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To Use This Table, You Sit On – Not In – the Kitchen

Bach Architects completed the redesign of a 753-square-foot apartment in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Spain. The project is located in a traditional early-20th-century building, and offers a surprising suspended table; more on that later. Show More Summary

Contemporary Lake House in Minnesota Encourages Family Fun

Rehkamp Larson Architects collaborated with Brooke Voss Interior Design to complete this contemporary lake house in Excelsior, Minnesota. Developed for a young, active family, the residence features plenty of spaces for interaction and entertainment. Show More Summary

Small Hotel in Spain Combines Rustic and Contemporary Details

This small hotel, designed by Lucas and Hernández-Gil Architects, was developed in two old houses.  Located in a charming medieval village in Segovia, Spain, Hotel Ayllón features a combination of rustic and contemporary elements. The project developers sought to preserve the original details of these dwellings. Show More Summary

The Best of Freshome: Top 10 Posts of 2015

What a year 2015 has been! Amid all the terrorist attacks, natural disasters and political posturing, it’s tempting to want to hunker down in our homes. After all, they’re our safe havens, our shelters from the storm — the places that house our families, pets and belongings. Show More Summary

Every Day Is a Staycation in This Minimalist Home in Belgium

Dutch firm JUMA Architects completed the conversion of a 1976 bungalow in Belgium into a modern villa with a peaceful ambiance. Entitled Project K, the residence features minimalist interiors, with bright finishes and a harmonious design scheme throughout. Show More Summary

Modern Czech Home Is Both Open and Private

JVArchitekt designed this modern home in Olomouc-Slavonin, Czech Republic, for a family whose main request was for a high level of privacy. The project team developed this contemporary residence with three wings, which create a U-shaped floor plan that faces south, and an inner atrium. Show More Summary

Modern Office in Romania Is Not Your Father’s Dental Clinic

ARhit.BAAR Architecture completed the design of DentalMed, a dental clinic in Bucharest, Romania. The aim of the design team was to create a modern space with surprising angular volumes and enhanced by LED lighting. The office also had to be versatile and multi-functional. Show More Summary

Sustainable House in Mexico Offers Flexible Living Space

Paul Cremoux Studio completed Casa Nirau, an upgrade of a two-story family home in Mexico City. The sustainable house offers a flexible lifestyle, merging indoor and outdoor activities. “The idea was to transition from 2,754-square-foot...Show More Summary

Lisbon Restaurant Features Eclectic Cuisine, Design

Coffee Grill is a restaurant in Lisbon, Portugal. Envisioned by Yaroslav Galant, the new project combines vibrant design with eclectic haute cuisine and a lively ambiance. The restaurant, in a historic building in the city center, encompasses two floors. Show More Summary

Elegant Apartment in Dallas Exudes Femininity

This feminine apartment in Dallas’s Museum Tower combines elegance and lavishness. According to the creative team at Laura Lee Clark Interior Design, the owner — a woman with an eye for design — wanted the apartment to reflect her vivid and candid personality. Show More Summary

Master Painters Inspire Ministry Office Design in Netherlands

For the renovation and connection of two government ministry offices in The Hague, The Netherlands, architecture studio HofmanDujardin found inspiration in the rich color palettes used by Dutch painters Mondrian, Van Gogh, Rembrandt and others. Show More Summary

The Best Solar Panels: Power Your Home With Freshome’s Top Pick

Whether you’re trying to save the earth or your electric bill, solar panels can be an excellent way to power your home. As the cost of electricity continues to rise, solar panels have emerged as an increasingly viable, competitive option to keep the lights on in your home. Show More Summary

Beach Bungalow in Sydney Goes Contemporary

Luigi Rosselli Architects completed the renovation and extension of a beach bungalow in Sydney. Between the stilts that elevate the new second floor, a brass porthole window installed in the garage door below is an ode to the ships sailing nearby. Show More Summary

Contemporary Bay Window Ideas for Your Modern Home

Bay windows are a versatile home upgrade for many reasons. Some people think of them as traditional and outdated, but we think their many benefits make them worth considering — which is why we present these contemporary bay window ideas. Show More Summary

Chicago Brownstone Gets a Thorougly Modern Update

Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, this beautifully renovated brownstone updated by Hufft Projects seamlessly merges old and new. The facade of the 5,100-square-foot Webster House preserves the original detailing of the historic building. Show More Summary

25 Modern Nursery Ideas to Create a Stylish Retreat

There’s nothing more fun than creating the perfect nursery to serve as a haven for your new little bundle of joy — and for you. It’s an exciting time, but it can be overwhelming; where do you start? We’re here to help. Last summer we...Show More Summary

High-Contrast Finishes Give Small Apartment Big Style

This apartment, on the 10th floor of a building in Lviv, Ukraine, was envisioned by architects Andriy Hir and Oksana Sinkevych of Formaline Architecture and Design. Integrating city views was the main request of the clients, a couple who wanted to maximize the space in their 538-square-foot crib. Show More Summary

10 Smart New Kitchen Products to Buy in 2016

The new year is the perfect time for a fresh start. Why not start with the kitchen? Kitchen innovations are always popping up on the market, so we scoured the web to find the latest, smartest kitchen products, from fun conversation starters to functional tools you won’t believe you ever lived without. Show More Summary

Sail Benches Set Adrift on a River in Quebec

If you’ve always wanted to sail but never had the chance, here’s your opportunity to try it safely on dry land. Les Ateliers Guyon developed these Sail Benches in Vercheres, a small town near Montreal, Quebec. The concept for this urban...Show More Summary

Abandoned Saigon Building Becomes Unique Family Home

Vietnam-based a21studio took on the challenge of updating an architectural gem in Saigon. Built by Vuong Hong Sen, an academic and famous collector of antiques, this home was known as a local museum. When the current owner bought it, the building had been abandoned. Show More Summary

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