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Design mania: 7 Films that made us all desire a home just like the one in our favorite film

Design mania: 7 Films that made us all desire a home just like the one in our favorite film

We’ve all been inspired by a film in certain aspects, however, when it’s a design aspect we tend to leave it on the back burner for the fear of seeming foolish. Here are seven films that stirred up the designer in us all, and quite possibly ended up costing more than the movie ticket.

 

1.    Patrick Swayze’s cabin in Dirty Dancing

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How Brangelina helps us with interior design: French chateau style at your fingertips

How Brangelina helps us with interior design: French chateau style at your fingertips

If sprawling lawns and impressive masonry is your style, but you lack the pounds to purchase a French chateau, perhaps toning it down to suit your individual home is not the impossible task you think it is. If the exterior of your home cannot change to incorporate this impressive style, don’t be dismayed. Turn your home interior into a chateau with a few clever touches.

 

Take time to pick the furniture

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Defying the status quo: celebrities who add a touch of weirdness to their homes

Defying the status quo: celebrities who add a touch of weirdness to their homes

If you grew up in the 80’s, you were more than likely exposed to the phenomenon which is Richie Rich. Richie Rich’s mansion depicted what most children wanted in their dream homes, and it’s no small wonder that some of the rich and famous have lived up to childhood fantasies. Whether you are a billionaire tycoon or a world renowned actress, defying the status quo is not an issue where these celebrities are concerned.

 

Opulence a la Donald Trump

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Celebrity home interiors: a few simple tricks to make your home look like a fashion lay-out for a glossy magazine in under an hour

Celebrity home interiors: a few simple tricks to make your home look like a fashion lay-out for a glossy magazine in under an hour

It is incredible how much can be done to a home to give it a lift, however, what if you only have an hour in which to do so? Imagine you’re lounging at home, playing your son’s Xbox while he’s at school, when suddenly the phone rings. Your sister and her new husband is passing through town and will be at your house this evening for dinner. You’ve always loved her style, and suddenly, you’re stressed that this sibling rivalry is not something you’re going to be good enough to compete in. You head off to the shops, but what to buy? You pull out your phone and google celebrity homes. With a few nice touches your space can go from soccer mom disarray to film star glamor.

 

What to buy?

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Celebrity and interior design pairing: if you had to design a celebrities house, which style would you pair them with?

Celebrity and interior design pairing: if you had to design a celebrities house, which style would you pair them with?

Thinking of your favourite celebrity as having a life of their own is hard to believe, when it’s so easy to keep them in the favourite role you have mapped out for them. Is it the same with the design theme you would imagine them to have?

 

Angelina Jolie

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