Contemporary Baker Residence in Sun Valley Getting Close to Perfection

Barker Residence Sun Valley - high ceiling living room

The sleek design of the Baker Residence will definitely leave you spellbound. The three level apartment of three levels in Sun Valley, Idaho, has a design just perfect for such a resort town. Spread across 12,000 sq ft of space, the mansion created by James Dolenc and Thomas Riker of jamesthomas imbibes all those natural elements into it, at the same time sports a very…

Optimizing Floor Space Brings Functionality and Beauty

small family room with modern zig zag rug

There are few elemental joys as the epiphany of achieving residence in one house long enough that upon scavenger hunting through the kitchen in pursuit of a midnight snack you comprehend that you made it through clear space without turning any lights on. With the exception of stubbing your toe once or twice you could walk your house floor plan in cave-like blackness and still…

Decorating With Chrome Furniture

chrome furniture ideas

It’s time to shine with chrome! Chrome refers to the element chromium, which can be applied over another metal as a thin layer to create a gleaming finish. In fact, most of the furniture and decor items that are “chrome” actually consist of chromium-covered metal such as steel or iron. The polished, reflective quality of chrome makes it an eye-catching design material, especially when it comes…

Dining Room Decorating Ideas: 19 Designs that Will Inspire You

white dining room with modern elements

Unlike many other areas within the home, a dining room is a place built solely for the purpose of entertaining guests and presenting a meal. Due to its function, homeowners are presented with the unique opportunity to really go above and beyond with their design. However, it can also be easy to err on the side of traditional. In order to break out of your…

Commercial Design: SPARC Center in San Francisco is Truly Healing

SPARC Cannabis Club 1

The San Francisco Patient and Resource Center (SPARC), located in the SoMa neighborhood of the city, unlike any other curative centers, is different in its design.  Designed especially for patients who undergo curative treatments using marijuana, the center is welcomed by a space which shatters all conventional aspects of traditional healing centers. This is the result of the owner’s strong desire to create an innovative…

Part-Gallery, Part-Residence in San Francisco

contemporary warehouse with brick walls 1

This is truly an art lovers’ abode. In the South Park neighborhood of San Francisco, dotted with art galleries and studios, designer Sabrina Buell has done a makeover of a 1916 landmark warehouse, and the efforts she has taken is worth every bit of it.  See the vast wall space meant for displaying the exquisite pieces of art collected by her over the years. The…

Irish Countryside Bungalow Excels in Simplicity

Country Bungalow Ireland - white couch living room

Country bungalows are always special; they never lose their aristocratic appeal. One such building situated on the Wicklow Hills in Ireland looks induced by the essence of the countryside. Designed by Fiona Simmonds, it resembles a dormer residence of the 70s. The interior design followed here is simple and minimalist, and merges the features of olden times with modernity. Provided with many windows to let…

Chalkboard Paint Ideas: When Writing on the Walls Becomes Fun

chalkboard walls paint ideas

Chalkboards are no longer just for the classroom. In fact, it seems they are being used less and less in schools and more and more in the home! What started as a stylish answer to the question, “What if we could draw on the walls?” has blossomed into a full-fledged design craze. Is there a room in the house where chalkboard paint hasn’t yet been…

DIY Redecorating: How to Make the Bedroom More Appealing

beautiful modern blue and white bedroom in attic

A wise man once stated that things end they way they began. Day in and day out we experience that first hand. We begin our day rising from our non-Tempurpedic beds and stretch lethargically as we make our way to our cantankerous closet doors wondering, “Will they work today?” From a pile of decorative throw pillows on the floor to a vase of wilted flowers,…

The Orange House in Turkey is Vibrant and Spell-Binding

Orange House in Turkey - exterior

Vibrant colors for your house, you say; here’s this incredible residence in Ankara, Turkey — the Orange House. Going from red to orange and violet at night, and having almost all shades and tints for the interiors, this three-storey wonder is surrounded by urban buildings and the Middle East Technical University forest, hence offering a cool sight all around. Add to all these that it’s…

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