Wood in All of Its Glory

Wood is both universal and unique. No other material is as deeply embedded in the history, culture and life of humans worldwide as wood, yet every single piece of wood is unique. The color tone, texture, durability, flexibility and even sound qualities of different tree species have puzzled and challenged artists, architects, designers, builders and artisans ...

Lotus Luxury Villa in Bali

It's wonderful to fill our sights with aesthetics and techniques from exotic locales around the world. The island of Bali, famous for its extraordinary beauty and unique culture, is one such place that never fails to excite the artists and explorers in all of us. The Lotus Luxury Villa was designed and built by a Balinese architect ...

Loft 24-7 – Sao Paulo, Brazil

Here in Florida, we live in a climate where outdoor living is possible almost all year round. So we love that São Paulo-based Fernanda Marques created a space where the divide between indoors and outdoors is non-existent.  This ideal balance can be seen in her Loft 24-7 residence, presented at the CasaCor exhibition in São Paulo, ...

Creating A Contemporary Look For Your Home

Just like most art, interior design is a field that is open to interpretation. People can describe a particular design in several contrasting ways. However, sleek lines and minimizing clutter are the hallmarks of contemporary design. 1. Go Sleeker Everything from appliances to TVs to furniture are taking on the shapes and material that complement this aesthetic. Chrome, ...

Browne Street House

The Browne Street House in Brisbane, Australia by Shaun Lockyer Architects uses natural, slatted wood as a signature element of this home.  From the rear, an upper bedroom features a slatted privacy screen made from black wood, a style element that is sparingly used in other areas of the home for accent.  Inside, wood floors mirror ...

Beasley & Henley Wows at Baldwin Harbor | History of Achievement

We're looking back on Beasley & Henley's History of Achievement! Beasley & Henley created another fabulous interior in trendy Baldwin Park at the hot condos of Baldwin Harbor. Baldwin Harbor is the creation of The Rock Companies out of Michigan. It is the winner of a 2007 Aurora Award for Best Interior Design.  In addition, the Baldwin Harbor ...