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The Versatility and Allure of Leather Seating

Leather seating in the modern home
Leather seating is a classic that fits into every style.  Whether you prefer the classic tufted Chesterfield sofa or the smooth lines of a modern design, leather seating is a comfortable and stylish feature in interiors.  Here we look at the versatility and allure of leather seating in the modern home. Leather seating fits well within the industrial styled home.  It...

Ideas to Spruce Up Your Living Room

If you feel your living room is looking a little tired, there are all sorts of tips and techniques that you can use to transform it into an area where you feel comfortable and happy. Here are a few ideas to spruce up your living room, changing it for the better. Minimum Effort, Maximum Impact When you begin the process of...

The Allure of Casual Elegance in Interior Design

  Casual elegance is an interior design style that is understated, warm and inviting.  It is the simple side of elegance.  Much like wearing pearls with jeans, casual elegance is comfortable with an edge of sophistication and refinement. Photo courtesy of BHG.com To achieve the look of casual elegance requires a balance of comfortable pieces with the more luxurious.  It requires a...

Sunken Seating is a Fun Alternative in the Modern Home

Try something completely different in your home with sunken seating.  If you like to entertain and enjoy cozy gatherings with friends and family, creating a sunken seating area is a sure way to get the ultimate in stylish and comfortable entertainment space. In the modern home, sunken seating takes rooms to a whole new level of seating ease and comfort. ...

Fun and Unique Sofa Designs

Unique sofa infuses fun into interiors
When you want to break out of the norm and design a room that is fun, unique or just stylishly different, updating your sofa can be a great way to start.  There are very innovative, creative and just plain fun sofa designs waiting for you to try.  Let's explore some of these stylish and unique sofas. Go for a bit of...

Modern fireplaces for stunning indoor and outdoor spaces

modern fireplace on the floor
A fireplace is a stunning plus that will create a warmer, cozier and more peaceful atmosphere in your home. The modern fireplaces are real furnishing and real design elements that can enrich every different spaces of your home, from the living room to the bedrooms, from the bathrooms to the garden. A contemporary fireplace  will completly and deeply warm up...

Lighten up Your Interiors for Summer

Summer-inspired interior
Summer is officially here!  As the temperature rises and the days are longer, take a moment to think about the ways you can lighten up your interiors for summer.  You can change the color scheme, add color or lighten color for a softer approach.  Create a beach or tropical vibe.  You can even decrease the visual weight of a room by using wicker or...

Styling a Gorgeous Moroccan Living Room

  Moroccan interior design for living rooms has burst onto the scene in the past decade, previously only reflecting Bohemian and adventurous lifestyles. Today, Moroccan interior design is a solid staple for all kinds of homes across the world and we are not only incorporating Moroccan detailed patterns and shapes into our home, but also being inspired by Moroccan lifestyles,...

The Versatile and Stylish Settee

The settee originated in the 17th century, evolving from the armchair.  It was considered social seating because it allowed two people to sit together.  Now the use of the settee ranges from group seating at the dining table and kitchen to an alternative to sofas in small spaces and in cozy nooks for reading or entertaining. The settee is smaller...

Eclectic Tile Designs

Tiles are a quick and easy way to decorate your home without worrying about what a spilled drink or fallen spaghetti will do to it. Tiles are one of the best floors you can have in your home as they are sturdy, smooth and easy to clean or replace, unlike carpeting or hardwood floors.  Most homeowners just consider tiles...

How to Get a Chic Beach Look in Your Home

Beautiful beach house
Take a break from the cold and think about sinking your toes into warm sand, relaxing to the sound of waves and feeling the fresh salty air.  Ahhhh.....are you there?  Now envision this as you discover how to get a chic beach look in your home.  The rooms pictured here embody beach style and will inspire your own look. Soothing colors, natural wood surfaces...

Different Ways to Improve Your Living Room with Wallpapers

The living room represents the heart of the building. It is the place where you will spend most of your time when you are at home. Your living room should offer a conducive environment. It should be attractive to the eye; a sight that elevates your mood after a long tiresome day. So, how can one enhance the outlook of...

How to Easily Decorate Living Room By Season

Seasonal Overview (Houzz, World Effect, & Wayfair)
Your home should be a reflection of your life. Your day to day activities should not clash with your interior. Therefore, having bright blue decor during the fall can feel a bit off. If you decorate living room by season, your room will feel like an extension of the outdoors. Starting off with a neutral room is the best...

Mid-Century Modern Style

Mid-century home
Go back to the future with mid-century modern style.  Evocative of the post-war era where the need for fresh change was strong, the years between the mid-40s and 1970's captured the essence of what we now know as mid-century modern.  This is a style that epitomizes organic form and an uncomplicated design aesthetic.  Explore these mid-century interiors and appreciate the...

Designing Around the Television

The television integrates into this room design
Most homes today have at least one television.  Designing around the television can sometimes pose a challenge when the room is used for more than just screen entertainment.  You can either integrate the television into the room design, conceal it when not in use or simply hide it in plain sight.  Here are ways to take the challenge out of...

Inspiring Home Offices That Break the Mold

Stylish home office interior
The home office is becoming increasingly more integral to the household.  However, not every home has the dedicated space for an actual office.  The home office doesn't necessarily have to be a room.  Space can be set aside in the living area or even in the backyard.  Here are some examples of stylish home offices that break the mold and dedicated...

Cool and Sophisticated Gray and Cream Interiors for Your Inspiration

The soothing beauty of gray and cream interior
There is something inherently soothing and cool about gray and cream interiors.  This color combination is a mix of cool and warm, giving any room a luxurious appeal.  Have you ever walked into a room and felt enveloped in a clean, sophisticated luxury?  Here are a selection of cool and sophisticated gray and cream interiors for your inspiration. At once warm and sophisticated,...

The Scandinavian design – incorporation of simple beauty and functionality

If you love simplicity, minimalism and functionality, then the Scandinavian design is just the right choice for you. Originally, the term “Scandinavian design” derives from a design show which goes under the same name from 1954 to 1957. The very same show establishes the meaning behind the name of the term as beautiful, functional, inspired by the Nordic nature and...
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