Knock Out Knobs from Nest Studio

Since launching in 2012, Nest Studio has been on the forefront of the luxury hardware scene—imparting its unique twist on the usual push and pull of cabinetry for the home. This summer and fall, the brand is unveiling three new collections—Organic, Lauhala, and Geo—inspired respectively by the sculptures of Henry Moore, the Lauhala leaf native

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Raf Simons Rolls in the Cultural Deep with Quilts and a Barn at Design Miami/Basel

Raf Simons has something to say about design. The award-winning chief creative officer of Calvin Klein mined the cultural landscape (both literally and figuratively) at Design Miami/Basel this week; that’s where he presented a striking barn installation featuring a special selection of limited edition chairs by revered Italian brand Cassina. And that’s where he promised

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The Ron Arad You Aren’t Expecting to See

Ron Arad has been going rogue professionally for decades. The Tel Aviv born, London-based industrial designer and architect has made his mark turning out loopy, dynamic designs that have tested the limits of both materials and (occasionally) conventional taste. He has created works for major brands in every category, including the zany, amorphic Matrizia chair

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Tom Dixon’s World Expands in New York

In the 1980s, British style icon Tom Dixon broke onto the global design scene with a suite of radical creations forged from welded salvaged steel.  He has since continued to make a mark on the landscape with his futuristic lighting fixtures and sculpted furniture pieces. In 2017, he even ventured into personal care and home

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Hot Home Trend: Geometric Patterns in Décor

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Color forecaster Pantone cited geometric patterns as one of the top home design trends to watch in 2018. Shapes and, in particular, circular ones are being showcased in more home decor. Greater use of bold, circular patterns are being infused into everything from accent pillows and rugs to wall

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How to Make a New House Your Own

By Julea Joseph, guest contributor The keys are in your buyer’s hands! They’ve gone through the process … the search, deciding, inspection, stress, closing, and finally, the elation of buying a new home. Now, they have to make it their own. Here’s how. Color –  Paint is the least expensive, easiest way to update a space.  It can

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Hot Home Trend: Edison Bulbs

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Does your listing’s lighting need a contemporary makeover? Edison bulbs may be the answer. These clear glass light bulbs, in which the center is exposed, have a nostalgic-like appearance and let out a nice warm glow. They can make your lighting stand out. Edison bulbs may best fit in

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25 Ideas for Creating Smart Multifunctional Rooms

In the era of open-plan homes and mobile electronic devices, home designs are incorporating more multifunctional rooms into their floor plans. Kitchens with islands become both dining room and workstation. Offices double as guest bedrooms. Due to constrained space, some smaller homes require you to combine room functionality. Looking for a little inspiration in creating your

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A Handmade Cabinet with a Cool Secret

The new DeKauri credenza-inspired vanity gives a chic revision on first impressions. A collaboration between high-end Spanish surfaces brand Cosentino and Italian furniture company Riva 1920, the fetching piece, with its slender legs and simple lines, conceals a complex design inside. Open the doors and you reveal the unexpected: a self-contained vanity with an integrated washbasin, a mirror, ultra-slim

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Pendant Fixtures – Five Designs to Inspire

Versatile, impactful, and on trend, pendant fixtures are a fun, easy way to create a designer-inspired space and brighten your most-used areas. These timeless pieces perfectly complement your luxury Toll Brothers home. Check out these five breathtaking looks to illuminate your favorite spaces and bring your design concept to life. Highlight Design Versatility From coastal

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Hot Home Trend: Stylish Cowhide

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine From rustic to modern to even the most luxurious interiors, homeowners are sprucing up their spaces with cowhide. Cowhide rugs have seen one of the biggest jumps in Google searches on home design trends over the last decade, according to Digital Third Coast’s latest design trends study, based on

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Hot Home Trend: Vertical Gardens

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Want to add some greenery or a garden to a backyard but tight on space? Try a vertical garden. By going up with your plants instead of spreading them out, you’ll be able to squeeze a garden in even the smallest of spots. Vertical gardens are considered a hot

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Show Us Your Best Staging Photos!

Calling all stagers! Realtor Magazine is on the lookout for great examples of staging a space in some of today’s most popular home styles, from farmhouse chic to modern or contemporary. I’m looking for some real estate professionals and stagers who would be willing to show off some of their favorite staging styles. If you

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