10 Rooms with an Indoor Water Feature

Indoor water wall with dramatic flair

Maybe it’s all those years of admiring mall and hotel lobby architecture, but I’ve always been a fan of indoor water features! There’s something very grand about them, and they bring a vacation vibe to any room they inhabit. Speaking of indoor water feature locations, what do you think are the most popular spots for these special flourishes? Living rooms and entryways are definitely top…

Twin Visions: Dashing NYC Studio Apartment Gets Two Glamorous Makeovers!

Smart fxitures and natural light give the home a serene ambiance

How many different ways can you think of decorating your own home? While we might alter hues and styles ever so slightly once in a while, it is not very often that the same home is decorated in a delightfully different manner with a few smart changes. This studio apartment in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City has been designed in two different…

20 Living Rooms with the Textural Beauty of Grasscloth

Innovative use of orange in the living room [Design: Willey Design]

In our quest for the right living room color and the perfect patterns to bring it alive, we often ignore another very important facet of interior design that can play a huge role in shaping a perfect home. Texture is as important as color in creating a beautifully balanced and exquisite living room. In fact, you can use just a couple of simple neutral shades,…

Living Room Wall Units with Snazzy Compositional Freedom

Beautiful Day System of shelves and storage units for the living room

In the world of contemporary design and decor, adaptability and versatility are the two key elements that always come up trumps. Sure, one still needs that perfect blend of form and function to create an unforgettable, inviting interior. But designers are increasingly moving away from traditional furnishings and turning toward flexible, modular units to get this job done. The exclusive Day Collection offered by Alf…

Easy Shelf Organization and Styling Tips

A shelf styling project

Today I’m sharing a quick shelf organization project that I recently completed in my home office! For over a year now, the orange Cubitec Shelving in the corner of the office has been overpowered by stacks of papers and kitty toys. The room is a work in progress, but soon it will be a fully functional space. To prepare for the final steps of the…

5 Comfy Contemporary Sofas Offer Versatile Seating Solutions

Combine low and high armrest units to create a stunning sectional

A beautiful couch sets the tone for the living room, often defines the style of the space and at times brings a touch of eclectic brilliance that elevates the ambiance of the room. When it comes to living room decor, the plush sofa is the undeniable star. It is the focal point around which the rest of the space evolves. Picking the right couch can…

8 DIY Storage Beds to Add Extra Space and Organization to Your Home


Your cabinets are stuffed, your dresser space is depleted and your closets are nearly bursting at the seams. What’s a storage-starved homeowner to do? The solution may lie right where you do — in your bed. Storage beds can add a healthy amount of stuff-stashing space to your home, but they can also be quite pricey. If you want to reap the benefits of these…

Lavish Contemporary Miami Residence with a Coastal Flavor

Outdoor lounge and pool area of the exclusive Miami beach house

When it comes to affluent beach houses and a glamorous lifestyle, few places in the US come close to the charm of Miami, Florida. Located in the Biscayne Bay region, the lavish Peribere Residence is spread across 6,000 square feet and epitomizes the design style and flair of the region perfectly. This $2.5 million contemporary home on the beach offers unabated views of the downtown…

How to Design the Perfect Outdoor Dining Space

Fabulous outdoor rug helps define the al fresco dining [Design: Scot Meacham Wood Design]

The next couple of weeks might offer the last fleeting opportunity for many of us to enjoy the weather outside before the chill of winter completely sets in. Of course, if you happen to live in a part of the world where winters are barely cold (or maybe down under in Australia), taking the party outdoors is a perfect option, even when Christmas and New…

DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

Keeping it simple with mixed metallic tones

Getting ready for Turkey Day? If you’ve read my recent post on modern Thanksgiving decor ideas, you know that I’m preparing to host my first Thanksgiving–yes, it’s official! Each day, I’ve been trying to check one item off my “to-do list.” Yesterday, I created a DIY wall hanging that will be the perfect backdrop to my Turkey Day gathering. Today I’m experimenting with Thanksgiving centerpiece…

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