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#tuesdaytrending: 2019 colour family directions for your home

#tuesdaytrending: 2019 colour family directions for your home | @meccinteriors | design bites

Some people love to see colour in terms of potential palettes, such as Pantone‘s 2019 home+interiors, which includes nine separate collections. For others, the 2019 colour family directions are more meaningful. Pantone’s colour cards for 2019, based on the hues found in home+interiors, offer 63 colour recommendations for 2019. Is there one particular colour family that …

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stylish stone for your outdoor rooms

stylish stone for your outdoor rooms | @meccinteriors | design bites

When planning your outdoor living spaces, do you feel the need to include plank decking? Using stone for your outdoor rooms is a strong alternative. Surface Work When using stone or tile, whether indoors or out, preparation is everything. An ill-prepared surface will shift and settle over time, causing unsightly cracks and gaps to form. …

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how to create a healthier, happier home for life

how to create a healthier, happier home for life | @meccinteriors | design bites

Is there anyone among us who wouldn’t like to create a healthier, happier home? A healthy home is one that not only carefully selects the materials and furnishings, but also considers aspects like natural lighting, smart energy usage, and indoor air quality. 8 Simple Principles As a starting point, consider these eight basic principles for …

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product innovations you and your home will love

product innovations you and your home will love | @meccinteriors | design bites

When most of us look at homes, we look at the decorative finishes and accents. But there are plenty of very important pieces that go into the building. These product innovations are some that may be included in your future home without your even knowing it. WhiteOut WhiteOut is a frameless glass wall system from NanaWall that …

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does your oven open the wrong way?

does your oven open the wrong way? | @meccinteriors | design bites

Does your oven open the wrong way? Because it’s what we know, we expect oven doors to open outwards and down. But that means you have a hot oven door in front of you that you need to lean over as you reach in to get your food. Are there better alternatives? Side Opening A …

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#tuesdaytrending: make your opposites attract in 2019

#tuesdaytrending: make your opposites attract in 2019 | @meccinteriors | design bites

There was a time, long, long ago, when many considered everything matching “good design.” Matched sets have largely fallen out of favour. For 2019, take it beyond carefully curated spaces—create interiors where opposites attract. Opposites Attract Opposites needn’t be obvious or completely black-and-white in nature. Rather, it’s about pairing the unexpected to create new combinations. …

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industrial contemporary appeal in a bright urban loft

industrial contemporary appeal in a bright urban loft | @meccinteriors | design bites

A bright, urban loft in Kiev, Ukraine exudes industrial contemporary appeal. Designed by 2b.group, a young architectural firm, apartment P.26 offers simple, bare-bones luxury. Flooded with natural lighting, the loft is raw but refined. Varying shades of polished concrete are balanced by warm woods. The kitchen’s stainless steel cabinets offer fantastic storage and functionality. The white …

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balance and the lighting architecture movement project

balance and the lighting architecture movement project | @meccinteriors | design bites

L A M P, or Lighting Architecture Movement Project, aims to introduce a broader audience to lighting design while promoting and connecting emerging talents to new markets. Lighting Architecture Movement Project Designers receive a thematic word to interpret in their own way and have nine months to conceptualize their design for the judging process. The 2017/2018 …

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change the way you buy paint for your home

change the way you buy paint for your home | @meccinteriors | design bites

The way you buy paint for your home might be changing. If you leave the colour choices to your designer or painter, then carry on. But for those of you who dread going to the paint store and staring at countless swatches until your eyes blur, there’s a new solution. And you don’t need to …

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lighting, wellness and the science of colour

lighting, wellness and the science of colour | @meccinteriors | design bites

Lighting goes beyond the simple task of illumination—it also ties into wellness and the science of colour. Italian design brand, Artemide, in collaboration with Danish architecture and design firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), has launched a colourful new pendant lamp to boost wellness. Wellness with Gople The oblong Gople Lamp’s shade is crafted using ancient Venetian …

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