‘folding house’ in hanoi, vietnam by X11 design studio

Gertrude Aziz

‘folding house’ by x11 design studio balances nature with voids   Vietnam-based X11 Design Studio recently completed ‘Folding House,’ a narrow and elongated private residence tucked within a street in Hanoi. Inspired by paper folds, the concrete dwelling, punctuated by deeply saturated wood accents, features flexible transitions from one level to the next, with […]

How can I make the exterior of my house look expensive?

Gertrude Aziz

If you’ve been wondering ‘how can I make the exterior of my house look expensive?’ You are not alone. Before you invest in a complete revamp, think critically, because spending a small fortune on paint, fittings and landscaping does not always guarantee a smart, tailored or value-for-money look.  Exterior transformations […]

Best Home Decor Ideas For Every Room

Gertrude Aziz

These days, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed with the constant news cycle or simply trying to handle all of the family, personal and work responsibilities that are on your plate. What’s one way to help your mental health? Revamping your space with new home decor ideas! Studies have […]

Zen bedroom ideas: 10 blissful schemes for rest

Gertrude Aziz

Zen bedroom ideas are steadily growing in popularity. In a post-pandemic world we are becoming increasingly aware of how our environment impacts wellbeing and the importance of designing restful spaces to help calm the mind. The concept of zen can be difficult to understand but in essence the term takes […]

Real Talk: Feel at home in your home

Gertrude Aziz

By Mary Ellen Rotondo, MBA As a realtor, I’m often asked about the latest trends in home design and clients always want advice for keeping their homes au courant. Design trends are fueled by lifestyle changes and customer needs. High-traffic, frequently used areas in today’s houses are changing, as many […]