Victorian Decorating, Home Decor, Design Trends

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The examination of the interior design of Victorian houses begins first with the style of residence. The situation of a 19th century residence could be reduced to three classes — that of a town or city, suburban, and a country house; each of which had its own style of interior design. A residence in town was best for occupants who enjoyed public and private parties, theatres, concerts, balls, public libraries, and museums.



A suburban residence, or one in the vicinity of a city or town, offered some advantages that could not be obtained by living in town. Because property was not as valuable as in town, many more conveniences could be acquired, such as a garden, and perhaps a field or two, attached to the house; and this additional space could be built upon in the future. Those who settled entirely in the country, at a distance from the city,

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14 Most Popular Interior Design Styles Explained

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Modern, industrial, shabby chic….and the list goes on. A significant challenge many of our clients face is a lack of understanding or vocabulary to describe and define their personal interior design style. With an abundance of unique design styles, it can be daunting to decipher which style will work best for you. Some also enjoy combining elements of several styles to create their ideal look.

A great starting point for an interior design project is to learn a bit about each of the styles and how they differ from one another.

1. Modern

Modern is a broad design term that typically refers to a home with clean, crisp lines, a simple colour palette and the use of materials that can include metal, glass and steel.

Modern design employs a sense of simplicity in every element, including furniture. A word that’s commonly used to describe modern style is sleek, and there

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10 Minimalist Home Exterior Design You Need To Try /

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Have you ever been so amazed at a house? Very clearly, the exterior design of the house is what makes it look so stunning. Actually, it can’t be separated from luxurious and ordinary houses that can give such impressions. If a fairly simple house also takes into account the key elements on the exterior of the house and applies it through the right architectural design principles, the exterior of the house can look equally attractive.

Minimalist homes are often the ideal solution for building a family. Even though it’s not big, it doesn’t mean you can only surrender to the boring and mediocre design of the home exterior and interior. Because basically, the exterior design of the house can still look beautiful without having to see the area of the house.

Modern and Minimalist Exterior

Houses with modern minimalist exterior designs are still often chosen as the most favorite reference.

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50 Elegant Living Rooms: Beautiful Decorating Designs & Ideas

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Luxury home living room with tray ceiling, white couches, and chandelier

An elegant living room is one that doesn’t just draw people’s eyes but one that draws them in, makes them want to stay and, when they leave, has them leaving happy. In the past, a living room was a showpiece, a formal parlor used only when entertaining guest. Today, living rooms are still places to entertain but also places where friends and family can relax and be comfortable.

In the image above this Asian-contemporary space looks elegant and luxurious with its eye-catching cove ceiling with a large crystal chandelier. You can also see marble panels applied on one wall as accent with white marble moldings. You will also notice the elegant hallway lined with gold wallpaper and a large window, making the space look brighter. Furniture are kept simple with off-white fabric upholstery and dark wengue-stained framing.

Elegant Living Room Ideas

Your living room should be the center of your

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Interior Design Trends Going Away And Here To Stay In 2019

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2018 was the year of many looks including marble, bold floors, rose gold, and shiplap just about everywhere it could be. While many of the styles we saw will continue to be popular in 2019, others are officially over. Whether you are renovating your home, buying a new one or simply redecorating a room, here is everything you need to know from the designers who set the trends. 

Instinctual Decorating

2019 is the year of your own unique style.

Devin Campbell Photography

Dynamic duo Alexis Rodgers and Pam Mamourian of Home With Alexis look at the upcoming 2019 design trends as a positive change. Alexis stated, “I see a shift away from the omnipresent cool gray walls and dark stained hardwood floors of the past few years towards a warmer color palette and more vibrant accent colors. The former palette

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How to Hire an Interior Designer on a Budget

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 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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Family Room Ideas

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Family Room Plans 


Latest Family Room Ideas

Family Room Addition Plans and CostsWho doesn’t want a cozy family room at their house? In my general contractor days, I built my share of family rooms for my customers, so I know the basics of what everyone desires in this popular room addition.Go ahead and browse my two favorite family room ideas. I always include the construction costs for every one of my room addition plans, so that you could easily factor it into your remodeling budget. Along with the building costs you will also find a 3D rendering of the family room design.


Quick Fact:

Family Rooms are very similar to sunrooms aka four season rooms, because their basically four walls with HVAC connected so that you can use the room year round. If you don’t see the size or characteristics of the family room idea your thinking of, try looking at our other room

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CIDQ l NCIDQ EXAMS l Definition of Interior Design

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Definition of Interior DesignI

Interior design encompasses the analysis, planning, design, documentation, and management of interior non-structural/non-seismic construction and alteration projects in compliance with applicable building design and construction, fire, life-safety, and energy codes, standards, regulations, and guidelines for the purpose of obtaining a building permit, as allowed by law. Qualified by means of education, experience, and examination, interior designers have a moral and ethical responsibility to protect consumers and occupants through the design of code-compliant, accessible, and inclusive interior environments that address well-being, while considering the complex physical, mental, and emotional needs of people.

Full Definition of Interior Design


Interior design is a distinct profession with specialized knowledge applied to the planning and design of interior environments that promote health, safety, and welfare while supporting and enhancing the human experience. Founded upon design and human behavior theories and research, interior designers apply evidence-based methodologies to identify,

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Simple Traditional Family Room Design

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In the election of a new home models, one of the most important stages is the search for a house images or a reference photo of new model homes. This stage serves to compare your home design options. The more reference photos of your home, the more developed the imagination that will make your inspiration for your new home. Here I give a few examples of the latest Simple Traditional Family Room Design, which is synonymous with simplicity and minimalism.

Houses mostly identical to the family room because the place is used as a gathering place either just gathered while watching TV, storytelling experience after a day outdoors, or just relax to relieve fatigue. There are many things you should consider when talking about simple family room design.

For the first is how to make comfortable atmosphere in order to make you and your family feel comfortable to linger

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