A Tale of Two Views: Fabulous Fifth Avenue Residence in Bardon

Lap pool in the rear unit of the Fifth Avenue private residence

Few inner city suburbs offer as much contrast in terms of the views on offer as Bardon in Brisbane, Australia, and designed to perfectly take advantage of this diversity is the Fifth Avenue home by O’Neill Architecture. This stylish Aussie home is spread across two different structures that are linked by a common hallway, and this allowed the architects to conquer the unique challenges that…

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Canal House Dating From the 1700s Transformed into an Open Modern Loft

Industrial modern kitchen with exposed wooden beams and gray cabinets

Amsterdam holds within its confines amazing architecture that has evolved across centuries and combines a variety of styles and eras ever so seamlessly. The beautiful canal houses in the city epitomize its rich past and tradition, and it is in one such canal home that the Bloemgracht loft sits. Originally built in 1752, the loft served as a sugar refinery before it was transformed into…

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Fiery and Fascinating: 25 Kids’ Bedrooms Wrapped in Shades of Red

Red works well with almost any color in the kids room when used right

The best thing about decorating a kids’ room is the freedom it gives in terms of the colors, patterns and at times styles that one can turn to. Those bright and audacious hues that are perceived to be far too ‘daring’ for the rest of the home often fit right in with a vivacious, cheerful and stylish kids’ bedroom. With the modern trend of creating…

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The New Beachy: Modern Tropical Decor on the Rise

Breezy decor from Urban Outfitters

There’s a new version of tropical style on the rise, and it involves clean lines, fresh palettes, and lots of greenery. The look is tranquil and chic. Rather than overloading beachy spaces with seashell collections and rattan furniture, the new feel is all about less-is-more decor. It’s simple, breezy, and naturally relaxing. Here are some of our favorite beachy finds from this season, coupled with…

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Twenty-Three 02: Glass and Metal Addition Transforms 1920s Phoenix Bungalow

Hammock creates a relaxing outdoor zone next to the cool extension

Turning an old bungalow into a breezy modern home that showcases a lovely indoor-outdoor interplay, foundry12 were the creative minds behind the transformation of this gorgeous, traditional bungalow in Phoenix, Arizona. It is easy to see why the architects opted for a modern glass and metal extension to give the existing brick home a new and improved appeal. The stylish addition at Twenty-Three 02 ushers…

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Ingenious Townhouse in Saigon is an Enigmatic, Light-filled Delight

Shop-house townhouse design in Vietnam

Townhouses in Vietnam definitely have a different appeal when compared to many others in the west, with a strong tinge of ‘Southeast Asian colonial architecture’ still shaping the core of many of these structures. Located in the busy city of Saigon, this gorgeous townhouse revamped and re-envisioned by MM++ architects turns this traditional design into a modern delight that is sprinkled with a healthy dose…

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Fun, Useful Decor Designed with Kids in Mind

Pastel palette from The Land of Nod

Welcome to our new Decoist series: With Kids in Mind! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be exploring the latest in design and DIY projects that celebrate child-friendly style. From dual-purpose furnishings that maximize space to modern decor that kids and parents alike will love, the emphasis is on great design that reflects the latest trends while honoring kids’ interests and needs. We begin today with…

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Apartamento Trama: Fun and Fashionable Urban Hub in Brasilia

Kitchen and dining space rolled into one inside the clever apartment in Brasilia

An apartment spread across 70 square meters does not feel like one with loads of space, but at the same time it is not one of the ultra-tiny homes that need to go to extremes to create a cheerful and stylish living environment. Located in Brasilia, Brazil, Apartamento Trama was revamped and given an entirely new look by Semerene Arquitetura Interior to meet the needs…

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10 Iconic Chair Designs from the 1920s

Red and Blue Chair in situ

Following World War I, the emergence of novel man-made materials and production techniques enabled designers to develop progressive modern chairs. It was the era of the ‘machine age’ and an exciting time for design and innovation. Both cantilevered chairs and tubular steel constructions were predominant throughout the 1920s, alongside some notable exceptions such as Gerrit Thomas Rietveld’s Red and Blue Chair and Eileen Gray’s Bibendum Chair. Red and…

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Azuris: Enthralling Ocean View Residence Nestled on Hamilton Island

Stunning contemporary island home on the edge of the ocean

A pristine island renowned for its spellbinding views, unspoiled landscape that plays host to thousands of tourists each year, and a gateway to the unique goodness of the Great Barrier Reef; Hamilton Island is a favorite among those who choose to spend their holidays in Queensland! It is on this amazing island that the Azuris sits – a contemporary masterpiece that has been crafted by…

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Helpful Hints for Decorating Bookshelves

Colorful kids' room with a spiral bookshelf

There are many approaches to decorating a bookshelf. For some, a large shelf is intimidating to fill, and it can be difficult to find enough items to place on each level. For others, there’s more than enough for the bookshelf to hold, but it’s a challenge to keep it from looking cluttered. If your shelf is purely functional, you can still make a point to…

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30 Gorgeous Shabby Chic Home Offices and Craft Rooms

Cool Paris apartment with shabby chic home office in white [Design: Julien CLAPOT]

For the last few months, we have been sharing with you some of the best shabby chic interiors from across the globe ranging from fabulous living rooms and cozy bedrooms to smart kitchens and relaxing bathrooms. Today, we delve into the realm of shabby chic home offices, and even though it is a style that is still catching on in home workspaces, there is little…

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Vista: 160-Square-Foot Tiny Home Provides an Adaptable Personalized Escape

Tiny personal home Vista from Escape Homes

We often feature stunning vacation homes and family retreats nestled on the ocean’s edge or overlooking snowcapped mountains which leave many of our readers longing for a similar retreat. While many of these holiday getaways might cost you a fortune, the tiny RVIA Certified Travel Trailer that we showcase today is a lot more affordable and also offers you a world of personalized options that ensure…

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Table Decor Ideas for Your Valentine’s Day Dinner

Modern Valentine's Day table idea

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to enjoy dinner with the people you care about. Instead of fighting the crowds on February 14th and paying elevated restaurant prices for your meal, why not plan a cozy dinner at home? Whether you’re preparing a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner for two or you’re gathering your girlfriends for a Galentine’s Day party, make your table a festive one…

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The Martin: Luxury Apartment Tower Inspired by the Golden Age of Cinema!

Textured walls inside the apartment make a big visual impact

Standing tall since 1963, the Cinerama Theater is an iconic landmark of Downton Seattle that still attracts visitors from all across the US and the world. It is one of the three theaters that can still take you back to the magic of three-panel Cinerama films at their absolute best! It is absolutely NO surprise then that a stunning contemporary high-rise in the neighborhood decided…

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