Your Newest Storage and Interior Design Hack? Ladder Bookcases. Here Are Some of Our Favorites.

Whether it’s for a sprawling classic book collection, a scented candle obsession or a pile of odds and ends you can’t bring yourself to get rid of — we’re all always trying to find creative ways to store our stuff. We know what Marie Kondo would say about our borderline-hoarding habits but no matter how hard we try, we can’t bring ourselves to be minimalist. And you know what? That’s okay.

Rather than getting rid of the stuff you don’t have space to store, it’s time to get creative about where your belongings live in your home, and use up the space you have sitting right in front of you. Ladder bookshelves use up vertical space in your home without taking up any nearly any floor space and look great while doing it. They’re a simple item of furniture that will blend in and compliment a wide range of decor

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A Hong Kong interior designer made a family-friendly home without compromising on style

a view of a living room filled with furniture and a large window: Mid-century modernism and minimalism commingle in this hoo-designed flat in Pok Fu Lam. Photography: hoo

Mid-century modernism and minimalism commingle in this hoo-designed flat in Pok Fu Lam. Photography: hoo

“The details are not the details; they make the design,” wrote legendary mid-century designer Charles Eames. It is a principle held dear by Yu-chang Chen, creative director of interior design studio hoo.

For his latest project, a 1,700 sq ft, three-bedroom flat in Pok Fu Lam, he combined his clients’ mid-century-modern sensibilities with fine textural details, creating a pared-back aesthetic shot through with warmth and luxury.

The owners of the flat, an entrepreneur couple with two children, aged three and seven, wanted to incorporate their existing collection of vintage furniture and make their family home child-friendly without sacrificing on style.

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“Mid-century modern is a popular style and when you’re designing this kind of space, it’s difficult not

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7 Ways to upgrade your home interior without spending a fortune

a room filled with furniture and a fireplace

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Who doesn’t like to live in splendour? Most people wish to live in cosy, well-designed luxurious homes. But having a high-end looking home can be difficult, especially if you have a tight budget. If you wish to redecorate your abode and make it look like a brand-new house, but on a budget, then you’ve landed on the right page. We have compiled a list of ideas that won’t break the bank. 

Upgrading your home interiors doesn’t mean that you have to spent a fortune. With some creativity and good ideas, you can easily redecorate your house in no time. So, before heading out to buy something new, check out these ideas that might inspire you.

Check out the ingenious tricks for decorating your house on a budget.  

1- Proper lighting can bring life to your house. Don’t go for a small and dark room, but an

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Morocco: Wearing a Mask Is Compulsory for Everyone Outside Home (Interior Ministry)

Rabat — The wearing of masks is mandatory for anyone getting outside the home, the Interior ministry said Saturday in a statement.

The ministry stated that “in a constant and continuous concern to preserve the health and safety of citizens and with the aim of implementing all precautionary and preventive measures against the Coronavirus (Covid-19) in order to curb its spread, and following the laxity of certain individuals with regard to compliance with the mandatory measures established for this purpose, the public authorities recall that the wearing of masks is mandatory for all persons when getting outside the home”.

“Anyone who violates this provision is liable to the penalties laid down in article 4 of Decree-Law No. 2.20.292, which provides for “a term of one to three months’ imprisonment and a fine of between 300 and 1,300 dirhams, or one of the two penalties without prejudice to the more severe

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Venus Williams Has a Whole Other Career as an Interior Designer

Tennis champion Venus Williams has a lengthy list of athletic achievements and history-making feats. She and her younger sister Serena Williams are two of the world’s most gifted players, and they both are enterprising business owners. Like other celebrities, they are spinning more than one plate.

Not all of Venus Williams’ endeavors are connected to sports, as she is the head of her own interior design firm.

Venus Williams
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Venus Williams launched interior design company in 2002

Williams opened the doors to V Starr Interiors in 2002 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Since then, she and her team have provided design services for residential and commercial properties.

While she can claim her sister as part of her clientele, her first project was for NBA player Carlos Boozer. V Starr has also tackled homes and condos in New York, Chicago, and other major cities.

Williams told Elle

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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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Tailor Patrick Johnson and his interior designer wife Tamsin list super-stylish home in Tamarama

Sydney’s most prolific and renowned tailor, Patrick Johnson, and his interior designer wife, Tamsin, have listed their super stylish Tamarama home with impressive ocean views.

Ray White TRG principal Gavin Rubinstein has a guide of $5.5m-$6m for the four-bedroom, three-bathroom home with two car spaces at 7 Ashley St ahead of an August 18 auction.

“They’ve completely gutted it and finished it to a standard of style you rarely see in Australia,” says Rubinstein. “It’s one of a kind.”

Patrick Johnson’s PJohnson Tailors was established in Sydney in 2009 and now also has showrooms in Melbourne, New York and London.

And Tamsin Johnson Interiors has transformed numerous homes worldwide, including residences in Bondi Beach, Darling Point, Byron Bay, Toorak and New York along with South Yarra penthouses and Paris apartments.

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Buyer of $21m+ mansion named

Naturally, the uber-cool power couple have done a

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Bring It Home: Interior designer Sonya Cotter says we’ve taken minimalism too far

Half of interior designer Sonya Cotter’s work is convincing people to embrace their own clutter.

Minimalism has sucked a lot of the personality out of our living environments, she says. White walls and houseplants are pretty and on-trend, but what do they say about you?

Cotter cautions that Pinterest and Instagram are oversaturated with vignettes of “perfect” interiors that aren’t very comfortable or interesting to live in.

Sonya Cotter is an interior designer and advocates keeping a bit of clutter around the house as a design trend.

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Sonya Cotter is an interior designer and advocates keeping a bit of clutter around the house as a design trend.

The chef turned design expert talks about how to make a home look like it belongs to you, not the pages of a glossy magazine.

* Colourful handmade homewares are hot to collect right now
* An interior designer could be your ‘secret weapon’
* How to maximise a small space
* Side by side: Bedside tables are a

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Video shows explosion after woman sets car interior on fire

A suburban Detroit woman was arraigned Friday on charges alleging that she set fire to an acquaintance’s SUV in an act that was apparently caught on video and shows a woman get blown backward after igniting a liquid she had poured through the vehicle’s rear window.

Sydney Parham, of Fraser, was formally charged in a Clinton Township court on one count of third-degree arson in Wednesday’s fire outside of an apartment complex in Harrison Township, northeast of Detroit. The 26-year-old was released on a $20,000 personal bond and has a court conference scheduled for Aug. 5.

The video, which appears to have been shot from an upstairs window or balcony nearby, shows a woman wearing a black, hooded jacket and a white face mask emptying the contents of a small, red gasoline can through an open rear side window of the SUV.

She reaches back inside with what appears

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