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Why Our Brains Love Luxurious Interiors

  • Play up a room's character to give it a luxurious feel. Image Via: Tillman Domotics
  • Think about what makes you feel like you're luxuriating. Image Via: S. B. Long Interiors
  • Bring luxury to your home by adding convenience items. Image Via: April Lipps
  • Read on to learn about the psychological effects of luxury. Image Via: Tuthill architecture

Luxury. The word even feels nice rolling off your tongue. There’s something so clean and crisp about it. Perhaps it’s the way that the simplest mention instantly conjures up mental images of sprawling mansions, designer collections, and sleek cars. Reality is, everyone loves lavishness, especially when it comes to interiors. The proof is all around […]

10 Design Lessons You Can Learn From Scandinavian Interiors

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  • white wood room

You may be surprised to hear that the beauty of the Scandinavian design movement wasn’t fully recognized until the 1950’s. Since then, this minimalist European design has brought acclaim to many prominent and noteworthy Scandinavian designers who have made a global mark by creating unique furnishings and housewares. While some may immediately think of the primary […]

Why Houses Are Getting Smaller

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  • small open kitchen
  • orange modern home

Are you one of the millions who have down-sized in recent years? If you are, what made you decide to move into a smaller home? Was it financial motives that lead to your decision, or just the fact that you no longer required a home full of rooms that collect dust and never get used? […]

30 Classic Home Library Design Ideas Imposing Style

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“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” ― George R.R. Martin Owning a home library conjures up feelings of excitement as well as promises of comfort, privacy and growth. Imagine walking in to find an almost forgotten world, where light, furnishings and scented books hold the collective key to […]

How Your Interior Design Is Influencing Your Subconscious

  • Pick colors based on what mood you want for the space. Image Via: Laura Casey Interiors
  • Your design choices unconsciously show your personality. Image Via: Peter Salerno, Inc.
  • Use optical illusions to control the perception of a space. Image Via: Ed Chappell
  • Feng Shui your doorway to bring good energy into your home. Image Via:  Shapiro Didway, LLC

Usually when we discuss interior design, we talk about the aesthetic aspects – how to achieve a specific look, which decorating style you should emulate, new design trends that you should check out. That’s only one piece of the puzzle. An area that’s not always taken into consideration is the philological effect of interior design […]

Why Our Brains Love Colorful Interiors

What’s the first thing you notice when you walk into a new room? The colors. Whether your reaction is positive enough to make you think, “I have to remember to ask her what palette she used” or negative enough to have you leave you saying, “I don’t know what he was thinking”, we’re bound to […]

The 10 Secret Ingredients Needed to Find a Buyer for Your Home Fast

Sometimes you need to move in a hurry. Whether you have to relocate for a new job, want to get the kids entrenched in a school district before the new year starts, or just have the opportunity to take the adventure of a life time, there’s no time to waste. Regardless of the reason, your real […]

10 Design Lessons You Can Learn From Nature

Take a moment from your busy schedule to lift up your eyes from that handheld device and reunite with the natural beauty of the world around you. What do you see? Are the tree branches swaying in the breeze? Are leaves rustling at your feet, showing the first signs of fall? Is the yellow orb […]

Why You Should Use Natural Materials In Your Design

You’ve probably been heard about the advantages of decorating with natural materials like marble, wood, metals, and clay. Chances are, you’ve also wandered what exactly counts as “natural”. It’s okay, you’re not alone.  In the world of interiors, “natural” is a broad term that encompasses any renewable resource that is harvested from the earth for use. These days, consumers are […]

Why Men Have Excellent Decorating Taste

Does this title have you scratching your head?  You read it right, men do have excellent decorating taste. Want proof? Well, this article will have you realizing that some of the most historic and influential designs were established by men. Exterior and interior, men have added a tantalizing touch to design that should not be […]

10 Exterior Design Lessons That Everyone Should Know

While we all want a spectacular home that stands out amongst the rest; we also want a home that blends with its surroundings and neighborhood. Designing the exterior of a home can be a complicated process of color choices, materials, balancing shape and lines— it is not a job for novice designers. Do you ever […]

10 Interior Design Lessons That Everyone Should Know

Think of this as a little 101 in decorating. While we all cannot possess the eye for exquisite design and detail — we can decorate our homes as though we do.  In some ways, interior decorating can be thought of as a formula with specific steps; building blocks that will help create your very own […]

Why Italian Household Goods Are The Best Choice

Amazing craftsmanship does not happen overnight. Rather, it evolves throughout decades. Skills are honed, practiced and developed to perfection, and mistakes are omitted through trial and error. Once  these skills are perfected, they are taught to the next generation and the next, and so it goes, on and on — creating a time-tested and perfected […]

10 Tips For Saving Money On Your Electricity Bill

Rich or poor, we could all use a little frugality in our lives. After all, who wants to waste money on electricity bills when there are far more fun ways to spend it? Remember your grandmother? — the one who insisted on wearing a sweater instead of putting on the heat, well she was a […]

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