Architecture

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

The Unique Architectural Style of a Glass House

A stunning glass house
Imagine living in a home where there is a view in every room, there is always an abundance of natural light and you feel as if you are living in the outdoors.  This is what it is like to live in a glass house.  Now, there is the figurative meaning of the words living in a glass house, but...

The Captivating Glass Art of Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly glass art
To observe the captivating glass art of Dale Chihuly is to witness something truly spectacular.  Chihuly's work is on display at over 200 museum locations worldwide and graces public gardens and historic sites.  He is a master of his craft and creates truly amazing works of art and architectural structures.  Here is a look at this prolific artist and...

Minimalistic Norwegian Home Built on a Budget: Casa Kolonihagen

Located in Stavanger, Norway, Casa Kolonihagen by Tommie Wilhelmsen was especially developed as a summer holiday residence and accommodates a small bed and a living area. The project reflects the modern Scandinavian way of life- not too flashy, nor too common, balance being a major factor of the design. Believe it or not, this contemporary architecture gem has only 24...

Banquette Seating for Dining in Comfort and Style

When dining out, many will invariably request a booth over a table for the simple comfort.  Why not have that comfort when dining at home?  Banquette seating in the kitchen or dining room provides a great place for dining and other family activities.  Banquettes can be built-in or purchased as a piece of furniture to add to your dining space. Banquette seating...

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...

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...

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...

Tribute to New Orleans on Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana is a place of character, beauty, music, fun, mystery and style.  To celebrate Mardi Gras today, let's look at some of the best of New Orleans including architecture, home styles, interiors, Mardi Gras table setting ideas and more.  Come along as we serve tribute to New Orleans on Mardi Gras. The architecture of the French Quarter in New Orleans is noted...

Warehouse to Home Conversion – Urban Living

An amazing warehouse to home conversion
Warehouses converted into homes make for wonderful urban-style living.  They provide ample open space, sturdy structure and soaring ceilings, among other things.  If re-using existing structures to carve out a space for a home appeals to you, consider some of these awe-inspiring warehouse to home conversions. Urban style has come into the design spotlight and is brighter than ever before. ...

Sculptural Elements in Interior Design

A blend of actual sculpture and sculptured furnishings bring interest to this room
Sculptural elements are everywhere in interior design.  They are in the gentle sloping curve of the sofa, in the sharp lines of the coffee table, or along the edge of a doorway.  In some homes, however, sculptural elements are more pronounced and they give a space character, drama and interest.  Let's explore the various sculptural elements in interior design and how they impact...

7 Ways to Make the Most of Loft Space

A loft that uses vertical space effectively
Loft living has many advantages but can pose a challenge when decorating and allocating for storage.  It may require creative thinking when it comes to specific layout.  Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your loft space and reap the full rewards of loft living. Go vertical.  With high ceilings at a premium in loft...

$15.4 Million Luxury Stunning Residence For Sale in Los Angeles

Even if the property was already sold in June 2016 for amazing $15,400,000 USD, we still want to show our readers some luxury details of this stunning residence. The Luxury Residence is located in LA and is a private home that covers an area of 7,500 square feet and has 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. With astonishingly jaw dropping uninterrupted views from every level, this...

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...

How to Add Charm with Windows (Inside and Out)

You can add charm with windows, both inside and out of your home. Your windows allow you to connect with the world outside your walls. Perhaps you have views of sweeping mountains or the city. Or, maybe you're lucky enough to have sea views. Whatever lies outside, windows connect you with the outdoors. From the exterior of your home, windows...

Tiny House Living for Big Rewards

Tiny house
Tiny house living has its big rewards.  If you are looking for an alternative to apartment living, are simplifying your life, or you just want less of a financial burden than other housing options, consider the tiny house.  Short on space but loaded with charm, tiny houses are a welcoming respite from the ordinary. Tiny house plans generally include a...

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...

Experience the real Middle-Earth at the Hobbiton Movie Set

On the most picturesque private farmland you can visit is the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies. Matamata, home of the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, is a small agricultural town in the heart of the Waikato region, nestled at the base of the beautiful Kaimai ranges. The set has been completely rebuilt for The Hobbit and will...

Amazing furniture made from old cars

Amazing furniture made from old cars
Amazing furniture made from old cars? Sounds strange? Have you ever think that old pieces of moto or cars or bus could be transformed in original furniture for your home? Well, it’s possible! Some innovative designers have created original and incredible furniture with parts or pieces of old cars. You can decorate your bedroom with an original "mercedes-bed" such...
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