Creative Uses for Wooden Shingles in Contemporary Architecture Full story

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on August 16, 2019

Creative Uses for Wooden Shingles in Contemporary Architecture

Today wood shingles are not as common as they used to be mostly given the fact that they’re more susceptible to fire than the other materials. At the same time, they have a very distinctive look and they’re ideal for making the roofs and walls of buildings look a bit rustic without seeming outdated. Historically,...

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Choose From These Fresh Lighting Fixtures For Style and Personality Full story

Posted in Lighting | by Vera Dordick, on August 16, 2019

Choose From These Fresh Lighting Fixtures For Style and Personality

For many people, lighting in the home is an afterthought at best, or just something to be dealt with, at worst. In reality, lighting is important not just for providing the right levels of illumination, but also for adding ambiance, style and artistry. Today’s lighting fixtures are integral elements in home decor that add sparkle...

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This San Francisco Apartment Blurs the Line Between Indoor and Outdoor Space Full story

Posted in Apartments | by Vera Dordick, on August 15, 2019

This San Francisco Apartment Blurs the Line Between Indoor and Outdoor Space

Smack in the middle of downtown San Francisco, a very basic apartment was converted into a spectacular space that overlooks the city. The residence is located on 19th street and required Sidell Pakravan Architects to do extensive renovation to the top floor of an existing unit and expansion of a penthouse. Combining two spaces into...

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10 Great Overhead Storage Ideas For The Garage Full story

Posted in Furniture | by Simona Ganea, on August 15, 2019

10 Great Overhead Storage Ideas For The Garage

The garage, although small, is almost always treated as a storage area for basically everything that we don’t want to keep in the house. This is often associated with a rather chaotic and practically nonexistent storage system which ultimately results in a huge mess. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Give your garage...

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Live in a Hot Climate? Pick One of These Types of Roofs Full story

Posted in Architecture | by Vera Dordick, on August 14, 2019

Live in a Hot Climate? Pick One of These Types of Roofs

Roofing materials come in a wide range of styles and colors, but choosing one for your home is about far more than style. The best kind for a particular house will be driven by not just the type of roof but also by the geographical location and climate. Just as steeply pitched roofs are best...

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15 Beautiful Kitchen Remodel Ideas To Inspire Your Next Makeover Full story

Posted in Kitchen | by Simona Ganea, on August 14, 2019

15 Beautiful Kitchen Remodel Ideas To Inspire Your Next Makeover

A lot of people would agree that the kitchen is the most important room of the house. It’s where you cook all those delicious meals but it’s also a space where family members and guests interact with each other and spend time together. In many cases the kitchen is part of the whole living area...

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The Opus Dubai Revolutionizes The Hotel Industry With Its Amazing Design Full story

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on August 14, 2019

The Opus Dubai Revolutionizes The Hotel Industry With Its Amazing Design

Opus is a project developed by Zaha Hadid Architects and currently under construction. Like all the studio’s creations, it’s a very sculptural structure with a unique identity and a memorable and innovative character. Its design pushes the boundaries of architecture as we know it. The Opus building is located in the Burj Khalifa district of...

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Modern Chairs That Will Quickly Transform the Look of any Room Full story

Posted in Sofa and Chair | by Vera Dordick, on August 13, 2019

Modern Chairs That Will Quickly Transform the Look of any Room

The chair is such a basic piece of furniture — essentially four legs and a seat. Yet designers keep upping the ante on style and function when it comes to chairs. New configurations highlight different materials, push the visual limits and pay homage to classic designs. These fresh statement-making chair designs are ideal for livening...

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