Mid-Century Modern Design Tips

Mid-Century Modern Lighting for Every Style

We welcome our friend and guest blogger, Charu Gureja. "I’m an interior designer, passionate about interior spaces, architecture, furniture, lighting and art. Generally speaking, I enjoy anything and everything related to art and design! Growing up in countries like...

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Imperfection: A Look At Wabi Sabi

      "Instinctively I was drawn to the beauty of things coarse and unrefined; things rich in raw texture and rough tactility. Often these things are reactive to the effects of weathering and human treatment. And lastly, I was attracted to the beauty of...

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InteriorDesign: Embracing an Eclectic Style

Sometimes it takes a leap of faith to "mix it up" when decorating a space. An eclectic approach, or mixing it up refers  to combining seemingly disparate styles of furniture and accessories. That could include: an industrial coffee table, a Scandinavian style sofa, a...

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Victor-Raul Garcia Artist:Abstract Modernism

  Abstract Modernist painter Victor Raul Garcia creates images which sync with their  surroundings. They are not the juxtaposed images of a still life in a kitchen, or a landscape in a foyer, but rather a living component of interior design. Abstract art finds a way...

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12 Tips on How to Maximize a Small Space

The problem with small spaces is the unique design challenges they pose. It’s tough to incorporate all your ideas, all your furniture, and still retain space. With small spaces, it often comes down to sacrifice. Here are some tips on how to reduce your sacrifice,...

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Design Tips for Small Spaces

As things around the U.S. and the world change economically, we've gotten more and more calls asking about advice to maximize the space of a room. This could be due to people downsizing to smaller places, crashing together, etc, but there are definitely unique...

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Bad Design Trends Say "Bye Bye" in '09

Recently, we ran across a great post in the LA Times Home & Garden section that listed some of the worst design trends that top experts wish would simply, DIE in 2009. These "experts" included interior designers, designers, retailers, and other design pros, so...

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2008 Design Trends Reviewed: Part 2

Every year, just like GQ names a "Sexiest Man Alive", and Motor Trend names its' "Car of the Year, Pantone, a leading color authority named "Blue Iris" as its' "Color of the Year" for 2008. As 2008 comes to a close, we noticed that "Blue Iris" didn't really take off...

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Modern Architecture & Design

As a lover of all things "design" related, we are definitely Trade Magazine junkies! And I have to say that we were not disappointed by the December issue of Metropolitan Home. We came across this amazing home built by the home owners themselves, Jose Tavel and Cara...

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Spice Up Your Space for Fall

Fall in NYC - Yum, we miss the giant fortune cookie @ Tao. While it’s still scorching in many parts of the US, fall is slowly creeping up on us. With seasonal changes, we see heavy changes in fashion, music, mood, and schedule. So, as days grow shorter, some interior...

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