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bette individualizes architectural bathroom components with color

calling all individualists! leading german bathroom specialist bette turns the bathroom into an interior space for unique chromatic expression.

 

 

 

so long as it’s black.

 

the godfather of standardized production, henry ford, famously extended his zealous drive for optimization to the realm of taste, offering customers of his model T automobile zero choice in terms of color.

 

from our 21st-century perspective, this might smack of hubris, but the patrician-like pioneer of assembly-line manufacturing saw it differently. ‘standardization means nothing unless it means standardizing upward,’ he is also quoted as saying.

 

but how we design, how we manufacture, and how we consume has clearly changed.

bette individualizes architectural bathroom components with color

 

 

 

the rise of the individual, as opposed to the collective, and how this is played out in the material world around us, has meant the increased proliferation and significance of color in our daily lives. we now have a greater understanding of the

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Interior Design brings color to the Parade of Homes | Real Estate

The Housing and Building Association’s Parade of Homes started this weekend and continues today and next weekend, with eight homes that are available for online touring, and seven homes that are available for in-person visits. With the popularity of home remodeling shows from areas across the country, it’s easy to stay on top of home interior styles elsewhere, but the Parade is a great opportunity to see the styles that locals love.

The experts say that the Grand Valley is typically a few years behind the rest of the country when it comes to home interior design choices, but one thing is consistent with local design preferences regardless of whether a home was designed in Tuscan style back in 2006 or in modern farmhouse in 2020: rustic never quite goes away, and it’s not uncommon to see the outside brought inside with textures, colors and materials during the Parade of

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A garden of color and movement — from birds

Paul Cramer may live in a “typical suburban house,” as he says, but his garden is not. It is graced with color and movement that comes not just from plants, but from birds.

He bought the home when it was brand new and unlandscaped in 1976 and, over the years, has designed – and sometimes redesigned – the front and back gardens.

You can find citrus, abutilon, canna lilies, ferns, begonias, succulents, grasses, dahlias, and even a few evergreen topiaries in the landscape along with destinations.

In the front, there’s a secluded seating area, protected from the street view; in the back, a shade structure shelters a hot tub, a pair of chairs pulled up to a fire pit near the waterfront and a raised keyhole vegetable garden.

“My gardens are like individual rooms, each with its own character and ambiance,” he explains. “Music streams in with several volume controls

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Color your spring with fall bulbs

Carole McCray
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If you have, over the years, looked at gardens where there is a profusion of color with spring-flowering bulbs and wished for the same showstopping display in your garden, then now is the time to think about planting spring-flowering bulbs.

I had been remiss some years and did not plant certain bulbs or as many as I should have, and then came spring, and I had regrets. So, this fall, make time for spring color in your garden and plant fall bulbs in the perennial bed and beneath trees and shrubs. If space is a problem, fall bulbs can be planted in pots, containers and window boxes, and even be forced to bloom indoors.

Not all bulbs are the same. That is, some fall bulbs work as perennials, others are considered annuals. Daffodils and scilla are reliable as perennials. Tulips and hyacinths have become

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In the Garden column: Color your spring with fall bulbs – Lifestyle – Austin American-Statesman

If you have, over the years, looked at gardens where there is a profusion of color with spring-flowering bulbs and wished for the same showstopping display in your garden, then now is the time to think about planting spring-flowering bulbs.

I had been remiss some years and did not plant certain bulbs or as many as I should have, and then came spring, and I had regrets. So, this fall, make time for spring color in your garden and plant fall bulbs in the perennial bed and beneath trees and shrubs. If space is a problem, fall bulbs can be planted in pots, containers and window boxes, and even be forced to bloom indoors.

Not all bulbs are the same. That is, some fall bulbs work as

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A teacher with terminal cancer wanted to repaint his house in his wife’s preferred color, knowing she’ll outlive him. Friends swarmed to help him

The 45-year-old teacher from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, started chemotherapy treatments when he was diagnosed last year, but in July doctors told him he had only months left to live.

“I found out I was not going to win the fight,” Gjoraas told CNN on Monday.

In July, after teaching for 22 years, he made the tough decision to pack up his classroom at Washington High School and retire to spend more time with his wife and three children. Gjoraas shared the news on social media, and since then, the community has rallied around his family.

“My community has really gone to bat for my family and I over and over and over,” he said.

People organized fundraisers for the family, and most recently a dozen people came over to help paint the outside of his house — something Gjoraas wanted to do for his wife.

The house was painted Saturday.

Gjoraas, a craft beer

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Adding Color to Your Kitchen

The past few decades were dedicated to very neutral colors in the kitchen. It seems every kitchen had neutral appliances, cabinets and wall coverings. Today, people are being more expressive in the kitchen and that’s great news! The kitchen is where a lot of the daily activity takes place in the home, so make the most of this space.

Here are some places to use color in your kitchen:

* Paint & Wall Coverings: There are a variety of paint colors to choose from, so take your time making a decision. It will be the basis of making other choices for your kitchen. Wallpapers and borders are being use more frequently these days as well.

* Faucets: They’re not just chrome anymore. They come in a wide variety of solid colors and metallic options. It’s amazing what style just a faucet can add to your décor.

* Appliances: Thank goodness, … Read More

Area Rugs and Home Decor – Color, Art and Function

When referring to Interior design and home decor, the versatility of an Area Rug is often overlooked. These mini-masterpieces serve as artwork, have the ability to shape color, and add needed function in any home.

Color seems to be the most confounding element for most homeowners to master effectively. Color is not nearly as complex as it seems. The complexity seems to stem from the sheer magnitude of differing color, tones, hues and shades. We all know what our favorite colors are, yet when we try to pin that color down as a useable element of design, we are confronted by hundreds of choices in tone and hue. Most of us need a standard from which to work. This is where an area rug can have a principle role in helping us sort through the inexhaustible choices we face. If we would first choose an area rug with the colors … Read More

Interior Design Color Management – How To Use Color And Create A Beautiful Home

The human eye can distinguish about 7 million different colors — how to find just the right color scheme for your home?

The objective of any interior design coloring project is to create a layered look that gives a sense of harmony, completeness and personality to a room. Understanding how colors work together and how colors make you and your guests feel, is paramount for creating a successful room.

There are 8 components to color management:

1. Apply The Classic Interior Design Color Palette.

Every designer learns the classic rule of applying a 60-30-10 color palette: 60%: your main color, 30%: a secondary color, and 10%: an accent color. Pick your favorite color to be either the main, secondary or accent color.

2. Use Accessories for Color Accentuation. This tip saves time, saves money and offers unlimited variety. Accessories are easily changed, resulting in an instantly updated look over the … Read More