Three Things Every Dining Room Desires

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The table is set. Dinner napkins in their rings, flat wear on the left and right of each plate, ice crackling in glass goblets and chairs waiting to be used. When you look at your dining room in this light it’s perfect but there are elements a dining room needs, nay craves so that it is distinguished as more than the affixed room off the…

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Make a Style Statement with Pendant Lamps

Looking for a lamp to embellish your interiors? Here are some one-of-a-kind decorative pieces – pendant lamps.  They really go well with your homes, be it a contemporary abode, a traditional construction or even a simple and humble design.  The pendant lamps you see alongside are called the Buzzilight, designed by Sas Adriaenssens. It comes under their collection entitled the Buzzispace. The pendant lamps suit…

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Tokyo Has the Most Expensive One Bedroom Apartment in the World

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How large and expensive can a one-bedroom apartment be? Here is a case which will make you get lost in awe. An awesomely designed and furnished apartment, it’s located in the exclusive Minami-Azabu district of Tokyo. This is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the city and the apartment is christened ‘The House’. Really large interiors that are luxuriously decorated welcome you inside. Apart…

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Tiny House Living: $200 Microhouses Built with Scavenged Stuff

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Recycling can be fun. But then, how about picking up dump worthy stuff to make a living space?  Possible. In case you are not convinced, we would like to show you Derek Diedricksen’s venture into that terrain. The 33-year old carpenter has excelled in making tiny houses from scavenged materials. And, if you are thinking of the budget, each house costs only $200 to build!…

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Breathtaking Wildcat Ridge Residence Overlooking Natural Surroundings

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Voorsanger Architects created a stunning home in Aspen, Colorado. The Wildcat Ridge residence – as it was named – sits atop a 9,200 feet elevation overlooking beautiful natural surroundings. The fragile nature of the site challenged the architects to design a home that would follow the contours of the land, but display a stunning modern architecture. Inspired by the natural landscape surrounding this extraordinary property,…

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Fascinating Country Style Beam House in Israel

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Surprising architectural developments are easy to spot – an unusually shaped home immediately catches your attention. This is the case with the Beam House designed by Uri Cohen Architects – a single family residence that seems to have been folded onto itself. Divided in three different parts – private, semi private and public – the house bearing the name of its defining feature is a…

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Teak Furniture for a Retro Chic Look

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Thanks to Mad Men and other mid century modern inspirations, home décor has been thrown for a bit of a loop into the past. Part of achieving this look is accenting your home with specific time-relevant materials. As you may have noticed in retro TV shows – or as you may remember, depending on your age – 1960s and 1970s homes of well-to-do families often…

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Spring Coat Shopping? Try A Fresh New Coat of Paint

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You’re watching TV and begin to snooze off when an infomercial loudly starts airing. It’s for an exciting new paintbrush that can hold 2 quarts of paint, sprays at 3 different degrees and makes no mess and never clogs. Bliss. Now you’re wide awake as you remember that it’s been several years since you last painted the interior walls of your house. Between the four…

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Small & Beautiful Beach House: Renovation Rental in California

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White walls, bright colored doorsand delectable decorations altogether give this home a cool outlook. Located at Balboa Island, California, this pretty little house is currently being rented by Robert and Valerie Schnieders. The couple’s own house is under renovation, so they had to rent this beautiful beach side house for the time being. One could observe the vintage fireplace, typical of the early twentieth century…

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Adding Style With Patterned Wallpaper

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While once thought to be outdated or old fashioned, wallpaper is now back with a vengeance! A slew of beautiful options makes the patterns all the more enticing, and designers have found ways to enhance their effect. For example, juxtaposing modern with traditional styles can give wallpaper a contemporary look. Try placing a ’50s Modern chair in front of a floral or damask wallpaper pattern….

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Beauty of White Interiors: Vivienda en Llaveneres in Spain

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A white backdrop is at times like a canvas. You can try bringing in a contrast or you can play around with more and more white stuff. Either will enhance the beauty and purity of the shade. Here is another design with more white in it and check for yourselves how the white magic works! Each room is different from one another in terms of…

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DIY Moving Tricks: U-Pack, U-Pick-Up, U-Haul

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Rumor has it that you began the arduous undertaking of an overwhelming task called moving- and without the help of professionals. Unless you are like me, I’ve moved so much in my life I can pack up an entire house in one week. Sometimes less. It’s not something I’m proud of, as it seems a tad crazy. I am proud of the fact, however, that…

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Outdoor Design: Choosing Elegant Patio Furniture

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Spring is upon us, and with the season of rebirth comes an overwhelming urge to spend as much time outdoors as possible. For those of us deprived of sunshine and warm weather all winter long, this time of year is a welcome reprieve. However, the change in season also brings cookouts, outdoor parties and plenty of opportunities to invite friends over for a nice cold…

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Two Bedroom Apartment in Helsinki is a Designer’s Delight

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What would be the picture that comes to your mind when you think of an interior designer’s own home? Most of us would imagine a potpourri of various ideas and styles with every possible color thrown in or a highly desirable idealistic and exotic design. Well, meet interior designer Susanna Vento. Here are a few snapshots of her house situated in Helsinki. It proves to…

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CS House Stands Tall on an Elevated Plot

It appears like a giant box from the outside with little glass lids. This building in perfect symmetry is a result of its owners’ desire for an isolated residence it seems. Because it is built in such a way that it stands out and appears to be sort of isolated from other residences of its area. The ground floor is created in the form of…

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