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Category: Interior Design

Nikolas Piper’s Home in the Countryside of Spain

In Los Corales de Buelna, a municipality in Cantabria, Spain, sits the holiday retreat for the artist Nikolas Piper who is well known for his furniture / sculpture in iron, wood & scrap. The mansion, which was originally a palace built in 1754, was in a state of ruin when they…

Bring Your Surfboard Inside!

I’m lucky enough to live at the beach so I very often see surfboards but they’re usually used for surfing! Either way, a surfboard is an awesome object that gives an edgy beach look to your space. Whether it’s your old board covered in…

Our Laguna Beach Bedroom Remodel Unveiled

In 2006, my husband, Eugene & I bought the house next door to where we lived. We were going to do a quick remodel and ‘flip it’. It was a small 1600 sq ft, ‘L’ shaped house that was pink and overgrown with fruit trees and…

The Surf Lodge in Montauk is a Surfers Haven

The Surf Lodge is an east coast summertime paradise. This boutique hotel in the Long Island hamlet of Montauk is located at the far end of Long Island, a little over three hours’ drive from Manhattan. Drawing local, domestic and international visitors, the Surf Lodge has mastered the art of…

Before & Afters of an LA Designer’s Home (w/ an IKEA kitchen)

This is the home of Sarah Sherman Samuel, a Los Angeles based Designer, Art Director, and Content Creator. She is a color & pattern expert and is known for effortlessly combining styles to create distinctive spaces. Look at what a fabulous home she created for her and her family&#8230…

Magical Eco Friendly Montecito Mansion

This fabulous Montecito home, designed by acclaimed local architect Barton Myers, is a 3,991-square-foot mansion nuzzled on 10.4 acres of lush, super private land. This pioneering home was designed with the surrounding SoCal landscape in mind. Made entirely of sustainable materials such as steel, glass, and…

Stunning New York Renovation by Tamara Magel

There are SO many things I LOVE about this house! Tamara Magel is responsible for the interior design and her Lifestyle furniture, fabrics and accessories are what make this space amazing. The bleached wood walls, the choice of lighting, the built-ins, all the layering of textures makes this one…

Sunday Funday Beach House Tour

Beach Vibe Bangalow Anna Burke takes on the task of renovating a classic Palm Beach, Florida bungalow. The two bedroom 1930s cottage was in need of a major overhaul, after being purchased by a young Manhattan businessman who was looking for a charming vacation retreat on the beach. This super…

Beautiful Guatemalan Inspired Home in Utah

Family & Heritage This is the beautiful home of Ali Hynek’s, the founder and creative director of Nena & Co. She and her husband, Jeremy, made the move from Southern California to Utah two years ago. The couple wanted to find a place with a lot of natural…

Great Examples of Making a Small Kitchen feel Bigger

Small Kitchens Here are some ideas on how to make a small kitchen workable. To give a feeling of space, create contrasts in colors and luminosity. Don’t hesitate to play with materials like brick, glossy paint, wood and plain white. If your kitchen is very small, you can use…