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Meet the Winners – The Culture of Living: The Inspired Kitchen Contest

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For Gaggenau, The Inspired Kitchen is a contest that pays homage to the heart of the home by inspiring design that assures, entertains, and sparks conversation. Designers were invited to put their creativity and design philosophy to the test by creating a culinary space where luxury is expressed through emotion, materials, craftsmanship, and aesthetics. Each designer submitted 3-to-6 kitchen illustrations, renderings, or drawings, including three Gaggenau appliances, as well as a written narrative describing their design inspiration and appliance selection. And, in the spirit of giving back, for the first 20 entrants, Gaggenau donated $500 per submission to The James Beard Foundation—an organization whose mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable.

The five winning designs were chosen based on creativity, originality, and functionality:

JENNIE BISHOP – Studio Gild

Jennie Bishop and design partners Melissa Benham and Kristen

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Scotland on Sunday Travel Wishlist – A Scottish Zen garden inspired by a Victorian adventurer’s travels in Japan

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From Kyoto to Cowden, Eastern-inspired gardens are places of tranquility

Wednesday, 7th October 2020, 10:25 am

Ella Christie in the Japanese Garden she created at Cowden near Dollar in 1908

A vibrant pink lily on the still waters, a lichen palette of green on grey stone, a tame robin and a bounding red squirrel were all magical in their own restful way.This sense of peace is what I remember from visiting Japan. Amid the relentless bustle of the cities there would be an unexpected haven of calm. Kyoto was the garden capital, but Tokyo and Hiroshima had their silent sanctuaries as well.It was in Kyoto that I first encountered the concept of the rock garden, or Karesansui. It was in Ryōan-ji’s Zen garden that I relished the challenge of finding the stones in the seemingly featureless expanse of grey. That step from bigger picture down to detail is a

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Westfield Girl Scout Creating ‘Sensory Garden’ Inspired by Cousin

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School junior Clara Christian is going for her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement awarded by Scouts, to make the world a better place. Her project is “Veronica’s Garden,” a sensory garden for people with special needs located off Mountain Avenue within Mindowaskin Park.

The garden is inspired by Clara’s cousin, Veronica, who is 14 and has Down Syndrome.

On March 10, the Westfield Town Council approved the project, with support and guidance from Westfield Town Administrator Jim Gildea. It will take up approximately 2,500 square feet in total.

Clara needs about $2,000 more in donations by some time in October to finish the garden, said her mother this week. (If you’d like to learn more about Clara’s project or donate, see her website HERE.)

Help from the city and businesses

The public and private project has taken over a year and a half

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Nature Inspired Fall Mantel Decor Ideas

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Fall decor can be easily over complicated! Today, I’m sharing two ways to simply style fall mantel decor ideas inspired by nature. Style your fireplace mantel in minutes!

Vintage Green Bottles

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Nature Inspired Fall Mantel Decor Ideas

Joining me are some amazing bloggers each sharing their own fall mantels and vignettes as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Tour hosted by Krista at The Happy Housie! Make sure to head over to these other talented bloggers’ articles for more fall decor inspiration next.

Fall mantel decor ideas

Fall Decorating Plan

This year I started my fall decorating with a super fun fall statement wall. I was excited to do something extra creative that was still easy to accomplish. I chose to keep most of the rest of my fall decor fairly simple.

Fireplace mantel ideas

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Seaside Inspired – Beach Decor

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Having your house designed and decorated as
per a theme that you love is the best thing you can do to personalize your home
and make your home  feel like a palace of
your dreams. Believe or not that is one of the important factors that add that
extra sweetness to your home which ultimately leads to a sub conscious
happiness within yourself. One may not believe, but yes, getting your house
transformed in to your dream home is that easy if you have got the right kind
of decor accessories in place that matches your taste and style. But one needs
to consider certain things while choosing home

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Calming Home Decor Trends Inspired by Nature From Etsy

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Our homes are the center of our worlds these days, and between all the online yoga classes, digital playdates, and late-night bread baking, we’re all just trying our best to make staying in feel extra comforting. One surprisingly simple way to up the cozy factor? Look to the great outdoors. “Incorporating natural elements in our decor can instantly make us feel more grounded and peaceful,” explains Etsy Trend Expert Dayna Isom Johnson. “Rich, organic materials, ultra-soft fabrics, and soothing motifs like shells and sunsets are transforming our living spaces into tranquil havens—and keeping us connected to the outside world.” Whether you find calm in curling up in a cotton throw or reassurance in hanging a seedling in a sunny window and watching it grow, these six nature-inspired home decor trends are sure to take your nesting to the next level.

’70s sunsets

There’s nothing quite like witnessing a breathtaking natural

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Tulip Inspired Tablescape with Vintage Label Vases

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The weather has been cold so far for Spring this year. It’s time to warm things up and think about ideas for my table. My inspiration for this Tulip Inspired Tablescape grew from memories of tulips in my mom’s garden each year when I was a child. Every Spring she would plant the tulip bulbs in different color. They were everywhere and Tulips has been one of my favorite flowers since for the spring. It’s perfect for the Easter holiday which is just around the corner. I am excited to share the details of my tulip inspired tablescape with vintage labels on the vases.

 

I was at my local flower shop and bought some really pretty white tulips. They represent two of my favorite colors white and green, prefect for my tables. I have added the tulips everywhere in the screen porch area, as well as in the kitchen. These

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Stone Gifts – Elegant Nature Inspired Home & Office Decor

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Stonegifts bring you the highest quality natural slate decor and stone gifts.

Boulder, Colorado Artist and Craftsman, Charles Mason, has created a unique collection of rustic home decor and handcrafted gifts from natural stone, slate and organic patina metal.

All gifts are carefully etched and feature Wildlife, Western, Kanji, Zen, Nature and Southwest inspired designs.

Whether you want to decorate your country home, office, cabin, lodge or patio; Stonegifts offers a wide variety of stone accents including Coasters, Trivets, Candle Holders, Thermometers, Vases, Picture Frames, Welcome Signs, Wall Art, Switch/Outlet Plate Covers, Coaster Sets and more.

Decorating with slate brings subtle and classical rustic beauty that can only be found in nature; No resins, plastics or faux materials are used to create these truly one of a kind gifts.

The team at Stonegifts thank you for your ongoing support which enabels us to continue offering a variety of Timeless, Natural,

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