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Any savvy shopper knows that your space doesn’t have to be filled with expensive items to look expensive. However, there are some home decor categories where the splurge is well worth it. A nice design piece can set the look, feel, and tone of a room, adding substance and detail that you can both see and feel and improving your overall mood. But how do you know when to spend vs when to save?
To answer that, we turned to some of the sharpest design eyes we know: alumni from New York School of Interior Design (NYSID). Offering everything from traditional undergraduate and graduate degrees to professional certifications, NYSID is home to some of the brightest minds in the industry. We asked three graduates what design items they think are pricey, but worth the splurge — and what design items you
Putting together a successful vacation entails a lot of activities. Coupled with the anxiety of traveling, it is very easy to forget several travel essentials. Whenever that happens, it is not only the trip that may be ruined but, you could also end up spending a lot of money that was never planned for. The following are some of the most important things that you should never forget when traveling.
Whether you are traveling locally or overseas, you will need travel documents. The most critical travel documents include a visa or passport. You may also never forget to carry your travel insurance card and emergency contacts in case you fall sick, get involved in an accident or any other problem along the road.
Travel Devices and Accessories
While you cannot carry all your devices when traveling, there are essential gadgets for travelers like a cell phone, a camera
Pictures and Decorating Ideas
Country Kitchen Design Ideas: Some kitchens are made to be admired at a distance; country kitchens are made to be used. Their down-to-earth style and lived-in looks make country kitchens among the most comfortable and inviting rooms to be in.
Mismatched chairs at the kitchen table, a farmhouse sink with a fabric skirt, oak hardwood floors, butter yellow walls, and a red brick range hood add character and charm to this country style kitchen.
Essential Elements: Farmhouse sinks, beadboard panels, and open shelving are trademarks of country kitchen designs. Knotty wood cupboards or painted and glazed cabinets with simple styling provide a traditional country feel that’s not too stuffy. Popular cabinet styles include the standard raised panel or beaded flat panel cabinet doors with a simple frame.
Setting the Mood: Sometimes rustic and often cozy, country style kitchens have a timeless and natural appearance.
Sharpen your design skills.
Whether you’re looking to freshen up a single room or make your entire house a showstopper for guests, you may find yourself wondering how to get started. You don’t necessarily need an interior designer to help you achieve the right look or feel for a space, as long as you have a vision and feel confident about your decisions. We’ve asked home renovation, design and decorating experts to weigh in on important details to consider as you prepare for your next home improvement project. Read on for 12 expert-approved tips on decorating your home.
Begin designing where it matters most.
Begin designing where it matters most.
When decorating your home, it’s often best to go room by room. But which room should you take on first? “Most people start in the room they spend the most time in,” says Gena Kirk, vice
Nate Berkus: Is there a shelf you can use for those things? I mean, people are more important than things, but things are important. I think it matters what our eyes land on; I think it matters what our butts sit on. It’s important how we feel in our homes, because feeling good makes us more gracious. And that makes it easier to welcome others not only into our homes but into our lives.
Lisa Kogan: So what are the things that matter most to you?
Nate Berkus: To me it’s about the books that are out of print, and the
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You might think that the reams of analysis done on office space would have by now turned every workplace into a humming hive of engagement and productivity. Earlier this year, we even got an advance look at a research paper that outlined alternative design strategies to make workers happier.
The paper, Ethonomics: Designing For The Principles Of The Modern Workplace–authored by Teknion, in collaboration with design expertslike Joan Blumenfeld, principal of Perkins+Will, one of this year’s Most Innovative Companies–revealed that the workplace is ripe for reinvention.
As Blumenfeld told Fast Company:
Workspaces should flex to provide a variety of spaces and destinations for workers to inhabit that promote movement throughout the day. While many companies are doing a good job of incorporating some of these elements into their workplace design, there’s a need for more awareness and implementation of this way of thinking holistically about the workplace.
Stitch ERA Liberty
This product is a complete software package for the embroidery
designs creation & management. It contains all the tools required for design
storage, format conversion, print options, stitch & machine commands editing, advanced
stitch editing (including expanded to condensed feature and stitch effects), fast
lettering (including both pre-digitized fonts and true type font compatibility)
with letters editing and custom layouts, monogramming, auto-digitizing from raster
graphics and vector files and standard digitizing with automated or manual capture
modes and a lot of system stitch styles with full object editing capabilities.
The User Interface follows the new Microsoft Office style with application button,
context ribbon bars & other amazing resources. It brings the added benefit of requiring
less training as the available tools are perfectly organized and there is a very
smooth integration between
Dress Your Space with Stylish Home Decor
Add layers of color, texture, and style to your home with an array of decor items. Home decor covers a wide array of products, including wall art, area rugs, vases, window coverings, and even seasonal furniture pieces. Getting a room that looks like it jumped off the pages of your favorite decorating magazine is all about those chic finishing touches. Whether you are redecorating an entire house or simply bringing some seasonal flair to your space, you can find a variety of pieces at prices that fit within your budget.
Setting a Neutral Foundation
The more expensive home furnishings, such as your sofa, bed, and cabinets should be neutral and timeless in style. These foundation pieces are easy to build on, bringing in bold patterns with curtains, or throw pillows and blankets, bright colors with vases or wall art, and rich textures with