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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Disco Chair, a Design for a Groovy Interior

For those who think it’s time to let more of that disco spirit into your home, we have a flashy idea for you. “Disco Chair” was created by Kiwi & Pom,… a London design studio. Here are some technical details from the project’s initiators: “Constructed from 200 linear meters of Electroluminescent wire, the chair transforms into a neon rainbow when

Farquar Lake Residence, a Wooden Architecture Wonder

Located deep within amazing natural forests and guarding a beautiful lake, Farquar Lake Residence comes from ALTUS Architecture + Design… and is situated in Apple Valley, USA. The client’s wish was to have a home that would ensure a connection with the natural landscape and that would reflect an active style of living. The house features plenty of active outdoor

Amazing Idea: Vacant Shops Turned into Modern Accommodation

Town@HouseStreet is the name of a new and really interesting concept: turning a vacant and useless shop space into modern accommodation. This way the building regains its utility and the former shop owners become something similar to hoteliers. Italian architect Simone Micheli… was asked during Milan design week to redesign four such spaces and you can see the results in

Beautiful and Stylish Ring of Fire Chandelier

This stylish chandelier comes from Piet Houtenbos… and is a mix of contemporary design with a more classical view. “The Halo” is actually a ceramic ring that features six flames. And we mean real fire, the kind that does not have anything to do with the electrical energy bill. This unusual chandelier can function by adding candle oil and it

VILLA-K, a Contemporary Hilltop Residence in Japan

Located in a breathtaking natural environment, Villa K is a contemporary hilltop residence from Mutsue Hayakusa Cell Space Architects… located in Nagano, Japan. This is the type of home built while taking into consideration the connection between indoors and exterior. Large windows offer unobstructed views of the near by forest. Villa K has no less than four roofs, situated at

Enveloppe Sofa, Originality and Comfort

Enveloppe Sofa comes from designer Inga Sempe… and brings with it originality and comfort. This is said to look more like a “bed with pillows”, rather than a sofa. Fluffy and soft, it seems like the perfect place to take a nap. In fact, the designer resembles its shape to that of a protective nest, a place where sleep can

Mountain Home in Spain: Beautiful Design and Magnificent Nature Views

This magnificent mountain home belongs to Spanish architects Cadaval & Solà-Morales… and is located in Canejan, Catalonia, Spain. Its surrounding environment is absolutely breathtaking, as the house stands on a high spot, having visibility over two spectacular valleys. We do not know if it’s the mist or the winter landscape, but this residence seems cut and pasted from a movie

Cool Shelving Addition: Plus One by Matthias Ries

Here is an interesting and very cool idea for some bookcase extra storage space. “Plus One” comes from Matthias Ries… and it has a fresh and youthful feel. This unusual shelving addition is not only functional, but also surprisingly sleek. It can help improve the look of a dull bookcase and it can also emphasize on those books or magazines

Elegant Chair, Couch and Bookcase in a Single Furniture Piece

“Bucefalo” comes from Emanuele Canova… and is a project with a triple function: it can be a chair, a couch and also a bookcase. What we consider to be  extremely fascinating is the fact that its functionality doesn’t stand in the way of its impeccable design. Classy and elegant, this furniture piece fits wonderfully in a stylish contemporary home. Once

IKAROS, the Ultimate Energy Self-Suficient Home in Germany

You’ve seen a lot of energy efficient houses on Freshome, yet we didn’t have a residence that was completely self-sustainable. The IKAROS House was recently unveiled in Germany at the European Solar Decathlon….  Built by the University of Applied Sciences in Rosenheim, this project produces energy that exceeds the home’s needs. How is this possible? By using a variety

Capillair, an Ingenius Shape Adaptable Storage System

“Capillair’ comes from Duch designer Carolijn Slottje… and is a project in the shape of an ingenious adaptable storage system idea. in case you are wondering what is so special about it, you should know that Capillair is a modular furniture piece made from flexible materials such as rubber or felt. Its structure makes it possible for it to adapt

Balham House, a Fantastic Looking White Residence in London

It’s been a while since we had some lovely white interiors on Freshome. Balham House is a  fantastic looking residence located in London, and when we say “fantastic”, we take in consideration both the interior design and its calm,  serene atmosphere. The white home is a mixture of classic and modern, an elegant association of traditional furniture- beautiful cabinets, an…

Eco-friendly Solar Hybrid Air Conditioner from LG

Sustainable thinking is very “fashionable” right now and we couldn’t be happier. This weird looking- but amazing design concept comes from LG and although it may seem like a regular air conditioner, it is not. Attached to the outdoor unit there is a solar cell system which can produce enough power (70 watts/hour) to ensure a part of the air…

Oversized Pendant Lamp- Love It or Hate It?

You’ve seen a lot of unusual pendant lamps on Freshome, but probably none that compared in dimensions to the Smithfield, a design we found exhibited online at Flos.… We think this is the sort of product you either love or hate. Why love it? Because it is highly unusual and can complement classical interiors, bringing a plus of originality. Also,

25 Room Designs for Teenage Boys

Designing a room for your teenage boy isn’t as difficult as it seems. The key is knowing what his hobbies are and what he likes to do with his time. Involve your teen in the design process so you can come up with a cool design that you both can agree on. Since we had a post on Freshome with…

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