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Travel in Style: 10 Designer Hotels to Inspire You
Pick up some decorating ideas or just revel in the decor and furnishings of these eye-popping hotels by famous designers
"architects and designers have tried their hand at hotel design, producing some incredible... a home designed by a famous architect — or have enough cash to dump on Jonathan Adler's... him into designing your house — there's little opportunity to truly become intimate... world-famous design. That is, unless you book a night in one of these buildings. Many... that were designed by famous designers and architects. It was my favorite part of the..."
Design an Easy-Clean Bathroom
These ingenious strategies and sleek designs for the sink, tub, shower and toilet help your bathroom practically clean itself
"sleek designs for the sink, tub, shower and toilet help your bathroom practically... your design choices will make a big impact on you every day. If you implement the... bathroom designs that are easy to clean ... not bathroom designs that are inexpensive... ng.co.uk/boilerInstallation.htm Design eas to clean bathroom mafaulkner I've had... from many designers not to install wall mounted faucets because of this very problem..."
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..."
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..."
Design for All: Creating a Home That Works for Everyone
"ersal design makes life better whether you are 3 or 103... specialized design. It is not a design style but rather an orientation to design, focusing... "universal design" refers to the concept that ideally all design — products, technologies... Universal design is a commitment to accommodate all who are involved in residing or visiting... Universal design has the power to make life better for every person, no matter his stage..."
Garden Design Essentials: Texture
A delight to touch and see, landscapes with texture use dimension and definition to create pleasing design contrasts
"Garden Design | Using Rhythm in Garden Design... wrote in Design Through Discovery: The Elements and Principles, "Textures are so much... important design element for capturing the play of light or shadow against surfaces or... garden designs, texture is the first and last thing I think about. It enlivens and... Garden DesignUsing Rhythm in Garden Design... low-water design is anything but dreary. It's a fabulous example of using contrasting..."
Design Workshop: Wonderful Material Marriages
"during the design process strongly determines architectural character, defining the overall... lot of designs mixing wood species in their cabinetry designs like these examples... Good design is in the basic elements. Definitely a great ideabook! The descriptions... but good design is functional, not just beautiful. White and white, white and wood.... interior design and furniture How I wished I worked and I went to one of the companies..."
See the Daring Designs at the 2013 Kip's Bay Decorator Show House
"York designers show their latest creations in a fashion show for the home... individual designers to showcase new ideas for adventurous homeowners. Think of this as... with each designer using an assigned space to express his or her style. And it's all... of the designs here (not all) the designer is simply Trying Too Hard - not having... Kips Bay design rooms do. I can see no innovative new design and no advancement of..."
Geometry Roots Great Garden Design
To learn why some garden designs seem particularly pleasing to the eye, look to mathematical shapes and patterns
"garden designs seem particularly pleasing to the eye, look to mathematical shapes... on the design of our gardens through the ages. The use of geometry as a design tool... formal design. Geometric shapes delineate boundaries, create spaces and channel views... their design, from simple linear gardens to knot gardens, two-dimensional gardens... Cloudehill designed by Jeremy Francis. Karl Gercens may have taken the pic, but he is..."
10 Design Tips Learned From the Worst Advice Ever
"of your design convictions, nothing will... bad home design advice, unfortunately it’s not just a 48-hour ordeal — it can drag through... search for design solutions (houzz :-) ) and found a bunch of solutions which also address... roommate's design advice about painting it green. It was a lovely green on the paint chip... for the fireplace, which was hideous. Fortunately, the realtor saw it and found a gracious..."
Travel Guide: Montreal for Design Lovers
Two insiders' picks for design-minded hotels, restaurants and much more in Canada's cultural capital
"picks for design-minded hotels, restaurants and much more in Canada's cultural capital... City of Design in 2006 to reaffirm their love affair with their city. Referred to as... Iconic design features such as the Olympic stadium, the Montreal Casino and ïle-Ste-Hélène... have a design go-to list now, MERCI! Great article... I live here in Montreal and... night. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (the designer of New York's iconic Central..."
Flame Stitch Patterns Fire Up Home Design
Missoni tapped its power long ago, and now designers like Jonathan Adler are hot for dynamic flame stitch patterns around the home
"and now designers like Jonathan Adler are hot for dynamic flame stitch patterns around... stitch designs. This centuries-old embroidery pattern has recently returned for a... who did design work in conjunction with an antiques business, strove for rooms that... in the U.K. In Parham House in the U.K., you will find one of the most breathtaking... stitch is a design, rather than a type of fabric. One theory that historians have about..."
Great Design Plant: Old Fashioned Smoke Bush
Balance garden color with this shrub's cool blue-green foliage, luminous when backlit and sporting yellow-green flowers in spring
"When designing a garden, we are encouraged to think of the foliage first. A strong... hold a design together, even when flowering plants are not at their peak. However... in a design but I love the purple smoke tree and this variety sounds like it would... in the UK when I lived there. Every State will have its own plant profiles, both good..."
Light-Up Mirrors Offer Bright Design Solutions
If you're taking a dim view of a problem bathroom area, try the flash of design brilliance that is the electric mirror
"flash of design brilliance that is the electric mirror... to new design trends or products through recommendations from my clients or the designer... solve many design problems. For example, if a vanity is in front of a bathroom window... this new design element during your next bathroom remodel.... mirror I designed with the help of my client and had made for use by Moe @ Glass Topia... going to design it with both RGB LED and Bright White LED's. We should have it installed..."
What Monarch Butterflies Taught Me About Garden Design
"in the UK where in grows in brick walls -- and native plants are a much better choice... landscapes I design for clients: Make sure milkweed is the tallest plant in a grouping,... butterfly and designing in tune with nature.More:Be a Butterfly Savior — Garden for the... about designing gardens for butterflies...."