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Raphaelle

Raphaelle Guran is a blogger, full time writer and a Digital Marketing specialist. She is fascinated with Advertising and the Creative Industries, paying a special interest in Creativity of all kinds. She doesn't believe in neither limits nor limitations and the constantly growing thirst of new fields of inspiration brought her to Freshome.

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Luxurious Masterfully Crafted Paradise Cove Beach House in Malibu

Regardless of whether you like it or not, your home reflects your social status. Especially in the world of the affluent. Naturally, rich people don’t care about the price when acquiring a home, like regular people do. They care about exclusive locations, wine cellars and precious artwork that can blend in with the interior. We’ve spotted recently this masterfully crafted 

Artful Display of Lines and Japanese Influences: Project 355 Mansfield in California

Project 355 Mansfield is a five-bedroom modern residence designed and completed by Amit Apel Design… in Los Angeles, California. The house invites residents to enjoy the benefits of a breezy, well-ventilated living space whilst exploring the contrasts and the artful display of lines. Featuring a magnificent open plan living room, a spacious master bedroom with its very own private balcony

Stylish Dark-Toned Interior in Istanbul Designed by Tanju Özelgin

Istanbul-based designer, Tanju Özelgin…, completed the interior of T House, a gorgeous multi-level residence sited in Bosphorus district. With objects of décor displayed in a museum-like manner, he imagined a stylish dark-toned living space, making use of local forms and materials. The neutral palette of colours, ranging from white/ beige to different hues of grey and sheer black create

Colourful and Light-Filled Apartment in Manhattan by Axis Mundi Design

Axis Mundi Design…, a multidisciplinary firm based in New York imagined the colourful and light-filled interior of this 675 sq. ft one-bedroom apartment, located in the Meatpacking District, Manhattan. Surprising the viewer with a rich décor, the team responsible with the project focused on outlining the outstanding features of the space. Starting from the zebrano plank flooring, the Egg

Wooden Chalet Outlining the Connection with Nature by Anik Pelokuin

This wooden chalet purposely sited in the middle of the woods was designed by Anik Pelokuin… for an active couple, passionate about the outdoors. Outlining the connection with nature, the compact and homely dwelling was built on a steep slope of land in Messines, Quebec for relaxation purposes. The owners come here especially during summer to find peace of mind

Mediterranean Villa Incorporating Dedicated Outdoor Spaces in Spain

Discovered on Trendir, this magnificent Mediterranean villa was designed by Thomas M. von Kachel of Signature Estate… in the exotic and thriving setting of Santa Ponsa (island of Mallorca, Spain). Incorporating dedicated outdoor spaces, Malgrats Seven is a breezy vacation home structured on two levels. Floors are distinctively marked by different chromatics and geometrical features (the lower level is

Reimagining the Interior of a Neat Minimalist Residence

The interior of this minimalist residence with a brightly colourful exterior was reimagined by NatureHumaine…. The intervention implied transforming a two storey duplex into a neat single unit home by adding an auxiliary 430 square feet space in the rear. Façade inspires playfulness (blending geometric green panels with yellow ones), yet it contrasts with the stark, clean-lined interior. A

Transforming Mundane Objects into Works of Art: Japanese Manhole Covers

We all know that Japanese are creative about almost everything they do, but we have do admit it, we really didn’t see this one coming! To transform mundane objects into works of art – that’s one, but to create an entire trend around it, well, that’s a totally different story. For those of you who pay a special interest in

Modern Two-Storey Home with Narrow Roof Lines by Elemental Design

Nested in Clyde Hill, Washington, Hemocoel Residence is a modern two-storey home with narrow roof lines designed by Elemental Design… in 2013. The project consists of three interconnected volumes, partially cladded in wood. Angular forms and shapes play a key role in defining the structure, especially at its upper part. I’d dare to say that the design is a little

Residence Featuring Stacked Layers Feels Neat and Tidy: House P in Austria

House P is a coquette residence in Upper Austria, overlooking the Alps. The project was designed and completed by Frohring Ablinger Architekten… to meet the expectations of the clients. They asked for a home with a clear distinction between general areas (accessible for guests) and private rooms. House features a minimalist design, exhaling freshness. The house’s location is pretty much

Weekend Family Home Incorporating Green Features by David Jay Weiner

Overlooking the Berkshire Hills and the beautiful lake located nearby, Berkshire Pond House is a wonderful weekend family home completed by architect David Jay Weiner… in Becket, Massachusetts. The dwelling “was conceived as a folded volumetric sheet enclosure that wraps and folds into itself to form and define the major interior spaces, and tie the house with the landscape.”  Built

Dramatic All-White Renovated Apartment in Moscow by Vladimir Malashonok

This dramatic all-white renovated apartment is the work of Vladimir Malashonok. Located in the very heart of Moscow, it’s one of those gorgeous living spaces that highlight style and class. The Russian designer remodelled the place for a family of two with a limited budget, therefore, some of the materials used were really simple and inexpensive (laminated panels, tiles, gypsum). 

DJ Avicii’s Astounding $15.5 Million Property in Hollywood Hills

When you’re a celebrity, the world stands at your feet. And if you work hard and fight for your dreams, you will eventually succeed in getting what you want in life. One of the top-paid producers and DJ’s, Tim Berling, better known as Avicii, has purchased for this astounding $15.5 million property in Hollywood Hills (Los Angeles) from the beauty

Compact Single-Family Home in Seattle with Sustainable Features

SHED Architecture & Design… has completed the Main Street House project, a compact single-family home in Seattle, Washington. The owners, a married couple of geologists, nearing retirement, approached the architects from SHED and asked for a sustainable home that both, opens to the outdoors, yet it retains a sense of refuge. Encircled by a lush green garden, the house features

Modern Curved Roof House with Cottage-Like Addition in Scotland

House No 7 is a project completed by architect Murray Kerr from Denizen Works… for his parents, on the Island of Tiree, Scotland. After carefully analysing the context and the original structure of the house, Kerr concluded that the best thing would be to rebuild it from scratch. He also planned to add two new additions, connecting them to the

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