Let Us Chic-ify That the Game Room

Let Us Chic-ify That the Game Room

Soccer season has arrived, and we know what this implies: Fans everywhere are perfecting their media or living rooms, creating the greatest pad to watch the game with friends. But it feels like such places have taken on a rather stereotypical decorative position: dark rooms in dark basements with dark upholstery. Why can’t we watch …

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How to Maintain Upholstered Furniture

How to Maintain Upholstered Furniture

Upholstery furnishings are very common and you are likely to find them in any home. There’s no doubt that this type of furnish has a number of great features but above all, upholstery always brings a feeling of modernity and class to any living room. In addition to this, the furnishing can easily be complemented …

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Steel-Framed Windows Leap Forward Into Modern Designs

Steel-Framed Windows Leap Forward Into Modern Designs

The Industrial Revolution gave us many new substances and technologies, from the elevator to the idea of a curtain wall construction. Not the least of these was the introduction of sheets of glass set in metal frames. Introduced on a huge scale at the Crystal Palace, which housed the Great Exhibition in 1851, sheets of …

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Houzz Tour: Design and Surprise in The Hamptons

Houzz Tour: Design and Surprise in The Hamptons

Mention The Hamptons, and instantly images of gargantuan shore holiday waterfalls superimposed on the rolling grassy landscape are conjured. It’s nearly a farce to call those homes beach houses. Choosing to not fall victim to this cliché, Robert Young Architects opted for understated and casual elegance when designing the primary residence for a family in …

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Overlooked Design Opportunity: Stair Risers

Overlooked Design Opportunity: Stair Risers

If you are feeling like your stairs is ho-hum and you are not sure what to do, you may want to end that endless hunt for a runner. From Spanish Revival tiles to amounts; out of attaching layers of linoleum floor to a really adorable vermin, these stairs details make an impression. CapeRace Cultural Adventures …

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Take: Unexpected Kitchen Lights

Take: Unexpected Kitchen Lights

As a kitchen designer, I look at a great deal of kitchens and kitchen products. I am always on the search for inspiration, especially for things such as counter stools and pendant lights that have not been seen a thousand times. When it comes to lighting, there are frequently architectural limitations like ceiling heights, island …

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How to Pick the Best Rug for Your Entryway

How to Pick the Best Rug for Your Entryway

Selecting a rug for your entryway is by no means a trivial choice. After placing endless work into the remainder of your home, don’t allow this first rug on your house look like an afterthought. There are lots of options to make. What shape functions? What size? And don’t forget about design and colour. As …

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A Periodic Table of Design Elements

A Periodic Table of Design Elements

If you’re anything like me (right-brained and a daydreamer in science), you sat with all the periodic table of elements in chemistry, memorized it and then wondered what on earth you’d ever do with that information. While I am fairly certain I’ve never put it to use, 1 thing that I do know is this: …

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How to Maintain Upholstered Furniture

How to Maintain Upholstered Furniture

Upholstery furnishings are very common and you are likely to find them in any home. There’s no doubt that this type of furnish has a number of great features but above all, upholstery always brings a feeling of modernity and class to any living room. In addition to this, the furnishing can easily be complemented …

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Rammed Earth: Old Meets New in Hybrid Material

Rammed Earth: Old Meets New in Hybrid Material

Rammed earth is an early construction technique dating back to the 2nd century B.C. in China which is finding its way to contemporary buildings. Even in the face of construction codes and authorities which might not comprehend it as a acceptable material such as walls. What’s essentially soil compacted to rock-hard structures, rammed earth walls …

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