• Elegant design

    Ten elegant living rooms featuring Japandi interior design

    The minimalist styles and natural materials used in both Japan and Scandinavia come together in this lookbook, containing 10 living rooms that have been decorated with Japandi interior design. “Japandi” has become the denomination for interiors where Japanese minimalism meets Scandinavian functionality. Simple, pared-back designs and natural materials are some of the key characteristics of the style. Bare branches and dried flowers add an organic touch to the interiors, which also tend to feature an abundance of wood – a material used in both Japanese and Scandinavian interiors. This is the latest lookbook in a series providing visual inspiration for  

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  • DIY Style

    Niki Rodrigues and family living large DIY style

    On her liv­ing room wall, a pho­to clock dis­plays beau­ti­ful fam­i­ly pic­tures where typ­i­cal­ly, there would have been num­bers. In her bed­rooms, cool colours and dec­o­ra­tive ac­cents ex­ude a peace­ful, airy ho­tel feel, while in front and back re­treats out­side the house sit charm­ing en­sem­bles of pal­let fur­ni­ture, pulled to­geth­er by cush­ion ac­ces­sories and wood­en wall dé­cor. There is al­so a small play­house. Like a grow­ing num­ber of peo­ple in T&T, be­ing con­fined at home has brought out the Do-It-Your­self (DIY) crafter in en­tre­pre­neur and moth­er of eight, Ni­ki Ro­drigues. And bal­anc­ing a bud­get for a fam­i­ly of ten has  

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  • Fashion & Shopping

    River City Living: Newport Laundromat Becomes Stylish Home

    This week’s Beyond the Curb brings us to Newport where a former laundromat was transformed into a stylish home. The urban living video series produced by the Catalytic Fund introduces us to developer Duane Cronin of Diversified Capital Management. The episode can be viewed here. Located in Newport’s historic East Row neighborhood, the architecture of the building stands out. However, simple changes like recessing the front door, adding a dormer and a new gable window make it look more residential than commercial. Inside, once the washers and dryers were carted off and the dropped ceiling was removed, the beautiful  

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  • Fashion for Kids and Teens

    Cops Living in New Bedford Public Housing a Good Thing [OPINION]

    It is crazy how some folks find fault with police officers living in public housing. Citizens for Juvenile Justice cited this as one problem with policing in New Bedford. The group forgets the idea is a child of the Clinton Administration’s Community Policing program from 1992, administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. It works. Police officers residing in public housing units – there are eight currently in New Bedford – can provide a sense of security and stability in what is often a high-crime area. The neighbors get to know the officers, and a trust can develop  

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  • DIY Style

    How to overhaul your living room – the Easter DIY project you can easily do this weekend

    Alexandria Dauley is the founder and interior designer behind Dauley Design, a London-based interior design studio. Working across various projects at once, Alexandria is a master when it comes to implementing decorating and design ideas in a timely fashion. Knowing how long it takes to create an idea or design feature from conception to completion is a vital tool in an interior designers skill set, so, who better to take living room ideas from when considering some achievable style ideas and updates for the Easter weekend? Install an architectural-style wooden feature wall  (Image credit: Dauley Design) Creating a focal point  

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  • Elegant design

    Enrich home design with a timeless sense of style | Senior Living

    (BPT) – The worlds of fashion and interior design intersect in more ways than one. From thoughtful details to bold palettes and shapes, both disciplines play an important role in evoking personal style. In order to ensure home design demonstrates a bespoke sense of style that lasts, one must consider how all elements involved work together to create a cohesive look for a unified and timeless aesthetic. Taking cues from the fashion industry, approach interior design with an eye for timeless infusions to create an aesthetic that will stay forever au courant. For instance, borrow inspiration from past eras, allowing  

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  • Elegant design

    Stylish Living: One and Only

    To paraphrase Field of Dreams, “If you design it, they will come.” At least that’s the easiest way to sum up how interior designer Jeffrey Fisher went about creating this elegant waterfront home in Naples’ Coquina Sands neighborhood. From its cinematic spaces to the swaths with subtle elegance, the 5,393-square-foot, four bedroom (all en suite), five-and-a-half bathroom residence exudes style in ways that seem to have intuitively understood its current owners. It was intuitive because Fisher knew nothing about who would ultimately buy the property that sits just minutes from Doctors Pass and the open waters of the Gulf.  

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