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Frame Magazine Retail Store in Amsterdam Combining 2D and 3D Visual Effects

i29 interior architects where asked to design the a second retail store for Frame Magazine in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. i29 proposed a radical concept; two shops in one, two contradictory experiences in one space. One white and rectangular installation versus one black and diagonal. Show More Summary

Vintage-Edwardian Building Tastefully Upgraded Into Modern Home

Known as a popular tourist destination, Toronto’s Beaches neighborhood exhibits an almost artistic streetscape, due to its Victorian and Edwardian architectural legacy. A couple with a taste for contemporary architecture bought a dilapidated vintage-Edwardian, 1,250-sqf Beaches home and decided to make it livable. Show More Summary

Historic Church in London Transformed Into Contemporary Home by Gianna Camilotti Interiors

Architectural bureau Gianna Camilotti Interiors converted a historic church into a massive contemporary home in London, UK. The architecture team kept the original heritage features of the Victorian-style building with red brick facade. Show More Summary

Why Everyone Needs Mood Enhancing Lighting

Ready or not, winter is coming. While most of us love the beauty of the first snow of the season or the tradition of spending holidays surrounded by family and friends, we don’t relish the idea of waking up in the dark and returning home in much the same state. If you’ve ever wondered why […] The post Why Everyone Needs Mood Enhancing Lighting appeared first on Freshome.com.

New Home Design in Australia Mirrors Neighboring Architecture

When you plan on enjoying a comforting lifestyle alongside your wife, parents and newborns, you want to make the best of your new home design. Alta Architecture and R.Z. Owens Construction were asked to turn a north-facing 705 square...Show More Summary

Small 1950’s Building Hiding a Jewel Conversion Within: Le 205 by Atelier Moderno

A designer, his two sons, and their tireless terrier Winston share a small 1950’s building that stands rather unnoticed among its neighbors in the Mile-Ex district in Montreal, Canada. The robust walls of this former workshop, however, hide a jewel conversion within. Show More Summary

Enchanting Newly Built Edwardian-Style Home in California, USA [Video]

Lindsay Chambers commissioned Palo Alto based architect Andrew Young of Yound and Borlik Architects to design a turn of the 20th century Queen Anne Victorian.  She wanted the new residence to have a dialogue with the 1906 Edwardian Victorian...Show More Summary

Why Green Design Companies are Overhauling the Home Industry

For years, the idea of building and designing green spaces only held popularity within certain niche interest groups – agriculturalists, tourism-driven communities, etc. Outside of those areas, environmental impact wasn’t a huge concern. Show More Summary

Unusual Zinc-Cladded Leaning House Disrupts Hillside Landscape 

An unusual house rises in South Korea, occupying 127 square meters in a rural landscape.  Architects Dongwoo Yim and Rafael Luna of PRAUD imagined this strikingly modern home overlooking the Chungpyong Lake as leaning to shape an open floor-plan and offer more room than traditional architecture. Show More Summary

Modern Japanese Residence Pierced by a Tree: TY House by Yo Yamagata

TY House is a modern Japanese residence designed by Yo Yamagata Architects in collaboration with AND associates. The two-story dwelling located in Tokyo, Japan pays tribute to nature in an unconventional matter. A single tree preserved on the site pierces through the building and rises above the roof. Show More Summary

Original Handcrafted Gentleman’s Accessory: The Ultimate Valet by Karv Luxury

According to the creative team at Karv Luxury, nothing says manliness like big and broad hand-sculpted Walnut shoulders. The designers of The Ultimate Valet wanted to bring some style and additional utility to the common valet, while simplifying its appearance. Show More Summary

High-Tech Desk With Built-In Technology Charges Your Phone

After charming our senses with the remarkable bathtub and washbasin fusion Symbiosis, Ljubljana-based design studio Desnahemisfera amazes us with a high-tech savvy office desk named Katedra designed for Donar d.o.o. This functional furniture item is a high-tech desk that also charges your phone and does it in an elegant manner. Show More Summary

Why Minimalist Interiors Are Good For You

There’s no place like home. At least that’s what we all want to think, but is your home making you stressed out? Do you walk in the door after a long day of work only to be greeted by piles of laundry, dishes and dust bunnies?  Did you ever consider the idea that your home […] The post Why Minimalist Interiors Are Good For You appeared first on Freshome.com.

Lavish Ornamentation Exhibited by Belle Epoque Residence in Kiev

Lavish ornamentation sets the rhythm for the dynamic Belle Epoque Residence imagined by Dream Design Studio in Kiev, Ukraine. The designers chose a luxurious decorating scheme, inspired by the Art Deco movement :”It was important toShow More Summary

Family Estate in California Pushing Privacy to Its Limits

Nestled between oak trees, pine, cedar, birch and walnut trees, on a flag lot in Atherton, California, this contemporary residence offers privacy and an aesthetically pleasing environment for family life. The new family estate is protected...Show More Summary

Incredibly Small Apartment in Paris Reduces Functions to Minimum

Can you imagine an 8 square meter apartment? You might think this compact space can probably fit your wardrobe. Yet this apartment design relies on functionality cleverly hidden behind simplicity. This small apartment in Paris was designed by Kitoko Studio for an au pair taking care of the kids. Show More Summary

Why Form Should Follow Function In Interior Design

Everyone has, at one point or another, found himself or herself carrying something around the store that they love, but don’t necessarily need. It’s easy to pick up an item on impulse and be drawn to its visual appeal without really considering what you would ever need it for. Show More Summary

Immaculate Multi-Family Home in Queens Breaks Neighborhood Monotony

On a charming street in Flushing, Queens, New York,  O’Neill Rose Architects erected a residence so beautifully simple that it immediately attracts attention. You can’t drive by without noticing its pure white minimalist architecture. Show More Summary

Fresh and Colorful Apartment in the Heart of Warsaw by Pawel Nastanski

Freshome reader Pawel Nastanski sent us photos of a colorful apartment he designed in the heart of Warsaw, Poland. This vivid home on Ch?odna street was adapted to the living needs of the designer (who also happens to be the owner of the apartment). Show More Summary

Bright Apartment Design in Bucharest Enriched With Feminine Accents

The theme of this bright apartment in Bucharest, Romania is based on a delicate and feminine note design for a young lady. In order to create the illusion of a larger space, the designer at Studio 3 Plus employed a palette of warm and bright colors. Show More Summary

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