Interior Design & Architecture Archive

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Powder rooms have tons of design potential, if only you’d give them a little attention! Take a look at these small bathroom ideas to ignite your imagination. *** Powder rooms must be the most unloved room in a home....
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The new methods that today’s leading wood and tile floor producers use to create a worn, rustic appearance and a warm texture for distressed flooring. What makes these effects so appealing? *** When it comes to the floors of...
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If you enjoy the more luxurious side of home decor, try the neoclassical style. It’s easy to achieve and has very simple rules. Try on these home decorating ideas for size. *** In the mid 18th century, philosophers, writers...
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Waking up your walls means so much more than paint and/or wallpaper. Here are a few unique ideas you can – and should – incorporate onto your walls! *** You’ve hung all types of art, you’re tired of wallpaper,...
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Metal is fashionable right now, and what better to display that amazing material than with wall tiles? *** When you think about metal in your home, you’re probably visualizing kitchen appliances, bathroom hardware, and maybe a piece of furniture...
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A fiber cement board’s qualities as an exterior siding make it good for interior applications, too.  Here are 10 ideas to try yourself. *** Fiber cement board is almost the perfect exterior siding. Made of wood pulp and cement,...
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Your kitchen backsplash can become a true design asset for your space. Take a look at these kitchen backsplash ideas from tile to mesh-backed mosiacs. *** Kitchen backsplashes are practical, no doubt. They protect your walls against water damage. Often,...
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When you’re looking to avoid cliches when it comes to kids room decor, here are some kids room ideas based on the ancient question “which princess are you”? *** Every girl wants to be a princess these days. The...
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With a little thought and a lot of compromise, you can create a balanced and beautiful open-concept living room that the whole family will enjoy. What types of flooring, and other design elements can help you bring balance to...
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When you’re planning to redesign a room yourself, what are some basic home decorating ideas and principles to follow? Here are 5 from a professional interior designer. *** Recently, I chatted with a Portuguese interior designer called João Tavares...
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Discover how to decorate according to your birthstone, and bring some of your month’s energy in your home decor. *** After my popular Astrology and Decor series, I’ve been thinking about other sources of symbolism and how they relate...
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Old furniture and elements in a space are sources of home decor personality. Through colors and patterns, here are some ways to restore and preserve them. *** It’s a shame how much furniture gets tossed because people think it’s...
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Opposite from each other on the color wheel, complementary colors create a bold but balanced look. Need inspiration? Here are a few ideas to try. *** It’s no secret that complementary color schemes are naturally pleasing. Orange looks even...
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Choosing that perfect color combination can be a daunting decorating challenge. Take a cue from the pros: use the color wheel to choose winning color schemes. *** Whether you crave a calm, cool, collected look—or something more vibrant and...