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A Look at 3 Contemporary Beach Cottages

Living on an island is typically associated with either primitive Caribbean huts or shacky shingled cottages. Although cozy cottages sound extremely welcoming, some of the contemporary beach houses featuring expansive doors and windows, clean lines and minimal detailing to emphasize the outside views can have you rethinking the best way to take advantage of an island setting. 1. Long Island, New York Waterfront properties in Beacon Hill Colony up the Atlantic coast are in high demand among New Yorkers. Many of the modern houses feature clean contemporary lines. To overcome the size and height limitation, one of the architects … Read More

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Unique and Inspirational Architectural Features

If you have lived in or been to Venice Beach, California, you’ll know that homes here typically stand on narrow lots. While it may appear that this will pose space problems and lessen design flexibility, smart architectural features can bypass these issues to result in an eye-catching home. This was the subject of discussion in a more recent article that featured a Venice Beach home with a modern design and multi-cultural elements. The home is a big one, comprising a main house and a guest house on a lot measuring 132 feet by 43 feet. The architect’s aim was … Read More

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Transform Your Home into a Rustic Modern Cottage

Fairy tales capture the imaginations of the young and the old and a great way to make it come to life is to turn your home into one! While creating palaces of gold may not always be in your budget, you can always recreate the rustic cottage like feel in your own home. Commonly associated with fairy tales, cottages boast an old world charm with its nature oriented themes and minimalist design. Here’s how you can turn your ordinary home into a rustic wonderland with a touch of modern design. One of the easiest ways to turn your simple … Read More

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Tour of an Amazing Long Island Waterfront Home

Many New Yorkers are opting for houses beyond the 5 boroughs. Long Island is a popular option. The Noyack Creek house is such a home. It has been designed by a local Island firm for a New York City based actor. The most unique thing about this waterfront house is that its design hints towards the owner’s profession. Overall height limitations because of zoning restrictions, siting constraints due to wetland setbacks on the west and privacy concerns because of the presence of neighbors on the north and the south were some of the issues faced while designing the house. … Read More

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Designers Who Stood Out at This Year’s ICFF

Every year ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) brings together a large number of talented and innovative designers. This year’s event was no different. While many designers displayed stunning pieces, there were a few who stood out. Humanscale Primarily known for contemporary office furniture, Humanscale presented its playful side this year. Innovative wireless lighting system highlighted the technological sophistication of its products. The stylish rings lit up when hung from wall hooks made of brass and turned off when removed. Eastvold furniture This year’s ICFF offered abundant options for those interested in homemade custom pieces. The Minnesota based company allowed … Read More

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Choosing a Dining Table that Suits Your Personality

The perfect dining table is the first step towards a stunning dining room. With so many options to choose from, making the right selection is not so easy. The choice should be primarily based on your personality. The overall décor of the dining room should also be taken into consideration. A lover of clean, contemporary lines When it comes to modern dining tables, glass is a great option. A frosted glass top may be considered for easier cleaning. Although visually pleasing, glass dining table may not be a practical option for all households, particularly homes with small children. A … Read More

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Go Green in the Kitchen with Colourful Countertops

Have you considered a bright apple green color dominating your kitchen? If not, this should get you thinking. With the heat ushering in bright sunshine and hope, why not add an uplifting twist to your kitchen? Commonly, many do not think of turning the kitchen into an example of contemporary décor, especially with colours like bright apple green. But this is exactly why you should do it! Keep your kitchen vibrant, smiling and unique by creating a space that is green not just by color but also by practice. Choosing eco-friendly countertops and cabinets are becoming a trend among … Read More

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