Create Drama with Black Carpets and Rugs

Carbon grey rug from CB2

When shopping for carpet and rugs, black may not be the first color that comes to mind, but it sure does make a powerful statement! In fact, when you see today’s carpet and rug roundup, you just might put this bold hue front and center at home. And you can’t get more “grounded” than topping off your floor with a black rug, or a black…

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The Beauty of White Ice Granite

White ice granite formica laminate

With its snowy shine and dark veining, White Ice granite is a refreshing choice for kitchen and bathroom countertops alike. But just what design styles best complement this sought-after stone? As it turns out, White Ice is extremely versatile, yet it truly shines in interiors that mirror its chic appearance. Quarried in Brazil, White Ice is available in limited quantities, which makes it very desirable….

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Revitalized Cottage in Stone and Wood Captures the Aura of Scottish Highlands

Torispardon Cottage nestled in Cairngorm Mountains and the Spey Valley

Transforming an old and discarded cottage into a lovely modern home is a task that requires both imagination and an understanding of the local architecture and heritage. The fabulous Torispardon is a modern private home clad in granite and whinstone that was recovered by completely dismantling the existing structure. Crafted with care by architect Stuart Archer for his mom, it combines two stone structures that…

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20 Contemporary Bathroom Vanities to Get Naked With

Collage Vanity Unit for Ex.t

The bathroom vanity is that space at which we typically preen and primp, with the products and accessories essential to effecting our glorious transformations close to hand. The vanity will normally consist of a mirror, sink and storage, these basic components assuming varied designs, shapes and arrangements. While many of today’s vanity designs are often similar (ergo somewhat dull), there are certainly contemporary bathroom vanities that will add much…

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Creative Outdoor Accessories to Hang from Your Balcony Railing

Colorful planters that sit on your balcony railing

If you live in an apartment and are blessed enough to have a balcony that comes with it too, you’ve probably given at least some thought to how you can go about making what little outdoor space you have as functional and as appealing to the eye as you can. That can be really hard when you have lots of ideas that involve bringing big, bulky furniture pieces…

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How to Make Adorable and Inexpensive Pig-Shaped Coasters Out of Cork

Pig Shaped Cork Coasters DIY Project

Quirky coasters are a fun way to add some whimsy to your home decor but cute ones tend to average around $15-$30 bucks a pop. Here’s an easy (and we’re talking beginner level) DIY tutorial showing you how to make your own oink-worthy piggy coasters out of cork, an affordable, green and rapidly renewable material. The whole project cost me about $2! And if there’s…

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20 Small Home Bar Ideas and Space-Savvy Designs

Beautiful bar on the rustic porch is all geared up for fun fall parties

This might be the time of the year when party life has slowed down a bit, and post July 4th, the celebrations have taken a backseat to more serious work. But soon, fall festivities, the Holiday Season and New Year will see the good times come swinging back, and now is the best time to add that small home bar you already dreamed about. If…

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Seaside Holiday Home Cloaks World Class Comfort in Medieval Stone Walls

Outdoor Jacuzzi on the stone deck overlooking the Adriatic

A luxurious getaway for the entire family that matches the very best spa hotels and exotic retreats on the planet – House Sperone designed by Studio Metrocubo is a masterpiece that brings together two contrasting worlds. Nestled on the coast of the Adriatic Sea in the city of Novigrad, Croatia, the contemporary holiday home combines the aura of a seaside escape with historic charm brought…

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Entryway Furniture Ideas That Maximize Style

Bench and bookcase set from Pottery Barn

Your entryway is the first area of the home to greet you when you walk through the door! Many entries are short on space, so it can be difficult to choose furnishings of an appropriate size. Fret no more! Today we shine the spotlight on 5 entryway furniture ideas that bring design-fabulous flair to your home. Enjoy browsing the images below. They just might inspire an…

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50 Fabulous Coffee Tables That Usher in a Golden Glint

Fabulous gold coffee table graces the living room of Top Chef Host - Padma Lakshmi

Your coffee table choice can make or break the look of your living room. Serving you in more ways than one, it needs to hold your drinks, those swanky magazines and a book or two, and it also adds to the aesthetics of the living room when coupled with trendy accessories. Obviously, coffee tables come in endless shapes, sizes and hues, and you can even…

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