Modern renovations often bring forth the most interesting features in home design that otherwise would simply never become the focal point of an architectural conversation. Turning an old ground floor flat in Olot, Spain, Arnau Vergés Tejero used a ‘carpet of concrete’ to link the various rooms of the Carpet House visually. Rearranging the space internally across two different levels, the new interior feels uncluttered, spacious and cheerful without trying too hard. An intermediate level between the lower level and the upper private floor was added to link both the levels even while maximizing space. Read More
With changing times our needs also change constantly and it helps to have a home that also aids in the newfound goals. Nestled in the inner suburbs of Melbourne, The Empty Nester was transformed by Idle Architecture Studio to give its homeowners exactly what they desired – a space-conscious and modern home that was modest and helped cut back on costs while down-sizing efficiently. The large Victorian home with a generous garden was once bustling with kids. With the children having now moved out, there was no need for the additional space or the extra rooms. Read More
A bluer shade in the purple family, Ultra Violet is Pantone’s Color of the Year 2018. While this intriguing hue has many possibilities in fashion and beauty, we’re excited about its potential in the realm of interior design. In fact, this color selection works on many levels. According to The Pantone Color Institute’s Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman, “We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination…From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.” Read More
With the New Year here and a week already behind us (yes, time does fly!), it is time to get into those New Year resolutions with more seriousness. For most of us, this is a time of the year when flipping through new decorating and color trends is all too common. This also means searching for ways in which you can give the living space, kitchen and bedroom a smart makeover without spending excessive time, energy and cash! Today, we turn our attention to the modern kitchen and explore the many ways in which a stainless steel island can make a big difference even in its tiniest form. For the small or space-savvy kitchen, the stainless steel island is indeed a godsend. Read More
Here at Decoist, one of our favorite things about the new year is seeing new design trends blossom. This year has been especially interesting, as a few old favorites have come back in new and exciting ways. At the same time, big changes are afoot. For example, pink used to be confined to little girls’ rooms and grandma’s powder room, but then it made a comeback! It shows no signs of disappearing from our interiors, as a slew of new decor options in blush are lining the shelves and filling the floors of our favorite retailers. [photo below from H&M Home] Read More
Turning an 1850’s farmhouse into a modern home often means a careful compromise between the old and the new. But the Foster Road Retreat in Iowa City seems nothing like a revamped farmhouse when you look at it from a distance. A fabulous makeover by Neumann Monson Architects gives this old and dreary structure a light-filled and cheerful new lease of life where the classic elements are toned down and modern minimalism takes over. The central focal point of the new interior is the spiral staircase that connects the living area on the lower level with the new master suite above. Read More
A contemporary home next to a lovely golf course and surrounded by ample greenery, the San Isidro Residence in Guatemala City, Guatemala, balances nature and vernacular design with modernity and sophistication. It is not just contrasting design styles that come together here as the house also aims to create a curated balance between various natural elements – earth, wind, water and fire! The result is a captivating home and an even more exquisite backyard where one can enjoy the natural landscape beyond even while soaking in the warmth from the fireplace! Read More
A bathroom vanity top defines the look of the bathroom, and is a versatile furnishing system available in a variety of styles, materials, and price ranges. These can be customized very easily based on each person’s need and the existing decor of the house. Read More
There are many different directions a nursery can take when it comes to both style and theme. But sticking to a backdrop that is largely neutral or employs soothing pastel hues is a safe choice in more ways than one. A gorgeous and themed nursery where the walls are draped in bold colors and striking motifs takes plenty of work while redecorating, as your little darling starts to grow up all too quickly. A nursery with a modern-shabby chic style provides a versatile, adaptable and even whimsical setting that can be used as a gender neutral setting. Read More
Moloney Architects completed the design of a contemporary residence in Australia. Named for its split monolithic architectural form, Two Halves House is distinguished by two pavilions that appear to stand alone, but in fact live hand-in-hand. Read More
The easiest way to keep track of the time and ensure you are never late is by putting a wall clock in your room. At the same time, if you need a piece of decor as a statement representing your style, personality and taste, then have a look and choose one of these wall clock design ideas. Imagine decorating your living room, bedroom or dining room wall with a unique clock design that becomes the most stylish asset for your room.
Wall clocks, have been designed to fit perfectly into almost any type of decor. These types of clocks have evolved nowadays into contemporary works of art that today people can use on stylish interior concepts. If in the past century, they were mostly hand carved in wood, now, with various tastes and technological options, they are made from almost any kind of material having almost an infinity of shapes, patterns and designs.
Other then its obvious purpose, of keeping time, a large clock hanging from your wall can be a perfect and minimal wall decoration idea. Whether you are traditional, contemporary or looking for a retro or antique look, there is a wall clock that fits into your design scheme. These decorative and useful pieces are perfect replacements for pictures or paintings on the wall and have been around for decades being always used for both functional and decorative purposes.
It’s always worth hunting for something special, rather then just buy a piece that’s just regular. Home rooms usually represent a direct reflection of owner’s personality and its design tastes. If your walls are empty, a both functional and at the same time interesting wall clock design its a good idea to transform them. Take a look and get inspiration from our design finds but don’t be limited only to them. There are probably thousands more out there that will captivate the eye and catch attention.