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Gorgeous Homes Featuring Kilim-Inspired Designs

kilim rug modern room

Kilim rugs are quickly growing in popularity. They have a worldly look that complements any design style. Where did this trend come from, you might ask? The word Kilim is of Turkish origin and is used to describe pileless rugs made using a flat-weave technique. These beautiful textiles were not just made in Turkey — their origins range from regions like the Balkans to Northern…

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Design Ideas / February 12, 2014

The Sheer Beauty of Concrete Walls

home concrete walls

1. Whistler Residence, British Columbia A beautiful house that manages to capture your attention with its architecture will most like catch your eye with its interior design as well. This is true for the Whistler Residence in a growing neighborhood of posh homes in Whistler, British Columbia. What gets our attention are these cool exposed concrete walls, and their love affair with the quality wood that adorns the…

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Dream Houses / February 12, 2014

10 DIY Valentines That Showcase Creative Design

Valentine's Day card with glitter

With Valentine’s Day at the end of the week, now is the time to put a special touch on this holiday dedicated to celebrating love. That’s right–Valentine’s Day isn’t just for those who happen to be in love. Kate here, and when it comes to February 14th, I enjoy showering my friends and family with valentines, from cards to special knickknacks. This year I’m making…

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DIY Projects / February 11, 2014

Cool Teen Hangouts And Lounges

Modern teen hangout

There comes a point when your kids grow out of their playroom. Legos and dolls are no longer cool, and neither is the primary color scheme. As your children’s needs change, so should your space. So put up your playroom and opt for a swanky modern lounge fit for video games, movies, and maybe even a ping-pong table. Teens want a cool place to bring…

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Design Ideas / February 11, 2014

Stylish Vanity Desks For Any Modern-Day Marie Antoinette

As women, we rarely have a moment to ourselves. Between the cooking and cleaning, there is a never-ending list of to-do’s that just keep piling up, regardless of how ambitiously we try to check things off. That is why it is so important for us to squeeze in a breather every now and again. Sure, it’s nice to come home and drown out your weariness in…

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Furniture / February 10, 2014

3 Ways to Boost Home Energy Efficiency Using Décor

modern living room rug

Energy costs are continually on the rise, and property owners are constantly seeking new ways to reduce their energy consumption. Enduring hot summers and frigid winters with low HVAC usage is one way to reduce costs – but this is ultimately impractical and very uncomfortable. Installing energy efficient appliances is also a smart change, but replacing everything at once can be very expensive. Luckily, there…

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Design Ideas / February 10, 2014

Upcycle Anything Into A Planter

Crate succulent planter

I know it’s a bit early, but I’m gearing up for spring. It’s my favorite time of year and I just can’t wait any longer! I have my seedlings soaking and ready to sprout. The only thing I’m missing is outdoor space. Luckily, my apartment is a bright and light-filled space with windows on all sides, so my urban garden will be in planters. Of…

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DIY Projects / February 10, 2014

Eye-Catching Laundry Room Shelving Ideas

Laundry room shelving and accessories

Are you looking to add shelving to your laundry room? Kate here, and if you read Decoist on a regular basis, you probably know that I’ve been a bit laundry room-obsessed lately! In fact, I’m in the middle of a laundry room makeover at my place. It all started when I wrote a post on organizing the laundry room in style, which coincided with one…

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Design Ideas / February 10, 2014

Multilevel House In Israel Gets A Bright And Colorful Renovation

Modern renovation in Israel

We always talk about the use of beautiful accent colors to enliven modern interiors that are draped in cool neutral hues. This lovely three-story house in Israel is a wonderful case in the point with its stunning interiors that showcase brilliant blue and refreshing yellow accents. Even though this is a multilevel house, the entire residence barely occupies 135 square meters, and since it is…

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Design Ideas / February 7, 2014

DIY Idea: Upcycled Books For Your Interior

Creative DIY Upcycle Book Projects

Today, it saddens me to say that bound books are a dying breed. Everyone has tablets. Hard copies and books in-print are being purchased less and less. For most of us, there is something magical about holding a book in our hands: the beautiful exterior, the weight of the paper, and the printed text. Because books are becoming less common, the ones we do purchase…

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DIY Projects / February 7, 2014



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