Month: July 2020

Check out This Viral TikTok of a Major Home Renovation

It should come as no surprise that our favorite kind of glow ups at House Beautiful are of the interior design variety. Whether it’s an attic-turned-dream closet or upgraded vacation homes, we love to see home transformations. So that’s why our new favorite TikTok may just be this home reno that’s going viral on the site.

Posted by TikTok user Christine Higgs (@_forthehome) just a day ago, the video has already racked up nearly 700,000 views. And it’s easy to see why: In just 15 seconds, Higgs takes viewers through an incredible home transformation, with end results you’ll want to add to your Pinterest boards.

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The start of the video shows the interior spaces—many of which are unfinished—and the

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What Is Community Design And How Can It Build Brave Spaces With Heart

Sloan Leo is a Community Building Strategist & Systems Designer. They are the Director of Social Impact at The Vaid Group, as well as proud poodle parent to Riley Leo. We had a conversation about community design, and how asking simple questions can bring heart back into our work to bring justice.

Nell Derick Debevoise: Tell me about community design.

Sloan Leo: Community design is a funny little term and it’s so right, it got me really excited about design. Let me share some background on why.

Six years ago, I was working in a big nonprofit. It was exciting to be part of a highly-functioning, 300+ million dollar organization. But I realized I still didn’t feel very good. I couldn’t figure out why – I asked myself, is it racism? Is it homophobia and transphobia? Am I bad at

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GHBA Remodelers Council: Here are some shower design trends for 2020 and beyond


Whether you are adding a new shower in your bathroom or updating an old shower, walk-in showers with glass doors are still very popular.

When you are planning the project, you and your shower glass professional need to discuss what type of shower enclosure and glass doors will best meet your lifestyle.

The exact dimensions of your shower space will be needed, as well as how much room you have between the shower and other fixtures, and the amount of time you want to invest in daily cleanup.

 Frameless clear glass enclosures are still the most popular choice for showers. A protective coating can be added to protect the glass from hardwater and soap scum.

Frameless glass makes a space feel modern, larger and open. Clear glass allows you to showcase tilework, and beautiful hardware inside

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Theory Design creating interior design for Bal Harbour model at Hill Tide Estates


Theory Design’s Vice President of Design Ruta Menaghlazi is creating the interior design for Seagate Development Group’s furnished Bal Harbour model now under construction at Hill Tide Estates, a 9.98-acre gated enclave on the southern tip of Boca Grande being developed by Seagate. The Bal Harbour is one of three models available for purchase at Hill Tide Estates.  Seagate’s completed Captiva model is open for viewing and also features an interior design by Ruta Menaghlazi.  Theory Design was named recipient of a 2019 Aurora Award for the Captiva’s interior in the Best Interior Design of a Home Priced over $2 million category.  Seagate was presented an Aurora Award for the Captiva in

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5 Page-Turning Home Design Books To Inspire Creativity

A Home for All Seasons


In her second book, A Home for All Seasons ($50, Rizzoli), decorator, designer and hostess extraordinaire Danielle Rollins throws open the door to her fabulous world, inviting readers to delight in her singular style. Beautiful photography provides ample inspiration for entertaining at home, including cocktail hours, dinner parties and holiday feasts, as well as expert tips from Rollins.


“Honestly,” she says, “happy entertaining is also a habit, like making the bed. Have candles stocked, music at the ready and cocktail napkins starched. … If you keep your house relatively pulled together, then someone stopping by for an impromptu drink or dinner doesn’t seem like such a big deal.”

An Entertaining Story


She’s invited us inside her island escape in Harbour Island, Bahamas and her estate in England. Now interior designer India Hicks reveals her secrets to entertaining in style in her new book, An

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Get the Look of This Tiny Parisian Kitchen That Balances Matte and Shiny

The material’s mirror-like effect also brings depth to the space and makes it feel larger, and the champagne-hued tone of the brass gives it “préciosité”—preciousness, she says. Keeping it streamlined are recessed light fixtures built into the underside of the upper cabinets, which have a metallic trim to match the polished brass. The three-sided niche created by the countertop, backsplash, and cabinet underside make “a soft and luminous way to reflect depth and light,” she explains.

The custom cabinetry curves around the corner to allow for even more storage space.

Emmanuelle successfully hid the bathroom behind the kitchen—one of her top priorities for the space. 

For the cabinets themselves, she opted for limestone-colored waxed concrete panels to create a matte backdrop that would allow the backsplash to (literally!) shine. The cabinet doors are simple and rectilinear but curve around a corner to create an L-shaped kitchen and optimize

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An interiors YouTuber made over her rental apartment into the millennial dream home on a budget

Rachel HosieJul 28, 2020, 16:15 IST

An interiors YouTuber made over her rental apartment into the millennial dream home on a budget
  • Alexandra Gater is an interiors YouTuber with 315,000 subscribers.
  • She specializes in making over millennials’ rental apartments (AKA small homes) on a budget, and one of her best projects is the Toronto home she’s lived in for the past 18 months.
  • Gater talked Insider through her apartment renovation, sharing helpful tips along the way, and the before and after photos are drastically different.
  • When she moved in, the apartment looked like a typical uninspiring rental, and Gater has turned it into a stylish millennial dream home.

This is Alexandra Gater, a 28-year-old interiors YouTuber who makes over millennials’ small, mostly rental, properties on a budget.

This is Alexandra Gater, a 28-year-old interiors YouTuber who makes over millennials' small, mostly rental, properties on a budget.
Lauren Kolyn

One of her best makeovers is, of

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Arko Exteriors Blaine Launches Blaine Roofing Company

Arko Exteriors Blaine Launches Blaine Roofing Company

Arko Exteriors Blaine has launched a Blaine roofing company. The company notes that it has provided exceptional service for thousands of commercial and residential owners in Blaine and the surrounding areas when it comes to storm damage. As a Blaine roofing company, the company further explains that it has built its reputation on customer satisfaction. The cornerstone of the company’s success comes from its commitment to its customers.

BLAINE, Minnesota – Arko Exteriors Blaine has launched Blaine roofing company. The roofing company further observed that it offers timely, accurate, and professional inspections to prevent frivolous claims and determine damage. When it comes to the insurance claim process, the company reiterates its commitment to work hand-in-hand with its clients all through the process. As a homeowner, the major hassle you will have to deal with is with insurance claims. Since the company has experienced staff who have frequently worked with

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Paint, landscaping and little details all combine to make your home look amazing | Home & Garden

“I love the way our flowers and yard look with the house,’’ Lynn says. “It will be interesting to see how it looks when it snows.’’

Pantzlaff, of Creative Interiors by Libby, says says painting your home can give it a face lift. “Not only does paint add a layer of protection from weather damage, insects and dust, but a fresh coat can take years off a home.’’

Consider accenting the front door or shutters with a fun, bright color, she says, but let the exterior base be something more neutral. When picking a color, consider the color of other houses on the block. “You want yours to be unique but not shout out.’’

Don’t pick your color off a small paint chip either. Purchase sample-size paint and white art board. Give it two coats of paint, and move it around the exterior in sun and shade. “If you are

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Rainfinity: Design meets function for your wellness at home – Inforial

It is the rain that you look forward to. A rain of thousands drops that wraps the body in a blanket of water, equivalent of a sensual, relaxing wellness program. It is Rainfinity, the new shower range from hansgrohe.

Opening up a new dimension of showering, Rainfinity has a concave shape and innovative wall connection. Its modern surface is elegant in matte white, and the contemporary graphite of the simply structured jet disc is a visual highlight in the bathroom. It is the trendsetter suitable to be installed in every well-designed state-of-the-art bathroom.

Wall or ceiling installation, head or hand shower, with just one or three different spray modes, the hand shower in the traditional design or in the geometric rod shape, Rainfinity gives no end to the design freedom.

The Rainfinity shoulder shower with an integrated shelf: A visual highlight in the bathroom which offers generous space for your toiletries.The Rainfinity shoulder shower with an integrated shelf: A visual highlight in the bathroom which offers generous space for your

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