Where to Take a Design Risk in Your Home, According to Interior Designers

Where to Take a Design Risk in Your Home, According to Interior Designers

Feel free to go big and bold in these spaces.

There are plenty of reasons why homeowners shy away from big, bold décor, and lean into neutrals, instead. It’s understandable—it often takes a lot of space to pull off some of those over-the-top looks. And when you’re a design novice, deciding how and when to take the risk with a home decorating

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Exterior PVC Trim: Wire and Pipe Penetrations

When it comes to installing exterior trim over a rainscreen, penetrations are an area that you need to pay a little extra attention to. What we’re going to need to do is create an escutcheon block for each pipe or wire that exits the sheathing, but we need to provide solid backing for this to be affixed to—in this case we’re going to cut small pieces of our 1 x 3 strapping and install them

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Guillen family, attorney visit Fort Hood, discuss gate renaming | Military

A gate at Fort Hood is set to be renamed in honor of a soldier who was murdered on post earlier this year.

Natalie Khawam, an attorney representing the family of Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen, said that she and members of Guillen’s family were traveling to meet with Foot Hood officials, including Lt. Gen. Pat White and Maj. Gen. John B. Richardson, at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday.

A key purpose of the visit was to discuss

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Halloween Home-Decorating Contest Winners Named In Temecula

TEMECULA & MURRIETA, CA — The spooktacular results are in!

The cities of Temecula and Murrieta collaborated this year with a 2020 Halloween Home-Decorating Contest, given the coronavirus pandemic’s kibosh on traditional celebrations.

From a total of 56 submissions from both towns, four winners from each city were anounced Tuesday in the following categories: best theme; scariest; most original; and most humorous.

Families can use an online Halloween contest map, and load up their little

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5 reasons why natural materials are popular in interior design

In this day and age, nobody needs to be reminded how vulnerable our planet has become. Fortunately, more and more professionals and homeowners are opting for ‘greener’ lifestyles to lessen our carbon footprint, including using more natural materials when it comes to architecture and interior design. Aside from being good for the environment, materials like bamboo and travertine (and wood, and leather, and iron, and rattan…) also add to a warm and cosy feel for

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Exterior PVC Trim: Windows and Doors

When it comes to installing windows and trimming them out with a rainscreen system, you have a couple of options. One way is to  install the window 3/4 in. out by placing it over some plywood bucks, which makes for a trim install with no extension jams. But in this demonstration we’re going to install the window flush with the sheathing plane and add extension jams.

Whenever possible I like to batch cut and pre-assemble

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Modern contemporary-style home in Crestwood is smart, green and an architectural dream

There were many reasons Mark Bicker decided it was time to upgrade from his condo to a custom-built home.

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15 Christmas Candles to Make Your Home Smell Like the Holidays

As the cold, wintery weather moves in, there’s no better feeling than returning to a cozy home, taking a deep breath and unwinding. What makes that feeling even better is a seasonal, Christmas-scented candle to add an extra dimension to your interior winter wonderland. Christmas candles are ideal for setting the mood around the festive season and for going above and beyond the average Christmas decor.

Candles are a simple way to add an extra

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Atlanta Luxury Interior Designer, VPI Design by Dina Varner, Offers Home Preparation Tips for Entertaining Guests

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Top Atlanta Luxury Interior Designer, VPI Design, provides insightful suggestions for ways to easily stage your home to make it welcoming and comfortable for guests this holiday season.

ATLANTA, GA / ACCESSWIRE / November 5, 2020 / As the holiday season approaches, entertaining guests can be overwhelming so it is important to make a space that

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Behind this regular exterior lies a stunning home complete with a man-made beach and a LAGOON

Behind this quirky exterior lies a stunning family home complete with a luxury kitchen, hotel-style bathrooms and a man-made BEACH in the backyard

  • Behind the flat-roof exterior of a family home in Victoria lies a man-made beach and resort-style lagoon
  • The one-of-a-kind house in Sunday Creek, one hour’s drive from Melbourne, promises a ‘five-star’ lifestyle
  • Inside are four bedrooms, a marble-tiled entranceway and a sprawling open-plan kitchen and living room 
  • Standout features include a wine
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Beautiful, stylish and smart options

You can wear any smartwatch you like. In fact, most top smartwatches these days are pretty much unisex with differing sizes and customizable features on offer making them great for women.

But there are a few key things we know women want from a smartwatch. Offering up different sizes to cater for smaller wrists is important. Smartwatches with a large, thick form factor can make a statement on small wrists – but they can also

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5 Ways to Incorporate Antique Hardware Into Your Home

Being a transplant to the South, I noticed that antiques — decor items 100 years old or more — are big here, relatively speaking. And, according to online interior design service Modsy, the antique movement is gaining steam across the nation — maybe not an entire home filled to the brim with antiques, but people are certainly adding some interesting antique details here and there that can add depth to any design aesthetic.

I’m fortunate

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Fashion Designer Marie France Van Damme Launches ‘Curated By MF,’ A Globally Inspired Home Decor Platform And Line

Marie France Van Damme is a Canadian-born resortwear designer based in Hong Kong who specializes in elegant, luxury resortwear, swim and ready-to-wear. Understated yet chic, her fashion is inspired by both Europe and Asia and designed for the modern woman who appreciates luxe textiles and high design.

Van Damme travels the world to find inspiration for her fashion line,

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Looking To Renovate? This S’pore Startup Helps Match Homeowners To Interior Design Firms

As someone who recently bought a new flat, I’ve been actively hunting for an interior design firm to renovate my house.

That’s how I came across Qanvast — a Singapore-based platform that matches homeowners to interior design firms.

In an interview with Vulcan Post, co-founder Daniel Lim said that Qanvast started off with a founding team of three. They were all involved in a previous startup, and decided to launch Qanvast together.

Qanvast was established

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What to Know About Selecting Materials for Your Home Exterior |

Whether you’re building a new home or making exterior updates, there are many decisions you’ll have to make. Perhaps topping the list in importance is what materials you select for your roofing and siding. Not only do your selections impact your home’s curb appeal, but some choices have the potential to save you money and help increase your family’s safety.

Here are some things to consider, as well as some of the reasons why many

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Update: BTS’s J-Hope Shows His Colors In “BE” Comeback Teasers

Updated November 8 KST: 

J-Hope is the final member of BTS to share his curated room in a teaser for “BE”!

Updated November 7 KST:

Suga shows his curated room in teasers for BTS’s “BE”!

Updated November 6 KST:

Jin welcomes you to his own curated room in concept photos for BTS’s album “BE”!

Updated November 5 KST:

Jungkook shows his own personally curated room in the latest concept photos for BTS’s “BE”!

Updated November

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Embrace Design for Smart Home Growth to Flourish

Design and technology are fully intertwined today, and it is imperative that integrators embrace design trends to help push their businesses forward.

That’s the main message from Hunter Douglas, one of the most well-known brands in the window treatment space. In the past few years, Hunter Douglas has taken its name-brand recognition to the custom integration channel with motorized shade options.

“The pandemic has ushered a wave of changes in technology and home industries,” says

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Home decor ideas for the festive season



a living room filled with furniture and a fireplace


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The golden rule of home décor is to live with what you love. And if you agree with the statement, then this festive season decorate your house as per your taste and not just the trend, advises Sushhmita Siingh, principal designer, Sushmita Singh Design. The festival season calls for an ultra-festive makeover of the house and this year should be no different. So, to light up your home and

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10 interior design rules everyone should know

Do you know the basic rules of interior design? There are some fundamental elements, such as proportions and deciding the best size furniture for your room size, which are key to know before you start decorating your home.



a living room filled with furniture and vase of flowers on a table: Once you know these basic interior design principles, you can transform any space...


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Once you know these basic interior design principles, you can transform any space…

We’re used to seeing tons of ‘before and after’ shots of home renovations, whether in magazines or on Pinterest or

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Empty London hotel rooms underscore COVID-19’s enduring fallout

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At his hotel, Drummond said bookings are off by 50 to 70 per cent compared to pre-COVID levels. “It’s a huge drop.”

Hotels were allowed to reopen after the pandemic’s early shutdowns, but almost all of the normal business drivers in the industry have been derailed by lingering coronavirus restrictions.

Summer festivals such as Sunfest switched to an online model.

Concert venues like Budweiser Gardens aren’t bringing big-name acts.

Airline travel has

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