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Geometric Designs Keep Plants in Line
"planting design since the Edwardian gardens of the last century. But does this style... garden designs? We still see its use in the current rise of the new English style... leading designers at the Chelsea Flower Show in recent years, but is it still relevant... garden design; it gives the same crisp demarcation in the planting that is achieved... geometric design really decorates the yard like a living space. Since my home is so small..."
Energy Now: Designing a Garden That Gets You Going
"purposefully design a portion of our gardens to help set the tone for our days, to help... purposeful design, whether we want to feel relaxed and nurtured or childlike. Much of... type of design speaks to us on a subconscious level, influencing us in a variety of... how to design a garden that will infuse us with the energy we need to confront the... landscape design with rich color for this drought and deer infested area.....I love..."
City View: Dallas Design Corrals a Range of Styles
All antlers and cowhide? Hardly. See the real styles and trends, and the misconceptions, about design in this Lone Star State hub
"about design in this Lone Star State hub... sought out design professionals in Dallas to find out about design styles and trends in... about design in Dallas Interior designer Janelle Steinberg's response to number three... interior designers, bloggers, architects, contractors and other professionals to describe... makes a design distinctly Dallas *A trend that is on the rise in Dallas *A misconception... about design in Dallas is that it's one of two things: 1. big and glitzy, or 2. all..."
Houzz Tour: Universal Design Makes a Midcentury Home Accessible
More space for wheelchairs, easier access to appliances and a curbless shower fit a Seattle family's needs
"beautiful design that also considers the mobility needs of all the family members — two... universal design." Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Karen Braitmayer; her husband,... square feet Design challenge: Creating more living spaces in the interior without going... view the design and not immediately realise it's designed for wheelchair users then... universal design has a significant impact on the overall design. Are there ways to design..."
Slow Design: Today's 'Wabi-Sabi' Helps Us Savor the Moment
Learn about the design movement that's aiming to satisfy our real needs, leaving materialism in the past
"about the design movement that's aiming to satisfy our real needs, leaving materialism... modern design. Today wabi-sabi manifests itself in the Slow Design movement, founded... Slow Design manifesto urges designers to “satisfy real needs rather than transient... approach to design. Here are the six principles of Slow Design.... Western design and wabi-sabi, the ancient Japanese philosophy of finding beauty in..."
Style and Nature Come Together in a Slovenian Landscape Design
Natural plantings and local materials create a memorable outdoor experience in picturesque Kranjska Gora
"modern design, the landscape they have designed strikes a balance — and feels very... setting that designers Tina Demšar Vreš and Gregor Vreš have crafted a truly memorable outdoor... talented designers. Hope to visit this place one day, soon. This is a beautiful part... to the designers. Wow. Gorgeous. I wonder what snowfall is like, and the roads in... international designs - it is enlightening and nourishment for creative solutions. And how..."
Sales Secrets for Interior Designers
Pro to pro: Learn 3 proven techniques to please clients and increase revenues, developed by a designer with 40 years of success
"developed by a designer with 40 years of success... interior design: three as sole proprietor of my own successful design studio, and one... As design professionals, we all wince at the suggestion that we are salespeople.... interior designers. Sorry, folks, we are salespeople — except instead of selling widgets... interior design?” That’s an excellent question, so let me share my credentials. I have... interior designer in the world for a major American furniture retailer. How do I define..."
Optimal Space Planning for Universal Design in the Kitchen
Let everyone in on the cooking act with an accessible kitchen layout and features that fit all ages and abilities
"universal design. Universal design is simple and intuitive, with features and products... Universal Design. With well-designed UD kitchens many times we need to point out the... Universal Design. By Design Builders - all great points which I will be covering in depth... Interior Design instructor back in the early 70's (Thea Ramsey). She stressed way back... then that design should focus on future needs, not just the present. We all grow old..."
What the Heck Is 'Good' Design Anyway?
We yearn for it and strive for it, but good home design isn't always easy to grasp. These 8 prescriptions from an architect can help
"good home design isn't always easy to grasp. These 8 prescriptions from an architect... improve the design quality of their home. These results dovetail with another recent survey... that "design is above price and rivals location" when we're shopping for a new home... that good design is valuable. What is surprising is when there are verifiable metrics... "good design"? Is it that "artsy fartsy" stuff? Or is it something more tangible..."
Your Garden: High Design the Easy Way
"landscape design moves could also be one of the most elegant? Not only an implementation... massing is a design tool that transcends all styles and lot sizes. Mass plantings produce... number of design styles or plant features with ease. Before you plant, think about what... appreciate designers who can practice restraint in their designs.... way to design. For this island garden in Greece, it was the colors of the ocean that..."
Garden Design Essentials: Proportion and Scale
Tiny features in an expansive landscape miss the mark. Here's how to make sure your garden elements relate properly
"savvy designer pointed out to me years ago, when the sky is your ceiling you don't... According to Design Through Discovery, my reliable, dog-eared college reference book, proportion... garden design elements: Line | Rhythm | Shape and Mass | Space |Texture | Color... occupies its designated space — you wouldn't want anything smaller here. The home's exterior... inches. The designer has treated the support post as a piece of architecture rather than..."
8 Influential Home Design Trends for 2012
The National Association of Home Builders sees the year ahead through the eyes of its annual design award winners
"builders and design professionals, acknowledge that good design "is not and should not be... these design awards to look for upcoming trends for new home design. This year the... eight design trends that will have an influence on new home designs in 2012 and into... new home design is significantly better now than just a few years ago. Unlike in the... improve home design. A better home with an eye to the future. Now that's what I call better..."
Simple Container Plantings for Intriguing Garden Design
Beyond mere decoration, thoughtfully chosen pared-down pots and plants can be integral to interest in the garden
"to the design rather just decorative additions. The main feature in this change is... garden design. We're now seeing studies in simplification: containers planted with... ContainersThis designer has used simply planted containers to strengthen the sharp lines of... overall design. Boxwood has been tightly clipped to create a strong outline against... clever design trick here is the way the bowl planter is repeated closer to the house..."
Landscape Design: Windows to Your World
"garden he designed included his signature "window to the world." Similar in concept... ch he designed in all shapes and sizes—sometimes framed a view, but frequently were... other designers adopt their own versions of windows to the world. Some of them are... as a designer and photorapher, we are alwys looking for new ideas, I will be applying..."
How to Design a Calming Minimalist Garden
"with a design of bold, simple lines. Professionally designed classic minimalist... interior design, it tends to involve a restricted palette of hard landscaping materials... to any design. Plants help soften the design, bringing relief from the strictures... minimalist design is about restriction, especially in the use of color within the overall... overall design, the choice of what is used — be it fencing, walls or hedges — is vital..."