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MOMA Exhibit Examines Interior Design History, Sparks Passion in Designers

At the center of the exhibition, a replica of the famous Frankfurt Kitchen showcases one of the first important experiments in rethinking the home. Foreshadowing contemporary discussions of minimal living, the well-engineered space brought scientific rigor and user experience approach to German households. Grete Lihotzky. Frankfurt Kitchen from the Ginnheim-Höhenblick Housing Estate, Frankfurt am Main,…
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Industrial Interior Design Adds Value to Lower Level Renovation

Lower level renovations can add value to a home, both in terms of resale and live-in comfort. If you have ever had an unfinished basement, you know that it is often a musty space left to serve as a catch-all for storage, clutter and messes. Lower level rooms tend to have some pretty frustrating issues…
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Small Groupings Make a Big Impact in Design

It doesn't always require an entire redesign to make an impact in a space. Sometimes, a client will ask me to help them design a small section of a room, or layout a grouping around a new piece of furniture. It's amazing how just focusing on one small area can make such a significant difference…
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Lighting Up the Room with Style

Photo via www.crystorama.com Lighting isn't the first element of design most people notice. In an average home, visitors would likely comment on the art, the flooring and the paint color long before they'd make mention of a sconce or a hanging fixture. If, however, the room is poorly lit, guests will notice that immediately, though…
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