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Ingenious Cottage de Bordeaux Blends Textural Beauty with Quirky Decor

Ingenious way to create a cool partition in the open plan living area with tree trunks

Combining the timeless with the trendy contemporary style with a world of contrasting textures, Cottage de Bordeaux in Montreal is truly a one-of-a-kind modern residence. But having previously come across some lovely Canadian homes by Boom Town, it is barely surprising to see such an array of almost ‘rustic’ materials being used so elegantly to shape the unique interiors of this home. Even though the…

10 Ways to Go Tropical for a Relaxing and Trendy Home Office

Gorgeous home office brings forth color and elegance

With summer not too far away, we are all tempted by the thought of warm, long days and dreamy afternoons that you wane away on the pool deck. But there are plenty of ways that you can capture this ‘fuzzy feeling’ and replicate it indoors all year long. While homeowners and designers often gravitate towards the classy beach style and coastal decor to get this…

All-Natural Swimming Pools

Commonly found in Europe, natural swimming pools are chemical-free and need less maintenance than traditional pools. They don’t cost more to build, and because they don’t need regular infusions of expensive chemicals, they cost less to operate (and take less time). And no energy is needed to run a filter, so they are overall lower-impact, environmentally. Natural pools also offer an original canvas on which…

How to Style a Trellis

If you’re reading the title of today’s post and thinking, “You style a trellis with vines—done!”, you’re right. But it can take awhile for vines to fill the trellis, and sometimes even when they do, you can’t help but want to add a little bit more to such an inviting area of the yard! Whether you have a trellis, an arbor or a pergola, today’s…

16 Stunning Inspirations That Bring Home Mesmerizing Malachite!

Custom made wall mural in the bedroom inspired by Malachite

Remember the time when Emerald was dubbed the hottest hue around and almost everyone you knew and their friends were desperate to find decor in this brilliant shade of green? Well, the emerald craze might have tapered off a bit in the last few seasons, but there’s been a revival of a mineral that was left behind by the 90s and its beige. Malachite is…

Black House Blues: Exquisite Forest Home Mixes Style with Soulful Melodies

Modern Black House Blues in Kulautuva, Lithuania

How big a role does music really play in your life? While many of us spend endless hours hooked to our iPods, most of our decorating choices influenced by music probably end with a few posters, a guitar on the wall or a piano in the living room. But a couple in complete love with Blues decided that their entire house would be shaped by…

Nifty Warehouse Conversion in London Wraps Modernity in Rich Heritage

Original brick walls of the warehouse are kept intact

Adaptive reuse of structures is a trend that is here to stay, and many homeowners across the world are quickly starting to understand the many benefits that it offers. This beautiful and innovative Shoreditch Warehouse conversion in London is another example of such creative reuse that not only reduces cost and wastage of materials, but pays a befitting tribute to the rich heritage of the…

8 Airy Homes with Giant Glass Walls That Open to Courtyards

Living Room Overlooking a Swimming Pool

In theater, the term “breaking the fourth wall” refers to when a character ignores the invisible barrier between the stage and the audience to address showgoers directly, creating a whole new world of possibilities for the storyline. In architecture, opening up an opaque wall and replacing it with retractable glass can have much the same effect, especially when an outdoor oasis lies in wait on…

The Best DIY Projects for Spring

DIY floral sign from Skunkboy

This roundup has been in the works for awhile, as we at Decoist love getting inspired by the creativity of other design bloggers as much as we enjoy creating our own DIY projects. With a warm breeze in the air, now is the time to enjoy refreshing afternoons outdoors, and we can’t think of a better way to pass the time than crafting. Here are…

Urban Treehouse: A Relaxing Hub of Stylish Sustainability!

Innovative Urban Treehouse by Baumraum in Berlin

How many times have you thought about packing your bags and getting away from the rush in the middle of a frenzied week? Surely we all dream about that relaxing holiday where we are surrounded by the tranquility of nature and a simple, stress-free lifestyle. Well, the innovative folks at Baumraum decided to turn this ‘dream holiday’ into an everyday lifestyle choice that allows homeowners…




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