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5 Classic Shaker Designs for the Contemporary Home
"lines and practicality are intrinsic to this popular style and its modern interpretations... celibacy and granted full equality to men and women. Although Shaker communities had... simplicity and careful work as a form of prayer, which led to the design of beautifully... modern and traditional design lovers alike. Officially called the United Society of... forms and utterly practical applications, Shaker designs are, if anything, more relevant..."
Tuft Love: Classic Look With Contemporary Appeal
"fresh and contemporary looks, giving rooms a nod to both the traditional and contemporary... simplified and contemporary. The colors in the artwork, throw pillows and rug help to... table and studded standing lamp, and the room is sparked with eclectic sophistication... shape and color of this particular piece gives it a contemporary diner-esque feel... chandelier and Lucite lamps balance the strength of the bed, and the chair’s pattern adds..."
New Classics: Vilac's Ride On Classic Car
Yes, it's a toy. But photo stylists and other design-minded grown-ups love how it takes rooms for a spin
"stylists and other design-minded grown-ups love how it takes rooms for a spin... designers and photo stylists alike ... and I almost forgot: The 2- to 4-year-olds who... Ride On Classic Car is one they'll probably keep on display long after their kids have... creative and aesthetically pleasing toys. It's so beautifully designed that it has become... cupboard and not placed strategically for people to trip over....... love it! bookmarking..."
Three-Panel Doors Offer a Portal to Classic Style
Victorian roots and Craftsman approval mean this door style works wonderfully in traditional and contemporary interiors
"roots and Craftsman approval mean this door style works wonderfully in traditional... Arts and Crafts homes to contemporary ones, three-panel interior doors add architectural... streamlined, classic lines add a welcome element of architectural detailing. With three... sleek and modern or reminiscent of its Victorian roots. You'll notice there are two... panels and a newer, simpler flat-panel design. Both are guaranteed to refresh any..."
American Icons: Coca-Cola Classic
Vintage items bearing the soda company's iconic red and white graphics are an ongoing hit in contemporary and modern interiors
"iconic red and white graphics are an ongoing hit in contemporary and modern interiors... American and has even become a part of Americana style. So have a Coke and a smile as... stores and flea markets were teeming with vintage Coca-Cola pieces (even old bottles... years ago. And a used to have couple full coke bottles in display. Hey cool, thanks for... wholesome and enjoyable about the diner, soda shop theme --- maybe the memory of simpler..."
Modern Toile: New Twists on the Classic Pattern
"the box and into fun, contemporary interiors... in its classic sense is defined as a pattern of regal-looking people or animals in... pink!) and the designs often play around with scale. I'm also a big fan of the modern... whimsical and fun. So it's official: I've released toile from its fuddy-duddy style box... wallpaper and fabric, in blue , silver gray,and pink, I love it........ black and white. The toile pattern is more traditional in style and features images..."
Kitchen of the Week: A Fresh Take on Classic Shaker Style
Quality craftsmanship and contemporary touches in a London kitchen bring the traditional look into the 21st century
"craftsmanship and contemporary touches in a London kitchen bring the traditional look into... renovated and added on to their semidetached Victorian house in London, Johnny and Gillian... London and set about designing their kitchen. The couple had two key considerations... Johnny and Gillian Martin and their talented designer Jamie Blake! Just came back... depth and the illusion of more glasses - it also add extra "sparkle" and who doesn't..."
New Classics: Patricia Urquiola's Fjord Seating
Soothingly sculptural and designed for comfort, this contemporary seating collection goes way beyond bringing up the rear
"sculptural and designed for comfort, this contemporary seating collection goes way beyond... technology and her former thesis advisor, Achille Castiglioni. The type of objects she... gamut and includes bathtubs, light fixtures, sofas, benches, tile murals, rugs and... stools and poufs. Should the collection ever go out of production, I imagine architects... rights and the coolest websites spreading the excitement about the rerelease...."
New Classics: Seppo Koho's Lighting Designs
These hand-crafted Finnish pendant lights are modern, contemporary and elegant, hinting at their roots in architecture
"modern, contemporary and elegant, hinting at their roots in architecture... Helsinki and at the Tampere University of Technology. His company is called Secto Designs... Designs, and his lighting designs have a beautiful simplicity that makes it easy to... the US and Canada can buy Secto fixtures from us through one of Global Lighting reps;... shapes and sizes. Each is so well proportioned and has pleasing lines; this is where..."
Houzz Tour: Classic Tudor Gets a Modern Update
"their home and were looking to finish the basement, remodel the master bathroom and do... bathrooms and new decor for the first floor rooms. The clients love to cook and spend... friends and family. "Being a family with young children, many of their friends also... where kids and adults could be entertained. It was equally important to create a space... cave' and, equally, a space for the wife to escape." Houzz at a Glance Who lives..."
Elements of Modernist Landscapes, Classic and New
Can a garden be modernist without the lawn and glass-walled views from indoors? See which midcentury principles still work for today
"the lawn and glass-walled views from indoors? See which midcentury principles still... treasured and preserved, and what may need careful updating? Beginning in the 1930s... their work and designing landscapes that reflected contemporary life. More than a style... 1930s and 1960s as historic landscapes. What makes a modern garden modern? What aspects... Kiley and James Rose consciously began integrating modernist architectural ideas..."
13 All-White Bathrooms With Clean and Classic Style
"space, and it looks clean and bright. But there are other reasons to love the all-white... cleaning and upkeep. That's part of why white is so seductive in a bathroom: It creates... it's a classic. No one can argue with a white bathroom. At worst, it's inoffensive... and bright and you can also go crazy with the accessories. My favorites were the... I dust and mop mine every second day, but it is never a big job and I love the fact..."
Classic Finish: Once and Always Chrome
"kitchen and bath finishes come and go (remember antique brass?), but chrome never goes... world and is an important resource in South Africa, Turkey, Russia and India. Most... bright and tailored. Chrome is one of the more common elements on the earth. Chromium... tance and luster of chrome plating made it an instant hit. It's been the most common... bronze and others. Something tells me, though, that it's chrome that will have the..."
My Houzz: Relaxed, Classic and Collected in New Jersey
"thoughtfulness and creativity in a jewelry maker’s home... merchandising and a love of visuals. She used both of these while running a vintage home-goods... mother, and now uses those skills as the owner of a jewelry-making business, Findings... knowledge and a collection of vintage flea market finds, she turned her New Jersey home... husband and 2 sons Location: Point Pleasant, New Jersey Size: 2,500 square feet (232..."
New Classics: The Bubble Club Chair and Sofa
"Spader and William Shatner would sit out on a balcony overlooking Boston, smoking... the wit and banter that went on tackling social issues. I too loved those fabulous... art- and it does hang in my wildly out-of-control flowergarden! Like the look, but... Alabama sun and heat? Any distortion of shape in the sun? The chairs in the last photo... well with contemporary and modern architecture. Starck is famous for having fun with..."