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Egg-Inspired Designs Hatch in the House

Egg-Inspired Designs Hatch in the House

We may think of Easter since the sole time to bring out the eggs. However, it’s possible you have had eggs on display yearlong without entirely realizing it. Take a look around. Do you have a Jacobsen Egg Chair in your living space? Or perhaps egg sculptures dotting your bookshelves? Many classic and contemporary furnishings and accessories take on the soft, contoured nuances of eggs. Have a look at these egglike designs that can offer comforting softness to your indoors…

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Mismatched Homemade in Heaven

Mismatched Homemade in Heaven

In mismatching I believe. It is almost my motto. Bedroom lays kind of give me the willies. I simply can’t stand anything which looks like it came right out of a catalog or, even worse yet, off the showroom floor. All that matchy-matchy material features a personal touch. And it generally has the personality of a earthworm (meaning blah). I much prefer a space with a great deal of quirky personality, sort of a Maya Ruldoph of chambers. And it’s…

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Decorate With Intention: A Nook of One's Own

Decorate With Intention: A Nook of One's Own

Virginia Woolf announced, “A woman must have money and a room of her own when she is to write fiction.” Whether you are a budding author, designer, artist, or simply needing a calm refuge, you deserve a creative area reserved just for you. Having a special place all to yourself may look to be a luxury, but it does not need to be big or fancy to fit the bill. The purpose is to create an atmosphere which nurtures your…

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Paperback Books Get Another Look

Paperback Books Get Another Look

I will confess: For years, I had been a hardback snob. If a volume which I wanted came only in paperback form, I’d borrow it over and over from the library rather than purchase it for my bookshelves. Favorite paperbacks from my student days, which I could not quite discard, got pushed to an armoire in the guest bedroom — a thoughtful touch for visitors who might long to get a good read, I convinced myself. And I got over…

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11 Vignettes to Inspire a Clutter-Free Nightstand

11 Vignettes to Inspire a Clutter-Free Nightstand

We all know how easy it is to crawl into bed at the end of a very long day and in our exhaustion, ditch everything out of eye glasses to the paper to our children’ toys on the bedside table. Avoid this clutter and the aggravation that accompanies it by studying this space as an opportunity for design. There is not any demand for anything grandiose; you can use things you’ve. I promise you; if you fashion a loved vignette…

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Artful and Successful in Austin

Artful and Successful in Austin

“If you are able to construct an energy-efficient home that’s cost-effective also, why do you not take action?” Inquires Austin architect Stuart Sampley. After he started his practice five decades back, he saw a difference in the marketplace for young, creative professionals that wish to own clever, high-income houses without spending a fortune. “I do not [design this way] because it’s green — I do it because it’s the right thing to do,” he says. The Austin Design Build Alliance,…

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Book Tour: The Happy Home Project

Book Tour: The Happy Home Project

Writer and editor Jean Nayar started a trip in 2010 to create the happiest house possible, and blogged about her adventures. Wearing her journalist’s hat, her shopping shoes and her job gloves, she interviewed countless experts, toured homes, kept up on new goods and historical philosophies, and undertook all those pesky house jobs that had been sitting on a to-do list for a long time. The goal was”to promote a cross-cultural conversation that re-examines age-old philosophies, observes new trends, and…

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Only Luxury: Girly Modern Fashion

Only Luxury: Girly Modern Fashion

Interior designer Melanie Coddington’s fashion continues to be pegged as “girly contemporary” from the getgo. “I have adopted it,” she states. “Itis a look I really like and normally do.” The houses of Coddington possess a basic but decadent appearance — the layout is exceptional impeccable, and filled with quality pieces. It feels totally luxury, although nothing is extraordinary. “I need to make a house that’s my fashion, but the customer’s also,” she states. “It must be practical for the…

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The best way to Shoot Amazing House Pictures

The best way to Shoot Amazing House Pictures

Picture taking is among the art types that are fine that most folks believe is an easy task till they try it out to do …. You realize how hard it may be to actually show how stunning your office is on a dinky camera with three flash options for those who own a house design site or web site. Even should you invest in gear that is great, it actually will not make a huge difference unless you understand…

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Get Artful with Artichokes

Get Artful with Artichokes

Artichokes, mmm. Out here in California the time is upon us, and I for one could not be more happy. Because in addition to adding them I Have been seeing all of them over Houzz it is safe to say I Have got these buggers on my head. From heaps of the veggies to homes painted in an identical color that is green, it is in to our decor and time they come from the backyard. Carve the heart out…

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