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Wood Warms Modern Mexico Apartment in Unexpectedly Creative Ways

Completed by Kababie Architects in Mexico City, Apartment KG is a contemporary home defined by an original design scheme. Its uniqueness comes from an unexpectedly vibrant mix of textures and furnishings in a neutral palette of white, gray, brown and black — and that spectacular ceiling. Show More Summary

Opulent Home in Jakarta Plays With Shapes, Textures

DP+HS Architects completed the design of a three-story residence in an affluent residential area in North Jakarta, Indonesia. Located on an irregular site in a cul-de-sac, the F+W House stands out due to its imposing contemporary silhouette. Show More Summary

16th-Century Barn Transforms Into a Contemporary Retreat

Merging old and new, Cat Hill Barn in Sheffield, England, is a striking conversion of a 16th-century barn. Snook Architects successfully achieved a design where contemporary living needs are met within a timeless building in the hills of Yorkshire. Show More Summary

Italianate-Style Row House in Brooklyn Gets an Elegant Upgrade

This row house, developed by Lang Architecture in Brooklyn, N.Y., is the result of an architectural makeover. Originally a three-family residence, the home in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood now accommodates the contemporary living needs of a single family. Show More Summary

Dutch Museum Renovation Features Living Roof

We love it when museums take a step forward in creativity, highlighting the design trends of the moment. The bold look of the Biesbosch Museum in Werkendam, The Netherlands, is the result of an eight-month renovation project led by Studio Marco Vermeulen. Show More Summary

California Eichler House Remodel Features Wide-Open Spaces

This remodel of a 1970s Joseph Eichler house in Palo Alto, Calif., completed by San Francisco-based Yamamar Design, displays a modern personality sprinkled with personal touches. “The project took focus as a result of the collaboration between architect, interior decorator and a supremely passionate owner,” the architects said. Show More Summary

10 of the Most Stunning New Light Fixtures

MAISON&OBJET Paris, Stockholm Furniture Fair and Fiera Milano represent some of the top furniture, accessory and lighting fairs in Europe. The best contemporary designs are introduced during these fairs, and lighting designers didn’t disappoint this year. Show More Summary

Neo-Georgian Home in London Gets a Modern Extension

England-based AR Design Studio Architects constantly surprise us with their modern extensions; you may remember The Glass House or The Runners Project, both featured on Freshome a while back. Today, we offer a glimpse of Richmond House, the architects’ latest project. Show More Summary

Transitional Design: What It Is and How To Pull It Off

We all know that transition means moving from one place or thing to another. But what does it mean in reference to interior design? The term “transitional design” is often used by interior designers to reflect a room’s meshing of modern and traditional elements — essentially, combining two styles in one space, resulting in a cohesive design. Show More Summary

Remodel of 1980s Home in Perth Is a Study in Contrasts

The creative team at Hillam Architects took on the challenge of upgrading a 1980s-era home in Perth, Australia. Despite the array of additions and alterations, some original elements of the old house were kept intact, such as the curved element on the second floor. Show More Summary

Computer Chip Inspires Design of Software Company’s Toronto Office

We’ve seen all kinds of office space designs, but none inspired by a computer chip — until now. That was the starting point behind the Toronto, Canada, offices of MacPaw, a software developer based in Kiev, Ukraine, designed by Baraban + Design Studio. Show More Summary

Phoenix Apartments: The Ultimate Renters Guide

Intro and neighborhood guides by Kitty Carlisle As the most populated state capital in the United States, as well as the sixth most populous city in the nation, Phoenix has about 4.3 million people in the metropolitan area. Its subtropical desert climate is the reason the region is known as the Valley of the Sun. Show More Summary

Surprises Abound Around This Plush Kiev Apartment

The G9 Apartment in Kiev, Ukraine, is part of Baraban+ Design Studio‘s portfolio. The 2,852-square-foot apartment’s rounded lines shape not only the living room and hallway walls, but also the ceiling lighting, the furnishings and the eye-catching fireplace in the middle of the room. Show More Summary

Sustainable Australian Vacation Home Opens Up to Outdoor Living

Located in Blueys Beach, Australia, this vacation home by Bourne Blue Architecture blends in with the simple weathered structures in this coastal village. The retreat sits on a gentle slope neighbored by grasslands and forested hills, and connects with its natural environment. Show More Summary

Basement Flooring Ideas: How to Choose the Right Surface

Everyone wants to make the most of their home’s square footage, and enhancing your basement’s potential as viable living space is an excellent way to do just that. To make your basement the space of your dreams, you’ll need to start at the bottom. Show More Summary

Eclectic Studio in Ukraine Reflects a Bold Personality

Eclectic interior design is something many creative personalities try out in their homes. Designed by Baraban + Design Studio, this eclectic studio apartment in Kiev, Ukraine, belongs to someone who uses creativity in a flamboyant way. Show More Summary

Hidden Spaces Maximize Small Apartment in Brazil

This small apartment in Sao Paulo, Brazil, boasts a lot of character and an interesting layout. Designed by Conseil Brasil for a young couple, the 829-square-foot crib is a makeover of a home that originally had two bedrooms. “The walls...Show More Summary

Clever Open Shelving Ideas to Divide and Conquer Your Space

Once thought of as an organizational necessity hidden behind closed doors, shelves have come out of the closet and made a grand entry into the design world. Open shelving is not only an efficient and typically inexpensive way to sort,...Show More Summary

Cramped ’60s House Transforms Into Open Modern Residence

Woonhuis M, an open modern residence in North Brabant, the Netherlands, was envisioned by the creative team at WillemsenU Architecten. Exhibiting a bold character, the project is the result of an extensive transformation. ”The layout...Show More Summary

Salvaged Wood Finds New Life in Live/Work Row House

The Grand Trunk in Montreal, Canada, is MARK + VIVI‘s latest project. Located in the transitioning neighborhood of Pointe-Saint-Charles, the newly renovated 1,100-square-foot house serves as both residence and work studio for designers Mark Fekete and Viviana de Loera. Show More Summary

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