Key Trends We Spotted at Salone del Mobile 2017 in Milan (22 photos)

July 14th, 2017

When you are looking for the latest styles that are trending, you have to keep an open eye. See the amazing modern styles that we saw in Salone del Mobile in Milan. These styles are stylish with modern flair and are sure to be trending all around the world very soon!

Key Trends We Spotted at Salone del Mobile 2017 in Milan (22 photos)

New This Week: 3 Casual and Calm Modern Bedrooms (4 photos)

June 25th, 2017

Most people want their bedroom to be calm and relaxing. In those cases, decor that’s too precious or done-up doesn’t quite work. A more casual approach is a better fit. But that doesn’t mean you have to skimp on style. The following bedrooms show how a laid-back vibe can work with style.

New This Week: 3 Casual and Calm Modern Bedrooms (4 photos)

Shop Houzz: Reclaimed Wall Decor Under $75 (130 photos)

June 24th, 2017

Accenting your home with reclaimed wood can be intimidating at first. But when done right, it brings a feeling of warmth to rooms in a range of styles, from cottage to industrial. Shop this collection to bring the timeworn character of reclaimed wood to every room. Pieces of wood that are beautiful and very elegant.

Shop Houzz: Reclaimed Wall Decor Under $75 (130 photos)

Lush gardens hang from dramatic student housing proposed for Birmingham

June 24th, 2017

This student housing has something a lot don’t. It has gardens. They are hanging so it doesn’t use a lot of ground space. Gardening can teach students responsibility so is a very good thing for them to have. More places should try something like this. It would also provide fresh produce for the students to eat.

Lush gardens hang from dramatic student housing proposed for Birmingham

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Woven Wood Edge Banding

June 24th, 2017

Woven wood edge bandings are the latest talk in home decor. Explore the differences between traditional shadings and the more robust woven bandings. In addition to their durability, learn about the hidden benefits and bold look that provide a new, fresh touch to your interior design.

Key Takeaways:

  • Not only will edge banding transform the look of your shade but it adds functional value as well.
  • Adding edge binding to woven wood shades will prevent the shades from stretching out as much.
  • Edge binding covers the edges of the shade to make them hang straight and and protect them from rubbing against the edge of the window and fraying.

“If your shade material is highly textured, choose a solid to keep your windows from looking too busy. Contrasting colors like dark edge banding against a light woven shade look gorgeous.”

https://www.blinds.com/blog/3-things-didnt-know-woven-wood-edge-banding/

When the Gospel of Minimalism Collides With Daily Life

June 23rd, 2017

In theory, minimalists have more time and money to amass something that researchers have found to provide far more satisfaction than material items: memories. Experiential purchases, psychologists assure us, offer deeper emotional sustenance than any new gadget or piece of furniture. Studies suggest that even the perfect Danish modern chair fades into the background after daily exposure.

Key Takeaways:

  • Minimalists focus not on material goods and consumerasim but on making and preserving memories through other ways that physical items
  • After adopting the minimalist way of life, people increasingly found it difficult to get the great joy that previously brought that joy, such as designer websites and blogs.
  • The “minimalist mom” got her name after losing her job and adopting a minimal lifestyle which was accompanied by her drop off of consumerism

“Studies suggest that even the perfect Danish modern chair fades into the background after daily exposure. Yet our brains never quite get over the thrill of, say, hiking Bryce Canyon, which yields more psychological bang for the buck.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/29/style/when-the-gospel-of-minimalism-collides-with-daily-life.html?_r=0

Experimenting With Lights: 6 Top Trends at Euroluce 2017 (18 photos)

June 23rd, 2017

You can use lighting to add a lot of different looks to your home. It can do a lot. This shows some great trends in lighting. You can use these to create what you want, but you may need to get an electrician to help you. Definitely always be careful when working with lighting.

Experimenting With Lights: 6 Top Trends at Euroluce 2017 (18 photos)

Sofa Secrets: It’s All in the Details (15 photos)

June 23rd, 2017

A welt is a thin cord that runs along the seam, often on the edges of throw pillows and seat cushions. A welt adds a tailored touch and tends to look more traditional. You can help the welt pop by making its fabric a different type or color than that of the cushion, a graphic touch that works well on pieces that have a distinct shape.

Sofa Secrets: It’s All in the Details (15 photos)

You Can Live in a Giant Cowboy Boot for $1,200 a Month — House of the Day

June 23rd, 2017

Nearly twenty photos, both inside and outside, showcase the unique aspects of this home… shaped like a cowboy (or cowgirl) boot. Constructed with recycled and salvaged items included, the small home has many shabby-chic features that will make anyone feel right at home. Galvanized steel walls, wood walls, and modern appliances, all tucked inside an appropriately boot shaped frame make this a one of a kind, whimsical home.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cowboy-boot inspired houses are available for rent in Texas
  • Footwear-inspired homes like these have quite a few special touches, namely the terrazzo floors.
  • THese homes are inspiring other clothing-inspired style homes, like cowboy hat homes.

“They say everything is bigger in Texas, even—nay especially—the boots. Case in point: There’s a cowboy boot so large you can live in it.”

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/you-can-live-in-a-giant-cowboy-boot-for-1-200-a-month-244686

Wood Deck Resurfacing Ideas

June 22nd, 2017

Trying to resurface your wooded deck, but have no idea what to do with it, well it may seem like a difficult job, but that does not mean there is nothing to do. It is possible and there is many different options depending on what your deck is made of. So read up, grab those materials and make that deck beautiful again.

Key Takeaways:

  • The exotic hardwoods are some of the hardest to install because many of them are so hard and dense, you have to pre-drill all the fastener holes.
  • Treated wood currently is the least expensive material to use, but it can’t resist the punishing effects of the ultraviolet (UV) light of the sun.
  • Composite decking is a blend of wood fiber and plastic. The top wear surface and the edges are capped with a virgin vinyl that has coloration to simulate real wood graining.

“If you don’t seal treated lumber with some coating, the UV light will destroy the natural color pigments and the lignin that bonds the wood fibers together.”

http://www.askthebuilder.com/wood-deck-resurfacing-ideas/