How can I introduce some color in my very brown apartment - AND - can you recommend some cheap sources for cool/hip furnishings & paintings? [more inside]
What do I do with this space in my living room? It's perfect for the Christmas tree, but for the other 11 months of the year, it's just empty, and needs something in it. Here's another view, and as much of the whole room as I can get in 1 photo. [more inside]
Would it be a good idea to hire an architect for this job? Can you recommend one in my northern New England area, or can you recommend ways to find a good one? Any thoughts on how much the job should cost? [more inside]
Where can I find tasteful, simplistic chic seat covers that aren't too plain? [more inside]
How to you curb your desire for material goods? [more inside]
Can anyone point me to good examples of the use of sliding partitions in an modern residential space? [more inside]
Creative inspiration for bohemian home décor in a tiny, rented studio apartment? [more inside]
What Are The Best Resources To Study Color From An Interior Design-Specific Perspective? [more inside]
Fellow baristas! What would your ideal bar set-up look like? Opportunity has knocked. I may be in charge of designing the cafe of my dreams! I know what I like, but I need the opinions of you other java-slingers. [more inside]
Where can I find a small number of vinyl records (20 - 30) inexpensively? Alternately: other things to spray paint and throw on my walls! [more inside]
Help me find some modern accessories to go with my modern furniture. [more inside]
I'll be arriving in HK tomorrow for a few days and will be in Shenzhen for one. Any recommendations on places to shop for home decor?
The apartment in which the action of Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is an amazing Deco spread to die for. I'd like to find out whether it was a real apartment or house, and if so, learn more about it, but IMDB can only take me so far. Ideas?
Searching for the perfect, wall mounted bookshelves: As I live in San Francisco, I'd like some books shelves that are adjustable and readily anchored to the wall. The Treku Bookcase from DWR is perfect, but (as with much from DWR) a bit too expensive. Any other suggestions? [more inside]
One of the most common recommendations for insomniacs is to not use a bedroom for anything but sleeping (and sex, though I suspect that's a compromise to reality). And that's helped a lot. But... now I've crammed my entire life into my living room, because I have a one-bedroom apartment. And it's cramped! [more inside]
Books, blogs, or tips for an interior design newb? [more inside]
My wife and I are building a small, prairie style home later this spring and while I'm a designer of sorts, I'm terrible with interiors. In what ways can we accentuate the home's prairie style while keeping the interior fairly contemporary? [more inside]
I am looking for sites that specialize in atypical (not chinese or japanese) ethnic decor, furniture and/or art. Think: Turkish, Moroccan, or Indian home decor. [more inside]
I am clueless about interior design. I see lots of things I like-- but I have no idea how to get my apartment from here to there. It may require renovation. I definitely need artwork. And shelves. Lots of shelves. So, I'm wondering how much would a consultation with an interior designer cost in Manhattan and does anyone have any recommendations and how do I choose one?
I'm looking for interior designers who specialize in commercial spaces in Phoenix, AZ. [more inside]
Please help me figure out what to do with myself now that I've graduated. I have tons of questions and may be over looking all the obvious answers. [more inside]
What are some interesting, smart interior design blogs to follow? [more inside]
Help decorate my house in a week. [more inside]
Looking for the name of this 60's - 70's interior design item: a floor-to-ceiling, metal, ornamental screen. [more inside]
My mum loves interior design. She also loves puzzles but finds black belt Sudoku too easy. She's inheriting a laptop. What sort of programs and games can I load on this laptop for her? [more inside]
I just bought a bunch of new furniture, including 4 deep bookshelves from Ikea. I didn't fully consider what would go on them at the time, so now they are mostly empty. What should go on them? [more inside]
top design watchers/interior design junkies: who manufactures these chairs, and where are they available? [more inside]
I don't know anything about the history of sports venues and I need to find some visual reference... [more inside]
Why are space shuttle interiors so complicated and so exposed? [more inside]
Looking for a unique or stylin' a) table lamp and b) floor lamp. Suggestions? [more inside]
How would you arrange living space in this oddly shaped area? [more inside]
My room has an angled ceiling. I have measured its height at the highest and lowest points, and I have the dimensions of the room. Help me determine what height the ceiling is at a particular point on the floor, and where exactly the skylight is. [more inside]
I have several large paintings (5 x 5 or so) and am moving into a new apartment. I know from experience at my current apartment that I like to move stuff around and that I don't like holes in the walls. What's involved in hanging paintings from the ceiling like galleries often do?
Why are mental institutions and psychiatric wards always painted stark white? It seems like that environment would only precipitate more insanity. [more inside]
How should I arrange my living room? [more inside]
I'm thinking of going into business for myself and need practical experience-based advice. [more inside]
Interior Design Filter: My wife's small residential interior design company has just got a contract for a large (for her) commercial design job? Need advice (more inside). [more inside]
Apart from "modernist, very expensive, and very good", what words does one use to describe the kind of home architecture/construction in which there are no baseboards or traditional moldings, everything fits together perfectly, floors and walls meet seamlessly, etc.? What terms do I need to know in order to find someone who does this type of work?
I am looking for books and/or magazines with lots of photos of pre-20th Century living spaces. Why, you ask? Because I'm trying to paint the walls of my 115 year-old brownstone apartment in a color that (1) I like and (2) complements the architecture.
DormRoomFilter: Does anyone have any suggestions for making a room the size of a jail cell look organized and/or snazzy?
Help me decorate my apartment, please. [more inside]
I am working on a house project and feel it would benefit from the quietness and openness I've seen in traditional japanese houses. I understand that their proportions were based on the size of tatamis, both in plan and in section. Does anybody know where I can see a graphic explanation / example of this? A good online collection of traditional japanese interiors and gardens would be much welcome as well. [more inside]
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