Design

Would You Try These 5 Fall Decorating Ideas?

As the season’s turn and autumn arrives, it’s time to put away the summery décor. It’s time to turn your home into a haven from the cold and snow soon to arrive. There’s more to fall decorating than some pumpkins placed artistically on the sideboard. Make your personal spaces cozy with these fall decorating ideas Revel in Textures As the chill sets in outdoors, there’s nothing as welcoming as nubbly knits, rough-woven textiles, and furry throws or rugs. Wrap your home in the textured fabrics that will make your space warm and inviting. Also, use rustic wooden accents to continue the theme. A counterpoint of fresh greenery will lighten the look. Mix Warm and Cool Tones We tend to think of warm tones like orange and brown when we put together our fall decorating ideas. Those tones can be overwhelming without some contrasting cool tones. A deep blue, for instance, reflects the…

3 Things You Need to Know About Live Edge Wood Furniture

If you love one-of-a-kind furniture, then it is time to get to know live edge wood furniture. This type of design is all about the natural features of wood slabs and how those features can be showcased in beautiful interior design. When you see it, you know it. Live-edge Design is a signature style for many makers. The pieces, from headboards and tables to knife blocks and lamps, feature rough edges and textures of single pieces of wood. Most live-edge design pieces have some sanded and squared edges. The highlight of each piece is what is left unfinished thus showcasing the character of the wood. It takes a maker with the eye of an artist to craft these special pieces. What is live edge wood? The term “live edge” comes from the way the wood is cut. Artisans who are ecologically aware will only use wood that is reclaimed. Not wood…

4 Tips for Perfecting the Look of Timeless Design

Artists and designers always ponder, “What makes something withstand the passage of time?” And there’s not one definitive way to answer this. A timeless design has staying power. And its emotional power and consistency are what makes it classic and lasting. When it comes to interior decorating, there are one of two routes you can go. You can design and decorate for the latest trends. Or, you can design and decorate a living space that you and your clients will love until the end of time. If you decide to go with the latter, how do create a look that you and your clients will forever love? Here are 4 tips for perfecting the look of timeless design! 1. A Timeless Home Should Be Comfortable & Functional A home that can withstand the test of time is one that will always accommodate those who live inside it… and for years…

Home & Interior Design Trends to Look for This Autumn & Winter

Faux leather, bright green, mixed patterns, and velvet couches are so 2017. Even though 2018 is coming to a close, there’s still time to hone in on all the latest home and interior design trends. So, what are some of the trendiest colors, patterns, and furniture this autumn? And which trends can we expect to still reign in winter 2019? Here are the hottest home and interior design trends to look for this autumn and winter! Neutral Colors Modern neutral colors may not seem like anything new in the world of interior design. Years ago we saw colors like beige and soft gray make a comeback. Then, there was a period where pastels and bright colors were all the rage… but not so much anymore! This autumn and fall, interior design trends all au naturale. And you can expect to see neutral colors complement natural furniture. So, what are some…

How to Work With Natural Edge Slabs

Natural-edge wood slabs are undoubtedly the leading trend today in furniture and interior design. The organic look will complement a wide range of decorating styles. It’s a perfect fit in a rustic country home, but can be equally effective in a modern city condo. One perfect piece can serve as a focal point that warms up the whole space. Once you master the basics of working with natural edge slabs, you too can become a maker of these unique and beautiful furniture pieces! Choosing a Natural-Edge Slab There are a few ways to go in selecting a natural-edge slab. If you have the expertise and equipment, you can start with felled logs and saw your own slabs. An easier option that still gives your control over the milling process is to take your logs to a custom sawmill. Once there have them cut the slabs for you. Whether you saw…

Woodworking Projects for Beginners

You don’t need to be an expert carpenter or have lots of expensive equipment to make functional and attractive additions to your home! Most of the following projects can be completed using the most basic of tools. If you have a hammer and saw, and possibly an electric drill, you can help organize your home one woodworking project at a time. Behind-the-Door Shelving The wall space behind a door is a great spot to fill with shelves for additional storage. This is because there is no house in existence which has too much storage! Depending on how close the door is set to the wall, you may have room for a deep bookshelf. If not perhaps just a narrow set of shelves suitable for storing canned foods or cleaning supplies.  Consider the room you’re planning to install the shelves in, because when the door is closed, they and their contents…

Four Interior Design Rules That You Can Break

Designing your home’s interior can be pure joy. Especially if you decide to go with what you love instead of following the rules. Of course, you’ll have more fun if you stay within your budget and if you measure before you buy. But, when it comes to fussy design rules, breaking them will certainly cause a smile to break out on your face. Here are four interior design rules that you can break. By breaking these rules, the inside of your home will look like it truly belongs to you. Never mix patterns One of the most enjoyable rules to break is the one about mixing patterns. This rule has prevented designers and homeowners from showing off their personalities and characters. Sure, people have mixed patterns on throw pillows, but why limit your pattern mixing to just that? Mix rugs, chairs, lampshades, walls, and whatever else you want. Some of…

How to Get the Maximalist Style Right

Clean, open spaces with simple wall textures and finishes. Effective use of natural light. Beige, grey, and white color palettes. Empty spaces void of decoration. For years, minimalism has been all the rage in the world of interior design. And while minimalism appeals to some people, many find the style to be cold and uninviting. The maximalist style, on the other hand, offers what minimalism often cannot. Warmth. Opulence. Vibrant colors. Arousing patterns. But it’s one thing to attempt maximalism in a home’s interior – and it’s another thing to make it work. If you’re wondering how to get the maximalist style right, here are some examples to inspire you! SoCal Bachelor Pad Designers usually use neutral hues when it comes to designing homes for men. Instead, designer Caitlin Murphy worked in colors for this Southern California bachelor pad.   Murphy used emerald green for the kitchen cabinets, reminiscent of…

Your Interior Design Style Matches Your Fashion Sense

Mid-century modern. Victorian. Rococo. Art Deco. Minimalist. The list of interior design styles goes on and on. But how do you decide what is your best style? It’s actually very easy. The answer to this question rests inside of your closet and your dresser drawers. You wear your style every time you step outside of your home. Analyze your closet to look for style trends Take a look inside your closet. What is the dominant color? Do you wear patterns? How do your clothes fit? What is your favorite outfit? Why? It’s easy for interior designers to quickly assess your design aesthetic by looking at what you love to wear. If a client loves to wear clean lines from J. Crew, it is safe to say that the client is probably not going to go with fancy Victoria or an eclectic bohemian style. Clients with a preference for clean lines…

Best 2019 Design Trends

Every year, different trends fall in and out of fashion. Creating the perfect interior or exterior look for your new living space creates your own signature. A mixture of popular designs and pastiche favorites that will display to any guest it is your space. Here are some of the best design trends of 2019 to give a go. Zero Waste Means Wasteless Space   A common theme in these environmentally conscious days is the Zero Waste philosophy. This look consists of sustainable packaging. Refillable-yet-stylish bottles that adorn cupboards and even bookcases. Vases, rather than bulky ceramic pieces, are reduced to skeletal holders. This furthers the cause of one day living in a world with a minimum of trash. The Returning Rise of Terazzo Terazzo tile can create a beautiful interior. Its quartz, ceramic, marble and granite will glisten in the sunlight. The flooring can often be complemented with a sturdy,…

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