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Monthly Archives: September 2016

    Block judge Darren Palmer’s top tips and tricks for your home

    By Barry Evans | September 30, 2016

    Darren Palmer’s new book HomeSpace addresses real life interior design for the not-so-nuclear modern family. As interior designer to the stars, a judge on Channel 9’s The Block, and contributor to a wealth of publications on the topic – what Darren Palmer doesn’t know about designing a home probably doesn’t bear reading about. His first... Read More

    Home trends and tips from the experts in St. John

    By Barry Evans | September 27, 2016

    Cathi Lloyd of Decorating Den Interiors in St. John sorts through the myriad suppliers and products at immense home furnishings trade shows to see the latest trends in color, furniture, lighting, floor covering, fabrics and accessories. While most design trends begin small, they eventually sprout in showrooms known for their forward-thinking design eye and slowly... Read More

    Local interior designers talk seasonal trends and tips

    By Barry Evans | September 26, 2016

    As the weather grows brisk, and hints of the upcoming holidays begin to appear, two North County interior designers share their tips for readying your home for the season. From the biggest trends to their own personal styles, learn some tips to update any room in your home and keep it current with the feeling... Read More

    TravelPulse Exclusive: Carnival Corp. Designers Discuss Cruise Ship Interiors and Tips

    By Barry Evans | September 24, 2016

    When Carnival Corporation presented a list of design tips for the home, we wanted to take it further and interview some of the designers directly, asking them about cruise ship design, inspirations and recommended research. To start, the company originally presented the following five tips: 1. Step back and really look at your space and... Read More

    Regency dining room design ideas

    By Barry Evans | September 23, 2016

    How to give a dining room a look in keeping with the architectural style. The project: The dining room of this house near Saltash in Cornwall has been given a look that is in keeping with the architectural style. The designer: Edward Bulmer (01544 388535; studied Fine Art at the University of East Anglia before joining the practice... Read More

    Preparing Your Home for Autumn: Maintenance Tips for the End of Summer

    By Barry Evans | September 19, 2016

      It’s almost time. Sigh. Summer is drawing to a close, like it or not. Before the leaves fall and the wind turns chilly, it’s a good idea to do some seasonal maintenance on your home. Here are some things to add to your fall “honey-do” list. Have your furnace inspected. It’s smart to have... Read More

    How to Incorporate Fall Trends in Your Home Decor

    By Barry Evans | September 18, 2016

    Interior designer Maria Viola-Kuttruff finds inspiration in fall’s hottest runway trends. Over-sized coffee tables mimic cuff bracelets, says Viola-Kuttruff, and hint at fashion’s recent fascination with metallics. If you think personal style doesn’t influence home décor, guess again. Maria Viola-Kuttruff, of Viola Interior Design in Merion and president of American Society of Interior Designers Pennsylvania... Read More

    Know Before You Go: Tips on Attending the Homes by Architects Tour

    By Barry Evans | September 17, 2016

    The weather forecast looks stunning for this weekend’s Ninth Annual Homes by Architects Tour. Get ready to enjoy some sunshine and the beautiful scenery of the Twin Cities in fall as you travel the tour route! Here are a few tips for making the most of the tour: Mix up your travel route Many visitors... Read More

    Raleigh interior designer Elizabeth Carrasco shares tips, tricks

    By Barry Evans | September 16, 2016

    My design signature: I would describe my personal design style as transitional with tendencies toward mid-century modern. Natural, organic fabrics and finishes are my preferred way to make a space feel more casual and relaxed. Fortunately for me, some of the popular colors of today – shades of turquoise, coral and ‘greige’ (that’s gray and... Read More

    Trending: The Woman Cave

    By Barry Evans | September 15, 2016

    Learn how to create a feminine relaxation space of your own at this month’s Colorado Fall Home Show. A few weeks ago, Colorado-born Furniture Row released a new commercial promoting its back-to-school sale. A mom loads her college-bound son’s arms with boho-chic throw pillows and vases as he protests that he won’t put them in his dorm room. “Don’t... Read More

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