Series of Internal Steps Maximizes Space Inside Suburban Aussie Home

Pool deck and a relaxing outdoor lounge for the space-savvy suburban home

One of the hardest parts of home design is to unearth space when none exists. This often means turning to space-saving cabinets and décor that takes up little square footage, as well as utilizing clever tricks that give the impression of an airy, open interior. But the beautiful Bowler private residence in Paddington, Australia takes a different approach to space maximization, as it arranges spaces…

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Adaptive Reuse of Victorian Warehouse in London Delivers Unique Interiors

Exposed brick walls in the kitchen reflect the past of revamped home

Celebrating old structures and discarded buildings by turning them into elegant modern homes not only pays a tribute to the past, but also offers a future that is sustainable and affordable. The growing desire among homeowners to go green coupled with impressive overhauls pulled off by architects and designers across the planet seem to be the forces driving the popularity of adaptive reuse. Today we…

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Salvaged Style: 10 Ways to Transform Your Bathroom with Reclaimed Wood

Stunning industrial lighting and reclaimed wood flooring in the Asian bathroom

The beauty of reclaimed wood is finding new purpose in contemporary households across the globe, with designers keen to add textural beauty and contrast to polished modern interiors. Reclaimed timber varies a great deal both in terms of quality and longevity, with some working well even in the harshest of conditions while others fade away quickly. Yet it is a sense of uniqueness, weathered charisma…

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Home in Novena: Old Terrace House Turned into a Modern Family Residence

Open plan living area with kitchen and dining

The biggest problem that plagues old buildings built several decades ago is the poorly planned additions and renovations that they go through with time, making them almost untenable as cheerful modern homes. Located in Singapore, Home in Novena was no different, with its 60-year-old structure showing signs of fatigue and aging as the interior became a dark, dreary mess filled with unnecessary partitions. Transforming it…

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20 Rooms with Ceiling Spotlights

Living room spotlights on ceiling trusses

Spotlights have the power to strategically illuminate a room. Whether you opt for directional spotlights on tracks, the recessed variety, or lighting mounted directly to the ceiling, many options await you. Today we present a collection of beautifully designed spaces featured ceiling spotlights, as well as a section at the end of post focused on where to buy these versatile lighting wonders! Enjoy, and may…

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30 Black and White Home Offices That Leave You Spellbound

A collection of black and white framed photographs and wall add to the neutral color scheme

Classic, timeless, easy to pull off and a perfect backdrop that is versatile and exciting – black and white is a color scheme that is always hip and trendy. It is interesting how different people perceive the idea of a black and white color palette in vastly different fashions. For some it is simply taking away any semblance of color from the room and for…

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Pragmatic Design and Hidden Spaces: Industrial Loft in Hong Kong

Large living space with industrial-style windows and Tom Dixon pendant lights

Adaptive reuse has become a mantra of sorts among architects and designers in the past few years. A clever modification of the existing structure to suit the needs of the modern homeowner instead of completely tearing it apart to build a brand new home does make plenty of economic sense. In a city where real estate prices can pretty much soar as high as its…

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16 Fireside Bathtubs for a Cozy and Luxurious Soak

An eclectic bathroom with a gorgeous black clawfoot tub

If you can’t stand the cold, a couple ways to solve that problem would be to sit by the fire, or take a nice hot bath. Or why not do both?! That’s right – a fireplace in the bathroom is the ultimate way to make your bath feel as luxurious and relaxing as possible. Honestly, I’d probably just stay in there all winter if I…

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Stocking Your Holiday Bar Cart

Festive holiday bar cart from In Honor of Design

A holiday bar cart is like a regular bar cart, but with more festivity! Are you getting ready for the fall and winter holidays? It’s time to refresh your bar cart, or stock one from scratch if the concept is new to you. The good news: the “cart” is a plus, but you can always set up an impromptu bar on a console table, side…

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Industrial Chic: Contemporary Space-Conscious Dutch Apartment Renovation

Scandinavian style living room of Dutch apartment in white

Nestled on the top floor of an aged Dutch building, this beautiful apartment was revamped and completely overhauled to give it a fresh, modern vibe while keeping the existing floor plan largely intact. Dubbed project RE-USE and completed by Global Architects, the cheerful makeover combines a wide variety of styles ranging from 20th century bourgeoisie with a contemporary twist to industrial elements laced with a…

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