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2015 February

2015 February


Entrance possibilities are endless! See the 7 elements of revolving door design

Entrance possibilities are endless! See the 7 elements of revolving door design

A building's entrance is its calling card, its first contact with visitors. As such, its design is a key element to its success. In order to specify the right revolving door for a given project, seven factors must be considered.

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Create an accent wall with faux-leather wall panels

Create an accent wall with faux-leather wall panels

If you want to add a personal touch to your interior decor, it’s time to take a look at faux-leather wall panels. If you’ve been hunting for ideas for your walls, look no further. Get your mind racing and your creative juices flowing. Faux-leather wall panels, made from quality materials, will help to soundproof any room. You can use decorative panels in your basement to turn it into a recreational room, or you can turn it into the music studio of your dreams. Turn every room of your home into a showcase for your personal design tastes and make your place look like a palace.

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Architecture and Design for Today's Schools: Secure and Inviting

Architecture and Design for Today's Schools: Secure and Inviting

Architects are increasingly asked to consider security—and especially ballistic security—when designing or renovating schools. And they’re rising to this challenge. Whether the project is for an elementary school or a university, and whether it is a retrofit or new construction, safe and cost-effective designs are emerging. That said, architects still find themselves hindered by low budgets and high expectations. The result can be a school that ends up looking like a fortress—or, even worse, a prison.

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Coral Reef! Jackie Jordan on the 2015 Color of the Year

Coral Reef! Jackie Jordan on the 2015 Color of the Year

Sherwin-Williams Color Expert, Jackie Jordan, shares her thoughts on the 2015 Color of the Year, Coral Reef. Coral Reef surprises us with its unexpected versatility. This mix of pink, orange and red works with many designs including traditional, vintage, cottage and modern. Add this carefree color to your palette, and watch your creativity blossom.

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Bottom-Up FlexShades Offer Privacy

Bottom-Up FlexShades Offer Privacy

When you have a lower floor apartment in a big city with nice street views, privacy is a concern. But when that apartment is part of a well-designed, beautiful building, the last thing you want is to have the integrity and beauty of the space compromised by ugly, intrusive products. This was the dilemma faced by one New York City couple who wanted to redecorate their recently-purchased apartment.

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