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October 2020: 10 Home Decor and Renovation Articles to Check Out

Last modified: 2020-12-08 | Approximate reading time 6 mins

Christine Simard

Hello, and welcome back to our monthly recap of the best articles about interior design, home decor and renovations found on the internet! As spooky October sadly comes to an end, it’s time to look back at the past weeks and search for some interesting reading content for you, our readers. 

If you’ve been with us since the beginning of this series, you can skip this part, as you probably have read this way too many times. For the newbies, if you go back all the way to our May articles, you will be able to find our very first piece on the subject. On your way there, you will also be able to find the ones written the months after that!

So, without making this intro any longer, let’s dive into 10 of the most interesting articles on renovations, design and decor found in October 2020!

October 2020: 10 Home Decor and Renovation Articles to Check Out

1. Tile tables are the new design craze 

Now, this is one of my favourite new trends, and I’m happy it’s coming back. I’ve spotted those on Pinterest a while ago, and they are gaining much interest in the design community. What is interesting about them is that they can easily become a crafty DIY project. 

bedthreads_tiletables

Source: Bedthreads

2. The next decorating trends for 2021 you’re about to see everywhere

On the same blog, I found this interesting article about what’s to come in the future of home decor for the next year. There are a lot of speculations and predictions going around right now about the matter, with 2020 quickly coming to an end, but this one is by far my favourite so far!

Discover these new decor trends here.

bedthreads_2021trends

Source: Bedthreads

3. City couple shares their new country home and 16 acres of land with local farmers

Architect Eugene Kwak and wife Claire Ko left Greenwich Village after years of living in the big city, only to build a 3,000-square-foot, two-family home in the Hudson Valley. They named the project “Togather”. 

It started with a passion for their local farmer’s market, and an idea to share their home to help young farmers looking for land. 

Read the complete and epic story of this project here.

dwell_farm_togather

Source: Dwell

4. This space pod mansion built on neolithic burial grounds is up for grabs

Yes, you read that right: this masterpiece of futuristic architecture built on ancient neolithic grounds is now on the market and ready to have you as an owner. Located in France, this project is part of the country’s Architecture-sculpture movement that gained popularity in the 1950s. Perfect for any science fiction lovers!

To see pictures and read more about its history, head over here.

messynessychic_maison_bulle

Source: Messynessychic

5. Exploring the dense landscape of Hong Kong’s housing

In beautiful and intriguing photographs, Belgian photographer Kris Provoost presents his project Eden of the Orient, an ode to Hong Kong’s peculiar scenery, mixing both nature and densely built architecture. Tall apartment buildings mix with mountains in this photography project, highlighting one the of densest places to live on Earth.  

Head on here to see all the pictures.

dezeen_hong_kong_density

Source: Dezeen

6. Mirrored cabins in the mountains of Hubei province, China

Designed by Chinese architecture firms Wiki World and Advanced Architecture Lab, these 18 timber cabins covered in mirrors on the outside are part of a hotel in Yichang, China. Spread across the mountainside, they reflect their environment and are truly a breathtaking sight.

See pictures and read about the project here.

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Source: Dezeen

7. This library is any book lover’s dream come true

We’re still in China but this time, we’re travelling to the city of Chengdu where we will discover the brand new Zhongshuge bookstore and its amazing design. It’s not a new thing for Zhongshuge bookstores to be built with intriguing and crazy designs, but this one beats them all.

Created by Shanghai-based architecture firm X+Living, the bookstore looks like it is infinite and never-ending. Now as much as we’d want this to be true, the effect is created by some wallpaper applied at the top of the walls with books printed on it, mimicking a full shelf, as well as a completely mirrored ceiling. 

See it for yourself in this article.

AD_library_surreal

Source: ArchitecturalDigest

8. Apartment Therapy talks about the fear of mirrors and how to unlearn and work around it

For many, the presence of mirrors is a source of anxiety. It’s well known in folklore or legends that mirrors often are viewed as portals to other dimensions or are a source of a lot of paranormal energy. A very thematic article for the month of October!

However, this all is very unfortunate because mirrors are a great way to add dimension and reflect light in your home, especially for small spaces!     

Read what they have to say on the matter here. 

apartmenttherapy_mirrors

Source: ApartmentTherapy

9. This famous horror movie house has hit the market and is up for grabs

Another thematic article for October: the house of Oscar-winning movie Silence of The Lambs is now for sale. This beautiful four-bedroom Victorian house also comes with 1.76 acres of land and is located 1 hour away from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   

To see pictures and read the history, head over here.

thespaces_silenceofthelambs_house

Source: TheSpaces

10. This house is a mix of different culture and traditional decors

Located in San Francisco, this 1926 house is decorated in an elegant eclectic mix of Portuguese tiling, Italian art as well as Chinese and Brazilian motifs. Home of designer Antonio Martins, who himself grew up in many different countries, fell in love with the history-packed house and wanted to honour its diversity.  

See all the pictures here.

antonio-martins-house-ElleDecor

Source: ElleDecor

Here are our best home decor and renovation articles for the month

If this wasn't enough for you, we also have more from our home renovation blog for you to read! Here are some of the good ones we published in the past weeks for you to get inspired.

Chronicles of a Home Renovation Project: Starting Things Out

Our editor, Lea, is starting a big remodel of her condo very soon! This sparked an idea for the blog and she created this brand new series where she will share everything about this adventure.

To read part one of this series, head over here.

Renovation and Commercial Design: 6 Magazine-Worthy Toronto Downtown Businesses

Following up on her own series, Amanda is now sharing with you the most beautiful and interesting businesses in downtown Toronto. In the past, she also talked about Calgary, Ottawa and Toronto's east and west ends.

Read the full article here.

Reno Inspiration: 10 examples of interior door models

On her end, Karine helps you find inspiration by sharing 10 different ideas and examples of inside doors that could spruce up your interior. 

Read the full article here to get inspired.

Chronicles of a Home Renovation Project: Meeting an Interior Designer

While I was still working on this article, Lea got down to business and wrote the second part of her renovation project chronicles! 

Read the complete second part here.

 

See you next month, and stay cozy!

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