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What is interior design?

Interior design is “the art or process of designing the interior decoration of a room or building“. An interior designer is someone who coordinates and manages such projects. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that includes conceptual development, communicating with the stakeholders of a project and the management and execution of the design.

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Organic Modern Interior Design Style is Trending Big Time – Learn Why

You’re probably quite familiar with the once-trending farmhouse style that seemed to sweep the interior design world just a few years ago. Now, it seems that a new design trend is taking place, although, to me, it seems very similar to the farmhouse style. The trend is called “organic modern,” and one TikTok video explains …

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25 Contemporary Living Room Ideas Shine Light on Design

Contemporary refers to what’s “current” in design. It’s not the same thing as modern living room design, although many people use the two terms interchangeably. Part of the contemporary living room design aesthetic is smoothness. Large surfaces should be smooth, with minimal variation in texture and ideally use of only one color. The concept enables …

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10 Minimalist Foyer Designs for a Clutter-Free First Impression

The entrance to the home should set the style tone for the rest of the house. If you like minimalist design, create a sleek, uncluttered foyer space that will welcome visitors with the right vibe. 1. Earth Tones and Photo Art Wood flooring and a tasseled rug lead the way into this minimalist foyer that’s …

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10 Fabulous Foyer Designs for Northwest-Style Homes

The rich wood and modern look of northwest style looks amazing in any geographic region. You don’t have to be from the northwest to enjoy these minimalistic foyers. Each one makes use of common northwest-style elements to create unique, photo-ready spaces. 1. Upstairs Downstairs This beautiful home is a Craftsman design with a northwest design …

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1 Empty Tiny Home Office Space: 3 Designs by 3 Interior Designers (Interesting Differences)

Here’s a fun project bordering on an experiment. Three interior designers were invited to design the above empty home office space into a home office.  Watch the different approaches and end result by these highly regarded designers.   The three designers are: Laura Hodges: design style is tailored, layered and classically modern. Alvin Wayne: Luxe, 70’s …

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22 Coffered Ceiling Design Ideas that Add Depth and Texture

A coffered ceiling is a series of geographical shapes created by beams in a square, rectangle or even triangle patterns. Some feature bare wood beams while others include crown molding surrounding the beams. The design adds a dynamic depth and texture to the ceiling. Any room can be enhanced by a coffered ceiling, including kitchens, …

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28 Unique Primary Bedrooms with Celebrity Connections

The primary bedroom is the inner sanctum of any home. There’s no other room in the house which speaks more about a person than the bedroom — a private space where we spend as much as one-third of our entire lives.  The extensive outdoors, breathtaking foyer, oversized living room, fancy dining room and other glamorous rooms …

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10 Minimalist Dining Room Ideas So You Can Dine Without Clutter

Minimalism isn’t just a design trend, it’s sort of a way of life. Many design experts advocate getting rid of clutter, cutting excess items from your life and focusing just on what you utterly love. And if you utterly love minimalist design, this eye candy is going to fill you with ideas for decluttering and …

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30 Wild Waterfall Kitchen Island Design Ideas

The waterfall island style offers a sleek, seamless surface from top to bottom! Okay, waterfall-style kitchen islands are not really wild but they are more striking in many ways. In case you’re wondering, a waterfall kitchen island is one where the top surface seamlessly continues down the side(s). Here are 30 examples of kitchen islands …

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10 Living Rooms with Concrete Walls that Actually Look Amazing

Bare concrete as a living room isn’t on most people’s minds when choosing wall materials. It really isn’t but as you’ll see here, bare concrete can look really good in an array of living room styles.   IMO, in order for concrete to work as a living room wall it really needs other warmer materials in …

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Hottest Trends in Kitchen Design for 2023 (By an Interior Designer)

This is a joint article with contributions by both Keely Smith and Michelle Fair for a multiple projections and ideas. Another year, another set of kitchen design trends. Trends don’t pop up overnight; they percolate or materialize over time.  The key to spotting trends, whether kitchen design, bathroom design and even fashion is being able …

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Amazing Modular-Style House with Floor-to-Ceiling Curved Windows, Courtyard & Plunge Pool by Obra Arquitetos

Welcome to the Lens House in São José dos Campos, Brazil by Obra Arquitetos. This house is so cool in many ways.  It’s entirely concrete which I don’t normally like but I’m a huge fan of how Obra Arquitetos uses it in houses.  Other fun features include the “modular” style build, plunge pool, curved glass …

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20 Clashing Sets of Interior Design Styles You Need to Avoid

It’s common for interior designers to mix and match design styles for clients. In many cases, it results in a superior interior design. However, not all interior design styles mix and match with one another. In fact, there are many pairings of styles that are a horrendous clash. That’s what this article is all about …

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10 of the Best Maximalist Interior Designs We’ve Found to Date

FYI, the above maximalist design examplers were generated by this software. Maximalism is one of the latest trends in interior design. It’s a full 180 shift from the recent decade-plus of the favored sparse, minimalist, Scandinavian style found in so many homes. It’s interesting how the shift is so drastic; from sparse to an explosion …

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AI Interior Design Software – Watch Me Design a Room in 10 Seconds

When I learned about Interior AI software, I had to give it a shot.  I toyed with the free version. Quickly upgraded to Pro.  Watch it in action: What is this AI Interior Design Software? You upload a photo of a room. It can be empty or have furniture. Choose your design style. Wait a …

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Who was Elsie de Wolfe and what impact did she have on interior design?

Known and revered as America’s first decorator, Elsie de Wolfe’s impact on interior design has been enormous. Even after her death, her legacy continues, as the casual feminine and airy style she introduced remains relevant today. Join me in discovering her story, her legacy, and some of her most important designs.  Also known as Lady …

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What is maximalism in design? 10 rules for getting it right (in 2023)

We’ve all heard of minimalism, but what about its opposite: maximalism? You may have to unlearn some of what you’ve read over the years to embrace this growing trend, but it could be very worth it. Join me in discovering what maximalism is all about, and how to do it right.  Maximalism is by no …

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30 Best Interior Design Tools and Platforms

Welcome to our list of the top interior design softwares!  If you’re here, chances are that you have a budding or long time interest in interior design. What may seem as a really daunting task, can actually be achieved by anyone as long as they have the curiosity and a modicum of taste.  Much like …

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Arts and Crafts Interior Design: 21 Features You Need to Know About

The Arts and Crafts movement influenced so much of the art, design and architecture in the world around us. You’ve probably encountered it, perhaps without knowing, so we’ve created a guide to all the most iconic features of the period. To begin, we will outline the rich and fascinating history of the movement, and some …

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97 Sunroom Ideas – Big, Small, Budget-Friendly and More (Photos)

Welcome to our sunroom design ideas. Throughout this article we will go over all of the different features of sunrooms that you may not have though of before! The idea is to get inspired about your own sunny space. We’re going to go through a bunch of sunroom decorating ideas; from the differences between a …

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24 Different Interior Design Styles (2023 Edition for Homes)

Welcome to our main interior decor styles where we provide access to the main styles for your home’s interior. Related: Shingle Style | Mountain/Chalet Style | Hollywood Glam Style | Bohemian Style | Minimalist Style | Northwest Style | French Country Style | Ranch Style | Vintage Style | Tuscan Style | Florida Style | Cottage Style …

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20 Mountain/Chalet Foyer Ideas (Photos)

Thanks for visiting our Mountain/Chalet style foyer photo gallery where you can search for a lot of Mountain/Chalet foyer design ideas. We hope you get inspired here. We add new designs regularly. Related: Foyers | Landings | Mudrooms | Staircases Photos Related: All Mountain/Chalet homes | Mountain/Chalet Living Room Ideas | Mountain/Chalet Kitchen Ideas | Mountain/Chalet Dining Room Ideas | Mountain/Chalet Primary …

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25 Mountain/Chalet Dining Room Ideas (Photos)

Thanks for visiting our Mountain/Chalet dining rooms photo gallery where you can search for lots of dining room design ideas. We hope you find your inspiration here. We add new designs every week. Photos Related: All Mountain/Chalet homes | Mountain/Chalet Living Room Ideas | Mountain/Chalet Kitchen Ideas | Mountain/Chalet Primary Bedroom Ideas | Mountain/Chalet Primary …

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35 Mountain/Chalet Kitchen Ideas (Photos)

Thanks for visiting our Mountain/Chalet kitchen photo gallery where you can search hundreds of Mountain/Chalet kitchen design ideas. Browse through various Mountain/Chalet kitchen design ideas below. Photos Related: All Mountain/Chalet homes | Mountain/Chalet Living Room Ideas | Mountain/Chalet Dining Room Ideas | Mountain/Chalet Primary Bedroom Ideas | Mountain/Chalet Primary Bathroom Ideas | Mountain/Chalet Foyer Ideas | …

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15 Minimalist Bathroom Ideas (Photos)

Thanks for visiting our Minimalist primary bathroom photo gallery where you can search for a lot of Minimalist primary bathroom design ideas. We hope you find your inspiration here. We add new designs every week. Types of bathrooms:  Primary Bathrooms | Powder Rooms Photos Related: All Minimalist homes | Minimalist Foyer Ideas | Minimalist Kitchen Ideas | Minimalist …

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20 Minimalist Bedroom Ideas (Photos)

Thanks for visiting our Minimalist primary bedrooms photo gallery where you can search for a lot of Minimalist primary bedrooms design ideas. We hope you find your inspiration here. We add new designs every week. Types of bedrooms: Primary Bedrooms | Kids’ Bedrooms | Baby Nurseries | Guest Bedrooms Photos Related: All Minimalist homes | Minimalist Foyer Ideas | Minimalist Kitchen Ideas | …

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20 Minimalist Kitchen Ideas (Photos)

Thanks for visiting our Minimalist kitchen photo gallery where you can search hundreds of Minimalist kitchen design ideas. Browse through various Minimalist kitchen design ideas below. Photos Related: All Minimalist homes | Minimalist Foyer Ideas | Minimalist Primary Bedroom Ideas | Minimalist Dining Room Ideas | Minimalist Living Rooms | Minimalist Primary Bathroom Ideas | …

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20 Minimalist Living Room Ideas (Photos)

Thanks for visiting our Minimalist living room photo gallery where you can search Minimalist living room design ideas. We hope you find your inspiration here. We add new designs every week. Types of Living Rooms: Family Rooms | Formal Living Rooms | Great Rooms | Libraries | Sunrooms | Bars | Man Caves | Game …

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Drury Design’s Epic Collection of Interior Design Projects (Photos)

Drury Design is a design firm that specializes in kitchen and bathroom renovation. They are comprised of an award-winning team led by President and Creative Director, Gail Drury, a certified master kitchen and bath designer (CMKBD) and former National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) instructor. Her talented staff of professional designers, project managers, and tradespeople …

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25 Incredible Blue Kitchen Ideas and Designs for 2023

Blue kitchens are in this year. Whether a splash of blue or lots of blue if you’re designing or renovating your kitchen, consider some blue.  Hopefully the series of photos below give you some ideas. Photos of Blue Kitchens A splash of bright blue dramatically jazzes up this kitchen. I love it and I’m not …

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This Stunning Craftsman House is What Happens with a Big Budget, Terrific Architect and Brilliant Interior Interior

Okay, it’s a mansion but this is one of my favorite house plans and interior designs featured on this site.  There are so many cool design features.  Small courtyard in the front.  Bridge walkway to an “island” bonus room.  Five-car garage (two garages actually).  Add-on rooms such as a craft room, library, media room and …

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46 Kitchen Islands with Built-In Tables (Photos)

For individuals with home spaces that are pretty much minimal, eat-in kitchens or built-in table kitchens are actually preferred. They get the combine a kitchen area with the dining to have the option to spare space and still have the option to have the capacity of both the rooms. These tables were associated with either …

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70 Long Narrow Kitchen Ideas (Photos)

Long and narrow kitchens are frequently called ‘galley kitchens’ since they imitate the design found on ships. Small kitchens can be frustratingly crammed, particularly narrow ones, however, there are constantly a few design arrangements that could change little space into a stylish room. The way to fruitful narrow kitchen design is functionality. Related: Kitchens with …

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20 Kitchens with Columns (Photo Ideas)

One of the many challenges an interior designer needs to face would get around auxiliary supports. Sometimes, columns and bars are set in such awkward spots that it makes it somewhat hard to work around it, making blockages in traffic, or a tremendous unaesthetic impediment. Depending upon the height of the columns, it can likewise …

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20 Black and White Home Office Ideas (Photos)

Black can be dull and white can be exhausting, yet the usual combination is a timeless duo that is fashionable, stylish, and always chic. What better approach to decorate your home office than with sophistication and class. Let’s take a look at some ideas and inspiration for decorating your own black and white home office. …

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35 Black and White Primary Bedroom Decor Ideas (Photos)

Black and white is a classic color combination that will never go out of style. Black and white is a classic color combination and for a good reason. The strong neutrals serve as a solid backdrop for so many textures and decor styles. While bringing these two colors into your sleeping space might feel daunting, when you …

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55 Black and White Dining Room Decor Ideas (Photos)

Using monochrome interior cues can give your dining room prominence. Formal or casual, modern or traditional, indoor or outdoor no matter what style you’re thinking of, we have the ideas and expertise to make your dining room Designed dreams come true. Here are the best samples of the black and white dining rooms. Related: Black and …

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35 Black and White Foyer Decor Ideas (Photos)

Welcome to our gallery featuring a large collection of gorgeous foyer design ideas. Entry halls most often get just a wee space of the house and are often overlooked. Yet the more discerning of us know that it’s an essential component of a home. There’s no better palette to pull dramatic inspiration from than black …

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20 Red and Black Living Room Ideas (Photos)

If you’re into bold schemes, you might want to try the red and black combination for your living room. This striking duo is a mixture of glamour and elegance that’s truly captivating and empowering. Since both colors have loud tones, it should be done with proper care and restraint to get a perfect balance. You …

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30 Kitchens With Floating Shelves (Photo Ideas)

Open or floating shelves provide mortgage holders the opportunity to have additional storage in their home spaces; regardless of whether in their rooms, living room, dining area, bathroom, and particularly in the kitchen. We all know that besides our room or closet, we need and need more storage in the kitchen. Photos The huge kitchen …

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45 Kitchens with Angled Kitchen Islands (Photos)

Your kitchen island is one of the principle central purposes of the entire room, serving as both a useful and a decorative piece. There are so many kitchen island decor ideas to consider. You can accomplish an assortment of styles and designs with your island, depending upon your preferences as well as the accessible room …

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50 Kitchens with Black Granite Countertop Surfaces (Photos)

Black kitchen countertops are currently getting a charge out of the spotlight. Hard-wearing, they are an amazingly viable decision for kitchen worktops since they hide the dirt, conceal cracks, and are not easily stained. This granite type is also providing a powerful performance. Strong and durable as any other granite, dark granite countertops will always …

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35 Dining and Kitchen Table Centerpiece Ideas (Photos)

The kitchen is the center of the house as a spot where the family gathers which turns into the most significant space to reflects the taste of the person. The kitchen is the place you should focus on the inside particularly the dining table rather than merely functioning as cooking space. Related: Do You Need a …

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20 Townhouse Bathroom Ideas (Photos)

It’s known as the primary bathroom for an explanation, it has the right to be showstopping. All things considered, if you’re going to be soaking in that tub, you better love your surroundings. Primary bathroom normally accommodate two people at once. Effectiveness is similarly as important as comfort. Check out some of our townhouse primary …

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24 Townhouse Living Room Ideas (Photos)

A living room is often the hub of a house, but when it’s cramped and narrow, choosing and arranging furniture can feel like an impossible math problem. If your living room is cramped, there’s still no motivation to forfeit style. With an emphasis on creativity and well-curated decorations, you can structure a space that genuinely addresses …

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50 Mansion Bathroom Designs (Photos)

Welcome to our gallery of fancy mansion bathrooms. These photos show a luxurious primary bathroom with loaded with very good quality stylistic layout, and marvelous decorations. From dramatic rainfall showers to enormous whirlpool baths, and astounding architectural and modern designs, you’ll discover extravagance includes all through these spaces. Take a look at these luxurious primary …

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28 Black and White Bathroom Decor Ideas (Photos)

The bathroom is often the smallest space in a house and the most frequently used, therefore bathroom planning is the key to a successful bathroom. When it comes to classic color schemes, it doesn’t get any better than black and white. Whether you’re partial to rustic retreats or sleek, modern spaces, this color combination is always full of style. …

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