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2014 Is The Year of Red! Let’s Roll Out The Red Carpet

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Happy New Year, Everyone! I hope you leaped into the new year with a hunger for excitement and an optimistic thirst for life!  Whether you abide by the laws of design or not, red is a color scheme that will never take the backseat in design. Its bold essence commands the setting in a powerful manner, painting the walls and floors with passion, inspiration and…

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Design Ideas / January 14, 2014

The Relationship Between Interior Design, Color and Mood

Yellow pops of color in a gray living room

We at Decoist love a good dose of color. Do you ever notice how a powerful color can change your mood? There are clear relationships between colors and emotions, and today’s post is dedicated to this phenomenon (also known as color psychology). Whether you’re a fan of bold reds, soothing blues, sunny yellows or regal purples, understanding the relationship between color and mood can help…

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Design Ideas / January 14, 2014

Ideas To Help You Make A Grand Entrance!

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Awhile back we shared the most popular styles of windows, and readers loved it! So we thought it is only apt to go ahead and list our most beloved door designs. In today’s post, you will find wonderful selections that outline nature, play with contemporary contours, define industrial beauty, and most of all, establish signature personalities. If you have no idea where to start in…

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Design Ideas / January 13, 2014

Modern Dining Table Chairs For The Stylish Contemporary Home

Sophisticated dining room in trendy grey

The holiday season and all the frenzy and the festivity of large family dinners is now firmly behind us. But the dining table and the kitchen still continue to be the hotspots that see families gather around each evening and share a few light moments. While trendy bar and counter stools in the kitchen allow you to create a wonderful breakfast nook, nothing can still…

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Dining Rooms / January 13, 2014

Tom Dixon Lighting: A Design Icon in the Making

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Only occasionally do I find a product that becomes an obsession.  It truly has to be the perfect design, simple yet sophisticated – almost like I should have thought if it myself. Right now, my love affair is with Tom Dixon’s copper shade.  It’s just too good, and it is starting to appear everywhere.  One of these days I will finally get one! It seems…

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Design Ideas / January 13, 2014

Organize Your Laundry Room In Style

Modern laundry room with earthy accents

Well, folks–it’s finally happening…I’m getting a washer and dryer! After moving to a new place filled with laundry room obstacles (including a large built-in cabinet that prevented any appliances from actually being installed), we’ve cleared the way for a washing machine and dryer. Our laundry room is currently serving as storage for a variety of items, including supplies for our kitty. It’s time to whip…

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Design Ideas / January 13, 2014

Revolutionary 3D Printer Promises To Build An Entire House In A Day!

Sleek, Contemporary House of the Future

A new architectural revolution just might be brewing at the University of Southern California, and this latest mutiny looks like the start of an engrossing Hollywood sci-fi movie. But in this case, there is plenty of science, very little fiction and the possibility of large residences and buildings in the future being crafted by giant 3D printers! Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis is the man behind the…

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Design Ideas / January 10, 2014

Dramatic Austrian Resort Astonishes With Opulence Draped In Alpine Magic!

Aqua Dome Thermal Resort in Austria

Transporting you into a world of luxury, stunning natural beauty and tranquility, the impressive Aqua Dome Thermal Resort in Austria is all about reconnecting with nature in imitable style. Apart from the expansive hotel that houses over 200 rooms and the relaxing spa facility, this fabulous alpine resort wins you over with its unique architecture that brings together the old and the new. Towering conical…

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Travel / January 10, 2014

Tips On Creating A Happy Modern Nursery

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I’ll admit I do not have any children, but I am always thrilled to design nurseries for expecting friends. It is the one place where you can be as creative as you want. Polka-dots belong on the walls, there is never too much chalkboard paint, and animals, well, they can go anywhere! The modernist era just embodies a feeling of happiness. These designs are whimsical…

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Design Ideas / January 10, 2014

Metallic Structure Homes With Stunning Design & Function

Exposed metal beams in the rear of the building

When it comes to the housing sector, the trend is to think beyond the mundane and the usual. The last few years have seen a distinct shift from the expansive and the opulent to the minimal and the understated. Homeowners are now happy to move away from lavish residences in urban centers to more modest homes in semi-urban locations. Stylish, sleek, lightweight and adaptable metallic…

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Design Ideas / January 10, 2014



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