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20 Chic Holiday Decorating Ideas with a Black, Gold, and White Color Scheme

Fireplace mantel with white stockings and gold banner

The most popular holiday colors are obviously green and red, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stray from the ordinary to create a more unique and still very festive look around your home! Perhaps one of the newest and trendiest holiday color schemes that have emerged over the past few years or so is the combination of black, gold, and white (or sometimes silver). Although…

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10 Designers I Would Like to Thank

Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, it feels appropriate to thank the many designers whose craft, integrity, foresight and vision have improved and enhanced the environments in which we live, work and play. Given the untold number of remarkable design names, this article highlights just ten leading lights. Charles and Ray Eames I would like to thank Charles and Ray Eames for the sheer enormity of…

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10 Rooms with a Marble Fireplace

Eclectic living room with a traditional marble fireplace

Winter is on its way, and the holidays are here. Bring on the cozy! To celebrate chic seasonal style, today we present 10 rooms that showcase a marble fireplace. From sleek statements to charming focal points, these featured fireplaces are nothing short of showstopping. Whether your design style is contemporary or traditional, a marble fireplace adds cool elegance while giving you the ability to warm…

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18 Entryways with Captivating Mirrors

Very small entryway with just enough room for a shelf and a mirror above it

The entryway really sets the tone for a visitor’s first impression and what they might expect when they enter a home. Whether your entryway is big or small, it’s always worth investing a little time and money into some furniture and accessories that really make it look great. Mirrors are perfect for entryways because they help brighten things up by reflecting light (even when there aren’t…

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Unique Christmas Ideas That Celebrate Modern Design

Whimsical holiday decor from CB2

The weekend after Thanksgiving is a popular time to begin decorating the house for the holidays. Are you looking for some unique Christmas ideas to spruce up the holiday decor you display year after year? Try adding some modern flair into the mix. Today’s featured projects and decorating concepts are unexpected, unforgettable, and all-around fabulous! Keep reading to discover holiday inspiration of the modern kind……

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12 Festive Gifts Family and Friends Will Want to Keep

Kay Bojesen Songbird Alfred and Wooden Elephant

As we approach that festive season of giving and taking, let’s pause for a moment to reflect on our need to satiate our irrational desire to make each and every Christmastime a tasteless, trashy and tawdry affair. Think about that gift list and cross off any item that is likely, post December 25th, to find itself binned, broken or taking up residence in the nearest charity shop. Instead, give…

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Holiday Banner Ideas to Showcase Your Cheerful Message

Be Merry traditional holiday banner in simple red and white

When the holidays roll around, there’s an endless amount of ways to decorate your home. Banners are typically used for events like weddings, baby showers, birthday parties, going away parties, family reunions, and other types of celebratory events, but why stop there? They can look just as great for bigger holiday events too — including Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. And perhaps best of all, they’re super…

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15 Laundry Spaces That Cleverly Conceal Their Unsightly Appliances

Washer and dryer hidden in closet with beautiful dark wooden doors

Let’s face it — it’s hard to make a washer and dryer look nice. Unless you have the space for a big, fancy laundry room and the budget for some very high-end appliances, those awkward and box-like machines you throw your clothes into all the time rarely look outstanding in any situation. The solution? Cover them up as best you can. Here are a few…

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20 Garland Ideas for the Holidays

Preserved boxwood garland

It’s garland season, folks, and regardless of your budget, it’s easy to add some festive trim to your home for the holidays. Whether you’re looking to impress with fresh greenery, or you simply want to use some leftover craft supplies to whip up a DIY garland in about an hour, you’ll find what you’re looking for in the projects that follow. Check them out, and…

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3 Firms Making Outstanding Contemporary Modular Homes

Vipp Shelter in Autumn

The modular home is typically a purpose-built dwelling, made and assembled in a factory setting. The finished abode is transported as a whole module to a predetermined location where it is then fixed in place and attached to various utilities. There are of course many examples of modular homes where design is evidently a careless afterthought: failing to impress or inspire, such habitats accord little more than a roof…

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