Modern Industrial Loft Apartment in Bratislava Showcases Space-Savvy Design

TV creates an optical boundary between kitchen and living area

Creating a spacious and open living area is not just about having a really large home with plenty of square footage to spare. In fact, it is has more to do with how you use the available space and craft an uncluttered and inviting setting. Located in Bratislava, Slovakia, this lovely loft apartment does precisely that as it turns a small living zone into an…

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Beyond Paint: 30 Inventive Ways to Add Color to the Kids’ Bedroom

Teen girls' bedroom filled with purple brilliance

Think of vivacious color and one of the first rooms in the home that comes to mind is the kids’ bedroom. These spaces offer the perfect spot to try out new colors, go bold with your decorating choices and throw in a whimsical pattern or four to spice up the space. Often, it is a smart compromise between what is practical and affordable and what…

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The Sleek Beauty of Round Bathtubs

Charming rustic-modern bathroom with a round tub

Curves or angles? This may be the very question you’re asking yourself as you shop for the perfect bathtub. And if you’re a modern design enthusiast, the choice becomes even more difficult, as there are clean-lined advantages to both approaches. Today we shine the spotlight on round bathtubs, both oval and circular. We’ll take a look at the different styles that can be evoked by…

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20 Examples of Contemporary vs Modern Design and Architecture

Room 506 designed by Jaime Hayon

The terms ‘contemporary’ and ‘modern’ are often used interchangeably when describing design. It’s a common faux pas and one of which this writer is certainly guilty. In design lexicon the two words have contrasting and quite distinct meanings. Describing their difference at a somewhat rudimentary level: contemporary makes reference to the present-day – that which is current and of the time – whereas modern alludes to the past, specifically that of Modernism…

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1966 LA Home Designed by Pierre Koenig Turned into an Affluent Modern Escape

Stepping stones and reflecting pool shape the dazzling entry of the LA Home with ocean views

American architect Pierre Koenig is nothing short of a legend in the world of midcentury modern architecture and design. His iconic Case Study House #22 defied conventions, defined trends and even today manages to turn heads of home design enthusiasts across the globe. Its open form, breathtaking pool area that offers magical views and stunning simplicity set the tone for a style that LA quickly…

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8 Extremely Interesting Places to Put an Aquarium in Your Home

Aquarium surrounding fireplace in living room

A saltwater or freshwater aquarium can be a great addition to any room that could use a little exotic flair, no matter what size. Obviously, the bigger the tank, the more of an impact it’s going to make on the room. You can get massive furniture pieces specifically designed for tanks that hold tens or hundreds of gallons of water, which are certainly necessary, but are…

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Design in Miniature: Modern Dollhouse Furniture Ideas

DIY dollhouse furniture

Good design is addictive. And when you’re addicted to collecting dollhouse furniture, you can enjoy double the fun: the thrill of hunting down little treasures AND the fun of celebrating unique modern miniatures. Kate here, and when I was growing up, I had a dollhouse filled with furniture, some of it homemade! It’s funny that even though almost 30 years have passed, I can still…

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How to Make a Cute and Rustic Picture Frame Using Recycled Wine Corks

Cork Pic Frame DIY

At the risk of painting myself as a bit of an alcoholic, I’ve been on a DIY spree lately trying to use up all of the wine corks I’ve amassed over the years. If you enjoyed my cork placecard holders and cork mini planters, check out this new tutorial for a rustic cork-adorned picture frame where you can display your favorite memories. It’s really easy…

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18 High End Rugs to Delineate a Space with Style


A carefully selected rug will furnish a room with solace, warmth, depth and texture. It will help to delineate a space, framing a particular area and contextualizing surrounding objects. More than decoration or ornamentation, rugs enhance mood and wellbeing (improving ambience and acting as natural heat insulation), and provide honest qualities such as tactility and comfort. Rugs will often have a particular cultural relevance and context; as an article, they have been used by people for many…

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A DIY Cinder Block Succulent Wall with a Twist

Modern concrete block wall

Today I’m sharing my latest DIY project: a cinder block wall that can be used for succulents and any other plants you wish to incorporate! This project is by no means a new concept, but I’ve added a special twist that makes it super easy to assemble! While I didn’t use mortar or any other means of sticking these blocks together (since the wall isn’t…

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