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Choosing the best seating style for your audience

So
you have found the perfect venue for your next event, now you need to start to think about the room layout
and in particular the seating style for your audience.


So
you have found the perfect venue for your next event, now you need to start to think about the room layout
and in particular the seating style for your audience.

Design Guide: How to Style a Sectional Sofa

One of the design consultations I had recently got me thinking about the do’s and don’t of styling a sofa.  Not just any sofa, a sectional sofa.

I think a lot of people are attracted to sectional sofas because they offer abundant seating and because they seem to provide a bit more comfort than a traditional sofa.

After a while I think people can become disenchanted with their sectional sofa because they recognize that a sectional can limit the traffic flow within a room and sometimes a sectional feels overpowering in a space versus relaxed.

In my years of designing rooms, I’ve recognized that it’s not always the size, scale or placement of a sectional that causes the disenchantment, but instead its the fact that the sectional and the space around it are not styled or accessorized in the best way.

The size of the coffee table, the placement of

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Spanish Colonial Design Style – What Is Spanish Colonial Design?

As anyone who made it through third-grade American history may recall, the Brits had a bit of a political and cultural impact on the new world. British-inspired homes, for example, are so prevalent in the United States that they’re just called “Colonial.” But another nation’s influence can be spotted throughout the country. Spanish Colonial homes were first built in the parts of America settled by Spaniards—namely Florida, California, and throughout the Southwest—from the 1600s to the mid-1800s.

Since the Spanish settled in areas with similarly temperate climates as their homeland, the houses they built were quite similar to those found in Spain. “As a matter of practicality, colonizing settlers merged building practices of their home nation with the local materials and tools available,” explains Andrew Cogar, AIA, and president of Historical Concepts, an architecture firm based in Atlanta and New York that specializes in traditional yet modern

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What is Exterior Design – Style Council

Exterior designers are professionals, who produce ideas to make your outdoor design unique, practical and aesthetically pleasing; whilst remaining within budget.

Exterior design provides a sophisticated compliment to the architecture of a dwelling, or space.  By integrating Nature and man-made structures, the home can be expanded into the outdoors.
The functional outcome must blend effectively with surrounding greenery, fountains or features in order to create an environment that is suitable. and comfortable for quality outdoor time and family or home entertainment functions.

Style Council Exterior Designers are inspired by nature’s perfect design.

Earth, Water, Fire, Air. All the elements of nature designed into our living environments enhance a sense of well being, peace and timeless beauty in our lives.

We are a ‘green’ company with a blue logo. Our eco living spaces value and promote clean air and water as a sustainable imperative for the future. We imagine and create

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Ranch Style Home Addition Ideas

Ranch-style homes are ideal candidates for custom home additions. More flexible than split-level or two-story homes, the ranch offers many opportunities for increasing space, as well as transforming the look and functionality of the original structure.

Ranch houses can be small shoeboxes or large ramblers. They can be rectangular, L-shaped, or U-shaped, but they are, by definition, single-story homes. While there are two general options for expanding a ranch home—up or out—the design ideas are practically limitless.

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Moving Up
For ranch-style homes on smaller lots, adding vertical space is often the best bet. Raising the roof to add a second story literally doubles the amount of living space without increasing your home’s footprint.

A raised second-story addition allows for more bedrooms and baths, and even new office or family space. By moving all the bedrooms to the second floor, the original first floor plan can also be reconfigured, expanding the

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What is Contemporary Style?

If you have done any research on furniture design, you’ve probably seen “contemporary” and “modern” used almost interchangeably. While contemporary furniture borrows many aspects of the modern style, the two are not the same.

Learn the difference between the two styles of furniture and to help guide your search for contemporary family room furniture. Then take your search for the perfect contemporary pieces for your family room to Bassett Furniture, where you’ll find quality without compromise. 

What is contemporary design?

Contemporary interior design takes its cues from whatever is popular at the current time. It is a dynamic design style that changes with the current trends, so contemporary design today may look very different from contemporary design 50 years from now.

It incorporates features from a variety of styles and eras, blending them with the overall minimalist look. At the current time, Mid-Century Modern design is trendy, so contemporary furniture

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Contemporary Style Interior Design | LoveToKnow

Contemporary living room

Clean, smooth surfaces, and an uncluttered appearance characterize contemporary style interior design. The modern look is a world away from the fussy interiors beloved of our ancestors, but contemporary design doesn’t have to mean a home you’re afraid to live in.

The Basics of Contemporary Style Interior Design

While modern style is as rich and varied as its traditional counterpart, there are a few things that most contemporary styled homes have in common:

Color

Forget clashing patterns and garish patterns: contemporary homes are characterized by their cool, muted color palettes, featuring a lot of whites, creams, and darker shades, including brown, taupe and mauves. Sticking to this very modern color scheme, however, doesn’t have to be boring: try adding a splash of color to your white walls with a vibrant painting, or add a brightly colored chair of sofa to draw the eye. Accents of color can also

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10 Interior Design Style Quizzes That Are Actually Worth Your Time

10 Online Interior Design Style Quizzes

At some point, everybody finds themselves wondering, “What is my design style?” Pinterest can sometimes be like putting your face in front of a fire hydrant gushing with design styles. TMI, and not very helpful! Online style quizzes can help you navigate your style and figure out why you like certain Pinterest pins. Since online e-design has come into its own, there are loads of design style quizzes to choose from. To help you decide which ones to take (and to selfishly feed my design style quiz addiction), I took a lot of them. I’m here to let you know which ones are worth your time, and share my favorites!       

Roundup: Online Design Style Quizzes

Havenly is an interior design source website where you can hire designers to help you get your room together. You can use the quiz to find one of their interior designers to work with, or just take the quiz to

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47 Extremely cozy and rustic cabin style living rooms

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A snowy retreat in the mountains can be incredibly cozy nestled in your cabin style living room with a roaring fire, warm colors and plush fabrics and unique artwork. Injecting rustic style into your cabin living room starts with a beautiful rustic fireplace, it can be decorated with rough stone or even with rough wood. Natural wooden floors and soaring ceilings decorated with old wooden beams are a great start for a rustic room. Then select furnishings and accessories according to your taste and the style that you want to combine with rustic. Exposed Western red cedar beams, hardwood flooring, stone, exposed Douglas fir ceilings, log mantel fireplaces and cozy furnishings creates a distinctly cabin-like feel in all these warm and cozy spaces that we have collected for you in this article. This winter, inject some warmth and cosiness into your living room!

Looking for some more fabulous ideas to

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