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What do you get when you give a couple of designers unlimited creative license on a very limited budget? For Andrew Dunbar and Zoee Astrakhan, the possibilities were limitless. "The house is where we experiment," Dunbar says. "We weren't so much trying to do 'green' as just wanting to be able to live in a better way." But the architect and his wife, landscape architect Zoee Astrakhan, weren't simply experimenting for the sake of experimentation. The ideas the resourceful couple incorporated into their 1908 Edwardian in San Francisco's Mission District made the most of what they could afford, providing elegant finished solutions that belie the design's humble origins. More

Ali Wentworth and George Stephanopoulos's New York
apartment by Michael S. Smith

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Comedian Ali Wentworth recounts how she and her journalist husband, George Stephanopoulos, relocated their family to New York in a flash — aided by their close friend and favorite designer," Wentworth said. "Speaking before thousands doesn't cause me an ounce of anxiety. But moving? I'm on the floor, panic-stricken." More

Looking Up
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A striking chandelier or light fixture serves as the perfect punctuation mark in a well-composed room. Think of it as style on high. For an apartment in Paris, decorator Christophe Périchon for instance mixed old-world details with contemporary touches such as encasing an antique chandelier in a transparent yellow cube in the dining room. More

100 design and decor blogs we love
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InteriorDesignPro has compiled a list of 100 noteworthy, inspiring and informative design blogs based on recommendations. Take a look! 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.

What to consider in a website for an interior design company
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People extensively utilize the Internet to look for information regarding the products and services they need. Your interior design company has to take advantage of this fact. Create a website for your business. For a very small cost, you get to showcase your expertise not only to local customers but also to the international market. Certainly this is one good way of widening your reach and increasing your profits. More

Pinterest added to InteriorDesignPro!
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As the Internet continues to evolve, websites and Web surfers adapt to new ways of sharing digital information. Recently, InteriorDesignPro discovered a wonderful sharing tool called Pinterest, which enables users to create dream boards of photos, articles, and information that they find on the Internet. You can create dream boards for pretty much anything that interests you: food, design, crafts, technology, art, and more. The only limit is your imagination. More

When gaming meets interior design
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If you're looking to spice up your living space or office, wall graphics can be a more creative solution than just framed posters and prints. With designs spanning a variety of sizes and styles, wall graphics can be applied on flat surfaces or angular edges with ease, providing a mural-like appearance without the skill, funds or effort it would otherwise require. 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

Design's next frontier: Nudging consumers into better life choices
Fast Company's Co.Design    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Designers are beginning to understand how irrational thinking plays into the decisions people make. That knowledge can be used to influence consumers to make responsible choices. More

Set decoration: the fashionable world of 'Jane by Design'
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Youthful touches and colorful accents brighten the industrial interiors of the fictional Donovan Decker fashion house in the ABC Family series "Jane by Design". Production designer Greg Grande created sets that look like a sewing machine factory-turned hip fashion office. The interiors are an eyeful: orange mohair-topped footstools, Moroccan lamps, bright lacquered armoires, zebra print chairs and elegant wall treatments. More

Strategy key for spreading small business message
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Success of your business these days requires the spreading of your message. There's no need to share what you have to say with everyone. Just share it with the people who care. Here are some resources and ideas to get you started. More

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