Alpine Mountain Home Shaped By History And Nature

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on July 5, 2017

Alpine Mountain Home Shaped By History And Nature

Located in the French Alps, this beautiful single-family home is a hybrid, a structure that on one hand follows the architectural guidelines of the traditional local structures while on the other hand is meant to have a strong modern character. It’s a combination that allows the house to blend in and stand out at the...

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Recycle A Chair Into A Trendy Fur Ottoman

Posted in Videos | by Stefan Gheorghe, on July 4, 2017

Recycle A Chair Into A Trendy Fur Ottoman

Furniture with fur is very on-trend right now and you can add a piece to your living room without spending a bundle. Start with an old chair and saw off the chair back even with the front of the chair. Lift out the seat and sand any rough edges. Spray the chair frame your desired...

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The Revival Of Mirrored Furniture In Today’s Interior Designs

Posted in Furniture | by Simona Ganea, on July 4, 2017

The Revival Of Mirrored Furniture In Today’s Interior Designs

Maybe you’ve noticed that mirrored furniture has started being popular again. Its recent revival allows it to stand out again, after its memorable popularity during the 1920s and ’30s. These days mirrored furniture is a symbol of glamour and is being used in small doses. The style is a very special one which applies to...

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DIY Faux Capiz Shell Pendant Light – Chandelier

Posted in Lighting | by Brittney Smart, on July 4, 2017

DIY Faux Capiz Shell Pendant Light – Chandelier

Nothing says “summertime” like shells, and this (faux) capiz shell chandelier is so summery and fresh. Plus, it’s very easy to DIY in an afternoon, which means plenty of time to hit the pool, the neighborhood barbeque, or the hammock with your favorite book. Even though these “shells” are nothing more than laminated rice paper,...

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Small Portuguese Apartment Features Big Style, High Function

Posted in Apartments | by Vera Dordick, on July 4, 2017

Small Portuguese Apartment Features Big Style, High Function

Modern luxury and a compact living space might not sound like they can co-exist, but this modern and highly functional apartment in Sever do Vouga, Portugal exemplifies how one can be low space but high on style and function. Architect Paolo Martins designed a sleek, but comfortable apartment that occupies just 46 square meters, making the...

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Space-Saving Wall Beds That Made Their Way Into Stylish Decors

Posted in Furniture | by Simona Ganea, on July 3, 2017

Space-Saving Wall Beds That Made Their Way Into Stylish Decors

When we say wall beds we immediately think of the Murphy bed. It’s been named after William Lawrence Murphy and legend has it that he came up with the idea when he was living in a one-room apartment, driven by the desire to be able to entertain without making it seem like he’s inviting the...

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How To Make A Colander Light Fixture

Posted in Videos | by Stefan Gheorghe, on June 30, 2017

How To Make A Colander Light Fixture

Some of the coolest – and most fun – light fixtures that we have seen are made from upcycled buckets, baskets, tubs and other containers. You can make your own very easily using an enamel colander. Upcycle one that you already own, or buy one in a color that complements your décor. Start by enlarging...

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Add Charm to A Casual Space With Rustic Decor

Posted in Interiors | by Vera Dordick, on June 30, 2017

Add Charm to A Casual Space With Rustic Decor

Life today might be all about the latest conveniences but there is something about rustic decor that endures, no matter how high-tech our homes become. Perhaps it’s the use of natural wood, pleasing color palettes and upcycled vibe that appeals to so many people. Regardless, the style offers a wide range of options that can...

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The Shower Niche – A Universal Symbol For Stylish Bathrooms

Posted in Bathroom | by Simona Ganea, on June 30, 2017

The Shower Niche – A Universal Symbol For Stylish Bathrooms

In spite of their permanence, shower niches are not the type of feature you’d want to replace often anyway and that almost always makes them desirable in the bathroom. Wondering what a shower niche could do for you? Its usefulness is not entirely related to the idea of storage. A niche is practical in more...

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12 Dark Headboards For a Luxurious Bedroom

Posted in Bedroom | by Casey Watkins, on June 29, 2017

12 Dark Headboards For a Luxurious Bedroom

Bedroom furniture can be a great big decision when you’re starting from scratch. The wrong combination can make the space feel more like a conflict than a restful place. A lot of dark pieces will weigh down the look of the room that’s supposed to be the one stress-free space in your home. A lot of...

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Pallet Swing Ideas – The Perfect Summer DIY

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on June 29, 2017

Pallet Swing Ideas – The Perfect Summer DIY

Pallets and swings…two items that we love become one and the result is the pallet swing. It sounds and looks casual and, better yet, it’s a perfect DIY project for beginners with minimal requirements both in terms of skill and materials. Wooden pallets are easy to find and you can get them very cheap or...

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A Quaint Retreat In Southern France Surrounded By Green And Lavender

Posted in Hotels & Resorts | by Simona Ganea, on June 29, 2017

A Quaint Retreat In Southern France Surrounded By Green And Lavender

This is Mas de l’Adret, a quaint little b&b located in southern France. It’s a charming place perfect for romantic getaways, anyone who seeks a relaxing and refreshing experience but also for those to enjoy spending time outdoors or hiking and cycling. The redesign of this beautiful retreat was completed in 2017. The villa sits on a hill,...

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Show Off Your American Spirit With DIY 4th Of July Crafts

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on June 28, 2017

Show Off Your American Spirit With DIY 4th Of July Crafts

Are you ready for the 4th of July? Once again it’s time to get festive and to let your American spirit take over. What better way to do that than with some lovely decorations which you can craft yourself? We find this strategy to be better-suited for anyone who enjoys being special and to add a...

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Get a Handle on Home Repairs With These 4 Easy Hacks

Posted in Videos | by Stefan Gheorghe, on June 27, 2017

Get a Handle on Home Repairs With These 4 Easy Hacks

Nifty little tricks can make household repairs a snap – and a bargain. 1. A wobbly table is really annoying and yes, you can shove an unsightly piece of cardboard or something else under the leg, but that’s ugly.  Instead, take a slice from a wine cork and put it under the short leg. Problem...

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Floor Length Mirrors – At The Crossroads Between Looks And Function

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on June 27, 2017

Floor Length Mirrors – At The Crossroads Between Looks And Function

Recently I’ve fallen in love with the idea of having a floor-length mirror somewhere in my home. I haven’t decided yet whether the hallway or the bedroom is the best place for such a design element…or maybe it could look nice in the living room…In any case, it would be more than just a decorative mirror....

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Popular Paint Colors: A Top 10 Roundup

Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on June 26, 2017

Popular Paint Colors: A Top 10 Roundup

With thousands of paint colors at our fingertips, choosing the perfect pain color can be quite a daunting task. (This may be why designers recommend starting with stylistic components OTHER than paint colors when embarking on your interior design journey – there are so many paint colors to choose from but fewer options for other...

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Floral Fourth of July Table Decor DIY

Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on June 26, 2017

Floral Fourth of July Table Decor DIY

This floral Fourth of July table decor project is perfect for outdoor barbecues and picnics. The bark on the wood rounds help retain a natural, rustic, look that combines well with the brightly colored flowers. This quick project will look great at your holiday get together! Supplies Used to Make Floral Fourth of July Table...

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Cliff Villa In Thailand Framed By Coconut Trees And Views Of The Sea

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on June 26, 2017

Cliff Villa In Thailand Framed By Coconut Trees And Views Of The Sea

The views from the top of this cliff in Chantaburi, Thailand are wonderful and this makes the site a perfect spot for a house. Naturally, its design would have to take advantage of everything the location has to offer or the project would be in vain. When studio Junsekino Architect and Design was asked to...

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How To Make A Wooden Kitchen Utensil Holder

Posted in Videos | by Stefan Gheorghe, on June 23, 2017

How To Make A Wooden Kitchen Utensil Holder

Almost any kitchen can benefit from more organization and this simple wooden kitchen utensil holder offers lots of storage options. Start with pieces of wood in the indicated sizes. Measure, mark, cut and sand the pieces as shown. Drill the holes that will hold the dowel rod into the small square pieces and sand them....

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Modern Wall Art Brings Color, Depth to Interiors

Posted in Best Of | by Vera Dordick, on June 23, 2017

Modern Wall Art Brings Color, Depth to Interiors

Creating a home that features distinctive decor hinges on pulling together a room that reflects your personality and style. Modern wall art can add color, texture and dimension to any space while conveying your preferences, making a political statement or simply presenting a piece that draws you in. Artworks can be colorful, neutral, metallic or a...

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The New Art Centre In Shanghai Has A Facade Made Of Bronze Tubes

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on June 23, 2017

The New Art Centre In Shanghai Has A Facade Made Of Bronze Tubes

A new development was added to Shanghai, China. It sits between the old town and the new financial district and it stands out no matter from where you look at it. One of the most prominent structures is the arts and culture center which is placed at the heart of the development. Its design was...

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Bathroom Countertop Storage Solutions With Aesthetic Charm

Posted in Bathroom | by Simona Ganea, on June 22, 2017

Bathroom Countertop Storage Solutions With Aesthetic Charm

Although it’s possible for a bathroom to conceal everything inside closed cabinets, some things just need to sit on the counter. This often raises a problem: dealing with the need for a practical and aesthetically-pleasing bathroom countertop storage option. While there are definitely solutions, finding the right one can be quite difficult and a little...

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Taupe Color: The Enigma and Its Appeal

Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on June 22, 2017

Taupe Color: The Enigma and Its Appeal

If someone were to ask you to describe the taupe color, what would you say? Likely your answer would involve a mumblyjumble that includes words like “browny purply grey-ey tan” or something. The reality is, taupe is a gorgeous color, but it’s one that’s a bit more challenging to pin down. It is its very...

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Modern Semi-Underground Homes That Become One With The Land

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on June 22, 2017

Modern Semi-Underground Homes That Become One With The Land

Living underground is pretty cool and we’re not talking metaphorically. It’s really cozy, fun, not to mention interesting, plus the earth acts as an insulator. Don’t just think of those little hobbit houses. They’re definitely cute but they’re small and rustic. If you want something better suited for a present day lifestyle, check out these...

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The Benefits Of Using Yellow As An Accent Color In Interior Design

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on June 22, 2017

The Benefits Of Using Yellow As An Accent Color In Interior Design

Every color has a unique impact on the elements in comes in contact with. Yellow, for instance, is a very cheerful color which brings joy to spaces and makes them look bright and welcoming. That’s why yellow is a great color for entryways. Painting the walls yellow or using this as an accent color can...

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Easy-To-Make Twig Coasters

Posted in Videos | by Stefan Gheorghe, on June 21, 2017

Easy-To-Make Twig Coasters

Everyone knows you can’t have to many coasters, especially when you have guests. If you like the rustic look, these easy-to-make twig coasters are perfect. No special tools are required. Gather up a selection of sticks that are as straight as possible and similar in size. Cut the sticks in half. Take a set of...

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10 Value-Adding Home Interior Tips

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on June 21, 2017

10 Value-Adding Home Interior Tips

Whether you’re looking to sell your home or are simply ready for a change and looking long-term, there are certain renovations you can make to your home that will add value. The key is to keep in mind broad appeal if you’re selling – what changes will appeal to the greatest number of people? –and...

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Dining Rooms With Banquette Seating – Embracing Diversity

Posted in Furniture | by Simona Ganea, on June 21, 2017

Dining Rooms With Banquette Seating – Embracing Diversity

You expect to see a banquette on a terrace or in a bar but, for some reason, not so much in someone’s home. Individual armchairs and sofas or couches are usually preferred over banquette seating but, at the end of the day, it’s all just a matter of preference and optimization of a space. In...

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A Modern Treehouse Residence Made Of Four Cylindrical Towers

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on June 21, 2017

A Modern Treehouse Residence Made Of Four Cylindrical Towers

Tree houses are not just for kids. In fact, there are a lot of ways, most of which are impressive, in which they can be taken to a whole new level. This treehouse residence in Cape Town is just one of the many amazing projects that revolve around this idea. This particular house was designed...

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Turn A Leftover Frame Into A Charming Serving Tray

Posted in Videos | by Stefan Gheorghe, on June 20, 2017

Turn A Leftover Frame Into A Charming Serving Tray

Trays are stylish, useful – and pricey.  Try making your own with a spare picture frame. Remove the glass and photo from the frame. Insert a piece of cardboard to keep the area clean and paint or stain the frame. Discard the cardboard. Coat the glass with Mod-podge, lay a piece of lace fabric across...

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The Iconic Barcelona Chair Featured In Stylish Interior Designs

Posted in Sofa and Chair | by Simona Ganea, on June 20, 2017

The Iconic Barcelona Chair Featured In Stylish Interior Designs

The Barcelona chair is an iconic piece, the materialization of the “less is more” concept and an important product of the modern movement. It was designed in 1929 by Ludwig van der Rohe and Lilly Reich for event in Barcelona and it’s been redesigned in 1950 to feature a stainless steel frame and an overall...

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Copper Wood Planter: Mid Century Inspired DIY

Posted in DIY Projects | by Haley and Rose, on June 20, 2017

Copper Wood Planter: Mid Century Inspired DIY

This copper wood planter is a DIY that I am very excited about! I’m all about the mid-century modern look but wanted to put my own twist on it, hence the copper. I used plain copper bowls I picked up at my local T.J. Maxx – nothing fancy! I love the hammered look of these...

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A White Box Family House With Unusual Connections Between Its Rooms

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on June 20, 2017

A White Box Family House With Unusual Connections Between Its Rooms

We were interested to see how a house can be designed to ensure privacy for its inhabitant without being completely cut out from the surroundings and the views. We found this family home in Tochigi, Japan which offered us a stylish answer to that question. The house was designed by studioLOOP in 2014 and has...

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Neutral Colors in Home Interiors and Why You Need Them

Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on June 19, 2017

Neutral Colors in Home Interiors and Why You Need Them

A major part of interior design is being able to display your personal style through your home décor. It is unfortunate, then, that neutral colors have gotten a bad reputation among certain circles as being “boring,” “builder grade,” and “generic.” Neutral colors are a critical element of any successful home interior for a number of...

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Wood Dining Chairs With An Elegant Grip On Simplicity

Posted in Sofa and Chair | by Simona Ganea, on June 16, 2017

Wood Dining Chairs With An Elegant Grip On Simplicity

What is your opinion on wood dining chairs? They’re very common and popular for one…but they’re obviously not the only option. Sure, it’s a matter of style and preference but, even so, the versatility of wood dining chairs allows them to be a suitable and even trendy and stylish choice for pretty much any type...

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Jazz Up Some Plain White Candles Using Crayons

Posted in Videos | by Stefan Gheorghe, on June 16, 2017

Jazz Up Some Plain White Candles Using Crayons

It’s common to find bargains on white candles, but they can be a bit boring. Jazz them up with some color to add punch to your display.  Start with a few crayons and combine a crayon with plain wax in a clean, empty food can – one for each color you are using. Place the...

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Triad Colors in Contemporary Interior Design

Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on June 16, 2017

Triad Colors in Contemporary Interior Design

There are a variety of formal relationships between and among colors. One of the lesser known groupings is triad colors. Triad colors are three colors that are evenly spaced around the traditional color wheel. This is also referred to as a triadic color scheme. Because triad colors are evenly spaced (three color spacings apart) ,...

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Pop of Color Triangle Shadow Box

Posted in DIY Projects | by Katie King, on June 15, 2017

Pop of Color Triangle Shadow Box

If you are like me and love collecting little knickknacks, then you are probably always looking for a unique way to display them. Well, today I have super fun project that helps you to display those little knickknacks in a unique way. Today I will be showing you how to make a pop of color...

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Luxury Boutique Hotel With 16th Century Charm In Malta

Posted in Hotels & Resorts | by Simona Ganea, on June 15, 2017

Luxury Boutique Hotel With 16th Century Charm In Malta

As beautiful and as impressive as the large hotels may be, they often lack the comfort and intimacy of a small boutique hotel, that warm and inviting ambiance that makes them feel like home. Luxury boutique hotels such as Locanda La Gelsomina, for example, have a different way of impressing their guests. You can find this...

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Shower Floor Ideas That Reveal The Best Materials For The Job

Posted in Bathroom | by Simona Ganea, on June 15, 2017

Shower Floor Ideas That Reveal The Best Materials For The Job

When designing or renovating a bathroom with a shower, some things require special consideration. The shower floor is one of them. We’re referring mostly to the material it’s made of. It needs to be able to withstand the constant moisture in the room, to be easy to clean and to also look good. Given these...

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Easy Ways to Spruce Up Bedroom Décor

Posted in Bedroom | by Brittney Smart, on June 14, 2017

Easy Ways to Spruce Up Bedroom Décor

It’s no secret that, all too often, the bedroom is the last place in the home to be decorated. And even those bedrooms have a hierarchy, with the nursery and kids’ bedrooms coming in far ahead of the master bedroom décor. The trick is to realize that you can do a complete bedroom décor overhaul,...

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Simple Pom-Pom Basket Do It Yourself

Posted in DIY Projects | by Haley and Rose, on June 14, 2017

Simple Pom-Pom Basket Do It Yourself

This pom-pom basket was a fun one to make and definitely a DIY that anyone can do. All you need is some yarn and a basket and you are good to go! I’ve been seeing pom-poms on baskets in stores and always walk away from them because the price is ridiculous. But now I can...

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Outstanding Glass Furniture Designs For Contemporary Interiors

Posted in Furniture | by Simona Ganea, on June 14, 2017

Outstanding Glass Furniture Designs For Contemporary Interiors

Glass is such a versatile and practical material it’s no wonder we have so many different uses for it. Being that interior design is our passion, we’re naturally drawn to glass furniture and we’d like to share with you some of the most exceptional designs that we came across over the years. They emphasize all...

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Make a DIY Photo Frame With No Glass

Posted in Videos | by Stefan Gheorghe, on June 13, 2017

Make a DIY Photo Frame With No Glass

Glass-free photo frames provide a casual look and an easy way to swap out the image any time you wish. Make one of your own to hang with just a few supplies. Start with two lightweight boards about 12 inches long. Paint or stain them as desired. Next, take the holders from two acetate report...

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Standing Planters For Lightweight And Airy Displays Of Greenery

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on June 13, 2017

Standing Planters For Lightweight And Airy Displays Of Greenery

Planters help us bring a little piece of nature inside our homes. They make our homes feel fresh and vibrant and they sometimes have a double purpose, serving both as containers and as decorations. Standing planters are interesting because they showcase and display the plants in a beautiful and almost dramatic manner. Check out our...

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Cardboard Furniture – Surprisingly Strong And Unexpectedly Stylish

Posted in Furniture | by Simona Ganea, on June 12, 2017

Cardboard Furniture – Surprisingly Strong And Unexpectedly Stylish

Did you even know there’s such a thing as cardboard furniture? Not boxes repurposed into storage modules but actual furniture pieces made of cardboard. It may sound strange but such furniture pieces can be very useful in certain situations and in a lot of different ways. You can think of it as temporary furniture for...

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Orange Furniture For Bold And Cheerful Interior Decors

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on June 12, 2017

Orange Furniture For Bold And Cheerful Interior Decors

Being such a vibrant and striking color, orange has become a trendy color in a lot of modern and contemporary interior decors. We’re now more inclined to integrate such powerful colors in our home decors, being guided by the desire to stand out and to rediscover the essence and beauty of pure color palettes. Orange, green, turquoise,...

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Minimalist Apartment With Ethno Vibes And A Unique Array Of Textures

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on June 12, 2017

Minimalist Apartment With Ethno Vibes And A Unique Array Of Textures

The secret to creating an interior decor that’s minimalist and monochromatic is to avoid being too simple and to compensate for the lack of strong colors or vivid contrasts in some other way. Architect and designer Victoria Yakusha did a wonderful job when transforming this apartment into a beautiful, bright and open home for a...

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DIY Cool Test Tube Spice Rack

Posted in Videos | by Stefan Gheorghe, on June 9, 2017

DIY Cool Test Tube Spice Rack

Spice jars are usually not very attractive so they get tucked into a cabinet out of sight. Instead, try making a chic test tube spice rack to keep your commonly used varieties on display and at your fingertips. Start by drilling five large holes into a length of wood as shown. Stain the drilled board along...

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50 Great Contemporary Light Fixtures from ICFF 2017

Posted in Lighting | by Vera Dordick, on June 9, 2017

50 Great Contemporary Light Fixtures from ICFF 2017

Getting to see all the contemporary lighting fixtures is one of the best parts of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair and there was much to see in the 2017 edition. Glass, wood, metal porcelain paper and concrete could all be found in the latest new designs. Here we bring you 50 of our favorite lighting...

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DIY Retro Rainbow Wooden Dresser

Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on June 9, 2017

DIY Retro Rainbow Wooden Dresser

If you need a specific size, style, or color of dresser but are having a hard time finding it, did you know you can make one yourself? You don’t even need a bunch of fancy tools (although, I’m not going to lie, they’d sure make this project easier!). In this tutorial, I’ll show you how...

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A Luxury Residential Development With Distant Views Of Las Vegas

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on June 9, 2017

A Luxury Residential Development With Distant Views Of Las Vegas

Ascaya is an interesting new dream development that’s still under construction for the most part. This project developed by SB Architects is meant to serve as an exclusive residential development comprised on several individual structures. The estate will eventually include several residences, each featuring its own take on contemporary architecture, with different types of features...

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Make Your Own Trendy Concrete Plant and Candle Holders

Posted in Videos | by Stefan Gheorghe, on June 8, 2017

Make Your Own Trendy Concrete Plant and Candle Holders

Among concrete home accessories, little plant holders are just about the cutest. They’re perfect for succulent groupings or as small candle holders. They’re pretty easy to DIY too. You’ll need a short list of supplies: A silicone mold, concrete powder, coconut oil, a mixing tub, screw-in cup hooks, craft magnets, and small wooden cubes that...

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Karman Italia – Magic And Beauty at Euroluce 2017

Posted in Lighting | by Simona Ganea, on June 8, 2017

Karman Italia – Magic And Beauty at Euroluce 2017

This year at Euroluce 2017 from Salone Del Mobile, the star of the event was the stand presented by Karman, an Italian company specialized in lighting. The event took place between the 4th and the 9th of April and, although there were many interesting installations, we were mesmerized by the stand of Karman Italia. This is...

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Cool Outdoor Shower Ideas For The Hot Summer Ahead

Posted in Outdoor | by Simona Ganea, on June 8, 2017

Cool Outdoor Shower Ideas For The Hot Summer Ahead

Showering outdoors is a special experience which we can’t really compare with anything else. We’ve seen a lot of homes and resorts that have outdoor showers and we’re pretty intrigued by the idea so we did a little research. Although there may be challenges to overcome, if you want an outdoor shower you should definitely...

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DIY Spice Shelf – A Simple Way to Expand Your Spice Shelf

Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on June 7, 2017

DIY Spice Shelf – A Simple Way to Expand Your Spice Shelf

For those of us with kitchens that are lovable but on the smaller end of the spectrum, we recognize the high value of cupboard space and the importance of using that space to its maximum potential. The spice cupboard is one place where many space-saving opportunities might present themselves, but it can be a less...

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Spacious Residence Harmonized With Nature Through a Large Veranda

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on June 7, 2017

Spacious Residence Harmonized With Nature Through a Large Veranda

With so little vegetation nowadays in the big cities, people are trying to escape the concrete jungle and to rediscover the beauty of nature. Remote locations are perceived as very attractive when it comes to choosing a spot for a holiday home or even a permanent residence. The EZ Residence, for example, was built on...

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15 Rustic Home Decor Ideas for Your Living Room

Posted in Interiors | by Casey Watkins, on June 7, 2017

15 Rustic Home Decor Ideas for Your Living Room

Rustic can mean many things in the world of decorating and most of them are not perceived as good. A rustic decorated home can be a cabin filled with bear pillows, moose heads and heavy dark hunter plaids. A rustic decorated home can be furnished with uncomfortable wooden furniture and plain walls. A rustic decorated...

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Modern Storage Cabinet Designs That Put A Spin On Classical Beauty

Posted in Furniture | by Simona Ganea, on June 7, 2017

Modern Storage Cabinet Designs That Put A Spin On Classical Beauty

Storage cabinets are well…for storing things in. But why limit their function to that? There’s no reason why buffets and sideboards and any storage cabinet couldn’t be both functional and good-looking. As the following designs will prove, this is entirely possible and desirable. A modern cabinet will usually have a design that’s a balanced combination...

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Whip Up Easy Floral Cardboard Letter Décor

Posted in Videos | by Stefan Gheorghe, on June 6, 2017

Whip Up Easy Floral Cardboard Letter Décor

Letter décor of all kinds is popular and you can easily make your own, fashioned from cardboard and some summery flowers. Start by drawing the letters on corrugated cardboard and then cut them out. Then, glue strips of the cardboard along the edges of the letter to form a box shape. Spray the letters in...

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Tufted Sofa Designs – From Classical To Modern And Beyond

Posted in Sofa and Chair | by Simona Ganea, on June 6, 2017

Tufted Sofa Designs – From Classical To Modern And Beyond

Tufted furniture never really goes out of style. In fact it’s pretty popular these days, making a powerful comeback. Usually we associate this style with iconic pieces of furniture such as the Chesterfield sofa. Although its origins are pretty much a mystery, the sofa is a classic. Its low back, curved arms with the same...

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Get Inspired to Bring Zen To Your Garden

Posted in Outdoor | by Casey Watkins, on June 6, 2017

Get Inspired to Bring Zen To Your Garden

Experts tell us over and over again that stress is bad for our health. That’s why lots of people infuse relaxing habits into their lives like reading, exercising and meditation. What if you took these habits and created spaces in your home to help you embrace relaxation to the fullest? Like your backyard. Who wouldn’t love...

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The Coolest Artworks from Art NY and Context

Posted in Interiors | by Vera Dordick, on June 5, 2017

The Coolest Artworks from Art NY and Context

The New York version of Miami’s CONTEXT art fair teamed up with Art New York to present an astounding array of artworks of all kinds. Emerging artists along with those who are better known had works on display that collectors and those just exploring art could peruse. Homedit has visited the paired-up fairs in Miami and...

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Make Flamingo Planters for Your Summer Decorating

Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on June 5, 2017

Make Flamingo Planters for Your Summer Decorating

I’m crazy about decorating with flamingos!  What’s not to love about these colorful, elegant birds? They just scream “summer!” to me. With inexpensive plastic flamingos so easy to find this time of year, it’s time to get crafting with them!  Let me show you how simple it is to turn plastic pink flamingos into metallic...

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Historic Apartment With A Cave-Like Interior And Views Of The Sea

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on June 5, 2017

Historic Apartment With A Cave-Like Interior And Views Of The Sea

Located in Jaffa, Israel, this apartment is very old and you can tell that just by looking at it from the outside. Its design and structure are reminiscent of a cave because of all the domed ceilings, vaults and archways. Over the years, it’s been renovated and refurbished several times. In 2017 the latest renovation...

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Outdoor Fire Pit Seating Ideas That Blend Looks And Function In Crazy Ways

Posted in Outdoor | by Simona Ganea, on June 2, 2017

Outdoor Fire Pit Seating Ideas That Blend Looks And Function In Crazy Ways

Having a fire pit out in the backyard is simply genius. It gives you the perfect entertainment setting for outdoor. The fire pit is an excellent focal point around which you can have comfortable chairs, benches or sofas. The combo makes for an extraordinary conversation area and ll you need to do to ensure that...

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From Plastic Spoons To Marvelous Decorative Mirror

Posted in Videos | by Stefan Gheorghe, on June 2, 2017

From Plastic Spoons To Marvelous Decorative Mirror

Don’t buy a decorative mirror – make one! All you need is some cardboard, a round mirror and plastic spoons. Cut the handles from all the spoons as shown, leaving the bowl part intact. Cut a round of corrugated cardboard to your desired size, larger than the round mirror. Mark the inner circle where the...

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Abandoned House Turned Into A Pet-Friendly Modern Home

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on June 1, 2017

Abandoned House Turned Into A Pet-Friendly Modern Home

Today it’s a modern and open home but not so long ago it used to be an old and neglected house. It has a bunch of small rooms and an attic and it wasn’t really suited for a modern lifestyle. Then its current owners went to TSEH Architectural Group for help with the reconstruction of the...

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Floating Beds – The Simple And Refined Choice For Modern Bedrooms

Posted in Bedroom | by Simona Ganea, on June 1, 2017

Floating Beds – The Simple And Refined Choice For Modern Bedrooms

Floating beds have a lot of visual appeal, there’s no doubt about that. But why is that? We can’t help but be attracted and impressed by this style but we can’t really figure out the exact details that make floating beds look so appealing. The reality is that there’s no single reason why we find...

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How to Make Pallet Herb Garden

Posted in Videos | by Stefan Gheorghe, on May 31, 2017

How to Make Pallet Herb Garden

Love herbs but don’t have a lot of space for a garden? Try making this pallet herb garden planter that is perfect in a yard, or on a deck or patio. Start by removing every other crossbar as shown from the wooden pallet. Use the same cross bars to top off the remaining horizontal bars,...

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10 Ways to Fill Empty Corners With Floor Vases

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Casey Watkins, on May 31, 2017

10 Ways to Fill Empty Corners With Floor Vases

Corners are tough spaces. Many times, they are awkwardly placed between doorways or windows, making them impossible to fill with furniture. If they’re too dark or too bright, a plant won’t survive. If they’re too shallow, shelves aren’t an option. You probably have a particular corner in mind right now. The solution to the dilemma...

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Modern Living Room Wall Units Full Of Class And Pizzazz

Posted in Living Room | by Simona Ganea, on May 31, 2017

Modern Living Room Wall Units Full Of Class And Pizzazz

If you had to pick a new wall unit for your living room, how would it look like? The question is actually not as easy as it seems. It’s definitely easier to think of some characteristics that you want for your new unit when you’re replacing an already existing one. Basically you just make a...

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Inspiring Designs Highlighted By Sunken Tubs

Posted in Bathroom | by Simona Ganea, on May 31, 2017

Inspiring Designs Highlighted By Sunken Tubs

Compared to regular tubs which protrude from the ground, sunken bathtubs are carved into the floor and this gives them this dramatic character which allows them to stand out despite their minimalism and lack of visible design elements. A sunken tub is reminiscent of spas and swimming pools and this gives it a sense of...

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From Playful to Serious, ICFF Designs Feature New Innovations

Posted in Best Of | by Vera Dordick, on May 30, 2017

From Playful to Serious, ICFF Designs Feature New Innovations

It’s an annual treat when the world’s design community converges on New York City for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). As in past years, the 2017 edition did not disappoint with all kinds of new designs for your home. There were lots of new shapes, technologies and innovations. While it was difficult to choose,...

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Small House With A Wavy Roof And Gorgeous Bay Views

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 30, 2017

Small House With A Wavy Roof And Gorgeous Bay Views

Situated 550 meters above the sea level, this little house makes the most of its location and especially the views. The house was not actually built from scratch. It’s actually a rebuilt of an existing post 1991 fire-storm house. The new design is very simple and responsive to the surroundings, the view and the location in...

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Charming Concrete Pillow Style Candle Holder

Posted in Videos | by Stefan Gheorghe, on May 29, 2017

Charming Concrete Pillow Style Candle Holder

Sometimes a special holder is the nicest way to present a single tea light candle. This cute pillow-like candle holder is easily made with some concrete and a plastic bag. Simply mix up the concrete with some water and pour it into the bag. Close the bag, leaving a small corner open and carefully flatten...

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23 Times Round Windows Made A Home More Beautiful

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on May 29, 2017

23 Times Round Windows Made A Home More Beautiful

A round window placed in an unexpected area can make a wonderful focal point for a room. Sure, it’s easy to say that porthole windows are just for nautical themes but that’s simply not true. Think of a circular window as a special resource, a secret weapon which you can use whenever you want to...

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Make Your Own Rope Coasters

Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on May 29, 2017

Make Your Own Rope Coasters

Summer is almost here and to me, that means lots of entertaining at home. I made my own nautical themed rope coasters to set my drinks on this summer. This easy DIY project would be perfect for summer parties! Supplies Used to Make the Rope Coasters: White Rope Craft Mat Hot Glue Gun Stencils (I...

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Make Life Easy and Happy With These 3 Household Hacks

Posted in Videos | by Stefan Gheorghe, on May 26, 2017

Make Life Easy and Happy With These 3 Household Hacks

These three little projects will make life easier and happier. Lint rollers are a necessity, but they can be frustrating because they don’t always work well. The sticky side dulls quickly and doesn’t pick up much of the lint, which is a real problem if you have a lot! Upgrade your roller for heavy duty...

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Stylish Pool Furniture Designs Invite You Out To Enjoy The Summer

Posted in Outdoor | by Simona Ganea, on May 26, 2017

Stylish Pool Furniture Designs Invite You Out To Enjoy The Summer

Summer is here so take out your lounge chairs and enjoy the world from your back yard. Out by the pool, relaxing with a good book under an umbrella things are close to perfect. What’s missing is some comfortable outdoor pool furniture and we can help with some suggestions. Modern outdoor furniture is not exactly...

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3D Fake Flower Wall Art

Posted in DIY Projects | by Katie King, on May 26, 2017

3D Fake Flower Wall Art

Fake flower art is a trend that I have been seeing for the past couple of months on different crafting websites. Depending on the time you want to spend making your fake flower DIY, the supplies you want to use, and so forth, there seems to be a fake flower project for everyone. Due to...

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How To Expand And Emphasize A Space With Decorative Mirrors

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on May 25, 2017

How To Expand And Emphasize A Space With Decorative Mirrors

It’s a well-known fact that mirrors can be used to make small spaces appear larger and more open or that they’re must-have features for spaces like the entryway or the bathroom but what’s not so popular is a mirror’s role as a decorative object. You can sometimes tell that a mirror is meant to be...

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A House On A Small Plot With A Secret Entertainment Area Under The Deck

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 25, 2017

A House On A Small Plot With A Secret Entertainment Area Under The Deck

Just because a house is built on a small piece of land doesn’t mean it has to be modest and to sacrifice comfort for privacy or looks for function. This house in Merida, Mexico sits on a small site and this doesn’t really influence it in any negative way. The house was completed in 2016...

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Designing a Master Bedroom to be a Relaxing Retreat

Posted in Bedroom | by Brittney Smart, on May 25, 2017

Designing a Master Bedroom to be a Relaxing Retreat

The master bedroom is probably the first place in the home where relaxation, comfort, and peace should be integrated into design. Sadly, it is often the last place where décor priorities are placed, perhaps because it’s a non-public room. Whatever the reason for putting it off, though, is not a good reason. The master bedroom...

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Hand-Crafted Furniture and Accessories at BKLYN Designs

Posted in Furniture | by Vera Dordick, on May 24, 2017

Hand-Crafted Furniture and Accessories at BKLYN Designs

New York City’s month-long celebration of art and design includes the borough of Brooklyn, which held BKLYN Designs on the inaugural weekend of NYCXDESIGN.  Having become a hub for craftspeople and artisans, Brooklyn is a fitting site for a show of creativity and innovative design in furniture and home decor. Homedit perused the fair and...

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A House That Welcomes Nature Inside While Staying Simple

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on May 24, 2017

A House That Welcomes Nature Inside While Staying Simple

The AN House is a perfect example of a case where the right selection of materials impacts the design just right and where simplicity is given a glamorous and luxurious twist. This is a family home designed by Studio Guilherme Torres in 2013. It’s located in Maringa, Brasil and it’s organized into three sections. Two...

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Transform Wooden Crates Into A Storage Bench

Posted in Videos | by Stefan Gheorghe, on May 23, 2017

Transform Wooden Crates Into A Storage Bench

Extra storage space is always a good thing, especially when it comes in the form a stylish bench you made yourself. Start with two long boards that are large enough to cover two wooden crates with a little extra space for a ledge. Stain the boards and crates.  Screw in four casters on the bottom...

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Raised Garden Beds 101: Tips on Planning, Building, & Using

Posted in Gardening | by Brittney Smart, on May 23, 2017

Raised Garden Beds 101: Tips on Planning, Building, & Using

Raised garden beds are one of the best tools for gardening. They minimize weeds, they allow for greater organization and access, they facilitate planting and harvesting, and they just look beautiful. There are also about a million different ways to implement raised garden beds into your life – from simple planter pots to 3’ high...

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Spring-Summer Table Decorations That Bring In Freshness And Color

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on May 22, 2017

Spring-Summer Table Decorations That Bring In Freshness And Color

Our table decorations are usually closely linked to the season and even the weather. Although we’re not big fans of the transition between spring and summer, when the weather is nice one day and gloomy the next one, we have to admit that we love how fresh everything is and all the sudden bursts of...

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Simple DIY Patterned Coasters Using Resin

Posted in DIY Projects | by Haley and Rose, on May 22, 2017

Simple DIY Patterned Coasters Using Resin

These patterned coasters add a fun touch to your kitchen table or nightstand. I don’t know about you but I always leaves glasses around my house, and as the weather gets warmer those glasses are bound to start sweating up a storm. I couldn’t find any cute patterned coasters out shopping so I decided to...

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Modern Apartment With A Low-Profile, Chic And Balanced Interior

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on May 22, 2017

Modern Apartment With A Low-Profile, Chic And Balanced Interior

This home in Taiwan is the very definition of what a simple, pure and zen home should look like. It’s a space designed by Wei Yi International Design Associates. It spread across 270 square meters of space and the design was completed in 2016. It’s a very pure and simple home, very low-profile but at...

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Make These Easy Hanging Rope Accent Shelves

Posted in Videos | by Stefan Gheorghe, on May 19, 2017

Make These Easy Hanging Rope Accent Shelves

With little more than some rope and a couple of wooden boards, you can quickly make some accent shelves that will enhance any wall in your home. Start with two wooden boards. Mark and drill holes in the corner of each board. Be sure to use a drill bit large enough so that the rope...

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50 Contemporary Chairs That Can Make Your Life More Beautiful

Posted in Sofa and Chair | by Simona Ganea, on May 19, 2017

50 Contemporary Chairs That Can Make Your Life More Beautiful

People sometimes underestimate the impact and importance of accent chairs when in fact it’s pretty amazing how much they can change the decor and the ambiance in a room. Contemporary accent chairs are particularly interesting in this sense. They come in lots and lots of different forms, shapes and sizes, with tons of contemporary design...

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The Case To Paint Your Whole House Mint Green

Posted in Interiors | by Casey Watkins, on May 19, 2017

The Case To Paint Your Whole House Mint Green

Pastel shades have come and gone and come again. It can be hard to decorate with those pale pinks and soft blues without making your space look like Marie Antoinette designed it. But slowly, we’ve been figuring out how to mix our pastels with other colors. Complementing colors in various shades will make your space feel rounded out...

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Home Library Bookcase Ideas – So You Can Surround Yourself With Stories

Posted in Bookshelves | by Simona Ganea, on May 18, 2017

Home Library Bookcase Ideas – So You Can Surround Yourself With Stories

A home library is not exactly a common feature but let’s not take things so literally. Don’t necessarily think of the home library as a separate room dedicated entirely to books and reading. This can simply be a corner in one of the rooms, furnished with a wall-mounted bookcase and a comfortable armchair. In a...

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12 DIYs to Get Air Plants On Your Wall

Posted in DIY Projects | by Casey Watkins, on May 18, 2017

12 DIYs to Get Air Plants On Your Wall

As you scroll through the articles that tell you what elements will bring personality and life into your home decor, you’re bound to run across the houseplants suggestion. So many times however, we have good reasons for forgoing the leaves. Whether it’s a lack of surface space for a potted plant or a leaf eating...

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Vessel Sinks – The Trend That Never Went Away

Posted in Bathroom | by Simona Ganea, on May 18, 2017

Vessel Sinks – The Trend That Never Went Away

When it comes to bathroom sinks, there’s one type that stands out due to all the polemic formed around it: the vessel sink. Vessel sinks are basins that are placed on top of a vanity or counter as opposed to drop-in or undermount sinks which are installed into the counter. They’re only found in bathrooms...

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Resin Furniture Forever Encapsulates Beauty In Extraordinary Designs

Posted in Furniture | by Simona Ganea, on May 17, 2017

Resin Furniture Forever Encapsulates Beauty In Extraordinary Designs

Over the past years, furniture designers established new ways of taking advantage of resin and its defining characteristics to create unique and outstanding pieces. Resin furniture has become a style, a trend and a source of inspiration for a new way of thinking. But what is resin exactly and how to define it? The easiest...

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DIY Modern Asymmetrical Brass Branch Light

Posted in Lighting | by Brittney Smart, on May 17, 2017

DIY Modern Asymmetrical Brass Branch Light

Some of you may not have this problem, or even be aware that a problem like this could exist in this day and age, but for those of us who live with it, it is indeed a problem. I’m talking about an ugly, builder-grade, and (worst of all) off-centered bathroom vanity light fixture. For whatever...

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The Arctic Treehouse Hotel Welcomes Guests In Timber Units Framed By Trees

Posted in Hotels & Resorts | by Simona Ganea, on May 17, 2017

The Arctic Treehouse Hotel Welcomes Guests In Timber Units Framed By Trees

Not many hotels are placed in remote and secluded areas and it’s a shame because a lot of time we search for relaxing destinations and experiences and these are usually the exception. The Arctic Treehouse Hotel in Rovaniemi, Finland is special not only because of its location but also because it’s not a single large...

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