Elle Décor-Sponsored Contest Won by FIDM Interior Design Students

A team of three FIDM Interior Design school Students won first place in the “Legends of La Cienega: Celebrate Hollywood” Student Design Competition, sponsored by Elle Décor magazine. The contest required entrants to design a room in a residential or commercial space that represented their contemporary vision for a film or TV series. With their entry “Mirror Mirror,” FIDM Students Mark Griffin, Olivia Sibert, and Maelee Lungren gave a modern spin to Snow White... Read More

Dining Room Design – Tips to get Your Creative Juices Flowing

Enjoying a meal with your friends and loved ones is much more fun when you have a dining room design that fits your life style. As a room that gets more use than most of the rooms in the home your dining room will need extra attention when it comes to design. The more you plan on doing to your space the more time it will take to design it. If all you need is a fresh coat of paint and hang a few paintings then you’ll not need to take a lot of time, but before you decide that... Read More

Area Rugs Introduced That Aid Heat Retention and Insulation for Homes During Winter Months

(LOS ANGELES, CA Oct. 24) – With cold weather approaching fast, many homeowners will soon be facing higher energy bills in order to keep the house at a warmer, more comfortable temperature. In terms of energy usage, winter months are often the most demanding. The good news is that new and improved energy efficient insulation for windows and doors can go a long way in reducing energy costs when keeping a home warm, but savings can be even greater when the floor is covered... Read More

Interior Design Tips for Kids Rooms

So you are planning to decorate your kid?s room. Where do you start? If you are decorating the room for your baby or very young toddler, the initial planning decisions will be yours (you may of course consult professional interior designers if your budget stretches that far) and the project will be designed and carried out by you. However, if your young child has reached an age where they have started to develop their own personality and tastes, it?s a good idea to have your... Read More

Consult Interior Design Magazines For Your Decorating Needs

The problem people face when it comes to finding a new look for their home, is that there is an absolutely huge selection to choose from. It can be a big challenge when it comes to interior decorating and people are sometimes faced with a dilemma about what style or theme to choose for each room. Looking for Inspiration? For the people who are short of ideas or inspiration, you may find what you are looking for in an interior design magazine. As with everything, there is a selection... Read More

How To Do Your Own Interior Design

Interior design is a sub-discipline of architecture. It is the process of decoration of a space; the planning and laying out of furniture, drapes, flooring, wall treatment, plants, artwork and accessories to make it a pleasing for the eye and comfortable to live or work in. Here are the questions to ask to plan your own interior design: How long do you plan to stay in this home? What type of lifestyle do you lead? (do you entertain guests, have late nights, have holiday guests)What... Read More

How Kitchen Backsplash Choices Can Make or Break your Interior Design

If you select the right kitchen backsplash for your kitchen you may end up on the cover of popular interior design publications for your great style and selection, however, if you choose the wrong backsplash you’ll throw off the entire look of your new kitchen. With so many kitchen backsplash materials and looks available today it is important to select a material and style that will highlight your overall kitchen decor and show off its uniqueness and individuality. Lets... Read More

Easy Ways to Update your Kitchen

If you are looking for some ideas to redecorate your kitchen, it doesn?t have to be expensive or time consuming. Some minor changes that you can do on your own can really change the overall affect the room has. Many of us spend a great deal of time in the kitchen cooking, eating, and visiting with our family and friends. It is important that our kitchen has a very comfortable feeling to it. Some simple projects include adding a new kitchen sink, counters, and even bar stools. Changing... Read More

Bedroom Feng Shui Decorating Tips

Sleep is vital to your health and determines how well you function in your day. From a feng shui perspective, your health centers in your bedroom. While consulting, feng shui expert Marina Lighthouse offers her clients hints and tips for better sleep and feng shui in the home. ’This is an area where you spend a good part of your life, so make sure you have everything you need to induce good rest.’ If you suffer from sleep disorders such as anxiety and sleeplessness,... Read More

Stained Glass Art, Craft and Pricing

Stained Glass is about creativity that is pure excitement, passion and yes fun satisfaction. It happens when you least expect it for some it happens while staying at a cottage at the beach. The salty air, seashells and interesting things lying on the beach spark creativity. Stained Glass art and craft is born every day in the souls of those in need to make something. Creativity equals satisfaction. Creativity must be affordable and accessible to everyone. Stained glass art is... Read More