What to Consider When Choosing Paint Colors for Your House

This spring, before we moved, we decided that our home was in need of a new coat of paint.  What color was I going to paint our house?  No worries.  I was all prepared with the perfect color and ready to go…. so I thought. When painting a house, you first have to decide if you want to …

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Modern Hardware that Matches a Japanese Aesthetic

Photo by deviantart.com The modern Japanese aesthetic design is based on a minimalistic approach stemming from the fact that space is a premium. If you have lived in a small space, you understand that with just a few items scattered around the room, it looks messy.  This is because with a limited area, the focus …

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Asian Inspired Living Room Décor

A guest post by  Design Shuffle. Natural, serene, soothing, calm and Zen are often used to describe Asian-inspired design and the environment it creates. Many Asian interiors are in large part the result of bringing the outdoors inside through the use of natural materials and the colors of nature. A minimalist approach is also a …

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10 Interior Design Tips for Large Rooms

Large rooms with high ceilings feel grand and spacious. Yet on the other hand, they can be difficult to work with for design purposes as it gets complicated to accessorize and place furniture.  Many times we separate spaces using furniture, plants and accessories to imply walls.  Such grand rooms need large scale furniture,  wall hangings …

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Multi-Functional Spaces from a New Perspective

The traditional concept of multi-functional spaces is deeply rooted in Asian culture. In Japan, the modular rooms would change in size with the use of the shoji sliding doors.  Two six mat tatami rooms could transform into a twelve mat room where the family could enjoy their meals together by opening the shoji doors and …

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