Tag Archives: Wood

Revamped Modern Home Fluently Combines Geo Tiles, Concrete And Wood

Most modern homes tend not to dabble too much with textural contrast. It is not too hard to understand why though, with contrasting textures becoming hard to balance even at the best of times. But this renovated Brazilian home manages to find that fine line between elegance, effortless blend of different materials and finishes and a cheerful ambiance as it brings together wood, concrete, glass and even geometric tiles! The confluence of these diverse elements is truly exceptional and becomes even more appealing when you realize that the home still manages to remain largely understated. Read More

White And Wood: Renovated And Extended Californian Bungalow Down Under

A single-level Californian Bungalow in Melbourne, the SSK Residence was given a modern and breezy makeover by Davidov Partners Architects even while ensuring that the existing structure was altered in the most minimal way possible. The non-intrusive renovation and extension project relied on a new rear addition with twin roofs to give the backyard a distinct identity even while delineating the living area from kitchen and dining. Instead of opting for the more common ‘box-like design’ for the extension, the dashing roof design combines traditional gable roof form with contemporary aesthetics to offer the best of both worlds. Read More

10 Easy DIY Nightstands In Wood To Complete Your Bedroom

No bedroom is ever truly complete without the right nightstand. No matter how modern and minimal your bedroom is, a nightstand always feels like an absolute must. Apart from the visual symmetry that a pair of nightstands can bring to the bedroom, they are all about practicality and comfort. The right nightstand makes your bedtime even cozier and everything from your smartphone and iPad to the alarm clock and your latest page-turner can simply be put away with ease. What if you can get all this and a whole lot more without splurging a fortune? Yup, it is another delightful trip into the creative world of DIY projects! Read More

Wood, Hallway Console With Coat Hanger From Tonin Casa

The hallway is the first impression that visitors will have of a home, and Wood hallway console is specially designed for homeowners that think about decorating this area in a special way. Usually hallways were empty spaces that do not look very inviting for guests, but that fact started to change when the idea of decorating hallways first showed up. After all, why decorate every space of your home, but leave empty the space that builds a first impression? Read More

Space-Conscious Japanese Family Home In Wood And Concrete

Think of space-saving interiors we often imagine quirky desks that disappear into the wall, Murphy beds that only come out at night and uber-creative shelving which seamlessly blends into the backdrop. But there are times when smart utilization of available square footage is all you need to create a space-savvy home that serves the needs of a modern family. House in Takatsuki is a Japanese residence that draws you in with its innate sense of minimalism, contrasting wooden and concrete surfaces that blend warmth with steely, cold finishes and a large bookshelf that stretches across two floors! Read More

Creative Wood Platform Inspires Childish Exploration In Massachusetts


Five Fields Play Structure is a landscape architecture project in Lexington, Massachusetts, that aims to bring the community together through play. Developed by Matter Design in collaboration with FR|SCH, the wooden structure is said to challenge the creativity and imagination of both children and adults. Read More

Wood, Cement And Glass Shape Modern Eco-Friendly B&B In Veneto

Increasingly modern homes are embracing design where the boundary between the interior and the world outside is effectively blurred; giving homeowners a more nature-centric and vivacious lifestyle. It is absolutely no wonder then that this beautiful and modern Bed & Breakfast in the the Euganean Hills of Padua has gone down a similar route! Designed by Integrate Collective, this beautiful Italian B&B in Veneto has been designed as a reclusive getaway that promises captivating views of the hilly terrain even while providing a perfect setting for workshops, corporate team building events and ‘experimentation in the kitchen’! Read More

Copeland Grove: A Tantalizing Timber, Charred Wood And Glass Extension

Transforming a home with a modern rear extension is definitely a hot trend that simply refuses to slow down. Not only does it give an old structure a new lease of life with simple refurbishment and a snazzy addition, but also cuts down significantly on construction costs. Today, we delve into the childhood home of Stephen Kavanagh in North Dublin and take a look at a rear extension that is inviting, contemporary and filled with plenty of natural light. The extension brings natural ventilation into an old, terraced house and acts as a semi-open interface between the main house and the large garden outside. Read More

Eco-Sensitive Holiday Home Relies On Locally Sourced Stone And Wood

Building a family retreat around the existing trees on a lot requires both sensible and innovative design that combines nature with smart architecture. The House by the Trees was designed by MODO Designs to accomplish precisely that as the open, pavilion-style structure weaves its way through large need, amla and chikoo trees on the lot. Nestled in an affluent neighborhood of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, the family retreat relies on the greenery around it for privacy even as the sweeping living areas, dining space and kitchen flow into the landscape outside. Read More

Swiss Delight: Modern Single Family House In Concrete And Wood

Set in an idyllic landscape filled with majestic mountains and a lush green landscape that comes alive each summer, Single Family House on a Slope in Merishausen, Switzerland brings modernity to a relaxing rural setting. Designed by Dost, this contemporary residence in gray sits on a sloped lot (not a surprise) and overlooks the village below. Despite its private and modest street façade, the house opens up towards the view below as its rear front features large glass windows and sliding doors that bring the outdoors inside. With an interior in wood and concrete, this smart Swiss home combines a hint of rustic charm with refined modernity in a seamless fashion. Read More