Mid-Century Modern Aesthetics Shape Posh Texas Home In Wood, Glass And Steel

Barton Hills Residence in Austin

It is not very often that you come across a home that presents such a balanced amalgamation of textures like the lovely Barton Hills Residence in Austin, Texas. Clad mainly in wood, glass and steel, the exterior of the house also presents exposed concrete walls to add to the lovely blend of contrasting materials. The result, though, is an innovative home that borrows from the…

Breezy Renovation Transforms 1950s Residence Into A Dynamic Modern Hub

Renovated African Home Sustainable Style

Sustainable design and architecture are not always about high-end technology and sleek, energy-saving gadgets. Located in the heart of Namibia’s capital city Windhoek, this interesting and innovative residence celebrates green design practices with the adaptive reuse of materials. Originally built in the 1950s, subsequent additions to the home and poorly thought-out changes made the 10 Ossmann Street Residence a cramped and congested space. Its latest…

DIY Picasso-Inspired Portraits

DIY Picasso Inspired Portrait

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a Master of the Arts draw a portrait for you? Well wonder no more, my friends, because there’s a Picasso in all of us, just waiting for us to close our eyes and let the talent burst right out. Literally! These little portraits were incredibly easy to make. So easy, in fact, that children…

Design Spotlight: Ladies & Gentlemen Studio

Modern pendant lights

Today we shine the spotlight on Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, a Seattle-based design studio founded in 2010 by Dylan Davis and Jean Lee. Their focus: a range of products that includes furniture, lighting, accessories, jewelry and more. Whimsical, stunning and undeniably modern, these creations celebrate natural materials such as metal, wood and stone. Not to mention, their clean-lined forms have a dash of familiarity mixed…

Exotic Moroccan Patios Add Color And Excitement To Your Home!

Moroccan Patio Ideas

Over the last two weeks we have showcased some stunning Moroccan-inspired interiors that range from colorful living rooms to beautiful and mystical bedrooms. Today we take that journey a step further with Moroccan-style patios and courtyards that steal the show with their unbridled elegance, brilliant use of color and intricate patterns. Much like the interiors shaped by Moroccan influences, modern patios infused with Moroccan elements…

Exclusive Italian Hotel Allures With Timeless Heritage And Elegant Opulence

Relais Masseria Capasa in Italy

Who among us does not love a beautiful vacation that brings together a historic past, modern comfort and scenic views? Located in Martano, Italy, the Relais Masseria Capasa has an almost indescribable and magnetic magic of its own. This historic property dates back to 1746 and has been a property of Naples ever since 1874. Over the years it has undergone several renovations and has…

Trendy Modular Kitchen Brings Passion And Energy Wrapped In Smart Design

Playground Kitchen from Elmar

Modern kitchens are all about offering the consumer a wide range of choices that gives them flexibility both in terms of style and size. While we’ve already seen some splendid kitchens from Elmar, the PLAYGROUND by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba is truly one-of-a-kind. The most apparent trait of this sleek, semi-minimal kitchen is the exciting manner in which it seems to bring together bold colors and patterns…

DIY Gold, Black and White Cork Coasters


There are some things I actually don’t like to purchase, and they’re not groceries! I have always thought that the idea of buying coasters seemed so silly and weird! It’s hard to find nice ones, and when I do find some I like, they cost a small fortune. And if I’m going to be using them strictly to place my drinks on, I don’t believe…

20 Fabulous Summer Sale Items

Mirrored chevron side table

Don’t you just love the rules of retail? The summer is barely half over in the official sense, yet seasonal clearance items are filling the shelves (and sites) of our favorite retailers. Time to be a savvy shopper! Today we highlight 20 of our favorite summer sale items. Stockpile them as gifts. Buy them for yourself. From furniture and textiles to serving items and decorative…

Feng Shui For The Living Room Lends Balance And Beauty To Your Home

Living Room Feng Shui Tips

Japanese-inspired interiors, Zen-style homes and amazing garden retreats that borrow generously from Asian motifs; contemporary design is quickly discovering the many advantages of looking towards the East. We’ve previously discussed the way modern life is becoming a touch too hectic and monotonous for most of us, and how every new trend in interior design seems to be an effort to escape this never-ending cycle. From…

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