38 Elegant living rooms that are brilliantly designed

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Elegant living rooms share a common element that is visually pleasing, they showcase a neutral color scheme that is luxurious yet extremely inviting. Living rooms are a place to relax, enjoy great conversation and delight in the comforts of home. With a palette of soothing neutrals and an abundance of textures, these spaces radiate a timeless elegance. Adding elegance to your space does not necessarily mean that you have to spend a lot of money to do so. There are simple ways to infuse elegance into your living room, from adding pillows and a fresh coat of paint to window treatments and hardwood floors.

Some ideas to try: crown molding, paint, pillows, window treatments, hardware finishes (drawer pulls and knobs), light fixtures, hardwood flooring (add an area rug for comfort, texture and visual appeal), accessories, furnishings — and most important, declutter! With these suggestions in mind, you can re-create your

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B.S. Interior Design | High Point University

Alumni from High Point University with degrees in interior design have a wide range of career opportunities that include:

  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) Specialist
  • Commercial Interior Design
  • Healthcare Facilities Design
  • Hospitality and Entertainment Facilities Design
  • Merchandising Management
  • Residential Interior Design
  • Retail Design
  • Retail Store Management

Featured Graduate Outcomes:

Gianna Carrabotta

Gianna Carrabotta, ’17 – Design Consultant for Restoration Hardware in Westport Connecticut

“I cannot thank HPU enough for preparing me to embark upon the next chapter of my life. This institution has enabled me to grow in ways unimaginable. This university has provided me with a lifetime of memories and friends that have become family, while preparing me with the tools and confidence to pursue my passion on a career path I’ve always dreamed of. The energy radiated by this campus is something that can’t be accurately depicted in words. I am honored and proud to be a graduate of HPU.”

 

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35 Light And Stylish Scandinavian Living Room Designs

It’s very easy to recognize a Scandinavian interior design. But there isn’t just one Scandinavian style but several and they all have certain elements in common. For example, all Scandinavian interiors have wooden floors, most often light and they can be seen in all the rooms apart from the bathroom.

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The color palette in Scandinavian decors is very light and simple and it usually includes shades of gray and blue as well as a lot of white. Sometimes bold touches of color can be seen here and there.

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Gray is often used in Scandinavian design because of its simplicity
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White is usually the main color and it’s often paired with black and natural wood
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The wood floors are practically the same in all the rooms
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Sometimes a little pop of color can cheer up the
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How to Make Your Home a Calming Oasis, According to a Designer

If you haven’t noticed, home improvement projects are having a moment right now—especially the DIY variety. And it makes sense. Not only are most of us home a lot more than usual, but, with a lot of extra time on our hands, we’re also demanding more of our spaces. Our homes need to be functional, pleasing to the eye, and a calming place where we can hide from the chaos of the world.

But what if you don’t exactly know how to go about transforming your home into a calming oasis? That’s when it helps to have some interior decor inspiration—and a talented designer on speed dial.

We caught up with interior designer Kate Marker about an amazing renovation project she completed in Union Pier, MI. From floor to vaulted ceiling, the cottage is impeccably furnished. But what makes this home really special is the sense of calm that

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Modern Basement Family Room | Decorilla

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Askance Floor Lamp (EEI-1227-WHI) The designers of Askance seemed unphased by the sentiment that you don’t design and name a product after something uncomfortable. But the aversion principle that the design conveys was only in
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Traditional Family Room | Houzz NZ

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Where to study interior design in SA

We’ve been receiving numerous emails from readers who want to be interior designers, decorators and architects but just don’t know where to start. So we’ve decided to help them out by compiling a list of institutions that are renowned for their design courses. But before we get to that, lets discuss the difference between the three professions.

While many people use the terms “interior designer” and “interior decorator” interchangeably, there are key differences between the two. For instance, an interior decorator works with architects to design the entire interior of the space. They work in collaboration with the architects to decide on how the space should be divided, where the walls should be built and what kinds of flooring and ceiling material will work best.

When it comes to interior decorators, the general rule of thumb is that a home owner, developer or residential/commercial architect hires an interior decorator to

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Big Sky Interior Design – Premier Bozeman Montana Interior Design

Tatom Design is a full-service interior design firm located in Big Sky, MT. We do business all over the Gallatin Valley including Bozeman, Livingston, and beautiful Big Sky Montana. From rustic modern interior design and modern home design to mountain home interior design and Montana cabin interior design, we do it all. Big Sky interior design is our passion and we will bring that passion to every element of your Montana interior design project. 

We add value and style through getting to know you, the client, and designing a comfortable and stylish home that fits your tastes and budget. From furniture to fixtures to full makeovers, we match your wants and needs with our talent of bringing it all together in a tasteful, economic interior design. Whether you are located in Bozeman or Big Sky, if you have a need for an Interior Designer that is multi faceted, flexible and

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10 Home Exterior Fails You Should Know About

When she’s not roasting terrible suburban homes on her blog McMansionHell, Kate Wagner studies architectural acoustics as a graduate student in the joint acoustics program at Johns Hopkins University and Peabody Conservatory. She’s worked extensively as a sound engineer, with expertise in recording engineering, product development, and research.

Thinking about redoing the exterior of your home after a bit of HGTV fever? While it’s unrealistic to expect architect-level work from people like your Aunt Sue, who wants to paint everything contractor gray in a fit of Fixer Upper passion, there are some common exterior mishaps that can easily be avoided. In fact, relatively simple exterior changes can breathe new life into a house, though it’s a fine line between CPR and suffocation. In the words of architect Mies van der Rohe: “God is in the details,” but, then again, so is the devil.

10) Shutters to Make You Shudder

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Dining room ideas, designs and inspiration

Dining rooms are where friends and family come together to relax, unwind and indulge in delicious food and plenty of chat. Getting the right atmosphere is key and this can be difficult when, for many of us, our dining rooms are either connected to our kitchens or living rooms, or are an altogether separate room that’s used fairly infrequently, making choosing a design scheme tricky. But it doesn’t have to be.

Your dining room can be used in a multitude of ways and the space remains a great addition to a house – however big or small your dining room may be. Design your dining room well and it will become the hub of your home, and not just a dumping ground for ‘stuffocation’ sufferers or a messy desk area for life admin and homework.

What makes the perfect dining room?

Before getting down to the finer details such as

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