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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Refined and Contemporary Composite Stool by Artisan Andrew Cassels

The Composite Stool by Andrew Cassels of Cassels Design… has its roots in the warmth of wood, but it is complemented by the addition of powder coated stainless steel, resulting in a refined and contemporary piece. Each Composite Stool is hand-made in the converted garage behind the designer’s house in Wellington, New Zealand. Local businesses are included in the process

Stylish Bungalow Inspired Residence in Singapore: Sunset Terrace House

a_collective… completed the design and development of Sunset Terrace House, a highly modern residence organized in an L-shaped plan in Singapore. Stylish and diverse, the bungalow-inspired crib exudes harmony and a large degree of openness. A modern blend of glass, wood and concrete results in an eye-catching street facade. All the rooms have views to a private garden at the

Royal British Atmosphere Experimented in 100Sqm Russian Apartment

The creative studio at Simultin Design completed the design of a contemporary flat with a surface of ​​just over 100 square meters. Located in a new residential complex in Krasnodar. Russia, the apartment was developed according to the requests of the owner, who wanted everything to revolve around a central theme: The United kingdom.
In order to implement this daring

Fascinating Living Space Royally Mixing Design Styles in Ankara, Turkey

Envisioned by Özhan HAZIRLAR…, this complex living room is part of a villa in the Bilkent neighborhood of Ankara, Turkey. Its design blends classic and modern details, employing warm colors, ergonomic furniture and an overall appealing style. Boasting 60 square meters, the living room in the photos below is the core of the 320 square meter Turkish villa. It

Original Surf-Inspired Table and Bench by Duffy London

In the memorable words of Jon Kabat-Zinn, “You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf!“ Inspired by this fascinating sport, Christopher Duffy of Duffy London …envisioned the Surf-ace Table and Bench, a lovely item exhibiting a high level of originality. The Surf-ace table is made using traditional surfboard manufacturing techniques giving the design the same strong visual

Delightful One-Room Scandinavian Crib With Plenty of Living Space

Browse through the photos below and you will discover a welcoming apartment, filled with inspiring design ideas, personality and space. Each of the 44 square meters in this beautiful Scandinavian crib was optimized, resulting in a home that simply dazzles. Discovered by Freshome on Alvhem…, the abode consists of a single open plan interior, with high ceilings and a

Luxuriously Integrating Water Elements: 813 Laurel Avenue House

Amit Apel Design ( development, interior design, landscape design, material selection on this project was done by YL CONSTRUCTION… ) have completed the development of 813 Laurel Avenue, a contemporary home built with the functionality of a traditional plan and the sleek, distinct taste of modern design. The home has large, multi-height windows to allow ample room for natural light

Mixing Baroque Elements and Car Art: Distinctive Glamour Beetle Armchair

The design collaboration between Andrea Colombo (interested in iconic cars) and Linda Assandri (passionate about Swarovski and glam details) led to the development of the Glamour Beetle Armchair. The duo from ZAC Glamour Design… launched a unique approach to furniture, combining Baroque elements and Car Art. In the case of the armchair presented in the photos below, the designers used

Modern Home Design With a Little Extra: Hillsborough II Residence by MAK Studio Architects

San Francisco based MAK Studio Architects…, completed the design and development of Hillsborough II, an interesting looking modern residence located in Hillsboro, Oregon. From the street side, the building displays a “reserved” appearance, a rectangular shaped pierced by glass. You can notice the intention of blocking out curious gazes in the blurry, impermeable windows. The opposite facade reveals a

Surprising Mix of Rectangular Volumes: Casa Familiar in Athens

Recently completed by Office Twentyfive Architects…, Casa Familiar is located in a suburb of Athens, called Gerakas. It is surrounded by other private residences with gardens, public spaces and a narrow land without form to the north, which will son become a public park. The residence consists of a dominant white volume combined with large glass surfaces and cedar

DIY Vs. Hiring an Expert When It Comes to Redecorating Your Home [Infographic]

We ran across this infographic by In Style Modern… analyzing the benefits of hiring an interior designer, versus the benefits of redesigning a home for yourself. According to the photo below, some of the main advantages of DIY are flexibility to change, easy plan adjustments, budget control, family time, trying out new experiences and of course, satisfaction for doing things

Daring Black Box Extension to a Heritage Worker’s Cottage in New Zealand

A heritage worker’s cottage in Auckland, New Zealand was recently expanded with a modern cube-shaped extension developed by the creative team at BOX Living…. The new addition creates a powerful contrast with the surrounding buildings, its black, simple geometrical silhouette adding a contemporary vibe to the neighborhood. According to the architects, the cottage houses the bedrooms and bathrooms, while

High Level of Interactivity Exuded by Stylish Modern Home in Taiwan

H2o+Co2 Design… sent us photos and information about a modern house design they recently completed in Taipei, Taiwan. The owner who works in the fashion industry wanted to have a home with unique and personal features. After discussing these needs, the designers reduced partition walls to a minimum level to break the independent spatial pattern and to make the space

White Silhouette With An Intricate Geometry in Portugal: Colunata House

A white silhouette with an intricate geometry can be spotted in the town of Lagos, Algarve, Portugal. Colunata House is defined by an edgy architecture, especially envisioned by Portuguese architect Mario Martins… to conquer the rocky landscape of the shore. The design of the residence aimed at making the most of its location, by offering stunning panoramic views. Its curving

Practical House Layout in Japan by Future Studio: The Light Valley Residence

Despite its 90 square meter surface, the Light Valley Residence by Future Studio… seems extremely spacious. Cleverly integrated in a 264.5m2 shaped lot in a new residential area in Kizugawa, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, the house surrounds a beautiful garden on the south side. Its curving shape perfectly secludes the interiors from the curious eyes of the passers-by, while opening up

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