How To Set Up Your Own Meditation Room – Creating A Design PlanFull story

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Simona Ganea, on January 28, 2016

How To Set Up Your Own Meditation Room – Creating A Design Plan

Although the exact benefits of meditation are still being uncovered and there is to clear definition of this type of activity, everything discovered so far indicates positive results. It would seem that meditation can improve the quality of your life in various ways and, as a result, having a meditation room or a special place...

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London Barn Conversion Puts Reclaimed Materials To Good UseFull story

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on January 28, 2016

London Barn Conversion Puts Reclaimed Materials To Good Use

The design strategies used when renovating or converting a space into something else are very diverse. In each case the focus is on something else and the strategies used to achieve the desired result are different from other projects. The Ancient Party Barn is a good example. The building is situated in London and its...

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Faux Bois Candle SticksFull tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Erin Francois, on January 27, 2016

Faux Bois Candle Sticks

I love incorporating organic pieces into minimalist interiors as I think they make clean, modern spaces a bit more approachable and comfortable to be in. These DIY faux bois candle sticks do just that and are a cinch to make!  When wood grain is coated with highly lustrous liquid gilding paint, the combination of the...

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

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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

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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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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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