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12 Cool Alcove Beds

cool collection of alcove beds

Is there anything cozier than an alcove bed? Not to mention more innovative? It’s often when confronted with small spaces that we challenge ourselves to create the most interesting nooks. Today’s featured beds are no exception. In fact, these recessed resting places are the perfect in-home getaways. The designers and homeowners who’ve created them saw potential in a niche and transformed it into a retreat….

5 Things You Should Clean Every Day

Beautiful kitchen decor with large island and glossy furniture

If you’re like most homeowners, you dread cleaning your living space. Even if you’re a particularly tidy individual, it’s easy to slack on household chores when you’re amidst a busy week. However, by cleaning just five areas each day you can avoid long and tedious cleaning projects in the future. Sinks – Whether it’s in the kitchen or the bathroom, your sinks take a lot…

Spanish Pavilion Design Resembles a Ski Ramp With a Splurge of Color

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And we mean that with complete respect. Created by Pulgon Diseño and on display at the Floriade 2012 in Venlo, Netherlands, the Spanish Pavilion is a wonderful example of a sustainable design that is both flowing in its appearance and fully functional. The structure was designed to highlight the importance of organic products and how various things and materials in nature can be used and…

Contemporary London House For a Working Mom & a Man United Fan

It is not very difficult to plan and design a home for a single mom and her teenage son. But it is indeed a challenge to revamp an existing structure in the heart of an industrial hub into a home for a working mom and her son who is a Manchester United fanatic. (that is a soccer club, in case those across the Atlantic are…

The English Countryside, An Inspiring City Alternative

Fancy Cotswold villa with charming blue roof

You probably thought it would never happen. You love the city; you love the hustle and bustle of London on the weekends, always somewhere to go, something exciting happening, even a night bus to get you home at any hour. And then as you approach your mid 30s something very strange happens. You can’t stay out all night on a Saturday without feeling it on…

How to Mix Patterns Appropriately

modern living room patterns and textures

If you’ve ever walked past a home goods storefront window and drooled over their layered patterns, or sighed wistfully at the pages of a home décor magazine filled with photos of mixed print textiles, then this post is certainly for you. Many design novices or reformed minimalists are afraid to mix patterns for fear that their décor attempt will look like nothing more than an…

Things to Keep in Mind before Purchasing Window Treatments

living room with beautiful windows treatments

Window treatments are one home accessory than has a major impact on the entire mood of a room. They have the potential to diffuse or block out natural light, improve privacy and dress up a window area. They can complement or detract from a room’s décor. Some window treatments are timeless and classic while others can become quickly outdated with changing interior design trends. by…

Nordic Interior Design Idea for a Vibrant Contemporary Home

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Think of a Nordic-styled interior and the first and most striking image that comes to your mind is an all-white look. If not completely white, then it is mostly dominated by that one shade with sporadic appearance from other neutral and mostly grayish colors. Of course, that is more a trend influenced by modern minimalism and there is absolutely no reason why you cannot improvise…

Contemporary, Luxurious Interiors at Grange View Residence in UK

It is one of the greatest romantic poets of all time that said that ‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever’ and hailing from the same country as Keats, the Grange View Residence, does tell you that beautiful design can also provide endless visual joy. Designed by Harrison Varma Architects in London, the house is indeed both majestic and mesmerizing at the same time…

Unique Accommodations: Wacky Places to Sleep in Europe

wacky accommodation in Europe

Are you planning a trip to a beautiful European destination? You put so much care into choosing the perfect vacation spot. Why not find lodging every bit as unique as your location of choice? What if you could sleep in a cave, stay in an underwater hotel room, or experience the wonder of living in a crane for a night? Thanks to an increasing number…




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