Day: March 22, 2020

Bay Window Exterior Design Facelift

This home’s bay window exterior got a significant design facelift with the help of Carlton Fieldstone panels.

Just last week we wrote about the design philosophy of ‘less is more’ – and here is a wonderful example of that concept in action.

If you remember, ‘less is more’ doesn’t necessarily mean using less of a particular material – our panels, for example.  We’ve shared pictures from incredible whole-house projects that have used dozens of faux panels to completely transform a home’s exterior. The ‘less’ actually refers to how homeowners successfully incorporate the panels into their design vision – with the emphasis being on a seamless integration that is so subtle and stylish that people ‘don’t notice’ that faux stone or brick is being used at all.

A home's bay window exterior design enhanced with Carlton Fieldstone panels.
AFTER: New bay windows surrounded by Carlton Fieldstone

In plain English – when you’ve finished installing the panels, you don’t want people to look

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Interior Design Masters | Netflix Official Site

Watch Episode 1. Episode 1 of Season 1.

1. Episode 1


For their first challenge, the designers team up to stage model homes despite outbreaks of unencumbered kitsch and questionable wall art.

Watch Episode 2. Episode 2 of Season 1.

2. Episode 2


The designers must be sweet, but not saccharine, while applying their signature styles to a seaside hotel with a chocolate theme.

Watch Episode 3. Episode 3 of Season 1.

3. Episode 3


Challenged with revamping retail spaces, hopefuls wrangle 20,000 balls of wool in a knitting shop and go mad with merchandise in a skateboard store.

Watch Episode 4. Episode 4 of Season 1.

4. Episode 4


Reworking bland college dorm rooms to maximize space inspires a few designers to think outside of the box — and others to just box themselves in.

Watch Episode 5. Episode 5 of Season 1.

5. Episode 5


To turn vacation cottages into idyllic retreats, the design teams must sacrifice ambitious plans for stylistic unity — whether they like it or not.

Watch Episode 6. Episode 6 of Season 1.

6. Episode 6


Fussing over paint and priorities, the contestants rush to give

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How to Arrange Furniture in a Square Living Room

How to Arrange Furniture in a Square Living Room –

It isn’t always easy to arrange furniture in a square room. Use our tips and find out how to best arrange furniture in a square room.

How to Arrange Furniture in a Square Living Room

Brown leather furniture in a square living room

While some homeowners might think that it is easy to arrange furniture in a square room, the opposite is actually true. Square spaces are difficult to arrange because there are no narrow spaces in which to tuck a conversation area or reading corner. Living room furniture in square spaces tends to end up being pushed against each wall, which is a cold and uninteresting arrangement. The solution is to bring the furniture away from the walls and create some cozy areas.

Brown leather furniture in a square living room


Find the focal point.

This is usually a fireplace or television. Then, place a large rug in front

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Drapery Styles





Overall width PER PAIR approximately 46″

A sophisticated yet casual drapery heading.

  • 3 Finger Inverted French Pleat
  • Pleat is tacked at the top
  • Fabric is pattern matched
  • 4″ Double Bottom Hem
  • 4″ Double Top with Crinoline
  • Finished Width per pair 46″ including returns
  • Drapery Pins are set to install on rings

PINCH PLEAT Tried + True

Overall width PER PAIR approximately 46″

A tried and true design style but our take is updated with a 2 finger pleat tacked at the bottom

  • Fabric is pattern matched
  • 4″ Double Bottom Hem
  • 4″ Double Top with Crinoline
  • Finished Width per pair 46″ including returns
  • Drapery Pins are set to install on rings

GROMMET TOP Clean Line + Easy Install

Overall width

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Exterior Design Considerations in Retail Store Design

The exterior design of any retail store must protect the interior from the outside elements (heat, dust, humidity, light etc.). Just as important, it also serves to convey information to potential customers. The exterior is first part of the store that potential customers see. They will determine from the outside whether or not they wish to enter and shop. It is critical that the outside of the store gain the attention of customers and entice them to enter. If the outside does not reflect an image appropriate to customers, they will not enter into the store.

The important exterior design considerations for the retail store design are:

1. New Building versus Existing Facility

The decision to build a new facility or seek existing space is a critical element in exterior design planning. Each option has its advantages. Building allows the retailer to design all aspects of the exterior and interior.

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19+ Cozy Corner Fireplace Design Ideas in the Living Room

Corner Fireplace Ideas – A fireplace can be specified as an architectural structure which is created to hold a fire. In recent years, fireplaces are usually utilized for the objective of relaxation as well as setting.

Nevertheless, in the past days, they were of functional usage in day-to-days live such as cooking, heating up and also home heating water to clean clothing and for other residential uses.

Along with the contemporary innovation advancements, fire places are no more a necessary design in a home. They are rather a home décor people decide to warm in a certain means.

The most effective part of the terrific fireplace layout is that it comes to be a centerpiece for relative to collect around and also simply take pleasure in each various other’s company. The fireplace brings the heat as well as shines right into your home and also is a wonderful method to

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30 Classy Mediterranean House Exterior Design Ideas #18142

Mediterranean style is an architectural style derived from the European continent. Who is not familiar with the Mediterranean style, all business property developers must be very familiar with the architectural style of this one. This is because almost all countries in the world are already implementing this Mediterranean-style architecture.

Mediterranean house also known by the Spanish house is characterized by high pillars and a large round and sometimes in a semicircle. Usually Mediterranean house use fancy and expensive accessories.

Mediterranean architecture has a somewhat unique style, this style has the impression of a stately, elegant, sturdy, but still unique. This style is growing rapidly in the European continent. Almost all of the buildings on the European continent have the style of the Mediterranean. Mediterranean style now has expanded rapidly, not only in Europe but also worldwide. On this occasion we will explain a little about the application of Mediterranean architecture

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TV and Furniture Placement Ideas for Functional and Modern Living Room Designs

Lushome shares modern ideas and tips for living room furniture placement and positioning the TV on the wall. These ideas demonstrate how to create comfortable seating areas and very attractive and functional living room designs. Modern living rooms with the TV feature family friendly atmosphere and offer wonderful spaces for entertaining or rest.

It is easy to develop a furniture placement plan in a room with the TV. Comfort, safety, and functionality are the primary considerations for attractive and inviting room design. Here are the ideas for living room design and home staging tips helping select the best furniture placement plan for various room layouts and sizes.

First, you decide where your TV panel will be and then, develop the living room furniture placement for creating a comfortable seating area and making your interior decorating feel inviting and functional. The TV location defines the living room design and furniture placement,

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UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design

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embARC is a four week summer design program at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design that brings together high school students from diverse backgrounds to explore architecture, urban design and sustainable city planning through integrated components: an Architecture + Urban Design Studio, a Sustainable City Planning Workshop, a Digital Design Workshop, an Environmental Design Conversation Series and a Community Build project. 

Video: embARC Summer Design Academy

embARC high school student in Architecture & Design Studio

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Explore architecture, urban design and city planning as possible college majors and careers

Hone and develop skills through college-level coursework

Immerse yourself in design studio culture and the college campus experience

Work in a team environment with peers who have similar interests

Build a design portfolio to use when applying to college

Be exposed to actual public policy issues and make a real

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