Refined Makeover: 1930s Surrey Home Gets a Breezy, Modern Overhaul

White kitchen with cabinets, island and workstation in wood

A beautiful British home originally built in the 1930s was in urgent need of a modern restoration. Wayside in Surrey is a gorgeous example of how an old structure can be cleverly altered to meet the needs of a modern family. A new extension and a cheerful refurbishment of the interior was carried out by OB Architecture, who played with the original elements of the structure…

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20 Sleek Stainless Steel Dining Tables

Long stainless steel dining table

The durability of stainless steel makes it ideal for the kitchen, but have you considered welcoming this popular material into your dining room as well? Today’s post is dedicated to stainless steel dining tables with a sleek modern look. Read on for a roundup of tables that are currently available for purchase, as well as plenty of pics for design inspiration. Mixed Materials We begin…

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Hottest Finds: Trio of Sparkling Ceiling Lamps with Glassy Panache

Fabulous and classy Venezia pendant lights

Pendant lights and chandeliers often present us with the biggest conundrum when choosing décor for our dream home. There are simply so many versatile and diverse choices out there that you almost feel overwhelmed; in a good way of course! Today we have a trio of fabulous lighting fixtures to add to this never-ending lineup. Gorgeous, contemporary and delivering the allure of glass in a…

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Trendy Display: 50 Kitchen Islands with Open Shelving

Fabulous kitchen island with open shelves, Formica laminate worktop and ergonomic prep zone

Open shelving in the kitchen is a tricky proposition, and some of us tend to strictly stay away from it because we are simply not organized enough. Closed cabinets offer a far safer storage option that lets you tuck away the mess and makes maintenance a lot easier. But adding open shelves to the kitchen island is a completely different proposition that unravels an entirely…

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15 Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Antique Armoire

Armoire repurposed as a kitchen pantry

An antique armoire can bring a sense of timeless elegance to any home, but not everyone can find a proper use for one — not to mention sufficient space too! In the old days they were used to store clothing and linens back when bedrooms didn’t have closets, and today some people use them to hold their televisions — but that trend perhaps isn’t as big of a deal…

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Gabled Potato Barns Inspire Modern East Hampton Family Home

Panoramic view of the Piersons Way Residence with a large garden

A home that combines the historical past of East Hampton with a modern lifestyle, Piersons Way was designed by Bates Masi Architects to meet the needs of a young couple and their growing family. It is the potato barns in the region that offered the template for this lovely fusion of past and present, as the exterior of the home borrows from their classic design….

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Winery Style: Relaxed, Decadent Design at Home

Manicured Napa garden

If you’ve ever visited a winery and had an instant state of relaxation sweep over you the second you stepped onto the property (even before sipping the wine, folks), today’s post is for you! While we can’t all live in Napa or Sonoma, we can try to get the “winery look” at home. Even without a massive wine cellar! Read on to discover 10 ways…

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8 Modern Conversation Pits That Let You Sink into Relaxed Luxury

Sunken Living Room in Bright and Airy Home

Sunken living rooms were all the rage in the 60s and 70s, but they can still be just as comfy and stylish in the aughts. With so many of us opting for open plan spaces these days, creating a casual but defined “conversation pit” is a fun way to break up your living room into manageable zones. Read on for some of our favorite inspiration…

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Taking in the Outdoors: Contemporary Custom Residence in Los Altos

Striking Los Altos House in California with a warm, inviting ambiance

The idea of creating a seamless indoor-outdoor interplay that blurs the traditional borders is something that has really caught on in the last few years. Almost everyone wants a home where the living room, kitchen and dining space connected in an open floor plan flow into the outdoor deck, courtyard or the lush green backyard. Warm and inviting, Los Altos House by Dotter Solfjeld Architecture…

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How to Style Decorative Shelves

Geo display shelving from Urban Outfitters

Some shelves are purely functional, while others leave a little bit of room for decorative flair! In fact, the decorative shelves featured in today’s post showcase a range of styling possibilities, from the minimalist to the overflowing. Enjoy browsing the images below while taking in a slew of helpful styling tips from top brands and design bloggers… Geo Shelf Styling Ideas from Urban Outfitters Let’s…

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