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Art of Design: Urban Loft Living

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Large cities like New York, Milan and Paris have no choice but to snatch up space for residential use in what used to be neighborhoods bustling with industrial activity. In areas where before there were workshops, laboratories and offices that have relocated to the outskirts, some urbanites have found in industrial buildings like factories and ...Read more

Art of Design: Understanding the Designer Design

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Unbeknownst to many, some of the most influential interior designs have come from architects and not interior designers. Take, for example, Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion or Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water residence: these are the works of professionals trained as architects, and commissioned to do interior design. As a designer with ...Read more

Art of Design: Sleepover Guests

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With the holidays upon us, many of us will serve as hosts to friends, family and guests, some who you see only once or twice a year. Of course, family gatherings are a time to enjoy each other's company and let go...but what happens when someone overstays? In some homes, depending on a home's size or circumstance, there may be dedicated guest ...Read more

Art of Design: Always Working

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Today more and more people throughout the world are making the commute from their bed in their favorite pajamas and slippers to their makeshift office at the dining table. No doubt many perceive working from home as the ultimate perk, but working from home can mean a good portion of your home will be in a constant state of disarray. Losing ...Read more

Art of Design: Decorating for the Holidays

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As we patiently wait for the first blast of cool crisp air and embrace the winter, it's the perfect time to assess our table settings and tabletop decor for the holidays!. December holidays are a great time to infuse your home with special touches and decorations that will make the season a more pleasurable and memorable event. This is one area...Read more

Art of Design: Fooling the Eye

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Depending on where you live --whether it be in a city like Chicago, San Francisco or Seattle -- the demand for housing and the selection of housing stock may not always be ideal. In some instances, the amount of space might be the issue; in others might be the quality of space. In many European cities and in larger American cities, many ...Read more

Art of Design: Design Destination Havana

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Spanish colonial architecture is what comes to mind when you hear someone mention Havana, and surely there is no other city like it, full of such buildings in various stages of restoration or decay. Havana is an enchanting city full of the unexpected: Restaurants representing every country and food in the world, from Japanese sushi, to Middle-...Read more

Art of Design: Gilding Your Lily

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Decorating luxury homes can be difficult and usually requires a big budget, but that doesn't necessarily need to be the case. It is possible to design an elegant home without a vast fortune. Of course, who wouldn't want to live like a celebrity or a rock star? Typically, we care more about decoration of the common areas than those that are ...Read more

Art of Design: What is Vogue Now?

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Twice a year, in Highpoint, North Carolina, thousands of furniture and accessory manufacturers put on showcases in their showrooms and design centers to put forth their newest collections. These shows are the equivalent of art biennials held throughout the world or New York's fashion week. It is possible to hear at least a dozen languages as ...Read more

Art of Design: Artful Rooms

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With all the Art fairs just about to hit town, I often find that people always rely too much on the opinion of others when it comes to what they are about to purchase. Needless to say, one should always buy art that you "love" or that is appealing or meaningful to you. Everyone has an opinion about art, so don't buy it to please anyone or expect...Read more

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