28 Modern Fish Tanks That Inspire Relaxation

Out of this world fish tank that creates grand underwater canopy

Ever wondered why modern fish tanks are so popular and people are immediately and almost hypnotically drawn towards them the moment their eyes spot one in the vicinity. There is something mesmerizing and charming about aquariums and their mere presence offers a sense of peace and tranquility. Maybe it is the fluid motion of those colorful little fishes through the tanks or even the gentle sway…

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Heinz Julen Loft Offers Lavish Comforts Amidst Majestic Swiss Alps

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Zermatt, Switzerland is not the place where you would expect to find a world-class home draped in bountiful modern comforts that has been specifically designed for the exclusive use of a local star designer. Yet, it is among the imposing snow-capped Alps of the region and overlooking a beautiful village nearby that you find the Heinz Julen Loft crafted by Heinz Julen himself. Previously reserved…

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28 Japanese Garden Design Ideas to Style up Your Backyard

Japanese Garden Bridge adds a unique element to your backyard

There is something innately profound and inherently calming about Asian design with Oriental overtones in large and Japanese design and architecture in particular. Maybe it is the influence of the regions philosophical outlook towards life that has shaped its style and design principles for several centuries or it could be a combination of their lifestyle that is deeply connected with nature and the topography of…

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Classy Contemporary Residence With Cool Accents of Grey

beautiful montreal villa

Most modern homes tend to gravitate towards neutral themes and shades, which most often give them a very sleek, sophisticated and contemporary look. Yet, the line between balance and plain old bland is pretty thin and if you get it wrong, things can go distinctly south. Iron Lace by Gestion René Desjardins is a stunning example of how to get it right by using cool…

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Garden Outdoor Lighting Ideas For Your Little Paradise

garden lighting by the pool

Lamps for the garden are surely not among the priorities when designing your dream home. However, as opposed to indoor lamps, outdoor ones are very easy to plan and install later on. You don’t need to demolish any walls or alter any existing scheme to add outdoor lighting to your home. All you need to do is a little research on what types of outdoor…

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20 Eye-Catching Wallpapered Rooms

stunning wallpapers

Ah, the beauty of a wallpapered room! There’s nothing like a dazzling pattern on the wall to set the stage for a gorgeous interior. And today’s featured patterns represent a wide range of styles, from traditional and swirly to modern and geometric. Not to mention, there isn’t a room in the house that can’t benefit from a crisp wallpaper. Living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms and…

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Modern Malibu Beach House Combines Contemporary Interiors with Unending Ocean Views

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Whenever someone talks about a Malibu beach home, our mind tends to wander automatically to that famed setting of Charlie on the deck of his own beach house in Two and a Half Men. Looking past that though, what we’re looking at is a gorgeous and stylish modern residence conjured up by architects from Owen Dalton Masterbuilder77. The entire house has been designed to take…

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Tips for a Flawless Flower Bed

modern flower beds designs

No matter how beautiful your home, how grand your front entrance, how colorful your front door or elegant your porch, the curb appeal of your home is still lacking if you’ve failed to add in flowers. While a row of bushes and other green shrubbery can be a nice touch, dots of colorful flowers will instantly improve the look of your home. When it comes to putting…

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Modern Brighton Escape Exudes Tranquility, Has a Touch of Artistic Exuberance

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Designed with a sense of uncanny flair and understated class by Georgia Ezra of G. A.B. B. E. Studio, the Brighton Escape house Down Under is a wonderful example of smart and savvy form coupled with flowing functionality. Crafted more like a modern museum and less like a contemporary residence, this lovely home is all about maximizing the environment it is set in and ensuring…

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Brass Is Back: 12 Brass Decor Pieces to Love in 2013

Brass finds from Jonathan Adler

Brass–it’s no longer a kitschy decorative material relegated to the bargain bin of the thrift store. In fact, brass is making a comeback in 2013! From furniture to small decorative items, a range of brass finds can be found online and in stores. Today we highlight some real showstoppers… Nobody has instigated the brass revival quite like Jonathan Adler. In fact, as you can see above, his…

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