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Designers using copper are in their element
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Fall colors, with their burnished radiance, are increasingly being replicated indoors as contemporary designers turn to copper as their material of choice, exploring the metal's poetic and practical qualities. Copper's alluring spectrum of hues encouraged Simon Turner to flame-heat his spun-copper bowls. More



The world of online interiors
Architectural Record    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
At the time when home ownership seemed as if it could be only a blessing, interior design magazines flourished. Then the housing crisis hit. Long-established print titles disappeared, replaced by a bewildering variety of blogs. Today you can have a blog without a print magazine, but not a magazine without a blog. So a new hybrid has stepped into the perceived breach. More

Achieving design Zen through soundproofing
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No one likes to work in a noisy office. So when Amsterdam-based i29 interior architects was brought in to design Tribal DDB's offices, it started thinking of creative ways to mute the clamor that made it difficult for people to concentrate on projects. The result? The designers used fabric on non-traditional surfaces, including the office's ceilings, lamps and structural components, which effectively muffled the sound. More

The benefits of underfloor heating
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In the autumn and winter months the cold weather outside puts the effectiveness of our central heating systems and their limits sharply into focus. It's therefore wise to make sure your heating provision is up to scratch in preparation for this period. One option you may not have considered before is luxury underfloor heating. More

Interior designing with Z Gallerie
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Every well thought out and perfectly polished Interior Design is still reflective of its accessories, furnishings and home decor — which fills the space within the design. Even interiors that have lost their original luster can reach a new level of updated comfort, convenience and sophistication by simply choosing to replace (or embellish) its existing decor with products that add new life to the space and enhance the overall design. More



The fairest of them all
Elle Decor    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
"Brilliant," a new book devoted entirely to the power of white, is equal parts history lesson, critical essay, and eye candy, exploring the many ways in which white is key in design. With over 250 photographs that showcase the color's versatility, author Linda O'Keeffe examines white from every angle, with chapters named after its many faces. More

A playful wink
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With D.C.'s plethora of historic districts and period homes, sometimes the move toward Modernism comes from the bottom up. Such was the case with the basement makeover in a Logan Circle townhouse that designer Karen Bengel of Design Milieu recently re-imagined for a family of four. With the green light to take the basement into the 21st century, Bengel set about transforming it from its rudimentary, close-to-unfinished roots to a clean-lined, well-lit, comfortable space where the homeowners and their two young sons could relax together and entertain friends. The space now boasts a kitchen, an expansive family room, play space, built-in desks for each boy and an exercise area. More

Home inspiration: Living room
Los Angeles Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
That classic Frank Lloyd Wright move — the low ceiling — leads from the entry to the airy living room. A blending of traditions can be seen in the way the concrete blocks are juxtaposed with the finely detailed redwood ceiling, doors and windows. Wright arranged the perforations in the blocks to create a concrete shell that feels lighter than it actually is. More

Playful Rugs by Sonya — 'After Matisse'
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These "After Matisse" playful rugs by Sonja are inspired by the French artist Henri Matisse's cutout works. Cleverly designed to give the illusion of overlapping transparent colors, these vibrant rugs are sure to bring a playful modern feel to any space. More


 
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