Day: July 31, 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

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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

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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

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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.

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“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

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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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