Unassuming Victorian House Makeover Combines Green With Clean Design

As with every Victorian home that has been burdened with poorly planned additions and unnecessary interior alterations, the Jill’s House was a dark and unwelcome space when time for its latest makeover arrived. A smart renovation carried out by Green Sheep Collective, the new interior is drastically different from its old counterpart as natural light flows into the new interior. It is the use of clerestory windows that adds to the cheerful appeal of the living area, which now also contains the dining area and the kitchen. Coupled with passive solar design and a neutral color palette the rejuvenated space looks vastly different from the original. Read More

Expansive Victorian Home Revamped Into A Sensible Modern Delight

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

Small Stainless Steel Islands For The Space-Savvy Modern Kitchen

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

Keep Your Eye On These Top Design Trends For 2018

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

Brick Walls And Spiral Staircase Steal The Show At Foster Road Retreat

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 Balance Of Elements: Serene Contemporary Home In Guatemala

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

10 DIY Tiny Planters That Bring Green Goodness To Your Office

So the festive season is behind you and all the holiday fun seems like a distant memory. Life is back to normal once again with Monday morning blues once again here to greet us! Getting back into the thick of things at the workplace can take a bit of time and even the ardent workaholic is bound to feel the pinch the first few days. It helps to have an office that is fun, colorful and provides a vibrant work environment that drives away some of those blues. But for the less fortunate stuck in the cubicle, the search is on for ways to improve their boring workspace. And tiny DIY planters and pots offer the perfect solution! Read More

Chic DIY Chevron Crafts For Every Room Of Your Home

Love adding a bit of spunk to your home by introducing colorful prints and fun patterns? Then you would definitely be no stranger to chevron pattern and the many ways in which it can uplift a space almost instantly. From beautiful accent walls to brilliant kitchen backsplashes and stunning art work, chevron pattern has made a big impact in the design world in the last few years. With even the world of fashion being engulfed in chevron rage, it is only a matter of time before you wanting to try your hand at a few colorful and vivacious chevron crafts. And today is the day when we bring you all the inspiration you need! Read More

‘The Rock’ House In Canada Hides Behind Maple Trees


ATELIER GÉNÉRAL architecture completed the design of The Rock House, a minimalist residence located in Shefford, Canada. Built on the slope of Quebec’s Mount Shefford, the retreat bridges an aerial view on one side and an ascending, rugged topography, populated by rocks and maples, on the other. Read More