Architecture

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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...

How to Enjoy the Open Floor Plan

Bright and fresh open living area
The open floor plan takes down walls and opens up rooms.  It is fresh, modern and versatile.  Open floor plans create a flow that is harmonious and convenient.  This style of home enables its residents to entertain with ease.  Here are ways to enjoy the open floor plan. Modern and spacious interiors are appealing for many reasons.  Open spaces break down...

The Charm and Character of Exposed Brick

Exposed brick enhances this loft space
Exposed brick walls in home interiors lend a warmth and character to a space.  They are often seen in converted lofts, the remnants of warehouses.  Many times the brick is covered over with drywall or painted.  But if you want character, keeping the brick in its natural state is the solution.  Here are interiors where brick warms and enhances...

Attic Spaces to Love

A multi-purpose room in an attic space
When you think of an attic, do you envision a dark cavernous space filled with neglected furniture and dusty corners occupied by spiders?  Well, the rooms featured here are not dark, dreary, dust-filled spaces.  These attic rooms have been converted to bedrooms, recreation rooms, children's playrooms, retreats and even apartments.  Odd angles, interesting window niches or dormers all make these...

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...

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...

Unconventional Homes – Conversions Worth Conversation

Beautiful open design of a church home conversion
When it comes to homes today, the art of creating a house from an existing structure has reached a new level in architecture.  Would you live in a barn, a warehouse, a bus or a shipping container?  How about living in a grain silo or an old fire station?  Here are some home conversions so unique that you may...

The Classic Charm and Versatility of Window Shutters

Shutters let in filtered light
Used alone or with other window treatments, shutters are a classically charming addition to any window.  They are also an extremely functional and versatile option, providing filtered light, privacy or the ability to open fully.  Shutters can be custom-made to your particular window measurements and can be painted or stained to fit within your decorating style. Depending on your preference,...

5 Unique Coffee Shops from Around the World

Coffee is not only a heavenly tasting liquid or a boost of energy. It's a full experience when drunk in the perfect setting, a coffee shop. Time seems to move at a different pace in such a place. You are surrounded by people but they seem to disappear in the background. Everything from the lightning to the music seduces...

Beautiful Light-filled Rooms

Windows fill this room with beautiful light
One of the most requested features by house hunters is lots of windows.  Beautiful light-filled rooms capture the hearts of many future home owners and often are the reason a particular house is chosen over others.  Large windows that span across a wall open up a room and showcase a home’s character and light.  Take a tour of these...

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...

Indoor Swimming Pools to Inspire

Luxury indoor swimming pool
Many of us are aware of the benefits of swimming and dream of the luxury of having our own swimming pool.  However, choosing between an indoor and outdoor pool can be a tough decision.  Here are the benefits and drawbacks of an indoor pool and photos of luxury home swimming pools to inspire you. The major benefit of an indoor swimming pool...

Improving Your Lifestyle With Open Plan Living

Open plan living is a modern style of interior design, which is also a lifestyle choice as well as a style decision. It is essentially opening up certain areas of the home and allowing them to be in one open space, with specific function areas as opposed to rooms. Open plan living is so popular because it opens up the...

Homes In Paradise

We all may not live in paradise, but there’s certainly no harm in taking a peek into how the other half live from time to time. There’s something therapeutic about taking a look at the homes of the rich and famous, to inspire our dreams and wish lists if money were no object for us. We’re going to look at...

Taking Modern to the Victorian Age: Mixing Modern Style with Classic Architecture

A seamless melding of styles
If you live in or are considering buying a Victorian home and want to blend your modern taste with classic architecture, here is some inspiration to set you on your way.  Don’t let your home’s architecture dictate how it should be furnished.  In fact, decorating a Victorian or otherwise older home in a modern style sets the stage for...

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. ...

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...

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...
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