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A Heavenly 2 Storey Home Under 500 square meters (With Floor Plan)

When you arrive home after a long day, you want to be able to take a long exhale and relax into your surroundings. This house in Kiev, which measures 470 square meters (5059 square feet), feels deeply relaxing even at first glance. From the spacious living area to the cozy attic space, every design element […]

This Island Is Just Big Enough for One House — Design News

Pin it No man is an island— but this house is. Just Room Enough Island is part of the Thousand Islands chain on the border of New York and Canada, and there's literally just room enough for one house. READ MORE »

Before & After: Plastic Cactus to One-of-a-Kind Side Table

Pin it This plastic thrift store cactus was covered in sawdust and broken Southwestern dreams. When Naomi and Sage were tasked to turn it into something amazing, weaker competitors would've folded under this nearly impossible challenge. The after might just send you on a hunt for horrible Goodwill cacti: READ MORE »

5 Design Secrets from the Most Relaxed Rooms

Gregory & Jennie's Relaxed Hippie Bungalow Pin it Feeling like a relaxed home is an unattainable goal? It doesn't have to be. Let go of the big picture–a totally serene home that's potentially a 180° from your current lifestyle–and zero in on the little things you can slowly change to create your peaceful place. READ MORE »

Small Spaces with Style: 8 Great Tours in 500 Square Feet or Less

Pin it How do our house tour subjects cram such style into such small spaces? Like this! These tours are all between 200 and 500 square feet but they manage to pack a punch. Have your own small space? See how these folks did it and get inspired to take advantage of every inch. READ MORE »

5 Ways to Get Your Room's Design to Click Into Place

Claire & Luke's Soulful Logan Square Apartment Pin it You know that gnawing feeling in a room? You've bought all your major furniture pieces, hung all your art, added in a few plants but something just isn't "clicking" into place. The room isn't feeling like it's working or quite like how you envisioned. Try one of these ideas if you've got a room in design limbo. READ MORE »

Take a Tour of 8 Beautifully Renovated Airstream Trailers

Pin it There's something so quintessentially American about an Airstream trailer — it speaks of modern design, and summer, and the freedom of the open road. Maybe that's why these little guys are enjoying so much popularity as of late. All over the country, enterprising folks are giving new life to these vintage trailers, either as campers or as full-time homes. READ MORE »

A Better Morning Routine: 5 Things to Try that Will Make Your Whole Day Nicer

A Collector's Hollywood Bachelor Pad Pin it Three snoozes, spilt coffee, the eternal problem of what to wear- sound familiar? Mornings never seem to be long enough, relaxing enough, or productive enough. We've covered the topic at length...Show More Summary

Allison & Matt's East Village Synergy — Video House Tour

Pin it Name: Allison + Matt Location: East Village (Alphabet City); New York, New York Size: 750 square feet Years lived in: 9 months Allison and Matt moved into this one-bedroom apartment, their first as a couple, nine months ago. Together...Show More Summary

This is Rule #1 When Shopping with a Partner Who Has Different Tastes

Pin it If you and your significant other have a similar style for your home, consider yourselves lucky. You'll never be that couple arguing passionately in the aisles at IKEA over which bedside lamp you'd rather wake up to in the morning. But if that second couple does sound like you and your beloved, here's a bit of advice: Remember rule #1... READ MORE »

Greek Charm Infusing Villa Gracias a la Vida Overlooking Delos Island

Welcome to a scenic holiday retreat infused with Greek charm! Villa Gracias a la Vida sits on one acre of land in Costa Ilios overlooking the Island of Delos. Its privileged position allows guests here convenient access to the nearby beach of Agios Ioannis and views of the colorful sunsets. Show More Summary

Sculptural Wall at Nosotros Bar Drawing Attention to The Bartender

When you see this sculptural wall dancing its geometry in front of your eyes, you know you are at the Nosotros Bar in São Paulo, Brazil. And since you’re in Brazil, mind as well enjoy a sophisticated drink prepared by Rafael Araújo in...Show More Summary

Modern Cottage Design Flaunting an Inverted Floor-Plan

Modern cottage design can make you rethink your perspective on solitude. This modern family cottage with dark framed windows captures expansive views of the forest around. Built on a steep cliff’s edge, the Val-des-Monts Cottage in the Gatineau hills of Canada captures arresting views of the nearby lake. Show More Summary

Surprising L-Plan House Maximizing Garden Views in Bangalore, India

Looking to provide a high level of privacy as well as to maximize views of the garden, the architects at Khosla Associates design the L-Plan House in Bangalore, India. The residence was envisioned for a young couple and accommodatesShow More Summary

Do You Have a "City Persona" and a "Country Persona?"

Paul & Katie's Vintage Modern Bellevue Loft Pin it We recently started talking about meeting your neighbors and it got me thinking about the variety of ways that people in different parts of the country (or the world for that matter) interact with each other in small ways, day-to-day. Show More Summary

Body Part Sculpture Features Finger Rugs & Hair Chairs — Design News

Pin it This may look like a normal (if not a little sparse) bedroom. But look a little closer, and you'll see that everything is made up of body parts. READ MORE »

What To Do With All Those Old Stuffed Animals

Pin it A warning to the nostalgic among us. If your stuffed animal Snoopy is still on your bed at the age of 30, you might not want to look at these. Some of these get gruesome. And whatever you do, DON’T think about Toy Story 1 or 2, and definitely not 3. Show More Summary

8 Dramatic Over-the-Bed Art Ideas (When You Can't Afford Something Big)

Beci & Raph's Most Excellent Make & Do Adventure Pin it That area behind our beds can be a make-it-or-break-it spot in the bedroom. Since our beds tend to be the focal points of this space, the eyes naturally flow to the wall space above your bed. Show More Summary

A Plethora of Plants in Every Room

Pin it I'm not sure they ever really went out of style, but houseplants are experiencing a huge surge in popularity right now. You see them everywhere, and sometimes you see a whole lot of them, in delightful clusters that threaten to turn some blogger's living room into a jungle paradise. Show More Summary

8 Leaves To Love + Tropical Leaf Decor Ideas

I’m loving the current tropical leaf trend, aren’t you? From clothing patterns (I have a pair of tropical print… The post 8 Leaves To Love + Tropical Leaf Decor Ideas appeared first on decor8.

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