20 Home Offices that Turn to Red for Energy and Excitement

Sparkling contemporary home office with white trims and maroon walls

If you are an avid Decoist reader, then you would need absolutely no new introduction to why we value a functional and smart home office so highly. In a world where technology is wiping out conventional boundaries and creating endless opportunities, working from home or even taking part of your work home is now far easier than ever before. And an ergonomic home office will…

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Rustic Modernity: Enthralling Vail Mountain Home Leaves Your Awestruck!

Copper roof and natural dry-stack stone give the mountain home a unique presence

As winter sets in and the festive season is in full swing, the mind conjures up images of snow-filled slopes, cozy mountain retreats and a picture-perfect holiday filled with good food and great company. The majestic and enchanting Ptarmigan Residence in Vail, Colorado epitomizes this vision of happy holidays surrounded by unspoiled nature and an access to some of the best ski slopes on the…

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10 Designers I Would Like to Thank

Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, it feels appropriate to thank the many designers whose craft, integrity, foresight and vision have improved and enhanced the environments in which we live, work and play. Given the untold number of remarkable design names, this article highlights just ten leading lights. Charles and Ray Eames I would like to thank Charles and Ray Eames for the sheer enormity of…

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Loke Thye Kee Residences: Recapturing Historic Penang with Modern Zest

Gorgeous decor, quirky accents, glass box wardrobes and stunning ambaince shape the historic Penang getaway

You would rarely come across a makeover where 5 pre-war shophouses were turned into such mesmerizing and inviting suites such as the exquisite Loke Thye Kee Residences in Georgetown, Penang. This Malaysian masterpieces combines the historic past of these iconic warehouses in the heart of the city with contemporary aesthetics and modern comfort to give its guests the very best of both worlds. Drawing inspiration…

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10 Rooms with a Marble Fireplace

Eclectic living room with a traditional marble fireplace

Winter is on its way, and the holidays are here. Bring on the cozy! To celebrate chic seasonal style, today we present 10 rooms that showcase a marble fireplace. From sleek statements to charming focal points, these featured fireplaces are nothing short of showstopping. Whether your design style is contemporary or traditional, a marble fireplace adds cool elegance while giving you the ability to warm…

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Tantalizingly Tuscan: Luxurious Malibu Villa Enchants with Mediterranean Magic

Arched windows and limestone-inspired paint give the living room a modern Mediterranean style

The name Malibu invokes images of beautiful beaches, plenty of sunshine, high-end oceanfront property and of course the endless line of Celebs that seem to constantly move in and out of the famous coastal strip. Most of Malibu’s beach houses, villas and luxury homes are all about contemporary Californian style that has organically evolved from the late 60s and early 70s. But this beautiful and…

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18 Entryways with Captivating Mirrors

Very small entryway with just enough room for a shelf and a mirror above it

The entryway really sets the tone for a visitor’s first impression and what they might expect when they enter a home. Whether your entryway is big or small, it’s always worth investing a little time and money into some furniture and accessories that really make it look great. Mirrors are perfect for entryways because they help brighten things up by reflecting light (even when there aren’t…

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Unique Christmas Ideas That Celebrate Modern Design

Whimsical holiday decor from CB2

The weekend after Thanksgiving is a popular time to begin decorating the house for the holidays. Are you looking for some unique Christmas ideas to spruce up the holiday decor you display year after year? Try adding some modern flair into the mix. Today’s featured projects and decorating concepts are unexpected, unforgettable, and all-around fabulous! Keep reading to discover holiday inspiration of the modern kind……

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50 Cool and Creative Shabby Chic Dining Rooms

Shabby chic coupled with cool eclectic brilliance in the dining room

When have you last looked at your dining room with intent to redecorate or even renovate? Increasingly, the dining room is becoming an unwanted space in contemporary homes where it is either the kitchen that doubles as a dining nook or the living room with the TV hogging the spotlight. While the dedicated dining room might be fading away, many of us still have a…

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Wavy Modern Extension Enlivens 1920s Californian Bungalow in Hobart

Beautiful modern extension to traditional home in Hobart

Sandy Bay in Hobart is renowned for sunshine, surf and beautiful beaches. But the gorgeous Winscombe Extension brings forth a totally different kind of wave, as its latest addition moves away from rigid, straight lines and embraces a more fluid silhouette. The 1920s Californian Bungalow was in urgent need of a smart and contemporary extension that not only added to its living space, but also…

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