Flickr finds: Mirror, mirror on the wall…

April 15, 2010 · Posted in Interior design trends · Comment 


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Your votes decide our giveaway winner!

April 14, 2010 · Posted in Knoll furniture · Comment 

We’re in the home stretch of our Get Your Sit Together giveway!  The winner of the giveaway will receive a Generation by Knoll office chair in the color of their choice. If you haven’t done so yet, head to our Facebook fan page to check out the Get Your Sit Together photo album. We need you to vote for the chair you think is most deserving of being replaced.  To vote, leave a comment on the photo of the chair you feel should win (only photo comments will be counted – not wall posts, comments on the album, etc.) by Friday, April 16th 11:59pm EST. Happy voting!

Miniature modern design… yay or nay?

April 13, 2010 · Posted in Interior design trends · Comment 

The idea of miniature modern design was brought to our attention in a recent NY Times article. It discusses the growing number of “mini-modernists” that differ from other “dollhouse hobbyists, who tend to favor more ornate Victorian and Tudor styles.”  Here’s a peek at some photographed miniature homes…

VERO Green

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The New York Times goes ‘Back to the Future’

April 9, 2010 · Posted in Knoll furniture · Comment 

The New York Times’ T Magazine Blog takes a brief look back at the history of Knoll. Click here to read the article.

Design Direction

April 7, 2010 · Posted in Bathroom design ideas, Design Direction · Comment 

Do you have a challenging space or need some design guidance? Design Direction is a chance for you to submit photos or videos of your design challenge(s) and a Vastu interior designer will provide you with some help. Every Wednesday we will feature one reader’s submission.

“I just bought a home with a very tiny master bathroom. If being small isn’t enough to deal with, there’s an issue with the toilet being right at the doorway. Originally the door opened in towards the vanity, but prior owners removed the door and put up, of all things, a plastic accordion door. Another issue is the shower stall. First, it has no lighting. Previous owners took off the pivot door and replaced it with a shower curtain. As you reach in to turn on the water, you get soaked. I’m trying to find out what would be the best layout to utilize what little floorspace there is. My best idea for this space would be to replace the shower stall with bypass shower doors, replace the vanity with a smaller vanity that is 15″ or 18″ deep (need the storage space) and we really would like an elongated toilet, so one that takes up the least amount of floor space. Last, put in a pocket door. Other than the above, I really can’t come up with any other ideas. Any help would be greatly appreciated!”

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Flickr finds: Red is rad

April 6, 2010 · Posted in Interior design trends · Comment 

This Flickr find post was inspired by a recent post on Apartment Therapy DC about using red to rev up a room.

modern red living room interior design

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A few floor models still available…

Just wanted to give you guys a peek at a few floor model items that are still on sale.

Athens Dining Chairs – Originally $845 per chair, NOW $800 for the pair

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Party over here!

April 2, 2010 · Posted in Places to go in DC · Comment 

Next week, on April 7th, DC-based entreprenuer Julianne Smith will launch her new wedding garter collection right here at Vastu.  Yes… you read that correctly… wedding garters – and we can’t wait!  If you’re a bride, a part of the wedding industry or you’re just interested to find out what Julianne Smith (aka The Garter Girl) is all about, then please join us!

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