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Unify Your Home in 8 Simple Design Areas
Keep it together for an interior design that looks polished, feels comfortable and conveys thoughtful intention
"interior design that looks polished, feels comfortable and conveys thoughtful intention... match the house as it was originally designed. Talk about attention to detail! We used... throughout a house. It drives me crazy. I think I got this attitude from my parents. During... The house has paneling throughout which is also unifying. The light tile and dark... of the house has teak hardwood floors. Switches, colors, door and window handles,..."
Simple Container Plantings for Intriguing Garden Design
Beyond mere decoration, thoughtfully chosen pared-down pots and plants can be integral to interest in the garden
"to the design rather just decorative additions. The main feature in this change is... garden design. We're now seeing studies in simplification: containers planted with... have a house with almost no yard but large decks. Containers will be important for... create simple and elegant container plantings for our patio on Ocean Echo Farm. This... ContainersThis designer has used simply planted containers to strengthen the sharp lines of..."
Simple Pleasures: The Joy of Baking
"your house with a heavenly scent and your heart with cheer by making time to bake... home are simple pleasures not to be missed. These ideas will hopefully get you excited... daughter, a designer, we are finally getting a kitchen that we have designed for both of... even a simple meal! Luckily much husband loves cooking so takes care of that. We say... such a simple gesture. With my new home I got a wonderful new kitchen with space to..."
Simple Pleasures: The Art of Lounging
Restore your spirit and encourage creativity by daydreaming, meditating or napping in the comfiest spot in the house
"(I.e. design my ultimate boudoir or library) or nap. Sometimes, all three. Keeps... first house! Thank you for this very comforting article. Like! I bet it's not ok... bedroom with simple blue and white bedding, soft neutral walls, cushy carpeting and a squashy... around the house will turn up a towering stack of books and magazines you've been meaning... decor simple. Try a floor cushion or low bench, floaty curtains and a plant. 9. Arrange..."
Simple Pleasures: Cozy Up Your Reading Spot
Losing yourself in a good book is even better with these ideas for reading comfortably all around the house
"series on simple pleasures, we'll look at some totally creative yet doable ways to carve... over the house again (we moved in the new house 8 months ago and he'd already filled... dream house, room by room. Whenever I think of where I'd like to live, mentally... around the house where we like to read. Trying to cut the number of physical books we... in the house, I decided to read them electronically - so for me it's either my computer..."
Houzz Tour: Simple and Soothing in South Carolina
"Designer Yvonne McFadden pares down an elegant country vacation home for a family... interior design. But for this home in Sunset, South Carolina, the goal was to create... This house is a second home for a family of 5, and has a gorgeous lakefront location... location. Designer Yvonne McFadden streamlined the interior finishes and products to... in our house on Lake Murray, SC !! Soothing. Lets be a little precise i cant see what..."
Houzz Tour: Simple Luxury at a Swedish Retreat
"Danish design team remodels an abandoned farmhouse for a Swedish family's summer home... with a simple material palette, re-inventing the farmhouse by opening up the space... Scandinavian design - simple elegance - they just seem to have a knack for it. I felt myself... wonderful house! The house makes me want to throw out all my clutter and live in a house... clean and simple that it makes me calmer just looking at the photos i wonder if i could..."
The Truth About 'Simple' Modern Details
They may look less costly and easier to create, but modern reveals, slab doors and more require an exacting hand
"modern house in a North Shore suburb of Chicago. This house has all of the modern... house. While you might look at these houses and thing that the apparent lack of detail... architectural design features: large walls of glass, reveals, a low-slope roof with interior... these design details aren't typical for the style of project I usually work on.... modern house is detailed. One of the things that's become obvious, though a bit..."
Simplicity vs. Simpleness in Architecture — and Why You Should Care
"Simplicity in design calms us and somehow inspires us, not only in architecture but also... forms of design. Apple, for example, has refined its products over the years to such... their design alone. But what does simplicity mean? Or better yet, what does simplicity... confused with simpleness. I'm not advocating for nursery rhymes over symphonies, "Sing a... different from simpleness. Simplicity is effortless composition, an orderliness with lyrical..."
Home Accessorizing Made Simple
"ing a house can be a scary thing. We're often unsure what to include, what to leave... around your house, attic, basement and yard for potential accessories. Sometimes it's not... ranch house. He asked the designer to include a library; it's probably 300 s.f. full... strictly as design accessories - I think reading should be encouraged (even of cheap l... interior designer. Great article! My suggestion in choosing accessories is that there..."
Houzz Tour: Simple, Sophisticated Family Retreat
"Architecture, designed the award-winning cabin, named Swan Fish Camp. “Our goal was to... keep the design minimal,” Andrea says. “We lead such challenging, fast-paced lives,... This house is simple and sophis. I especially like the open plan kitchen/living... Love the house, has so much potential as far as decorating I love the fun blue couches... popular design in the early 20th century. The blue color of the roofline was chosen..."
Simple Pleasures: Get a Book Club Going
Kick back with friends and a thought-provoking read for an event that’s entertaining and educational all at once
"club to a design book club or periodical society.... of us, designated drivers come in handy. ;) A book club? The connection to design... at my house. Like I told them, it's a guarantee my house will get cleaned at least... difficult when designing or decorating your house to visualize how your family will use the... bit of design. When I host, once a year, I try to pick up some food mentioned in... what is design for but to make our homes more useful and enjoyable? I myself really..."
Simple Pleasures: Indulging in Teatime
Get out the china cups and cream-slathered scones. Tea with treats can make even an uneventful day feel extravagant
"at your house, this daily tradition is worth adopting. From the poshest tea service... this!!!!! Simple luxuries. All of my family are tea drinkers. With no special ritual... lovely simple tea. Bruise a few leaves and add them to your tea cup then add boiling... Court Designs 1980. The back is as cute as the front. I have several different... but the house plans for my remodel has a reading nook off the master bedroom with book..."
One Simple Fabulous Thing
"budget with design improvements, if you can focus in each room on One Simple Fabulous Thing... the One Simple Fabulous Thing. Sartorially: always have one fabulous accessory not... matter how simple the meal, always have one zinger item like a good wine or chocolate... of "One Simple Fabulous Thing". Now i'm thinking which item can i add to my new bedroom... amazing design element instead of buying 100 cheap items. Yes but it is so easy..."
Simple Pleasures: A Room of Your Own
"sq ft house to a 3700 sq foot house. We are trying to sell now with a contract on... The designer added this vanity to make the bathroom more welcoming for spending... bed/2 bath house and I STILL crave a creative workspace. I've finally begun work on my... of the house is one gigantic bedroom, a sitting area in one corner, a large walk in... of the house. With such a blank canvas in front of us it's a bit ovewelming. The most..."