Design Ideas

Design Dilemma: Bath or Shower?

    Whenever someone invites me into their home as a designer or as a guest, they often ask me to “take a peek” at the master bathroom and talk to them about their “someday” plan – as in “Someday,

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Design Dilemma: Bath or Shower?

    Whenever someone invites me into their home as a designer or as a guest, they often ask me to “take a peek” at the master bathroom and talk to them about their “someday” plan – as in “Someday,

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Fall Color Trends

Autumn is here, and the palette around us is shifting from the beachy neon hues of summer to the saturated colors of fall. We met up with Patti Piasecki, Senior Project Designer and color connoisseur at The KOHLER Store in

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Fall Color Trends

Autumn is here, and the palette around us is shifting from the beachy neon hues of summer to the saturated colors of fall. We met up with Patti Piasecki, Senior Project Designer and color connoisseur at The KOHLER Store in

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Creating the Perfect Indoor/Outdoor Space

Photo courtesy of Toll Brothers, America’s Luxury Home Builder. It’s summertime, and the living is easy. For many of us, this is a time when we leave the front door open, uncover the patio furniture and heat up the pool.

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Creating the Perfect Indoor/Outdoor Space

Photo courtesy of Toll Brothers, America’s Luxury Home Builder. It’s summertime, and the living is easy. For many of us, this is a time when we leave the front door open, uncover the patio furniture and heat up the pool.

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2012 House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year by Mick De Giulio

Every summer, the House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year makes its debut right outside Rockefeller Center in New York City. Every year, it’s a collection of stylish trends, smart solutions and inspiring ideas. This year’s kitchen, designed by Mick De

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2012 House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year by Mick De Giulio

Every summer, the House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year makes its debut right outside Rockefeller Center in New York City. Every year, it’s a collection of stylish trends, smart solutions and inspiring ideas. This year’s kitchen, designed by Mick De

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Highlights: Dwell on Design 2012

This weekend marked Dwell on Design – a design show highlighting new home products, eco-friendly innovations and hands-on displays. There’s no easy way to explain all of the incredible styles and emerging trends, so I’ll recap with visuals. Let’s make

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Highlights: Dwell on Design 2012

This weekend marked Dwell on Design – a design show highlighting new home products, eco-friendly innovations and hands-on displays. There’s no easy way to explain all of the incredible styles and emerging trends, so I’ll recap with visuals. Let’s make

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Before-and-After: A Bland Bathroom Gets a Madcap Makeover

  Hello, hello, it’s your pals at Madcap Cottage! Now that summer is in full swing, there’s no better time to freshen up and add some kicky color and punchy panache to your pad. And what better way to get

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Before-and-After: A Bland Bathroom Gets a Madcap Makeover

  Hello, hello, it’s your pals at Madcap Cottage! Now that summer is in full swing, there’s no better time to freshen up and add some kicky color and punchy panache to your pad. And what better way to get

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Designer Details: Choosing Your Kitchen Finishes

   By: Susan Serra As a designer, I frequently venture into the fashion world. I have always had a love of fashion, and as any designer will tell you, it influences many aspects of interior design. Accessories – handbags, jewelry,

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Designer Details: Choosing Your Kitchen Finishes

   By: Susan Serra As a designer, I frequently venture into the fashion world. I have always had a love of fashion, and as any designer will tell you, it influences many aspects of interior design. Accessories – handbags, jewelry,

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ICFF 2012 Wrap-Up

This weekend marked the 24th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair, better known as ICFF. The fair serves as a place to get a sneak peek at unreleased home products, exciting new interior designs and creative concepts. This was my first

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ICFF 2012 Wrap-Up

This weekend marked the 24th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair, better known as ICFF. The fair serves as a place to get a sneak peek at unreleased home products, exciting new interior designs and creative concepts. This was my first

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Bathroom Design – A Taste for the Exotic

Hello! Let me introduce myself: I am Jason Oliver Nixon, one half of the Brooklyn, New York-based interior design firm Madcap Cottage that I co-run with my partner, John Loecke. If you are familiar with our work, you know that

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Bathroom Design – A Taste for the Exotic

Hello! Let me introduce myself: I am Jason Oliver Nixon, one half of the Brooklyn, New York-based interior design firm Madcap Cottage that I co-run with my partner, John Loecke. If you are familiar with our work, you know that

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Easy Kitchen Refresh

If you’re like me, you spend more time in the kitchen during the winter, preparing warming, comforting fare like soups and hearty pastas. But quality time in the kitchen can also reveal its shortcomings, like a sink and faucet that

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Easy Kitchen Refresh

If you’re like me, you spend more time in the kitchen during the winter, preparing warming, comforting fare like soups and hearty pastas. But quality time in the kitchen can also reveal its shortcomings, like a sink and faucet that

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