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  • Indoor Outdoor Living in Costa Rica


    An indoor-outdoor pool in Costa Rica

    Beautiful indoor-outdoor living in Costa Rica

    If you want to live outdoors, but think it might get a little dirty and cold sometimes, this is the house for you... Located in Costa Rica, this home is built with horizontal glass panes that frame the entire structure. Skylights and a huge atrium add to the beautiful connection it has with the outdoors.

    A minimalist living room with sculptural floor lamp

    Minimal furnishings and a modern floor lamp

    Inside and out, the home is clad in melina wood, giving the design a cohesive look.

    Notice how modern floor lamps become almost sculptural when the modern furnishings are so minimal.

    A modern home office with acrylic chairs and chrome desk lamp

    Modern office built around landscape

    The minimal office design utilizes the land as a design accent. Built around the tree, this office makes you feel like you're working outdoors.

    As minimal as you may want to get with your home office design, be sure to maintain function with modern lamps and stylish modern seating

    Contemporary dining room with waterfall black dining table and streamlined dining chairs

    Black marble kitchen design

    The black marble kitchen creates a beautiful contrast agains the pale wood finish. The atrium creates a beautiful view from the large dining table.

    This home is indoor-outdoor living at it's best!

    All images from If It's Hip It's Here

  • Conceptual Architecture in White


    Conceptual architecture to catch your eye

    While sometimes architecture can be beautiful, it never quite looks like this. That doesn't mean Ukrainian designer Roman Vlasov didn't have fun designing these conceptual pieces. 

    Open up your imagination and enjoy this visionary, architectural design.

    Conceptual home design

    Don't forget the pool1 This cool design incorporates a pool overlooking breathtaking views.

    Striking conceptual architecture in white

    You might be wondering what to do with this (besides stare)...? Well, apply it to your home without having to actually design and build conceptual-level architecture.

    Simply incorporate architectural designs within your home, such as stylish fountains, striking pendant lighting, or even streamlined ceiling fans. Here's some ideas below:

    1. Turbina Ceiling Fan 2. Chrome Mini Pendant 3. White Table Fountain

    All images from Inspiration Grid

  • Modern Lifestyle Off The Grid


    A modest off the grid cabin in the snow

    Off the grid never looked so good.

    If you live in any large city, chances are you've dreamt of living completely disconnected. If you're like me, you've wondered what that would look like and often times it doesn't look great. So what to do if you want to live off the grid, but still appreciate good design?

    Here's how....

    Outdoor dining room with fireplace and big ceiling fan

    Outdoor dining in a modern cabin.

    The outdoor dining space is where I would spend all of my time, even in the cold. There's a beautiful fireplace to help stay warm in the cooler months and you can include a big ceiling fan for the warmer months.

    Modern living room with concrete floors and white ceiling fan decorated with neutral furnishings

    Modern living room with concrete floors.

    The place is built to cool the house when needed and hold onto heat when it's cold. It can go up to 3 days without using energy in the Winter! It also has it's own water supply and electrical.

    In addition to efficiency of the home, they didn't skimp on style. Neutral furnishings complement the beautiful views of the landscape seen through all the windows.

    All images from Dwell

  • Modern Closet Solutions


    Freestanding hanging rack in a minimalist room

    Minimal closet style.

    While necessity usually dictates the type of closet we need, there are some modern closet solutions available to make your closet stylish and functional.

    This minimal style above may be not be enough for your entire closet, but it's a fun idea for extra hanging space separate from the official closet. Hang your most stylish pieces on display...

    A closet solution in an apartment without one is an armoire

    Modern furniture in a closet space.

    You might be one of the unlucky renters who live in an apartment without a closet.

    In that case, seize the opportunity to choose a modern cabinet to act as a freestanding closet. Don't forget, a simple modern chair can go a long way, whether for putting on shoes, or tossing that jacket you're too tired to hang.

    All-white closet solution with a combination of hanging and drawer storage

    Small walk-in closet style.

    This space combines the two ideas above. Of course, this closet means the owner has a bit more space, but notice the benefits of mixing up storage style.

    Open shelving or hanging space, combined with drawers or doors, are winning closet solutions in a modern closet.

    Images from Riazzoli, Casa del Caso, My Domaine

  • Unpredictable Design - Art in the Kitchen


    Contemporary kitchen with open-shelving that showcases home decor

    Be unpredictable with your kitchen design.

    Sure, we've seen art in the bathroom, dining room and every other room that's more predictable like the entryway, but we don't often use art in the kitchen... The kitchen is typically void of extra design elements like art and sculpture because it's such a functional space.

    Well, you can have style AND function... Here's some cool ideas. Starting with this cool kitchen above. The art is subtle, but pops agains that wood finish beautifully. The white pendant lighting is also a great pop of style.

    Contemporary kitchen with black island and bar-level eating area with wood and metal barstools

    Shelving in a modern kitchen.

    Shelving in the kitchen can be for more than just plates, pots and pans.

    The modern kitchen above keeps all the function behind cabinet doors and saves the open shelving for books and art. I love it. Modern swivel bar stools would be a great option in an open kitchen plan like this one.

    Kitchen with scalloped tile backsplash and contemporary kitchen island with copper column supporting the kitchen island extension

    Sculpture art in the kitchen.

    Don't limit yourself to books and canvas art, try some modern sculpture in the kitchen as well.

    As long as it doesn't interrupt the function of your kitchen by taking too much space, it can be a great design element!

    Images from Remodelista, Inside Out, Dust Jacket

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