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Storage Secrets from a Pro Organizer's Own Tiny Studio Apartment

Apartment Therapy

Amelia, of Urban Cottage NYC , occasionally has moments when she sees a large-scale piece of furniture, or a giant antique butcher block, and wishes she had a little more square footage to put stuff in. While she has country house dreams for the future, her present home is short on space, but rich in smart storage ideas. And she's been gracious enough to share her small space storage secrets. READ MORE ». Storage. Storage & Closets. Organizing & Cleaning. Organizing. Tour Feature

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Designing Your Ideal Custom Bathroom

As The Tile Turns

Are you bored with your bathroom? Updating your bathroom tile is the perfect way to give this cherished space the attention it deserves since it’s used daily! Let’s take a look at some of the best bathroom tile options available today. Bathroom Tile

19 Minimalist Christmas Decorations to DIY This Weekend

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s hard to ignore that Christmas is right around the corner. Whether you’re eager to put up the tree, or feeling a little dread to get out the unorganized decoration boxes, we’ve rounded up a few modern, minimalist Christmas decorations that you can DIY this weekend in sweatpants, and sipping hot cocoa. Find instructions for this DIY  here.

Fraunhofer Building Innovation Alliance Researchers to Present Projects on BIM at BAU Trade Fair

The A to Z of Building

Building Information Modeling, an innovative modeling method, displays blueprints clearly in three dimensions and provides additional information such as technical specifications and requirements

Introducing Greenery | Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2017

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings. Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.

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NEW Palette Hues: California Coastal

Burgin Construction

Warm sandy beaches, salty ocean air; bring coastal cool home with this hot new trend. California Coastal is a design style reaching much farther than the shores of the Pacific. White shaker cabinets, stainless steel hardware and appliances, blue hued islands and accessories all add up to a refreshingly clutter free, easy going living space. Has California Coastal gotten you inspired?

The Fourth Day of Tile | 2016

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

You will love the distinctive elegance of Organic Rug. Natural Natural fiber flooring has never been more carefree with the beautiful graphic design resembling woven grass cloth rugs. Developed in a super durable porcelain tile, this series gives you a soft and natural feel in five neutral shades including Dark, Ice, Sand, Smoke and Teak in 12×24 tile. tile 12 days of tile organic rug

Over The Top Trees: Maxed Out Tree Trimming Ideas — Minimalist/Maximalist

Apartment Therapy

(Image credit: House & Home ). Though my tastes have matured in other areas, when it comes to the holidays, I still love the things I loved when I was eight years old: color, lights and spectacle. It brings me back to being a kid, and the special sense of wonder and magic I used to feel around this time of the year. More is more. READ MORE ». Christmas. Decorating & Projects.

Simple Geometry Shines in Modern Seattle Home

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Floisand Studio  designed the  Teh House , a private residence in Seattle, Washington. As laid out in the pictures following, the exterior of the building displays a simple geometry — two stacked rectangular volumes in a bold black and white. The lower level protrudes inside the street-facing courtyard into a modern garage. The living area, kitchen, and dining are all placed in an open layout.

4 Ways to Decorate with Neutral Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Interior design is an extremely personal thing; while some love a clean and minimalist look, others prefer to fill their homes with colour and kitsch accessories. These differences are what make it interesting and personal, and are certainly not a bad thing. This week we’re looking at simple and neutral designs, and how we can incorporate them into our homes using tiles. Tiles have seen a rise in popularity recently thanks to the wide range of designs and materials available. We’ve put together some ideas to help you use tiles in your neutral decor. Texture. Material. Accessorise.

How To Transform Your Home With Kwanzaa Decorations

Stagetecture

Kwanzaa is a time to honor the past and connect with family and friends.  Kwanzaa is comparatively a young holiday tradition that has been gaining popularity gradually. For African-American heritage and culture, it is a very meaning celebration that connects African culture and harvest to American customs. If you want to celebrate it this year, add decorations. If you don’t have a flag, make one.

The Third Day of Tile | 2016

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

With six classic neutral shades, Chambray can easily switch gears from formal to casual environments. Perfect for any residential or commercial space that requires a timeless sensibility that is both fashionable yet refined. Stocked in Minnesota, in Light Taupe, Mocha, Taupe and White, in popular 12×24, 6×24 plank formats and 1×3 mosaics. Grey and Olive are available special order, 1 – 2 weeks.

Getting Ready for Gift Giving: Monthly Subscription Club Ideas

Apartment Therapy

(Image credit: New Hobby Box ). In the past, monthly subscriptions only came in the form of magazines and music for a penny, but we have come a long way from then. Now you can give a subscription gift to just about anything from wine to candy to food to beauty products. Here are some of the best monthly subscription boxes and gifts for anyone on your list: READ MORE ». Christmas. Greatest Hits.

Cultural Center in Senegal Connects Local and International Art

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Thread is a visually stunning cultural center in the Tambacounda region of Senegal.  Toshiko Mori Architects’  design for the space includes two artist residences and ample indoor and outdoor areas for the community. The team used local materials and building techniques. The thatched roof, however, looks uniquely modern with its wave shape.

Commercial Flooring Isn’t Boring!

Giotile

In the past, the number one criteria for commercial flooring was durability. As for the look, most commercial flooring was generally inconspicuous, with muted tones and little pattern – not exactly what one would call exciting. But commercial interior design today isn’t just about choosing functional materials that can withstand heavy use. It’s about creating a comfortable, … Commercial Design Specifications Design Trends Commercial Tile porcelain tile tile trends

21 Of Our Favorite Chocolate Truffle Recipes

Stagetecture

This holiday season are you planning on making chocolate truffle recipes ? Don’t you think chocolate truffles are one of the most delicious desserts you can experience? Rich and decadent, truffles are the simplest candies to make. All you need is a little time and a few ingredients. If you have never made truffles before, you’ll be amazed at how easy this chocolate truffle recipe is.

The Second Day of Tile | 2016

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

The earthy shades of Modern Stone are beautifully designed with a contemporary edge that make this series a great choice for modern installations that require a natural but sophisticated look. Available in 12”x24”with a rectified edge in Ash, Dark Grey, Moka and Sand. Made in the U.S.A. tile 12 days of tile modern stone

The Perfect Person Just Bought the 'Full House' House — Design News

Apartment Therapy

(Image credit: Netflix). Well, this is a satisfying, full circle move. Jeff Franklin, the creator of Full House, bought the San Fransisco Painted Lady that served as the exterior of the Tanner home in the opening credits of the '90s sitcom. READ MORE ». San Francisco. Books & Media. Real Estate.

A Sculptural, Simple Prefab Home in Sweden

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Think low-cost homes are boring and lacking inspiration? Think again! The Happy Cheap prototype for inexpensive prefab homes proves that affordable home design can look attractive and use space wisely. Not only that, but they can be integrated beautifully into the landscape. Created by Swedish architect Tommy Carlsson, this low-cost prefab home is located in a suburb of Stockholm, Sweden.

Give ARDEX VR 95™ Fast-Track, One-Component Moisture Vapor Retarder A Try!

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

Have you tried our new Moisture Control product ARDEX VR 95™Fast-Track, One-Component Moisture Vapor Retarder ? One component, ready-to-use and no primer needed! Did You Know? In the News

Celebrating Hot Chocolate Day with My Keurig® Coffee Maker

Stagetecture

Disclosure:  I was compensated a Keurig® Coffee Maker to review but all opinions are my own. Whether you call your favorite warm drink hot chocolate or hot cocoa, December 13th is the day to make your favorite variety of this yummy drink this winter season. Celebrating Hot Chocolate Day with My Keurig® Coffee Maker. Brewing Technology® can make hot chocolate, apple cider, and even my favorite teas!

The First Day of Tile | 2016

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

For a look that will always be in style, Timeless is a beautiful reproduction of vein-cut travertine in four colors and both, matte and polished finishes. With the gentle movement of natural travertine and the durable quality of porcelain tile, this is the perfect complement for both modern and classic environments. tile 12 days of tile timeless

This Is Pantone's Color of the Year 2017

Apartment Therapy

It's December, and the holiday season is officially here. But for color lovers, today is a holiday in and of itself: the day Pantone announces their Color of the Year for 2017. In 2016, they surprised us all and gave us two hues: Serenity and Rose Quartz. Is there a new pair this year? Or are we back to one color to rule them all? Let's find out: READ MORE ». Color. Trends.

Modern Family Home With Canadian River Panoramas

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Defined by simplicity and a powerful connection to its green surroundings, the  Dunrobin Shore modern family home was envisioned by Christopher Simmonds Architect as being a personal oasis near a crowded urban fabric. unique custom home design was envisioned by the architect as shaping a private heaven for the family living here, a cluster of spaces adapted for a modern family lifestyle.

Travel as an inspiration for design

Tile of Spain USA

This post originally appeared on Metropolis. It is not often that a building material also becomes an indelible marker of place. While Spanish tile  has long held this distinction , awareness among designers and architects, especially in the U.S., is still spreading. … Continue Reading. Blog Cevisama contest Passport to Creativity

Christmas Dessert: Classic Christmas Pudding Recipe

Stagetecture

Have you ever had a Christmas Pudding recipe ? Christmas Desserts are the most awaited item in the entire celebration. This Christmas Dessert Recipe stands inspired by  Orlando Murrin’s Classic Christmas Pudding and brings the flavors of Christmas aptly to the dining table. Nigella Lawson has a delicious Christmas Pudding Recipe here, too! Christmas Dessert: Classic Christmas Pudding Recipe.

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#FlexBoneFriday: EVB Homes

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

First time FLEXBONE® installer, Eric Von Behren of EBB Homes, recently used ARDEX UI 740™ FLEXBONE® Uncoupling Membrane for a 60 sq. residential flooring renovation.  “ARDEX Flexbone is the perfect solution for keeping the tile installation height low enough to meet up with the other existing finish floors.

Snag $20 Flights & More During JetBlue's 12 Days of Deals

Apartment Therapy

Ready to get away for a steal? JetBlue is selling $20 flights today for the first day of their 12 Days of Deals promotion. READ MORE ». Travel. Sales & Events.

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Stepped Roof Creates Dramatic Office Space

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

This office headquarters, located in the financial center of Chengdu, China, fully utilizes natural light and visual height to create a stunning visual.  Had Architects   designed this 360-square-meter space in 2014. During the design process, the architects wanted to take advantage of the spacious original 5.4 meter high ceiling. To do so, they created a wooden cabin with two stepped sides.

European Tile Trends from Cersaie in KBDN

JG Kitchens

As you probably already know, I write the monthly Trend Spotting section for Kitchen & Bath Design News , a trade magazine for designers, manufacturers, retailers and other industry pros. This month, the topic was tile trends from Cersaie, the massive Italian expo I attended in September. Here’s a link to that story. Why am I sharing this article for pros here? Don’t you?

How to Embrace The History of Christmas Traditions

Stagetecture

Christmas traditions are ones that we all love and cherish from years gone by. Sometimes it’s easy to let the time pass us by; we sit idly and watch it zoom before our very eyes. It’s especially easy to get caught up in the chaos and stress of the season when you’re worrying about who to buy gifts for and how to decorate your holiday home. Perhaps one of those to-do’s needs to be a day of rest.

What to Get an Architect for Christmas – 2016

Life of an Architect

While researching potential gift ideas for this year’s 7th Annual What to Get an Architect for Christmas , I found a lot of lists that were full of really icky and terrible gift ideas that were clearly NOT put together by an architect. You know what architects don’t want? Unless I am packing 3″ D-ring binders and stone samples, I prefer to carry a bag with some style. At only 2.5″

These Showers are the Next Big Thing for the Bathroom

Apartment Therapy

(Image credit: TradHome ). In most bathrooms, the shower enclosure is a bit of an afterthought, just a practical solution for keeping water from spraying all over the room. But lately a different kind of shower enclosure is picking up steam — steel framed doors that make the shower a thing to be celebrated. READ MORE ». Remodeling Ideas. Bathroom Projects. Project Ideas. Ideas & Inspiration

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The De Gaspé House in Montreal Embraces Family Life

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Located in the heart of the Villeray district, Montreal, the De Gaspé House project by la SHED Architecture consisted of the major renovation of an existing building that, through previous renovations, had lost most of its original character. The old duplex space, which included a garage and several annexes, was transformed into a single family home for two adults and two children.