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Interior Design Trends: Blue

Interior Design Trends: Blue


The color for today is blue! Blue is beautiful, bold, calm and vivid. It comes in a variety of shades. My favorite is turquoise along with navy, what is your favorite shade of blue?

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Color Inspiration From New Wallpaper Designs

Color Inspiration From New Wallpaper Designs


A nice write up about the latest wallpaper trends and tips on how to best incorporate them into your home or office by House to Home.

Archive designs

Wallpapers taken from the archives are historic but far from old-fashioned. Follow our tips to make a traditional archive-print wallpaper work beautifully in your home.

• You don’t have to live in an old house for these wallpapers to work, but, for best effect, choose a design that suits the scale of your home. For example, the small florals typical of the 1930s can look lost in a high-ceilinged room, while heavily patterned Victorian prints can overwhelm a small or low-ceilinged space.

• To make a beautiful wallcovering the focus of the room, pick out key colours from the design and repeat them in plain fabrics and painted woodwork.

• To mix in other prints without outshining the wallpaper, stick to a limited colour palette. Alternatively, choose another print from the same collection – they’re grouped to co-ordinate, so the hard work’s been done for you.

• If you like an eclectic look, you can team an archive wallpaper with modern furniture, but echo the design – for example, a pattern with gentle curves will look better with furniture in curved shapes.

• If you want to find a paint that matches the tones used in an archive wallpaper, look at heritage and period paint collections.

Geometrics

Love geometric wallpaper? Use it to create a fabulous look with these simple rules.

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Interior Designs Trends: Black

Interior Designs Trends: Black


Did you know that black is the product of all colors absorbing light? It's the color that does not reflect or give off light in any part of the visible color spectrum. I always thought that was pretty awesome. Black is a rather chic color and can be paired up against any other color and make it that much more classy. Here are a few furnishings in that slick color black.

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 Interior Design Trends: Turquoise

Interior Design Trends: Turquoise


It is a mix of blue and green that is the color of the gem turquoise. It represents water, so it is no wonder why it is said to be the color of the water sign Pisces.

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Interior Design Trends: White

Interior Design Trends: White


Here's a bit of white to get you in the winter mood. What's not to love about white, it's serene, chic and angelic. Try adding some white accents throughout your home, if you haven't already, to help give a calming and airy feel.

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 Interior Design Trends: Brown

Interior Design Trends: Brown


Brown is a rather positive color; it represents earthiness, simplicity and health, among other positive descriptions. Though the color is often thought of as a dull, it's the a color of chocolate! When paired up with other colors it instantly adds a sense of richness and life. So, try adding some brown to your decor.

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Interior Design Trends: Orange

Interior Design Trends: Orange


Orange evokes a variety of emotions and is said to stir up controversy more than any other color out there. It is a color that is definitely vibrant and is associated with energy, fun and warmth. It is used in many restaurants due its ability to stimulate ones appetite, which I found to be quite interesting. So, perhaps this may be a color that you may want to reserve for your kitchen or dining room.

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Gorgeous Greens

Gorgeous Greens


When thinking of the color green we always tend to think of money, calmness and nature. For the most part, green is a pretty positive color. Who doesn't love having money, the idea and sense of being at ease and the beautiful greenery of nature?

The color green is also the most noticed color out of any other in the color spectrum. The variations of this color are amazing; starting from a soft pale seafoam green all the way on up to the darkest of greens, hunter green. So... basically there  pretty much is a shade of green that will make us all happy. What is your favorite shade of green?
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Interior Color Moods: Red

Interior Color Moods: Red


Red is a very powerful color, it is bold, warm and can be quiet cozy as well. It is associated with anger, which is a bit negative, but on a more positive note it is also partnered with confidence, sexiness and love. So, keeping in mind the that red does in fact have a softer side, it would be ideal to add touches of red decor into your home that will give your space a little pick me up that it so greatly deserves!

Allure Links Vase

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Hulda Stampel Rug

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Tripod Floor Lamp

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Kramfors Sofa

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Hotline Dining Table

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Colorful Architecture By Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Colorful Architecture By Friedensreich Hundertwasser


Friedensreich Hundertwasser was an Austrian painter, architect and sculptor. Born in Vienna, he became one of the best-known contemporary Austrian artists, although controversial, by the end of the 20th century.

Hundertwasser's original and unruly artistic vision expressed itself in pictorial art, environmentalism, philosophy, and design of facades, postage stamps, flags, and clothing (among other areas). The common themes in his work utilized bright colors, organic forms, a reconciliation of humans with nature, and a strong individualism, rejecting straight lines. He remains sui generis, although his architectural work is comparable to Antoni Gaudí in its biomorphic forms and use of tile. He was inspired by the works of Egon Schiele from an early date, and his style was often compared to that of Gustav Klimt. He was fascinated with spirals, and called straight lines "the devil's tools". He called his theory of art "transautomatism", based on Surrealist automatism, but focusing on the experience of the viewer, rather than the artist.

600px-hundertwasser_nz_1998_hg.jpg Although Hundertwasser first achieved notoriety for his boldly-colored paintings, he is more widely renowned today for his revolutionary architectural designs, which incorporate natural features of the landscape, and use of irregular forms in his building design. Hundertwasserhaus, a low-income apartment block in Vienna, features undulating floors ("an uneven floor is a melody to the feet"), a roof covered with earth and grass, and large trees growing from inside the rooms, with limbs extending from windows. He took no payment for the design of Hundertwasserhaus, declaring that it was worth it, to "prevent something ugly from going up in its place".

He felt that standard architecture could not be called art, and declared that the design of any building should be influenced by the aesthetics of its eventual tenants. Hundertwasser was also known for his performance art, in which he would, for instance, appear in public in the nude promoting an ecologically friendly flush-less toilet.

Waldspirale Residential Complex

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Waldspirale (wooded spiral in english) which is colorfully painted with earth tones, is located in Darmstadt, Germany and was built in the 90's. It features 105 units, a green roof, an inner courtyard and playground, small artificial lake, 1000 unique windows and unique handles on every door.

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