• Bedroom Decoration

    Designer Profile: Thomas Jayne | Homes & Gardens |

    ‘Tradition is now’ is Thomas Jayne’s succinct and apposite mantra, as well as the guiding ethos at Jayne Design Studio which he founded more than three decades ago. It captures both his scholarly knowledge of period detail and his skill in harmonizing this with contemporary comfort and spirited design. His ability to marry historical sensitivity with a modern sensibility has been recognized with a plethora of interior design industry accolades on both sides of the Atlantic, including the Andrew Martin International Designer of the Year Award 2021.  Here we explore Thomas Jayne’s aesthetic, influences and career. (Image credit: Paul  

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  • Home Design

    4 toilets in 1 bathroom? Realtor explains viral home’s design

    (NEXSTAR) — This gracious home just outside Milwaukee features modern amenities, plenty of historical charm, and four toilets side-by-side in the same bathroom. A real-estate listing in Wisconsin has gone viral thanks to the usual layout of its largest bathroom, which includes four side-by-side toilets — with no dividers — arranged directly in front of four separate sinks. After the home hit the market, the listing began garnering a lot of attention on social media thanks to its unusual bathroom layout.(Jeff Showers of Shutter Zone Media) The house, built in 1851, didn’t originally feature four toilets in the same room.  

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  • Home Design

    These Interior Design Trends Will Define Our Homes in 2022

    Nearly two years of intermittent lockdowns have turned us all into homebodies. But as we tentatively emerge from our cocoons, we might wonder what the future has in store for design. The disruption of our routines due to the pandemic has fundamentally transformed how we work and live at home, and the design trends and innovations of the year ahead will all reflect these shifts—perhaps permanently. The home may be more of a refuge than ever, but the more time we’ve spent staring at the walls, the more many of us have become visually restless and eager to make changes  

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  • Swimming Pool Design

    COVID-19 is driving a boom in demand for alternative swimming pools as people reinvest in their homes

    COVID-19 has sparked a boom in demand for swimming pools, and for some the quirkier the construction the better. Key points: COVID-19 has sparked a boom in demand for alternative pools From shipping containers to stock tanks, pools are being made from just about anything Restricted travel has meant homeowners are more inclined to reinvest in their properties  For decades pool styles have been fairly standardised, but now everything from shipping containers to stock tanks are being converted to use for a backyard swim. The pool industry has experienced unprecedented growth over the past two years due to COVID-19. “People  

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  • Kitchen Decoration

    The kitchen trends that will transform our homes in 2022

    Our kitchens have always served multiple purposes. They are the heart of the home where families and friends can gather, as well as a functional space for cooking, working or simply relaxing. In 2022, our kitchens will continue their hybrid role, as we will be more inclined to introduce permanent solutions to home working, as well as taking a fresh look at the flow and layout of our homes. From a design perspective, deep blues and forest greens will lead in 2022, accented with brass hardware, feature flooring, and a new approach to kitchen lighting. Below, 8 design experts weigh  

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  • Real Estate

    Real Estate newsletter: $1 homes in Italy

    Welcome back to the Real Estate newsletter, which this week is anchored by a transmission from the rolling hills of rural Italy. If Southern California home prices have you down — and you happen to have a dollar lying around — you’re in luck. Eager to attract new residents, towns and villages across Italy have historic homes on the market for around $1. They’d cost even less, but it’s technically illegal to give a property away for free. Unfortunately, there are no such bargains in the still-hot L.A. market. Compare that one-buck bucolic retreat in the Italian countryside with the  

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  • Home Design

    Scenes from D Home’s Design Walk & Talk

    On October 7 and 8, D Home opened the doors to some of the Design District’s top showrooms during Thursday evening’s Design Walk, followed by expert-led industry panels during Friday’s Design Talk. Attendees began their Design Walk journey at home base sponsor Gary Riggs and were able to visit fourteen different showrooms throughout the Design District. After more than a year at home, visitors were ready to raise a glass and experience everything the Design District had to offer.  Shuttles provided transportation between the showrooms as visitors enjoyed unique food, drinks, and creative activities at each stop. Special thanks to  

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