DIY Industrial Pipe Shelving: Stylish Ideas For Your Living Space

Posted in Furniture | by Simona Ganea, on June 8, 2020

DIY Industrial Pipe Shelving: Stylish Ideas For Your Living Space

Industrial pipe shelving is a great way to add space and character to various areas like a bedroom or home office. As a popular alternative to wood shelves, industrial pipe shelving offers just what you need. DIY pipe shelves are also a great project for beginners and experts.   For many people, wood shelves are boring....

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Amazing Structures With Gorgeous Terraces and Balconies

Posted in Outdoor | by Simona Ganea, on June 8, 2020

Amazing Structures With Gorgeous Terraces and Balconies

Every little section of a house has its way of looking amazing and being special and the design strategies often differ based on the function of the space. Today we’re focusing our attention on balconies, terraces and the areas that generally connect a structure to its surroundings. We’re going to have a look at a...

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Question: Is It Okay to Sleep on the Floor?

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Candace Osmond, on June 8, 2020

Question: Is It Okay to Sleep on the Floor?

We always preach about the importance of sleeping on a good mattress, one that’s suitable for your body shape, weight, height, and favorite sleeping position. However, we keep hearing about this idea of how sleeping on the floor can be beneficial for you. This raises a lot of questions, like if this is true, why...

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A Dozen Cool Ways To Repurpose Old Wooden Chairs Into Something Else

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on June 8, 2020

A Dozen Cool Ways To Repurpose Old Wooden Chairs Into Something Else

There’s plenty you can do with an old chair, even one that looks totally outdated compared to the rest of your home. In fact, those are the best kinds of chairs to recycle and repurpose because the transformation is always unexpected and interesting. To give you an idea of what we have in mind, we’ve...

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35 Open Concept Kitchen Designs That Really Work

Posted in Kitchen | by Simona Ganea, on June 7, 2020

35 Open Concept Kitchen Designs That Really Work

The idea of an open concept kitchen is not at all unusual, especially in the case of modern and contemporary homes. Nowadays the tendency is to make the interior as fluid as possible and to simplify the structure and the décor as much as possible without sacrificing the functionality. It’s why eliminating the barrier between...

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Contemporary Family Retreat On The Banks Of The Beautiful Huron Lake

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on June 7, 2020

Contemporary Family Retreat On The Banks Of The Beautiful Huron Lake

In a small town close to London, Ontario there’s a gorgeous area filled with beautiful pine trees and a lovely view over Lake Huron. It’s here that architecture studio SAOTA together with their interiors division ARRCC took on the task to build a contemporary family retreat up a bluff between the forest and the lake....

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15 Outdoor Chandelier Ideas That Will Totally Transform Your Patio

Posted in Buying Guides | by Corey Majeau, on June 7, 2020

15 Outdoor Chandelier Ideas That Will Totally Transform Your Patio

Gone are the days when people would just decorate their patio with old furniture and slap in a light bulb or two in a dull-looking wall fixture. Today, there are so many great options in terms of outdoor furniture, that you can literally make an outdoor living room. Light is an important part of how...

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BBQ Island Kits To Do It Yourself A Dream Outdoor Kitchen

Posted in Buying Guides | by Corey Majeau, on June 5, 2020

BBQ Island Kits To Do It Yourself A Dream Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor cooking, barbecues is a great way to host a gathering and spend time with friends and family no matter the season. Imagine having a lovely barbecue during the summertime with refreshing drinks or winding down with a glass of wine and some delicious seared steaks during the fall. An outdoor kitchen is not only...

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One-of-a-Kind Chairs That Add Some Funk to a Room

Posted in Sofa and Chair | by Vera Dordick, on June 5, 2020

One-of-a-Kind Chairs That Add Some Funk to a Room

It’s time to stop thinking about chairs as just a place to sit. Sure, you want them to be comfortable but unusual designs and materials quickly elevate a chair from being purely functional to serving as a statement piece. Face it, these types of chairs are far more fun than the basic type. The best...

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Useful Deck Storage Boxes For Clutter-Free Outdoor Areas

Posted in Buying Guides | by Simona Ganea, on June 4, 2020

Useful Deck Storage Boxes For Clutter-Free Outdoor Areas

An outdoor deck box, if you’re not familiar with the term, is a storage trunk which you can keep on your deck, porch or patio. It can be used as a storage container for things like gardening supplies, pillows, blankets and various other things and it can also double as a bench or as a...

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5 Great Small Patio Furniture Sets That Brings Comfort and Function

Posted in Buying Guides | by Corey Majeau, on June 4, 2020

5 Great Small Patio Furniture Sets That Brings Comfort and Function

Even if you’ve got a smaller patio, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have great patio furniture that brings comfort and function to your outdoor spaces. With comfortable chairs and an aesthetic table, your outdoor living area can be instantly transformed. Just add on some cushions, and you’re all good to go. If you’re not...

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17 Cool Concrete Projects For The Backyard and The Garden

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on June 4, 2020

17 Cool Concrete Projects For The Backyard and The Garden

If you’ve never used concrete in any of your DIY projects, you’ve been missing out because this is such a versatile material and there are so many beautiful things that you can do with it. Today we’re focusing on DIY concrete projects for outdoor areas such as the backyard and the garden. There’s a lot...

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Multipurpose Container House With A Sleek Floating Roof

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on June 3, 2020

Multipurpose Container House With A Sleek Floating Roof

Inspired by their client’s need for a warehouse space, the architects and designers at Constanza DomÍnguez C. and Plannea Arquitectura managed to create something really using recycled shipping containers. The project was completed in 2019 in Chile and makes use of two containers which are positioned parallel to each other with a 6 meter gap...

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Seriously up Your Storage Space with a Kitchen Hutch or Kitchen Pantry

Posted in Buying Guides | by Vera Dordick, on June 2, 2020

Seriously up Your Storage Space with a Kitchen Hutch or Kitchen Pantry

A kitchen hutch can be hard to define but one thing is for sure: Once you have one, you might wonder how you ever lived without it! Of course, some people aren’t even clear about what a kitchen hutch is: Isn’t it the same thing as a China cabinet?  Not really, but there are similarities...

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24 Warm And Inviting Traditional Living Room Décor Ideas

Posted in Living Room | by Simona Ganea, on June 2, 2020

24 Warm And Inviting Traditional Living Room Décor Ideas

Traditional interiors are easy to spot as they have a very specific look. They tend to focus on elegancy and on an overall continuous décor where everything matches everything else. The most commonly used colors are beige and brown with slight variations. An element that is specific to traditional décor, more exactly to living rooms,...

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How To Craft A DIY Flower Box That Looks Gorgeous From Every Angle

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on June 2, 2020

How To Craft A DIY Flower Box That Looks Gorgeous From Every Angle

Bring a little bit of color and freshness into your home by adding some plans and flowers to the decor. There are lots of different ways to do it and one option involves a lovely crafting project: a DIY flower box. It’s a very simple thing to make, especially if you already have a bunch...

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A Tropical Retreat In Rio Built Of Steel And Glass

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on June 2, 2020

A Tropical Retreat In Rio Built Of Steel And Glass

Situated on a piece of land adjacent to the Tijuca National Park in Rio de Janeiro, this beautiful house serves as a peaceful and quiet retreat, a place to engage with nature and to enjoy all the amazing landscape unfolding all around it. The project was recently completed by the architects and designers at Olson...

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Unusual Coffee tables That Will Make Your Living Room Look Special

Posted in Furniture | by Vera Dordick, on June 1, 2020

Unusual Coffee tables That Will Make Your Living Room Look Special

It’s a piece that no living room should do without: The coffee table. A sofa, no matter how beautiful, feels too exposed and unfinished when there’s no coffee table in front of it. Besides, that modestly sized table is one of the most functional pieces of furniture in the room. It’s a place for decor,...

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Kitchen Simple and Efficient Ways To Store Fruits And Vegetables

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on June 1, 2020

Kitchen Simple and Efficient Ways To Store Fruits And Vegetables

Here’s a rather odd question for you today: how do you store your vegetables? It’s not a subject that comes up very often and it’s a pretty tricky one as well. We often overlook this storage dilemma when we’re designing and furnishing our kitchens and pantries but that doesn’t make it go away. That being...

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A Wooden Countryside Cabin With A Rustic Design And Serene Views

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on June 1, 2020

A Wooden Countryside Cabin With A Rustic Design And Serene Views

This beautiful rustic cabin is the type of place we often dream of escaping to, the type of holiday retreat that’s away from the noise and chaos of the city and which welcomes us into the middle of nature. Located in Wensleydale, Victoria (Australia) this beautiful barn-inspired villa enjoys tranquil views over the countryside and...

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Lighting Fixtures that Will Add a Big Dose of Drama to Your Room

Posted in Lighting | by Vera Dordick, on May 29, 2020

Lighting Fixtures that Will Add a Big Dose of Drama to Your Room

Sure, lighting in your home is essential but it can also be like the icing on the cake of your decor. It’s a design element that shouldn’t be underestimated because it adds a great deal of dimension and style to a room. Lighting can be something dramatic that catches the attention right away or it...

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A Colorful Shipping Container Workspace On A Concrete Manufacturing Site

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 29, 2020

A Colorful Shipping Container Workspace On A Concrete Manufacturing Site

What would the offices of a concrete manufacturer look like in today’s landscape? Well, if one prefers to stay true to the company’s spirit and be quirky at the same time, there’s a lot to learn from a very beautiful project completed by Balan and Nambisan Architects in 2019. They were approached by one of...

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Looking for the Best 70 Pint Dehumidifiers? We’ve Got You Covered!

Posted in Buying Guides | by Corey Majeau, on May 28, 2020

Looking for the Best 70 Pint Dehumidifiers? We’ve Got You Covered!

Dehumidifiers are a great addition to any home as they help in controlling mold and mildew which thrives in areas where there’s plenty of moisture. If you’re looking for a dehumidifier that has a high dehumidification rate, 70-pint dehumidifiers are great models to invest in. As their name suggests, they’re able to remove up to...

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12 Beautiful DIY Paper Mache Projects For Beginners

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on May 28, 2020

12 Beautiful DIY Paper Mache Projects For Beginners

Paper mache (from the French term papier-mâché) has been used since 200 B.C. China evolving over time to become more useful and versatile than ever. The term literally means chewed paper which references the textures resulted after mixing in bits of paper and glue. There are a lot of different uses for this unusual composite...

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The Lytton Sleep Mattress You Need to Read

Posted in Mattresses | by Candace Osmond, on May 28, 2020

The Lytton Sleep Mattress You Need to Read

Hybrid beds have started increasing their fan database because the mixture of materials that are used in their construction increases the number of benefits that a hybrid bed can provide. Known for having multiple features to benefit from, hybrid mattresses have also gained a reputation for being an expensive bed, but today we are going...

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Modern House With a Black Exterior And An Extremely Welcoming Interior

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 28, 2020

Modern House With a Black Exterior And An Extremely Welcoming Interior

In a strange way, this house from Christchurch, New Zealand makes the piece of land that it occupies seem bigger than it actually is. The house was designed and built by Young Architects and was completed in 2019. It occupies a narrow site and has a simple and modest design with a classic gable roof...

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How To Decorate Each Room And Make It Feel Special

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Simona Ganea, on May 27, 2020

How To Decorate Each Room And Make It Feel Special

Every space inside your home is different from all the others and even though you should somehow find a way to harmoniously link them and to create a holistic décor, it’s also important to take into consideration the function and the ambiance that are specific to each type of room. Adapt your design strategy based...

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10 Useful and Comfy Outdoor Bean Bag Chairs

Posted in Buying Guides | by Candace Osmond, on May 27, 2020

10 Useful and Comfy Outdoor Bean Bag Chairs

I know that buying a bean bag chair seems like the easiest thing in the world to do. I mean, how can you possibly go wrong, it’s a bean bag chair! Even so, some of the best brands that make these chairs have pretty expensive models, so ending up purchasing a $500 bean bag chair...

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This Vintage House Combines Craftsman Style With a Farmhouse Vibe

Posted in Architecture | by Vera Dordick, on May 27, 2020

This Vintage House Combines Craftsman Style With a Farmhouse Vibe

This California home is modest craftsman style on the outside and pure relaxed comfort with a dose of farmhouse on the inside. The three-year renovation of this Orange County home was well worth the wait: It preserved many of the details that fans of the craftsman style look for and incorporated many of the new...

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13 Amazing Ways To Transform The Basement Into A Better Space

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on May 26, 2020

13 Amazing Ways To Transform The Basement Into A Better Space

Even if it may not seem very appealing at first, having a basement can be truly wonderful given all the cool ways in which you can transform and decorate this space. You could turn it into a gaming room, a lounge area, a home theater where you can watch your favorite movies and TV shows...

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Double Unit Apartment Transformation With Art Deco And Mid-century Vibes

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on May 26, 2020

Double Unit Apartment Transformation With Art Deco And Mid-century Vibes

Not long ago interior design studio Frederick Tang Architecture was approached by a young family who wanted to give their new home a unique look. The project was ambitious but also very exciting. The end goal was to combine and renovate two units on the 6th floor of a New York building and to turn...

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15 Gorgeous Rustic Dressers Worthy Of Your Master Bedroom

Posted in Bedroom | by Simona Ganea, on May 25, 2020

15 Gorgeous Rustic Dressers Worthy Of Your Master Bedroom

Looking for that one piece of furniture that can make your home feel complete? We have a feeling that a rustic dresser would fill the spot just right. It’s the type of accent piece that can be very practical and look amazing at the same time. Add a few charming hints of rustic character to...

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Stylish Forest A Frame Cabin Draws Visitors Near Hawaii’s Beautiful Volcanoes

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 25, 2020

Stylish Forest A Frame Cabin Draws Visitors Near Hawaii’s Beautiful Volcanoes

This small cabin is located on Big Island in Hawaii, only 5 miles from the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a daring area which not many adventure into. This unusual destination offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing getaway in a lush area full of trees and vegetation while still feeling adventurous. The...

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A Floor Covered In Pennies – How It’s Done And What It Takes

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on May 24, 2020

A Floor Covered In Pennies – How It’s Done And What It Takes

Ever seen a floor made of pennies? It’s magnificent. As you can imagine, it takes a lot of pennies to cover up an entire floor in them. The number depends on the size of the space and once you have the measurements you can calculate how much resources you’re going to need. For example, this...

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Modern Pet Furniture For Discerning Dogs, Cats And Their Owners

Posted in Furniture | by Simona Ganea, on May 22, 2020

Modern Pet Furniture For Discerning Dogs, Cats And Their Owners

Officially welcome your beloved pets into the family by getting them some furniture of their own. Pet furniture is trendy these days so there are a lot of magnificent designs and styles to choose from. Many of them are designed to be comfortable and enjoyable for the pets as well as stylish, elegant and able...

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Enjoy Ocean Views From The Green Roof of This Costa Rican Jungle Villa

Posted in Architecture | by Vera Dordick, on May 22, 2020

Enjoy Ocean Views From The Green Roof of This Costa Rican Jungle Villa

On a jungle hillside in Costa Rica, this luxury home quite literally blends with its wild environment thanks to a low profile and a green roof. Characterized by an unassuming, industrial facade that encases a serenely luxurious interior, the home clings to the hill, offering dramatic jungle and ocean vistas. Designed by architects Dagmar Štěpánová...

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Make Your Patio as Comfortable as Your Living Room With Outdoor Club Chairs

Posted in Outdoor | by Vera Dordick, on May 21, 2020

Make Your Patio as Comfortable as Your Living Room With Outdoor Club Chairs

Armchairs are a comfortable addition to your living room, and the same goes for outdoor club chairs for your patio or deck. They’re roomy, have arms and are great for spending time reading or sitting and chatting with friends. No matter what kind of furniture you already have in your outdoor living space, club chairs...

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Organic Cotton Sheets Are The Key To A Good Night’s Sleep

Posted in Buying Guides | by Candace Osmond, on May 21, 2020

Organic Cotton Sheets Are The Key To A Good Night’s Sleep

After a long day, there’s nothing quite like climbing into bed. Most if not all of us look forward to having a great night’s sleep after a day on the go. Since we’re spending at least a third of day under the sheets, it’s important that you’re slipping into sheets that feel great and are...

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A Trio Of Vacation Houses Built With Prefab Metal Panels

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 21, 2020

A Trio Of Vacation Houses Built With Prefab Metal Panels

Not everything goes according to plan, especially when taking on a big project. However, sometimes that works out for the better, like in the case of the project done by studio Porto Quadrado in 2018. Originally, the plan was to build a vacation home which was to be shared by three families. However, the beautiful...

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15 Versatile Area Rugs With Geometric Patterns

Posted in Rugs & Carpets | by Simona Ganea, on May 21, 2020

15 Versatile Area Rugs With Geometric Patterns

Patterned rugs are excellent for anchoring a room and connecting all the different design pieces together, especially when dealing with simple and neutral colors and natural finishes. With that in mind, we have some geometric rug designs and ideas to share with you today. There’s something here for every style and we hope you’ll find...

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Refurbished Apartment Turned Into A Beautiful And Imperfect Oasis

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on May 20, 2020

Refurbished Apartment Turned Into A Beautiful And Imperfect Oasis

The Imperfect Residence is a beautiful one-bedroom apartment situated in Honk Kong. It was named like that after the being refurbished by interior designer Nelson Chow of studio NCDA who was guided throughout the entire process by the ancient Japanese philosophy Wabi Sabi, an aesthetic which describes beauty as being imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. The...

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20 Easy DIY Crafts That You Can Make Using Dollar Store Items

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on May 20, 2020

20 Easy DIY Crafts That You Can Make Using Dollar Store Items

Nobody can really say that they’re completely done decorating their home because this is a giant work in progress and there are always new ideas and new projects that can be done. The possibilities are obviously endless and there are lot of ideas that are very simple and very inexpensive to implement. That’s exactly what...

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Magnificent Waterfront Cabins Surrounded by Dreamy Landscape

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 19, 2020

Magnificent Waterfront Cabins Surrounded by Dreamy Landscape

That image of a small cabin with a lovely garden, a patio and a lake just a few meters away is so well imprinted in our brains we can practically see it clear as day. It’s an image that many artists have been inspired by over the years and which a lot of people dream...

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Giant Bean Bag Chair Designs For The Comfiest Sitting Areas

Posted in Buying Guides | by Candace Osmond, on May 19, 2020

Giant Bean Bag Chair Designs For The Comfiest Sitting Areas

For a long time, bean bags have been considered the ultimate lounging spot in one’s home or office. If you own a bean bag, then you know that’s the first thing your guests call dibs on when they enter the house. That’s because these furniture items are a delight to rest on, considering how great...

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Pros and Cons of Having a Carpet in the Kitchen

Posted in Kitchen | by Simona Ganea, on May 19, 2020

Pros and Cons of Having a Carpet in the Kitchen

When I first moved into my new home I had everything planned out except for one thing. I wasn’t sure if I wanted a carpet in the kitchen or not. As a kid, I enjoyed playing on the kitchen floor at my mother’s house and the carpet made it so cozy and nice. But here,...

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120 Genius Repurposing Ideas Teach Us How To Turn Junk Into Treasure

Posted in Best Of | by Simona Ganea, on May 19, 2020

120 Genius Repurposing Ideas Teach Us How To Turn Junk Into Treasure

Creativity is such a broad concept…it’s hard to even define it. On the other hand, it’s pretty easy to come up with examples and a lot of times they have to do with items being repurposed and used as something else or in environments where they weren’t originally meant to be. A lot of things...

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Black House In The Forest Filled With The Beautiful Sound Of Music

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 19, 2020

Black House In The Forest Filled With The Beautiful Sound Of Music

A small plot in the forest, surrounded by tall trees, nature and tranquility – this is where a couple chose to build their new house. The site is located in Kulantuva, Lithuania and the house doesn’t really much on the views, although they are beautiful. What the owners really wanted from this black house was...

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These Chic Dining Tables Have All the Features on Your Wish List

Posted in Furniture | by Vera Dordick, on May 18, 2020

These Chic Dining Tables Have All the Features on Your Wish List

The dining table just might be the most multipurpose piece of furniture in your house, so why shouldn’t it also be the most stylish? Sure you have meals on it, but it’s used for far more than that. It’s where you linger over coffee with friends, sit to read a newspaper or magazine, and even...

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Amazing DIY Projects That Can You Do With Simple Wooden Crates

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on May 18, 2020

Amazing DIY Projects That Can You Do With Simple Wooden Crates

A lot of the DIY projects and crafts we’re usually sharing with you don’t require any special skills or special materials and tools. For most of them all you need is a creative mind and the desire to create something unique and to get your hands dirty. On that note, today we’re showing you some...

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Keep the Fun Going After Dark With An Outdoor Gas Fire Pit

Posted in Buying Guides | by Vera Dordick, on May 18, 2020

Keep the Fun Going After Dark With An Outdoor Gas Fire Pit

Outdoor gas fire pits have become a very popular backyard accessory and it’s no wonder. There’s nothing like a firepit to bring back memories of camping, summer evenings and time spent outdoors with family or friends. As appealing as a bonfire is, however, the mess and fussing with firewood can be a real turnoff for...

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NewAir Dual Zone Wine and Beverage Fridge is a Must-Have

Posted in Buying Guides | by Vera Dordick, on May 17, 2020

NewAir Dual Zone Wine and Beverage Fridge is a Must-Have

A home bar is not complete these days without a beverage fridge, but what happens if there’s a wine lover in the house too? To satisfy everyone, a combination beverage fridge made to accommodate both bottles of wine and cans of beverages is a great choice. The option to have dual temperature settings in the...

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15 Timeless Scandinavian Chairs With Stylish Designs

Posted in Sofa and Chair | by Simona Ganea, on May 15, 2020

15 Timeless Scandinavian Chairs With Stylish Designs

Scandinavian furniture is renowned for its simplicity and beauty and it has a very distinctive style which is always easy to recognize. It’s a style that many designers have embraced fully and that gives us lots of amazing pieces to choose from when furnishing our homes. Today we’re going to talk about Scandinavian chairs and...

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45 DIY Lampshade Ideas – The Best And The Brightest

Posted in Lighting | by Simona Ganea, on May 15, 2020

45 DIY Lampshade Ideas – The Best And The Brightest

We’re big fans of DIY home decor and we can’t stress enough how important it is to personalize a space in order to truly make it feel like you belong there. A home’s interior decor should be a faithful representation of its owners’ style and character so what better way to ensure that than by...

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A Contemporary Residence in Canada Deals With The Height Restrictions In Its Own Way

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 15, 2020

A Contemporary Residence in Canada Deals With The Height Restrictions In Its Own Way

The Britannia Residence is located in Calgary, Alberta, in a neighborhood with strict height restrictions. It was impossible for the house to be two-storey high so instead the team at Shugarman Architecture + Design Inc raised it as high as possible while still respecting the restrictions. They also employed other means to give the house...

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The Best 7 Bamboo Pillows Suitable For People Who Suffer From Allergies

Posted in Buying Guides | by Candace Osmond, on May 14, 2020

The Best 7 Bamboo Pillows Suitable For People Who Suffer From Allergies

Materials that are based on bamboo fibers are actually growing in popularity for a variety of different reasons. It’s not that uncommon to find bedding items made from this particular type of fiber because it’s highly breathable and has a great feel overall. What’s interesting about bamboo pillows is the fact that most manufacturers just...

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How To Make Your Own Coasters – 40 DIY Wonderful Designs

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on May 14, 2020

How To Make Your Own Coasters – 40 DIY Wonderful Designs

We use coasters to protect our furniture against moisture and stains. However, there’s no reason why we can’t make the coasters look good as well. In fact, they can be beautiful accessories on a table if you’re willing to spend some time making them look beautiful. Here are 40 great DIY projects for you to...

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A Wood-Clad Mountain Chalet Split Into Two Mirrored Residences

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 14, 2020

A Wood-Clad Mountain Chalet Split Into Two Mirrored Residences

In Kvilda, 1000 meters above sea level in the Czech Republic there’s a beautiful mountainous region with magnificent landscape and a charming chalet. The structure was built here in 2018 and was a project done by studio triarkitekti. It consists of a large multi-level chalet divided into two separate units. The residences mirror each other...

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10 Pieces of Furniture that Combine Distinctive Style With Everyday Function

Posted in Furniture | by Vera Dordick, on May 13, 2020

10 Pieces of Furniture that Combine Distinctive Style With Everyday Function

Some furniture is functional and pretty attractive but then there are the pieces that really set your decor apart. Some are crafted from special materials while others might have an unusual silhouette or an overall noteworthy design. In any case, the piece makes you stop and admire its features, no matter how long you might...

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24 DIY Necklace Holder Ideas To Spark Your Imagination

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on May 13, 2020

24 DIY Necklace Holder Ideas To Spark Your Imagination

Aren’t you tired of keeping all your necklaces in a box where they get all tangled up? It’s about time you did something about that. A necklace holder would surely help. There’s no need to go shopping for one. You can put together something yourself. We’re ready to show you 12 easy and inspiring projects,...

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An Eclectic House With a Weathered Look And A Very Sophisticated Interior

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 13, 2020

An Eclectic House With a Weathered Look And A Very Sophisticated Interior

This magnificent two-storey house occupies a quaint little piece of land in Masuria, Poland. It looks like it’s been here for ages even though it’s a recent project and that’s because of the palette of materials and finishes used throughout the build. The exterior of the house is clad in brick and wood which have...

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Beautiful Hallway Rug Ideas for Stylish Transition Spaces

Posted in Rugs & Carpets | by Simona Ganea, on May 12, 2020

Beautiful Hallway Rug Ideas for Stylish Transition Spaces

Hallways aren’t particularly exciting, being merely transition spaces. However, they have lots of potential and can designed and decorated in lots of interesting ways. A common method used to make these look more welcoming and comfortable and more in tone with the rest of the house involves incorporating rugs and carpets into the design. A...

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23 Chic and Practical DIY Clothes Racks That Put Your Wardrobe On Display

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on May 12, 2020

23 Chic and Practical DIY Clothes Racks That Put Your Wardrobe On Display

Our appearance is important to us and that makes us spend a lot of time, effort and money on things meant to make us look good and different from the others. We take great care of our clothes and accessories and sometimes we even display them in ways meant to draw attention. Clothes are for...

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10 Best Adjustable Beds You Can Get For The Most Comfortable Sleep Ever

Posted in Buying Guides | by Candace Osmond, on May 12, 2020

10 Best Adjustable Beds You Can Get For The Most Comfortable Sleep Ever

Lately, the demand for adjustable beds have increased as they help to alter the position of the mattress which results in sleepers being able to find the most ideal sleeping or sitting position for them. With just the touch of a few buttons, individuals can adjust the bed to accommodate the curves of their body...

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A Stylish Contemporary House In Rural Australia Boasts A Black and White Palette

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 12, 2020

A Stylish Contemporary House In Rural Australia Boasts A Black and White Palette

This gorgeous Australian house occupies a small plateau in the Hepburn Springs resort town. It serves as a second home and a cozy retreat and it has a very interesting design. Upon reaching the beautiful, semi-rural site it becomes immediately apparent that the house is composed of two very different sections. One is the main...

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DIY Pallet Storage Ideas That Are Fast And Easy To Make

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on May 11, 2020

DIY Pallet Storage Ideas That Are Fast And Easy To Make

A proper and organized storage system can save you a lot of time and make your life a lot easier but unlike in a game where you’d have a single centralized storage area in real life everything is spread throughout the house. We have different types of storage for different types of items and the...

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A Great Armchair Offers Design Substance Along with Style and Comfort

Posted in Sofa and Chair | by Vera Dordick, on May 11, 2020

A Great Armchair Offers Design Substance Along with Style and Comfort

While the sofa usually gets top billing as the most important piece of furniture in the living room, there’s another, sometimes overlooked, piece that’s equally important: the armchair. A good armchair is a must for every living room or family room, living room or bedroom sitting area. While it’s sometimes an afterthought in decorating, the...

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Coastal Cabin On Stilts With Ocean Views Peeking Through The Trees

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 11, 2020

Coastal Cabin On Stilts With Ocean Views Peeking Through The Trees

On a small site surrounded by forests in coastal Maine, the team at Whitten Architects built a wonderful cabin retreat that blends together modern design with rustic influences. The cabin is perched on steel columns which elevate it off the ground, one-storey high in the air. This gives it a treehouse-inspired look and helps to...

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A Zoomed-In Look at Best Home Security Cameras from Amazon

Posted in Buying Guides | by Corey Majeau, on May 8, 2020

A Zoomed-In Look at Best Home Security Cameras from Amazon

Monitoring your home is very important in a time when few people actually feel 100% safe. It could be that you want to keep an eye on the house while you’re on a vacation with the family, or maybe you want to make sure the kids are safe at home while you’re out for dinner....

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A Modern Barn-Inspired House With Remnants of An Old 70’s Structure

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 8, 2020

A Modern Barn-Inspired House With Remnants of An Old 70’s Structure

Slonsko Chalpa (which translates as Silesian House) is a very special project recently completed by architecture and design studio mode:lina. At first glimpse it may not look that different from other barn-like homes but the story behind it is unusual to say the least. A large portion of this project consisted of reconstructing an old...

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A Thatched Roof House That Blends Ukrainian and Japanese Influences

Posted in Uncategorized | by Simona Ganea, on May 7, 2020

A Thatched Roof House That Blends Ukrainian and Japanese Influences

Looking at the old Japanese houses for inspiration, architect and designer Sergey Makhno came up with a wonderful and unique design for his own family home. One of the driving forces behind this design was a desire to show appreciation for the local culture and heritage. As such, the house is infused with lots of...

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The Best Weighted Blankets That Improve The Quality of Sleep

Posted in Buying Guides | by Candace Osmond, on May 7, 2020

The Best Weighted Blankets That Improve The Quality of Sleep

Weighted blankets have become increasingly popular over recent years due to the benefits that stem from having one. Not only can they help with improving the quality of sleep, they also help in stabilizing blood pressure, increasing blood circulation, and helping a host of other brain-based disorders such as anxiety, autism and more. If you’re...

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How To Decorate With Grey And To Take Advantage Of Its Uniqueness

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on May 7, 2020

How To Decorate With Grey And To Take Advantage Of Its Uniqueness

The controversial nature of the color grey has been the subject of many discussions and theories formulated over the years. Grey is a color that has no positive psychological effects, not in the typical sense anyway.  It’s a very bland and neutral color which can often be perceived as being depressing and tiresome. At the...

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The Best Metallic Bed Frame to Support Your Mattress

Posted in Buying Guides | by Candace Osmond, on May 6, 2020

The Best Metallic Bed Frame to Support Your Mattress

Choosing the right metal bed frame can actually be more complicated than you first imagine.  It is wrong to assume that because you’ve chosen a specific material, your purchasing saga will be easier.  The truth is that metal bed frames can actually come in different shapes and sizes, and while they are normally associated with...

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22 Beautiful DIY Crafts For A Bohemian Home

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on May 6, 2020

22 Beautiful DIY Crafts For A Bohemian Home

Living a bohemian lifestyle partially means surrounding oneself with various unconventional and artistic items and features and having a unique home filled with various interesting decorations. A predilection towards DIY projects is often implied. But what might a bohemian DIY project refer to or look like to be more exact? We’ll try to answer that...

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Naturepedic Baby Crib Mattress: Is It as Good as They Say?

Posted in Mattresses | by Candace Osmond, on May 5, 2020

Naturepedic Baby Crib Mattress: Is It as Good as They Say?

When looking for a baby crib mattress, the concern of how safe the mattress is for them quickly becomes apparent. No one wants a mattress for their baby with chemicals potentially hazardous to their health, so that’s where the Naturepedic crib mattresses come into the picture. With natural and organic benefits in mind, Naturepedic promises to...

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Design Ideas And Upgrades To Include In Your Next Kitchen Renovation Project

Posted in Kitchen | by Simona Ganea, on May 5, 2020

Design Ideas And Upgrades To Include In Your Next Kitchen Renovation Project

A kitchen remodel is one of the demanding and complex home-related projects you can take on and there’s a lot you need to think about before getting started. There are designing to be done, furniture to choose, wall and flooring options to asses and lots of unforeseen details and complications to expect. How much does...

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Stone-Clad Hillside Shelter Hidden Among An Island’s Rugged Landscape

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 5, 2020

Stone-Clad Hillside Shelter Hidden Among An Island’s Rugged Landscape

Nestled among the trees and the beautiful landscape on San Juan Islands, an archipelago in Washington, this pair of hillside structures are a wonderful mixture of old and new. They were designed and built by architecture and interior design studio Hoedemaker Pfeiffer. The general inspiration came from a beautiful stone Apalachian home which the owner...

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Round Outdoor Rugs With Stylish Designs and Patterns

Posted in Sofa and Chair | by Simona Ganea, on May 4, 2020

Round Outdoor Rugs With Stylish Designs and Patterns

It’s usually quite difficult to work with round shapes when decorating a space but there are also exceptions. For example, round rugs are surprisingly versatile and popular. On one hand, one of the reasons for that is the fact that they contrast with the straight lines and angles of most indoor spaces. On the other...

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Modern Furniture Designs with Cool And Exciting Features

Posted in Furniture | by Simona Ganea, on May 4, 2020

Modern Furniture Designs with Cool And Exciting Features

When decorating in a modern style it’s usually the very simple and sculptural-looking pieces that take precedence and stand out most. Modern furniture however can take all sorts of different forms and there are lots and lots of interesting designs to choose from. We’re constantly on the lookout for new and exciting discoveries that we...

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The 5 Best Cheap Security Cameras To Correctly Secure Your Home

Posted in Buying Guides | by Corey Majeau, on May 4, 2020

The 5 Best Cheap Security Cameras To Correctly Secure Your Home

Keeping your home under surveillance may sound like something out of a James Bond movie, but in today’s day and age, you can’t really be too careful. The problem is that some of these home monitoring systems can be expensive and those who aren’t, could be trash. Well, that’s not necessarily true, and we’re going...

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5 Cool Coffee Shops With One-of-a-kind Designs

Posted in Design And Concept | by Simona Ganea, on May 4, 2020

5 Cool Coffee Shops With One-of-a-kind Designs

Even though there are so many different restaurants, bars and placed to go to, finding one that makes you feel welcome and that feels special can turn out to be quite the challenge. The aesthetic of a place is very important and the decor and the ambiance often matter more than anything else. With that...

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DIY Industrial Shelves That You Can Build For Cheap

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on May 3, 2020

DIY Industrial Shelves That You Can Build For Cheap

Shelves are super versatile and practical. They can change a space in an instant and best of all they’re easy DIY creations. Industrial DIY shelves are the most approachable kind and that’s because they don’t require a lot of supplies and they’re also cheap and easy to make. The fact that this style is also...

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Modern Weekend House In South Africa Fuses With Its Natural Habitat

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 2, 2020

Modern Weekend House In South Africa Fuses With Its Natural Habitat

Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wrights’s philosophy which said architecture and nature belong together and should coexist in harmony, studio W design created this beautiful weekend house located North of Dulskroom, in South Africa. The site is part of a beautiful valley, in a region 2100 meters above sea level with a cool, sub-alpine climate and...

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You’ll Be Spending More Time at Home This Summer So Rethink Your Outdoor Space

Posted in Outdoor | by Vera Dordick, on May 1, 2020

You’ll Be Spending More Time at Home This Summer So Rethink Your Outdoor Space

Social distancing protocols and the prospect of more time spent close to home this summer have many people focusing on their own outdoor spaces. Ways to make the balcony, deck, patio or yard more comfortable and stylish are key to more enjoyable weekends and staycations. No matter what size or style your outdoor space is,...

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Sculptural House With A Unique Design On The Banks of Lake Geneva

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 1, 2020

Sculptural House With A Unique Design On The Banks of Lake Geneva

On the beautiful banks of Lake Geneva in Switzerland, a new eye-catching structure rises, a stylish contemporary residence recently completed by the architects at SAOTA and the talented interior designer Mark Rielly from ARRCC. They had to deal with strict planning regulations and design restrictions but ultimately managed to create something amazing. The house is...

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Black and White Outdoor Rugs That Fit Any Space And Style

Posted in Rugs & Carpets | by Simona Ganea, on April 30, 2020

Black and White Outdoor Rugs That Fit Any Space And Style

Having rugs outdoors may seem a bit unusual but wait until you see how big of an impact they have on the decor and ambiance of spaces such as decks, patios, balconies and terraces. Outdoor rugs allow us to extend the warmth and coziness of our home into the outside areas. They’re designed to withstand...

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29 Simple DIY Chandelier Ideas For Beginners

Posted in Lighting | by Simona Ganea, on April 30, 2020

29 Simple DIY Chandelier Ideas For Beginners

Of all the things that any regular person can craft at home, DIY chandeliers and light fixtures in general are some of the most interesting examples, the reason for that being that you kind of expect someone to be able to decorate the walls of their home and even to build their own simple furniture...

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How To Choose The Suitable Pillow for Stomach Sleepers

Posted in Buying Guides | by Candace Osmond, on April 30, 2020

How To Choose The Suitable Pillow for Stomach Sleepers

Side sleeping is considered to be the healthiest and most comfortable sleeping position of all. However, there are a bunch of people who prefer sleeping on their stomach which, in all fairness, is the least recommended position of all. When you sleep on your stomach (pillow or not), your head will be resting in such...

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33 DIY End Tables With Funky Fresh Designs

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on April 30, 2020

33 DIY End Tables With Funky Fresh Designs

It’s wise to leave the big pieces of furniture like the sofa, chairs, dining table or bed to the professionals. They’re pretty complex. As far as the smaller accent pieces go, on the other hand, you can get involved in your home decor and add your own personal touch to the space. By that we...

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Tiny Shipping Container Home With Rooftop Deck

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on April 30, 2020

Tiny Shipping Container Home With Rooftop Deck

As you probably know, there are quite a few shipping container homes for sale these days and a lot of them look really amazing. They inspire us to think outside the box when it comes to what a home should be and look like. CargoHome is a company that specializes in building such container homes....

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Contemporary House Surrounded By Lush, Tropical Beauty

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on April 29, 2020

Contemporary House Surrounded By Lush, Tropical Beauty

The Kap House is located in Singapore and was designed with one major goal in mind: to capture and to frame the wonderful natural beauty which surrounds it. The project was completed in 2016 by the team at architecture studio ONG&ONG Pte Ltd. The house occupies a site which was once the lush and beautiful...

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10 Beautiful Green Rugs That You Can Use Outdoors

Posted in Rugs & Carpets | by Simona Ganea, on April 29, 2020

10 Beautiful Green Rugs That You Can Use Outdoors

After we showcased you the blue color rugs, now its time for another color. Green is a color associated with nature, spring and the outdoors in general so it makes sense to incorporate it into the design of your deck, patio or terrace in one way or another. There are lots of different ways to...

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Extend The Longevity Of Your Mattress With A Waterproof Protector

Posted in Buying Guides | by Candace Osmond, on April 29, 2020

Extend The Longevity Of Your Mattress With A Waterproof Protector

Have you ever made the colossal mistake of trying to drink a beverage in bed? The mistake was trying in the first place, the second mistake was spilling liquid all over your sheets and now that has soaked into the mattress. How about the fact you have young children in the household that haven’t quite...

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DIY Bathroom Vanity Ideas Perfect For Repurposers

Posted in Bathroom | by Simona Ganea, on April 29, 2020

DIY Bathroom Vanity Ideas Perfect For Repurposers

A bathroom vanity isn’t exactly a complex piece of furniture so you could safety assume that you might be able to build one yourself. The easiest option would be to repurpose an existing furniture piece or even something completely different, not meant to be used in this way at all. Check out some of our...

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