Southlands Residence In Vancouver Offers Interiors United with Nature

private lake villa

The growing trend in modern design and architecture is to create homes that are one with their surroundings. Draped in a hood of green that offers plenty of seclusion, the Southlands Residence in Vancouver is all about the perfect synergy between interiors and the exterior. Smartly placed concrete walls, wooden partitions and sliding glass doors combine privacy with unabated views of the many sights and…

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High Tech Kitchen Gadgets to Drool Over

tablet in the kitchen

Technology has invaded the kitchen. Lots of gadgets employ the latest cutting edge technology to make our kitchen time more enjoyable and timely with just a touch of geekness. OK, maybe a little heavy on the geek part, but it blends so well into the modern kitchen. Here is just a sampling of high tech kitchen gadgets we found. There are hundreds of additional gadgets…

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19 Modern Spaces Featuring Glass Block

Exterior glass blocks on a contemporary home

Glass block, oh how we love thee! Wavy glass has never been more in style, but did you know that glass block (also known as glass brick) has been around since the early 1900s? In fact, it was particularly popular during the Art Deco era, and while it never went out of style, it made a big comeback in the 1980s along with the Art…

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DIY Jewelry Organizers

Ceramic ring dish with initial

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend- but why limit your options? Pearls, gems and beads should all be in a woman’s arsenal of fantastic accessories. With so many pieces to keep track of, a brilliantly designed jewelry organizer is the perfect way to store them in style. Looking for ways to organize your own accessories? Here are some DIYs that will get you…

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Unique Kitchen Gadgets Save Time, Look Great


If you love kitchen gadgets as we do at Decoist, you will be sure to like this selection of unique kitchen gadgets. Additionally, if it makes my life in the kitchen easier, I just have to have it. Sit back and enjoy! Food Preparation When it comes to strawberries, a sharp knife and a keen, calibrated eye is all it takes for uniform slices to adorn…

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Bathroom Decorating Tips for a Clean Look

bathroom decorating tips

I have a little something to admit… I went for a clean, crisp look in the bathrooms of my new home, and it still seems a bit stark in these spaces. Sure, we still need shower curtains and mirrors, but that’s not it. Something’s just missing. This got me thinking about modern design and the power of minimalism. But there’s a balance, and knowing how…

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Stylish Stacked House Sports Creative And Flowing Interiors

Glass courtyard in the backdrop

When it comes to utilizing the available space to the hilt, few seem as accomplished as the Japanese. Conceptualized and brought to life by Tetsuo Kondo Architects, this innovative home is located in Chayagaska. The idea was to basically create a spacious home that is at its core, still a one-room space. Designed to meet the needs of a small family with a couple of…

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Studio Apartments That Make the Most of Their Space

Furniture as a divider in a studio apartment

I lived in a studio apartment for six years, and they were some of the best years of my life! For starters, I was thrilled to have my own place–a sanctuary of sorts. In fact, multiple people with roommates stopped by and told me they wished they had a space of their own just like my apartment, even if it meant downsizing. Also, I really…

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DIY Baby Mobiles for a Playful Decor Addition

Adventurous and colorful mobile in the sky

The sight of a precious little one is sure to melt the hearts of many. From their tiny clothes to colorful toys, children bring light and joy to the home. Their nursery or bedroom should be a reflection of these positive feelings. A great way to start? DIY decor that is perfectly suited for a youthful space. For the infants in your life, create a…

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