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For centuries, log cabins have been an architectural staple in the United States, coveted for their straightforward construction and charming design. Over the years, log cabins have evolved considerably from their humble beginnings, with many people opting for modern takes on the traditional design. But the modernization of a log cabin’s exterior also calls for updates to the interior, which requires a bit of a balancing act between traditional and contemporary design. 

The following tips make it easy to cultivate a contemporary, personal interior while honoring the charming, rustic features that made log cabins such a beloved architectural style. 

 

Mix Materials

Modern Contemporary Log Cabin Living Room
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Rather than add wood on wood, as is done traditionally in

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Blending the indoors with the outdoors is one of the defining characteristics of mid-century modern architecture, and it’s likely among the primary reasons that the architectural style has seen a resurgence in recent years. In today’s highly technological world, many of us are craving more nature in our lives, and the indoor-outdoor harmony of modernist homes makes it easy to get a daily dose of Mother Nature. 

That being said, the style’s connection to the outside world means that it’s critical to give thoughtful attention to the outdoor landscape to maximize the home’s potential. And if you don’t have a ton of experience on the landscaping front, it can be tough to figure out where to even start, so we’ve done it for

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With so many different architectural styles out there, it’s tough to choose a favorite, but the gingerbread variety might be the winner. The delicious holiday staple often nods to historic styles of architecture, particularly Victorian, and instantly brings about quintessential warm and fuzzy holiday feelings. But the delicious type isn’t the only kind of gingerbread house out there. 

In honor of National Gingerbread House Day, December 12th, we’re showcasing some of the best real-life gingerbread houses around, some of which you can treat yourself to dining in or renting for a few nights. And it’s the type of holiday treat that you don’t need to burn off at the gym, which makes it all the better. 

 

Fairytale Gingerbread House

Real Life Fairytale Gingerbread House

Located in

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In addition to parties, desserts, and decorations, the holiday season also brings about a special treat for design enthusiasts each year: Pantone’s Color of the Year. The authority on all things color, Pantone has been declaring its annual hue for more than 20 years, which never fails to inform everything from fashion to branding to home furnishings and decor. In other words, the color the company honors always becomes an instant trend, so it’s a great place to start if you’re looking to refresh your abode in the new year. 

Last year, Pantone gave the honors to the organic and vibrant hue, Living Coral, which was intended to represent the ocean coral reefs being threatened by climate change. This year, the company set its sights

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Small Business Saturday is always a great way to bring awareness (and money) to the countless small businesses that are boosting local economies, but it takes more than a day to keep the little guys afloat. If you love the idea of supporting small businesses throughout the holiday season but don’t have a ton of options in your area (or you don't want to brave the crowds of holiday shoppers), Pinterest now has you covered.

Once reserved solely for cataloging wants, needs, and inspiration, the site recently expanded its offerings, launching an online shop just in time for the holiday shopping mayhem. What’s particularly appealing about the Pinterest Shop is that, in addition to allowing you to get all your shopping done from the comfort of your couch, it

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From her heartwarming Netflix series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, to her bestselling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo has been making major waves in recent years, and for good reason. In a culture based on consumerism, Kondo’s philosophy, dubbed the KonMari Method, of simplifying, decluttering, and organizing our interiors to feel lighter and happier mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, has refreshed and inspired countless homes and the people that live in them. And her latest venture is likely to do the same. 

Kondo recently launched her very online own shop, KonMari, which features a ton of thoughtful items that are designed to enhance the home. That said, those who aren’t intimately familiar with

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Featured: Twinkly App-Controlled Christmas Lights

Holiday decorations, with all of their warm, sparkly, twinkly goodness, really set the tone for the season. It’s tough to drive down a street full of stellar decorations and feel anything but joy, and the same goes for an interior awash in the warm glow of twinkle lights. 

Given that holiday decor is basically the reason for the season, it’s no surprise that they’ve been getting smarter and smarter. These days, you can find a number of high-tech decorations that elevate the seasonal vibes all the while making your life easier through simple set-ups and schedules. 

So, if you’re ready to make your holiday smarter and easier, then check out our favorite high-tech decorations on the market right

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Source: onekindesign.com

Rising to popularity in the early 20th century, bungalow-style homes are beloved for their simple, straightforward construction and breezy open floor plans. And while there are infinite ways to outfit an interior, if you’re lucky enough to call this historic architectural style home, then you might be looking for ways to decorate it that enhance its welcoming charm. 

The following tips are designed to maximize the style of a bungalow home and apply to a broad range of aesthetics, so they’re easy to incorporate no matter your unique design sensibility.  

 

Incorporate Light, Neutral Walls

Bungalow Architectural Interior Wall Colors
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The small size of bungalow homes means that busy wallpaper patterns and bright wall colors can quickly

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Source: artysgetaway.com

Whether you start counting down in July or you’re a little more Grinch-like, there’s no denying that the holidays are fully upon us. In addition to festive parties and all of the winter cocktails you can drink, for most of us, the holidays also mean finding the perfect gifts for friends, family, and colleagues. And anyone who’s given a gift before knows that it’s no easy task. Fortunately, Pinterest made it way easier.

The company rounded up some of its top trending gifts that users have been searching for in recent months, and many of them are concentrated in the home—particularly when it comes to items that promote interior wellness and relaxation. Given how crazy the world can feel right now, it’s no surprise that people

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If the idea of assembling a piece of furniture gives you chills, then you’ll love this innovative furniture collection. The new, Model 19 flat-pack furniture line by Nomad London was designed specifically with environmentally-conscious city dwellers in mind. 

Before we get into the genius of the line, though, it’s important to know the genius behind it. London architect Henning Stummel studied architecture and urbanism at ETH Zurich and Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, two schools that remain heavily influenced by the form-follows-function ideology of the Bauhaus movement. Henning opened his own practice, Henning Stummel Architects, where he applied Bauhaus ideology to many architectural designs before foraying into furniture design with Nomad

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