Make a Tassel Garland out of Leftover Christmas Paper!

close up of garland on fireplace mantle

Now that the hustle and bustle of Christmas is behind us, we can focus on a whole other kind of decor that doesn’t involve any red and green at all! I’m talking about New Year’s Eve, of course! Do you decorate for NYE? Are you hosting a party, or perhaps staying in with family but want to have a little fun with it? Well then,…

10 Modern Bathroom Spaces with Cozy Features

Soft surfaces in a contemporary bathroom

In the days following Christmas it’s been COLD in my neck of the woods. Who’s with me here?! In the dead of winter, it’s important to turn your home into a warm, inviting haven. While adding an extra throw to your couch or bed is an obvious design fix, things can get trickier when it comes to the powder room. Whether you’re getting ready to…

Chic Portable Micro Home Exudes Simplicity and Sustainability

Warm lighting takes over after sunset at the APH80

Offering creative and aesthetic solutions to those on the lookout for affordable housing, modern tiny homes have captured the imagination of design aficionados across the globe. The art of building tiny homes is all about bringing together form and functionality in an ingenious fashion that makes the most out of the available resources. Designed by Spanish architecture studio ÁBATON, the portable APH80 fits this billing…

11 Eco-Friendly Wall Units That Bring Creativity to Your Living Room

Customizable living room wall units with an eco-friendly touch

Designing the perfect living room is all about finding that ideal balance between form, function and the elusive ‘it’ factor. While choosing the right hues and decorative pieces is an essential part of it all, shelves and cabinets that tuck away the mess and help create a perfect hub for all your entertainment needs are also an absolute must. Bringing together the trend of elegant,…

Modern Design in 2014: A Look Back

Modern staircase with a snowy wooded view outside

Hello Decoist Readers! Kate here, and I’ve been reflecting on the fact that it’s been a great year for modern design. I love looking back on my year of blogging and choosing my favorite posts from months gone by. Today I’m rounding up 20 of the best from 2014, complete with photos and links so you can check out the full posts if there’s anything…

Hot Kitchen Design Trends Set to Sizzle in 2015

Trendy kitchen with Shaker style doors and drawers in walnut [Design: Braam's Custom Cabinets]

When it comes to home renovations and remodels, one room that is on the top of the list for most people is the kitchen. Kitchen renovations can be incredibly daunting when you are not really sure of the direction to take. Yet they can be exciting and loads of fun when you have a clear idea of the budget at your disposal and the style…

DIY: How to Make a Pedestal Cake Stand for Under $10

Candlestick Holder Cake Stand

Ahh, the pedestal cakestand! Dainty but versatile, it’s long been a coveted kitchen addition, but often comes with a hefty pricetag. But did you know that you can make your own DIY version of this serving ware staple for a fraction of the price? We crafted ours for under $10 using just 3 components. Read on to see how you can do the same! DIY…

12 Dynamic Living Room Compositions with Versatile Wall Unit Systems

Fluida wall system used as a partition between kitchen and living room

The last few years have seen an emphatic shift from the old, closed living room design to a living area with an open floor plan that invites interaction between various spaces. While the open-plan living area has plenty of benefits, it also creates its own unique set of design challenges. For starters, you need to clearly delineate each area despite the kitchen and dining areas…

2015 Pantone Color of the Year: How to Use Marsala in Your Home

Marsala Couch

Interior designers around the world breathed a sigh of relief this month when color authority Pantone revealed its 2015 Color of the Year, a rich yet relatable hue known as “Marsala.” Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that it’s named after a wine (the second most universally appealing beverage after water), but Marsala is infinitely more versatile in terms of design than…

Cheerful Modern Home in Melbourne with a Posh, Minimal Vibe

Beautiful private residence in Melbourne with warm lighting

The idea of cleverly combining the old and the new to shape today’s modern homes is a concept that is gaining plenty of momentum, and this beautiful Melbourne home is another wonderful case in the point. Located in the lovely neighborhood of Malvern East, the gorgeous private residence has a street façade that conceals the refined, contemporary interior ever so elegantly! While the more classic…

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