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Period Cottage in Geelong Gets a Classy Contemporary Addition

Backyard of the contemporary Geelong home with a refreshing pool and lovely garden

Renovating existing heritage structures to suit the specific needs of a growing urban family can indeed be difficult at the best of times. The Hope Street Residence provided the creative minds from Steve Domoney Architecture with a similar challenge, as they needed to come up with a classy, contemporary addition for a weatherboard period cottage in Geelong West, Victoria. As is the case with most…

How to Create a Sensational Dining Room with Red Panache

Use red in restrained manner to make a big impact

Red is not always the first color we turn to in the living room or the bedroom, as many of us perceive it to be a touch too overwhelming. Decorating with red in an elegant, balanced fashion takes both skill and restraint. But when it comes to dining spaces, red is a perennial favorite in both homes and restaurants alike. A touch of red in…

Chic Helsinki Apartment Displays Scandinavian Design at Its Serene Best

Classic Paltner coffee table steals the show in the Scandinavian living room

One of the things that has made Scandinavian design and decor such a hit among modern homeowners is the innate simplicity it brings to an otherwise increasingly complex world. The cool Helsinki apartment of Finnish designer Joanna Laajisto is a perfect case in point, as it reminds us of a beautiful refuge that drowns away the noise of urban life. Built way back in 1928,…

A Chocolate Dessert Feast for Valentine’s Day

Chocolate Valentine's Day desserts

As February approaches, life starts to get a bit more decadent. I’m talking about chocolate season, folks! Valentine’s Day is a few weeks away, and it’s time to start planning some delicious culinary experiences. Today’s featured feast revolves around chocolate, and it’s easier to put together than it looks. Inspired by Lasse Halstrom’s 2000 film Chocolat, this chocolate dessert buffet for design lovers draws on rich tones, rich…

8 Stunning Modular Homes That Put the “Eco” in Interior Decor

White Rock II Modular Home

What’s better than a modern home? Why, a modular modern home, of course! Prefabricated dwellings not only cut construction time in half (or even down to a matter of days), they’re also typically more eco-friendly because they produce less waste. They often ring in at a lower pricepoint as well. Despite their reputation for being somewhat box-like, today’s modular houses are surprisingly customizable with bells…

25 Captivating Ideas for Kitchens with Skylights

Classy modern kitchen has a cheerful vibe [Design: Hobsons Choice]

All of us have a tendency to fixate too much on ‘walls’ when it comes to interior design. This means endless hours of contemplating the color palette, decorations and other artwork that will shape your home. Yet we often neglect another important aspect of our interior that has as much ability to alter the appeal of a space as walls. Ceilings do not generally receive…

FLOAT: Exquisite Handcrafted Kitchen Collection in Wood, Copper and Marble!

Exquisite FLOAT Kitchen Collection from Miras

It is not very often that we come across modern kitchens that combine the practicality and ergonomics of contemporary spaces with a touch of classicism. But the fabulous FLOAT kitchen collection from Miras takes this to a whole new level by bringing home some amazing textures that are becoming a rarity in sleek, modern homes. Clad in wood, marble and copper, the stunning range consists of…

8 Chic Office Chairs That Will Sweep You off Your Seat

Saddle Office Chair from West Elm

Office chairs aren’t exactly the most exciting pieces of furniture, but you might be surprised at what the right one can do for your workspace. Whether you’re looking for a stylish workhorse, a modest mid-century, or an ultra-modern eye-catcher, we’ve got some great options that can change your whole office game. Read on to see them all! Timeless Mid-Century Magic Despite being based on a…

Survive the Winter by Dreaming of Spring Outdoor Projects!

Colorful outdoor seating

Anyone else having a tough time with the winter weather this year?! Kate here, and long stretches of frigid temperatures have forced me to bring all of my potted plants into the garage, leaving a barren yard for me to look out on from the living room couch. Add gray skies overhead, and I’m finding it hard to keep my creative inspiration alive, especially since…

8 Creative Ways to Dress Up Your Home with Glass Door Knobs

Glass Doorknob Wine Stopper by Knobstoppers

Have you ever been in a home with beautiful crystal or glass door knobs? Don’t they make entering a room so much more fun? Decorative knobs are a way to add a touch of whimsy to your doors, but don’t be afraid to incorporate them in other more unexpected ways as well. From using them to stop wine to repurposing them to hold your jewelry,…




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