How to Design the Perfect Outdoor Dining Space

Fabulous outdoor rug helps define the al fresco dining [Design: Scot Meacham Wood Design]

The next couple of weeks might offer the last fleeting opportunity for many of us to enjoy the weather outside before the chill of winter completely sets in. Of course, if you happen to live in a part of the world where winters are barely cold (or maybe down under in Australia), taking the party outdoors is a perfect option, even when Christmas and New…

DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

Keeping it simple with mixed metallic tones

Getting ready for Turkey Day? If you’ve read my recent post on modern Thanksgiving decor ideas, you know that I’m preparing to host my first Thanksgiving–yes, it’s official! Each day, I’ve been trying to check one item off my “to-do list.” Yesterday, I created a DIY wall hanging that will be the perfect backdrop to my Turkey Day gathering. Today I’m experimenting with Thanksgiving centerpiece…

Classic 1920s Tudor House Gets a Fabulous Modern Revamp

Gorgeous rug adds pattern and color to the living room

Renovating a classic home with its own defined style and unique features can be quite a challenge at the best of times. The task becomes even trickier when you are trying to preserve this classic style while giving the interior a fresh, modern makeover. This beautiful house in an affluent neighborhood of Greenwich, Connecticut was originally built in the 1920s. With Tudor style being popular…

9 Famous Floorplans from Your Favorite TV Shows


From Rachel and Monica’s famously purple pad to Seinfeld’s spick-and-span spot on the Upper West Side, the make-believe homes that appear on our favorite TV shows can be just as memorable as the characters themselves (at least for design nerds like us). If you’ve ever wished you could get a closer look at a television residence, check out the work of artist Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde,…

Posh Kitchen Compositions Fuse Modularity with Minimal Aesthetics

Gorgeous use of gray in the kitchen

Crafting a functional and beautiful kitchen that reflects several different design influences while presenting a contemporary outlook is indeed a hard task. Yet Snaidero has managed to pull it off in a grand fashion with the fabulous WAY Kitchen. Offering consumers complete control over the final look and feel of the kitchen, the many modular units that WAY offers fit in with any color scheme and…

27 Ingenious Industrial Home Offices with Modern Flair

Innovative use of space inside the stylish home office [From: Kat Alves Photography]

From old lofts and warehouses to contemporary homes that have deliberately adopted the look, industrial style is all about unpretentious aesthetics and perfect ergonomics. The charm of this simple, elegant style has ensured that it has slowly crept from the living room and the kitchen to the modern bedroom and the luxurious bathroom. Today we take a step further toward embracing the allure of industrial…

A Modern DIY Wall Hanging

Modern DIY wall hanging

Greetings, crafty Decoist readers! Today’ I’m sharing my latest DIY project: a wall hanging crafted from yarn and a copper pipe! Not only is this retro-meets-modern creation the perfect fall accent piece, it can serve as a colorful backdrop to your Thanksgiving dinner. At the same time, this is hardly a seasonal project…although I’m already thinking about modifying it for Christmas! Ready to read about…

Dramatic Minimalist Home Transforms an Abandoned Quarry in the UK

Elevation of the ingenious house draped in glass and Cor-ten sheets

We have often talked about how the topography of a site and its unique features are becoming an integral part of contemporary homes, and this audacious house located within an abandoned quarry is another amazing case in point! Located on the edge of Brecon National Park, Wales, this spectacular home was designed by Hyde + Hyde Architects to meet the needs of a photographer. With…

Smart Modern Renovation Transforms Small Urban Apartment

Foldable dividers that separate the living room and the bedroom

The neighborhood of Neve Tzedek in southwestern Tel Aviv, Israel has seen a revival of sorts since the late 1980s and is today home to some of the coolest homes and most expensive real estate in the region. Hence, it is barely surprising that every inch of space here is absolutely precious, and the owners of this small apartment spread across just 46 square meters…

23 Amazing Inspirations that Take the Bathroom Outdoors!

Take the bathtub into the private yard for a serene dip [Design: Dean Herald-Rolling Stone Landscapes]

The modern bathroom is quickly assuming the shape of a stylish and soothing retreat that is right at home. These days, many homeowners are more than happy to invest both the additional time and cash required to create a lavish bathroom that allows them to refresh and rejuvenate after a long, hard day. And in this quest for the fabulous spa-styled bathroom, the conventional walls…

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