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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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Private Residence in London Spiced Up With Inspiring Design Tricks

Formerly used as an office building, the Mews House currently serves as a private residence and photographer’s studio in London. The three level living space was structured by TG-STUDIO… as follows: ground floor with studio/office, cloakroom and guest bedroom, first floor with entertaining space and open plan kitchen, dining and living area and second level with generously-sized master bedroom and

Contemporary Refuge Overlooking Lake Taho: Martis Camp House

Located near Lake Tahoe, California, the Martis Camp House by Swaback Partners… impresses due to its elegant cottage-like architecture: “A home for the high Sierra’s that does not fall in line with the traditional regional architecture that mostly is a dark and heavy composition. Instead, the concept was to celebrate the light and airy feeling of snow and the effects

Minimalist Condominium With Stunning San Francisco Bay Views

Welcome to a striking minimalist condominium on Russian Hill offering extensive San Francisco Bay views! The creative team at MacCracken Architects… had to make efficient use of a relatively small living area of 1000 square feet (92 square meters) located in a building dating back to 1960. By choosing to limit the area for the bedroom and bathroom, the architects

Modern Refuge for an Active Couple: Cycle House in Seattle

Chadbourne + Doss Architects… recently unveiled the completion of Cycle House, an impressive three-level residence located in Seattle, USA. Strategically placed at the intersection of two major bike routes in the Mount Baker neighborhood, with charming lake and mountain views to the east, the residence was carefully planed out to represent the personality of the owners. The inhabitants- a very

Virtual Tour of Google’s New Offices in Amsterdam by D/DOCK

For all of you out there involved in various online projects, here is a sneak peek at Google’s new offices in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Designed by D/DOCK…, the interiors of this creative working venue were inspired by the garage in which Google’s two founders (Larry Page and Sergey Brin) started the tech giant. According to the project developers, “quirky

How to Choose the Perfect Swimming Pool Layout for Your Home [Infographic]


In order to help home owners choose the perfect swimming pool layout, the team at Glass Tile Store… put together an inspiring infographic. Listing the strengths and weaknesses of some popular and classic swimming pool shapes, the graphic below is both interactive and easy to follow. Depending on the size and shape of their property, home owners can choose one

Modern Single-Story Cubical House With a Metal Facade in Cologne

The brief for this modern single-story cubical house in Cologne, Germany, by Gatermann + Schossig… architects was to provide a perfect indoor-outdoor connection and feature a self contained apartment. The new dwelling offers two high rooms, each with extensive views of the neighboring park. By choosing a homogenous metal façade, the architects produced an unobtrusive contrast to the otherwise chromatic

Beautiful Bedroom That Sizzles by Eduardo Arruga


Have a look at the sizzling details showcased by this beautiful bedroom! Envisioned by Barcelona interior designer Eduardo Arruga…, this alluring interior is defined by a soft vintage feel. Five large windows, high beamed ceilings and a large walk-in closet make it a dream-like relaxation room. By combining the color blue with a variety of patterns and textures- all

Modern Beach House Camouflaged as Driftwood Box: Lamble Residence

This modern beach house located on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia was envisioned as a timber driftwood box covered by a simple, yet more contemporary looking white roof. Despite its simple exterior shape, the Lamble Residence by Smart Design Studio… can be truthfully considered an example of opulent modern living. From its elevated position, the house offers

Luxurious Two-level Apartment in Miami Enhanced by Textural Diversity

Located in Miami, Florida, USA, this luxurious two-level apartment envisioned by Mila Design… showcases an intriguing mix of materials and textures. An open plan living and dining space, with an inviting lounge area in the middle sets the tone for an elegant and highly fashionable crib. High ceilings, extensive use of glass and white walls give away a pronounced sense

Colorful Spiral Staircase Boosting Indoor Energy : STEEL by Fontanot

STEEL by Fontanot (you may remember the company’s elegant staircase… we published on Freshome a while back) is the solution designed for those who want color to be part of their everyday life, and for those who like the brilliant freshness of painted steel better than the warmth of wood. STEEL is a spiral staircase which, as the name implies,

Bed of the Future: Sleeping Tomorrow by Designer Axel Enthoven


Mattress ticking manufacturer DesleeClama developed Sleeping Tomorrow, a revolutionary sleeping concept designed by renown designer Axel Enthoven… that was presented as “the bed of the future” at Interzum 2013 in Cologne. This prestigious designation was given to the Sleeping Tomorrow bed not only for the organic design, but also for the state-of-the-art technical features that are creatively integrated into the

Inspiring Apartment Renovation in Ljubljana by Lidija Dragisic

Lidija Dragisic of Studio 360… completed an inspiring apartment renovation in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The crib is divided into living area (consisting of a large living room with kitchen and dining room) and more intimate / sleeping area (two sleeping rooms and a study room). In between these two spaces there is a service part offering two contemporary bathrooms and one

Striking Duplex in Cape Town Depicting Modern Africa by SAOTA


SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects in collaboration with OKHA Interiors… completed a striking duplex apartment located in the De Waterkant neighborhood, a trendy area in the heart of Cape Town, South Africa. The clients wanted to represent modern, urban Africa and the new scheme displays a strong emphasis on rhythm, geometric forms and graphic elements. Adam Court, partner

Mediterranean House Converted Into Luxurious Modern Retreat in Florida

The owners of a Mediterranean style house in Florida commissioned SDH Studio… to convert it into a luxurious modern retreat. Davie House is a 6700 square foot residence, taking in the spectacular surrounding views: “The clients required a house that could accommodate all of their children and grandchildren but on the other hand one that would also feel comfortable if

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