Shades of Green: A Verdant Spring Decorating Palette

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Fresh. Natural. Tropical. Elegant. Vivid. These are just a few of the words that describe the color featured in today’s article. To celebrate spring, we bring you a full range of design ideas in shades of green. When you think of green, what hue comes to mind? Lime green? Mint green? Kelly green? As a four-year-old, I was asked by my parents to pick a…

Villa Belvedere: Picture-perfect view of San Francisco

Villa Belvedere - San Francisco

If you wish to own a home in San Francisco not just because you want one, but because you are in love with the city, then few, if any, would ever match the opulence offered by Villa Belvedere. Designed by one of the city’s finest, Sandy Walker, the home offers you an amazing view of the Golden Gate Bridge and a lovely morning with a…

Create a Cabinet of Curiosities

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Curiosity cabinets celebrate the art of collecting unusual items. With a history stemming from elaborate Renaissance collections that showcased a love of science, curiosity cabinets have regained modern-day popularity, often through clever reinterpretations involving a dose of the unexpected. Rocks, shells, animal bones, antique baubles and architectural smalls are among the many curiosities of today. The good news: When it comes to modern curiosity cabinets,…

Best Paint Colors for Small Spaces

white and taupe brown contemporary bedroom decorating ideas

Whether you live in a multimillion dollar mansion in the country or a teeny tiny studio apartment in the middle of a city, chances are you have at least one small space in your home that is absolutely boggling when it comes to décor. This room might be your guest bathroom, a small foyer, an itty bitty bedroom, an office or simply your entire living…

Seven Steps to Reclaiming Your Garage

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Just like your overgrown, shedding, drooling dog is part of the family, so is the cardboard stacked, fishing pile mess of a garage part of your home. Whether it’s directly attached or located further from the home the purpose of this building is to store your vehicle(s). A cement-floored rafter-ceiling unit meant to protect your vehicle from would be thieves and the harsher elements of…

Warm Wood Defining an Original Modern Treehouse


Designed by California-based studio Rockefeller Partners Architects, this modern and inspiring Banyan Drive Treehouse project adorns the property owned by a client who first commissioned the architects to built him a house. Seeing that the residential project was never realized, this new collaboration with the architectural studio materialized in a contemporary tree house covering a surface of 172 square feet. Located in Nichols Canyon –…

Multipurpose Surface Upgrades Versatile Furniture Design


Sweet Talk and Dream is a versatile piece of furniture from French designer Matali Crasset. Meant to be enjoyed as a collection of surfaces, this furniture item is brightly colored to compose a fun, playful support for many activities – from relaxing or reading, to enjoying a cup of coffee with your friends and family. Matali Crasset imagined this easily adaptable soft surface alongside an…

Bright Area Rugs Add a Pop of Color

blue teen room with modern rug

Although it can seem simple enough, adding color to a plain room isn’t always easy – especially if painting is out of the question. If you live in a rented space where painting isn’t allowed, or simply don’t want to go through the hassle, bright area rugs can offer a welcome reprieve from those too-neutral design schemes. In addition to being available in a wide…

DIY Wallpapering: Out with the Old, In with the New

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Approximately two weeks ago my brother found a small leak in the master suite bathroom that due to this seepage was anything but masterly. After removing the toilet and sliding the vanity cabinet out, something snapped and he went strangely Home Improvement Tim Allen with strong Chuck Norris vibes peeking out once in awhile. Everything was coming out, tossed haphazardly through the open window and…

25 Sleek Industrial Furniture Finds

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Industrial furniture can evoke the feel of a factory, warehouse or laboratory. Quirky, unexpected and machine-like, industrial pieces add intrigue to the home. Metal and wood are two common industrial furniture materials. Since these supplies are versatile, it goes without saying that industrial pieces blend well with a variety of design styles, from the rustic to the modern. When choosing industrial pieces, don’t hesitate to…

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