A 50-year Old House Remodeled Into A Contemporary And Sustainable Home

We’ve seen many old structures transformed into modern spaces yet none of them was designed so much care and preparation as Villa RR. this is a house that was originally built in 1967 and which got a complete remodel in 2017. Two memorable projects, 50 years apart. Planning the new design took architect Theo Reitsema...

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Magnificent DIY Fall Decorations Waiting To Happen

Fall is all about foliage, pumpkins, cinnamon and warm and earthy colors. It’s a time to withdraw indoors and to stay connected to the outdoors by bringing nature in and by customizing our homes with wonderful fall decorations. As it often happens, it’s the small things that matter the most, things like the vase that...

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Creative Ways Of Designing And Displaying House Numbers

In the process of trying to make houses look beautiful from the outside, a lot of people focus on the big things like the color or finish of the facade or the garden and completely overlook the little details such as the house numbers. They’re important too. In fact, since you have to have them,...

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Cersaie 2017 Shows Innovations for Every Dream Bathroom

The world’s largest show dedicated to bathrooms — the most personal space in your home — took place in Bologna, Italy. CERSAIE 2017 presented the most innovative products and latest bathroom trends from around 800 exhibitors. Companies presented everything from ceramic tiles, wall-covering products, bathroom furnishings , fireplaces and more. Homedit was there, picking out the...

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3 Cozy DIY Autumn Aromas

Of all the seasons, fall has the most distinct flavors and smells. Warm and spicy, cozy and comforting are the aromas of autumn. If you want to fill your home with memorable scents, here are three ideas on how to do so. One involves a simmer pot, the other scent absorption, and the third a...

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12 DIYs to Bring Chevron Into Your Home

Throughout the ages and stages of home decor, patterns go in and out of style, covering rugs and furniture and all kinds of accessories and then disappearing into the outdated blog post history. However there are some patterns that are always on trend no matter what else is big at the moment. Stripes, for example,...

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London’s Decorex Focuses on Luxury Designs for the Home

Some of the world’s best high-end design was on display at Decorex 2017, the opening event of London Design Festival from 17 – 20 September. More than 400 specially curated exhibits showed the finest brands, exclusive installations and inventive collaborations all dedicated to fresh and luxurious design. The long-standing show celebrates everything that makes design...

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A Modern Glass Extension Built For An Adobe House

Building extensions for existing houses is often more difficult than redesigning the entire property from scratch. That’s because there has to be a connection between the old and the new and everything has to be planned in relation to what is already there. Each time the goals and the design strategy are different. The approach...

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Our Top Favorite Pumpkin Crafts For This Fall

It’s pumpkin season once again and that means it’s time to get creative. Don’t worry, we did some research so you don’t have to and we’re ready to show you the results. We’ve selected a bunch of pumpkin crafts that we think you’ll enjoy. Some require real pumpkins, others make use of the faux kind...

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Timeless And Versatile Indoor Lounge Chairs With Casual Appeal

A lounge chair, sometimes referred to as a chaise lounge, is a hybrid between a chair and a sofa. It’s not as robust or as heavy as a sofa but it isn’t as small and as lightweight as a chair either. It’s this hybrid nature that allows it to be more versatile than both concepts...

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Baby Room Ideas For A Beautiful Start In Life

Preparing the home for a new baby takes time, planning but also a creative mind. A newborn baby doesn’t really care about style or anything else really so all those cute and sophisticated baby room ideas that you want to use as inspiration are actually for everyone but the baby. That being said, this doesn’t...

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How to Clean Baseboards – a Fast and Easy Cleaning Guide

Nearing the end of summer vacation, there are probably lots of parts of your house that need a little attention. Baseboards are one of the often-overlooked areas that need cleaning as much as (if not more than) everything else. Near the action of movement in the home, and positioned low so as to catch all...

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Light and Texture Create Drama in a Modern Urban Penthouse

A modern urban riverside penthouse on the edge of a large natural park in Bucharest, Romania is the perfect example of how to balance nature with timeless neutral colors and an edgy, hip design. The 200 square-meter apartment designed by Ralu Dofin, in the Cortina Residence complex near Herastrau Park has fabulous natural light that accents...

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45 Car Garage Concepts That Are More Than Just Parking Spaces

Every room in a house has a purpose, a function that makes it different from all the others. Some are absolute must-haves while others are auxiliary and generally less important. The car garage is a special case. Often overlooked and treated as nothing but an annex with no real need for a stylish interior design...

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40 Bohemian Bedrooms To Fashion Your Eclectic Tastes After

An array of color and prints, varying textures, billowing fabrics and layers of worldly decor, boho style is one of the most fun to create from the ground up. If you’re looking into adding some funky nooks and crannies throughout your home, we’ve definitely compiled a beautiful assembly of inspiration for you. These 40 bohemian...

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How to Clean Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are an investment. They add warmth and natural beauty to any space. However, just as is the case with all floors, hardwood floors can take a major beating with everyday life in general. While hardwood floors are beautiful on their own, clean wood floors are exceptional. Here is a super simple, budget-friendly tutorial...

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Subway Tiles – The Fascinating Story Of Their Versatility

The subway tile trend is strong and popular, especially in kitchens and bathrooms. Its history dates back to the early 1900s when the New York subway system was unveiled. It featured these beautiful walls covered in white 3”x6” tiles and it didn’t take long for interior designers to adopt the look when remodeling homes. Kitchen subway...

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How To Shape The Land With Retaining Walls – A Quick Guide

As you may or may not know, retaining walls are highly versatile and customizable and they help shape incredibly beautiful landscapes. They’re used for various different purposes and they’re of several different types. A retaining wall can protect a property from sliding soil or can hold the foundation of a structure in place. It can...

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13 Brick Fire Pits And The Homes And Gardens That Surround Them

Fire pits are great focal point for cozy gatherings no matter what they’re made of. They’re ideal for casual or intimate gatherings with friends or family, providing a comfortable and cozy environment simply by being at the core of the outdoor seating area. Brick fire pits are especially great at making these spaces feel inviting...

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15 DIYs to Help You Win at Cubicle Decor

In any standard office cubicle, you’re bound to find the same basic things. A file cabinet, a computer or laptop, an office chair, a calendar and probably a family picture. Not that any of those things are bad, just basic. Expected. If you want the cubicle that makes you smile even on a Monday morning,...

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Designer Crush: Martha Angus

With over two decades of experience designing homes for high-end clients (perhaps you've heard of Ralph Lauren?), Martha Angus is well-equipped to handle a wide array of residential and commercial projects. After studying at Paris's École des Beaux-Arts and eaning her BFA at Carnegie Mellon, Angus worked for New York City institutions like Sotheby’s Restoration and Saks Fifth Avenue before heading West and starting Martha Angus Interior Design in San Francisco. Read more about the blogger, art collector, and electronic dance fan in our Q&A below. 

 

 

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A total accident as I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Painting and realized I had no job skills whatsoever. So my teacher Mom took me to the local college library and looked up possible jobs and Interior Design popped up first for people with my degree.
 
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DIY Wall Shelves: Gorgeous Acrylic Shelves on Walls or in Windows

Have you ever thought to yourself, “It would be nice if I could hang a shelf or two in the window. All that natural light!” Or: “I need more acrylic in my life. Shelves? Could I make acrylic shelves?” Here’s some good news: You can DIY wall shelves, made out of acrylic, and hang them...

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DIY Toddler Beds For Decors With Personality And Playful Appeal

The transition from baby to toddler may not seem like a big deal but it is an important step in the development of a child. The moment when the nursery room becomes a toddler bedroom brings with it a lot of changes related to both the interior design of the space as well as the...

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How to Clean and Polish Wooden Furniture

Whether you have a wooden piano, dresser, desk, bed, or any other beautiful wooden piece of furniture, you’re going to have to keep it maintained in order for the piece to look healthy and well. What’s more, with wooden pieces perhaps more than others, their maintenance not only affects their look, but also their function....

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15 Double Vanities That Are Nothing Short of Inspiring

It seems like double vanities have fallen in and out of style throughout the years. For a while, you wouldn’t find a bathroom without a double vanity. Then they were really only seen in children’s bathrooms with all those little toothbrushes littering the countertop. And now, they’re back. Lucky for all of us! Having a...

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Pre-War House Has Brick Volumes Connected By Bridges And Gardens

Everything from the choice of materials, the finishes and colors used, the distribution of the spaces and the way in which they interact with the surroundings adds up to a spectacular design for a house that has been recently enlarged by M Construction. The project consists of an extension added to an existing pre-war building...

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TV Lift Cabinets That Disguise Your Electronics As Elegant Furniture

TVs that disappear into the ceiling, the floor, cabinet or pretty much anywhere else are the type of futuristic feature we associate with some sci-fi movies or high-tech interior designs. During the past few years we’ve come closer to making this a more approachable feature, less fictional and more realistic. The TV lift cabinet concept...

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DIY Simple Yarn Wrapped Hanging Planter

Transform a simple terra cotta planter into this fun and functional yarn wrapped hanging planter! I love the look of a plant cascading down from a hanging planter. I have these two hooks on my ceiling leftover from a hanging chandelier that looked so out of place. Once I hung a few plants from them,...

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Asymmetric House Makes The Most Of Its Remote Location

Sometimes we like to play a game…to look at a house and to try to characterize it using only one word. It can be a real challenge when there’s more to a house than what it lets the others see but sometimes it’s all very easy. We’d describe this house from Puhoi, New Zealand using...

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Cute Stools And Charming Little Ottomans We Love

Some things, although small and not as important as others, have an important role in the big picture, helping to define and shape a space or a decor. We believe that stools, poufs and small ottomans fit into this category. They can be used in all sorts of practical and stylish combinations. The chair and...

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