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How Arts and Crafts Style Beautifies Today's Interiors
Based on beauty and purity, this movement from more than a century ago is still influencing design elements in home interiors
"influencing design elements in home interiors... artists. Designer William Morris was one of the most influential figures of this period... backsplash designs. I ended up working with motawi.com. Fantastic tile designs. There... Any designers agree, disagree, feel the same way? Hi A.Peltier - yes, I know what... n and ideas of the A&C movement. Loved the article! And someday I will have (build... of the interior painted white. I sometimes wonder how it would look if all the wood..."
Bring a Taste of Italy Home With 12 Design Touches
No vacation plans abroad? You can still get the feel of old-world Italy with these ideas from an Italian designer
"these ideas from an Italian designer... most U.S. interior designers call "Tuscan." All those Italian old-looking designs we... in your design with paintings of Italy. Here are two great examples: "Il Duomo View"... homes, designs, decors, styles etc. I honestly thought I would have been happy never... Italian design influences in home decor and fashion. This has to be my favorite ideabook... "new old" design in Italy! Strange, huh? Do you have any information on the artwork(on..."
Blues Blaze Into Fashion for Fall 2012
Sashaying down designer runways and sported by trendy home interiors, this cool hue is looking to be way hot this fall
"down designer runways and sported by trendy home interiors, this cool hue is looking... used by designers, calls Olympian Blue (think of the blue on the Greek flag) one of... their interior with every passing trend, but if you are looking for a small way to... did a blog post on using blues in the mountains. http://blog.homeontherangeinteriors... Terri Kemp Interiors. beverlyalbers, I know, aren't those fantastic stools? They are from..."
Design Workshop: 9 Ways to Open a House to the Outdoors
Explore some of the best ideas in indoor-outdoor living — and how to make the transitions work for both home and landscape
"the best ideas in indoor-outdoor living — and how to make the transitions work for both... for good design: We use them to negotiate changes in elevation between inside and outside... can be designed to feel every bit a part of the architecture. The examples here range... approaches to designing transition spaces that successfully unite inside and out.... trained to design every house as an exercise in BOTH the design of interior and exterior..."
Design an Easy-Clean Kitchen
"You cook and I'll clean" might no longer be a fair trade with these ideas for low-maintenance kitchen countertops, cabinets and floors
"these ideas for low-maintenance kitchen countertops, cabinets and floors... with the design, there are so many choices to make. Many of those are about style, and... about the design choices you can make to reduce the amount of time it takes to clean... Great Ideas. I really like the under cabinet power strip idea. Great ideas! I think... of the ideas though. Take note readers ... hire that designer to help you design your..."
Houzz Call: Looking for Writer/Photographers!
"about interior design? You could be our next great contributor... about interior decorating, design and architecture? Have a great camera and know... like the idea of sharing your discoveries with a large and equally passionate audience... type of designer, submit a brief to blur-designs.com, the Creative Services Exchange... in this blog post. Just thought I would help - do not hesitate to contact me with... of home interiors. Or provide a link to some of your photos (can be a link to your..."
12 Design Features That Bring Spanish Flavor to a Kitchen
Cook up a fresh take on old-world style in your kitchen with these ideas for mixing in Spanish-style materials and architectural details
"these ideas for mixing in Spanish-style materials and architectural details... these 12 design features will help you capture the rustic charm and warmth of this unique... these ideas — arches, wood and stone ceilings, decorative hoods, a kitchen fireplace... looking for ideas to accentuate the Spanish interior of this abode. At this moment (before... for the designer to answer. I know when I use saltillo tiles, I scuff them up a bit..."
12 Design Tips From Guy-Friendly Spaces
"these ideas from dudes who've navigated the decorating process with style and gusto... girl. Design is personal. It's a reaction to years' worth of psychological and e... spaces designed either by a man or for one, we can get a small snapshot of what guys... should make designing a masculine space a little bit easier.... all the design ideas here. What makes these rooms exclusively masculine? I would live... Great ideas. I think an innovative side table next to a great chair is also something..."
Design Workshop: Materials That Tell a Story
"convey ideas about history, personal taste and much more... historical ideas, ideas about craft, personal tastes, an attitude toward light (or dark)... of an idea can become the design engine for the project, a reference point for decisions... of that idea; rather it can be discovered over time while living in a structure or... personal design process always begins with my asking the question, “What is the story..."
Designer Tips for Creating a Better Bedroom
In the dark about bedside lamps? Waffling over pillows at the store? Try these ideas for a more comfortable bedroom
"these ideas for a more comfortable bedroom... Great ideas and visuals.. great interior design begins with inspiration and creativity... Houzz is idea central, and raises the bar for creative ideas for what can be done with... Nice ideas. Thanks! I wish I could articulate why, but only the photo that gave... lots of ideas and information. I would love to follow your lovely tips for my new house... p-You-Design-Your-Dream-Bedroom The bedroom tips are great- the examples are not..."
Want a Great Bedroom Design? Start With a Stunning Headboard!
"Get Ideas for Your Own Bedroom Makeover From These 11 Great Headboards... bedroom design, and designers and homeowners alike are becoming very creative when... bedroom design is to focus on finding a fabulous headboard. It is the centerpiece of... creative ideas when it comes to creating headboard designs for a bedroom and I really... bedroom design. Whenever I see this photo I want to begin redoing a bedroom immediately..."
5 Basement Renovations Designed for Fun
Get inspired to take your basement to the next level with ideas from these great multipurpose family spaces
"level with ideas from these great multipurpose family spaces... these designs put the traditional idea of a basement rec room to the test.... Island. Designer Melanie Morris of Feathered Nest Interiors designed this basement... London-based design firm Urban Cape, who created a dramatic and sophisticated design that's... Eisner Design transformed a bare-bones basement into this open, light, and multi-purpose... area. The design was more about taking away elements than adding them. A large glazed..."
Timeless Design Ideas for Small Spaces
Classic to inventive, these design moves use intelligence in the battle to live comfortably in a compact space
"these design moves use intelligence in the battle to live comfortably in a compact... e and interiors. Admittedly, ideas from the East and the West go back and forth fairly... Architects and designers look to the past all the time, if to varying degrees, but generally... ) the ideas and projects inside were. It prompted me to considering taking some its... intelligent design.” Not surprisingly, Brown lived in Japan while writing the book (and..."
10 Things Decorators Want You to Know About What They Do
They do more than pick pretty colors. Here's what decorators can do for you — and how you can help them
"fresh ideas? Read on for answers from three professional interior decorators who... and an interior designer..I assume. I know that interior designers can also purchase... me what interior designers do, and I applaud them. I am not an interior designer,... scoop on interior design. I borrow Kimberley Seldon's line " great design is 80% business... house! Interior Designers and Interior Decorators do much of the same things. Unless..."
The Power of Art In Design
"was the idea of "Sofa Art"; art that is chosen simply because it fits with the decor... decorating interiors. I sometimes wonder what my fellow students would say of my art choices... art in interiors. Would they shake their heads? Regardless, art is one of the most... within a design scheme. It is the reality of many consumers point of view. But the best... loves interior design and I am very familiar with the 'sofa art' debate! I think..."