Child-Friendly Two-Bedroom in Chicago

Child-Friendly Two-Bedroom in Chicago

Blogger and stay-at-home mother Jiye Lee once read a post about the way the French don’t babyproof their homes; they just use common sense. This very simple wisdom rang true for Lee and her husband, and remained with them since they redesigned their home. “I forget the exact origin, but the gist of this piece …

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10 Smart Organizing Ideas Which

10 Smart Organizing Ideas Which

Go beyond mere neatness by making little changes around the home that can help you out every day. When your home is prepared to efficiently support common activities and activities — from dealing with mail, bills and memorabilia, to gifting, cleaning and much more — it’s like a tiny weight is lifted from the shoulders. …

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New Classics: Sofa and The Bubble Club Chair

New Classics: Sofa and The Bubble Club Chair

The first time I Discovered Philippe Starck’s Bubble Club Chair was about the TV Series Boston Legal. At the end of each episode, James Spader and William Shatner would sit on a balcony overlooking Boston, smoking stogies at a pair of these chairs. I was always more interested in the chairs than the characters’ episode-wrapping …

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Get Your Lighting

Get Your Lighting

We tend to think about light choices as a matter of personal taste, something that’s a part of the lamp-shopping checklist. Nonetheless, it ends up that the most essential lighting decisions have nothing to do with lamps. And light decisions can actually make or break your own family’s wellbeing, happiness and well-being. Brighter Concepts Ltd …

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Color Guide: How to Use Brown

Color Guide: How to Use Brown

Browns are an extremely popular decorating option. They’re rich and neutral and warm. They can add play to smaller distances or help add coziness to bigger ones. Brown is a mix of crimson, red, rose or yellow with black or gray. In value it begins near beige and finishes near walnut or espresso, and its …

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Catch the Olympic Rings With Circular Decor

Catch the Olympic Rings With Circular Decor

The forthcoming Olympics has me seeing circles. I have been inspired by the classic emblem that represents the Olympics: five intertwined rings, that signify that the Americas (North and South America), Africa, Asia, Australasia and Europe. Since our homes and the vast majority of our furnishings are all created with straight lines, circular layouts can …

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Mango: Orange for the Rest of Us

Mango: Orange for the Rest of Us

I have never actually made friends with orange. I tried hard when it became the new darling of the plan world a decade ago, but we just couldn’t find common ground. (Maybe, had an Herm├Ęs box entered the picture, our relationship may have blossomed.) Now, however, I think I have discovered a shade I will …

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Great Color Palettes: 8 Bedroom Color Schemes

Great Color Palettes: 8 Bedroom Color Schemes

Waking up to pleasant, bright weather in an equally enjoyable, sunny room (preferably while on holiday) is a fairly spectacular way to begin the day. The colors in our environment affect our disposition, and warm shades of red, orange and yellow make us feel energized and happy. But if you live in a predominantly hot …

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Contemporary Netherlands Home

Contemporary Netherlands Home

It didn’t take long for designer Tessa Weerdenburg of Nu interieur | ontwerp along with her husband, Martin, to comprehend the potential of the three-story family home. The Scandinavian architecture and opinions of the water motivated the couple to buy the day after their first screening. As soon as they snapped it up, they changed …

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