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The Urban Farm

Renovating a house is one of the skills of the Dutch. The restoration of a house for them is a very important value and they often choose to create continuity between the environments, making it very harmonious inside and outside the house. The restructuring of this farm in the Netherlands, whose colors and elements are reminiscent of the surrounding countryside, is a good example of the Dutch work. I thought particularly lovely the pastel green color that characterizes the kitchen walls where the family spends most of the time and where you can enjoy dinners with friends !! Photo: James Stokes

How to Choose the Right Headboard

I have made a list of the the most important things to consider before buying a headboard. If you read or  watch Tv in bed then you’ll be better off with a padded or upholstered  headboard. Since you’ll be  leaning against it, a  dark color or print will disguise any marks. A metal or wooden headboard will create a stylish statement but won’t offer the comfort of upholstered headboards .                                                What are the design choices?   Upholstered  headboards are ideal for comfort and can create a striking statement if covered in bold, patterned fabric. Buttoned headboards are back in fashion and now come in sleeker, streamlined shapes giving them a modern edge. Look out for buttoned headboards upholstered in suede for the ultimate in luxury and comfort.  Leather headboards are good for bringing a sleek, modern look to contemporary bedrooms, but remember, the leather can be cold so you may need a few extra pillows.  Wooden headboards …

Why We Love Midcentury Modern Design

Dot & Bo   Via Houzz What is it about midcentury modern design that has so many of us in a decorating tizzy? In this digital age of innovation and technology, why are we scouring flea markets, antiques stores and the Internet in search of pieces that were designed 50 to 60 years ago? Eames, Noguchi, Nelson — these designers’ pieces are dominating our living rooms. I mean, my dad was 7 years old when the Eames Lounge Chair came out. And now one of the most gracious compliments we could ever hope to receive is, “I could totally see Don Draper kicking back on your sofa!” “Really? Thank you!” There are countless stores and websites devoted specifically to midcentury modern tastes. Everyone knows someone with a story about an unbelievable find on Craigslist or eBay. Believe it or not, baby boomers should get much of the credit for the recent decorating frenzy. Andrea Hsu wrote this for National Public Radio: “After World War II, home ownership surged. People who bought homes in the 1950s and ’60s would …

CREATE AN ART GALLERY WALL AT HOME

Via Minted   Buying and collecting art? Majorly fun. Figuring out where to hang everything? Sometimes not so fun. If you’re like me, you’ve probably come across a ton of inspiring images of art-gallery walls on Pinterest or in shelter magazine  with walls fabulously filled to the brim with beautifully framed pieces. But attempting to create something similar at home can be a little intimidating. To inspire you to create an art-gallery wall of your own, we dropped by the homes of two Minted employees: our founder and CEO Mariam Naficy (top) and associate creative director Annie Clark(bottom). “I wanted a wall that reflected my family and our love for travel and art, and that was deliberately un-stuffy. I loved incorporating a mirror I found in Paris, a piece of antique fabric I found in Turkey, and my children’s art.” —Mariam “My home is a work in progress. I love that I can easily add a new piece or pin a photo to this ever-evolving corner gallery.” —Annie San Francisco-based stylist Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman worked with the ladies to create …

Texture Tile

    In the current Big Idea Issue 95, the DECO Lab section is all about surfacing; everything you need to know when updating or renovating floors, surfaces and walls. There is a special focus on tiles. They are the new big thing, so don’t banish them to the Bathroom and kitchens -they are wonderfully practical and add colour, pattern and texture to any room. With so many new choices of tiles available locally, mix and match, add texture, new shapes, and use in unconventional ways and spaces. For a dramatic, unique and unexpected look, use statement tiles, which are artworks in their own right, as headboards behind beds,   or create signature feature walls by continuing a fashionable floor tile and running it up onto the wall. It’s really easy to create a magic carpet with patterned tiling and, in terms of design, anything goes.  For a custom-made look visit a supplier like Moroccan Warehouse, Tile Studio or Onsite Gallery and develop a unique pattern or combination with them.                              via Elle …

Decorating with Photo

  Photos are moments we keep forever and  can give a personal touch to the decor too. See suggestions for how to use them without making mistake!                                                                                                                                                                 

Decorate With Flowers

                     Flowers Flowers                                                                      This is a great book for anyone who wants to learn step by step how to decorate with flowers. The book teaches how to make small-scale arrangements using either blooms available at a corner market or in the garden. Decorate With Flowers offers busy readers who do not have time to fuss over flowers an opportunity to experiment and have fun !!                          Decorate With Flowers: Creative Arrangements * Styling Inspiration * Container Projects * Design Tips