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Keeping New Year’s Resolutions With A Little Help From Your Home!

Keeping your New Year's Resolutions

It is that time of the year again when you start pondering what happened with the New Year’s resolutions that you chalked up last year and why you never could follow through. Most of us get off to a flying start, but soon, pessimism, lethargy and a hectic lifestyle kick in to wreak havoc with all those planned changes. That obviously does not stop millions…

Energy-Efficient Home Charms With A Distinct Roof And An Earthy Ambience

Leura Lane House in Australia with Energy Efficient Design

Creating a sustainable and green home with smart energy-efficient features is not always about cramping it with latest high-end gadgets that promise to reduce your carbon footprint. At times, all you need is intelligent architecture, smart design and an understanding of the local terrain and weather conditions. Conceptualized and brought to life by Aussie architectural firm Cooper Scaife Architects, the rustic Leura Lane House is…

10 Affordable Furniture and Decor Finds for the New Year

Aqua rolling desk

The new year has arrived, and if you’re anything like me, you’re looking around your home and dreaming of the DIY projects and room makeovers that await you in 2014. And if you’re anything like me, you’re finding your budget to be a bit tighter these days, especially after all of the holiday spending that has just taken place. How do you reconcile your desire…

Luxurious And Trendy Sofas With Irresistible Contemporary Flair!

Comfy Oscar Sofa in plush purple

One piece of decor that plays a pivotal part in defining the appeal and the mood of your living room is the large and plush sofa. It often assumes the role of a focal point in a small room, and even in the case of an open floor plan, the sofa acts as a virtual wall that delineates the living space. Most of us tend…

A Window Seat For Your Cozy Home

Patterson-Custom-Homes

After wrapping up another wonderful holiday season – well sort of, we still have New Year’s Eve to look forward to – it’s time to hit the hay. I don’t know about you, but I sure do enjoy sitting by the balcony window, taking in the warm sunset scenery, and leaping into a great novel… Personal time always recharges my drained batteries. Since it is…

Decoist’s Best Design Posts Of 2013

best posts 2013

What a year 2013 has been! We at Decoist have expanded our staff, our topics and our content, all the while continuing to bring you the best in modern architecture and interior design. With the new year on the horizon, we thought we’d take an opportunity to reflect on our favorite posts from the past 12 months… Why are they our favorites? For one thing,…

Wishing You A Happy New Year Filled With Joy And Celebration

Another year has sped past us, and it was a year filled with excitement, new challenges and of course, plenty of design inspiration. With 2014 having arrived (or knocking at your doorstep, depending on where you live) we at Decoist would like to take this opportunity to thank all our wonderful readers who continue to support us, share our enthusiasm and encourage us to raise…

Elegant London Residence Dazzles With A Glittering Bronze Leaf Facade!

Unique Exterior of the Mayfair House, London

Creating an inimitable and exquisite home is as much about designing a stunning exterior as it is about crafting stylish interiors. This unique contemporary residence in Waverton Street, London accomplishes this in an impressive fashion, as the distinct façade of the house is covered in 4,080 folded aluminum leaves that give it an instantly recognizable sparkle! The Mayfair House is a five-story private residence that…

Gorgeous Apartment In Stockholm Nestled In A Renovated Straw Hat Factory

Stylish Apartment in Stockholm housed in a Renovated Straw Hat Factory

If you still had any lingering doubts, then the large words tattooed on the building read out ‘Stråhattfabriken’, which is Swedish for ‘straw hat factory’. This sought-after property in the heart of Stockholm comes with a history and heritage that dates back to 1887. Comprised of three different buildings, the Straw Hat Factory was renovated and brought to life once again in 2012. An enterprising…

Hot Color Trends For 2014

Beautiful use of yellow along with other bright colors

The euphoria of the New Year is well and truly here, with most of us chalking out plans not just for the extravagant party on the night of 31st, but also quickly jotting down a list of changes that we would like to embrace in the coming year. Every New Year brings a new hope, new beginnings, a list of resolutions that you hope to…




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