D’Marge highlights a few ways to dress a minimalistic monochromatic room that goes hard for one colour. A few tips for getting it right: Use the same palette, but not the same shade. Incorporating variations on your base colour is a more interesting and more refined take on monochrome. Inject texture. The way to keep a single-colour scheme […]Read more "Scout Decor: Monochromatic Rooms"
1. Zen Living. Shoji screens give the master bath in this Bay Area home designed by Kendall Wilkinson a decidedly Zen mood. The faceted white onyx tub is both functional and a stand-alone art piece. The side table with amethyst resin top on a polished nickel base is from Holly Hunt. The photography is by Lee Friedlander and Eugene […]Read more "Scout Decor: Dope Bathroom Ideas"
Located in the old town of Palma de Mallorca is a modern boutique hotel taking a minimalist approach on design, while still offering a unique experience. The Puro Hotel Palma offers 22 rooms, renovated by OHLAB, featuring natural materials like cement, limestone, oak, hemp, aged leather, & linen; traditional upholstery like raffia carpets, majorcan looms, […]Read more "Puro Hotel Palma"
Located along the Shotover of New Zealand, this home boarders reserve land, boasting spectacular views, four beds, and three baths. Designed by Kerr Ritchie, the 3300 sq ft Queenstown River House sits on 1.2 acres and offers an outdoor space that takes full advantage of the land, while its oak flooring, fireplaces, & tiled ensuites […]Read more "Queenstown River House"
STYLING BOOKSHELVES MADE SIMPLE: THINK OF SHAPE AND COLOR Image via Little Green Notebook Of course your goal is simply to have a place to set your books when you’re not reading them, but since your shelf is a large visible piece in your room, you might as well make ’em look great while you’re […]Read more "Scout Decor: Basics Behind Better Shelves"
The Parachute Hotel is a one-of-a-kind accommodation designed in Venice Beach by international craftsmen, using high-quality materials from simple, luxurious sheet sets to towels and throws, which are also offered in their Parachute Home store. Its 2,200 sq ft penthouse offers a spacious master bedroom, open floor plan with kitchen, & an outdoor patio w/fireplace. […]Read more "Parachute Hotel"
KOVR introduces an embedded lighting system that uses LED light strips and/or numerals to illuminate your living space. Hyde Integrated Lighting is an intelligent system 12mm-thick that uses wireless controls to adjust its brightness, schedules, and positions. Available in 3 looks – raw concrete, yellow pine, and white marble. Scout Life.Read more "Hyde Integrated Lighting"
WMR Architects introduces a skateboarders’ / surfers’ dream home. Located in Pichilemu, the Merello House is a 200 sq ft house built overlooking the Pacific Ocean built for a Chilean professional surfer. The home features a skateboard halfpipe ramp with a view of the sea, V-shaped pillars and living spaces all on the 2nd floor for […]Read more "Halfpipe House"
You know the feeling when you walk into a space and something isn’t quite right? The furniture is great and the layout works, but it feels chaotic or piecemeal? Nine times out of 10, that feeling is due to the (lack of) color scheme: homes are often designed over time, and without a color plan […]Read more "Scout Tips: How To Pick a Color Palette"
West Elm announces their plans to open 5 boutique hotels around the US. West Elm Hotels will start off in Savannah, Charlotte, Detroit, Minneapolis, and Indianapolis and serve as a lower competition to mid-size boutique hotels. The hotels will offer 100 to 250 rooms, suited in their signature decor. Scout Life. $175-400/nightRead more "West Elm Hotels"
Playing with furniture arrangement can be a decorating fan’s dream. But that’s only if you’ve got the space to play in. If you’ve got a tight living room (say 200 square feet or under), you might find yourself stumped on how to fit in enough furniture to do much living in the room. To help with that […]Read more "Scout Decor: Small Space Combos"
Located on the hillside of a Brazilian coastline sits the house that had two goals – to not touch the ground and to create an outside platform where topography with 50% slope had provided any flat piece of land. I say goal accomplished. Designed by SPBR Arquitetos, the Ubatuba II House is a 10m x 10m […]Read more "Ubatuba II House"
For decades now our abodes have been steadily shrinking, especially in Sydney where space is sparse and people are prolific. But there are some simple ways to transform a cramped apartment into a liveable home with maximum usable space. STORAGE Making the most of every nook and cranny becomes a lot simpler with smart storage. […]Read more "Scout Tips: How-To Enlarge Your Small Space"
Located on the side of a mountain in northern Italy is a hotel from the 1930’s rebuilt + remodeled to offer the perfect mixture of modern amenities + rich history. The Miramonti Hotel is a sleek, minimalist jewel of an abode featuring rooms, lofts, & suites, along with restaurants, full-service spas, saunas, and the dopest […]Read more "Miramonti Boutique Hotel"
Owning a home on a quarter acre plot is becoming as difficult to acquire as a gold medal on the Australian Olympic team. For this reason, many of us have been forced to think vertically, rather than horizontally, when it comes to living spaces and garden areas. If you want to block out ugly neighbours, […]Read more "Scout Decor: Vertical Gardens"
Blue is the world’s favorite color …including The BoyScout’s. And it just so happens to be the most-versatile, having the ability to appear akin to a misty gray or a lagoon blue-green or anything in between. Either way, it’s stunning and perfect to accent a room. Check out these dope shades: OLD GLORY, BENJAMIN MOORE […]Read more "Scout Decor: The Best Blues"
For the 13th installment of Cooper Hewitt Museum’s Selects series, fashion house Thom Browne explores the concept of reflection & individuality. The exhibit features over 50 of the museum’s historic & contemporary mirrors & frames including everything from nickel-plated shoes to holographic foil wallpaper. Scout Life. Until 10/23Read more "Thom Browne Selects Exhibit"
In his Greenwich Village, New York, townhouse, fashion designer Marc Jacobs has created a glamorous retreat that’s as sophisticated as his body of work. The result of a collaborative partnership with interior decorators Paul Fortune, John Gachot, and Thad Hayes, the four-story house is a neutral haven that blends designer decor, sumptuous textures, eye-catching antiques, and irreverent art […]Read more "Scout Tips: How-To Decorate Like a Fashion Designer"
Children’s rooms call for adventures in decorating, and in the latest edition of Scout Decor, we check out a few ways to step outside the box and dress up their walls: Starry, starry night In this bedroom for a young boy obsessed with all things space, O’Dowd designed a mini-universe above his headboard. It’s an impactful […]Read more "Scout Decor: Kids’ Walls"
Located in Paris, OFF Hotel offers a unique experience being the city’s first floating hotel + bar. Docked in the river Seine, the luxury establishment features 54 rooms, 4 suites, plunge pool, summer terrace, & cocktail bar with panoramic views of the Charles de Gaulle bridge & river. Scout Life. +$EU132/NightRead more "OFF Hotel"
Ikea collabs with Hypebeast to decorate the sneakerhead’s ideal bedroom when space is limited & footwear is excessive. So Scout Life.Read more "Scout Decor: Sneakerhead Bedroom"
Located in the UK is the perfect cross between raw elements and minimalistic masculine. Created by APA Studios, Residence Clerkenwell London carries burnt steel, white concrete walls, with cool tonal grey furniture, large windows, Japanese sliding-doors, and a giant steel cube. The cube [core of their creative work] consists of a bathroom, book archive, film, & […]Read more "Residence Clerkenwell London"
In the land of Hulu and chill, where going outside is forbidden and the best guys have dapper, bastard-approved rugs, here’s a few inspirations to lace your floor:Read more "Scout Decor: Masculine Rugs"
Located in Boston’s South End is one stunning industrial home, restored from its 1899 construction by Alan Christ Architects. Appearing to be two contrasting houses side-by-side on its exterior, the 4,200 sq ft residence’s interior in filled with loft-like open spaces. Its materials are strong & bare with steel, raw concrete, vast stretches of glass, and unpainted […]Read more "Boston Home"
Located minutes from downtown San José del Cabo, Mexico is one of the most scaled-back hotels yet. Designed by Mexican architect Miguel Ángel Aragonés, the Mar Adentro Hotel resides on the gorgeous blue Sea of Cortez in Baja California Sur, and consists of 205 rooms sun-drenched in white, minimalistic bliss featuring top notch decor, private […]Read more "Mar Adentro Hotel"
Sandals Royal Caribbean introduces the first over-the-water accommodations to the already-gorgeous Jamaica. Located in Montego Bay, the luxurious, all-inclusive, Tahiti-style bungalows are perched atop stilts and feature glass floors, thatched roofs, floating water hammocks, private infinity pools, outdoor showers, and private docks for lounging / small boats. On the inside, the rooms offer king beds with […]Read more "Scout Guide: Sandals Jamaican Bungalows"
Silvio Stefani collabs with furniture manufacturer Minacciolo to deco a metropolitan loft in Milan with dark, industrial metals and it is absolutely dope. The sober palette is filled with dark black metals adorned in greenish grays to give it a mysterious + brawny, dark + bright, airy + substantial ambiance. The spaces are open & […]Read more "Dark Metal Milan Loft"
In the latest edition of How To Accent, we look at a quirky way to elevating the style quotient of your home with the use of a grand gallery wall filled with a collection of mirrors – entry hall, living room, bedroom, even bathroom – it works any- and everywhere:Read more "Scout Decor: How To Accent + Mirrors"
Nui Studio introduces a lamp that puts your green thumb anywhere. The Myrdal Plantlamp uses LED lights to replace direct sunlight, and creates a self-sustaining ecosystem to mimic the photosynthesis – this means no water, no sunlight, and no care needed. The light given off also brighten’s up your cramped space with style, as it was […]Read more "Nui Studio + Myrdal Plantlamp"