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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…

Plan a Festive, Hassle-Free New Year’s Eve Party

Disco balls add sparkle to New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve is my favorite night of the year. What can I say–celebrating a fresh start gives me a rejuvenating burst of energy! Plus, as a design lover, I can’t help but plan an eye-catching spread of sparkly decorations and delicious food to enjoy with my hubby each year. Whether it’s just the two of us or we’re welcoming friends, this “party” is an…

Chalet Gstaad: Luxurious Holiday Retreat Nestled in the Heart of the Swiss Alps

Rough sawn Austrian timber cover the living space walls

We at Decoist do hope that you are enjoying your holidays wherever you are along with friends and family, and that you are all geared up for both Christmas Eve and the big day itself. It is indeed the time for grand decorations, delicious dinners, fun parties and of course memorable vacations. And the captivating Chalet Gstaad in Switzerland is one such amazing getaway that…

Exquisite Mexican Home Charms with Smart Indoor-Outdoor Interplay

Home studio cantilevered above the tranquil pool

When it comes to designing posh urban homes, architects often try and utilize every inch of available space. But this beautiful LA House in Mexico designed by Elías Rizo Arquitectos takes an entirely different approach, as the grand residence recedes into the backdrop of the lot on which it sits. While this might seem like an odd idea, the result is the creation of a…

10 Cheerful Home Offices with Beautiful Beach Style

Amazing home office with stunning ocean view

A decade or two ago, the idea of a home office would have been a touch alien to most homeowners. Not many could have carried their work home before the technological revolution and new-age gadgets changed the world forever. But the home office is almost a ‘must have’ in contemporary homes, and designers are finding innovative solutions such as the tiny corner in the bedroom…

Modern Decor Finds That Celebrate the Year’s Top Trends

Porcelain and gold vases from Jonathan Adler

While wrapping up my Christmas shopping last night, I found myself wandering away from the holiday merchandise and drooling over the modern decor at West Elm. It occurred to me that I’ve been so wrapped up in shopping early for the holidays, I’ve missed a slew of new products that debuted throughout the fall. Today I’m sharing some of my very favorites, from furniture and…

How to Use Green to Create a Fabulous Dining Room

Fabulous use of green in the elegant dining room

It is that time of the year when red and green seem bountiful when it comes to home decorating. But why not embrace refreshing green well beyond Christmas and the holiday season? Green is a color that can be used both as a relaxing or exciting hue thanks to its many shades, hues and tones. And the dining room is one of the best places…

Historic Barn in Connecticut Reconstructed into a Loft-Like Modern Home

Sweeping interior with high ceiling and a spacious appeal

Renovating old barns and transforming them into stylish, contemporary homes and even trendy restaurants is an idea that has gained momentum in the last decade or so. The idea of adaptive reuse of structures and materials (instead of starting from scratch) has helped save both time and resources. But as far as such amazing makeovers go, the Modern Barn Residence in Connecticut stands out from…

Expansive California Home Blends Privacy with a Lovely Landscape

Expansive glass and steel unit that opens up into the backyard patio

We often see how the landscape and the contours of a lot determine the overall silhouette of a home and define its ambiance. Located in Mountain View, California, this beautiful modern house is a perfect case in point, as the surrounding landscape and the presence of a nearby residential street shape its style and structure. Designed by Atelier Hsu, the Mountain View Residence is spread…




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