Design-Forward Gifts To Give And Receive This Holiday Season

Laveta Brigham

Many of us are looking to buy more meaningful gifts this holiday season. So why not give the gift of decor? Home accents and accessories make great gifts because the person receiving them will think of you every time they use them. Here are nineteen design-forward gifts. From practical but elevated everyday items to luxurious keepsakes and more, these gifts are sure to please any design lover.

L’Avant Collective Holiday Bundle

If you’re looking to give the gift of eco-luxe cleaning products with

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32 Christmas Living Room Decor Ideas We Can’t Get Enough of

Laveta Brigham

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Lenny Kravitz Owns an Interior Design Firm as a Main Side Gig

Laveta Brigham

Living rock legend Lenny Kravitz is a master at hitting notes and radiating his talents on records and stages.

For many artists, it’s natural to find other creative outlets where their interests manifest as hobbies or side gigs. Kravitz—an actor, Grammy winning musician, and furniture designer—has found multiple ways to tap into his artistry, and one of those ways is with an interior design firm.

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Lenny Kravitz attends 2019 MTV Video Music Awards | Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images

Lenny Kravitz launched an interior design company in 2003

On a regular day, Kravitz keeps things lowkey when it comes to the

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The Station Interior & Exterior by CTD Architects (Christopher Taylor Design Ltd)

Laveta Brigham

Conservation repairs with internal and external alterations to ‘The Central Hotel’, a Grade II Listed Victorian public house located in the heart of the town centre within the Colwyn Bay Conservation area.

Significant internal alterations were carried out in order to create a more appealing environment to the public house, sympathetically considered in conjunction with the re-branding of the building.

Alteration to the external fabric included the renewal of the ground floor public house frontage; designed with a careful and considered approach through material choice and attention to detail to maintain visually the building’s original architectural character and heritage value.

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Adding Wellness Design Potential To A Poker Room

Are you one of the many poker enthusiasts who dreamed of winning some of the $143 million in Nevada poker prize money awarded last year? It’s likely that the pandemic will drive those numbers down for 2020, but the casinos are preparing for a healthier 2021. Will you be in one of their cushy seats playing next year? And will you be practicing at home with your friends between now and then?

The question of the moment is: Can you play together and

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Design News: Ikea’s pet furniture range, Archifest events, Home & Design News & Top Stories

Ikea launches pet furniture

The Swedish furniture giant’s new Lurvig range of pet furniture is created by pet-loving designers and trained veterinarians who looked at the animals’ natural needs and behaviour while creating the pieces.

Dr Barbara Schafer, who does product risk assessment at Ikea and who is also a trained veterinarian, says: “When it comes to sleeping, cats love clean and enclosed spaces and to lie on furry and cosy textiles. Dogs, on the other hand, don’t care so much, as long as they have a space close to their owners.”

The Lurvig collection offers a wide range of

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Home Design As Told By Your Zodiac Sign

Each of the 12 zodiac signs, from Aries to Pisces, say a lot about someone’s personality, attitude, and even style preferences. 

On Long Island and beyond, some homeowners are looking to the stars for zodiac-inspired décor ideas that reflect their own special mojo.

“Each sign has its own strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislikes — especially when it comes to home design,” writes Camryn Rabideau for marthastewart.com. “Lucky colors associated with the Aquarius sign include calm, serene hues like blues and grays. You can

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The 8 best interior design shows to stream this fall, winter

By Maureen Feighan
 |  Tribune News Service

A good interior design show is a lot like a cup of hot tea and a warm blanket on a cold day: the ultimate comfort.

And with temperatures dropping and so many of us staying home amid the latest COVID-19 surge, you can binge design shows on a range of streaming services or through your cable subscription to give you some design inspiration for your own home and let you escape.

Whether you’re a “Fixer Upper” fan or “Rehab Addict” fanatic — or love home organizing shows — there’s a show for everyone.

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30 family room and den ideas for cosy nights in

Laveta Brigham


If you’re lucky enough to have a second reception room, make the most of the bonus space by creating the perfect spot for the whole family to kick back and have fun together. Whether you’re after a cosy retreat, TV nook, study zone or hobby corner, these beautifully designed dens and family rooms have something for everyone. Click or scroll on to get inspired…



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Harvey Norman marks 19th anniversary with shopping event, Home & Design News & Top Stories

Laveta Brigham

SINGAPORE – For those who have not ventured out much since February due to the coronavirus pandemic, the year-end sales season offers rich pickings.

This year, consumer electronics and home furnishing retailer Harvey Norman is going all out to celebrate its 19th anniversary.

Starting last Thursday, the retailer kicked off a three-week “Sellabration” shopping event, which is on till Nov 16.

Included in the line-up of offers are anniversary discounts across electrical, information technology (IT), furniture and bedding products.

Participating brands include Apple, Acer, Dyson, HP, Microsoft, Lenovo, LG, Philips, Samsung and Tefal.

Shoppers can expect one-off anniversary deals priced

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Bathroom and Living Room Decorating Inspiration

Laveta Brigham

Everyone has that one retail chain that gets them every time. You walk in with the intention of buying a few items at most, but somehow you leave with a cart full of stuff. HomeGoods is that store for me.

So when HomeGoods offered me a complimentary shopping trip, I couldn’t have said “yes” faster. What’s more, they gave me access to interior designer Beth Diana Smith, who shares my eclectic aesthetic and offered pointers to enhance my shopping experience. (Check out Beth’s recent HomeGoods haul for her New Jersey home — it doesn’t disappoint.)

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HomeGoods in Glendale, NY.
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5 reasons why natural materials are popular in interior design

Laveta Brigham

In this day and age, nobody needs to be reminded how vulnerable our planet has become. Fortunately, more and more professionals and homeowners are opting for ‘greener’ lifestyles to lessen our carbon footprint, including using more natural materials when it comes to architecture and interior design. Aside from being good for the environment, materials like bamboo and travertine (and wood, and leather, and iron, and rattan…) also add to a warm and cosy feel for interiors. So, let’s examine five reasons to use natural materials in interior design, plus a potential professional for all your interior design needs…

1. Natural

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2017 Chevy Traverse Exterior Design & Details

Laveta Brigham

The exterior of the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse goes unchanged from the 2016 model year.

Body Styles

The Traverse will continue to be offered solely as a four-door crossover with a liftback hatch.

Complete details on the 2017 Traverse body style (with pictures).

Exhaust

The LS Base (1SM), LS (1LS) and LT (1LT, 2LT) models are equipped with a single exhaust outlet, while the 2LT Graphite Special Edition and Premier (1LZ) feature dual exhaust which enables them to make slightly more horsepower and torque.

Mirrors

Traverse LS Base and LS come standard with black, power-adjustable rearview mirrors that are manually folded.

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HOUSE DESIGN | Power of colour awakens lost charm | The North West Star

Laveta Brigham

After purchasing a grand, but somewhat dilapidated, 1889 Victorian Italianate terrace, Sydney-based architect Scott Weston reveled in the opportunity to apply his passion for colour, pattern and texture to “raise this grand old dame from her slumber.” The main two-storey terrace was restored to its former grandeur, with a few minor adjustments to the interior to accentuate the building’s high ceilings and maximise the natural light to create a fusion of contemporary design with Victorian architecture. To the rear a modernist two-storey addition was created in glass and steel containing an expansive kitchen and living room plus bedrooms and bathing

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Where to Take a Design Risk in Your Home, According to Interior Designers

Laveta Brigham

Where to Take a Design Risk in Your Home, According to Interior Designers

Feel free to go big and bold in these spaces.

There are plenty of reasons why homeowners shy away from big, bold décor, and lean into neutrals, instead. It’s understandable—it often takes a lot of space to pull off some of those over-the-top looks. And when you’re a design novice, deciding how and when to take the risk with a home decorating choice can be overwhelming. If you do want to go big, however, don’t let that fear stop you. Here, General Judd and Cristina Casañas-Judd, the

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NHRA Revs Up Licensing Program with JH Design Apparel

Laveta Brigham

GLENDORA, CA – November 19, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) –  NHRA has partnered with JH Design for a collection of stylized jackets, hoodies and t-shirts. The licensing partnership was secured by JRL Group, NHRA’s licensing agency.

A full line of NHRA jackets, hoodies and t-shirts will deliver trendsetting styles that tap into the Speed For All culture of NHRA. This new NHRA apparel collection can be purchased on the Summit Racing website and also available on Amazon.com.

The NHRA Licensing Program continues to expand focusing on lifestyle products such as apparel and accessories, home décor, as well as items

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College of DuPage interior design students earn top awards from American Society of Interior Designers-Illinois Chapter

Laveta Brigham

Three College of DuPage interior design students earned three of four 2020 Student Design Excellence Awards presented by the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers.

Chosen from nearly 200 student submissions, Emma New won first place and Wendali Clouser won second place in the commercial design category.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

Kate Scheck won first place in the residential design category. Pictured above is Scheck’s award-winning residential design.

A panel of independent, distinguished interior design professionals from other ASID Chapters throughout the U.S. reviewed the entries based on design creativity, function, solutions appropriate to the design challenges, scale and proportion, color

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Design gift shop purchases local printing company to expand offering for customers

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Bear & Blue employee putting the finishing touches on wood sign. Get a look inside and see how the design process works in the video player above. | Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews.com

IDAHO FALLS – Tucked away on the west side of Idaho Falls in a 7,000-square-foot building next to Roknak’s Hardware at 2290 West Broadway is a small business called Bear & Blue.

Customers think of it as a gift shop, but to owner Carrie Royce, (or Bear, as she’s known to friends and family), it’s a space where all of her creative ideas come to life.

“Everything starts with

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Ballard Designs Surprises Nashville – Interior Design Podcast Doing 5 Days of Local Design Pros as Tennessee Store Opens

Laveta Brigham

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Trending decor and furniture retailer, Ballard Designs, surprises fans of the popular “How to Decorate” podcast this week. They’re hosting 5 back to back episodes with top Nashville Interior Design experts. Ballard is celebrating its new Nashville store location opening in the Green Hills shopping area.  

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Closer look at new Tesla Model 3 updates and features after first US, Canada deliveries

Laveta Brigham

Some new Tesla Model 3 features have been confirmed by at least two reservation holders who recently received their all-electric sedans. Tesla delivered another new Model 3 with the refreshed exterior and interior in British Columbia, Canada to Mahdi Askarzadeh.  

Askarzadeh shared a video of his new Model 3 around the same time fellow Tesla owner David Narayan reported one of the first refreshed Model 3 deliveries in the United States. Askarzadeh provided some answers to common questions about the refreshed Model 3. 

In his first video, Askarzadeh gave his viewers a closer look at the Model 3’s new Aero

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