Why Renovate When These Easy Home Updates Are Possible?

Painted cabinets from A House in the Hills

If you’re ever moved into a new home and soon wondered how your renovation budget disappeared so quickly, today’s post is for you! In fact, if you’re renting and looking for some quick and easy updates that are anything but permanent, many of the ideas below will help you as well. In fact, you just might end up asking “Why renovate?” Thanks to the creativity…

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Urbane Minimal Design: Sculptural Decor Enlivens Posh Beachside Sydney Home

Elegant concrete bench in the living room with unassuming minimal style

For those who are minimalists at heart, decorating a home with both style and sophistication can be a real challenging task. Minimalism requires discipline, order and an ability to keep the space as de-cluttered as possible. For some of us this is next to impossible, but not for the homeowners of Cronulla Residence, who have turned their waterfront Sydney home into a refined and inviting…

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8 Ways to Incorporate the Chic Look of Chinoiserie into Your Home

Pink and Blue Chinoiserie Accented Room

The fanciful flair of Chinoiserie decor gained popularity during the French Rococo period and the court of Louis XV but remains just as relevant in modern design. The trick is to use furniture and fabrics bearing the ornate motifs sparingly, as they can easily overwhelm a room to the point of kitsch. The style shines the most when paired with sleek, minimalist pieces that emphasize…

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20 Modular Sofa Designs with Modern Flair

Peacock sectional sofa from CB2

Today’s post is totally modular! Because when it comes to modular seating such as sectional sofas, you can piece together the perfect combination for your interior. From compact selections to large pieces that seat an army, we’ve got you covered. Check out the 20 modular sofa designs below for inspiration. And if you’re shopping, there are helpful links with purchasing information. Enjoy… Two- and Three-Piece…

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Antique-Chic Makeover: Vintage Apartment Acquires Curated Industrial Sheen

Home office with brick wall and a metal shelf

We absolutely adore homes that tend to define their own style and exude a personality that is unique and exceptional. Located in Taipei City, Taiwan, this gorgeous apartment was given a stylish makeover by CHI-TORCH Interior Design while staying true to its industrial past. The apartment was over four decades old, and the task of refurbishment meant creating a seamless fusion between a vintage-industrial style…

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18 Gleaming Mosaic Kitchen Backsplash Designs

Intricate beach mosaic backsplash

The backsplash is one area of the kitchen that you can really take advantage of to bring some artistic flair to the room. And it doesn’t have to be expensive! Small tiles (or broken pieces of glass or ceramic material in uneven sizes) can be used to create a mosaic work of art that’s as simple or as detailed as you want it to be. If you’re…

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20 Dreamy Beach-Style Decks for a Relaxing Staycation

Lighting steals the show on this awesome deck

The days when people transformed into globetrotters for a couple of weeks each year and traveled far and wide for that amazing holiday are quickly diminishing. The trend of ‘staycations’ is something that is catching on across the planet as more and more people are realizing the benefits of spending those few, precious holidays at home surrounded by friends and family. While traveling to exotic…

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RMJ Residence: Tranquil Outdoor Living Meets a Wall of Greenery

Gorgeous sitting area with trendy decor

A home that blurs the conventional line separating the indoors from the surrounding landscape, the RMJ Residence in Uberlândia, Brazil encourages its homeowners to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Spread across an area of nearly 6,000 square feet, it is the backyard, pool deck and the greenery around the home that define its structure, silhouette and choice of materials used. The street façade…

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20 Modish Minotti Sofas and Seating Systems

Alison Iroko sofa

Italian design industry giant Minotti, a company founded in the 1950s by Alberto Minotti, continues to endure at the forefront of Italy’s gargantuan furniture design scene. Balancing traditional design convention with a modish and modern edge, Minotti has evolved throughout the decades, amassing a prolific design portfolio. Despite the brand’s typically sober comportment (arguably a feature of many Italian design heavyweights), Minotti is an internationally creative powerhouse. Siblings Renato and Roberto Minotti helped…

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35 Bedrooms That Revel in the Beauty of Chalkboard Paint

Empty picture frames and chalkboard paint create a vibrat accent wall in the bedroom

Giving you an opportunity to express yourself, showcase your artistic skills and personalize your bedroom with ease, chalkboard paint is an absolute blessing for those who love dynamic walls! Chalkboard walls are not just for kids alone, and they provide you with a perfect canvas that adds color and pattern to your bedroom without much fuss. While traditionally chalkboard walls have been relegated to the…

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