Learn the Lingo of Drapery Rods and Accessories

Learn the Lingo of Drapery Rods and Accessories

Finding just the correct fabric for your own window treatment is vital, but don’t overlook how you will be hanging it. To make sure that your window treatments are just as functional as they are beautiful, you have to understand […]

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New Classics: The Luau Portable Lamp

New Classics: The Luau Portable Lamp

With the holidays upon us, I have been on the lookout for Modern Icons and New Classics which make excellent gifts. The Luau Portable pendant, designed by Duane Smith and Stefane Barbeau for Oxo in 2006, has a simple, lovely […]

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6 Kitchens, 6 DIY Updates

6 Kitchens, 6 DIY Updates

While an unbelievable kitchen remodel is impressive, sometimes a quick fix is a kitchen wants — or you can afford. These users got creative with their spaces, sticking to the fundamentals but still developing a fresh new look. From fresh […]

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Dwell on Design 2012 Expo Debuts Inventive Designs

Dwell on Design 2012 Expo Debuts Inventive Designs

The Dwell on Design expo is going on this weekend (June 22–24, 2012) at Los Angeles, also this year is bigger and better than last. I found some new products you’ll need now. If you are in the L.A. area, […]

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Design Pros Draw Inspiration From Mom

Design Pros Draw Inspiration From Mom

Interior designer Carla Aston fell in love with layout when her mom let her pick her tween bedroom carpeting, paint and bedding. “My mom let me go furniture around, create small vignettes and a gallery wall. She opened the doors […]

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City View: Cincinnati Embraces New and Old

City View: Cincinnati Embraces New and Old

I am on a mission to eliminate the term “flyover state.” Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, I picked up a great deal of style there that still influences me to this day. Cincinnati has come a very long way […]

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Pattern Play: Zigzag Jazzes Up a Kids' Room

Pattern Play: Zigzag Jazzes Up a Kids' Room

We are doing things a little different on Pattern Play today. In past ideabooks, readers have voiced desire in seeing the patterns actually implemented in a room. I love the idea, so let’s use this children’s room as our example. […]

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Guest Groups: Around the World with Map Decor

Guest Groups: Around the World with Map Decor

If you’re one of those people who lives to traveling, who has moved overseas but still cherishes your home country, who wants to sneak in something educational for the children, or who just enjoys antique patterns and inspiring designs, chances […]

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Design Dilemma: Where to Place the Media Center?

Design Dilemma: Where to Place the Media Center?

“The only place to put our TV is in an open area,” states Houzz consumer joanne000. “I’ve attempted a space divider and am not real thrilled.” How would you arrange the furniture about a media stand and its own television […]

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