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Regency Style Shows Interiors a Grand Time

England’s prince regent from the early 19th century, who later became King George IV, had a notoriously flamboyant lifestyle, was a leader of fashion and has been an avid collector who spent money on creating densely decorated homes. His reign (1811 to 1830) is currently called the regency period, or period of regency classicism; it followed the Georgian period. The style has its roots in the neoclassicism of the late 18th century, but the colonial holdings of England and France and the developing knowledge of distant civilizations spurred a fascination with exotic themes. The span became a strange mix of classicism and fantasy — an age of extremes from which we take much inspiration today. Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design The most spectacular example of the regency period is that the Royal Pavilion at Brighton, U.K. — a home and pleasure palace intended for the prince by John Nash….

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Passageways Celebrate Getting from Here to There

In architecture, moving from point A to point B is an chance to do something particular. A well-designed passageway can make motion meaningful and make us more conscious of ourselves and our surroundings. It is something I’ve researched earlier in a ideabook on halls, however here the more general expression passageway encompasses stairs, stairs (which I’ve also looked at) and other spaces devoted to moving from space to space. The following examples are quite diverse and reveal how the expertise of motion could be enriched through design. D’apostrophe layout, inc.. D’apostrophe layout’s Remsenburg House is the gut renovation of a barn to some 5,300-square-foot residence. A vital part of the layout is a central backbone which includes stairs connecting the floors. Here we see stairs resulting in the upper floor. The solid guardrails, and the method by which the stairway moves from an open space through one much wider than…

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Modern Icons: The Case Study Daybed

The beauty of this streamlined daybed is at its simplicity. Made from a horizontal platform using a mattress pillow and bolster cushions, the piece serves as a sofa or a bed, with much more style than the collegiate alternative, a futon. In addition, it includes a pedigree that will satisfy you midcentury modern lovers: George Nelson made the original, along with the Case Study furniture sold today is inspired from the furniture used in the famous Case Study Houses, introduced by Arts & Architecture magazine in 1945. Design Within Reach Case Study Daybed Here the daybed cozies up into some other George Nelson bits: a seat and a clock. YLiving.com Modernica Case Study Daybed With Leg Options – $1,698 This is only one of the easiest sofa-to-bed conversions there is; all you need to do is throw the bolsters on the floor and throw on a sheet. The covers are…

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Elegant Mediterranean With Room to Roam

Having grown up in Minnesota, both Tim and Carol Hager were used to homes with a great deal of outdoor space. Minnesota’s nickname is “The Land of 10,000 Lakes,” and it’s not unusual for a homeowner to have a ship and pier on the property. When they moved into Southern California, the Hagers needed their kids, ages 11 to 16, to delight in the exact same sense of exploration and freedom inside the safe confines of their particular land. They don’t miss the snowy long winters of Minneapolis-St. Paul, however, the Hagers’ desire for more space and penchant for athletic activities prompted them to look for a home in a hilly horse ranch area nearby south Orange County. Their 1-acre Mediterranean-style land on a quiet cul-de-sac “felt like ours the day we moved in,” says Carol. “The owners did a very good job picking details like flooring, lighting and different…

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Kitchen Workbook: 8 Elements of a Farmhouse Kitchen

Farmhouse-style kitchens remember a time when rural communities and customs were still at the forefront of American dwelling. Spacious, warm and homey, they anchored life involving the land, and today they evoke a bygone interval that whispers of a simpler time. Try out these eight components to reinterpret the look for your kitchen. More on Modern Rustic Farmhouses Smith & Vansant Architects PC 1. Open shelving. In a classic farmhouse kitchen, wall-mounted shelves and doorless cabinets keep dishware and utensils easy to locate and grab. If your kitchen includes conventional upper and lower banks of cabinetry, then consider removing a few of the doors to the look of open shelving, or replace upper cupboards with floating or floating shelves. Philip Clayton-Thompson 2. An range. Just like with any kitchen, the stove is the heart of a farmhouse cooking area. This AGA model requires to mind a vintage unit, right down…

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Traditional, Collected Style in Oregon

Thirteenth’s time the Appeal for Craig Fletcher and homeowners Jenine. In addition to Oregon (where They’ve lived in four Distinct houses ), Craig’s work has taken the few to Atlanta, Ga., Yakima and Bellevue, Wash., Denver, Colo., Boise, Idaho, Santa Rosa and Huntington Beach, Calif., and Salt Lake City, Utah. In May of 2011 they eventually found a traditional-style house in Tualatin, Ore. they intend to retire in. “We probably looked at 50 other houses before we found that one,” says Jenine. at a GlanceWho lives here: Jenine and Craig FletcherLocation: Tualatin, Ore.. Size: 3,500-square-foot two-story house with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths Jenine and Craig removed a few trees that were overshadowing the house and killing the lawn. They reseeded the lawn and added smaller trees into the landscape. They also altered the exterior paint colour which was tan-green with glowing green walls to Benjamin Moore Aura exterior paint…

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Modern Icons: The Eames Wire Base Table

These diminutive and minimalist tables were designed by Charles and Ray Eames at 1950, back when they had been tinkering with welded wire rods and birch plywood. Low and lightweight, they may be moved around with ease and stacked or lined up side by side. In accordance with the Herman Miller site, the Eameses used these tables when hosting a Japanese tea ceremony for guests Isamu Noguchi and Charlie Chaplin. You do not need an event like that as an excuse to purchase one. Style and their versatility are reason enough. Herman Miller Eames Wire Base Table – $179 The simple structure represents everything that Charles and Ray Eames were about — using readily available materials, experimentation together and carrying them beyond their limitations; producing smart straightforward pieces that coordinated with all kinds of styles and thinking up a consequent lovely and minimalist aesthetic. Kristen Rivoli Interior Design At just…

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Seaside Italian Escape

With smooth whitewashed walls, a brilliant turquoise pool, along with a dazzling view of the Tyrrhenian Sea, this Italian villa is a beautiful blend of classic architecture and contemporary materials. This house, which is situated close to Mount Vesuvius in Naples, Italy, was initially constructed in the early 1970s. For Italian designer Fabrizia Frezza, the challenge was updating the look of the house while paying tribute to the region’s local fashion. Fabrizia Frezza Interiors & Architecture “The house had a very dark and disagreeable atmosphere,” states Frezza. “The inside of the villa didn’t reflect the exterior, which was done in a typical Mediterranean style.” Frezza focused on linking the appearance of the inside and the exterior. The terrace and pool area is just outside the home’s main living spaces, therefore Frezza lined the room with exactly the same white terracotta tile that she used on the inside. Outdoor dining table…

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Guest Picks: Summer at the Seaside

I have beautiful childhood memories of summers spent with my family at a little rented cottage by the sea from Nova Scotia. The days were spent investigating the beach at low tide and swimming at the ocean, while evenings were filled with extended family dropping by for good food and homegrown music. With this ideabook I have gathered together objects that remind me of those hot Maritime summers spent on the pebbly beach, cooled by the fresh salty breezes of the sea. — Lori from automatism Etsy Mister Crab Wood Sign by Slippin Southern – $49 Folk art is an ideal way to add color and personality to a cabin, and this playful small wooden crab signal would definitely be an enjoyable addition. The Curiosity Shoppe Whale Pillow – $110 This enchanting whale pillow — hands printed on natural French burlap with artwork by Don Carney — is not only…