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Roots of Style: Midcentury Modern Design
Midcentury modern still charms with its linear forms and low-sloping roofs. Appreciate it now — such simplicity can be hard to replicate
"modern home design leads us back to that 30-year stretch from 1945 to 1975 — a period of... progressive design in everything from clothing to automobiles. At the time modern home... home design was referred to as contemporary. The term "midcentury modern" came into common... home design. This honesty of construction appeals to our need to understand and... landscape design overall. A few years ago, I had the chance to design a complete landscape..."
Efficient Architecture Suggests a New Future for Design
Homes that pay attention to efficient construction, square footage and finishes are paving the way for fresh aesthetic potential
"president of design, Jonathan Ive, applied the idea of efficiency to design when he sought... fresh design aesthetic. Here are several examples of efficiency that impacts all... aspects of design, including beauty and cost.... that's the design challenge. Meaningful architecture and efficiency is typical design... efficiently designed home. Unfortunately most prefab homes featured in design publications... while designing our ultra efficient 750sf home in the desert; build it like a track..."
Design Surprises Amaze in an Eye-Popping Manhattan Penthouse
Mathematics meets fun in a most unusual 7,000-square-foot space topping a landmark New York City building
"interior design was handled by interior designer Ghislaine Viñas, who inserted colorful... residence was designed by David Hotson, who inserted four floors into the previously unoccupied... do the design justice, but they call attention to the many delights the residents... Interior Design Magazine and fell in love! This is a perfect design for someone who... this was designed by ghislaine vinas? Certainly interesting, but I don't care how many..."
Roses and Rosettes in Your Home Design
"there are design pieces, like rosettes and even more contemporary designs, which take... to home design to enhance the femininity of the space where you reside. Live roses... Rose designs on pillows and art pieces bring a burst of prettiness into your home... to home design in part because of the variety of colors they are available in. Most... feminine in design for this touch of femininity to work well. Another great place to add..."
Design Practice: How to Get Hired
"re or design business, your efforts will soon begin to net inquiries, what the marketing... architect or a designer with little experience wooing clients. Even though you’ve honed... honed your design chops over time and are more than capable of doing the work, that’s... call the design process. So you’ll need a system for winning their trust and ultimately... (into design-build), but it's something I've been half-dreaming, half-planning for..."
Guest Picks: Gustavian Design
Part Swedish, part collected, this look for furniture, lighting and accessories is light, airy and grounded in history
"interior design. With a few key pieces of furniture and attention to the design elements... neoclassical design elements, with straight legs and elegant lines. While noble households... restrained design details suit modern lifestyle and the gathered influences also reflect... chair by Ballard Designs possesses both the looks and comfort. Demilune tables, a longtime... classically-designed Swedish bed. The design is quite reserved, but still romantic as..."
Design Lessons From Tiny Homes
"architects and designers who show at the MicroDwell exhibition specialize in the latter. Architect... architectural designers Hunter Floyd and Damon Wake built their 200-square-foot Cinder Box... building and design exhibition held at the Shemer Art Center. The projects, all well under... were designed and built by architects, builders, artists, hobbyists, students (high... were designed by people with formal design training, most of the spaces were not..."
5 Design Lessons from Restaurants
"carefully designed to evoke a certain feeling and to make the most of diner experiences... restaurant design, especially in larger (or more heavily financially backed) places, and... restaurant design are also applicable to homes. Regular people don't need to make room... if we design spaces that absorb noise and, well, look pretty. So here are five design..."
Design Trends for 2010: "Odyssey"
"10 big design trends for 2010. Most of the trends focused on designing with relationships... into home design, and other very human-oriented trends. One trend, however, was completely... " UK design expert Danielle James is the one who coined the term, and this is how... of home design - that's my big takeway here - and with the combination of "natural"..."
Etsy Designers at Home: VisuaLingual
"theorist, designer, studio co-owner and blogger. Maya landed in Cincinnati by way of... renovation/design challenge you faced? Overall, we're very happy with our space. As renters... and well-designed. It works perfectly for two people who cook ambitious meals together... graphic designers by training, we really appreciate the simplicity and elegance of... Modern design, but we're not slaves to that aesthetic. Our home is, I think, an organic..."
15 Ways to Design an Easy-Clean Home
Spend more time doing what you love with these pointers for minimizing cleaning needs throughout the entire house
"ideabooks on designing an easy-clean kitchen and designing an easy-clean bathroom. But this... about designing your home in a way that helps to minimize your cleaning time. I've... remodel or designing your dream home as a new construction, your choices in layout, finishes... already designed that way. And a “laundry closet” w/o a sink, isn’t close to being... layout and design choices to reduce the clean-up time. Best wishes in your new home!..."
A Room with a View: Designing Around a Panorama
"view." Designing a home around a view presents a challenge, but designing the building... built, designing a room to take advantage of the beauty outside can be a balancing... of some designers who really know how to capture a view.... and when designing to take advantage of it. These photos represent a common mistake... paradox with design: a treasure is more integrated when it is somewhat obscured. A view... unless the design is urban and modern. Expanses of glass can feel especially cold and..."
How to Design a Kitchen Island
Size, seating height, all those appliance and storage options ... here's how to clear up the kitchen island confusion
"spaces to design in a house — and figuring out how to design an island can be confusing... Kitchen designers Thomas Ahmann and Steve Justrich offer good advice for planning your... part of designing a kitchen, I am still not thrilled with my 2 island design (and they... you, BY DESIGN Builders!! Q When designing an island for eating, how many inches... are not designers yet people rely on them for design suggestions. There seems to be..."
Design Workshop: Additions With Attitude
Learn the strategies that can make extensions to existing home structures meaningful, respectful and of their time
"prompts the design professional and homeowner to have opinions — about the neighborhood... , the design, preferences, priorities and budget. It also passes judgment on the... another. Designers of the most successful additions look to understand the nature of... originally designed by John Lautner so we want to be very sensitive to the historical... can be designed. Thanks for a great article! Great timing for me also. We are about..."
City View: Nashville Design Finds Its Rhythm
Styles are evolving from pure traditional in this world-famous Southern city, but history and culture remain points of pride
"live and design in," says Lisa Hutson of Nashville Interior Design Group. The city's... " but designers there want to make it clear that you cannot pigeonhole Nashville's... Nashville design encompasses a wide range of styles, but what they all have in common... These designs satisfy every kind of taste. So beautiful. Thank you. This story rocks... Nashville design. Went to Nashville on a quick getaway, a unique place. Beautiful c..."