Design

Innovative Products and Appliances at the AD Design Show

Luxury brands from around the world recently gathered at the Architectural Digest Design Show in New York to share their curated design inspiration to approximately 40,000 design aficionados. Marking its 15th year, the design event showcased the wares of more than 400 brands, and luxury appliance innovator Jenn-Air teamed up with the talented New York-based architectRead more

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A Lovely Living Room by Beth Foley

In the Normandy Manor show house in Long Island, a livable and lovely living room by Beth Foley, an interior designer in West Hempstead, New York, brings cheer with its happy colors and beautiful abstract landscapes by a local artist. To find out more about Beth Foley, click here.

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A Beautiful Room by Designer Kate Singer in the Normandy Manor Show House

Among the most beautiful spaces at the Normandy Manor Show House in Centerport, Long Island, is a dining room by Kate Singer. The manor was designed in 1917 by New York City architects Warren & Wetmore, who were most noted for their design of Grand Central Terminal. It was built for the superintendent of the Vanderbilt estateRead more

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Katz Architecture Crafts a Modern Gem in Midtown Manhattan

Real estate agents see a lot of Manhattan apartments that have fantastic river or city views on the outside, but leave much to be desired on the inside. Such was the case with this apartment before David Katz of Katz Architecture refreshed it with a mix of modern and classical influences. Katz started by modifying theRead more

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Inspiring Fabrics—and History—from Knoll, an American Institution

Even if you didn’t have a chance to see the recent exhibition of Knoll textiles at the Bard Graduate Center in New York, you can still access the information, imagery, and ideas it offered through a new book on the history of Knoll. Writer William Weathersby shared this post, which sums up some interesting news from Knoll.Read more

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Stunning New Additions to Waterworks' Kitchen Category of Products

Dedicated as it’s been for 30 years to innovation and quality, it isn’t surprising that Waterworks’ latest introductions to its expanding kitchen category are as gorgeous as they are functional. In addition to great faucets and hardware, its newest sinks, mixers, floor and wall surfaces, and accessories now extend the high-quality design, craftsmanship and service WaterworksRead more

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Beautiful Boston Home by Designer John Stefanon

Any good real estate agent knows that one of the things that can most impact a buyer’s impression of a property is the scale and proportion of the rooms. The generous scale and balanced proportions in the rooms of this house, designed by Boston-based interior designer John Stefanon, go a long way to contributing to its appeal.Read more

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Transform Your Rooms with Window Treatments

Nothing softens a room and makes it more livable than curtains or shades on the windows. Practical plusses like privacy and light control aside, they bring in layers of color, warmth, and texture that make a room feel complete. Adding curtains and shades to the oversize windows in author Jean Nayar’s New York apartment made it muchRead more

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Smart Summer Decorating with Indoor-Outdoor Fabric

When it comes to smart summer decorating, nothing beats durable, easy-to-care-for indoor-outdoor fabric. These fresh new Sunbrella fabrics, designed by Joe Ruggiero, beautifully blend low maintenance with high style. Introduced at the most recent High Point market, one the most uplighting patterns in the collection is called Deville Parfait, whose zesty stripes on a taupe backgroundRead more

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7 Fundamentals of Good Design

When designing residential and commercial spaces, Chicago interior designer Mary Cook relies on what she refers to as “design fundamentals,” or seven characteristics that she says must be present in interior spaces in order for them to be successful. Here’s how she defines them:   1. Function: “Whether we are planning for specific small-scale functions like study, rest,Read more

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