Tiny Apartment With An Amazingly Spacious And Inventive Interior

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on October 9, 2014

Tiny Apartment With An Amazingly Spacious And Inventive Interior

A tiny space can sometimes surprise you with how large and spacious it actually looks. If only we would all know how to do that… The next best thing we can do is to learn from what others have created, like the interior design of this 32 square meter apartment in Paris.

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Wrought Iron Headboards Charm With Their Raw Attraction

Posted in Furniture | by Simona Ganea, on October 9, 2014

Wrought Iron Headboards Charm With Their Raw Attraction

Wrought iron railings, doors, gates, ornamental pieces and other fittings have been handcrafted since early times and they became really popular in the Middle Ages. Nowadays, wrought iron is no longer produced on a commercial scale but these elements still exist. Decorative features such as headboards for example may not be the most popular but...

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13 Ideas to Take Your Pumpkins from Drab to Fab

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Casey Watkins, on October 9, 2014

13 Ideas to Take Your Pumpkins from Drab to Fab

Remember when you used to enjoy designing a face on a big orange orb and then pulling out the seeds and lighting it up? Those were the good old days. However, with the advent of Pinterest, it seems almost a crime to put a normal old Jack O’ Lantern on your front porch.

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Waterfront Property Doubles In Size With A Steel And Wood Prefab Addition

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on October 8, 2014

Waterfront Property Doubles In Size With A Steel And Wood Prefab Addition

Overlooking the wetlands, the bat and the ocean, this single family home couldn’t be better placed than here, in Southhampton, New York. The Far Pond Residence was designed by Bates Masi + Architects, and is composed of two volumes. One is the house that was already existing on the side and the other is an addition...

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Easy Halloween DIY Spider Web Made Out of Yarn

Posted in DIY Projects | by Chelsea Mohrman, on October 8, 2014

Easy Halloween DIY Spider Web Made Out of Yarn

Adding Halloween decor to your home can sometimes be tough as you may feel that you have to sacrifice your style for store-bought items that fit awkwardly into your space and overwhelm you with bright blacks and oranges. You could skip the store-bought decor this year and incorporate some homespun holiday style into your space...

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How To Dress Up A Breakfast Nook To Enjoy Simple Pleasures

Posted in Kitchen | by Simona Ganea, on October 8, 2014

How To Dress Up A Breakfast Nook To Enjoy Simple Pleasures

Whether you’re sipping your coffee before you go to work or you sit down and chat with your friends on week-ends, a breakfast nook or a cozy seating spot in the kitchen is the perfect way to do it. Come up with the perfect combo of style and function when designing the seating for your...

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DIY Expedit Bookshelf Cubby Doors

Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on October 7, 2014

DIY Expedit Bookshelf Cubby Doors

I love bookshelves as much as the next guy – Ikea’s Expedit shelves, to be specific, although it’s saddens me that they’re a discontinued series. They are wonderfully functional and clean-lined. The problem, for me, lies in optimizing their functionality with style…and doing it on a budget. Of course, there are loads of coordinating boxes...

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10 Easy Garage Organizing DIY Ideas

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on October 7, 2014

10 Easy Garage Organizing DIY Ideas

Even though it seems we turn to spring clean magazines to help us with our garage chaos, that doesn’t mean it’s not a year-round project. That’s why we decided to share some quick and easy tips for cleaning up the clutter. Let’s take a peek at 10 easy garage organizing diy ideas, before you start...

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Clever Ways In Which A Corner Bookshelf Can Fill In The Blanks In Your Design

Posted in Bookshelves | by Simona Ganea, on October 6, 2014

Clever Ways In Which A Corner Bookshelf Can Fill In The Blanks In Your Design

A corner you can use for storage or for displaying collections is better than an empty corner. The transformation is easy when you’re using a corner bookshelf. They can take a variety of shapes, sizes and designs, depending on the look and style you prefer. Here are a few examples and how corner shelves can be...

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25 Cool Firewood Storage Designs For Modern Homes

Posted in Best Of | by Simona Ganea, on October 3, 2014

25 Cool Firewood Storage Designs For Modern Homes

While in most cases the fireplace itself is the main attraction, the focal point of the room it’s in, sometimes the accessories and the décor around it can take that role. Wood-burning fireplaces require wood and storing it in a fashionable way can either be difficult or wonderful, depending on the path you choose. Firewood...

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Flooring 101: A Guide to Bamboo Floors

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on October 3, 2014

Flooring 101: A Guide to Bamboo Floors

Let’s talk bamboo flooring, shall we? It might sound exotic and, frankly, a little intimidating if you’re not sure what, exactly, bamboo is and how, exactly, it would work as a floor. This type of flooring is becoming more and more popular, due to a variety of reasons we’ll discuss below. Read this article to...

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16 Luminaries and Lanterns to Light Up Your Autumn Party

Posted in Outdoor | by Casey Watkins, on October 2, 2014

16 Luminaries and Lanterns to Light Up Your Autumn Party

Autumn weather is just too delicious to be inside all the time. The new coolness in the air make outdoor picnics enjoyable and bonfire parties desirable. But the hours of sunlight are becoming less and less and now you have to go looking for ways to bring light to your yard.  Solar yard lights? Cliche....

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Stylish Proof That Tiny Studios Can Be Cozy And Inviting Too

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on October 2, 2014

Stylish Proof That Tiny Studios Can Be Cozy And Inviting Too

Extremely well planned and with an interior design that bursts with color and coziness, this tiny place shows that space is not the problem and no matter how small, any studio can feel like home if you manage to find the right balance.

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Unique Coffee Tables Of Unrivaled Beauty And Singular Attraction

Posted in Furniture | by Simona Ganea, on September 30, 2014

Unique Coffee Tables Of Unrivaled Beauty And Singular Attraction

With the coffee table usually being the element around which the whole living room is organized, it seems natural that it should have an eye-catching, even unique design. But such examples and not by any means few. Every day we discover new looks worthy of making it into our list of favorites. These are our...

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Self-Sufficient Apartment Lets You Hide A Bed In A Drawer

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on September 30, 2014

Self-Sufficient Apartment Lets You Hide A Bed In A Drawer

In a small apartment, squeezing in all the basic but robust pieces of furniture can be tricky but not impossible if you’re ingenious. Where would you hide a bed in your tiny home? This 409 square feet apartment uses a drawer for that and what an awesome idea that is!

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Ikea Bookshelves Take A Stand On Versatility – 23 Creative Ideas

Posted in Furniture | by Simona Ganea, on September 29, 2014

Ikea Bookshelves Take A Stand On Versatility – 23 Creative Ideas

Ikea bookshelves are famous for their versatility and they’ve been featured in numerous DIY projects and makeovers. We’ve selected 5 Ikea products and a series of great examples of how they can be used for each one. Give us your opinion or your own idea of how you’d include these in your home’s interior design. The...

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Cozy Up: 21 Warm & Friendly Fall Decorating Ideas

Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on September 29, 2014

Cozy Up: 21 Warm & Friendly Fall Decorating Ideas

With the start of a new school year comes thoughts of the fall season. It may seem like summer just started (if your still-full To Do list is any indication), but the truth is, fall is right around the corner. Start warming up your space and decorating for fall all at once with these 21...

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Simple Rooms That Use Polka Dot Design Twists To Look Adorable

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on September 26, 2014

Simple Rooms That Use Polka Dot Design Twists To Look Adorable

Patterns and prints are often used to make spaces feel more attractive, inviting and beautiful overall. Polka dots are among the most versatile designs. They can look just as lovely in the kids’ playroom, in the master bedroom or in the living room and there are tons of ways in which they can be used....

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A Bachelor Pad That Will Swipe You Off Your Feet With Its Stylish Design

Posted in Apartments | by Stefan Gheorghe, on September 26, 2014

A Bachelor Pad That Will Swipe You Off Your Feet With Its Stylish Design

It’s not everyday you come across a bachelor pad that defies all the standards. Located in Istanbul, Turkey, this penthouse loft was designed by Ofist, a team of talented architects and designers with a desire to connect their projects to the city and culture that surrounds them without making them cliches.

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Cozy, Creative Ways To Display Books in The Nursery

Posted in Kids | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on September 26, 2014

Cozy, Creative Ways To Display Books in The Nursery

Are you busy decorating and designing a nursery for your little one on his/her way? Or are you just trying to decide how to display all of those fabulous and fun books in their bedroom? Whatever the case may be, there are so many inspirational and unique ways to get those stories off the floors,...

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Faux Painting 101: Tips, Tricks, and Inspiring Ideas for Faux Finishes

Posted in Best Of | by Brittney Smart, on September 25, 2014

Faux Painting 101: Tips, Tricks, and Inspiring Ideas for Faux Finishes

Faux painting can be a tricky business. The idea of “faux” in front of anything means that it’s a fake, a copy, a tacky-ish version of the real thing. While it’s untrue that “faux” things are always inferior to the real deal, it’s important to take care in creating a beautiful finished product. Faux painting...

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Urban Jungle Meets Modern Architecture In A Sao Paulo Weekend House

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on September 25, 2014

Urban Jungle Meets Modern Architecture In A Sao Paulo Weekend House

Completed in 2013, this modern weekend house by architectural studio SPBR has three layers, three different floors with three different designs.With a total of 1970 square feet of living space, the house manages to let the indoors and outdoors communicate in a very natural and stylish way.

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15 Glitterful Ways to Decorate for Fall

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Casey Watkins, on September 25, 2014

15 Glitterful Ways to Decorate for Fall

Sunlight sparkling on water, spiderwebs glistening in morning dew, bubbly apple cider, Autumn is full of glitter and sparkle. It’s only appropriate that we add some glitter to the Autumn decorations in our home, but maybe you’re hesitant. It can be easy to go overboard and end up with glitter in your sock drawer. Worry...

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Couple Turns A 22 Sqm New York Apartment Into A Cozy Home

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on September 24, 2014

Couple Turns A 22 Sqm New York Apartment Into A Cozy Home

There are a lot of tiny apartments in New York so we weren’t surprises to find out this one measured only 242 square feet which is around 22.4 square meters. The surprise was to see how lovely the place was decorated.

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Natural Fall Decorating: Bring the Outside Inside this Season

Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on September 23, 2014

Natural Fall Decorating: Bring the Outside Inside this Season

There’s something about the fall season that is beautifully organic and earthy in nature, don’t you think? What with the pumpkins starting to pop up everywhere, the corn stalks starting to yellow, and the leaves transitioning into their blazing departure from the trees, it makes sense that this season of the harvest largely involves Mother...

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Cool Houses Clinging To Cliffs To Take In All The Beauty

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on September 23, 2014

Cool Houses Clinging To Cliffs To Take In All The Beauty

Location is key when building a vacation home so naturally, the top of a cliff seems like an extraordinary and hard to refuse option. Up there you feel like you can rule the world and take in all its beauty at once. Cliff houses are definitely amongst the most amazing and inspiring ones. Concept Cliff...

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Can 39 Sqm Be Enough For A Comfortable Lifestyle

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on September 22, 2014

Can 39 Sqm Be Enough For A Comfortable Lifestyle

The problem with space is that it’s always so…relative. You can’t really say whether an apartment that measures only 39 square meters is too tiny to be comfortable or not until you see it. Personally, I’d like to call this place home. It may be small, but it looks airy and well compartmentalized.

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Lamp Makeover: Turn Beast Into Beauty With These Quick & Easy DIY Tips

Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on September 22, 2014

Lamp Makeover: Turn Beast Into Beauty With These Quick & Easy DIY Tips

Do you have an old, ugly lamp hiding away in your storage gathering up dust and taking up precious space? Let’s bring that baby out! With just a few quick tweaks, you can transform even the ugliest of well-shaped lamps into a show-stopper. Let that lamp take center stage and become the belle of the...

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Pretty and Youthful Playroom Color Schemes

Posted in Kids | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on September 22, 2014

Pretty and Youthful Playroom Color Schemes

Do you have the extra space to create a fun and lively playroom for your kiddos to enjoy? Just because the room may stay a mess throughout the week, doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish and full of youthful adventure. We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite playroom color schemes that can help inspire you...

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Minimalist House Defined By Simple Contrasts

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on September 22, 2014

Minimalist House Defined By Simple Contrasts

The D58 House was designed by Widawscy Studio Architektury and is located in Mikolów, Poland. The recently completed project shows a house defined by elegance, simple contrasts and exquisitely chosen accessories.

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DIY Hanging Wire Facade

Posted in DIY Projects | by Chelsea Mohrman, on September 19, 2014

DIY Hanging Wire Facade

Running out of dresser storage space or looking for an alternative way to store and display accessories? This little hanging wire facade for over the door not only adds charm to a room, but it is also perfect for holding lightweight extras that you may want to keep in easy reach. Perfect for scarves in...

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20 Centerpieces for Your Autumn Table

Posted in Interiors | by Casey Watkins, on September 18, 2014

20 Centerpieces for Your Autumn Table

Possibly the most important item of furniture in the home is the table. It’s where family members gather to eat and friends are welcomed and memories are made. Being such an important piece of furniture, it’s essential that it adds to the feeling of the season. So while we’re drinking our Pumpkin Spice Lattes, revel...

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12 Breathtaking Art Projects Made From Thousands Of Unusual Pieces

Posted in Best Of | by Simona Ganea, on September 17, 2014

12 Breathtaking Art Projects Made From Thousands Of Unusual Pieces

The beauty of art is that there are no rules telling you what you can and cannot use or how it should look like, what it should describe, etc. Creativity and freedom play a very important role and it’s how unique pieces like giant wall murals made of corks or thread art are born. So...

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Modular Shipping Container Home Offers The Perfect Floor Plan

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on September 17, 2014

Modular Shipping Container Home Offers The Perfect Floor Plan

Built using a standard 40′ shipping container, this is one of the prefab houses designed by Australian firm Nova Deko Modular. Although it’s one of the smaller ones, this one bedroom has a very nicely defined floor plan. The structure offers plenty of room for flexibility in terms of interior design and layout. Lots of...

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Using Jade & Jadeite In and Around the House

Posted in Interiors | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on September 16, 2014

Using Jade & Jadeite In and Around the House

Jade and jadeite come in a variety beautiful shades of vibrant and cooling green . But they’re also gorgeous, natural stones that can be used to make anything from floors to homey accessories. And today we’re showing off how to use real jade and jadeite, and not just the tone, in and around your home!...

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25 Tips for Decorating a Teenager’s Bedroom

Posted in Bedroom | by Stefan Gheorghe, on September 16, 2014

25 Tips for Decorating a Teenager’s Bedroom

Teenagers are awesome creatures. I mean that. Many bemoan the fact that teenage-hood is approaching or is upon them, but when you take a step back and realize what is happening to that teenage person, it’s an incredible thing to behold. They’re becoming educated, making informed decisions, becoming who they are as individuals, and expressing...

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30 Festive Fall Table Decor Ideas!

Posted in Interiors | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on September 15, 2014

30 Festive Fall Table Decor Ideas!

Fall is here and it’s time to start sprinkling the house with this warm, seasonal flavor. From evening dinner parties to holiday celebrations, your dining room tables need to be filled with colors and accents of this cozy time of the year. From amber hues to funny little pumpkins, we’re sharing it all. We’ve compiled a...

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Laundry Room Shelves: Keep Everything Organized And Within Reach

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on September 15, 2014

Laundry Room Shelves: Keep Everything Organized And Within Reach

It’s important to have everything within reach when you’re cooking, cleaning the house or washing clothes. It makes things a lot easier. Laundry room shelves are especially useful to have. They let you nicely organize all your supplies and you can grab anything you need with ease. Open shelves are very practical but they’re not...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Using Feng Shui Colors in Decorating

Posted in Best Of | by Brittney Smart, on September 12, 2014

A Beginner’s Guide to Using Feng Shui Colors in Decorating

If you’re familiar with feng shui, you’ll know that it is both an art and a science, developed anciently in China. “Feng” means wind, and “shui” means water. Feng shui delineates how to balance energies of a given space, large or small, in order to promote good health, fortune, and life energy, or chi, for...

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Sliding, Unfolding And Rotating Houses That Perfectly Adapt To Their Location

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on September 12, 2014

Sliding, Unfolding And Rotating Houses That Perfectly Adapt To Their Location

We’ve seen modular furniture that can change its structure and function within minutes or even seconds but seeing an entire house change the way it looks is definitely something else. These houses can radically change their appearance by sliding, unfolding and rotating and the transformation is absolutely spectacular each and every time. Sliding House.

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11 Different Ways to Bring the Scent of Autumn Into Your Home

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Casey Watkins, on September 11, 2014

11 Different Ways to Bring the Scent of Autumn Into Your Home

Breezes are cooling. Leaves are coloring. Apples are ripe for the picking. There is just a feeling in the air that makes you want to put pumpkin into every single recipe you make. That means it’s time to put away the citrus scented candles and lavender room spray. Fall has arrived and it’s time to...

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Tips for Stylishly Stocking that Open Kitchen Shelving

Posted in Kitchen | by Stefan Gheorghe, on September 11, 2014

Tips for Stylishly Stocking that Open Kitchen Shelving

We all know that open shelving in the kitchen is a major trend right now. It’s a lovely blend of crisp-yet-comfortable style, and a great way to set your own kitchen and decorating personality apart from the masses. If you’ve made the switch to open shelves in your kitchen, or if you’re considering doing so,...

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10 Spectacular Airport Lounges Around The Globe Impress With Their Unique Designs

Posted in Best Of | by Simona Ganea, on September 11, 2014

10 Spectacular Airport Lounges Around The Globe Impress With Their Unique Designs

Airport lounges are not typically the ideal space you had in mind if you were to have a few hours to kill before you board the plane but, as always, there are plenty of exceptions. These are not cold and soulless spaces with no distinctive characteristics. They’re designed to be more than just comfortable and...

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10 Modern Furniture Pieces for Baby’s Room

Posted in Kids | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on September 10, 2014

10 Modern Furniture Pieces for Baby’s Room

Are you busy preparing for your new bundle of joy’s arrival? Have you registered for all the necessities and mapped out the style of the baby room? If that inspiration is all pointing to something a bit more chic and contemporary, we’re here to show you with more ideas. Take a peek at these 10...

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Compact Stairs – The First Step Towards A Happy Tiny Home

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on September 10, 2014

Compact Stairs – The First Step Towards A Happy Tiny Home

Living in a loft or a tiny house? Save space with compact staircases, built-in storage, narrow ladders and lots of other features designed just for these occasions. Learn how to combine two or more functions to make the most of your floorspace and your tiny home will suddenly feel more spacious and a lot more...

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A Primer on Heated Floors – Basic Info You Should Know

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on September 10, 2014

A Primer on Heated Floors – Basic Info You Should Know

Imagine waking up, climbing out of bed, and stepping not onto ice blocks that are your morning floorboards but instead onto a comfortably warm floor. Sounds nice, doesn’t it, especially at the approach of cooler fall, and then downright icy winter, weather. The way to achieve this toasty method of home heating is through underfloor...

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10 Unique Pairings Of Materials Revolving Around Wood

Posted in Furniture | by Simona Ganea, on September 9, 2014

10 Unique Pairings Of Materials Revolving Around Wood

Wood is an extremely versatile material and it can be successfully paired with basically any other material, the result always being perfectly balanced and harmonious. And each time, depending on the materials and textures used, the design and the style will differ. Let’s see what happens when wood meets the following materials: Aluminum.

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Feminine, Shabby Chic Nook Ideas for Your Home

Posted in Interiors | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on September 9, 2014

Feminine, Shabby Chic Nook Ideas for Your Home

Whether you live with your husband and gaggle of children or your single women living in the city, it’s okay to give yourself at least one nook that exemplifies everything you love about your femininity and cozy, womanly styles. Shabby chic accents and delicate accessories can combine to create wonderful crannies around your home. Let’s...

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How To Incorporate Zebra Print Into Your Bedroom’s Décor

Posted in Bedroom | by Simona Ganea, on September 8, 2014

How To Incorporate Zebra Print Into Your Bedroom’s Décor

Animal prints in general are very bold and eye-catching and working with them is always challenging. The zebra print is a particularly interesting example. It’s still bold and vibrant but also somewhat simplified compared to other prints. This makes it a delightful accent for spaces like the bedroom which often need a burst of color...

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Welcome, Fall! 10 Easy Décor Changes to Make as the Season Changes

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on September 8, 2014

Welcome, Fall! 10 Easy Décor Changes to Make as the Season Changes

Well, here we are again. On the brink of one season’s end and another’s beginning. There’s something about the start of a new season that makes us want to start fresh, turn over a new page, and say, “Out with the old, in with the new!” Especially fall, the season of the harvest and the...

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DIY Brass Chandelier

Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on September 5, 2014

DIY Brass Chandelier

Do you say “Yes, please!” to modern brass lighting fixtures that you can make yourself and customize to your own space? Or maybe you’re of the train of thought where DIY lighting fixtures seem overwhelming and intimidating and scary.

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How You Can Dress Up Narrow Spaces Using Hallway Runners

Posted in Rugs & Carpets | by Simona Ganea, on September 5, 2014

How You Can Dress Up Narrow Spaces Using Hallway Runners

Nobody really spends a lot of time on the hallway or on the staircase but this doesn’t mean these transitional spaces don’t need to look chic and beautiful. If you want the ambiance to go from neutral to welcoming and pleasant, the solution is very simple: use a hallway runner with visual appeal. How to...

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Panoramic Views Surround This Cantilevered House From All Four Sides

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on September 5, 2014

Panoramic Views Surround This Cantilevered House From All Four Sides

Built high on a hill and surrounded by a lush forest on three sides and by the ocean on the fourth, Clearhouse is the perfect peaceful retreat away from all the hassle that defines New York City. The residence was designed by Michael P. Johnson in collaboration with Stuart Parr Design. Designed to take full...

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Totally Crazy for Half Painted Rooms

Posted in Interiors | by Casey Watkins, on September 4, 2014

Totally Crazy for Half Painted Rooms

Are you missing the stamina to paint a full room? Do you lack the money to buy all the paint required? Maybe you’re short and afraid of ladders. If you fall into one of these categories, you’re reading the right post. There is a trend on the rise that will solve all your problems. Away...

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21 Cool Ceiling Designs That Turn Kids’ Bedrooms Into Fantasy Land

Posted in Bedroom | by Simona Ganea, on September 3, 2014

21 Cool Ceiling Designs That Turn Kids’ Bedrooms Into Fantasy Land

Whether you have kids or not, I’m sure you enjoy looking at all the cute things you could one day include in their room’s design. There are so many cute boys’ and girls’ room designs out there it’s hard to even make a plan. So relax, lie down and start with the ceiling. Think about...

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Stylish Mercury Glass Vases That Add Pizzazz To Any Décor

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on September 3, 2014

Stylish Mercury Glass Vases That Add Pizzazz To Any Décor

Mercury glass vases are not your usual type of centerpiece but, once you see how stylish they are, you just have to have one. Mercury glass is also known as silvered glass because of its look. It’s obtained of glass that was double blown and then silvered between the layers, then sealed. It’s still being...

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Design Ideas And Practical Uses For Corner Kitchen Cabinets

Posted in Kitchen | by Simona Ganea, on September 2, 2014

Design Ideas And Practical Uses For Corner Kitchen Cabinets

Want to make the most of your kitchen? Then don’t waste any space. Corner kitchen cabinets are great at that. They can placed in areas that usually remain empty, so-called dead spaces and they can serve a variety of functions. For starters, they add extra storage space to your kitchen. Then there are also other...

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Organizing Hats: 10 Easy Tips & Tricks

Posted in DIY Projects | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on September 2, 2014

Organizing Hats: 10 Easy Tips & Tricks

Whether it’s a personal hat collection full of vintage pieces, your son’s vast array of baseball caps or your own assortment of sun hats to knitted beauties, these accessories can surely be a pain to organize and keep at bay. You either begin to not find what you need or lose to the constant battle...

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Luxury Condominium With A Facade Made Of Glass Cubes

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on September 1, 2014

Luxury Condominium With A Facade Made Of Glass Cubes

Built in Massagno, Switzerland, Lomocubes is a modern and sophisticated residential project designed by Motta Papiani Architetti. Completed in 2013, the luxury condominium perfectly captures the beauty of the relationship between interior and exterior spaces thanks to its groundbreaking architecture.

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How to Decorate in Black and White

Posted in Interiors | by Stefan Gheorghe, on September 1, 2014

How to Decorate in Black and White

Black and white is a classic color combination that has been around interior design world probably since the interior design world was born. There is a method, however, to creating a successful and inviting black and white space. It requires balance and thought and strategy to make the interior shine.

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Sort Your Laundry In Style With These Attractive Laundry Hampers

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on August 29, 2014

Sort Your Laundry In Style With These Attractive Laundry Hampers

Laundry hampers are not the most stylish or elegant thing you can display in your home but their practicality reserves them a nice spot in the laundry room or bathroom so you might as well take advantage of that with a beautiful and interesting design. Create Your Own Hamper!

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Gallery Walls: The What, Why and How

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Casey Watkins, on August 28, 2014

Gallery Walls: The What, Why and How

Gallery walls are very popular in homes today and rightly so! These collections are made up of groups of photographs and prints and oddities that can add to a home’s personality. Each one is unique and special to the creator. They can be small or large, but whatever the size, they always add interest to...

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35 Cool Building Facades Featuring Unconventional Design Strategies

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on August 28, 2014

35 Cool Building Facades Featuring Unconventional Design Strategies

The facade of a building is the first clue that tells us that structure has something special to offer. A cool facade is the representation of the architect’s creative vision and desire to desire to impress with something unique and out of the ordinary. With so many things that could stand out, you can always...

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How You Can Boost The Curb Appeal Of Your Home In One Day

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Simona Ganea, on August 28, 2014

How You Can Boost The Curb Appeal Of Your Home In One Day

When you come home and you lay eyes on your house from the distance, do you like what you see?Does your house stand out in any way? If the answer is “not really” then perhaps you should consider a few home improvement projects to give it more curb appeal. The following projects are quick fixes...

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Adorable & Stylish At-Home Coffee Stations

Posted in Furniture | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on August 28, 2014

Adorable & Stylish At-Home Coffee Stations

A cup of coffee in the morning before work or one on a Sunday evening hanging out with your gal pals, if you’re a lover of coffee then the set-up needs to be convenient, functional and, of course, stylish too. That’s why we took it upon ourselves to gather up some frothy and fun inspiration....

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A Complete Guide To A Perfect Bachelor Pad

Posted in Best Of | by Alexandra Belgun, on August 27, 2014

A Complete Guide To A Perfect Bachelor Pad

Decorating a bachelor pad can be really challenging for any of us, even if at first it doesn’t seem to be so complicated. A bachelor pad should entirely represent the one who lives in it. Hobbies, preferences in terms of art, ways of entertaining guests, style, colors, furniture, all of these plus tones of other...

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20 Aesthetic and Family-Friendly Backyard Ideas

Posted in Outdoor | by Stefan Gheorghe, on August 26, 2014

20 Aesthetic and Family-Friendly Backyard Ideas

No matter how big or small your backyard is right now, it probably has the potential to be one of your family’s favorite hangout spots. You don’t have to sacrifice style or aesthetics for a family-friendly backyard, either.Here are 20 fabulous ideas to create your dream backyard for plenty of family fun. Get inspired, then...

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10 Entryways With Back To School Style

Posted in Interiors | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on August 26, 2014

10 Entryways With Back To School Style

School is back in session and it’s time to get organized and ready for the full year ahead. You may need to start organizing and sprucing the gathering spots of the house including the kitchen and mud rooms. The kids will be coming and going at a more consistent rate now that summer has died...

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A Grown-Up Take on Decorating with Pastels

Posted in Best Of | by Brittney Smart, on August 25, 2014

A Grown-Up Take on Decorating with Pastels

Once strictly confined to the baby’s nursery décor, pastels have come a long way from being the juvenile hues of choice to being a perfect setting for sophisticated, grown-up spaces. Pastel colors have many benefits – they are soft and soothing, they are varied, they are versatile, and they can be fairly neutral when necessary.

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DIY Embroidered Monogram Wall Art

Posted in DIY Projects | by Chelsea Mohrman, on August 25, 2014

DIY Embroidered Monogram Wall Art

Looking for a customizable piece for the wall? Use embroidery thread and fabric to create a fun monogram wall art piece. This vintage-inspired floral fabric gives this DIY a quaint feel and is perfect for a child’s room. Or pick a more modern fabric for the living room or studio. The perfect use for those...

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20 Designs That Prove Hairpin Legs Can Look Great On Anything

Posted in Furniture | by Simona Ganea, on August 22, 2014

20 Designs That Prove Hairpin Legs Can Look Great On Anything

Figuring out what inspired the design of hairpin legs is easy and making them look stylish in your home is not such an outstanding challenge either, especially with their obvious sleek and elegant charm. So feel free to include hairpin furniture legs in your DIY projects and to look for them in stores when planning...

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Undercounter Refrigerators – The New Must-Have In Modern Kitchens

Posted in Appliances | by Simona Ganea, on August 21, 2014

Undercounter Refrigerators – The New Must-Have In Modern Kitchens

Undercounter refrigerator drawers have lately become increasingly popular in modern and contemporary kitchens. They’re an ideal addition as they don’t only provide extra storage but also enhance the functionality of your kitchen and can serve as a focal point. To learn more about these features, check out these great designs.

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Terraced Studio With Storage Built Into The Stepped Floor

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on August 20, 2014

Terraced Studio With Storage Built Into The Stepped Floor

In Alassio, Italy, there’s this beautiful park overlooking the golf where used to be a deteriorated building with a splendid location. The architects of Studioata were in charge of a difficult project: replacing that old building with a new one and making it look natural.

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Make The Most Of Your Open Floor Plan With Ikea Room Dividers

Posted in Furniture | by Simona Ganea, on August 19, 2014

Make The Most Of Your Open Floor Plan With Ikea Room Dividers

Whether you want to gain some privacy for your living room work station, to separate the seating area from the bedroom or to put a wall between the dining area and the rest of the open floor plan, these room dividers from IKEA work great in every case and, more than that, they even let...

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Sculptural Staircase Defines A Modern Two-Storey Apartment In Mumbai

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on August 19, 2014

Sculptural Staircase Defines A Modern Two-Storey Apartment In Mumbai

Custom-designed for a family in Mumbai, India, this apartment is a masterpiece focused around an exquisite and unique staircase. When Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop started working on this project, they came up with a well-defined program based on the needs and preferences of each member of the family and each space.

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A Girl’s Guide to Organizing Her Makeup: 15 Tips & Tricks

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Stefan Gheorghe, on August 19, 2014

A Girl’s Guide to Organizing Her Makeup: 15 Tips & Tricks

Are you sick and tired of having your makeup area look like a tornado hit it? It’s time to find some solutions and get your pretty self organized, ladies! With just a few simple tweaks, your makeup setup and routine can go from drab to fab. Here’s a fantastic girl’s guide to makeup storage, including...

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Kitchen Subway Tiles Are Back In Style – 50 Inspiring Designs

Posted in Kitchen | by Simona Ganea, on August 18, 2014

Kitchen Subway Tiles Are Back In Style – 50 Inspiring Designs

Although they may give out a traditional vibe, kitchen subway tiles never get old. They a timeless and classical detail that can be adapted to suit any kitchen and style. There’s more than one way in which you can use subway tiles on your kitchen backsplash and also more than one type. One way of...

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Turn Everyday Items Into Hooks: Easy DIYs & Ideas

Posted in DIY Projects | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on August 18, 2014

Turn Everyday Items Into Hooks: Easy DIYs & Ideas

Your aprons, your keys, your coats, your hats .. there are so many wonderful things to be displayed on a series on hooks in the foyer, kitchen, home office or bedroom. But aren’t you tired of the same old, plain Jane hook options? Instead, why not take some everyday items and turn your hooks into...

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Exquisite Dining Room Table Centerpieces – For A Complete Experience

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on August 18, 2014

Exquisite Dining Room Table Centerpieces – For A Complete Experience

There’s an unwritten rule that says dining room table centerpieces are a must-have if you want the whole experience to be complete and beautiful. The way you design these centerpieces and the way they interact with the rest of the design and décor is up to you but a little inspiration is always welcomed. Wooden...

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20 Fridge Organization Tips That Put Your Design Skills To The Test

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Simona Ganea, on August 15, 2014

20 Fridge Organization Tips That Put Your Design Skills To The Test

Cleaning and organizing the fridge is one of those tasks we all try to avoid and to postpone for as long as we can. When you think about it, fridge organization should be a priority on our to-do lists but, in order to make it a success, you need a few clever tricks up your sleeve.

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10 Best Plants For Your Autumn Garden

Posted in Outdoor | by Casey Watkins, on August 15, 2014

10 Best Plants For Your Autumn Garden

As temperatures cool and apples ripen, our gardens can start to look a bit shabby. The wilted flowers don’t really help the look of your beds at all. But even though the vibrant pinks and yellow hues may have left for the season, that doesn’t doom you to brown! There are still plenty of options...

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A Quick Guide to Making Your Bed

Posted in Best Of | by Brittney Smart, on August 14, 2014

A Quick Guide to Making Your Bed

Growing up, I never used to make my bed. Why waste the effort when you’re just going to turn around (15 hours later, but still) and mess it up again? Fortunately, my mother’s prodding that I learn the skill and try to develop the habit has paid off. I now love to make my bed...

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Floating Around The House –  How Suspended Furniture Can Add Space To Your Home

Posted in Furniture | by Simona Ganea, on August 14, 2014

Floating Around The House – How Suspended Furniture Can Add Space To Your Home

As far as this subject goes, floating staircases are probably the most popular and common feature that comes to mind but there are actually others even more common you may even have in your home right now. We’re going to explore pretty much all the possibilities and let you decide which ones you’d enjoy including...

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Dos and Don’ts of Front Yard Landscape

Posted in Outdoor | by Stefan Gheorghe, on August 13, 2014

Dos and Don’ts of Front Yard Landscape

Want your home to make a good first impression but not sure how to go about it? Landscaping the front yard can certainly be a daunting task, even without taking into account the added pressure that comes from needing to have great curb appeal. The good news is, there are no across-the-board “RIGHT” and “WRONG”...

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Contemporary House In England Built Around An Enclosed Courtyard

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on August 13, 2014

Contemporary House In England Built Around An Enclosed Courtyard

Built in England by Gregory Philips Architects, this house is unlike any country home in the area. Here, on the banks of the Thames River in Berkshire, the house captures the essence of the surrounding village in a modern and minimalist design.

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Culture And Technology: The Emerson College Campus by Morphosis Architects

Posted in Architecture | by Alexandra Belgun, on August 12, 2014

Culture And Technology: The Emerson College Campus by Morphosis Architects

We all know that education is the first step towards evolution, which means that there will always be room for campuses or other suitable places for students. Morphosis Architects, led by Thom Mayne, have created the Emerson College on Sunset Boulevard, L.A. This campus is designed to connect and provide shelter for over 200 undergraduate...

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Empty Glass Bottles Fill In As Gorgeous Wedding Centerpieces

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on August 12, 2014

Empty Glass Bottles Fill In As Gorgeous Wedding Centerpieces

Wine bottle centerpieces become more popular by the day. You would expect to see wine bottles at a wedding but not the way we picture them. Forget about the contents. This time it’s all about the containers. Empty wine bottles become the centerpieces and the focal points of this special event. In case you’re wondering...

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How to Decorate a Studio Apartment

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Stefan Gheorghe, on August 11, 2014

How to Decorate a Studio Apartment

Got a super-small studio apartment? Just because your square footage may be lacking doesn’t mean your style has to be! There are actually quite a few tips and tricks to decorating a studio apartment stylishly…and smartly. We’ve put together a guide of some basic ideas and strategies to help you make the most of your...

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Eclectic Cottage Home With A Vibrant Yet Balanced Color Palette

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on August 11, 2014

Eclectic Cottage Home With A Vibrant Yet Balanced Color Palette

This is a home designed to suit the complex needs of a family of eight. It used to be just a simple cottage until Arkansas-based interior designer Tobi Fairley took over the project. It quickly became a dream home decorated with beautiful taste and wonderful colors.

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Expandable Dining Tables – The Secret To Making Guests Feel Welcome

Posted in Furniture | by Simona Ganea, on August 8, 2014

Expandable Dining Tables – The Secret To Making Guests Feel Welcome

Expandable dining tables are always good to have in the house. You never know when guests decide to pop by, and just in time for dinner. Don’t think of this as an inconvenience but an opportunity for you to make everyone feel welcomed and to impress with your sharp cooking skills. So bring out your...

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Stuffed Animal Storage Ideas – Create Your Own Little Zoo

Posted in Kids | by Simona Ganea, on August 8, 2014

Stuffed Animal Storage Ideas – Create Your Own Little Zoo

Stuffed animals may be cute and cuddly and both kids and adults love them but finding proper storage for them often proves to be a problem. You want to use as little space as possible so putting them all in a big box seems like a practical idea but you also want to display them...

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10 Most Popular Kitchen Countertops

Posted in Kitchen | by Stefan Gheorghe, on August 7, 2014

10 Most Popular Kitchen Countertops

Kitchens are a critical part of a home, both in living in a home and selling/buying. What is more, the design of the kitchen countertops plays a huge role in the appeal of a kitchen – what material was used, how easy to maintain, how they look, how they hold up, and many more considerations...

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Shade Sails Shape The Outdoors With Their Architectural Elegance

Posted in Outdoor | by Simona Ganea, on August 7, 2014

Shade Sails Shape The Outdoors With Their Architectural Elegance

Shade sails are growing in popularity by the day and they’ve started to replace the umbrellas and canopies we all got so used with. It’s now time to explore new designs and possibilities. Shade sails are famous for their futuristic and architectural forms. They’re made of high-density polypropylene mesh, they’re recyclable and they’re great at...

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The Pros And Cons Of Living In A Loft

Posted in Apartments | by Stefan Gheorghe, on August 6, 2014

The Pros And Cons Of Living In A Loft

There are few types of housing as innately cool and chic and desirable as the loft apartment. With their unusually flexible layout and architectural perks, the loft is both classic and laid-back; sophisticated and relaxed. If you currently live in a loft, you know what we’re talking about. If you are looking to move toward...

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Wrapping Paper Storage Solutions That Keep The Clutter Under Control

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on August 6, 2014

Wrapping Paper Storage Solutions That Keep The Clutter Under Control

If you enjoy decorating the gifts yourself and personalizing them for your friends, then you should think about having a station with wrapping paper storage. It makes everything a lot easier. Wrapping gifts is a pleasure when you don’t have to fight to keep the paper straight and in place. Wall-Mounted Rods.

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DIY Paint Dipped Wine Bottle Vases

Posted in DIY Projects | by Anne Pilon, on August 6, 2014

DIY Paint Dipped Wine Bottle Vases

Flowers are a great way to add color to your home. But you need to use vases that are stylish and match with your home decor. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to add your own DIY touch to vases. This tutorial uses recycled wine bottles, so it’s both inexpensive and eco-friendly. And most importantly,...

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Fun Design Ideas To Make A Playroom More Exciting

Posted in Kids | by Simona Ganea, on August 5, 2014

Fun Design Ideas To Make A Playroom More Exciting

Ask your kids for playroom design ideas and they’ll give you crazy answers. But maybe you’re on the right track. You have to be a little crazy when designing a playroom so you can make it fun for the kids. but there has to be a well-thought plan and a practical side to everything. Here...

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