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Wood for Good Modern Design
Minimalist doesn't have to mean cold. Add life, warmth and beauty to your modern interiors with the help of wood
"modern interiors with the help of wood... topic in interior design over the past few years because they work wonders when combined... minimalist design. When contrasted against shiny metal, stone surfaces and crisp white... Architectural Design work featured in Interior Design Magazine. Thanks Katya for the reminder... be. Our designer used handscraped wood in our contemporary design which warmed up the... modern interiors. Here's one with faux zebrawood, removable & reusable wallcovering..."
Here's How to Steer Clear of 10 Top Design Don'ts
Get interiors that look professionally styled even if you're taking the DIY route, by avoiding these common mistakes
"Get interiors that look professionally styled even if you're taking the DIY route... home design project is beset with its own design challenges, some of which need... the top design don'ts and some successful designs that show what to do instead.... s and interior scheme just aren't working, and they're not sure why. The truth is... of my design teachers used to say, my goal is to give my clients good design within..."
Explore the Art of Light and Dark in Design
Play with dramatic contrast, the art of chiaroscuro, to add depth and interest to your architecture and interiors
"from my interior design classes was that black is used to guide the eye (perhaps) in... I'm no designer, but after looking at your photo, I think you could paint the ceiling... contemporary interiors and exteriors. It is true that this high-contrast approach does lend... and the interior of the fireplace, further exaggerate this contrast.The beauty of... when the interiors of a home are illuminated, dark window frames look striking against..."
Designs for Living: Every Room Tells a Story
Design Calendar: Feb. 17-March 9, 2012
"exhibit, an interior photography workshop and more... beauty and interiors of nine Westside homes. Learn how to get that perfect interior design... g all interior photography shutterbugs! Internationally recognized interiors photographer... landscape, and interior design practice in Oslo and New York. In recent years, the firm has... Workshop: Interior Vignettes on La Cienega716 North La Cienega Blvd., Los AngelesCalling..."
Design Elements: Beautiful Reclaimed Wood
"architects, interior designers and builders are adding reclaimed wood's wonderful texture... steal you design! Reclaimed wood. Love this post!! I especially like the coffee table... house was designed to be a part of the landscape. This was accomplished by how the house... Through DesignKitchen of the Week: A Warm and Eco-Friendly Update5 Unusual Wood FloorsSee... vertical interior paneling. As for its former life, he says, "I believe it was on an..."
Palm Trees Take Interiors on a Tropical Vacation
Conjure a sultry vibe or bring welcome life to modern rooms. Whatever your interior design style, palm trees are the ticket to enhancing it
"Whatever your interior design style, palm trees are the ticket to enhancing it... of the interior landscape. Actual trees, or even images of palm trees, add an elegant... article was designing with 'palm-like' plants, which you did a very nice job with(!), but... it. Any interior feels like a tropical paradise with palms. (This one actually is a..."
Dip Into Chartreuse for Intoxicating Interiors
Somewhere between green and yellow lies alluring chartreuse, a visually powerful, amazingly versatile color for interior designs
Book Tour: Exotic Taste — Orientalist Interiors
"Eastern design has had on Western interiors... influences on interior design and architecture in Western Europe. While many of these ar... when interior design became a huge part of the pursuit of happiness during the... more than design eye candy. Written by art historian Emmanuelle Gaillard and graphic... graphic designer and photographer Marc Walter, Exotic Taste explores Asian and Middle Eastern... l and design elements exist in homes today, this book focuses on the 17th and 18th..."
Decorating 101: Do It Yourself or Hire a Pro?
"both? Interior decorators and designers as we know them today barely existed before... offer eDesign/virtual design services as well as traditional design services. And... present. My design firm Décor Revolution offers both full service interior design services... those designers offering virtual design, feel free to post that you offer those services... right designer is chosen, the homeowner can spend less $ hiring a designer than if..."
This Designer’s Client Was Her 10-Year-Old Son
What do you give a boy with a too-babyish bedroom when he’s approaching double digits? See for yourself
"deal, and interior decorator Cathy Zaeske wanted to mark the milestone with a new room... building designer married his childhood sweetheart who became an interior designer,... talented interior designer could give her child with an updated room more appropriate... for your design work. And if you sent him a bill, your an awful parent. Thank you Cathy... a few design ideas to take away not relating to a child’s room like painting cork..."
Regency Style Shows Interiors a Grand Time
Lavish and hinting at the fantastical, regency designs are still influencing interior decorating 200 years after their birth
"regency designs are still influencing interior decorating 200 years after their birth... layered designs of the Sister Parish/Albert Hadley days. Now THAT was grand design... with an interior designer. We create custom decors to enhance spaces and lifestyles... ceiling design. Then there's the stripe on one side of the room and then solid black... palace designed for the prince by John Nash. A mix of Oriental styles, domes, elaborate..."
Chic New Interiors Take a Ranch House Beyond Typical
Sophistication is the name of the game for this California home — and the designer played it skillfully with finishes and furnishings
"and the designer played it skillfully with finishes and furnishings... California, interior designer Kriste Michelini was able to look past what existed and imagine... clever designers and ignited countless dreams. Nothing illustrates possibility like... dramatic interior transformation — especially when that potential lies just beneath... hire an interior designer who listens to their clients. The family must be thrilled..."
Guest Picks: Versatile Garden Stools for Home Interiors
In designs from traditional to modern, these 20 pieces can go from stool to side table as the mood strikes
Catch the Intrepid Design Spirit, Courtesy of Brian J. McCarthy
Crack open the designer's new book and discover how to create interiors that 'crackle with excitement'
"open the designer's new book and discover how to create interiors that 'crackle with... that keen designer’s eye and intrepid spirit that let him mix with confidence — European... needs, he designs it himself or commissions it from an artist. The results always have... but this designer has the touch. When a design is right, your whole body just goes... love the interiors... They're regal without appearing overly ostentatious or tacky...."