• Garden Design

    2021 Festival of Flowers: Life-size living sculptures, plus Buds and Brews

    MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — 2021’s annual Festival of Flowers will showcase “All Creatures Great and Small” with life-size living sculptures created by the Mobile area’s best teams of florists, nurseries, landscapers, designers and artists. They will compete for bragging rights for the Festival of Flowers People’s Choice Award. Anchored by a Bellingrath Gardens and Home display, the elaborate plant creations will be viewed from a socially distanced space and voted on with a QR code or link. Outdoor seminars and select vendors will keep the Festival of Flowers tradition. New events include a Saturday morning Festival of Cars and Garden Tours of downtown gardens. Produced by the Providence Hospital Foundation,…

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  • Home Design

    Home Technology: Arctic Audio – Design and Living Magazine

    Share Tweet Share Share Email Rod Shafer, a self-proclaimed audiophile, brings his passion for creating dynamic audio and visual experiences into homes across the community. Shafer is the owner of Arctic Audio, a 2-channel audio, home theater and smart home consultant in the Red River Valley with an enthusiasm for attaining the highest quality sound possible. Arctic Audio boasts top of the line audio/visual equipment, home theater systems and expertise in smart homes and acoustics. AudioThe prospect of installing an audio system may sound daunting, but Shafer recommended taking it slow, noting that more and more systems have amazing sound quality, are very user-friendly…

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  • Home Design

    Home Technology: TrinSPIN – Design and Living Magazine

    Share Tweet Share Share Email You now have a home theater, installed a security system and brought your audio/visual dreams to life to take your home to the next level. But with more technology comes the trouble of figuring out how to efficiently control all of it. Technology is supposed to make your life easier, not make it any more complicated. Trinity Schaff, owner of TrinSPIN, shares how his team can automate your home by taking control of all your technology systems and putting them into a single, easy-to-use control system. Control SystemsTrinSPIN makes it possible to manage the technology across your home through…

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  • Home Design

    Millennial Maximalism, the Design Trend That Explains Why So Many Younger People’s Homes Are Starting to Look Like Your Grandma’s Groovy 1970s Living Room

    If you’ve grabbed a cup of coffee or a salad in, oh, the past decade, you’ve likely noticed that public spaces geared toward the professional millennial crowd tend to look exactly the same: sparse white walls, minimalist wooden furniture, perhaps some neutral-hued subway tile. The Scandinavian-chic vibe has dominated in the homes of twenty- and thirtysomethings, too—just open Instagram and count the knockoff Eames shell chairs in your feed. But after years of this pared-back aesthetic, a shift is afoot. Some in the design world are calling it “grandmillennial” or “cottagecore”—references to the shelves stuffed with houseplants, rich velvet textiles, macramé wall hangings, mismatched vintage furnishings, and other decor showing…

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  • Living Room Decoration

    8 best living room accessories to brighten up your space

    February 10, 2021 – 15:31 GMT Sharnaz Shahid From wall art, cushions and candles, here are our top picks of living room accessories to help you brighten up your home instantly Fancy switching up your indoor living space? If you’re looking to brighten up a room that feels just a little too dim, try these ideas for bringing in more light and a colourful, mood-boosting atmosphere. From adding a pop of colour to layering in accessories, we rounded up our favourite items to lift up your spirits instantly. READ: Amazon Fashion’s latest collection is perfect for spring – and we want everything Colourful storage This set of…

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  • Home Design

    Home design inspiration: A gas fireplace transforms a little used living room

    The living room after a gas fireplace was installed.Michaela Hundahl Last summer, Jenny Minns had an epiphany about her living room (below). “I was feeling daunted about the COVID winter ahead,” the founder of Palm & Prep Design says. “I realized adding a fireplace to the living room would create a place where we could all snuggle up.” Her husband undertook the project, including building the mantel for the new gas fireplace based on images Minns found through online searches for “modern fireplace.” New décor enhanced the cozy feel. “It’s changed our life,” Minns says. “Before it was just a pretty room I walked by; now we use it all…

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