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5 Things LEED Interior Designers Want You to Know
LEED means healthier homes — OK, maybe you got that. But some of these facts about the accredited designers may surprise you
"interior designers. We spoke with Philadelphia-area interior designer and LEED accredited... Environmental Design, is a program developed by the U.S. Green Building Council that provides... Interior Design, and two pros from San Francisco Bay Area's Niche Interiors: interior... interior designer and certified green building professional Jennifer Jones, and junior... junior designer and LEED AP Lynn Trinh. Here are 5 explanations about what they do...."
9 Outdoor Lighting Schemes That Get Universal Design Right
Boost safety and a feeling of welcome with exterior lighting that offers visual cues and clearly defines paths
"lighting design. Universally designed exterior lighting ensures a smooth transition... lighting design also makes all the difference in transforming your entrance from ru... beautiful design, what pavers did you use on the driveway? Techo-Bloc - you would have... specifically designed for longer runs that required a bit more protection than the average... engineering/design services for our customers, so if you happen to have your patio or deck..."
Design Details: 12 Ways to Sneak the Most Out of Your Space
"these ideas would be very useful. I like all these ideas, especially the revolving... clever ideas are like catnip! How many of them were inspired by boats, I wonder?... inspiring idea book. The Murphy bed was really well done; the room looks great with and... these ideas. Living in a small house, finding creative storage solutions is a necessity... Very good ideas here for downsizing! I am nervous because we have so much storage space..."
Sunlight Used Right: Modern Home Designs That Harness Solar Power
Embracing passive heating principles through their architecture, siting and more, these homes save energy without skimping on warmth
"side of designing a house for living without air conditioning. Designs for passive... ways to design for the benefit of each.... Some top designs too. No doubt all homes could and should be so designed that the natural... great designs! We love taking advantage of natural light in our designs - to bad... home designed to be self sufficient in energy and water supply needs is surely common... these design concepts mandatory, doesn't it ? Perhaps its a perception of the loss..."
Sneak Peek: 10 Visionary Designs That Could Be Coming Your Way
Trust the next generation of designers to think ahead — these promising products from the imm Cologne trade fair take innovation to heart
"generation of designers to think ahead — these promising products from the imm Cologne trade... German Design Council's 10th [D³] Contest, one of the world’s most renowned competitions... up-and-coming designers and their innovative products. Of more than 600 products submitted... their designers at imm Cologne, one of the biggest furniture, lighting and interior... interior design trade shows in the world. Three of these innovative products won the..."
When Your Tastes Clash: How to Design and Decorate as a Couple
Want to keep the peace? Work with both of your styles when remodeling, decorating or building new, for a home that feels right to all
"innocuous design decisions. Know this. It is totally normal but can be mildly alarming... the only design style that counts.... behind design helps couples not only deal with design better but it also helps them... to the idea that the female half rules the roost with regard to design. However, I'm... opinionated designer. He is equally stubborn and we often clash in our ideas. BUT our goal... base my designs on those areas where their ideas intersect. I also show them lots..."
How to Design (and Live) With Meaning
Design and architecture have the power to make the world a better place. These 10 instructions can help
"Design and architecture have the power to make the world a better place. These 10... life of a designer. I can giggle at the absurdities of my profession with the best of... passion for design. Don't let my smirk fool you. At my core is an overriding belief in... power of design to make the world a better place. Sometimes I have to take a minute... rules for design for myself, a list of what's really important for me to remember whenever..."
Storage Walls — the Space-Saving Workhorses of Design
Clear the clutter and even divide a room if you please. With multifunction wall storage, there's nowhere for interior designs to go but up
"interior designs to go but up... daybed idea, what happens to the usual heat vent that are placed underneath the windows... Furniture Designer Makers we are often asked for storage wall solutions. You can give... Studio designed this rotating wall to either open the office space or close from view... outside. Design is quite limitless. Anything too specific runs the risk of becoming... you an idea. They are free standing without any support (the weight of the cabinets..."
Design Dilemma: Keep or Nix Knotty Pine?
"a well designed room. love the white paint idea. To make sure the knots don't eventually... As a designer, I suggest you paint the pine with Kilz or a paint that has a primer... give the idea of larger windows. Use your rug as a guide for the shade of red, pull... answer this design dilemma. Click here to see more Houzz design dilemmas.... share your ideas. "While I still like the red walls in my living room, I've been living..."
True Grit: Classic, Old-West Style Design
"Design Eye on the Oscars: How to Bring a Little True Grit Home... GREAT idea book. This look is what I would like to achieve in my home, albeit a much... western design and would love to see more of it. I'll bet Mr. Frumpy would enjoy being... in the design world? Next: Design Eye on the Oscars: The Kids Are All Right Design... Since design is all about turning tradition on its head, the unexpected application... knocks that idea out of the park. Interiors of modern cabins usually rely on natural textures..."
Designer's Touch: 10 Tidy Laundry Rooms
"A design professional sheds light on the little things that make a laundry room sparkle... LOVE the ideas in your article too. I am hoping for some of the features listes when... for the idea. Laundry... Space below washer and dryer... home's design style by carrying your overall esthetic into the laundry room. Add a... damage.More Designer's Touch:The KitchenThe Master BathroomLiving Rooms..."
Off-Center Art Hits the Mark for Energizing Design
Stifling a yawn over symmetry? Shift your art arrangements for design drama that's anything but middling
Design Master: Sergio Rodrigues' Playful Furniture
Reissued Chifruda chairs and two new U.S. retail shops spur renewed interest in the work of Brazilian modern design master Sergio Rodrigues
"Brazilian design master Sergio Rodrigues' furniture designs. Espasso founder and curator... that the designer is responsible for creating a "distinctly Brazilian midcentury modern... modern design vocabulary" that favors a more relaxed and playful aesthetic. Espasso... modern design. Says Junqueira, "Even Brazilians are just now looking at their own... international design trend of oversize chairs favoring comfort in design in 1961 — before..."
Travel Guide: Portland, Oregon, for Design Lovers
Get a dose of Portland's one-of-a-kind quirkiness through its outdoor artwork, eclectic hotels and engaging architecture
"but the design-minded collection of artists, makers and innovators has catapulted this... throwing ideas out there everyone! Even us locals might discover some new spots... Huber's... carpet design showroom, Atelier Lapchi, in the Pearl District on the Park Blocks.... work with designers from all over the world eager to see what Portland has to offer.... lovers of design and beautiful unique things. Here are some close-in neighborhood crossroads..."
Great Design Plant: Sun-Loving Ninebark Puts on a Color Show
This tall, dark and handsome native shrub is equally at home in jeans and boots or in a suit and tie