Expansive House Ber Amazes With An Exciting Array Of Sculptural Elements

House Ber in South Africa

One of the challenges of designing that perfect contemporary home is to combine style, functionality and the specific demands that each project brings along with it. Located in Carlsworld, Midrand, South Africa, House BER has been designed by Nico and Werner van der Meulen to bring the outdoors inside while giving the homeowners ample privacy and the right security. Since the architects could not use burglar…

Historic Loft Brings Together Rich Heritage And Contemporary Comfort

Heritage Conversion Loft in Vancouver

Vancouver is home to some of the best industrial-style loft apartments on the planet, and today we have another gorgeous apartment that brings along with it a historic past. Located in the popular Crane Lofts On Betty Street in Vancouver, this beautiful apartment is spread across 773 square feet and combines its rich past with trendy modern additions and state-of-the-art appliances to fashion a unique…

Summer Host And Hostess Gifts That Say “Thank You” In Style

Lucite vases from Jonathan Adler

Are you traveling this summer? Or perhaps you’ve been invited to a variety of summer parties! Don’t arrive empty-handed. In today’s post, we show you how to find the perfect host and hostess gifts. Our rule: you can’t go wrong with consumables. But if you’re set on gifting your friend or family member with decor, keep it useful (and on the small side). Enough chatting–it’s…

Savvy Design Ideas That Help Make The Most Of Slanted Ceilings

Modern bedroom with sloped ceiling

Slanted ceilings are often difficult to work with, and most of us are flummoxed on how to decorate a room with sloped walls. And no longer is this design conundrum relegated to attic rooms alone. Considering how every inch of space is invaluable, there are many modern homes and penthouses where the residents have to put up with slanted ceilings on a daily basis. But…

Small Black And White Apartment In Poland Exudes Refined Minimalism

Trendy minimal apartment in Poland

Poznan is a historic city filled with majestic castles and an old world charm that still manages to transport you to an era gone by. Yet most of its modern apartments seem to embrace the minimal and the understated, thanks to their Scandinavian roots that place emphasis on visual simplicity and functionality. Designed with a more ‘contemporary minimal’ approach by Kasia Orwat, this beautiful black…

Contemporary, Energy-Efficient Home Heating With Timeless Elegance

Pellet-burning stove Contemporary Design

While we are currently enjoying the warmth and magic of summer and taking in its many delights by spending ample time outdoors, soon winter will once again make a white comeback! Depending on where you live, winter could be just a few months away, and now is a good time to think about how to beat those winter chills and ensure that your home offers…

The Healthy Kitchen: Designing a Fresh Culinary Space

Clean kitchen ready for cooking

The healthy kitchen–it’s a room that’s well-organized, clean and easy to navigate. It gives residents easy access to cooking utensils and ingredients, and it features fresh accents, such as potted plants and bowls of produce. In other words, the healthy kitchen makes you want to cook and live a healthy lifestyle! [from P3 Construction] Regardless of your kitchen’s size or layout, you too can create…

33 Moroccan Living Rooms That Bring Home An Exotic Flavor Of Vibrant Hues

Moroccan Living Rooms Ideas

Throughout history, the North African nation of Morocco has played host to a wide range of cultures, civilizations and even religions. From the indigenous Berbers to the Arabs and from the Romans and Spanish in the North to those from Sub-Saharan Africa, the country has welcomed a wide variety of visitors who have made it their home. It is no wonder, then, that Moroccan-style design,…

200-Year-Old Italian Factory Transformed Into An Enchanting Home With Industrial Charm

Living room designed by Paola Navone

Renovating a house built in the 60s or the 70s into an efficient contemporary structure is a task that is difficult enough, but transforming a 200-year-old factory into a chic modern residence truly takes special skill and loads of creativity. This is precisely why hotelier Andrea Falkner-Campi brought in Paola Navone to get the task done in her hometown of Spello in east central Umbria,…

Lavish Residence In Mexico Allures With Smart Indoor-Outdoor Interplay

Casa CP78 in Mexico

Contemporary homes are all about creating that perfect balance between the ambiance inside and the view outside. Increasingly, homeowners want interiors that offer a seamless transition between the indoors and the landscape outside. Accomplishing this with inviting warmth and effortless elegance is the Casa CP78 in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. The gorgeous backyard of this exclusive residence offers ample privacy, thanks to the natural canopy that…

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