Monthly Archives: October 2014
How to Design For the Victorian LookOctober 2014

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The Victorian Period lasted from 1837 to 1901. These sixty-four years are incredibly important for so many reasons, not least of which is beautiful architecture and stunning design. Today we’re going to take a look at how to use interior design to achieve the Victorian look in your own home.

 

When it comes to a residential remodel, why not go back in time and design your home around Victorian ideas and styles? It’s a great way to use reclaimed materials, while at the same time creating something interesting and different to the standard beige palette pack that seems to be everywhere. Read on to learn how to achieve this unique style.

Give Your Bath a Spa MakeoverOctober 2014

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Everyone likes to indulge once in a while. A great way to unwind from a long day is to soak even longer in a luxurious bath. Does your bathroom need a makeover? Try taking a few tips from actress Olivia Wilde on how to create a spa-like oasis in your home. Two years ago, the star’s California home sold for over $3 million. Her bachelorette pad boasted a breathtaking master bath, equipped with the following luxuries of a spa:

The Architectural Design of Disney’s Haunted MansionOctober 2014

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In the spirit of Halloween, today we’ll take a look at the architecture and interior design that was used to create Disneyland’s famous Haunted Mansion. The ride, which opened in 1969, has welcomed generations of fans and even inspired a 2003 film by the same name.

Designing the Perfect Front DoorOctober 2014

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House design is not all about interiors. Although the interior is the area that will be used most, the part that friends and family will admire, you shouldn’t forget that the outside of your home is just as important to get right. No one wants to pull up outside a shabby house, no matter what that fabulous interior designer has done inside. Your house needs to look inviting and cared for.

 

One easy way accomplish this while avoiding a full remodel is to treat yourself to a new (or redesigned) front door. What could offer a better way to show your own design choices and personality? The front door is the portal to your beautiful home, so let’s make it just as beautiful as the rest of your home. Read on for three things to consider when choosing a front door.

Design Perfection In An Opera HouseOctober 2014

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Mention the Sydney Opera House, and everyone immediately pictures the beautiful curves and impressive architecture of the famous building in Australia. It is iconic, known the world over, emulated and used as inspiration for designers from Los Angeles to London.

 

Design Tips For Using WallpaperOctober 2014

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There was a time when modern interior designers viewed wallpaper as out of date, and when time to do a residential remodel they would avoid it, preferring to paint walls rather than paper them.

 

 

Times have changed! Wallpaper is back in fashion, and it’s bigger, better, and bolder than ever before. Prints and patterns, blocks of color, geometric shapes, even inspirational quotes and song lyrics! What’s the perfect way to use wallpaper at home? Read on for tips on using wallpaper in your home.

 

 

3 Steps For a Relaxing BathroomOctober 2014

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When thoughts of modern luxury design cross your mind, what rooms do you think of? Living room. Bedroom. Dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom? The bathroom, despite being the place in which you spend much of your time, often gets left behind when it comes to interior design services. It is functional. It gets wet, and dirty, and messy. It’s not as if anyone hangs out there, unlike the kitchen, which is also functional, and wet, and dirty, and messy.

 

So why bother with it? Caisson Studios can help with that!

5 Easy DIY ProjectsOctober 2014

 We all know that feeling when, for whatever reason, you realize that your home could do with something new. It’s looking a little tired. Your old design no longer pleases the eye, and your mood dictates that things must move on.

 

Refurbishing your home to your exact standards is one of the most satisfying jobs you can do. Here are five easy DIY tasks that will enable you to put a little of yourself into your home.

Stylishly Festive: How to Transition your California Home into FallOctober 2014

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Have you taken a trip to the farmer’s market lately? Well, you’ve probably noticed the abundance of pumpkins and fall flower arrangements. It’s official: Autumn has arrived. Even though the temperature doesn’t dip too much in Los Angeles, you can still transition your home and design scheme into fall. Check out a few helpful hints below and make sure to contact Caisson Studios today for more suggestions on how to renovate and redesign the aesthetic of your California home.

A Stunning Example of Eco Friendly DesignOctober 2014

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The Gherkin is a nickname for a building in London that is so well known it needs no address. This incredible design was built in London in 2001, and completed in 2003, on the site of the old Baltic Exchange which was badly damaged by an IRA bomb in 1992.

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