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Room of the Day: Princess the Snake Reigns in a Luxe Library
"Texas. In terms of nonreptilian functionality, the couple wanted to incorporate a chic... enough of a design statement, they also wanted to incorporate one of their favorite... part of tackling this room for the designers at Laura U was providing a proper habitat... second part of the challenge was integrating said habitat into a cohesive design in the... snake, of course. I wouldn't go within 500 yards of this room. So afraid of snakes..."
How to Use Mirrors in Home Design
"t all of us have mirrors in our homes. Some of us have one or two mirrors that we've... the most of mirrors as a part of home design. The first thing that you have to realize... can be used in every single room. They can be conversation pieces and works of art... design of a room to enhance the total look of the home. To choose mirrors for home... style of the mirror. You also have to carefully consider placement. And it wouldn't..."
Kitchen Workbook: 8 Elements of Classic Kitchen Style
Timeless but fresh, a classic kitchen can be the perfect starting point for your own, individual look
"afraid of getting the terms wrong, or they're afraid of being pigeon-holed into one... elements of different styles and aren't all one way. To sort all this out, join me... a tour of kitchen styles and sub-styles, from Classic to Modern, Industrial to Cottage... approachable of styles, classic style. Classic kitchens are timeless and flexible. This... elements of a classic kitchen, and how to adapt it to your personal style. More kitchen..."
Storage Solutions: Using Vintage Trunks and Suitcases
"a lot of use out of those suitcases! Likewise, a lot of us have inherited the giant... when we use them at the end of our beds for blanket storage, as side tables, as coffee... collection of vintage suitcases. They looked so cute stacked in a corner with a fan on... can also use them to store items at home, and to transport her cards to shows. I'd say... grandparents used to pack when traveling. I don't know about you, but I can hardly drag..."
Contender For Most Used Space In The Home: Kitchen Nooks
"probably one of the most used corners in a home. While some people think of them as a space... images of sitting around a cozy table with a cup of coffee or tea with family, friends... deciding, of course I had to take a look at what interesting kitchen nooks could be found... front of a built-in bench, in many homes it is simply a table placed within a kitchen... examples of kitchen nooks, both built-in and free standing...."
Bright as the Sun: Using Yellow
"a fan of the color in all of its shades - both in my wardrobe (I have the best pair... couple of weeks ago, Pantone and Benjamin Moore announced their color trend predictions... pulse of color, so it's not really a surprise that their predictions for the big... color of the year were just about exactly the same: It's all about the yellow. Bright... pair of yellow shoes) and in the home. One yellow throw pillow can liven up an entire..."
Meet Your Get-Fit Goals With a Dual-Use Gym
Carve out space in any room (yes, even the bathroom) for working out, and you can never say the gym is too long a haul
"convenience of exercising at home without requiring a ton of space or an extravagant budget... the rest of us, it might already be a forgotten promise, but that's OK. You still have... plenty of time to jump back on that bandwagon. If you're lacking motivation (and... (and most of us are), make working out fun and convenient by carving out a gym space... array of weights and equipment, and a hefty price tag, they aren't the only option..."
The Molecular Structure of Design
"tural terms like "modern," "design" and "order" mean different things to different... Table of Design, anyone? Thomas you are SO right. Actually, I'm going to the beach... will be using this when my home schooler, who wants to be an architect, announces that... Can I use this for my clients?! Interesting !!! priceless - again!! Ah-hahahaahahaha... language of design. Very humorous. Particularly enjoyed ORDER [organize] [declutter]..."
Tune In to the Music of Architecture
Great buildings and interiors can bring music to mind, having rhythm and style and inspiring a range of experiences. See how the two relate
"range of experiences. See how the two relate... that some of the greatest architects were accomplished musicians. For example, Frank... musical terms and their meanings relate to and can be applied to architectural design... Great way of putting it into words of music and mood. This is really sweet comparative... blend of the music we want to hear and the music we do hear and because most of my... adding many of these pictures to my ideabooks. Thank you for sharing!! Brilliant comparisons..."
Design Icons: Le Corbusier, Pioneer of Modern Architecture
'Prolific' and 'influential' don't do him justice. Learn about the legendary architect and MoMA's new Le Corbusier exhibition here
"work in terms of various types of landscapes. While the exhibition can't replace some... considered one of the three most influential architects of the 20th century (if not the most... Museum of Modern Art in New York City (Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes... the risk of losing a lot of first-time viewers who don't have the benefit of your experience... origins of his Five Points for a New Architecture. With the exception of Behrens influence..."
Trends from the Front Lines of Furniture Design
"of Lego blocks. At night the glass glows as the skeleton of steel is backlit from... stack of glass cubes that sits on the New York City’s Hudson River like a stack of... meeting of the premier players in furniture design. It’s the 26th annual ICFF, and... organizer’s terms, “what’s best and what’s next.” Here’s what we’re noticing this year... for one of them they apparently have too much money. its the concept of sustaiable..."
Wine Storage for the Rest of Us
"or long-term maturing. But what about the rest of us poor folks who buy our wine at... conditions. Of course, that assumes you are a connoisseur buying high-end wine for either... category of "the rest of us". Every time I see one of those over-the-top wine cella... the spot of trash compactors. Unfortunately, only used it for 6 mos before we moved... depths of design hell. I keep a rotating stock of two different wines, both under..."
5 Great Garden Uses for Granite Millstones
Give your yard character and history with a salvaged circular stone used as a patio, seat, fountain or focal point
"stone used as a patio, seat, fountain or focal point... is one of my favorite things to do — old windows, porcelain claw-foot bathtubs from... just some of the things that catch my eye. When I browse through antique emporiums or... a one-of-a-kind sculpture that could make an interesting focal point at the end of... of a path, or an iron fragment from an old gate that could decorate an enclosed courtyard... But one of my favorite salvage items is a millstone, because I love designing around..."
Made Up Design Word of the Day: "Bedscape"
"managers of databases or waste management or whatever say "I am the ARCHITECT of this... arrangement of a variety of pillows, throws, duvets, coverlets et. al. on a bed. Sometimes... sampling of those that fall in the middle, in the "just right" category of bedscapes... heard the term "bedscape," it was uttered by Sir Jonathan Adler on "Top Design." (Yes... going to use it in my new guest room. Speaking of silliness of terms on tv especially..."
The Eight Levels of Color Commitment: A Pink Case Study
"a lot of ways. Here are some levels of commitment, from a tiny flirtation to a full... s: In terms of commitment, flowers require only about a week's worth. 2) Small... you tire of the color. 3) Paint: You could choose to paint a piece of furniture (this... you some of my favorite rooms that incorporate the color orange, and it got me thinking... levels of commitment. Here we'll do a case study with pink. Ah, pink. It's controversial..."