The sideboard is a versatile piece of furniture that helps you out in multiple ways. Put it in the entry and you can use it as a lovely console table and create a fabulous display. In the living room or dining room, it serves the same purpose even while providing ample storage space. Then there is the bedroom where the right sideboard can also replace your traditional bedside table. And much like in the world of lighting, there are plenty of choices on offer here with each sideboard bringing something unique both aesthetically and functionally. Today, we flip through five fabulous sideboards that are exceptional, striking and usher in plenty of textural contrast. Read More
With so many coffee tables available today on the market, it could get difficult to decide, specially if you are that type of person who loves to entertain guests and at the same time, put a lot of attention on your living room’s looks.
A coffee table is a style of low living room table that, as the Ottoman Empire, has its origins in Turkey. It is a piece of functional furniture that is intended to be placed next to a sofa or between armchairs to support coffee, magazines and your mobiles, hence the name. As everything invented in the past, its design evolved over time and nowadays is no longer subject to strict utility and it has become almost an art piece, which is often the focal point of the room. Read More
Bedroom is the one space where you can escape the world around you, no matter how chaotic it is. It is your personal refuge that caters to relaxation and rejuvenation. Considering the amount of time that we spend in our bedrooms, it makes plenty of sense to invest in décor that exactly meets our needs and creates a curated, serene ambiance. Promising all that and a whole lot more are the dashing duo on showcase today – FENA and LUNIS – contemporary bedroom collections from Hulsta. Extending beyond bed frame and the nightstands, both collections offer complete bedroom furniture that is space-savvy and curated. Read More
The Tea room or the Teahouse is an essential component of Chinese culture and tea is viewed as an entity that drives away negative force from your body, cleanses it and fills one with positive energy. The serene backdrop in which one shares tea with friends and family has plenty of cultural significance and Taohuayuan in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China aims to translate it into a more modern setting. Surrounded by a lush green forest landscape, this contemporary Teahouse presents a clean, refined silhouette. Marble and glass have been used by CL3 Architects in a crisp and clear fashion to ensure that minimalism of the space is left undisturbed. Read More
The Bo-Em 006 A B C is a contemporary TV unit design in various sizes with 2 drawers, 2 open spaces and 2 lacquered wall storage units.
The Unit is designed by Sotiris Lazou for the Greek furniture manufacturer AL2. The contemporary TV unit is mixing colors with a wide selection of woods, cements and glass patterns,to provide a unique, eye catching piece of furniture.
A mix between a bookcase, container and display unit, the Bo-Em 006 A B C compositions perfectly combine essential storage spaces with the graphic impact of the nonconformist design in order to provide a one of a kind piece of furniture perfect for any living room that wishes to be out of the ordinary.The Bo-Em 006 A B C is not only perfect for private spaces, but with its customizable solutions it can become an ideal piece of furniture for the office area, meeting rooms and even video conferences. A clean design that combines the complexity of its parts with the modernity of unusual wood finishes. With this concept, Al2 provideas a unique range of sideboards and storage solutions with almost endless configuration possibilities in terms of sizes, shapes and finishes. Read More
When it comes to decorating homes this year, contrast seems to be the keyword. In modern, polished homes it is the natural warmth of wood and the freshness of indoor plants that is ‘trendy’. In spaces defined by curated finishes, it is exposed brick walls and concrete ceilings that are starting to steal the attention. It is all about creating space with more character, uniqueness and contrast. So, why not take a similar approach when it comes to choosing a pendant! Read More
Any modern lakeside home aims to capture the spirit of the landscape outside and this desire to combine nature with contemporary comfort is evident in the Modern Lodge as well. Designed for an urban couple of a reclusive lakeside lot in Weatherby Lake, Missouri, this modern residence in wood, glass and stucco carefully balances unabated lake views with complete privacy. The central idea behind the design conjured up by KEM STUDIO was to create a relaxing and nature-centric hub that allows the homeowners to leave behind their hectic urban life. It is essentially a house that has the aura of a ‘serene second home’! Read More
Versatile, strong, durable and an essential component of the urban landscape, concrete can be found pretty much all around us. Of course, we need to generally dig a little before we uncover that layer of rough, unpolished concrete under stucco, stone, wood or any other material that is used to cover up its stoic presence. For some reason, most people simply are not very fond of concrete as a finish. Maybe it feels far too impersonal, cold and indifferent. Maybe it is still associated with the image of an unfinished building that still needs to be finished. Maybe simply because we all prefer warmer, more inviting finishes! Read More
When it comes to innovative outdoor décor that stands out from the pack even while embracing contemporary aesthetics and a healthy dose of natural goodness, Kenneth Cobonpue is a pretty renowned name among design aficionados. A trademark feature of Kenneth Cobonpue designs is the way in which they combine traditional weaving crafts with modern materials and attention to detail to create a truly exceptional range of both indoor and outdoor furniture. Today we shed the spotlight on three outdoor furniture collections from this inspired maker – each crafted using polyethylene strands and bring contemporary, sculptural finesse. Read More
The outstanding armchair, 570 Gender, designed by Patricia Urquiola, is a new addition to the Cassina collection. A piece that combines both traditional and modern features with a refined and unusual design that resulted in an original accessory. Gender is an innovatively shaped seat, made to create an extremely useful and beautiful addition to any space. A design which satisfies the desire for an amply proportioned chair that combines ultimate comfort with premium materials and state of the art craftsmanship. Read More
Contemporary floor lamps are less about flowery aesthetics and more about functionality. Slim, discreet and yet efficient, these gorgeous additions often go unnoticed in the contemporary living room or the stylish bedroom. They simply slide into the backdrop and shed light on your comfortable couch, great reading nook or even cool conversation zone, without ever stealing the spotlight. And yet, the modern living room is simply incomplete without a stylish floor lamp standing ever so dutifully next to the couch! With some more conspicuous than others, it is a balance between aesthetics and ergonomics. Read More
Green is definitely the flavor of the day here on Decoist. From fabulous sunrooms filled with indoor plants we move on to a dashing Green House in Melbourne that steals the show with its exceptional love for nature and an equally ingenious design. The North Carlton Green House was conceptualized and brought to life by Zen Architects and it does indeed feel like a place of ‘Zen’! This amazing Aussie home features a brilliant garden and a stunning cloak of green even as its striking two story structure welcomes in plenty of natural light. Read More