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Warm Things Up with Reclaimed Wood

One big challenge of interior design is striking the right balance between aesthetic and comfort. Of course you want your decor to be visually appealing–to look good–but it’s also important to keep in mind that your house should be a place to relax and feel at peace. Too many shiny surfaces or fancy embellishments can really drive […]

Industrial Style Bookshelves For A Simple, Contemporary Statement Piece

A person’s book collection can tell you a lot about them – what they like, how they think, and even what’s important to them. But how books are displayed matters, too, both for the presentation of the books themselves, and for the appearance of the room as a whole. Industrial style bookshelves – that is, […]

A Quick Introduction To Steampunk Style In Home Design

“Steampunk” is a term that was coined in the late 80’s to describe a certain kind of science fiction. Namely, stories set in an alternate 19th century, usually Victorian England, the American wild west, or a futuristic/fantasy world that resembles one of the two, where steam power is the primary source of energy. These worlds […]

Contemporary Classic Dining Sets: Updated Antiques For A Modern Home

If there’s one big trend in home design today, it seems to be a push back against modern design. This is somewhat surprising, because modern design has been gaining steadily in popularity for years. According to some, it’s even overtaken traditional design in the bathroom and the kitchen. But increasingly, homeowners are looking for a […]

Reclaimed Industrial Furniture For An Urban Loft Or Art Space

I recently went apartment hunting with a good friend of mine who’s in the market for an artist’s loft. Regular readers might have noticed that I’m really embracing the trend towards a more industrial style home, especially renovated warehouse spaces, so this trip was a real treat. What was even better is that I got […]

Bathroom Vanities With Weathered Finishes (And Why To Love It, Not Leave It!)

I recently visited a friend who’s in the middle of the long and arduous process of renovating her new, lovely-but-outdated ranch home. We were most of the way through the dones and to-dos tour when she showed me her master bathroom. I burst out “I love it!” just a moment before she told me she […]