Loft beds – Maximizing Space Since Their Clever Inception

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on February 18, 2016

Loft beds – Maximizing Space Since Their Clever Inception

Loft beds are similar to bunk beds in structure except for the missing bottom bunk. They are very appreciated features in micro homes as well as in guest houses. A loft bed allows the maximization of usable space by freeing up floorspace and offering a sleeping area with all the necessary elements.  There are...

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Yellow and Gray Bedding That Will Make Your Bedroom Pop

Posted in Bedroom | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on February 18, 2016

Yellow and Gray Bedding That Will Make Your Bedroom Pop

Yellows and grays are one of the trendiest and most popular color pairings in both fashion and interior design. And they work really well in bedrooms that have a vision of personality but also for those that would like a bit of relaxation infused in the overall ethos. Today we’re taking a peek at 20...

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Classic Patterns in Modern Décor

Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on February 18, 2016

Classic Patterns in Modern Décor

Pattern is one of the essential elements of creating interesting design. Pattern has the power to change a space completely – higher contrast and geometry energizes, subtle contrast and smooth transition subdues. Most patterns have been around for quite some time. Here is a look at many of the most common classic patterns (pinstripe, herringbone,...

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Innovative Storage Key in a Tiny House Floor Plan

Posted in Interiors | by Vera Dordick, on February 17, 2016

Innovative Storage Key in a Tiny House Floor Plan

The trend for building a tiny house on wheels is going strong in many countries.  As with many non-traditional types of housing, local codes and ordinances can often a stumbling block for tiny house enthusiasts. Some cities, like Fresno, California, are meeting the challenge: Fresno recently passed laws regulating tiny houses on wheels. In addition to such...

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How To Make A Wooden Looking Lampshade With This Easy Trick

Posted in DIY Projects | by Agata Dimmich, on February 17, 2016

How To Make A Wooden Looking Lampshade With This Easy Trick

Before I get into the details of this post, I have a confession to make – I’ve never been a fan of ‘faux’ decorations, trying to trick you into thinking they are real. It just didn’t seem right. But recently, I noticed a lot of design brands working with substitute materials imitating the look of...

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A Modern Mountain Cabin With A Rustic Stone Shell

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on February 17, 2016

A Modern Mountain Cabin With A Rustic Stone Shell

Casa Vi is a romantic cabin retreat found in Sondrio, Italy. It covers an area of 75 square meters and was designed by EV + A Lab Atelier d’architettura in 2015. The cabin wasn’t built from scratch. The project involved the transformation of a derelict structure made of bricks and stone into a modern residence....

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40 Pieces Of Mermaid Decor That Will Have You and Your Home Swooning

Posted in Interiors | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on February 16, 2016

40 Pieces Of Mermaid Decor That Will Have You and Your Home Swooning

It’s hard not to fall in love with the romance and whimsy of mermaids. Fortunately enough, if you’re inspired by these beautiful legends, you can create inspiration for your home with their fairy-tale qualities. From wall art to bookends, there are tons of great mermaid decor pieces that will have both you and your home...

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12 Gorgeous Scandinavian Nurseries

Posted in Kids | by Casey Watkins, on February 16, 2016

12 Gorgeous Scandinavian Nurseries

Scandinavian decorating is nothing short of magical. Even though it depends on very little color and clutter, the style manages to be cozy and warm nonetheless. Looking through Scandinavian living rooms, you probably wouldn’t choose that for your child’s nursery. However such a minimalistic style is one of the best nursery themes out there. It teaches your...

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Putting A Creative Spin On The Classical Bookcase Concept

Posted in Bookshelves | by Simona Ganea, on February 15, 2016

Putting A Creative Spin On The Classical Bookcase Concept

For years the only acceptable way to store our books was in a classical box-like unit known simply as a bookcase. Sure, there were a few exceptions but this didn’t change the situation very much. With time, things changed. We sought out new ways to store and display our books and we came up with...

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DIY Easy Pom-Pom Blanket

Posted in DIY Projects | by Agata Dimmich, on February 15, 2016

DIY Easy Pom-Pom Blanket

It’s not a secret that the pom-poms make the world go round, especially the DIY side of it. If you don’t know by now, I’m slightly obsessed with their texture, playful shape and softness, to the extent that if I could, I would attach it to every possible thing or living being at home (including...

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Modern Chairs and Benches Great for Any Home Decor

Posted in Furniture | by Vera Dordick, on February 12, 2016

Modern Chairs and Benches Great for Any Home Decor

Trying out a new style of decor can be tough for some people, especially when it means committing to an entire room of change. Modern chairs are an easy way to sample a new style in your living space. They let you express your personal style without pushing your while room over the top.  From...

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DIY Concrete + Wooden Plant Stand

Posted in DIY Projects | by Erin Francois, on February 12, 2016

DIY Concrete + Wooden Plant Stand

It’s around this time of year, when things have been white & dead outside for several months, that I really start to crave the lush, vibrancy of green plants. There’s just something rejuvenating about their presence, don’t you think? Things may take awhile to green up outside, so why not manifest your own green inside?...

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Mastering Your French Country Decorating in 10 Steps

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Casey Watkins, on February 12, 2016

Mastering Your French Country Decorating in 10 Steps

Scandinavian decorating cannot resist adding warm knits and furs to minimal black and white spaces. Shabby chic goes for as much pink and lace as humanly possible. Country styling has eyes for plaid patterns and rough raw wood. But oh the French. French Country decorating definitely hits on all the perfections in interior styling. It’s not...

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Pops of Pink in Every Room? Yes!

Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on February 12, 2016

Pops of Pink in Every Room? Yes!

Pink is an obvious decorating choice if you’re having a baby girl and are working on her nursery. But there are so many more uses for pink in your sophisticated, chic style throughout your entire house! If you love pink but are wary of incorporating it into your home, or even if you just need...

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Cubicle Organization Done Right – The DIY Approach

Posted in Office Design Ideas | by Simona Ganea, on February 11, 2016

Cubicle Organization Done Right – The DIY Approach

Working in a cubicle or at a small desk for that matter can sometimes be less than pleasant. With so many little things to squeeze in there and so little space you can hardly manage to concentrate and to feel comfortable. The lack of space is not necessarily the main problem. There’s also the issue...

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14 Feminine Touches to Add to Your Small Apartment

Posted in Apartments | by Casey Watkins, on February 11, 2016

14 Feminine Touches to Add to Your Small Apartment

There is just something so satisfying about having your own space to style how you like. Now before you dismiss this post because you live in a small apartment and you think you’ll wait until you buy that house to really decorate, hear me out. Girlfriend, you don’t need the square footage to create a...

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Clever and Unexpected Ways to Use Balloons for a Party

Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on February 10, 2016

Clever and Unexpected Ways to Use Balloons for a Party

Balloons and parties are like cake and ice cream – they just go together. While balloons can add instant festivity to many occasions, they can also be a bit predictable, even cliché. It doesn’t have to be this way, though! If you’re throwing a party and are looking for ways to freshen up this timeless...

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Transform Your Favorite Spot With These 20 Stunning Bedroom Wall Decor Ideas

Posted in Bedroom | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on February 10, 2016

Transform Your Favorite Spot With These 20 Stunning Bedroom Wall Decor Ideas

Sometimes plain walls just doesn’t cut it, especially when you don’t have a theme or particular vision in mind. But when you do find your niche and your ready to start decorating, look for a bit of art – in a variety of forms – to bring it all to life. Transform your favorite spot...

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DIY Clay Pizza Slice Coasters

Posted in DIY Projects | by Katie King, on February 10, 2016

DIY Clay Pizza Slice Coasters

One of the easiest ways I have found to spice up my home decor is by getting new coasters! Coasters are a fun way to show off your unique personality while still protecting that beloved coffee table! There are many types of coasters that you can go out and buy at those big box stores....

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Iconic Womb Chair Perfect For Today’s Decorating Styles

Posted in Sofa and Chair | by Vera Dordick, on February 9, 2016

Iconic Womb Chair Perfect For Today’s Decorating Styles

There’s nothing like the feeling of being ensconced in big cushy chair, with your knees pulled up and softness all around – that’s something that Florence Knoll knew when she asked legendary designer Eero Saarinen to design a chair for her. The product of his innovative design skill was the womb chair, which has become...

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DIY Aromatherapy Reed Diffuser

Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on February 9, 2016

DIY Aromatherapy Reed Diffuser

It’s at this time of year, when it’s cold and we haven’t been able to open our windows to air out the house for some months now, that smell starts to play a major factor in how we feel about our home. There are few ways to make as dramatic an impression in our homes...

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How to Add Plywood To Your Home Decor

Posted in Interiors | by Casey Watkins, on February 9, 2016

How to Add Plywood To Your Home Decor

In the last few years, as the popularity of Scandinavian interior decorating has been on the rise, the call to decorate with wood has also increased. It only takes a little of the warm brown grain to bring even the brightest whitest space to life. If you’re mind went to dark antique treasures, you can put that away....

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Nature-Inspired Materials for Interiors: Neo Ecology at Cologne IMM 2016

Posted in Interiors | by Liz Eve, on February 8, 2016

Nature-Inspired Materials for Interiors: Neo Ecology at Cologne IMM 2016

New German companies are springing up to offer exciting new options for home designers who want to choose nature materials. The trend for natural and ecological materials was evident at Cologne’s International Furniture Fair and is surely set to grow. Homedit was interested in what new materials are being used, and what looks can be achieved in...

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DIY Rustic Wood Frame – Making Pictures Into Memories

Posted in DIY Projects | by Emily Burmeister, on February 8, 2016

DIY Rustic Wood Frame – Making Pictures Into Memories

Taking pictures is one of my favorite things to do, and when I’m taking pictures of my kids, I am a happy person. I am always on the look out for ways to incorporate pictures of my family in our home. This DIY rustic wood frame is one of the most recent ways I did...

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Welcome Books Back Into Your Life With Stylish Reading Lights

Posted in Lighting | by Simona Ganea, on February 8, 2016

Welcome Books Back Into Your Life With Stylish Reading Lights

Kids these days seem to do a lot of things wrong. This continuous concern is called juvenois and has been around for ages. Just like we’re now concerned that kids these days don’t know what socialization really is, with all the electronic devices they use, others before us were concerned about how the younger generation...

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Oversized, Modern Wall Art Decor a Popular Update

Posted in Best Of | by Vera Dordick, on February 5, 2016

Oversized, Modern Wall Art Decor a Popular Update

What constitutes art can be a hotly debated issue, but one thing is for sure: It is a prime way to express your style and preferences in your home decor.  No matter what you like — from traditional oil landscapes to abstract art or funky, three-dimensional modern wall art pieces — there’s no limit to...

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Stylish Designs Showcase The Elegance Of Rattan Furniture

Posted in Furniture | by Simona Ganea, on February 5, 2016

Stylish Designs Showcase The Elegance Of Rattan Furniture

Despite general belief, rattan furniture is not made for outdoor spaces. In fact, it is usually preferred to keep rattan furniture indoors since it fades if exposed to sunlight. This wrong idea comes from the fact that rattan looks similar to wicker. In fact, they are very different and to illustrate its unique characteristics we’ll...

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Styling Plywood Flooring In Your Home

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Casey Watkins, on February 5, 2016

Styling Plywood Flooring In Your Home

If there’s one thing most people want in their home, it’s wood flooring. Having wood underfoot makes your floors easy to clean and maintain, unlike carpet which wears and stains. I am one of the few lucky ones to move into a house that already has wood floors, however I know many people don’t have...

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Fun Corner Furniture That Will Fill Up Those Bare Odds and Ends

Posted in Interiors | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on February 4, 2016

Fun Corner Furniture That Will Fill Up Those Bare Odds and Ends

Are you stuck on what to do with those awkward and bare corners you have lingering around the living room, bonus room or even your open hallways and foyers? Well, if you’ve stumped on how to make them feel like dull and, instead, full of style try out some of these fun and funky ideas!...

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Office Trends Designed To Make You Love Your Job

Posted in Office Design Ideas | by Simona Ganea, on February 4, 2016

Office Trends Designed To Make You Love Your Job

Before we get into specifics related to office interior design, we must take a step back and figure out what it is that we like about our current work space and what we don’t like. It’s important to establish a balance at the workplace, both between functionality and looks and between formal and casual. An...

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The Caterpillar House Brings Shipping Containers To The Andes

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on February 4, 2016

The Caterpillar House Brings Shipping Containers To The Andes

The Caterpillar House is a modern family home situated in Santiago de Chile. It was built in 2012 and occupies a surface of 350 square meters. The house was designed by Santiago Irarrazaval Architects in collaboration with Erick Caro for an art collector and his family. Although the reason why it was named like this...

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Small Loft Designed As A Multifunctional And Modern Space

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on February 3, 2016

Small Loft Designed As A Multifunctional And Modern Space

Micro homes are not a novelty. They have been around for ages, in one form or another. Regardless of their structure, location and style, those designing them always had to be creative and to come up with new and customized solutions. The Domino Loft shows how such a project would evolve during our time. Living...

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Comfort in Cologne: Sensational Sofa and Seating Trends from IMM 2016

Posted in Sofa and Chair | by Liz Eve, on February 3, 2016

Comfort in Cologne: Sensational Sofa and Seating Trends from IMM 2016

Sofas and seats form the centre of the home and are some of the biggest furniture investments we make. A modern good sofa turns a house into a home, and at Cologne’s Furniture Fair IMM you couldn’t fail to find your dream sofa. The world’s largest exhibition of upholstered furniture invites you to sit down and take in...

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Pros & Cons of Monochromatic Décor

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on February 3, 2016

Pros & Cons of Monochromatic Décor

As you may or may not already know, monochromatic decor is where one color is selected as the foundational color and any color used in the space is part of that color’s colorway. In other words, one color’s family is used on almost every surface or textile in the space. Of course, this doesn’t mean...

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Exploring The World Of Green Roofs And Underground Homes

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on February 2, 2016

Exploring The World Of Green Roofs And Underground Homes

The strategies architects use to make buildings better interact with its natural surroundings, especially in remote locations surrounded by nature, are diverse and complex. There are two common approaches we can’t get enough of. One is to have the structure buried into the site in which case it would become a sort of underground home....

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39 Wood Crate Storage Ideas That Will Have You Organized In No Time!

Posted in Furniture | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on February 2, 2016

39 Wood Crate Storage Ideas That Will Have You Organized In No Time!

There are so many ways to organize and tidy up the house. Most of us want our homes clean and free from clutter but style is important too! Fortunately enough, there are a plethora of ideas floating around the Internet and today we’re sharing innovative ways to bring neatness to the house by using wooden crates....

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Latest Home Decor Trends From IDS 2016

Posted in Best Of | by Vera Dordick, on February 1, 2016

Latest Home Decor Trends From IDS 2016

At the 2016 International Design Show in Toronto, experts helped attendees pin down what the home trends will be for 2016.  Suzanne Dimma, House & Home’s editor-in-chief and interior designer, set out what the magazine has identified as the top home decor trends for 2016. Show Some Leg The number one trend House and Home identified is...

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Heart Wall Art for Valentine’s Day

Posted in DIY Projects | by Agata Dimmich, on February 1, 2016

Heart Wall Art for Valentine’s Day

Oh Valentine’s, Valentine’s Day, how good to have you near again. The day of ‘Forever Amore’ is behind the corner so it’s time to think of some special treats and tricks we can introduce at home. It shouldn’t be flowers, hearts or even chocolate that make this day special, but adding pretty decorations is always...

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DIY Jewelry Holder out of Spice Rack – IKEA Hack

Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on January 29, 2016

DIY Jewelry Holder out of Spice Rack – IKEA Hack

You’ve probably seen a number of ways to use IKEA’sBekvam spice rack for things other than, well, spices. Today’s DIY project features this versatile piece as a chic DIY jewelry holder. Whether for yourself, for a daughter, a friend, or a neighbor, this makes a fabulous addition to any jewelry collection. And the best news of...

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100 Best DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

Posted in DIY Projects | by Casey Watkins, on January 29, 2016

100 Best DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

It’s almost here! The day of the year associated with the most feels, whether positive or negative. While chocolates and roses are perfectly acceptable acknowledgements of the importance of Valentine’s Day, every girl really just wants the same thing. To know that someone thinks of her, someone cares for her, someone put a little effort into her Valentine’s...

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Fall Into Orange: Living Room Accents for All Styles

Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on January 29, 2016

Fall Into Orange: Living Room Accents for All Styles

The fall season is a time when we likely start gravitating toward warmer, fall-toned colors – golds, browns, deep reds, and of course oranges ranging from pumpkin to burnt sienna to cinnamon. While we may enjoy these colors and want to bring them inside, especially at this time of year, it can be difficult to...

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What Happens When You Utilize Floral Wallpaper

Posted in Interiors | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on January 28, 2016

What Happens When You Utilize Floral Wallpaper

We already know that wallpaper is back in the interior design world as a means of creating and not just a “thing” of the past. And one of our favorite prints and patterns deal with flowers, but not in the way that we’re all used to. Get rid of the “grandma style” preconceived notions you...

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Latest in Home Decor and Design at IDS Toronto

Posted in Best Of | by Vera Dordick, on January 28, 2016

Latest in Home Decor and Design at IDS Toronto

The International Design Show Toronto 2016 was a lively showcase of products, designs and ideas with a Canadian flavor. Dominated by bathrooms, kitchen and flooring, the show also included a wide variety of independent creators who presented a beautiful range of home furnishings and accessories. Because many Canadian designers are known for their wood products, they...

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

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 Use

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...

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Faux Bois Candle Sticks

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 It

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 Alps

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 Element

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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DIY Valentines Day Cards for Your Husband, Your Mom and Everyone Else

Posted in DIY Projects | by Casey Watkins, on January 26, 2016

DIY Valentines Day Cards for Your Husband, Your Mom and Everyone Else

Valentines Day is one of those opportunities where you have multiple classic options for gifts. A teddy bear, a bouquet of roses, a heart shaped box of chocolates. But while gift giving can be nice, sometimes words are just more appropriate. Chocolates are eaten, roses fade, but a glittery card with heartfelt words written along the inside lasts...

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DIY Natural Wood Floor Polishing Cleaner

Posted in How To Clean | by Brittney Smart, on January 25, 2016

DIY Natural Wood Floor Polishing Cleaner

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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12 Tips for Decorating Your Valentines Day Table

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Casey Watkins, on January 25, 2016

12 Tips for Decorating Your Valentines Day Table

By the abundance of heart shaped boxes and red envelopes you find at the store, you probably noticed that the holiday of love is just a few weeks away. For some, this is a great opportunity to spoil your significant other. For others, it’s just a reminder that they’ll be spending February 14th with Netflix....

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Sebastian Herkner’s ‘Das Haus’ Celebrates Openness And Transparency In Home Design At IMM Cologne 2016

Posted in Best Of | by Liz Eve, on January 25, 2016

Sebastian Herkner’s ‘Das Haus’ Celebrates Openness And Transparency In Home Design At IMM Cologne 2016

As his impressive ‘Das Haus’ home opened to visitors at Cologne’s IMM International furniture exhibition, German designer Sebastian Herkner remarked that design should take responsibility and try to help with cultural integration. In his choice of materials and objects for ‘Das Haus’ Herkner had the German ‘Wilkommenskultur’ in mind. The result is an open concept...

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Michael Bay’s LA Villa – From Concept To Reality

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on January 25, 2016

Michael Bay’s LA Villa – From Concept To Reality

The process of designing and then building a house usually starts with a series of requests, a list of requirements coming from the client. After this, the architect or the team in charge starts starts to develop a concept meant to incorporate those elements along with a few suggestions. In the case of this gorgeous...

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Utilize What You’ve Got With These 20 Small Living Room Decorating Ideas!

Posted in Living Room | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on January 22, 2016

Utilize What You’ve Got With These 20 Small Living Room Decorating Ideas!

Just because you have a tinier room doesn’t mean that you can’t learn to utilize what you’ve got and personalize it with your own style as well. Feng shui your furniture and learn how to accessorize the area to your delight. These 20 small living room decorating ideas will have you inspired by the afternoon...

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Future Furniture Design Talent at IMM Cologne 2016 

Posted in Best Of | by Liz Eve, on January 22, 2016

Future Furniture Design Talent at IMM Cologne 2016 

What is created when the rules are broken and traditional crafts reinvented? What happens when a humble chair meets the world of sculpture via latex and string? What if you wanted to pack up and take your bathtub with you when you move house? These and other questions are tackled by up and coming talent...

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20 DIYs to Get Your House Ready for Valentines Day

Posted in DIY Projects | by Casey Watkins, on January 21, 2016

20 DIYs to Get Your House Ready for Valentines Day

During these long cold months, when the days seem like weeks and the pale white blur outside your window feels unending, it’s uplifting to make a big deal out of even the little holidays. Although I’m not sure anyone would call Valentines Day a little holiday anymore. The February celebration of love bombards the stores with...

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Abandoned Farmhouse Converted Into A Modern Family Home

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on January 21, 2016

Abandoned Farmhouse Converted Into A Modern Family Home

After being abandoned and untouched for over 50 years, an old farmhouse was finally rescued and once again transformed into a cozy family home. The project took place in Asturias, Spain and was completed in 2015 by PYO arquitectos. The architecture company in based in Madrid and its two founders have been working as a...

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Pretty and Easy Face Dustpan DIY

Posted in DIY Projects | by Erin Francois, on January 20, 2016

Pretty and Easy Face Dustpan DIY

A 2016 New Year goal of mine is to be more consistent with my deep cleaning habits. I’m all about a straightened, put together home, but the dusting, scrubbing, and especially sweeping chores are not exactly my prized way to spend a Saturday morning. In an effort to follow through on my (maybe overly optimistic)...

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Modern Coffee Tables Come In Many Shapes And Materials

Posted in Furniture | by Vera Dordick, on January 20, 2016

Modern Coffee Tables Come In Many Shapes And Materials

After a bed, a table is the most functional — and necessary — piece of furniture in your home.  Tables come in all shapes and sizes, for all sorts of uses. Wood, glass and metal may be most common, but modern coffee tables are increasingly created with a variety of materials in a host of forms and...

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Are White Walls Right for You? A Helpful Hints Guide

Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on January 20, 2016

Are White Walls Right for You? A Helpful Hints Guide

Despite what we see in abundance in photographs, it is not necessarily true that white wall paint will instantly make every room feel bigger and brighter. Photos have the capacity to make a space look ensconced in natural light, which is inherently more attractive. But the photo might not tell the real story. Here are...

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See-Through Swimming Pools Reveal A World Full Of Surprises

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on January 19, 2016

See-Through Swimming Pools Reveal A World Full Of Surprises

Like everything else, swimming pools started out as a feature with a series of defined characteristics and purposes. With time, these changed and so did the design of the swimming pool. Nowadays a popular transformation features see-through swimming pools, with walls and floors that are transparent and which are taken advantage of in a lot...

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What Does the Color Green Mean?

Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on January 19, 2016

What Does the Color Green Mean?

Color is so important in home design. It has the power to set the tone, focus, and energy level of a space. Interestingly, one color in particular has more shades than any other: green. Green is also the most common color found in nature, and it is the second most common favorite color (right behind...

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Life Without A Headboard – Balanced Design Ideas

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on January 19, 2016

Life Without A Headboard – Balanced Design Ideas

The headboard became a basic furniture piece for every bedroom and its functionality could not be questioned for a very long time. However, multiple modern and contemporary interiors have now given up the headboard, either choosing alternatives or simply looking great without one. A bedroom doesn’t really need a headboard when it has an entire...

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How to Style a Family-Friendly Coffee Table

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on January 18, 2016

How to Style a Family-Friendly Coffee Table

Are you looking for ways to style your coffee table? With a glance or two at almost any home décor magazine, website, book, or blog, you’re likely to see gorgeously staged spaces. While these spaces look photographically perfect, however, they can lean toward impractical, or even unattainable, in real life. Take a magazine-worthy, perfectly styled...

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Charming Ideas French Country Decorating Ideas

Posted in Interiors | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on January 18, 2016

Charming Ideas French Country Decorating Ideas

Romance, delicacy and a bit of European flair, decorating the home with a bit of France infused can be a calming and fun experience. And today we’re focusing on the countryside styling with is full of cottage features, vintage accents and whimsy spirits. Here are few charming French country decorating ideas and how you can transform your home...

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Expose Your Rusticity With Exposed Beams

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Casey Watkins, on January 18, 2016

Expose Your Rusticity With Exposed Beams

When it comes to exposed beams, most people think it’s the mark of barn ceilings and French kitchens. I’m here to tell you that while the trend may have started in those places, it’s become widely popular among other styles. There are so many reasons to add exposed beams to your home. They can highlight a large...

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How To Make A Statement With Black And White Rugs

Posted in Rugs & Carpets | by Simona Ganea, on January 15, 2016

How To Make A Statement With Black And White Rugs

Black and white are neutrals and their use in interior design is interesting in the sense that these two colors can both stand out dramatically and blend in seamlessly. It all depends on the strategy chosen and the ambiance desired. An area rug has the means to make a powerful statement in a room’s décor....

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Decorating With Pantone’s Color of the Year Part II: Serenity

Posted in Interiors | by Casey Watkins, on January 15, 2016

Decorating With Pantone’s Color of the Year Part II: Serenity

It is a fact that blue is the most relaxing color. There is a reason that people feel better physically and emotionally when they are outdoors under a blue sky. So it makes sense that Pantone chose Serenity for it’s complimenting color of the year. The pastel shade of blue brings to mind cotton candy...

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Reflective Glass House Becomes One With Nature

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on January 15, 2016

Reflective Glass House Becomes One With Nature

The Shokan House is located in New York, in a beautiful remote area surrounded by vegetation and wildlife. It was completed n 2015 and the architect in charge was Jay Bargmann of Rafael Vinoly Architects. The practice focuses on developing architectural ideas that are powerful, distinctive and specific to their context, being guided by the...

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Inspiring Office Meeting Rooms Reveal Their Playful Designs

Posted in Office Design Ideas | by Simona Ganea, on January 14, 2016

Inspiring Office Meeting Rooms Reveal Their Playful Designs

Meetings are not exactly something to look forward to when you work in an office, although this is a relative situation. Creating a pleasant meeting environment and having an office design that makes everyone feel comfortable has a lot to do with the way a meeting goes and how it is perceived. Some offices have...

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10 Ways to DIY Modern Art with Spray Paint

Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on January 14, 2016

10 Ways to DIY Modern Art with Spray Paint

Art is a highly personal thing. Different aspects – color, size, composition, etc. – appeal to different viewers. This is one reason why DIY modern wall art is an appealing and intriguing idea. Why not create a piece of art that fits your space perfectly…in the colors and manner that fits perfectly with your style...

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How To Optimize Stacked Washers And Dryers For A Perfect Combo

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Simona Ganea, on January 14, 2016

How To Optimize Stacked Washers And Dryers For A Perfect Combo

The reasons for which a washer and a dryer would be one on top of the other are numerous and mostly revolve around space-efficiency. This strategy is usually used when floor space is limited such as in the case of a studio apartment for example. Every little bit of space needs to be optimized for...

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Decorating With Pantone’s Color of the Year Part I: Rose Quartz

Posted in Interiors | by Casey Watkins, on January 13, 2016

Decorating With Pantone’s Color of the Year Part I: Rose Quartz

If you thought that Pantone couldn’t throw anymore surprises at us after last year’s pick of Marsala, think again. This year, for the first time ever, Pantone has chosen two colors of the year: Rose Quartz and Serenity. They explain that rose quartz conveys compassion while serenity is relaxation to the eyes. While I’m all...

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How To Organize A Pantry

Posted in Kitchen | by Emily Burmeister, on January 13, 2016

How To Organize A Pantry

Wondering how to organize a pantry so it’s more efficient and functional? The home pantry, especially larger walk in types, can easily become a jumbled mess. And this causes spoiled food, clutter, and a headache. I’ll give you some tips on how to organize your pantry so it’s more efficient! Read on! The kitchen is...

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10 Best Tips for Decorating Your House for Winter

Posted in Interiors | by Casey Watkins, on January 12, 2016

10 Best Tips for Decorating Your House for Winter

When the Christmas tree is put away and the guests have left you alone to a cold house, it’s easy to let the chill of winter settle into the soul. How do you decorate for a season that has no particular appeal? You can’t very well put a bowl of snow on the table. Well let...

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20 Elements To Use When Creating A Retro Kitchen

Posted in Kitchen | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on January 12, 2016

20 Elements To Use When Creating A Retro Kitchen

Retro kitchens are funky, charming and quite playful too. They utilize fun colors, vintage pieces and a personality that you can’t find anywhere else. And today we’re showing you how to conjuring one right inside your own home. Check out these 20 elements to use when creating a retro kitchen and start getting busy with your...

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Unique Products Take Cork To A Stylish New Level

Posted in Design And Concept | by Simona Ganea, on January 12, 2016

Unique Products Take Cork To A Stylish New Level

Thanks to its impermeable, elastic and fire retardant properties, cork is used in a variety of products. The most common use is for wine stoppers even though there are many other interesting uses for cork, including in musical instruments, shoes and a lot of stylish pieces of furniture and accessories, some of which we’ll have...

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How To Customize A Closet For Improved Storage Capacity

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on January 12, 2016

How To Customize A Closet For Improved Storage Capacity

Until you somehow find yourself without a closet at some point, you don’t really appreciate its usefulness. But simply having a closet in which to store your clothes and everything else is not enough and that’s when closet shelving comes into play. You must find a way to make the most of this feature in...

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Designers Embrace Whimsical Home Decorating Ideas

Posted in Best Of | by Vera Dordick, on January 11, 2016

Designers Embrace Whimsical Home Decorating Ideas

From big beaded mushrooms to giant sharks and seating that looks like it came out of a gym, today’s modern designers are creating fanciful, playful pieces that spark creative home decorating ideas for every room of your home. Never has there been a better time to indulge your personal style in home decor with new levels of whimsy. Design Miami/...

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DIY Peeling Paint Effect Vase

Posted in DIY Projects | by Agata Dimmich, on January 11, 2016

DIY Peeling Paint Effect Vase

When it comes to decorating I’m always on a look out for new accessories I can make or bring back home. One of the recent interior trends involves finding beauty in the imperfections and styling your space with raw, unfinished or used items. Think of aged wood, cracking paint, fryed edges, broken plates . It’s...

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25 Throw Pillows: Winter Edition

Posted in Best Of | by Casey Watkins, on January 11, 2016

25 Throw Pillows: Winter Edition

Winter is the coziest season. When the Christmas lights are put away, it’s time to break out all the pillows and blankets you can find, light your candles and snuggle up against the chill. But you can’t snuggle with Fall throw pillows. It might make you miss bonfires and cider too much. Instead, you need...

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DIY Kitchen Lighting Upgrade: LED Under-Cabinet Lights & Above-the-Sink Light

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on January 8, 2016

DIY Kitchen Lighting Upgrade: LED Under-Cabinet Lights & Above-the-Sink Light

Is the lighting in your kitchen making you cringe? Is it insufficient? Dingy? Horribly outdated? If you are feeling kitchen lighting woes, there is good news for you – updating your kitchen lighting is not as hard as you might think! This tutorial will guide you, step-by-step, in upgrading your kitchen lighting in two ways:...

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Clever Portable Desks Meant To Increase Comfort And Flexibility

Posted in Office Design Ideas | by Simona Ganea, on January 8, 2016

Clever Portable Desks Meant To Increase Comfort And Flexibility

Even though an actual regular desk is usually preferred, there are cases when a portable one is a much better choice. For example, let’s say you still have some work to finish after you get home and you also want to relax a bit. You can use your portable desk to get both these things...

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Stay Healthy This Season With These DIY Essential Oil Diffusers

Posted in DIY Projects | by Casey Watkins, on January 8, 2016

Stay Healthy This Season With These DIY Essential Oil Diffusers

When the cold moves in and the coats come out, you will inevitably begin to hear sniffling and coughing everywhere you go. Winter can be a pleasant season or not, depending on how well you take care of yourself. Because you’re bound to get a cold once, right? Essential oils are definitely my go to...

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Teen Girl Bedding That Will Totally Transform With The Bedroom!

Posted in Bedroom | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on January 7, 2016

Teen Girl Bedding That Will Totally Transform With The Bedroom!

Teenagers can be fickle, especially young ladies that want a bedroom that not only reflect their ever-changing personal style but also the moving trends and have the ability impress their guests. But have no fear, because we’ve compiled a quick list of gorgeous bedrooms that will not only inspire you and your daughter but also...

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Rethink Your Landscaping Game With These Simple Exteriors

Posted in Outdoor | by Casey Watkins, on January 6, 2016

Rethink Your Landscaping Game With These Simple Exteriors

Every homeowner faces one quandary. How do you keep up with the house maintenance and the required outdoor maintenance? No matter how big your home is, getting control of the indoors and the outdoors can be quite the challenge. Things break inside. Things grow outside. And while a lawn service is nice, it isn’t a practical...

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12 Luxury Hotels And Resorts With Awesome Bedroom Designs

Posted in Bedroom | by Simona Ganea, on January 6, 2016

12 Luxury Hotels And Resorts With Awesome Bedroom Designs

There are many things that can make a hotel stand out from the competition. Some hotels have great restaurants, others have amazing views and other, like these ones, have awesome bedrooms that make their guests stay memorable and comfortable. Each of these hotels offers unique bedroom designs meant to offer them character and charm. Whether...

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20 Dreamy Boho Room Decor Ideas

Posted in Interiors | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on January 6, 2016

20 Dreamy Boho Room Decor Ideas

Add a bit of gypsy, bohemian styling into to your home by using a bit of the tips and ideas below. Learn how to style your home with a free-spirit fashion and quality, mixing and matching colors, patterns and textures with an ease. Check out these 20 dreamy boho room decor ideas and start revamping...

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11 Spectacular Narrow Houses And Their Ingenious Design Solutions

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on January 5, 2016

11 Spectacular Narrow Houses And Their Ingenious Design Solutions

Narrow lot houses are quite rare. Obviously, the preferred alternative would be a more spacious home with a different floor plan. However, a narrow lot house does have its advantages, the most notable of which is the fact that it can fit in tight spaces between existing buildings or on unusually shaped sites. Both the...

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Charming Attic Apartment Redesigned Around Its Wooden Beams

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on January 5, 2016

Charming Attic Apartment Redesigned Around Its Wooden Beams

Every home has an element that it revolves around, one that gives it character and identity. This 18th century apartment located in the Marais district of Paris, for example, was designed around the unfinished wooden beams. They became the focal point of the entire apartment, offering it lots of charm and character. The apartment was...

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40 Tips For Organizing Your Closet Like A Pro

Posted in Interiors | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on January 5, 2016

40 Tips For Organizing Your Closet Like A Pro

Have you ever wondered how to get your closet looking like those beautiful photos we see in magazines or the glimpses we get of celeb wardrobes on television? Well, with our help you’ll be flaunting your clothes, shoes and accessories in a way that will have every friend, family member and neighbor in awe. Check...

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Vanity Organizer Ideas and Styling Techniques For Your Personal Space

Posted in Interiors | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on January 4, 2016

Vanity Organizer Ideas and Styling Techniques For Your Personal Space

Whether your vanity is built right inside your luxurious, master bathroom or you’ve carved out a nook in your bedroom where you’ve nestle your vanity desk and stool, you need some inspiring when it comes to tidying up the space. Let’s have a look at how to make this spot personalized and completely your own...

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Small Apartment Refreshed With Color And A New Interior Design

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on January 4, 2016

Small Apartment Refreshed With Color And A New Interior Design

The building in which this apartment is located is 60 years old and, despite that, old is definitely not the defining characteristic of this space. In 2014 the apartment underwent a complete renovation and this meant a total redesign of its interior. The apartment measures only 55 square meters (180 sq ft) and this meant...

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DIY Minimalist Canvas Art

Posted in DIY Projects | by Agata Dimmich, on January 4, 2016

DIY Minimalist Canvas Art

One of my goals for the future is to gather a budget big enough to be able to walk into my favorite galleries and buy the Art right of the wall, but until then, I have to find alternative ways to decorate my home. I’m sure you’ve noticed that recently there is a huge demand...

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Unique Furniture A Highlight At Art Basel, Miami Fairs

Posted in Best Of | by Vera Dordick, on December 31, 2015

Unique Furniture A Highlight At Art Basel, Miami Fairs

Visiting Art Basel and Design Miami is a delight for the senses. Homedit also found that there can be a very fine line between what is categorized as art or as design for the home. In either case, each piece — whether seating, lighting, tables or wall art — is unique furniture that is an expression of...

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12 Tips for a Golden New Years Eve Party

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Casey Watkins, on December 31, 2015

12 Tips for a Golden New Years Eve Party

If you thought that the Christmas glamour was as shiny as you could get, think again. New Years Eve is the time to pull out all the stops and go as glittery as Gatsby will allow. I’m not just talking about champagne. No, when you have people coming to your home for a New Years...

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How to Install a USB Wall Charger Outlet

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on December 30, 2015

How to Install a USB Wall Charger Outlet

In this digital age, it can be a challenge to help an older home keep up with our ever-increasing technological needs. For example, do you have more devices that need charging than you have available outlets in convenient, accessible locations? We had just a 1-gang (two outlets) electrical setup in a prime spot in our...

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40 Breathtaking Spiral Staircases To Dream About Having In Your Home

Posted in Interiors | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on December 30, 2015

40 Breathtaking Spiral Staircases To Dream About Having In Your Home

Known for their luxuriousness and artsy nature, spiral staircases have been found throughout architectural history popping up in churches, castles, mansions and more. And now, we’re able to have them inside everyday houses as well – from the biggest spaces to the smallest. And now we’re sharing some designs that are sure to ignite your own...

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DIY Shiny Party Coasters

Posted in DIY Projects | by Agata Dimmich, on December 29, 2015

DIY Shiny Party Coasters

If I asked you if there is anything better you can make yourself, to decorate a table than stylish coasters, I’m sure you would say no. And you would be totally right because there is nothing as effective as those little, shiny guys! The season of carnival has just started so if you are planning to host...

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