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True Icons of Modern Design

True Icons of Modern Design

Barcelona Chair and Ottoman. Photo courtesy of Knoll, Inc. www.knoll.com. When it comes to modern design three chairs stand alone as true icons. The Eames chair and ottoman, the Barcelona chair and the Wassily chair are easily recognizable even to the most notices...

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Performance Fabrics Not Just for the Patio

Performance Fabrics Not Just for the Patio

Fabrics that are as durable as they are beautiful are a homemaker's dream. Fabrics that can stand up to pets, spills and stains are bringing the outdoor in and the indoor out. The same features that make these fabrics great for the outdoors, easy cleanability,...

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Organic Lighting

Organic Lighting

Organic is a word that has become part of our everyday vocabulary. From the food we buy to the clothing we wear. Today’s lighting manufacturers are capitalizing on this popular consumer attentiveness by pursuing materials that are more organic in nature and...

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Make It Pink

Make It Pink

Bassett Furniture Each year designers wait with great anticipation for Pantone to announce their color of the year. Pantone is considered the most universal of all color systems. It allows graphic artist, fashion designers and interior decorators to specify a...

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Furniture Designs Influenced by Fashion Runways

Furniture Designs Influenced by Fashion Runways

EJ Victor Furniture collections are mirroring the fashion runways of New York as more and more famous fashion creators are jumping into designing furniture. For years we have talked about how home décor follows fashion but if this year’s furniture collections are any...

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Creativity Sparked by Environment

Creativity Sparked by Environment

There are a lot of benefits about working from home. You have flexibility; in some cases you can set your own hours. You can show up in your PJs with no makeup. But the best benefit is your ability to control your environment. Most business offices leave a lot to be...

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A Treasure of Space Under Your Stairs

A Treasure of Space Under Your Stairs

If you have a two story home you may have a hidden treasure of space under your staircase, which may have been designed by a professional like Pear Stairs. We have all seen clever ways that builders have utilized this space for storage by building in drawers and...

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Creative Storage Solutions for the Kitchen

Creative Storage Solutions for the Kitchen

What do you do when you don't have enough cabinet space? Our grandmothers used china cabinets to store away their seldom-used dishes, serving pieces and linens. It was a great solution to a common problem. Today china cabinets are old fashioned and represent a by-gone...

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Creating Breath Taking Rooms

Creating Breath Taking Rooms

Ever walk into one of those living rooms that just take your breath away because it is so tranquil and well edited? I love that experience. You want to stand there for a few moments and take in the ambiance of the space. This is what happens with everything in a room...

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Black will Always Be the New Black

Black will Always Be the New Black

I don?t know why everyone is always looking for the ?new black?. I see nothing wrong with black just being black. Its use on either cabinetry or walls is sure to emphasize contrast and evoke a dramatic mood. When done right, it can also convey a classy and...

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Well Hello There, Come On In

Well Hello There, Come On In

When I lived in an apartment I dreamed of one day being able to afford a house or at least a large enough apartment so I could have a foyer. Now by definition, a foyer in a house is usually a small entry area or room by the front door. I didn?t demand a grand foyer,...

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Reconnect with Your Dining Room

Reconnect with Your Dining Room

Chances are you?ll be spending more time in your dining room during the next 90 days than all the rest of the year combined. The holidays are the perfect time to bring out the good china and gather together in that rarely used room to celebrate family and friends. But...

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