North Fitzroy: Altering a Victorian Terrace House into a Breezy Modern Hub

Lower level sitting area alongw ith kitchen and dining

We absolutely adore restoration and extension projects that turn old and dreary structures into sparkling contemporary homes that act as an intriguing bridge between the past and the present. Located in the beautiful suburb of North Fitzroy in Melbourne, this existing Victorian terrace house was give a much needed makeover along with a sparkling new extension by Pleysier Perkins. The latest contemporary addition not only…

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15 Beadboard Backsplash Ideas for the Kitchen, Bathroom, and More

English country kitchen with beadboard backsplash

Backsplashes need to be tough—they have to put up with regular exposure to water and soap, and (let’s be honest), they probably don’t get cleaned as often as you’d like to. In other words, they should cover when you haven’t had time to scrub them down. Whether you go for a thick or thin beadboard, it actually works in a surprising variety of situations, from…

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Room Design Made Easy: Effective Updates

A living room update from Old Brand New

Today’s post is dedicated to the art of the room update. We’ve all been there—needing to breathe new life into a space, possibly on a budget. Today we’re sharing four rooms that take design to the next level! Some of the updates involve more work than others, but whether you’re looking to knock out a tile backsplash or to simply find that one perfect accessory to…

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Shower Cleaning Tips for a Gleaming Powder Room

Shower with subway tile and glass doors

Like many people, I keep a very clean home. However, we all have our trouble spots, don’t we?! My area of weakness: the shower. Kate here, and I’m getting ready to recaulk the tub so I can make a fresh start in the shower! I want to make sure it stays clean (and maybe even gleaming) well past the caulking, so today’s post is dedicated to…

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25 Creative Geometric Tile Ideas That Bring Excitement to Your Home

Concurrent Constellations concrete tile from KAZA

The use of neutral color palettes for contemporary interiors often leads to another set of unique challenges where you are left searching for ways that you can give a room a vivacious, unique personality. It is this search for new ways to enliven modern interiors that has seen a resurgence in the use of gorgeous geometric tile. Going beyond the kitchen and bathrooms, geometric tiles…

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Summery Swimming Pools with the Most Unusual Shapes

Gorgeous fish-shaped pool si perfect for the tropical backyard

Ah, summer. The perfect time for some poolside relaxation. You’re probably aware that most inground pools typically come in relatively simple shapes — often rectangular, oval, kidney, L-shaped, figure eight, or some other varying geometric form. But have you ever seen a pool shaped like a guitar? What about a painter’s palette? From a bird’s eye view, the shape of a pool can truly look like a…

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1890s Brooklyn Home with Brick Walls Gets a Modern Renovation

Industrial elements shape the renovated dining space with brick walls

Any home that dates back to the 1890s and sits in the heart of Brooklyn is bound to be laced with delightful industrial elements that have gone on to define the style globally. The gorgeous 123 House is no different with its lovely, exposed brick walls that showcase the rich heritage of this family residence while enhancing its contemporary makeover with textural beauty and timeless…

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Lawn Alternatives for the Modern Yard

Manicured hedges provide a maze-like focal point

Water conservation, drought-resistant plants and low-maintenance upkeep are all growing priorities in the world of modern gardening. Having trouble keeping a lush, green lawn? Looking for a creative way to landscape your outdoor space? The featured yards and gardens below are about much more than green grass! Whether they opt entirely for gravel or they find creative ways to integrate sections of lawn into unconventional…

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50 Modern Wall Art Ideas for a Moment of Creativity

It is the art piece that sets the mood in this dining room

What defines ‘art’ is a question that comes up with a wide range of answers, and almost no two people in the world ever entirely agree on the same thing. Yet, we all instantly recognize a beautiful canvas painting or a brilliant sculpture as soon as we see it. It captivates us, holds us with its uniqueness and beauty, and fills our hearts with joy….

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1 Hotel South Beach: Miami’s Latest Luxury Retreat with Dramatic Views of the Atlantic

Outdoor swimming pool that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean

Think of Miami and the mind automatically conjures up images of white sandy beaches, plenty of sunshine, never-ending parties and a world of luxury draped in glitz and glamour. Nestled on 600 feet of pristine beachfront property and overlooking the majestic Atlantic, the gorgeous and relaxing 1 Hotel South Beach is the latest jewel in the glittering lineup of luxury retreats that the city has…

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