Pin it A few things you should know about my childhood: I was born in 1986 to parents who were (and still are) pretty major fans of Duran Duran. I knew all the words to both "Hungry Like the Wolf" and "Mmmbop," and I had opened the "Rio"...Show More Summary
Katy's Eclectic and Always-Changing London Flat Pin it DIY projects are synonymous with frustration, and even seasoned makers get both physically and emotionally stymied by the things that go wrong. It's hard to remember this as a newbie, which is why it helps to start projects with a healthy set of expectations and understanding. Show More Summary
Pin it Name: Edmund Location: Montreal-West, Quebec, Canada Just over two years ago, we moved out of our hip 1,000 square foot downtown Montreal loft and into our three-bedroom house in Montreal-West (a suburb just outside of the city) in order to start a family. Show More Summary
Shena and George's Formerly Blighted, Beautifully Salvaged New Orleans Home Pin it The mind is a powerful thing. Instead of agonizing and cursing your way up the 64 dreadful, tiring stairs to your walk-up apartment, you jovially tell yourself that you're getting a great workout. Show More Summary
The architects used traditional construction methods and materials to preserve the home's character and ambiance. The post Renovated Villa in Portugal Maintains Its Rustic Charm appeared first on Freshome.com.
Larch paneling, brick flooring and stone walls adorn this contemporary home, creating a rustic getaway near the forest and the sea. The post Serene Vacation Home in Sweden Hides Among the Pine Trees appeared first on Freshome.com.
Designed by the Polish creative agency PLASTERLINA, this Warsaw apartment takes an innovative approach to the ever-popular Scandinavian style. The open plan living space retains the natural materials and clean lines of traditional Scandinavian-inspired...Show More Summary
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Pin it Dear Alice, A friend purchased a home for herself. She has never been married and has no children. I offered a house warming party/shower of sorts but she does not want people getting the new home dirty. Her mother said we need to have the "house warming" somewhere other than her daughter's house. I think this is poor taste. Am I wrong? Signed, Where to host? READ MORE »
Pin it The David Chipperfield-designed Mughal Museum is now under construction about an mile from the Taj Mahal. It's one of four new attractions planned for Agra, India. READ MORE »
Pin it To fit a lot of things into a little space, sometimes you have to get creative. For a San Francisco loft apartment that's only 500 square feet, architects Charles Irby and Peter Suen came up with an innovative solution — a transforming...Show More Summary
Despite what you've been told, your ceiling doesn't have to be white; painting it a dark or bright color can have a dramatic effect on your home's interior design. The post Add Color and Drama to Your Home With These 35 Painted Ceiling Ideas appeared first on Freshome.com.
Pin it Name: Marie-Claude and Martin and 7-year-old Romane Location: Notre-Dame-de-Grâce — Montréal, Québec Size: 1,400 square feet Years lived in: 8.5 years; Owned At the age of 17, Marie-Claude went to Venice, Italy on an exchange to study art and sculpture. Show More Summary
Pin it One of the beauties of IKEA products is that their simple design also makes them endlessly versatile. While IKEA makes quite a few products specifically designed to house your shoes, they also carry lots of other products, intended for other uses, that can be pressed into service as shoe storage with just a little ingenuity. READ MORE »
Pin it Name: Jesse and Dan Moskowitz and their dog, Stormy Location: Roxbury — Boston, Massachusetts Size: 750 square feet Years lived in: 5.5 years; Rented When you enter Jesse and Dan Moskowitz’s comfy and colorful apartment in Boston’s historic Roxbury neighborhood, two things immediately stand out: the records and the pup. Show More Summary
Kim & George's Brooklyn Heights Home Pin it We've all tried the money-in-a-jar thing—but it doesn't work that well. Or maybe you've tried the envelope system like I did, and found the envelopes soon wore out and were abandoned. How does one really save money? Like, real, serious amounts of money? Here are the tips that really do make a difference. READ MORE »
Pin it When my wife was pregnant I started looking for inspiration for the nursery. I found some nice designs for a cradle, but really fell in love when I found images of a moon shaped cradle. This cradle was made by someone in France...Show More Summary
Simple materials in contrasting strengths and minimalist finishes were used in this 1950s post-and-beam house. The post Rustic Renovation Celebrates Minimalism in Canada appeared first on Freshome.com.
Pin it At Berlin's Michelberger hotel, each of the one hundred rooms has a unique design. The Garden Room, for example, has a plywood house inside of it. READ MORE »
The highlight of this modern home is a grassy path that winds around all three floors. The post Green Residence in Singapore Grows Grass on Every Level appeared first on Freshome.com.