Rustic Chic Quebec Residence in Steel, Wood and Concrete

Smart kitchen area combines rustic elements with contemporary style

It is interesting to see how the majority of homeowners in recent times are opting for smart renovations instead of completely replacing old homes with grand, new structures. Located in Quebec, Canada, the Cottage de Brébeuf takes a similar sustainable and innovative path, as architects from Boom Town transformed an aging house into a lovely modern residence. Yet one can see a wonderful blend of…

Green and Gorgeous Garden-Inspired Table Settings

Cherry Blossom Brunch

Whether you’re headed for the depths of winter, or just emerging into spring, there’s something inevitably appealing about a table setting that features natural ephemera. From the more obvious (flowers) to the more unusual (vegetables?), tablescapes that reflect the season are a celebration of the season. But garden-centric arrangements plus dishware and napkins can be tough to pull off. Take inspiration from the tables below,…

Stylish Children’s Toys That Can Double as Decor

Children's toys from DwellStudio

If you’re a parent, you know how hard it can be to find toys that are classic, kid-friendly and not too obvious when it comes to branding. Children love their favorite movie and television show characters, and it’s these very heroes that kiddos often want to acquire in toy form. From the packaging to the design of the toys, things can get a little over…

Motus: Adaptable Kitchen Compositions That Showcase Trendy Fluidity

Sensational kitchen in gray with a fabulous island at its heart

The age of the traditional kitchen that is a world in itself, separated from the dining and living rooms by four walls, is quickly becoming a thing of the past. In the era of open plan living areas and social zones that encourage greater interaction between family members, the kitchen is now an extension of the living area. Taking this concept to a whole new…

Retro Delight: Iconic Bullet Planters Deliver Enduring Style

Lovely use of bullet planters in the stylish living brings visual symmetry

Midcentury designs, vintage patterns and retro styles are making a comeback of sorts in recent times, and homeowners are more than happy to shell out an absolute premium for some of these revitalized, classic decor pieces. Often it is the likes of the Eames Lounger, Tulip tables and Cherner chairs that get the most attention. But today we have another masterpiece from the 50s that…

Modern DIY Table Runner Ideas

Rainbow felt table runner from Say Yes

Are you feeling crafty in the table embellishment arena? It’s easy to round up DIY table runner ideas, but I’ve had a difficult time finding table runner projects of the modern variety. Kate here, and today’s post is dedicated to uncovering the best DIY table runners with modern flair. Good news: most of them require no sewing! Read on for easy, affordable, modern project ideas, from…

How to Use Black to Create a Stunning, Refined Dining Room

There is no shortage of color, class or creativity in this dark dining room!

Many of us have little problem using white, beige or even gray to shape a beautiful dining room backdrop that serves as a neutral canvas for some lovely accent additions. Others prefer going with brighter shades such as red and yellow in the dining space. But one color that is often overlooked and even detested at times is black. Many believe that black and the…

Deft Space-Saving Kitchen Storage Solutions with Modern Flair

Tall cabinet in kitchen with shelves that roll out with ease

Not being blessed with plenty of square footage when it comes to planning for a dream kitchen is a conundrum that all of us have had to deal with at some stage. Yet contemporary kitchen designs have quickly turned this problem into a delightful opportunity to showcase some brilliant cabinets and shelves that transform the kitchen into an absolute showstopper. The series of Classic-FS /…

Lavish Modern Home in Singapore Captivates with a Smart Private Courtyard

Stunning Singapore Residence with contemporary charm

Turning your home into a relaxed and refreshing personal haven in an urban setting is often the most difficult task, as it involves a creative blend of natural greenery and ample privacy. Accomplishing this with gorgeous contemporary flair is the House on Princess of Wales Road, Singapore, designed by Hyla Architects. This once semi-detached home was turned into a refreshing and ravishing modern bungalow for…

DIY: A Pretty {& Easy} Dreamcatcher

Decorate your home with a dreamcatcher

There is a major texture revolution going on, and I have to tell you, I LOVE it! From elaborately embroidered wall hangings to more modern DIY versions, texture on the walls is here to stay (I hope!). Today I’m bringing you a project close to my heart because I have wanted one of these since I was 11 years old. No joke! It’s so stinkin pretty! So…

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