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‘Lady Gaga of Architecture’ is First Woman Ever to Win RIBA Royal Gold Medal

The Queen and architecture. The two seem a bit incongruous together in a sentence, but among Queen Elizabeth’s many royal duties is the approval of England’s Royal Gold Medal from the esteemed Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). And the 2016 winner, for the first time ever, is a woman – a dame no less. […]

It Can Be Done: 8 Spaces that Make Track Shelving Look Good

Pin it Track shelving might be the most common in a pantry, office or garage, but if you know how to style it right, it can be beautiful enough to sit front and center right in the living room. Just check out these eight rooms, which each put their own spin on the track shelf thing. READ MORE »

Win Everything You Need to Set Your Table in Style!

Pin it Are you feeling less than inspired by your mismatched or chipped dishes? Lucky for you, we've teamed up with Canvas Home to give away a complete tableware setting for eight from the Maxwell Ryan Collection, worth over $1,300! Get everything you need to set your table in style. CLICK HERE to enter for a chance to win! READ MORE »

Cathy's Dining Nook to Master Bath Transformation — Makeover

Before Pin it Project by: Cathy Location: Seattle, Washington At 36 square feet, our master bathroom is pretty tiny, but it's full of function and style and one of my favorite rooms in our 1905 Spanish-style house, which we call theShow More Summary

Emily and Kai's Thoughtful and Stunning Seattle Home — House Tour Greatest Hits

Pin it Name: Emily and Kai Location: Seattle, Washington Size: 1,700 square feet Years lived in: 4 years; Owned Recently I did a tour of Emily and Kai's darling children's bedrooms and playroom, Finley and Jackson's Modern Shabby-Chic Bedrooms and Playrooms; this is the rest of their lovely home. Show More Summary

How to Approach The Design of Your Wedding Without Falling Down a Pinterest Rabbit Hole

Pin it When it comes to deciding on the decor for your wedding day, Pinterest is both a blessing and a curse. It’s rich with inspiration, but the amount of options can become overwhelming. One click on a “rustic place setting” pin leads to ten other tablescapes and then ten more. Show More Summary

9 Ways To Use IKEA's Bekvam Spice Racks All Over the House — From the Archives: Greatest Hits

Pin it 2011 was the year that IKEA's super cheap (a mere $4) Bekvam spice rack began making appearances repurposed in children's rooms to hold and display books. The idea caught fire and they've become practically de rigueur in kids' rooms. Show More Summary

Bradley's Post-Katrina Resurrected Shotgun — House Tour

Pin it Name: Bradley Sabin and his dogs, Cooper and Romeo Location: Mid-City — New Orleans, Louisiana Size: 720 square feet Years lived in: 8 years; Owned Artist Bradley Sabin may live alone, but he is always in the company of friends. Show More Summary

Check Out Customizable Loft Beds for Adults — Design News

Pin it Casa Kids has been a fixture for small space solutions for over 20 years. Now, they're launching Casa Collection, a customizable series of queen and king-sized loft beds for adults. READ MORE »

Bold Books for Color Lovers

Jessica's Unbelievably Chic (and Colorful!) Edinburgh Flat Pin it Color. Color. Color. It's such a powerful aspect of our lives, and yet most of us probably haven't stopped to think deeply about color as a concept. We appreciate particular colors, arrange them, and live with them, but there's so much more to color than those actions may let on. Show More Summary

DIY Chipotle Rice — The Kitchn

Pin it From The Kitchn ? Recipe: Chipotle Copycat Rice READ MORE »

Home in Canada Offers Both Social Spaces and Room to Retreat

This contemporary home in Calgary was designed for a family of five spanning three generations. The post Home in Canada Offers Both Social Spaces and Room to Retreat appeared first on

Recipe: Chocolate Orange Pot de Crème with Rosemary Chantilly

Hi there, I’m a brand new columnist here on decor8 and my name is Gintare Marcel. I’m a cookbook… The post Recipe: Chocolate Orange Pot de Crème with Rosemary Chantilly appeared first on decor8.

10 Stunning Apartments That Show Off The Beauty Of Nordic Interior Design

Scandinavian influence has flourished in every element of design ranging from visual art and typography to architecture, of course, furniture and home decor. This post features 10 apartments that demonstrate the range and versatility of Scandinavian interiors – some offer the classic white and wood familiar from the Ikea magazines, while others tackle the broader […]

Oh Joy! D.I.Y. blogger Joy Cho shows you how to make mini heart pillows for your Valentine

You can certainly go the chocolates-and-flowers route this Valentine's Day. But we asked popular Los Angeles craft blogger Joy Cho — you know her as Oh Joy!, author of the book "Oh Joy! 60 Ways to Create & Give Joy" — to suggest something else entirely with this kid-friendly crafting project that...

Lee's Multiple Stage Kitchen Makeover

The Before-Before (2004 Pre-Remodel) Pin it Project by: Lee Location: Mequon, Wisconsin We moved into our house in 2004. At that time, the house was like a time capsule of early-70s design, so we promptly gutted the kitchen and family room. Show More Summary

One Mindful Minute: Appreciating What You Miss Most When You're Away from Home

Pin it Joshua's Grayscale Living & Gathering Space A sense of home develops as we build, design, alter, and live in our spaces, but it just as easily develops when we're away from them. In fact, sometimes you don't notice what it is about home that means so much to you until you're not there. Show More Summary

This Customizable DIY Dresser Drawer Bookshelf Is Just What Your Wall Needs

Pin it Reuse old dresser drawers to create a bookshelf installation like Mike and Kate's! The couple found free dressers on Craigslist and used the drawers to transform an empty wall in their Chicago home. READ MORE »

Sarah & Lindsay Share a Simple, Southwestern-Inspired Space in Chicago — House Tour

Pin it Name: Sarah & Lindsay Location: Humboldt Park — Chicago, Illinois Size: 1,000 square feet Years lived in: 5 months; Rented Sarah and Lindsay haven't even lived together for half a year, but their styles have already merged seamlessly. Show More Summary

Brandon & Kate's "Minimal - but Cozy- as Possible" Apartment — House Call

Pin it Name: Brandon & Kate Location: Humboldt Park — Chicago, Illinois Our home is the top floor of a quaint little two-flat from 1891 in Humboldt Park Chicago. We fell in love with all the beautiful natural light that floods the apartment during the daytime and the simple white walls that were just begging for some artwork. READ MORE »

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