• Bedroom Decoration

    At home | Dreamy Master Bedrooms | Life & Style Magazine

    by Angela Rowe Of Decorating Den Interiors Much more than just the place you sleep, today’s master bedroom should function as a truly personal in-home retreat.  Your bedroom is, or should be, a haven to escape the daily routines and a tranquil place to destress. Before diving into a new design, it is important to develop a decorating plan.  Besides sleeping, do you want a comfy chair to relax and read or maybe a desk for your daily journal entries?  If you enjoy watching TV in the bedroom, do you want to see it from a chair or just from the bed?  Without a major addition to the home, do…

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  • Kitchen Decoration

    Kitchen decor: For that perfect cuppa – SUPPLEMENTS News

    Our expert shares how you can create the perfect coffee and tea station in the heart of your home (Left) Shibui house in Mumbai; (right) Japanese cast iron teapot from Decor Kart, Rs 5,800 What do you do at home when you get a few minutes to relax? One of my favourite things is to brew a cup of coffee or tea and sit back with a book. It’s like a little ritual for many people to start their day by having a fresh cup of coffee or tea. So how can you create a dedicated coffee or tea station in your kitchen? This is what you need to know.…

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  • Home Design

    Home design inspiration: Fitting an island into a not-too-big kitchen

    Erin Gates and Allison Whittemore of Erin Gates Design collaborated with Lori McGeown at Kramer’s Custom Kitchens and Woodworking on laying out this Charlestown kitchen. “There was not enough cabinetry or counter space for a busy, young family,” Gates says. Although the room’s proportions are tight — the town house was built in the early 1800s — the team added a center island that maintains the circulation to and from the space. As for color and style, they took cues from the historic property itself. “White would have felt too stark, so we delved into a neutral palette,” Gates says. 1 The stools’ profile offer comfort without bulk, while the…

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  • Garden Design

    What Is a Bioregion? And Why Does It Matter in Garden Design?

    Bioregions are important for shaping our gardens in sustainable and eco-friendly ways and for helping us find our place in the world. Bioregionalism is an interesting concept that could help us move toward a human society that works in better harmony with the natural world. Thinking in terms of bioregions rather than nations or other political divisions can help inform best practice in societal organizations. But what I will write about in this article is why recognizing our bioregions can also be very important in garden design. What Is a Bioregion? A bioregion is an area where boundaries are defined not by arbitrary political or national boundaries, but by natural…

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  • Real Estate

    Lawsuit claims Oregon’s real estate ‘love letter’ ban stifles free speech

    Free speech advocates have filed a preliminary injunction against Oregon’s new law banning love letters from prospective home buyers. Kristian Foden-Vencil / OPB Free speech advocates have filed a preliminary injunction against Oregon’s new law that bans so-called “love letters” from prospective home buyers. Total Real Estate Group out of Bend wants a federal judge to block Oregon’s law before it goes into effect in January. The law would stop real estate agents from passing along personal pitches to sellers. Proponents say these letters can be the only edge a first-time buyer has against deep-pocketed investors that buy up entry-level homes to flip or rent out. The concern is that…

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  • Swimming Pool Design

    Dakar 2026 Youth Olympic Games Breaks Ground on Pool Renovation

    Reporting by Torrey Hart contributed to this article. The Dakar 2026 Youth Olympic Games Committee (YOGC) has broken ground on many of the facilities that will be utilized during the 2026 YOG  including the Tour de I’Oeuf Complex which houses the swimming venue. The committee decided to rebuild the existing I’Oeuf Complex because the existing facility reportedly had many defects and design flaws that made the committee deem it unfit for the competition. The facility will also play host to a FINA scholarship training center. The new renovated facility will have: 2,050 seats available  A 10 lane Competition Pool with 562 seats (50M x 25M x 2M) A 6 lane…

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