Interior Design Blog

12 Best Interior Design Finds At IKEA

IKEA. The behemoth discount furniture retailer that we loathe… and love. It’s the one-stop shop for designing a space on a budget.

April 8, 2020

Best LED Desk Lamps Recommended by Interior Designers

At times, people experience eye strain and fatigue. Such issues can be avoided by ensuring that you have acquired a good desk lamp. The desk lamp should illuminate your working area well, and you will not experience eye strain and fatigue while working. A great desk lamp also improves your productivity levels.

April 8, 2020

Best Gifts That Will Wow Your Hostess

Any good guest knows that the number one rule of attending a holiday party is to never show up empty-handed. A bottle of wine is fine but giving a thoughtful gift that elevates your hostess’s home will show that you appreciate their effort – and guarantee you a

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60 Red Room Design Ideas (All Rooms

60 red room design ideas. Red kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms and dining rooms. Huge photo gallery. You gotta see it to believe it.


Billiards game room with wood floor and orange-red walls

Bright colors can certainly spruce up the design of any room and the aim of this photo gallery is to give you ideas for incorporating some brightness into your design, especially red which can look good.

There are 2 types of red rooms:

1.  Rooms with red accents

2.  Rooms with fully painted red

But, red can be tricky from time to time.  Red rooms can be a little overwhelming at first, it’s very easy to over-do it.  Below are a few tricks you can try.

Decorating With Red

  • Mix red with crisp shades of white
  • Use red to make one bold statement in the room
  • Use glossy red in the kitchen to create a contemporary workspace

(For more ideas, check out the rest of the article 

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10 Living Rooms Without Coffee Tables

Living Rooms without coffee tables

If you’re furnishing your first living room, there’s often a mental check list that comes to mind. Sofa? Check. Chair? Check. Coffee table? Check. But just like any room in your house, we want you to make your spaces work for you, so ditch that check list and think outside the box. We’re advocating for you to pick exactly what you need, and in many cases, that might not be a coffee table. Here are 10 living rooms that go without one — maybe one of these setups work for you!

Use a leggy tufted ottoman in a small room that already has heavy furniture pieces

Use a Leggy Ottoman

If you have a room that has lots of heavy pieces (here we have a large secretary and two skirted upholstered pieces), we like to bring in a leggier piece, like our Clervaux Tufted Ottoman. It helps keep the room from feeling too cramped, but it’s still comfortable and functional!

An Ottoman With Storage

Multipurpose

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ISE Design Suite

ISE Design Suite: Embedded Edition

The ISE Design Suite: Embedded Edition includes Xilinx Platform Studio (XPS), Software Development Kit (SDK), large repository of plug and play IP including MicroBlaze™ Soft Processor and peripherals, and a complete RTL to bit stream design flow. Embedded Edition provides the fundamental tools, technologies and familiar design flow to achieve optimal design results. These include intelligent clock gating for dynamic power reduction, team design for multi-site design teams, design preservation for timing repeatability, and a partial reconfiguration option for greater system flexibility, size, power, and cost reduction.

ISE Design Suite: System Edition

The ISE Design Suite: System Edition builds on top of the Embedded Edition by adding on System Generator for DSP™. System Generator for DSP is the industry’s leading high-level tool for designing high-performance DSP systems using Xilinx programmale devices, providing system modeling and automatic code generation from Simulink® and MATLAB® (The MathWorks, Inc.)

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23 Creative Ways To Hide The Eyesores In Your Home And Make It Look Better

Did you know that interior design is considered not only an art but also a science? You might not think about it, but interior design is something that can lead us to a healthier and happier life. So it’s only natural, that interior design is always awesome to read about, but what about those of us who already have homes or don’t have the money to spend on grandiose and fantastic remodeling projects? Here are a couple of brilliant home hacks that will hide some of the common everyday eyesores your home may have and make it look like something right out of a furniture catalog.

The cool thing about these life hacks is that many of them are all about both keeping things neat and maximizing limited space. As more and more people pile into cities, the efficient use of space becomes more and more important, which a lot

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Family Room Decorating Ideas from the 2019 Parade of Homes

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I am so excited to share with you today some of the trending family room decorating ideas that I saw while visiting the 2019 BIA Parade of Homes.  

Family Room Decorating Ideas pin for pinterest.

 

Other posts from the 2019 Parade of Homes are Bathroom Design Ideas and Kitchen Design Ideas and Dining Room Decor.  

 

Okay, full disclosure regarding these photos.  I only had my iPhone, I couldn’t set up equipment to filter light from the windows and occasionally you will see strangers in my photos.  I basically was point and shoot trying to crop other people out as much as possible as we all walked through the homes.  Therefore some of the photos might be at an odd angle or have blown out windows.  Just keeping it real!

Also, you will see my Mom in a lot of these photos.  She is the lady in a floral top with white hair.  We go

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5 Best Online Interior Design Services

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Whether you’re moving to a new home or just need to spruce up a room, using an interior designer can help you create a picture-perfect space. The problem: It’s time consuming and can cost you thousands of dollars (on top of everything you have to buy), so it’s not ideal for most people. Fortunately, online interior design services exist so you can virtually work with a designer for a much lower cost.

The Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab and home editor researched a variety of online interior design services and compared the features and offerings. We tried some of them ourselves and surveyed users on our consumer tester panel to get in-depth feedback on their experiences. The picks ahead are top-rated services from our panel, ones we’ve used ourselves and loved, or other popular options with great value and unique offerings.

Here are the best online interior design services

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100+ Bedroom Decorating Ideas in 2020

DAVID TSAY, styling by Janna Lufkin

Your bedrooms are arguably the most important rooms in your house. After all, the master bedroom is where you both start and end your day, while the guest bedroom is the place where you welcome those special overnight guests. That’s why we’ve put together this inspiring bedroom design guide. Jam-packed with more than 100 (!) of our best and brightest bedroom decorating ideas, it’ll help you visualize your dream space and provide the tips and simple ideas you’ll need to get that look.

First up, figure out the style you’d like for your room: are you dreaming of a cozy bedroom ideas that beckon you to curl up with a good book, a cheerful, gingham-filled hideaway, a farmhouse rustic bedroom, or a white bedroom that removes you from the stresses of the day? With that in mind, let’s get started. Whether a spacious master

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15 Interesting Combination of Brown and Blue Living Rooms

Whenever we see brown and blue together, what do you recall? The mix of warm brown and cool blue feels natural – think earth and sky. Two simple words that seem so much, especially in the art and design industry. We believe that when these colors are not combined in the right amounts it sort of overbearing, but when they are in the right amount and in the right places, they are but special and lovely.

Today, we will be showing you pictures of 15 Interesting Combination of Brown and Blue Living Rooms that will make you change your mind about this great combo! Brown, as a neutral colors pretty much mix well with any color, but when we think blue – maybe royal blue? We have second thoughts, but not in this set of photos. We can say one thing is definite: a rich royal blue and a dark

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4 key stats on the importance of design for business

Smart organisations are realising that embedding design into business practices is now a necessity in order to make an impact on their business results.

The role of design today

Design is more than aesthetics. It’s more than creative concepts or graphical outputs. It’s more than just how something looks, it’s about how something works. Companies like Uber and Airbnb realise that, but there is still a huge opportunity to tap into when it comes to converting design thinking into actual business results. We usually say that your business has a new secret weapon – and we call that the Design Advantage.

But how, exactly, is design changing business? Where’s the proof? Why does it matter? We summarised the 4 key stats that will help understand the importance of design for businesses around the world.

 

Design-driven companies have outperformed the S&P Index by 219% over 10 years*

Better products or a

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