Secret Garden: Zaha Hadid and Paola Navone Create a Fairytale Land With Dazzling Design

Secret Garden MIlano - Zaha Hadid & Paola Navone 2

This seems a bit like stumbling and falling into the hole that led Alice to the Wonderland. And unlike the old classical version, this is more akin to the world as viewed in the Johnny Depp version sans all the dark spookiness that came along. The Secret Garden designed by Zaha Hadid and Paola Navone is a beautiful setup that uses installations of woven hazelnut…

Think Inside the Box: Creating Purposeful Wall Art with Box Shelving

interior modern home office with large contemporary box shelves

M.C. Escher is one of my favorite artists for the visual and mental stimulation his renowned work evokes. His challenging pieces are sensational and cause a weird butterfly rupturing response in the pit of ones stomach as you try to figure out where his pieces are coming from and where they are going. Full of corners, edges and boxes he has made a name for…

Checkered Patterns for Home Decor: Charming or Cheap?

luxury dining room with checkered pattern flooring

A checkerboard pattern can be a risky addition to your home. If applied tastefully, this pattern can provide an interesting look to any room and give your living space both personality and allure. However, it can also be the kiss of death for your interior design and turn a room from a simple space into a mismatched circus. If you’re considering adding a checkered pattern…

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Make my Room Seem Largest of All

wall mirror makes room look larger

From an early age we teach ourselves to preen, primp and twirl in front of the mirror. Seeing a duplicate of ones self in our teens can be a tremendous ego enhancement as we flex our muscles, pout our lips and strut our stuff. The mirror knows some of our deepest, sincerest secrets and our mirror image has been our best friend through many stages…

Canvas Art Coverings in Just Three Steps

wall camouflage for thermostat

Recent bidding on and purchase of the 1895 pastel edition Scream by Edvard Munch and other similar occasions have shown how hungry art enthusiasts are for high art. To see pieces closely hug the wall never fails to work. It is an everlasting tribute to décor and the creative souls and their work that holds millions of words in an array of colors, textures mediums…

Drapery Ideas for the Modern Home

modern draperies

If you’re new to the world of drapery, don’t be intimidated. You don’t have to hire a decorator to find the right curtains for your space. Thanks to online shopping options, modern drapery is just a mouse click away. Not to mention, a variety of designs are available, from gromet-top curtains that accommodate a range of drapery rods, to draperies with rod pockets, rings or…

Dalene Cabin: Contemporary Home Nestled on a Beautiful Norwegian Island

Dalene Cabin by Tommie Wilhelmsendd 1

The Norwegian Fjords offer amazing sights and sounds and can truly offer you a holiday that you will not forget. But the beauty of Norway extends far beyond its famous Fjords as the landscape here presents it various spots that are cloaked in the goodness of nature and offer amazing retreats. This beautiful cabin designed by Tommie Wilhelmsen is housed in one such spot as…

Contemporary Home in Singapore With Sloping Rooftops and Vertical Gardens

Maximum Garden House by Formwerkz Architects 1

Singapore and South East Asia is catching up pretty fast with eco-friendly construction methods. The buildings, the homes of the region are becoming more and more eco-conscious. Conjured up by Formwerkz Architects, the Maximum Green House is another wonderful example of that as it incorporates some distinctive design features along with a bit of green to offer a beautiful contemporary home with a twist. With…

Home Decor Inspiration from the Sonoran Desert

Sonoran Desert Modern Villa - rough landscape

Vast open spaces, sandy foothills dotted with regal Saguaro cactuses and a burning orange sun sinking behind the majestic Rocky Mountains – the Sonoran Desert, which straddles the borders between Southern California, Arizona and Northern Mexico, is one of the most beautiful places from which to draw inspiration for your home décor. From the purple hues of the desert sunset to the grayish green of…

Classy Spirits: Bringing Back the Mini Bar

contemporary minibar kitchen decoration

Oh the suave existence of days gone by – when a debonair man in an expensively cut suit could waltz into a room and pour aged brandy into an ornate snifter from his crystal decanter. Days when cocktail parties meant elegantly served martinis created in sterling silver shakers, and liquor choices were displayed alongside hors d’oeuvres – not in store bought bottles but in elaborately designed…

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