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Georgian-Inspired Elegance Lives on in Today's Homes
Classical design from a bygone era gives today's homes beautiful proportions, subtle color palettes and decorative architectural features
"sical design from a bygone era gives today's homes beautiful proportions, subtle... Georgian homes were inspired by the strong classical designs of early Romans and by... English homes of the early Georgian period — the 18th-century reigns of George I and... by Italian Palladian and Pompeian ornamental details. They had light rooms with beautiful... a drop design will work better at emphasizing the high ceiling. The whole design seems..."
More Room Makes an Eichler Even More Livable
Adding a master suite gives a California family 450 square feet more for enjoying all the comforts of home
"to an Italian villa — complete with ornamental columns and crown molding. With so... Eichler homes and midcentury design these days, Klopf has seen a lot of homeowners... remodels of homes by the midcentury developer, he’s seen them transformed into everything... simple homes. When a Palo Alto, California, family of four hired Klopf for their... their home. They had recently remodeled the house themselves, but found that what..."
Why We Love Midcentury Modern Design
There's a method to all this 'Mad Men'-ness — just look to psychology, tough times and, believe it or not, Apple
"that were designed 50 to 60 years ago? Eames, Noguchi, Nelson — these designers' pieces... War II, home ownership surged. People who bought homes in the 1950s and '60s would... modern design that has so many of us in a decorating tizzy? In this digital age of... Tuscan villa. The only thing that looks like a Tuscan villa is a villa in Tuscany... it was designed for the smaller european sized homes in which the designers lived..."
My Houzz: A Master’s Design Goes Green and Universal
Adapting $500 house plans in Pittsburgh leads to planned Platinum LEED certification and better accessibility for one of the owners
"architects to design residences for a dream-house series it was publishing. The plans were... of the homes. Lou and Amy Weiss, owners of Weisslines, a commercial flooring and furniture... universal design modifications to the original plan to accommodate Lou’s multiple sclerosis... bathrooms, home office Cost: About $700,000 Year completed: 2010... during the Italian trecento period or something, that's what his designs evoke in me...."
Modern Icon: Serge Mouille Arm Lamps
Midcentury French design endures in sconce, chandelier and floor lamp styles that look right at home today
"French design endures in sconce, chandelier and floor lamp styles that look right... busyness of Italian lamps on the market at the time. In response, Mouille designed and... Currently, designers covet the floor lamps, sconces and ceiling light reproductions available... to your home decor wish list.... Perriand designed with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. Take away a piece or two and... In the design of all the arm lamps, each arm is topped with an aluminum "nipple" shade..."
Roots of Style: Classical Details Flourish in 21st-Century Architecture
Columns, friezes, cornices ... if your home has features like these, it may have been influenced by ancient designs
"if your home has features like these, it may have been influenced by ancient designs... have been designed with the aesthetics that developed in ancient times, and the inte... modern design theory relinquishes precedent for inspiration and formulation, there... 16th-century Italian architect Giacoma Barozzi da Vignola, further advanced its proliferation... classical design, which sustained great momentum until about 1950...."
Design Workshop: Playing With Fire
"devices in a home. Modern fireplaces share a number of common design elements essential... center of a home endures. And while contemporary thinking about fireplaces has shifted... n and Italian stove designs... they're fabulous! very sleek, very modern, and wonderfully... modern design and traditional design will stand the test of time and find many to... fireplace designs I discovered while attending design school. Neat to scroll through..."
Travel Guide: New Orleans for Design Lovers
Experience the city's energetic rebirth layered with centuries of history, seen in its architecture, museums, restaurants and more
"canvas of design opportunity has taken root. There's a new buzz in the city, and signs... renovated homes in both traditional and contemporary styles are springing up. And the... following design-minded destinations will help peel back the storied layers of its history... Orleans is home for me, so I'm biased, but there's no place else I know where a group... Great designs. Casart, your comment was funny! I lived in Baton Rouge for 9 years..."
Designer's Touch: The Master Bathroom
A professional designer shares grand gestures and small touches that give a master bathroom that special something
"professional designer shares grand gestures and small touches that give a master bathroom... in your home where you begin and end every day. Make it a space worth spending time... Could your designers come up with a grouping of small baths about 15x20 with drop-in angle... French and Italian on the interior yet maintaining the colonial appeal on the exterior... dream home (at last) I want the best and largest (72") free standing tub. I love..."
Design Icons: Julia Morgan
Take the family to see this groundbreaking architect's Hearst Castle, or just virtually visit it and 2 more of her projects right here
"in her home state. Nevertheless, one project overshadows them all: the California... was the designer of our home. To view it go to www.livermore-home.com Go to your local... finding a designer to do pocket homes for seniors or people who have broke the McMansion... of the home. :) Rhoda Our home was not located in our city when it was built. It was... single-family home after it was converted into a triplex in the early 1960's. After removing..."
Design 2011: 5 Easy Updates
"update your home right now: 1. The new color. Pair rust, the latest color from the Paris... have a home that we rent, which is just fine, but U need help designing it to be more... backsplash and Italian metallic-flecked, charcoal colored floor tiles in the kitchen. 3) Cushion... incredible home in another state, but we sold it to be closer to family members that were... modern design and a mirror finish to the room. How are you updating your home this..."
Imm Cologne Show Stunners: 9 Artful Shelf and Storage Designs
Organizing is a joy with these latest offerings in bookcases and storage systems from the imm Cologne show
"interior design trade show features hundreds of exhibitors that introduce their latest... everything at home a real cinch.... cross design....beautiful photo! These things should be presented as "art" more than... artful designs for shelving. Not all practical but you don't have to be practical... piece, designed by Philip Jackson, comes in several sizes and formats. Italian co... units designed by Philippe Nigro. Available in several sizes, the modular design..."
Guest Picks: Gustavian Design
Part Swedish, part collected, this look for furniture, lighting and accessories is light, airy and grounded in history
"interior design. With a few key pieces of furniture and attention to the design elements... neoclassical design elements, with straight legs and elegant lines. While noble households... Swedish homes during the long winters. The Gustavian style is quite popular today... restrained design details suit modern lifestyle and the gathered influences also reflect... classically-designed reproduction piece has a marvelous price. Swedish country homes are..."
Carrara vs. Calacatta Marble: What is the Difference?
"these Italian marbles are very similar in appearance: white with gray veining. To... A true Italian Calacatta has a significantly whiter base than Carrara this is one... quality Italian Calacatta in both tiles, mosaics ans slabs ( www.calacattamarble.com... line of Italian Carrara as well. P.S. - Be cautious of other "white marble types" that... Similar to Italian, but cheaper. Know anything about this variety? I'm also told it's..."
Great Design Plant: Strawberries for All Seasons