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Use Functionally Artistic Decor Throughout Your Home

When decorating your home, it's important to remember that just because an item is functional doesn't mean it can't also be artistic and decorative. In fact, using functional items that have beautifully artistic features can be one of the easiest, most effective and least expensive ways of decorating your home. Instead of cluttering your home with items that are simply decorative, you can streamline your decorating style and accentuate the architectural features of your home with artistic functional items. Although this technique certainly works well with minimalist decorating styles, it can also work well with any decorating … Continue Reading

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Kitchen Color Trends Abound in Flux by Scavolini

Flux by Scavolini touches on kitchen color trends with its bold offerings in metallic gloss red and metallic gloss purple. While red has become much more popular in kitchen design purple challenges our imagination and tendencies in interior decorating. Another striking feature is the curvy shapes of in the kitchen cabinetry. Flux offers "curved" cabinets that extend out from the floor or ceiling to create a whole different perspective on accepted kitchen shapes. You can see more kitchens at the Scavolini website here. by FurnitureFashion … Continue Reading

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Enproyecto Arquitectura – Pedro Almodovar´s Monument – Why on earth???

Architects: Enproyecto arquitectura Location: Calzada de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain Client: Goverment of Castilla-La Mancha. Culture section Main sponsor: CEMEX S.L Constructor: FERCOPE S.L. Structural engineer: Álvaro Leonardo Budget: $80,000€ Project year: 2007-2009 Photographs: Ricardo Santonja, Emilio Valverde Concept This monument is situated in the home town of Pedro Almodóvar, Calzada de Calatrava, in the heart of La Mancha I don't know how you guys see this monument, but to me, as an architect, this is just a translation over a polygonal contour. It's about stylizing some stairs. Is that all … Continue Reading

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Modern Sink Combos and Bathroom Mirror – by ArtCeram

Things don't always have to be separate elements and ArtCeram of Italy combines the two most used items in most homes, a bathroom mirror and sink. The slim nature of these modern sink mirror combos work well as singles or pairs in a master bathroom. ArtCrema is well known for making the ordinary bathroom fixtures much more exciting and artful. See the entire collection of bathroom sinks and other modern elements here. via FF … Continue Reading

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Selecting the Perfect Carpet for a Living Room

While most people tend to focus on the paint or wallpaper in a room, then on furniture and accessories, floors seem to be an afterthought in a living room. Unless you give some thought to the flooring in the living room, it could take away from the beauty of the room, robbing it of harmony or causing people to miss the real focal points. Selecting the perfect carpet for a living room can be based on several factors, depending on your needs and budget considerations. Before choosing the right carpet, make sure that you have measured the living room, and written down the dimensions exactly. It helps to make a rough sketch of the floor’s … Continue Reading

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Interior Design Florida Colleges

Since we know that more and more people are finding an interest in this area, we're continuing our chain of posts on interior design colleges, by researching the best Interior Design Colleges in Florida. We started with interior design colleges in California. So here are some of the best colleges you can find in the state of FL, with a brief description: 1799 SE 17 Street Fort Lauderdale FL 33316 Fort Lauderdale Art School The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, located in the heart of a city known as the "Venice of America" due to its many waterways, opened its doors in 1968 to welcome a small number of students interested … Continue Reading

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10+ Great Bathroom Designs and Fixtures

There are many avenues open to you when looking to find the best bathroom suite for your bathroom. You can browse through the magazines that come through your door, you can watch the infomercials on television, go to the showrooms or look on the internet. There is a series of that just seem outstanding. Here they go: 1. 2 Beautiful bathroom glass tiles, you might find unique 2. Oliver Heath on designing your eco bathroom How to create eco–bathroom walls Due to the destructive qualities of water and condensation, walls in the bathroom must be scrupulously protected. A cheap quick–fix is to coat all surfaces with thick gloss paint, … Continue Reading