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What is terrazzo? Here's why it's one of 2018's biggest interior design trends

Move over marble – this year is all about bringing terrazzo into your home.<p><b>Marble is out and terrazzo is making a major comeback in 2018 as one of the hottest interior design trends you'll be seeing everywhere. From terrazzo floor tiles, tables and lampshades to printed wallpaper – you name it,</b> …

Home Decorating

Solar-powered home boasts an “upside down” layout for an expansive feel

When a couple finally decided to fulfill their dream of living by the beach, they reached out to Sydney-based architecture firm Rolf Ockert Design to …

Living Rooms

What are the essential furniture for my small home?

When you buy an apartment in a city, it’s usually because it provides easy access to everything, whether it’s work, school, medical care, retail or …

Furniture

Beam and Glow by PELLE

Beam and Glow is a new collection designed by New York-based studio PELLE that consists of a series of horizontal and vertical lighting structures …

Furniture

How to create a light scene with Philips Hue bulbs

Out of the box, it couldn't be easier to set up Philips Hue bulbs. You pick a room to label them, and instantly gain the ability to control them …

Smart Homes

The Most Amazing Ceiling Decorations And Installations From Around The World

We spend a lot of time trying to find the best way to decorate the walls of our homes and offices and the results are sometimes really amazing but it …

Interior Design

This Elegant Californian Prefab Minimizes Site Disturbance

Thanks to its modular construction, a modern retreat treads lightly on the pristine landscape.<p>When Clive McCarthy and his wife, Tricia Bell, were on the hunt for an escape from San Francisco, they found the perfect spot for their second home three hours north of the Bay Area on a 64-acre site in …

Architecture

LIFX Tile Review | Trusted Reviews

What is the LIFX Tile?<p>LIFX impressed me with the Beam, a modular series of strip lights that provide mood light that could shift and change around …

Home Automation

New Outdoor Chair Designs to Freshen Up Your Summer Style

Sitting outside is one of life’s great pleasures and we’ve got 14 examples of stylish seats for your outdoor space. New chic seats are a quick way to …

Furniture

This prefab pavilion in Zhejiang brings travelers closer to nature

There’s no better way to build appreciation for nature than to immerse people in its beauty. That’s the idea behind the Pine Park Pavilion, a …

Architecture

Light Box / Damon Hills + Finnis Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Light Box is a Californian bungalow renovation located in an area of significant heritage in …

Architecture

A Steel Mesh Curtain Wraps Around This Renovated Australian Home

Taking a cue from Japanese architecture, Hiro-En House in Melbourne features a deep veranda shaded by a stainless-steel mesh curtain.<p>The owners of Hiro-En House, a family of five, approached Australian studio Matt Gibson Architecture + Design to remodel their Victorian-era villa set within a garden …

Architecture

A storage shed is transformed into a bespoke light-filled home in London

London-based architecture firm De Rosee Sa has given an old storage shed a new lease on life by converting it into a bright, bespoke family home. …

Architecture

This Repair Tape Is Your New Home Repair Secret Weapon

A quick fix that lasts and lasts.<p>Look out duct tape; FiberFix Repair Wrap is the handyman’s secret weapon every homeowner deserves to know about.<p>Originally designed for the military, this tape is said to be 100 times stronger than duct tape, making it the perfect long-term solution to the kinds of …

The Best Places To Live In Philly, According To Business Insider

A new list from Business Insider cataloged the top five places to live in Philadelphia. Did your neighborhood make the cut?<p>PHILADELPHIA – What are …

Amazing plant pods can grow more lettuce in a 10×10 room than a farm can grow on 1/2 acre

Do you live in a tiny apartment and want to grow your own food? Aggressively Organic has an answer. The Indiana-based company offers Micro Growth …

5 reasons to buy color-changing light bulbs

A lot of smart home gadgets try to disappear into your home, but color-changing smart lights from the likes of Lifx, Nanoleaf, Sylvania, and Philips Hue are a big, flashy exception. With countless shades of vivid, brightly-colored light available with just a voice command or a few taps on your …

Smart Homes

Modular design combines mobile office and street furniture

A little urban oasis<p>“Mountain on the Moon” is an appropriately ambitious name for Madrid’s newest community hub in the Malayan neighborhood. Designed by Enorme Studio and sponsored by Mini, the mobile structure pulls double duty: It offers a greenhouse-like shared workspace while providing street …

A Guide to Four of the World’s Top Interior Design Districts

The Chelsea Design Quarter is situated in the areas of Kings Road, Fulham Road, Lots Road and Imperial Wharf. Here, classic, vintage, and …

How to Calculate Staircase Dimensions and Designs

This question can be basic and you may know the answer, but it's always good to remember some elementary calculations that help us to streamline the …

Modern Rugs for Your Living Room

Created by award-winning French designer Bruno de Caumont, the 25-piece rug collection features luxurious and strikingly original geometric designs …

Flat roof windows Type F from FAKRO

Modern architecture and changing technology in the construction industry allow to erect houses with flat roofs. Each room in the building should …

Look inside an iconic Austin home before it’s listed

M.J. Neal Ramp House asks $1.295M<p>Arguably one of the most architecturally significant homes in Austin, the Ramp House has quietly hit the market. A well-known fixture in the Bouldin neighborhood, the home was designed and built by award-winning local firm MJ Neal Architects, which specializes in …

Pro's Picks: Wayne Dalton Luminous Garage Door

Christian LeCates<p>Las Vegas, Nev.<p>Maybe one’s out there, but I have yet to see a better looking garage door than Wayne Dalton’s Luminous model. We …

How to Build a Modern Pergola

There’s nothing quite like a beautiful, modern pergola to add value to your home’s exterior. When that pergola is a streamlined, two-toned piece of …

20 Painted Ceiling Ideas That Change Everything

The ceiling is usually a neglected space in room design, but it certainly shouldn’t be. Why settle? With the right wallpaper or shade of paint (and a …

Curved Wood LED Lamp Needs No Fancy Tools

Those of us who aren’t familiar with woodworking might not expect that this curved wood and acrylic LED lamp by [Marija] isn’t the product of fancy …

New furniture company marries high-end design with direct-to-consumer convenience

Expect detailed craftsmanship and modular design that looks surprisingly sophisticated<p>Getting modern furniture shipped to your door is no longer a novelty, but a new company wants to bring the same click-to-buy ease to luxury pieces. The New York-based, Scandinavian-minded Civil just debuted its …

Furniture

How to repair a badly glued wooden sculpture

<i>Q: I have a statue that my father carved out of redwood in the 1930s. It is about 18 inches high and 10 inches across. My brother inherited it. He dropped it, and it broke in two. He tried to glue it back together but did a horrible job. He later gave it to me, and I want to have it properly</i> …

LIFX Beam Lighting Kit

LIFX Beam enhances your decor and creates new spaces. Customizable for every room, Beam is placed anywhere to create unique lighting experiences.<p>Open …