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Art of Design: Lofty Ideals

Artists have always sought out unusual and unexpected places to live, prioritizing cheap rents where they could sell or barter for their works of art. Up until the 1950s and '60s, many works of art were limited in size due to the spaces where they...

Art of Design: Sofa, Couch or Divan?

A designer's lexicon can sometimes seem complicated and pretentious. Words that you thought mean one thing can mean something else altogether. This can be due to the words coming from other languages, or if they are infrequently used words to ...

Art of Design: Design Destination Dubai

Everyone knows about Dubai's exuberant architecture, but few are aware of its desire to be a cosmopolitan design capital. In the coming weeks, the world will get a chance to experience Design Days Dubai.

You don't have to be among the "Shahs of ...

Art of Design: A Little Shimmer Goes a Long Way

Throughout history, shimmering accessories have accented home decor. Years ago, cut-crystal chandeliers and girandoles (an often mirrored ornamental branched candleholder) caught the light from flickering candles and refracted it around a room. ...

Art of Design: Decorative Accessories

Decorative accessories are so much more than superficial ornaments for a room. Oftentimes, accessories are precisely what create or give a finishing touch to a room. There are rooms that you can enter and immediately tell they were designed ...

Art of Design: Broad Strokes About Color

Color is the most powerful tool a decorator or designer has in their bag of tricks. Sometimes changing just the background color of your walls is enough to make your room look like it has had a complete overhaul.

Color is the most important ...