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Area Rugs!

May 22, 2013 Written by Alicia

modern-area-rugs

FACT: The soul of any room is found in its flooring. As much as we love to play with colors, furniture, and wall treatments, the floor surface is the largest and most predominant element in a space, therefore, the most influential. Ideally, when you are not pleased with your current flooring, you would replace it [...]

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Metallic Walls

May 13, 2013 Written by Alicia

metallic-walls

We are obsessed with the metallic and holographic trends in fashion and interior design. Though sometimes metallic accents can be thought of as “too trendy” and somewhat bold, we believe that if done well, a bit of luster can add a lot of class and originality to a home. Because of our recent pursuit of [...]

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Sami Kallio

May 06, 2013 Written by Alicia

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Finnish designer, Sami Kallio, also had a presence in this year’s Milan design week. Among other works, we loved the simplicity and conceptual charm of his furniture. The Y5 chair (below) was displayed at the Swedish Pavilion in Superstudio Piu, Milan. (To see our other picks from the Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano, click here!) Another [...]

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The Woven Trend

Apr 25, 2013 Written by Alicia

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Has anyone else noticed the massive outdoor to indoor furniture movement? We have. And we love it! PROS: They’re pretty low maintenance. They stand out in any interior setting. They bring a fresh look into the house. What’s not to love? Different weaving techniques are being applied all over the industry; from your usual furniture [...]

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Altered Appliances

Apr 23, 2013 Written by Alicia

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  So I bumped into this piece of genius last week. I’m obviously very passionate about this compilation of projects because they involve three of the things I like most in life: Design, cooking, and eating. Altered Appliances is an exhibition of four projects by students of the Piet Zwart Institute of Rotterdam. The main [...]

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Color Tips for a Casual Look

Apr 17, 2013 Written by Alicia

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Though I love the polished, high-end look for homes, it tends to get a little saturated with neutral hues for my taste. There is no doubt that an elegant-modern style will always make the neighbors jealous, but you would still want it to feel like home, right? Color additions are excellent to create a casual [...]

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Yes, there is a right way to set your table

Apr 03, 2013 Written by Alicia

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There are many things you must learn once you have a home of your own. Hosting, an aptitude that perfects with practice, is among the most rewarding skills you can acquire. In my interest  to learn how to properly host a dinner, I realized how important it is to instinctively know how to set up [...]

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Voyage: Light Installation

Mar 25, 2013 Written by Alicia

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We found this installation too beautiful not to share! Aether & Hemera is an interdisciplinary collaboration that researches the sensory effects of light in different settings, from urban scale to home objects. This light installation, Voyage, aims to evoke memories of young dreams of travel and exploration. The “paper” boats are made from polypropylene sheets [...]

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Flux: Some cool chair

Mar 18, 2013 Written by Alicia

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This idea originated from the desire to create a strong piece of furniture from a single piece of material. The Flux chair looks like a giant envelope when flat and turns into a solid chair without the need of any tools. This Dutch design is also made form sustainable polypropylene, available in different colors, with [...]

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