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Day: October 9, 2020

Interior

This Houston Home Has Some of the Warmest, Most Welcoming Rooms Around

Photo credit: Julie SoeferFrom ELLE DecorA young Houston family, torn between traditional and modern approaches to interior design, recently found their perfect match in Marie Flanigan and Melanie Hamel, the principal and design director, respectively, of Houston-based Marie Flanigan Interiors, each of whom has a knack for marrying the new and the old.“My style embodies the new traditional, which celebrates a modern take on classic style,” Flanigan says. “I love to layer different textures and styles to make a home feel collected and curated.”Photo credit: Julie SoeferThe designers put an emphasis on filling the home with intimate spaces while also making sure that it could accommodate entertaining large groups of people. Those spaces were built by the architect Reagan Miller of Reagan &am...
Kitchen

Should Backsplash Tile Match the Countertop Color? | Home Guides

Designing a kitchen allows you to go wild with your decorating ideas. A kitchen home improvement project puts your creativity on the front burner because the kitchen is a room you'll use throughout the day and provides a central hub for socializing. When you coordinate your design elements and architectural features, colors don't have to match, but they should coordinate. Your backsplash tile doesn't have to mirror the color of your countertops, but it should blend, harmonize and support the rest of the features in the room. Matching Colors When you match backsplash tile with the color of your countertops, the result is a continuous color flow that makes your kitchen appear uniform and connected. For example, cream, beige, brown or gray backsplash tile often matches granite, wo...
Bathroom

Plans for free menstrual products in WL high school bathrooms in the works | City & State

West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School has agreed to develop a plan to make free menstrual products available in girls’ bathrooms after a push from students and parents.The movement hastened Sept. 15 when freshman Eshaal Hussain used Instagram to start an email campaign to the superintendent, Rocky Killion, who forwarded the letters to the principal and school nurse.“I posted the email template for a letter to the superintendent on my Instagram, and other people who followed me put it on their Instagram stories, which helped spread it around,” Hussain said. “A lot of people started emailing and having their parents email. On Thursday, they called me into the office and said they’re going to start working on it.” WLHS Principal Ron Shriner said in an em...
Living Rooms

How We Turned Our Living Room Into NYC’s Best Karaoke Den

© Cole Saladino/Thrillist Welcome to Karaoke Week, Thrillist's celebration of our favorite global phenomenon, with singing advice, celebrity recommendations, drink recipes, tips for hosting at home, and much more.When you're invited to sing karaoke in a stranger's living room, you might be understandably apprehensive, but all that fades when you walk into Lion's Roar Karaoke House. The business, run by Roberto Williams, a former contract linguist for the FBI, and Zaida Soler-Williams, who works in TV production, out of their home in the East Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, is a magical place where songs are performed under blue light, Batman and Robin mannequins greet you in the kitchen, and a pet cat named Jedi wanders up to you mid-performance. For year...
HVAC

Wellness Design Solutions Address Retracted CDC Aerosolized Covid-19 Transmission Risk Guidance

Smart home technology can reduce the risk of indoor Covid transmission. Delos - Anthony Barcelo (Photographer) The Centers for Disease Control posted updated Covid-19 transmission information on its website last Friday and removed it on Monday, claiming the posting was done in error with draft copy. The crucial information in the update concerned aerosols and small airborne particles carrying enough of the virus to infect people beyond the six-foot radius often cited as a safety margin, especially within poorly-ventilated spaces. This mirrored guidance that the World Health Organization addressed last July. Aerosolized transmission can have a significant reopening impact for schools, gyms and other public and commercial facilities – but it also impacts living spaces, includin...
Paint

What colors do I use to paint a Black Bear?

The only thing more divisive than Democrats and Republicans is the artistic debate of whether to make black by mixing it or by squeezing it out of the tube! Think I'm kidding?  According to Google, there are 567 million results when you ask that question. Fortunately, if you're reading this, I will share the correct answer and save you a few million hours! If you don't know me you're probably saying, "This guy is pretty pompous!" If you do know me you're saying, "He's definitely pompous but is probably right". Our newsletter delivers the local news that you can trust. Before I get into the paint gospel according to Mike, I'll let tell you why this is a topic this week. Last Sunday I spotted a black bear while walking Lola in the park! We were probably twenty yards apart but ev...
Decor

Ralph Lauren Home’s New Collection Takes a Modern Look at Art Deco Design

The conceptual mood board for Ralph Lauren Home’s new Modern Penthouse collection was one of luxuriously urbane standards. Layered with snapshots of Manhattan’s skyline and an image of a fashion model buttoned up in a neatly tailored, tuxedo-inspired suit, its shadowy leather and shearling swatches also stood out.Become an AD PRO MemberBuy now for unlimited access and all of the benefits that only members get to experience.ArrowOther elements of the mood board were inspired by Ralph Lauren’s own Fifth Avenue penthouse apartment. That’s fitting, considering that the 17-piece collection itself was designed as a masterful coming-together of modern and Art Deco aesthetics. Its medley of styles is perhaps best illustrated by the Emery desk. An elegant rosewood frame and cabriole legs nod to exa...
Interior

This Renovation Takes a French Flat From ’70s Spirit to Modern Minimalism

“I really like the wall of alcoves, as it adds character and it gives a vacation vibe to the apartment when the windows are open to the balcony,” confesses the owner, who enjoys the 129-square-foot alfresco space that offers views of the back gardens of the neighboring houses. “Having dinner outside in the summer is definitely a big plus.”BEFORE: The basic layout of the kitchen was fine but needed a jolt of color and modernity. AFTER: In the peacock blue and walnut kitchen, some pieces are by IKEA, and the cabinet doors are by Helsingö. Natural materials were used throughout. For example, the waxed concrete floor creates unity and fluidity throughout the whole apartment; the wooden logs at the entrance and on the legs of the dining room table are a reference to Japan; the birch plywood in ...
Kitchen

Decorating Ideas for a Bay Window Behind the Kitchen Sink | Home Guides

Bay windows as an architectural feature often delight homeowners with their decorating possibilities. Their expansive size and shape make them a blank slate for all kinds of design accents. Bay windows behind a kitchen sink are especially important to the decor of the room because they are featured where you spend a great deal of time. They are fairly simple to accessorize. The result is a kitchen with visual charm and character. Live Plants Take advantage of the large expanse of natural light and use the bay window windowsill to grow and display all sorts of potted plants. Choose plants in different heights to give the grouping visual interest and use ones that are appropriate for the level of sunshine they will receive each day for optimal growing success. Harmonize the colle...
Bathroom

Savant teams up with Robern to add circadian lighting to high end bathrooms

22.09.20 Home automation company, Savant has partnered with Robern, a manufacturer of luxury furnishing for bathrooms, to bring circadian lighting to high end bathrooms. Robern’s elegant cabinetry, vanities and mirrors have tunable white LED lighting which Savant’s circadian lighting functionality can now seamlessly pair with, giving homeowners a healthier lifestyle in more areas of the home. Founded in 1968, Robern designs and manufacturers all of its products at its Pennsylvania facility. Select Robern solutions are available with tunable white LED lighting as well as night lights, mirror defoggers, USB chargers and concealed electrical outlets. The tunable white LED lig...
Living Rooms

Stay-at-home design: Bright gathering spaces and moody nooks for study and work

Jacquelyn Burke and Jeremiah O’Connor finished reading the Harry Potter books to their son and daughter, ages 7 and 8, during the COVID-19 shutdown this spring. The 18-month marathon took place in the tucked-away space at the top of the stairs (no, not underneath) next to the kids' craft table. The 42-square-foot reading or “nap nook,” as the family calls it in honor of its somniferous effect, boasts a window seat made from a twin mattress wrapped in tweed, built-in bookshelves, and soot-colored shades. It’s painted in Sherwin-Williams Basil, a cozy shade of saturated green. “We’re a family of readers who love to be home,” Burke says. “It was important that the rooms be comfortable.”Burke, an attorney who traveled frequently pre-pandemic, also wanted their Milton home to be stylish and clu...
Furniture

Bank of New York Mellon Corp Reduces Stake in Bassett Furniture Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:BSET)

Bank of New York Mellon Corp lessened its stake in shares of Bassett Furniture Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:BSET) by 22.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 72,144 shares of the company’s stock after selling 20,926 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp owned 0.72% of Bassett Furniture Industries worth $530,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Advisor Group Holdings Inc. acquired a new stake in Bassett Furniture Industries during the 1st quarter worth approximately $57,000. State of Wisconsin Investment Board purchased a n...
Paint

Margaret Button: A cheesy, easy breakfast bake? No problem. Picking out paint … that’s another story | Food

For at least the past three years, I have been trying to pick a paint color for my living room and kitchen. I never liked the color we originally chose (well, actually my husband chose), when rebuilding our home after a house fire 11 years ago. It’s a café au lait color and, since we were picking out the floor tiles and the countertops, they all looked great together. However, now that I want to repaint the rooms another color, finding a color that will complement the gray, beige-y floor and countertops, a mixture of golden tans, browns and black, is more daunting than I ever imagined.Walking into the paint department of a store is a nightmare. For indecisive people like me, there should be a color palette of 10 or fewer colors, but no, walk into a paint de...
Pest Control

Rats! Home because of pandemic, residents noticing more pests

Steve Marcus Ross Hunsaker, service manager for Progressive Pest Control, checks on a rat bait station at a business in Henderson Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. By Bryan Horwath (contact) Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 | 2 a.m. A Las Vegas Valley resident since 1960, Sharon Coomes first noticed what turned out to be rat droppings in her garage a couple of years ago. Before that, Coomes had never noticed a rat issue in her Whitney Ranch neighborhood in Henderson, the place she’s lived for nearly three decades. “A couple weeks after that, I opened my dishwasher and the insulation was kind of coming out of the machine,” Coomes said. “It turned out it was rats. Since then, I’ve become the rat queen when it comes to killing rats. Last summer, I killed 10 rats in seven days.” Coomes also uses a pest...
Florist & Decorating

Coshocton County United Way celebrates 80 years

CLOSEOrganization recognized by government officials for longevity in the communityStory HighlightsThe United Way of Coshocton County is celebrating its 80th year. It started in 1940 as the Community Chest.State. Sen Jay Hottinger and Tim Ross of Congressman Bob Gibbs' office recently presented proclamations for the anniversary.The local chapter has 13 partner agencies and supports projects like the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.The campaign goal is $325,000. Several events, like Taste of Coshocton, have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Buy PhotoEmployees, board members and local dignitaries with proclamations presented by State Sen. Jay Hottinger and Tim Ross from the office of Congressman Bob Gibbs honoring the local organization's 80 years in the local community in front o...
Home improvement

How Trump Brought Home the Endless War

Every generation delivers its own update to the worry, as old as democracy, that military crusades abroad will come back to damage freedom at home. The Founders of the United States, haunted by ancient Rome’s descent from republic to empire, resisted establishing a standing army. At the end of the First World War, the American Civil Liberties Union formed in opposition to mass arrests and deportations carried out by the Department of Justice. In our own time, it seemed apparent, until recently, that the main blowback of the war on terror would be the surveillance state inaugurated by the Patriot Act of 2001. Yet, while troubling, mass surveillance did not prompt most Americans to think that their country had become fundamentally unfree. The link between foreign intervention and domestic re...
Decor

The Art to Gothic Decor in the Modern Home

Gothic fashion and art may seem like ephemeral trends, but these subcultures are steeped in history. And what’s interesting in the world of interiors is gothic design’s multifaceted nature, drawing influences from across the centuries and undergoing many transformations through time. Yet however you look at it, it’s timeless.Gothic décor channels design elements from the Romanesque, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras, but the most popular style of goth that works in the modern home today is ‘gothic romance’. This is an elegant and charming rendition of the dark, dramatic and moody. Combining darkness and shadows with lightness and colour, this design narrative easily fits into any contemporary space.With its many juxtapositions, gothic style can be tricky to pinpoint for the untrained ...