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7 Unexpectedly Intriguing Places for Art

Art engages us, stirs our soul and generates debate, but it’s often the final piece in an area. Although art is generally saved for last, the right piece of artwork can tie all the other elements in a room together. When used in a surprising location, artwork can be thrilling. If we least expect it, […]

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All You Want to Outfit a Sunroom

If you’ve already taken into consideration the 11 components of the ideal sunroom, here are some tips for filling in the blanks — or giving pretty much any sunny corner a sunroom feel. Natalie Myers Following is a modern organic scheme to marry earthy outside components to a modern abode. Rattan, jute, canvas, cement and […]

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10 Bedrooms That Encourage Calm

In accordance with sleep specialists and the practice of sleep hygiene, bedrooms must be uncluttered and free of distractions, including a workspace or TV. What better place to look for this kind of simplicity and restfulness than in Zen- and – Japanese-inspired design? Even if Japanese design doesn’t appeal to you, there are components we […]

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Argyle Chic Crosses From Clothes into the Home

Quick: What comes to mind when you think of the term “argyle”? You probably pictured woolen jeans, Scottish golfing sweaters and New England prep schools. But this cherished pattern, essentially crisscrossing lines that overlap tiers of diamonds, has claimed a spot in home interiors too. Now’s interpretation of argyle has less in common with knitting […]

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Tortoiseshell Reveals Its Range

Tortoiseshell generally gets lumped in with the preppy trends of the ’80s, like Ray-Ban Wayfarers and prim headbands. However, this timeless material seems surprisingly fresh in today’s interiors. Although true tortoiseshell, which comes from hawksbill turtles, has been prohibited to protect those creatures, fake variations and faux finishes approximate the expression of the actual deal. […]

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City View: Phoenix Style Blooms in the Desert

Spanish colonial revival layout is still a big part of style from Phoenix, Arizona, but layout this is getting more modern, filled with unexpected color and more in tune with the desert scenery. “The hardest misconception that we face as architects in Phoenix is that the desert is a harsh, unfriendly environment which needs to […]

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Splatter Patterns Let Loose in Decor

The ’80s have been slipping up on us. Trends like colour blocking and neon hues have reemerged from the archives, and paint-splattered products are back with a vengeance. Back in the day, stylish individualists would set themselves apart from splattering paint all over jeans or coats; today we are seeing with this Pollock-inspired trend on […]

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Decorate With Intention: Tablescapes Rooms

Tablescapes give a room that finished look, improving your space and making the most of your belongings. Creating tablescapes, that are basically intentional arrangements of items on flat surfaces, is something all decorators listen to, but they can feel mystifying and out of reach to the rest of us. Here we examine what goes into […]

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Weekend Project: Reinvent a Wine Crate

Sometimes a large DIY project just isn’t what the day requires. Should you want a quick DIY fix, look no further than an affordable wine cage. Imagine what you can do using a neat little box that may have traveled from abroad and smells of walnut. Here are the steps that led me. The trepidation. […]

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