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Butterfly Wings Inspire Art Studio Design in Connecticut

Valerie Schweitzer Architects completed the design of a tiny sanctuary for creativity and reflection in Westport, Connecticut. Inspired in part by the closing of a butterfly’s wings, this 350 square foot (32.5 square meter) art studio and private office for a family home, provides a comfy refuge. “Like shards protruding from the earth, the studio’s angled panels …

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Awesome Room Divider Ideas, Even If You Have a Small Space

Open space living in lofts, studios or homes with high ceilings and few walls are very popular. The open architectural look may be gorgeous, but not always practical. Being able to have a private bedroom or a way to divide the living space from the dining room would create a more functional feel to a …

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How to Pull off Cozy Minimalism: A Perfect Blend of Two Opposing Styles

Does “cozy minimalism” sounds like an oxymoron? If you think it does, you’re not alone. However, this intriguing home décor style is a situation in which opposites definitely attract. The look is steadily becoming one of the most popular aesthetics in today’s landscape—and it’s not hard to see why people are falling in love. If you’re searching for a design style that effortlessly …

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The Secret to Small Space Design? Go Big!

Just because you have a tiny space doesn’t mean you should have tiny furniture. One of the biggest design mistakes for a room of any size is cluttering it with small pieces. But the secret to successful small space design is just the opposite: choose the largest pieces possible. First, buy big It may sound counterproductive, but, when shopping …

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Bring The Outdoors In With Our Favorite Ways To Display House Plants

Indoor plants not only make your living space more inviting and luxurious, they also make your home’s air healthier. Check out some of our favorite ways to freshen up your home décor with a touch of green. NASA’s Clean Air Study found that house plants, “…may provide a natural way of removing toxic agents from the air, helping neutralize the …

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New Lilly Pulitzer and Pottery Barn Collab: Sunshine, Flamingos and Tropical Happiness

Pottery Barn and Lilly Pulitzer have joined forces to bring you, your kids, and even your baby more vibrant prints and pretty colors (can you ever have enough?). This brand new collaboration offers plenty of sunshine, flamingos and Palm Beach-chic in the form of textiles, tabletop, bedding and furniture pieces for the nursery, living area, bedroom and outdoors, available at …

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Edwardian Timber Cottage Gets a Modern Makeover

Sheri Haby Architects recently completed renovations at Gable House, a charming Edwardian timber cottage. A previously built addition to Gable House incorporated the main bedroom, kitchen and dining area, however, this extension was poorly organized. “Our client didn’t need a bigger house, just one that worked better,” the architects said. “Our design direction was to provide a spacious, light-filled, open …

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How To Infuse Glamour Into Your Interiors (Without It Feeling Too Over-The-Top)

Some peoples’ personalities are just meant to shine. If you fit that bill, there’s no reason why your interiors shouldn’t do the same. Glamorous designs, featuring plenty of glitz, sparkle and show-stopping shine, are simple to put together if you follow the right steps. Here’s how you can make it happen in a way that feels …

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Barn-inspired Dance Studio Rises in Rural Massachusetts

Each year, Jacob’s Pillow campus in rural Massachusetts, USA, hosts a summer dance festival with more than 200 free performances and other uplifting events. The cultural center challenged Flansburgh Architects to design a 6,000 square foot (557 square meter) dance studio, able to meet the growing needs of the artists all year round. The new building on the site …

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How to Design a Studio Apartment Layout that Works

Designing a studio apartment layout presents its own set of unique challenges. On one hand, you’ll want to break up the space in a way that makes sense. On the other, there’s no reason for function to override aesthetics. The following design techniques help you achieve the best of both worlds. They’re our favorite tips for creating a space …