Decorating 101 – Interior Design Basics

If you weren’t born with the ability to imagine a room complete with furniture placement, wall hangings, and rug and accent choices, it is something you can develop and hone over time. Learn the basics of home decorating, including design principles, decorating styles, and answers to decorating challenges. 

Interior Design Compared With Interior Decorating

Interior design and interior decorating are often mistaken for the same thing, but the terms are not completely interchangeable. Interior design is a profession that requires specific schooling and formal training, including space planning, furniture design, and architecture. An interior decorator does not have that formal training and focuses on the aesthetics and the surface appearance of a space. Who you would hire depends on whether you have any structural work or space planning to be done or you need someone to plan the decor only.

Elements of Decor

Balance is another principle—distributing the visual weight

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25 Incredible Midcentury Modern Kitchens to Delight the Senses

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When it comes to creating a beautiful and stylish space for cooking, a midcentury modern kitchen is a classic style that is completely on-trend. Midcentury style is characterized by clean lines and a dash of warmth thanks to the use of wood and a splash of color or graphic pattern. We have put together a collection of fabulous midcentury modern kitchen designs for you below to help inspire you to bring this style into your own home.

If you have an older midcentury home or ranch house, these fresh ideas will help to inspire you in your renovation process. Below each image, you will find further information and sources such as who the architect or designer was for the project if you would like to get in touch with them for further information or to assist you with your next project.

Get inspired and don’t forget to let us know

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76 Awesome Home Exterior Design Ideas (PICTURES)

Welcome to our massive image gallery with 76 pictures of home exterior designs. When I was younger, I would spend hours driving around neighborhoods to just watch various house architectures and how people built and decorated their houses on the outside. It was kind of a hobby!! So it occurred to me to create this gallery post for people that share the same love for home architecture with me.

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The following home exteriors include diverse ideas in siding material, exterior painting colors, architectures and styles that will cater for any taste. You will find big and small houses, luxury buildings, great front gardens and landscaping decorations, various front entrance garage, different roof materials and designs etc.

We hope you will like our gallery and we are sure that some pictures and home designs will make you stop in your tracks!!

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This

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Decorative arts – Wikipedia

The front side of the Cross of Lothair (c. 1000), a classic example of “Ars Sacra”

The decorative arts are arts or crafts whose object is the design and manufacture of objects that are both beautiful and functional. It includes interior design, but not usually architecture. The decorative arts are often categorized in distinction to the “fine arts”, namely painting, drawing, photography, and large-scale sculpture, which generally produce objects solely for their aesthetic quality and capacity to stimulate the intellect.

Distinction from the fine arts[edit]

The distinction between the decorative and fine arts essentially arose from the post-Renaissance art of the West, where the distinction is for the most part meaningful. This distinction is much less meaningful when considering the art of other cultures and periods, where the most valued works, or even all works, include those in decorative media. For example, Islamic art in many

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1.2) Graphic Design Services Refund – If you’re not happy with how the job went, you can raise a dispute. Disputes will be fairly judged

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Decorator pattern – Wikipedia

In object-oriented programming, the decorator pattern is a design pattern that allows behavior to be added to an individual object, dynamically, without affecting the behavior of other objects from the same class.[1] The decorator pattern is often useful for adhering to the Single Responsibility Principle, as it allows functionality to be divided between classes with unique areas of concern.[2] The decorator pattern is structurally nearly identical to the chain of responsibility pattern, the difference being that in a chain of responsibility, exactly one of the classes handles the request, while for the decorator, all classes handle the request.

Overview[edit]

The decorator[3] design pattern is one of the twenty-three well-known GoF design patterns; these describe how to solve recurring design problems and design flexible and reusable object-oriented software—that is, objects which are easier to implement, change, test, and reuse.

What problems can it solve?

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Best Interior Designers in California (with Photos)

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To complete the look of a new custom home in California, you will want to employ the services of a top-notch interior designer. Without cohesive furnishings, lighting, art, wall and floor coverings, all the hard work put in by your architects and builders will simply not get the justice it deserves. Maybe you want sophisticated elegance in your Silicon Valley estate or a laid-back California look for a beachside home in San Diego, or perhaps a regal European feel in your San Francisco high-rise apartment. Regardless of the style you are going for, the ten West Coast designers on this list are the ones to call.

Interiors designers are perhaps the most mobile professionals in the custom home industry. So whether you have a residential project located along the Pacific Coast in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, or San Diego or somewhere in-between, these

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25 Best Interior Designers and Decorators – Los Angeles CA | HomeAdvisor

Recent Job Requests for Designers & Decorators Contractors in Los Angeles, CA


New Lead

Project: Design a Building (Non-Architect)

Location:
Los Angeles,
CA

Date: 07/08/2020

Project Type: New structure

Building Type: House

Approximate Budget: I don’t know

Request Stage: Ready to Hire

Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible


New Lead

Project: Landscape Designer

Location:
Los Angeles,
CA

Date: 07/08/2020

Nature of project: Updating existing landscape

Square footage: Back yard, Side yard, Hillside

Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting

Desired Completion Date: Less than 2 months

Comment: In the immediate future I’m looking to build an outdoor exercise area that fits into the existing landscape. I’m also looking to get started on re landscaping the rest of the property so this job would be a potential gateway to more work.


New Lead

Project: Landscape Designer

Location:
Los Angeles,
CA

Date: 07/07/2020

Nature of project: Updating existing landscape

Square footage: Hillside

Who will install?: Will hire

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7 Exterior Window Trim Ideas to Inspire your Next Home Project

Windows complete any home’s design. From an interior standpoint, they help let in light and allow those inside a chance to take in the view. From the exterior, windows help complete the home’s style and curb appeal.

And while a lot of emphasis gets placed on how to finish interior windows (with window treatments and styles being the subject of many homeowners’ concerns), window exteriors often need just as much help. But while window coverings are often the solution for the interior, it’s window trim that helps complete the look on the outside. 

Trim helps frame a window, giving it definition and dimension as well as style and design. If you’re looking for ways to finish your exterior windows, take a look at these 7 design ideas for inspiration.

Selecting the Right Window Trim

Window trim is necessary to every exterior. Trim helps cover the edge between siding and the

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15 Interior Design Tips For The Best First Impression

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Creating inspiring interior design that makes a good first impression on guests is something that every homeowner wants as it’s a nice feeling to hear the oohs and aahs of your guests as they admire your home’s impressive interior design.

To help you make a killer interior design impression, here are 13 ways you can impress guests with brilliant interior design, including tips from Décor Aid interior designers.

Hang Interesting Pendant Lights

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Lighting can make or break even the best interior design. If you want to impress guests with thrilling home interior design, be sure to get lighting right. Pendant lamps are the best choice of lighting for a modern home interior. But when it comes to pendant lights, make sure you choose something that has an extraordinary, unusual design – one that calls attention and can trigger visual focus upward.

Adopt An Open Plan Design

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If you want to

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