Trending Teal and Gray

A new trend we are seeing is the use of teal as an accent color in an all gray modern color scheme. The gray is used as a base color, the new neutral, and the teal makes a vibrant statement as accents for accessories. It creates a calm inviting look with a subtle sense of…

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Paint that Chair!

What was once heard of as something you would never do, has had a change of heart. A new product, Simply Spray Fabric Paint has changed the landscape. From the manufacturer… Simply Spray Upholstery Fabric Paint is a non-toxic, non-flammable aerosol paint for use on all absorbent materials. Once applied, the paint absorbs in and…

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The Classic Tulip Chair is Back

A fifties classic, the tulip chair is back as an option for the modern dining room. Gentle curves, contrast with the white base to form a unified visual experience. The chair was originally designed by Eero Saarinen, one of the pioneers of industrial style, circa 1956. His take on the chair: “The undercarriage of chairs…

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Mid Century Modern Makeover

Mid Century Modern is a style that is trending right now. In fact, there are entire websites devoted to the style. Here we’ll show you how to create your own Mid Century Modern Masterpiece! Let’s start with a blank room with large windows. One of the ideas of Mid Century Modern architecture was bringing the…

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The Design of Everyday Things – Book Review

The classic book, The Design of Everyday Things, is a fantastic look at the psychology of human interaction with the things around us. For everyone interested in design it will help you recognize good design and bad design and encourage you to look at the things around you in a different way. Description from Amazon……

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All About Paint Types

Besides choosing a color for your walls, it’s important to understand and choose the right interior paint type for your project. Use this handy guide to help you figure out which is best for you. Paint Types Primers First decision to be made is if you will need a primer. A primer prepares the walls…

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The Perfect Theater Room Plan

Theater rooms are a big trend in home design. With the advent of digital movie services it is no longer necessary to go to the movie house. You can do it in your own home. We have the perfect theater room plan. Use it as is or copy the ideas to create your own amazing…

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Interior Design Course – Book Review

The book Interior Design Course is a great read! It is set up as if you were taking a course as a student. Packed with diagrams, graphics and samples, we especially love the case studies. If your an aspiring designer or just would like to learn about what an interior design course is like, this…

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Lighting Basics

One of the most important aspects of home décor is lighting. Where you place lamps and light fixtures can make a difference in the overall feel of the room. Here are the basics for understanding different types of lighting and how to use them for maximum impact. Types There are three types of lighting used…

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IKEA Hacks

IKEA makes affordable high quality furniture in a clean and simple form. This lends itself to creating customized pieces from their collection. Here are some of our favorite websites for creating your own masterpiece from the IKEA line. IKEAhackers.net https://www.ikeahackers.net/ A great site for everything IKEA. This site has a huge collection of hacks and…

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