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Month: September 2020

Interior

A chateau-style home with a minimalist interior

© Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd The classical proportions of this chateau-style home in Melbourne have been offset with 
the chiselled, brute strength of stone to create a sense of warm minimalism. Neatly poised behind iron gates, this house sits in a pebbled forecourt lined with red oak trees. Lush and leafy in summer, stripped and bare-boned in winter, they diligently stand sentry towards the porch where a robust door marks the very centre of the property's deeply symmetrical facade. With its series of shuttered, arched windows, there's a chateau-like sensibility to the picturesque setting. Only a weighty aluminium and timber sculpture-like object hints at the unlikely interiors to follow. © Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd The sculpture is a custom wardrobe designed b...
Kitchen

Multipurpose glass jar sets for your kitchen

Glass jars are the staples every household needs to keep their kitchen equipped for storage of food and other related items at all times. From pickles to spice mixes to hot roasted chillies to condiments to home-made chutneys, glass jars are the perfect containers to store such delicious goodies. There are differently shaped and labelled glass jars available with different storage capacities. Ranging from 200 ml to 1000 ml and beyond, the needs may differ for every kitchen based on the size and requirement of the family. We’ve listed an array of options for you so you can easily choose from what suits your requirements in the best way possible. Advertisement Farkraft 200 ML Glass Jar Round Shape, with Black Metal Color Cap Rust Proof Air Tight, (Set of 6 Pcs) This multipurpose se...
Bathroom

$455K Buys Designer Bathrooms, Mother-In-Law Suite In Dacula

DACULA, GA —A $455,000 Dacula home on a cul-de-sac has been completely renovated to feature a kitchen with marble counters, a professional gas stove, and a large island. The house also offers an in-law suite, hardwood floors throughout, designer bathrooms and more, according to Realtor.com. Address: 3326 Thimbleberry Trl, Dacula, Georgia Price: $455,000 Square Feet: 3296 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Full and 1 Half Baths Built: 2005 Features: Beautiful, impeccably maintained and updated home in coveted Hamilton Mill. This large home sits on a quite cul-de-sac in coveted Hamilton Mill. Home has been completely renovated with high end appliances featuring dual Refrigerator and Freezer, 36' gas professional grade stove, solid surface/marble counters, large gathering island and high end white c...
Furniture

Loves Furniture & Mattresses holds grand opening in Saginaw County

A new furniture store is open in Kochville Township. © (Source: WNEM) Loves Furniture & Mattresses held the grand opening at its new Saginaw County location on Thursday, Sept. 24. The store is located at 2660 Tittabawassee Road and will feature an array of home furnishings including mattresses, sofas, loveseats, dining furniture, and more. “We created Loves because we think everyone deserves to love where they live,” said Damiani. “We saw a better way to build a furniture buying experience – one that is personalized and designed to encourage exploration, imagination and discovery of the perfect pieces to help create memories at home that last," Loves CEO Matt Damiani said. © (Source: WNEM) Loves plans to open more stores across Mi...
Florist & Decorating

Meet the Buzzy Artist Who Did the New Van Cleef & Arpels Windows

When Van Cleef & Arpels commissioned buzzy French artist Alexandre Benjamin Navet to create site-specific works for its boutiques, the world was in a very different place. But on the eve of the long-awaited unveiling of Navet’s joyful illustrations, the timing couldn’t feel more right. Even before customers enter the Fifth Avenue flagship, the jeweler’s windows beckon visitors with paper cutouts of colorful, childlike trellises sprinkled with flowers. Inside, sunny strokes of paint line the risers of the curved staircase and wrap the wall encircling it, while Navet’s signature hand-painted vases rise up behind display cases bursting with fresh flowers. It is a mood-lifting pop in these difficult times. Below, AD PRO speaks with Navet about his collaborations with world-famous designers...
Home improvement

Will your mailed-in ballot be counted? We did a test in Chicago to see.

Chicago’s mail-in voters who don’t hurry to send in their ballots might have something to worry about. Elections and postal officials say they’re confident that mailed ballots will arrive safely and be counted. To test whether that confidence is warranted, the Chicago Sun-Times dropped 100 ballot-sized envelopes in mailboxes all around the city, aiming to mimic as closely as possible the mail-in balloting process. After two weeks, one of the 100 envelopes still hadn’t been delivered. Two weeks is a key measure because the state of Illinois allows mail-in ballots to be counted only if they show up within 14 days of Election Day and, this year, are proven to have been mailed by Nov. 3. Each state has its own deadlines. Some require ballots to arrive by Election Day. The simulated ballot t...
Decor

Kristen Stewart Lists Modern Malibu Beach House

An eclectic Malibu beach house with serious surfer vibes—and ties to Kristen Stewart—is currently on the market for $9.5 million. Her mother, Jules Mann-Stewart, bought the property for $4.8 million in 2011, but Variety reports that the pair actually share the 5,800-square-foot contemporary home.Situated on a hillside and designed by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, the five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom structure is architecturally interesting, with a split-level main house and a unique, oval-shaped, two-story guest house connected by a suspension bridge. There are large glass windows throughout the main home—some completely clear and others slightly tinted to keep neighbors from peering in—as well as high ceilings and colorful walls and decor in shades of turquoise, teal, and pale yellow...
Interior

Weston contemporary thinks outside the box

63 Westcliff Road, Weston $7,880,000Style: ContemporaryYear built: 2013Square feet: 9,280Bedrooms: 5Baths: 5 full, 2 halfSewer/water: Private/publicTaxes: $45,147 (2020) Simone Habermeyer is a Massachusetts resident by way of Brazil and Switzerland who was a major influence on the design of the six-year-old home she and her husband, Stephan, are preparing to leave for an empty nest elsewhere. “When we moved to here, to the US, first we had this house that was very Colonial, very dark,’’ Simone Habermeyer said. “My husband is German, so as you are aware, interior design and architecture [there] is very modern, very contemporary. The concept that we had was that we wanted to have a contemporary house.’’ The result is a 9,280-square-foot home with Western red cedar shingles on the exterior ...
Kitchen

Could your home be sabotaging your health? Here’s how to get it right

Gold herself became sedentary and piled on the pounds in the lead-up to her marriage breakdown in her late 40s; fortunately, her home in San Diego had a communal heated pool, and swimming laps helped her to rediscover the active life she had enjoyed in her 20s, overhauling her lifestyle to become a born-again marathon runner. Now, she’s a self-proclaimed “midlife weekend warrior”, and intends to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro before she hits 60. But fear not: you don’t need a pool or an ambition to scale mountains – she has ideas for rented flats and home updaters, as well as for full renovations. “You may not own your own home, but that doesn’t mean you don’t deserve the healthiest living space possible,” she tells me (over Zoom). “We meal-prep and cook in our kitchens, unwind in our ba...
Bathroom

These Upper East Side Bathrooms Are Open Despite The Pandemic

UPPER EAST SIDE, NY — Among the many small inconveniences imposed by the coronavirus pandemic has been the temporary closure of public facilities we once depended on for comfort — or a bathroom break.Thankfully, some public restrooms remain open, and a new report by the Manhattan Borough President's office compiled more than 100 of them across the borough, including their hours and wheelchair accessibility.Patch put together the 13 public restrooms that remain open on the Upper East Side — here they are, ordered, roughly, from furthest north to furthest south. Scroll to the bottom to click through the interactive map from the Borough President's office.Charles A. Dana Discovery CenterCentral Park at 110th Street between 5th and Lenox avenues7:30 a.m. – duskWheelchair accessibleConservatory...
Living Rooms

Halloween decorating ideas from Instagram’s biggest influencers

© Provided by Real Homes null Fall is officially here, which means it's time to start gathering your best Halloween decorating ideas. But before you head to the party store, draw some inspiration from Instagram's biggest influencers. These fashionistas don't just throw a jack-o-lantern on the front porch and call it festive, either.Instead, these trend-setters' Halloween decor creates a whole mood throughout their homes. And the result is surprisingly chic. We've rounded up our favorites for you to recreate own spooky-stylish space. Looking for more decor inspiration?  Check out our favorite living room ideas. Steffy's pumpkin-filled living room Style blogger Steffy is known for her year-round love for orange, but the hue hits its peak this time of year. She starts with leaf garl...
Furniture

Our pick of Argos office furniture that makes WFH stylish (and comfy)

© Provided by Real Homes null If you haven't checked out Argos office furniture, you need to! We discovered it back in the crazy lockdown times when getting your hands on any kind of home office furniture was a challenge, because Argos had stock at great prices too. Their pieces are also really stylish, so if your home office is in a living room or bedroom at the moment, they have plenty of options that will work for you too. We have rounded up five of fave home office bits from Argos to provide you with some shopping inspo. Keep scrolling to get shopping and make sure you head over to our home office ideas feature for more ideas too.  1. Pick a chic and slimline Argos desk  Argos Home Zander 2 Drawer Desk | £120 If you have a really diddy home office or if your 'office' is actual...
Pest Control

Pest Exterminators Providing Professional Pest Control – Press Release

Columbus Pest & Termite provides the best pest control services to Columbus, Ohio over any other pest control company in the area. They have a team of professional exterminators who have all gone through hours of high tier training on how to treat every species of pest local to Franklin County. Their services are already being known as the most reliable and affordable in the area and they just opened last week. They offer three main pest control services: custom pest treatments, routine property checkups, and emergency responses. Their custom pest treatments are popular because they are proven to be the most reliable services among any other pest control treatments in the county. The company is able to achieve this level of excellence because each treatment is specifically desig...
Home improvement

Historic preservation awards salute a wine-filled grain elevator, updated factories and other cool restorations (before, after photos)

People who revitalize historic buildings are being honored by the preservation organization Restore Oregon for the impact their improvements have made on their communities.Recipients of the coveted 2020 DeMuro Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation demonstrated how restoring and updating architectural and cultural sites can create housing that is affordable, incubate new businesses and combat climate change through re-use, explains Peggy Moretti, Restore Oregon’s executive director.Each of the 11 teams of architects, engineers, designers, contractors, developers, property owners and community leaders selected for the award are being spotlighted in a video released on restoreoregon.org and @restoreoregon.A virtual event, the DeMuro Awards @Home, will take place on Oct. 22.Since the p...
Kitchen

Fall back in love with your home with help from the experts

What do interior designers do and why do you need one? We put the question to established names and newbies to the business. We spend most of our life inside spaces. Having a well-designed room, from its structural flow to the quality of furniture you sit on, its ergonomics, how light passes through it and what sort of storage solutions you have in place all help to improves one’s quality of life. “An experienced designer will have the spatial knowledge to work with your home as it is, and also be colour and materials literate to advice on any extension work as well as capable of drafting lighting and electrical plans that your builder wil...
Bathroom

Australian writer reveals the strange culture shocks she faced while living in America

An Australian writer who has spent months living in the United States has shared the noticeable differences between the two countries, including how you pay for petrol, use public bathrooms and buy alcohol.Madolline Gourley, 30, from Brisbane, Queensland, runs an online blog called One Cat At A Time, and prior to the coronavirus lockdown, spent more than two years cat sitting for families in the States.During those lengthy stays she became acutely aware of the way Americans live their day-to-day lives and how it differs from the Australian lifestyle, from road rules to adding tax to every purchase you make.So what are the main variances?  Madolline Gourley runs an online blog called One Cat At A Time , and prior to the coronavirus lockdown, spent more than two years cat sitting for f...
HVAC

Forest fires in India

Fire is a good servant but a bad master, as the saying goes. The same is true for forest fires. Controlled forest fires have been essential for forest growth, but uncontrolled forest fire can engulf and destroy healthy, thick forest cover in no time. Various anthropogenic factors combine to cause uncontrolled fires. Fires of varying intensity and extent can affect thousands of hectares of forest every year, seriously influencing factor on nutrient cycling and functioning of ecosystem. Some forest ecosystems have evolved in response to frequent fires from natural causes, but most are susceptible to the damaging effects of wildfire. Each year millions of hectares of the world's forests are lost by fire, resulting in economic losses, environmental damage, and the loss of human life as wel...
Pest Control

Number One Pest Control Provides Pest Control Services to Claremont, California – Press Release

Number One Pest Control is the newest pest control company in Claremont, California. The company has already hundreds of people and has a lot of great reviews for their services. They offer a team of exterminators who have been professionally trained on how to treat every species of pest in the area. Their staff is very helpful and friendly. The company has three major services. Their custom treatments are their most popular. These are what make the company stand out from the rest of the pest control companies in the area. Each treatment is custom designed to handle the specific pest it is meant to treat. The president of the company went on to talk more about their custom treatments, “These treatments are next level compared to all other outdated treatments that other companies off...
Florist & Decorating

Everything You Need To Know About the Bridal Bouquet

The bridal bouquet is a collection of flowers held by the bride as she walks down the aisle. It's meant to be a complementary addition to the overall theme of the wedding and the style of her dress. But why do brides carry flowers? More than just something to keep a bride's hands busy when she walks down the aisle, the bridal bouquet ties all of a wedding's design and decor together. It’s an accessory, a focal point, and one of the first peeks guests get into a celebration. So if you're a bride-to-be, deciding what you’ll carry as you make your way to the altar is actually pretty important. Meet the Expert Maxine Owens is a florist based in Texas and the founder of Max Owens Design. The variety of flowers will differ as will the size of the bouquet. There are some instances in ...
Heating & Cooling

Absolute Services Offers 5-Star Rated Louisville Heating Repairs in KY – Press Release

Louisville, KY - Absolute Services is one of the leading heating repair companies in Louisville, KY. For a long time, Absolute Services has been providing 5-star rated heating and AC repair services throughout Louisville, Elizabethtown, Southern Indiana, and its environs. As a result of its consistency in quality service delivery, the heating repair experts have been awarded the Angie’s List Super Service Award. “Absolute Services is proud to be a premier plumbing and HVAC company in Louisville and the surrounding areas,” said Vince Heuser, owner of the company, regarding their unrivaled services. “When you need help with your plumbing, heating or air conditioning, call us for fast service from friendly professionals.”  When requested for their services, the team quickly arrives at t...