Californian Coastal Style And Iconic Décor Define Austrian House A&B

View of the indoors from the backyard

Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood in Perchtoldsdorf, Austria, House A&B looks nothing like the typical contemporary Austrian home. Adopting a design style that was so common across the Californian Coastline in the 70s and 80s, the home is all about embracing the chic American coastal look. Blending pristine white with lovely blues and turquoise, you would be tempted to believe that the Pacific is…

Design Ideas / October 15, 2013

Cars & Homes: Talking Interior Design With Robin Page of Volvo [Interview]

volvo concept coupe

Short editorial by Alex Ion who was one of the lucky guests at the launch of the new Volvo Concept Coupe in Sweden It was a beautiful late-summer day in Sweden. Decoist was one of the guests at the event Volvo hosted in the magnificent scenery of Goteborg (their headquarters), where they wanted to tell the world that the company is returning to its Scandinavian…

Design Ideas / October 15, 2013

The Versatile Power of Blue Furniture Finds

Low blue dresser

They’re a vision in blue! Today’s featured finds are striking precisely because they showcase a range of azure shades, from peacock to steel. That’s what we love about blue–it can be soothing, powerful, or electrically jolting! Yes, it’s definitely a versatile hue… We at Decoist love shining the spotlight on furnishings in a rainbow of colors. So far in our series, we’ve enjoyed bold red,…

Furniture / October 15, 2013

Contemporary Child-Friendly Apartment For A Young Urban Family!

Stylish contemporary kid-friendly apartment

Modern homes and contemporary apartment spaces are far from being a haven for kids. Most often they are designed to utilize the available square footage to the hilt, leaving little space for kids and their wide array of energetic activities! This cool apartment though tries its best to combine a sleek and suave environment with a kid-friendly setting, to create the best possible space for…

Apartments / October 14, 2013

Green DIYs: Repurposed Wooden Crate Projects

Wooden crate made of rulers

When it comes to decorating a home, the smallest elements often make the biggest impact. From the throw tossed over a chair to a candle placed on a nightstand, little details add up to great design. If you’re looking for a new way to spruce up your home without making any major changes, a DIY is just the solution. And what’s better than a DIY…

DIY Projects / October 14, 2013

Dynamic Private Residence In Argentina Sports Generous Social Areas

Soothing Carassale Private Residence by BAK Architects

Nestled in a wave of natural green and located in a peaceful retreat in Pinamar, Argentina, the Costa Esmeralda is a venture that takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the city of Buenos Aires. Surrounded by young acacia and pine trees, this lovely private residence offers a wonderful getaway that promises peace and tranquility coupled with contemporary luxury. Shaped largely in concrete…

Design Ideas / October 14, 2013

10 Vintage Collectibles That Add Personality To Your Home

Vintage arrow collection

Are you a collector? I’ll admit it–I definitely am! From vintage dishware to my collection of ceramic ’80s Deco vases, my beloved groupings reflect a love for the thrill of the hunt, as well as the fun of displaying items in a group. For a few years, I had a booth at two local antique malls, and I enjoyed selling everything from small Mid-Century modern…

Design Ideas / October 14, 2013

Gorgeous Gothenburg Apartment Displays Distinct Scandinavian Style

Modern apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden

Promising plenty of sunshine, great views of the city of Gothenburg and a stylish interior, this 82 square meters Swedish apartment is indeed a little nugget of joy. While most Scandinavian homes present an interior in clean and pristine white backdrop along with one or two bright colors that light up the space, this fabulous apartment has an inimitable look of its own. Combining hints…

Apartments / October 11, 2013

Cylindrical Japanese House Gives Classic Design A Contemporary Twist!

Exterior of Chiharada House in Japan

Modern architecture design has made cubic, box-like homes commonplace. Most often we are tempted to believe that they are the only option available. It is not every day that we stumble upon residences like this house in Chiharada, Japan, which embraces a curvy, cylindrical form. Much like a fairytale castle with a contemporary makeover, the house is filled with surprises both on the inside and…

Design Ideas / October 11, 2013

12 Fall Table Settings To Welcome the New Season

Earthy fall table with modern touches

We at Decoist love a gorgeous fall table! With the new season fully underway, we thought we’d round up 12 of our favorite looks, especially since fall is a time of entertaining. And why wouldn’t it be? This season of the year is dedicated to celebrating nature’s bounty and the harvest! Whether you’re looking for a table overflowing with natural elements, hoping to create a…

Design Ideas / October 11, 2013

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