Decorating Book Give Away

by Thedecoratingdiva

Here at Curbly we all love decorating, design, arts and crafts. So I'm excited to share with the Curbly community a decorating book giveaway we are sponsoring.

We are giving away two copies of "Decorating...the Professional Touch" .  Here's the review for the book we are giving away:

 

decorating the professional touch book cover

 Carol Donayre Bugg, DDCD, ASID, Vice President & Director of Design, INTERIORS by Decorating Den has penned her fifth decorating book...

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Home Decor and Interior Design Trends 2009

by Thedecoratingdiva

It's that time of year again! Design trends for 2009 have been compiled and are ready for showing. I picked the top ten decor, furniture and design trends that I think will have a major impact through 2009 and onto 2010.

Home Decor Trends 2009

 

1. UNIQUELY ME CHIC Personalized and eclectic approach to design. Re-emergence of styles like Hollywood Regency where furniture and decor is mixed and matched to suit the homeowners personality and showcase...

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5 Easy Tips for Buying Green Decor

by Thedecoratingdiva

created on: 06/09/08

1. Look for furniture made from sustainable and renewable sources such as bamboo, cork or from trees harvested from renewable forests in which trees are planted for those cut down.

2. Recycle, Repurpose and Reclaim – three words to keep in mind when looking for environmentally friendly furniture. Many home furnishing manufacturers are now using reclaimed woods, while others like Zac Designs is using recycled plastics to create...

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Orange Shines Bright for 2008 and 2009

by Thedecoratingdiva

Orange Color Trend 2008 - 2009

One of my favorite things about decorating is color, and I'm excited that one of my favorites, the color orange, will still be a hot color for 2009.  Orange has been a favored color in home decor for over five years. I remember teaching a Color Theory class in May 2003, and three of the industry magazines I use for class all had orange colored products on their covers. This spring I was flipping through industry magazines, and there was...

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5 Tips for Buying A Table Lamp

by Thedecoratingdiva

Vienna Table Lamp
When selecting a table lamp to add to your home decor you need to ask yourself the following questions:

  1. What's the style of my home (or room ) where the lamp will reside? Your living space is typically a direct reflection of who you are, your personality; so you want to find a table lamp that reflects your personal style.
  2. What's the purpose of this table lamp? Will the lamp be used on a night stand, buffet table, work...

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Green Design Isn't Ugly !

by Thedecoratingdiva

Whenever I mention green design or eco-friendly decor I'm greeted by arched eyebrows and grimaces. Yes, I said grimaces. Lots of people equate Green or enviromentally friendly home decor products with, fairly or not,  ugly and cheap or ugly and expensive. I've made it my goal to educate and spread the word that eco-friendly decor can be beautiful, well-made, and  believe it or not affordable. The products on the digital...

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Color Forecast 2008: Silver Screen Glamour

by Thedecoratingdiva

The Decorating Diva Silver Glamour Color Trend 2008

Home decor color forecasts for 2008 revolve around five distinct and beautiful color palettes that have been spotted at the international home design and decor shows on everything from home accents to wall paint to furniture to wall art and to decor and accessories. The first of which we debut today. "Silver Screen Glamour" is the name we picked to succinctly describe the sophisticated black, white and silver metal color palette which captures...

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Home Design Trends for 2008

by Thedecoratingdiva

Home design trends 2008

After attending some of the fall/winter 2007 home design and furnishings shows (2008 previews),  I noted the following top 10 design trends that will be seen throughout 2008:

  1. Home Design Style with a Conscience - it's all about eco-friendly design, products and implementation - focus on organic, natural, recycled and re-purposed products. In the past eco-friendly or Green design could be summed up in three words: ugly, dowdy and boring. That...

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Beautiful Glass from 3Form

by Thedecoratingdiva

In the process of writing a post for my other blog I came across a design materials company called 3Form  - and it was love at first sight. My heart is a racing as I try to figure out how I can add these ecoresin glass-like materials to my home. I'm definitely in the love at first sight phase because I haven't even thought about price yet. Talk about blinded by the love of these beauties:

 

 

 

 

 

 Design source: 3 Form

Hope these images inspire you as...

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