Pop Art Interior: I Want This Apartment!!!

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Go big or go home! Drawing on colors mobilized by legendary pop artist Andy Warhol, this over-the-top palette plays on contrast where key colors advance and engage the eyes while solid neutrals act as the foundation in which the colors can stand on.

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This Camper May Look Odd, But Once You See Inside, You’ll Wish You Owned One!

Created by Dutch designer Eduard Bohtlingk in 1985, the Markies camper masquerades as an unassuming box. When the sides come down, it’s soon apparent that this is no ordinary trailer.

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Vinyl awnings and clever, collapsible furniture allow this camper to expand into a comfortable, fashionable home away from home.

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The awnings can be raised or lowered, depending on the weather.

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You can even sleep under the stars on a clear night.

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With four beds, a removable divider allows for a little privacy while sleeping.

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The modern conveniences continue into the kitchenette, complete with cappuccino machine.

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Everything is carefully designed to maximize features and minimize space.

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This results in some unusual appliances, such as this sink/stovetop combo.

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Credit: ViralNova | Photography Eduard Bohtlingk

3 Tips On Mixing and Matching Bedding

It can be intimidating to work with multiple textile patterns, but when you add layers of patterns onto your bedding, you can create a much more interesting bedroom space. Create a custom look, even when the fabrics used are not! Here are 3 helpful tips to consider while boldly expressing that you don’t play it safe when it comes to your outfitting your bed.

1. Rotate the patterns. Use one on the bed spread, bed skirt, one on the pillows up front, and another on the back pillows.

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2. Leave visual “breathing room” between two patterns. Use a solid fabric between two different bold patterns. In this photo the white euro sham pillows are use as an important visual transition to the color and patterns of the throw pillows and duvet cover.

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3. Work with three different scaled fabrics. Find one large pattern, one medium, and one small patterned fabric. If you were to use the same sized patterns throughout your bedding set, it would look way too busy. Consider scale and size of your textile designs and vary them to create visual interest. In this picture, the large zebra print on the euro shams contrast well with the circle patterns on the duvet cover.

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10 Awesome Man Cave Ideas

Sick of your husband watching football with his friends in the living room? Make him a man cave! The best part, you and your husband can work on these DIY Projects together…#QualityTime

1. DIY Jack Daniels Soap Dispenser

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2. Hooks Made From Wrenches

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3. Book Shelf Made Out Of Pipe Clamps

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4. A Sink…That Is Also A Tire.

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5. Beer Bottle Opener and Cap Catcher

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6. Create A Tiled Floor Using Pennies

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7. DIY Bar Made Out Of Shipping Pallets

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8. Turn Suitcases into Wall Shelving

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9. DIY Cutting Board

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10. A Vintage Ice Chest From Wood Pallets

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How to Grow Cacti Indoors

Cacti make beautiful houseplants that add character to any home. But perhaps the best part about cacti is that they are virtually impossible to kill. With a bit of soil, sunlight and minimal water they will happily grow and flower for years, which makes them a great plant for beginning gardeners and even those with notoriously brown thumbs.

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Step 1

Change your cactus’ soil. Unless you know when the cactus you purchased was potted, its a good idea to re-pot it as soon as you buy it. A cactus that is potted in quality soil does not need any fertilizer at all. Quality cactus soil should be composed of one part potting mix, one part washed sand, and one part coarse gravel. If your cactus does not grow or flower for a long while, it is a sign that its soil needs to be changed once again.

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Step 2

Water your cactus. House cacti need very little water–as little as one watering per month. To tell if your cactus needs water, insert a pencil all the way to the bottom of the soil. If moist soil clings to it, it is not yet time to water. Cactus soil should be allowed to completely dry out before it is watered again. Tap water is not good for cacti. If possible, use collected rainwater to water your cactus. Rain water causes chemical reactions in the soil that will provide most of the nutrients that it needs to thrive in its pot. If rain water is not available, use distilled water or tap water that has white vinegar added to it (one capful of white vinegar per five gallons of tap water). Never water your cacti with cold water. Bottom water your cactus by letting it sit in a saucer full of water, and do not let any water get on its flesh or roots. Cacti grow for only a few months out of the year, and when they are resting they need virtually no water. Different cacti have different growing seasons although most grow in the spring and fall and rest in the winter and summer. It is important not to over-water your cactus when it is resting. Research your particular variety of cacti to get to know its growing and resting cycles.

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Step 3

Place your cactus near a brightly lit window where it will receive sunlight for most of the day. However, if your cactus develops yellow or brown spots, it is a sign that is receiving too much light. To remedy the problem, simply move it to a spot that receives less light. If it turns a lighter green, it needs more light. Use its colors to help you find a balance.

Things I Love: Home Republic Elk Quilt Cover Set

Hand drawn, this quilt cover set features a spectacular Elk drawing that will bring a unique piece of modern art into your bedroom. Printed onto a luxuriously soft blend of Bamboo and cotton that creates a silky soft feel, this design also features a black triangle print on the reverse. Add some gorgeous color with the hand painted European pillowcases also available in the Elk range.

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The Power of Plant Design

Plants tend to be an afterthought in interior design. However, we know that plants make us happier, help us recharge and even be more productive.

4962980316ae06332bf721b07097dfeaUsing plants in modern design is even more of a challenge because modern design seems to demand clean lines and simplicity. Nature, on the other hand, tends to be wild and chaotic. However, that doesn’t mean modern interiors need to forego greenery. There are ways to make it work and bring plants into the design as a creative layer that is equally as important as the other accessories in the room.

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