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the amazing space-saving jack in the box sideboard

the amazing space-saving jack in the box sideboard | @meccinteriors | design bites

Depending on your age and location, Jack in the Box may make you think of either a children’s toy or a fast food restaurant. Studio-Lani offers an alternative: an amazing space-saving sideboard. Jack in the Box is a modern space-saving sideboard that offers more than its stunning first impression. This transforming piece of furniture is more than …

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avoid these 4 kitchen planning mistakes

avoid these 4 kitchen planning mistakes | @meccinteriors | design bites

Many elements combine within a kitchen to—hopefully—create a functional, organised, safe, and beautiful space. It can be challenging to fit all the pertinent needs and wants into a relatively small area without feeling cramped. If at all possible, try to avoid these four common kitchen planning mistakes. Not Creating Traffic Zones Kitchens have a lot …

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a tiny italian apartment is a fantastic, functional space

a tiny italian apartment is a fantastic, functional space | @meccinteriors | design bites

Small spaces are fantastic for challenging our spatial perceptions. Rather than looking at a micro-apartment or tiny house as ridiculously small, try looking at it as a puzzle to be solved. llabb, an Italian architectural firm, did a phenomenal job in reimagining how best to use a 35 square metre (376 square foot) apartment in La …

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#tuesdaytrending: west elm shares top looks for spring

#tuesdaytrending: west elm shares top looks for spring | @meccinteriors | design bites

With many people eagerly counting down the days to their Spring break, even though it’s still weeks away, we look at the budget-friendly, readily accessible designs offered by West Elm. They see three overarching trends for Spring 2018: layered forms in architecture, origami, and raw elements of metal and stone. The beauty of these inspiration points …

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great rooms for family day lounging

great rooms for family day lounging | @meccinteriors | design bites

For more than two-thirds of Canadians, today’s a provincial statutory holiday largely known as Family Day. (Four provinces and territories have different names for the day, including Heritage Day.) In honour of family bonding time, we share four fantastic great rooms designed for optimal lounging and enjoyment. Happy Family Day! (or President’s Day, for those …

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how to declutter the kitchen to clear off your counter

how to declutter the kitchen to clear off your counter | @meccinteriors | design bites

If you’ve spent the money on a gorgeous new kitchen counter, do you not want to be able to see your counter? Having absolutely nothing on your counter is often not realistic for many people, but there are certainly ways to declutter and create a better organised, more user-friendly kitchen. You’ve already got the new …

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sophisticated glamour in a raw hamburg bunker

sophisticated glamour in a raw hamburg bunker | @meccinteriors | design bites

Built in 1939 in Bülowstrasse, Hamburg at the onset of World War II, the Bunker was originally intended as a shelter to protect women and children from a hospital across the street via an access tunnel. With a Red Cross flag painted on its roof to clearly mark the purpose of the building, it and the hospital …

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how the love for a pet influences home design

how the love for a pet influences home design | @meccinteriors | design bites

In 2017, the Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI) said that “approximately 41% of Canadian households include at least one dog and, similarly, around 37% include at least one cat.” Over the past decade, pet ownership has increased by about 10% and with that change has come a notable shift in how people treat their pets. There’s …

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#tuesdaytrending: strong aw18 catwalk colours come to life in interiors

#tuesdaytrending: strong aw18 catwalk colours come to life in interiors | @meccinteriors | design bites

The Pantone Color Institute seasonally creates the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report. The catwalk colours are a key indicator of the specific colour stories we can expect to see across all areas of design. The Autumn/Winter 2018 report “features a bold palette of autumnal hues complemented by some more unexpected shades.” From Pantone: There is …

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is one kitchen layout better than another?

is one kitchen layout better than another? | @meccinteriors | design bites

With smaller spaces and more open concept homes, the standard kitchen layout is shifting. A recent Houzz kitchen study found that U-shaped kitchens have slipped to second place behind L-shaped layouts—often with large kitchen islands. Galley and single wall style kitchens are also growing in popularity. Is one style actually better than another? It really …

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