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Arts and Crafts Architecture and Home Design

Simplicity, Utility and Beauty Are The Primary Characteristics Of The Arts And Crafts Movement

The Arts and Crafts movement began in Europe in the late 1800's and gained popularity in the United States at the turn of the 20th century. The term 'Arts and Crafts' refers not to one particular style, but rather a specific approach to interior and exterior design. It is based on the idea of...

07 Jul 21

How Room Color Can Influence Your Mood

10 Of The Most Popular Colors And The Emotions They Evoke

Color is a powerful design tool. Some colors have a calming effect while others create a sense of drama. Before you choose a color for any room in your home, consider the emotion that you want to evoke in each particular space. Understanding the psychology of color can help you to express your personal style and establish an overall...

11 Jun 21

10 New Trends In Bathroom Tile Design

Elevate The Look Of Your Bathroom

Bathroom tile has a utilitarian purpose - it needs to be moisture-resistant, easy to maintain and durable. At the same time, the tile you choose should be visually pleasing and reflect your personal style. With so many colors, styles and materials to choose from, you are no longer stuck with plain white squares. The newest trends are all about mixing color,...

26 May 21

15 New Trends In Kitchen Tile Design

How To Use Tile To Personalize Your Kitchen

Whether you're remodeling or planning for a custom home, your new kitchen should reflect your taste and fit your lifestyle. Do you prefer a sleek, contemporary aesthetic or a more traditional, homey feel? Selecting the right materials will help you to customize your new space and achieve the look you want.

Tile has long been a staple found in almost...

28 Apr 21

A Guide To Traditional Home Architecture and Design

From Colonial To Victorian, Learn About The Key Elements Of Traditional Style Architecture

Traditional architecture draws inspiration from the past. The Colonial style reigned supreme in the 18th century and has evolved over time. Greek Revival architecture became popular during the mid-19th century, and was followed by the Victorian and Neoclassical periods. And, the Cape Cod-style bungalow...

16 Apr 21

Contemporary Architecture and Home Design

Understanding The Elements Of Contemporary Architecture And Design

Contemporary architecture and home design is innovative and reflects the aesthetics, style and thinking of a particular moment in time. It is ever changing and incorporates materials and technologies that are current and often cutting-edge. Contemporary architecture grew out of the very defined style of the "modern" movement...

13 Mar 21

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