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Striped decor
Architectural Digest    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Whether thick or thin, horizontal or vertical, stripes are a timeless classic. As our portfolio from the Architectural Digest archives illustrates, they can also be quite versatile. More

Move over man cave: Women savor clean, organized room to call their own
Detroit Free Press via The Kansas City Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Make way for the woman cave? The craft den? Perhaps there is no catchy moniker yet. But Birmingham, Mich.-based interior designer Michelle Mio says that more of her female clients are staking out a room or nook in their home just for them. No husbands, kids or sticky fingers allowed. Whether they are used for sewing, scrapbooking or just paying bills, the rooms women want are typically private, pretty and functional, Mio says. More

Tangerine Tango the new hot color for spring ... how to use it
Shoreline Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This hot new color is Tangerine Tango, a lively, bright shade of orange. Janice Serendi, a professional design consultant offering residential and commercial decorating consultations as well as one day restyles, offers advice on how best to use the magnetic hue in design. Serendi is a member of the Interior Design Society. More

Rock-a-bye-baby:The floating bed for better sleep
Interior Design Pro    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A bed is a very important piece of furniture to be chosen with care since you will be spending a great many hours in the comforts of it so choosing the right bed is really something that everybody should be paying attention to. More

Authentic Kitchen & Bathroom Surfaces
Cosentino Spring 11 Series features the addition of three new choices to its extensive collection of quartz countertop materials. Design inspired, the latest offerings include Rosso Monza, a vibrant red; White Platinum, a stark hue with flecks of silver, and Cemento, a tarmac gray. The quartz countertops are naturally non-porous and scratch, stain and heat –resistant.

Curious in nature
Elle Decor    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Explorers and collectors have long had a passion for the exotic, searching out rare and unexpected beauty. Why not carry on the tradition? More

Working solo
Design Biz Blueprint    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The one-person design studio is a business model with a lot of advantages: flexible hours, low overhead, unlimited creativity. But do you know the biggest problem facing single-practitioner designers and preventing their businesses from being successful and profitable? More

New app enables virtual placement of furniture
Home Accents Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
"Furnish," an app that allows its users to walk into a room and place furniture around the room virtually, took top honors at the first Evansville Startup Weekend competition, held at the University of Southern Indiana College of Business. The augmented reality app for iPhone and android devices is targeted to interior designers and furniture companies, and was developed by a team that includes Michael Patzer, a 2009 graduate of the USI College of Business and owner of Orange Group Apps, Andrew Heil of Ariens Co., and Andy Markle of Auto Trader Monthly magazine. More

dare to dream in color
Add a splash of color, create some drama, dare to step out from the norm. Access Lighting presents-Lacey; Laser cut metal pendants, sconces and flush mounts that you can custom color. Lacey - so you too can dream in color! more

Taking the chill off contemporary
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The advantages of moving into a new building are many. But so are the potential pitfalls. For instance, having a home that, as Emily Stone put it, "runs the risk of looking like Mickey Rourke's apartment in '9 1/2 Weeks,'" a disturbingly chilly vision of modernity — or, she added, a note of horror in her voice, "The Jetsons." More

The vibrant design of Playnation by John Lewis
Interior Design Pro    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Looking for vibrant and lively colors for your living room, study room or any other room in your house? Then you'll love John Lewis' spring and summer collections for 2012. Playnation is the collection for the spring and summer seasons only available from John Lewis. The lively colors will complement any open space in your living room. More

Material girl
Cambridge News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Featuring everything from retro fonts to stylised florals, printed fabrics are among the new season’s hottest homeware trends. Alice Ryan meets Anna Bird who is making her mark on the world of interiors. More

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