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Forget Multi-Tasking: Spectacularly Specialized Utensils

It seems safe to say that, outside of a finishing school or royal dinner, most of us stick with the basic silverware set for meals. Fork, spoon, butter knife, and maybe a sharp knife. Maybe even a salad fork if we want to get very fussy. But there was a time when silverware sets included […]

Asta's "Trust Your Gut" Room — Room for Color 2014

Chip It! Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Asta Location: Mississauga Canada Division: International Inspiration for my palette: Black is a good neutral background color if you have otherwise mismatched room. READ MORE »

Rolling Lounge Chair is Like an Upholstered Wheelbarrow

Unless you want to tire yourself out and put some serious strain on your furniture, you and most other humans just sit in whatever chairs are already in the room. The Rapide, designed by ONEMANDUO for Estonian furniture company Borg is a lounge chair that you can easily roll just about anywhere you want to take […]

70 Degrees: Fashion's Sweet Spot

It's currently exactly 70 degrees in New York City and we've noticed something interesting: it seems to be the temperature tipping point that lets everyone comfortably dress exactly how they want to, and that's a pretty wide divide. READ MORE »

Before & After: Shannon's Boring to (Faux) Brick Wall

There are a select few of lucky folks out there who get to live in authentic converted lofts full of character— and then there's everyone else. Even if you live in a suburban home, you can still infuse your space with the feeling of wood beams, cement floors and exposed brick walls. Show More Summary

Calgary to Get a Library for the 21st Century — Design News

Calgary's new library will be more than just books. The Canadian city's 240,000-square-foot center be a full lending library, but also function as a combination bookstore/computer lab/cafe/event space/social hub that will unite two disconnected neighborhoods. READ MORE »

Deborah & Michael's "Grown Up Fairy Tale" Room — Room for Color 2014

Chip It! Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Deborah & Michael Location: Minneapolis, MN Division: Cool Inspiration for my palette: The dark purple ceiling is painted with the intention of us putting a night sky on it in the future. Show More Summary

Luminous 3 Bedroom Apartment Flaunting Modern Scandinavian Style

How do you choose your 3 bedroom apartment design? Maybe you fell in love with the modern Scandinavian style and that’s exactly why this apartment will inspire you. Beautifully distributed, the interior spaces of this Denmark penthouse apartment convey a feeling of home. Show More Summary

Jo's "Doily Delight" Room — Room for Color 2014

Chip It! Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Jo Location: Hove United Kingdom Division: International Inspiration for my palette: We live by the seaside so I think the colours of the beach huts and the sea itself have subconsciously inspired me. Also of course the vintage doilies which I used to make the bed throw. READ MORE »

A Gallery of Bohemian Bedrooms

If you love the bohemian look — or you're just looking to add a little color or texture or pattern to your sleeping space — you'll find plenty of inspiration in this set of ten eclectic bedrooms. READ MORE »

Man Begins Restoration of Mansion from Gone With the Wind — Design News

Peter Bonner of Lovejoy, Georgia is rebuilding Tara, the mansion from Gone With the Wind. A Civil War enthusiast, Bonner bought the dismantled facade of the fictional plantation and is posting about the progress on his blog. READ MO...

Bored with Your Bathroom? Add a Little Art — Renters Solutions

Faced with an unfortunate bathroom, a lot of people immediately think of renovating. But if you're renting, or just on a tight budget, there is an easier way to elevate your bathing space: add a little art. READ MORE »

Lindsay's "Peacock Blue" Room — Room for Color 2014

Chip It! Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Lindsay Location: Herndon, VA Division: Cool Inspiration for my palette: While studying abroad in Europe, I collected several pieces of art from Greece, Rome and Prague and all of the art I collected was either mostly blue or had blue undertones so I started there. Show More Summary

Statement Furniture Piece For Contemporary Decors: C1 Credenza

Perfect for serving buffet meals, the elegant C1 Credenza designed by Marcus Friesl from mf design group is a statement furniture piece for modern decors. According to the official description from the designer, the unit uses a thin folded metal shell to support both upper and lower drawers. Show More Summary

Karakoy Loft Uses Rich Wood Features and Creative Industrial Elements

Coming to us from PRchitect, this stunning project from the design team at Istanbul’s Ofist is truly one of a kind. The loft, designed specifically for a bachelor client, has a variety of creative features that are not just beautiful but tailored to the physical experience of the space. We’re delighted to be able to […]

Elaine's "Tropical Glam" Room — Room for Color 2014

Chip It! Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Elaine Location: San Francisco, CA Division: Warm Inspiration for my palette: I needed some warming colors to compensate for my foggy Cole Valley neighborhood so I went with pale pinkish walls paired with boldly colored artwork and jewel toned accents. Show More Summary

What Your Home Says About You (and How to Tell If It's Wrong)

The underpinnings of good home design is a clear understanding of who you actually are — coming to grips with how you use your rooms, who’s in them with you, and what you need and when. In a world of design blogs and Pinterest, it’s sometimes hard to not pine over beautiful homes, without taking the time to assess whether or not they’d work for us. Show More Summary

Polish Wall Decal Company Launches Modular Shelving Line — Design News

PIXERS, a Poland-based wall decal company, is launching a new line of affordable, modular shelving. TETREES promises easy installation and delivery in 10 days to anywhere in Europe. While not currently available in the US, the company plans to offer expanding shipping options starting in 2015. READ MORE »

Before & After: Watch this Little Kitchen Grow — Sweeten

This kitchen before and after is a little different from our usual fare because it doesn't involve a change in style: it involves a change in function. Blaise, Kristin, and their three kids had just made the move from Manhattan to Brooklyn. Show More Summary

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