Day: April 4, 2020

Make the Most of Your Living Room and Dining Room Combo

Living room decor, brown loveseat with wheeled coffee table

Open floor plans and small spaces can make it difficult to delineate the living room and dining room. With no walls in between, the two rooms can merge together and pose a unique decorating dilemma. But here’s the good newsan open floor plan has more potential than challenges. The key is to maintain a consistent style and use furniture and accent pieces to define areas.

Here’s some quick living room/dining room combo ideas and how-to’s to turn a living/dining room combo into a beautiful space.

 

small cabinet and lamps

How to Maximize Small Spaces

Before we get into the nuts and bolts of creating a living/dining room combo, let’s talk small space living. Small is the new big when it comes to house trends. Tiny houses are cropping up everywhere as more and more people embrace the “less is more” adage.

There’s a lot to learn from tiny house design. The key

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Exterior Insulation Is Like A Sweater For Your House

There are many construction and insulation approaches which allow a builder to create walls and ceilings with high R-values and low levels of air leakage, creating a much better envelope than is achieved with standard framing methods. Structural insulated panels (SIPs), insulated concrete forms (ICFs), double-stud walls, and advanced framing can all produce more energy-efficient buildings than the ol’ stick-built number.

The one thing they can’t do is to improve the efficiency of an existing house.

One of my first audit instructors stressed that we have to deal with the existing housing stock. People sometimes grouse that increasing fuel efficiency standards for cars is pointless, since cars last 5 to 10 years. Imagine how hard it is to improve the housing stock. Houses can last hundreds of years; moving that number is much harder.

As beautiful as all those building options are, they are only suitable for new construction. And

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Interior Design Trends For 2020 From Milan Design Week 2019

What is a trend? Why every year design experts write interior trend reports like this one after Milan Design Week is over? Seeing blog posts with titles like which trend is IN and which one is OUT is just ridiculous. We cannot set a starting date of a particular trend like, “Hey, this year marble is out so you may throw your table away” or “velvet is a huge trend in 2019”. Wait, wasn’t velvet dominant in 2017 or 2018? However, what is exciting about trend-seeking, is that we can observe how materials, colors, and textures will cohabitate with humans during the years to come as well as adapting it to our needs.

Interior design trends for 2020 - Marble interior trend - Authentic Interior design studio & blog www.authenticinterior.com
Interior design trends for 2020 - Marble interior trend - Authentic Interior design studio & blog www.authenticinterior.com
Interior design trends for 2020 - Carpet interior trend - Authentic Interior design studio & blog www.authenticinterior.com

Today we are tired of touchscreens, unwelcoming light in the public spaces and offices. That’s why we are seeking refuge, a cozy, warm space where we can feel well. It applies not only to homes, but

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Closet design, decor, photos, pictures, ideas, inspiration, paint colors and remodel

Beveled Beaded mirror above a closet dresser in a transitional design space.

LA Closet Design

Custom closet with a built-in dresser in a transitional home with a beveled mirror and plenty of shelves for an organized appeal.

LA Closet Design

Custom walk-in closet features lighted shoe shelves and space to elegantly display designer handbags.

LA Closet Design

Walk-in closet with lighted glass-front cabinets in a master walk-in closet featuring organization and updated materials.

LA Closet Design

Transitionial walk-in closet designed with a closet island and a sunglass drawer keeping everything easy to find and organized.

LA Closet Design

Lovely styled closet island designed with coffee table books creating a sophisticated appeal.

LA Closet Design

Mirrored top closet island featuring white cabinets and glass wardrobe doors in a stunning and large walk-in closet.

LA Closet Design

Custom walk in closet with glass knobs in a transitional home featuring an organized aesthetic

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Room Planner: Home Interior & Floorplan Design 3D

Decorate your house or apartment and furnish it with the best floor plan creator and homestyler app. Get inspiration from predesigned layouts for your bedroom, bathroom, living room, etc. Our room designer gives you home interior decor ideas to start your project.

Room visualization & house design planning at its finest.

ADVANCED HOUSE DESIGN & ROOM PLANNER
You can choose interior items from a comprehensive catalogue of IKEA products to plan and furnish your home the way you have always wanted, and you can see what everything will look like in 3D virtual reality. It’s as easy as playing a game. Many call it the most complete home design & interior decor app for a reason!

See why millions of users trust our room design app as a styler and interior decorator to find home interior design ideas and for remodeling, renovation, decoration, house design, room planning, and furniture planning

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Living Rooms for Book Lovers

Despite living in this digital age of eReaders, nothing compares to the age old experience of thumbing through actual pages, captivated in the familiar scent of paper and ink. Home libraries and reading nooks still hold their popularity because as human beings we just love to be amongst these paper banks of knowledge, adventure and romance. A large home library spanning multiple walls can feel like a big hug around its inhabitant and can hold a lifetime of reading that allows the owner to delve into past pockets of information; a manifestation of their learning and exploration. So, let’s explore various styles of living rooms for book lovers…

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11 Website Design And Development Best Practices For 2018

Aim higher to delight customers with amazing website performance.

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Website Design And Development Guidelines For 2018

In today’s global marketplace, it’s not enough to just have a digital presence. To capitalize on opportunity and captivate real, live, human readers, an optimized, functional, interactive website is a must. Unfortunately, the Internet is swarming with poor website designs that miss both the technical and content mark. Worse yet, clients and developers alike continuously contribute to the current outbreak of design delinquency in equal measure.

It’s time to end bad websites, once and for all. Let’s take a look at how clients and developers perpetrate this trend of low-quality websites and pinpoint new design and development standards in 2018 that will help end this vicious cycle of “all-surface-no-substance” sites.

Clients

A client’s unrealistic expectations can doom a website to fail before the design process even begins.

Unfortunately,

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Living Room Built In Cabinets Design Ideas

A navy blue tassel throw blanket is draped over a wicker basket placed in front of white built-in living room cabinets finished with x-trim and mounted beneath built-in shelves.

Daley Home Design

Whtie foo dogs accent styled black built-in shelves lit by a picture light and fitted over black cabinets.

Jenn Feldman Designs

Arteriors Sabine Sconces light white built-in cabinets finished with seeded glass doors.

Ginny MacDonald

Styled white built-in shelves are mounted over white builtin cabinets fitted with x-front trim and oil rubbed bronze pulls.

Daley Home Design

Blue lacquered walls boast glossy blue built-in TV cabinets fitted with red pulls and fixed beneath a flat panel television mounted between glossy blue shelves.

Ariel Okin

White cabinets boasting seeded glass doors and vintage latch brushed nickel hardware are styled and positioned beneath a window flanked by bras sand glass sconces.

Ginny MacDonald

A fiddle leaf fig plant sits in

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The 15 Best Interior Designers in Vancouver BCBuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

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Who are the best interior designers in Vancouver, BC? Here are 15 candidates. Vote for your favorite and tell us who we missed in the comments.

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Vancouver is that rare amalgam of natural, scenic beauty and thriving, urban city. There are few places in the world where you can find a skyline full of skyscrapers, and still breathe in fresh ocean air and the scent of pine needles. A popular filming location, “Hollywood North” attracts celebrities and brings in work for set designers. Not surprisingly, this hip, creative, and beautiful city is also home to some of North America’s brightest talent in interior design.

We’ve scoured the city and found the shining stars of the industry, all of whom have exceptional artistic vision and the energy to pull it all together. Listed below, in no particular order, are 15 of

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30 Amazing Sunken Living Room Design Ideas (IMAGES) with Pros&Cons

A two-level living space (or sunken living room) was a huge trend in Mid-century architecture that is still popular nowadays as it brings some undisputable benefits to the table. A change of level can add more value to your design by making it more diverse and exciting. It can be used to define your living room areas and distinguish a certain part of your living space as more significant than the rest of it.

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This two-level area typically features a sunken space that has a greater ceiling height than the rest of the room, and that can be accessed by going down a couple of steps. A sunken living room area is a definite point of interest in any interior space and should therefore be properly designed in a way that will turn it into a jewel in its own right.

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