17 Beautiful Decorative Uses of Shibori Indigo Patterns

Hand-dyed shibori sofa from Anthropologie

Almost everyone is familiar with the colorfully psychedelic tie-dye T-shirts you can get from thrift stores and other places, but do you know about the shibori design trend? It’s actually an ancient Japanese dyeing technique that typically uses indigo dye to create patterns on cloth by twisting, binding, folding, and manipulating it in all sorts of different ways. Here are just a few gorgeous examples of…

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20 Eye-Catching Under Stairs Wine Storage Ideas

Gorgeous under staircase wine storage idea

Combining your love for design and wine can be both a hard and demanding task that puts a strain on the available space and budget. For most homeowners, a dedicated wine cellar seems like a distant dream because they simply cannot afford to give up that kind of space in an already modest home. But with a hint of creativity, some help from ingenious architects…

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Spotted Gum Cladding and Concrete Envelope Nifty Aussie Home

Sloped site of the Dawes Road House defines its overall silhouette

Sometimes simplicity simply trumps all else when it comes to design! This beautiful single-family contemporary home in Ballarat, Australia proves precisely this as it turns to the tried and tested ‘cubic form’ to transform a large, barren sloping site into the perfect lot for an inviting modern residence. Designed by Moloney Architects, the Dawes Road House uses a cantilevered structure to not only get past…

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9 Danish Design Brands Hiding Their Light Under A Bushel

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Denmark’s standing as a design nation, with its rich and proud heritage, is both resolute and deserved. This small Nordic country has a number of big design hitters: companies with a visible presence on a global stage. Yet there are many Danish design brands hiding their light under a bushel, recognized by those in the know and much less so by a wider audience. This article highlights nine such Danish brands. Brdr….

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20 Stylish Shaving Mirrors

Double-sided chrome bathroom mirror

Raise your hand if you have a hard time picking out gifts for the man in your life! Whether it’s a father who already has everything or a husband who doesn’t like trinkets, these loved ones can be a challenge to shop for when birthdays and holidays roll around. With Christmas on the horizon, we’re taking some time today to round up a collection of shaving…

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In-Floor Lighting: 10 Sparkling Ways to Highlight and Style!

Smart lighting highlights the bathtub while giving the bathroom a spa-styled ambiance

Recessed ground lights, in-floor lights or in-ground lights; no matter what you wish to call them, they almost always end up being the showstoppers of any space they adorn. Highlighting architectural features, pathways and creating a smart focal point with dramatic brilliance, recessed ground lights turn even the most mundane room into a captivating and intriguing space. Most often used to illuminate landscape features, they…

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Hupomone Ranch: Eco-Friendly Home Promotes Serene, Sustainable Lifestyle

Barn-inspired Californian ranch promotes a healthy, sustainable lifestyle

A life in the lap of nature that combines elegant, modern interiors with the rustic charm of barn homes and eliminates the constant rush of the urban landscape is something that we all crave at some point in our lives. But actually committing to this idea takes a whole lot of intent and plenty of planning, something that the fabulous Hupomone Ranch epitomizes with picture-perfect…

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The Latest in Shower Curtain Trends

Striped and tasseled shower curtain from West Elm

Refreshing your shower with a new curtain is the perfect way to give your powder room a makeover! Think of your shower curtain as a canvas that you can use to celebrate your design style and breathe new life into your space. Today we highlight a few top shower curtain trends, from retro patterns to popular geo options. Take a look at the selections below,…

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Glassy Modern Extension Rejuvenates Georgian House in London

House in Hampstead, London fetaures a sparkling, cubic rear addition in glass, steel and timber

Modern extensions to classic homes often take inspiration from the existing setting, and the idea is to find that delicate balance between the existing and the new with one space flowing into the other. The House in Hampstead is a Grade II listed Georgian house that went through a series of poorly planned additions and renovations for the last 6 decades, leaving it a dreary…

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12 Delectable Designs Spotted at London Design Festival 2015

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Design festivals come and go, their hype often filling the social media airwaves in the weeks preceding their arrival and said hype continuing for the duration of each festival. Much like Christmas, there is the anticipation, the buzz and energy leading up to the big event. It comes into being, we ooh and aah, criticize, critique, cavort and cajole, and then it’s over. Done. Until…

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20 Interiors That Embrace the Warm, Rustic Beauty of Terracotta Tiles

Exquisite kitchen with stone walls and terra-cotta tile herringbone flooring

The fascinating world of tiles is filled with a mesmerizing array of colors, patterns, styles, finishes, and of course, textures. The material that you choose for the floor tile can often determine much more than aesthetics, and you need to consider aspects such as where it would be used, the budget at your disposal and the wear and tear that you expect it to withhold….

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Williamsburg Loft: Industrial NYC Home Designed for a Chef and a Sculptor!

Beautiful chef's kitchen adds to the appeal of the exqusite loft home

Transforming a large, industrial space into a functional and elegant modern home and workspace for a couple with diverse professions can be a tough task at the best of times. But this gorgeous and comfy Williamsburg Loft by Ensemble Architecture accomplishes this with absolute ease, even as it stays true to its industrial roots. The home is filled with a wide array of contrasting textures…

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18 Brilliant Kitchen Bar Stools That Add a Serious Pop of Color

Lime green bar stools and small accents in a kitchen

When it comes to styling up your kitchen, incorporating some noticeable color can be difficult to do if most of the cabinetry and walls are pretty neutral or colorless — and it’s especially troublesome if a big revamp isn’t in the budget (or your schedule). But if you have great countertops or an island that can fit some bar stools, then you might as well…

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A 2015 Holiday Decor Preview

Delicious holiday style in product photography from CB2

With a chill in the air and festive merchandise hitting the shelves of leading retailers, it’s time to spotlight the top design trends for the 2015 holiday season. Some mirror leading trends such as mixed metallics and geo forms, while others may surprise you (hello pink)! Read on as we showcase three trends with the help of holiday decor from three of our favorite brands….

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Modern Minimal French Villa Overlooking the Bay of Saint Tropez

Unique topography of the lot provides dramatic view over the bay of Saint Tropez

The mesmerizing and relaxing sights and sounds of the French Riviera play host to millions of tourists from across the globe each year, and nestled in this picturesque landscape is Villa Brash, designed by JaK Studio. The lot that the home occupies is situated on the upper hills of Les Issambres, Cotes D’Azure, and it is the unique topography of the site that determined its final…

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