What’s Your Interior Design Style? Ask These Questions to Identify Your Aesthetic

Before you can start any design project, you need to have some sort of inspiration in mind. If you’re fully aware of which design styles you’re consistently drawn to, finding a muse should be fairly easy. If not, though, it can be hard to even figure out where to start. In that case, the question becomes: How …

Indonesian Forest Retreat Unveils Leaf-Shaped Roofs, Grotto Pool

Ananda House is an unconventional holiday retreat designed by IBUKU Architecture in the shape of two multi-level structures. Hidden in the tropical forests of Abiansemal, Indonesia, these two architecture gems blend natural materials with innovative lodging. Stone pathways wind through the terraced garden and lead the way to the main entrance of the retreat. Wooden balconies and decks ensure a …

Smart Roof Extension Boasts Panoramic City Views in Beirut

Brussels practice Notan Office completed a roof extension and water tank project in a crowded urban area of Beirut, Lebanon. The unconventional extension has a total surface of 250 square meters (2,691 square feet). “In Beirut roofs are inhabited, private or shared, terraces or technical roofs,” the architects explained. “The extension was built on a flat roof …

Wood and Glass Boxes Define Contemporary Retreat in Norway

Architecture Studio Snorre Stinessen completed the design of Malangen Retreat, a cluster of accommodation units located in Tromsø, Norway. The cabins are located on a ridge rising from the fjord below and neighbor a lush forest. The clients wanted to enjoy a high level of privacy, while also being able to receive guests during the weekend. The main residence …

‘The Rock’ House in Canada Hides Behind Maple Trees

ATELIER GÉNÉRAL architecture completed the design of The Rock House, a minimalist residence located in Shefford, Canada. Built on the slope of Quebec’s Mount Shefford, the retreat bridges an aerial view on one side and an ascending, rugged topography, populated by rocks and maples, on the other. Entering the site from below, visitors see a black volume that …

Narrow Apartment in Tel Aviv Designed in White

This narrow, 42 square-meter (462 square-foot) apartment in Tel Aviv, Israel, was envisioned and designed for a family who enjoys entertaining. Recently renovated by interior designer Yael Perry, it features a practical layout and plenty of natural light. The designer opted for a minimalist scheme and monochromatic finishes in order to optimize the feeling of space. The …

How to Put Together the Perfect Kid’s Room (That Your Little Ones Will Love)

Designing a kid’s room can seem like a daunting task at first glance. After all, there are so many factors to take into account. On the one hand, the room needs to be a space where the child feels comfortable and believes his or her personality is reflected. On the other hand, the space needs …

Everything You Need to Know About Saturated Colors, the New Year’s Trend

If you’ve been following our reporting on 2018 interior design trends, you know that stark, minimalist spaces are a thing of the past. We’ve been seeing more and more saturated colors recently — and, boy, do they look good! One thing’s for sure, though — when you’re dealing with bold hues, you need a deft …

What Is an Analogous Color Scheme? Your Design Secret Weapon

If you’ve been following recent design trends, you know that big, bold colors are soon to be everywhere. For fans of monochromatic looks, this news can be equal parts intriguing and overwhelming. After all, how do you even know where to start when it comes to using color in your design? We’re here to help. One …

The Importance of Harmony and Unity in Interior Design

Trends may come and go, but the principles of interior design are forever. That’s why, regardless of what your décor preferences may be, we think it’s important you learn about these principles. In the past, we’ve waxed poetic about the importance of balance and symmetry and now we’re tackling harmony and unity. Read on to learn what …