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10 Mid-Century Spaces on Instagram to Inspire Your Own
by Kelly Weimert on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 at 11:05am.
We make no secret of our love for mid-century modern architecture, always looking for and sharing about the latest ways to make mid-century style sing. But when you're considering how to refresh (or transform) your own interior using mid-century style, sometimes it helps to see what others are doing to make it all come together. So, we rounded up some beautiful abodes on Instagram that are flawlessly rocking mid-century style to meet all of your inspiration needs.
The following interiors pay homage to the timeless style while infusing it with contemporary twists that make the spaces feel just as fresh as they do nostalgic. If you’re looking for inspiration to update your own abode, then give the following accounts a follow.
7 Ways to Make Your Home More Appealing to Potential Buyers
by Kelly Weimert on Friday, September 13th, 2019 at 11:05am.
When it comes to selling a home, there are a ton of moving parts to consider. But beyond finding the right real estate professional and setting a fair price, there’s one factor that may affect buyer interest in your home more than any other: Staging.
When potential buyers enter your home, they want to be able to picture themselves living there. If your interior features a very specific aesthetic or tons of personal, miscellaneous stuff, then it’s tough for buyers to view it as a potential home of their own. Additionally, a lot of sellers tend to overlook their home’s curb appeal, but an untidy or neglected exterior can leave a bad first impression that’s difficult to overcome, no matter how meticulous you are about creating a stunning interior.
Sustainability is the Foundation of Orange County’s Newest Preschool
by Kelly Weimert on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 at 11:05am.
This month, the first net-zero energy and LEED Platinum-designated building in Orange County will open at the ENC Nature Preschool, a school designed to educate children, engage parents, and provide a research forum for early childhood and environmental education.
Housed adjacent to the Environmental Nature Center, the preschool is one of only three preschools in the world that's LEED Platinum Certified, the highest designation that a building can receive for sustainability and energy efficiency. The Newport Beach-based school is also planning to participate in the Living Building Challenge.
The Living Building Challenge is, "a green building certification program and sustainable design framework that visualizes the ideal for the built environment.” The ...
Getting to Know California Modernist Architect Rudolph Schindler
by Kelly Weimert on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 at 11:05am.
Rudolph Schindler is among the most prominent Southern California architects in history, famous for his innovative contributions to modern architecture. He was born in Austria to a father who was a wood and metal craftsman and a mother who was a dressmaker. He studied architecture at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, graduating in 1911 and becoming inspired by the foremost modern architects of the early 20th century, like Otto Wagner, Adolf Loos, and Frank Lloyd Wright.
During his time at the university, Schindler met Richard Neutra, who would become a lifelong friend and friendly design adversary. Both architects followed similar career trajectories, moving to Los Angeles and becoming among the most important architects who specialized in designing modernist ...
How To Create Harmony Between Your Indoor and Outdoor Space
by Kelly Weimert on Friday, September 6th, 2019 at 11:05am.
As we increasingly become slaves to technology and our phones accompany us to bed more than our partners, it seems that more and more people are looking for a tech break and turning to their home’s design for solace. A home with an indoor/outdoor living space allows dwellers to connect with nature rather than technology and creates a peaceful environment that makes it that much easier to take on the world each day.
However, creating harmony between your indoor and outdoor space can be a bit of a challenge, so we’re covering our tried-and-true tips for seamless indoor/outdoor living that will give you the natural, zen-like oasis you’ve been dreaming of.
Start With the Floor
Your floor is li...