Month: May 2020

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Top 10 Materials for Kitchen Countertops

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Kitchen Layout Templates: 6 Different Designs

The traditional work triangle that separates the sink, range and refrigerator has evolved into a more practical “work zone” concept.

“We have gone from the traditional kitchen, where one person prepared meals to a multi-purpose room and a multiple-cook room, and this evolution has changed us from looking at one work triangle to multiple triangles, or ‘zones,'” says Mary Jo Peterson, principal, Mary Jo Peterson Inc. “With that in mind, we have to increase clearances and look at adding comfortable spaces in the kitchen.”

Still, these tried-and-true kitchen layouts still apply to today’s lifestyles—with modifications.

One-wall. Originally called the “Pullman kitchen,” the one-wall kitchen layout is generally found in studio or loft spaces because it’s the ultimate space saver. Cabinets and appliances are fixed on a single wall. Most modern designs also include an island, which evolves the space into a sort of Galley style with a walk-through corridor. Download

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Historic Period Interior Design and Home Decor


Names to Know in Federal Design and Decor 

Monticello


Thomas Jefferson (1743
1826)

The third President of the young United States of America was passionate about classical architecture and ideals. He designed Monticello, his home, as well as The University of Virginia and the Virginia State Capitol to represent both the look and philosophy of the ancient Greeks and Romans.

Jefferson was strongly influenced by Robert Adam, Thomas Chippendale, Thomas Sheraton, and George Hepplewhite.

Portrait of Robert Adam
attributed to George Willison

Robert Adam (1728 – 1792)
Adam was a Scottish architect whose revolutionary neoclassical style was extremely influential in England and America. It was the dominant style from the late 1700s through the mid-1800s in both countries.

Duncan Phyfe (1768 – 1854) 

was a Scottish-American furniture maker who emmigrated to the United States in 1784. His New York “manufactury” (shown below) lasted through the 1840s.

In later years

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28 Inspiring Makeover Designs for Your Bathroom

Starting the day with fun things is a good first step to do. Surrounded by positive energy, you will live your day with a happier mood. It can be established by building a supportive home atmosphere.

The most common thing to do after waking up is to go to the bathroom. But what happens if bad vibes overtake because of your boring bathroom design? That means you need to pay close attention to the bathroom makeover ideas that we have prepared!

Bring Retro Back

Who says bathrooms aren’t suitable for an antique look? Try installing classic tubs and old-fashioned wall sconces and feel the glow of luxury pampering you while you are doing activities in the bathroom.

Bathroom makeover decorating ideas will produce an antique look when applying classic items inside. For example using a classic tub and wall scone lights that have a gold color.

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Antique look
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IKEA Brings Kitchen Design to Virtual Reality

IKEA has turned remodeling your kitchen into an HTC Vive VR game.

The Swedish furniture giant has launched a virtual reality app called the IKEA VR experience, just in time as the first HTC Vive headsets begin shipping today.

The pilot app which is available on Steam VR and built using Unreal Engine 4 from Epic Games, lets Vive headset owners design their own virtual Ikea kitchen that is true to size. Once inside the app, you can explore one of three differently-styled kitchen room settings and change the color of cabinets and drawers with a click.

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Change the color of cabinets.

Another feature is the ability to view the VR kitchen from different perspectives by either shrinking or stretching yourself to move around the kitchen at the size of a 3.3 foot-tall child or a 6.4 foot-tall adult. This could be a very useful feature, allowing you to walk

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New Interior Images Revealed as Studio Gang’s “Solar Carve” Office Tower Nears Completion at 40 Tenth Avenue in The Meatpacking District

Designed by Studio Gang, the stunning glass facade at 40 Tenth Avenue is now complete. Described as a “solar carve,” the 12-story office building features a chiseled, gem-like curtain wall that was engineered to eliminate shadows.

“40 Tenth’s crystalline glass curtain wall is arguably its most important element, and its completion represents an important milestone as we prepare to welcome tenants this spring,” said Jared Epstein, Vice President and Principal at Aurora Capital Associates, who partnered with William Gottleib Real Estate on development.

Facade at 40 Tenth Avenue

Facade at 40 Tenth Avenue

At the crux of science and conceptual design, the building’s prismatic curtain wall is the result of Studio Gang’s ongoing research into “solar carving” technology, which draws data from solar movement throughout the day. Facade engineers then applied that data to design a curtain wall that reduces the amount of shadow cast from the building onto the

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Interior Designers In Miami – Luxury Home, Office Interiors

MRA Design is your full service interior designer for South Florida, the continental United States and abroad. We are your one stop design shop for all your needs. Our upscale clientele speaks volumes for who we are. MRA is a licensed interior design firm with full time licensed interior designers. Whether you need a retail store designer or a luxury home designer, MRA is a multi-disciplinary design firm with 26 years expertise in retail, commercial, and hospitality design. MRA‘s philosophy is guiding clients to new visions and opportunities. We create spaces that suit your sense of style and taste.

MRA prides itself on sophistication, elegance, and style. We fill the void for all your design needs. MRA is the design company for major retail chains in malls throughout the country. Our staff of award winning designers, project managers and production specialists works steadily and successfully with groups of highly skilled

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The Freehand New York – Hotel Review

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The Freehand 4x3



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  • A new addition to Manhattan’s Flatiron District, the Freehand New York is perfect for budget-conscious travelers who want convenience and personality from their accommodations, without paying several hundred per night.
  • The building itself isn’t new — it was once a hotel beloved by writers, as well as a dorm for art students. Rooms and public spaces are filled with original, commissioned artwork to honor this creative spirit. 
  • Nightly rates start under $200 and range from cozy, budget-conscious rooms with bunk beds, to spacious plush suites. I spent a night in a Corner King room and it’s one of our favorite NYC hotels for 2020.
  • Read all Business Insider hotel reviews here.

A note from your Insider Reviews travel editor: Coronavirus has interrupted travel on a global scale forcing travelers to cancel

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The 25 Best Interior Designers in Los AngelesBuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

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Los Angeles

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A Los Angeles home is more than just a home, especially for those involved in the entertainment business. From intimate dinner parties to blowout bashes, a gorgeous and glamorous residence serves as an all-important hub for both business and pleasure. With this in mind, it follows that the interior designers in this star-studded city are often as famous as their celebrity clients. These elite aficionados know how to create a luxurious environment where deals can be sealed and influencers can make their mark. They can easily adapt to the wide range of architecture styles boasted by L.A., making it a unique, distinguished, and highly individualized region.

If you’re wondering who this all-star cast consists of, we’ve got you covered. From Malibu to Hollywood Hills and beyond, here are the 25 hottest interior designers in Los Angeles right now. Listed in random order, these

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