Tag Archives: interior design

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Interior Trends for 2012

Interior design trends, just as with other fashions, tend to be cyclical, and the mantra for the next season looks to be “old ideas remodelled”. Elegance and striking colours are back in fashion, and instead of studying the colour wheel, designers are being encouraged to go for clashing colours, bright contrasts, and intense shades. Think [...]
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Elements of Good Design

Good design rests upon a solid foundation of function, environment, space, style, color and texture. Whether it’s your first design or your fiftieth, understanding these principles and using them to guide your work will guarantee you a well designed space. Learn more about the elements of good design and how you can apply them to [...]
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How to Plan Your Next Kitchen

Fitted kitchens can cost a fortune, and getting them fitted can be quite disruptive. They’re not something you’re going to want to shell out for every couple of years, so it’s important that you get the design right first time. These tips will help you to plan the perfect fitted kitchen. Choose Your Tone Do [...]
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One to Watch – TV frames and Interior Designs

Modern flat screen TVs are a great improvement on traditional models – offering simpler and easier designs which integrate into any style of interior design.  Generally requiring less space than the traditional hefty box a flat screen is certainly easier to handle.  Even so, a TV can take over a living room, but most modern [...]
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Acceptable Viewing – How to Fit a TV into a Design Scheme

Modern TVs are well designed and fit better into most homes than their counterparts from another age – about 20 years ago.  While the latest HD flat screen takes up less room than ever before – for the design conscious, at least, it can present something of a headache.  TVs, even the sleekest, can stick [...]
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Eames Lounge Chair in Popular Culture

Throughout their lives Charles and Ray Eames dedicated themselves to furniture design and architecture. The earliest examples of furniture design from Eames began in around 1935 with the production of a Chandelier for the St. Louis church. Over the following 36 years Charles and Ray Eames worked together to produce a wide range of iconic [...]
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Out With New and in With Old – a Passion For Antique Lamps

I have to admit that I have always had some odd tastes when it comes to interior design.  Possibly this has something to do with growing up in the seventies.  My parents and grandparents homes were filled with post war utilitarian furniture, chipboard was used to hide any and all attractive antique features; real fires [...]
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Tour of Affordable Homes Spotlights Comfort and Elegance

The Street of Dreams typically showcases the latest in home luxury and design, and while many of us can enjoy the tour each summer, few can afford the opulence on display. Keeping in tune with the economic downturn and the need to build more sustainable homes, the Street of Affordable Homes in Portland, Oregon offers [...]
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To Move or Improve Your Home?

Moving home is expensive, time-consuming and needless to say; a lot of hassle. However sometimes it feels like the only option. If our family is growing and our existing space seemingly shrinking, the estate agents are often the first place we turn. Consider a Remodel However, there are alternatives. Despite the cost of an extension; [...]
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Position Furniture for the Best View

No matter what view you have, it’s tricky to strike the balance between enjoying the natural beauty from your windows and making the most of the functionality of your furniture. Here are some tips to consider when positioning furniture in order to achieve the greatest vantage point in any room in your home. Perfect Placement [...]