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Beach Home in Spain Feels Both Casual and Refined

This single family home located in Platja d’Aro, Spain embraces coastal living. 05 AM Arquitectura redefined the initial layout of the residence, in order to adapt it to the contemporary living needs of the clients. “The original house...Show More Summary

Modern Light Fixtures You Can DIY This Weekend

When the days are getting darker, how can we make our style shine a bit brighter? Enter these DIY light ideas. They’re sleek and simple enough to add a modern touch to your home, and easy enough for even beginner DIY-ers to tackle as a weekend project. Show More Summary

Colorful Home in Australia is Part Modern, Part Rustic

Part modern, part rustic, this colorful home in Melbourne, Australia is our dose of inspiration for the day. Envisioned by Austin Maynard Architects, Alfred House is an addition and reconfiguration of an existing two-story building, with two bedrooms and a lean-to that had little relationship with the exterior space. Show More Summary

Impressive Extension ‘Hides’ Behind Cast-Iron Facade in New York

A bold architecture intervention behind one of New York’s most impressive cast-iron facades resulted in a creative addition. WORKac came up with an ingenious approach to partially hide the new extension from street view, as requested by local regulations. Show More Summary

Lovely Roof Garden Adorns Contemporary Home in Vietnam

The collaboration between  Vo Trong Nghia Architects & ICADA led to the design of “House in Nha Trang“, which displays a striking green roof. The project in Vietnam’s Khanh Hoa Province is surrounded by a rich natural landscape, with neighboring sea and mountains. Show More Summary

Rustic Summer Home Conversion in Spain

Houses should evolve along with their owners: That was the philosophy behind the remodel of this traditional house in the rustic village of Sant Mori in Spain. Tasked with renovating this historical home with a backdrop of forests and fields, design firm Mesura created the perfect addition for a tableau of the Empordà countryside. Show More Summary

Paris’s Thai Boxing Hall Hits All The Right Notes

La Belle Equipe is in an original Thaï boxing hall located in a charming Art Nouveau building in Paris. The unconventional sporting venue was envisioned by two friends (both former Thai boxing champions) who wanted to keep their passion alive. Show More Summary

Thailand Getaway Built Around Natural Rock Formations

Featuring stunning sea views and a secluded garden with large natural rock formations, Samujana Holiday Villa 11A is an exotic retreat in Ko Samui, Thailand. The residence is a treat in itself, but also offers a privileged hillside position for contemplating the neighboring sights. Show More Summary

12 DIY Projects to Try in November

As the weather gets colder and days get shorter, we’re hunkering down in our homes. For me and many of my friends, I’ll admit that means cozying up on our couches and catching up on all of the Netflix we missed in the summer months. Spending more time at home also gives me the yearning […] The post 12 DIY Projects to Try in November appeared first on

9 Air-Cleaning Plants Your Home Needs

9 Air-Cleaning Plants Your Home Needs We don’t think too much about the air we breathe in our homes. Unfortunately, there can be many unwanted toxins lurking in the space we live. While air purifiers can tackle air purifying and detoxifying, they can also be noisy and expensive. Show More Summary

Bold Impression at Minimalist Vietnamese Cafe

F-coffee, a coffee shop in Dong Hoi, Vietnam, is a great example of how modern minimalist architecture can create a lasting impression using simple designs. Designed by LVHQ, this coffee shop uses basic materials and visuals to create a stunning visual. Show More Summary

This Human Habitat Floats with the Tides

This Veetee (“Water Way”) structure began as an experiment. Architecture group EKA Sisearhitektuur worked in collaboration with a summer school program organized by the Estonian Academy of Arts Interior Architecture Department. ThisShow More Summary

A Natural Safari Retreat in Botswana

Architects Michaelis Boyd and Nick Plewman teamed up to design Sandibe Okavango, an ecologically friendly safari lodge located in Botswana. Built in the Okavango Delta, the lodge neighbors an active game reserve, giving guests plentiful opportunities to see animals congregating in their natural environment. Show More Summary

Sophisticated Loft Living in Refurbished Barn Home

These buildings in Amsterdam, formerly a pair of barns intended for crop storage, have been transformed into modern, loft-like living spaces. Located just north of the IJ river in the neighborhood of Amsterdam Noord. Houben & Van Mierlo Architecten lead the design on these charming homes. Show More Summary

International Center’s Design Infuses Utility with Symbolism

  Dakar’s International Conference Center, designed by Turkish architectural group Tabanlioglu Architects, is a beautiful homage to the country’s culture and landscape. Located in Senegal’s capitol city, the utility of this stunning complex is imbued with a deep symbolism. Show More Summary

Loft Vieux-Montréal Infused with a Masculine Feel

This traditional building in Montreal, Canada was recently converted from a fire station into a residential townhouse. Manon Bélanger took on the challenge of renovating Loft Vieux-Montréal and infuse it with an original, contemporary feel. Show More Summary

Why White Home Exteriors

It has been a big year for white in home design. It started with Benjamin Moore selecting white as it’s 2016 Color of the Year. Following suit, light and monochromatic Scandinavian design trends continued to dominate home blogs, and Freshome was no exception. Show More Summary

Historic Montreal Bank Gets High Tech Transformation

In Montreal, Canada, an ornate former bank has been given a new lease on life as the headquarters for a tech start-up and cafe. Designed by Henri Cleinge, the marble floor, custom brass details, and painted ceiling were all restored to life with painstaking detail as the new headquarters for Crew Collective. Show More Summary

Mirrors Add Playful Charm to Transitional Apartment in Barcelona

This transitional apartment is located in Plaça Catalunya, in the heart of Barcelona, Spain. Designed by Nook Architects, the project makes the most of its location, with generous balcony doors opening up to the city’s eclectic rhythm. Show More Summary

What Does Your Front Door Color Say About Your Home?

Your front door is more than just an entrance to your home, it’s a guest’s first glimpse at your personality. The all-important first impression of a home begins where you’d expect: the front door. It’s the way that guests enter our homes — literally. Show More Summary

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