Things to Consider Before Adding on a Porch

stunning porch decor with stone

One thing many homeowners neglect to consider when investing in a property is the importance of a porch. Often, your outdoor living space is just as important as the indoor one. Although you may not spend as much time on your porch as you do your kitchen or bedroom, it is still an integral piece of your living area. Luckily, however, you can easily build or…

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Historic Home Renovation in Cow Hollow Stuns With Its Modern Makeover

Bright living room with green rug

Restorations and renovations are pretty tricky propositions and it takes a certain amount skill and great planning to get the desired results. That becomes all the more important when the house in question has certain ‘historic’ significance attached to it. Located in Cow Hollow, San Francisco, this beautiful and classic 3-story home required an urgent makeover and the task was left to designer Martha Angus…

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DIY Wedding Favors for Design Lovers

diy wedding favors with style

There’s nothing like a glorious spring wedding! With the DIY and indie craft movements that have taken creative communities by storm in recent years, it’s no wonder there are a slew of DIY project options for many facets of the wedding day, including guest favors. When purchased online, wedding favors can be pricey. While it’s often possible to personalize them with the names of the…

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Inspiring Living Room Ideas to Decorate with Style

living room open area

Step-down or sunken living spaces have a long history that goes back to the late ‘50s. The style is making its way back to the modern interiors because of more practical purposes. This style of dropping the floor is necessary where raising the roof is not possible. The use of partitions, walls, or thresholds also facilitates smooth transition from one material to another, which is…

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New Gardening Ideas for Spring

A modern rooftop garden

A hint of spring is in the air. So why not put a little bit of spring into the yard?! Today we spotlight six exciting gardening ideas that will give your outdoor space a fresh, new look. From cutting-edge design to the latest in garden and patio furnishings, we’ve got you covered… Not much space outdoors? Don’t sweat it! A large yard is not required…

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28 Modern Fish Tanks That Inspire Relaxation

Out of this world fish tank that creates grand underwater canopy

Ever wondered why modern fish tanks are so popular and people are immediately and almost hypnotically drawn towards them the moment their eyes spot one in the vicinity. There is something mesmerizing and charming about aquariums and their mere presence offers a sense of peace and tranquility. Maybe it is the fluid motion of those colorful little fishes through the tanks or even the gentle sway…

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Heinz Julen Loft Offers Lavish Comforts Amidst Majestic Swiss Alps

huge tall ceiling

Zermatt, Switzerland is not the place where you would expect to find a world-class home draped in bountiful modern comforts that has been specifically designed for the exclusive use of a local star designer. Yet, it is among the imposing snow-capped Alps of the region and overlooking a beautiful village nearby that you find the Heinz Julen Loft crafted by Heinz Julen himself. Previously reserved…

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28 Japanese Garden Design Ideas to Style up Your Backyard

Japanese Garden Bridge adds a unique element to your backyard

There is something innately profound and inherently calming about Asian design with Oriental overtones in large and Japanese design and architecture in particular. Maybe it is the influence of the regions philosophical outlook towards life that has shaped its style and design principles for several centuries or it could be a combination of their lifestyle that is deeply connected with nature and the topography of…

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Classy Contemporary Residence With Cool Accents of Grey

beautiful montreal villa

Most modern homes tend to gravitate towards neutral themes and shades, which most often give them a very sleek, sophisticated and contemporary look. Yet, the line between balance and plain old bland is pretty thin and if you get it wrong, things can go distinctly south. Iron Lace by Gestion René Desjardins is a stunning example of how to get it right by using cool…

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Garden Outdoor Lighting Ideas For Your Little Paradise

garden lighting by the pool

Lamps for the garden are surely not among the priorities when designing your dream home. However, as opposed to indoor lamps, outdoor ones are very easy to plan and install later on. You don’t need to demolish any walls or alter any existing scheme to add outdoor lighting to your home. All you need to do is a little research on what types of outdoor…

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