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make your hallway a destination to enjoy

Are the hallways in your home adding or detracting to your home’s décor? It’s entirely possible to make your hallway a destination and not just a pass-through between larger spaces. Door Jam Admittedly, some corridors are quite small and are riddled with doors into other spaces. You can still add interest and style by creating a …

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a simple made in canada modular kitchen

a simple made in canada modular kitchen | @meccinteriors | design bites

Modular is often associated with poor quality and lackluster design. But it needn’t be. Coquo offers simple, made in Canada, modular kitchen furniture that’s equally durable, versatile, and timeless. A subsidiary of Cuisines Steam, cuquo–I cook in Latin–is designed so that the pieces can be recycled in their function. And not necessarily just within the kitchen. …

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15 amazing new bathroom products from milan

15 amazing new bathroom products from milan | @meccinteriors | design bites

Part of Milan’s Salone del Mobile, the International Bath Exhibition is, by some, considered the most important bath show in the world. Held every other year, 2018’s Bath Exhibition was decidedly modern and sleek, showcasing many amazing new bathroom products. covetous new bathroom products Elaine Markoutsas shares her observations and favourite new product introductions. Matte surfaces… echoed their …

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#tuesdaytrending: pink and green for ss18

#tuesdaytrending: pink and green for ss18 | @meccinteriors | design bites

The evolution of colour can be interesting to watch over seasons and years. Pink, in particular, has made great strides, veering away from its feminine nature to be more inclusive. The combination of pink and green–pink’s colour complement–has been shifting and evolving. SS17 Home and Interiors The pink and green tones from Trend Bible‘s Home …

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vibrant carpet runners can add life to your interiors

vibrant carpet runners can add life to your interiors | @meccinteriors | design bites

Growing up, I can remember carpet runners used everywhere, especially in entries and hallways. They act as a way to lead you into a room or space and capture debris from footwear in the process. But a vibrant carpet runner can also be artwork for your floor Foyer Your entry or foyer is very often the first …

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great outdoor kitchens to make summer cooking a breeze

great outdoor kitchens to make summer cooking a breeze | @meccinteriors | design bites

As the weather gets warmer, it’s natural to want to spend more time outdoors. That includes the preparation and cooking of meals. And enjoying them. Great outdoor kitchens can help to make the most of your al fresco meals. More than a BBQ A truly great outdoor kitchen is more than just a BBQ or grill. …

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classic, industrial & edgy makes for a high style loft

classic, industrial & edgy makes for a high style loft | @meccinteriors | design bites

Many cities have embraced adaptive reuse. Rather than tearing down old commercial or institutional buildings, they repurpose them into lofts. Boston-based Hacin + Associates created a high style loft in a converted 1840’s mercantile wharf building. Three existing units were combined and transformed into a single two-storey space. The 4,570 square foot loft “was designed strategically to expose as …

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#tuesdaytrending: the anti-trend is longevity in design

#tuesdaytrending the anti-trend is longevity in design | @meccinteriors | design bites

The world has a huge focus on quick, fast, trendy, disposable. But what if, instead of constantly chasing new and exciting and different, we instead paid attention to longevity in design? When you buy something for your home–furniture, accessories, cabinetry, or finishes that are affixed to your walls, floors, or ceilings for the long-term–there’s clearly …

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putting the spotlight on the circle at cirqua

putting the spotlight on the circle at cirqua | @meccinteriors | design bites

Most architecture relies on straight lines. Houses and buildings are generally square or rectangular. Walls, windows, and doorways tend to be straight. But you can shift the focus from straight lines by putting the spotlight on the circle. Case in point: the Cirqua Apartments in the Melbourne suburb of Ivanhoe by BKK Architects. Exterior Six …

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great german furniture designers to watch

great german furniture designers to watch | @meccinteriors | design bites

German engineering is legendary, but the country’s design aesthetics are formidable in their own right. Joann Plockova, for 1st Dibs, takes a closer look at several great German furniture designers to watch. Quality, functionality, innovation: These are often the terms associated with German design. But in today’s hyperconnected world where influences come from near and far …

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