To Love Or Not To Love A Marble BacksplashFull story

Posted in Kitchen | by Simona Ganea, on June 22, 2016

To Love Or Not To Love A Marble Backsplash

Everyone has their own opinion related to marble as a material suitable for interior decor, especially in the kitchen. The marble backsplash is especially eye-catching. As any other material, marble has both pros and cons and we’ll get to those in a minute. First, however, let’s understand what marble is so we can better judge...

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Elevated House Responds To A Rocky Site Through Stylish DesignFull story

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on June 22, 2016

Elevated House Responds To A Rocky Site Through Stylish Design

Usually, every architect has their own style and this also applies to architecture studios. In the case of the practice called Earthworld Architects & Interiors, things are a bit different. The studio doesn’t have a specific style and, as a result, there’s no repetitive nature to the aesthetic of their projects. This makes each one...

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Why Not Make This Minimalist Inspiration Board?Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Stephanie Albares, on June 22, 2016

Why Not Make This Minimalist Inspiration Board?

This simple, sexy pinboard is perfect for your notes, clippings, postcards and inspirational materials. Its simplicity is its strength; it would fit in with a variety of work spaces. You don’t need much to make your own minimalist pinboard, but this tidy, pinnable graphic covers it all. Materials list: A piece of galvanized steel mesh, ideally 2ft x 3ft,...

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How to Install a Tile Shower Corner ShelfFull story

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on June 22, 2016

How to Install a Tile Shower Corner Shelf

While shower niche shelves are space-saving wonders of the world, they are not a practical option for some tub surround/shower spaces. If your shower is on an exterior wall, for example, a niche shelf would eliminate much-needed exterior wall insulation. The plumbing wall, with its pipes and what-not, can be tricky if not impossible to maneuver...

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Posted in Outdoor | by Simona Ganea, on June 21, 2016

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Posted in Best Of | by Vera Dordick, on June 21, 2016

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Showcasing the latest interior design trends in a historic setting is a tradition for the Albany Vanguard, the organization that supports the acclaimed Albany Symphony Orchestra. For 36 years, area interior designers and artists have put their mark on rooms in the featured house. This year, while the home is not historic, it sits on a...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Stephanie Albares, on June 21, 2016

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This restored mid-century modern recliner was like macaroni without the cheese: the dish wasn’t complete without a complementary cushion. Here’s how I made this (zippered!) lumbar cushion that provides support and adds a splash of color without going overboard. Think vintage flair with a modern sensibility. If you have vintage furniture, and you’re looking for era-appropriate...

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