Architecture

Explore architectural styles and innovative home conversions. Learn ways to enhance your home with architectural details.

Bookcase Feature Wall

A wall of bookcases is the focal point in this interior
Whether you are a reader or not, bookcases offer something for everyone.  When used to flank a fireplace, an entertainment center or as a wall feature, bookcases are a wonderful architectural enhancement to any room.  In the living or family room, having a bookcase feature wall offers versatile styling possibilities. In many family rooms, the television is generally front and...

Luxury Indoor-Outdoor Rooms

Luxury indoor/outdoor space
Today's architects, builders and designers are creating luxury spaces that combine indoor with outdoor living.  Indoor spaces quickly transition to outdoor with the slide of a door.  Outdoor living spaces are sheltered and become part of indoor spaces.  Here we explore luxury indoor-outdoor rooms to inspire. Outdoor rooms are being created that can be enclosed during inclement weather and form an...

Beautiful and Unique Ceilings

Textured and uplit ceiling for home theater (soelbergi).
Floors, walls, and ceilings are the three different planes of a room. By far, ceilings are the most neglected planes. As we typically look forward and down in a room, walls and floors are typically decorated and maintained much more than the ceilings which are often overseen. Stucco ceilings, also known as popcorn or cottage cheese ceilings, were extremely popular between...

8 Reasons to Love Window Seats

An inviting window seat
Window seats are cozy, charming and functional.  They contribute to the architectural interest of a room and can function as supplemental seating and storage.  Window seats provide a cozy spot to enjoy a good book or a place to daydream while taking in the view.  Here are eight reasons to love window seats.  Architectural Appeal Window seats give windows an instant...

Luxury Homes and Amenities

Luxury home
With the United States Powerball lottery up to $1.5 billion today, let's take a moment to fantasize about the homes we desire; the homes that we would purchase if we won the Powerball lottery.  These luxury homes and amenities are the height of glamour and beauty.  Take a moment to dream a life of luxury and ponder the home of your...

Heat up Your Fireplace with a Stylish Mantel

Simple and stylish mantel
The fireplace is often the focal point of the living area of the home.  Draw more attention and heat up your fireplace with a stylish mantel.  Try a traditional wood carved mantel or rustic natural wood.  Install a classic stone mantel or a simple modern style.  Even a simple shelf is a stylish option.  Here are traditional, rustic and modern...

Lofty Living with Open Two-story Interiors

Modern open 2-story home
Imagine if you could live in a two-story home and have visual access to both floors simultaneously.  The open two-story home offers a floor plan that expands vertically, giving an uninterrupted flow of space that lets in more light and offers expansive views throughout.  Do you like lofts but don't want to live in the city?  You get the best...

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...

15 most beautiful steps in the world

musical theater in Seoul, South Korea
Do you love the street art? Are you fascinated about exploring new places and new touristic attractions? Do you love travelling and do you are always in search of unusual architectures? If you have answered "yes" at least at one of this questions, well, this article about the 15 most beautiful steps in the world fits for you! Enjoy...

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...

Gorgeous Homes with Exposed Ceiling Beams

A subject of much debate, exposed ceiling beams are a popular feature in many older buildings which gives authenticity to period homes. A structural feature, exposed beams are now popular for the rustic and aged qualities they add to the home. A single beam, genuinely structural or a simple aesthetic feature, can create a wonderfully stylish barrier between sections of...

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...

Restoring a Church Into a Family Home

Gaining inspiration from the ones that have gone before them, more people are investing their cash into rundown churches and transforming them into unique and inspiring spaces. Looking from the outside, you can keep the existing interior to pay homage the church that it once was, or you can make your own changes to the architecture, putting a quirky and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

10 most amazing houses and buildings in the world

Upside Down house Germany
"Home sweet home” says a famous proverb but not all the houses are the same. In the world, there are really amazing houses and buildings and we are going to show you some of them. You will not believe to your eyes! 1. The “Upside down House” Famous as “upside down house” or “crazy house”, this amazing building is located in...