Sustainable Weekend Retreat Shines Through With Its Innovative Design

eco friendly Tokyo retreat

Striking a balance between the rustic and the modern, the classic design with contemporary luxuries and the adventure offered by a camping trip with the refuge of a secure living space, the creative living quarters designed by Setsumasa and Mami Kobayashi just outside Tokyo is all about sustainable ergonomics and smart originality. When the couple decided on escaping the fast paced hustle of life in…

Adding Space to Your Bedroom With a Gorgeous Armoire Wardrobe

armoire modern white

For those homes that are very tight on space, wardrobes will always be the best option in storing various items ranging from clothing to shoes and lots of other personal effects. A gorgeous armoire wardrobe could be that piece of furniture that you also need to make a distinct statement in your bedroom. All you need to do is decide what you need the wardrobe…

How to Throw a New Year’s Party

Twinkle lights for New Year's Eve

Are you hosting a New Year’s gathering? Perhaps a New Year’s Eve bash, or maybe a New Year’s Day brunch? Today we celebrate the art of entertaining. Our motto: It’s not a party unless you have time to enjoy it. Yes–even as a host! Read on for tips on how to entertain festively yet sensibly… We’ve got you covered–from the decorations to the food and…

How to Find Hidden Kitchen Storage Solutions

kitchen storage white

You love being found in your kitchen, preparing sumptuous meals for your family but you are bordered by a little problem – you have limited storage in your kitchen pantry. It would surprise you to know that there are lots of hidden kitchen storage solutions in your pantry and that when you find and make use of these solutions, you will be able to save…

Merry Christmas!

merry christmas

We at Decoist are ready to take a well deserved vacation, but we won’t do it before we wish you, our amazing readers, a  peaceful Christmas with the people you love. (Image courtesy of Flickr user Dee2018) May the spirit of Christmas bring you love, the pleasure of Christmas give you hope! Merry Christmas our dear friends. Alex & the gang  

Paraty House in Rio brings indulgent dreams alive with the sea, sand and stunning views

wood deck at the pool

The coastal strip of Costa Verde of Rio de Janeiro is renowned across the globe for its stunning beaches, amazing views of the Atlantic and unique canopy that brings lush green mountain landscape so close to the ocean. Paraty House designed by Studio MK27 rests on this beautiful strip of opulence and offers everything that one could think of in terms of lavish extravagance and…

Inspiring Towel Rack Ideas for your Boring Bathroom

towel warmer modern

In designing a bathroom, whether large or small, there will always be several decisions to be made as far as fixtures are concerned.  Believe it or not, there’s a lot to be said for bathroom accessories, especially a nice towel rack. In order to make the most of your bathroom improvement, it becomes necessary that you pay great attention to its design so that at…

Fluid Design: Water Tower in London Transformed into a Contemporary Luxury Home

water tower transformation

Owning a luxurious modern home is pretty much the dream of almost everyone around and the most essential part of it is being able to call it ‘our own’. High mortgage rates and the growing demand for space, especially in the big cities and towns are making this dream less and less affordable with each passing day for many. Having said that, people always seem…

6 Incredible Examples of Shelving in Small Spaces


Shelves are stylish and practical ways to store, organize and display items creatively. If you have limited space in your home, especially if you live in a small condominium or apartment, there’s a wide selection of shelving options to utilize small spaces efficiently. Maximize every inch of space in your room by using the following unique shelving tips. 1) Floating Bookshelves Floating shelves can give…

Vivid Design: Top Color Trends for 2013

trends - colors of 2013

What are the most popular interior design hues for 2013? It depends on who you ask. While the exact color palettes vary depending on the forecaster, certain shades are appearing on multiple lists. Today we spotlight 6 of them. Not only are we exploring the colors predicted to make the biggest statements in the coming year, we are featuring images that show these colors in…

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