Reath Design | Interior Design by Frances Merrill, Est. 2009

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21 Ways To Decorate A Small Living Room And Create Space

When decorating a living room that’s limited in size, trying to fit everything i can make it feel cramped and cluttered. Most living rooms have couches or chairs, a television and maybe even a small table or ottoman. Adding colored walls, photos, artwork, lamps, curtains and pillows can begin to make a room look and feel even smaller.

To help you put together the best layout, purchase the right kind of furniture and create the illusion of a bigger space, we put together a list of the best ways to decorate a small living room. Once you decide on a layout, color scheme and furniture, be sure to personalize your space with some custom pillows and unique artwork.

1. Opt For A Loveseat Couch

blue couch lamps.

Source: Hello Little Home

When living alone, with roommates or with your partner, a loveseat is more than enough to fit your needs. Combine a plush,

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Most Popular Free Interior Design Website Templates 2020

Archs Free Template

Archs is an outstandingly gorgeous free one-page interior design website template for establishing a striking outcome. If you would like to push the boundaries on the internet, now you can!

Interior2 Free Template

Interior 2 is a wonderful, easy to use and very impactful free HTML interior website template design. Planning, architecture, 3D design, you name it, the tool sorts it all out.

Harbor Free Template

Harbor is your best free interior HTML website template with a Bootstrap Framework structure. Whether you are an interior designer or you run an agency, with Harbor, you can now rule the online world like a boss.

Approach Free Template

If you are looking to impress your clients right off the bat, use a free dark portfolio website template. Approach is a striking, modern, elegant and professional solution that will help you on your journey.

Ideal Free Template

Ideal – hence the name – is the best free interior design website template you can currently get

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13 Kid-Friendly Living Room Ideas to Manage the Chaos

As parents, we often struggle with wanting to make our spaces look pretty while still keeping them functional and practical for our families. The struggle is real, but it’s not impossible to overcome. If you’re looking for ways to make your main living area more family friendly, check out these kid friendly living room ideas to manage the chaos.

13 Kid-Friendly Living Room Ideas

Smart Kid Friendly Living Room Ideas

If you have toddlers, you know just how precarious a drink on the coffee table can be. Using a slim table behind the sofa like this keeps little hands from reaching drinks, the remote, etc. and knocking them over.

coffee table alternative

Hang baskets on the wall to hide toys, blankets, and games when they’re not in use. And when the kids want them, you can easily pull the basket off the wall to make reaching their things easier.

wall baskets

Cube storage works so well when your living room

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Mechanical Design Engineer – Exterior Systems

The
Role

As a
Mechanical Engineer developing Structures and Absorbers for the Vehicle Exterior
group you will be responsible for design, release and launch of components for future
vehicle lines including, but not limited to:

·      
Front End Module

·      
Wheel Liners

·      
Sound Absorbers

·      
Front End Integration (Ensure craftsmanship fit and finish;
Front Fascia, Headlamps, Fender, Hood)

You
will be part of the team that creates and executes world class systems in terms
of styling, function and customer quality. You will utilize your expertise
in one or more of these commodities and develop as a full vehicle engineer –
designing and delivering entire systems rather than just components as you work
with a lean and agile team of the best automotive engineers in the
industry.  You will report to the Engineering Manager of Exterior Systems.

Responsibilities

As
part of Tesla’s Vehicle engineering team you will design release and

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Budget Breakdown: How Much Does It Cost To Decorate A Room? | Kathy Kuo Blog

Today on the blog, we’re discussing the topic that every designer likes to avoid: Your decorating budget and the cost to decorate a room. Maybe you just moved into a new home, maybe you’re tired of your current furniture, or maybe you just need a fresh new look. Whatever the reason, when you’re all ready to start your project and start shopping for furniture, that inevitable question drifts into your head like a beleaguering raincloud: How much is this going to cost me?

Luckily, evaluating and pricing furniture and home decor is our area of expertise here at Kathy Kuo Home. But before you read further, we need to make a few disclaimers regarding this article about what it costs to furnish a room:

1. The average spend for the furniture items we’ve listed are purposefully at the higher end of the spectrum.

Why did we do this? Almost

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E-DESIGN: 2 Exterior Colour Facelifts!

I LOVE exterior painting season. Now, if you live in the south, you might have this season all year round, sitting in your swimsuit sippin’ Sangria. However, here on the rainy west coast of Canada, this short-lived season lasts from approx May-September (if we’re lucky) – and then the galoshes come out.

Here’s a shot from one of last year’s exteriors

Kylie M Interiors EDESIGN, exterior front door painted Sherwin Williams Iron Ore, trim Alabaster, siding Mink. With brick

And things have been HOPPING this season with clients sending me some great ‘after’ photos of their projects. I have to pick and choose what I can share, as not all photos can be cleaned up enough for my blog (it’s the nudes that really throw me) – and it’s DAMN hard to get a good exterior photo, so mad props to those who get it done.

So, while I know these photos might not be magazine ready, they should give you some great ideas for how you

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How to Hire an Interior Designer on a Budget

 Casa Watkins Living

As a decorating enthusiast, one of the most common questions I’m asked by friends in nesting mode is “Where can I find an affordable _________ for my home?” It’s fairly easy to answer: flea markets, vintage shops, and a few of my go-to budget-friendly retailers. The second-most common question always throws me for a loop: “What’s the cost of an interior designer?

If you hire an interior designer, you can set your budget for furniture and décor at basically any number you’re comfortable with, but the bill for your design services can easily and quickly rack up, and it can vary greatly.

Before partnering with an interior designer, pinpoint your home décor style so you can accurately describe the look you’re going for.

All designers work differently. Some charge an hourly rate (anywhere from $100 to $500 per hour is common), a flat fee (several thousand dollars

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Top 25 Online Interior Design Programs 2020

1

New York University

Imagine studying in town that is considered the heartbeat of the country. New York University is in the center of it all, from business and finance to fashion and design. Established in 1830, the Secretary of Treasury at the time, Albert Gallatin, built the vision of NYU, and set out to ensure this prominent city would have a “system of rational and practical education open to all.” Their campus sits on 230 acres of land in the heart of New York City. In an urban mecca where green space is treasured, this beautiful sprawling campus is a gold mine. In total, they serve close to 60,000 students. An interesting fact about NYU is that they are ranked seventh for producing alumni who are millionaires by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The School of Professional Studies at New York University distinct Interior Design programs through

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How to Arrange Two Sofas in a Living Room | Home Guides

Create symmetry by arranging a pair of sofas to face each other.

Create symmetry by arranging a pair of sofas to face each other.

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Furnishing a living room with two sofas provides additional, stylish seating for entertaining guests or spending time with family members. Arrange the sofas to create a functional layout that can accommodate your needs and the available floor space. The visual weight in a room should also be well balanced to avoid making one side of the room appear heavier and lopsided.

Facing Each Other

Arranging a pair of sofas to face each other provides an ideal conversation area. Situate the front-facing sofas to accentuate a focal point in the room, such as a fireplace or picture window. For example, place the two sofas to face each other, with the fireplace centered at an open end of the sofa arrangement. This layout draws attention to the fireplace, while providing a symmetrically-balanced arrangement for conversation. Place

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