The Outsider’s Guide to Graphic Design: Vector vs. Raster

 Do you know the difference between a file ending in the extension “.JPG” and the extension “.EPS?”A skilled designer knows how to work with a client to achieve a product that both pleases the client and is grounded in good design principles. If you’re an outsider to the world of graphic design, you might become frustrated if the designer insists on following what seem to you like arbitrary rules. Having a familiarity with some of the basic concepts behind graphic design will help you better understand your designer’s needs and get the professional-looking results you deserve....more

Design Your Own Monograms

Have you been downloading your weekly freebies from Creative Market? I'm not an affiliate, I just LOVE their stuff. This week's goodies did not disappoint. Trust. As soon as I saw the wreaths, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them - Monograms! Do you want to design your own too?...more

Design: Notknot

Notknot pillows are by the icelandic designer Ragnheiður Ösp Sigurðardóttir.They are unique as well as beautiful !More on: www.gemsshopiceland.blogspot.comwww.gemsshopiceland.blogspot.comA design and jewelry blog...more

Colorful Front Doors

The home's front door(s) should be designed to coordinate with the architecture of the home.  For many of the traditional homes that have solid wood doors or a combination of wood and glass they are typically stained a brown or painted a neutral color--black, white, & red.  One way to make that front door stand out from the rest is to paint it with a unique, fun color.  Colorful front doors are becoming more and more popular.  It's a reflection of the homeowners personality, and a great way to make your home stand out from the rest....more

Color Trends: Blue and White

Color combination blue and white is classic and timeless, and has been a color combination that I have always loved and has never gone out of style.  You cannot go wrong!  In the past five years, we have seen a resurgence of the classic color combo blue and white, and at High Point blue and white was very prevalent....more

How to Find a Blog Designer

On almost any post you see about blogging, it will tell you one of the most important things to consider is your blog design. Whether you're new to blogging, trying to grow your blog, or even trying to hook some sponsors, blog design is HUGE! ...more

Interior Designer Soledad Alzaga embraces her South American Roots

From San Francisco to Mexico, Soledad Alzaga has decorated for clients with eclectic and elegant taste. This Buenos Aires-born designer relies on instinct to mix old world with new pieces to create a unique and inviting space. Soledad believes that "personal style as well as home design has to be comfortable, fit your needs and reflect your personality."...more

10 Tips On Modernizing Your Home

If you think that your home needs a good makeover, there are a few things that you can fix in order to make it look more modern. The great thing is that you don't have to spend thousands of dollars on renovating your home. You can make a couple of changes that will really beautify your space. Here are a couple of tips on modernizing your home inside and out:1. Get some ideas...more

It's All About the Details: Built-ins

Custom built-ins can really make a space shine.  They can be a great architectural detail to a room, and the perfect solution for extra storage as well as displaying all those accessories.We typically see bult-ins in family rooms or living room, but those aren't the only places you can have custom built-ins.  Today, we are adding them to dining rooms, bedrooms, hallways, etc....more