Kooyong House: Revitalized Modern Interior Meets Relaxing Family Retreat

Family area in the rear with pool and an expansive deck

Bringing together the past and the present in a wonderful alchemy of styles and eras seems to be the favored path in the case of most home renovations in recent times. The idea of adaptive reuse of an existing structure instead of completely dismantling it and starting afresh has caught on both because of its economic and aesthetic sense. Located in the suburb of Kooyong,…

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The Captivating Danish Home of Carl Hansen & Søn’s CEO

Entrance to the home of Knud Erik Hansen

The clean white stucco facade and red-tiled saddle roof of this impressive house affords the structure with an enchanting fairytale-like expression. Enjoying an idyllic countryside setting, the house appears wondrous, charming and welcoming. It can be found on Funen island (Denmark’s third largest island) and is the property of Knud Erik Hansen, the third-generation owner and CEO of Carl Hansen & Søn. Known as Hellerup Manor House, this large L-shaped heritage-listed dwelling has been…

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Elegant High-End Shower Curtains

Patterned shower curtain from Jonathan Adler

Many of today’s most elegant, sleek bathrooms feature showers with glass doors. But if your shower requires a curtain, there are plenty of chic options that will give your powder room a luxury look. Today we’ve rounded up a collection of high-end shower curtains that will elevate your interior to spa status! We’ve also included links to purchasing information if you’re in a shopping mood….

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8 Easy and Chic Ways to Dress Up Your Pumpkins for Halloween

Miniature pumpkin with mossy bed under a cloche

You can’t have a proper Halloween without pumpkins. Whether you plan to pick them yourself from a field, carve them into spooky looking Jack-O-Lanters, or use them to bake pies and other seasonal goodies, you have to admit that no other fruit or vegetable says “it’s that time of year again” like a pumpkin does for fall and Halloween. And despite the traditional norms of carving up…

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Captivating Ocean Views and Cozy Ambiance Await at Big Sur Cabin

Large windows in the living room of the cabin frame the lovely view outside

The rugged coast of Big Sur is renowned across the planet for its stunning beauty and enthralling panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Nestled in Carmel-By-The-Sea and overlooking the beautiful coastline, the Big Sur Cabin is a lovely weekend retreat that combines a rich past with natural beauty and a modern ambiance. Originally owned by designer-builder Kipp Stewart, the cabin has also hosted the likes…

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A Fall Checklist for Design Lovers

Glass bottles with wood stoppers from West Elm

If you’re a design lover who enjoys decorating for the new season, browsing the latest in product photography and savoring food styling concepts, today’s post is for you! With fall comes a whole new range of color combinations, recipes and design ideas. Using the latest and greatest vignettes and photos from top bloggers, retailers and designers as visual inspiration, today we share a fall checklist…

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25 Fabulous Home Offices That Unleash Mediterranean Magic

Mediterranean home office with custom cabinets and lighting tha reflect its style

A fusion of contrasting cultures, traditions and inspiration drawn from exotic backdrops, Mediterranean style means different things for different people. While some prefer its warm, cozy side with bright colors, intricate pattern and vivacious textures, others tend to gravitate towards the cooler and more cheerful version borrowed from the pristine beaches spread across the region. Regardless of what you love, it is a style that…

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18 Kartell Icons in Plastic

Take tabel lamp by Ferruccio Laviani

Confident, venturesome and innovative, Kartell is an Italian company that has gifted the design world with many classics. Established in 1949 by chemical engineer Giulio Castelli and his wife, the famed industrial designer Anna Castelli Ferrieri, Kartell epitomises ‘Made in Italy’ design. Starting out with a car accessories division, the company’s celebrated home products arm was born in 1953. Now presided over by Claudio Luti (Giulio Castelli’s son-in-law, Luti became owner…

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8 ways to Fall into Autumn with Rich, Rust-Colored Home Decor

Himmeli Table DIY

According to InStyle magazine, earthy rust is the color of fall 2015, and that doesn’t just go for fashion. You’ll see this hot hue popping up everywhere from people’s coifs right down to their fingernails, so don’t be afraid to use it in your home as well! Read on for some versatile ways to incorporate this vivacious but sophisticated color in your interior design without…

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Fall Style with a Twist

Pineapple pillows from CB2

I love decorating for fall, but since my fall design strategy last year heavily favored traditional autumn colors such as orange, I was looking for something a bit different this season! It turns out I’m not alone, as top design bloggers and favorite retailers are embracing the idea of bringing fall home in a unique way (rather than changing your home to fit what you…

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