Amanda Quinn

282 Flips | 76 Magazines | 11 Likes | 1 Following | 16 Followers | @AQuinnDesign | Hello, I am Amanda, the owner and Chief Creative Officer of AMANDA QUINN DESIGN, LLC. Here is a little bit about who I am to give you a chance to get to know me. What makes me a good designer is a love for people. the ability to find beauty in all objects and surroundings, my somewhat eclectic tastes, and my ability to think outside of the box. I have always been a creative individual and my natural eye for design provides me with an ability to walk into, or through, a space and instinctively know and feel how the space should flow, what could be done to the ‘bones’ of a room to make its function work better, and at the same time know how to fill that space in a way in which my clients will be very satisfied with my work. Design isn't work for me, it is my passion. If you would like to get in touch with me, you can do so at www.amandaquinndesign.com

Mixed Tiles and Glitter Grout Make This IKEA Hack the Best of All Time

Furniture updates are probably my favorite type of DIY . I love giving old pieces a new look or cheap pieces a more expensive flair. Using mixed tiles is one of the latest trends to hit Pinterest, and I am in love for a different reason than you’d expect — they’re pretty much a freebie for …

DIY Waterfall Plywood Console Table

Our next project in our Plywood Pretty series uses just one sheet of plywood and shows off the unique character of plywood, both the grain of the …

Woodworking

10 DIY Ideas That Will Make a Big Impact in a Room

Know you'll have a few hours strung together this weekend to tackle a DIY project or two? Looking for something that will dramatically change the …

Countertops

Architects’ 8 Favorite Warm Gray Paints

When it comes to choosing gray paint, looks can be deceiving: Often grays that look fine on a swatch end up being too blue-toned on a wall, making …

Home Decorating

Taste Beyond The Tongue

A fully loaded guide to the ultimate cooking recipes. Providing quick and easy cooking methods based on the Mediterranean culinary culture, Your Food …

Dessert

Ways To Build The Perfect Men's Bedroom With Furniture

Designing a bedroom? Whether you a minimalist kind of guy, or have a home bursting with character, there are certain essential elements every man’s …

Home

9 Color Trends Everyone Will Be Talking About This Spring

Now that we’re well into 2017, there are a few color trends that are primed to take over spring. Dreamy hues like dusty rose and pale peach will inspire you to lighten and brighten your living space for spring, while cooler tones like dusky blue and gray will add that trendy minimalist vibe to your …

How to Create a Stunning Gallery Wall With Your Own Photos

If the idea of building a gallery wall exhausts you, we have that in common. The entire process — from collecting and framing the art to executing the installation — felt overwhelming when I attempted it on my own. It wasn't until Simply Framed asked me to try its new Print & Frame service that I …

The One Thing a Designer Would Never Do in a Small Space

With limited space, creating a striking neutral design with a clean, streamlined aesthetic isn't easy, but we love the thrill of a challenge at …

How to Create a Separate Bedroom in a Studio Apartment

(Image credit: Ellie Koleen )<p><i>The challenge:</i> Create a "bedroom" (well, at least a bed nook) in an open-layout studio apartment. <i>Our solution:</i> Choose …

Small Spaces

In Beachwood Canyon, a former celebrity estate with 1930s charm

Handsome woodwork, beamed ceilings, and fireplaces<p>Located on “one of the most advantageous sites in Hollywoodland,” this residence dates to 1932. It’s been updated since then, but the three-bedroom house still retains a 1930s air, thanks to some original and period elements.<p>It’s outfitted with …

Kitchen Flooring Ideas That Are Unforgettable

The floor may not be the first thing you think of when planning your new kitchen — but that doesn't mean a floor can't make or break a kitchen. Here …

Kitchens

Trendy Living Room Essentials: Space-Savvy TV Units with a Difference

The living room is a space that seems to change the most with changing trends, styles and even decorating fads. For more than three to four decades, …

Living Rooms

Virtually untouched midcentury overlooking the San Diego Bay will ask $2.5M

That view and location don’t come cheap<p>Lit like a Philip-Lorca diCorcia photograph, these listing photos for a 1952-built home in San Diego enhance its frozen-in-time quality and imbue it with an eeriness that’s nonetheless bewitching.<p>Details are slim, but the seemingly untouched-for-years abode …

Ikea’s Hackable Sofa Is Coming To The U.S.

The company’s open-source Delaktig platform encourages people to hack away.<p>Ikea’s on a mission to think more like a software company, and it’s going all in with the Delaktig sofa.<p>The experimental furniture platform was conceived by British designer Tom Dixon and Royal College of Art students last …

Tools & Craft #33: Why Cut Nails are Better

The explanation is fasten-ating<p><i>Editor's Note: For those unfamiliar with the functional differences of using different sorts of fasteners, you may</i> …

Can't Find the Right Color Sheets? This Company Has Your Back

Flaneur offers luxury and precise color-matching technology in its cutting-edge line of bedding essentials<p>The dilemma: You've found the perfect wallpaper (or headboard, curtains, carpet, duvet, or any other statement design element) for your bedroom, but the hue doesn't match your current bedding. …

Turn Empty Liquor Bottles Into Beautiful Oil Lamps

I don’t know about you, but I am loathe to throw away my empty liquor bottles. They’re just so pretty, and tossing them in the recycling bin makes my …

Liquor

12 Easy DIY Nightstands That You Can Build on a Budget

One of the easiest ways to do a mini makeover of a bedroom is to change or add a new nightstand. This small piece of furniture is as functional as it …

Take refuge in this off-grid bungalow tucked into the lush Mexican forest

If you’re looking for a stunning off-grid escape, Cadaval & Solà-Morales architects are creating a lovely remote paradise in the quiet town of …

How to use your exposure settings for creative effect

Whether you’re shooting photography or video, film or digital, exposure generally boils down to three elements in your camera. ISO, aperture and …

Kitchen of the Week: In Montana, Rustic Chic on a Budget

It took three and a half years for blogger Vanessa Pleasants of Vintage Whites to perfect her dream kitchen in her Kalispell, Montana, home. “When my …

Stained and Painted DIY Plywood Art

Art can be expensive, but this stained plywood and metallic gold art is a cheap way to DIY yourself a piece that looks much pricier than it is! …

Woodworking

8x8 Short Shed Plans | MyOutdoorPlans | Free Woodworking Plans and Projects, DIY Shed, Wooden Playhouse, Pergola, Bbq

This step by step diy project is about <b>8×8 short shed plans</b>. I have designed this 6-7′ high shed with a gable roof so you can store items while saving …

KVISTBRO Storage Tables Hack Ideas and DIY Projects

<b>IKEA says:</b> Perfect for the living room, KVISTBRO storage table is a great way of combining the function of a sofa table with practical storage and …

Furniture

17 Modern Home Exteriors Photos

It’s not hard to appreciate modern homes. They give off a sophisticated, one-of-a-kind vibe that design lovers can’t seem to get enough of. Clean lines and industrial materials are hallmarks of contemporary design, but the style's not limited to any one set of rules. These eye-catching homes from …

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The slope of a vaulted ceiling can pose a problem when you want to hang a curtain or drapery partition between rooms or when you simply don’t have the wall space around a large window to attach a standard wall-mounted curtain rod. A standard curtain rod installed along a slanted ceiling would …

Woodworking

An Art Deco Apartment Full Of Charm And Personality

This is an apartment situated in Kiev, Ukraine. Its interior design from Yana Molodykh combines influences from the art deco and American styles and …

Interior Design

The Best Ways to Incorporate Lucite Into Your Home

Lucite has gone in and out of style so many times, but currently, it’s in. You could say lucite is the new black. Lucky for us. Such a sleek and …

Home Decorating

15 contemporary Dining Tables for your Home

Deciding on the dining room furniture is crucial to home decoration. After all, it is the place where you have a heart to heart with your near & dear …