Author: Backad

Sensational Chandeliers Cast Rooms in Dramatic Light

Sensational Chandeliers Cast Rooms in Dramatic Light

It’s been said many times, however, light does make a space. Nevertheless, it is not just that luminous, bright things that comes from these (fine for reading and seeing your food); it is the fittings themselves. Statement lighting fixtures may shake up entire rooms. They can be focal points, as important as art or furniture …

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Unearth Your Attic

Unearth Your Attic

Like bathrooms, attics often become catchalls for all sorts of odds and ends. When they are not renovated, they become a simple and convenient space to store the furniture, old clothes and other products. However, a loft can quickly turn into additional space for your home. These four attics started out as dark and cluttered …

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Patio Pavers Rock Out

Patio Pavers Rock Out

Permeable hardscapes help reduce a home’s carbon footprint in numerous ways. They replenish the groundwater table with filtered water, decrease runoff and its impact on town infrastructure, mitigate heat island effect … and they’re so lovely! There’s such a wonderfully wide array of permeable substances, and in future ideabooks I will illustrate how lovely, architecturally …

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New Use, old Dining Room

New Use, old Dining Room

A new movement in space redesign is afoot: In case you do not use a space for its first function, transform it to serve a better purpose. This concept is no more popular than with the formal dining area. Consider your home. When was the last time you used your formal dining area for a …

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Decorating Around the Planet: Creative Amsterdam Style

Decorating Around the Planet: Creative Amsterdam Style

With a rich history which includes Delft tiles and Vermeer, Amsterdam now is home to many inspirational independent designers and artists that always appear to be ahead of the curve. I was lucky enough to devote a little portion of my honeymoon on a houseboat in Amsterdam, also I shall always remember the wonderful creative …

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6 Ways to Take Care of Your Washing Machine

6 Ways to Take Care of Your Washing Machine

Your washing machine needs some love. Think of what this machine does for you: It cleans a hamper’s worth of dirty clothing in less than an hour and removes all sorts of stains without washing daily in and day out. Like any appliance, you need to clean and care for your own washing machine to …

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Cool Studio in the Falls of B.C.

Cool Studio in the Falls of B.C.

Squamish, British Columbia is nestled in the Hills of Howe Sound between Vancouver and Whistler. Known as the outdoor-recreation capital of Canada, it attracts every sort of outdoor enthusiast: kite surfers, whitewater kayakers, rock paths — and May McMahon and Olivia Farley, enthusiastic hikers, skiers and mountain bikers that call this studio residence. The two …

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DIY: Make a Candy-Cane Striped Holiday Wreath

DIY: Make a Candy-Cane Striped Holiday Wreath

A cheery wreath is a perfect way to begin decorating your house for the holiday season. It’s the first thing guests see when they pop over for a cup of hot cocoa, and it sets the tone for the remaining decorations in your house. Rather than buying the same old evergreen wreath together with your …

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Reduce It: How to Eliminate Old Light Bulbs

Reduce It: How to Eliminate Old Light Bulbs

For the sake of our health and the health of the planet, it’s a good idea to pause before throwing anything questionable in the trash — or the recycling, for that matter. Light bulbs are among these items that can be difficult to eliminate. It is dependent upon the kind of light bulb you’ve got. …

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Broad Cottage on the Jersey Shore

Broad Cottage on the Jersey Shore

Most seasonal beach towns are built upon the exact same principle: build to sleep because many people as you possibly can, since the summer season is brief, and land is at a premium. Tucked off in Ocean City, N.J., in which duplexes considerably simplifies single-family homes, sits a cottage just like you’ve never seen. In …

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