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Discover innovative and creative design ideas to transform your home. Learn what is trending and the basics of interior design.

Garden Benches to Enhance Your Outdoor Space

Garden bench of natural wood blends into the landscape
If you enjoy gardening and spending time outdoors to take advantage of your hard work, a garden bench is the perfect addition for you.  Understated or grand, do-it-yourself or purchased, garden benches are a simple way to add charm and functionality to your garden space. Depending on your garden style, choose a bench that accents the space just as you...

Open Bathroom Concept for Master Bedrooms

Open bathroom concept
There is a trend in home design now for an open bathroom concept in the master bedroom.  This trend has evolved from a modern take on the home interior, where accessibility is key.  That’s not to say you still can’t have a modicum of privacy within this space.  It’s all in how you plan to use the space and...

Alternate Uses for a Dining Room

Many homes today are built with an open concept floor plan, eliminating walls that once divided living, kitchen and dining spaces.  However, many homes still incorporate the traditional center hall design with separate formal living and dining areas.  More and more homeowners today are trading in the formal dining room to utilize the space to fit their needs instead...

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...

8 Ways to Use Recycled Bicycles in Your Home

Bicycle wheels make an interesting table
Upcycle takes on a whole new meaning when you actually use cycles to create new items.  If you take a closer look at the bicycle you will see the artistry that goes into its design.  The round perfection of the wheels are mirrored by the round gear sprockets, and the spokes of the wheel mirror the clean lines of...

Industrial Touches: 24 Exposed Copper Pipe Decorating Projects

Industrial interior design is about displaying and showcasing mechanical elements and building materials that are usually concealed. Its “unfinished” look holds within itself endless possibilities. One way to recreate that industrial appeal is by putting an emphasis on rustic metals such as brushed nickel, cast iron metals and copper. Copper pipes are stylish elements to decorate with if you are...

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...

10 Amazing Living Room Design Ideas

Balance it with pops of white Just imagine, if you could only choose one single room in your home to put your heart and soul into designing, the living room would top the list. Patterns, prints, colors, and textures come together to create the ultimate livable space and set the tone for your entire decorating style. This list brings you...

Luxury Walk-in Closets

Luxury walk-in closet
Many women dream of having a walk-in closet that is spacious enough to house their entire wardrobe and includes a touch of luxury.  The ideal walk-in closet has space for handbags, shoes, sweaters and lingerie in addition to plenty of room for hanging clothing.  Here are some luxurious yet functional walk-in closets that contain all of these things and...

4 Types of Kitchen Range Hoods to Transform Your Kitchen

Range hood
When you think of kitchen range hoods, you may recall the standard stainless steel versions that are in many homes; flat, no-nonsense models that are completely functional in nature.  Well, range hoods have come a long way since then and the styles have entered the 21st century.  Here are classic, metal, modern and artistically-inspired kitchen range hoods to transform...

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...

Designer Focus: Jean-Louis Deniot

Interior Designer Jean-Louis Deniot
Step into a room designed by Paris-based interior designer Jean-Louis Deniot and you feel as if you have entered a timeless space that is the epitome of chic.  Deniot has an extraordinary talent for creating rooms of great depth.  His interiors are a distinctive blend of vintage, new custom creations and a keen attention to the architecture of the space. Jean-Louis...

Bedroom Home Office Designs to Love

Home office integrates into this bedroom
If you long for a space in your home to work on the computer, study or conduct business but are limited for space, consider working a home office space into the bedroom.  This is a great option if you want the space to be separate from the major living areas of your home and only require a small space. ...

Trend Alert: Faceted Interior Design for Fascinating Dimension

V2 PaperForms modular recycled wall tiles add multi-faceted dimension
Interior design trends come and they go.  Geometrics are still somewhat fresh for 2016, but this trend has taken on new dimension with faceted interior design.  Think of a diamond and its many facets, or the angles of a freeform shape.  Sharp, edgy and dimensional, faceted surfaces are taking form all across the design realm.  Let's explore some of the ways...

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...
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