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6 Ways Hotel Lobbies Teach us About Interior Design

Modern hotel lobby
Hotel lobbies are some of the most breathtaking examples of interior design.  They deliver an awe-inspiring glimpse into a world that is luxurious and grand.  But aside from introducing us to extravagance, hotel lobbies can teach us about interior design.  Let's explore some of the ways. 1. Lighting Extravagant chandeliers, innovative lighting solutions and key illumination features abound in hotel lobbies.  Note...

Round Houses and Circular Interior Style

A round house for spectacular views
We’ve probably all seen unique houses in our travels and even seen round houses on occasion.  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a round house or considered decorating a space in your perfectly angled home in the round?  Here are some unique round homes and ways to decorate in a circular design layout. A...

Modern Farmhouse Style – A Little Bit Country….A Little Bit Rock and Roll

A modern farmhouse looks warm and inviting
The charm and rustic character of traditional farmhouse design style combined with the simplicity and edge of modern design.  That is modern farmhouse style and it is taking the design world by storm.  It's just a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll.  This is how to get that seamlessly blended style that is both chic and...

Modern Mountain Homes to Take You Away

Beautiful modern mountain home interior
Vast open spaces with picture windows to take in breathtaking views.  Soaring ceilings enhanced with wood beams.  Nestled in on cold winter nights, enjoying the warmth of the roaring fire.  Interiors styled with a modern aesthetic that blend with the natural world surrounding you.  If this sounds like paradise to you, come along and explore modern mountain homes. Ample windows to take...

Homes Above and Below: Airplane Hangar and Underground Homes

Air hangar home
The dream of owning a home has evolved much over the years.  Now there is a large population that is considering alternative home options.  We'll take a peek at homes inspired by air and earth.  Airplane hangar and underground homes are a lucrative option for those looking for unique architecture and living. The underground home may bring you back to the...

Today’s Log Homes for Advantageous and Luxurious Living

Luxurious country log home
Log homes are becoming increasingly popular today and for good reason.  Clear your mind of any preconceived notions you may have of the primitive log cabin nestled in the wilderness.  Today’s log homes are luxurious and have far-reaching benefits.  They are stunning examples of environmentally friendly, energy efficient, luxurious living. Today’s log homes are 15% more energy efficient than a...

Different Types of Roof Styles

Definitely, you will like to know the various available roofing options when it is time for you to roof your home. Indeed, you will notice that there are a lot of roofing styles when you look around the buildings located here and there in the cities. There is no doubt that more roofing styles will be introduced in the...

The magic of a Hobbit house

If you have ever wondered what a Hobbit house must look like in real life, then you surely have to check out the following lines. The best thing about going home is when you feel the comfort and warmness of your own place. You can’t deny that the magical Hobbit houses offer exactly that. They’re small but homey and there’s...

Turn up the Heat with Modern Fireplace Updates

Fireplaces have come a long way from the days of wood-burning brick surround caverns in the center of the living room.  Today’s fireplaces are design elements in and of themselves and are finding their way into every room in the house.  They are works of art that easily take center stage in a room.  Modern fireplace updates will elevate...

Trend Alert – Perforated Design

Perforated panels enhance this home
Perforated, put simply, is something that is pierced with a hole or holes.  It is currently a top trend for 2015, showing up in architecture, interior design and fashion.  Today's perforations range from industrial to artistic in design. Shops and corporate offices employ perforated design into their interiors by way of wall and ceiling panels, as well as staircase rails.  This design...

Open Fireplace Designs to Warm Your Home

Open fireplace design
It's that time of year again when our thoughts turn to cozy nights at home by the fire.  Fireplaces have come a long way, and with many modern homes designed with an open floor plan, the fireplace has evolved.  Two-sided and open fireplace designs are efficient and very stylish features of the modern home.  Here are some great open...

Give an endless charm to your home with an aquarium

awesome bedroom built under the water in an aquarium
An aquarium is a real chic, luxurious and exclusive element of design that can transform your home decor. The modern design trends and the new stylistic tendencies, associated with the new technologies and the new materials, have completely revolutioned the concept and the function of the traditional aquariums: from simple and additional elements to the interior decor, the contemporary...

Breathtaking water walls that will completly steal your heart

Breathtaking indoor and outdoor water walls that will completly steal your heart
If you want to create an extremely magic, relaxing, and charming atmoshere for your home, your garden or your backyard, there is nothing better that adding a water wall. The water walls can be built in many different sizes, shapes and materials, such as glasses, marbles, rocks, smooth stones, mirrors, laminated surface and so on. The choise depends on...

Designing a Kitchen Nook

The kitchen nook is a place where you can sit and enjoy a quick breakfast, a relaxing lunch or a casual dinner.  It is a family gathering spot either in or close to the kitchen, creating a place that is convenient and comfortable.  Designing a kitchen nook can be as easy as placing a table and chairs in the kitchen...

Rock Your Home with Stone Interior Accents

Beautiful stonework enhances this home
Stone interior accents add instant character, texture and dimension to your home.  Whether you are looking for old world charm or a modern edge, stone delivers.  If images of dank and drafty castles arise when you think of stone, cast those aside and take a look at stone’s powerful decorative merits in today’s modern home. Character is the stand-out aspect...

The Coffered Ceiling for Architectural Enhancement

Marvelous coffered ceiling highlights this room
The coffered ceiling is a mastery of architectural detail that brings heightened drama and depth to a space.  The ceiling is often forgotten, left with just a coat of white paint.  Many times, there is not much thought put into how the ceiling enhances the overall design of a room.  One way to add distinction to a room is to install a coffered...

Fun and Functional Garage Conversion Ideas

Cozy modern garage conversion
Last Updated: May 10, 2016 There is a space in your home that can be designated for guests, entertaining, leisure or family time.  It is most likely filled with castoffs from the home and yard, not even being used for its intended purpose.  That space is the garage.  If you find yourself needing extra space, consider the space you already...

Sunroom Designs to Brighten Your Home

A sunroom is a wonderful addition to your home.  It can be a special place to sit and relax while enjoying the view.  Imagine a room full of light during the day, where you can enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of a sheltered space.  You can enjoy meals in this airy space or perhaps you’d like a bright room for...
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