Modern Garden House in Toronto Makes Smart Use of Limited Space

Low maintenance Cedar drapes the exterior of the house

When it comes to stylish urban residences, space is often the biggest constraint, and many of us often believe that a larger, more lavish home is the only answer. But the premium that you need to pay for every square foot of additional urban landscape means we have to make do with the available room. Doing precisely that with practicality and elegant aesthetics is the…

Upcycle Everyday Kitchen Items to Create Modern Planters

Upcycled glass jar planter from Circusberry

What do you get when you cross recycling with innovative, budget-friendly design? Upcyling! You can upcycle anything these days, from plastic water bottles to old tires. In today’s post, we’re focusing on everyday items from the kitchen. By repurposing them into modern planters, not only do you breathe new life into used items, you can save money while making a unique statement. Ready for the…

Modern Embroidery Project Ideas, Hoops and All!

Embroidered photo from A Beautiful Mess

Got thread?! We’re guessing that if you don’t, you will soon, because today’s featured embroidery projects are sure to inspire your own DIY creation. But these aren’t your grandmother’s embroidery designs! In fact, they have a bit of a modern, unconventional twist, which is exactly why we love them. And if you don’t feel like picking up a needle and thread, don’t fret. The second half…

Spring-Planted Bulbs: Plant These Beauties Now, Enjoy This Summer!

Iris border

Here’s the deal with bulbs—if you want blooms in the spring, you need to plant them in the fall. Which can be…discouraging. Especially when it’s February and you want to—nay NEED—to see some flowers in your garden when warm weather finally arrives. Well, there is a (sort-of ) shortcut to faster flowers that will last longer than the typical annuals and will allow you to…

These Balloon-“Dipped” Mason Jars Are One of the Easiest DIYs Ever

Balloon Mason Jar DIY

A simple Pinterest search will reveal thousands of ways to customize mason jars – from painting them to wrapping them them to pretty much everything in between. But we think we found one DIY that is hands-down the easiest out of all of them, even if you’re not crafty at all! All it takes to complete is a few balloons, some mason jars and scissors…

5 Low-Maintenance Houseplant Alternatives

Faux succulent plant from Pottery Barn

If you’re anything like me, you may not have a green thumb when it comes to indoor plants. Or maybe you do, but your space doesn’t get a lot of natural light. Today I’m shining the spotlight on houseplant alternatives that add natural beauty to your interior without a lot of hassle. From dried plants to plant-themed artwork, you’ll find many low-maintenance options below. Ready…

Early 1900s Toronto Home Charms with a Glassy Modern Renovation

Brick exterior of the home keeps is timeless appeal intact

Located in the lovely Beaches locality of Toronto, Canada, the 142 Kenilworth Residence combines the old world charm with modern aesthetics to shape a truly captivating home. This classic house with a pitched roof was originally built in the early 1900s, and spread across 1,250 square feet, the interiors acquired a dark, dreary and congested ambiance over the years. The homeowners wanted a smart renovation…

The Jade Hotel’s Glamorous Art Deco Touches Transport Guests to the Gilded Age

Semi-Circle Red Booths

If you’re planning on visiting New York City, why not take a detour to the Gilded Age while you’re at it? You may not be able to tell from the Jade Hotel‘s unassuming facade, but this neighborhood gem glitters with old-world glamour on the inside, from its gold-touched Art Deco rooms to its speakeasy-esque bar and restaurant. Step inside our photo gallery to take your…

25 Brilliant Blue Nursery Designs That Steal the Show!

Trendy nursery design inspired by the night sky [Design: SuzAnn Kletzien Design]

Blue is arguably one of the most versatile colors when it comes to decorating your home, and its many shades can be used to create diverse themes that range from the chic and refined to the eclectic and playful. It is also an incredibly popular color for both bedrooms and kids’ rooms, as it brings with it an air of tranquility while moving away from…

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