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20 Coffee Table Books with Dreamy Home Design Ideas

We were always told not to judge a book by its cover. But when it comes to our coffee table books, looks do matter. Luckily, we’ve found a collection of architecture and home design books that are just as interesting on the inside as they are captivating on the outside. Show More Summary

Versatile Apartment in Bucharest Merges Function and Style

Architecture duo Rosu-Ciocodeica completed Apartment M, a contemporary refuge located in the heart of Bucharest, Romania. The overall concept and layout of the project were adapted to the dynamic lifestyle of the family living here. The idea was to open up the daytime spaces, without compromising in flexibility. Show More Summary

Minimalist Argentine Home with Cool, Concrete Exterior

This minimalist Argentine home by Colle Croce, Casa DV, has a unique design that pulls activity toward the back of the house.  You enter the home through a concrete entryway.  This austere, industrial material dominates the exterior of the main floor. Show More Summary

Fitzroy Loft Breathes Life into Warehouse

In a former life, this residence was once a 250 square meter brick warehouse. In 2015, it was transformed into the Fitzroy Loft. The designers focused on creating corresponding intimate spaces and voids: the bed rooms and study are intimate...Show More Summary

Luxury Penthouse in Dublin with Bespoke Details

Michael Ó Mara Interior Design worked with architects John O’Neil and Associates to completely remove the original penthouse that sat atop this four-story apartment building in Dublin.  The light-filled, luxury penthouse that they then created uses refined materials in a contemporary and classic design. Show More Summary

9 Habits of Highly Organized People

We all want to be a little bit more organized. What causes you stress on the outside – whether a long list of errands or a cluttered home, is what causes frustration and uneasiness on the inside. Research shows that it takes 21 days to form a habit. By following some of these easy ideas […] The post 9 Habits of Highly Organized People appeared first on Freshome.com.

Contemporary Home in Brasília Values Daylight, Natural Ventilation

Patricia Almeida Arquitetura completed the design and implementation of a contemporary home in Brasília, the vibrant capital of Brazil. Despite its central location, the residence is said to have an optimum connection with nature. “The...Show More Summary

Unconventional Artist’s Studio in Vietnam Allows Nature Inside

The Terra Cotta Studio, located next to Thu Bon river in Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam, has a particular architectural structure. Noted for being the working space of renowned artist Le Duc Ha (who creates beautiful sculptures and pottery), the studio is a stunning art structure itself to engage in. Show More Summary

A Community-Centric Apartment Complex on the Staten Island Waterfront

With Ironstate Development Company’s Urby Staten Island project, “they had to go big or go home,” according to a local resident quoted in the New York Times.  This community-centric apartment complex feels like part of a grand plan with...Show More Summary

Two Rivers House a Western Retreat

This wild retreat, designed by Snake River Interiors, is located in Wyoming, United Sates. Named for the two rivers that join on this beautiful and wild property, this house embodies a spirit of the West, from the rawhide wrapped dry bar to the stone flooring to the distressed woodwork. Show More Summary

Upgrade Your Bedroom Tonight With These Creative Headboard Ideas

A bedroom without a headboard is like the perfect outfit without the right shoes. If your bed is missing the all-important headboard element, take inspiration from our headboard ideas and add a big design statement your room tonight....Show More Summary

Wooden Brick House Matches Tradition with Innovation

Built by Jaro Krobot, this project was an exciting exploration in material innovation. By using new building technology to recreate a traditional home, the atmosphere of the surrounding area was preserved. This house in Lu?atín, a small village in central part of Slovakia, was completed in 2014. Show More Summary

Modern House Spins and Tilts as Part of Performance Architecture Project

This unusual rotating house was designed and implemented by architect-artist duo Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley as part of a ‘performance architecture’ project. The residence was recently on display at the OMI International Arts Center in Ghent, New York, where it drew attention of the worldwide media. Show More Summary

A Winning Bet on Kazoo House

This home addition, a project of the Melbourne based architecture firm Architects EAT, was built in the Melbourne suburb of Caulfield. The neighborhood is famous for the local horse track, and this project honors that local history. The home, entitled “The Kazoo House,” was named after the racehorse whose winnings helped fund its transformation. Show More Summary

Grind Your Coffee by Pedaling at Montreal’s Pista Café

This fresh coffee house in Montreal, Canada revolves around the “Pista Café tricycle”, a bike concept that relies solely on legs and pedals to provide freshly ground coffee beans. The tricycle combines human power, technology and the pleasure of a good coffee. Show More Summary

Contemporary Homes in Valle de Bravo Have Us Dreaming of Mexico

Five Houses, by Weber Arquitectos, combines the feeling of being surrounded by lush vegetation with accessibility to modern amenities. These contemporary homes are located between the center of Valle de Bravo and a local golf club.  It is also an easy day trip to an area where you can see monarch butterflies. Show More Summary

This Renovated Tenement is a Design Time Capsule

Tenement House on the Edge of a Park was an interior design project by Loft Kolasinski, completed in 2016. The original Tenement building, built on an edge of a park in Szczecin, Poland, was completed in 1907. This renovation utilized...Show More Summary

Modern Sanctuary in the Woods of Washington State

MW/Works project Little House is a compact, modern sanctuary covering two floors and 1,100-square feet of space.  The firm explains that the project “hopes to capture the essence of the modern cabin—small in size but much larger than...Show More Summary

Zoltan Apartment is Contemporary and Timeless

Designed in 2015 by A+Z Design Studio this contemporary apartment in Budapest, Hungary, utilizes sparse accessories to accentuate the sharp curvature of the space and draw the eye in. There are original touches throughout the apartment, such as the radiators and the pipes running from floor to ceiling. Show More Summary

Luminous Shop Showcases Indian Metal Art

Studio Ardete’s design transformed this metal profile cutting store in a Northern Indian city into an art exhibition that beautifully showcases the works produced inside.  They aimed to reignite interest in the art by redefining it with a modern edge.  To do this, the design showcases applications of water Jet CNC cutting in architecture. Show More Summary

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