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Warm Up Your Kitchen with Metallic Details

Posted by Houzz on Dec 27, 2016 10:30:00 AM

If you’re craving a way to give your kitchen a cozy, warm feel, you don’t need to resort to painting your walls a fall color such as cranberry red or harvest gold. Instead, there’s a subtler trick for heating up your kitchen: adding warm metallic finishes.

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Topics: Kitchen Tile Ideas, Design

How to Naturally Incorporate Stone and Wood into Home Design

Posted by Houzz on Nov 12, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Though synthetic materials in home construction and decor have come a long way, most people when pressed would still take the natural option if it fit the budget. “Part of the aversion is likely due to the inability of artificial materials to reveal the organic processes of aging, weathering and other dynamic features of natural materials, even inorganic forms like stone,” says researcher Stephen Kellert, who specializes in biophilic design (building practices that improve human health, well-being and productivity). People crave a deeper connection with nature than what synthetic materials can offer, and combining rich wood and stone has long been a winning formula for fostering that connection.

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Topics: Design

10 Trends From the London Design Festival

Posted by Houzz on Oct 20, 2016 11:53:13 AM

If you’re wondering whether to invest in a marble backsplash, gold faucets or a polished concrete floor, read on. Let the trends picked up at this year’s London Design Festival (held Sept. 17-25) help you decide. At the same time, remember that while the most-stylish homes may absorb design trends, homeowners will also — just as with design rules — take them with a hefty pinch of salt and confidently ignore them.
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Topics: Trends, News, Design

How to Incorporate Pebble Surfaces, Indoors and Out

Posted by Houzz on Sep 22, 2016 10:30:00 AM

The humble river pebble is a faultless example of how Mother Nature is inexhaustibly patient when it comes to creating perfection. Honed into a smooth, rounded shape over hundreds of years, the pebble can bring an organic element to your decor. When used en masse, this modest little stone can create a huge impact.

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Topics: Trends, Stone, Design

7 Design Rules Worth Breaking

Posted by Houzz on Aug 10, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Go-to design rules can be a huge help when you feel lost with your decor. But sometimes they end up painting you into a corner. If you’re finding your decor a little on the dull side, or you just like shaking up the system, here are seven of the top design rules that you should consider bending, twisting or totally breaking.

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Topics: Design

Design Tips to Energize Your Bathroom

Posted by Houzz on Jul 20, 2016 10:59:15 AM

Incorporate some — or all — of these ideas to keep your space from feeling too clinical and boring

Modern bathroom design is often all about going minimalist with clean finishes for a spa-like feel. But sometimes the look ends up feeling clinical. To make sure your space feels just as inviting as the rest of your home, try some of my favorite bathroom design tips to create a sense of warmth and personality while achieving spot-on style.
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Topics: Bathroom Tile Ideas, Design

Bathroom Design: Getting Tile Around the Vanity Right

Posted by Houzz on May 3, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Prevent water damage and get a seamless look with these pro tips for tiling under and around a bathroom vanity

Tiling under your new vanity or custom cabinets can prevent shower or sink water from finding its way into your house. Extending tile all the way under freestanding or floating vanities can make a room look and feel larger, too. These vanities are popular choices in today's bathrooms, so it's important to understand the pros and cons of bringing tile all the way under your bathroom storage.

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Topics: Bathroom Tile Ideas

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