• Kitchen Decoration

    A modern home with European touches west of Gainesville

    “What you focus on, you create.” The illuminated sign hangs over a floating television as the sole wall decoration in the open living room. Large windows encase the area with natural light, and the white, black, angles and lines give a clean, modern feel that’s inviting all at the same time. This is exactly what owner Daniel McKibbin and his boyfriend, Lorne Rodriguez, are going for. “The house, from a distance, looks super modern, but when you step in, you see how it’s more comfortable,” Rodriguez said. “It’s not minimalism; the personality comes out in the few things we have. The structure itself is so cool, why fill it with…

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  • Home Improvement News

    Home improvement store Menards opens Morgantown (West Virginia) location; 207,000 square feet | WV News

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — Home improvement store Menards has opened its newest location in Morgantown. The store has a 207,000-square-foot shopping space, as well as an exterior lumber yard. “It’s big,” said Mark Lange, the new store’s general manager. Monday was the first day of operation, and Lange said that first impressions have been positive so far. “Everybody is loving how clean and bright it is, and we’re just getting started,” Lange said. “Come on out, walk around the store and take a look at what we have to offer.” Menards is located at 351 Brattice Drive in the WestRidge Development in Westover. Hours of operation are 6 a.m.…

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  • Home Design

    Tour a West Village Home That Doubles As a Design Showroom

    Ian Felton’s glazed Lava Stone chair and coffee table, along with Axel Einar Hjorth’s Lovö rocking chair. The artwork above the fireplace is by Tadashi Kawamata. Minjae Kim’s plaster decorative lamp is on the mantle on the left. Photo: Sean Davidson In 2019, architects Olivier Garcé and Clio Dimofski were dispatched from Paris to New York to open a branch of Pierre Yovanovitch’s design firm. They moved into a one-bedroom apartment in the prewar brownstone in the West Village where I also live. But we’d never actually met, until my friend the designer Brock Forsblom and I witnessed Garcé — whom he knew — and some friends moving intriguing new furniture, which…

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  • Home Design

    West To Address ‘Happy Home’ Design In IMC Webinar

    Designer, podcaster and author Rebecca West will present “How to Design a Happy Home,” an hour-long webinar in the February 17 edition of International Market Centers’ Market Insights program. West’s session will address how designers help clients put together homes they crave, and how manufacturers and retailers can develop products that generate such satisfaction. West will provide insights into design psychology fundamentals and alignment as well as product selections and marketing. She will present the eight categories of well-being that meet emotional and psychographic needs with related products and collection ideas. The session goal is to spark new design and marketing ideas for designers, retailers and manufacturers that will lead…

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