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DwellStudio & Robert Allen Partner for Fabric Collection — Design News

Fri, 2014-08-01 20:55

DwellStudio has created a new fabric collection for Robert Allen called Modern Archive. Inspired by the 50s, 60s, & 70s, the Modern Archive gives classic motifs a twist by playing with proportion and adding an on-trend color palette. The full line of over 40 fabrics is available this fall.

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What Style Home Project Is For You? — Real Estate Beat

Fri, 2014-08-01 19:38

As we look to get to know our readers better and help them with everything from finding a home to moving out, and everything in between, we thought it would be interesting to look for a few competitively priced homes (but definitely high to low) that are for sale right now and which will need to have some work done on them to reach their full potential. So, take a quick tour across the country and let us know which of these homes would be for you.

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Oscar's Bright, Bold Abode — Kids Room Tour

Fri, 2014-08-01 19:00

Name: Oscar (5)
Location: Den Bosch, the Netherlands
Room Size: 3.5 x 3.5 meters

I'm not sure if it was the bright yellow bed, the wall of beautiful books, or the fabulous wallpaper, but it was love at first sight when I laid eyes on Oscar's room. I've always been drawn to spaces that combine both vintage and modern pieces, and I absolutely adore both bright white spaces and those filled with bold colors. This room is the perfect union of all of those elements.

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How To Use IKEA Trones Storage Boxes in Every Room of the House

Fri, 2014-08-01 18:00

One of our favorite things about IKEA products is their versatility. Sure, the wall-mounted Trones storage box may be designed to hold shoes... but that doesn't mean you can't put it to work in other ways, as well. Here are some ideas for using the Trones to add a little extra storage in any room of the house.

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5 Decorators Tricks to Define Space Without Building Walls

Fri, 2014-08-01 17:00

Most of us love the concept of an "open floor plan," but it can be challenging when areas intended for specific purposes merge into one another. While open space feels nice, sometimes it's equally necessary (and psychologically profitable) to have delineated areas for eating, living, sleeping, and privacy. Here are some ways to divide space without building walls.

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Gracie Mansion Gets a West Elm Makeover — Design News

Fri, 2014-08-01 16:55

Grand chandeliers and Victorian armoires aren't New York mayor Bill de Blasio's style. The populist politician's residence at Gracie Mansion recently got a modern update, courtesy of West Elm. Overseen by wife Chirlane McCray, mid century styling and a fresh vibe replaced the pomp.

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Allison & Ben's Scenic & Textured Brooklyn Home — House Tour

Fri, 2014-08-01 16:00

Name: Allison + Ben Yarrow
Location: Crown Heights; Brooklyn, New York
Size: 1,200 square feet
Years lived in: Almost four. We’re sad to leave, but looking to rent to someone special in September.

Allison and Ben call a beautifully restored building from the 1890s home. Their view of Midtown Manhattan from their living room is just one of many beautiful vistas.

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Patagonia Releases New Eco-Friendly Wetsuits — Design News

Fri, 2014-08-01 15:46

Patagonia released a new wetsuit recently. It performs just as well as their other high performance gear, but with one difference: It's not made from petroleum-based neoprene but from a natural rubber derived from a desert shrub. The material, Yulex, could soon be used in other products like and sneakers.

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Is It Important to Be Design-Compatible with Your Mate?

Fri, 2014-08-01 15:00

This great post about making design decisions with a roommate aims to make peace between friends or siblings living together with mismatched tastes. The idea is that you should be able to compromise, especially since, for many people, such living arrangements are temporary. But what about when you're looking at a permanent roommate situation, like moving in with your partner?

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Port Authority Sends Cease & Desist to Fishs Eddy over Skyline — Design News

Fri, 2014-08-01 14:55

Today in ridiculous: The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey claims it has the rights to the New York City skyline. The government agency sent a cease & desist to home goods store Fishs Eddy over their 212 line of dishware. According to PA's lawyer, it could “evoke thoughts of the Port Authority, the twin towers, W.T.C. and the September 11th terrorist attacks.”

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Weekend Shopping Alert: 10 Great (and ON SALE!) Buys for the Color Lover — August 1, 2014

Fri, 2014-08-01 14:30

Hey you, color lover. We know you're always looking for the brightest, the most beautiful and the punchiest decor for your home. We've got your back. Here are ten amazing colorful scores you can snap up on sale right now. You can thank us later.

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SPONSORED POST: Win: A Vibrant VTech Prize Pack — Sponsored by VTech

Fri, 2014-08-01 14:15

Prize: 1 VTech FoneDeco base, 4 accessory handsets and 1 Bluetooth® Speaker
From: VTech
Value: $164.70

Looking for a phone that's as beautiful as your decor? You're in luck. VTech had such a great response from their last giveaway that they are giving another lucky reader a colorful prize pack containing the FoneDeco system with a cordless base, four accessory handsets and a handy wireless speaker with speakerphone and Bluetooth functionality—each in the color of your choice.

Enter to Win the FoneDeco Prize Pack from VTech!

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Summer Bucket List: What's Left?

Fri, 2014-08-01 14:00

Sigh. August. You rear your ugly head and I'm racked with guilt, mixed with a twinge of eager anticipation that school is right around the corner. If you're like me, every year the moment hits and you think to yourself, "Oh no! But there's so much left to be done!" Consider this your friendly reminder to check off all those great things you planned to do this summer — or at least two of them.

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14 Ways to Decorate with Vintage Pieces in Your Bathroom

Fri, 2014-08-01 14:00

Despite being small, bathrooms can be the trickiest to decorate. We find ourselves thinking wisely about every decision, since this room holds a captive audience. If you're looking for a little country or vintage charm in your bathroom, try recycling or repurposing something you may already have. Here are 15 ways you can use vintage items to decorate your bathroom:

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The Battle of the Bugs: How To Prevent & Get Rid of Pests

Fri, 2014-08-01 13:30

A couple of weeks ago I helped my brother pick out an apartment in Northern Virginia. We found a great one-bedroom in an older apartment complex, recently remodeled, it has ample storage, a large patio, and it's close to his work. One little problem: we started to move him in and found a roach hanging out in the kitchen cabinet. Then we found another by the sink. And a tiny one was running across the pantry door. Uh-oh, there's a bug problem.

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Want to Get Healthier? Look at Your Building's Design — Co.Design

Fri, 2014-08-01 13:00

Our daily dilemma: stairs or elevator? Seems like it's not a fair fight, right? After all, how can trudging up the dark, depressing cement stairwell hidden in the back of a building compare to a front-and-center elevator bank waiting to whisk you to your floor? It can't. So how to tempt more people into taking the stairs? As usual, it all comes down to design.

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Before & After: A Mudroom Masterpiece

Fri, 2014-08-01 13:00

Lana's family needed a space to pull their stroller in, roll their bikes through, and let their umbrellas dry, and they didn't want it to be fussy. They spent a weekend transforming this stodgy entry into a "fun spot to throw some shoes on."

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Tory Burch for FitBit — Tech Test Lab Review

Fri, 2014-08-01 12:45

Product: Tory Burch for FitBit
Price: $38.00 - $195
Rating: Strong Recommend*

FitBit users are a passionate bunch. And rightly so. The app and corresponding wristband have achieved quite a bit of notoriety for creating one of the most all-encompassing body, health and fitness trackers on the market. The minimal band of the FitBit was always missing something for me, though. Enter Tory Burch.


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