"How to decorate with stripes" - tips by House Beautiful
April 21st, 2014 by weblog

Stripes never seem to go out of style. Almost everyday we see a spectacular interior design that’s has sprites as the main pattern! Stripes are a classic and popular way to create a beautiful home decor that can please a lot of people. That’s why Home Design Ideas will share with you an article of House Beautiful that gives you some tips on how to decorate with stripes!

Read on and enjoy this fantastic tips and tricks!

Use them in a bed

“In the master bedroom of a colorful California cottage designed by Stephen Shubel, the small-scale pattern of C&C Milano’s Gentleman Pied de Poule on a pair of Wisteria X-base stools plays against the bold blue-and-white stripe on Restoration Hardware’s Directoire bed.”

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Use them on the walls

“In the foyer of a Georgetown townhouse designed by Hillary Thomas and Jeff Lincoln, the black and white of Montgomery 1 marble floor tiles by Ann Sacks and Block Print Stripe wallpaper by Farrow & Ball is reminiscent of Dorothy Draper.”

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Use them on seating

“Add some stripes to your chairs or sofa. In the entry of a colorful Menlo Park, California, housedesigned by Matthew Leverone, Hickory Chair’s Alexandra chair is energized with Duralee’s Huntington Stripe.”

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Use them on the ceilling

“The sunroom is tented like a pleasure boat — “a fun way to make it feel full of happiness,” designer and owner Amanda Lindroth says of her house in the Bahamas. The convocation of blue-and-white stripes is distinctively American; it includes the mitered Sunbrella canopy and a Dash & Albert rug.”

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Use stripe on window treatments 

“”I never met a stripe I didn’t like,” says designer Sheila Bridges, who chose Osborne & Little’s Killarney, embroidered with white ovals, for the Roman shade in the kitchen of her Manhattan apartment.”

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Use them on lighting

“The kitchen in Stephen Shubel’s small California cottage has an antique gilded lamp on the counter. The striped lampshade gives the space an elegant and classic touch. ”

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As you can see by using stripes you can create a fantastic looking decr that will be appreciated by anyone that visit your house. Stripes are extremely popular in interior design and they’re viewed as a classical style!

I hope you have learned how to decorate with stripes! All tips and tricks given by House Beautiful must be taken seriouly by everybody that likes to decorate the home!

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"How to create the perfect bachelor pad" tips by Elle Decor
March 17th, 2014 by weblog

This is an important question! Today, Home Design Ideas will share with you some Elle Decor tips that will help you, help some guy, create the perfect bachelor pad! These are great interior design tips that you don’t want to miss!

You will read simple, yet very useful tricks that will give a shot of style into a boring man cave! Turn the normal bachelor pad into a stylish, functional and amazing home!

So: what men need at home? To find out, read on. You will be able to create / help to create a stylish bachelor pad or the ultimate perfect man cave! Take a note of these excellent Elle Decor tips!

Tip #1 – Have a nice place to sit and eat 

“As you age, it gets harder and harder to sustain that eating-at-the-coffee-table lifestyle,” says designer Mara Miller, who runs New York-based Carrier and Company with her husband Jesse Carrier. “A dining table—even a small-scale one—makes it much easier to entertain.”

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Tip #2 – Add something in your living room

“We never encourage clients to hide the TV,” says Carrier. “Instead, we try to make it part of the setting.” He and Miller recommend adding pieces to your TV room to keep it from looking like a tech center. Nice furniture, a stack of books, lamps—all will do. “Technology is getting smaller and smaller,” says Miller. “It’s passé to show off giant speakers or accessories.”

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Tip #3 – Beautiful lighting options

“Pendants, sconces, lamps, dimmers, three-way light switches—you want to be able to change your lighting appropriately,” says Furth. “The kitchen needs a bright light for cooking but you’ll want the option to dim if you’re eating in there. Your bedroom and dining room need flattering light. Your living room needs a functional light for reading and in the bathroom, you need a strong light in front of your face to avoid shadows.”

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Tip #4 – Seating that’s not a sectional

“When you think of a bachelor pad, you think sectional…generally a leather one, but people can still get comfortable in a way that isn’t so expected,” says Miller, who recommends a sofa with chairs and ottomans as an alternative. Adds Carrier, “With a sectional, one person gets the chaise part, and there’s no room for a guest. With a sectional, someone always loses. This is the piece that means you’re going to stay a bachelor forever.”

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Tip #5 – A stylish bathroom design

“People think a luxurious bathroom is a female thing, but our male clients all love and need bathroom amenities that are truly comforting,” says Geller. On the high-end, that means jets in the shower, a steam room, or radiant floors. “But it can also be as simple as a shower bench—somewhere for a man to sit and decompress with hot water coming down—or just a designated and comfortable place to shave, with a well-placed mirror and very plush bathmat,”

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If you follow these simple Elle Decor tips, you’ll be able to have a stylish bachelor pad that will be the perfect place for you and you can show it to some lady that comes over. She will think that you have style and she won’t mind spending more time in your home. 😉

I hope you have enjoyed these tips on how to create the perfect bachelor pad!

Home Design Ideas” will continue to give you fantastic home design ideas. We like,as much as you, to read all about the best ideas for the home, the latest decor trends, the best interior design projects and so on.

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