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September 2019

Found 12 blog entries for September 2019.

Architectural salvage stores offer treasure troves of goodies for interior and architecture enthusiasts. These stores specialize in buying and selling parts from demolished and remodeled structures, functioning similarly to vintage clothing shops but with elements for your home. For instance, you might find a beautiful chandelier, antique doorknobs, or an ornate marble mantlepiece from an architectural salvager. 

In addition to items in these stores typically being cheaper than brand new pieces, they’re often better quality too. Today’s market tends to prioritize quantity and affordability over quality, which means contemporary pieces often feature lower-quality materials and construction than many of the pieces that you might find at a salvage shop. 

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If you like German beer, bratwurst, and bands, then you’ll love Oktoberfest. The traditional festival has taken place in Germany every year since the early 19th century, and cities all over the U.S. are celebrating through festivals of their own. Oktoberfest officially started on Saturday, but celebrations continue in various locations through October.

To help you figure out where to enjoy the festivities this year, we rounded up the best Oktoberfest celebrations yet to come from San Francisco to Miami. So put on your favorite German garb and prepare to dance, eat, and drink your face off at any of the following events. 

 

Alpine Village - Los Angeles

Alpine Village hosts the oldest Oktoberfest celebration

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There’s nothing quite like the sleek and airy feel of mid-century furniture and decor, which is probably why it feels just as fresh and chic today as it did when it came out decades ago. However, as any interior enthusiast knows, beautiful furniture and decor can come at a high price, making it hard to justify adding that new piece to the living room. 

But when you purchase items from Amazon’s Rivet line, you don’t need to make any justifications. The mid-century-inspired pieces it offers are just as affordable as they are sleek and stylish, offering items for much less than many other popular modern brands, like West Elm. And if you’re a Prime member, you can say goodbye to the hefty delivery fees that most brands tack on as well, as delivery is

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Ranch-style homes came into popularity during the mid-20th-century, as postwar America sought practicality, functionality, and affordability in their homes’ designs. Prominent architects like Cliff May maximized the style, designing Ranch homes that optimize the flow and activities of daily living. 

As a result, most Ranch-style homes feature one story and expansive open floor plans that serve as decorative blank slates. And while a blank slate offers boundless style opportunities, all of those options can make it really difficult to figure out where to start and how to finish. That’s why we pulled together the following tips that offer all of the guidance you’ll need to enhance the interior design of this iconic architectural style, no matter your

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Located in the Santa Ynez Valley, Solvang is a small city in Santa Barbara County that’s steeped in Danish culture. During the early 20th century, an estimated one in 10 Danes left the poor economic conditions of Denmark, seeking greater opportunities in the United States. Three of these Danish immigrants, Reverend Benedict Nordentoft, Reverend J. M. Gregersen, and Professor P. P. Hornsyld, joined forces to create a Danish colony in 1911, which is what’s known as Solvang today. 

“Solvang” means “sunny field” in English, and it very much lived up to its name during its establishment, featuring abundant farms, primarily for dairy farming—work that many Danish immigrants were doing in their home country. As the city expanded and

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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. 

 

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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. 

If

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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.  

ENC Nature Preschool Newport Beach Breezeway

The Living Building Challenge is, "a green building certification program and sustainable design framework that visualizes the ideal for the built

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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

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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


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Your floor is

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