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Home designed for aging 'in place'
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
John Salmen has a playful manner, and so does his house. Nothing in it says "a place I can live when I'm frail and 90 years old." Instead, most visitors will find it to be a delightful renovation of a 1900's bungalow with a newer addition on the back. The exterior of the house conforms to the Takoma Park, Md., neighborhood's historic district requirements and looks similar to the other modestly-sized, clapboard-sided, Craftsman-styled bungalows with front porches. The Craftsman-styled interior, however, is unique to the neighborhood. More

Grey peels away drab reputation
The Province    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Interior designers are lauding what used to be considered a drab colour — grey. But not just any grey, says Mae Suffron, interior designer at Creative Design Works. We're talking a rich, deep-hued grey. Grey is a trendy choice for designers and decorators and now homeowners are catching on to the trend, as well. More

Living room bar made easy and affordable
Blast Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
One of the best things about living in a loft is the open-floor living room. But it's not a cakewalk trying to organize and design functional spaces within this sort of blank slate that a loft gives you. For example, part of my living room exists under a staircase. What exactly are you supposed to do with that? Build a bar. More

'Pacific Standard Time': Top 10 exhibitions for design lovers
Architectural Digest    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In the early 20th century, the movie business turned the orange groves around Los Angeles into an oasis of creativity, luring not only actors, writers, costumers, and set designers but also a host of artists, artisans, and architects to build and furnish the new Shangri-La. Officially opened on Oct. 1, "Pacific Standard Time — a series of exhibitions set in motion by the Getty Foundation — aims to fill in the record of that creative wave. Some 60 galleries, museums, and universities across the region will showcase the major art and design movements that flourished in and around L.A. from 1945 to 1980. More

Make the most of the latest carpet trends
PR Newswire via MarketWatch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With the advent of popular TV shows such as Grand Designs, interior design has fast become a more popular pastime and people are starting to see their home in the same way they see their wardrobes; based on trends. Interior design trends will impact every facet of your decorating plans but specifically looking at rug and carpets trends will provide you with a solid foundation for all your design plans. Floors set the look and feel of a room as well as the tone or eventual atmosphere so it's important carpet trends are looked at to ensure you make the right choice. More

The art of choosing the perfect interior designer
PRWeb via San Francisco Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
Don't have the eye of a designer and the taste of a decorator? Or perhaps just looking for a little extra guidance? No matter what level of skill one processes in design, according to Lloyd Princeton of iMatchDesigners, anyone can have the home and business they have always dreamed of from the inside out in one easy process. More

A fashionable flat
ELLE DECOR    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The most fashionable clothing isn’t flattering if you don’t feel comfortable and confident in it. Ditto a gorgeous house: It isn’t a home unless you can kick off your shoes and relax — or play. In London, Sofia and Niccolo Barattieri di San Pietro have created a haven that lets them do just that. More

Down by the sea at the Coastal Living Ultimate Beach House
The Virginian-Pilot    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Interior decorator Phoebe Howard, whose soft and soothing Southern style has been featured in national shelter publications for years, makes her recent decorating jaunt to Norfolk, Va., sound easy. "I do love beach houses. I grew up on the beach and understand the beach. It's second nature to me. I can almost do it with my eyes closed," Howard said from Jacksonville, Fla., which is home base for her business. When she was asked to decorate Coastal Living magazine's 2011 Ultimate Beach House in East Beach, it took only moments for her to get her bearings. More

The under world
Interior Design    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Adaptive reuse is everywhere, even under the train tracks. At Zurich's Im Viadukt, dozens of shops and restaurants occupy vaults beneath a 19th-century railway viaduct that's still operational. The latest arrival, luxury accessories boutique Komplementair, was designed by Aekae to capitalize on the landmarked stone arches. However, since building anything that touches them is strictly verboten, Aekae devised an internal steel-beam system to support the 1,400-square-foot, two-level interior independently. More

Soaking up design tips
The Province    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The way Grace Bonney saw it, design books fell into two categories: eye-candy or practical. One contained beautiful photos full of inspiration and gorgeous interiors. The other showed you how to prettify your home with do-it-yourself manuals and step-by-step instructions. But Bonney, founder of the popular blog Design*Sponge, wondered why you couldn't have two in one. More

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