Treetops Home By Bruce Rickard Blends Rustic Elements With Modern Design

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Located in Cottage Point and designed by the late architect Bruce Rickard, the Treetops home is all about perfect synergy with its surroundings. The new structure was designed on top of an old fibro cottage with the addition of novel pavilion giving it a new lease of life. Timber columns and trusses are a clearly distinct feature of this relaxed residence. By incorporating them into…

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Easy DIY Home Improvement Projects for a Creative Space

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There’s nothing like a good DIY project! That’s why we at Decoist love rounding up the best and the brightest. In fact, today we take things in a home improvement direction… You know when you want to spruce things up, but you can’t invest a week of your time in a long do-it-yourself endeavor? Today’s easy DIY projects get bonus points for do-ability and creativity….

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Beautiful Modern Home In Sharon, Israel Crafted From A Discarded Old Bus

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Sustainable homes are all the rave in modern times. They seem to range from eco-friendly homes that are completely carbon neutral to stunning shipping container residences that redefine our view of the possible. Located in Even Yehuda, a town in the central Sharon region of Israel, this lovely house has been crafted from an old and discarded bus. The transformation is neither expansive and nor…

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Colorful DIY Dressers That Pack a Punch

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Dressers are the storage hub of the bedroom. From socks and t-shirts to jewelry, a chest of drawers is an organizing essential in every home. Give the star of your decor a makeover with a quick coat of paint in an eye-catching hue. Whether subtle or explosive a dose of color will make a stylish splash. Here are some dresser DIYs that pack a colorful…

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Luxurious Queensland Beach Residence Offers Dramatic Ocean Views

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Project Albatross located in Mermaid Beach, Queensland is a tropical getaway that combines the charm of the sun, sea and sand outdoors with lavish elegance indoors. Part of the famed Gold Coast, the house has been designed to take in the many sights and sounds outside in an unabated manner. Flowing interiors that seem to have seamless connectivity with the surroundings grace the Albatross Residence…

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Natural Inspiration: Koi Pond Design Ideas For A Rich And Tranquil Home Landscape!

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Koi ponds are probably the most distinct and integral features of Asian-inspired landscapes. The same can be said for those trying to create a tropical getaway in their own backyard. Beautiful, relaxing and magical, there is a certain sense of serenity that comes about with the inclusion of a colorful koi pond. Yet, koi ponds are not limited to those two landscaping styles alone. With…

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Picot Residence In New York City Showcases Brilliant Interiors And Beautiful Views

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Designed with flair and sophistication by Pepe Calderin Design, the Picot Residence in New York City is a truly gorgeous penthouse apartment. The trend in New York City apartments has been to employ a semi-minimalist style with cool neutral colors dominating interiors. But this fabulous penthouse is all about using bold color and beautiful hues in a surprisingly tranquil manner. With black, red and gray…

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Five Fun Ways to Convert to a Caribbean Styled Room

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There are times in life when you have to count the cost. When you have to weigh the benefits to the disadvantages and vice versa. As summer and it’s Olympic glory is upon us we find ourselves ensconced in our air-conditioned houses, feet kicked back on the lazy boy as we run our fingers through our hair in boredom and frustration. The advantage of this…

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Comic Strip Decor Inspirations For The Contemporary Home!

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Picking up the newspaper first thing in the morning is quickly becoming a thing of the past. With the smartphone and tablet revolution hitting us pretty hard, who really has the time for the newspaper? Yet, comic strips remain one of the most loved and cherished part of the newspaper experience. There are still many Saturday mornings when you sit at the breakfast table and…

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10 Inspiring Furniture Makeovers

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Feeling creative these days? Me too! It must be all of this summer sunshine and color! I recently came across an article about an inspiring furniture transformation, and it made me want to collect a variety of furniture makeover ideas to keep on file for the future. Take note that once you start these DIY projects, it’s hard to stop. A painted desk can lead…

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