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Toblerone House in the Lush Green Landscape of Sao Paulo

Toblerone House - Sao Paulo 1

It seems like modern designers are becoming more and more innovative when it comes to providing both amazing views, be it from the terrace of a lovely contemporary home or from a condo that has a city skyline for backdrop. But the Toblerone House in Sao Paulo, Brazil offers a lot more than just great views. Located among thick vegetation and set in a region…

Rectangular C1 House in Germany Amalgamates Sleek Form and Efficient Function

Rectangular C1 House 1

Seems like more and more homes these days are either opting for the rectangular look that uses both glass and stone in a distinctive fashion to create a visually appealing form or that cubic design which also sports a sleek and sophisticated look. It is the simplicity of the designs, their well-defined lines which fits the contemporary minimalist trend and the ergonomics, which have made…

Decorating with a South Pacific Island Influence

South Pacific inspiration - bedroom design

Other than the mid 20th century Broadway musical and film, what comes to mind when you hear the words “South Pacific?” For most, these two words invoke a deep longing for a several week holiday in paradise. Indeed, the South Pacific is home to some of the most picturesque and popular vacation spots in the world, including Hawaii, Tahiti and Fiji. These islands boast cloudless…

11 Unique Reading Lamps for a Delightful Evening

Panthella Table Lamp by Louis Poulsen

Reading lamps by the night stand are a must in any bedroom. They are practical objects which do not take up a lot of space. However, there is a plethora of reading lamp designs, from discreet built-1n ones to sculptural light objects that make up the atmosphere of a bedroom. Whether classic with shades or modern with elementary shapes and diffusing bodies, there are many…

3 Things Every Beach Home Needs

Beach house living ...

Imagine stepping outside onto your back porch at sunrise with a new book and a warm cup of coffee in hand. You settle in to your cozy chaise lounge and gaze off into the distance where, just a few feet away, waves are breaking upon a sandy shore. As you sip from your mug and crack open your book, you smile in delight as you…

Feng Shui Tips for the Bedroom

Feng Shui Tips for the Bedroom

Feng shui is the ancient Chinese art of balancing the energy of a space through the arrangement of items. The goal is to maximize the flow of the chi, or the energy around us. Obstacles such as a piece of furniture in front of a doorway or a cluttered closet suppress this energy. You may be an enthusiastic proponent of feng shui, or perhaps you…

Decorating Ideas for Homes with Low Ceilings

Low ceiling - kitchen design ideas

Unless you’ve built your home from scratch, it’s hard to get everything you want. Some of us compromise our dream of a large kitchen in favor of a place with two bathrooms while others sacrifice the hope of additional square footage for the opportunity to live a little closer to work. For some homeowners or renters, the drawback of their living space is its low…

Helpful Hints for Displaying Family Photos on Your Walls

the art of hanging pictures

When it comes to decorating your house, do you carefully arrange vignettes on tabletops and shelves? With a little patience and some strategic planning, each surface can become a mini-stage for your decor. Some people even revel in the joy of coordinating each design element, refusing to introduce pieces that clash with the style at hand. It is often these folks who are the most…




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