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Lavinia

Lavinia has a Master’s degree in Cultural Management and is a University graduate in Tourism Economy. She also has a degree in photography and experience as a copywriter, developing targeted texts connected to various domains, including traveling (check out her travel blog) and design. Find more about Lavinia on our about us page.

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10 Scandinavian Design Lessons To Help Beat The Winter Blues

January is a time when many of us can feel a bit low, so we decided to cheer you up with some Scandinavian design lessons. The holiday season is over, and spring still seems a long way off. It’s no wonder we get a touch of the winter blues. Yet, in Scandinavia where the winters are long and dark, people

Rotterdam Villa Displaying a Sophisticated Eco Chic Design by Kolenik

The owner of a sublime villa in Rotterdam gave designer Robert Kolenik carte blanche to reinvent its interiors. According to the official press release we were sent by Kolenik…, the result can be summed up as “eco chic eye-candy for extremely comfortable living“.  Take the living room for example. With that grand, eye-catching, custom-made Proud couch by Kolenik measuring

Elegant Chair Design Inspired by Organic Shapes from Paco Camús


Paco Camús shared another impressive project from his Private Collection with us (we featured an original wood and glass table design… on Freshome by the same designer). Showcasing an intricate geometry, this elegant chair design is able to enhance a modern interior instantly. Its shape was inspired by natural curves and is interesting to observe from more than one standpoint.

Inspired by Cambodian Temples : Angkor Table Design Collection


Angkor Table Design Collection by Paris-based Olivier Dollé… caught our attention with a bold appearance and an intriguing concept. The design was inspired by the 12th century temples at Angkor Wat in Cambodia, “a place where architecture and nature are one and where tree roots and branches overrun the walls“, as the designer himself described it. So you may want

Decorating Twists Shaping Up a Highly Creative Small Apartment in Taiwan

In this creative small apartment in Taichung, Taiwan, Z-AXIS DESIGN (you may remember their home for newlyweds…) uses some interesting decorating twists to multiply visual effects, for example: the pure white overall space, the dinner table with one-side legs in the dining room, the light in the hallway, the transparent door of the study room, the pure white closet

Modern Residence in Hungary Oriented Towards a Garden Pond

After presenting the Lake Side Duplex House by Tóth Project Architecture Office…, another modern residence from the studio caught our attention. The Garden Pond building can be found in a quiet, suburban residential park of Mosonmagyaróvár, in north-western Hungary. It is a one-family house for four persons. The layout and the functional connections got a special attention from the

Natural Shades of Sea, Sand and Stone: Contemporary Home in Monaco


NG Studio completed the design and development of a contemporary home in Monaco. The entire interior demonstrates the idea of ​​relaxing in a space where everything is subordinated to the natural shades of the sea, sand and stone. Unlike the ostentatious luxury displayed in their eclectic apartment… in St. Petersburg, the team chose a more minimalist approach when it came

Harmonious Modern Home in Taiwan Especially Designed for Two Newlyweds


Located in the Taiwanese-American martial foreign-style houses community, this harmonious modern home was originally part of an individual building which had been constructed with old-fashion decorating. However, the life of two newlyweds was about to start here, so a new modern approach was necessary. Z-AXIS DESIGN… chose the special iron blue to be the leading role of the space. The

A Reading Retreat Like No Other: Garden Library by Mjölk architekti

Wouldn’t it be nice is the urge to read a good book came with a complimentary garden library? Check out this beautiful reading retreat envisioned and implemented by Mjölk architekti… in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. With a budget of €4500, the architects built an intriguing dwelling of wood and plywood, using the bookcase as a supporting

Modern Home Aiming at Converting Traditionalists by David Small Design

Described as a “modern home that attracts and even converts traditionalists“, David’s house by David Small Design… sits on a heavily wooded lot, surrounded by traditional homes, in a suburban Toronto neighborhood. The residence is said to illustrate that modern homes can be cozy, inviting and respectful to a community’s established character. Through the use of natural materials, familiar massing

Slovakian Apartment Jazzed Up With LED Lighting by Rudolf Lesňák

An old devastating Slovakian apartment in Bratislava was the perfect challenge for architect Rudolf Lesňák…, who managed to transform it into a luxurious and comfortable home. Having a total surface of 51 square meter, it was necessary not to fill the interiors with useless day-to-day objects. All the furniture was thus “made-to measure”, while the open plan living and

Industrial Design Elements Softened by an Appealing Mix of Textures: Loft 002 in Canada

Located in Toronto’s trendy King West area, Canada, Loft 002 by Toronto-based studio Rad Design Inc… is packed full with exciting items which design enthusiasts will probably recognize. The modern apartment is as original as it gets, with its concrete ceilings and exposed pipes, Its industrial design elements are cleverly complemented by a rich palette of materials and textures, for

Behold, iPhone Enthusiasts: iSpot Table Lamp and Charging Dock by Umbra Design

We featured quite a few interesting iPhone charging docks on Freshome- check out the aSHELF… by KREAFUNK for example, which combines the functionality and design of a shelf with a built in dock for iPhones and iPods! Today we would like to share another ingenious approach with you. Entitled iSpot Table Lamp, the gadget depicted in the photos below acts

Make the Most of Your Bathroom With This Practical Layout Guide! [Infographic]


You may remember the kitchen layout guide infographic we published on Freshome a while back. In today’s post we would like to present a bathroom layout guide, as featured on Glass Tile Store…. This will come handy to anyone who is currently in the process of developing a new home. It is a known fact that bathrooms come in

Notable Contemporary Design Approach: Mariam House in Valencia, Spain

Architects Antonio Altarriba… envisioned Mariam House, a 510 square meter residence showcasing a contemporary design approach and located in Valencia, Spain. With one facade oriented towards the street and the other opening up to the courtyard and swimming pool to the south, the building showcases a complex architecture. The developing team described the project as follows: “Conceptually, it is composed

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