Bensimon Concept Stores: Parisian Chic and Colorful Lifestyle Design

My Sofitel experience was a harmonious mixture of hospitality, elegance, cleanliness and design. After the Baccarat Museum visit I was so fascinated with, me and six other curious bloggers visited the charming headquarters of Bensimon, a true French brand focusing on a lifestyle “where color, elegance and the joy of living are intertwined … always” for over 30 years. What attracted my attention as soon…

Design Ideas / October 9, 2013

Creative DIY No-Carve Pumpkin Designs for Halloween

halloween pumpkin painting

With Halloween right around the corner, DIYers everywhere are turning their creative efforts to a new task- pumpkin carving. If you’re not a fan of the mess and difficulty that comes with the traditional decorating method, skip it entirely. No-carve pumpkins are paving the way for a new Halloween design trend. So whether you’re looking for an easier craft or trying to involve your children…

DIY Projects / October 8, 2013

How To Organize Your Home Office In Style

Tidy compact office space

Folks, I’m not going to lie … my home office is a mess! Not in the way that a desk piled high with papers is a mess, but a mess in the sense that there are various “stacks” of items that have no relation to one other. I’m not sure what’s in these stacks. I created them in a panic on multiple occasions when I…

Design Ideas / October 7, 2013

Artistic Wine Cellars: Opulent and Over the Top Custom Design by Patrick Wallen [Interview]

Silver Oak

For years, Patrick Wallen worked at designing displays and refrigeration systems for commercial groceries. Over fifteen years ago, he decided to leverage his talents and turn to designing custom wine cellars. Being in the heart of the northern California wine country, his company, Artistic Wine Cellars took root and has since become one of the most sought after designers of upscale custom wine cellars. Patrick…

Design Ideas / October 7, 2013

10 Small Bedroom Decorating Tips

Smart lighting and sleek shelves create a refined setting

Decorating a bedroom is a task quite different from planning for the rest of the house. Unlike the kitchen and the living area, a bedroom is a private haven for rest, relaxation and of course, a bit of fun! And, it is the one room in your house that truly reflects your tastes, choices and who you are as a person. Decorating a small bedroom…

Bedrooms / October 5, 2013

How To Shop for Vintage Decor at an Antique Show

Vintage finds from Texas Antique Week

This week I attended an event that I look forward to every year. Twice a year actually! It’s Texas Antique Week, and each October and April, thousands of dealers bring their wares to small Texas towns like Warrenton, Round Top and Carmine, creating a stream of tents filled with antiques and collectibles. Rather than being a mere week, this event actually lasts for two, depending…

Design Ideas / October 4, 2013

Trendy Taipei Home Sports Sparkling Color And Minimal Design

Sleek and stylish dining table

Combing several different design styles to create consistent interiors can be indeed a challenging task. That becomes a touch trickier when you need to bring together two different styles that are generally perceived as polar opposites. Yet, Tint by Ganna Studio manages to do so with chic style and an inimitable charm of its own. Located in Taipei, Taiwan the apartment effortlessly amalgamates cool modern…

Design Ideas / October 4, 2013

Glamorous Moscow Apartment Sizzles With Sophisticated Style

modern apartment design

When it comes to urban settings, space is the ultimate luxury. Yet, a smart designer can make most of what is available and create compelling and lavish interiors. Nestled in an affluent complex of Sparrow Hills in Moscow, this stylish modern apartment was designed with trendy semi-minimalism by Alexandra Fedorova. Utilizing an area of 60 square meters to the hilt, the apartment incorporates a few…

Apartments / October 4, 2013

IKEA Solar Panels Will Begin Selling in the UK: Style Meets Sustainability!

IKEA solar panel sales UK

Think of IKEA and what comes to mind is a collection of Scandinavian-styled décor, space-saving furnishings and a much talked about annual catalog launch. Green energy and clean living are not the images that IKEA conjures up instantly. But that could well change soon as the Swedish furniture giant has just started selling photovoltaic solar panels in the UK across its all 17 stores. A…

Design Ideas / October 4, 2013

Coastal Style Interiors: Ideas That Bring Home The Breezy Beach Life!

Subtle shades and the ocean view outside complete the coastal style in this stunning bedroom

Contemporary Coastal is a perennial favorite among designers and home owners. The relaxed and fresh style reminds us of those lazy summer days or that exotic holiday trip when sun, sand and surf were just a stone’s throw away! Bringing the bright, beautiful and energizing aura of life on the beach, coastal style is all about creating a relaxing, airy and cheerful atmosphere indoors. While…

Design Ideas / October 3, 2013

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