Furniture

IKEA launches its own low-cost smart lighting range

For many people, their first foray into the world of home automation begins with lighting. There's a good reason for this: smart bulbs easily fit into existing furnishings and can be operated using just a smartphone, which (mostly) everybody now owns. Philips, with its Hue range, is perhaps the …

IKEA

IKEA offers affordable smart home lighting to broke millennials

IKEA is opening smart home lighting up to the masses with an affordable collection of app-controlled lightbulbs.<p>The TRÅDFRI collection is a series of cheap smart lightbulbs and accessories. The lights only glow on the white spectrum. Features include timers and color temperature control, which are …

IKEA

'70s Fallingwater-inspired home asks $3.5M

It’s located in Greenwich, Connecticut<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Greenwich, Connecticut<p><b>Price:</b> $3,500,000<p>In Greenwich, we have what the …

Houses

Ikea wants to put your whole house online. But for goodness' sake why?

If a botnet comprised of Ikea smart home devices ever knocks out the internet, at least you'll know it's been done with Swedish efficiency.<p>On Tuesday, the homewares company announced it would be continuing the trend of connecting inanimate objects to the internet as part of its Ikea Home Smart …

IKEA

Where to Shop for Small-Scale Furniture

Is it just me, or do apartments (at least in big cities) seem to be getting smaller and smaller? It's a good thing downsizing and tiny living is a …

IKEA

Tough Sell: 6 Bedroom Design Trends That Buyers Hate

The bedroom is probably the most personal room in your house, and not just because it’s where all (or at least some) of the magic happens. After all, …

Bedrooms

12 Of The Best Space-Saving Design Ideas For Small Home

Best Space-Saving Design Ideas For Small Home<p>What is the principal thing rings a bell when somebody gets some information about Space-Saving Design …

House Design

7 furniture makers on the business challenges of their craft

Owners and designers talk about the difficulties of making furniture today<p>Earlier this month, furniture company Greycork, a direct-to-consumer startup seeking to revolutionize the industry, announced that it was winding down operations, citing the challenges of making high-quality, affordable, and …

This Is the Hottest New Amenity in Luxury Homes

Dual master bathrooms and closets are nice, but this luxe feature is even more in demand<p>For a long time, the suggestion of couples (at least couples under 70) sleeping in separate rooms was something of a taboo: It signaled a giving up—on romance, on sex, on the pretense of togetherness. Sleeping …

House Design

Architect rebuilds his grandparents' mountain cabin by repurposing its original materials

Architecture passed down from one generation to the next never goes out of style. Architect Jon Danielsen Aarhus is the fourth generation of his …

Architecture

IKEA Nightstands And The Many Great Hacks You Can Do With Them

Whenever you’re feeling in the mood to make change something about your home’s interior design, you can always focus on some simple furniture …

IKEA

Clever space-saving solutions make this Copenhagen apartment more efficient

Designed by Spacon & X<p>Partners in business and in life, Nikoline Dyrup Carlsen and Svend Jacod Pedersen, founders of Spacon & X, an architecture and design studio in Copenhagen, have completed a home for themselves and their two young children by combining two smaller apartments into one.<p>Measuring …

House Design

9 Truths About Making a Home That Are Worth Remembering

From fretting over which wall color to choose to wondering if you made the right decision on that couch, there are a lot of physical elements that go …

House Design

It has a strange name, but this is a GORGEOUS house!

Caterpillar House might sound like a really peculiar name for such an amazing property, but don't get hung up on monikers, as this really is such a …

Houses

11 Singular Seats Worthy of Attention

The chair is often a designer’s chosen medium when expressing their individuality. While there is no one definitive chair, there are certainly many</b> …

Furniture Design

Best gates to keep your house safe

1. Gate with barbed wires<p>Safety was the primary concern in designing this gate. It's completely closed and barbed wires were fenced around the house. …

House Design

Flawless and functional: the house we all want

Once the main level of this three story home had been remodeled by the architects at <i></i><i>KUBE ARCHITECTURE</i>, it became an impressively unified space with …

Interior Design

Made in California: 8 Design-Worthy Wall Hooks from the Golden State

Finally a combination of two of our obsessions: artful wall hooks and the great state of California. Here are our eight favorite wall hooks made in …

Furniture Design

Ikea's rolling out a brand-new smart home lineup

The new connected home products focus on lighting, and should start showing up on Ikea showfloors as soon as this week.<p>Ikea is probably known best for its assemble-it-yourself furniture (sold with a side of Swedish meatballs, of course), but now, the retailer is setting its sights on something new …

IKEA

This contemporary carriage house in Capitol Hill is up for grabs for $1M

Custom lighting, stone entry, and more included<p>In Capitol Hill, this carriage house dates all the way back to c. 1897, and now it’s up for grabs for homebuyers interested in renovated, contemporary spaces.<p>Architect Mark Merlino spruced up the home with custom lighting and reclaimed wooden doors, …

House Design

A Cabin In The Woods By Luciano Kruk

Nestled into the peaceful woodlands on a 210 sq m plot not far from the Argentinian coastline is architect Luciano Kruk’s H3 House.Read more

Architecture

Solar-powered Seattle home makes eco-friendly look good

The timber-clad home perches above Lake Washington<p>When it comes to green energy, this new Seattle home is totally tricked out. Built for the environmentally minded climate advocate (and designer of Microsoft Excel) Jabe Blumenthal, the ultra-insulated abode not only meets passive house standards …

Houses

An Elegant Apartment With A Wood Slat Ceiling

Mexico-based architectural design studio Taller David Dana (TDDA) have designed this contemporary apartment that has vast views of the surrounding …

Interior Design

Off-Grid Flat-Packed Houses That Could Be Assembled Like IKEA Furniture

<b>Vancouver's Leckie Studio</b> recently launched the Backcountry Hut Company, to offer modular cabins that come flat-packed and are put together like the …

House Design

A Couple of Sheepskin Rugs Enjoy the Comforts of Ikea in Brand’s Latest Cute Commercial

Imagine life if everything were an Ikea product. Including you.<p>A $79 sheepskin rug rolls out of bed as if it were human, at the sound of a $9 alarm …

IKEA

For $1.1M, sprawling Buckhead midcentury ‘restored to perfection’

Updated 1968 property spans near 5,000 square feet<p>Not far from the Eichler-esque, midcentury showpieces of places like Northcrest and Doraville, Buckhead has no shortage of sizable—if not sprawling—homes built in the middle decades of the last century, where sheer space doesn’t always overwhelm …

Mid-Century modern

Circular home boasts 360-degree views so owners can watch their dogs

The biggest motivation behind this circular home’s 360-degree views isn’t the beautiful landscape—it’s the homeowners’ dogs. Dutch architecture firm …

House Design

Things to be aware of when you are having a new bathroom

I have never had a new bathroom before. This is a first. We started talking about changing the bathroom when we moved into our house 8 years ago, …

House Design

Ikea commissions Jean Jullien and 11 other illustrators for Art Event print series

Ikea has commissioned Jean Jullien and 11 other international illustrators for a series of prints to go on sale in store for £10 per piece. The …

IKEA

Introducing, Isolationist Furniture

The latest from Sitland, the Cell collection is aptly named for the way each piece encapsulates the user in a cocoon of calmness. Designed for …

Furniture Design