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Why It’s Time to Go Monochrome

When it comes to redesigning a room, the first decision is usually, “which color?”. And sometimes, that can be the hardest choice of all. I can’t be the only person who has excitedly walked into a paint store, then left a short time later, overwhelmed with a thousand similar-but-different options. Show More Summary

Berlin Heritage Building Becomes A Home

asdfg Architekten converted the oldest heritage building of Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin, Germany, into an original home for a family with three children. The challenge was immense, as the authorities requested the main facade to be reconstructed exactly as depicted on a drawing from 1844. Show More Summary

Curing Blandness with Balance

The driving concept behind the Balancing Home, a project of Luigi Rosselli Architects, is simple: Infusing the comforting collective memory of tradition with a modern understanding. Part of a growing suburb on Sydney’s North Shore, the...Show More Summary

A Modern, Stone Retreat in Bulgaria

Located in Targovishte, Bulgaria, Slight Slope Long House is a modern residence envisioned by I/O Architects as a massive horizontal volume. According to the project developers, the topography of the site resembles a cave of an antic theater: “The long structure is facing the favorable sun orientation and the view in slight opposition of the slope. Show More Summary

Pitching A New Lifestyle in Kansas City

When designing Madison Residence in Kansas City, Missouri, the architects at KEM Studio sought to create something inspired by the owners’ lifestyle. Three main directions were identified during the research process: “The first was for...Show More Summary

A Garden Home Gets Modern in Toronto

Architectural firm LGA Architectural Partners designed the Garden House as vertically stacked living spaces, so that the green space extends under large floor-to-ceiling windows, and sliding doors open at garden level. The owner of this...Show More Summary

The Modern Rejuvenation of a Classic California Home

Henbest Residence is a private house recently redesigned by Robert Sweet, located in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Initially planned and designed in 1966 by the iconic mid-century modern Architect Pierre Koenig, the building is considered...Show More Summary

Wood and Wicker in North London Apartment

Amin Taha Architects built this gabled apartment complex in the north of London, the UK. The six apartments feature traditional brick facade and distinctive projecting wicker balconies. To build this six story apartment, the architects...Show More Summary

Contrast at Play in Contemporary Vancouver Residence

In 2014, Scott Posno built this contemporary single family residence in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Vancouver, BC. Designed for a family of four, the house is decidedly modern in aesthetic, but incorporates some neighborhood specific details to complement its surroundings. Show More Summary

Nature Inspired House of Stones in Taiwan

Ospace Architects built this four story building in Changua, Taiwain, in 2014. The site is an irregular triangle shape, and so it was not efficient or realistic to go with a standard floor plan for this 360 square meter building. The architects came up with two design concepts to complement the unusual location. Show More Summary

17 Christmas Living Rooms We’re Loving

An unforgettable Christmas is built from love, compassion, and giving. Of course, we also love Christmas time for the twinkling lights, fresh trees, and familiar carols that make us feel warm year after year. Christmas is just around...Show More Summary

Holiday Home with Stunning Lake View in Chile

The architect Cristian Hrdalo completed the renovation of this countryside holiday home in 2008. The clients had a large family, with 8 children and 12 grandchildren, and wished to renovate the central lodge, Maiten. Smaller cabins surround the lodge, giving each family some privacy with a central space to gather. Show More Summary

Historic Spanish Bar’s Return to Former Glory

The Bar Virgen Del Carmen in Santa Pola, Spain, dates all the way back to 1860. What started as a repair to the filtration system quickly turned into a full building rehabilitation by Estudio Arn Arquitectos. When work began it was discovered...Show More Summary

Boavista’s Public and Private Lives

Pablo Pita Arquitectos developed Boavista, a single family house renovation, in 2016. The house is named after the street it resides on, which is one of the busiest streets in Porto. Nearing ruins when the project began, the house was...Show More Summary

Ex of In House Experiments in Space

The In of Ex House, by Steven Holl Architects, is an experiment in space, a response to modernist suburban homes that sprawl across their lots. Built on a forested twenty-eight acre property in Rhinebeck, New York, this house explores...Show More Summary

How to Modernize Your Outdated Kitchen

Whether your kitchen is a true fixer-upper from decades ago or your once-trendy laminate countertop and linoleum flooring fell out of style fast, it may be time to modernize your outdated kitchen. With new design trends showcasing creative...Show More Summary

Greek Apartment Proves it’s Hip to be Square

This Greek apartment by Normless Architecture Studio and Workspace borrows trends from Scandinavian design in its low-key modernism.  For instance, black geometric patterns pop up in a collection of hip furniture and artwork throughout the 500-square-foot apartment. Show More Summary

Edwardian Extension Gets a Bold Look

Poly Studio completed this home extension on an Edwardian weatherboard house in Melbourne, Australia. Located in the suburb of Balaclava, the house inhabits a corner lot, giving it multiple front angles and first impressions from the street. Show More Summary

Bold Linear Shapes Form this Canadian Ski-In Lodge

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson completed this modern ski-in / ski-out lodge called Kicking Horse Residence for its location in British Columbia.  The owners wanted a weekend property capable of housing plenty of guests.  With that in mind, the design incorporates ladders leading up to bonus, lofted sleeping area with maple bunk beds. Show More Summary

15 Home Design Trends That Rocked 2016

2016 has been a rollercoaster of a year, to say the least. Yet like any other, it brought new home trends that we saw go from the homes of prominent designers to our own abodes. From modern metals to quirky accent pieces, we gathered up a list of the things we saw the most in […] The post 15 Home Design Trends That Rocked 2016 appeared first on Freshome.com.

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