The Latest in Kids’ Bedroom Trends

Stylish playroom from The Land of Nod

There are many exciting developments in the world of kids’ bedroom decor, and many of the top trends are mirror images of design elements in the grown-up realm. Why wouldn’t design-savvy parents want their kids’ bedrooms to be decked out in the latest trends?! From bold geometry to the abstract flair of hand-drawn style, below you will find a range of bedding, lighting, and decor…

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Classy Seattle Residence Becomes One with the Landscape

Shaded walkway around the Seattle home

A home that blurs the line between its expansive interior and gorgeous landscape that surrounds it – this definitely is a trend in home design that is only climbing up the popularity charts with each passing day! The Broadmoor Residence in Seattle, Washington is another gorgeous private residence that epitomizes this trend with a hint of classic charm and traditional Seattle flair thrown into the…

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20 Creative Ways to Display Photos

Record frame photo wall from A Beautiful Mess

If you’re tired of tabletop frames, today’s post is for you. When it comes to displaying photos, there are many interesting ways to showcase your favorite snapshots. From DIY wall hanging options to unique purchases that will add personality to your grouping of pictures, the possibilities are endless. Below you will find 20 of our favorite techniques for getting creative as you display photos. Enjoy……

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Tadao Ando: The Self-Educated Architect

Clark Institute; Stone Hill Center; Williamstown; Massachusetts; Tadao Ando Architect

Japanese architect Tadao Ando is a master of his craft. Ando’s reverent approach to each architectural commission is, in many ways, commensurate with Japan’s unique heritage: from the samurai ideals of respect, discipline and honor to the manners and customs governing Japanese society, Ando accomplishes his work with an innate artistry. Tadao Ando. Image © Christopher Schriner / CC BY 2.0 via ArchDaily. Early Beginnings Born in 1941 in…

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Modern Rustic Home in North Vancouver Espouses Scandinavian Simplicity

Modern rustic North Vancouver House

It is not very often that you come across a home renovation that combines several different styles and yet achieves a look of serenity and elegance that transcends eras. Nestled at the base of Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver, this gorgeous home was originally built in the 1950s, and several extensions over the last few decades added to its living space. But its new homeowners…

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High-End Patio Furniture Options for Spring

Swanky lounge chairs from Design Within Reach

We’re still in the throes of winter, but every now and then, a warm afternoon will surface, and it’s easy to imagine those days of lounging on the patio. Who’s ready for spring?! Apparently we are, because we couldn’t help but round up a collection of high-end patio furniture selections for your design inspiration. If you’re in the market for some quality pieces or you…

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Classic Eichler Home in Palo Alto Remolded into a Chic Single-Family Residence

Living area of the Palo Alto house with an indoor-outdoor design

During the 50s and 60s, Eichler homes were such an integral part of the developing suburban landscape in the San Francisco Bay Area and Greater LA that even Steve Jobs talked about living in one of these midcentury delights and how it inspired him to develop a “passion for making nicely designed products for the mass market”! Nestled in Palo Alto, this Eichler home, though,…

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A Study in Textural Splendor: Exquisite Home Offices with Stone Walls

Cozy rustic home office idea

Few architectural features match the timeless beauty and transcendental charm of stone walls. A beautiful stone wall in a modern setting seems far more effective, thanks to the neutral, polished walls that surround it and the textural contrast that it brings. And with homeowners gravitating towards rustic design elements in the last few seasons, a stone wall seems as appropriate in a bedroom and bathroom…

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7 Door Painting Mistakes to Avoid

Bright green front door

Are you preparing to paint your front door? There are many things consider with a project like this, such as selecting the right paint and ensuring that it goes on smoothly. I painted my front door this past weekend, and I learned a lot along the way. In fact, I nearly avoided a door disaster (or a door-saster)! On that note, today I’m sharing a…

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Luxurious Casa Manduka Combines Steely Concrete with Spanish Sizzle

Spacious backyard and L-shaped pool of luxury Spanish residence

A bustling port that is one of the largest and busiest in all of Europe and the largest city on the Bay of Gibraltar, Algeciras is a fabulous holiday destination for those who wish to explore Spain’s Southern tip, and of course, Gibraltar. It is a given then that any gorgeous private residence nestled in this lovely Spanish city would showcase its exotic flavor and…

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