Mon.Aug 14, 2017

Outdoors to Indoors: How to integrate your indoor flooring to your outdoor living

As The Tile Turns

Home design can be an incredibly rewarding field. As a designer, your goal is to see that look of wonder and satisfaction when your client sees your complete design as a perfect reflection of their ideal living space.

A Culture of Models

Life of an Architect

Architectural models … there’s not a person walking the planet who doesn’t love them. My office isn’t particularly large, either in terms of employees (7) or square footage (1,677 sf), but we currently have 17 physical models of projects lying around.

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15 Awesome Wallpapers For Creating Wow-Worthy Accent Walls

Trendir Magazine

Wallpaper isn’t a trend of the past, in fact, it’s more in style than ever! Thankfully, there are tons of prints and patterns out there that fit our unique tastes and eclectic visions. Take a peek at our favorite finds below!

This Simple Vase Hides a Sentimental Secret

Apartment Therapy

(Image credit: Courtesy of Big Sky Urns ).

Aqua Mix Non-Cement Grout Haze Remover from Custom Building Products

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Custom Building Products recently strengthened its line of award-winning Aqua Mix tile and stone care products with a focus on grout haze prevention and removal.

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Serentina Glass & Stone Mosaics from American Olean

ISC Surfaces

Serentina Zen Herringbone Serentina by American Olean is a mosaics collection crafted with eye-catching glass and stone. It features striking geometric designs in three versatile patterns and six unique color blends.

An Old-School Design Feature That's Making a Comeback

Apartment Therapy

(Image credit: Amanda Lindroth ). Whether you call it lattice, trelliage, trellage —or the more French treillage — the look of latticework layered over an interior wall has always been a favorite.

Printing Plant Rehabilitation in China Hosts Charming Cultural Venues

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Several entrepreneurs in Guizhou Province, China, decided to join efforts to rehabilitate an old printing plant that was built in the 1950s. They challenged the creative team at FON Studio to transform two of the six existing buildings on the plot into unique cultural spaces.

The Internet’s Favorite Plastic Zipper Food Storage Bags — Hive Mind Reviews

Apartment Therapy

(Image credit: Maria Midoes ). Plastic zipper bags are probably a food storage staple in your home—they're an easy way to store food in the fridge and freezer, plus they can help keep you organized in other ways, including being a necessity when you travel by air.

9 Simple and Modern Dining Room Chandeliers

Deepnot

In the lighting in the dining room could use a lamp or candle. But most people use light as the lighting in the dining room. It seems like there are still many people who do not understand that the use of lighting candles can also be done. With the lighting of candles to make the […].

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So Smart: Storage Stairs for Small Spaces

Apartment Therapy

(Image credit: Contemporist ). Stairs are a pretty convenient way to get from one floor of your home to another. But what do you do with that weird wedge-shaped space underneath?

Pursuing the Imperfect

KB Culture

Uncommon colors applied to odd slivers of space keep this kitchen from a fate of predictability. The random quality of the composition is, of course, an illusion; the design is tightly structured.

10 Tiny Tables Perfect for the Smallest of Entryways — Annual Guide 2017

Apartment Therapy

Even if your entryway is super-tiny — or you don't really have an entryway at all, and have to make do with a little spot by the door — it's nice to have a place to drop your keys, set down the mail, put things that you're planning on taking with you the next time you go out. That's where these little tables come in. All of them provide just such a landing spot, which will welcome you home and help keep clutter under control — all without taking up very much space at all. READ MORE ».

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8 Best Dining Room Buffet Furniture

Deepnot

In arranging the furniture in the dining room is an important thing that should be in mind. In choosing a table, chairs and lamps should be properly managed so as not to fall apart and have a good color combination.

Pantone Announces Official Prince Color

Apartment Therapy

Musical icon Prince Rogers Nelson was practically synonymous with purple. From his 1984 cult film Purple Rain and various song lyrics, to his wardrobe choices and decor at Paisley Park, the plum hue played a big part in his identity. Now, Prince's estate and the color authorities at Pantone have named a shade after the Purple One. READ MORE ». Popular Culture. Color

The Cities with the Highest Hidden Costs of Owning a Home

Apartment Therapy

If you're looking into buying a home, your mind is probably focused on things like your down payment and monthly mortgage costs, but those aren't the only costs that come with owning a home—there are hidden costs you might not be thinking about, too. READ MORE ». Home Financing. Buying. First Time Home Buyers

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The 10 Best Organic Bedding Sources — Shopper's Guide

Apartment Therapy

You spend about one-third of your life in bed, so it's an important place to invest in clean, healthy, and beautiful products! These 10 makers of certified organic bedding offer a range of designs to suit every taste and budget. READ MORE ». Shopping Guides. Bedroom. Bedding. Natural Solutions

The Cities Where Salaries Are Actually Growing Relative to Rent

Apartment Therapy

A Colorful "Garage Sale" Style Warehouse Apartment in North Carolina. Image credit: Carolyn Scott ). The whole point of having a job is to be able to afford housing, food and the necessities so you can keep on keeping on, right?

7 Modern DIY Message Boards to Get You Organized

Apartment Therapy

(Image credit: François et Moi for homedit ). There's nothing like seeing back to school supplies everywhere to make you realize, man, I miss having a reason to buy 64-count box of crayons. And, oh ya, it's probably time to get my life in order.

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Peek Inside This $875K Island Treehouse Near Seattle — House of the Day

Apartment Therapy

Given the ever-increasing popularity of shows like Treehouse Masters, and Instagram accounts dedicated to all things Cabin Love and Rustic Houses , this aerial abode is a dreamy aesthetic treat. READ MORE ». Real Estate. Seattle

A Globe Trotting Family Settles Down in a California Spanish Colonial — House Call

Apartment Therapy

Name: Fernando, Roberta and their 1 year old son. Location: Pasadena, California. The basics: 1 year, owned — 2,200 square feet. After time in Switzerland, the UK and Seattle, Fernando and Roberta found themselves in Pasadena hunting for a home. A design enthusiast, Fernando jumped at the opportunity to remodel a basically untouched Spanish Colonial home in a perfect location. READ MORE ». House Call. Reader Submissions

A Home That Was Stuck in the '70s Gets a Crisp Renovation — Professional Project

Apartment Therapy

Project by: Kimberly Demmy of Kimberly Demmy Design. Location: Santa Monica, California. Kimberly Demmy created a space this is bright, hospitable and crisp. After a pretty major renovation to almost every part of her client's home, Kimberly set about filling the space with smart fixtures and eye-catching furniture. Loading Email Sign-Up Form. If the form doesn't load, you can try our mailing list page instead. READ MORE ». Professional Project. Reader Submissions

A Brooklyn Apartment That's Home to Art-Loving LA Transplants — House Tour

Apartment Therapy

Name: Abigail Hibbs and Henri Broyard. Location: Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Size: 800 square feet. Years lived in: Rented 1.5 years. Walking into Abigail and Henri 's Crown Heights apartment, it's apparent they've got great style. Abbie is a gallery manager in Manhattan and Henri is a painter — their creative abilities have influenced a design aesthetic that's a mix of mid-century furniture and Henri's contemporary art.

7 All-Star Pieces of Home Decor That Hustle Hard

Apartment Therapy

Who doesn't want more out of their furnishings? Flexibility is one of the key things I look for when purchasing a piece for my apartment, because I'm not going to be there forever. And I want items, especially pricier ones, to be able to take on new roles as my life and surroundings change. That's why I'm always shopping for furniture and accessories that have a side hustle, which in the world of design translates to a use other than what's intended by the maker or manufacturer.

Before & After: Reviving a Rental Patio on a Limited Budget

Apartment Therapy

Jennifer knew not to take her Brooklyn patio for granted, since outside space in New York is a beautiful rarity, and set out to make the most of it. She kept things budget friendly while warming up the space, creating a casual space perfect for outdoor cocktails. READ MORE ». Reader Submissions. Outdoor Space. Before & After

It's About Time: After 3 Years of Beige, My Bland Rental Bathroom Gets a Refresh

Apartment Therapy

I have lived on my own for the last six years, slowly but surely acquiring furniture, art and decor that I really liked, which of course means that along the way, there were empty corners (and rooms) waiting to be filled. Finally, though, my apartment—which I've lived in for two years—has gotten to a place where I didn't wonder if visitors thought I had just moved in. The guest bedroom has curtains (which I sewed and I'm quite proud of!);

A "Danish Tropical" Loft in Downtown LA — House Tour

Apartment Therapy

Name: Jennifer Puno and Daniel Chin Yee , and cat's name is Muad'Dib. Location: Fashion District, Downtown Los Angeles. Size: 1500 square feet. Years lived in: 6 months, renting. Puno and Daniel have only lived in this loft for six months, but they've been eyeing for it for years thanks to friends who used to live here. When those friends finally decided to move, Puno and Daniel swooped right in. And knew exactly what they wanted to do with this amazing space.