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Ideas for Instantly Improving Curb Appeal

Landscape, Pool, & Sculpture Garden

Whether you’re looking to sell your home in the near future, or simply want to give neighbors and friends a more welcoming impression of your abode, you may want to consider perking up your home’s curb appeal. by Slater Associates Landscape Architects The front of your home is the first thing that most people see and, regardless of the brilliant décor within, the exterior will…

How to Deal with Cables and Wires

wall cleats - electrical plug cover

You’ve worked hard to create the perfect office space in your home. From the color of the walls and the elegant, simple lighting to the extra-organized storage, ergonomic desk chair and high tech electronics – everything about your office is designed for ultimate productivity. You have a chic new computer, telephone, fax machine and high speed internet all prepared and everything is in order, except…

Top Pedestal Sink Designs

modern pedestal sinks

In recent decades, there has been a trend to go big with sink designs. Unlike the tiny basins of previous centuries, new sinks also double as counter space and bathroom storage. While this is often a good use of space, it can make a bathroom feel smaller – especially if the bathroom is relatively small to begin with. If you’re looking to tweak your bathroom…

Farmhouse converted into rustic and luxurious villa

Baronesa-Residence-living room trusses and fireplace

This is a fantastic modern renovation of a former farm house, located in Sao Paolo, Brazil. The architects have transformed it into a luxurious villa with rustic materials, modern furniture layouts and wonderful care for detail by Mauricio Karam. The one-story residence, called Baronesa, has 900 sqm and impresses with 10 meter high ceiling in most of the rooms. The living room is certainly the…

Oak Tube Apartment in Moscow

smolenka-oak-tube-living room 2

This beautiful contemporary dwelling is, suprisingly, an apartment on the 5th floor in a Moscow residential building. Designed by Peter Kostelov, the 110 sqm Oak Tube home with a large balcony stuns through its room division and its spatial section – the modern graphic symbol of a square with rounded edges. Because of the narrow, difficult spaces, the rooms were designed in an open succession,…

How to Maintain Traditional Designs without Becoming Boring

chic traditional dining table & chairs

Looking at the same arrangement of furniture, the same elements, colors and designs day after day can often make homeowners feel like their design doesn’t have enough pop. Scanning through the pages of design magazines and websites can often make you feel like your own décor touch is inadequate. However, this may just be due to the fact that you’re used to your home –…

18 Sleek Glass Dining Tables

glass dining tables

Nothing says “elegant” like a glossy glass-top dining table! The majority of glass dining tables are modern, and you’ll be surprised by the innovative models and styles. From round pieces with chrome bases to rectangular finds with glossy legs, we’ve rounded up the best of the best, including purchasing information if you’re in the market for a new table! When selecting a glass dining table,…

Lonely turret adopted and reconversed

Round Tower courtyard

This spectacular reconversion of a Grade II listed monument into a family home is one example in a very applauded growing tendency : the recycling of historical or industrial monuments under a new functionality. It is ecological, resource-friendly, practical from a structural point of view and, most of all, an ingenious endeavor of architecture that proves the motto “form follows function” wrong, asserting the flexibility…

Lotus desk, a masterpiece of the arts and crafts

Kitsch-some mixture or postmodern hybrid ? Or simply manifesto: there is a lot that furniture designers can get away with. What I love about furniture design is the almost unrestrained playroom imagination can make use of. The Lotus desk by Portuguese company UNDA – Sleepless Design captures exactly that. In its controversial body of both baroque lines and modern deconstructive monolith, the design captures very…

Utriai Residence: Cantilevered home looks like a ship on the waves!

Some homes delight us with their lavish exuberance and others appeal to us with sleek and contemporary design that seems to be the order of the day. But then there are the rest that startle us with their unusual form and at times sheer audacity of their appearance. A small town called Vežaičiai in Klaipėda County of western Lithuania may not be a place that…




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