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Design dilemma: Large photography at home
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Home Design Find recently took a look at the major design trends of 2012. Up there on the list was the move toward large-scale photography in the home. Large-scale art work of every sort is a trend that has been gaining in popularity in recent years. Why? Because there's no simpler way to bestow atmosphere, color and impact in a room than to bring in art, and usually the larger the better. More

Stephen Sills refreshes a New York City apartment
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Life becomes tricky when family pulls one way and home another. More than two decades ago Peter Bren and his wife, Linda, decided to leave their beloved Paris apartment, a sprawling, old-world affair on Avenue Foch decorated by Alberto Pinto, to be closer to their three sons, who were all attending different colleges on the East Coast. The couple settled on a residence in a Rosario Candela building on New York's Fifth Avenue, a triplex penthouse that had previously belonged to Jules Stein, the pioneering Hollywood mogul and founder of MCA. More

3 ways to a beautiful guest bedroom
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For the first three ways of 2012 I thought I'd pull together some ideas for guest bedrooms, the bloggers writes. Perhaps you had guests to stay over the holidays and realised the spare room wasn't quite up to scratch. Or maybe you're looking for a project to work on during the weekends. Either way, here are three different ideas for adding interesting features to a guest bedroom. First up we see how a twin bedroom doesn't have to feel childlike; the use of smouldering grey hues, vintage lighting and luxe textiles creates an inviting and adult scheme. More

Top design trends of the year
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Tangerine Tango and haute herringbone and classic chevron, oh my! In the world of interior design, where what was hot yesterday is out today, trying to keep your home in style can be overwhelming — which is why more and more customers are turning to interior designers to discover the hottest trends. They are the experts after all, and can help determine when to follow trends and when to stick with classic, timeless designs. More

Bringing sunset indoors
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Now that the artificially named Tangerine Tango hue has been launched by the Pantone color concern, expect to see an increasing number of home interiors using varying shades of orange more often in the coming months. So I thought we'd start the year on a high note then move on and ignore this manufactured trend unless something truly juicy turns up. More

Taking it easy
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Inès de la Fressange has not only a gift for spicing up everything she wears, but an eye for finding just the right objects to bring the rooms of her home in Tarascon, France, to vivid life. In this picturesque corner of Provence, the French model and perennial style icon trades her busy Parisian schedule for relaxing with family and friends. "I rented a house in the area for many years, and my attachment to the countryside was so strong that I got married there," de la Fressange explains. But when that property was sold, she began the search for a house of her own. "As in the Buddhist saying, I found it on the other side of the same hill," she says. More

Fire pits
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Winter is the season of the fire pits, those vessels, often made of ceramic or iron and fueled by wood or gas, that lovers of the outdoors set up in chilly weather for heat and light and charm. Joe Doucet, an industrial designer based in New York City and an admirer of the bowls, owns a house upstate that sits on 10 acres. He's thinking about incorporating such a pit into the landscape. More

Pulls and knobs with an artisan's touch
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Liberty Hardware of Winston-Salem, N.C., is best known for mass-produced cabinet knobs, pulls and hooks that are carried by major retailers. But for its latest collection, called HomeGrown Hardware, the company has joined with artisans on a range of items like the iron rings pictured. More

Backyard designs
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We have hunted around the Web to put together this collection of inspiring backyard designs, to influence your outdoor spaces. We have weeded out the rough to reveal a tidy border of modern decking, sun patios, landscaping, water features and mini pools. More

Bold color in unexpected places
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Although yellow may not be a typical color you associate with winter, I think a little dose of bold color during a drab time of year is good for the eyes, the blogger writes. I love when a designer or homeowner is daring enough to not only use bold color, but use it in a completely unexpected place. These splashes of sunny yellow in home decor have caught my eye as of late and just made me smile. More

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