Modern Hotels: Austin, Texas

Austin has an international reputation for its rich and vibrant culture. With hundreds of live music venues, thousands of restaurants, and endless adventure destinations in the outdoors, you will never have a day in Austin without excitement and activity!

Ranked as one of the fittest cities in the United States, and with 300+ days of sunshine and an average temperature of 68 degrees, being active in Austin comes naturally. Austin offers an abundance of outdoor activities from cycling, stand-up paddle boarding, hiking, yoga, kayaking, rock climbing, and more!

Austin is known for its creativity and freedom of expression. Home some world-class museums like the Blanton, with the nation’s largest University-owned collection on exhibit, Austin attracts an international appetite for the arts. Austin is a place to explore the work of designers, painters, sculptors, writers, photographers, filmmakers, dancers and musicians, year round, in a variety of venues.

Modern design and decor are now a part of the aesthetic culture in Austin, and there are an array of cafes, restaurants, hotels, and bars so beautiful, that they are a place to see, and be seen. If you have an eye for unique architecture and interior design, you will enjoy these eclectically modern hotels!

The South Congress Hotel

Natural Elements
Natural Elements
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Sleek and Minimalist
Sleek and Minimalist
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Houseplants Galore
Houseplants Galore
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A Touch of Retro
A Touch of Retro
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Cozy Lounges
Cozy Lounges
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Sleek Bathrooms
Sleek Bathrooms
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Rich Palettes
Rich Palettes
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Downtown Views
Downtown Views
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Green Pathways
Green Pathways
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The Austin Motel

Austin Motel
Austin Motel
Photograph Courtesy of Urdesign Mag
South Congress Views
South Congress Views
Photograph Courtesy of Dezeen
Modern Courtyard
Modern Courtyard
Photograph Courtesy of Urdesign Mag
Mid-Century Bedroom
Mid-Century Bedroom
Photograph Courtesy of Dezeen
Retro Pool
Retro Pool
Photograph Courtesy of Dezeen
Modern Lobby
Modern Lobby
Photograph Courtesy of Dezeen
Green Patio
Green Patio
Photograph Courtesy of Dezeen
Double Rooms
Double Rooms
Photograph Courtesy of Dezeen
Let Love In
Let Love In
Photograph Courtesy of Dezeen

Hotel Van Zandt

Lobby with Pizazz
Lobby with Pizazz
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Record Player Birds by Paul Villinski
Record Player Birds by Paul Villinski
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Geraldine's Dining Hall
Geraldine’s Dining Hall
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Lady Bird Lounge
Lady Bird Lounge
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Second Floor Swag
Second Floor Swag
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Geraldine's Restaurant
Geraldine’s Restaurant
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Fireplace Lounge
Fireplace Lounge
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Sleek Pool Deck
Sleek Pool Deck
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Earth Tones
Earth Tones
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King Spa Bedroom with a View
King Spa Bedroom with a View
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King Spa Suite
King Spa Suite
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The Lady Bird Studio
The Lady Bird Studio
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Living Room Music Corner
Living Room Music Corner
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Native Hostel, Bar & Kitchen

East Side Vibes
East Side Vibes
Photograph Courtesy of Dwell
Modern Timber Accents
Modern Timber Accents
Photograph Courtesy of Urdesign Mag
Classic Austin Fusions
Classic Austin Fusions
Photograph Courtesy of Urdesign Mag
Mid-Century Lounge
Mid-Century Lounge
Photograph Courtesy of Urdesign Mag
Rustic Modern
Rustic Modern
Photograph Courtesy of Urdesign Mag
Private Rooms
Private Rooms
Photograph Courtesy of Urdesign Mag
Dorm Beds
Dorm Beds
Photograph Courtesy of Urdesign Mag
Dormitory Lounge
Dormitory Lounge
Photograph Courtesy of Urdesign Mag
Native Lounge
Native Lounge
Photograph Courtesy of Urdesign Mag

Hotel Saint Cecilia

Green Outdoors
Green Outdoors
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Arbor Lounge
Arbor Lounge
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Pool with Soul
Pool with Soul
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Modern Luxury
Modern Luxury
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Color and Shape
Color and Shape
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Saint Cecilia Lounge
Saint Cecilia Lounge
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The W Austin

Ethereal Light Fixtures
Ethereal Light Fixtures
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"Whatever, Whenever"
“Whatever, Whenever”
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Steven Durr Acoustics
Steven Durr Acoustics
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AWAY Spa Treatments
AWAY Spa Treatments
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AWAY Spa Lounge
AWAY Spa Lounge
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"Extreme Wow Bathroom"
“Extreme Wow Bathroom”
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McIntosh Installations
McIntosh Installations
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Trace Dining Hall Seating
Trace Dining Hall Seating
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Extreme Wow Suite
Extreme Wow Suite
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"Fantastic Suite"
“Fantastic Suite”
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"Cool Corner Bedroom"
“Cool Corner Bedroom”
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AWAY Spa Nails
AWAY Spa Nails
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Luminous White Rooms

There is something ethereal and elegant about surfaces bathed in white.

The pure and clean essence of white gently washes over us with grace and sophistication. We are reminded of far off islands like Santorini, Sardinia, or Mykonos, where one can walk on white pathways under bright white cupolas. One will feel as if they are spending their days in a spa, with a calming and serene sensations transmitted by the interior elements of their own home.

White allows your living space to be a blank canvas to feature accents of artwork, plant life, or colorful woven textiles. A room with a bright and neutral color palette can make a smaller space appear much larger and create a mood of openness. Windowless rooms can become seemingly airy instead of stifling. A palette of whites will make a space seem naturally cleaner and tidier, so even an unmade bed can appear intentional. With white, you can fluidly feature other patterns, textures, and colors without the risk of making the area appear cluttered.

Stroll through these lavish white interiors, and take a deep breath of the lively freshness that they invoke.

Pompoms
Pompoms
Photograph courtesy of Style Caster
Suspended Lounge
Suspended Lounge
Photograph courtesy of Home DIT
Chic Scandinavian
Chic Scandinavian
Photograph courtesy of Homey Oh My
Costal Life
Costal Life
Photograph courtesy of The Home Scene
Monochrome Bath
Monochrome Bath
Photograph courtesy of Domain
Moucharabieh
Moucharabieh
Photograph courtesy of Architecture Art Designs
Indian Filigree
Indian Filigree
Photograph courtesy of Alabaster Trader
Lacy Crown Molding and Walls
Lacy Crown Molding and Walls
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Bohemian Brights
Bohemian Brights
Photograph courtesy of Loom Brand

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Photograph courtesy of Decoholic
Costal Cottage
Costal Cottage
Photograph courtesy of One Kind Design
Scandinavian Style
Scandinavian Style
Photograph courtesy of Scandinavian Home Designs

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Photograph courtesy of Decoholic
Luminous Loft
Luminous Loft
Photograph courtesy of Feed Puzzle
Beach Modern
Beach Modern
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Monochrome Modern
Monochrome Modern
Photograph courtesy of Blog Lovin

 

See how these Scandinavian Homes utilize bright white palettes for more modern home decor inspiration!

Healing Stones for Your Modern Home

For thousands of years in folklore and traditional medicine, stones have been used for healing, protection, and stimulating or moving energies.

All crystals and gemstones are living organisms, and contain a life energy of their own. They are evolving entities, growing in clusters that can take thousands of years to fully mature. Each stone vibrates at its own individual frequency, and each unique vibration that they emit are said to affect us in a vast array of ways.

Many crystals and gemstones are as old as our planet itself, and some even originate from unknown sources in our cosmos, such as moldavite, which was found inside and partially formed within the crater of a meteor that struck in Southern Germany about 15 million years ago.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the use of stones provides the most profound and permanent effects to treat the most difficult of diseases. Ancient healers contend that the density and solidity of stones represents a stabilizing effect. Wearing specifically prescribed stones near your body over a length of time is said to promote the healing of a chronic health condition, or promote evolutionary changes and development.  Stones can be used in combination for a synergistic effect, just as the process of combining herbs when formulating an an elixir or tonic.  Preparing stones through cleansing, clearing, and recharging is imperative. One can purify stones and crystals by submersion in salt water, smudging with Palo Santo or Sage, and soaking beneath sunlight and moonlight.

Obsidian

Protection + Grounding + Peace + Severing Negative Emotional Bonds

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Originally discovered in Ethiopia, obsidian is a dark volcanic glass formed by the rapid solidification of lava without crystallization. It has been used for thousands of years for ritual ceremonies, pottery, and weapons. Place Obsidian near your entryway in a planter or on a table or altar to ward off anything negative from entering your home. “Wash” yourself on every length of your limbs and up and down your energy centers while concentrating on affirmations to free yourself of emotional attachments that are no longer serving you. Hold the obsidian near your heart center during breathwork and meditation to create an energy of grounded stability and peace.

Rose Quartz

Manifesting Love + Compassion + Tranquility + Balance

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Rose quartz is most commonly found in Brazil, India, South Africa, and Madagascar. It has a blush tint due to its contents of titanium, iron, manganese and an aluminum boro-silicate called dumortierite. Traditionally, it is said to dissolve emotional wounds, fears, and resentments, promoting loving energy to circulate throughout your body and essence. Rose quartz can induce receptivity to beauty of all kinds, attracting love and restoring trust and harmony in existing relationships. Place rose quartz in the Southwest corner of your bedroom to attract abundance of love and balance existing relationships. Wear a rose quartz pendant in level with your heart energy center to create a flow of peaceful, loving energy in your life.

 

Citrine

Spiritual Rejuvenation + Manifesting Prosperity & Abundance + Dispelling Negativity

 

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Citrine is formed when amethyst undergoes extreme heat exposure. Rio Grande do Sol in Brazil is the world’s largest supplier of natural citrine, but other mines can be found in the USA, Russia, Madagascar, England, France, Scotland, Spain, Brazil, and South Africa. Citrine will aid in increasing confidence, therefore making it a fluid path to manifesting wealth and abundance of all things. Set an intention of that which you wish to manifest, and hold a citrine near your solar plexus energy center. Place a genuine citrine in the Southeast corner of your living room and office, preferably both on a wooden surface and near a water fixture like a fountain or water vessel.

 

 

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The Best Cutting Boards of 2018

Equal to the importance of a quality set of knives, a cutting board is key to preparing food with fluidity while protecting your counters.

 jFrom mincing vegetables to carving a large cut of meat, you will need to be equipped with various sizes and shapes to meet your culinary needs.

While wood and bamboo are more aesthetically appealing, plastic can be cleaned in a dishwasher, making it easier to keep sanitary. Wood and bamboo can be washed in the sink, but another tip for cleaning is to bathe them in salt and oil, allowing them time to marinate to decontaminate.

Here are some of our top picks for cutting boards this year, you can click the link to shop below each photo!

 

Bamboo

Bamboo has a non-porous surface, so they won’t absorb any juices from your raw meat and poultry, and will resist staining from brightly colored vegetables and fruits like tomatoes, beets, and carrots. The surface is delicate and smooth, preventing knives from dulling too quickly. 

 

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Shop Bamboo Kauai Cutting Board

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Shop Totally Bamboo Set of 3 Cutting and Serving Boards

Wood

A large majority of wood cutting boards are made from waste wood, such as leftovers from a mill that would have been otherwise thrown away. Strong and durable, and generally a renewable source, wood cutting boards are both beautiful and more eco-friendly than plastic. A heavy softwood board is much kinder to knives, and will keep them sharper longer.

Teak

Both exquisite and stylish, teak is an excellent pick for both exotic aesthetic, and functionality. The grooves around the edge of this board that will catch any juices from produce and meat make it an excellent choice for a clean prep space. madeira_XLcarvingbd_edge1__09030.1415743971.720.540.jpg

Shop Madeira Teak Carving Board

 

Maple

Maple is a hearty and has a stunning tint. It’s surface is also incredibly self-healing, and won’t scar as commonly as a plastic board.

 

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Shop Williams Sonoma

 

Hybrid

This Epicurean board is lightweight, easy to store, and dishwasher-safe. The composite board is made up of wood fibers and resins pressed together under extreme pressure. Its impermeable surface doesn’t absorb liquid, and it resists all colorful juice stains admirably. Additionally, it does not warp at all in the dishwasher, and barely scratches during use.

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What is your favorite surface to prep your food on? Where have you found your favorite cutting boards? Send us links below!

 

Ancient Soapstone Accents for a Modern Home

Soapstone, or steatite, is a metamorphic rock formed millions of years ago, forged from the subduction zones of the Earth where the tectonic plates converge in layers. Just like granite and and marble, soapstone is quarried from the ground in blocks. However, unlike the other two stones, soapstone is impermeable and non-porous, so it is in fact completely stain-resistant and immune to absorption of bacteria and other elements. Its inert material makes it impervious to chemicals, acids, and heat, thus making it an ideal matter to utilize for kitchen countertops or cutting boards, or scientific laboratories. Soapstone is also quite forgiving under stress in comparison to granite and marble, and will more likely dent rather than chipping or cracking. It’s ancient durability has proved to last even longer than steel, cast iron, or refractory bricks!

Take a look inside these modern homes, and how they utilize soapstone various surfaces and household items.

Exquisite Soapstone Island + Stove Area
Exquisite Soapstone Island + Stove Area
Photograph courtesy of Desire to Inspire
Modern Soapstone Dining
Modern Soapstone Dining
Photograph courtesy of Home Bunch
Countryside Kitchen
Countryside Kitchen
Photograph courtesy of C-Ville
Deep Shades
Deep Shades
Photograph courtesy of J Birdny

Elegant Soapstone Washing Station

Photograph courtesy of BHG
Soapstone Cookware
Soapstone Cookware
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Brazilian Soapstone + Copper Pot
Brazilian Soapstone + Copper Pot
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Modern Minimalist Bath
Modern Minimalist Bath
Photograph courtesy of BHG
Eclectic Bathing Nook
Eclectic Bathing Nook
Photograph courtesy of Marie Flanigan Interiors
Exotic Soapstone Soaking Tub
Exotic Soapstone Soaking Tub
Photograph courtesy of Mira Sol Soapstone
Soapstone Clawfoot Tub
Soapstone Clawfoot Tub
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Rainforest Bath
Rainforest Bath
Photograph courtesy of My Domaine
Soapstone Surfaced Bath
Soapstone Surfaced Bath
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest

What other items have you found made of soapstone? Submit links to your favorite products!

Dark Rooms Have Returned

There is something intensely hypnotic about dramatic deep shades, an allure that reminds us of the veil of midnight, or the vastness of the cosmos.

With darkness comes stillness and quietude, and the deepest realms of serenity may capture us. The hues of night do not have to remind of of shadow, but instead of the comfort and wonder of the dream world.

Walk with us through the dreamy depths of dark pigments in these modern homes!

Dark Jungle
Dark Jungle
Photograph courtesy of S. Joy Studios
Inky Pigments
Inky Pigments
Photograph courtesy of My Domaine
Nightscape
Nightscape
Photograph courtesy of Jungalow
Sapphire Halls
Cerulean Sapphire Halls
Photograph courtesy of Architectural Diges
Far East Deep
Far East Deep
Photograph courtesy of Ann Lowengart
Aegan Mystique
Aegan Mystique
Photograph courtesy of Max Zethof

 

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Nightscape Nursery
Photograph courtesy of Apartment Therapy
Blue Midnight
Blue Midnight
Photograph courtesy of Debi Treloar
Oceanic Depths
Oceanic Depths
Photograph courtesy of S. Joy Studios
Deep Elegance
Deep Elegance
Photograph courtesy of Residence Style

 

 

Feeling inspired? Visit these Modern Industrial Lofts to gain insight for transforming your space into an extraordinary vision!

Tile Floors We Adore

Ceramic tiles are one of the earliest forms of decorative art, and have long adorned the halls of homes and structures across the world.

Widespread and renowned for their durability and aesthetic richness, we see cultures in every continent covering their floors and walls with intricate ceramic designs and patterns. The earliest recorded history of ceramic tiles dates back to 13th century BC at the Elamite Temple at Chongha Zanbil in Iran. The ancient Egyptians used deep cobalt tiles to cover their homes, and in Mesopotamia the Ishtar door of Babylon is ornately illustrated with a mosaic of lions and dragons.

Tile floors are excellent for keeping a space clean and cool, as well as creating clear, resonant acoustics. From modern stone tiles to intricate artistic mosaics, covering floors and walls in tiles creates timeless charm in your home. Take a stroll across these beautiful surfaces with us!

 

Modern Monochrome

Modern Black and White
Modern Black and White
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Blanc et Noir
Blanc et Noir
Photograph courtesy of Make Do and DIY
Moroccan Monochrome
Moroccan Monochrome
Photograph courtesy of Tazi Designs
Modern Monochrome
Modern Monochrome
Photograph courtesy of One Kings Lane
Sepia Star
Sepia Star
Photograph courtesy of Blog Lovin
Lotus Mandala
Lotus Mandala
Photograph courtesy of One Kings Lane
Clean and Bright, Black and White
Clean and Bright, Black and White
Photograph courtesy of One Kings Lane

Graphic Geometry
Graphic Geometry
Photograph courtesy of One Kings Lane
Moroccan Morning Star
Moroccan Morning Star
Photograph courtesy of Cutting Edge Stencils

 Wolds of Color

Sunburst Diningroom
Sunburst Diningroom
Photograph courtesy of Cutting Edge Stencils
Casual Spanish Style Tiling
Casual Spanish Style Tiling
Photograph courtesy of Ebay
Modern Mexican Style
Modern Mexican Style
Photograph courtesy of Apartment Therapy
La Vie en Rose
La Vie en Rose
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Orange + Aqua
Orange + Aqua
Photograph courtesy of Attic Mag
Spanish Veranda Style
Spanish Veranda Style
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Mexican Saltillo Tiles
Mexican Saltillo Tiles
Photograph courtesy of Mexican Tile Designs

Moroccan Blues
Moroccan Blues
Photograph courtesy of House Beautiful
Persian Star
Persian Star
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Baby Blue Dream
Baby Blue Dream
Photograph courtesy of Blog Lovin
Floral Greyscale
Floral Greyscale
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Emerald City
Emerald City
Photograph courtesy of Apartment Therapy
The floor of the Piccolomini Library in Siena's Duomo, Tuscany
The floor of the Piccolomini Library in Siena’s Duomo, Tuscany
Photograph courtesy of Flickr

Mosaic Marvels

Forest Dreams
Forest Dreams
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Mosaic Floor inside Boutique Fouquet in Paris, designed by Alphonse Mucha
Mosaic Floor inside Boutique Fouquet in Paris, designed by Alphonse Mucha
Photograph courtesy of Untapped Cities
Blue + Blush Star
Blue + Blush Star
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Delicate Swirls
Delicate Swirls

Photograph courtesy of Pinterest

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi
Photograph courtesy of The Muslim Tourist
Tile Hibiscus, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Tile Hibiscus, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Photograph courtesy of Websta
Ornate Florals, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Ornate Florals, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Photograph courtesy of The Muslim Tourist
Sepia Swirls
Sepia Swirls
Photograph courtesy of New Ravenna
Boulevard Haussman, Paris
Boulevard Haussman, Paris
Photograph courtesy of Mulpix
 Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris
Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris
Photograph courtesy of Parisian Floors

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Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Rue du Faubourg, Montmartre
Rue du Faubourg, Montmartre
Photograph courtesy of Parisian Floors
Persian Star
Persian Star
Photograph courtesy of Fire Clay Tiles
Persian Mandalas
Persian Mandalas
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Cuban Floors in Trinidad, Gucci Shoes
Cuban Floors in Trinidad, Gucci Shoes
Photograph courtesy of Parisian Floors
Havana Floors, Gucci Slides
Havana Floors, Gucci Slides
Photograph courtesy of Parisian Floors
St. Nicolas Church, Turkey
St. Nicolas Church, Turkey
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Deep Spirals
Deep Spirals
Photograph courtesy of Pintrest
Magical Mosaic
Magical Mosaic
Photograph courtesy of Indulgy
Ocean Waves
Ocean Waves
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Splendid Spirals, Malacca, Malaysia
Splendid Spirals, Malacca, Malaysia
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Greek Star
Greek Star
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Secret Stairway Mosaic in San Francisco
Secret Stairway Mosaic in San Francisco
 Photograph courtesy of My Modern Met
Wood + Steel + Stone Fusion
Wood + Steel + Stone Fusion
Photograph courtesy of Trendir
Knotted Meld
Knotted Meld
Photograph courtesy of Trendir
The Lotus Flower, and Ancient Egyptian Symbol of Rebirth
The Lotus Flower, and Ancient Egyptian Symbol of Rebirth
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Ancient Egyptian Star
Ancient Egyptian Star
Photograph courtesy of Cultural Sponge
Stunning Labyrinthine Design, Wade Chapel
Stunning Labyrinthine Design, Wade Chapel
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest

 

 

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Central African Style

Africa, the land of the origins of humanity.

With exotic and profoundly beautiful landscapes, rich culture, and a wild kingdom of flora and fauna, the mystique of Africa and its traditional decor have captured the eyes and hearts of millions across the world.

The saturated color palettes, earthy and hypnotic patters and textures, and infusion of natural elements is what gives African style interiors their allure.

Africa is the largest continent on Earth, with fifty-four countries, and the second largest continental population in the world. We are only beginning to scrape the surface of the vast array of traditional styles from each culture and tribe, but have a taste of these selections with origins primarily from Central and East African regions.

Hand-painted Tribal Headboard
Hand-painted Tribal Headboard
Photograph courtesy of Baobab Interiors
African Boho
African Boho
Photograph courtesy of My Bohemian House
Faux Fur Rugs
Faux Fur Rugs
Photograph courtesy of Loom Brand
Wicker + Fur + Textiles
Wicker + Fur + Textiles
Photograph courtesy of Carlay Page
Tribal Masks
Tribal Masks
Photograph courtesy of Loom Brand
Mixed Patterns
Mixed Patterns
Photograph courtesy of Loom Brand
Tribal + Bright Whites
Tribal + Bright Whites
Photograph courtesy of African Beyond
Juju Hat Wall Hanging
Juju Hat Wall Hanging
Photograph courtesy of Loom Brand
Rich Textiles
Rich Textiles
Photograph courtesy of The Culture Trip
Burundi Baskets
Burundi Baskets
Photograph courtesy of Jungalow
Rainbow Baskets
Rainbow Baskets
Photograph courtesy of Loom Brand
Blue Leather + Tribal Accents
Blue Leather + Tribal Accents
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Safari Chic Interior
Safari Chic Interior
Photograph courtesy of Canal Mataro
Safari Chic
Safari Chic
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Continental Bookcase
Continental Bookcase
Photograph courtesy of Delia’s Photos
Mid-Century Modern + Mask Art
Mid-Century Modern + Mask Art
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Drum Side Table + Jungle Plants + Pattern and Textures
Drum Side Table + Jungle Plants + Pattern and Textures
Photograph courtesy of Loom Brand
Carved Wood Pieces
Carved Wood Pieces
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
African Earth Tones
African Earth Tones
Photograph courtesy of Loom Brand
Woven Baskets, Rugs, and Hammock
Woven Baskets, Rugs, and Hammock
Photograph courtesy of Abode
Tribal Wallpaper + Faux Fur Rug
Tribal Wallpaper + Faux Fur Rug
Photograph courtesy of Tina Motta
Dramatic Black + White
Dramatic Black + White
Photograph courtesy of Loom Brand
Tribal Woman Art
Tribal Woman Art
Photograph courtesy of Loom Brand
Modern Tribal Monochrome
Modern Tribal Monochrome
Photograph courtesy of Baobab Interiors
African Modern
African Modern
Photograph courtesy of Loom Brand
African Mud Cloth Patterns
African Mud Cloth Patterns
Photograph courtesy of Loom Brand
Mud Cloth Wool Rug
Mud Cloth Wool Rug
Photograph courtesy of Decoist
Vintage Mud Cloth Armchair
Vintage Mud Cloth Armchair
Photograph courtesy of Loom Brand
Rich Patterns + Textures
Rich Patterns + Textures
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest

Take a peek at some lovely selections from Africa’s European neighbor in these Countryside Chic French Homes!

Hamptons Style for Serene Home Decor

Breezy coastlines with ivory sands and endless cerulean horizons, the historic East End of Long Island has long been both a prominent seaside resort and summertime colony.  Originally an area devoted to agriculture and fishing, the Hamptons have grown into an areas with residential real estate prices ranking amongst the highest in the nation.

In the Hamptons we see a widespread seaside style, with a predominantly luminous array of whites, and soft costal shades. The isle emphasizes minimalism with a sophisticated and airy essence, often with accents of linen, wicker and jute, timber floorboards, and a neutral color palette of home decor. We see a prominence of natural elements and textures,, inducing a warming and comfortable mood. Decorate your surfaces with driftwood and adorn your shelves in coral. The key is openness, lightness, and subtlety.

 

Coastal Elements

 

Earthy Textures + Orchids
Earthy Textures + Orchids
Photograph courtesy of Tailored Space
Chang Mai Modern Pillow by Bunglo
Chang Mai Modern Pillow by Bunglo
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Oceanic Area Rug
Oceanic Area Rug
Photograph courtesy of Home Beautiful
Coryell Modern Pillow
Coryell Modern Pillow
Shop Bunglo
Hamptons Beach Home
Hamptons Beach Home
Photograph courtesy of Elle Decor
Grey Tones + Bay Windows
Grey Tones + Bay Windows
Photograph courtesy of Adore Magazine
Creamy Textiles
Creamy Textiles
Photograph courtesy of The Nautical Wheeler
Lofted Guest Bedroom
Lofted Guest Bedroom
Photograph courtesy of The Nautical Wheeler
Wicker + Brass
Wicker + Brass
Photograph courtesy of The Nautical Wheeler
Earth Tones
Earth Tones
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Santa Cruz Modern Pillow by Bunglo
Santa Cruz Modern Pillow by Bunglo
Shop Bunglo
Warm Timber
Warm Timber
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Glowing Whites
Glowing Whites
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Modern Chaise
Modern Chaise
Photograph courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar
Blue Lotus Modern Pillow by Bunglo
Blue Lotus Modern Pillow by Bunglo
Shop Bunglo
Porthole Light
Porthole Light
Photograph courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar
Shore Modern Bed Sheets
Shore Modern Bed Sheets
Shop Bunglo
Chartreuse Palms
Chartreuse Palms
Photograph courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar
Wicker + Fur
Wicker + Fur
Photograph courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar
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Driftwood Chandelier 
Photograph courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar
Buenos Aires Modern Pillow by Bunglo
Buenos Aires Modern Pillow by Bunglo
Shop Bunglo
Ocean Shades
Ocean Shades
Photograph courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar
Granada Modern Pillow by Bunglo
Granada Modern Pillow by Bunglo
Shop Bunglo

 

 

Hamptons Modern Twist

East Hampton Glass Box
East Hampton Glass Box
Windows All Around
Windows All Around
Sit-Down Grand Piano
Sit-Down Grand Piano
Modern Seating
Modern Seating
Contemporary Bath
Contemporary Bath
Open Dining
Open Dining
Photographs courtesy of 6sqft

 

 

Enjoy our selections from other dreamy Oceanside Escapes for modern costal lifestyle inspiration!

Scandinavian Simplicity For Your Modern Home

Sleek lines, understated elegance, and warm functionality are the key elements in Scandinavian design and architecture. Utilizing natural light and neutral color palettes gives a warming essence to illuminate interiors in even the coldest climates.

In a region where winters are long, and daylight can be scarce, we often see a luminous glow of bright whites in Scandinavian homes. It is common for it to be a bit darker and less spacious in Nordic countries, so their design and architecture have a tendency to create environments aiming to be airy, cozy, and maximize the number of windows and skylights in each space.  Adding accents like house plants, furs, area rugs, and plentiful pillows and blankets gives modern Scandinavian homes a warmly inviting appeal.

We adore our selections from these elegant modern homes, notice the hints of color that bring out the bright whites and give such a sense of openness!

Chartreuse Accents
Chartreuse Accents
Photograph courtesy of Home Designing
Warming Skylights
Warming Skylights
Photograph courtesy of Home Designing
Half Moon Window
Half Moon Window
Photograph courtesy of Blog Lovin’
Simplistic Soaking Tub
Simplistic Soaking Tub
Photograph courtesy of Bath Store
Geometric Luminosity
Geometric Luminosity
Photograph courtesy of Interior Collective
Walls of Windows
Walls of Windows
Photograph courtesy of Blog Lovin’
Cerulean Velvet Rug
Cerulean Velvet Rug
Photograph courtesy of Scandinavian Homes
Rich with Plant Life
Rich with Plant Life
Photograph courtesy of Scandinavian Homes
Sophisticated Loft
Sophisticated Loft
Photograph courtesy of Scandinavian Homes
Bright Sitting Room
Bright Sitting Room
Photograph courtesy of Scandinavian Homes
Bursts of Color
Bursts of Color
Photograph courtesy of Scandinavian Homes
Blush and Cobalt Accents
Blush and Cobalt Accents
Photograph courtesy of Scandinavian Homes
Bamboo Centerpiece in a Silver Room
Bamboo Centerpiece in a Silver Room
Photograph courtesy of NYDE
Reflected Sunlight
Reflected Sunlight
Photograph courtesy of NYDE
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Photograph courtesy of Javed Chaudhry
Grey and Cream Accents
Grey and Cream Accents
Photograph courtesy of NYDE

Ambient Copper Light Fixture

Photograph courtesy of NYDE
Nordic Rune Art and Blush Accents
Nordic Rune Art and Blush Accents
Photograph courtesy of NYDE
Skylight Framed Loft
Skylight Framed Loft
Photograph courtesy of NYDE
Greenery in a Bright Bedroom
Greenery in a Bright Bedroom
Photograph courtesy of NYDE
Earthy Delight
Earthy Delight
Photograph courtesy of Interior Collective
Andy Tribute
Andy Tribute
Photograph courtesy of Interior Collective
Marble Bath
Marble Bath
Photograph courtesy of Blog Lovin’
Monochrome Modern
Monochrome Modern
Photograph courtesy of Interior Collective
Fur Rug
Fur Rug
Photograph courtesy of Blog Lovin’
Cozy and Warm
Cozy and Warm
Photograph courtesy of Blog Lovin’

 

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