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Two Resale Value Boosting Solutions for Unused Spaces

Small butler's pantry (madebymood)
Unused or empty spaces can be seen as spacious and open when it looks strategic however sometimes to potential buyers or visitors it can look lazy or unfinished. These spaces look as if there was meant to be something there but is completely empty. This once boring space can be utilized in ways that are luxurious and impressive. Here...

The Scandinavian design – incorporation of simple beauty and functionality

If you love simplicity, minimalism and functionality, then the Scandinavian design is just the right choice for you. Originally, the term “Scandinavian design” derives from a design show which goes under the same name from 1954 to 1957. The very same show establishes the meaning behind the name of the term as beautiful, functional, inspired by the Nordic nature and...

Using Abstract Art in Your Home

Abstract art inspires the color palette
Abstract art conveys a sense of unstructured movement and emotion.  It can open up creative thinking and make you look at things from a different perspective.  The beauty of abstract art is its completely subjective appeal; how it conveys a different emotion to every individual.  In the home, abstract art is color, shape, texture and dimension.  It is a way...

An Interior Design Tribute to Blue

Blue is a favorite among many for home interiors
Blue is the hot color of the moment, but it has been a long-time favorite for many.  Blue is a versatile color that can create various moods in a room.  Soft blues are calming and serene.  Turquoise evokes island waters.  Navy blue is a classic neutral.  Deep, violet blues and cobalt are striking and bold.  Let's explore blue in its...

Unique Ways to Enhance Your Backyard Living Space

This is the time of year when our thoughts begin turning to visions of springtime.  Now is the right time to start planning unique ways to enhance your backyard living space.  Here are some creative ways to turn your backyard into a haven for entertainment and relaxation. If the outdoors brings thoughts of sand between your toes, turn your backyard...

Decorating small bathrooms big time

In the madness of our lives as social beings, bathrooms are not only the place where we go about to do our business, it is also the room where almost often we experience solitude. Hence, the calming effect of this room is as important as its functional efficiency. It is often seen that bathrooms and powder rooms are often...

Small Touches, Big Impact for the Holiday Table

Your holiday table does not have to be elaborate to show your guests that you care.  The smallest touches can give your table settings big impact.  Bring out your holiday or best china, crystal and linens and show them off.  Add a few personal touches and give your guests that little something extra for the holidays that they will...

Create an Awesome Focal Wall

Sometimes a room just needs one, simple fix. This can be adding new furniture, sprucing up the items you have, or.. creating a focal wall. Of all of these, creating a focal wall is probably the easiest, as it isn't as time consuming as redoing your furniture or as costly as buying new items. There are several things to...

70s Retro Style for 2015

Retro refers to a design style that encompasses the flair of the 50s, 60s and 70s.  It is a style that is in the design spotlight for 2015, with the comeback of the 70s in fashion and decor.  Bright colors, shag carpet, geometric shapes and sculptural furniture all bring retro interior design to life.  Love it or hate it,...

Beach-Themed Bathrooms for Inspiration

Seaside bathroom with blue shelving holding various sand dollars, seashells, and sea-creatures (evangels).
Beaches and marine-life hold a special place in the hearts of many. The cool blue waters, the gentle current on the shore, and the coral reefs of colorful fish and sea sponges bring back memories of maritime vacations to the beach. These beach-themed bathrooms are guaranteed to fill you with recollections of salty sea air. Of course, the first must...

Cheerful Paint Colours for your Walls

Paint colour can change the whole dimension for your room and your emotions. It has always been said that the paint colour that you choose for your room have an alarming effect on the environment of your room as well as your own emotions and feelings. According to designer Peter Vaughn who started out as a painter, the colour lavender...

Tapestries and Rugs as Wall Art

Although rugs are generally thought of as floor items, there are many other uses for them. Tapestries also hold multiple uses that a homeowner can utilize to create a fun, inviting and unique atmosphere. It's all about the purpose and design that will dictate how you may use tapestries and rugs as wall art. Home Styler has a few...

Change your Outdoor Space by building Pergola

There are certain elements that can change the complete look of your outdoor space. It is considered that a well-placed pergola would offer breeze and shade. Along with breeze and shade, it is also the most stylish spot for backyard or outdoor entertaining. A Green-covered Pergola A green coloured pergola looks luxurious if decorated with state of the art furniture. Another...

Jewel-tone Interior Decorating

Bright jewel tones create a balanced and vibrant modern room
Rubies, emeralds and sapphires, oh my!  We all love jewels and the saturated colors of multi-faceted beauty contained therein.  If you crave color and want to make your interiors sing with vibrancy, decorating with jewel tones is the way to accomplish this.  Take a look at some of these amazing rooms for inspiration and learn how you can achieve...

Designer Focus: Kelly Wearstler

Interior designer, Kelly Wearstler (august-black)
Dynamic, glamorous and bold.  These are just a few words to describe the design style of interior designer Kelly Wearstler.  The New York Times has called her style "retro-theatrical".  Her interiors combine Hollywood Regency style with modernism, culminating in an opulent study in maximalist design. Gold dominates in many of Kelly Wearstler's interiors through furniture and accessories.  Her use of...

Emerald Green: For a Glamorous Home

Emerald wallpaper behind glamorous crystal chandelier (fashiongonerogue).
When designing the interior of your home the first thing you should decide is what feeling you want you and your guests to experience when entering the space. If you want to impress your guests, Emerald Green is your best bet! Whether vibrant or deep, this color is lavish, lush, and luxurious.As the color reminds us of currency, it reminds...

Vertical Interior Design

Designing for vertical space
Vertical interior design is simply raising your room design by taking full advantage of the vertical space in your home.  Vertical interior design is ideal for small spaces and homes with high ceilings.  Think of bookcases, artwork, decorative wall panels and other enhancements that visually expand a room and offer alternatives for small spaces. Design elements such as vertical gardens and panels...

Amazing Decks and Terraces for summers

Bring the comfort of home and dashing interior design styles into the sunshine with chic outdoor living area. Get inspiration from these deck and terrace design ideas. A Terrace in California This terrace overlooks the Russian River Valley. The terrace is outfitted with designer teak furniture; fade resistant awning and upholstery fabrics. A Balcony in Brussels This lush balcony in an apartment...
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