Monthly Archives: December 2015

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Looking Back on 2015: Top 5 Best Articles from Ourso Designs this Year

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Let us take a look back at Ourso Designs in 2015. Here are our 5 most popular articles from this past year. Just wait till you see what the year 2016 will bring. 1. Shelves: From Built-Ins to Floating “Shelves are a great way to store items and also display items you have collected over […]

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Looking Back on 2015: Best Trends of the Year

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Let us reminisce on all of the best trends from 2015. We can’t wait to share with you what great trends 2016 will have to offer! DECEMBER CHINOISERIE CHIC “Chinoiserie: the imitation or evocation of Chinese motifs and techniques in Western art, furniture, and architecture, especially in the 18th century. Some characterstics of Chinoiserie style […]

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Industry Ed with Richard: Kitchen and Bath Guideline Series

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In this post we will discuss the NKBA Kitchen and Bathroom Planning Guidelines, by first stating the guidelines and then pointing out their importance and giving insight on solutions and practices based on my industry experience. Find out more about NKBA here. Refrigerator Standards My Experience The standard refrigerator size is 36″ wide by 69″ tall. […]

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History Lesson: B306 Chaise Lounge

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Design: 1928 Production: since 1930 Manufacturer: Thonet Frères, Paris Size: c. 70 x 56.6 x 156 cms Material: chrome-plated and varnished steel, fabric, steel springs, rubber Source “Le Corbusier, Jeanneret, and Perriand designed a multifunctional structure which made the reclining surface, fixed on a pair of bows, independent of the base. Since this section rests […]

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A Visit to Detroit: Stunning Architectural Ruins

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My husband and I made a drive to see some family in Michigan for Thanksgiving. My mom is from there and much of my family still resides there. My husband and I decided to extend our trip so that we could see both Chicago and Detroit. We chose to visit Detroit specifically for its wonderful […]

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