Contour: Outdoor Décor Collection Fuses Effortless Form with Durable Design

Combine Contour Club Chairs with your existing outdoor decor for a relaxing patio or pool deck lounge

If you are a fan of charming and lasting outdoor décor, then the name Piergiorgio Cazzaniga would sound pretty familiar. Designer of the elegant Vis à vis Collection that showcases the beauty of teak in a modern, minimal context, this master craftsman is at it once again with the brand new Contour Series that combines an elegant, flowing powdercoated frame with plenty of comfort and…

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Aquatic Splendor: Enchanting Home Surrounded by Ponds, Pool and a Canal

Expansive contemporary home in Sentosa Cove, Singapore with resort-style ambiance

If you ever dreamed up a modern day reinterpretation of a classic castle, then this mesmerizing home nestled in Sentosa Cove, Singapore would not be far off. It might not have those tall towers or even countless rooms that stretch across several acres, but it makes up for in splendor what it lacks in sheer extravagant size. Enveloped in a series of water features that even…

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25 Cheerful and Relaxing Beach-Style Sunrooms

Stylish sunroom with modern beach style in white and red

Drench in light-infused joy all year long, a sunroom allows you to welcome in the outdoors gleefully irrespective of the weather outside. Even on the coldest day of the year, a carefully designed sunroom manages to drive away the gloom as you take in the ever-changing sights and sounds outside. Add to this comfy seating, a cozy fireplace or heated floors and a relaxing ambiance,…

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15 IKEA Alternatives for Modern Design Lovers

Eileen Gray table from Room & Board

We all love a great IKEA piece! My home is covered in IKEA, from the coffee table and the media console to the china cabinet and the home office desk. Yet it never hurts to shake things up! Maybe you’re looking for a piece with “some assembly required” rather than “total assembly required”. Perhaps you’re simply wanting a bit of modern design variety at home….

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9 Iconic Chair Designs from the 1930s

Artek Armchair 406

The 1930s was a decade bookended by an economic depression and the outbreak of World War II. It was also a period that marked the continued progress of innovative chair designs. Where steel chair constructions prevailed throughout the 1920s, it was the tensile qualities of wood that were experimented with in the 1930s. Exceptional chair designs in this decade were provided by such notable designers…

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Bolero: Italian-Made Modular Sofa Unravels a World of Possibilities

The plush and comfy couch is the focal point of your living room, and it is the one central piece that often defines the style of the living area and overall decorating scheme. With open plan living space becoming the norm, the sofa has become an even more important part of the decorating jigsaw, as it helps delineate space. Accomplishing this and a whole lot…

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Versatile Narrow House in Ho Chi Minh City Beats the Space Crunch

Lower level living area of the modern home in Vietnam

When it comes to the world of housing in an urban setting, space is often the biggest limiting factor. And in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, this problem becomes even more stark as narrow homes with distinct Southeast Asian colonial architecture sit next to one another. On the outside, the NA House seems just like another of these modest residences that has been squeezed into…

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How to Landscape Without Overdoing It

Hillside garden with native grasses

Landscaping the yard can be a fun endeavor, especially if you’ve been waiting awhile to beautify the area in front of your house (or the backyard)! But it’s easy to get carried away. Take it from me, who finally “finished” landscaping the front of my home last weekend after living here for almost three years. I took a step back, smiled proudly, and then realized…

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Tranquil Opulence: Lavish Home in New Delhi Puts Nature Center Stage

Existing trees and plants are cleverly integrated with the contemporary deck

A contemporary family retreat that interacts with the landscape around it, the Bridge House in New Delhi is set on a lovely 2.5 acre lot and boasts a living area of 17,500 square feet. In reality though, this exquisite residence goes beyond the constraints of its glass walls, as it creates a flowing indoor-outdoor interplay that defines its true essence. The C-shaped structure of the…

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Granduca: Artisanal Kitchen Offers a Tantalizing Portal to Southern France!

Spacious and inviting country style kitchen from Marchi

If recent trends are anything to go by, then a sleek, contemporary kitchen with polished finishes and glossy surfaces is definitely a thing of the past! As much as the late 90s and early 2000s moved toward kitchens with clean lines and a monotonous, factory-made look, homeowners are quickly turning toward more ‘natural’ designs with styles such as farmhouse, rustic, industrial and country once again…

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Embrace the Relaxed Style of Indoor Picnic Tables

Custom knotty pine picnic table from Landing Design

There’s something spontaneous and relaxed about an indoor picnic table! If you love the laid-back feel of dining outdoors, bring this vibe home by opting for a dining table with benches. Whether the table is a replica of your favorite outdoor seating or you opt for a modern upgrade with sleek style, enjoy browsing the rooms below, which feature an interesting array of indoor picnic…

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Seasonal Upgrade: Top Interior Decorating Trends for Spring 2016

Stunning contemporary living room epitomizes the colors and exuberance of spring

It is that time of the year again when we take a look at the hottest decorating trends that are set to take the next few months by storm. Depending on where you live, you might already be enjoying the sights and sounds of spring as the chill of winter starts to feel like a distant memory. It is indeed a welcome change for many…

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How to Style a Coffee Table

Stoneware planters from CB2

A coffee table is a canvas for the living room. You can use its surface to display a variety of artful objects, from vases and decorative boxes to bowls and design books. While it may not seem as daunting as decorating an entire bookshelf, styling a coffee table presents its share of challenges. How do you fill the space without making it cluttered? Are there…

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Think Vertical: Space-Savvy Kitchen and Mezzanine in Small Barcelona Apartment

Open plan living area and kitchen of the Barcelona apartment makes use of vertical space

A 70-square-meter apartment does not seem terribly small and congested on the face of it, but a series of poorly planned corridors and partitions turned this apartment in Gran Via, Barcelona into a dark and congested setting. That was before the creative folks from Anna & Eugeni Bach stepped in to completely transform the interior with a deft refurbishment, giving it its current, cheerful ambiance….

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Urban Green Space: Lowered Rooftop Garden Enlivens Modern London Home

Lowered and glazed roof terrace also brings in ample natural light

Designing an urban home that moves away from the mundane and finds that ideal balance between modernity and proximity to nature is a hard task at the best of times. It definitely is far easier to accomplish in homes surrounded by a lush green landscape, as the view outside provides the necessary green goodness. But devoid of a gorgeous, natural view and surrounded by the…

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