What Elegance is in Today’s Design…and How to Achieve ItFull story

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on January 27, 2016

What Elegance is in Today’s Design…and How to Achieve It

At its core, elegance is the characteristic of being “graceful and stylish in appearance or manner.” Elegance is attractive, mature, and sophisticated while still being approachable. Elegance, particularly in design and personal style, is one of the first qualities that outsiders notice, and elegance certainly causes a favorable and lasting first impression. But the word...

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Monolithic Villa Blends In With The Swiss AlpsFull story

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on January 27, 2016

Monolithic Villa Blends In With The Swiss Alps

Most of the times, especially in the case of urban homes, the location doesn’t really make a difference in the design and the architecture of the structure. However, when a house is located in an area as beautiful as this one, priorities change. Every design starts somewhere. In the case of the Montebar Villa, this...

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Modern Lighting A Critical Design ElementFull story

Posted in Best Of | by Vera Dordick, on January 26, 2016

Modern Lighting A Critical Design Element

Some people view lighting fixtures as a necessity for life, however they are far more: The right light fixture is an important design element in any home. What they look like and how they illuminate your space sets the mood and defines your style. Today’s designers are making the most of lighting technologies, combining them with novel materials and...

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20 Black Kitchens That Will Change Your Mind About Using Dark ColorsFull story

Posted in Kitchen | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on January 26, 2016

20 Black Kitchens That Will Change Your Mind About Using Dark Colors

Black kitchens may seem taboo or like a bad idea but in reality they can be quite chic, unique and completely swoon-worthy. Whether you go with a monochromatic scheme or pair this deep neutral with another tone, you may be surprised to find out how beautiful they can be and how these 20 black kitchens...

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LinkedIn’s New York Office Stays Chic Without Using ClichesFull story

Posted in Office Design Ideas | by Simona Ganea, on January 26, 2016

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A lot of big companies these days focus on offering their employees a very cozy and friendly work environment infused with tons of playful elements such as slides and game features. However, that’s not always the case. LinkedIn’s New York office occupies the 22nd to the 28th floors of the Empire State Building and its...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on January 25, 2016

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Many commercial wood floor cleaners produce sub-par results in treating your beautiful hardwood floors well. Some are abrasive, others contain wax (and, after many “cleanings,” end up coating your floors with excess wax and making them dull), still others fail to actually clean the wood floor. Plus, commercial cleaners can be harmful to the environment...

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