Alethea Nale

7 Exterior Window Trim Ideas to Inspire your Next Home Project

Windows complete any home’s design. From an interior standpoint, they help let in light and allow those inside a chance to take in the view. From the exterior, windows help complete the home’s style and curb appeal.

And while a lot of emphasis gets placed on how to finish interior windows (with window treatments and styles being the subject of many homeowners’ concerns), window exteriors often need just as much help. But while window coverings are often the solution for the interior, it’s window trim that helps complete the look on the outside. 

Trim helps frame a window, giving it definition and dimension as well as style and design. If you’re looking for ways to finish your exterior windows, take a look at these 7 design ideas for inspiration.

Selecting the Right Window Trim

Window trim is necessary to every exterior. Trim helps cover the edge between siding and the

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15 Interior Design Tips For The Best First Impression

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Creating inspiring interior design that makes a good first impression on guests is something that every homeowner wants as it’s a nice feeling to hear the oohs and aahs of your guests as they admire your home’s impressive interior design.

To help you make a killer interior design impression, here are 13 ways you can impress guests with brilliant interior design, including tips from Décor Aid interior designers.

Hang Interesting Pendant Lights

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Lighting can make or break even the best interior design. If you want to impress guests with thrilling home interior design, be sure to get lighting right. Pendant lamps are the best choice of lighting for a modern home interior. But when it comes to pendant lights, make sure you choose something that has an extraordinary, unusual design – one that calls attention and can trigger visual focus upward.

Adopt An Open Plan Design

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If you want to

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52 Best Interior Decorating Secrets

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Annie Sloan

Some people have a natural eye for design, but if you’re more in the camp of those who can’t do anything without consulting Pinterest board upon Pinterest board before making any major changes, we feel you. And even those of us who leave and breathe interior design, some inspiration and guidance never hurts. We’d love to have an interior designer on speed dial before deciding exactly where and how hang to hang that sweet new wall art we bought on a whim so we don’t make any major mistakes. But until we win the lottery, we’ll have to settle for trusting our guts, and taking plenty of decorating tips where we can get them. We’ve compiled some secrets straight from the pros to help you with all your decorating needs.

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Transform Eyesores

“In this basement remodel, we would’ve had to spend

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Interior Design vs. Interior Decorating

So you’ve decided to make a few changes at home, and you realize that you’re going to need a bit of help. You begin looking for possible services and find that some professionals describe their work as interior design while others are interior decorators. Suddenly you’re faced with new questions, namely, “What’s the difference?” And more importantly, “Which one do I need?”

Interior design and interior decorating are often mistaken as the same thing, but the terms are not completely interchangeable. There are many similarities between the two jobs—so many, in fact, that opinions vary on exactly where to draw the distinction. There are also more than a few differences between the professions—some subtle, some significant. As you decide which kind of help you need when planning changes in your home, it will help to understand the differences between professional designers and decorators—their schooling, the credentialing, their services, and their

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11 Free Home Exterior Visualizer Software Options

Visualize the exterior of your home with different colors, siding, materials, windows, shingles, shutters, trim and more. These are some amazing free home exterior visualization software platforms where you can see what your home looks like with many different exterior design elements. It’s fun too.


This is a super cool article because the software is so cool for any homeowner considering painting their home exterior or changing exterior material.

It’s hard to visualize a different color or material.  That’s where these software options come in.

Most that we selected to include in this list was easy and fast to use. Check them out.

Related: Installing Vinyl Siding | Types of Wood Siding for Home | Types of Vinyl Siding Tools | Types of Modern Concrete Homes

1. Provia Visualizer

Provia Visualizer home exterior software

Provia is an easy-to-use home exterior visualizer.  You can upload your own photo or use one of many photos provided by

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Living Room Vs Family Room

It can be downright baffling to pin down the difference between two seemingly identical concepts. In the epic clash of living room vs. family room, is there really a clear distinction? As a matter of fact, yes.

Just as we discovered when exploring the nuances between modern and contemporary design, there’s a lot in a label. While plenty of people use the terms “living room” and “family room” more or less interchangeably, they actually aren’t the same thing — larger homes sometimes even have both — and it all comes down to how you use the space.

Living Room

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Along with the kitchen, the living room is the main common space in most family homes, but the exact nature of how to use it has been mysterious for a long time.

According to Joan DeJean, writing for the New York Times, living rooms started out as formal

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Design Jobs, Employment in Los Angeles, CA

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American Tax Solutions

Los Angeles, CA 90017 (Westlake area)



$15 – $18 an hour

Easily apply Urgently hiring
  • Fast growing Tax Company in need of a Front Desk Receptionist Responsible for administration duties including greeting guests, answering phones, handling…

Los Angeles, CA 90057 (Westlake area)

  • Understand design needs and provide feedback on presented ideas.
  • Must be able to discuss design needs to obtain input.
  • Assist in creating mood and trend boards.


Online Womens Clothing Company

Los Angeles, CA



$10 – $15 an hour

  • Their responsibilities include providing fashion advice; choosing and co-ordinating outfits for models in photo shoots and choosing props and accessories and…

Glendale, CA 91203 (City Center area)



$45,000 – $52,000 a year

  • Knowledge of current design trends and practices for print and digital applications.
  • Perform special visual design projects as assigned.
  • We seek a customer-focused individual with excellent communication and presentation skills,
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71 Contemporary Exterior Design Photos

I’ve seen a lot of homeowners emphasize their contemporary home design and maximize their living room. Well, to break the common assumption, the contemporary design is actually starting from the exterior. It’s wrong to assume that it’s just something from the inside. If your home has a contemporary look on the interior, but not on the exterior, then there’s no continuity. Your house will only just look like a hot mess. 

You can see examples of luxury elegant contemporary look on this home site from West Vancouver. If you’re building a new home from scratch, or if you’ll be going through a renovation, take inspiration from these examples. Then, from the exterior, you can slowly work your way through the interior as well.

The concept of the contemporary exterior is considered as modern design in architectural focuses. This is the idea of the trendiest matter. But it’s possible to

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Calling All Designers and Creatives!

 

Face Mask Innovation Challenge Extended!

 

By Design is partnering with Silicon Valley based design consultancy Akin Inc. to extend and elevate the #facemaskinnovation Challenge. Along with the original prize, a feature on the New York By Design television series, the elevated round brings a highly unique, impactful, real world design element to the Challenge.

The winning designer will have the amazing opportunity to work with Akin’s design team and state of the art manufacturing and sourcing partners to bring their design through development, full prototyping and commercialization to a ready-for-manufacture product.

AND, the 5 finalists will have their designs professionally reviewed by Akin’s manufacturing team and partners. The finalists and winner will also be featured on By Design social media and websites.

This is your chance to innovate the #facemask **Not for medical use but for our daily lives, shopping, travel, exercise, public or social

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