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The art of sloped ceiling spaces
Home Designing    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sloping ceilings in our homes are often viewed as an obstacle when we are designing our spaces, but what happens when you stop fighting against them, and work with them? Well, this is when the magic happens. These architectural visualizers have impressed us on many levels, even way up in the eaves, creating loft living like no other. More

High & Mighty
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The first time Collie Daily set out to furnish a home top to bottom, she was a newly married 29-year-old, a Texan transplanted to Nashville, Tenn. Her taste at the time (along with much of her furniture and art) was inherited from her mother and grandmother, which is to say heavy on the swags, in the grand ol' Southern tradition. "We did the Old World look in Nashville, with old paintings everywhere," Daily says. More

Neoclassical decorating style    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Neoclassical decorating style takes its roots from Greek and Roman discoveries in the eighteen century. Thus, the style is lush but elegant. The major influence on neoclassical style had the Scottish architect Robert Adam who had reinterpreted the classical concept by adding architectural elements from different cultures to it. More

In the doghouse: 7 funky, mod pet furniture ideas
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Just because your shaggy mutt traipses around the house like a bull in a china shop, leaving a path of destruction in his wake, it doesn't mean he doesn't deserve — or wouldn't appreciate — some digs with style. Fido (and Fifi, for that matter) may not be able to speak aside from the occasional bark or meow, but if they could, we're betting they'd have some choice compliments for today's roundup of funky, mod pet furniture. With a strong emphasis on earth tones and simple geometric shapes, these pet beds complement most modern urban palettes, letting your pet’s abode blend in seamlessly with your own. More

Marketing for interior designers
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In these slower times, it is not enough to base new business solely on referrals. Marketing is key to the consistent generation of business a successful design firm needs. When designers get busy, marketing tends to get put on the backburner for more immediate tasks. However, marketing should take high priority or you may find yourself running out of work. More

It's a Wonderful Life — In your home
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The holidays are here and if you celebrate Christmas, it's a time to snuggle up with your favorite holiday beverage and your loved ones to enjoy the Christmas movies we wait for all year long. I've found some great furniture inspired by the holiday season and my favorite Christmas movies, writes Jillian McCool of Furnitureland South. More

NFLer Vernon Davis tackles interior design and inner-city renewal with launch of Modern Class Design
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NFL tight end Vernon Davis of the San Francisco 49ers is tackling a new endeavor off the field, the business of interior design and urban renewal projects, with the launch of his new company, Modern Class Design (MCD). Founded with veteran music industry executive Antone Barnes, their goal with MCD is to continue serving current clientele who are predominantly athletes, while expanding into urban renewal projects in inner-city communities across the nation. More

House guest: Desert mirage
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What we love best about Arizona homes is that, well, they're in Arizona. What we mean by that is that it's easy to tell which homes are coming out of that mountainous desert terrain, not only by the scenery visible through the often-expansive windows but also because the residences typically have a regional flavor that makes them distinctive — a flair that transcends the popular rustic-meets-contemporary or sophisticated European looks. So, it's always interesting for us to see what an out-of-state designer brings to the mix. More

Abstract art
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Abstract artwork blends itself well in contemporary, traditional, & transitional interiors alike. It makes for such a sophisticated and eclectic mix! More

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