While many people opt to live near their workplace to cut down on commuting, Courtney and Aristides choose to live where their hearts belong. And that magical place is on the Rockaway Peninsula in the New York City borough of Queens. Avid surfers, the couple wanted a place close to the ocean with easy access to the waves.
“We both may work a little far from where we live, but the natural beauty and solitude on the peninsula coupled with great surf makes it too hard for us to give up,” Courtney says. “It’s a really nice sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan.” An independent interior designer, Courtney works in both residential... Read More
At last week’s Design Bloggers Conference in Atlanta, I happened to pick up a copy of Mountain Living magazine and was immediately drawn in by the stunning photos of rustic yet oh-so-elegant homes. As I was flipping through the pages, I landed on a feature of a guesthouse designed to mimic the look and feel of ancient Native American dwellings.
Kim Eisner of Candent Design in Durango, Colorado, served as the interior designer for this home which features a plethora of stacked stone, an earthy palette, and heavy ceiling beams.
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To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Sushi Maki, a South Florida institution known for spreading the joy of great sushi, the restaurant’s design team recently began a refresh of the properties. Starting with the flagship location in Coral Gables, the team wanted to create a light and breezy feel to the space.
“We wanted to draw attention to where our chefs are handcrafting the sushi,” says Chris Romero, brand consultant for Sushi Maki. “We wanted simple, yet distinct, light fixtures that caught your eye but were not overpowering. Something classic and clean.”
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Every kid needs a place to just be. To be safe. To be loved. To simply be a kid.
The KidSanctuary Campus in Palm Beach County, Florida, offers exactly that — a place where the most vulnerable kids in the foster care system can thrive. Several South Florida interior designers recently collaborated with KidSanctuary to create rooms that not only give kids shelter but give them a place to dream. Today we talk with Eilyn Cueto, with Sire Design of Aventura, Florida, about the vintage-themed room she created for the campus.
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One of the best ways to find inspiration for your home design and remodeling projects is to tap into the world of home dècor blogs. You can easily find other homeowners who are tackling similar projects, see lots of before-and-after photos, and read about the good, the bad, and the ugly of home renovation.
We’ve been following our friend Christina, author of the Christina’s Adventures blog, who has been remodeling a 1902 Victorian home that she and her husband purchased just north of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When it was time to tackle the kitchen, Christina, who was expecting her second baby at the time, wanted to turn her dark and cramped space into... Read More