Charming House Is Italy Infused With A Century Old Reclaimed Wood

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on July 8, 2019

Charming House Is Italy Infused With A Century Old Reclaimed Wood

You can make a house feel special in a lot of ways and it doesn’t all have to do with the base architecture or the interior decor. This house from Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy is a relevant example. The place was renovated and remodeled by Outlinestudio74 in 2019. It has a minimalist design but at the...

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10 Exquisite Kitchen Design Details Unlike Any Other

Posted in Kitchen | by Simona Ganea, on July 5, 2019

10 Exquisite Kitchen Design Details Unlike Any Other

The kitchen may as well be considered the most important room in the house since it packs a ton of functionality in a usually compact form. That’s even more true in the case of modern and contemporary kitchens which are part of open floor plans and directly embedded into the social area. Even for someone...

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8 Repurposed Churches Turned Into Spectacular Homes

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on July 4, 2019

8 Repurposed Churches Turned Into Spectacular Homes

Living in a house that used to be a church may sound like an odd thing to do but the more we think about it the more it’s starting to sound increasingly appealing and interesting. Repurposed churches offer all sorts of unique advantages, one of the most important ones being the history of the building...

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London House Extension With Skylights And Huge Windows

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on July 3, 2019

London House Extension With Skylights And Huge Windows

This is the story of how a Victorian terraced house from London, in the UK was renovated and extended, eventually becoming this light-filled modern home with a stylish and exquisite interior. The transformation was done by Studio 30 Architects who worked closely with the clients to find the best solutions and ideas and to offer...

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10 Mid-Century Modern Coffee Tables With Magnificent Designs

Posted in Furniture | by Simona Ganea, on July 3, 2019

10 Mid-Century Modern Coffee Tables With Magnificent Designs

There’s something truly wonderful about mid-century modern furniture and coffee tables in particular. They’re known for their warmth and familiar designs and they’re appreciated for their ability to look elegant while also embracing a casual aesthetic. We love the ease with which mid-century modern coffee tables manage to make living rooms look inviting and comfortable...

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Contemporary House With A Minimalistic, White Aesthetic

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on July 3, 2019

Contemporary House With A Minimalistic, White Aesthetic

Although it sits of a pretty small plot of land, this cool-looking contemporary house makes the most of its location and takes takes full advantage of the views. The house was designed by Gallardo Llopis Arquitectos and is located in Ibiza. It’s a two-storey structure with a clean and minimalistic aesthetic and it enjoys a...

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Superlative Mid Century Kitchen Styles For Contemporary Homes

Posted in Kitchen | by Vera Dordick, on July 2, 2019

Superlative Mid Century Kitchen Styles For Contemporary Homes

A mid century is kitchen more than a cooking space. Since the interior design movement began, it has had a steady presence in US households. Today, the mid century style is revered as a timeless design concept. The inherent characteristics make mid-century a fit for today’s kitchen. Clean lines and lack of excess are ideal...

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Modern Holiday Retreat Infused With Ethnic Interior Design Details

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on July 2, 2019

Modern Holiday Retreat Infused With Ethnic Interior Design Details

Already familiar with the amazing work that interior design studio ARRCC does, the owners of a holiday retreat located in Cape Town asked them to their magic and to infuse their house with their signature style. This time, however, the studio did something a bit different as they also included lots of ethnic details in...

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Modern Boy’s Room Decor Ideas With Lots Of Charm And Flavor

Posted in Kids | by Simona Ganea, on July 1, 2019

Modern Boy’s Room Decor Ideas With Lots Of Charm And Flavor

Themed give purpose to interior design and make decorating fun and exciting. Some themes are better suited for specific types of spaces so for example if you’re thinking of decorating a boy’s room you might enjoy themes such as space, pirates. cars, superheroes and many others. Of course, you can also plan the interior design...

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10 Last Minute 4th of July Porch Decor Ideas

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on July 1, 2019

10 Last Minute 4th of July Porch Decor Ideas

Just a few days away, the 4th of July celebration gives the Americans an opportunity to show their patriotism by decorating their homes and porches. This year we have some fresh new ideas to share with you so don’t worry if you haven’t made any plans yet. With that in mind, check out our new...

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The BT House – A Blend Of Modern And Industrial Within A Steel Frame

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on July 1, 2019

The BT House – A Blend Of Modern And Industrial Within A Steel Frame

The BT House occupies a corner plot somewhere in Cabreúva, in Brazil and is a very special residence for a variety of reasons. First of all, the site benefits from a great location which gives it an open and uninterrupted view as well as tons of privacy. The designers, studio Taguá Arquitetura, took advantage of...

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4th of July Decoration Ideas That Can Transform Your Home In A Moment

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on June 28, 2019

4th of July Decoration Ideas That Can Transform Your Home In A Moment

Even though the stores are probably full of 4th of July-themed decorations around this time of the year and a lot of them can look cute and interesting, we much rather prefer DIY 4th of July crafts because they’re really unique and they have lots of character. This year we prepared a bunch of cool...

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How To Turn Your Space into a Chic Parisian Living Room

Posted in Living Room | by Vera Dordick, on June 27, 2019

How To Turn Your Space into a Chic Parisian Living Room

It’s that loose and thrown together look that somehow can be difficult to create: Parisian chic. It’s often mentioned with regard to fashion, but it also holds true in interior decorating. Parisian homes have that hard-to-describe quality of being casual and eclectic but with an air of sophistication that defies explanation. While it might be...

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20 Funny Doormats That Can Put A Smile On Anyone’s Face

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on June 27, 2019

20 Funny Doormats That Can Put A Smile On Anyone’s Face

Little things like the front door mat or the shower curtain often get overlooked and before you know it you’re stuck looking at a boring design every day without even realizing it. That’s a real shame because it’s this sort of details that can potentially bring our homes to life and give them character so...

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Modern Bedroom Shelves That Really Bring The Room Together

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on June 27, 2019

Modern Bedroom Shelves That Really Bring The Room Together

Although not every bedroom has them, shelved can give this room a lot of personality plus they can also be super practical and useful for storing and displaying all sorts of items including books, artwork, accessories and much more. With that in mind, we thought it might be cool to check out some of the...

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Tiny Cabin Retreat Reconnects Its Guests With Nature

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on June 26, 2019

Tiny Cabin Retreat Reconnects Its Guests With Nature

This tiny house is a charming little cabin built by Ryan McLaughlin with no prior experience. His goal was to rent the cabin and to provide the guests with the opportunity to reconnect with nature and to disconnect from their daily routines, to try something different for a change. The cabin offers 160 square feet...

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10 Amazing Structures With Indoor Swimming Pools

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on June 25, 2019

10 Amazing Structures With Indoor Swimming Pools

The words swimming pool and backyard go hand in hand, so much so that we forget that indoor swimming pools are actually a thing. Although less common, they’re just as awesome and some would say that they’re even better than the typical outdoor pools because of the unique advantages they offer. We were curious to...

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Stylish Kitchens With Timeless Subway Tile Accents

Posted in Kitchen | by Simona Ganea, on June 25, 2019

Stylish Kitchens With Timeless Subway Tile Accents

Subway tiles give a simple and classic look to spaces like the kitchen or the bathroom where they’re often used on backsplashes. Their signature elegant and timeless look makes them incredibly versatile and a very stylish choice for a variety of different environments and decors. Today we’re checking out more kitchen subway tile designs and...

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This Marina Apartment in Barcelona is the Ideal City Weekend Apartment

Posted in Apartments | by Vera Dordick, on June 25, 2019

This Marina Apartment in Barcelona is the Ideal City Weekend Apartment

An uber chic and stylish pied à terre near Barcelona’s Olympic Marina has everything you need in one tidy and compact minimalist space. Designed by Cometa architects, the 56-square-meter apartment took shape by first deconstructing the space. The architects knocked down all of the interior walls and opened up the wall to the outdoor terrace,...

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Dream Villa in Brazil With A Tropical Yet Very Simple Design

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on June 24, 2019

Dream Villa in Brazil With A Tropical Yet Very Simple Design

Two concrete units, one at the top and one at the bottom, with opposite orientations and yet in perfect harmony – this is how we’d describe this wonderful residence from Vila Princesa, Brazil. The house was designed and built by studio Rmk! Arquitetura and offers a total of 456 square meters of living space. Completed...

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Glass Bottle Cutter: Basic Tutorial and Product Reviews

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on June 23, 2019

Glass Bottle Cutter: Basic Tutorial and Product Reviews

You may have seen a bunch of DIY projects popping up online lately involving glass bottle cutting. I will be the first to admit that I was hesitant to try this DIY method because cutting glass just seems so, I don’t know, messy and risky. The reviews I’ve read have been all over the place,...

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40 Living Room Inspiration Ideas – How And Where To Find It

Posted in Living Room | by Simona Ganea, on June 21, 2019

40 Living Room Inspiration Ideas – How And Where To Find It

Nobody really knows how to decorate a living room, not without doing some research first and putting their ideas in order. One of the first things to do is set your priorities and in order to do that you have to find the answers to some questions such as how do you plan to use...

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Swoon-Worthy Homes in Hamptons That Work With the Natural Landscape

Posted in Architecture | by Vera Dordick, on June 21, 2019

Swoon-Worthy Homes in Hamptons That Work With the Natural Landscape

Famous for being the summer hotspot for the rich and famous, the Hamptons are popular for good reason: Gorgeous beaches, great restaurants and bountiful farmlands. Just as attention-getting are the multimillion-dollar homes hidden at the end of long driveways or in prime waterside locations. These high-end hideaways boast pools, views and plenty of understated luxury....

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Murphy Desk Ideas That Change The Way You Work At Home

Posted in Office Design Ideas | by Simona Ganea, on June 20, 2019

Murphy Desk Ideas That Change The Way You Work At Home

For the type of person who needs their own little work area but doesn’t want to have a full-size desk in the house, a Murphy desk is the perfect option. It’s small, practical, very space-efficient and also very versatile. They come in lots of different styles, sizes and shapes and they maintain a professional look...

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5 Amazing Mexican Projects Revolving Around Wood

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on June 20, 2019

5 Amazing Mexican Projects Revolving Around Wood

Wood is one of the most versatile building materials, being widely used by architects and interior designers and very appreciated for its renewable nature and wide variety of applications. This material is also cost-effective and if you add that to the list of numerous other advantages it becomes clear that wood can be used to...

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How To Add Character To Your Home With A DIY Rug

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on June 19, 2019

How To Add Character To Your Home With A DIY Rug

When you put your mind to it, a lot of the things usually found in a home are items that you could actually craft yourself and we’re not talking about custom furniture which requires a certain level of skill but about other basic things including rugs. that’s right, you can actually make your own rugs...

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Fun Wall Designs To Turn a Blank Space into a Terrific Decor Element

Posted in Interiors | by Vera Dordick, on June 19, 2019

Fun Wall Designs To Turn a Blank Space into a Terrific Decor Element

Like facing a blank piece of paper when you have to write something, you might be at a loss of where to start when you need to jazz up a blank wall. Of course, painting it might be the first step, but it’ll still be plain and unadorned without some decorative element. Sure, it’s easy...

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A Little Design Creates An Inspiring Micro Apartment Remodel In Taipei

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on June 19, 2019

A Little Design Creates An Inspiring Micro Apartment Remodel In Taipei

At only 17.6 square meters, this apartment from Taipei (in Taiwan) is very small, even for a single person with very few requirements. The space used to be a piano studio and has a 3.4 meters high ceiling which is not a lot but enough to allow a mezzanine level. This micro apartment was recently...

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Minimalistic Boutique Hotel With Glass Walls And Gorgeous Views

Posted in Hotels & Resorts | by Simona Ganea, on June 18, 2019

Minimalistic Boutique Hotel With Glass Walls And Gorgeous Views

The Stray Bird is a charming boutique hotel situated in Ningxia, China designed and built by STUDIO QI. It enjoys a privileged location, just 10 meters away from the Yellow River and framed by the Tengger Desert, enjoying wonderful views and being beautifully immersed into the landscape. The spaces are organized into three separate programatic...

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10 Modern Homes Reveal The Amazing Potential of Murphy Beds

Posted in Furniture | by Simona Ganea, on June 17, 2019

10 Modern Homes Reveal The Amazing Potential of Murphy Beds

When you have more furniture than there’s space in a room, there’s much to think about and lots of different strategies to choose from. Things get especially complicated when you want to include a bed in the room but a regular type would just take up too much floor space. That’s when all the wall...

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A Special Private Retreat Built Around Old Oak Trees

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on June 17, 2019

A Special Private Retreat Built Around Old Oak Trees

When confronted with a choice between showcasing the amazing views or preserving the trees growing on the site, studio Mork-Ulnes Architects actually chose to do both. They managed that by dividing the floor plan of this modern retreat into three separate sections. The house which is located in Ukiah, the U.S. is very similar to...

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Cool Minimalist Homes Made From Wood That Sync With Nature

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

Cool Minimalist Homes Made From Wood That Sync With Nature

From the days of rudimentary log houses to today’s modern timber homes, wood has been a favored home building material for centuries. Its earthy appeal, natural look and warm feeling are ideal characteristics to elevate the facade of a minimalist home. The profile of these modern homes is typically angular and sometimes severe, so cladding...

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15 Beautiful Outdoor Lanterns To Brighten Up Your Evenings

Posted in Outdoor | by Simona Ganea, on June 14, 2019

15 Beautiful Outdoor Lanterns To Brighten Up Your Evenings

Lighting is as important outside as it is inside the house but because the interior of a home is a lot more complex than the exterior there’s not really that much variation when it comes to the different types of outdoor lanterns available for purchase.  When it comes to choosing an outdoor light fixture, the...

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Drywall Alternatives Provide Awesome Finishes for Any Room

Posted in Interiors | by Vera Dordick, on June 13, 2019

Drywall Alternatives Provide Awesome Finishes for Any Room

Drywall alternatives give homeowners options that can be more interesting than the basic construction go-to. While drywall might be the easiest type of wall for builders to install and painters to paint, it can also be rather boring. We’ve pulled together a list of the most popular types of painted drywall alternatives for interior walls....

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Micro Office Room Set Up In The Corner Of A Larger Workspace

Posted in Office Design Ideas | by Simona Ganea, on June 13, 2019

Micro Office Room Set Up In The Corner Of A Larger Workspace

What you’re about to see in the images that follow is a micro office designed by LUO studio for a company in Beijing, China. The project was completed in 2018 and represents a very interesting spatial experiment. The clients expressed their desire to establish a new department and wanted to set up a separate office...

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Cozy Mountain Retreat Welcomes Nature Inside Its Charming Rooms

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on June 12, 2019

Cozy Mountain Retreat Welcomes Nature Inside Its Charming Rooms

This is a mountain retreat located within the Martis Camp community, in California. It’s the result of a collaboration between NSM Construction responsible for the building process, Walton Architecture responsible for the design and Julie-Johnson Holland responsible for the interior design and decor. It’s a very charming holiday home infused with rustic elements. On the...

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Mid-Century London House Gets Transformed Into A Modern And Vibrant Apartment

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on June 11, 2019

Mid-Century London House Gets Transformed Into A Modern And Vibrant Apartment

What was originally a typical mid-century house in London, United Kingdom was very recently transformed into a vibrant and modern efficiency apartment type of home which takes advantage of previously ignored features. The conversion was a project completed in 2019 by architecture studio Gruff. The house dates back to the 1930s and in 2006 it...

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The Most Popular Kitchen Tile Flooring Options Are Gorgeous and Durable

Posted in Kitchen | by Vera Dordick, on June 10, 2019

The Most Popular Kitchen Tile Flooring Options Are Gorgeous and Durable

As one of the highest traffic areas of the house, the kitchen floor takes a big beating on a daily basis. From lots of foot traffic to spills, heat and moisture, the kitchen floor has to stand up to all of it and still look great. These are the reasons that kitchen floor tile is...

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How To Make Your Own DIY Industrial Light Fixtures Right Now

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on June 10, 2019

How To Make Your Own DIY Industrial Light Fixtures Right Now

Industrial lighting is in vogue right now and not just in restaurants, hotels and bars but also in private homes where they add character to any room they’re in and make spaces feel warm and cozy with their rugged appearance. A really cool thing about industrial light fixtures is that they’re quite DIY-friendly which means...

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Small Modern House Takes Advantage Of Uneven Topography And A Special Backyard

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on June 10, 2019

Small Modern House Takes Advantage Of Uneven Topography And A Special Backyard

Every architecture project has to overcome challenges and to deal with all sorts of restrictions, whether it’s an uneven and difficult topography, a small footprint, a lack of resources or something else. In the case of the RG House which is located in Pato Branco, Brazil, the biggest restriction was the fact that the site...

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Live in the Lap of Luxury in These Expansive New York Apartments

Posted in Apartments | by Vera Dordick, on June 7, 2019

Live in the Lap of Luxury in These Expansive New York Apartments

Second, only to San Francisco, New York City is among the most expensive housing markets in the country. Given the concentration of business and wealth, along with plenty of international appeal, the market boasts a list of luxury New York apartments that will make your bank account shudder. The price tags on these reach up...

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Tiny Corten Steel Cabin Gets More Beautiful With Each Passing Day

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on June 7, 2019

Tiny Corten Steel Cabin Gets More Beautiful With Each Passing Day

Judging by its appearance, this tiny cabin doesn’t stand out much which actually makes a lot of sense in this case. The Site Shack designed by studio Powers Construction sets the tone for an interesting line of sem9-custom structures able to serve as office spaces, artist’s retreats or off-grid cabins. These tiny homes have a...

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10 Cool Ways To Improve Your Home With a DIY Radiator Cover

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on June 6, 2019

10 Cool Ways To Improve Your Home With a DIY Radiator Cover

The radiator is never the best feature in a room no matter how you look at it and since under-floor heating is not always an option we’re usually stuck with what we have. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Why conform yourself to looking at an ugly radiator when there are plenty of...

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Small Loft in Amsterdam With Secrets Hidden In Its Furniture

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on June 6, 2019

Small Loft in Amsterdam With Secrets Hidden In Its Furniture

Ever wondered how life in a tiny home would be like? Spoiler – it’s actually not that bad, not if space is well organized and the interior design maximizes the rooms in ways that don’t get in the way of looks and style. A wonderful example which supports all of this is a small loft...

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Cantilevered House Rises Over The Treetops To Capture The Best Views

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on June 5, 2019

Cantilevered House Rises Over The Treetops To Capture The Best Views

Taking a cue from its neighbors, this house is split into two wings, each with its own distinct design features and an orientation that makes the most of the views, taking advantage of the site’s location and topography. This cantilevered house was designed by studio John Pardey Architects in 2015 and the spaces within its...

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From Wild Styles to Luxe Accents, Cool Furniture to Change Your Look

Posted in Furniture | by Vera Dordick, on June 5, 2019

From Wild Styles to Luxe Accents, Cool Furniture to Change Your Look

It’s that little something extra that’s hard to define — the characteristic that cool furniture has that other pieces don’t. It can be a novel material, an unusual shape or something really unexpected. Whatever it is, it takes only one piece of cool furniture to revive your space and give it a current look. All...

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How To Build A Backyard Fence With Cheap Materials

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Simona Ganea, on June 5, 2019

How To Build A Backyard Fence With Cheap Materials

Have you ever stopped to think just how many types of fences are out there? Even something which may seem simple like selecting and installing a backyard fence can reveal how complex this whole process can get if you decide to dive into all the different details. For now, we’ll just focus on some of...

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Small Apartment In Tel Aviv Split Into Two Multifunctional Floors

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on June 4, 2019

Small Apartment In Tel Aviv Split Into Two Multifunctional Floors

Small apartments are always challenging when it comes to interior design and decor yet some projects stand out and today we’re sharing with you just such an example. This is an apartment located in Tel Aviv, Israel. It measures only 36 square meters across which wouldn’t necessarily pose major problems if not for the fact...

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Garage Storage Ideas That Will Help You Keep The Clutter At Bay

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on June 3, 2019

Garage Storage Ideas That Will Help You Keep The Clutter At Bay

When it comes to storage and organization things can get pretty complex and quite frustrating especially when you don’t have a proper well-thought system in place or if there’s a lack of customization overall. There are two main areas that usually create problems: the wardrobe and the garage. This time we’re focusing on the latter...

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Harmonious House With A Pure White Exterior And Wonderful Views

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on June 3, 2019

Harmonious House With A Pure White Exterior And Wonderful Views

Located in Óbidos, Portugal, this stunning residence is a project completed in 2018 by studio [i]da arquitectos. It sits just meters from the Obidos Lagoon and it gets to enjoy magnificent views. The orientation and structure of the spaces were specifically created to take advantage of everything this site has to offer. With a total...

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50 Brilliant Designs from ICFF that Will Make You Want to Redecorate

Posted in Best Of | by Vera Dordick, on May 31, 2019

50 Brilliant Designs from ICFF that Will Make You Want to Redecorate

With more international designers than ever, the 2019 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York had so much to see it made for quite an expedition! This year 900+ global exhibitors showed their newest designs for the next hot things in luxury interiors. More than 38,000 attendees from the design industry were there to...

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House Renovation Reveals A Suspended Top Floor

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 31, 2019

House Renovation Reveals A Suspended Top Floor

Originally built in the 1980’s, this residence has recently been renovated and updated to suit a contemporary lifestyle. The transformation was completed in 2018 by the Estúdio Cláudio Resmini architecture and design team. A major focus throughout the project was to reveal the original design of the residence and of course to make positive alterations...

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A Beautiful House Hidden Behind A Large Concrete Wall

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 29, 2019

A Beautiful House Hidden Behind A Large Concrete Wall

This sleek and modern home sits in place of a 100 year old house with a traditional design and a gabled roof in Liberec, the Czech Republic. It was designed and built by studio Mjölk architects and it actually reuses the basement section of the original structure, being built on top of it and using...

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15 Folding Chairs Perfect For Any Outdoor Setup

Posted in Outdoor | by Simona Ganea, on May 28, 2019

15 Folding Chairs Perfect For Any Outdoor Setup

Foldable chairs have the amazing advantage of being super practical and storage-efficient. They’re especially practical in the case of outdoor spaces. For example, you can easily bring them outside and set them around a table or around the fire pit and then take them back inside the house when you’re done with them. Having a...

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A Modern Family Home Hidden Behind A Countryside Aesthetic

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 28, 2019

A Modern Family Home Hidden Behind A Countryside Aesthetic

The majority of modern and contemporary houses are defined by minimalism which is often expected and appreciated. However, the style doesn’t always suit every project. This is a family residence located in Cotia, Brazil. It was designed by studio Belluzzo Martinhao Arquitetos and its owners wanted it to have a countryside aspect which would help...

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Sustainable House Translates Local Culture Into A Contemporary Design

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 27, 2019

Sustainable House Translates Local Culture Into A Contemporary Design

Designed by studio rdlp arquitectos, Casa Puebla is a contemporary residence located in Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza, Mexico and features a design defined by strong contrasts. The building is composed of two volumes which form an L-shaped floor plan. One of the volumes is a closed concrete box with modern wooden shutters and sits on...

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Create a Beautiful Backyard That Makes Relaxing Stylish and Comfortable

Posted in Outdoor | by Vera Dordick, on May 24, 2019

Create a Beautiful Backyard That Makes Relaxing Stylish and Comfortable

Who doesn’t want a beautiful backyard? They are fabulous to look at all year round and come summer, they are the ideal place to entertain family and friends or while away a lovely afternoon. Of course, just as with interior decor, the exact elements of the perfect backyard vary from person to person. Some people...

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Old Barn Converted Into A Rustic Family Retreat With Authentic Charm

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 24, 2019

Old Barn Converted Into A Rustic Family Retreat With Authentic Charm

Once just an old barn, this lovely structure is now a welcoming getaway retreat for its owners and their extended family, a great place where they can spend vacations and holidays and go fishing, skiing or hiking. The conversion was done by studio Miller-Roodell Architects. The new barn-style home resulted from that is located in...

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How To Make The Most Of A Split Rail Fence On Your Backyard

Posted in Outdoor | by Simona Ganea, on May 23, 2019

How To Make The Most Of A Split Rail Fence On Your Backyard

Split rail fences are popular all around the world, in some areas more than others and various different forms. Before we check out some interesting examples, we should cover some of the basics. First of all, this is a rustic type fence often used around country homes, cottages, cabins and rustic structures. They’re made out...

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A Fantastic House With Views Over The Mountains And The Ocean

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 23, 2019

A Fantastic House With Views Over The Mountains And The Ocean

Located in Clifton, Cape Town, this amazing house is was recently completed SAOTA, having architect Philippe Fouché as project lead. The location is absolutely spectacular, with some of the most gorgeous views over the sandy beaches, the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. As in most cases, great views are not easy to come by and...

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Updated Farmhouse Retreat Furnished With Vintage Pieces And Antiques

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on May 22, 2019

Updated Farmhouse Retreat Furnished With Vintage Pieces And Antiques

Located in Litchfield County, in Connecticut, this rustic retreat has a lot of character and a ton of charm. It reminds us of French farmhouse-style interiors but obviously with a very distinct flair. It was built where once a dairy and horse farm used to stand and although the original building was too damaged to...

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The Stunning Before And After Transformation Of A Prewar Apartment

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on May 21, 2019

The Stunning Before And After Transformation Of A Prewar Apartment

A prewar apartment from Manhattan was transformed by architecture and interior design studio MKCA into a contemporary urban oasis full of color and refined beauty. It’s one of the most impressive and most inspiring before and after projects we’ve seen in a while and we’re very excited to get into all the details. The original...

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Beyond The White Picket Fence – Designs And Styles To Consider

Posted in Outdoor | by Simona Ganea, on May 21, 2019

Beyond The White Picket Fence – Designs And Styles To Consider

There’s something very charming and comforting about a white picket fence, something that inspired comfort and coziness. With that in mind, we thought you might enjoy checking out some projects that show how you can build your own picket fence and also some info regarding all the different types of fences and the many lovely...

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Modern Glass Pavilion Framed by Two Creeks And A Colorful Scenery

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 20, 2019

Modern Glass Pavilion Framed by Two Creeks And A Colorful Scenery

Wyoming-based studio Carney Logan Burke Architects developed a relationship with a family owning a 180-acre property in Jackson which lasted over 20 years. During this period the architects worked on five projects, the first being a stone and timber lodge followed by an office/ shop, a wine silo with a rooftop viewing platform, a covered...

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A Selection Of Stylish Indoor Plant Stands You Can Buy Or Craft

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on May 16, 2019

A Selection Of Stylish Indoor Plant Stands You Can Buy Or Craft

Indoor plants add color to our homes and workspaces, they filter the air and some bloom into a beautifully scented flower. Everyone has their own strategy for bringing nature into their homes but whatever that strategy is it most likely involves indoor plant stands which are just as important as the plants themselves. Below you...

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Modern California Residence With Farmhouse-Inspired Details

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

Modern California Residence With Farmhouse-Inspired Details

Welcome to Napa Valley, a picturesque location in Northern California with extraordinary views of vineyards and mountains everywhere you look. It’s where a couple chose to build their retirement home and they chose to work with studio Wade Design Architects and Geremia Design. The result was a beautiful California residence that takes advantage of its...

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This Dream Beach House is Packed With Style, Comfort and Convenience

Posted in Interiors | by Vera Dordick, on May 15, 2019

This Dream Beach House is Packed With Style, Comfort and Convenience

Dreaming of a gorgeous beach house that has everything your family and friends would want for endless days of summer enjoyment?  We’ve found it in this remarkable Rhode Island home. In fact, this was built as the Ideas House 2017 for This Old House. Located in East Matunuck in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, the home...

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How To Paint Furniture And To Ensure The Longevity Of Your DIY Projects

Posted in How To Clean | by Simona Ganea, on May 14, 2019

How To Paint Furniture And To Ensure The Longevity Of Your DIY Projects

If you’re buying all your furniture ready made from stores or having a professional design everything then you probably have no idea or interest in how you can customize it yourself and in this case, we’re referring to the option of painting or staining furniture. It’s a shame really because there’s so much you can...

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Contemporary House With A Transparent Rooftop Swimming Pool

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

Contemporary House With A Transparent Rooftop Swimming Pool

Casa B is a very special residence which is located in San Julian, Malta. It’s a four-storey structure with a very eye-catching design and there are multiple elements which support this conclusion. First of all, there’s the exterior facade which goes in a completely different direction than the immediately adjacent structures. It’s as if a...

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Cool Chairs That Will Make Your Space More Comfortable and Stylish

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

Cool Chairs That Will Make Your Space More Comfortable and Stylish

You probably think that a chair is a chair, but today’s designs are as artful and unexpected as they can be. Cool chairs can take many forms and shapes, including pedestal types and three-legged styles, as well as the more standard four-legged variety. The materials used to make them can be really different too. Adding...

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10 Cool Ways To Maximize Storage With Corner Cabinets

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on May 13, 2019

10 Cool Ways To Maximize Storage With Corner Cabinets

Instead of thinking of room corners as being just some dead spaces that you can’t put anything in, a much better approach would be to check out all the cool and interesting ways in which you can actually make the most of those spaces. For example, a corner cabinet would be a wonderful idea for...

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Modern Refuge In Harmony With Nature And The Views Surrounding It

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 13, 2019

Modern Refuge In Harmony With Nature And The Views Surrounding It

A lot of times remote houses and retreats attempt to become one with nature by disguising them through unusual forms and organic lines and designs and while that’s always interesting to see and very inspiring it’s not the only way of achieving harmony between artificial and natural surfaces. A perfect example which illustrates this idea...

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Gorgeous Backyard Pools to Dream About for Summer

Posted in Outdoor | by Vera Dordick, on May 10, 2019

Gorgeous Backyard Pools to Dream About for Summer

In warm weather, there’s nothing like a backyard pool to add fun and relaxation to a home, whether it is a full-time residence or a vacation property. Swimming pools have evolved far beyond the basic kidney and rectangular concrete styles and there are swimming pool options for homes of every size and location. From smaller...

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Modern House Brings The Countryside Charm Into The City

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 10, 2019

Modern House Brings The Countryside Charm Into The City

The Skygarden House was born from a desire to bring the charm and coziness associated with countryside houses into the city, to mimic the experience of living in a weekend retreat but in an urban environment with all the advantages that it entails. It was designed and built on a narrow lot in Toronto, Canada...

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Top Designers Transform New York Townhouse for Kips Bay Show House

Posted in Best Of | by Vera Dordick, on May 9, 2019

Top Designers Transform New York Townhouse for Kips Bay Show House

Some of the country’s top designers worked their magic on a huge, double-wide $30 million townhouse in New York City for the 47th annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House. The event is a major fundraiser for the Kips Bay Boy & Girls Club, and this year was located at 36-38 East 74th Street on the...

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Inspiring Laundry Room Makeover Ideas With Amazing Results

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on May 9, 2019

Inspiring Laundry Room Makeover Ideas With Amazing Results

It’s easy to put off reorganizing or renovating areas such as the pantry or the laundry room because they’re perceived as secondary, utilitary spaces. However, we shouldn’t underestimate how much a well-designed and well-organized laundry room matters. Even if it’s a small space which you don’t use very often it’s important to enjoy being there...

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How To Design A Shabby Chic Kitchen With A Subtle Modern Vibe

Posted in Kitchen | by Simona Ganea, on May 8, 2019

How To Design A Shabby Chic Kitchen With A Subtle Modern Vibe

The shabby chic style has resurfaced lately, being embraced more and more by interior designers. The style is highly appreciated for the warm and inviting vibe it creates as well as for the fact that it treats imperfections very lightly and even celebrates them for the uniqueness they add to the design. With that in...

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Fantastic Apartment With A Small Footprint And A High Ceiling

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on May 8, 2019

Fantastic Apartment With A Small Footprint And A High Ceiling

This fantastic apartment is located in New Taipei City in Taiwan and is quite special in the sense that its unusual height more than makes up for the limited footprint dimensions. This is an 84 square meter apartment organized on two floors, with a clear distinction between the functions on each level. All the social...

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15 Cool Ways To Tackle The DIY Ottoman Challenge

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on May 7, 2019

15 Cool Ways To Tackle The DIY Ottoman Challenge

As you may know, a lot of the furniture pieces and accessories one needs in a home can be the product of some really great and also pretty easy DIY projects. For example, an ottoman can be something that you put together by yourself instead of something you buy from a furniture store. This way...

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Outdoor Furniture To Make Your Deck or Patio as Stylish as Your Living Room

Posted in Outdoor | by Vera Dordick, on May 7, 2019

Outdoor Furniture To Make Your Deck or Patio as Stylish as Your Living Room

Summer is practically here, and the great outdoors await, but to enjoy the nice weather with family and friends, outdoor living spaces have to have enough seating and furniture to be comfortable. Of course, there are the usual folding chairs and string lights available at the big box stores, but with all the cool designs...

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Modular Prefab Cabin With a Stylish Black Exterior

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 7, 2019

Modular Prefab Cabin With a Stylish Black Exterior

Guided by the desire to connect people with nature and to offer them a new type of small buildings which can allow them to embrace outdoor living without having to solely rely on customized projects which are developed over long period of time, studio Koto Design has come up with the idea of an off...

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Unique House In Sydney Resembles A Huge Undulating Sculpture

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 6, 2019

Unique House In Sydney Resembles A Huge Undulating Sculpture

The Crescent House is one of the most interesting and most unusual structures and the reason for that is its structure. Unlike a typical house which usually has all it’s functional clustered within a compact frame, this building is organized into several volumes which are distinct but also connected. The concrete house is like a...

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15 Amazing Treehouse Rentals Take You Off The Grid In Style

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 3, 2019

15 Amazing Treehouse Rentals Take You Off The Grid In Style

Inspired by childhood treehouses and their fun and mysterious nature, these amazing rentals take that concept to a whole new level, offering you the opportunity to retreat in the middle of nature and to recharge your batteries in beautiful, remote locations. Their charm comes from the fact that they’re built on or around trees and...

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Houses With Black Cladding That Are in Harmony With their Surroundings

Posted in Architecture | by Vera Dordick, on May 2, 2019

Houses With Black Cladding That Are in Harmony With their Surroundings

A house with a black exterior is like a little black cocktail dress: Suitable for any occasion or location. Seaside, tucked away in the mountains or elsewhere, a home with black cladding will never shrink into the background. It stands out against the landscape, almost as an extension of the dark earth. Infused with drama...

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How To Get The Beach Bathroom Vibe Using Simple Design Details

Posted in Bathroom | by Simona Ganea, on May 1, 2019

How To Get The Beach Bathroom Vibe Using Simple Design Details

We’ve always liked bathroom interiors that have a breezy, beach-inspired vibe and recently we looked for ways to impart that charm and beauty to basically any type of bathroom. It’s actually easier than you’d think and it’s all about a few carefully-considered design details. A lot of things can help you achieve the desired result...

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The Room – A Small Office Disguised As A Big And Cozy Apartment

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on May 1, 2019

The Room – A Small Office Disguised As A Big And Cozy Apartment

Workspaces have changed a lot over the past few years. They went from being awkwardly partitioned, with specific spaces for specific purposes and void of any true user-friendly features to being these versatile, welcoming and ultimately fun to be in environments which encourage interactions between coworkers and create a casual and friendly atmosphere throughout. A...

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10 Elegant Kitchens With Stainless Steel Backsplashes

Posted in Kitchen | by Simona Ganea, on April 30, 2019

10 Elegant Kitchens With Stainless Steel Backsplashes

There are plenty of ways to make a kitchen look elegant and professional, some more efficient than others. A stainless steel backsplash can definitely get you that look. But there’s more to it than just the look. A stainless steel backsplash presents multiple advantages and those are in fact the main reasons why this has...

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Old Garage Converted Into a Stylish Granny Pad

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on April 29, 2019

Old Garage Converted Into a Stylish Granny Pad

When asked to convert an old unused garage into a cozy living space for their client’s grandmother, Best Practice Architecture went above and beyond expectations. They created the Granny Pad, a beautiful cabin-like structure with a black exterior and an extension at the back. It’s one of the most impressive and inspiring garage transformations we...

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Family House Features An Exposed Metal Structure Which Doubles As Its Facade

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on April 26, 2019

Family House Features An Exposed Metal Structure Which Doubles As Its Facade

This is a single-family home located in Ciudad de México. It was designed by studio JJRR/Arquitectura and the reason we find it so special is right there, in front of your eyes. The house has a metal structure which is also its facade, no coating added. This gives it an industrial vibe and also suggests...

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Unique Lighting Fixtures That Inspire Us

Posted in Lighting | by Simona Ganea, on April 25, 2019

Unique Lighting Fixtures That Inspire Us

If you ever had to shop for light fixtures you probably know how easy it is to get lost in the details and to become overwhelmed by all the different options. Of course, we also know that a lot of the products are more or less just copies or one another and few actually stand...

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Small Holiday Home In Mexico Shares A Genuine Connection With Nature

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on April 25, 2019

Small Holiday Home In Mexico Shares A Genuine Connection With Nature

The Aculco house is a project developed by PPAA Arquitectos Asociados in collaboration with Alfonso de la Concha Rojas for two brothers with a love for the outdoors and climbing in particular. The site was chosen for its marvelous views as well as the proximity to the cliffs and has been cared for and even...

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A Tiny Apartment Successfully Transformed Into An Amazing Modern Home

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on April 24, 2019

A Tiny Apartment Successfully Transformed Into An Amazing Modern Home

Not everyone would jump at the occasion to move into a tiny home but before you dismiss the idea we suggest you have a look at this amazing project completed by architect Jack Chen of Tsai Design. He purchased the micro apartment which is located in a 1970s building in Melbourne with the intention of...

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Color In Architecture – A Fascinating Combo

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on April 23, 2019

Color In Architecture – A Fascinating Combo

We’re living in a world full of color and even though we may not be as well-equipped to distinguish between all the subtle nuances we definitely enjoy playing to them and experimenting. Color is everywhere and without it, nothing would be the same, not even the buildings that you walk by every day. Sure, a...

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15 Cheap Nightstands That Don’t Skimp On Style

Posted in Furniture | by Simona Ganea, on April 22, 2019

15 Cheap Nightstands That Don’t Skimp On Style

In the market for a new nightstand for your cozy bedroom? There are a lot of cool options to choose from and many are not just good-looking but also practical and functional. Of course, there’s also the price to consider. We’ve come to realize that a high price is not always related to quality or...

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Rustic Mountain Retreat Blends In Yet Stays Original

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on April 22, 2019

Rustic Mountain Retreat Blends In Yet Stays Original

When studio Centre Sky Architecture was approached by their clients in order to design, plan and build a mountain cabin in Big Sky, Montana, the requirements were clear and simple and offered a lot of room for creative ideas. The house had to be able to blend in by mimicking its neighbors, to maximize and...

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Exciting Home Decor Trends Straight from Salone Del Mobile 2019

Posted in Best Of | by Vera Dordick, on April 19, 2019

Exciting Home Decor Trends Straight from Salone Del Mobile 2019

The 2019 edition of the world’s premier event for furnishings and home decor trends — Salone del Mobile — gave the world a good look at the latest trends in furniture and lighting. This year’s focus area was Euroluce, highlighting new and exciting lighting designs and Workplace3.0, which presented the latest design innovations for the...

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Amazing Kitchen Concepts For Contemporary Lifestyles

Posted in Kitchen | by Vera Dordick, on April 18, 2019

Amazing Kitchen Concepts For Contemporary Lifestyles

An amazing kitchen is not impossible to achieve. Create a budget, and start building your dream cooking space. A healthy kitchen is a busy kitchen. When the space is prepared right, it will function as the nucleus for  your family and guests.   Kerrie Kelly, a Global Connect Advisor for the National Kitchen Bath Association (NKBA)...

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Exclusive Residence Perfectly Adapted To Its Magnificent Surroundings

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on April 18, 2019

Exclusive Residence Perfectly Adapted To Its Magnificent Surroundings

Being connected to the surroundings is a top priority for a lot of contemporary houses, especially those located in beautiful areas with magnificent views. Each time the manner in which the building and the nature around it communicate and complement each other is unique and specifically linked to the topography and the conditions on the...

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15 Outdoor Side Table Ideas With Stylish And Vibrant Designs

Posted in Outdoor | by Simona Ganea, on April 17, 2019

15 Outdoor Side Table Ideas With Stylish And Vibrant Designs

Side tables are among the most versatile pieces of furniture commonly found in residences, so versatile in fact that there’s a whole range of them designed for outdoor areas. You can take them out on the deck, the patio, under the backyard pergola or by the pool and use them in combination with all sorts...

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