Fresh Color Combinations: Colors that Go With Purple

The color purple is as inviting as it is mysterious. Like most secondary colors, it draws upon the power of its parents (in this case, red and blue) to form its own identity in the color spectrum. Purple combines blue’s inherent stability and serenity with red’s energy and zest to create a visual sense of...

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15 Delightfully Small Console Table Designs Honor History In Style

We’ve gotten used to things losing their functionality over time to become decorative elements in our homes but sometimes things are quite the opposite. Console tables, for example, started out as decorative furniture but they evolved to also be practical. The history of the console table is an unusual one in many ways. Today we’ve...

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Spectacular Gambrel Barn Home Perfect for Entertaining, Family Relaxation

Within view of the Cascade Mountains, a spectacular custom barn serves as relaxing vacation retreat as well as a working barn for the Manson, Washington home. Designed by SkB Architects from client sketches, the barn home encompasses 10,00 square feet of space that straddles the definition of living, entertaining and working. While all they needed was...

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How To Use Tiki Torches To Light Up The Outdoors

Even though they’re very simple, primitive even, tiki torches are also wonderful and alluring. We perceive fire as comforting and for this reason tiki torches are often used to set a pleasant ambiance in yards, gardens and outdoor settings in general. Tiki torches can be bought or crafted and today we’ll show you how you...

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A Modern-Day Fortress House With A Timeless Design

This contemporary residence is located in Bellinzona, Switzerland and it’s a modern-day fortress. With 260 square meters of living space, it’s big enough to be perfect as a family home. The construction and interior design were completed in 2017. It was a project conducted by Davide Macullo Architects. The house was built for a client...

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Cool Ways To Build And Customize A DIY Headboard

It’s important for a bedroom to a be a comfortable and relaxing space, not only in terms of layout and practicality but also from an aesthetic point of view. There’s no need for a lot of furniture and accessories. In fact, the fewer the better. You can still personalize the room with elements such as...

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How to Clean a Mattress

The average person spends about 8 hours a day on their mattress, which is one-third of our life! When you think about mattresses this way, you’ll probably want to make sure it’s a clean place to lay your head. Cleaning a mattress isn’t hard to do, and if you do it regularly, your mattress will...

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ARRCC Empties An Old House Transforming It Into A Perfect Family Home

Recently ARRCC, a studio with a passion for unique interior design, has completed a remodel in South Africa. Like all their projects, this one was a close collaboration between the architects and their clients and the result is a new family home that leaves a long-lasting impression on everyone who comes in contact with it....

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Luxury Furniture Adds Elegance and Style to a Home

Everyone wants a little luxury in his or her home, and fortunately, it can be had in every decor style. There’s really no reason why luxurious touches can’t be included — you’re only limited by imagination and budget. Even one luxurious element or piece of furniture can make a space special. Actually, by definition, luxury...

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Wall Mounted Bike Racks That Look Great While Being Practical

Bikes are excellent for getting around in the city. They’re practical and fun and they take up relatively little space compared to other vehicles. They do, however, need to be properly stored, usually inside the house. A wall-mounted bike rack solves that problem without taking up valuable floor space. There are lots of indoor bike...

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DIY Rustic Hanging Coat Rack

Customize a rustic minimal style coat rack with just a few simple supplies and a spare half hour. Simple wire hooks and a natural wood make this easy piece look chic on even the tightest of budgets! Organize and store all your entryway or bedroom essentials in no time! Supplies: thin strip of wood approximately...

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12 Tips To Make The Most Of Your Galley Kitchen

There is such a thing as too many cooks in the kitchen. Especially when you have a galley kitchen. Galley kitchens boast lots of storage space and little standing space, accommodating one cook comfortably. Sometimes there are ways to bust out of the long narrow kitchen space and sometimes not. For those of you that...

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A Detached Treehouse Extension Guarded By A Backyard Tree

This is the Taringa Treehouse, a structure with an interesting name and an interesting design. It was built in the backyard of an existing house in Brisbane, Australia. You can tell that something’s up just by looking towards it from out in the street. The first thing one notices is the pointy roof which then...

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How To Make The Most of Your Attic Master Bedroom

Owners of old houses, pay attention. When your home comes with wrinkle lines like wonky doors, chippy wooden floors and odd little built-ins, you’re probably dealing with an attic bedroom or two. These spaces probably seemed sweet and charming when you first moved in, but over time and bedroom styling, you find out just how frustrating...

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Fresh Color Combinations: Colors that Go With Green

While there are so many shades and variations of green that it makes the color itself hard to quantify, green stereotypically represents life, growth, nature, and freshness. On a less squeaky-clean notem, green is also associated with money, ambition, and jealousy. Particularly in design, green is considered an ultimate color for refreshment and relaxation. We’re...

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Inspiring Urban Garden Designs And Their Creators

Over the past decades we’ve gradually lost the strong connection we once shared with nature. As the cities have developed, houses were replaced by tall buildings and apartment blocks and the greenery lost ground. However, that doesn’t mean we’ve severed the connection entirely. In fact, we’re constantly making efforts to bring nature into our homes....

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The Secrets Hidden Behind The Murphy Door

Murphy beds, as great and as space-efficient as they may be, are not nearly as exciting as Murphy doors. Yes, there is such a thing as a Murphy door. You’re probably already familiar with the concept: this is basically a door disguised as a bookshelf, a door that hides a secret room. It’s definitely an...

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Modular Shelving Units That Grow With Your Collections

There’s always some kind of flexibility when decorating with shelves as they can be used in multiple ways either to display things or to store and organize items. Modular shelving takes all that to a whole new level by being even more practical and even more versatile and flexible. They’re designed to be installed and...

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DIY Stair Handrail with Industrial Pipes and Wood

If your stair railing is old, dysfunctional, not to code, or simply not to your taste, you may have considered changing it for something new, safe, and stylish. This might seem a daunting task, but for a straightforward stair railing, you can DIY a new one yourself with a few basic tools. This tutorial will...

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32 Modern Dining Chairs Ready To Make A Statement

While sometimes it’s good to be timeless, we also have to live in the present and to surround ourselves with things that we find beautiful at that particular moment and that includes furniture among other things. Elements like contemporary dining chairs can have an uplifting effect on the room they’re in and on the entire...

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Gabion Walls And Their Role In Contemporary Architecture

Gabion walls are linked to a very old building technique which, surprisingly, is still being used today. In fact, there are plenty of contemporary projects that use gabion walls in various different situations and designs including building facades and property fences. Gabions managed to maintain their usefulness throughout the years because of a few distinct...

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A Residence With A Perforated Brick Facade And A Dual Nature

Designing a house that’s both closed out and at the same time open to its surroundings is not easy but Arquitetos Associados did it. They created the KS Residence, a family home located in Natal, Brazil. It has a total living area of 410 square meters disposed on three levels and it was completed in...

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Corner Bench Seating – Space Efficiency At Its Best

Corners are difficult to furnish and we all know it. They pose problems because it’s difficult to plan a layout that doesn’t involve them being empty. Shelves and corner benches are two of the most common and practical options. We’ll focus on the latter and today we’ll talk a bit about corner bench seating and...

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Easy To Craft Wall Hangings For Homes With Personality

Empty walls are boring. They lack character and they’re not nearly as exciting as those decorated with wallpaper, decals or anything from framed photos to artisanal ornaments made with yarn or repurposed materials. Wall hanging decorations form a special category which is the focus of today’s list of inspiring projects. A lot of wall hangings...

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Best Way to Remove Concrete Slabs on a Patio

If you have old, cracked, uneven, or non-level concrete slabs on your patio, you may be thinking about removing the concrete in order to upgrade your patio. And this may seem a daunting, if not impossible, task. The good news is, though, if you have the proper tools and a little bit of manpower, you...

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A House Built Around Trees In A Densely Populated Area

The site on which this house stands is a very unusual and peculiar one. It’s surrounded by a densely populated urban setting and yet it looks so green and in close connection with nature. The site is populated with mature trees which have been preserved and integrated into the project in interesting ways. The project...

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Lake Como Hotel Features Top Design, Spectacular Views

Taking full advantage of Lake Como’s stunning beauty, Il Sereno Lago di Como, sits on the edge of the popular Italian lake. The hotel, conceived by globally renowned architect and designer Patricia Urquiola, is a property that capitalizes on the views and relaxed– but very stylish — atmosphere of the area. The contemporary design has been called...

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15 Reasons To Love Bathroom Wallpaper

If there is one thing we have learned in the past year or so, it’s that wallpaper is in. People are putting it everywhere! Where paint once reigned, you’ll find patterns and colors replacing it. Some go for a big impact like wallpapering their living room. Some prefer a little pop like a patterned desk...

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Cement Countertops – The Focal Points Of Contemporary Minimalism

Concrete countertops are advantageous from several points of view but the detail that interests us today is their aesthetic appeal. We wanted to see how various interior designers worked with cement countertops and to find inspiration in their choices. So here it is, our selection of kitchens with cement countertops and other beautiful features that...

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100 Cool Things to Add to Your Home’s Decor

Perusing the latest offerings at design fairs, showrooms and shops across the globe, we run into some really cool designs: Lighting designer furniture, accessories, rustic bits. So much great design exists that it’s not possible to include everything in stories, so here’s a collection of 100 cool designs that we’ve discovered. From highly functional to...

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