Serene Sao Paulo Residence Offers An Enchanting Escape With Scenic Backdrop!

Pops of yellow and blue enliven the spacious living area

The last few years have seen homeowners turn towards semi-urban and rural settings in an attempt to find that perfect natural retreat that allows them to escape the big city rush. While some prefer simple summer houses that keep the focus firmly outdoors, others embrace the natural lifestyle with extensive residences that showcase a wonderful indoor-outdoor interplay. The harmonious MH House in Jambeiro, São Paulo,…

Dark Brick Walls And Geometric Patterns Shape Posh Private Home In Slovakia

Sleek and stylish dining area with minimal style

Located in the beautiful and serene city of Piestany, Slovakia is the Man’s Choice 2, a sophisticated contemporary residence designed by Bratislava-based at26. Displaying the elegance and sleek modern charm of a stylish bachelor pad, this beautiful home is spread across 148 square meters and exudes a unique style of its own. The living room presents an exclusive combination of contrasting textures, thanks to the…

10 Serene Rooms With A Balcony View

Bedroom with a view of the hills

Ready for our latest Decoist escape? This time balconies are involved! But you don’t actually have to step onto the balcony to appreciate the view. In the images below, the rooms themselves are stunning in their own right. In fact, each of today’s featured rooms has a clear view of an attached balcony, and there is even a spectacular view beyond the balcony. How’s that for…

Graffiti Brings Spirited Street Style Indoors With Creative, Colorful Flair

Vivid dining room brings the street indoors! [Design: Serving Up Style]

Looking to add color, style and an unexpected dose of excitement to your home? Then maybe it is time to give your walls the graffiti they deserve! Graffiti has come a long way from its street origins in the last few decades, and today homeowners and designers are more than happy to borrow from this unique and vivacious art form in order to infuse some…

Exquisite NYC Townhouse Renovation Blends Historic Appeal With Modern Aesthetics

Historic facade of the NYC Townhouse is restored with care

Renovating an existing townhouse involves finding the right balance between creating a trendy, modern living environment and an acknowledgement of its historic past. The 61st street townhouse in New York City was given a sparkling new lease of life by the creative folks at Turett Collaborative Architects who transformed an old, dreary structure into a breezy, contemporary space. And much like the many previous transformations conjured…

Modern Modular Summer Retreat In Brazil Invites Nature Indoors!

Modular wooden holiday retreat with metallic cladding in Brazil

There is nothing quite like a beautiful, small summer house that allows you to escape the big city rush and relax in style as you are surrounded by natural goodness. Located on an idyllic farm in Sao Roque, a town that is just 60 km away from the bustling São Paulo, Residência O.Z. is a gorgeous summer retreat that charms you with its uncomplicated design….

Add Sleek Shine To Your Kitchen With Stainless Steel Shelves

Open stainless steel shelving in a Boston kitchen

It’s durable, it’s modern and it’s easy to clean. What’s not to love about stainless steel?! Many a modern kitchen features stainless steel countertops and appliances, and design enthusiasts are even turning to stainless steel paint and contact paper to get the silvery look. But have you ever considered stainless steel shelves? Today we take a look at several different types of stainless steel shelving, and…

Timeless Edwardian Home Charms With A Smart Contemporary Makeover

Sleek and elegant living area and kitchen

In the last few years we have seen some gorgeous Edwardian homes across Australia get stylish additions and extensions that combined the residences’ old world charm with contemporary comfort. Following this smart and sustainable path is the lovely Elwood House in Victoria that was renovated and revamped by Robert Nichol & Sons. The interior of the existing structure had very poor ventilation, and the homeowners…

10 Smart Ways To Put Your Kitchen Corner Space To Use

Shape a small dining space in the kitchen corner [Design: The Sky is the Limit Design]

Decorating a corner space is often a tricky affair that requires a delicate balance between form and functionality. While we already browsed through some amazing living room corner decorating ideas and also a few inspirations for the bedroom, it is time to take on the kitchen challenge! Putting the small corner in the kitchen to use is a must for most homeowners who try to…

Chic DIY Painted Leather Office Chair

DIY Painted Leather Office Chair

It’s that time of year when the back to school frenzy is coming to an end, students are settling, and you might actually be able to pretty up your office ‘just because,’ as opposed to ‘because you have to’! The office chair happens to be a sometimes overlooked member of the office family, because it goes behind the scene stealer: the desk. I think we need to…

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