Vera Dordick

Vera Dordick

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Vera Dordick is a global communicator, and creative provocateur. She holds degrees in Journalism/Russian and Pastry and has had a life-long affair with creativity. Her dabbling focuses on interior design, including DIY, jewelry, cakes, sugar flowers, and fiber arts of all kinds.
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Posted in Apartments | by Vera Dordick, on September 22, 2017

Design-Forward City Apartment Mixes Materials and Textures

A study in textures and an experiment in materials, this Bucharest apartment highlights the juxtaposition of wood and metal. Together, these contrasting materials create a design-forward and comfortable living space in an urban location. A rough-hewn wood plank floor forms the foundation for the modern design by Studio 1408 and provides a basis of warmth...

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Posted in Apartments | by Vera Dordick, on September 19, 2017

Light and Texture Create Drama in a Modern Urban Penthouse

A modern urban riverside penthouse on the edge of a large natural park in Bucharest, Romania is the perfect example of how to balance nature with timeless neutral colors and an edgy, hip design. The 200 square-meter apartment designed by Ralu Dofin, in the Cortina Residence complex near Herastrau Park has fabulous natural light that accents...

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Posted in Architecture | by Vera Dordick, on September 15, 2017

Reclaimed Materials, Prairie Design Come Together in Spectacular Texas Family Home

With architecture that harks back to the area’s original prairie dwellings and a design sensibility that incorporates today’s reclaimed materials, this modern house straddles the eras:  It fits appropriately in the well-established, but transitional neighborhood thanks to its unique form, which is inspired by Texas Blackland Prairie homestead style. Characterized by clean angles and multiple buildings,...

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Posted in Furniture | by Vera Dordick, on September 14, 2017

Opulent Decor Elements Lift a Space from Great to Grandiose

A home full of luxurious details, lavish finishes and plush textures are the hallmarks of an opulent living space, and for some people, nothing less will do. By definition, opulence is a sense of luxury, comfort and expensive details. The level to which you include these in your home is entirely up to you. The...

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Posted in Interiors | by Vera Dordick, on September 12, 2017

Rustic to Modern, NY NOW Features Latest Home Decor

People in the US might have been preparing for the eclipse, but designers and buyers looking for the latest in home décor and accessories were focused on NYNow at The Javits Center in New York City. From homespun items created by small start-ups to the latest releases for your home from larger brands, the show...

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Posted in Outdoor | by Vera Dordick, on September 11, 2017

Top 10 Picks for a Stunning Outdoor Living Space

While summer is waning in some parts of the country, in others the nice weather sticks around for much of the year, allowing people more time to enjoy the outdoors. Either way, enhancing an outdoor living space helps you get more enjoyment from a garden, deck or patio. We’ve rounded up a selection of 10...

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Posted in Furniture | by Vera Dordick, on August 28, 2017

Highly Prized Walnut Furniture for Every Room of the Home

Dark with a distinctive, unique grain pattern — these are a couple of the characteristics that make walnut one of the most prized woods for furniture making. Thanks to the wood’s durability, walnut furniture is often the stuff of heirlooms, withstanding generations of lives and love. The Fuji table from Porada is a stunning example...

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Posted in Furniture | by Vera Dordick, on August 25, 2017

10 Luxury Dining Rooms With Inspiring Baroque Style

Dinner parties mean entertaining in style and there is nothing that signals a luxury dining room more than baroque style decor. While few homeowners really go with a full-on baroque design, incorporating baroque and rococo elements and details into a dining room will convey a feeling of opulence and luxury. Golden details, ornate embellishments furnishings...

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