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Everybody loves IKEA but nobody wants that "out of the box" style in their home. This article lists 5 easy ways to customize your IKEA furniture and make it completely individual.
The Chiavari chair is an iconic part of world history. Find out why is this article that describes a brief history of the chair and its origins, explains what style of design it belongs to and how to incorporate it...
Marianne Brandt was one of the most influential and lest recognized designers of the Bauhaus. Her iconic household wares and lights can still be bought today and yet she was never able to support herself as an artist. ...
A straight to the point description of Munsell's color system with explanations for the three dimensions of color: Hue, Value and Chroma as well as an easy to understand explanation of how they are catagorized.
Jonathan Adler deconstructed for your interior design pleasure. Discover the elements to make your room just as fabulous as Jonathan's in these easy to follow steps.
Understand what how to recognize and get help when your eyelashes turn in and rub your eye. This problem is known as Entropion and while it's more common in our four footed friends, it can happen to people, too.
Color is the most important element in your home and yet so many people are paralyzed by indecision when it comes to picking a color scheme. This informative article explains everything you need to know to choose the...
Making your own pendant light fixture isn't nearly as hard as you might think. This article not only tells you how to make it but also gives directions and tons of inspiration for designing your own DIY pendant light.
Hollywood Regency style in interior design is all about infusing a room with glamour and sophistication. This article has in-depth explanations on how to get the look along with lots of pictures so you can understand...
Whether you're an amateur artist or home decorator, if you follow these step by step instructions you'll succeed in producing gorgeous decorated wall, furniture & more. Also, lots of inspiration and special tips on...
Do you think you might be pregnant? This article details the symptoms of pregnancy so you'll know for sure, even before you've skipped a period.
While wallpapering an entire room can be very costly nobody is going to go broke by buying just one role and oh, the things you can do with that one role of wallpaper! Read on for lost of inspiring and creative tips for...
Discover how to make gorgeous headboards for very little money. Tips that will make you the envy of all your friends that are fun, unique and easy to do.
Mulled wine is a delicious spiced wine drink served warm during the winter months. It's easy to make & perfect for creating a cozy feeling. Read on to learn how to make mulled wine at home.
Neoclassicism was in fact a revolt against the abundance and vulgarity of the Baroque era. It wasn't just a change in design aesthetics but also a return to what was perceived as a more pure era in terms of life's...
The Bauhaus era was one of the most influential in terms of modern design and architecture. With out the designers of this short lived but incredibly prolific group, the look and feel of modern design as we know it...
The Bauhaus school gave us some of our most influential designers. Discover who they were how they changed our cities, ideas about modern furniture and art. This article includes a brief history and lots of pictures.
Discover why William Morris is considered The Father of Interior Design. This article gives a brief history, lists examples of his most important works and shows lots of pictures.
A brief history of design leading up to Neoclassic style with a full explanation of what Neoclassic style is and how to distinguish it from other styles. Lots of examples of the most important building and architects...
Union Jacks have been used in design motifs for years. Wether you'd like your rooms to looks a little edgier or more refined, this article explains how to incorporate the the Union Jack into your design schemes. Lots...
Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a true renaissance man who was directly responsible for iconic design that is still popular today. Discover what inspired him and learn about his myriad of contributions to interior design...
Lafayette Park is one of the most beautiful areas of Detroit and it was almost entirely designed by the icon Mies van der Rohe. Discover what makes this little pocket of Motor City such a gem.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe & Le Corbusier are the fathers of modern design both architecturally and interior design. The article gives a brief history for both and highlights some of their most important achievements...
A brief history of Le Corbusier's life and in depth examination of his most prominent works. Discover why he's still considered one of the world's most important designers. I bet you recognize some of his furniture,...
Eclectic Design is one of the most popular interior design styles today. But if you don't know how to pull it off it can look like a flea market exploded in your house. Learn what makes good eclectic design work in...
An interview with an expat American who's made a life for himself and his family in Guatemala. He explains the pros and cons, what to look out for and what to avoid.
One of my favorite things about Christmas is decorating our Christmas tree and I always kick off the Christmas season by buying a new ornament for our tannenbaum. I am not much for your everyday ornaments that you can...
Rococo and Baroque can be difficult to tell apart. Discover what distinguishes the styles of these two important eras. This article explains how to recognize style elements of Rococo and Baroque art, architecture and...
How Baroque Design and Architecture influenced interior design back in it's own day as well as in modern times.
Discover how to make gorgeous upholstered headboards for very little money. Tips that will make you the envy of all your friends that are fun, unique and easy to do.
Book Review of Interior Design Illustrated Marker and Watercolor Techniques. This is my number one go-to book when I'm looking for advice and examples for rendering a texture, fabric or piece of furniture. Christina...
In economic times such as these, sometimes you just want to pack it up and move to a warm and sunny spot. But how would you support yourself? This article lists 10 ideas to get your dream of living the easy life...