Monthly Archives: June 2015

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History Lesson: The Wing Chair

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Source The Wing Chair first emerged in the 17th Century in England and can be characterized by a high back and “wings” that project out, rising up from the arms and joining the back. The Wing Chair is also referred to as the fireside chair because its emergence came about to capture the heat from […]

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The Freestanding Tub: "A Newfound Stature"

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Source We all need that room in our house that serves as our guilty pleasure sanctuary; and for many that’s turning their bathroom into a spa-like retreat. Because the “bathroom” is a wet area, there are a lot more hard surfaces and so it can sometimes be difficult to achieve a relaxing, comfortable feeling you […]

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Trend Alert: Large Scale Art

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Large scale art can have a big impact on a room. You may have noticed the trend toward over-sized artwork and photography. It may not be for everyone, but I think it’s fabulous to be big and bold in your design choices. One huge piece will definitely take care of a single wall or may […]

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Industry Ed with Richard: Kitchen and Bath Guideline Series

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In this post I will go over the NKBA Kitchen and Bathroom Planning Guidelines, by first stating the guidelines and then pointing our their importance and giving insight on best solutions and practices. Find out more about NKBA here. The Guidelines (according to the NKBA) Work Aisle A clear floor space of at least 30″ […]

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Foyers: Make an Impression

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There are several types of entrances for your home. These types usually include a utilitarian entrance, special-purpose entrances, and a formal entrance. Source The Utilitarian Entrance The utilitarian entrance to a home is more of a service entrance and one that is used multiple times daily.  This entrance is usually connected to the driveway and […]

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History Lesson: Faaborg Chair: The Emergence of Danish Modern

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Source “Kaare Klint was born in 1888 in Frederiksberg and designed his first furniture in 1914, for the Faaborg Museum, the Faaborg Chair. The chair was carefully designed to fulfill its intended function: A light, moveable armchair that museum visitors could easily place in front of the painting they wished to study in detail.” (Source)  […]

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Trend Alert: Bookmatching

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Bookmatching is the practice of matching two (or more) wood or stone surfaces, so that two adjoining surfaces mirror each other, giving the impression of an opened book. Source Bookmatching is a great way to take something that’s already beautiful and step it up a notch!  Lately, we have seen an increase in the application […]

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