Designs and dimensions in tile, doors and furniture

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I saw AKDO’s tile on pinterest and loved the design. I can see this as backsplash for a stove with gold fixtures.  So pretty…

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Then I saw this which is making some patio awfully fabulous. See more here

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This door is amazing. Talk about an entrance…

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The lines of this desk reminds me of the one Kelly Wearstler used here

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This room has a lot of dimension too in the form of the many textures through out: wood paneled walls, woven headboard, quilted blanket, leather tufted bench. Textures gives interest in an earthy color palette or monochromatic design. Do you like dimension or prefer flush smooth surfaces?

{Other images via Arkpad}


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Tiny Tot Thursday 4.10.14 bunk loft bed heaven

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With this loft bed taking up ceiling space, it gives more floor space for other things and furniture, kind of like this

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{Ken Linsteadt Architects}

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I would totally have a big kid moment and sleep here. Which bed would you want if you could be a kid again?

{Interior designer Jett Thompson architect Peter for the Weber Scarp Ridge Lodge}


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Tuesday’s Tips: how to decorate a narrow room

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So you bought a new house but there’s that one narrow itty bitty room that you struggle with. Well you can create a comfy lounge to simply go to when you want to nap, read, or think. Buying furniture to scale for the space will allow a functional area…

{Image via brittany ambridge for Domino magazine}
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{The Nest Blog}
You will have to edit carefully and ensure each item in a narrow room is needed and functions. Small tables and furniture with legs keeps this space airy and prevents a cluttered feeling…

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Graphic & Bold Lorenzo Castillo designs…

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Lorenzo Castillo has an impressive portfolio filled with contrasting color combos and geometric patterns. Here are a few bold interiors and exteriors of his that I really like. A commom theme is graphic flooring whether tile or carpet and attention to ceiling design.
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lorenzo castillo black and white bold bathroom floor

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New showroom in the New York Design Center area..

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Jamie Herzlinger is at it again with the opening of a new showroom in the New York Design Center area. There you will find Studio E wallpaper, fabulous antiques from Linda Horn and stunning antique lighting from Carlos de la Puente. The best part is they have introduced Jamie’s custom furniture line, that is all handmade in America! To find high quality items made in this country is a big deal. I recently blogged about this gorgeous zebra stool that was designed by Jamie herself.

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This desk is simply amazing. Very futuristic and architectural…

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Make sure you also check out Jamie Shop for exclusive discounts (up to half off retail prices) on brands typically sold through the trade (designers etc).


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Tuesday’s Tips: ways to make small kitchen more functional…

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Oops. Scheduled thispost for today instead of tomorrow. Your tips are a day early

Placing a tiny table with two stools tucked under can give you that eat-in kitchen feel. If you live solo, don’t feel as id you need to purchase a 4 seat table set. Buy what you need. If you only need seating for one, get one seat.

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You may have a free wall in a galley kitchen where you could squeeze in an industrial bookshelf without taking much floor space. Store appliances, cookbooks and things that don’t fit in a cabinet. The key is color coding or leaving out the things you use daily, often and items that ate visually beautiful. So use that crystal bowl wedding gift as a fruit bowl instead of it staying in a big box taking valuable space and collecting dust. Free up counters for food prep by keeping your toaster and coffee maker here…

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Walls are your friends in small spaces. Use them to your advantage like magnetic knife racks instead of typical knife blocks. Rods with hooks can hang mixing utensils etc…

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A wall hung collapsible table can be your key to more surface space when need be…

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Even if you don’t have room for a table, buy a stool that is a comfortable height to sit and dine at the counter. Do you burn something the moment you walk away to sit down and watch tv in the living room or end up with clumpy oatmeal because standing idle at the stove is boring? A stool at the stove can prevent that, rest your feet and allow you to take a quick read of a magazine while you wait for dinner…
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It’s possible to sometimes fit small rolling islands in a small kitchen. They can be used for storage, added surface for food prep or in some cases, seating. Place them along the tile at the edge of the kitchen to separate rooms if the kitchen has an open L shaped floor plan.

{Images via BHG, the Kitchnthe Glitter Guide}