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Blue flag beaches down in Britain

There were 55 beaches deemed to have a water quality good enough to be given a flag this year, compared to 79 last year.<p>For 2013, beaches had to meet a new “excellent” standard imposed by the EU under the EU Bathing Waters Directive.<p>The standard requires beaches to provide information on where …

Courteney Cox's Private Retreat

The mega-watt actress relaxes in Malibu<p>Before becoming an actress, Courteney Cox wanted to be an architect. Indeed, she began college course work in the field before deciding to pursue a career in Hollywood. But her passion for building, remodeling, and decorating homes never left her. Best known …

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http://www.homedsgn.com/2011/11/24/the-laurel-residence-by-studiomet/ The Laurel Residence by StudioMET

Designer Nanette Lepore's Manhattan garden- one of this week's most fashionable rooms- http://elld.cr/6033Xv3c

Masculine Living Rooms vs Feminine Living Rooms

A tufted sofa. A vase of fresh flowers. A chandelier. Are these quintessential feminine touches? Perhaps! What about traditional masculine accents …

Bunk Beds For Four – Wonderful Space-Saving Additions To The Kids’ Rooms

When you hear someone saying they want to buy a bunk bed, you instantly assume it’s for the kids’ room. It’s true that bunk beds could also be used …

Interior Design

15 Inspirational Outdoor Spaces from our House Tours

From luxurious infinity pools and large, leafy backyards to yurts and small, bright balconies, we've had a sampling of all kinds of outdoor spaces in …

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San Francisco interior designer Kriste Michelini has a signature style – it’s all about classic, modern spaces that are simple, timeless and …

The Future of Lighting, Universal, and Kitchen Design

Technology and the need for environmentally-friendly design have lead to some incredible products and ideas in the interior design world. While at …

http://www.homedsgn.com/2013/04/29/new-canaan-residence-by-specht-harpman/ New Canaan Residence by Specht Harpman

http://www.homedsgn.com/2011/07/12/stunning-mid-century-house-renovation-by-mitchell-weisberg/ Stunning Mid-Century House Renovation by Mitchell Weisberg

Painted ceilings- a design do?

http://www.homedsgn.com/2013/05/11/syros-house-by-myrto-miliou/ Syros House by Myrto Miliou

Stylish Farmhouse Dining Tables–Airily romantic or casual and cozy

Despite their fairly obvious furniture requirements (e.g., table and chairs), dining rooms are a fantastic space to highlight your decorating style. …

http://www.homedsgn.com/2011/10/26/tahoe-ridge-house-by-wa-design-inc/ Tahoe Ridge House by WA Design

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11 Lighting Tips from Manhattan’s Star Party Planner

Half light is your best friend. This is an epiphany I had about candlelight years ago, when we started to light up for special events–dinner parties, …

15 Stylish Wood Furniture And Features With Natural Edge

Live edge or natural edge is a certain style of furniture and it can be best defined as a style where the carpenter incorporates the natural edge of …

Five Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

It’s not always easy to design your own home. In fact, sometimes you might wind up with an idea in your head that does not translate well in reality. …

Home Decorating

Sneak Peek: Jessie Webster

Jessie Webster is a photographer specializing in lifestyle and interiors, and the blogger behind Sweet Thing where she shares photography as well as …

Unique Reading Nooks

I know it's recurrent, we post about nooks regularly, both for kids and grownups. People just keep coming up with great ideas and I keep being sucked …

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I like my brick old and tumbled and recycled and on the floor. I would sell my first born, if I had one, for a warehouse space like this where the …

55 Modern Floor Lamps With Dazzling Charm

Lighting installations and fixtures arguably constitute the most important aspect of interior design. No matter how stunning your home is, dark …

Dreamy Spaces Rendered By Muhammad Taher

• 1 |<p>When thinking of picture perfect homes, Taher thinks of romance and elegance, luxury and opulence, all set in a warm dappled sun drenched haze, …

Chic DIY Computer Desk Ideas

The need for an office space has steadily increased as more people begin working from home. Holding conference calls, planning projects and answering …

Contemporary Shelving Options For Trendy Living Rooms

Shelving has fallen out of favor in many homes, but you can achieve a trendy look without having to try too hard. Sure, because they are open shelves …

Colour Psychology In The Home

Parents have all experienced a conversation similar to the following: “Mum, can I paint my room black?” “No way, that’s far too dark and depressing! …

Living Rooms

Stylish Wicker Furniture, Great For Patios And Other Outdoor Spaces

Wicker furniture is probably the most common type of furniture used in outdoor spaces. It’s appreciated for its lightweight design, casual look and …

http://www.homedsgn.com/2011/08/22/westlake-drive-house-by-james-d-larue-architecture-design/ Westlake Drive House by James D. LaRue Architecture Design