The Best Smart Locks – And Why You Might Need One

In recent years, in the United States but also elsewhere throughout the world, smart locks have become some of the most popular home technology products…along with other home automation and home security system products and technologies. This could be due to a number of factors, but probably has no coincidental correlation to the number of...

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Long And Narrow Apartment Gets A Fresh Remodel In Tel Aviv

This apartment building is located in Tel Aviv, Israel. If it looks old that’s because it is. The structure is a preservation-listed building which means there are limitations and restrictions concerned what can or cannot be modified, renovated or redesigned about it and the spaces inside of it. We’ll show you one of the apartments...

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How To Turn A Bus Into A Home – Learning From The Best

While most people chose to live in houses or apartments, some more adventurous types opt to live on a boat, under a dome or even inside a bus. That’s right, we talking about school bus transformations, although other vehicles can serve a similar purpose too. Of course, plenty have tried to make the conversion from...

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Chic and Practical DIY Clothes Racks That Put Your Wardrobe On Display

Our appearance is important to us and that makes us spend a lot of time, effort and money on things meant to make us look good and different from the others. We take great care of our clothes and accessories and sometimes we even display them in ways meant to draw attention. Clothes are for...

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A Bunch of Christmas Flower Arrangements Infused With Holiday Charm

Christmas is all about the fir tree, the ornaments, the string lights, presents and Santa Claus and yet that doesn’t make all the other more general decor ideas obsolete. Flowers, for instance, are universally beautiful and popular, although often overlooked, especially in winter. We’d like to use this opportunity to show you a few refreshing...

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Lithuanian House Features A Contradictory Yet Complementary Mix Of Styles

Somewhere in Vilnius, Lithuania’s largest city and capital, there’s a lovely and quaint house that’s easy to fall in love with. The house was designed by Prusta in 2016 yet doesn’t have the typical characteristics of contemporary structures. The thing that sets apart this 120 square meter residence from its neighbors and other such homes...

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Christmas Ornament Floral Table Decor

Turn extra large Christmas ornaments into unique floral table decor!  You can arrange several of these pieces in a row to make an eye catching centerpiece. Otherwise, you can use one at each place setting to add some holiday cheer to the table. You could even use these floral ornament pieces as place card holders!...

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15 Christmas Table Settings to Win You Best Host

That time of year is here again. The presents are stashed in the back of the closet. The music is all the same nostalgic tunes. The calendar squares fill up with parties and events. Most likely, you’re hosting something yourself at least once this year. Whether it’s a family party, a soiree with friends or...

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How to Trim a Redwood Deck: Finishing Touches Before Staining & Sealing

If you are building a redwood deck and have installed the deck floor, you are probably feeling pretty good about your project and are ready to finish things up. The good news is: you’re very close to being done. But you’re not there yet. In this article, we’ll show a couple of ways that you...

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Simplify Your Holidays: Easy & Gorgeous Christmas Table Settings

There are plenty of examples of beautiful, elaborate table settings for Christmas dinner available online. But if simplicity, both in aesthetics and workload, are more your style, you might be interested in the following table setting ideas for your holiday gathering. Comprised of a few very basic elements, each setting reflects a modern sensibility during...

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Designer Crush: Barrie Livingstone

With over 30 years of experience in the residential and hospitality industries in both design and marketing, Malibu-based interior designer and realtor Barrie Livingstone provides clients the best of all worlds. As a member of The Agency realty team, Livingstone lives out his passion for pairing the right clients with the right properties, and his design expertise ensures each space is showcased in the best possible light. Learn more about the multi-talented British-born jack of all trades in our Q&A below. 

1. How did you get your start in the design world?

Birth….lol. No seriously when I was 17 living in South Florida, I befriended Julio Iglesias’ ex-girlfriend in a club. She was an interior designer and before I started at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale she hired me and was teaching me to draft. I was in heaven.

2. You’re both an interior designer and realtor; what inspired you to merge the two professions and how do you successfully wear both hats?
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Surprising Ways to use Galvanized Metal Decor in Your Home

Galvanized metal decor items are a staple for a number of decor styles, such as industrial, rustic and farmhouse chic. This versatile metal can be found in pieces that are both new and shiny as well as those that are aged, with a rusted patina. Pieces that are aged can add extra character to a...

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How To Reupholster A Chair – Makeovers To Inspire You

Furniture inevitably gets old and there’s a point when we look a chair and we decide it’s time for a change. Sometimes that means a brand new chair is in order but sometimes not all hope is lost and a makeover is planned? Not sure how to reupholster a chair? No worries. The following projects...

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DIY Pumpkin Succulent Decorations

Succulents are a huge decorating trend right now. They’re everywhere, due in large part to the rising popularity of terrariums and succulents’ place in those. But this DIY pumpkin succulent project is a fun, simple, and unique twist on the standard terrarium. It’s perfect for fall and Thanksgiving holiday décor – use these on your...

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An Old House Rediscovers Its Charm And Gets Updated With New Features

Once upon a time (in 1969 to be more exact) there was a talented architect by the name of Gilbert Colyn who decided to build a beautiful house for himself. He chose a spot below Table Mountain which had a nice view of the city of Cape Town, in South Africa. He drew inspiration from...

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Happy 9th Birthday Homedit!

It’s a very happy 9th anniversary here at Homedit. We’ve logged another great year with some wildly popular posts that helped our millions of readers discover, create and learn. As we get closer to an entire decade of covering design, architecture and DIY projects, we are reflecting on a very busy year. We traveled to...

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Modern Credenza Designs That Reinvent A Historical Piece

The term credenza is just another word to describe a sideboard or a console with, or at least that’s how we see things today. There was a time when the credenza had a very specific function which differentiated it from other similar pieces of furniture and we talked about that in detail a while ago....

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Cool Uses For Decorative Wall Panels In Modern Spaces

Not sure how to give your space (whether it’s a home or work area) more character? We have an idea: turn the walls into focal points by decorating them with panels. Decorative wall panels come in a lot of different styles, sizes, shapes and materials and we’ve put together a list of some of out...

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Finding the Best TV Wall Mount for Your Home

In past decades, bulky tube televisions have been an eyesore and a space drain. However, with the advancement of technology and the global transition to flat screen TVs mounted on walls, this is no longer the case. Wall mount TVs can look sleek, and seamless into your space’s style and design. There are a variety...

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A Seven-Storey Townhouse in London Gets a Complete Remodel And The Results Are Amazing

This is the story of a seven-storey residence from Highgate, London. It’s a residence with a total surface of 325 square meters (3500 sq ft) which is plenty but usually not enough for more than 2 or 3 floors. The fact that this townhouse is structured on 7 different floors makes it a highly unusual...

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High-End Home Design, Art on Show at The Salon New York

It has been called New York’s “fanciest”design show — The Salon Art + Design is special because it melds the often-separated high-end art and design sectors into one magnificent event. The show features groundbreaking new designers alongside well-known masters, iconic vintage pieces right next to new, modern creations. As usual, it was difficult to just...

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Designer Crush: Heidi Caillier

A beautiful space is one thing; a beautiful space that's cozy enough to call home is quite different. If you're looking to cultivate the latter, it's worth reaching out to Heidi Caillier. The Seattle-based interior designer seamlessly mixes old with new, integrating textures and colors while layering on well-travelled pieces with a history. An intrinsic love of vintage furniture and materials that feature raw and natural textures balance Caillier's appreciation of hues and patterns that create practical, effortless spaces. Learn more about about the design maven in our Q&A below. 

1. When did you first become interested in design and what was the journey to eventually building your own firm?

I’ve always been interested in design but it took many years to end up on this path. After going to grad school for international public health at Tulane I realized that wasn’t what I wanted to do. I spent several years job hopping until I finally started my old design blog which lead to my first interior design job in the Bay Area. I always knew I wanted to work for myself and many years and a few firms later I launched Heidi...

The House Of The Future Is A Smart Home In A Humble Shell

How would you imagine the houses of the future will look like? There was a time when we used to imagine everything would look futuristic and austere and everything would be automatized, lacking the warmth and coziness of the homes of today. A more realistic approach reveals that things are quite different. This year, dot...

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Galvanized Steel Accessories an Easy Element for a Rustic Touch

It’s hard to say where it all started, but galvanized metal home decor accessories have been trending for a number of years and show no signs of slowing down. It is quite likely that the shabby chic and farmhouse styles helped propel galvanized steel to popularity because the material has been used in farm tools...

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10 Living Rooms That Boast a Teal Color

One thing that everyone will agree on is that your house should feel like you. No matter what the decorating trends are at the moment, no matter what your last style was, no matter what your mother-in-law says, the decor decisions you make for your home should make you happy. It is your space after...

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Animal-Shaped Furniture Pieces For The Most Adorable Interior Decors

Animals are the theme of a lot of kids’ room decor, being appreciated for their cuteness and lovable character. On one hand, that means you can always have an idea to rely on when decorating with kids in mind but, on the other hand, finding kids’ bedroom furniture with animal-inspired designs is quite the challenge....

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10 Round Beds to Turn Your Head

Large bedrooms present somewhat of a quandary to the decorator. Once you have your bed, your dresser, a nightstand and maybe a vanity and chair, how do you make your bedroom seem full and finished? How do you add to the essentials? The answer is that you don’t. You simply expound on your essentials. Get...

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A Tudor-Style Dream House That’s A Live-In Bookcase

We all have in mind an image of a perfect home an it’s usually a place full of love, a place where we feel comfortable and where we’re surrounded by the things we love most. For a couple from Seattle, that image became reality when they finally decided to buy an old Tudor-style house that...

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Leaf String Lights: A bright and easy fall DIY project

Light up your home with these simple leaf string lights! They are definitely a craft project that anyone can do, including your kids. In fact, this project involves one of my favorite craft supplies from when I was a kid: shrinky dinks! Who remembers playing with those?? If you do then you should definitely make...

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Extravagant House Plays With Curves To Make An Inner Lot Stand Out

Find a good location for a house and you’re already on the road to success. Usually that means a lot with a nice topography, easy access to the street and plenty of open space around it. This house has neither of these things yet that doesn’t stop it from being extraordinary. It compensates for that...

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