Contemporary Vietnamese Home in Ho Chi Minh City Charms with Fancy Indoor Garden

Go Vap Modern House

When it comes to cutting down on construction and material costs, along with implementing energy-saving methods, one need not always turn towards ‘futuristic’ solutions alone. Traditional buildings techniques can help a great deal as well, as current designers and engineers are quickly turning the pages of history back to draw some inspiration. This beautiful and inviting house in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam merges…

How to Update Your Deck for Summer

Summer is almost upon us, along with twelve weeks of (hopefully) sun soaked excitement. This means back yard barbecues, gatherings of loved ones and late nights accompanied with cold beverages. When you think back on your fondest childhood memories of summer, it’s likely that a majority of these moments took place on the back decks of your friend’s and family’s homes. It’s a popular gathering…

Tips for Transforming Your Garage

garage makeover into reading writing room getaway

For most homeowners, a garage is not just a place to house a car – it’s a secondary storage closet, craft room and all around deal-with-it-later dump. From the oil spots on the ground to the cob webs in the corner, a garage is not generally a space in which most people like to spend a lot of time. In fact, some homeowners purposefully keep…

From Navy to Aqua: Summer Decor in Shades of Blue

cool blue interior design

Summer is in full swing, and the only thing better than taking a dip in the blue sea is surrounding yourself with decor in shades of navy, teal, aqua and ice blue.  Today we spotlight the elegant side of blue decor–we’ll call it azure chic! From deep shades to light and refreshing tones, the colors featured in the interiors below will conjure images of rippling waves…

Sofa Style: 20 Chic Seating Ideas

chic sofa designs

A sofa is more than just a place to sit. It’s one of the largest pieces of furniture in your house! It can help set the tone of the entire room, which is why people spend so much time selecting just the right piece. Should you stick with a neutral and add color with accent pillows? Should you go bold with a bright statement sofa?…

Art Glass Windows for an Elegant Touch

beautiful blue stained glass bevel windows

There’s something special about the way the sun shines through a stained glass windows, casting glowing patches of color across the surface of the home within. Whether you’re looking from the interior or the exterior, stained glass makes quite a statement – and it has for many centuries. In fact, stained glass is an art form that dates back as far as the 7th century,…

Floored: When Wood Meets Wall and How to Install It

chic wooden wall in bedroom

Vertical. Horizontal. Slanted. Our walls are begging for more than chair railings, wainscoting or just a triple coat of paint. No, they want to mix it up and create fluidity by designating one accent wall to carry the precious weight of wood flooring in vertical, horizontal or slanted styles. In this way we can redefine the term floor to ceiling. Taking an ordinary wall we…

Beach House Blues: Five Essentials to Creating the Seascape at Home

beach inspired colorful kitchen design

The sound of the waves battling as they rise higher and higher competing for the right to wash ashore the glass bottles whose corks safely encapsulate the love letters that have traveled the distance of time and space. The seagulls spreading their wings wide, calling out their celebratory songs as they flock united, prepared to sweep down to the stray pieces of litter that shame…

Five Relaxing Spas that Will Soothe Your Mind and Soul

relaxing spas designs

Returning home from a stressful day at the office or a weekend of helping a friend with a lot of heavy furniture move, slipping into a relaxing spa is just the thing to relax those tight and sore muscles.  While just about any spa would do that chore, a luxurious one that is candy for the eyes relaxes the mind and helps you unwind. Imagine…

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