Design Ideas For The Small Home Office

Clear console desk

I’m in search of a new home office space! Kate here, and this past week our home office flooded after a particularly torrential bout of stormy weather. While we’re taking care of repairs, the room will be uninhabitable. For 4-6 weeks! My hubby and I have temporarily moved our home office into another room, but this is by no means a permanent solution. And when…

Hot Summer Color Combinations Bring Home Cheerful Exuberance!

Summer color combinations

It’s that time of the year again when you are thinking about family holiday trips, long, lazy evenings, pool parties and a few days on the beach (at the very least). Summer is indeed all about the outdoors, and an amazing, secluded lounge in the backyard might well be all you ever need. But it is also the perfect time to bring some of that…

Smart Conversion Transforms Pre-War Cottage In Brisbane Into A Breezy Modern Home

Modern Brisbane Home

Transforming an old house from the 70s or 80s into a lovely modern home is a task that is hard enough during the best of times. But when you need to convert an old, ragged and rusty pre-war cottage into a sparkling contemporary space, the challenge is even steeper. Taking this up gleefully and coming out with flying colors is Shaun Lockyer Architects, which has…

Single-Family Home In NYC Showcases Townhouse Architecture At Its Trendy Best

Dining room of NYC Residence

Remember the opening shot of the movie ‘Stuart Little’, or even the first few pages of the illustrated book? The story starts off in this traditional townhouse that is sandwiched between tall modern skyscrapers. Narrow townhouses with a classic front façade do have a timeless and nostalgic appeal about them that lures you in almost instantly! The latest 5-story, single-family residence conjured up and brought…

Talking Design And Beds With Clémentine Pautrot

Talking Design with Clémentine Pautrot

I’ve met Clémentine Pautrot – Winner of Sofitel MyBed and Wallpaper* Magazine design competition – in the lobby of Munchen’s former Post Office turned luxury Sofitel hotel. Just like her inviting installation, she was a focal point in the room, a vivid color in a sea of darkness. Modesty Charms, Elegance Conquers Thanks to Decoist and being flown out to Munchen by Sofitel’s amazing team for…

Eco-Friendly Home In Dominican Republic Promises Luxury In The Lap Of Nature

Contemporary home in Domincan Republic

The surging wave of sustainable design and eco-conscious homes has seen architects come up with some of the most innovative and amazing homes in the last few years. Hidden partially inside the ground and following the natural contours of a beautiful hill in the Dominican Republic, this contemporary house is all about being one with nature. Designed by VASHO Studio, the house is nestled on the…

How To Get The Lighting Right For A Functional And Classy Home Office

Home office lighting idea

Working from home comes with a wide range of advantages, and with the connectivity offered by modern technology, it is now far easier than ever before. Maybe this is the biggest reason why so many of us are starting to turn that nook under the staircase or the lonely basement into a home workspace. But it also comes with its own set of disadvantages that…

Vintage Kitchen Offers A Refreshing Modern Take On Fifties Style

Fifties Style Saint Louis Kitchen

They say that the worlds of fashion and interior design are cyclical, and late last year saw a newfound fascination with the retro and the vintage. The trend has had a snowball effect on interior design and decor across the spectrum, and vintage kitchens are a hot and hip trend of 2014. Borrowing from the distinct design style of the 50s, the Saint Louis composition…

Want To Maximize Your Space? Try Some Corner Shelving!

Corner shelves in the bath

Storage is one of those difficult things, because we want it, and we want it to be pretty. Yet shelving can get boring, bland, or bulky. Those are three deadly ‘b’ words! So how do we fix that? Get beautiful, useful and space-saving shelves by using the corners of your home. Seriously! It works! Corner Shelves in the Kitchen Let’s kick this off with a double…

Five Design Trends Making An Impact This Season

Chevron nightstand

Are you shopping for new furniture and decor? Whether you follow design trends or you prefer to choose timeless pieces, it’s always helpful to spend at least a little bit of time reveling in the latest offerings. After all, many of today’s top styles have their roots in classic motifs, from the beauty of pastels to the evergreen allure of plants! Yet there’s something undeniably…

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