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Mantling The Mantle Piece

I remember story time at the library with a teacher sitting beside her easel and a beautiful oversized book proudly displayed open to the first page. The following pages were bursting with color and life as the teacher turned the corners and began on the next sentence, a story jumped out at my fellow classmates and me. This was art. This was expressionism. Although just…

Contemporary Parkowa Apartment in Warsaw, Poland

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Imagine a space in which Oriental patterns and designs mingle with Spanish accents, modern touches and elegantly simple drapery, and you will have contrived an image similar to this home in Warsaw, Poland, by interior designer Pawel Sókol. Thought the ceilings are comparatively low, this apartment is both spacious and cozy all at once. Neutral earth tones work well amongst touches of warm reds and…

Natural Skin kitchen by Minacciolo

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There is something special and comforting about the appearance of natural, knotty pine wood in an interior space. Perhaps it’s the contrast of something very natural in an interior space – or perhaps it’s the eerily beautiful shapes crafted by the knots in the wood – organic patterns arranged only by Mother Natural and decades of undisturbed growth. Whatever it is, the beauty of knotty…

DIY Inspiration: Cottage Design by Patricia Urquiola for Kettal

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This really would look truly beautiful in our own bedroom and this piece of furniture designed by Patricia Urquiola would surely find a place in many homes thanks to its simple yet elegant design and the way various materials have been sued to create an isolated space that offers privacy and aesthetic joy. Dubbed as the ‘Cottage’ and on display at the Salone Del Mobile…

Otama Beach House Amalgamates NYC Charm With New Zealand’s Coastal Serenity

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Admittedly it is no easy task to relocate and if you are one of those who need to move across countries and continents, then adjusting to the new lifestyle can be a bit difficult in the very beginning. This beautiful beach house was meant for architect David Berridge who has spent the last 30 years in New York City. But the fond memories of childhood…

DIY Branch Pendant Lamps Get a Helping Hand From Nature

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Pendant lamps truly offer one of the best choices when it comes to lighting needs for your home. They bring plenty of variation along with some amazing designs and offer the perfect illumination which will elevate the beauty of your décor. That said, there are so many variations out on store shelves today that you are spoiled for choices. But here is a cool little…

Rainbow Designs: 20 Colorful Home Decor Ideas

Colorful Interior Design Ideas

When it comes to interior design, many people celebrate color, focusing on their favorite two or three shades for any given room. But what about those who love every color of the rainbow? Do you have to limit your palette? The answer is “no!” Believe it or not, it is possible to bring a rainbow of options to your space. The key is making it…

Tips for Pet-Proofing Your Furniture

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There’s nothing quite like the unconditional love from your furry (or feathered) friend. In fact, sharing your home with an animal companion is one of the most fulfilling choices you can make in life. However, living with an animal does have its drawbacks – especially when it comes to keeping your beloved furniture pristine. Here are a few helpful tips designed to keep your furniture…

10 Things You’ll Love About Your Laundry Room

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I gather my week’s worth of laundry and try futilely to catch the stray pieces. It’s something I’ve been doing since I was three and my mom and I would sit with our legs crossed on the carpeted floor folding my baby brothers little onesies and my elder brothers’ ripped jeans. I look back on that time with fondness for the joy of familial chores…

Aristocratic Living: Grand Hotel Villa Cora in Florence

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The Grand Hotel Villa Cora has nothing if not history. Constructed at the end of the 19th century, this aristocratic abode combines classic elegance and centuries-old architectural concepts with modern design and eclectic décor. However, even though the villa has been restored to include many more modern conveniences, upon stepping inside this villa you are immediately transported back in time. The extravagant styles and lush…




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