Tag Archives: Decorating

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Kitchen Design Trends

From specialized work stations to cabinetry that looks more like fine furniture, trends in kitchen design are changing rapidly. Read more about today's top kitchen trends.
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Retro Home Décor

When it comes to retro décor, the first step is to decide what era you’re interested in recreating. The 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s all have great retro elements and slightly different styles that you can reproduce in your own home. Of course, there’s nothing that says that you can’t mix up the eras a little […]
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Tuscan Home Décor

Tuscan décor is another style that focuses on creating a rustic and inviting look. The style is based on the homey and nature-friendly decorating found in the Italian villas of Tuscany. There are also some elements of classic European style that distinguish Tuscan design from other rustic and nature-based decorating styles. Colors are natural but […]
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French Country Home Décor

As with English Country décor, the French Country style is casual and inviting. However, there’s an injection of old world flair and style that makes rooms both comfortable and elegant. French Country makes extensive use of patterns and themes not found in English Country. Roosters, olives, fruits, sunflowers, and grapes are some of the themes […]
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English Country Home Décor

English Country décor can be either relaxed or formal, but always creates a cozy and inviting air. It’s very similar to French Country style, except that colors are generally more muted, florals and laces more popular, and lines tend to be straighter in English Country. Rooms in English Country style are clearly designed to be […]
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Pueblo Revival Home Architecture and Design Features

Pueblo Revival homes are a seamless mix of Contemporary design and the original Pueblo homes built in the Southwest. Since they’re usually built with adobe, they’re sometimes called Adobe homes. Pueblo Revival homes incorporate elements of native architectures of American southwest pueblos such as the famous Taos Pueblo, as well as features brought to the […]
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Contemporary Home Architecture and Design Features

Contemporary homes first gained popularity in the mid to late 1900s and have become increasingly common since then. This architectural category includes a lot of different house shapes and styles. Some Contemporary homes have Postmodern influences and others have Neoeclectic elements. The key to identifying a true Contemporary home is the presence of many tall […]
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Ranch Style Home Architecture and Design Features

Ranch Style homes go by many names, including American Ranch, Western Ranch, and California Rambler. These homes first gained popularity in the mid 1900s. Ranch Style is a direct descendant of the Prairie Box home design. As with Prairie Box homes the stress in designing ranch style homes was on economical design and use of […]
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Italianate Home Architecture and Design Features

Inspired by the great Villas of Italy, in America the Italianate home architecture style has been a popularly used home design theme for more than a century.
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Arts and Crafts Home Architecture and Design Features

The arts and crafts style of home architecture evolved in California during the early to mid 20th century and is heavily influenced by Asian design aesthetics.