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Thursday
Jun052014

A UNIQUE SHIFT IN DESIGN

To keep in line with the color theme this week, today I got inspired by Umbra's new line of home accents. Umbra Shift is a collection that's fresh, functional and with a unique point of view. The design is minimalist yet very clever with the right touch of that amazing Nordic sensitivity. The whole collection is great but the Coiled Stool is one of my favorite pieces — I think it's super clever. You can take a peek at their e-catalogue here. Enjoy!

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Tuesday
Apr292014

GARDENING IN STYLE

It's time to do some serious digging with these stylish gardening tools made with the same materials used in aircraft construction and Nascar chassis. They're not just pretty but sustainable too—all leftover steel is recycled and reused to maximize materials and minimize waste. I love their beautiful and streamline design!

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Friday
Apr252014

MY TOP 10: WATERING CANS

With Spring in full bloom it's time to start getting your gardening tools out of the shed for those weekend gardning projects. These modern watering cans are not only some of the coolest and trendiest in the market but sculputral pieces that will make your next door neighbors green with envy. Happy gardening!

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Tuesday
Apr152014

RIGHT ON TARGET

Have you ever spent countess moments in the morning looking for your keys when you're about to leave the house? I sure have. And way too many times. So I'm always thrilled to find new products that will help me keep this tightly, especially my keys. The Key Target mounts to your wall and magnetically catches your keys. It is a fun accessory to have around that will look awesome by your entry door. It comes in a variety of color choices to fit your decor style.

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Friday
Feb142014

HEART TO RESIST

To celebrate this day of love and friendship I thought this sweet wooden board in the shape of a heart by Orphan Socks would be the right treat for the occasion. I hope you have a love-filled day in the company of your sweetheart and closest friends. Happy Valentine's Day and a fantastic weekend!

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Thursday
Feb132014

A BRASSY COMEBACK

Metallics have always been in vogue, but usually only one dominates the market setting a shiny trend. For some time now stainless steel and platinum have been ruling the world, but after many years of being the underdog brass is swaying its way back to the top once more. I'm so glad this metal's golden tones are gleaming in the design stratosphere yet again. So here are some fun pieces that will definitely brighten up your decor while jumping on this trend. Are you glad brass is back?

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Friday
Nov152013

IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS

It's been a while since I've shared one of my projects with you. But to tell you the truth I've been so swamped with deadlines that I hadn't had a chance to download any of my photos. In this particular project I had to stage a two-bedroom model apartment for a new building in Brooklyn. They wanted it to look fresh and contemporary to appeal to the new trendy crowd moving into this hot neighborhood. This kind of project is lots of fun but also rather hectic because of the short amount  of time I have to put it together — from purchasing to installation I only have a few weeks. To keep it simple and sophisticated I decided to go for a soft and neutral palette with just a few splashes of color to add personality. I mixed and matched furnishings from a couple of styles that I knew would complete my original design. But for me, accessories are one of the most important details to bring life to any home. Since time was of essence, I had to buy various home accessories online which helped immensely at the end. The key is to find the right objects that will complement the other pieces of the room. From artwork to throw pillows, each accessory should add to the aesthetic value of your home. So have fun when choosing them but never forget they should always represent who you are.

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Tuesday
Nov052013

GIVEAWAY: LAMPS.COM

 

• Sorry, but entries for this giveaway are no longer accepted •

The countdown to the Holidays has already begun and I'm sure many of you are thinking or refreshing your home decor to welcome your family and guests for the celebrations. If this is the case, our friends at Lamps.com will like to extend a helping hand by sponsoring this giveaway for TheDesignerPad readers. With the widest selection of lighting fixtures anywhere, Lamps.com is a great place to find the right lamp for your redecorating project. One lucky winner will get to choose from one of these beautiful lamps or any other lamp on Lamps.com, worth up to $125. However, there's is only one caveat: the giveaway is open for U.S. readers only (my apologies to my friends on other parts of the world). So if you're in the U.S., follow the instructions below in order to enter. Good luck to all!

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