• Bedroom Decoration

    6 Things You Can Do Now to Get Your Home Ready For Christmas

    Christmas is just around the corner. While it may seem a little early to be hanging baubles and making fresh foliage wreaths, getting organised ahead of time is key to managing a magical, stress-free festive season. According to Homebase, we’re set to embrace Christmas earlier than ever before, hang more outdoor lights, and spread yuletide cheer beyond just our living rooms. In fact, research found searches for decorations started gaining momentum at the start of last month, while 54% of people want to festoon their homes with statement-making lights. “This Christmas will truly be the brightest, most colourful Christmas yet – and deservedly so,” says Frances Clements, Christmas Buyer at…

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  • Kitchen Decoration

    5 Kitchen Design Ideas for a Cleaner, Greener Space

    When it comes to finding fresh kitchen design ideas, we could spend an age scrolling through the Niche Interiors Instagram—a stunning mood board of sun-drenched coffee nooks, swanky cocktail bars, and dreamy Californian dining rooms. Mastermind behind the account and namesake business is owner and principal designer Jennifer Jones, whose signature style seamlessly blends restrained elegance, family-friendly playfulness, and an unwavering commitment to sustainability. In addition to running San Francisco–based Niche Interiors since 2007, she’s a LEED-accredited professional, ambassador for the Sustainable Furnishing Council, and a founding member of the Good Future Design Alliance. Here Jones shares five kitchen design ideas for building a sustainable (and chic) space. Photography by…

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  • Home Design

    Home design ideas: Blending Ikea and high-end design in a West Hartford family room

    As their kids got older, Jeanne Barber’s clients wanted to turn the playroom into a family-friendly hangout. Although the 1920s Colonial in West Hartford is relatively grand, this room was a later addition and the details were dated. “We painted everything in crisp white, including the wood ceiling beams that we wanted to disappear,” says Barber, principal of Camden Grace. Colorful furnishings pop against the tongue-and-groove planked wall that the homeowners installed themselves. The decor is durable, affordable, functional, and comfortable. “The room needs to span the ages,” Barber says. “They are adding a baby to the mix and grandparents visit often.” 1 Throw pillows in peach, rose, and turquoise…

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  • Garden Design

    Renowned garden designer and architect

    Angela JupeBorn: February 1st, 1944Died: May 4th, 2021 The well-known and widely appreciated garden designer and architect Angela Jupe has died. Renowned for the beautiful gardens that she designed around the various homes she owned throughout her life, Jupe lived for the last number of years in Bellefield House, Shinrone, Co Offaly, where she restored a walled garden, planted native trees and created a bog area managed for biodiversity. In her will, she bequeathed this property – her last personal project – to the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland (RHSI). Jupe was a long-standing member of the board of the RHSI and a founding member and first chairman of the…

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  • Swimming Pool Design

    Ten cinematic interiors that could be in a Wes Anderson film

    Our latest lookbook features retro-flavoured interiors with whimsical pastel colours and symmetrical designs that would be at home in American filmmaker Wes Anderson’s films. As Anderson’s latest film, The French Dispatch, hits the cinemas, we take a look at how his distinctive aesthetic has influenced interior projects from Stockholm to Melbourne. These include a pale pastel-yellow cafe, a swimming pool-like jewellery store and a colourful restaurant, as well as a bar at Milan’s Fondazione Prada designed by Anderson himself. This is the latest roundup in our Dezeen Lookbooks series that provides visual inspiration for designers and design enthusiasts. Previous lookbooks include homes with playful slides, smart storage solutions, stylish plywood interiors and interiors with window seats. WeWork Weihai, China,…

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  • bathroom design

    How to upgrade your bathroom for less than $1,000

    During a year and a half of shutdowns, remote schooling and working from home, many of us have spent more time in our bathrooms – and more time dreaming of an all-out renovation. But despite the small size of a bathroom, a full makeover costs a significant amount. Greg Maciejewski, owner of Villa Construction & Development in Schiller Park, Ill., says homeowners will spend at least $5,000 when hiring a contractor for a powder room renovation and upward of $13,000 for a full bathroom remodel. According to the 2021 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends study released earlier this month, 10% of bathroom renovations cost $30,000 or more. But what if you…

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  • Real Estate

    Trump’s real-estate empire pays the price for his politics

    Former US president Donald Trump’s slashing rhetorical style and divisive politics allowed him to essentially take over the Republican Party. His supporters are so devoted that most believe his false claim that he lost the 2020 election because of voter fraud. But the same tactics that have inspired fierce political loyalty have undermined Mr Trump’s business, built around real-estate development and branding deals that have allowed him to make millions by licensing his name. Mr Trump’s business brand was once synonymous with wealth and success, an image that now clashes sharply with a political brand rooted in the anger of his largely rural and working-class voter base. His presidency is…

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