40 Breathtaking Backyard Ideas – Outdoor Space Design Inspiration

modern white house with pool

Nicole Hollis Studio

As much as I love to get cozy in the living room and lounge around in bed, a backyard is the true sanctuary—especially if it’s prepped with all the right backyard bells and whistles. Indeed, your outdoor space can just as inviting, comfortable, and stylish as your interiors, but it also offers fresh air and nature. So it’s the best of both worlds. From manicured landscapes to stately patios and paradise-status pools, get ready for some al fresco bliss with these 40 backyard ideas to help you get yours in shape for summer. And make sure you bookmark your favorites so you can bring them to life at home.

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Reflect the Home’s Architecture

Whether you’re starting a project from the ground up or you’re adding in a swimming pool to your backyard, make sure it’s consistent with the style of

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Update Your Space with These 13 Family Room Decorating Ideas

Take a look for some fantastic family room inspiration!

Because your living room is a gathering place for family, friends, and guests, it’s the perfect space in which to go all out and decorate in a way that represents you and your family. Still, getting started decorating a family room can pose a challenge to even the most creative of home decorators. If you need a little boost of family room inspiration, our 13 family room decorating ideas can provide you with all you need to get started.

Filling your living room space with decor pieces that speak to you is one way to go about decorating a family room, but you can also draw inspiration from trending home decor styles like coastal and farmhouse. Decorating your living room in a well-known, well-loved interior design style will not only save you the effort of having to carefully concoct your own

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This Vibrant Yellow Space Is So Much More Than a Guest Room

A sewing room. A home gym. A study. A soon-to-be-music studio. Squeezing all that into one humble guest room is a tall order, but Claudia Dorsch made it happen with the help of a few smart additions. “Before she came along, this room was a dump!” says homeowner Kat, who brought on the designer to upgrade the Hampstead Heath home she shares with her husband and three kids. “It had piles of clothes, baby toys, and a huge bed from our previous flat, plus spare mattresses and various pieces of furniture that didn’t fit the space.”

After clearing everything out and slicking on a coat of Farrow & Ball’s Babouche as the vibrant backdrop, Dorsch got to work. Bulky ski equipment (the bedroom moonlights as an extra closet in its spare time) is tucked neatly away in the bed’s base; a sculptural pendant from British brand Original BTC delivers

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100 Gorgeous French Doors to Open Up Your Space (WITH PICTURES)

100 Gorgeous French Doors to Open Up Your Space

Design your home to make a lasting first impression with the use of charming French doors. These doors are found in homes on both an exterior or interior level. Whether French doors are in the original architectural design or you are repurposing your current doors or windows, you will find the addition of French doors to serve many delightful purposes for your home. French doors come in an array of styles. You will find stained wood options and painted distressed wood styles. Metal structures and doors are also available in most locations. The style of the doors holds an option of windows and placement. Door styles intricately hold numerous options. Some doors are made of all glass where as others have a smaller window design. The choice of design is determined by the style of the home and the purpose of the doors.

You may have a need to bridge

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How to Choose the Best Rug Shape According to your Space

Rug shaping is serious business! Choosing the wrong shape and size for space can make it look awkward or cause impractical annoyances.

We’ve found that many people asking for advice about rugs are concerned about two main things: rug shape and size. 

Since we have already briefed you about the best places to buy rugs, you are good to go on and make a reasonable choice!

  • Can a circular rug work in a living room?,
  • you may wonder.How do you pick a shape for a sectional, a foyer, a bathroom?

There are no set “rules” when it comes to choosing the best rug shape and size for your space. Exercise your creative freedom, but check out our tips to reduce the work!

Here are many exercise mats that will offer comfort and support for your body during intense workouts, as well as restorative yoga.

We’ve complied case-by-case examples of rugs

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How coronavirus could change your office space and remote work from home

If and when you return to your office after the novel coronavirus pandemic, you’ll probably notice some differences.

Upon entering your building, the doors may open automatically so you don’t have to touch the handles. Before you board your elevator, you might tell the elevator where you’d like to go, rather than pressing the many buttons within the elevator. When you reach your floor, you could walk into a room full of dividers and well-spaced desks instead of the crowded open floor plan you’re used to. In common areas like meeting rooms and kitchens, expect to see fewer chairs and posted documentation of the last time they were cleaned.

These are just the changes you can see. Less noticeable in the post-coronavirus office would be more frequent cleaning policies, antimicrobial properties woven into fabrics and materials, amped-up ventilation systems, or even the addition of UV lights for more deeply disinfecting

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HGTV’s tips for turning a small space into a multipurpose room.

A 160-square-foot living space may seem like an average, decent size  until you realize it must function as a family room, lounge, dining room and home office. Creating a design that’s as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing can be a major challenge. In the case of a spatially-challenged, open concept great room, a few design elements are essential to maximize space: multi-purposing, playing with scale and proportion, installing proper lighting, defining the space plan, and delineating several zones within one area. When it comes to living large in cramped quarters, the vintage modern New York City great room of Matt and Jodi Arden showcases small space decorating at its best.

When the couple, both TV executives, relocated to New York’s East Village neighborhood from Atlanta, they decided to leave most of their living room and office furniture behind. Only their dining table and chairs made the trip. Jodi

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Stuck at home? Tips from an interior designer on how to thoughtfully spruce up your space

SEATTLE — Many of us are spending a lot more time at home than we ever have before, which means we’re also spending a lot more time noticing how we have our interiors set up!

If that’s got you wanting to change a few things around the house or apartment, you’re not alone.  Interior designer Michelle Dirkse shared a checklist of what to do if you’re ready to make changes.

1. Pre- Plan 

  • Take photos of your room to have fresh eyes and truly take in your home.
  • Find inspiration. Shop Pinterest and Houzz to find rooms that you like. One can be for Inspiration photos you like, while the other can be for solutions. Reference these when refreshing your space.
  • Design by Elimination: get rid of it. Create a “donate and toss” pile for items that you don’t use. Don’t feel bad, let them have a new
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20 Wall Decor Ideas to Refresh Your Space

Why hide your fine china in the cabinet when you can show it off? Use wire plate hangers to display your favorite dishes and serving platters.

9. Add Sculptural Sconces

Designer Ashley Darryl put a modern spin on her friend Jeremy Globerson’s one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan by using clean-lined furnishings and carefully selected accents. Sconces by Apparatus and a painting by Hector Frank are displayed above the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams sofa in the living room.

Photo: Brett Beyer

Sconces add an extra source of light without taking up space on the floor or a side table. Choose an eye-catching design that doubles as a wall sculpture to bring in light and style.

10. Bring In Plants

Plants don’t just have to sit on the windowsill. Try hanging or wall-mounted planters to add a bit of nature to your space and life to your walls.

11. Add Texture With

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Urban Space Transformed with Innovative Exterior Design

ICADE Premier building, Arnulfpark, Munich, Germany, project by Ganzer-Hajek-Unterholzner / Louvieaux and Landau Kindelbacher; photo Werner Huthmacher

Urban space transformed with innovative exterior cladding and interior design using Corian® solid surface

Arnulfpark in Munich, a recently reinvented modern urban district, offers extraordinary office spaces. The ICADE Premier building is one of this neighbourhood’s outstanding visual attractions, featuring an elegant façade made with Corian® solid surface. The high-tech material creates a striking contrast to the stern pattern of the surrounding aluminium-glass-exterior.

Architects Ganzer-Hajek-Unterholzner/Louvieaux developed this spectacular design in cooperation with the Munich architectural office Landau Kindelbacher. They also chose Corian® solid surface for the interior wall cladding and furniture because of its inconspicuous seams and the resulting homogenous look of the structures.

The new building at Arnulfstraße 59 features a clear, cubic and urban design. Its checkered glass façade mirrors the glittering reflections of passing cars. In an

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