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10 Design Lessons You Can Learn From Nature

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  • white and blue kitchen
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Take a moment from your busy schedule to lift up your eyes from that handheld device and reunite with the natural beauty of the world around you. What do you see? Are the tree branches swaying in the breeze? Are leaves rustling at your feet, showing the first signs of fall? Is the yellow orb […]

Stunning San Francisco Remodel Deeply Infused with Natural Light

  • Remodeled San Francisco Home by Dijeau Poage Construction (1)
  • Remodeled San Francisco Home by Dijeau Poage Construction (2)
  • Remodeled San Francisco Home by Dijeau Poage Construction (3)
  • Remodeled San Francisco Home by Dijeau Poage Construction (4)

A remodel can easily bring out the contemporary possibilities in old houses. Take as example this San Francisco home imagined by Dijeau Poage Construction – a home opened to the surroundings and prepared for a modern lifestyle. Inviting natural light inside through a series of glass additions like floor-to-ceiling windows that open to the outdoor on the […]

Stylish Holiday Retreat In Bali With Black-Accented Décors: Mahatma House

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Mahatma House is located in the traditional Balinese village of Seseh, just steps from the black volcanic-sand beaches. Set against a tropical beachfront atmosphere, the holiday villa features a beautiful 60-foot river stone pool, a generously-sized deck and a poolside lounge with seating for up to 12 guests that includes a large circular fire bowl. […]

Elegantly Connected: EMMA and EMILY Padded Chair Designs by Färg & Blanche

  • Gärsnäs 2014
  • Gärsnäs 2014
  • Emily, Fredrik Färg-Emma Blanche, Gärsnäs 2014
Foto Lennart Durehed
  • Emily, Fredrik Färg-Emma Blanche, Gärsnäs 2014
Foto Lennart Durehed

Swedish-French design duo Färg & Blanche has come up with two elegant padded chair designs for Swedish furniture brand Gärsnäs. EMMA (depicted in the first two photos below) is a hand-sewn, well-tailored armchair that “speaks the language of craftsmanship picking up the gauntlet. The needlework here involves both form and function, elevating the classic look to […]

Why You Should Use Natural Materials In Your Design

  • Natural materials make neutrals pop. Image Via: Hartman Baldwin Design/Build
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  • Natural materials are a good fit for areas that receive a lot of wear and tear. Image Via: Staprans Design
  • Read on to find out why you should work natural materials into your design. Image Via: Denali Custom Homes

You’ve probably been heard about the advantages of decorating with natural materials like marble, wood, metals, and clay. Chances are, you’ve also wandered what exactly counts as “natural”. It’s okay, you’re not alone.  In the world of interiors, “natural” is a broad term that encompasses any renewable resource that is harvested from the earth for use. These days, consumers are […]

Hauntingly Beautiful Estate Near Santa Barbara Reviving a Sense Of Awe

This impressive Santa Barbara luxury home occupies a four acre piece of land in a gated community between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez mountains south of Los Angeles. Located in the vicinity of Santa Barbara, the home in the Cima del Mundo (“Top of the World”) community was imagined serving as dream home for anyone who appreciates […]

Perforated Brick Entrance Screen Defining Fairbairn Road House in Australia

Taking on the challenges of a narrow site, Inglis Architects designed and developed Fairbairn Road House in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. The project showcases a simple architectural language of masonry, timber and stone, with emphasis on the front facade: “The house presents itself to the public and does not seek refuge behind a fence. […]

Exquisite South Carolina House Evoking A Traditional Coastal Style

The architects behind the Southern Living Idea House at Palmetto Bluff drew their inspiration for the home’s design from Palmetto Bluff’s low country surroundings. The home, designed by Pursley Dixon Architects as a haven for guests to entertain and unwind, is situated amid the state’s iconic palms and freshwater creeks. One of the home’s most exquisite […]

Ben Young’s Handcrafted Glass Sculpture Inspired by Ocean Waves

Raised in Waihi Beach, New Zealand and currently living in Sydney, Australia, Ben Young is a self-taught artist. From surfing and skateboarding to repairing furniture and building boats, Ben spends time indulging in bohemian activities. But today we would like to direct your attention towards his fascinating glass sculptures inspired by waves, a special project […]

Contemporary Holiday Villa in Koh Samui Offering Spectacular Coastal Views of Thailand

With a dramatic cliffside location overlooking Koh Samui’s port town of Nathon, Lime Samui Villa 4 offers guests spectacular coastal views of Thailand. The interiors of the property frame the striking limestone peaks of the National Marine Park and the legendary Five Islands, setting the stage for spectacular crimson sunsets. The spacious, multifunctional living area […]

Innovative Turning Boxes Adapting Sharifi-ha House to the Climate Changes of Tehran

Nextoffice – Alireza Taghaboni completed the design and development of Sharifi-ha House, an innovative residence that can ingeniously adapt to the climate changes in Tehran, Iran. The is due to the displacement of turning boxes that lead the building’s volume to become open or closed, introverted or extroverted: “Here, the openness /closure of the building’s […]

Why Men Have Excellent Decorating Taste

Does this title have you scratching your head?  You read it right, men do have excellent decorating taste. Want proof? Well, this article will have you realizing that some of the most historic and influential designs were established by men. Exterior and interior, men have added a tantalizing touch to design that should not be […]

Visual Tricks Enhancing Original Yogurt Bar Design in Israel

In a dark small space in Ashdod, Israel (previously an AC store with plaster niches), Dana Shaked has designed a white magical yogurt bar. The first step in the conversion process was to remove all niches and wall covers and to divide the space according to a yogurt bar program. The project was designed to […]

Well Defined London Penthouse Evoking a Strong Metropolitan Feel

Appointed by Ballymore to redesign the interior layout of a London Penthouse, the designers at Amos and Amos came up with a well defined space inspiring opulence: “Our design approach for Wapping Lane was to create a penthouse interior that represents a true departure from the norm. The result is a contemporary luxe interior that […]

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