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19 Minimalist Christmas Decorations to DIY This Weekend

With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s hard to ignore that Christmas is right around the corner. Whether you’re eager to put up the tree, or feeling a little dread to get out the unorganized decoration boxes, we’ve rounded up a few modern, minimalist Christmas decorations that you can DIY this weekend in sweatpants, and sipping hot cocoa. Show More Summary

A Clean, Minimalist London Flat — House Call

Name: Silvia Location: London, England I am an Italian Architect living in London, with a passion for interior design and calm minimal interior spaces. For years I worked for a top Italian Minimalist Architect, so when my boyfriend and I bought this two bed flat in North London one year ago, I wanted to create a minimal and calm interior, without being too cold. READ MORE »

For the Beauty Room: 10 of our Favorite Modern Makeup Vanity Tables — Annual Guide 2016

There's something that feels very luxurious about having a designated spot to sit down and do your toilette in the morning. But if you've ever tried searching for a vanity table, you know that it can be a little tricky to find one that suits a modern aesthetic. Show More Summary

So Easy! Simple & Sweet Holiday Window Decorations

Holiday decorating doesn't have to be a massive affair, with tinsel, trees and glitter (although that can be nice too sometimes). Sometime small gestures feel more heartfelt and in keeping with the season. Here are some pretty ways to dress your windows that are festive, yet simple. READ MORE »

A 100-Year-Old Grandma Offers Up Her Best Cooking Tips — Kitchn

From Kitchn ? Grandma Knows Best: A 100-Year-Old Offers Her Best Cooking Tips READ MORE »

Hand-Me-Down Mix & Match Style in Montreal — House Tour

Name: Mary and Brandon Location: Plateau Mont-Royal — Montreal, Canada Size: 900 square feet Years lived in: Rented, 2 years Mary, a cook and artist who grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia, shares this rental with Brandon, a software developer who grew up in Florida and moved to Montreal in 2011. Show More Summary

There's a Cat Yoga Class & It's Purrfect — Design News

(Image credit: via CNN) Now you can get your Marjaiasana judged by an expert: An animal shelter in Georgia offers a yoga class with their adoptable cats. READ MORE »

5 Smart Strategies to Avoid Overeating at Holiday Parties

Full disclosure: I am eating a snickerdoodle cookie as I write this. But, despite this sugar-crusted cookie's presence in my hand (and the existence of its 11 compatriots on my kitchen counter), there's nothing I dislike more than that too-full, sugar-packed feeling of leaving a holiday party with too much in my belly. Show More Summary

Get the Look: High Ceilings, High Tech in Toronto — Shop the Style

Juliana's Toronto loft is flooded with light from the floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing one to appreciate the subtle textures and hues with which she has filled her home. If you are not as blessed, window-wise, you can still achieve a similarly sophisticated look by shopping her style! READ MORE »

DIY Holidays: 10 Beautifully Modern Christmas Tree Project Ideas

If your holiday motto is "the simpler, the better," but you don't want to risk being pegged for a Scrooge, here are 10 DIY Christmas trees that walk the line between minimalist and festive. Go ahead, ditch the multi-colored flashing lights and the over-the-top tinsel garland, these simple projects shine bright all on their own. READ MORE »

An Exuberant Couple's "Decor Hunter" Home in Puerto Rico — House Tour

Name: Sandra Lobos, Juan Carlos Ferrer, and their cat Mimí Location: Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico Size: 1,600 square feet Years lived in: Renting 4 months It's a surprise that Sandra and Juan Carlos' apartment in Puerto Rico is so minimal, considering the two have such playful, exuberant personalities. Show More Summary

Futuristic Footwear: 9 Designs that Prove Shoes are Getting Smarter

As footwear goes, it's safe to say that Heelys are basically The Flintstones of futuristic shoes (sorry, but roller shoes are so last decade). While we would just as soon continue wearing shoes strictly for coverage, orthopedic comfort and simple style, the tech-heavy trend of futuristic shoes is so intriguing, it's difficult to ignore. Show More Summary

How To Trick Yourself Into Being One of those People Who Actually Likes to Clean

Fact: cleaning isn't for everyone. While some people might actually enjoy getting messy, others just flat out fail at completing (or maybe even starting!) chores. But all is not lost. If cleaning isn't exactly something you'd call aShow More Summary

Beautiful Decorating Ideas for a Traditional Christmas

(Image credit: Design Scouting) I love holiday decor of all kinds, but lately I've found myself especially drawn to traditional Christmas decor — styles that speak of history and the old world and huddling around a beautiful tree all lit up in the midst of a cold German winter. Show More Summary

The Perfect Person Just Bought the 'Full House' House — Design News

(Image credit: Netflix) Well, this is a satisfying, full circle move. Jeff Franklin, the creator of Full House, bought the San Fransisco Painted Lady that served as the exterior of the Tanner home in the opening credits of the '90s sitcom. READ MORE »

A Truck Bed Goes From Garage To Guest Room

Project by: Dona Location: Shelter Island, New York My husband's hoarding habit paid off. Once I learned that the bed of a truck is the same size as a queen mattress we took his rusting 1965 Chevrolet truck and turned it into a guest bed! READ MORE »

Simple Geometry Shines in Modern Seattle Home

Floisand Studio designed the Teh House, a private residence in Seattle, Washington. As laid out in the pictures following, the exterior of the building displays a simple geometry — two stacked rectangular volumes in a bold black and white. Show More Summary

This Browser Extension Suggests More Ethical Ways to Shop — Design News

Searching online for a company that offers quality products and also aligns with your personal values can oftentimes be an arduous task. It's tempting to abandon the quest for that pair of eco-friendly jeans from a brand that contributes...Show More Summary

A Beautiful 2 Bedroom Modern Chinese House With Zen Elements (Includes 3D Floor Plan)

The foundational Zen concepts of self-control and meditation translate to certain styles of interior design quite well. This two-bedroom home, for example, uses simple furniture and clean forms to help clear the mind of distractions and preoccupations to produce a more inwardly focused atmosphere. Other areas – like the dining room – follow a more […]

The De Gaspé House in Montreal Embraces Family Life

Located in the heart of the Villeray district, Montreal, the De Gaspé House project by la SHED Architecture consisted of the major renovation of an existing building that, through previous renovations, had lost most of its original character. Show More Summary

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