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Custom-made designing
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Boston interior designer Frank Roop came to the world of home decor through the circuitous and somewhat unlikely path of men's fashion. Despite the change in vocation, Roop never fully managed to leave his love for custom creations on the dressing room floor. Noted for his elegant and playful rooms, Roop, head of Frank Roop Design Interiors, says the key to pleasing his clients is to approach rooms the way that fashion designers create clothes. More

HStudio announces home collection partnership with Priscilla Presley
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HStudio is delighted to announce our partnership with Priscilla Presley in creating a sophisticated home and lifestyle collection that mixes vintage inspiration with modern accents, and Presley's signature style. Inspired by Priscilla's personal experiences, the collection evokes a romantic sensibility interwoven with a designer style she has cultivated over the years as a personal passion. Priscilla and HStudio will collaborate to create unique and sophisticated products including home decor, accent furniture, storage, organizational products, and more. More

Guess what? Wallpaper's back
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It took you months and months — or years and years — to tear down every shred of wallpaper in the house and get all the rooms painted. And now you've heard wallpaper is "in" again. So put down the paintbrush, home decorators, and pick up that bucket of paste. More

Good wood
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For designers and specifiers who want to make a positive impact with socially responsible design and product sourcing decisions, there is no bigger or better place to start than with tropical forests and wood products. Tropical forests account for roughly half of the world's forested area and more than a billion of the world's rural poor rely on forests for a substantial portion of their incomes. The decisions made by designers in the West can benefit or harm hundreds of millions of people and the world’s most ecologically rich biome. More

At home with interior designer Vendetta Taylor
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As a preteen, Vendetta Taylor would rearrange her parents' furniture on a monthly basis. "(They) were tolerant of it, as long as I did not do something like moving the dining table to the middle of the living room, which, in this design era, may be totally great for the right interior," Taylor says. More

Fall colors inspire bittersweet nostalgia — for '73 home decor
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The Department of Natural Resources says this will be the best "fall color season" since 2001. Reasons: cool fall nights, the wet spring, sunny summer and the invention of a brand-new fall color they're calling "Harvest Ochre." Manufactured by Dow Chemical, it will be sprayed on trees by the Department of Unnatural Resources. More

Rio Home Fashions to produce Kathy Ireland bedding products
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Rio Home Fashions, a supplier of bedding, memory foam and home textiles, has signed a licensing partnership with Kathy Ireland Worldwide to build a new product category in basic bedding for the Kathy Ireland Home brand. The Kathy Ireland Home line will include basic bedding products such as memory foam bed pillows, memory foam mattress pads and toppers, fiber and feather beds, comforters, mattress pads and bed pillows. More

Interior Designer D'Aquino Monaco on current global luxury market trends
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Carl D'Aquino of D'Aquino Monaco, an award-winning architecture and interior design firm based in New York City, says that "luxury market preferences are interesting right now," he said. "I am seeing completely contemporary work that is extremely transitional at the same time. Our clients want modern, clean, bold, glamorous interiors. Our current projects take us to London and the Caribbean, and we find our clients are requesting similar styles though we execute them uniquely." More

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