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Travel Takeaways: Design Inspiration From Japan
"A designer recalls how she went to another country to teach, but the country ended... bring home some design element to incorporate into my style. A funky light switch... Federation home is quite different to a Japanese home I still display items from my time... Japanese design. Less is more. Simplicity at it's best I also am not a minimalist fan... Japanese design is their link with nature. I am trying to bring that organic feel to..."
Special Report: Design News from Toronto
See playful color, fur pendants, ornate chandeliers, dark wood and more at the 2011 Toronto Interior Design Show
"Canadian design scene is thriving, and it's a privilege to witness it first-hand. I... Interior Design Show (IDS) by Blanco, a German manufacturer of fine sinks and faucets... visit to a design fair from the comfort of my home. Thank you. Living in eastern Canada... he saw designer to designer. Eileen I'm a huge fan of using rustics, especially dark... at the design show, currently being a student of design, I felt transported, I didn't..."
Design Workshop: The Beauty of Humble Materials
"residential design doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice interest or refinement. Many architects... of the homes they designed and built. Somewhere, that concept has been lost on many... suitable for home cladding? It's I think a bit different from the concrete board you're... store's design was pretty cool. The unpainted drywall looked absolutely ridiculous-... newer homes can plan ahead for this. You get to call it 'patina'...which I find both..."
Great Design Plant: River Birch
Pick this rugged native tree for its intriguing peeling bark, soil adaptability or leaves that bring dappled shade to a garden
"to your home; you will be plagued with sticks, branches, seed pods, pollen, and twigs... before homes are built. A great screening tree too. I grew up partly in the northeast... closer to home. River birch is only desirable naturalized as a screening, in ravines... plan and design! We love to use River Birch, especially for its winter interest here... to the design cliche of placing one on the corner of a house. Worse yet is placing..."
Get the Scoop on High-Design Litter Boxes
Unavoidable doesn't have to mean unpleasant; cats and guardians alike will purr over these terrific design solutions for the litter box
"terrific design solutions for the litter box... furniture designers and clever DIYers. Read on for ways to improve this pet-related issue... remodeler's home tour I saw the best idea ever. The homeowner had a laundry/office adjacent... a new home and I'm looking forward to having a built in litter box in the laundry... you come home & open the garage door?... Up at Home5 Pet Problems Solved by DesignBrowse More Pet Products We Love..."
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
"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... of in design. Good points on the counter top choices, and cabinet door designs.... hire that designer to help you design your kitchen so you get all the great tips & ideas... in the design by Debora Toney. Also some great kitchen storage ideas. Really nice..."
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..."
Mondrian Lives On in Modern Garden Design
See how the grids and colors of the 20th-century artist are giving landscapes a distinctly 21st-century look
"garden design. As a theorist, Mondrian used his writings to explain why he composed... the grid design of his paintings. Exhibition: “Mondrian and His Studios,” at the Tate... modern design, this is quite inspirational. I've been struggling for design ideas... subdivision home and the temperaure of our back yard went up several degrees. It was less... other homes are near. This house manages to stay modern but avoid that foreboding..."
9 More Ways to Lighten Up Your Design
"make your design plans, you are probably suffering from design overload. You've lost... believer in designed-for-peace-of-mind homes, especially when it comes to transportable... certain home network has done a great disservice by brainwashing us all into thinking... for my home to look like a Carribbean island! My husband has to live here too, so... BORING homes I keep seeing. Let's let our personalities show, people! arch- I mentioned..."
5 Essential Considerations for a Landscape Design Project
Get your winter garden fix by planning an entirely new landscape or just an update for a single garden stretch
"research and design your project. It always pays to put pencil to paper before the shovel... describe the design process. As a landscape designer, I enjoy helping people understand... into the design of a sloping property it can be surprising to discover how many steps... among my design clientele. Like you, I try to use plants in a multi-purpose way, for... challenging to design as there's no room for error! The same principle apply, however. Have..."
10 Design Strategies for Art Lovers
"interior design clients to select art first if they don't have any so they feel free... Usona Home. Combination of a real pro designing the room and a great photographer... (or the designer) pick out a great art piece first and design the space around it.... rigid design rules will give you the kind of dynamic interior design that really... in your home then it can only be enhanced by interior design. Also, I did not see..."
5 Small Bathrooms That Stretch Design Imagination
See how bathroom designers expanded the possibilities with fearless patterns, joyful accessories and smart space-saving solutions
"bathroom designers expanded the possibilities with fearless patterns, joyful accessories... bathroom designers, it's that successfully designing a tiny space often means shedding... fixtures, the designers below will likely teach you a thing or two about stretching every... ounce of design courage — when it comes to your small bathroom.... light wood design. Two totally different custom designs both resulting in a gorgeous space..."
Designing Your Kitchen: Where to Put the Sink
Facing a window or your guests? In the island or next to the dishwasher? Here's help figuring out the right kitchen sink location
"Lowes or Home Depot for their free design service. They have programs where they can... arrived at a design that worked for us. Then I made drawings of our design in detail (including... my new home and I am absolutely obsessed with the kitchen and how it will function... My dad designed his house with the sink facing a tremendous view...but after 15 or... styled home, and the previous owners redid the kitchen in the 1980's.....I am not..."
Design It Like a Man: Tips for Single Guys Planning a Bedroom
What guys should consider — aside from the Xbox — to design a bedroom that's comfortable, stylish and accommodating
"Xbox — to design a bedroom that's comfortable, stylish and accommodating... comes to design. Being a man, I’m particularly on the lookout for styles that appeal... comes to design. (These similarities are easier to spot with single guys, because the... bedroom design. A common theme is NO FOOTBOARD. Guys don't want 'em Good lord, that... timely! designing a bachelor pad now and hotel stay is definitely the key factor in..."
6 Lessons in Scale From Well-Designed Bathrooms
"of good design. Architects and designers use scale to create interest and balance,... to good design in even the smallest rooms of a house. To see what I mean, take a look... a well-designed bathroom. We designed Bathroom #3. We've seen such kind comments and... to be design-isolated, but co-ordinate with its adjacent rooms similarly, smooth... in the design stage of a master bath remodel and have toyed with the idea of doing..."