The Oak Pass – an “Upside Down” House


The Oak Pass Main house uses an “Upside Down” program, with public spaces above the bedrooms, which are buried into the hill and beneath a green roof of edible herbs. This relatively large house at 8,000 square feet appears much smaller and carefully integrated into the surrounding landscape, which includes over one hundred and thirty … Read more

Stunning Lofts Around the World


Nowadays thousands of condominiums are scattered all over the world. People decide on acquiring a particular place depending on the location and price and what the place looks like. Comfort is also a big factor. Nowadays, huge spaces like lofts are getting more popular every day. If a place has a stunning loft living room … Read more

Shylights: Spellbinding Kinetic Lights That Bloom like Flowers


Certain types of flowers close at night, for self-defense and to conserve their resources. This highly evolved natural mechanism is called nyctinasty, and inspired Studio Drift to create Shylight, a light sculpture that unfolds and retreats in a fascinating choreography mirroring that of real flowers. Made by: Lonneke Gordijn, Ralph Nauta and Jozeph Hendricks. Materials: … Read more

Elegant Wooden Stair Types: Introduction


Stairs are important at home, as they are highlighting features in most houses. Stairs features a variety of schemes and layouts, all dependent on the homeowner and the budget. Before choosing, you should look at the different types of wooden stairs. The Four Main Types Of Wooden Stairs Saddle Stairs The most common stair set. … Read more

14 Most Popular Interior Design Themes Explained


Farmhouse This style, often also described as Rustic, is usually a mix of reclaimed wood, antique pieces and classic agricultural charm. Colonial Colonial is typically a nod back to America’s birth. The style mixes traditional European pieces with early American. Furnishings are usually spare and colors dignified. Modern This style is characterized by clean lines … Read more

Make Your Own Awesome Chalkboard Paint in Any Color + Ideas


If you thought chalkboards were only useful in the classroom, you’re wrong. Inventive people around the are using chalkboard paint in offices, at their homes and everywhere they can paint on. Standard black/green chalkboard paint can cost you ~$10-30 (for 30 oz.). But for other colors you will need to pay a lot more – double or even triple price. So, why not to do it yourself?

Making Chalkboard Paint

The recipe is really simple and easy:


That’s it! 8 parts of latex paint or acrylic paint and 1 part of unsanded grout. Mix everything extremely well and paint.

Before painting – surface must be clean. Remove all dust and oils.

After painting – let it dry for about 3 days. Then rub chalk along the entire surface of the board, and then wipe the chalk off with a barely-damp cloth or paper towel.

Here are some awesome chalkboard ideas we gathered just for you!

DIY-Chalkboard-Paint-Wine-Bottle DIY-Chalkboard-Paint-Wine-Bottle1. Lovely wine bottles transformed into decorations or vases. (via Bell’alimento)


2. Chalkboard painted mug. Send different message for your loved ones every morning.

Herb sink chalkboard painted clay pots

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3. Great idea for your own herb garden. Mark which herb is growing in which clay pot. (via The Robin’s Nest)


4. Holiday decorations painted with chalkboard paint. It can’t get any better than this.


5. Just look at this eclectic dinning room table. (via Madison Home)


6. The most used appliance at home? Yes it’s a fridge. And the best place to leave a message. (via KeepSmilingHome)


7. One of the best ways to stimulate children’s creativity. (via JodieRosenDesign)


8. Colorful home office organizer. (via Houzz)



9. Easy way to organizer that dresser. (via HomeLife and ElleDesign)


10. Genius way to improve your spice rack. (via InspirationForHome)


11. Have an old frame? Fill it with chalkboard paints and hang it again. (via FoundbyDomesticBliss)


12. Great way to add some colors and organize your kitchen.


13. Pink? Even this color is possible!


14. Adapt your chalkboard’s color to any interior. Green hall with green chalkboard wall. (via KathyCorbeInteriors)

What’s the most awesome chalkboard paint idea you have seen? Share your ideas in the comments below.

Amazing Lights & Chandelier Designs

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Lighting is one of the most important parts in your home. Innovative, modern or handcrafted lamps, chandeliers can bring warm and cozy atmosphere to your home. We have searched the net for most interesting and easy to make lighting for you. Check these incredible handcrafted beauties and maybe do one yourself.

Warning! Check your lighting source and materials before creating lamp, pendant or chandelier. Most of these lighting ideas do not work with heating bulbs. Heating bulbs will set on fire materials that are not fire proof.

DIY Glass Pendant Light

Minimalist design, good looking and gives a lot of light. Light spread is huge, because there are no light blocking parts. Instead of red twine, wrap the wire with neon twine and enjoy the effect even when the light is turned off.

Materials: socket,wire,bulb, desired color thread/twine.

Source and full DIY instructions:


DIY Jar Lighting

Do you still save all those jars? There’s already full basement of these? Here’s the way to use them. Gives that natural look you can find in country barns.

DIY Bottle and Spoon Pendant Light

Simple and rally cheap pendant light made out of plastic bottle and spoons. This installation generates warm and cozy light. Although, it requires low energy LED light, that spreads least amount of heat in order to prevent melting and setting on fire.



Cool Glass Lights with Twinkle Lights Inside

Really simple and easy to do. You will need glass bottle/lantern/etc, twinkle lights (those from Christmas tree should be ok) that do not generate a lot of heat and that’s it. Put twinkle lights to bottles and light them up. Decorating bottles may give you great effects.

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Stunning Round Pendants

These looks really luxurious and there so many variations of them. Just choose the one that is most suitable for room design. Most of these round pendant also requires low-energy LED lights. One source for exact instruction from made by girl.

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 Playful Lights from Plastic Cups

Getting ready for your child’s birthday? Or just like colorful interior? Use your Christmas lights and add some plastic cups, wrap those cups in gift paper. Voila! The lighting is done.


DIY Woven Pendant Light

Really good looking and warm pendant made out of casual materials. Hang it in kitchen over table or kitchen island and you won’t regret.


  • hanging planter basket (mine was $7.00 from Walmart)
  • sisal rope
  • single round outlet cover plate for a rectangular receptacle
  • white spray paint for metal
  • mini-pendant (you could opt for the standard size, as well)

Detailed instructions here.


Tree Bark Lamp

It is hard to imagine something even more natural than this. Perfect for terrace or outside/yard lighting.


Unusual Umbrella Lamp

Want something extra-ordinary? Put umbrella instead of your usual lamp 🙂


Romantic Lights in Wine Glasses

Romantic lighting during dinner is a must. So throw those old candles and make some wine glass lamps instead.


Beautiful Textured Paper Lamps

Paper lamps not only looks good, but also creates beautiful shadows from their textures.


Bottle Plug Light

One more really simple way to light up your home is use rechargeable bottle plug lights. Just plug it into the bottle and you have a good looking fuzzy light. Get one from amazon.

 Classical Hat Lamps

Should be great addition to the man cave or some manly design room.


DIY Can Lamps

Can lamps are rally easy to make. These spread fuzy and warm light. Use these outside in your terrace or garden and light the environment.