11 Dream Home Interiors That Will Inspire You

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Havenly

Havenly is an online interior design solution.  Havenly works as a design platform, vendor and intermediary between designers and individuals looking to have a room professionally designed.  For those DIYers they have a 'mini' plan where you can choose a designer, get initial design ideas, pick a concept, get a curated shopping list a 1-2 weeks of design time for $79.

11 Dream Home Interiors 

Here is a sample of 11 different interiors from 11 different Havenly designers to inspire your dream home interiors. 

Modern Interior 

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In this modern living room design, Teodora has featured a Shelter left terminal chaise 2-piece sectional in a pebble oatmeal weave as a center piece to the room.  The sectional is framed by a Jamie Young Americana iron round coffee table and Linon Dark Grey Pillows.

You can find this full design on  Teodora's Havenly Board.  

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21 Stunning Examples of a Luxury Bathroom

By Tim / April 20, 2017
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Every home needs a bathroom but these dream houses go far beyond mere need.  These dream houses have it all and that includes every amenity in the room that you spend every day in.  The luxury bathroom.

A separate shower and tub is now the minimum requirement of a luxury bathroom.  Over-sized shower with a bench, multiple shower heads and steam are options worth looking into.  

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Stunning bathroom with a marble finished Jacuzzi bathtub to center the room.  The full length mirror, sconces and dual shower fixtures complete this luxury bathroom. 

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Walk in shower, soaking bathtub with a fireplace and a view.  Wow!

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White and classy.  Everything from the light shades to the floor is a clean off-white look.  The details with the white silk curtains and linens complete this design. 

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Simple, clean design with his and her sinks, a walk-through shower a feature tub and electric fireplace.  

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Ultra modern bathroom featuring a long bathtub and when you're not mesmerized by the view there is a screen built right into the mirror. 

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This luxury bathroom has an open modern design.  This bathroom is so open that there are no shower doors, just dual shower heads with a standalone bathtub. 

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There is a tranquil nook feel to this bathtub.  Inviting a quite, private soak with a glass of wine and a book. 

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Open concept luxury bathroom in white with a grey ottoman centerpiece.  The white crystal chandelier finishes off the room nicely.   

Faux-finished walls in a tobacco glaze was applied and then blotted off with rags, resulting in a worn, leather-like appearance.  Beyond an arched doorway, glossy tiles reflect the light and offer an invitation into a secluded, round shower.  The stone of a see-through fireplace shared with the master bedroom wraps around a naturally shaped, one-of-a-kind bathtub. 

The Ellsworth's Bath Retreat is a European inspired master bath finished with modern materials.  

Elegant master bathroom remodel by Randi Garrett Design.   

Paint Color on Walls is Ralph Lauren's Edwardian Linen and trim paint color is Swiss Coffee by Behr. 

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The high ceiling and windows bring a ton of natural light into this bathroom.  While the custom cabinetry and faux finish bring a quaint luxury feel.  

Large master bathroom with a walk in shower, inset nook soaking tub and plenty of storage. 

This master bathroom of a $30 million mansion in Aspen, Colorado's Highland estates features a large soaking tub with plenty of natural Colorado light. 

Center piece chandelier with arches an inset soak tub and plenty of storage complete this luxury bathroom. 

Bethenny Frankel's renovated home features a quaint country master bathroom.  The clawfoot bathtub position right next to the open pane window is the perfect place to spend a morning soaking.     

Arched ceilings and open windows above the vanity and bathtub open up what would be a smaller luxury bathroom.  

A master bathroom with unique architectural features opens up this bathroom and brings in natural light. 

These 21 stunning examples of luxury bathrooms should provide some inspiration for your own dream master bathroom.  

9 Master Bathroom Designs to Complete Your Dream House

By Tim / April 11, 2017
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Master bathroom designs require thorough and thoughtful planning for a stylish indulgent bathroom for both function and comfort.  A functional yet beautiful bathroom is therefore what master bathrooms are all about. You can turn your master bathroom into a heaven of sorts with many inspiring ideas and gorgeous designs. You don’t have to feel stuck and trapped with your current master bathroom as it is. Expert-recommended updates for a remodeling project can quickly transform your current space with elegant finishes giving it a new feel and ambiance.

Bathroom Plans

Planning a master bathroom is a process that would better be enjoyed instead of being taken as a chore to be endured. First things first, establish your budget and take exact room measurements for the location of your master bathroom. If remodeling, using the room’s footprint and plumbing will save you some money. The next steps involve sketching the space, penciling in windows and walkways. After this, outline the routines of the individuals to use the master bathroom. Knowing their routines assists with master bathroom ideas such as whether to have a separate tub and shower and the furnishings that will be ideal for the room. You cannot shy away from research as this will help you find fittings to suit your budget, desires and decorating needs. It also ensures that the master bathroom designs are implemented without a hitch.

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Creating custom vanity areas tailor-made to the needs of the owners of the master bathroom will ensure that the needs of both individuals are met. A private toilet compartment can be included in master bathroom designs that are not that big. It is a lovely extravagance that can have additional storage space while letting in natural light using frosted glass doors to ensure privacy for this area. With master bathrooms, you can go all out and add atypical living space indulgences such as heated floors, oversized windows, and even a fireplace. This adds character to the room while still giving off a welcoming feel to it. An open layout between the bath and bedroom adds a sense of spaciousness to the room. Add floating vanities to this, and you’ll introduce a light, airy feel to the room.

What is the point of having a master bathroom without luxurious finishes? Master bathrooms offer enough design opportunities ranging from the counter-tops, showerheads, flooring and even the ceilings. Statement décor pieces can be put to good use in such a space. Increasing closet square footage for expansive closet space. Walk-in closets with built-in shelves are ideal for this effect. Storage amenities can be updated for a retreat-like effect. For example, for grooming needs, you can hide away electrical outlets and use deep drawers for storing hair dryers. Razors can be kept in shallow shelves.

Additionally, master bathroom ideas are nonlimiting in nature. You can convert your shower into a spa with multiple showerheads, body sprays, and jets. Adding clear glass doors and mosaic tiles should also enhance the spa effect.

If you feel that you would like for a continuity effect from your bedroom to the master bathroom, feel free to do so by maintaining decorative continuity. Choosing a consistent palette of materials using similar flooring, wall color, woodwork, and cabinetry should assist you to achieve the desired continuity.

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All You Need to Know about Bathroom Decorations

By Tim / April 2, 2017
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The bathroom is a highly functional room in the house. This does not, however, mean that it cannot be spruced up to add a little pomp and flair into this room that serves to relax our bodies, especially at the end of a tough day. You can decorate your bathroom to suit your style and taste using different bathroom designs and decorations. You can opt for designs ranging from traditional, modern, and country design. The color scheme, tile designs, flooring, fabrics, fixture styles, cabinetry and vanity also all play into the decoration aspect of your bathroom. Additionally, there are many DIY tips for decorating your bathroom without spending a lot of money.

Design

When it comes to bathroom design, you can opt for traditional, modern, country and even cottage design for your bathroom. Each of these has characteristic features that define it using colors, fabric, fixture styles, tile designs, vanity, and cabinetry. Traditional bathroom design incorporates classic silhouettes and many refined details. Tile flooring is very common in the traditional bathroom design because of the wide variety of colors to choose from. In modern bathroom decorations, sleek, spacious, simple, and focus on function and organization without no clutter is emphasized. Clean lines in architecture, furniture, and sculpture feature dominantly. Country bathroom design, on the other hand, features vintage fixtures and bold wallpaper patterns.

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Get Creative with Your Small Bathrooms

By Tim / March 31, 2017
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Many of us sadly do not enjoy the privilege of having big bathroom spaces. We, therefore, make do with our small bathrooms. No one, however, said that such a bathroom has to be a drab space. On the contrary, many fab ideas can help you transform your bathroom into a state of the art room oozing style and class. You can also make it appear larger and use different decorations to align it with your style and taste. We’ll also look at storage that would suit a tiny bathroom. Tips on remodeling, in particular on a budget, will also come your way within this article.

Design Ideas

Maximize on natural light by adding a large mirror to make your space look bigger. Add mirrors on opposite walls to reflect the outside view, making the space feel open and airy. Draw the eye upward by adding eye-catching details high on the wall and by decorating the ceiling. Play around with your storage space by mixing both open and closed shelves and cabinetry. Custom built-in cabinetry is your best option on saving up space. Retain views by ensuring that the line of sight is uninterrupted both inside and outside the shower. With small bathrooms, installing slide rather than swing doors work best and save you much-needed floor space. Whatever you do, show off details and craftsmanship because, in a small space, all details get noticed. Above all, keep it simple with simple lines, basic colors and patterns, and sparse furnishings.

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Do You have a Small Bathroom? Bathroom Ideas for Small Bathrooms

By Tim / March 21, 2017
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Do you have a small bathroom and don’t like it as it currently is? There are plenty of bathroom ideas for small bathrooms that can turn your small bathroom into your ideal space. From different designs, making your bathroom appear bigger, decorative pieces for such a space, among others. The idea is to make the best of the space at your disposal not only for the functional aspect but also for aesthetic. The great thing is that most of these ideas can be implemented as DIY projects, without having to break the bank.

Design Ideas

Rule number one for design bathroom ideas for small bathrooms is to keep it simple. You want simple lines, sparse furnishings and basic colors and patterns for a small bathroom. Given that you have limited space maximize on natural light with a large window. This makes your space look bigger and gives it an open, airy effect that ensures that your bathroom does not feel so small. Draw attention away from your floor space with an intricately decorated ceiling and plenty of eye-catching details on the walls. Do not, however, overdo the walls as this will make the space feel crowded. For storage space, a mixture of open and closed in-built cabinetry should do the trick. To save on space, opt for slide instead of swing doors. Above all, focus on the details. You want to take attention away from the small space to the details and craftsmanship that went into creating and transforming your bathroom to your ideal space, especially when you need to relax.

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Children’s Furniture Needs Not Stress You Anymore

By Tim / March 19, 2017
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Ranging from cribs, chairs, beds, desks, and any other piece of furniture, craftsmanship is the cornerstone of quality children’s furniture. You can accent your kids’ furniture using different designs, patterns, and colors to fit their various personalities. As a parent, you have to pay keen attention even as you go about choosing your kids’ furniture. From space saving furniture designs and how to decorate and paint your kid’s furniture, while ensuring that your children will still be safe, choosing the perfect furniture for your kids can be a daunting task. As you go about choosing their furniture, you want to ensure that you get value for money spent without stifling their individual personalities.

Decorating Children’s Rooms

Furniture plays a great role in decorating any room, including that of your child. Even as you go about decorating your child’s room with different pieces of furniture, you should bear in mind that your kids' room will change and grow as they grow older and mature. It is, therefore, wise to go with flexible furniture consisting of simple lines. Oak woods and daybeds are perfect furniture choices since they suit kids of different ages and go well with any color. Allow your children to have a say in the furniture they prefer but ensure that whatever you settle on, it’s simple enough to guarantee you flexibility in future. Simplicity is the way to go as you choose your children’s furniture.

Furniture Safety

As a parent, you do your best to ensure that your child is always safe. It’s amazing how we overlook the fact that furniture can be hazardous to our children’s safety. Furniture tip-over tragedies are a real threat to kids’ safety. The good thing is that you protect your children from tip-over hazards. Parents are encouraged to avoid using used furniture for their kids since they may be missing some parts or have structural issues. If you have to use secondhand furniture, ensure that they are as safe and sturdy as possible. Additionally, avoid highchairs as feeding apparatus because overly active children can topple over. If you have to use them, ensure that your kids are securely strapped in at all times and that they do not stand on the chair. Also, be within arm’s reach of your child.

Do avoid sharp corners on your children’s furniture. These can be the cause of unnecessary and unforeseen accidents. Opt for furniture with rounded corners instead. If using stained or dyed furniture, ensure that it is free of volatile organic components (VOCs), because these are known toxins. If your child’s furniture has drawers, ensure that they have soft closing sides so that your kids’ fingers do not get jammed in there. Lastly, always opt for furniture made in the USA because safety regulations for U.S. manufacturers change every year and these manufacturers are always kept up-to-date, ensuring your child’s safety.

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Choosing Apartment Furniture: What Should You Know?

By Tim / March 17, 2017
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Moving into your new apartment could be the biggest decision you’ve made all year. With it comes a lot of excitement and stress, especially with regards to furniture. As you choose your ideal apartment furniture, what should you bear in mind? Would you rather buy or rent furniture? How do you go about picking the right furniture for your apartment? If you have a small apartment, which is the ideal space-saving furniture? Which design, color and style should you go for? All these and more cross our minds as we choose functional yet attractive furniture for our apartment.

Picking Apartment Furniture

First of all, take measurements of the surface you intend to place your furniture so that different pieces do not overlap. You also need to measure the doorways to ensure that your selected furniture can pass through. Returning furniture to the store because it can’t pass through the door is a total inconvenience. Even as you take the measurements, do not forget to write them down lest you forget which measurement was for which piece of furniture. This will ensure that you do not pick small furniture that will look out of place or large furniture that will crowd your space.

Next, choose a style to go with. For small apartments, simple, clean designs work best. Larger apartments give you greater decorative freedom with your furniture. Decide on the colors. It is better to stick to furniture that complements the colors of your floor and walls but still suits your taste. Dark rooms benefit from brightly colored furniture. You can play around with color in well-lit rooms. Do not forget to match your furniture to the rest of the décor in the apartment. Factor in your artwork and any other decorative accessories you own.

Space-saving Furniture for Small Apartments

The bigger and busier most cities become, the smaller the sizes of apartments. No need to worry, however. You can opt for space-saving furniture for that cozy feeling within your small apartment. Hidden storage behind doors and other cleverly covered up spots free up your apartment giving it a clean, minimalistic effect. It also allows you to show off your statement furniture pieces that would otherwise be overshadowed by clutter in the form of storage boxes, baskets, and jars that would be occupying your floor space.

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Additionally, going for small multifunctional furniture helps you stick to the basics while enjoying furniture pieces that serve double duty. A storage ottoman can work as a coffee table while still offering extra seating space. A sofa table can be used as a dining table, common table, and also as a desk. Stacking, self-storing furniture have various uses ranging from storage, a table, and even seating area. A bench, on the other hand, can serve as a dining room seat, low media cabinet and even as a coffee table. Bookcases are the lifeline of most small apartments. They can serve as a room divider, act as storage areas, serves as an entry, breakfast, media and sofa table. They can also act as an armless sofa bookend and as a home office by serving as a writing/laptop spot. Ask the furniture store attendants which multifunctional pieces they have. They will be more than willing to help.

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Bamboo Furniture is Ideal for All Your Furniture Needs

By Tim / March 15, 2017
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Choosing furniture for your home is an exciting experience. One is not only limited to furniture made from ordinary wood anymore; you can opt for furniture made from bamboo, even for a modern ambiance. There are many reasons to choose furniture made from bamboo instead of ordinary wood. However, taking care of your bamboo furniture is vital. What are some of the steps to take for proper care of your such furniture? If you want to stain it, how can you go about this process? More homes and offices are opting for the bamboo experience which screams class and style thanks to the Zen feeling associated with it.

Why Choose Bamboo Furniture?

Bamboo is completely eco-friendly and environmentally sustainable because bamboo grows back very fast in 5years or less. This makes it a renewable resource in addition to reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration making it a major contributor to reducing global warming. Not only that, bamboo sequesters approximately 35% more oxygen compared to other trees contributing to a healthier environment. Opting for bamboo furniture, therefore, ensures that you play your part in maintaining the environment.

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Bamboo wood is very hard making it ideal for sturdy furniture. It is 20% harder than oak wood guaranteeing durable and great quality furniture. Additionally, this furniture is resistant to swelling and shrinking due to atmospheric changes ranging from humidity to dry air. Such furniture also comes in various styles and finishes giving you plenty to choose from. Given that bamboo grows very fast, it is always in plenty making furniture made from bamboo affordable to many.

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The Best Online Kitchen Design Tool

By Tim / March 12, 2017
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Planning and designing a new kitchen or renovation is a lot of fun and can be done as a DIY project without enlisting the help of a professional. Kitchen design software (both free and paid) makes this process a lot easier given that a lot of variables go into it. Using kitchen design software is a great starting point in getting organized. You also get to visualize your final kitchen better especially with 3D software versions. You can start by viewing kitchen design images from where you can proceed to work with the software. Below are some paid and free kitchen design software options:

1. Chief Architect (Home Designer Suite)

This is a paid interior design kitchen design tool for under $100. It is very popular and can be used to design any room in the house, including kitchens. The design options and degree of detail is one of the best you can find. It is a PC download of 242MB in size, downloads in 1minute on broadband and 9hours 50minutes on dial-up. It allows you to design in both 2D and 3D or both simultaneously and allows you to take a virtual tour. One can quickly get started with how-to videos containing step by step instructions together with free technical support. Chief Architect is currently only available to customers in the USA on Amazon.

2. ProKitchen Software

This is a 3D, paid kitchen design software option that includes products from more than 300 appliance catalogs and manufacturers allowing you to visualize specific products in your kitchen before you purchase them.

3. 2020 Design

This paid kitchen design software offers advanced designs such as light adjusting detail in the graphic design, offers importing of 3D shapes and 360degree views. 2020 Design highlights include Quickbooks integration which allows you to synch your business account information to generate accurate invoices for clients. To get a free 30day trial, you must, however, request for it but has very impressive renderings.

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