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10 Home Decor and Renovation Articles to Check Out - July 2020

Last modified: 2020-09-08 | Approximate reading time 5 mins

Christine Simard

Hello, and welcome back to our monthly entry about the best articles on interior design, decor and renovations! If you are new to this series, here is a quick recap: each month, we dedicate ourselves to finding the best articles on the internet to inspire you in your design and renovation projects. 

In this July 2020 recap, we hope to give you some good reading material to not only inspire you but also to hopefully keep you hooked for our future monthly articles for 2020! Followed after these will be some of our articles on decor, design and renovations from the blog. So let’s crack into it!

July 2020: 10 Home Decor and Renovation Articles to Check Out

1. Inside Lillian Ahenkan’s (aka Flex Mami) eclectic thrifted home

MTV host, podcaster, creative and DIY queen Lillian Ahenkan recently discovered a passion for interior design and quirky decor. Based in Sydney, Lilian shares her tips and tricks to recreate her creations through YouTube tutorials.

Get the full article and interview here.

Flex-mami-instagram

Source: Architectural Digest

2. A renovation coach’s tips on how to renovate in Covid-19 times

We all know renovation projects are already a hassle to prepare and get into. This is why Architectural Digest interviewed Asher Lipman, also known as NYC’s renovation coach, to give you some practical advice for these trying times.

Get the full article and interview here.

Kitchen-renovation

Source: Architectural Digest

3. Working from home: 9 back-garden offices

Whether you’re new at working from home or you’ve always been doing so, the idea of having a perfect little cabin in your backyard as an office might be appealing to you. Here are a few designs compiled by Dezeen and featured in this article. 

Get the full article here.

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Source: Dezeen

4. The future with hemp concrete

There is still a lot of stigma around the cannabis plant today, even though the use of hemp has been traced back as early as 8,000 BC by archaeologists. It can be used for many things like fabric, rope and even paper, Archdaily explores its use in construction materials, mainly its use in concrete. 

Get the full article here.

hemp-concrete-walls

Source: Archdaily

5. A stand for gender equality with an eco-village in Beirut

Firm Anastasia Elrouss Architects presented their new project called “Eco-Village: Urban Lung of Beirut”, a tower that would offer residences, workshops and retail spaces, but also agricultural activities on the lower levels. The article also mentions:

“The tower, in conjunction with an off-site wooden pavilion and urban farm, would function as a vocational training and cultural center specifically aimed at empowering Lebanese women through agricultural and self-sustainable skill-building.”

Get the full article with pictures here.

MM-tower-Beirut

Source: Inhabitat

6. Trendy pools for a cool summer

Elle Decor tells us all about the present trends in the pool design world, showing us all the new buzzworthy styles for the summer of 2020. With a more sleek, simple, minimalist design, we are presented with pools that are like an extension of the home, blending in with their surroundings.

Get the full article here.

mid-cetury-LA-home-pool

Source: Elle Decor

7. A chic and fancy kitchen that looks pricier than it is

For their kitchen of the week (week of July 27th), Remodelista shares the remodel of Edinburgh architect couple Luke and Joanne McClelland. Their secret? It’s all Ikea. Restricted by a small budget, both worked around affordable materials with what they had retained from past projects and client demands: simple, minimal and symmetrical.

Get the full article with pictures here.

luke-joanne-mcclelland-edinburgh-ikea-kitchen

Source: Remodelista

8. A family’s modern minimalist home

When you think of a family home, rarely will you think of a refined, neutral-coloured designer apartment. However, this is what creative director Anton Wikner made of his 882-square-foot Stockholm apartment, where he lives with his wife and their 4 and 1-year-old children.   

Get the full article with pictures here.

anton-wikner-lounge

Source: Elle Decor

9. The colourful LA apartment of Old Brand New owner, Dabito

Old Brand New is a design blog created by young artist Dabito, established in Los Angeles, California. In this article, he describes his experience as a new homeowner and the renovation journey into his colourful and joyful house!

Get the full article with pictures here.

dabito-LA-home

Source: Old Brand New

10. A brief recap of the most popular colours in the last 70 years

For each past decade, all the way up to the 1950s, there is a distinct colour that stands out and that can easily be associated with each era. This is why Apartment Therapy breaks down for us every one of these iconic shades that have been at the center of beautiful home decors.

Get the full article with pictures here.

1970s-gold-paint-color

Source: Apartment Therapy

Here are our best home decor and renovation articles for the month

Once you’re done exploring all of these great articles, hopefully, you’re inspired and motivated enough to check our decor and design articles, written this month for you!

Here are the best articles we’ve published in the past few weeks

Renovation Inspiration: 10 Dream Bedrooms for Children

You probably will see a lot of this new series on the blog. Focusing on different parts of the home, we browse the internet to find you the best inspiration images to help you figure out the best fit for your decor!

Read the full article here.

kids-bedroom

Reno inspiration: 10 examples of beautiful little backyards

Here, we’ve compiled the prettiest small backyard landscaping designs to mix both style and practicality, helping you make the best out of your small garden space. 

Read the full article here.

small-backyard

Black-owned Home Decor Companies & Interior Design Firms in Canada

To show our support for the Black Canadian communities during these trying times, we decided to highlight the work of different Black-owned businesses that focus on interior decor and design services for you to encourage and shop at.

Read the full article here.

See you next month!

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