Day: March 22, 2020

Transitional design vs Traditional Design – Decor and Style Differences

Ever wonder about the differences between transitional design and traditional styles? These two decor and furniture styles have similar foundational elements, but when you compare them side by side, the finished look is completely different. Here are the reasons why. 

How Transitional Design is Different from Traditional Style

 

 First, let’s acknowledge that most people these days don’t fit into one design style category. I do, however, believe everyone has a foundational starting point. This post will help you understand the core foundation of a transitional space compared to its traditional style roots. The goal is to help you transitionalists out there understand your roots, and then add your flare.

Let’s start with a look at where the transitional design style got its roots…

Traditional Design

A traditional room is characteristic of a 17th or 18th century home. It’s warm and inviting, but can also be more luxurious. These spaces have curved and detailed furniture with a backdrop of

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100 Exterior Design Ideas – Home Bunch Interior Design Ideas

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Hello, my friends! How wonderful it is to have you here! To celebrate the first weekend of Summer 2018, I decided to showcase only exteriors today for our “Interior Design Ideas” series. Do you know those homes that are beyond our dreams? Well, get ready because this is a vast collection of more than 100 exterior design ideas filled with inspiring and beautiful homes and gardens, all designed by SBP Homes.

This post features all types of exteriors – traditional homes, contemporary homes, farmhouses, French homes, shingle homes, you name it! So find a comfy spot under the sun or shade (welcome to summer!!!), start pinning your favorite home exteriors and enjoy this new “100 Exterior Design Ideas“!

 

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6 Creative Home Decor Ideas for Soundproofing and Absorbing

Creative Decor For Muting Noisy Neighbors


Imagine the typical prospective home buyer or renter. They learn about a property of interest to them, either online or through an agent, and then go in person to check it out. And then they decide against it. What’s the most likely reason why?

According to a new survey from mortgage broker Oceanfinance.co.uk, the most commonly cited answer is: noisy neighbors.

Of course, if you aren’t looking for a new place then you might already feel stuck in a stentorian living situation. But you needn’t resort to moving, undertaking a major soundproofing renovation or adopting passive aggressive tactics to find some peace and quiet. A few simple home decor changes can help promote silence by absorbing sound. Here’s a look at five of those:

Sound Absorbing Paint

The most inconspicuous way to quite a room might be sound absorbing paint. It works surprisingly well at mid-range frequencies which, conveniently,

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10 Interior Design Style Quizzes That Are Actually Worth Your Time

10 Online Interior Design Style Quizzes

At some point, everybody finds themselves wondering, “What is my design style?” Pinterest can sometimes be like putting your face in front of a fire hydrant gushing with design styles. TMI, and not very helpful! Online style quizzes can help you navigate your style and figure out why you like certain Pinterest pins. Since online e-design has come into its own, there are loads of design style quizzes to choose from. To help you decide which ones to take (and to selfishly feed my design style quiz addiction), I took a lot of them. I’m here to let you know which ones are worth your time, and share my favorites!       

Roundup: Online Design Style Quizzes

Havenly is an interior design source website where you can hire designers to help you get your room together. You can use the quiz to find one of their interior designers to work with, or just take the quiz to

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Living Room Bedroom Combo (Design Ideas)

Here we explore a variety of living room bedroom combo interior design ideas including how to get the most out of a multi-use space.Loft living room with bedroom separated by sliding barn doors

Between the small house movement, housing prices rising, and the desire more of us have to live in urban centers, we are living in tighter quarters. And that requires us to rethink our spaces and how we use them. Studio apartment dwellers and college students alike can tell you that the key to having a functional, stylish living and bedroom combo comes down to careful planning, efficient use of space, and an eye for detail. We all know that sofa beds have been a mainstay in these spaces, but there are some fantastic alternatives. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Sliding Doors

An attractive way to split up a living space is by using sliding doors. Whether you live in a studio apartment or

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Design thinking, explained | MIT Sloan

What is design thinking?

Design thinking is an innovative problem-solving process rooted in a set of skills.The approach has been around for decades, but it only started gaining traction outside of the design community after the 2008 Harvard Business Review article [subscription required] titled “Design Thinking” by Tim Brown, CEO and president of design company IDEO.

Since then, the design thinking process has been applied to developing new products and services, and to a whole range of problems, from creating a business model for selling solar panels in Africa to the operation of Airbnb.

At a high level, the steps involved in the design thinking process are simple: first, fully understand the problem; second, explore a wide range of possible solutions; third, iterate extensively through prototyping and testing; and finally, implement through the customary deployment mechanisms. 

The skills associated with these steps help people

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13 Best Online Interior Design Courses, Schools & Degrees

Interior designers are artistic, imaginative, and creative people with technical, managerial, and interpersonal skills. Becoming an interior designer requires more than just having these characteristics and skills. Most companies require at least a bachelor’s degree, preferably in interior design or a related field. However, many will accept a bachelor’s degree in another field as long as the potential employee has coursework and experience in interior design. With the technologies available today, many schools are now offering an interior design degree online.

The New York Institute of Art and Design‘s online interior design course will teach you everything you need to know to get started as an interior designer. You will learn design trends and history, furniture styles and fabrics, color theory and lighting. Over 13 hours of HD video instruction featuring professional designers and a series of design projects will help you master the skills necessary to make

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34 Pretty Farmhouse Exterior Design Ideas

A while back my husband and I decided to move to our favorite vacation destination in the mountains. But in order to make this dream of ours happen we had to sell our city home. We put our house on the market and started to make plans to move as quickly as possible.

Sadly, things did not go as we hoped. Our house didn’t sell and according to our realtor the problem was our kitchen. It didn’t match the exterior of our house. Our house was a Cape Cod style with rock around the front door and dormers on the second floor. It was very traditional and pretty cute.

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Family Rooms vs. Living Rooms vs. Great Rooms : Handy Home Design

In American homes, the composition of rooms have changed with the times, living rooms, family rooms and great rooms are mutating as well. When decorating and designing, there is no longer a general formula of room styles, as each home is unique in design according to the home owners preference. Rather than old rules about décor, your living room, family room and great room should reflect your lifestyle. Nonetheless, certain customary characteristics are determining each room. According to the National Association of Home Builders, the living room will likely be extinct by 2017.

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Living Room vs Family Room Resources Living Room Home

Great room vs. Family room vs. Living room: Function and Purpose

Homeowners began to demand open floor plans in the 1980s. These room consists of one large space that flows openly into the kitchen. The great room is an extension of how families actually live because the kitchen

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Custom Hunter Douglas Blinds & Shades

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We provide custom drapery and Hunter Douglas blinds, shades, and shutters. Schedule a free in-house consultation with a Hunter Douglas certified designer in your area.

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