Twin Visions: Dashing NYC Studio Apartment gets Two Glamorous Makeovers!

How many different ways can you think of when it comes to decorating your own home? While we might alter hues and style ever so slightly once in a while, it is not very often that the same home is decorated in delightfully different manner with a few smart changes. This studio apartment in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City has unravels the unique story of one apartment being designed in two different ways in less than a year. Evan Schwartz, Homepolish designer, was the man behind this unique and imaginative twin transformation as he redesigned the very apartment that he had shaped only a few months earlier! Read More

20 Living Rooms with Textural Beauty of Grasscloth

In our quest for the right living room color and the perfect patterns to bring it alive, we often ignore another very important facet of interior design that can play a huge role in shaping a perfect home. Texture, is as important as color in creating a beautifully balanced and exquisite living room. In fact, you can use just a couple of simple neutral shades, embrace a tone-on-tone approach and use just texture to design a dashing room! While we regularly turn to concrete, wood and creative furnishings to add texture to the room, grasscloth is another great choice. Read More

20 Living Rooms with Textural Beauty of Grasscloth

In our quest for the right living room color and the perfect patterns to bring it alive, we often ignore another very important facet of interior design that can play a huge role in shaping a perfect home. Texture, is as important as color in creating a beautifully balanced and exquisite living room. In fact, you can use just a couple of simple neutral shades, embrace a tone-on-tone approach and use just texture to design a dashing room! While we regularly turn to concrete, wood and creative furnishings to add texture to the room, grasscloth is another great choice. Read More

Modern Japanese Residence Pierced by a Tree: TY House by Yo Yamagata

architecture modern Hapanese home Modern Japanese Residence Pierced by a Tree: TY House by Yo Yamagata
TY House is a modern Japanese residence designed by Yo Yamagata Architects in collaboration with AND associates. The two-story dwelling located in Tokyo, Japan pays tribute to nature in an unconventional matter. A single tree preserved on the site pierces through the building and rises above the roof. The black and white exterior of the structure showcases a powerful geometry which visually stands out in its neighborhood. The main entrance is set back from the edge of the street, ensuring a good safety level.
design modern Hapanese home Modern Japanese Residence Pierced by a Tree: TY House by Yo YamagataAccording to the architects, the bedrooms are situated on the ground floor with living spaces on the level above. An entire corner of the roof is sectioned off as a unique approach for additional natural lighting. It is here that a generously-sized terrace was created, providing space for outdoor contemplation. The minimalist interiors are comprised of walnut wood floors and furniture, adding a touch of warmth to the otherwise sober design scheme. An array of textures dynamically contributes to the simple elegance displayed throughout. [Photos courtesy of  Yo Yamagata Architects and AND Associates]
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Modern simplicity by Fort Standard

Modern simplicity if found throughout the works of Fort Standard. There is simplicity not only in the materials used but also in the shapes and construction. Form does meet function as the forms are exact and minimal while the functions are clear. Brass, stone, wood and marble are beautiful in their own natural state and Fort Standard utilizes that beauty wonderfully. Read More