Sunny Yellow Furniture Finds for a Radiant Interior

Lemongrass yellow chairs

Sunny. Warm. Cheerful. Inviting. These words are often used to describe the color yellow, which we celebrate in today’s post! A happy hue, yellow is increasingly being used in the modern home. Shades such as citron and lemon make a bright, contemporary statement that can wake up your space with a dash of unexpected style. Are you a fan of this versatile color? A popular…

Design Ideas / October 1, 2013

Luxurious California Residence Blurs Boundaries Of Conventional Design

Cresta in San Diego California by Jonathan Segal FAIA

If you were looking for one word to describe The Cresta, in San Diego, California, then unconventional would be a pretty good choice. And we mean that in the best way possible! This striking structure conjured up and brought to life by Jonathan Segal FAIA, challenges our idea of contemporary design while pushing the envelope of creativity. One of its most striking features is the…

Design Ideas / September 30, 2013

Bedside Lighting Ideas: Pendant Lights And Sconces In The Bedroom

Stunning contemporary bedroom with a perfectly lit textured wall

Beautiful pendant lights and lovely sconces are not just relegated to the modern kitchen and living spaces. Traditionally, bedroom lighting has always been a combination of attractive table lamps and smart recessed lighting. An odd chandelier or two further adds to the beauty of the bedroom. But the sleek contemporary style in modern homes has redefined this classic approach to bedroom lighting. Pendant lights and…

Bedrooms / September 30, 2013

Astley Castle Restoration Bags The 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize

Interior of Astley Castle - 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize WInner

How would you like to move into a holiday home that was once a glorious fortified castle for three generations of Royals? The Astley Castle in Nuneaton, North Warwickshire was restored into a unique holiday home by Witherford Watson Mann Architects. The fabulous restoration project has won the prestigious 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize and presents an interesting take on how old structures and ruins could…

Design Ideas / September 30, 2013

18 Modern Outdoor Spaces

Modern outdoor living meets English charm

Landscaping isn’t just for spring! As summer temperatures begin to drop and we spend more and more time outdoors, we’re often left staring at our yards, noticing gaps in the landscaping as we make our “dream list” of improvements. I am one such dreamer. And if you’re like me, your budget may not allow you to do everything at once. I have my plans for…

Gardening / September 30, 2013

World’s Most Idyllic Pools To Pamper Your Senses

View from the infinity pool

Nothing is more relaxing than taking a dip in a refreshing pool or basking on its deck as you take in an amazing holiday in a far off, exotic destination. Some of the best resorts and private villa destinations on the planet offer a plethora of spectacular pools that draw you in with their cool images of opulence. Some are stunning infinity pools that take…

Travel / September 27, 2013

Smart, Sustainable Prefab Student House

Interior of the student unit from Tengbom

We all remember our days as a college student. Whether it is cramming in that small apartment with friends and sharing every inch of space, or covering the dorm room with a million posters and flyers that never made sense; college life brings back memories that are special. Frugality is a constant companion for most of us through our college days. And the designers at…

Design Ideas / September 27, 2013

40 Kids Playroom Design Ideas That Usher In Colorful Joy!

Gorgeous playroom showcases stylish combination of colors

Designing the right children’s playroom can be a tricky affair at times. There are several different ingredients that you need to get right to create the perfect playroom. Obviously, every parent wishes to create that magical setting that they can proudly call the world’s best playroom. Yet, in reality, creating the perfect kids’ playroom is not just about the ‘wow factor’ alone. Safety goes hand-in-hand…

Design Ideas / September 27, 2013

Modern Swedish Apartment With Snazzy Scandinavian Charm!

Modern apartment in Sweden with cool Scandinavian style

Located in a renovated 1898 building in Östermalm, Sweden, this cool and stylish apartment exudes elegant Scandinavian charm with amazing ease. Clad in pristine white and wooden floors that have been painted in white, the home presents the perfect backdrop for a beautiful Nordic style. The corner apartment is spread across 91 square meters and thanks to its location in the building, is blessed with…

Apartments / September 27, 2013

Fabulous Fall Party Ideas

Rustic touches for a fall fete

With temps finally below 100 degrees, I can begin thinking about fall entertaining! There’s a cool breeze in the air, so it finally seems appropriate to buy a pumpkin and start planning a few delicious fall menus. My favorite part of entertaining? Creating artful vignettes that I can share with friends and family. I’ve scanned my favorite blogs for some amazing images to inspire me as…

Design Ideas / September 27, 2013

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