Hog Pen Creek Residence: Expansive Austin Home with Modern Rustic Beauty

Iconic butterfly chairs add midecntury flair to the pool deck

Expansive covered porches, walkways that weave their way through the home and connect with the landscape outside, and an informal ambiance that brings nature indoors; the Hog Pen Creek Residence has it all! Nestled on a lot that overlooks the convergence of the fabulous Lake Austin and the peaceful Hog Pen Creek, the exceptional home combines an unassuming rustic charm with modern design to shape…

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Victorian Townhouse in London Gets a Classy Contemporary Extension

Classic Victorian Townhouse with a contemporary extension in London

Giving a new lease on life to an old and dreary Victorian Townhouse that was short on space, the latest extension and refurbishment project carried out by DOS Architects steals the show with its elegant blend of the old and the new. Located in West London, the Ravenscourt Road House was given a gorgeous facelift, as the classic home acquired a glassy contemporary extension in…

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10 Awesome Basement Home Theaters That Deliver Movie Magic!

Make complete use of the limited space on offer with the right decor [Design: Michael Raffin / Mars Photo and Design]

Many of us live in homes where every inch is absolutely precious, and we will gladly take any extra room that is available. This desire to maximize available space to the hilt has seen designers and homeowners embracing the attic and the basement with renewed vigor in the last few years. The basement is an absolutely perfect spot for a cool hangout, and a home…

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Make Coffee Breaks Special: 11 Handmade Cups

Hearts Stoneware Mug

If you tend to get your coffee to go in a paper cup, you might be missing out. Sure, coffee (or any hot drink) tastes better in a ceramic mug, but it’s not just about flavor. Holding a hot coffee in your hands on a cold day will warm your soul as well as your fingertips. A paper cup, by virtue of its thin walls,…

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Is Carpet a Good Idea for Kids’ Rooms?

Carpet tiles from Flor

It’s soft, so it cushions every fall. It’s a magnet for dust mites, dirt and pet dander. It’s affordable. It sheds dangerous VOCs. Are you as confused about carpeting as we are?! With eco-friendly flooring becoming a priority in kids’ rooms, the shortcomings of carpet have been actively discussed and debated. Yet carpet remains one of the softest and most budget-friendly options for children’s rooms,…

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Classy Contemporary Home with Sensational Laguna Beach Views

Stunning living area with terrace and view of the distant beach

The seaside resort retreat Laguna Beach is renowned for its relaxed lifestyle, beautiful beaches, surf culture and sunny weather. Perched on a lot that offers a bird’s eye view of the gorgeous coastal getaway and the distant beaches, Ellis Residence combines magnificent views with a sleek and sophisticated lifestyle. Designing for a couple whose children had just moved out, the architects placed emphasis on creating…

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15 Fabulous Living Rooms with Striped Accent Walls

Alternating stripes of glass and grasscloth in the living room

There is no arguing that the stylish accent wall is the most popular accent feature in living rooms across the world. It is easy to create, often requires very little effort and allows you to add color, pattern and texture to the space with absolute ease. While there are plenty of directions you can take on the accent wall, few come close to the diversity,…

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DIY Gold Foil Agate Bookend

DIY Gold Foil Agate Bookend/Paperweight -  on mantle

Hey there fellow Decoist lovers! I’m bringing you a DIY project today that literally rocks! Ok, so that’s a terrible pun, but it is a pretty sweet project: A DIY gold foil agate bookend (or is it a paperweight?). Trendy Golden Glint Agate is a pretty popular material these days, so you’ll find it pretty easy to come across a piece of it cut as…

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Salter Point House: Smart Remodel with Urbane Charm

Gabled roof provides ample shade during the hot summer days

The last few years have seen many homeowners turn towards smart renovations and extension projects to transform their old, dreary homes into cheerful, contemporary hubs. Located in Salter Point, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, this gorgeous home takes a similar approach, as a dreary 1960s structure is transformed into a sparkling modern residence. The remodel project carried out by Mountford Architects eventually ended up…

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Make Your Next Party Shimmer with a Silver Tablecloth

Silver sequin tablecloth from Candy Crush Events

Put on your sunglasses, because today’s post is going to get a little glitzy! We’re talking silver and sequins, folks! With party planning and entertaining entering the DIY realm, you don’t have to run a catering company to pull of a gorgeous party table. And you don’t have to be hosting a black tie event to enjoy the benefits of a silver tablecloth. Today’s post is filled…

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