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federal bullseye mirror | past but (still) present

federal bullseye mirror | past but (still) present

In honor of one of my English friends just becoming an American Citizen I thought we would take a quick look at a classic “All American” home design accent – the Federal Bullseye Mirror – which has popularly adorned the walls of residences in Europe and America since the 18th Century. These mirrors feature convex glass enabling you to get a 360 degree view of a space with one glance. Often positioned above the...

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{friday favorites} getting your five-a-day

{friday favorites} getting your five-a-day

Love this luminous wall display made with photographs of fresh fruit and vegetables at the Arclinea flagship showroom in Milan… I am pretty sure a kitchen like this would make me healthier! Do you have a favorite interior space or design element to share this...

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{design by numbers} distance of light switch from door

{design by numbers} distance of light switch from door

What is the correct light switch distance from the door casing? When renovating or designing a home it is important to consider all the details. By getting everything from light switches to shower heads in the right place you will not only make your life easier and more functional, but also add to the aesthetic (and hence resale value) of your home. I get asked these quick questions all the time and thought I might share the most common...

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{design tips} small entry space solutions

{design tips} small entry space solutions

If you are not blessed with an entry space big enough to swing a cat, then these quick tips might be for you. Mirrors are always a fabulous way to expand your space – amplifying walls and light – to give the impression of more wiggle room. Used in an entry hall they also have the added bonus of a offering “one last look” before you head confidently out of the door. It makes sense that a floating shelf would give you...

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{champagne + beer} red travel alarm clock

{champagne + beer} red travel alarm clock

If you are planning a Valentine escape this year, wouldn’t it be wonderful to be woken for a delicious breakfast by the Asprey Clic Clac travel clock? In the appropriately romantic red of course. Champagne Tastes: Made in England by Asprey the Clic Clac Travel Clock features a red shiny alligator cover and comforting, weighty stainless steel base. Beer Budget: Sporting the same rounded face shape with a faux red leather cover and...

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{color wheel} hawkish hues

{color wheel} hawkish hues

Wow, is all I can say about this beautiful image of a red-tailed hawk captured by Jim Ridley. This color scheme pulled straight from nature looks so fresh. The perfect inspirational palette as we look to warmer weather and brighter hues in our wardrobes and homes. You can check out all Jim’s amazing photos and even buy prints of your favorites on his website. Designer Natalie Umbert could have based this room on our hawkish friend....

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