked design consultant Daphne Steinberg if she’d have a look at his loft and make some design suggestions....
  • Great Design Plant: Southern Magnolia, Iconic U.S. Native (8 photos)

    20 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) has an old-world charm, with its large, dark, glossy green leaves reminiscent of the tropics. Like the southern live oak, southern...
  • Guest Picks: Stay Charged (20 photos)

    20 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Keeping my iPhone from reaching that 10 percent battery warning is a daily problem. I often forget to charge my phone, because that magical white cord is always getting moved around to another outlet or bag, or going missing when I do go to power up. To help solve my problem, I rounded up 20 finds to...
  • You Said It: ‘It’s Different ... But Then, Aren’t You?’ and More Wisdom (10 photos)

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    In a week where independence was in the headlines, I found myself looking for streaks of independence around Houzz. During this time when entire TV networks force obsession with resale value upon us, I am always happy to find unique design moves, quirky details and willfully individual spirits permeating...
  • Avast! 9 Spaces to Treasure for Talk Like a Pirate Day (11 photos)

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    For the average landlubber, September 19 may come and go as a rather uneventful day. For others it's International Talk Like a Pirate Day, a parody holiday started by two guys in Oregon who felt everyone should glorify the days when swashbucklers ruled the seas by talking like a pirate, for at least...
 
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  • Happy Friday Everyone!

    decor8
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:12 am
    Friday is typically a nice day, isn’t it? There’s a certain magic in the air midday. When I worked in corporate, I’d hang out with my colleagues chatting about weekend plans and discussing our week and silly upper management. We’d disappear for coffee, for that final jolt of caffeine to push us through until 5pm when we’d be free at last like birds. Now as a freelancer, there is no such thing as the end of a work week. My work is continuous now, always on my mind and I work weekends even when I don’t want to. And yet, Fridays are still magical unicorn kind…
  • 4 Affordable DIY Home Decorating Projects For Autumn

    decor8
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    Looking for some Fall-ish DIYs for your home and patio? I used to LOVE when Anna Malin Lindgren was writing for decor8. Her DIY column was one that I looked forward too and even though it’s been forever ago, I still miss her posts! Since so many of them were warm and cozy, and Fall is but a week away, I thought I’d highlight 4 of my favorites in case you are in need of Autumnal decorating inspiration on a budget. 1 — Branch Pendant DIY 2 — A quick office nook transformation 3 — Creating a cozy dream patio 4 — Handmade fabric wall hanging Would you…
  • 12 Fall Favorites For The Home From Anthropologie

    decor8
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    I love it when my favorite design gurus talk about what they’re loving for the season! It’s fun to peek into someone else’s shopping bag when you admire their style so much. Would you like to see my 12 favorites for Fall from Anthropologie? I don’t get to their stores much these days – they don’t have any in Germany and up until now they were only in England (but soon to open in Paris), so unless I travel there I’m rarely able to play in their fashion and interiors wonderland for adults. I do shop them online though since they have a German store,…
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  • The 4MM Jetpack Could Give You the Boost You Need to Run a Four-Minute Mile

    Kristine Lofgren
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    A four-minute mile is just a dream for most people, but not if the US Military has anything to do with it. DARPA (the Military’s research arm) is in the process of designing a jetpack that could help soldiers run faster. The jetpack sits on the back like a backpack and propels the individual forward. In testing, even with the additional weight, soldiers were able to run faster and with less energy. While the pack may make all the difference for a soldier in a combat situation, perhaps in the future it will also be available to those of us who just want a boost on our daily jog. Read More…
  • PHOTOS: Iconic High Line Park in NYC Opens Final Section To Public

    Laura Mordas-Schenkein
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
    Read the rest of PHOTOS: Iconic High Line Park in NYC Opens Final Section To Public Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Diller Scofidio + Refro, High Line at the Yards, High Line complete, High line completed, high line final section, High Line New York, high line photos, High Line pictures, High Line project complete, High Line section, High Line Section New York City, High Line unveiling, James Corner Field Oprations, New York High Line, nyc high line
  • Benjamin Verdonck’s Turned Tree House Springs Up in Belgium

    Lori Zimmer
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Read the rest of Benjamin Verdonck’s Turned Tree House Springs Up in Belgium Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Benjamin Verdonck, eco design, green design, sustainable design, TRACK: a contemporary city conversion, tree house, vogelenzangpark 17bis
  • Park(ing) Day 2014: The Most Amazing Pop-Up Parks From San Francisco and Beyond!

    Inhabitat
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Happy Park(ing) Day everyone! Today’s the day when parking spots across the States and around the world turn over a green leaf as pop-up public parks. This annual celebration of public space is one of our favorite events of the year – all it takes is a bag of quarters and some comfy seats to reclaim the roads for some rest and relaxation. We’re hitting the streets to bring you a look at this year’s most amazing parks, so keep checking back – and if you spot a great park nearyby send a photo and a description to editor [at] inhabitat [dot] com and we’ll…
  • How You Can Participate in the Largest Climate March in History This Sunday

    Beverley Mitchell
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:52 pm
    The largest climate march in history takes place this Sunday – and if you care about the environment and securing a sustainable future for people on planet earth we hope to see you there! The People’s Climate March is expected to be the biggest march since the Civil Rights and Vietnam era, and it takes place at 11:30 a.m. ET on September 21st, 2014. Read on for everything you need to know about this important event! Read the rest of How You Can Participate in the Largest Climate March in History This Sunday Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: activists, biggest…
 
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  • Lovely Range of Themed Children’s Beds Mixing Fun, Play and Rest

    Lavinia
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:29 am
    Balancing fun and rest, these new children’s beds from Danish company Lifetime are a treat. The collection below features special themes ranging from pirates and princesses to Morrocan style materials and airplanes. These fun sleeping solutions provide kids with more than just a place to rest their heads as they also double up as play areas. Most of them come equipped with drawers and hidden shelving units, for easy cleaning. The beds are made from the best solid knot free pine and hand crafted in Denmark. Safe and also beautiful, they features a whitewash finish applied on the solid…
  • Stylish Open-Plan Apartment in Taipei Showcasing Futuristic Design Ideas

    Lavinia
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
    This stylish open-plan apartment envisioned and implemented by J.C. Architecture is located in a busy area of ​​the city of Taipei, Taiwan. Tea-Art project is situated on the third floor of a large building, overlooking a park. The atmosphere of calm and comfort is ensured  through a neutral color palette and items of furniture made ​​of natural wood. Openness is the defining characteristic for this flashy modern crib. Flooded in natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows. the social areas are divided through use of materials instead of walls. The small entrance hallway leads the…
  • Stylish Modern Ranch in the Hollywood Hills Exuding a Welcoming Feel

    Lavinia
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    This Modern Ranch in the Beachwood Canyon neighborhood of the Hollywood Hills is a spacious home with abundant natural light and a great indoor/outdoor feel. Built by Kenihan Development, the residence accommodates three  bedrooms and two bathrooms and is currently listed for sale at $1,199,000. As you step inside, you will be greeted by stylish modern interiors exuding a welcoming vibe. The mid century fireplace can be enjoyed from the living room, dining room and kitchen all at the same time. An open kitchen and large carrara marble island offers a good place for entertaining friends. Both…
  • 10 Reasons You Should Use Sustainable Building Materials

    Shelley Little
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:15 am
    Sustainability doesn’t mean you have to give up luxury. Image Source: Maienza Wilson Do you really know the true definition of sustainability? It is a trendy word that is often tossed about, but the real definition may be lost at times. Merriam Webster dictionary refers to the meaning of sustainable as, able to be used without being used up or destroyed; methods that do not completely use up or destroy natural resources; able to last for a very long time.   Essentially, to sustain something is to keep it and make it last for future generations. With this definition in mind,…
  • Tastefully Renovated 19th Century Apartment Exuding a Classical Eclectic Style

    Lavinia
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:01 am
    This former Communist home was renovated by interior designer Judit Koczoh in collaboration with Beck Real Estate Kft to create a beautiful, practical, and energy efficient apartment. There were virtually no original features to be saved due to neglect and destruction during the Communist era. So the designers created this crib from scratch using talented workmen and carpenters and by moving 100 year old ceramic kitchen tiles from another apartment in the same building. The style is classical eclectic, reflecting the belief that renovated apartments in 19th century buildings should respect…
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  • New York Design Gallery Chamber is a Cabinet of Curiosities

    allie@dwell.com
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    New York Design Gallery Chamber is a Cabinet of Curiosities Written by  Robert Landon September 19, 2014A new gallery in New York's HL23 building pairs design objects old and new. The Deep Sea collection by Nendo for Glas Italia achieves its color gradient with varying glass thickness. Leaning out over the High Line with a captivating mix of awkwardness and grace, HL23 is one of the few genuinely arresting contemporary buildings in New York. Besides its gravity defying cantilevers, it has an otherworldly cache as the first freestanding building completed by architect Neil Denari, who…
  • 10 Modern Cat Shelters

    William Lamb
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:25 pm
    10 Modern Cat Shelters Written by  William Lamb September 19, 2014In Los Angeles, a fundraiser celebrates modern architecture for felines. The Cat Cube by Standard Architecture | Design of Los Angeles has two openings and is made with reclaimed wood and concrete. The concrete heats up during the day to provide strays with a source of warmth at night. Image courtesy of Grey Crawford. More than a dozen of the Los Angeles area’s top architecture and design firms came together at the Herman Miller showroom in Culver City last week to show off modern shelters they had created for a…
  • Inventive Garden Home in India

    allie@dwell.com
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:49 am
    Inventive Garden Home in India Written by  Winifred Bird September 19, 2014Behind a house in crowded Bangalore, India, two architects carve out a midcity oasis. The wall surrounding Ravi and Esha Chowdhary’s backyard in Bangalore, India, includes bricks made from soil that was excavated for their home’s foundation. Project  Stack House Architect  Kamat & Rozario Architecture Filled with tree-shaded lanes and flower beds, Bangalore has long been known as India’s Garden City. Two decades into the tech boom, the southern metropolis has a new nickname: the Silicon Valley…
  • Raydoor Brings Art to Sliding Door Systems

    Kelsey Keith
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Raydoor Brings Art to Sliding Door Systems Written by  Kelsey Keith September 18, 2014Building on its reputation for movable pieces of art, sliding door manufacturer Raydoor will team up with two artists for an interactive display at Dwell on Design New York. For a multi-unit condo development in Manhattan by Keppler Architecture, Raydoor installed a combination of Sliding Stacking Parallel (SSPA) and Sliding Stacking Parallel/Pivot (SSPA/PV) doors with frames in Rift White Oak and Opal Frosted glass.  Raydoor, a New York City–based sliding doors manufacturer, is collaborating with…
  • The Getty Foundation's Modern Architecture Conservation Initiative

    Erika Heet
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:11 pm
    The Getty Foundation's Modern Architecture Conservation Initiative Written by  Erika Heet September 18, 2014The institution establishes a program to update iconic buildings around the world. The courtyard of Louis Kahn's Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Image courtesy of Joe Belcovson for the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Modernists can breathe a sigh of relief on behalf of several significant architectural gems around the world that are compromised and in need of conservation in order to survive and thrive. The Getty Foundation in Los Angeles has announced its Keeping It…
 
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  • Friday Links

    Katie
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    Longitude 131° (via Tiny House Living) The NoPhone (Sadly, the NoPhone’s Kickstarter campaign is cancelled.) Architizer: The 20 Best Architecture Tumblrs Frozen Yogurt In A Shell, No Packaging Required EpiPen cases and wallets Hot Spots: Mapping the World’s Most Photographed Locations Cheat Sheet To Becoming A Great Public Speaker Laniakea: Our home supercluster   Enjoy your weekend!
  • reCAP Mason Jar Pour Cap

    Katie
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    You might have liked the Cuppow Mason Jar Lid, but what about the reCAP Mason Jar Pour Cap? It goes a step further by providing a spill-proof option for a Mason jar, allowing you to store dry goods, syrups, dressings, or, yes, even tote around your favorite beverage. It’s made of BPA-free plastic and is dishwasher safe, so it’ll go a long way towards making those jars more effective for storage or everyday use. And, if you’re feeling a bit sad because you have no Mason jar, don’t you worry, you can buy one of those from Mason Jars Company as well. The reCAP Mason Jar…
  • Calvo Side Table

    Katie
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:29 am
    Lee Kirkbride’s Calvo side table for SCP’s Boxed collection sets itself apart with a tilted support and 3 point base which allows the table to sit closer to your chair, sofa, or bed. A slight tray edge and a tapered base further add to the design detail, making this table a quiet favorite for years to come. Material: Oak ($435.00) or Walnut ($475.00) Dimensions: 22.9″H x 16.75″dia
  • Knoll Sale

    Katie
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:41 am
    It’s that time of year again. The annual Knoll Sale begins. The many classic design pieces that you know and love are 15% off until September 30th. What should you consider? Maybe a Bertoia Side Chair, a Pollock Arm Chair, or Schultz’s Petal Dining Table? Pick the piece you love, and then congratulate yourself for waiting so long. Shop the sale at Knoll, Hivemodern, DWR, or YLiving, just to name a few. Or, go to Knoll’s website directly to find a shop near you.
  • Modular Magnetic Pen

    Katie
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    This Modular Magnetic Pen may be arranged in various ways for function or just plain fun. For normal pen or stylus use, keep the rare earth magnets stacked around the ballpoint cartridge. Unstack the magnets to make a circle for a drawing compass, or experiment with reversing the poles for unexpected bouncy lines. Made in China. Materials: Neodynium Magnets, Steel, Ballpoint Pen Cartridge Measurements: 5″ L x 0.4″ dia. Available from Uncommon Goods.
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  • Student Unit: Compact Wood-Lined Hut is Cheap and Comfortable

    Stephanie
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    Everything a college student could ask for in a living space, from a private kitchen to a relaxing hammock chair, fits comfortably inside a mere 10-square-meter space. It's easy to imagine multiple 'Studentboende' huts lined up beside each other on a college campus as an alternative to the typical cramped, uncomfortable housing, and students probably wouldn't find much to complain about in the cozy, private digs. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Prefabricated Box Home: Cheap & Comfortable but Classy Modest Student Micro-Cottage is a Mere 12…
  • Fun Hamster Wheel Desk Makes the Rat Race More Literal

    Delana
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Standing desks are officially a Big Thing in office furniture now. All kinds of companies are adopting them in a bid to help their workers live longer, healthier lives and be more productive at work. But for a few cheeky San Francisco chaps, a standing desk is boring and a treadmill desk lacks creativity. So naturally, they made a giant hamster wheel you can work in. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Hamster Wheel Home Provides Offbeat Dual Living Spaces StorkStand May Be the Simplest Standing Desk Ever Designed Extend Your Life + Your Workspace:…
  • Tokyo Home With Slatted Facade is Perfectly Private

    Delana
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Is it possible to have a private sanctuary in a home that happens to sit in the middle of a very crowded city? Japanese studio Yuji Kimura Design created such a space for a client in Tokyo by concealing the home's private terrace behind a large slatted wood and translucent panel wall. House K is a modern/industrial style home in a busy neighborhood. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Private Paradise: Craftily Hidden Japanese Home & Garden Art of Living: Mixed-Used Private Home + Public Museum = Sophisticated Paris Home Boasts Suspended Rooftop…
  • Serve, then Swish: Beer Carrier Has 2nd Life as a Frisbee

    Delana
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Most product packaging is meant to be used once and then thrown away or recycled. It seems a pity to let still-usable materials go to waste, and designer Simon Kern agrees. He created Frisbeer as a way to carry beers for yourself and a couple of friends (or three beers just for you if it's that kind of day) - then when it has served its first purpose, it turns into a fun toy. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Reclaimed Egg Cartons Get a Second Life as Lamps DIY Cardboard Craft Idea: Cheap Modular Building Blocks Upcycled Art: Cardboard Craft from…
  • Minimalist Wind Chimes: Two-Piece Musical Decorations

    Delana
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Wind chimes can be a lovely addition to any home, and although they come in hundreds of shapes and sizes they are more or less all the same. Pieces of wood or metal hang from a central core, tap against one another, and create lovely sounds. Kouichi Okamoto of Kyouei Designs has redesigned the wind chime as a beautifully minimal work of art. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Modern Doorbell: Wired Musical Chimes Play Digital Tunes Simple Patio Table Tweak Keeps Plates Put, Even in the Wind Breeze-Shaped Building: Wind Rotates Floors, Makes Power…
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  • Everyone's a Critic: The Harshness of Online Commentary

    Linda Merrill
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    House Beautiful magazine recently posted an article on their website called The Ugly Side of Beautiful Rooms: Design in the Age of Internet Comments. The article, written by Annmarie Dooling, talks about the invective spewed online in comments sections and why people feel that it's okay to say things online that they wouldn't say in person. As the article says:You'd never walk into someone's home and say "Vomit." So why is this happening so often online?Of course, anyone who has been hanging out in the blogosphere as long as I have (since 2005!) knows that online comments are the worst. That…
  • Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander, S1E6 The Garrison Commander

    Linda Merrill
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    For the most part, Outlander is very much an "outside" story. There's lots of sleeping rough on the road, horse riding through the Highlands, campfires and buggy roadside inns. In other words, unlike Downton Abbey, there's not much in the way of fine interiors and "Get that look" opportunities.  So, while I adore the story and this television production, I am a little starved for just some pretty set decorating.  This week's episode on Starz features a very beautiful interior (finally!) that could be brought right into the present day.Our heroine, Claire, is still looking for a way…
  • Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander S1E5 - "The Rent" plus, visiting a wattle house

    Linda Merrill
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    In this week's episode, our heroine Claire is taken on the road with a pack of MacKenzie men to collect the rents from outlying tenant farmers who hadn't been able to make it to The Gathering at Castle Leoch. War Chieftan Dougal figures it would be good to have a healer along and Claire sees it as an opportunity to get out of the castle and perhaps closer to the standing stones and maybe even back to the 20th century.At one of the stops, Claire finds a group of women who are singing a working song which aids in the rhythm (and helps pass the time, no doubt) while they prepare a large piece of…
  • Boston Magazine Dream Home 2014

    Linda Merrill
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    The 2014 Boston Magazine Dream Home will be open for public tours starting on September 10th. For the last ten years, the magazine has been teaming with a local builder, architect, designer and a charity to build a house that focuses on a specific kind of living style. This year's house, located in Salisbury, MA, is a single family house that feature's "net-zero" energy living.The design/build team this year is Ridgeview Construction, Kaplan Thompson Architects, and the design coordinator is Lisa Wasserman Sivan. Boston Children's Hospital is the non-profit beneficiary.The roof on the back of…
  • Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander, S1E4 The Gathering, and scenic insider

    Linda Merrill
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    This week's installment of Starz TV's production of Outlander brings us the famous "Gathering" of the Clan MacKenzie where all the men under laird Colum MacKenzie come to the castle to swear their oath of fidelity to him and to the clan (and to pay their rents and proceeds from the farms they tend). The event is filled with filial love and furor and a kind of patriotism, though not as much to the State as to the clan. Colum (subtly played by Gary Lewis) is the top guy, but he suffers from Toulouse-Lautrec syndrome and while he can walk, does so very slowly and is depicted as always being…
 
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    Material Girls Blog

  • Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival Recap

    Jill-LA
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Last month I attended the 4th annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival, a four day long event featuring different tasting events & venues. The event represents major chefs and vineyards, along with sampling unique and flavorful foods. I had the opportunity to attend a champagne and caviar event at the L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills along with two of the Lexus Grand Tasting events in downtown LA. The rooftop setting for the champagne and caviar event held at the L’Ermitage Beverly Hills Hotel. Attending the champagne and caviar event on a really gorgeous summer evening.
  • White after Labor Day?…”YES!” I say….

    Julia-Chicago
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
     Who said you can’t wear white after Labor Day (other than my mother!)? Well, I’ve never been one to follow the “fashion” rules and I tend to make up my own design rules too. As much as I love bright colors like orange and turquoise, I equally love a nice crisp white palette. I like to use white as a statement in and of itself. When I use white, it’s usually all white. I like white to stand on its own instead of being used as a canvas. It has so much more to say! White is an amazing way to showcase architecture.  I use white to unify unrelated spaces and to lift…
  • Thermador Chef for a Day!

    Julia-Chicago
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Happy September! Can you even believe it?! I’ve been reflecting on my whirlwind summer, full of lots of travel and work=fun. In July, I was delighted to attend Thermador and Traditional Home’s 2nd Annual “Great Kitchen Getaway” event in sunny + beachy Southern California. I was joined by  a fabulous team of designers and lifestyle bloggers from across the country; Dana Wolter, Nancy and Eric Dalton, Karen Williams, Lisa Mende, Beth Le Manach, Jennifer Markanich, Karin Edwards, Kelly Morriseau and Courtney Price. We hung out at the Thermador Experience & Design…
  • Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival

    Jill-LA
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:44 pm
    This year marks the fourth annual Food & Wine Festival taking place here in Los Angeles. Events kick off now and through the weekend. I am looking forward to attending some of the city wide events over the next few days including a champagne and caviar event rooftop at the chic L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills along with the Lexus Grand Tasting Event in Downtown LA. For all the festival highlights, you can follow LA Food & Wine: Facebook Twitter  Instagram Pinterest and #lafw You can follow me too! Instagram and Twitter
  • Trendspotting in Spain..Aged objects become modern art!

    Julia-Chicago
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:14 am
    For the second year in a row, I am honored to be selected- along with four amazing design colleagues from New York, Atlanta, Sacramento and Austin- as one of Silestone’s “Trendspotters”. The whole gang was blessed with the opportunity to be whisked off to Spain for an adventurous week. Nothing like being immersed in a vibrant new culture to get the creative juices flowing. It was a week full of inspiration and some powerful trend statements- melding both past and present. First stop was beautiful Barcelona where we spent 2 days exploring the town and taking in the sights.
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    Remodelista

  • Architect Is In: A Skylight Like a Moon in Tribeca

    Christine Chang Hanway
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    How to draw natural light into the center of an apartment? Long, narrow spaces with limited windows pose a perennial problem for New York’s urban dwellers. When Melissa Baker and Jon Handley, founding principals of New York's Pulltab Design and members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory, were asked to transform a duplex in Tribeca for a couple with two young children, they took full advantage of the fact that it occupies the fifth and top floor of the building. In addition to providing their clients with a new roof penthouse and garden, they also designed a giant…
  • Current Obsessions: In the Studio

    Remodelista Team
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Here's a look at what's on our radar this week. Above: Ceramic artist Brit McDaniel of Paper & Clay shows photographer Alice Gao around her Memphis, Tennessee, studio. Photograph by Alice Gao.  This weekend is Open House London, a chance to take a tour of some of the city's architecturally significant buildings.  We’re checking out the latest offerings from Artisan Connect, a social commerce venture that sells global goods for the home and aims to help craftspeople from Guatemala to Swaziland make a living. Above: California-born beauty expert Josie Maran takes Lonny…
  • 21 Tips: How to Save Water at Home, One Drop at a Time

    Sarah Lonsdale
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    I'm afraid that of late I've become a crushing bore on the topic of water (just ask my family). I’m on a mission to reduce consumption, at least in my own household. We recently downsized to a smaller cottage in Northern California (a temporary move, but one that I'm liking). Our close quarters have meant that I'm suddenly much more aware of everything that goes on, including idle faucet running and the showering habits of primping teens. The monthly water bill is one gauge of usage, and paying attention to everyday domestic activities is also extremely helpful. Droughts may come and…
  • Trending on Gardenista: Style on a Budget

    Remodelista Team
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Michelle and her team offer their favorite low-budget tips and tricks for kitting out your outdoor space, including 10 garden hacks that feature concrete blocks, recycled bedsprings as modernist garden sculptures, and a garden made almost entirely of salvaged wood. Above: Michelle dropped in on the wind-swept General Store SF garden, with outdoor furniture and planters made from reclaimed wood. Photograph by Tom Kubik for Gardenista. Above: Meredith spent last weekend cooking recipes from Bitter: A Taste of the World's Most Dangerous Flavor, a cookbook by Australian-born, Toronto-based author…
  • Venice Beach: Surf and Sleep in Style at Casa Shelter Half

    Sarah Lonsdale
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you've ever eyed the houses on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, in Venice, California, and fancied moving in, now is your chance. The just-finished Casa Shelter Half, a two-bedroom bungalow, stands ready to rent—surfboards on hand. The project is a collaboration between Shelter Half, a lifestyle retailer owned by Davide Berruto and LA designer Heather Heron in conjunction with Safehouse Collective, a Southern California real estate and hospitality group. The trio wanted to create a space based on the Shelter Half brand that, as Heron explains, “touched on its core elements of…
 
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    Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time

  • Before & After: A Simple Stool Gets Gilded for Just $15

    20 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Looking for inspiration on how a simple step — a tiny application of a surprising material, for instance — can dramatically upgrade the look of a tired piece of furniture you might already have? Then you'll appreciate the do-this-in-a-weekend amount of work that Elly put into this old wooden piano stool. READ MORE »
  • 10 Easy DIY Home Decor Ideas For Leftover Spray Paint

    20 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    I haven't done a DIY project around the house in awhile, but even I know I've got a can of leftover spray paint lying around the house somewhere. Don't go out and buy more materials for DIY projects; we've got ten ideas of simple (even pretty obvious!) DIY details you can do around the house with leftover spray paint you might already have. Will one of these spark an idea for you this weekend? READ MORE »
  • Trouble Leaving Work at Work? 5 Ways to Truly Disconnect at Home

    20 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    As more and more of us work more, work from home and are more connected to work than ever before, plenty of us are finding it difficult to truly disconnect from work. We find ourselves checking in just in case. Trying to get ahead when we find some free time — instead of doing a hobby. We find ourselves letting work worries cloud our non-work time. If you're one of the many who has trouble disconnecting from work on the weekends and in the evenings, try one of these tips today. READ MORE »
  • Pre-Order The Kitchn Cookbook! (And Get a Bonus Goodie) — The Kitchn Cookbook

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Pre-Order & Peek Inside The Kitchn Cookbook We're so pleased and excited to announce that our other site's new book, The Kitchn Cookbook, is now available for pre-order! The Kitchn Cookbook (out October 7) is more than just a cookbook — it's a handbook to a happy, healthy, nourished kitchen, with recipes, tips, cleaning advice, cooking lessons, gathering inspiration, and tastes of all the things that make up The Kitchn. Pre-orders receive a bonus download goodie! READ MORE »
  • Look We Love: Gold Fixtures in the Bathroom

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I love watching trends cycle in and out of favor. Three years ago, Catrin wrote a post predicting that gold fixtures would make a comeback in the bathroom and asking readers whether they could stomach this. The response, almost universally: not in a million years. But, sure enough, over the last few years gold (and brass) fixtures have been slowly cropping up in bathrooms all over. What do you think — still not a fan? Is the look growing on you? Or have you loved it all along? READ MORE »
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • (Re)Introducing the Spanner Lounge Chair With Arms

    Becky
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    We are so pleased to announce that we are carrying The Spanner Lounge Chair with Arms at Design Public. Originally created in 1950 by Russell Spanner (1916-1974), the award-winning chair has been out of production for more than 50 years. Gus*Design Group worked in collaboration with the Spanner family to revive this iconic chair, meticulously matching the materials, construction and details to the original chair. The frame is constructed of  solid birch and curved birch plywood and the seat is 100% cotton woven strapping. During the design collaboration with the Spanner family, Gus*Design…
  • Save 15% on Loll Designs Through September

    DesignPublic.com
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    The great thing about September is that it will give us some of the nicest days of the year and is also a good month for scooping up outdoor furniture at a discount. Through September 30, 2014, save 15% on Loll Designs. Loll Designs is a company that celebrates mid-century modern classics as well as contemporary style, adding twists like an unexpected line, bold bright colors and always a big old dollop of playfulness. Get the fire cracking with Loll’s Fire Ring Set. One of the best things about Loll Designs’ furniture is that while it’s durable enough to stand up to the…
  • Labor Day Sale: Don’t Miss the Chance to Save!

    Becky
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:24 pm
    In case you’re not on our email list, you should know, we’re having a big fat … (a few pesky little exemptions apply) You have through midnight, EST on Labor Day 2014 (that’s September 1st to those of you who are having a little too much fun to keep track this weekend) to save 15% on almost everything at Design Public. I am using this uncharacteristically big font so that you don’t miss out. So have a fun browse now, go toast up some s’mores, catch some fireworks, sleep on it and order up your goods tomorrow. Just use the coupon code LABORDAY14 during…
  • California Boho Goes Pro in this Santa Monica Office

    Becky
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:58 pm
    TV production developer Ashley Stern needed to set up a Los Angeles outpost for her Paris-based company —quickly and on a limited budget. The space her real estate agent and interior designer Veerta Motiani helped her choose had plenty of pluses. It was around the corner from Santa Monica’s Main Street, it had wonderful high ceilings and industrial style, the building was new with a gorgeous lobby and roof-deck ocean views, and the price was right. However, the long narrow space posed some design challenges. It didn’t get a great amount of natural light, the ceilings were a little too…
  • Last Chance To Save 20% Off Gus*Modern Upholstered Pieces

    DesignPublic.com
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Just a reminder that our sale on Gus*Modern upholstered pieces is ending soon. So take the weekend to think it over and get your orders in by Sunday (August 17, 2014) at midnight EST. If you haven’t had a chance to glance over the options, here’s a peek at a few of the highlights. Gus*Modern has great sofa selections, whether you’re looking for a loveseat, full-sized or a sectional. The Jane Loft Bi-Sectional Sofa is very versatile. Its metal base lends it well to a loft, while its tufting lets it fit right in with a more traditional family room. Speaking of versatile, one…
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    Home Design Find

  • Design Dilemma: Trends in Kitchen Backsplashes

    preynolds
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
    Modern Kitchen by Toronto Interior Designers & Decorators Croma Design Inc Kitchen trends come and go.  And so we are in the midst of a few striking changes when it comes to kitchen design. Backsplashes are changing their look. The glass and mosiac tiles of last year are giving way to sleek solid surfaces. What’s the benefit? Well, aside from a different look, one continuous surface is much easier-to-clean with no joints, grout lines or other places for grime to collect. We’re seeing these backsplashes everywhere. For instance, here’s Cararra marble used in a…
  • Design Dilemma: Top Five Tips on Decorating a Tiny Living Room

    preynolds
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:03 am
    Contemporary Living Room by Burlington Interior Designers & Decorators Cynthia Taylor-Luce Designing any kind of small space can be challenging, but living rooms come with extra challenges. For one, it’s often the first area of your home that you and guests see. It needs to accommodate down time if it serves as your family room, but it’s also got to accommodate your book club, sewing circle or poker night. It may even need, from time to time, to accommodate overnight guests. There are few areas of our homes pressed into service on so many fronts, but, as the reception area of…
  • Scandinavian Design Inside and Out

    Susan Kraemer
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    K M Architektur with offices in Austria, Germany and Switzerland designed this charming woodclad home with a very Scandinavian touch in Weinfelden, Thurgau, Switzerland. The house is clad in locally harvested natural white pine, arranged in a crisscross pattern reminiscent of a quilt. The master bedroom is a study of simplicity wrapped in white pine the cantilevered bed platform and headboard wall niche. The wood cladding continues inside and out, creating a seamless transition between the interior and exterior of the house. Although the house itself is quite narrow – the deck outside…
  • A Dramatic Black House for Viewing a Desert Landscape

    Susan Kraemer
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    When viewing California’s Joshua Tree National Park through the black entry courtyard of this house the colors are enhanced. In the Black Desert House by by Marc Atlan and Oller & Pejic, somehow the black makes the desert all the brighter by contrast. Inside, in the living room, brilliant reds, fuchsias and oranges complete the golds of the desert and the blue of the sky. A pair of Louis VIII chairs add an wry touch of pompousness that is amusingly out of place with the raw power of nature at its most elemental. The jagged modernity of the stark black house itself is more of a…
  • Tropical Ease and Sophistication in a Singapore Garden Villa

    Susan Kraemer
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:47 am
    Here is one of two identical houses built for a client’s teenage sons and their future families in Singapore. The new house is on a very narrow lot next to the existing home from Aamer Architects. A glamorous rooftop pool tops the narrow house that very nearly fills the lot. A zigzag floor plan allows windows on three sides – making the house seem much more open than the narrow plot really is. Ceiling height french doors completely open the wall to the lush garden outside. The many very tall thin french doors create the feeling of a tropical conservatory. The zigzag floor plan…
 
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    Bloesem

  • Link love

    Bloesem
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Loving these West Germany vases in Kristina Dam her home A pefect idea of these vinstage cermaics can add so much character to your home. Thank you Danielle for including the Bloesem Gazette in the latest news from the Blogging World! These many floral beauties can only mean a truly Happy Spring! These quilted placemats.. Chilly days call for cute clothes. Our friends from Deckle and Hide will be teaching us how to make candles soon! All things pretty .. Love the Gamma Folk necklaces so it was great to read this profile of Lily. Great series of biz lady profiles over on Design Sponge. Some…
  • The Tiny Roaster

    Bloesem
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:13 pm
    On wednesdays when I am not at Bloesem I try to spend some time exploring parts of Singapore I have not seen. One wednesday, a friend invited us to the The Tiny Roaster, a little cafe his sister had just opened. The loveliest little coffee studio it was to spend an afternoon in.  They offer artisan hand brews, as well as roasted coffee beans, for you to get your caffeine kick at home. Located in Clementi, Singapore, it is tucked away between some of the blocks of houses but it is definitely worth visiting. Have a look at the photos yourself! You just know they put their heart and soul into…
  • Coveting ceramics

    Bloesem
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    If you have not heard, we recently published the second issue of the Bloesem Gazette, this time it came along with an online version - the Bloesem e-Gazette! Here's a sneak peek to one of our favourite articles in the latest  Bloesem e-Gazette (click here to download it). Irene shares her love of ceramics with us in this article, introducing us to some of the big names in ceramics and letting us in on how she goes about collecting all the beautiful pieces we have seen both on the blogs and her instagram. Read on: Coveting Ceramics.. // Text and pictures by Irene Hoofs I have always…
  • Shibori Dyeing with Indigo

    Bloesem
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:35 pm
    The last week of August was dedicated to shibori dyeing with Arounna from Bookhou. Arounna and John reside in Canada but were here for a week's stay along with 5 classes - 3 shibori classes and 2 other water coloring classes.  The artistic couple took this chance to explore Singapore and do abit of painting too. We loved following their journey on Arounna's instagram account. They painted in the park and noticed all kinds of beautiful flora and fauna which we might have taken for granted.  Anyway, back to the shibori class.. it went swimmingly! With the shibori print being one of…
  • Kristina Dam

    Bloesem
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Walking the line between art and functional design is Kristina Dam. Her interior collection is just breath taking, integrating pieces of art into living spaces seamlessly. One great example is the mirror mirror. Use it as a mirror by flipping the center piece from side to side or as in art piece. Beautiful either way.  Another outstanding piece is the magazine rack. The simple yet functional design allows you to both store magazines and hold a cup of coffee or your bowl of morning yoghurt. The use of marble and wood is also a home run. View her entire interior collection here, as well as…
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    2Modern Blog

  • Knoll Annual Sale: 15% Off + Free Shipping Sept 19-30

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
    Knoll has long been the gold standard for authentic, groundbreaking modern furniture, spanning classic designs from Mid Century giants, to innovative offerings from leading contemporary stars. Our Knoll Annual Sale features icons from Florence Knoll, Mies van der Rohe, and Harry Bertoia, along with recent works by Ross Lovegrove and Barber Osgerby, all available at a rare 15% discount. The sale lasts through September 30th, and includes complimentary white glove delivery. View our entire Knoll collection here >
  • Maison Louis Carré by Alvar Aalto

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Maison Louis Carré is one of the 20th Century’s great Modernist private residences, and one of the few outside Finland to be designed by Alvar Aalto, its low-slung elegance impeccably captured here by photographer Bruno Suet. Located outside Paris in the enclave of Bazoches-sur-Guyonnes, the house was commissioned in 1956 by the French art dealer Louis Carré , and completed by Aalto 3 years later. Designed as both a private residence and public art gallery, Aalto gave the commisson the kind of holistic care emblematic of his design philosophy, beginning with the house’s…
  • 2Modern Fanimation Sale Highlights National Ceiling Fan Day

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    You’d be forgiven for not knowing that today is National Ceiling Fan Day. An green initiative spearheaded in 2013 by the American Lighting Association, fan manufacturers, and leading energy conservation groups, the aim of National Ceiling Fan Day is to draw attention to the intrinsic energy efficiency of fans over air conditioning units. Ceiling fans, on average, use a fraction of the energy hogged by air conditioners, and with autumn in the air (for most of us), National Ceiling Fan Day is as good a reminder as any to shelve those air conditioners for the rest of the year, in favor…
  • Basalt Oak Tables by Normal Studio

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Proving that nothing may be more beautiful or dramatic than basic black, French design agency Normal Studio has created a suite of 5 tables, hand crafted from a single trunk of an oak tree. A collaboration with the design gallery Ymer & Malta, Normal Studio’s Basalt tables were fashioned from heartwood, the hardest, oldest wood at the core of a trunk, typically darker in color than its surrounding, younger wood. Aiming to echo the fossil-like characteristics of non-living heartwood, the designers have assembled each table from chunks of heartwood pieces, and then manually…
  • Screen Gems: Paul Farrell’s Crystal Prints

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    British graphic designer Paul Farrell has parlayed his fondness for printmaking and his love of nature into a range of greeting cards and home products which feature clean, stylized illustrations informed by the natural world. We especially like his limited edition screen prints—like these gem-inspired images—which showcase his skill at composing handsome geometric compositions from flat planes of color, exactingly repeated and layered to produce subsidiary colors. That’s one way to arrive at a jewel of a print, wouldn’t you say? Images: Paul Farrell
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    Landfair on Furniture

  • 7 Easy Ways to Add Character to a Bland Apartment

    Michael Landfair
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    The upside of renting is that you’re not responsible if anything goes wrong.  Dishwasher breaks? Call the landlord.  AC not working?  Call the landlord.  It’s a great feeling, isn’t it?The downside, however, is that you’re pretty limited when it comes to making aesthetic improvements that make the place feel like it embodies your design style.  You don’t own it, so you can’t change it.But that doesn’t mean your hands are tied.  There are several easy and affordable ways to upgrade a bland apartment without breaking the terms of your lease or risking…
  • Designing An Office That Is Truly Efficient

    Michael Landfair
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Your business does not have unlimited space in its office, and you may move to a new office that is still not unlimited. You need to make smart decisions that will save space in the office while making the office look impressive at the same time. You might not have thought that sliding door hardware would be impressive, you can utilize your space in untold ways with just one major change.

The Office Layout

The way you set up your office is up to you. You can place all the management offices around the perimeter of the space, and your employees can have cubicles in the center. Your…
  • Depave Movement: from parking lots to paradise

    Michael Landfair
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    Portland,OR depave movement: from parking lots to paradise
  • Some Still Like Tubs

    Michael Landfair
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:12 am
    I thought the tub was over for adults. In fact, we've thought about taking out the tub and replacing it with a walk in tile shower big enough for two. Now according to Breathe Modern, it looks like freestanding tubs are in. Take a look at these:Rexa_Design_Unico_Egg_1Madera wood bathtub by WS Bath Collections
  • Fall 2014 Home Decor: An ensemble production

    Michael Landfair
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    Beth Kushnick, set decorator for CBS' "The Good Wife," has created her own furnishings line, which debuts this fall." She has some interesting opinions on what we will be seeing this fall season in home decor.Los Angeles-based designer Trip Haenisch also chips in with her ideas for fall. All this in the article by the AP. tophomedesignz.blogspot.comThe surprise? "Midcentury modern takes the lead this fall and winter. Accent chairs are armless or lower-profile, and furniture has either a California-chic or Danish-modern vibe."
 
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    COTE DE TEXAS

  • How Does A 90 Year Old Gentleman Decorate? In Connecticut, Downtown NYC, and London

    20 Sep 2014 | 2:13 am
    Recently, I reviewed the book “One Man’s Folly” about the antiquarian Furlow Gatewood, a designer in his 90s living at his childhood farm in a series of houses he has brought to the property.Amazingly, Gatewood was in his 80s when he started moving the houses to his property – decorating each one in his own personal style.   What an inspiration he is!  Surely, there aren’t many other men like him around – are there?Well, I can think of another one in particular.  Last week, T – the New York Times magazine -   did a story on another 90s something man…
  • Milieu Magazine–The Fall 2014 Issue

    13 Sep 2014 | 11:22 pm
      The new issue of Milieu Magazine is now available at newsstands and online, digitally.   This issue is a celebration of their First Anniversary!  Hard to believe, it’s already been a year since the magazine launched. As usual, Milieu is full of eye candy.  The cover alone is so gorgeous – it’s perfection.  I especially love the white roses in a contemporary glass vase set on a classic silver tray!  So simple, yet so beautiful.  Usually the Southern Look is roses in a confit pot, but here the crystal looks so fresh --- love it and want to copy…
  • A Veranda Photoshoot–Six Years Later

    9 Sep 2014 | 6:54 pm
      In 2008, Veranda magazine highlighted this fabulous Malibu house overlooking Zuma Beach.  It was designed by blogging favorite architect Stephen Giannetti of Velvet and Linen fame and the interiors were done by the great interior decorator Madeline Stuart.  The house has long been an internet and pinterest favorite – due to its soothing and casual interiors and its South of France vibe that Giannetti is so perfect at.   Add to this the romance of it also being a horse farm with stables and trails that wind throughout the property.   And there is the view…
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    Atticmag

  • Making Sense of Apple TV

    Jane F
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Most people may already know about Apple TV but I didn’t. For a long time, I really didn’t understand what an alternate system like Apple TV or Roku does, or why it might be worth the investment. The only “streaming” I knew about centered on my kitchen sink faucet. But two of my friends know everything. One is my pal Tracy, who told me about her Apple TV and urged me to get one. Tracy is super smart and always right. I took her suggestion and now I want to pass along my experience here because, after six months, we cannot imagine life without our Apple TV.… Continue…
  • Updating White Kitchens

    Jane F
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Four years ago, I observed that the all white kitchens trend was over. Looking back, that was the beginning of the end. Today, the white kitchen — often amusingly referred to as “the one true kitchen” — has been copied to death. Apart from light fixtures or other details, it’s often difficult to tell white kitchens from one another. In concept, they are very lovely but the look has become formulaic. The all-white kitchen [top] is typical of the genre as it has milk-color Shaker style cabinets with Victorian brackets and feet, and upper cabinets with glass doors. Another hallmark is…
  • Hallway Picture Walls

    Jane F
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    “Think of hallways as palate cleansers — the sorbet that’s served before diving in to the next course.” — Barry Dixon. The concept of keeping things neutral in a hallway doesn’t mean bland or lacking in personality. Hallways say a great deal about the taste and creativity at work in a house. Few are so grand they need to make a statement — usually that’s reserved for the living room. However, an entry, landing,  stairwell or other hall tend to be highly original when family photos or special collections are displayed. Personalizing hallway picture walls can…
  • Exotic Sink Faucets

    Jane F
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Elaborate, unusual faucets are like pieces of art — or jewelry for your sink. My idea of Turkish delight has nothing to do with candy, unless it’s eye candy — like the incredibly exotic sink faucet in a basin lined with stylized tulip Iznik tiles. Embellished, handcrafted, and clearly made of brass, the faucets are Turkish. I’ve been saving the photo because it’s so unusual (at least here in the US) as well as beautiful. This is likely a travel photo. But during the late 19th century, Middle Eastern themes and motifs appeared all across the decorative arts — from oil paintings…
  • Long Barn Gardens

    Jane F
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:06 pm
    In England, a historic home distinguished by its 20th century garden designers, has been taken on by a new generation. From 1915 to 1930, British diplomat Harold Nicolson and his wife, the poet and writer Vita Sackville-West, lived on an eight acre property in Sevenoaks Weald, Kent, known as Long Barn. Sackville-West, who may be the most famous and revered gardener of the 20th century, also wrote an influential weekly gardening column for The Observer newspaper at the time. But when it came to creating gardens, the couple worked as a team. And while they are best known for the monumental…
 
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    Young House Love

  • Feeeeeelings

    Sherry Petersik
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    This post was 3,000 words long. They all felt overly complicated and heavy and weird. I clicked delete. Then I just typed what we’re really feeling, complete with things we’ve never said out loud and even a few things we’ve never fully admitted to ourselves before. The truth is that we love you guys. Like for real. Even for the tough love. We know you say it because you care (or hopefully you did at some point), and we want you to know we care right back. We want to do a good job. We want to do this with joy and excitement. We want to inspire you. We know this is an…
  • Come Pet Our Tile: The Musical

    Sherry Petersik
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts so honestly over the last few days after Thursday’s post update. Please know that we’ve read every comment and are giving them lots of thought. Sometimes we get so caught up in “the response” that it’s hard to fully absorb what people are saying, really think about it, and address it in actions and not just in knee-jerk words. We aren’t glossing over things by posting this, but it gives us time to keep processing so we can be thoughtful and honest in return. In the meantime… The laundry room’s finished!
  • Fab Freebie: It’s Curtains For You

    John Petersik
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Update: We hoped to have a Thursday post for you guys but this week didn’t go as planned. So sorry! Update #2: We’d love your thoughts on this thread that popped up on this post. What are your opinions about smaller posts when we can’t write something juicy? Skip them and just own that we can’t post that day with a little update like this one, or would you rather see something small instead of nothing (like a quick organizing update, a Reader Redesign, a dilemma we’re debating, etc)? Thanks for the feedback! Curtains can make the room. And pillows, well, you can…
  • That’s My Jamb (aka: How To Hang A Door)

    John Petersik
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
    Hope you guys had an awesome Labor Day. We split time between family and house projects which is pretty much our sweet spot. This week is going to be especially hairy thanks to having book stuff nearly every day, but we did manage to eke out a few things to share and hope to be back to normal next week (might not be as on top of comments until then either). But back to my jamb. Or should I say my jambs? They don’t have casings yet, the leftover doorknobs will be upgraded to these backplated-versions, and one door still needs to be painted like whoa – but boy does it feel good to…
  • Chasing Waterfalls

    John Petersik
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    Update: Happy Labor Day! We’ll be spending the holiday with family (and our laundry room) but we’ll be back on Tuesday with a post as usual. Hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday! That’s right. You can call me T-Boz. Let’s talk about our new shelf in the laundry room, which is sporting a sweet arm band waterfall edge and some light natural stain. We deviated from our usual mocha stain choice because we were inspired by a few rooms we’ve seen with light cabinets and tile mixed with with natural wood to add some texture and warmth. Here’s a wider shot…
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  • Renee Dahl: Barbie’s BFF

    Ty Wenzel, Creative Director
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:18 pm
    For the NY Times piece, I had interviewed Renee Dahl. I felt the article didn’t really cover the world that IS Renee Dahl in any real way – a world devoted to Barbie – and its meaning to society as a whole (the article was about the Hamptons’ …
  • A Refuge of Natural Light

    Ty Wenzel, Creative Director
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:44 pm
    My first feature for the New York Times came out online today and will be in the Metro section of the New York Times tomorrow. But you can read it here by downloading it as a pdf. Here are some …
  • A Little Something For The Citiots!

    Ty Wenzel, Creative Director
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Spotted at Carvel in Bridgehampton, NY.
  • Douchebag Revolution (Hamptons Style)

    Ty Wenzel, Creative Director
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:51 pm
    This was originally published in East Hampton Patch. It’s official.  Douchebag spotters has gone viral.  And it has competitors.  It seems that locals have had enough and we are not going to take it anymore.  The internet is the perfect venue to spew everything …
  • Unlocked

    Ty Wenzel, Creative Director
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:31 pm
    In a dreamless sleep I shall leave crumbs on the sill. You betrayed my love. Yet. I will keep the window Unlocked.
 
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    The Finishing Touch

  • Blinds Customer Home Decor Blinds Match

    Evie Sweeten
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
     “ANOTHER great job from Blinds.com – Thank you!” Recently, an excited customer shared pictures of his successfully installed mini blinds and sun shades, and we think there couldn’t have been a better pairing! Brett ordered aluminum blinds for his garage and a Coolaroo sun shade for his gazebo, both of which add the finishing touch to their respectful rooms. 1/2″ Aluminum Mini Blinds in customer Brett’s garage. Coolaroo Exterior Sun Shades in customer Brett’s gazebo. We love the way the window treatments add to Brett’s home decor without…
  • 8 Things We Love from Oh Joy! for Target

    Abigail Sawyer
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:46 am
    Target has had the most spot on partnerships lately between Emily Henderson and Jan Halvarson of Poppytalk. We’re thrilled that their entertaining line with Joy Cho of Oh Joy! is debuting another collection for fall. Joy never fails to dazzle us with quirky colorful decor, easy DIY projects and sweet as pie fashion for kids and moms. We can’t get enough of her bright, happy world. Here are our top picks from her fall collection at Target. They’ll have you itching to plan a party, we guarantee it. Striped Stoneware Pitcher With fall fast approaching we can’t wait to…
  • Baby Gizmo At Home Revealed! (Video)

    Abigail Sawyer
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    We want you to meet Blinds.com’s new best friend, Baby Gizmo and check out their new video series, At Home With Baby Gizmo! About Baby Gizmo Hollie, Lee and 3 kiddoes under the age of 9 make up the Baby Gizmo family. Hollie and the gang are world class baby/family product testers. If you’re a mom who’s tired of spending too much on baby supplies, or are shopping for a stroller or car seat, you’ve got to check out Hollie’s extensive video reviews. She’s extremely choosy and only recommends the best. Windows, Windows Everywhere… Hollie and fam recently…
  • 9 Picks from the Ikea PS 2014 Collection

    Abigail Sawyer
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:47 am
    We always turn to Ikea for neutral basics, but this year they’ve really pulled out all the stops with their pastel-accented PS 2014 collection. If your home needs a style update, give these easy to incorporate, high impact pieces a try. PS 2014 Geometric Wool Rug - $129 Blonde wood basics get scandinavian geo flair with this rug underfoot. Ikea PS 2014 Birch Wall Shelf - $49 We can’t decide if this versatile shelf would be better in the kitchen like a fancy pot rack, in the bathroom as linen storage, in the bedroom as an accessory holder, or in the entry as a coat rack! Ikea PS…
  • Hold up Window Coverings With New Drapery Hardware

    Evie Sweeten
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Have you ever tried to hide your ugly drapery hardware with a ridiculous amount of fabric? Those days are over with the arrival of our all new Custom Wrought Iron 1”Traversing Drapery Hardware!  Why Update Your Drapery Hardware? We love this drapery hardware because of all the options it has to offer. Each style comes in black, pewter, rustica, and bronze to match any drapery. With nine end styles available, ranging from fleur to square cap, Custom Wrought Iron 1″ Traversing Drapery Hardware can work for any decor whether clean, modern, or vintage. This product will work well with…
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    The Office Stylist

  • Throwing a fabulous event, girls night in or a party-ROUNDUP

    The Office Stylist
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    My life and brand are all about the little details. Whether it’s throwing an event for WORK. or mixing up some yummy cocktails, the little details are what matter. Over the last few months I’ve introduced you to some delicious cocktail recipes and included some of my favorite ways to plan fun days/nights. From a girls night... View full post > Related posts: Need a break from work? Try a GIRLS NIGHT IN with Blueberry Besties {RECIPE INCLUDED} Women Entrepreneur’s Club + Pinnacle Apple Pop {Recipe Included} Rough Week at Work? Try a Girls Night in with Trop 50 Rasberry…
  • Jena Gambaccini’s Colorful and Fashionable Work Space

    The Office Stylist
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Describe your office space to us:  It’s a place where I pretty much use fashion as decoration. There’s shoes, bags, and clothes all around but in the most organized way I can put them together. I just wanted a place where I can be creative but also display the items I love so much. They look much... View full post > Related posts: Risa Baker’s Faux Lux Home Office Space Styled by Noir’s STYLIZED Home Office Space Desert Domicile’s Office Space
  • Creating a Cool Office Space in Three Easy Steps

    Sarah Weiner
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    “I want a cool office space.” I hear it all the time. But, what does ‘cool’ actually mean? Everyone seems to have a different interpretation of the word. To somebody, ‘cool’ means hip and trendy. To someone else, ‘cool’ means innovative. I think I have accepted the fact that, no matter what, ‘cool’ signifies a... View full post > Related posts: Bored of your space? Re-Style your Workspace in 3 Easy Steps Brownell Travel’s Home Away from Home Office Space Cool Pencil Case
  • How to “Tailgate” Fabulously-Tips + Tricks from The Office Stylist

    The Office Stylist
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    It’s no secret that I like to make every part of my life fabulous or chic in some way. It’s how I started my brand, I wanted my work life, day and space to look more fabulous. I noticed that everything that I do from styling an office, throwing a girls night in to Taco Tuesdays... View full post > Related posts: Summer Office Party-Easy, quick and delicious snacks {RECIPE INCLUDED} Taco Tuesdays at the Office {Recipe Included} 5 Tips & Tricks for Updating Your Office Walls!
  • Women Entrepreneur’s Club + Pinnacle Apple Pop {Recipe Included}

    The Office Stylist
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Last night we had a fabulous event at WORK. and I can’t wait to share a yummy recipe with you! We’ve had a few great events since launching the new space and one of my faves was last nights Women Entrepreneur’s Club. What better way to network, meet awesome entrepreneurial women than with something as... View full post > Related posts: Cucumber Classics + the Perfect After-Hours Book-Club! (Recipe Included) Need a break from work? Try a GIRLS NIGHT IN with Blueberry Besties {RECIPE INCLUDED} CELEBRATE a work triumph with a Lemon Blueberry Drop {RECIPE INCLUDED}
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    Styleture

  • CXC Simulations: For The Ultimate Man Cave!

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

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

    testadmin
    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

    testadmin
    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

    testadmin
    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…
 
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    Bridget Beari Design Chat

  • Designer Sketches

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

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

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:22 am
    Dinner on the Beach in TulumAlthough it was hard to venture away from Casa Yakunah and the fabulous food from Antonio our chef. One afternoon we went into town for some shopping and then stopped at Hartwood. This restaurant is the brain child of Eric Werner and partner Mya from New York. I love that they picked up and left the city for Tulum. What a beautiful place! The restaurant is an open air style - no traditional kitchen here only wood stoves and prep tables. Look at this sketch May did for the concept: sketch from the selby.comHabernero pineapple…
  • Bridget Beari in Tulum Mexico

    15 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    I am thrilled to show you one of the most exciting Bridget Beari projects, Casa Yakunah. I designed the interior of this private home in Tulum Mexico. The house is located 2 hours south of Cancun in the biosphere reserve called the Sian K'aan. This section of land is surround by the Caribbean on one side and the lagoon on the other. It is a stunning piece of property. The house was designed by Mexican architect from Cancun. We had many challenges between the Mexican architect, the American designer and the Italian contractor plus most of the workers…
  • Bridget Beari Back Room Sale!

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Look what we have at the Bridget Beari Back Room! Zebra stool for $175.00What a steal!A great accent for any room! Use it in a foyer under a console….Use it in a closet…..Use it at the base of the bedroom …...Come see us at the West End Antique Mall for all the cool Bridget Beari items. Happy Designing ……
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    COCOCOZY

  • FRENCH MODERN KITCHEN - ROOM TO LOVE

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:17 pm
    As we go into the weekend, thought I would leave you with a lovely French kitchen in Paris' St. Germain district.  (I know...more design from France). I like the fact that this kitchen is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • THE MULTI MILLION DOLLAR PARIS TOWNHOUSE I LOVE

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:46 pm
    My mother loves Paris.  My sister loves Paris.  My guy TE loves Paris.  Hence I am always on the "dream hunt" for a magical place in Paris that we could keep for vacations and long... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 9 BEAUTIFUL BANISTERS - STAIR RAILING CHIC

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Lately, have been thinking a lot about banisters, stair and balcony railings.  Don't ask me why. Lately have been also thinking that I am not as smart as I was years ago. Don't ask me why. I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • THE PANTON CHAIR - MODERN DESIGN CLASSIC

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    Dining room designed by Darryl Carter featuring white Panton dining chairs (above)First introduced to market in 1967, this one material plastic cantilever chair has become a modern classic. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • $13 MILLION DOLLAR NYC TOWNHOUSE - SEE THIS HOUSE

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:52 am
    Listed at $13,250,000, this upper East Side New York City town house at 211 East 61st Street (between 2nd and 3rd) has it all.  5 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 2 partial baths in 5,650 square feet... [[ 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

  • The Secret To Winning Clients

    DesignSuccessU
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    By Maria Bayer DSU’s Authentic Sales Coach Last week we talked about how to become irresistible to your clients, and strategies you can employ to shift the way you approach your conversations. This week we’ll cover the secret to winning clients. And it’s likely more simple than you expect. The reason why people buy anything is because they have a need. They [...]
  • ELEVATE Seminar

    DesignSuccessU
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    How to get and close your ideal client faster / Clearly communicate your value proposition Interior designers, get exactly what you need for your business right now with our fun, yet intensive format with Lisa Ferguson that includes a fast paced panel, breakout clusters with Gail Doby and Sarah Walker where you can ask any questions, and private mini-mentoring sessions. Gail Doby [...]
 
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    Simplified Bee

  • Design Reveal :: Marble Bathroom

    admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. After months of planning, designing and building, our home addition is complete. Although I’m enjoying all of the new space, my favorite is the new master bathroom. At 6′ x 7′ its certainly isn’t big, but it has what we need. Come take a peek. The white and gray carrera tile was my starting point for the crisp, clean color scheme. The honeycomb pattern floor tiles are paired with 6″ x 18″ honed white carrera field…
  • Design Trend :: Metallic Throw Pillows

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. I’ve been spotting them everywhere these days. Metallics whether that be gold, silver, bronze or copper are giving interior furnishings, fixtures and textiles the Midas touch. Shimmery throw pillows are a great way to embrace the trend without going overboard. Just like animal prints, a little metallic touch goes a long way! Here are a few chic metallic throw pillows that rose to the top of my list. Product Links: 1 // gold hong kong pillow by…
  • Friday Finds :: New Home Decor at Target

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:10 am
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. Hello Friday! With the last few days of summer upon us, I wanted to share some fun finds to spruce up your home for fall from Target. Yes, Target. Between the new fall collection for Threshold and Nate Berkus, I’ve rounded up my five favorites. So chic and so affordable. Take a look… Product Links: 1 // Gold Task Lamp 2 // Nate Berkus Chevron Accent Rug in Ivory & Black 3 // Nate Berkus Faux Fur Stool 4 // Bar Cart in Gold 5 // Nate…
  • Five Favorites :: Fabulous Entryways

    admin
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Entryways offer us first glimpses into a home. It’s where we welcome guests and in some cases store such things as coats, purses, keys  and mail.  Entryway design takes planning if you want to it to be both beautiful and functional, so I’ve rounded up a few fabulous entryways that do both.  Loving this elegant entryway by Erin Gates Design of Elements of Style. The linen wrapped dresser with nailhead detailing is a head turner! Sarah Sherman Samuel of Smitten Studio (say that 5 times!) nails it here with modern and contemporary elements – console table, geometric mirror,…
  • Beautiful Southern California Home Tour

    admin
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    It’s a new week and I’m thrilled to be sharing a beautiful project by Corona del Mar, California-based interior designer, Ohara Davies-Gaetano. The emerging designer (recently published in Veranda) helped a family remodel and settle into their new Newport Beach home (downsizing from their previous one in Virginia). Ohara created an inviting, comfortable, yet elegant space reflective of her clients’ casual lifestyle. She also wanted a very open feeling where all areas of the house seamlessly flow into the next. Because the home was much smaller than what the owners were used…
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    lookslikewhite Blog

  • Pins of the Week: Copper

    Trudy Crane
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Lovely copper touches as we move into fall....I do love fall colours and the touches of copper everywhere in home decor these days is a nice change. It has been happening for awhile now but I am not tired of seeing this look. Cozy and warm copper tones moving into deep gold and reds are perfect as we start to see the changing leaves....how did fall get here so fast!! Have a great weekend!! Enjoy! Trudy xx   via: Sf Girl By the Bay, Found on apartmenttherapy.com, Found on thebohogarden.tumblr.com, Found on urbnite.tumblr.com, Found on adriaanlouw.co.za  
  • Industrial Styling

    Trudy Crane
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:09 pm
    I really love the look of this apartment and the styling is just so perfect...So many small vignettes and each room filled with fun and clever details. From the blackboard and the cool prints in the living room to the perfectly placed boots and boxing gloves in the bedroom there is not a detail that has been overlooked. The grey headboard is such a fantastic colour and the trunk as side table all adds to the industrial feel of the space....very well done!! Photos: katjalosonen.com Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome…
  • Inspiration in White: Astier de Villatte

    Trudy Crane
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:54 pm
    I love all white ceramics as you know....it's what I design and what I use everyday in my home. One of my first inspirations for my ceramic line was Astier de Villatte, and as I have mentioned before here,  I began collecting pieces on my travels to Paris for work. I came across this wonderful video on Domaine Home today and was so excited to see a bit of the behind the scenes of what goes into making the line and the inspirations behind their work. They are an incredibly talented group of designers and artists and I would love to have every piece of their line in my home and my office…
  • Fantastic Apartment

    Trudy Crane
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:04 pm
    I have talked about the site Fantastic Frank before and how they feature the most fabulous apartments for sale. They style and photograph each home so well and make it so appealing I want to buy them all! When selling your home it is so important to style to sell. Remember to remove personal items like photos and such. Keep the tones neutral and easy for someone to see their furniture in the space. If you have too much furniture think about renting a storage unit for a couple of months so you are not crowding your current home...you want potential buyers to see the space and too much…
  • Simplicity Defined

    Trudy Crane
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Fall is around the corner (nnnnoooooooo!!!) and fashion is on our minds these days as we start to dress with more layers. I still like to keep it simple in fashion, a little classic with a bit of style and in decor the same always works....especially when it comes to tones of white fashion and white decor....Let me know what you will be wearing and decorating this fall! Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life, The Dedicated House, The Charm of Home Enjoy! Trudy xx via:Found on naimabarcelona.tumblr.com,…
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  • Luxe Accommodations: Ralph Lauren's Carribean Dream...

    franki durbin
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    While you might not immediately pair Ralph Lauren and Jamaica in your mind, Round Hill is out to prove the pairing is a match made in design heaven. Crisp linens, four poster beds, attention to detail and undeniably soothing interiors prove that the signature RL look is certainly at home in the Caribbean.When you're not swinging in the hammock under the shade of a swaying palm, try out a bit of snorkeling or kayaking. But... who are we kidding? You'll be enjoying your private pool and the incredible chef-prepared cuisine between long siestas in those dreamy white luxury sheets as the ocean…
  • Accoutrement: Best Fry Pans Ever...

    franki durbin
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:16 am
    Over the years it feels as though I've tried every cookware brand under the sun. I do believe I've finally found fry pans that are non-stick, won't kill us with toxins and (ready for this?) can even be tossed in the dishwasher (although I don't dare try it myself).As a girl who loves to cook and makes an omelette almost every day, I can assure you my standards for a non-stick pan are very high. Add to the obvious requirements that I now want pans that won't leak metal and toxins and chemicals into my food and you've created quite the challenge to find great cookware in the marketplace. A…
  • Closet Crush: Intoxicating Color Explosion...

    franki durbin
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    This makes me happy. {via Elle Decor}
  • Giveaway: Add a Little "Oomph" To Your Life...

    franki durbin
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    Hello, lovely readers! I have a special surprise for you this month. You Instagrammers have no doubt noticed me mention a collaboration with this brand, but it's finally here for all to enjoy. I've partnered with furniture and accessories brand Oomph to offer you the opportunity to not only win one of their marvelous products, but design it yourself.Do you know Oomph? If not, brace yourself for a fresh look on furniture design. This specialty brand offers color and customization in ways you rarely find at price points like theirs. From lacquered tables (like these) to incredible lighting or…
  • Current Obsessions: Altuzarra Love...

    franki durbin
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    Every blogger & fashionista I know has already pawed through the collection in person, but I was traveling this week. So it's only now I'm jumping online to determine if Altuzarra for target lives up to the buildup of heavy expectation. Is it wrong to admit that I secretly hoped the furniture from the ads would be for sale at Target? Alas, that gilt & linen bergere is not part of the collection (nor is the desk or the bed or the lamp... but I digress!).As you may have noticed, I don't readily jump on the "for Target" collab bandwagon easily. I must have a genuine love of the designer…
 
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    Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

  • DIY Facade Wire Hanger

    Chelsea Mohrman
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Running out of dresser storage space or looking for an alternative way to store and display accessories? This little wire hanger not only adds charm to a room, it is perfect for holding light weight extras that you may want to keep in easy reach. Perfect for scarves in an adult room, or for those cute little baby clothes you might want to show off in a nursery. Get creative and match your facade to your space! Try small flowers for a feminine touch or go modern with small boxes. The sky is the limit with what you chose to make!Wire Hanger Supplies:small gauge copper grounding wire…
  • Floor To Ceiling Windows: A New Way To Define Your Home

    Alexandra Belgun
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:55 pm
    We all want our homes to be different from the other houses, to provide a special feeling of peace, freedom and infinite space. We are pretty sure you’ve thought about what you should have or change in order to make your home feel cozy and airy. Have you found the right answer for your question? Because if not, we have one for you: floor to ceiling windows.Just like any other things, floor to ceiling windows have advantages and disadvantages. Let’s start with the good news! First of all, you should definitely use them to lighten up your home. Natural light will help you to relax after…
  • Small Flat In Geneva Designed With A White-Based Color Scheme

    Simona Ganea
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    The owner of a 35 square meter flat in Geneva, Switzerland, went to Freaks freearchitects for help when she wanted to refurbish the place. The team was asked to create the largest living space possible within the existing setting.In order to do that, the architects chose a design that’s very clean and simple. They organized the space into two zones, one of which is the living space while the other contains the kitchen, the bedroom, the bathroom and the closet.Everything was painted white except for the floor which features a dark blue resin. The living space is very simple. A light gray…
  • 20 Centerpieces for Your Autumn Table

    Casey Watkins
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:51 am
    Possibly the most important item of furniture in the home is the table. It’s where family members gather to eat and friends are welcomed and memories are made. Being such an important piece of furniture, it’s essential that it adds to the feeling of the season. So while we’re drinking our Pumpkin Spice Lattes, revel in these 20 Autumn inspired centerpieces for your Autumn table.1. Leafy BranchesGot a gorgeous colored tree in your yard? Go cut some leaf-filled branches from it to create the easiest and possibly most beautiful Fall centerpiece.2. Pumpkins and GourdsThose…
  • 12 Breathtaking Art Projects Made From Thousands Of Unusual Pieces

    Simona Ganea
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    The beauty of art is that there are no rules telling you what you can and cannot use or how it should look like, what it should describe, etc. Creativity and freedom play a very important role and it’s how unique pieces like giant wall murals made of corks or thread art are born. So let’s analyze the following creations and see what makes each one unique.10,800 Wooden Cubes.What you see here is a mural made from 10,800 wooden cubes. It was created by Gabriela and Steffi Rocha. Each cube is 4 cm x 4 cm and put together they showcase a pixelated horse face. It took a lot of time,…
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  • Rosa Beltran’s Bungalow

    Jon Peters
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Studio M Perhaps one of the most laid-back architectural styles ever invented has been the bungalow. While I love the layout and sense of charm that bungalows offer, I love the history more than anything else. Growing up around Seminole Heights in Tampa, there are a ton of beautiful bungalow-style houses that have been renovated and restored to their original glory. In my opinion, one of the most beautiful bungalow houses that I’ve seen in a long time belongs to Rosa Beltran, who’s Los Angeles home is a well curated comprise with the perfect mixture of modern, traditional, and…
  • Bey + Jay’s LA Digs

    Jon Peters
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Studio M Jet-setting celebrity power couple Jay Z and Beyoncé are reportedly about to plop down $85 million on a stunningly gorgeous contemporary home in Beverly Hills. Nestled towards the top of a cliffside mountain, this brand new house boasts an infinity-edge pool with stunning panoramic views of Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles. It’s not a sure thing yet, but real estate insiders have commented how interested the couple is in the home, having visited to tour the sprawling space over multiple occasions. Beyoncé and Jay Z are owners of a very impressive real estate…
  • Color Trend: Olive Green

    Jon Peters
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Studio M It’s hard to believe that it’s almost that time of year again to prepare for fall High Point Market! As someone who enjoys following the latest trends in home decor and interior design, I’m really looking forward to attending again this season. I predict that some of things we got to see this past spring will be familiar, but it’s always interesting to see which colors and decor trends become more popular and which ones begin to phase out. As of lately, I’ve been bracing myself to find a wave of olive green this fall that’s the perfect transitional summer-to-fall color.
  • Quiet Home Design

    Jon Peters
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Studio M The sirens at night from an emergency road down an alleyway nearby. The honking of the horns during traffic hours. The city buildings and skyscrapers echoing the cries of the living, breathing, machine that fuels our daily lives. An argument next door. A few doors slam. Another engine starts. Tires screech. A full days work. The clicking of heels against the pavement. The keys turn the lock of your home. The door opens and then closes. Alas… Silence. Sanctuary. A design concentrated around acoustics. Designs appealing to the senses leave a deep connection and an overwhelming…
  • SJP’s NYC Townhouse

    Jon Peters
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Studio M I’ll admit that I’m a fan of HBO’s Sex and the City and after probably watching just about every episode of the series, it’s hard to not fall for Carrie Bradshaw. She had an awesome New York City apartment, cool job, and important friends. Juxtaposed with awkward dating experiences and a bit of drama, Sarah Jessica Parker became an A-list star for her portrayal of the Big City socialite.  In real life though, Sarah Jessica Parker is an equally as fabulous New York City socialite (and award-winning actress!) with an even better apartment. One of the most important things that…
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  • How to keep your home burglar-proof

    Interior Design Style
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    Nobody wants to come home to face the distressing feeling of being burgled. It’s a highly stressful experience and whilst figures show that crime numbers are falling each year, there are still thousands of break-ins reported to the police. There are a number of ways you can reduce the rise and one important area to look at to ensure your property and possessions are as thief-proof as possible is the kinds of locks on the doors and windows. There is a range available and your insurance company may increase or decrease your premium depending on the style you choose or already have…
  • Your Room Needs Focal Points

    Interior Design Style
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    When it comes to decorating, a good rule to follow is that each room should have a focal point. This is the point in the room that draws people attention and from which all other decorations and furniture revolve. It complements everything and everything complements it. I’m going to try and inspire you now with some great focal points for the various rooms in your house. Some will be obvious, but never underestimate the power of a focal point. The Kitchen One answer: an AGA. Don’t know what an aga is? Look here. AGAs make a stunning addition to any kitchen, plus many people want them…
  • Office Furniture: How to Select the Best Office or Home Office Furniture

    Interior Design Style
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
            Selecting the right furniture for the office is important. Overcrowded office space or inadequate furniture can hinder the workability as well as the overall productivity of the staff. Furthermore, unsuitable placing of office furniture may put off customers as well. Well-selected office furniture and their placement in the right positions may increase the positive attitude of both staff and customers. Therefore, small, medium as well as large businesses have to pay due attention when buying the right office furniture and positioning them at the right places…
  • Essential appliances for the kitchen

    Interior Design Style
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    If you’re in the fantastic position of buying a property that needs a kitchen and currently doesn’t have one, you can really go to town and make it exactly what you want. You may be looking to create a cosy haven of warmth to take a book to and sit by the warming AGA on winter days, it could be you want a space to create a dinner party kitchen for friends to regularly visit or it could be you’re looking for a functional, practical space for a busy family. Whatever your desires are, there are some basic areas to consider before you start and one is the choosing of the appliances you…
  • Decorating For the Season With Arts and Crafts

    bmthour
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:27 am
    Treasury from: RSS Designs In Fiber Decorating For The Season With Arts and Crafts PROUD ROOSTER – Fiber Art Wall Hanging or Table Decor From: RSS Designs In Fiber $25.00 Forest Through The Trees From: Mysticsilks $350.00 Enchanted Forest From: The Creators Palette – Art by Melanie $200.00 Quilted journal book cover with flower applique From: SewDanish – Scandinavian Textile Art $29.00 Aqua/Ivory Damask Linen Drape 50in X 108in From: Avec Dieu Couture $75.00 Rooster Original aceo painting From: Luvs2Paint $20.00 Wavy MultiColor Basket in Orange, Cream, Tan, Sage Green From:…
 
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  • University Suites brings innovative design architecture to Kingston’s Queen’s University

    TheRedPin Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    University Suites, being developed by PRK Developments, is the first condominium opportunity just steps from the campus of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in a district known as ‘The Hub’ at the corner of Princess and University Avenues. Designed by Toronto-based Teeple Architects, the solid concrete structure will be a landmark building of cutting edge design. Founded in 1989 by principal Stephen Teeple, Teeple Architects has a recognized reputation for innovative design and exceptional service, garnering six Governor General Awards, Canada’s top architectural recognition. It…
  • The Ultimate Guide to The Yorkdale Condos by Context and Metropia

    TheRedPin Team
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:54 am
    The Yorkdale Condos: Project Details Project Intersection: Allen Rd and Ranee Avenue Developer: Context and Metropia Urban Landscapes Building Type: Condominium Storeys: 15 Storeys   The Yorkdale Condos is in the center of a bustling family oriented neighbourhood. Register for VIP access now   Register for VIP access now Neighbourhood Perks: Englemount-Lawrence and neighbouring areas This neighbourhood cannot be defined without a shout out to its landmark shopping mall, Yorkdale Shopping Centre – Canada’s 5th largest mall. Home to several high-end retailers like Holt Renfrew…
  • Hot Listings September 15 to 19

    TheRedPin Team
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
     54 Carmine Cres  St. Catherines, Ontario Contact Francis Malboeuf to Book a Tour of the Project! Asking Price: $399,500 259,900 TheRedPin Rebate: $1,498 975 Details: 4+1 Beds, 4 Baths Apt. 101 – 75 Dalhousie St  Moss Park, Toronto  Contact Enzo Ceniti to Book a Tour of the Project! Asking Price: $399,900 259,900 TheRedPin Rebate: $1,500 975 Details: 2+1 Beds, 1 Bath  72 Stornwood Crt  Peel Village, Brampton  Contact Bob Perks to Book a Tour of the Project! Asking Price: $339,900 259,900 TheRedPin Rebate: $1,275 975 Details: 3 Beds, 3 Baths  Apt. 302 – 30 Hugo Cres Apt.
  • GTA MLS® Infographic: September 16

    TheRedPin Team
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:39 am
    If you cannot see this infographic on your current browser, please click here The post GTA MLS® Infographic: September 16 appeared first on TheRedPin Pulse.
  • TheRedPin turns 4!

    TheRedPin Team
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    Past It’s hard to believe that 4 years ago, in 2010, TheRedPin started off with 4 friends who had an idea to improve the way people buy and sell homes that started in a basement. Three months into the launch of their site, they realized that the information they were providing, at the time, wasn’t sufficient enough on its own, and buyers and sellers needed professional support to help them along the way – and that’s when they decided to establish the company as a real estate brokerage. Things didn’t really take off till 2011, when the 4 co-founders immediately disrupted the real…
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  • Liquorish, recycled oak wine barrel stave shot glass sampler, 5 shot glasses by StilNovoDesign

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
    79.99 USDLiquorish is a unique shot glass sampler, perfect to serve a selection of spirits/liquors in a very original presentation. Ideal for dinner parties, gatherings and tastings. Its stylish design will harmonize with any interior design, from classical to contemporary.Our finely handcrafted items are made from oak wine barrel staves from France. The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create. The natural arch of a barrel stave confers striking finesse to the silhouette of each of our designs.The red wine…
  • Lido, collapsible folding tray, display, recycled oak wine barrel staves by StilNovoDesign

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:21 am
    199.00 USDThis versatile piece allows you to use it as a portable folding tray, display, and to reinvent it in as many ways as you can imagine. It is light to transport and very easy to store away as its clever design allows to completely fold the legs in.Lido is entirely made with recycled oak staves from discarded French wine barrels. One side of each stave is stained with the red wine previously held in the barrel and complemented with a rich ‘cherry chocolate’ finish, while the other side is finished with a warm golden oak color. The golden oak is customizable if a different color is…
  • Tags keychain little morsel of recycled oak wine barrel top with barrel metal identification tag by StilNovoDesign

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    13.50 USDEach of our Tags keychain is a segment of a wine barrel.Every bit counts! In our effort to recycle our material to the very last scrap, we have created this fun key chain, using morsels of solid white oak from reclaimed French wine barrel tops and completing it with the identification tag also reclaimed from the used, discarded barrel. The tag's side is of a natural golden oak color, while the back is stained with the red wine previously held in the barrels. It’s complete of silver plated ball chain and key ring.PLEASE NOTE:The piece featured in the listing’s pictures is only…
  • READY TO SHIP Pinot Kio, recycled oak wine barrel stave mask, wall ornamental piece, one of a kind interior home decor by StilNovoDesign

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    275.00 USDThis amazingly crafted ornamental piece of home décor has been skillfully created by joining together oak wine barrel staves, recycled from discarded French barrels and reinvented into this ingenious and quite exceptional one of a kind decorative piece.All of our creations are entirely made of recycled white oak from discarded French wine barrels.The natural curve of the barrel stave has been cleverly taken an advantage of in order to resemble the features of the well-recognized character Pinocchio, while the barrel’s bung has been used for the long nose and the bungholes for its…
  • Green Bits keychain, Alhambra, recycled reclaimed oak wine barrel stave, hand painted, one of a kind by StilNovoDesign

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    12.50 USDEvery bit counts…In our effort to recycle our material to the very last bit, we have created this fun key chain, using morsels of solid white oak from reclaimed wine barrel tops and staves.One side is ornamented with an exquisite hand painted motif, while the other is stained with the red wine previously held in the barrels.It’s complete of silver plated key chains with swivel connectors.All of our finely handcrafted items are made from oak wine barrel staves from France.The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed in every object…
 
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    Sense Of Place - An Architect's Blog For Homeowners Who Care About Good Design

  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Rekindle Your Love Affair With Tudor Homes

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    I love Tudor Revival-styled homes, but it seems I’m in the minority. In more than two decades of Residential Architecture practice, I've had one client express an interest in English Tudor style.One.I've mentioned it to a few other clients over the years, but the reaction I typically get is something along the lines of “yuck”, “ewww”, and “I hate Tudor”.I hear similar sentiments from real estate agents and homebuilders, too.That's too bad, because once upon a time, Tudors were loved.==========Tudor Revival style, loosely based on English building traditions from…
  • A Homeowner's View of Who Should Be - and Who Shouldn't Be - On Your Bidding List

    13 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    An important part of the comprehensive service Residential Architects provide is helping our clients choose the right builder for their new home or remodeling project.I've written a couple of blog posts about the subject because the success of your project depends on the skill and knowledge of the people who build it.But almost as important as that skill and knowledge is the “fit” of your builder to your personality and your tastes – after all, you’re going to spend a lot of time, and a lot of money, with them.That’s why I ask my clients to interview builders before we consider…
  • Make Your Foyer Fit Your Home

    6 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Your home probably has several entries - front door, back door, garage door - but you only use one to welcome guests into your home. The front door in most homes opens into a foyer, a word derived from French and originally referring to a small room that separated the heated rooms of the house from the outside, keeping the cold out.Fortunately, central heating made that function obsolete. Today, a home's foyer serves several other important functions, not the least of which is giving your guests a glimpse into the style and character of the rest of your house.That's important, because…
  • It's Just a Garage Addition...Before and After

    6 Aug 2014 | 4:43 am
    "Garage addition."Not exactly the sexiest words in residential Architecture.  But that doesn't mean this project shouldn't get the same design attention as a kitchen or bathroom remodeling.This lovely Muirfield Village home, built in 1981 on the sixth fairway of Jack Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament course, needed a third garage bay that would blend seamlessly with the existing house.But the existing garage, on the right side in the photo above, didn't leave room to add another "side-loading" garage bay.Read More >    
  • Remodeling an Historic 1932 Colonial Revival Home

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    The best home remodelings sometimes are the most subtle.  This 1932 Colonial Revival home in historic Olde Beechwold (Columbus, Ohio) needed updating, but didn't need a dramatic overhaul. The new owners moved from another home in the area, and already understood this home's potential.The classic lines and symmetry of the home remained untouched outside.Read More >    
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  • The New Neutrals – Taupes, Golds and Natural Woods

    Veronika Miller
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    Bye, bye boring! Neutral territory has never been more exciting. Beige, whites, grays, browns or other neutral colors can be brilliant additions to any room. And with well-chosen accessories, a neutral space can become a calm background for a colorful life. 1. Neutrals found in nature can help create a warm and comforting environment. Troy Lighting’s rustic Gulf Stream supports a soft linen shade hemmed with decorative whipstitches and small iron loops. Inside its shade, bamboo candle holders add a natural touch. The collection is available as a three-, four- and five-light pendant as well…
  • Meet the Bloggers: BlogTour California Road Trip

    Florence von Pelet
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    Meet BlogTour California, or #BlogTourCali on Twitter, an amazing group of talented designers and bloggers from all over the world. Our team is excited to embark on a stellar road trip starting in Los Angeles to cover the WestEdge Design Fair, making our way up the beautiful California Coast and ending our adventure in San Francisco for a fabulous design tour in The City. Andrew Dunning is an award winning Interior Designer working to provide affordable stylish homes to his clients. After leaving the corporate world to follow his true passion of Design, he retrained and launched APD…
  • Design Bloggers: Join #KBISlovesKitchens and win a spot on BlogTour

    Veronika Miller
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:02 am
    Kitchen Design by Dalla Polvere Kitchens. We all love them. From luxurious and traditional to minimalist and modern, they’ve not only long occupied the central spot in our homes but also in all of our style seeking design hearts and minds. KBIS 2015 is a mere 4 months away and we want you to share your love for the kitchen with KBIS and Modenus on Instagram. What’s in it for you? We’re glad you asked. We’re giving away a spot on the all-expense-paid BlogTour Vegas from January 18 – 23, 2015. Here’s what you do: From September 3 – 19, 2014 post as many…
  • New This Week from KBIS – Hardware trends and new quartz designs

    Florence von Pelet
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:54 am
    KBIS, The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show is less than six months away and we are soaking in all the latest trends that are being submitted by brands that will be exhibiting come January 2015. Stay tuned for more from KBIS every Monday and be sure to register for the show starting September 2.  We are excited to see new collections emerge from BlogTourVegas veteran, Top Knobs. You may know Top Knobs as a leader in decorative kitchen cabinet hardware. They recently introduced their new Crystal Knobs available in the sought after Chareau Collection and describe the new design as “Clear…
  • One Stop Antiquing in England By Toma Clark Haines – The Antiques Diva & Co

    Veronika Miller
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    As owner of The Antiques Diva® & Co - Europe’s largest antiques sourcing and touring company – I’m often asked where the best places are to buy antiques.  I could go on for ages and pages about the flea markets in the south of France, the delights found in antique dealers homes in the Swedish countryside and the plethora of pieces available at the antique warehouses in Belgium.  But when a client tells me they are looking for one stop shopping – that they need to maximize their time and travel dollars to shop the most amount of inventory at the best prices in the shortest…
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    Inspired Designs by Furnitureland South

  • Got Leather?

    Donald Wright
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    In my 20 years in the furniture industry and 14 years of service at Furnitureland South, I have gained a great appreciation for the natural beauty of leather. I’d like to share some tips with you that will help you select the best leather for the way you live. There is a leather for everyone and a leather for every household. When making a selection, you should strongly consider the way that you and your family engage with your furniture. Below I have listed the types of hides used in upholstery to get you started: Aniline: Leather in its rawest form. This leather is for the real leather…
  • The Fresh Look of Painted Furniture

    Chris Fox
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Yawn…For years, I have looked at my gorgeous but oh-so-traditional mahogany corner cupboard and wished that I could update its look with a painted interior, but I was afraid to do it myself.  As luck would have it, one of my designer clients recently mentioned Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, which she enthusiastically endorsed.  Once I found out that you don’t even have to prep the surface before painting, I was in! Before and After. I adore the new look! I’ve been thrilled to see the growing trend in recent years to paint traditional woods like mahogany or cherry, and the look is fabulous…
  • Dreaming of Italy… and the World’s Finest Linens

    Jessica Yelverton
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:40 am
    I enjoy my job every day but you know how it goes . . . some days are full of desk work and the necessary background tasks that keep things running smoothly. So on the days I get to touch and feel beautiful linens, I remember all over again why I fell in love with this field. I love linens. Their aesthetic and tactile qualities are equally appealing. I love the silky feel of a high-quality sateen sheet. I love the whisper-thin drape of a cotton voile duvet. I love the immense and perfect detail of applique or cutwork on the cuff of a pillowcase. And I love the feeling I get when I imagine…
  • 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…
 
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  • Varmende eleganse

    Nina Holst
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Jeg drømmer om å ha peis på kjøkkenet, men det må bli i et annet kjøkken enn der vi bor nå pga. skorsteinens plassering. Modellen Scan 1002 hadde da passet perfekt til hvordan jeg ser det hele for meg, og jeg tror jammen jeg hadde gått for hvit slik at det er flammene og atmosfæren som står i fokus. Er du ikke enig at den er lekker? Scan 1002 har til og med glasshåndtak som holder seg kaldt under fyring, noe som er helt unikt og gjør den ekstra stilren! Peisinnsatsen er 80 cm bred og tar store vedkubber. Hvem ville DU valgt? Hvit eller sort? Finn mer info om Scan 1002 på Scan…
  • A light and airy home

    Nina Holst
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:14 am
    Let´s start this week with this light and airy home of Laura behind the blog Littlefew, who we are lucky to have her as a member on Stylizimo.com! Laura is sharing her wonderful home with us on the webportal, and these are some of her latest photos – so lovable! See more photos from Laura´s home on Stylizimo.com under her profile. There you will also find more info and links to follow her elsewhere if you want. Happy new week everyone! Love is the details… Images: Littlefew / Stylizimo.com
  • Get trendy with soft pink

    Nina Holst
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:45 am
    1  I  2  I  3  I  4  I  5  I  6  I  7  I  8   Today´s moodboard is in soft pink, grey and gold, as I think it´s a lovely and delicate combination of colors. The gold adds warmth and works as a nice contrast towards the grey, and the soft pink makes it a bit more cosy and personal. What do you think of this color combination? All the products are available in Stylizimo Shop. Links to all products above.    
  • New paintings – by Nina Holst

    Nina Holst
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:29 am
    Now you can find new paintings for sale on my gallery site byninaholst.com. The latest one is in light blue, grey and white, and comes in size 100x120cm. You can see a close up of it here. Another one that is quite new is this one in dark cold blue, bronze, grey and white. See a close up of it here. They both have more structure and details than you can see in the photos, but at least you have an idea. Let me know if you are interested in buying, or want to see more close up pictures. Send me an email to: nina(at)stylizimo(dot)com You can see more of my paintings on byninaholst.com Find sizes…
  • Superfront in Norway

    Nina Holst
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:12 am
    Yesterday I went to Superfront´s press lunch in Oslo, as they now have opened up their very first showrom outside Sweden. I have been a fan of their products from the first time I saw it online, and I have to say that I´m more in love now that I have seen it in real life! For those of you who didn´t know; Superfront designs fronts, handles and legs that fit Ikea´s most common cabinet ranges like Bestå sideboards, Metod and Faktum kitchens and Pax wardrobes. They want you to give you the possibility to get a beautiful piece of furniture, with high quality at a reasonable price. They say…
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  • Casa Sierra Leona: A Mexico City Tribute to Modernism

    HD Staff
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:06 am
    This stunning home from architect José Juan Rivera Río is located on the outskirts of the Mexico City sprawl. Built in 2014, the home takes its inspiration from the modernism of the 1960′s but puts its own beautiful modern twist on the style. Located on the outskirts of Mexico City, in the Lomas de Chapultepec neighborhood (or colonia), the house is striking from all angles. An expansive courtyard in the front of the house is made possible due to its locale, two and a half meters above street level.Lights from the overhang illuminate both the wraparound balcony and the stone patio…
  • Luxurious Modern Cottage With Rich Warm Textures & Playful Kids’ Spaces

    HD Staff
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    Far beyond a typical suburban house, this modern cottage, with an interior from Ukrainian design firm DA-Design, includes many unique and elegant touches. Each room, from an open dining and kitchen area, to a playroom that any child would beg for, is its own beautiful world. At the same time, the designers have made the colors flow easily from one room to another so that the decor feels ultimately united and welcoming. Take a look. Immediately we can see the warm and welcoming textures of the main living area.The neutral, earthy textures from a carefully rumpled rug to a small wooden…
  • Beautiful Attic Apartment with Clever Design Features (Includes Floor Plans)

    HD Staff
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    The key to great interior design when it comes to small spaces is being able to use the same space for more than one purpose. In this top floor apartment, located just outside of Warsaw, the designers at 081 Architects have been able to do just that. From a stylish dressing area tucked into the dining room to built-in custom wine storage, every square foot of the apartment is useful, organized, and beautiful. This overall view shows us most of the main living area, including the small dining nook, modern gray futon and narrow study area. With futons, you always have the danger of giving off a…
  • Luxurious Bathrooms with Stunning Design Details

    HD Staff
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    While we may not think of the bathroom as an important part of a home’s overall design, when you have a luxurious, perfectly appointed bathroom, people are going to notice…and you may not be able to get them to leave! The designs in this post come to use from interior designer Ahmed Mady and though each room is distinct, they all carry an essence of ultimate luxury. Go ahead, dip your toe in. Many bathtubs may leave the bather feeling exposed and less than relaxed. By giving the tub a room of its own, complete with elaborate archways and glimmering golden lights, its not just…
  • Small Open Plan Home Interiors

    HD Staff
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    When a home measures just a couple hundred feet, adding in a lot of walls and room dividers can wreak havoc and make things feel even smaller. Luckily, the talented designers featured in this post are able to work with these small spaces and their open floor plans. The resulting apartments are still small, but they never feel closed off or cramped. The first apartment comes from designers Vjacheslav Zhugin and Olga Ursulenko. The apartment is just 25 square meters (269 square feet). The while walls, floors, and furnishings are immediately opening. The Scandinavian style includes a vintage…
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  • Basement Laundry Before and After

    Susan
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:15 am
    We finally updated the basement laundry area, now dubbed “The Laundry Lounge!” We had to work around the ugly cement floor, drop ceiling and limited lighting. It just took a little paint, a new indoor/outdoor rug, and practical yet pretty accessories from HomeGoods! Without further adieu, here you go! As a bonus, I had room to sneak in a meditation corner! For more basement laundry ideas, visit my Pinterest Board! The post Basement Laundry Before and After appeared first on Your home, only better..
  • Three Ways to Use Large Wall Art

    Susan
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
    When it comes to wall art, there’s no need to be demure or shy. Large wall art can be both exciting and intimate in your space. Here are three ways to use large pieces of art in your home to make a statement. 1. Scale for a large wall (ok, that one was obvious) There are some places that are just asking for it. While you can do a lovely gallery wall of smaller pieces (like I did here), sometimes a big pop of WOW is what is called for. photo credit: Furniture Clue photo credit: Southern Living photo credit: howaboutorange.blogspot.com 2. Create scale in unexpected places Just because you…
  • Creating a Meditation Corner in my Basement Laundry Room

    Susan
    10 Aug 2014 | 12:33 pm
    I really wanted to create a corner of my home where no one would find me so I could squeeze in a little meditation time. When the time came to address the last frontier of the basement – the laundry lounge – I saw my opportunity.  I call it a ‘lounge’ because there are no walls separating it from the rest of the basement. However, there is a hidden corner to the right as you enter the laundry space. Like most people, stuff sort of floats around and ends up in the dark corners of the basement as spontaneous storage. Look familiar? Step One was decluttering. I got rid…
  • Easy Outdoor Entertaining Tips

    Susan
    7 Aug 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Planning an outdoor entertaining event? No worries – keep it simple and have fun. A few simple planning tips will help your summer party be a smash! Seating Part of the fun (and challenge) of outdoor entertaining is figuring out the logistics of where everyone can sit and talk to each other. Creating multiple conversational groups can be formal, or a simple as a few chairs around a table. Set up a few groupings around the yard! Decor Of course, once you have your layout, you need to spruce it up! Mix and match pillows are always festive. And you can’t go wrong with flowers. Potted…
  • Set the Mood with Summer Night Lights

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

    Rehana Akter
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:39 am
    Fall is an extra busy season for those people who have children. Besides organizing the entire home and taking preparation for the upcoming cold, you have to get ready for back to school and organize and decorate their rooms. Check out these kids room decor ideas for this fall season. Easy Fall Themed Ideas for Kids Room Decor Control the clutter with handy storage options. Image via: HGTV Locker for Clutter Control Including storage options to the decorating plan is a great idea because autumn is the time when you really need to control the clutter. The days start becoming shorter in fall…
  • Fun Family Camping Activities

    Anchal Bhatia
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:27 am
    Family camping is one of the best activities you can do together. Not only does it give you a break away from the hustle and bustle of city life, it also gives you an opportunity to relax, learn, and bond together as a family. But once the excitement of packing is over and you finally get to the campsite, what will you do to keep yourself and kids busy and entertained? Here are some great ideas to have fun. Decorate your family trailer in fun colors Image via: Love of Family and Home Fun Family Camping Activities  Family camping is an opportunity to strengthen your family bond. Image…
  • How to Choose Fun and Healthy Foods for Kids

    Joy M
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:13 am
    Is your child a picky eater? Would he rather play than eat at all? It doesn’t have to be this way. The secret to curbing these two habits is by making his meals fun. There are many visual tools you can utilize to make nutritious foods pleasant and exciting for him. Get rid of the junk food and make his mealtimes fun again with these healthy foods for kids. He’ll look forward to his mealtimes and you’ll be happy with the transformation. How to Choose Fun and Healthy Foods for Kids Make mealtimes fun for your kid with healthy foods Image by: Being Fab at 40 Flaxseed This…
  • Comfort Food: Guinness Beef Stew Recipe

    Tara Mastroeni
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:02 am
    Can we tell you a secret? Even though the prospect of turning leaves and sweater weather is fun, as far as fall is concerned, we’re most excited about the opportunity to start indulging in comfort food again. If you feel that same way, this Guinness Beef Stew recipe is a great place to start. It’s rich, meaty, and will make your whole house smell fantastic. One bowl will leave you feeling cozy inside and out. Comfort Food: Guinness Beef Stew Get ready for fall with this Guinness Beef Stew recipe Image Via: Cooking Light Prep Time: 45 minutes Cook Time: 2 ½ hours Serves: 8 Ingredients: 3…
  • DIY Craft: How to Make a Tree Trunk Planter

    Stella X
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Fall is the season to bring earthy and rustic decorations into your home. One great and simple idea to do this is to make your own wonderful fall planters like some Tree Trunk Planters following these easy DIY Craft instructions. DIY Craft: How to Make a Tree Trunk Planter DIY tree trunk planter Image via: Homedit DIY Craft: Tree Trunk Planter The first step to do is to gather some nice tree trunks or thick branches on a beautiful and stress-releasing fall walk. Make sure to have a 4 or 5 inch tree piece which should have at least 5 inches of height. After that, you will need a drill with a…
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  • Deco Peacock Collection

    admin
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:20 pm
    If you are in love with the Gemstone Collection home decor, Featured Interiors also released their new Deco Peacock Collection in six gorgeous colors: Deco Peacock   Deco Peacock Boysenberry   Deco Peacock Southwest Peach   Deco Peacock Raspberry   Deco Peacock Noir   and Deco Peacock Ivory The designs are beautiful art deco inspired peacock feathers in a geometric pattern. Accessories available as prints, framed art, stretched canvas, soft throw pillows and duvet covers, shower curtains, and wall clocks. Visit Society6 to purchase and view all colors and products.
  • Gemstone Collection Home Decor

    admin
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:58 pm
    The colorful Gemstone Collection designs were based on a concept of large faceted crystal gemstones lined across a bed or sofa. Since crystals are not produced in 18″ x 18″ squares (and would not be very comfortable to rest upon), Featured Interiors released the artwork for throw pillows and other home decor products. Available in 14 bright gemstone colors including Sapphire, Ruby, Peridot, Amethyst, Black Diamond, Crystal, Fuchsia, Emerald, Indian Pink, Topaz, White Opal, Iridescent, and Ethiopian Opal. Visit Society6 to purchase & view each color and full products available.
  • Floral Neons Drapery Hardware

    admin
    3 Jan 2013 | 7:42 pm
      The Floral Collection of handcrafted drapery poles, finials, holdbacks and brackets by Byron & Byron is available in eight fantastic “Neons” painted finishes, introducing a pop of color and interest to any window and interior.  The bright colors are available in Yellow, Baby Pink, Turquoise, Raspberry, Red, Fuschia, Orange and Lime Green options.  Finials include Rose, Peony, Daisy and Posy designs with a wide variety of coordinating holdbacks and brackets. If floral finials are not your style and you want the look without replacing your current drapery hardware, all…
  • Marie Antoinette Mirror

    admin
    3 Oct 2012 | 1:03 pm
    Mirror, mirror, on the wall… YOU are the fairest of them all! Inspired by the grandeur and luxury of large-scaled pieces in the halls of Palace of Versailles, the Marie Antoinette Mirror by Boca do Lobo is just over 7 feet (tall) of hand-carved beauty. Whether it is looked at, or looked into, this Vamp-Stamped mirror is sure to add drama and interest to any space. Contact me or Boca do Lobo for more information.
  • Mademoiselle Armoire

    admin
    3 Oct 2012 | 11:58 am
    The Mademoiselle Armoire by KOKET was designed with a profound admiration and influence of the French decorative arts. The stunning butterfly motif on the front doors is reminiscent of Art Deco style, as its brass flourishes overlay a rich pink silk lining (COM is also available). The interior is just as impressive, with two adjustable shelves and eight drawers in antique mirror with crystal pulls. All pieces are made to order. Contact me or visit KOKET for more information.  
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  • Back To School

    Aaron
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:15 pm
    When setting up a desk area for ourselves, there’s a lot that we can learn from our children.   WALL MOUNT IT Hang up your own art work.  Seriously!  You’d be surprised what a frame can do for your doodles.   MAP IT OUT Maps are interesting and informative. These days, maps of all kinds are and fast becoming collectors items. Try hanging a map near your desk area. Who knows, it might change your point of view about a few things.   GO GLOBAL Want to add some  interest to your desk top?   Get a globe.  The spherical shape is a welcome touch.  Besides, no matter how old…
  • Chinese Chippendale

    Aaron
    28 May 2014 | 7:04 am
    People seem to have a more global outlook these days.  Perhaps that’s why Chinese Chippendale furniture is popping up all over the place.   The design is nothing new, the style goes back to the 1750s and ’60s.  English cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale was so inspired by the beauty of the orient that he began crafting the pieces of furniture that we know today as Chinese Chippendale.     The classic geometric, pattern has been beautifully adapted to beds.     In architecture, it is frequently seen on railings.     The latticework design is as fresh and…
  • A Warm Welcome

    Aaron
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    Brass is back!  If you are looking for a simple way to update the look of your home, try adding a little brass.  Nothing warms a room up like a touch of brass and it’s perfectly ok to mix it up with other metals. Try brass on lighting fixtures.   Or the kitchen sink.     Brass is great for rims and trims.   Brass on the wall may be best of all.   Brass has a way of spreading a little cheer throughout the room. How sweet it is. Brass has been gone way too long.  So welcome back!
  • Why Knot?

    Aaron
    21 Mar 2014 | 6:57 am
      Some things have a way of really hanging in there.  Take Macramé for example.  It’s been around since the 13th century.  Arab artisans were the first to begin knotting and weaving yarn into decorative items.  The practice moved throughout Europe and even sailors took it up.  Macramé was quite the rage during the Victorian era, as it was in the 1970’s.  Now it’s back in style and for good reason.  Look at all the things you can do—if you simply tie the knot.     So get a little creative.  Once again, something old has become something new.  And that means,…
  • Down Under

    Aaron
    17 Mar 2014 | 7:20 am
    Designing a basement?  Here are a few things to keep in mind.     HEAD ROOM Ceiling height is frequently an issue.  If that’s the case, keep the floor joists exposed.  This adds a nice architectural touch and it gives the illusion that the ceiling is higher than it actually is.  Keep the joists and the plane above the same color, otherwise it can have a reverse effect.   WALL TO WALL You have a lot of it in the basement.  Wall space may be at a premium  in the rest of the house but not down here.  There are few windows or doors to break up the vertical planes.  Take…
 
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    Faith Sheridan Interior Design

  • Story of the Traveling Custom Rug and Textile Passion

    Faith Sheridan
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:55 am
    Favorite rug finds a new home Same rug in previous home Such a delight and fulfillment as a designer to please a passion like custom rug design. And so it is with this story which I’d like to share with you. The birth of this custom rug design actually started in an earlier home with my client. (no photos). I found a textile remnant, complex and interesting. From that starting point the design continued with custom wool and silk fiber colors and then a strike-off for approval. (Strike-offs are samples of a design idea created to help clients evaluate colors and layout before the actual…
  • Exciting, Exhilarating Kitchen Remodel Coming

    Faith Sheridan
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    So I finally pulled the trigger on my own kitchen remodel. And this is why I’m excited and exhilarated (and slightly exhausted too). I’m seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and eagerly anticipating cooking for myself and friends. I love to entertain and cook and this design is for both of those reasons. For my small (under 75 square feet) kitchen, efficiency, organization and beauty are the guideposts. Along the way, the support of vendors has been amazing. My Kitchen Remodel Thank you to Jenn Air, Liebherr, Ann Sacks, DuVerre, Rohl, Caesarstone, Miele, Brizo ~ I’m…
  • What Inspires You? I Learn About My Clients

    Faith Sheridan
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    What inspires you? This is the question I ask my new clients. Most often they have an image in mind. Not surprisingly for females that is a favorite dress. And so this is how I started a recent project. The image told me a few important things to consider as I begin the design development for their home. In the image below I see a favorite color, some ‘bling’, fashion sense and style. Color, style, bling, fashion ~her dress says it all Another thing that inspires is wallcovering. I’m in heaven as today’s wallcoverings are a designer’s dream. This past week I…
  • Fashion Diva Adds Sexy Fabrics to Interior Design

    Faith Sheridan
    19 Jun 2014 | 6:45 am
    Fashion diva Diane von Furstenberg blazed into the public eye in the mid-70’s with the wrap dress. The wrap dress was and remains a signature fashion statement. I know, I had one! The original wrap dress Her story and acclaim are documented across numerous magazines and I, in particular, like the interview with WWD. You can read it here. Her pattern sense and bold colors inspire her fashions and now the interior design industry can use this fashion diva in our projects. Kravet Fabrics joins forces with DVF and the collection is everything you would expect.  It doesn’t…
  • Outdoor Fabric Meets Indoor Sofa

    Faith Sheridan
    12 Jun 2014 | 6:46 am
    What a delightful surprise when your outdoor fabric is totally suited for indoor application. My client loves textiles (as I do) and needs to recover a custom sofa so she can relax with her grandchildren. These fabrics must be sophisticated, fit her style and color scheme and gracefully join others in the adjacent living room. These were fabrics that could withstand potential abuse. My client and I found just what suited her with a collection from Perennials Fabrics (http://perennialsfabrics.com). Here are two that are contenders for the breakfast room sofa seating.  My client and I share a…
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    Layla Grayce Backroom Blog

  • Win the Mid-Century Crib from DwellStudio!

    Danielle
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:23 am
    A modern update on a vintage classic, DwellStudio’s Mid-Century crib offers a stylish addition to a baby’s nursery. With elegant, minimalist details like dovetail joinery, metal sabots and cone-shaped legs, this piece is sure to become an heirloom for your family. To share our love for the design, we’re offering one lucky winner this French white crib! See entry details below and don’t forget to shop the entire DwellStudio collection!  To Enter: Like Layla Grayce on Facebook Sign up for our newsletter for more Layla Grayce giveaways!* Plus, when you click the link and sign up for…
  • Newport Cottages Hilary Collection + $1000 Giveaway!

    Danielle
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    This week, we are excited to launch Newport Cottages’ Hilary furniture collection exclusively on Layla Grayce! With more than 10 new styles, including USA-made cribs, beds and dressers, this children’s furniture line showcases handcarved hardwood, cane detailing and lightly distressed finishes for heirloom-quality appeal. To celebrate the new Hilary collection, we are giving one customer a $1,000 Newport Cottages shopping spree on Layla Grayce! To Enter: Like Layla Grayce on Facebook Sign up for our newsletter for more Layla Grayce giveaways!* Plus, when you click the link and…
  • Michael S. Smith for Mirror Image Home + Giveaway

    Danielle
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:39 am
    This giveaway has now ended. Congratulations to Meg H.! In collaboration with Mirror Image Home, we’re excited to be your exclusive online source for renowned designer Michael S. Smith’s mirror collection! One of the industry’s top talents, Michael S. Smith’s compelling style blends European classicism and American modernism. Today, we’re thrilled to introduce his signature wall mirror line  to our site. To top it off, we’re also offering one lucky winner a Michael S. Smith for Mirror Image Home mirror! Follow the instructions below to enter our giveaway!
  • Petunia Pickle Bottom Signature Collection + Giveaway

    Danielle
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    This giveaway has now ended. Congratulations to Libby K. Iconic and sophisticated, Petunia Pickle Bottom’s new Signature diaper bag and accessory collection offers moms the perfect complement to any outfit or outing. To celebrate this launch, we’re offering one lucky winner a Signature Hideaway Hobo diaper bag! With a softly structured jacquard textile, vegan leather detailing, custom gunmetal hardware and hidden pockets, you’ll love this chic tote! Follow the instructions below to enter our giveaway! Then, scroll down to learn more about the Petunia Pickle Bottom…
  • Insider Faves: Bedding Items Under $300

    Danielle
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Each month, we choose Insider Faves – our staff’s hand-selected list of items from a particular product category – to share with you! To celebrate the start of a new school year, we asked our team to choose their favorite bedding items under $300! From pillow shams to duvet covers to sheet sets, this collection is perfect for creating a cozy bedroom retreat. Click here to shop all Insider Faves collections. TweetThe post Insider Faves: Bedding Items Under $300 appeared first on Layla Grayce Backroom Blog.
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    Gates Interior Design

  • DIY Lemon Sugar Body Scrub

    Amanda Gates
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:53 pm
    With so many options in stores it’s hard to know which scrubs are actually good for you. So many body scrubs in stores are not all natural, and may contain ingredients that are toxic for your skin. Then you have those scrubs that are just too expensive to justify paying for. DIY body scrubs are… Read more The post DIY Lemon Sugar Body Scrub appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 9 Basic Feng Shui Cures To Balance Energy In Your Home

    Amanda Gates
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:32 pm
    The goal with Feng Shui is to create balance and harmony within our homes, and just like a physician can’t prescribe the same remedies over and over, feng shui cures can vary based on the room and home. Not all rooms are treated equal. Some have irregular shapes, like an “L” shaped room, that would… Read more The post 9 Basic Feng Shui Cures To Balance Energy In Your Home appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Roger Goodell – A look at his numbers

    Amanda Gates
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Before last week I’d never heard the name Roger Goodell, but I’m also not a football fan. The now infamous NFL commissioner is being faced with many challenges for overlooking a very inordinate football league, to which he is the leader of. With so many athletes getting a slap on the wrist for grisly behavior,… Read more The post Roger Goodell – A look at his numbers appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 5 Different Uses For Your Yoga Mat, That Have Nothing To Do With Yoga!

    Amanda Gates
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:51 pm
    There are so many benefits to yoga. It’s a great form of working out, it clears the mind, and recharges the body. That yoga mat, though? Yeah. Let’s talk about that. If you want to get down to it, your yoga mat is essentially a sponge. Let that sink in for a minute…. you sweat… Read more The post 5 Different Uses For Your Yoga Mat, That Have Nothing To Do With Yoga! appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • How To Become An Empty Nester Gracefully

    Amanda Gates
    7 Sep 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Last month I talked about 9 ways for parents to transition their children and themselves back into the school routine. I also wrote about how to prepare for that first dorm room. But what if your little one is off to college this month and you’re suddenly an empty nester? This can be one of… Read more The post How To Become An Empty Nester Gracefully appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
 
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    The Decorologist | Paint Color Consultant | Home Staging

  • I Go Kicking and Screaming – Eclectically Fall Home Tour

    Kristie Barnett
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hello, and welcome to those of you coming from
  • Psychological Staging™ Sweatshop

    Kristie Barnett
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    We’ve all been working hard getting ready for the Expert Psychological Stager™ training course.  By “all,” I mean me, Allison, Mr. Man, Lego Allen, and my daughters.  Mr. Man’s basement studio has turned into a sweatshop.  my youngest sweaty worker After countless requests from both Home Stagers and Realtors about the “right” paint colors for staging […]
  • Would You Paint Your Ceiling Black?

    Kristie Barnett
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:57 am
    What would you consider painting black?  Perhaps surprisingly, black-painted windows draw your eye to the landscape beyond – more so than if the window were painted white. via Pinterest I’m working with a client whose trim throughout the house is currently dark expresso.  It’s really just too much dark color in a house with limited […]
  • Ottoman Makeover – Thinking Outside the Box

    Kristie Barnett
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    My client just downsized into a tony townhouse in Nashville and moved a good deal of the furnishings from her former, much larger home. This ottoman/coffee table was the perfect size for her living room in the previous home.  In the smaller space, it dominated the entire room (and not in a good way).  It […]
  • Make+Model Home Tour, A Mash-Up of Vintage Chic Style

    Kristie Barnett
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    I recently sat down with Nashville’s Brandy Adams, to talk about her vintage decor business and personal style. Brandy lives in a 1972 home with a mock Tudor facade and a mid-century modern interior with neo-classical elements.  The mash-up of nostalgic architecture suits her just fine. Brandy launched her business a mere two years ago, and […]
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    Robin Baron

  • Meet Emcee Ryan Serhant at the Project 2014 Gala!

    elilly
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! Purchase your tickets to the RHMLI Project Design 2014 gala on October 9th and meet Ryan Serhant! He just got engaged… Congratulations, Ryan and Emilia! I can’t wait for you to see... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • We’re Getting There! Last Week of Construction for My Suite at RMHLI Project Design 2014!

    elilly
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! A flawless paint job transforms any project! That’s why I asked my GC, Vlad Tomasevic, and his team at TGC Contracting Corp. to take the helm of this important part of my room... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Details Emerging for Project Design 2014 of Ronald McDonald House of LI

    elilly
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! I’m seeing essential design elements emerge from within the walls of my bedroom suite for families at the Ronald McDonald House of LI. We’re in the process of installing a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Bathroom Renovation Underway for Project Design 2014 of Ronald McDonald House of LI

    elilly
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! My suite at the Ronald McDonald House of LI is coming to fruition! Every day there’s more and more progress. Right now we’re working on the renovation of the bathroom. Before and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Project Design 2014 Ronald McDonald House of Long Island: Construction Begins!

    elilly
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! We started the renovation of our bedroom suite for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island and I couldn’t be more excited to see this transformation come to life! For the month of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Energy Star and Water Sense Sales Tax Holiday

    Ann Porter
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    There’s a  sales tax holiday this weekend for Energy Efficient Appliances  and Water Sense Products September 19 – 21, 2014 starting at 12:01 a.m. Floridians will pay no sales tax on purchases of up to $1,500 of ENERGY STAR appliances and WaterSense products. However, a person is limited to a single purchase of each specific type of Energy Star or WaterSense product that has a sales price of $500 or more. There are no quantity limits for qualifying items with  a sales price less than $500. Qualifying ENERGY STAR products: Air purifiers Ceiling fans Clothes washers…
  • AirRenew Gypsum Board

    Ann Porter
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    With all the talk about VOCs, tighter homes and the need for make up air, who isn’t concerned about indoor air quality (IAQ) these days? Many things in a home’s interior can off-gas — including new furniture, paint, carpeting and cabinets. New aldehydes can also be brought into the space through air fresheners, cleaning agents, clothing and other daily household items. Breathing in these chemicals on a regular basis may be dangerous to one’s health. CertainTeed offers a drywall that actually improves indoor air quality. AirRenew’s new technology takes VOCs out of the air and…
  • Cree Recalls LED Light Fixtures Due to Lens Breaking

    Ann Porter
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    Cree Inc. is recalling about 10,000  CXB Series LED high-bay indoor light fixtures due o the possibility the glass lens will break and cause laceration hazard. The recall is for model numbers CXB-23L-40K-U-1-HC and CXB-23L-40K-U-1-JP. These lights are 16″ x 18″ x 7″ and are used mostly in commercial and retail settings. The affected products can be identified by the manufacturing lot number found underneath the UPC label on the rim of the fixture.  Only products with a manufacturing lot number starting with the following codes are included in this recall: AG45, AG48,…
  • Colormix 2015 Inspiration: Unrestrained

    Ann Porter
    7 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    From bold, ethnic-inspired colors and designs to the Bohemian lifestyle, the Unrestrained palette celebrates a carefree spirit, wanderlust and pulsing color. The palette features saturated primary hues, including sunny yellow, lively turquoise and bright blue, as well as black and white. Each can be used on its own for a pop of color, or combined, to create a vibrant, energetic space. “South Africa’s colorful art scene and focus on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have strongly influenced a Carnival-like spirit. This spirit is inspiring design with a zest for life, and the…
  • Colormix 2015 Inspiration: Buoyant

    Ann Porter
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:49 am
    The colors of Buoyant are reminiscent of vintage floral patterns – light and deep greens, violets and a pop of coral. In addition to renewed optimism, the palette is also inspired by the natural healing of botanicals, as well as the incorporation of green spaces into even the most densely urban environments. When you return home from your daily grind, you will be surrounded not by colors of a concrete jungle, but by colors found in a lush rainforest or tropical garden. “We’ve weathered the recession and are finally seeing hopeful signs of growth and expansion. Our revived good…
 
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    Six Different Ways

  • Pumpkin Pancakes Anyone?

    Jackie
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    Are you in on the pumpkin craze? Tis’ the season for pumpkin-flavored everything and I can’t get enough of it. I came across this delicious pumpkin pancake recipe that I can’t wait to try this weekend! Here is the recipe. Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Total time: 25 minutes What you’ll need: 1 3/4 cups milk 1 cup pumpkin puree 1 egg 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 cups all purpose flour 3 tablespoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice mix 1/2 teaspoon salt   Instructions: In a large bowl, mix the…
  • A Little Advice..

    Jackie
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Here’s some great advice from fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood that we could all use
  • 2014 Fall Bucket List

    Jackie
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:55 pm
    The first official day of Fall is in just 7 days, which means there are a ton of Fall activities to look forward to! I personally love the change of season especially the Fall, so I decided to create a bucket list to make sure I don’t miss out on any of the fun ! Here is my 2014 Fall bucket list. What are some of the things you hope to do this Fall? Share your comments below! 1. Make a Fall wreath 2. Drink hot apple cider 3. Carve a pumpkin 4. Roast s’mores over a firepit 5. Try a new pumpkin recipe 6. Watch a scary movie 7. Go on a picnic 8. Go apple picking 9. Decorate my porch…
  • Fall 2014 Color Trend Report!

    Jackie
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Want to know which colors are on trend for this fall? We turned to Pantone’s color report and have the answer. These are not the usual Fall colors you may have expected. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®  stated “This is a season of untypical colors—more reflective of the imagination and ingenuity, which makes for an artful collection of colors and combinations not bound by the usual hues for fall.” Here are the 10 colors to keep an eye on for Fall 2014!
  • Not Just a Figment Of Your Imagination!

    Jackie
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    You may have come across these gorgeous landscapes, and believe it or not- these jaw-dropping places actually DO exist! They are not just a figment of your imagination, but they are definitely what fairytales are made of!   Wisteria Flower Tunnel, Japan  Eben Ice Cave, USA  Sea Of Stars, Maldives Black Forest, Germany Laguna Salada de Torrevieja, Spain White Sand Dunes, Yemen Seven Colored Earth of Chamarel, Mauritius Rolling Hills, Czech Republic Lake Baikal, Russia Ik-Kil Cenote, Mexico  
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  • find it friday: eco-chic Fall items for your home

    Kelly Anderson
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Brrr...can you feel it? The season has changed and it's bringing out my nesting instinct! I'm digging out my wool blankets and pumpkin soy candles. Are you ready for Fall at home? Here are some wonderful items on Etsy to help you prepare for a cozy Autumn.1. These birch cutting blocks will come in handy when entertaining this Fall and have a warm and natural vibe. I adore this little shop in Prince Edward Island.Cattails Woodwork2. A cinnamon or pumpkin spiced soy candle is a must for ambience and a healthy home this Fall. This shop has so many simple and chic options that 100%…
  • How to transition your home for autumn

    Kelly Anderson
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Well it's here! Autumn weather has arrived here in Ontario and though I must say summer vanished in the blink of an eye, this is my favourite time of year. The leaves will soon be changing, we'll go back to jeans, boots and comfy sweaters, and our green plants will come back inside to freshen our homes once again.So how to transition your home design for the Fall season? Here are a 5 easy ways to make your house comfy and healthy for autumn.1. Bring house plants and herbs in pots indoors. They'll bring life back inside and clean your air at the same time, making your rooms healthy and fresh.
  • natural bathroom renovation on a budget

    Kelly Anderson
    7 Sep 2014 | 2:28 pm
    When I was home in New Brunswick over the summer I worked on finishing and decorating my parents' bathroom, which they had renovated earlier in the year by replacing the tub with a new shower including a seat, and adding space at the back of the narrow room in order to eventually bring the washer and dryer up from the basement. For now, they will use the space for extra storage and organization.This was a project that needed to be done on a very limited budget. No new countertops or sink, no new cabinets, no new decor. Only a new floor was purchased, as the old tiles were busted up when the…
  • natural home: old schoolhouse apartment

    Kelly Anderson
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    This home, spotted on Architectural Digest, is so lovely it made me stop and be still for a moment.It has such lovely old brick bones, and living spaces that connect to the outdoors, which I think is so important for the soul. Inside, the painted white brick, multitude of sunlight, and lots of living green plants (check out that climber!) creates a peaceful home in which to relax and breathe deeply. The books and interesting objects displayed on built-in shelving throughout the home add a personal element that is interesting and makes the uncluttered space feel warm and inviting.All of this…
  • large windows: options for privacy and light

    Kelly Anderson
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    Well I've finally returned from summer vacation at "home" on the East Coast of Canada, where I enjoyed much-loved time with family, friends and nature. I unplugged and really enjoyed taking time to be still and enjoy the outdoors. I hope your summer has been revitalizing for you as well!I visited a friend's home while there as she has a dilemma: how to cover her wall of windows so that there can be some privacy but still let in all of the light and be able to take in the beautiful view of the river that the home backs onto. The windows run almost floor to ceiling, and completely cover the…
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    Inmod Modern Furniture Blog

  • Use, Recycle, Repeat.

    jaklina
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Are you eco-conscious? Reclaimed hardwood is on-trend not only because of its character and beauty, but also because recycling hardwood rather than chopping down more of our beautiful trees is always the better choice. We’ve got some wonderful products made of recycled hardwood that will appeal to your rustic taste as well as your eco-conscious mind. Browse our selection of eco-friendly modern furniture here!
  • Throwback Thursday!

    jaklina
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Remember the time our egg chair was featured in Architectural Digest in Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan’s amazing NYC apartment? If not, click the image below for more details! A special thank you to Architectural Digest for the great article!
  • Vibrant Dining Chairs !

    jaklina
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Check out this playful and inviting dining room with its bright pop of color against neutral colors throughout the room. Why not modernize your dining room with a pop of color with our Pori Arm Chairs? They come in cheerful & cozy Pistachio Green, Carnelian Red, Iron Gray, & Island Blue!
  • Modern Reading Nook (Get The Look!)

    jaklina
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    We all could use a little escape from our busy lives by curling up with a good book every once in a while. You’ll need 2 main things (besides the book of course) -good lighting and a comfy little corner. Of course, a trendy corner only makes it sweeter. Why not create a modern reading nook that’s functional and striking? Re-create the look above with these products. Happy reading!
  • 10 Fall Products To Cozy Up Your Home !

    jaklina
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    It’s already the middle of September. Where did the time go?! With that being said, brisk mornings are returning, pumpkin-spice is back in season, and layers of clothing are already being worn. It’s time to get your cozy on. Here are 10 snuggle-worthy Autumn buys to help you bring in the Fall. Ocelet Pendant Lamp Ginza Fireplace Sheepskin Rug Teak Wood Candle Holder Branches Wall Sticker Bornio Cocktail/Coffee Table Design Your Own Pillows Dorcia Coat Rack Nook Blanket Downlow Loveseat
 
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    Modenus Interior Design Blog

  • The New Neutrals – Taupes, Golds and Natural Woods

    Veronika Miller
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    Bye, bye boring! Neutral territory has never been more exciting. Beige, whites, grays, browns or other neutral colors can be brilliant additions to any room. And with well-chosen accessories, a neutral space can become a calm background for a colorful life. 1. Neutrals found in nature can help create a warm and comforting environment. Troy Lighting’s rustic Gulf Stream supports a soft linen shade hemmed with decorative whipstitches and small iron loops. Inside its shade, bamboo candle holders add a natural touch. The collection is available as a three-, four- and five-light pendant as well…
  • Meet the Bloggers: BlogTour California Road Trip

    Florence von Pelet
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    Meet BlogTour California, or #BlogTourCali on Twitter, an amazing group of talented designers and bloggers from all over the world. Our team is excited to embark on a stellar road trip starting in Los Angeles to cover the WestEdge Design Fair, making our way up the beautiful California Coast and ending our adventure in San Francisco for a fabulous design tour in The City. Andrew Dunning is an award winning Interior Designer working to provide affordable stylish homes to his clients. After leaving the corporate world to follow his true passion of Design, he retrained and launched APD…
  • Design Bloggers: Join #KBISlovesKitchens and win a spot on BlogTour

    Veronika Miller
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:02 am
    Kitchen Design by Dalla Polvere Kitchens. We all love them. From luxurious and traditional to minimalist and modern, they’ve not only long occupied the central spot in our homes but also in all of our style seeking design hearts and minds. KBIS 2015 is a mere 4 months away and we want you to share your love for the kitchen with KBIS and Modenus on Instagram. What’s in it for you? We’re glad you asked. We’re giving away a spot on the all-expense-paid BlogTour Vegas from January 18 – 23, 2015. Here’s what you do: From September 3 – 19, 2014 post as many…
  • New This Week from KBIS – Hardware trends and new quartz designs

    Florence von Pelet
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:54 am
    KBIS, The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show is less than six months away and we are soaking in all the latest trends that are being submitted by brands that will be exhibiting come January 2015. Stay tuned for more from KBIS every Monday and be sure to register for the show starting September 2.  We are excited to see new collections emerge from BlogTourVegas veteran, Top Knobs. You may know Top Knobs as a leader in decorative kitchen cabinet hardware. They recently introduced their new Crystal Knobs available in the sought after Chareau Collection and describe the new design as “Clear…
  • One Stop Antiquing in England By Toma Clark Haines – The Antiques Diva & Co

    Veronika Miller
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    As owner of The Antiques Diva® & Co - Europe’s largest antiques sourcing and touring company – I’m often asked where the best places are to buy antiques.  I could go on for ages and pages about the flea markets in the south of France, the delights found in antique dealers homes in the Swedish countryside and the plethora of pieces available at the antique warehouses in Belgium.  But when a client tells me they are looking for one stop shopping – that they need to maximize their time and travel dollars to shop the most amount of inventory at the best prices in the shortest…
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  • Lately (Things You May Not Have Known About Me + Some Randomness)

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    (Our yurt camp on White Lake.) Hi, friends, it’s been a while and that’s because the past few weeks have been a whirlwind. Here’s some of where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing. First, I was on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in Mongolia. (Did that throw you for a loop?) I’m nothing if not complex. Ha! I’m most definitely a city person and I admit I’m partial to the finer things in life but I’ve also always had an Indiana Jones/Marco Polo/adventurer side that likes to explore remote corners of the world every now and then. I think…
  • Making Happiness Happen + $100 HomeGoods Gift Card Giveaway

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    So last week, I told you about HomeGoods’ Happiness Happens campaign. Today I want to tell you a little about how I took part. When HomeGoods provided me with a gift card and challenged me to make happiness happen for someone in the community, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to team up with a local organization called Project Live Proud (PLP). I first learned about PLP when I met its founder Nyota Brooks a couple of years ago. It is an interior design charity in Atlanta that acquires furniture and household items and installs interiors for families overcoming poverty…
  • Lately: Kitchen Updates, Living Room Tweaks & Some Wonderful Happenings

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hi there friends, can you believe it’s August already? It feels like summer just started but then I say that with every passing season. It’s surely a sign of old age….. Anyway, here’s what’s been happening on the FTRB homefront. The long awaited kitchen island lights arrived and promptly got installed….. It was worth the wait. I feel like I’ve been documenting the whole saga minute by minute but I could not be happier about them. (By the way, do you see the teeny peek of the white cabinets? I’m happy about that too.) The faucet also got…
  • An Explanation/Some Exciting News

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    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!

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    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.
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    Interior Design Tips for the Busy Professional

  • Room of the Month: The Cozy Built-In Office

    Linnore Gonzales
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Whether you have a generous amount of square footage dedicated to a home office, or just a quaint corner of the kitchen, this important space should gel with your home’s style while also serving as a work-friendly, motivating, but comfortable atmosphere. There are certain components that every home office should have – adequate space to work, room for storage, and a little room to grow. It’s also important to consider the role your home office will be expected to serve. Do you work from home and need a major setup including printer, fax, and desktop computer? Or is it a…
  • The Writing is On the Wall: Fresh Ways to Use Word Art

    Linnore Gonzales
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Using words as décor has become a very powerful way to create visual appeal. Word art comes to life as single words or chosen phrases are strategically placed across interior walls adding a sense of sophistication, setting a desired tone or contributing to an inviting atmosphere in a fresh and inexpensive way. From framed quotations to large-scale decals, let’s literally make a statement with your wall décor. Not sure where to start? Look to a favorite quote, preferred theme or chosen color palette. For example, consider this water-themed guest room. Striking blues and greens are…
  • A Worldly Home: Trends Found in Foreign Homes that Work in Yours

    Linnore Gonzales
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Who hasn’t dreamed of a home inspired by a happy collision of international styles? A worldly home is elegant, sophisticated and a tribute to your unique design preferences. There is not a formula for combining international trends. Simply choose which elements inspire you from the various cultures you admire. You may try French country furniture with Afghan carpets or a Swedish color palette with Italian tile. Ready to create your own round-the-world style? Find inspiration in some of our favorite countries and time periods. Classic English Georgian The English Georgian era was inspired by…
  • Granite Who? Introducing the New Countertops on the Block

    Linnore Gonzales
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Tired of granite? So are a lot of people. While granite used to be the must-have material for countertops, homeowners are starting to think about materials that are more user-friendly, more interesting, and just different from every other house in the neighborhood. Your interior designer can help you determine the best option for your kitchen. Here are some of the burgeoning alternatives to granite. Quartz Quartz is a versatile countertop option that is available in many different colors. An extremely hard, heavy material, quartz is incredibly durable and scratch-resistant, and it’s also…
  • Bright New Lighting Ideas You Haven't Tried

    Linnore Gonzales
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Over the decades, lighting has evolved from a strictly functional form into a unique design component all its own – a statement piece that is radiant and artistic. Most recently, a larger focus has been placed on the fine quality of craftsmanship as lighting elements now strategically create a strong thematic focus that people are sure to take notice of. From minimalist styles to bold unusual fixtures, your chosen lighting will make or break your look. Let’s explore some bright new lighting ideas that will take your home from dreary to chic and pleasantly inviting. Embrace the Wall Sconce…
 
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    Lighting & Decor Blog | Lamps.com

  • Our 2013-2014 Scholarship Winner Announced!!

    Holly La Porte
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:27 pm
      Last fall, the team at Lamps.com wanted to help a bright-minded individual set the tone for their first college experience.  An idea sparked, and we offered a $1000 scholarship to high school seniors asking them “How does lighting affect
  • Outdoor Lighting

    Katie
    12 May 2014 | 1:59 pm
    The summer season is quickly approaching; are you ready for some outdoor activities and entertaining? Outdoor lights are a staple item in your home lighting repertoire. They are a great way to highlight the landscaping in your yard, as well
  • DIY Lampshade Challenge – WINNER!

    Holly La Porte
    9 May 2014 | 6:57 am
    THANK YOU to all of our participants in this year’s DIY Lampshade Challenge!  There were many innovative entries that inspired, but the winning shade was the gold monogram from Stone Gable! Congratulations, Yvonne!  And congrats to one of your lucky
  • DIY Lampshade Challenge

    Holly La Porte
    1 May 2014 | 6:15 am
    VOTE to enter for a chance to win a $50 www.lamps.com gift card! We selected 11 bloggers to don their creative hats and sent them a plain white drum shade from Lights Up! to decorate however they wanted.  Vote for your
  • Happy Earth Day!

    Holly La Porte
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
      We’re spreading the light on the links that inspired us for Earth Day this year.  Tell us, what inspires you to #spreadthelight this Earth Day?!? “The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it
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    Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal

  • Was There Really a Magic Flying Carpet or is it a Myth?

    J. Nazmiyal
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:55 am
    Flying Carpet – Myth or Reality Flying carpets have long been a device used in folklore to permit the protagonist (or antagonist) to achieve their mysterious devices as fast as possible. This legendary rug is an integral part of stories in the Eastern World, appearing in ancient Jewish texts, the Arabic One Thousand and One Nights, and most recently Read More... The post Was There Really a Magic Flying Carpet or is it a Myth? appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
  • Nazmiyal Acquires Collection of Over 100 Vintage Moroccan Rugs

    J. Nazmiyal
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    The Largest Collection of Vintage Moroccan Rugs in the World As the renewed interest in mid-century modern design is in full swing, vintage Moroccan rugs, with their distinctly minimalist aesthetic, have become one of the most popular rug styles available today. These alluring compositions feature a distinct style, generally characterized by ivory fields and simple Read More... The post Nazmiyal Acquires Collection of Over 100 Vintage Moroccan Rugs appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
  • The Sublime Beauty of Mughal Carpets

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

    J. Nazmiyal
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Eastern Carpets in Western Paintings At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art NYC Nazmiyal Antique Rugs Education Series – The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has a fine collection of carpets from the east and paintings of oriental rugs in its archives. To the students and researchers of the history of oriental carpets as well 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.
 
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    Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore » Blog | Leading Architects Bangalore

  • Contemporary Architecture Design Plans | Architects in Coimbatore

    Architects Bangalore
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Why Go For Contemporary Architecture Designs Referred as the ‘Textile Capital of South’, Coimbatore has been ranked 4th among Indian cities in investment climate. Cosmopolitan culture, economical living, stumpy pollution with homogeneous climate through the year and rapid infrastructure growth makes Coimbatore an ideal investment destination… for contemporary residences. Today, many new home investors are opting for modern house designs Continue Reading The post Contemporary Architecture Design Plans | Architects in Coimbatore appeared first on Architects In Bangalore |…
  • House Designs with Fire Protection Systems | Architects in Salem

    Architects Bangalore
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:34 am
    Prevent Fire Hazards On New Property Fires or sparks can be destructive. They can tear apart families and demolish homes. By flouting safety guidelines, just to save a few thousands, countless people fall prey to fire attacks and in worst cases, succumb to injuries. However, many fire mishaps are preventable. By using superior quality fire safety equipments, high property damages due to Continue Reading The post House Designs with Fire Protection Systems | Architects in Salem appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • 5 Reasons Why Duplex House Plans Rank High

    Architects Bangalore
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:41 am
    In tier II cities like Salem, where the real estate demand is growing, demand for dream house designs capture many discussions. Many people also want to make investments keeping in perspective multiple future benefits. Here investing in duplex house plans makes good logic due to following reasons: Discuss your Duplex House Plan requirements with Leading Architects in Salem Call +(91)-(80)-26612520 / +(91)-9845605777 1. Great for first time Continue Reading The post 5 Reasons Why Duplex House Plans Rank High appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In…
  • Building Architecture Designs for Innovation Hubs

    Architects Bangalore
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    On vacation, would you ever choose a hotel with fluorescent lights, gloomy curtains or dark and congested rooms? The answer is obvious…isn’t it? Vibrant Designing Of Office Spaces Business owners often forget this when it comes to designing their offices. A workplace cannot be a drab maze of cubicles when you want people to push their boundaries of creative thinking. As contemporary lives Continue Reading The post Building Architecture Designs for Innovation Hubs appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Designing Opulent Sky Villas For Bangalore

    Architects Bangalore
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:51 am
    For years, the real estate market of Bangalore has been a ‘trend-setter’ of sorts in the Asia Pacific region. Property investors have always been stunned by the sprawling growth in luxury architecture in Bangalore, and the growing number of residential abodes. And today, hot ‘sky villas’ are talk of the town. Demand For Sky Villa Designs in Various Formats Sky Villas are the latest Continue Reading The post Designing Opulent Sky Villas For Bangalore appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
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    Coastal Decor, Beach, Nautical Decor, DIY Decorating, Crafts, Shopping | Completely Coastal Blog

  • Pristine Nautical Design -Coastal Living Showhouse 2014

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    This year's Coastal Living Showhouse is located in Coronado, California. The home is huge and the nautical design is pristine. Take a peek! The spacious kitchen prominently shows off an Anchor Marquee Sign. Both, Porthole Windows and Lighting are a nod to nautical. Actually, kitchen/dining and living room are all upstairs while the first floor houses a foyer, laundry room, office, three
  • Top Beach, Nautical & Coastal Pumpkins for Fall & Halloween

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Over the years I have collected quite a few fabulous coastal, beach and nautical theme pumpkins, and I have just discovered a few new ideas too, shown in the first picture. So here's to a sea of awesome coastal pumpkins for the Fall season (and Halloween)! Make sure to follow the links to learn more about each idea. Some links we'll take you to posts from the past with even more coastal pumpkins
  • Nautical Dresser Makeover with Creative Handles & Rope Edging

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    I love Furniture Makeovers, and they are particularly interesting when there is a before picture. The transformations always amaze me. This nautical dresser makeover is not only gorgeous but surprises with a creative handle solution. The finished nautical dresser after Pat of Relux Vintage did his magic with Paint Distressing, and other great coastal and nautical details. It all started with
  • Chic Modern Tropical Decor for a Harbor Island Home in the Bahamas

    12 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    A modern sophisticated take on tropical decor style by designer Alessandra Branca. The tropical decor of this home, featured in Lonny Magazine makes me want to take the long journey to remote Harbor Island in the Bahamas. If this is how the island feels like then it must be a tropical paradise! Even though I have never had anything pink, I think the color is delicious, especially the way it is
  • Beach Collection Stick & Grass Weave Wreaths Square & Round

    10 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    This is a wonderful twist on traditional wreaths, a beach collection weave! Except for the string, these square and round wreaths are entirely constructed from beach findings. Together with her daughter, Lisa of The Red Thread Blog collected all sorts of beach treasures from dried seaweed and plants to sea glass and shells. They created a variety of really neat things from these finds, such as
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  • Make Your Kitchen Feel Larger Than Ever Before With This Simple Paint Trick

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    We all know that paint can be used to trick the eye.You can blend things together or visually separate them, simply by using a contrasting or matching color tone or value.When I want a space to seem taller or more open, one trick I use in a kitchen is to blend the backsplash and upper cabinetry altogether in a light color. If you have only the countertop or the base cabinets as the contrast, the space will have much more height if things aren’t visually chopped up. I’m currently working on a kitchen remodel with a cottage / country style where I’m doing that very trick.When we started,…
  • Why 'It's Unwise To Pay Too Much, But Worse To Pay Too Little'

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    Image via HoustonChronicle.com Why lead into this post with a picture of my local newspaper's report on the firing of a road contractor?Because it proves a very valid point about every type of service and product purchase you make; more specifically, the purchases of services and goods from builders, remodelers, painters, plumbers, architects, and even interior designers.I’ve listened to a lot of people rave about the great prices they found for various goods and services related to the business I’m in, design/construction/furnishings. But, truth be told…Not all of those situations turn…
  • Before & After: A Tired Kitchen Is Awakened w/a Coffee House Ambience

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    BEFORE AFTER Today I’m going to share some cool before and afters of one of my projects. For me, these pics were a long time coming.I worked with these clients some years ago. I did some design work for their kitchen remodel to help get them to their goal of a more grayed down, more stylish, rustic / industrial yet still sophisticated look in their bungalow style home. We’ve also redone their master bath, but I’ll share that later. For now, let’s talk about the kitchen. BEFORE BEFORE This was a builder production home we were dealing with.It had a simple, white-ish tiled floor; orange…
  • How To Design Your Entire Room Around Your Prettiest Pillows (Yes, it CAN be done! ;-)

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    “Regarding your question about pillows......I don’t think I’ve ever designed a room of furnishings without them. As a matter of fact, I can sometimes design a room around just the pillows. I think it's a great way to soften a space, as well as add more expensive fabrics and pattern without going overboard.”That was my answer to a question a reader of my blog sent me about pillows and their importance to the design of a room. Custom pillows It’s not that pillows are really that important, it’s just that using them to introduce some color and pattern in small doses is really…
  • Dismiss Cookie Cutter Design Forever With Fully Customized Pieces

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Custom anything is hot right now.At this summer's Las Vegas Market, I attended a seminar where Thom Filicia, Michelle Nussbaumer, and Timothy Corrigan discussed trends in interior decor and design after viewing showrooms at market. The topic they kept returning to, again and again, was: Customization.Anyone can get anything they want nowadays. If you want it, it’s on the web. Simply drop an image into the Google Images search engine and all the links you need to shop for your products will appear, instantly.More and more often, I’m finding that homeowners don’t want something that…
 
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  • Teasing Delhi Monsoons and My Clicks

    Priti
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:05 am
    Rain Rain Don’t Go Away I think this is the most apt topic for my post. While every other city has observed rain almost every day, the weather in Delhi was dry and sunny all throughout the season. Yeah, literally, I can count the days of rainfall on my fingertips. :-/ But with the beginning of September, finally God realized that “Oh! It’s monsoon in Delhi too”! And finally, since two weeks the weather has been awesome and I enjoyed it to the fullest!!! Yeah, I slept through all of it (I mean most of the time). :D  Thanks for the mercy lord and recharging Delhi! And…
  • Found Some Usual and Unusual Trees

    Priti
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:14 am
    Seen These Before?As promised in my last post, here I am with continued pictures of some usual and unusual trees and plants I came across while was on my way to my home town. As per the information provided to me by the nursery owner, I found some of these trees very interesting and was so amazed to know about them.You must be thinking, what’s there to be amazed about it right (!) read yourself and do share your thoughts in the comment box below. I bet you too will find these plants interesting!So lets get started with the post. The image that you are seeing right below is called…
  • Flowers Blooming All Around

    Priti
    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

    Priti
    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

    Priti
    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…
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  • Transforming to an Eco-Home: Energy-Efficient Windows

    Author
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:42 am
    Gone are the days when our interest in windows was restricted to just finding attractive coverings that will brighten up our homes. Today, the choices have become so vast that consumers do not even focus only on aesthetics anymore. Equally as important, or maybe even more important to some, is the energy efficiency factor of windows. Why Choose Energy-Efficient Windows? The best benefit energy-efficient windows can give you is substantial reduction to the costs associated with heating and cooling your home. In other words, they help minimize your bills! Other than that, they can also help…
  • Common plumbing issues around the house

    Editor
    25 May 2014 | 11:01 am
    Plumbing issues in the home are more common than many people realise, and often go unnoticed until the task of repairing what was once a simple problem becomes difficult and expensive. Homeowners can save themselves a lot of money and anxiety if they keep an eye on potential plumbing hotspots and bring in professionals such as Capital Plumbing before it is too late. Here a few common household plumbing issues to monitor and avoid future shock bills. Leaking taps The constant drip from a tap in the night is not only annoying; it can be extremely costly as the continued flow of water sends your…
  • Five Tips to get your Pool Ready for Winter

    Editor
    29 Apr 2014 | 1:40 am
    As the days become shorter and the air gets its first crisp decline in temperature, the last thing on your mind will be dealing with your pool. However, on the other side of winter will be your itch for those lazy weekends spent floating around in the sunshine, and the pool will become a priority. The better prepared your pool is for the cooler months, when the water stands idle and without swimmers, the easier it will be to jump back in come summer. Check out this URL for more tips and the supplies to tuck your pool in for hibernation. Clean What is the best way to ensure your pool is…
  • Understanding the Advantages of Conservatories

    Editor
    18 Mar 2014 | 4:44 am
    Television home makeover shows have a lot to answer for. Not content with guilting us into keeping up with the Joneses, the ease with which they pull off a transformation typically makes us green with envy. Of course, television shows or not, we all dream about sprucing up our homes and creating additional space to increase value and allow for more comfortable relaxation time. From converting an attic into a kid’s play area and adding an en suite to your bedroom, quality embellishments help lend a practical and aesthetic superiority to your property. One of the simplest ways to achieve this…
  • 5 Easy Steps: How to Transform Your Bathroom

    Editor
    11 Feb 2014 | 4:16 pm
    If you’re considering modernising your bathroom, there are several factors to be aware of before you hotfoot it to your local DIY store armed with a credit card and an unquenchable thirst for tiles and towels. Transform Your Bathroom While it’s an exciting decision to redecorate a tired looking bathroom, the journey from shabby to chic involves a raft of less than exhilarating choices before you’re relaxing in your Art Deco bathtub or washing away your troubles in your new power shower. The overhaul of a bathroom can be laborious, expensive and overwhelming, which is why you should…
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  • Top 5 Instagrammers You Should Follow …

    Lynne Knowlton
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    You have a hefty job.  You have a family.  You have bat shit crazy fun friends.  You know, you have a freaking life.  Life can be a crazy straw.  Duly noted.  We no like crazy straw.  We like easy straw, … Read More!
  • Blogging: Erhhhmergerd. Are you stumped?

    Lynne Knowlton
    4 Sep 2014 | 5:39 am
    To be a badass, fearlessly authentic online entrepreneur, it takes work.  Hard work. And balls.  It takes balls to be a woman.  It takes balls to be a blogger.   It takes big balls to stand out in a crowded … Read More!
  • Top 10 travel tips that won’t make you want to punch people

    Lynne Knowlton
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    Why share these travel tips ‘n tricks?  I just love you like that. I don’t want to see you throat punching strangers when you catch the crazy train in your travels. I know you want to travel, but you kinda … Read More!
  • Green with Envy – Avocado tips and tricks

    Lynne Knowlton
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
      AVOCAADOOS for life. Tis an avo life for meee.     Tips and tricks on how to become an Avocado GURU Hi, I’m Tristan, Lynne Knowlton’s favourite daughter.  I work for her behind the scenes on her blog to give her … Read More!
  • 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!
 
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  • richard rabel: a 1930s Dallas home renovation (before and after)

    themodernsybarite
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    The independent town of Highland Park sits inside the Dallas city limits and is an upscale neighborhood known for its lovely mansions and manicured lawns (plus it’s 30 miles/hour speed limit that can drive you crazy!). It’s also the home … Continue reading →This post richard rabel: a 1930s Dallas home renovation (before and after) first appeared on
  • to the trade – an interior design photo app

    themodernsybarite
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    In June I was in Dallas putting the final touches on a residential project – you know, that point in the process when things start to get a just bit exasperating.  The client was next to me rightly expecting to … Continue reading →This post to the trade – an interior design photo app first appeared on
  • a chic contemporary wood bench

    themodernsybarite
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    One of my favorite new pieces of modern furniture is a cool contemporary wood bench I just discovered.  Infinitely more versatile than a sofa or chair, I can’t even think of a room where a bench wouldn’t be a welcome … Continue reading →This post a chic contemporary wood bench first appeared on
  • 7 bedroom design tips to note

    themodernsybarite
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    7 bedroom design tips to note is part of a series of helpful decorating tricks and design tips that I’ve collected from various sources – including House Beautiful magazine – and organized them into themes.  I’ve published tips for the kitchen … Continue reading →This post 7 bedroom design tips to note first appeared on
  • bookshelf lamps to brighten a space

    themodernsybarite
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Bookshelf lamps are not something that comes to mind when people think of home essentials, but I beg to differ.  Several of my clients are fortunate enough to have rooms dedicated to nothing more than books and reading, and that’s … Continue reading →This post bookshelf lamps to brighten a space first appeared on
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  • Videosphere black and white television | Ryuzo Fujita | JVC (Victor Company of Japan) | 1970 | UPDATE

    20 Sep 2014 | 5:13 am
    This post is an update to my original post about the JVC Videosphere television.   Similar in most respects to the model 3240, this example is given the model number 3240AQC.  The large differences are not apparent until you look at the back of the set.  Views from the front show this lack of difference. The model 3240AQR Videosphere television has a plate on the back and a switch which allows three power settings: US, US(Europe) and, CCIR. Detail of the power switch. On the back of the 3240AQC model, there is a depressed well.  In this well is placed a sticker that…
  • Radiant Inflatable Baby | Keith Haring | Pop Shop, New York City | 1985

    6 Sep 2014 | 5:17 am
    Keith Haring was born May 4, 1958 in Reading, Pennsylvania and was raised in nearby Kutztown.  He graduated from high school in 1976 and subsequently began his studies in commercial art at the Ivy School of Professional Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Deciding that he did not want to be a commercial graphic artist, he dropped out after two semesters.  In 1978, Haring moved to New York City where he became a subway artist and began his emergence into fame.  Haring’s first New York solo exhibition was held in 1981.  In 1982, he made his SoHo gallery debut at the…
  • XXIII Compasso d’Oro 2014

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    Return to award index XXIII Compasso d’Oro (2014) Anders Byriel (Chairman), CEO of Kvadrat (Denmark) Vivian Cheng, designer, Director of the Design Center (Hong Kong) Stefan Diez, designer (Germany) Giorgio De Ferrari, designer (Italy) Mario Gagnon, designer, Alto Studio (Canada) Defne Koz, designer (Turkey) Paolo Lomazzi, designer (Italy) Laura Traldi, journalist (Italy) Premi Compasso d’Oro 1199 Panigale motorcycle, Ducati Design Center - Gianandrea Fabbro, Ducati Motor Holding Bellevue table and board for ice cream, Marc Sadler, IFI Bitta nautical bollard lamp, Enzo Berti, Torremato -…
  • 8800 and 7800 bed tray | Olaf von Bohr | Beylerian, United States of America | 1970

    30 Aug 2014 | 3:48 am
    Many of the plastic items by Kartell, Italy were manufactured domestically in the United States by Beylerian Limited.  Here is one such item in its original box, the bed tray by Olaf von Bohr.  This one is model 7800 in white in the original Beylerian box with Beylerian imprint.  This post updates my original post about the 8800 and 7800 bed tray. The box refers to the object as a “bed & lap tray” suitable for breakfast in bed, a lap desk, a lap tray, and outdoor entertaining.  The back side of the box has pictures of the tray serving each of these functions.
  • orange onion chopper

    24 Aug 2014 | 4:55 am
    Here is an orange onion chopper.  Will chop coarse or fine.  This handy kitchen accessory dates from the late 1970s.  These typically sell on eBay for less than $10 and are relatively common.
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    New York Interior Design Blog

  • Bye Bye Blackboards, Go Glassboards!

    Phyllis
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Most of us grew up in classrooms with black chalkboards but have you heard of the latest and greatest replacement?  Drumroll please……. Introducing Glassboards! This is an out of the box, innovative alternative that is less messy and a much sleeker option.  Glassboards offer a very sleek and polished look.  We found these incredible Glassboard Floats By Clarus. We love the black glassboards that use a white marker to draw out ideas.  The black really pops off the neutral stone tile walls! Black Clarus Glassboards The image below showcases a white glass board  - which is…
  • New Collections By Joseph Noble

    Phyllis
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Joseph Noble has a few new collections that we would like to share with you!  The first is the glamorous Indochine collection!  This collection offers intricate iridescent patterns to wow and excite!  Add some glam to your space! INDOCHINE Collection We are also completely in love with the Scout collection!  The vinyls in this collection are highly durable and come in a wide variety of gorgeous colorways!  They also offer a few metallic finishes too! SCOUT Collection They also have the Smart collection which is another collection of vinyls that is available in 14 different colorways.
  • Spotlight on Gregg Lipton Furniture

    Phyllis
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today we are featuring the incredible work of Gregg Lipton Furniture.  We have curated a few of our favorite pieces from his collection to share with you! The Custom Keystone Cabinet below is a work of art!  Crafted from tiger maple, ebony and etched glass, this piece really pops!  The angles are unique and striking! Gregg Lipton Furniture Custom Keystone Cabinet We also are in love with these Tusk Chairs!  This beautiful transitional style chair will work well in a traditional home as well as a contemporary design.  The lines, details and style make it very versatile.  The nailhead…
  • Lightwave Laser – Laser Cut Designs!

    Phyllis
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    As Designers, we are generally the first to hear about innovative new products.  Recently we stumbled across this incredible company called Lightwave Laser.  They create incredible laser cut designs in wood that can be used for a multitude of decorative applications such as room dividers, window screens, ceiling details and skylight screening and so much more!  Today we want to focus on their work in back-lit laser cut designs and are excited to share a few of our faves with you. First up, this gorgeous blue back-lit laser cut rose design.  Installed as a work of art above the bed, it is…
  • Caught Up In A Weave

    Phyllis
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Reminiscent of a boating knot, the Satelight Weaver is a fresh new cutting edge pendant.  It is available in 3 different sizes and can be specified in red, black, beige or coral. Satelight Weaver Pendant This pendant is hand woven with nylon rope, giving it an artisan flair with a unique pattern and texture. Satelight Weaver Pendant in Black and Red The macramé artisans spend hours creating each pendant’s unique form. Satelight Weaver Pendant in Red We love how this pendant can create really cool and interesting shadows on surrounding walls!  Tell us what you think of this fun…
 
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    Courtney Price Design

  • Year Of the Horse

    Courtney Price
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    2014 is year of the horse, so here you go: Related posts: Equestrian Chic = Luxury Branding Happy New Year Hermes Fabric Line
  • Excellence

    Courtney Price
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Excellence is never an accident... Related posts: A Word From William Morris A Word on Solitude
  • The London Hotel, NYC

    Courtney Price
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Business travelers, next time you are headed to NYC, consider this hotel: Related posts: Fashion Designer Hotel Suites The Carlyle Hotel and its Famous Bemelmans Bar Hotel Silver
  • French Furniture: Three Desks, Three Styles and a Decorative Arts Glossary

    Courtney Price
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Do you know your French desks? If you were to go shopping for an antique desk could you hold your own on which style is which? If the answer is no, no worries… we are going to look at three desks from three consecutive periods of French decorative arts history… see what differentiates them by placing them into a bigger perspective of time. Related posts: Console Yourself – Console Tables In Interior Design Campaign Furniture A Virtual Stroll Through the Getty Museum
  • Rhinelander Mansion, Home of Ralph Lauren NYC Men’s Flagship Store

    Courtney Price
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The story behind the beautiful Ralph Lauren Men's Flagship store in NYC... Related posts: Ralph Lauren’s Women’s and Home Flagship Store Ralph Lauren Point Dume Collection Ralph Lauren new “One Fifth” Collection
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  • How to Build a Modular Home

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    19 Sep 2014 | 1:07 am
    There are a lot of people, who are willing to know how to build a modular home because of the large scale benefits of owning a modular home. The benefits of modular homes include strong construction,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Build a Log House

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    17 Sep 2014 | 3:15 am
    The important steps on how to build a log house will give you an overview of the things that you need to consider when building a log house. The steps will also help you in giving a second thought on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Decorate a Kitchen

    admin
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:54 am
    There are a number of steps that can be followed on how to decorate a kitchen. In the busy life that we lead sometimes it can almost become impossible to remain organized and this goes especially for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Amazing Lighting Trends for Every Season

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:12 am
    When you take up lighting, the designs and sources available for you to choose from is endless. In fact the lighting trends keep changing with every season. To stack them up in your home décor is a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Trendy Home Office Makeovers on a Budget

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    11 Sep 2014 | 5:39 am
    Are you the kind of person who runs office in the same place as your residence? As the age old saying goes “Don’t mix personal stuff with professional life”. The same thing holds good here as well.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Central Park West Penthouse

    Melina Divani
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:35 am
    This penthouse apartment designed by Foley Fiore, is hidden beneath the curved copper mansard roof of a Manhattan landmark building. It was artfully created by the former owner out of storage rooms, a one bedroom apartment, and unused space in the building’s decorative turret. The goals for this renovation were to provide ample communal living spaces with private retreats for a young family with two teenage children; to maximize the views to Central Park and the interior garden; to create a great working kitchen with a connection to the living spaces; and to shake the eighties feeling out…
  • Interior With Organic Textures And Raw Finishes

    Melina Divani
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Weary (and wary) of glossy showroom-type interiors, Anthony Seah wanted a home that reflects a more down-to-earth way of living; one that finds its roots in organic textures and raw finishes. When he and his family decided to renovate their three- plus-one bedroom apartment at Poh Heng Court, the best firm for the job seemed to be Three-D Conceptwerke, considering its penchant for interiors that eschew the overdone and overdesigned.   Via Lookboxliving The post Interior With Organic Textures And Raw Finishes appeared first on Decoholic.
  • Modern Vintage And Contemporary In Absolute Harmony

    Melina Divani
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:13 pm
    A beautiful apartment in Paris, designed by double g. This parisian apartment despite its small size it will steal your heart. I love the mix of styles and this home has it all. Successful combination of materials and styles. Modern, vintage and contemporary in absolute harmony between them and the result fascinates. I love the contrast that make the old dark wooden beams with white ceilings. The post Modern Vintage And Contemporary In Absolute Harmony appeared first on Decoholic.
  • 10 Ideas To Give Your Entryway Eye-Catching Appeal

    Melina Divani
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    The entryway to your home is your chance to make a lasting first impression. Regardless of how you use it, your entryway should reflect the everyday life of all the people who live in your home. Whether it is contemporary, transitional, eclectic, traditional, art deco, or whatever suits your needs, the entryway is the gateway to set the mood and overall energy of your home. The key is styling your entryway well. Because the foyer is what visitors to your home will see first, make certain the furniture, paint color, and other décor that you select, send the right message. Here are 10 ways to…
  • Edgy Luxury Apartment In Berlin

    Melina Divani
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:59 pm
    This edgy luxury apartment situated in the heart of Berlin, spotted on SUITE.030, is available for sale for 648 €/Day. The spacious living room and three bedrooms are equipped with statement furniture pieces and signature interior design. The combination of black and wood really works well in interiors. By bringing in warm wood tones of any shade or sort, you balance all that black out. You prevent it from becoming too dark and cold, too monotone.  The post Edgy Luxury Apartment In Berlin appeared first on Decoholic.
 
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  • Transforming to an Eco-Home: Energy-Efficient Windows

    Author
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:42 am
    Gone are the days when our interest in windows was restricted to just finding attractive coverings that will brighten up our homes. Today, the choices have become so vast that consumers do not even focus only on aesthetics anymore. Equally as important, or maybe even more important to some, is the energy efficiency factor of windows. Why Choose Energy-Efficient Windows? The best benefit energy-efficient windows can give you is substantial reduction to the costs associated with heating and cooling your home. In other words, they help minimize your bills! Other than that, they can also help…
  • Common plumbing issues around the house

    Editor
    25 May 2014 | 11:01 am
    Plumbing issues in the home are more common than many people realise, and often go unnoticed until the task of repairing what was once a simple problem becomes difficult and expensive. Homeowners can save themselves a lot of money and anxiety if they keep an eye on potential plumbing hotspots and bring in professionals such as Capital Plumbing before it is too late. Here a few common household plumbing issues to monitor and avoid future shock bills. Leaking taps The constant drip from a tap in the night is not only annoying; it can be extremely costly as the continued flow of water sends your…
  • Five Tips to get your Pool Ready for Winter

    Editor
    29 Apr 2014 | 1:40 am
    As the days become shorter and the air gets its first crisp decline in temperature, the last thing on your mind will be dealing with your pool. However, on the other side of winter will be your itch for those lazy weekends spent floating around in the sunshine, and the pool will become a priority. The better prepared your pool is for the cooler months, when the water stands idle and without swimmers, the easier it will be to jump back in come summer. Check out this URL for more tips and the supplies to tuck your pool in for hibernation. Clean What is the best way to ensure your pool is…
  • Understanding the Advantages of Conservatories

    Editor
    18 Mar 2014 | 4:44 am
    Television home makeover shows have a lot to answer for. Not content with guilting us into keeping up with the Joneses, the ease with which they pull off a transformation typically makes us green with envy. Of course, television shows or not, we all dream about sprucing up our homes and creating additional space to increase value and allow for more comfortable relaxation time. From converting an attic into a kid’s play area and adding an en suite to your bedroom, quality embellishments help lend a practical and aesthetic superiority to your property. One of the simplest ways to achieve this…
  • 5 Easy Steps: How to Transform Your Bathroom

    Editor
    11 Feb 2014 | 4:16 pm
    If you’re considering modernising your bathroom, there are several factors to be aware of before you hotfoot it to your local DIY store armed with a credit card and an unquenchable thirst for tiles and towels. Transform Your Bathroom While it’s an exciting decision to redecorate a tired looking bathroom, the journey from shabby to chic involves a raft of less than exhilarating choices before you’re relaxing in your Art Deco bathtub or washing away your troubles in your new power shower. The overhaul of a bathroom can be laborious, expensive and overwhelming, which is why you should…
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  • Rubelli fabrics 2015 collection will set urban home decor!

    BRABBU
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    Magic and wonder, two worlds that are connected in such different ways, always can have a surprise for you! Today BRABBU introduces the refreshing Rubelli‘s new collection by Dominique Kieffer, that as in the beginning of this article, was born from two worlds, magic and wonder. Rubelli new 2014-2015 collection will set 2015 home decor trends through contemporary and modern classic sofas! Smooth and shiny fabrics like sheets of metal, or raw and slightly shabby ultra-soften linen, full-bodied and texturized tweed, soft and quilted cotton, all to create patterns never seen before through…
  • 100 Design London opened in big style with Starck’s inspiration

    BRABBU
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:08 pm
    The clock was ticking 10:00 AM, when 100% Design London opened its doors at Earls Court Exhibition centre for the 20th edition of 100% Design. The main event of this first day was to see international design guru Philippe Starck, which he was about to unveiling his new ceramic tile collection for Ceramica Sant’Agostino, that will be on show at 100% Design on Capitol Designer Studio’s, stand E600. But, besides Starck inspirational opening in London Design Agenda, there’s plenty more to see on the next 3 days ahead you. So, join us and see 100% Design London day one highlights! See…
  • 100 Design countdown: TOP handmade design furniture exhibitors

    BRABBU
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    Not long to the next edition of 100% Design ( from 17th to 20th September 2014) get start..less than 24 hours, to the biggest and longest running contemporary design event in the UK get on wheels! Once again, BRABBU is proud of being part of this London’s stage, at Earls Court Exhibition. With us in stand L1, will be DelightFULL Unique Lamps, featuring a lighting collection that suits ideally in contract hospitality projects with its modern brass sconces, and Boca do Lobo, that will set a luxury bedroom furniture. On BRABBU behalf, you’re about to see a handmade design…
  • BRABBU highlights at Maison Objet Paris 2014

    BRABBU
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:51 pm
    And all comes to an end here at Maison et Objet, Parc des Expositions Nord Villepinte Paris. While BRABBU team and our partner brands, Delightfull and Boca do Lobo, are disassemble HALL 5B-Stand M16, we won’t leave this design agenda without share with you the best moments that BRABBU went through, since in our own stand as in the Business Lounge, and of course at Nelly Rodi magnific “Sharing” exhibition! *HALL 5B-Stand M16, shared with Boca do Lobo and Delightfull Partner brands pieces: - BOCA DO LOBO’s PALACE display, coolors collection -DELIGHTFULL’s DUKE…
  • Flash NEWS: Fresh Art collection to exhibit at Maison Objet 2014

    BRABBU
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Today, is the first day of a design agenda journey at Maison et Objet 2014 Paris for BRABBU and its partner brands Boca do Lobo and Delightfull at HALL 5B-Stand M16. Throughout 5 days, (5th to 9th September), Parc des Expositions de Nord Villepinte is the place to be at, where home fashion design, decoration, interior design, home trends and inspirations are gathered to provide an unique design experience. Among those inspirational collections, there is one reference that stands. Art Collection. This collection, with 1 year, made an appearance at IMM Cologne 2014, making a strong statement…
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  • Decor for Girls: Pink Decorative Accessories

    Reyna.R
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    Pink is such a joyful color for a child’s room. Seeing through rose colored glasses comes to mind. Infusing a nursery or little girl’s room with pink brings a rosy glow to the space. Whether you’re creating a new nursery or updating an already existing room, a few thoughtfully chosen decorative accessories in a range of pink hues can help create a happy place in which to thrive and grow. via We love this happy space, especially the elephant wall art and the pink roadster. Can you look at that little car and not smile? We didn’t think so. Speaking of elephants or in…
  • What Does Warm Decor Mean to You?

    Reyna.R
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    With invigorating cool weather coming to our part of the world, we’re thinking about feathering our nests, making our homes comfortable for the fall and winter months. While exploring online room images for inspiration, we are often thinking of the descriptive phrase “warm and cozy.” Today, we we excited to share interior spaces that give us decorating ideas to make our homes comfortable and filled with visual warmth. What does warm decor meant to you? This big city apartment entryway is warm in color with rug, furniture and decorative accessory choices that welcome guests…
  • Accent Seating: Pretty Poufs for Every Room

    Reyna.R
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:48 am
    No longer reserved for Bohemian style rooms, the pouf or soft-sided ottoman fits beautifully into many decor styles from contemporary to industrial. In recent years, this ultra portable accent seating in the form of versatile poufs caught the attention of many when Moroccan style burst to the forefront of interior design and decorating trends. In last week’s post, we shared eight rooms that used poufs to great advantage. Today, poufs are our topic again. Here’s a sampling of poufs from our Accent Seating Collection at Arcadian Home:   This irresistible round pouf is made in…
  • Decorating with Poufs

    Reyna.R
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    In need of extra accent seating? Consider the versatile pouf. In a myriad of styles, sizes, shapes and materials, poufs can fit into just about any style room. From casual and colorful  to chic and elegant, these eye-catching very movable seats look beautiful no matter where they reside. Today, we’re sharing some of our favorite rooms that feature poufs in all sorts of interesting ways. Please enjoy! If Bohemian chic is your style, poufs of all sorts can bring color, pattern and texture into your rooms. Poufs are a natural fit for this “no holds barred” eclectic look.
  • Kitchen Trends: Open Shelving is Here to Stay

    Reyna.R
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    Open shelves are becoming more and more visible in kitchen design. And no wonder, they’re practical and efficient and look great in any style, from farmhouse to contemporary. Today, we’re sharing different ways to bring beauty and functionality to your kitchen open shelving. With lots of vintage charm, the kitchen of a contemporary coastal cottage home shows us just how beautiful and functional open shelves can be. You’ll notice the effectiveness of under cabinet, or in this case, under shelf lighting. Open shelving is a brilliant design choice in this jaw-dropping…
 
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  • Retail Design Week: Lush Spa and Cosmetics, UK

    omurk
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:07 am
    I will be reviewing stores on high street each week. This week, I went to Lush on Princes Street in Edinburgh. They have an amazing store which apparently looks like a Candy store from outside . When you step inside you are welcomed by not only friendly staff but also lovely scents from different soaps and products. What you notice from a designer point of view is that they keep the natural theme by using natural elements like wood in all of their stores. They use it to highlight the fact that their products are made from natural elements. Display is designed in a way that you not only notice…
  • Top 5 product designs from Lithuania

    omurk
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:42 am
    Today I am going to start a new series of articles about products in different countries. Since my love of life belong from Lithuania so I start from products design from Lithuania and I was surprised how amazing was the designs. The top 5 product designs are selected on basis of visual appeal, content and utility. Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog and check out our facebook page “66 Owls” to stay updated about latest articles. I have listed some products here but if you have any favourite then do let me know so i feature them in my next article: 1. 999 –…
  • Stunning Interior of Flats and Apartments in Edinburgh

    omurk
    24 Aug 2014 | 1:29 am
    If you are living in an apartment in Edinburgh, you can feel the pressure to differentiate yourself and stand out from others while sharing same exterior. Since I had a request for ideas to design interior of flats/apartments in Edinburgh, today I am going to share some great interiors of apartments in Edinburgh design by famous interior design company, Malcolm Duffin, who are known to make most of limited space. I would love to hear from you about your favourite interior design company or interior of your apartment or home and places where you go for shopping. Malcolm Duffin Malcolm Duffin…
  • Top 5 designers to follow on Instagram

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

    omurk
    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. TheCreativeClass.tv 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…
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  • In the Frank Lloyd Wright Style

    curatedbylyn
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    - eclectic modern vintage designIt is impossible to pick just one favorite from Valentino’s exquisite Pre-Fall 2014 collection, but this particular ensemble definitely caught my eye. A colorful mix reminiscent of the Frank Lloyd Wright style. Add in a sprinkle of Aztec and Native American influence and a classically ecclectic room emerges. The late furniture designer Sam Maloof’s rocking […]The post In the Frank Lloyd Wright Style appeared first on .
  • Design Inspiration: One Thing Leads to Another

    curatedbylyn
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:20 am
    - eclectic modern vintage designDesign inspiration comes in all forms. The trick is forging a new creative path between seemingly disparate elements. When conceptualizing a room design, or any creative endeavor, I draw from varied yet interrelated sources for a unexpected perspective. Take a vintage fashion photograph to creatures of flight and the mysterious outdoors. A definitive consensus can […]The post Design Inspiration: One Thing Leads to Another appeared first on .
  • Andy Warhol: Challenge Convention

    curatedbylyn
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    - eclectic modern vintage designThe post Andy Warhol: Challenge Convention appeared first on .
  • Cool Classics: The Femme Fatale

    curatedbylyn
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    - eclectic modern vintage designThe character of a femme fatale portrays a woman able to seduce and coerce with exceptional beauty, charm, and mystery. A still from A Bill of Divorce featuring a young Katherine Hepburn is the very definition, depicting a cool calculating beauty. A perfect match from the sleek yet feminine designs of the great Andree Putman. […]The post Cool Classics: The Femme Fatale appeared first on .
  • 1930s Design Influence: Jean Harlow

    curatedbylyn
    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 .
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  • Find the Greatest Air Blown Items for Halloween

    Founterior
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:02 am
    The time to take out all the Halloween decorations is quickly approaching and we have to be prepared for one […] The post Find the Greatest Air Blown Items for Halloween appeared first on Founterior.
  • Find Some Great Ideas About Inviting Your Guests For Halloween

    Founterior
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    How are you going to meet your Halloween guests? Why don’t you think of creating or buying personalized items for […] The post Find Some Great Ideas About Inviting Your Guests For Halloween appeared first on Founterior.
  • Lovely Welcoming Ideas for Your Entry Door

    Founterior
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
    Every door should have its own welcoming mat! I think that this little home accessory is one of those elements […] The post Lovely Welcoming Ideas for Your Entry Door appeared first on Founterior.
  • Storage and Decoration Ideas for Your Home Hallway

    Founterior
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:13 am
    Hallway is one of those functional areas in our homes which we do not pay a lot of attention to. […] The post Storage and Decoration Ideas for Your Home Hallway appeared first on Founterior.
  • Where to Find a Store for All the Halloween Items for October 31st?

    Founterior
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:43 am
    When Halloween comes on October 31st, we have to be prepared with all the decorations, party costumes, meals and everything […] The post Where to Find a Store for All the Halloween Items for October 31st? appeared first on Founterior.
 
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  • Create a stylish coffee table display with these 5 tips

    Wendy Weinert
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:10 am
    Coffee tables aren’t just good for setting down your cup of Joe in the morning. With the right decor and household items, coffee tables can be used to enhance the overall appearance of your living room, too. Think carefully before setting items on your table, and keep these five tips in mind to create a look you’ll love. 1. Select books and magazines worth showing off Photo credit: Tiffany Eastman Interiors If you have a large stack of magazines or books, sort through your collection and choose the titles you wish to feature. It may be a book with an attractive cover or a story…
  • 4 things you should be buying this fall

    Wendy Weinert
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    The first day of fall is almost upon us and more than likely, you already went on a back-to-school shopping trip. As the season changes and new inventory makes its way into the stores, it’s a good time to consider shopping for your home as well. Here are some items worth watching for. End-of-the-summer sale items Whether it’s clothes, plants or outdoor patio furniture, you can start buying this summer’s products now for less. Make a list of items you need or want for next year, and take advantage of the lower prices this fall. Fall decor If you’re like me and you enjoy…
  • 6 ways to get rid of bad odors in your home

    Wendy Weinert
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    I can handle a little clutter in my home from time to time, but as hard as I try to keep my home tidy, I know I’m not perfect. What I can’t handle, however, is a bad odor – and I certainly don’t want guests walking into my home if there is a rotten smell lurking. These six tips can help you conquer foul odors if they are becoming a problem in your home. Open the windows: Fresh air is often the best way to eliminate bad smells. Even in the middle of winter, you can open your windows for just a few minutes to get rid of odors naturally. Photo credit: A Simpler Thyme…
  • Messy house? Here are 5 things you can blame it on

    Wendy Weinert
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    We all want a clean house, but sometimes life, kids and our own habits can get in the way. If you feel like you come home every day to a messy house, there may be a few reasons why. Here are five problems that can make it difficult to keep a clean home and how to overcome them. #1 Your schedule is busy and you don’t have a lot of time to clean. It’s hard to keep a house clean when you’re constantly on the move or your to-do list seems to never end. Taking time to clean, however, is important because a tidy home will help you feel less stressed and more organized. Even taking…
  • Tricky trend: Translucents – when to use and how to use them

    Wendy Weinert
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:39 am
    A clear decorative figurine displayed in the living room is one thing, but a clear coffee table or chair? That’s something different entirely. Furnishing your home with translucent furniture can be tricky – which is why I’ve compiled some tips to help make it easier. First, before you go out and buy a new clear piece of furniture, determine whether the trend can work in your home and how to best incorporate it into your interior design. Styles that work best with translucent furniture Minimalism is a defining characteristic of modern homes, and sometimes contemporary homes, too.
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • Nine Easy Ways to Make a Green, Earth-Friendly Home

    MBecchi
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Although the green movement and many Earth-friendly messages have made their presence known in the mainstream, there are still homeowners who are unaware of some easy energy and money saving changes they can make to combat both high utility bills and global warming. With a few minor adjustments to one’s home, the savings can really add up (not to mention the benefits of living on a healthier and happier planet). Reducing consumption and recycling are the best ways to be Earth-friendly and make an impact on being green and efficient. Here are 10 easy tips to green your home, put money in…
  • Artist Stephanie Jaffe Werner Uses Trend Terrazzo to Create Veteran Memorial

    caitlink
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Devotion drives passion in the heart of Stephanie Jaffe Werner, a mixed media artist. Raised in New York and currently living in South Florida, Stephanie’s unique talent has earned her the respect of being selected by public juries and commissioned by private enterprises to design and construct numerous interior and exterior permanent installations across the state of Florida. Last year, the town of Miami Lakes posted a call to artists to submit a design for a permanent iconic landmark sculpture to honor veterans from all five branches of the United States Armed Forces. The landmark was to…
  • Eight Great Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value

    MBecchi
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    Today’s unsettled real estate market has prompted homeowners on the selling end to reevaluate the appeal of their property by tweaking some of the downsides and increase their home’s value. Here is a snapshot of what professionals say are the best ways to boost the value of your house and get the most return on your money: 1. Open up the Space New buyers are looking for open floor plans with large spaces that are family-friendly. Knocking down a non-structural wall between the kitchen and den, for example, is one of the most popular ways to appeal to new homebuyers. For an investment of a…
  • 2014 Top Home Improvement Trends by Industry Experts

    MBecchi
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    Today’s homeowners are feeling confident about home remodeling after bouncing back from the recent recession by diving into a fresh set of design ideas that are trending in 2014. Industry experts weigh in on their predictions for the latest interior design and home remodeling trends. A 2013 Hanley Wood survey revealed that remodeling sales are up 10 percent (when compared to 2012), and this number is expected to increase another 10 percent in 2014, according to 45 percent of remodelers who were surveyed. Among all rooms in a home, kitchen remodels scored highest and bathroom renovations…
  • Choosing the Perfect Style Home for Your Lifestyle

    MBecchi
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Vote for your favorite home style among the most popular home styles in America! Whether you’re a first-time home buyer and are looking for a larger home for your expanding family or you are downsizing from your empty nest, knowing which home style is best for your lifestyle is half the battle. Here’s a snapshot of the most popular home styles and why one of them may be your “home sweet home”:   Craftsman Bungalow – This is a triangular-shaped designed home with a low-pitched roof. This popular home style is made of mixed materials of brick, wood and stone. Typically, Craftsman…
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    Interior Design Blog | Interior and Exterior Design Ideas

  • Celebrating Fall Harvest With Beautiful Scarecrows

    Vidya Sudarsan
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Fall has officially started on September 22nd in the Northern Hemisphere! I can't wait to spot scarecrows! I want to see beautiful scarecrows like the ones I have presented here. I will most likely see them in harvest festivals, pumpkin patches and outside some homes. Well, I hope this collection will get you to notice them as well.. and appreciate the harvest season. A time of year when crops are ripe and ready to be gathered. I am also looking forward to family fun activities such as pumpkin-picking, spooky mazes, live music, carnival food, and so on this fall.. while enjoying the company…
  • Decorate With Fruits

    Vidya Sudarsan
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Fruits instantly add splashes of color to any room. In this page, I've showcased a few fruit creations that blend dazzling yellows, bright reds, azure blues, and soothing greens into a stunning masterpiece that's a healthy addition to any party. There's no need to add any artificial colors to any of these fruits--it's simply Mother nature at it's very best. They come in these vibrant hues.. and all you need is imagination to decorate with…
  • Vibrant Hues For Your Home

    Vidya Sudarsan
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Are you looking for inspirations for creating a radiant room? Well, you're at the right place; I've collected a series of vibrant rooms that will refresh you. These bright hues are bound to energize and impress most of us.. especially if you love all color combinations. It is not an easy task for an interior designer to include vivid shades in a room without making it too flashy. Are you loving this cheerful collection as much as I am? Looking forward to your…
  • Decor By The Door Bell

    Vidya Sudarsan
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Have you ever thought about adding planters by your door bell? Your front porch is where your guests arrive, and it sets an impression about your home. It does not matter if this space is big or small, as I am sure there is room for a planter. In this page, I have a few stunning ideas that will create a welcoming front yard right by the door bell. I totally fell in love with the color combination of the plants and planters because they bring in character and warmth to any home. Do you agree with…
  • Pattern Inspiration Via Vegetable Gardens

    Vidya Sudarsan
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Adding patterns in design usually involves more work than it takes to simply add colors and textures. I'm always looking for patterns that are visually appealing - and I was able to find them in these vegetable gardens. These patches are planted with interesting patterns that are inspired by interior design principles. A good designer will always look for cues from anything and everything that is aesthetic, creative, and engaging. Who wouldn't want to create a vegetable patch that can not only provide food, but also add a flair of design to the…
 
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    Tony's Textiles Blog

  • Tony’s BBQ Pulled Pork

    strawberry_admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    All this talk of decorating has worked up a bit of an appetite at Tony’s HQ and we fancied a bit of a barbecue. This recipe is dead simple. Make the sauce the night before, turn on the slow cooker at breakfast time and by the time you come home from work it’s ready to go. Serve with chips, corn and breadrolls…yum! Ingredients 1.5kg boneless pork shoulder and for the BBQ sauce you need… 1 tbsp olive oil 1 finely chopped onion 3 chopped garlic cloves 400g tin chopped tomatoes 85g brown sugar 3 tbsp sherry vinegar 1 tbsp tomato puree 2 tbsp Chipotle sauce 3 tbsp sherry vinegar First…
  • Getting ready for University

    strawberry_admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    It’s been a couple of weeks since the A-Level results came out and the countdown is on for students across the country ahead of the new university year. Moving away from home for the first time can be stressful enough so why not think about how you’re going to furnish your room, flat or house? Here are our top 5 essentials… 1. Duvet, pillows and bedding A decent duvet is a must – it’ll get you through some cold nights and also be a life saver when you’re curled up on a sofa nursing a hangover (try to drink responsibly!). You’ll also need pillows and other bedding so get…
  • New in: Fabulous curtains to transform your windows

    strawberry_admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    After spending summer outdoors you may be starting to think about decorating a few of your rooms as the nights start to draw in. We’ve added some fab new curtains to our range which make any window into an effective feature. For a real classic look there’s no better choice than our Harrogate Tapestry Curtains. Featuring an intricate leaf design, these curtains also come with matching ties and cushions. Stripes have been big news this year and our Wentworth Striped Eyelet Curtains will make sure your room looks modern and stylish. If you fancy bold, block colour then it’s worth…
  • Your top curtain questions answered!

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

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

  • Never Trust Anyone Who Doesn’t Love Cheese: Mintwood Home

    Eric
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:52 pm
    According to Mintwood Home: One of our favorite Go Home items (and also one of our best-sellers) is this pair of outback candle holders. They make a great gift and add the perfect touch of rustic charm to your home. We’re also pretty obsessed with the piggy cheeseboard, never trust anyone who doesn’t love cheese!   Mintwood Home is an online home decor company focused on giving customers access to designer fabrics and timeless home accessories that transition seamlessly from home to future home. Their target customer is young, smart, confident, and upbeat. She has a unique…
  • A Pop of Color on Natural Materials: J. Heiland Interiors

    Eric
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    Whether it’s a single room or an entire home,  J. Heiland Interiors’ goal is to help clients create an environment that reflects their character and lifestyle. They provide exceptional design results by combining their experience and creativity with quality contractors and craftsmen. They believe in open communication as a key to achieving your goals. The result is a stylish, well organized, living space that functions for the way you live. Specializing in premier residential interiors for 15 years, Their commitment to customer service and the creative process provide a rewarding…
  • A Vintage Club Room: Twin Gate Designs

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

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

    Eric
    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 http://gohomeltd.com chat…so if you need stock levels or…
 
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  • London Design Festival 2014's Home and Top Drawer Shows

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:33 am
    There were some fantastic exhibitors at London Design Festival 2014’s Home and Top Drawer shows, so we have compiled a few of our highlights to share with you. We loved Nkuku, a fair-trading, rustic designer who was displaying a large selection of beautiful earthenware, metal and wooden kitchen utensils, rugs and other hand-made products.  Nkuku Rugs. Nkuku Kitchen Utensils. We were also very excited by the Di Classe hanging pendant lights, in some of which, tiny baby birds were nesting. Di Classe Pendant Lights. Our own Gurasu put on a gorgeous and colourful array of fine crystal…
  • London Design Festival 2014

    12 Sep 2014 | 2:04 am
    London Design Festival Check back in a few days to read our report on the seasons most awaited trade event, London Design Festival. With over 200 events held across London, September's event allows buyers, trend forecasters, interior designers & architects to view the most recent collections of designer furniture, contemporary lighting and home accessories on the market. We’ll bring back the best edit of new designs from our featured brands such as Ginger & Jagger, Boca do Lobo, Anglepoise, as well as a new-curated collection for you to…
  • What's On | September 2014 Events

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:57 am
    Welcome to The Longest Stay's September edition of 'What's On'. Here you'll find the best in events for the month of September 2014. Summer may appear to be over, but there are many of events you can still enjoy and that can light up your mood! 1-30 September iTunes Festival Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH) The famous music festival is finally back this year. There will be 30 nights of live concerts, well worth attending. Make sure you check the website and buy tickets before it’s too late! Leave your worries at home and be prepared to jump and sing out loud. iTunes…
  • London's Best Almond Croissants

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:25 am
    The cup cake, the donut and the cronut have all received acclaim, some deserved and some less so (I’m looking at you, sickly sweet miniature cake) and yet, the almond croissant continues to go underappreciated. Until a few weeks ago, I believed myself to be the only almond croissant champion in, well – all of England – and then like a storm on a sweltering hot summer’s day, a deluge of enthusiasm rained down, restoring my faith in the nation’s zest for excellent viennoiserie. I haven’t always been a fan of the nutty croissant. Having made the…
  • Top 10 Wedding Dresses: Timeless Artefacts

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    1. Dorothy Dandridge was the first African American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Dorothy got married on the 6th of September 1942 to Harold Nicholas who was also an entertainer.   2. Elizabeth Taylor wed Conrad Hilton Jr, when she was only 18, on the 6th of May 1950. It took 15 seamstresses between two to three months to make the gown, the silk train was 15 yards and the shimmering silk veil was 10 yards. With that much material you could upholster one of our divine new sofas and use it forever!   3. Jacqueline Bouvier got married to John…
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  • Factory Berlin: Startup Campus With Contemporary Flair & World War I Heritage

    Sherry Nothingam
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    Turning a pre-World War I structure into a contemporary home or holiday retreat is a task that is hard enough. Imagine having to transform a building dating back to early 19th century into a bustling start-up campus that is hosted by Google in the heart of Berlin! Taking up this audacious challenge and coming up trumps is the talented team of architects from Julian Breinersdorfer Architecture, who have turned the once Oswald Berliner Brewery into a 10,000 square meter start-up campus dubbed as Berlin Factory. A space where tomorrow’s technology meets historic past of the iconic city, Berlin…
  • 36 Dashing Industrial Bedrooms That Bring Home Trendy Refinement!

    Sherry Nothingam
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    Authentic, unpretentious and trendy, industrial style interiors have gained plenty of popularity in the last few years. The conversion of old existing buildings into smart industrial lofts and hip renovations has ensured that this distinct, yet unassuming style has caught on quickly. What was once an interior born out of necessity at the nearest factory, has now turned into a global interior design style that has seen many improvised variations and adaptations. While most often industrial style interior inspirations focus on the kitchen and the living area, today we take a turn towards the…
  • DIY Solutions For Today’s Top Decor Trends

    Kate Simmons
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:20 am
    Do you enjoy keeping up with the latest decor trends? Me too! Kate here, and with each new season comes a slew of new trends, or new ways of interpreting trends that are going strong. Today I’m shining the spotlight on 6 top trends, and then featuring a DIY project at the end of each section below. These projects prove that with a little bit of creativity, you can get a designer look for less. Don’t feel like doing a DIY project? No problem! You can follow the links for purchasing information on your favorite decor finds below. But with today’s DIY explosion, it’s…
  • Serene Sao Paulo Residence Offers An Enchanting Escape With Scenic Backdrop!

    Sherry Nothingam
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:41 am
    The last few years have seen homeowners turn towards semi-urban and rural settings in an attempt to find that perfect natural retreat that allows them to escape big city rush. While some prefer simple summer houses that keep the focus firmly outdoors, others embrace the natural lifestyle with extensive residences that showcase a wonderful indoor-outdoor interplay. The harmonious MH House in Jambeiro, São Paulo, Brazil is a perfect example of the latter with Otta Albernaz Arquitetura creating a modern private residence that blurs the lines between the interior and the green heritage…
  • Dark Brick Walls And Geometric Patterns Shape Posh Private Home In Slovakia

    Sherry Nothingam
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Located in the beautiful and serene city of Piestany, Slovakia is the Man’s Choice 2, a sophisticated contemporary residence designed by Bratislava-based at26. Displaying the elegance and sleek modern charm of a stylish bachelor pad, this beautiful home is spread across 148 square meters and exudes a unique style of its own. The living room presents an exclusive combination of contrasting textures thanks to the use of exposed brick walls in black and wooden wall paneling in an innovative manner. This gives the living area a contemporary yet, timeless appeal even as the large low-slung…
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    Leovan Design

  • Fall Lawn Care Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    Lawn care during the fall is very important for enhancing your outdoor space, for promoting healthy grass and plant growth the next spring, and for ensuring your lawn stays healthy through the winter.  Here are my tips for maintaining your lawn for a healthy, green, and beautiful look in the following spring and summer: Test and correct your soil pH (acidity) level if needed. Most lawns
  • Diana Hadchity Chedrawy Interview with Terry’s Blinds in UK

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Recently Terry’s Blinds in the UK asked to interview me for their Designer Insights series. Designer Insights includes interviews with fabulous expert designers in the field of interior and landscape design, as well as home staging and home renovation.  I’m pleased to be featured on their “Designer Insights” interview series. <!-- AddThis Follow BEGIN --> Follow
  • Tips for Choosing Outdoor Furniture

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Outdoor furniture can transform your backyard, patio, deck, or front yard into a relaxing retreat and enjoyable gathering place for you and your family. Outdoor furniture adds comfort and function to your outdoor spaces. Outdoor furniture is made from a variety of materials, each with its own look and feel. Materials can include wood, aluminum, wicker, wrought iron, plastic, and more.
  • 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
 
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    First Apartment Checklist

  • Best Sushi Knife Top 3 – Reviews of the Best Sushi Knives

    Nick Vinken
    7 Sep 2014 | 3:28 pm
    If you’re serious about sushi and want to perfect your sushi making skills, getting a high quality sushi knife is definitely a smart idea. Making good sushi requires a certain type of knife, a knife that is sharp enough to cut those really thin slices of fish, vegetables and meat. Traditional Japanese Sashimi knives (also… Read More » Best Sushi Knife Top 3 – Reviews of the Best Sushi Knives is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post Best Sushi Knife Top 3 – Reviews of the Best Sushi Knives appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
  • Best Cheese Knife Set Top 3 – Review of the Best Cheese Knives

    Nick Vinken
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:47 pm
    We’ve got to admit: a cheese knife set is not really an essential item that needs to be part of your basic kitchen equipment. But if you’re a frequent cheese eater, you might want to invest in a good quality cheese knife set. Cheese knives also make nice presents, for birthday or housewarming parties for… Read More » Best Cheese Knife Set Top 3 – Review of the Best Cheese Knives is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post Best Cheese Knife Set Top 3 – Review of the Best Cheese Knives appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
  • 15 Funny Doormats and Welcome Mats

    Nick Vinken
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:58 am
    If there’s one thing that your home really needs, it’s a nice doormat. Doormats give your visitors the opportunity to wipe their feet, so you can keep your house clean. They also make visitors feel welcome. But why should you go for a standard, boring doormat? Get a funny doormat (or welcome mat) instead! These… Read More » 15 Funny Doormats and Welcome Mats is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post 15 Funny Doormats and Welcome Mats appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
  • How To Pack a Moving Van, Tips From Professional Movers

    Nick Vinken
    10 Jan 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Moving day has arrived! You’ve gathered all the stuff you need and you’ve packed it all up following some of our tips. Now it’s time to actually start moving. Unless you’ve got a really small load of stuff you need to move, getting a moving van is definitely a good idea. You can rent vans at… Read More » How To Pack a Moving Van, Tips From Professional Movers is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post How To Pack a Moving Van, Tips From Professional Movers appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
  • Decorating Around a TV, 6 Inspiring Ideas

    Nick Vinken
    14 Nov 2013 | 7:15 am
    Over the past decades, the TV has gotten a prominent role in the decoration of our living rooms. The arrangement of furniture is often pointed at the the all-mighty tube, and in the evening we’re all centered around it. Some even eat their dinner in front of it. Not everyone is a big fan of this… Read More » Decorating Around a TV, 6 Inspiring Ideas is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post Decorating Around a TV, 6 Inspiring Ideas appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
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    Just Wood Flooring Blog

  • How to re-oil your hardwood floor

    Nicola
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:37 am
    If you are looking to have hardwood flooring installed in your home, or already have it, you will want to do everything you can to ensure your flooring retains its appeal for as long as possible. Cleaning your hardwood flooring is something you should be doing regularly anyway, but as time goes on, you should also be reapplying a finish to your floor. Hardwax oil is a common finish for hardwood flooring and gives your floor a soft, natural sheen which mellows over time. Flooring that is finished with hardwax oil tends to me more forgiving of scratches and scuffs, as you can apply more finish…
  • Hardwood vs. tile flooring in your kitchen

    Nicola
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    You may not realise it, but you actually spend quite a large amount of time in your kitchen. Whether you’re cooking, eating, cleaning, entertaining, or simply passing through en route to another room, your kitchen will see a lot of usage over the years – and because of this, you want it to be a place that you enjoy spending time in. When it comes to decorating your kitchen, most people will opt for either hardwood or tile flooring. Both of these options require an initial investment, so before making a decision you need to understand the differences between the two, and the…
  • How To Clean Wooden Floors

    Nicola
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    Wooden flooring looks amazing and we have a wide range of different types here at Just Wood that can work in any home. However, many people are reluctant and nervous about investing in wood flooring because they are afraid that it takes a lot of time and effort to clean. But actually the complete opposite is true. Quality hardwood flooring is actually easier to clean and maintain than carpet. You just need to follow a few simple rules. Sweeping Wooden Floors The best and easiest way to give wooden floors a clean is to sweep them. Unlike carpets wooden floors don’t hold dust and hair so…
  • Matching your furniture to your hardwood flooring

    Nicola
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:11 am
    Hardwood flooring gives a gorgeous, luxurious look and feel to whatever room you fit it in, completely transforming your home, while also adding considerable value. For a truly outstanding makeover, however, you won’t want to just stop after your flooring. You now have more choice than ever before when it comes to hardwood flooring, so if you take the time to weigh up your options, you can find something absolutely perfect.  While people are putting a great deal of time and effort into choosing the right hardwood flooring for their home, we don’t always put the same thought…
  • The Benefits of Wood Flooring

    Nicola
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:57 am
    Wood flooring provides a timeless and classic look to any home. Here at Just Wood we are experts at making, installing and updating hardwood floors. We know the benefits of this type of flooring compared to others and we want to share them with you. Long Lasting One of the main benefits of wood flooring is that it is long lasting. We not only sell new wood flooring but we also renovate old floors. With a little TLC wood floors that were laid decades ago are still perfectly useable and durable. If you invest in a wooden floor then you are in fact saving yourself money as you won’t have…
 
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    Home Stratosphere

  • Metropole Architects Design Contemporary Minimalist Safari Home

    HS Editor
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Under the leafy canopy of an immense Albizia tree stands the Aloe Ridge House, a contemporary home in the Eden Rock Estate on Kwa Zulu Natal’s South Coast of South Africa. Designed by Metropole Architects, the home makes a bold architectural statement that dream houses need not be colossal to be brilliant. The public facade is proudly minimalist and hard against the Southwestern building line. The visually engaging architecture makes efficient use of the small site, providing effective privacy while acting as an efficient bulwark against bad weather and strong prevailing winds. The…
  • 33 Living Room Designs with Beautiful Woodwork Throughout

    HS Editor
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
    Welcome to our gallery featuring beautiful living rooms absolutely bursting with gorgeous wood details. The spaces contained herein run the gamut from cozy settings packed with comfortable furniture and decoration, to widely spaced and grandly proportioned rooms of opulent detail. We have collected living rooms in marble and carved wood, making for a traditionally luxurious feel. We have rustic styled rooms with exposed log construction juxtaposed with elegant, fragile details like mirror topped coffee tables and crystalline light structures. We, more than anything, have found that the…
  • 26 Big and Small Dining Room Sets with Bench Seating

    HS Editor
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
    I’m going to come out and say it… I’m not a big fan of bench seating at dining tables.  However, many people do (including my wife).  It’s not that I don’t like the look of it. Instead I simply don’t care for sitting on benches.  I like large, comfortable dining chairs.  In fact, I’m surprised that so many formal dining room chairs aren’t all that comfortable unlike breakfast nooks which offers backs on the benches. Nevertheless, dining room sets with bench seating are popular.  It’s also our editorial policy to avoid publishing…
  • McClean Designs Creates Magnificent Modern Mansion (San Vincente House)

    HS Editor
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Here we have a gallery featuring the boldly modern San Vincente house. Standing on the hills overlooking Los Angeles, this creation by McClean Designs is a true breath of fresh air. McClean designed this home for a family with three small girls, framing its exterior as a response to the busy street it’s located on. The idea was to use a series of functional elements to buffer the household from external noise: drive court is flanked by high walls and tall landscaped elements, inner courtyard is shielded by a curved glass screen to allow for sunlight while stopping noise, and a…
  • 25 Awesome Modern Brown All-Weather Outdoor Patio Sectionals

    HS Editor
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:11 pm
    I really enjoyed putting this collection of 25 awesome outdoor patio sectionals together because I love comfortable and stylish outdoor furniture. Every item in this gallery is an all-weather sectional and/or furniture set (a.k.a. outdoor furniture set). These luxury patio sectionals will turn any outdoor area into a stylish, comfortable and functional outdoor living room. There are a few common elements populating this collection: Resin wicker: Traditionally, natural materials were used in the manufacture of wicker, but nowadays we have the convenience and strength of resin wicker. This…
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    The Interior Design Advocate

  • Conquering the Costs of Interior Design

    Donna Hoffman
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    Interior Design is a costly pursuit.  Fine interior design is costly and entry level quality interior design is  costly. No matter what tier you’re working in, it all adds up.  That’s because the  sheer “headcount” on even one room’s total appointments, from furnishings (furniture, rugs, lamps, light fixtures, window treatments) to flourishes (accessories, pillows, artwork), creates a long shopping list.  Therefore,  you can count on these 3 reactions to that new “X” you’d love to redecorate: Your project costs more than you thought it could Your project costs more than…
  • Beautiful Bathroom Design Ideas…From Jimmy Kimmel!

    Donna Hoffman
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Whether you love Jimmy Kimmel like I do or think he’s better on mute, you have to admit that you can take a great design cue or two from these beautifully designed bathrooms in the home he’s just put up on the market. Way to go, Jimmy…or way to go, Jimmy’s designer! As a side note, if you can pony up $2.3 million, you too can own these exact bathrooms, along with the house that’s attached to them. But first, on to our design lesson. From Jimmy Kimmel. The Blue Bath Cue #1: The Power of One vs The Many. One color. One single tile. But broadcast it over a large surface area in a…
  • Dealing with a Room You Can’t Stand

    Donna Hoffman
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    “Yick, I hate this room.” Do you ever feel that? Ever walk past one bug-a-boo of a room at your place and every time you do you think, “#!#*@!!, this room is driving me crazy! If only it was X. If only it had a Y. I can’t stand the way it looks,” or “I can’t stand the way it feels.” You know, we once polled people and asked them to describe how they felt when they walked by a room in their home that they disliked. We heard everything from “Like jumping out of my skin,” to “Now I just try not to look at it when I walk by,” or my favorite, “It makes me want to leave…
  • 3 Top Ways to Get the Most Out of a Cabinet Maker

    Donna Hoffman
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Give me a great custom cabinet maker any day. Expect higher costs than you would encounter with a semi custom group, sure.  But you will never hear the words, “This doesn’t come in that size or that color.” Rather, the world is your oyster. To get the most out of working with a top quality cabinet maker I recommend the following wise design Golden Rules. 1) Patience is a virtue. A custom cabinet maker will never  be as fast as a semi custom or pre-fab group. That’s because nothing is pre-built…not even the cabinet boxes themselves. True artisanal work is what…
  • How To (Im)Politely Decline to Lift Furniture

    Donna Hoffman
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Recently, during a furniture delivery and installation for a great guy and favorite client,  he overheard me say to one of my staffers, “We’ll need to move that dining table (meaning the moving guys) so the crew can have an easier path for the furniture load in.” Before I could blink, my helpful client asked our newest, most dainty staffer, “Can you give me a hand so we can move this out of the way?” Knowing that Murphy’s Law strikes when you least expect it (Workman’s Comp!), I responded that the moving guys would do it. Too late. The dining table was on the move. So…
 
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    Chic California

  • Vintage Letters

    chiccalifornia
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Vintage Letters My Dearest Friends, I am so happy that you are reading my blog today. I was overjoyed to read all your comments from my previous post. I am so grateful for your friendship. I Remain Forever Your Blogger, Adrienne Doesn’t that sound a little funny? I wanted to write in the prose of my {Read More...} The post Vintage Letters appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #38

    chiccalifornia
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #38 Welcome to another awesome link party! Fall is in the air, well ok, maybe not in California but I hear it’s feeling like fall in other parts of the country.  I’m so excited to see what projects you have been working on this week. Maybe I Will | Chic California {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #38 appeared first on Chic California.
  • Meet Night Fury

    chiccalifornia
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Meet Night Furry Most of the furniture pieces that I paint are girls. Really! Their lines are generally feminine and I tend to stick to more feminine colors and designs. But when this piece came into my life, I knew it was a boy and a dragon. Meet Night Fury. Yes, as in the dragon {Read More...} The post Meet Night Fury appeared first on Chic California.
  • C&B Striped Rug Hack

    chiccalifornia
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    C&B Striped Rug Hack Hopefully, you aren’t getting sick and tired looking at my HomeOffice/ Craft Room Makeover. I’m just so happy with it every time I walk into the room that I want to share more and more with you. Especially, since I did it on a budget and I mostly used what I already {Read More...} The post C&B Striped Rug Hack appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #37

    chiccalifornia
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #37 Welcome to another awesome link party! We couldn’t do it without you and boy the projects, recipes, DIY, design and fashion you share with us are so impressive! Keep ‘em coming! Maybe I Will | Chic California | The Happy Gal | Fry Sauce & Grits Here’s What Your {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #37 appeared first on Chic California.
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    HomeDSGN

  • House in Vitacura by Izquierdo Lehmann

    Magaly
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:22 am
    House in Vitacura was designed by Izquierdo Lehmann in 2012. It is located in Santiago, Chile. House in Vitacura by Izquierdo Lehmann: “A big house for a wealthy senior couple and the gathering of their numerous family, placed on top of a hill, as a belvedere commanding magnificent views over the Andes mountains surrounding Santiago and the city valley below. The living rooms, dining room, kitchen, and a bedroom wing..More...
  • Vertical Progression by Hyla Architects

    Magaly
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    Vertical Progression is a private residence designed by Hyla Architects. Completed in 2011, it is located in Singapore. Vertical Progression by Hyla Architects: “The front has a westerly orientation and thus the house is turned around to face the back which is more private. A series of sleek vertical aluminium screens protect the house from the sun whilst allowing the wind to pass through. The entrance hall has a reflecting..More...
  • Mamun Residence by Shatotto Architecture For Green Living

    Jessica
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:05 am
    Mamun Residence is a residential project completed by Shatotto Architecture For Green Living. It is located in West Bengal, India, and was finished in 2013. Mamun Residence by Shatotto Architecture For Green Living: “Chittagong a southern city located in the tropical area of Bangladesh. The heavy south west wind flowing from the bay of Bengal and round the year scorchy sun are two major considerations for the design. The use..More...
  • Elegance in Vasastan

    Jessica
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:08 pm
    This elegant apartment is located in Vasastan, a city district in central Stockholm, Sweden. The apartment covers an area of 1,238 square feet and was recently sold for around $670,000. Photos courtesy of Husman HagbergMore...
  • House in Nature by Design Raum

    Jessica
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:41 am
    House in Nature is a visualization created by Design Raum. The home has a pale color palette, giving the interior a touch of sophistication. Renderings courtesy of Design RaumMore...
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    Interiorzine.com

  • Renovation by Mole design

    Vania
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:57 am
    Mole design project recently completed the renovation of a Shi house. Storage is maximized throughout the kitchen and living area with the use of matt white handleless panels. In addition, a custom built – in a collection of wood storage from the kitchen to the bedrooms while integrating shelving, lighting and a home office. The designers prefer a natural materials such a stone, wood and iron in light earth colors. Read the rest of Renovation by Mole design originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Creative Design to Everyday Objects by Thomas Laurens

    Vania
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:26 am
    If you take a look at the portfolio of Thomas Laurens will be impressed by his design of the staircase, part of unique interior projects. This is a serious challenge for any designer. The smaller design challenges, such as Swarm shelf system and two-seater table – Unfold, for children in bright yellow, also hint at his talent to design a small but clever objects. Every parent would love the table, which is solid, without the little details and perfect for creative performances of two small kids. Read the rest of Creative Design to Everyday Objects by Thomas Laurens originally posted on…
  • Sidney chic coastal residence by C+M Studio

    Vania
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    Elegant, chic, beautiful walnut cladding and gently curved walnut wall characterize the amazing redesign created by C+M Studio. Combining costal residence tranquility and warmth with modern renowned furniture design (including furniture and lighting pieces from Living Edge, Jardan, Cult, Otomys, Staple and Co) and contemporary art details the space captures with is welcoming open plan living areas and intrigues with the clear lined and secluded privet rooms. Read the rest of Sidney chic coastal residence by C+M Studio originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Green House with Rooftop Terrace Garden

    Vania
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Singapore, of course, with its mild climate, great botanical variety and abundance of sunlight is a perfect place for designing and constructing houses with luxuriant plant life and let the beautiful living greenery define and vitalize the spaces. When Formwerkz Architects re-built this, generations owned, semi-detached house they use, to full advantage, the benefits of creating secluded and beautiful privet gardens. They constructed the house using layers of a green variety and provided distance-shelter from the outside world through green walls, cement pots, terrace-edge decoration and…
  • Luxury Vila Madalena with Smooth Indoor Decor

    Vania
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    This modern luxury house situated in culturally and socially interesting neighborhood of São Paulo is typical Brazilian contemporary design example. Modern lux and elegant comfort fill the premises – high-quality materials – polished wood, marble and stone constructs, shining surfaces and glass partitions interact in black metal framing. The robust architectural structure is dynamically vivid by the close relation with the surrounding gardens. Black aluminum framed floor-to-ceiling windows secure unobstructed view and passage between the indoor greenery and the indoor smooth décor.
 
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    Trendoffice

  • Hot Buys - Overstock Sale

    trendoffice
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:56 am
    Time to save on hot items for your home and yourself! Use the Overstock Sale and save up to 55% on indoor and outdoor! Belham Living Milano Wall Wine Rack - Walnut - Sale... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Maison & Objet (sept. 2014)

    trendoffice
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    Fresh new designs from Paris:Photophore Lumignon - Sia:Console Cage - Menu:Mirror Jack Woodie - Soonsalon Faucet Hangers - Pa Design google_ad_client = "pub-7653206195145410";google_ad_width =... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 100% Design opens today!

    trendoffice
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
    UK’s biggest and most important contemporary design event, 100% Design, returns to the Earls Court Exhibition Centre for its 20th year. The most interesting: Again 3D printing - mirror... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Fancy things for yourself and your home

    trendoffice
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:48 am
    corkcicle air wine chiller + aerator  Using a uniqe thermal gel, the Corkcicle Air cools down room-temp reds and maintains chilled whites at the perfect temperature for up to an hour. With the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Beautiful seating at designjunction2014 - London Design Festival

    trendoffice
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    Modus launch four new products at London Design Festival this week: Move by Jonathan PrestwichApriletta sofa by Sir Kenneth Grange and recent RCA graduate Jack SmithApril  Lily designed by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Howkapow Blog

  • Howkapow’s Summer Photoshoots!

    Rog How
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:26 am
    We had great fun this Summer shooting our pictures in the studio. We generally tend to shoot a large landscape photo for our homepage scroller on the Howkapow site, combined with a few alt shots for the product photos as well as a picture for our newsletter. It helps to be organised! This Summer we launched our new Kids Category as well as a new Food Category and had a bumper Summer Sale - so we had a lot of new products to work with… The pieces above come from our Kids Category - and are all hand-made from British oak by designers, Hop & Peck. Siobhan our studio manager (and…
  • Teapigs & Jansen+Co Mug Competition!

    Cat How
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:33 am
    All this week we’re giving away a set of our lovely orchid Jansen+Co Ceramic Mugs and a pack of Teapigs Teas on Twitter! Our Mug Set is worth £27.50 and the mugs come in orchid, dusty purple, aubergine and cashmere pink shades. They are dishwasher and microwave safe and made from high quality ceramic. The Teapigs set is their ‘Adventurous Cheeky’ range – consisting of a pack of Chilli Chai (real flakes of chilli with cardamon, cinnamon and ginger); Chocolate Flake (top notch teapigs tea with chocolate flakes); Popcorn Tea (a Japanese tea known as Genmaicha, this…
  • Ben Fiess

    Cat How
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    American ceramicist Ben Fiess creates some of the most beautiful jars I’ve seen. Made with a four-part construction that uses two cork plugs and a contrasting rubber band to close the jar, they are about 4.5 inches tall and 3.5 inches wide. They come in a range of creamy colours and pastel shades with flecks, specks and pretty imperfections produced by iron oxides and carbonates. Whilst at Indiana University, Ben developed his idiosyncratic from of ‘ceramic chemistry’ – and has a broader curiosity of many materials and the perception of them, constantly…
  • WIN A Limited Edition Minirig Portable Speaker worth £100!

    Rog How
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:35 am
    We can’t think of a better Summer accessory than the much lauded Minirig Portable Speakers - designed and made in the UK by our old friends (and Bristol studio neighbours) Dave and Tom. One of the best rechargeable portable speakers on the market, a Minirig can be plugged into any phone, laptop or multimedia device – with a battery time of 50 hours! They sell out as soon as we get them in, so we’re thrilled to have a Limited Edition Minirig in either Total Purple or Total Red up for grabs in our competition this week! Only four of these have ever been made so they are…
  • Nikki Couppee

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

  • Smiling Sun From The Corner

    Greta
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:38 pm
    naturehumaine
  • Waves

    Greta
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Mathery Studio and Australian designer Dale Hardiman
  • Ocean Whisperer

    Greta
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
    How about New Zealand? A remote island on the southwestern Pacific Ocean. What about Banks Peninsula? A peninsula of volcanic origin. What about this the Scrubby Bay Farmhouse? A three-bedrooms house surrounded wild and peacefull nature? Mark Palmer said YES to Patterson Associates architects to build a farmhouse here after living for 35 years abroad. M. Palmer bought sheep and cattle station of approximately 4,000 acres with more than 10 kilometres of coastline on the northern side of Banks Peninsula.  The symmetry of the bay made siting the building at its centre seem logical, and…
  • Not Sitting Just Looking

    Greta
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    Karimoku New Standard 
  • Wide Minded

    Greta
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:38 am
    Tables 
 
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    Lights Online Blog

  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – September 19

    Emma Harger
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:04 am
    This week, we: gave advice to the sports fans among us about how to light a media room with special focuses on lighting sports memorabilia found ourselves continuously advising people on getting the right size of light fixture celebrated National Ceiling Fan Day (September 18) with an update to our one-stop shop for ceiling fan information  showed you how the Crystorama Astro pendant adds sleek and geometric flair to your home We can’t stop laughing at this gif that shows the importance of doing things right when installing ceiling fans:  But we also wanted to share 10 design…
  • Fabulous Friday: Crystorama Astro

    Emma Harger
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    Contemporary Hall by San Diego Interior Designers & Decorators Robeson Design   The way up the stairs and down the hallway of this home has been illuminated in cool contemporary style with a trio of Crystorama Astro 1-light pendants. (Notice how the three Astro pendants are hung at different levels, getting closer and closer to the ceiling as you move down the hallway. Love it!)   The Astro is a sleek and streamlined look from a company that also offers many light fixtures adorned with multitudes of crystal, proving that Crystorama really does have something for everyone. Its…
  • The Perfect Man Cave Lighting for Football Season

    Emma Harger
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
    Is football your thing? Do you gather around the TV on every given Sunday to watch your favorite team faithfully? Do you spend all day glued to Red Zone? Invite friends over to watch the game? (Or maybe a different sport is more your thing. I’m a hockey fan, for example.) No matter how you experience football, it deserves to be watched while your room is lit well. Whether you have a dedicated media room for watching football–while it is referred to as a man cave here, don’t feel limited: women are avid sports fans too!–or you’re looking to spruce up your living…
  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – September 12

    Emma Harger
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
    This week was a fun and busy one at Lights Online! We… showed you how to make lantern style lighting work in the great indoors took a look at the hottest fall lighting trends picked out 20 trendy task lamps to help you do your thing in style welcomed the Kichler Jardine to our Lights Online home saw how the George Kovacs Bling Bling adds style and sparkle in any room Here are 10 design inspirations that piqued our interest this week. You’ll see stunning new uses for mundane materials, fairy tales in real life, a car that is surprisingly similar to Tiffany lighting and a fun quiz…
  • Fabulous Friday: George Kovacs Bling Bling

    Emma Harger
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    Contemporary Dining Room by Vancouver Interior Designers & Decorators Space Harmony On this rainy Friday in Atlanta, let’s take a look at this bright, serene space from the fine city of Vancouver, where this big creamy white dining room table is made even more inviting by the addition of a George Kovacs Bling Bling drum pendant chandelier hanging over it. The sleek chrome finish of this 4-light pendant adds some contemporary glam to the neutral-hued room. It’s adorned with rows of crystals and the diffuser on the bottom softens the light so it’s comfortable yet super…
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    Rug Rats

  • Stanton’s Outdoor Carpet collection, take a designer style outdoors!

    Sandy Henderson
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:25 am
     Designer Outdoor carpets and Rugs by Stanton    Creating an outdoor living area is like adding onto your house, bringing the best of indoors and outdoors together in one space. In recent years, the popularity of outdoor seating areas has exploded, and there are more and more options for designing them including a selection of […] The post Stanton’s Outdoor Carpet collection, take a designer style outdoors! appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Top 8 Best Rugs for Military Offices or Barracks

    Sandy Henderson
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Nothing makes a military office or barracks feel like home more than a military service rug. As people walk in, they can immediately see what branch you currently serve in, or served in the past. A Military Rug not only looks and feels great on the feet, it is the finishing touch for your office […] The post Top 8 Best Rugs for Military Offices or Barracks appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Making Stairways Safe with Stair Runners

    Sandy Henderson
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    When it comes to flooring products, the innovations that have been made are truly profound. You can get almost any kind of media to look like any other type of media for the surfacing of your floor—you can even get laminate flooring panels that look just like wood! Or you can get wood flooring that […] The post Making Stairways Safe with Stair Runners appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Introducing Seychelles by Stanton Carpet from the Anywhere Collection

    Sandy Henderson
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    The new Stanton product Seychelles from the Anywhere outdoor collection is stylish and versatile! DURABLE Royaltron™ polypropylene will resist signs of wear, with unique long-lasting fibers. STAIN RESISTANT Royaltron™ polypropylene does not absorb moisture making spills and stains easily removable with normal cleaning agents. COLOR FAST Solution-dyed yarn extrusion is not only safe for the […] The post Introducing Seychelles by Stanton Carpet from the Anywhere Collection appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Custom Floor Mats for Entrances and Hallways

    Sandy Henderson
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:26 pm
    As a business owner and/or operator, you are probably bombarded with ideas and suggestions for improvements and enhancements of your marketing efforts several times a day. There are the newspapers and magazines clamoring for your attention to fill their available ad space, then there is television and radio, and, most recently, the internet became lauded […] The post Custom Floor Mats for Entrances and Hallways appeared first on Rug Rats.
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  • Don’t Lump Me In With Decorators

    Alycia Wicker
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee What in the hell is this hatred of decorators that continues to permeate the interior designer community? I’m an interior designer who passed the NCIDQ and the CCIDC. I was once a professional member of ASID. I was of the thought, back in the day, that by being a “professional” interior designer, I was better […] The post Don’t Lump Me In With Decorators appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • Lies And Damn Lies You Believe About Your Life

    Alycia Wicker
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:55 am
    Mupplebee Ding Dong. Who’s at the door? Are you curious? Or are you afraid it’s your old friend failure? Knock, knock, KNOCK. What’s holding you back from turning that doorknob and opening the door to your dreams? Sure, behind the door it could be your mom who never believed you would do anything worthwhile with your […] The post Lies And Damn Lies You Believe About Your Life appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • If I Could Turn Back Time

    Alycia Wicker
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee If I could turn back time (anyone else hear Cher singing?) No really, if I could turn back time, what would I do differently… lots of things. If I could turn back time: I would have picked a really specific niche of clients to work with. When I first started I was just putting myself […] The post If I Could Turn Back Time appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • The Interior Designer’s About Page Formula

    Alycia Wicker
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    Mupplebee Your About Page is like the most important page on your interior design website. And you can’t afford to have it read like your professional biography. No, really. I know the name of it says “About” and most interior designer’s think this is their opportunity to talk ABOUT themselves. Sorry, cholita, you gotta rethink the […] The post The Interior Designer’s About Page Formula appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • 2009 Called. They Want Their Bad Advice Back.

    Alycia Wicker
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee The advice being spewed in 2009 was shit. I followed all of it. It’s been 5 years and I (thankfully) don’t follow it anymore, but shockingly some designers still do (gasp!). If you remember my story, 2009 was the year I started my design business and I was green and ready to follow anyone’s advice. […] The post 2009 Called. They Want Their Bad Advice Back. appeared first on Mupplebee.
 
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  • Nine Easy Ways to Make a Green, Earth-Friendly Home

    MBecchi
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Although the green movement and many Earth-friendly messages have made their presence known in the mainstream, there are still homeowners who are unaware of some easy energy and money saving changes they can make to combat both high utility bills and global warming. With a few minor adjustments to one’s home, the savings can really add up (not to mention the benefits of living on a healthier and happier planet). Reducing consumption and recycling are the best ways to be Earth-friendly and make an impact on being green and efficient. Here are 10 easy tips to green your home, put money in…
  • Artist Stephanie Jaffe Werner Uses Trend Terrazzo to Create Veteran Memorial

    caitlink
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Devotion drives passion in the heart of Stephanie Jaffe Werner, a mixed media artist. Raised in New York and currently living in South Florida, Stephanie’s unique talent has earned her the respect of being selected by public juries and commissioned by private enterprises to design and construct numerous interior and exterior permanent installations across the state of Florida. Last year, the town of Miami Lakes posted a call to artists to submit a design for a permanent iconic landmark sculpture to honor veterans from all five branches of the United States Armed Forces. The landmark was to…
  • Eight Great Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value

    MBecchi
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    Today’s unsettled real estate market has prompted homeowners on the selling end to reevaluate the appeal of their property by tweaking some of the downsides and increase their home’s value. Here is a snapshot of what professionals say are the best ways to boost the value of your house and get the most return on your money: 1. Open up the Space New buyers are looking for open floor plans with large spaces that are family-friendly. Knocking down a non-structural wall between the kitchen and den, for example, is one of the most popular ways to appeal to new homebuyers. For an investment of a…
  • 2014 Top Home Improvement Trends by Industry Experts

    MBecchi
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    Today’s homeowners are feeling confident about home remodeling after bouncing back from the recent recession by diving into a fresh set of design ideas that are trending in 2014. Industry experts weigh in on their predictions for the latest interior design and home remodeling trends. A 2013 Hanley Wood survey revealed that remodeling sales are up 10 percent (when compared to 2012), and this number is expected to increase another 10 percent in 2014, according to 45 percent of remodelers who were surveyed. Among all rooms in a home, kitchen remodels scored highest and bathroom renovations…
  • Choosing the Perfect Style Home for Your Lifestyle

    MBecchi
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Vote for your favorite home style among the most popular home styles in America! Whether you’re a first-time home buyer and are looking for a larger home for your expanding family or you are downsizing from your empty nest, knowing which home style is best for your lifestyle is half the battle. Here’s a snapshot of the most popular home styles and why one of them may be your “home sweet home”:   Craftsman Bungalow – This is a triangular-shaped designed home with a low-pitched roof. This popular home style is made of mixed materials of brick, wood and stone. Typically, Craftsman…
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    Decoration Lovers

  • Short guide to the top spots of Doha, Qatar

    Alex Brás
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    Last time we visited the Middle East we went to Dubai (you can it see it here). Today we’re going to Doha, the political and economical capital of Qatar. Founded in 1825 and located in the Persian Golf (literally in the middle of the desert), Doha is one of the faster-growing cities in the world. The striking fixture of Doha is […]
  • 100% DESIGN London – Emerging Brands

    Alex Brás
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:38 am
    Every edition we are presented with a new range of intense brands presenting to the world their designs. We love that! Fresh new things coming out to delight everybody’s home. Today we are going to present to you a few new brands that will be exhibiting at 100% Design in London starting tomorrow. If you’re […]
  • Maison et objet 2014 Top 10

    Alex Brás
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:34 am
    Following last week’s post, it’s time for the Maison et Objet 2014 roundup in a top 10 form. Without further ado, here we go: Number 10 BRABBU Number 9 Cay Sofa – Alexander Rehn Number 8 Woody – Arpel lighting Number 7 Coquille Anne – Soline Barbaux Number 6 Buffet Ono – Picchio Number 5 Bureau Design by F-Line Creations Number 4 Meuble […]
  • Fairmont Le Montreux Palace – The amazing 5 Star Hotel in Geneve – Switzerland

    Alex Brás
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    A 5-star hotel belonging to the FRHI Hotels and Resorts Group and a member of Leading Hotels of the World. Montreux was just a small cluster of charming villages and hamlets on Lake Geneva, surrounded by mountains, vineyards, fields and forests. At the end of the 18th century, Jean-Jacques Rousseau choose this romantic landscape as […]
  • Maison et Objet September 2014

    Alex Brás
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Maison et Objet September 2014 is right around the corner. Already there’s a smell of brand new furniture over the more than 200 000 square meters of the Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte. Starting From Tomorrow, (the 5th of September 2014), all the way to the 9th, Paris will show you what’s new in the world […]
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  • How to Accessorize your home like a PRO

    Alison Sorensen
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:55 pm
    I am really excited about this post.  Yesterday I was playing around with Polyvore, and I LOVE it.  It is so fun and easy to create pretty design boards.  I put several together using Polyvore, so keep in mind the accessories might look a little weird, and that is because the angles on them aren’t the same.  I’ve also been using a program called Canva, and it is seriously amazing.  It’s similar to photoshop, but easier to create pretty things.  I made the above jpeg using both Polyvore and Canva. Back to the post, I’ve been posting about staging the last couple…
  • Black Gold and Turquoise Room

    Alison Sorensen
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:02 pm
    I just learned that you can create design and fashion boards on Polyvore.  I thought it would be fun to try out, and it was super simple and fun! Black Gold and Turquoise Room by elatedesigns featuring white shelves Ceiling light wayfair.com Turquoise lamp koehlerhomedecor.com Zigzag rug zgallerie.com Kelly Wearstler home decor kellywearstler.com Linen throw pillow barneys.com Framed wall art $270 – superette.co.nz Contemporary home decor laylagrayce.com Framed wall art $120 – bonanzamarket.co.uk Faux silk curtain wayfair.com Throw pillow shopcandelabra.com Kate Spade Gold…
  • 7 Simple Cheats to Help Sell Your Home Faster

    Alison Sorensen
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:20 pm
    I found a great staging site called Home Staging Resource.  I am re-blogging their post because they have really good information and beautiful photos.  You can find their post here.  Selling your home especially in a timely manner can be a long and difficult process.  Home Staging Resource has come up with 7 awesome ideas on how you can help sell your home faster. If you’ve ever been in a home that has columns in it, you know that these columns can be in the way and it’s can be a challenge to decorate around them.  It’s very important that when you’re selling…
  • What I Wish I Knew Before Selling My House: Staging 101

    Alison Sorensen
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:52 pm
    So, this month I’m going to be blogging about staging and how it can affect you if you are selling your house.  I’ll also be posting about how you can accessorize your accessories. If you’re selling your home and even if you aren’t, I’ve come up with a super list when it comes to staging.  I’m trying to sell my house right now and I’ve realized while coming up with this huge list, that I haven’t even dented the surface.  I’ve got a lot of work to do.  It can take a lot of time to do EVERYTHING  on the list, but it will be worth it in…
  • How Long Does the Interior Design Process Take?

    Alison Sorensen
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    So, we’ve been talking all month about what an interior designers is an what they do.  Today we’re  going to focus on how long the design process can take. I’ll use my eDesign services as an example…First off you may be wondering what eDesign is.  eDesign is an affordable online design service available to anyone, go here for more info. My clients start out by filling out a questionnaire, taking photos of the existing room and uploading them, taking measurements, and collecting inspiration images (if any) of the room you’d like designed.  The client then sends…
 
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    Barnlight Originals Blog

  • 3 Reasons to Include Rustic Lighting in Your Home

    Alexandra Crafton
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    It isn’t hard to notice that what might’ve been a subculture phenomenon—rustic interior design—has now become a mainstream go-to style. Why? Because not only is the rustic look both timeless and trendy, but it works, especially when it comes to lighting. Let us explain… Rustic Lighting, a Subtly Bold Statement about Your Style “If food is the prose of a party, then lights are its poetry.” Recognize that line? It’s from the film Meet Joe Black. Allison Parish, one of William Parish’s daughters, says it when she’s planning her father’s birthday party. As lovely and…
  • What You Don’t Know About Energy Efficient Lighting

    BarnLight Originals
    27 Jun 2014 | 11:57 am
    Green Home Builder Opts for Astro Deep Bowl Shades When Southern California-based home builder, John Steed, asked about our Astro Deep Bowl Shades for his green home project, I was confused and intrigued. I was happy that he was interested in our lights, of course, but I wasn’t too sure whether these fixtures would meet the requirements of energy efficient lighting. We don’t advertise our light fixtures as being “green” per se, although many of them are considered energy efficient products, especially when choosing such lamp sources as LEDs and CFLs. But John did not opt for these,…
  • New Collection of Vintage Light Pendants

    BarnLight Originals
    28 May 2014 | 3:36 pm
    We’ve Added a Whole New Series of Vintage Style Pendants. Inspiration for lighting can come from absolutely anywhere. Our new vintage light pendants aren’t for the faint of heart—or taste. Our Vintage Lights collection features antique pendant lighting designs that are eye-catching, smart, and bold.  If you want your home lighting to make a statement, then you’ll definitely find what you’re looking for here. We have eclectic pendant designs that mimic anything from a doctor’s surgery lamp to a fisherman’s oyster bucket. It sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? But trust me.
  • Ordering Custom Light Fixtures is as Easy as 1-2-3!

    BarnLight Originals
    6 May 2014 | 12:01 pm
    We love to give our customers lots of options, but we completely understand when we simply do not have what you are looking for; sometimes, ordering custom light fixtures is the way to go. Are you looking for a finish we don’t have? Do you want to add a couple of inches to a gooseneck arm? Or do you want your company’s logo outlined onto a shade? Or better yet, do you have an idea for a custom-made light fixture that is a complete concoction out of your creative imagination? That’s great! We can bring your lighting dreams to life! We work directly with our light manufacturers, and…
  • Quick ship Fremont | BarnLight Originals Exclusive!

    BarnLight Originals
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:53 pm
    As you know, we have a whole new series of Quick ship fixtures that are available in half the time. What you don’t know is that our Quick ship Fremont is a BarnLight Originals exclusive, meaning you won’t find this light anywhere else. It has a design characteristic of our warehouse shade light fixtures, except it has more of a plump shade design that softens its look. It comes in a range of sizes from 12 to 17 inches, and it is also available as a gooseneck, cord-hung pendant, or stem mounted ceiling light. If you want to give it a more industrial look, an optional Wire Grill Accessory…
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    Design Ideas

  • Tai & Architectural Design keeps it simple for Taipei apartment interior

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:27 am
    ::cck::240::/cck::::introtext::Taiwan studio Tai & Architectural Design kept this apartment in Taipei "as minimal as possible" so it can be easily reverted to its original state (+ slideshow). The apartment is being rented by a couple working in the city centre, who asked Tai & Architectural Design to create an interior that can be reverted once their lease is up.::/introtext::::fulltext::Taiwan studio Tai & Architectural Design kept this apartment in Taipei "as minimal as possible" so it can be easily reverted to its original state (+ slideshow). The apartment is being rented by…
  • Wide Open Plan with Interesting Elements

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:56 pm
    ::cck::231::/cck::::introtext::We love an airy open plan home scheme here at Home Designing, and this one has some particularly interesting features. This wide open space has a skeleton of raw walls and steel columns, and to counterbalance these rather industrial features the décor has been designed with small injections of color and shapely arrangements.::/introtext::::fulltext::On the outside of the modern home we see that the building is box-like in shape, thus the interior gains little influence from the architectural layout.  In contrast, the pool decking sweeps away in a curvaceous…
  • Elasticsearch HQ by Garcia Tamjidi Architecture

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    ::cck::221::/cck::::introtext::With offices in Amsterdam and satellite support teams throughout Europe, Elasticsearch found a new home in Los Altos, a city that continues to establish itself as a technology hub.::/introtext::::fulltext::Producing an open source, real-time search and analytics engine, the focus turns to space that primarily supports engineering, sales and customer operations. A fully transparent boardroom is centrally located to separate the focused engineering teams from the active sales and support teams. Perimeter meeting rooms and breakout areas act as stop-and-go spaces…
  • Ultra Sleek Private Home with Incredible Architecture

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    ::cck::218::/cck::::introtext::From the exterior through the bedrooms and private wine cellar, this modern home from architect Guido Costantino is spectacular. The natural materials in use throughout the home, including slabs of unfinished concrete and beautiful wood floors, play with the idea natural vs. industrial to great effect while each piece of furniture is just enough and never too much.::/introtext::::fulltext::From any angle, this home is impressive. The outdoor pool is the ultimate indulgence, Even the pool chairs are perfectly minimal in their design. A main dining room has…
  • 4 Qualities to Look For in Your Bathroom Remodeling Contractor

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:31 am
    ::cck::217::/cck::::introtext::Looking for bathroom renovation contractor? Make sure to check these 4 qualities in prior to hiring one. Taking on the job of remodeling your bathroom can be an exceptionally difficult task, and there is a very good chance that you will want a professional contractor to do the work. However, it is important to make sure that you hire a qualified, professional bathroom remodeling contractor, and there are a number of things that you should look for when hiring one.::/introtext::::fulltext::1. Certification The first thing you should look into is to see if the…
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  • “Birds To Inspire Your Decorating Dreams”

    Kimberly Edwards
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    “Original Artwork By Encaustic Artist Linda Benenati. This Is Part Of My Personal Collection, I Love It So Much! Mixed Media Work With Real Feathers! Fabulous Colors!” “Beautifully Carved Wooden Bird Mixed With All My Treasures, For An Interesting Textured Background In Parisian Inspiration” “I LOVE OWLS! They Are Magical Creatures! This Is A Whimsical Wonderland With Plenty Of Sparkle (Left Over From Christmas) This Is In My Entry Way All Year Long, It Was Too Lovely To Take Down!” “Such Sweetness In Carved Soap Stone, Nature Is Calling In The…
  • “Pillows To Inspire Your Style”

    Kimberly Edwards
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:23 am
    “Classic Country French Pillow By “Pierre Deux”. Love The Coloration And The Bold Statement It Brings To The Room!” “These Hand Made Pillows Are So Special, They Are From My Favorite Vintage Inspired Boutique “Three Sisters”. Love The Mix Of Fabrics With A Real Silk Screened Photo, The Detail Is Amazing!” “My Favorite Find From “Anthropologie”. Love This Image Of Venice, Italy With Metallic Gold Design Imprinted On The Pillow, It’s Got That Wow Factor!” “The Detail Here Is Truly Gorgeous! This Is My Part Of My…
  • Shopping European Luxury At “Cover Story”

    Kimberly Edwards
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    “Classic Beauty Mixed With Lilac & Creamy Tones Is Quite Luscious Here! The Pewter Ceramic Tableware Makes A Beautiful Statement!” “Cover Story’s Sumptuous Bedding Is Displayed Beautifully Here! Love This Warm & Inviting Color Palette Accented With The “Chinoiserie Style Pillow” A Perfect Pairing!” “The Theme Here Is “Autumn Is Beckoning!” The Fall Colors In This Centerpiece Are Dynamic For Entertaining” “Cover Story Has Their Own “French Flower Market” Without The Trip To Paris, France!”…
  • “Creative Embellished Gift Wrapping Ideas”

    Kimberly Edwards
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:20 pm
    “Happiness In Blushing Pink Simplicity, Such A Feast For The Senses!” “Artistry & Textures Mix Well Here, Layered Ribbons Contrasted With Touches Of Nature Look Simply Divine!” (*Note The Hand Painted Leaves On The Paper, So Creative!) “Pretty & Shabby Chic Has It All Wrapped Up Here! Such A Clever Mix Of Contrasting Textures, Very Charming! “The Feather Is the Centerpiece Of This Whimsical Charmer! Very Unexpected & Playful Feather Is Fabulous! Love it! “The Simplicity Of This Is Such Perfection! Love The Neutral Palette, Using The Tulle…
  • What’s New At “Vintage & Vogue”

    Kimberly Edwards
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:53 am
    “Vintage & Vogue’s Charming Window Display – Reminiscent Of A French Flower Market” “A Vision Of Loveliness For Your Vanity Or Bedside Table, Images From The Past Are Perfection Here!” “Glamour & Glitz Is The Theme Here, Fabulous Yummy Luxury For A Night Out On The Town!” “This Nature Inspired Display Has Such Soothing Shades & Touches Of A Parisian Influence” “Vintage Meets A Garden Party With A Hint Yummy Turquoise Mixed In!” “How Can You Resist Her Charming Vintage Sweetness! She’s Waiting For…
 
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  • A Closer Look at Menards Home Plans

    Admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:48 am
    House might be one of the most essential needs in your life. People need house so that they have a shelter, a place for them to take a rest and gather around with their family. There are various types of house that you could find these days that came in various choices of sizes, styles, […]
  • Astonishing Interior Design for Small Rooms

    Fitri
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    If you have a small spaces for a room, arranging and decorating it can be a challenge. So here we give you 15 astonishing interior design for small rooms to look organized and well decorated.
  • 20 Entrancing Mini Swimming Pool Designs

    Danty
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:47 am
    The size of your swimming pool will be influenced by the amount of space in the yard. The small size could make the yard looks wider. These Mini Swimming Pool Designs will be inspiring you. The size of your swimming pool will be influenced by the amount of space in the yard. The small size […]
  • Post and Beam Home Plans: What You Need to Know

    Admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:43 am
    Post and beam home plans are the plans of the home which are design to build the home by heavy timber. The post and beam home plans are made in simple way with open space of the house. The post and beam home plans are made for you who loves traditional home. The plans can […]
  • 17 Delightful Modern Small House Designs

    Kai
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    Here we give you 17 Delightful Modern Small House Designs for your inspirations.
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    MyBedFrames: Blog

  • 10 Ultimate Bachelor Bedrooms For Every Man

    10 Sep 2014 | 3:08 am
    Interior design doesn’t always come naturally, and with all the different elements like colours, space, lighting etc. that make up a room – it can be difficult to know where to start.  For me, it is essential to keep personality in the bedroom – but, as a bachelor, you want to keep an element of style, sophistication and sexiness; a ‘grown up’ look that will impress any female friends you may decide to invite over.  Here are 10 fun (and perhaps ever-so-slightly stereotypical) examples of male bedrooms which expresses personality, to inspire you: 1. The Sports Fanatic Okay, so…
  • 11 Interior Designers On Instagram You Need To Follow

    11 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am
    When stuck in a lull of un-inspirational thoughts, finding that something to pick you back up can be hard. Instagram however is a banquet full of inspiration and creativeness that would get anyone interested in interior design fired up. Only problem is finding and following those accounts that do just that. Today, I have scoured Instagram and collected the best interior design Instagram accounts that will get your creative juices following. Jonathan Adler Filled with an array of idyllic photo’s, Jonathan’s Instagram feed is sure to send inspiration your way. Alessandra Branca Whether…
  • 16 Ways to Stay Cool While You Sleep This Summer

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    So far, the British summer has actually been good to us. There has been a few hiccups where we have had a few downpours. But for the most part, the sun has been shining with no sign of leaving anytime soon. Unfortunately with any good British summer comes the humidity that will hover around 60-80%, leaving you sweaty and uncomfortable during the night. In places like the US, houses are more equipped and ready for unbearably hot nights with the aid of air conditioners. Here in the United Kingdom however, where hot and humid nights are less frequent, we have to be a little more creative when it…
  • Take Your Next Dinner Party By Storm With The Cloud.

    9 Jul 2014 | 4:07 am
    Described as a ‘nightlight/night speaker hybrid’, the ‘Cloud’ offers a soothing experience whether just using it as a lamp or as a musically activated speaker. “Advances in physical computing and interaction design hardware over recent years have created a new breed of smartobjects, which are gaining more and more traction in the design world” say’s its creator, Richard Clarkson. Wow your friends and family with this truly unique lamp. Equipped with lights, motion sensors, a speaker system and microphones, this lamp packs quite a surprise. Add a new dimension to your living room…
  • Bizarre sleep disorders (that will keep you up at night)

    23 Jun 2014 | 3:33 am
    “Sleep is the single most important health behaviour we have” That’s according to Professor Russell Foster, head of the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute at the University of Oxford, who goes on to say that sleep “affects everything from our day-to-day functioning to our long-term physical and mental health.” And yet, we appear to be encountering more and more problems with our collective sleeping patterns, and there are now over 80 recognized sleeping disorders – some of which are truly bizarre (and will never make you complain about your partner’s snoring again)!
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