Gabled Potato Barns Inspire Modern East Hampton Family Home

Panoramic view of the Piersons Way Residence with a large garden

A home that combines the historical past of East Hampton with a modern lifestyle, Piersons Way was designed by Bates Masi Architects to meet the needs of a young couple and their growing family. It is the potato barns in the region that offered the template for this lovely fusion of past and present, as the exterior of the home borrows from their classic design….

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Winery Style: Relaxed, Decadent Design at Home

Manicured Napa garden

If you’ve ever visited a winery and had an instant state of relaxation sweep over you the second you stepped onto the property (even before sipping the wine, folks), today’s post is for you! While we can’t all live in Napa or Sonoma, we can try to get the “winery look” at home. Even without a massive wine cellar! Read on to discover 10 ways…

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8 Modern Conversation Pits That Let You Sink into Relaxed Luxury

Sunken Living Room in Bright and Airy Home

Sunken living rooms were all the rage in the 60s and 70s, but they can still be just as comfy and stylish in the aughts. With so many of us opting for open plan spaces these days, creating a casual but defined “conversation pit” is a fun way to break up your living room into manageable zones. Read on for some of our favorite inspiration…

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Taking in the Outdoors: Contemporary Custom Residence in Los Altos

Striking Los Altos House in California with a warm, inviting ambiance

The idea of creating a seamless indoor-outdoor interplay that blurs the traditional borders is something that has really caught on in the last few years. Almost everyone wants a home where the living room, kitchen and dining space connected in an open floor plan flow into the outdoor deck, courtyard or the lush green backyard. Warm and inviting, Los Altos House by Dotter Solfjeld Architecture…

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How to Style Decorative Shelves

Geo display shelving from Urban Outfitters

Some shelves are purely functional, while others leave a little bit of room for decorative flair! In fact, the decorative shelves featured in today’s post showcase a range of styling possibilities, from the minimalist to the overflowing. Enjoy browsing the images below while taking in a slew of helpful styling tips from top brands and design bloggers… Geo Shelf Styling Ideas from Urban Outfitters Let’s…

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18 ‘Spooktacular’ Halloween Ideas for Your Fireplace Mantel

Fireplace with Jack-o-lanterns in place of logs

Halloween may not exactly be a real holiday, but it sure does give everyone a great excuse to get creative with decorations! While most people focus on dressing up their front doors and porches for the little kids that plan to come trick-or-treating, there’s no reason why you can’t extend that to include the inside of your home as well. Whether you’re planning on having…

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One Home – Two Faces: Perforated Steel Shading System Enthralls at House GT

Gorgeous Contemporary House GT by Archinauten in Austria

There is nothing more alluring than the idea of a home with a dynamic façade that changes its form and completely alters its aura at the mere press of a button. Operable windows, wooden slats and other smart ventilation systems often achieve this with ease, as they blend functionality with captivating aesthetics. Located on a lush green lot just outside the city of Linz, this…

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Revitalizing Style: 25 Chic and Serene Bedrooms with a Green Glint

Tropical style bedroom with palm leaf wall motif

Contemporary bedrooms are all about a neutral color scheme that is elegantly accentuated by pops of color. These colorful additions can often be swapped out with ease to alter the appeal of the room and its color palette with changing trends and seasons. While blue is touted as the most popular hue in the bedroom regardless of style and season, green is the ‘chosen one’…

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Spanish Design: Enduring Aesthetic Furniture

Expormim Fontal chair by Oscar Tusquets Blanca

Don’t be fooled by Spain’s often peddled kitsch tourist wares as a sign of the country’s design offer. Spanish design is much more than the abanico (hand fan), the peineta (a large decorative comb) or the castañuelas (castanets) that typically accompany flamenco. Spain’s design scene is a thriving conglomeration of artistry, craftsmanship and innovation. The country can pride itself in an extensive and rich design heritage. Industrious and unique, Spanish…

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Mid-Century Dwelling Turned into First LEED-Certified Home in Carmel

Brick and wooden walls shapes a lovely living room with midcentury flair

It is one thing to give an old home a new skin and ambiance with a quick renovation, but transforming it into an energy-efficient modern home is a completely different proposition. Located in the beautiful city of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, this cozy home was originally a Mid-Century era structure that was in need of a breezy, contemporary update. But Studio Schicketanz not only altered the interior…

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