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Keep to a Triangle When Designing a Kitchen

Keep to a Triangle When Designing a Kitchen

You’ll be most productive in your kitchen if your layout is in the shape of a triangle. The National Kitchen and Bath Association has specified these guidelines for your “kitchen work triangle”. * The sum of the work triangle’s three sides should not exceed 26 feet, and each leg should […]

Bathtub Design Options are Plentiful

Bathtub Design Options are Plentiful

If you love a quiet getaway right in your own home, there’s no better place to rest and relax than in the bathtub. But with so many choices, it can be hard to decide which tub is right for you. Generally, bathtubs come as built-in, freestanding, soaking and whirlpool designs […]

Laundry Room Design Ideas

Laundry Room Design Ideas

Laundry rooms are often cramped and hard to work in, despite often doubling as a utility room. When you design your laundry room, or reorganize or revamp it, keep these tips in mind: Easy access. Although laundry rooms are traditionally located off the garage or in the basement, carrying heavy […]

Top 50 Design Blogs from the London Times

Top 50 Design Blogs from the London Times

So it’s almost 2010 (eek! Where’d 2009 go?) and if you’re anything like us, home improvement is at the top of your New Year’s resolutions list. If you’re in search of extra inspiration, spend time perusing The London Times’ richly creative, drool-worthy top design blogs list culled from blogs around […]

Design Within Reach Is A Modern Mess

Design Within Reach Is A Modern Mess

Interesting article in Fast Company regarding the current mess that Design Within Reach has created for itself. It’s truly a shame what has happened behind the scenes and we hope they return to their roots. It’s one thing to spend thousands for great design but when it comes to light […]

Two Chimneys Santa Should Avoid

Two Chimneys Santa Should Avoid

Gizmodo usually sticks to tech but they’ve come across a couple awesome fireplaces that we wanted to share. This futuristic fireplace looks strangely at home in a rustic environment but for some reason we’re scared it would start talking to us or begin sucking everything in the room up through […]

Backyard Deck Swallows Tree

Backyard Deck Swallows Tree

This backyard deck is a bit too much for us. It’s a great concept designed by Thom Faulders and it’s obvious a lot of work was put into designing and building it but we prefer a calmer atmosphere when relaxing in the yard as opposed to one that makes you […]

When Should You Call In a Design Professional?

When Should You Call In a Design Professional?

I love my finish nailer. Well, I don’t really love it, but I like it, I enjoy it, I find it useful for creating the world’s most perfect crown molding corner (a future blog post, for sure). But do I bring out the pancake compressor and finish nailer to drive […]

Bring Mid-Century Flair to Your Front Door

Bring Mid-Century Flair to Your Front Door

Crestview Doors recently started following us on Twitter and we checked out their work. Very impressive. We love the concept. Take your existing door and give it a mid-century modern twist with their Doorlite Kits. They include instructions for this diy door modification and they have kits to fit almost […]

Kitchen Design Help for a Blue Beauty

Kitchen Design Help for a Blue Beauty

We often like to help out readers with design questions and the room that seems to be everyone’s priority is the kitchen. Sarah would like some design input on this blue beauty. If she can deal with the white appliances which these days look dated, she can save a lot […]

Glassybaby in New York City

Glassybaby in New York City

Our favorite design piece last year, Glassybaby, is now opening a second shop in New York’s West Village just down the street from our favorite old pub the White Horse. Glassybaby keeps it simple. Hand-blown glass votives that are nearly indestructible and come in a variety of colors and hues.

Inspire Your Inner Architect with Floorplan Dishes

Inspire Your Inner Architect with Floorplan Dishes

Fishs Eddy has always been one of our favorite home stores in New York. They offer unique glassware, plates, stemware and other kitchen accessories for an awesome price. Recently the LA Times found the Floorplan collection from the Fishs Eddy designers which of course has floorplans printed across mugs, coasters, […]

Redesigns Matter to ELLEDecor & Metropolitan Home

Redesigns Matter to ELLEDecor & Metropolitan Home

It’s only been 6 months since PointClickHome refreshed/redesigned their website and now they’re at it again. The latest redesign comes on the heels of HOME Magazine folding and with it the legacy of it’s online content. This iteration of PointClickHome singularly focuses on ELLEDecor and Metropolitan Home whose affluent taste […]

Hawaiian Hale

Hawaiian Hale

We’re in Hawai’i! Spent last week in Honolulu visiting friends and spending time with our God son who is now 9. He took me out surfing at Tongs in front of the Elks club and showed me how it’s done. He pulled into a nice left and had the lineup […]

Kitchen Confidential

Kitchen Confidential

+ Vintage Oak Wooden Kitchen Shelf + More highlights from the Kitchen and Bath Show + Chalkboard Fridge + Setting the perfect table

Road Kill Rug

Road Kill Rug

From the chapter of wacky home decor comes this Road Kill Rug. You won’t see this in Elle Decor anytime soon but it’s perfect for the entryway of an eccentric millionaire. hat tip: Daily Dish

IKEA Oval Office, Designed by You!

IKEA Oval Office, Designed by You!

Our country begins a new chapter today and a new family will move into the White House. The Bush’s vacated months ago so the Obama’s can start moving ASAP and have already set to design the house to their liking.

Nursery Needs: Decisions and Doing

Nursery Needs: Decisions and Doing

photo: hownowdesign Pregnancy has an interesting way of speeding things up to a rapid pace and then slowing down to a near halt. Every morning, Pregalinas awake to a new set of challenges, some days you wake up feeling not even pregnant and others you feel like you should just […]