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We like to think that every article on Freshome has a little “best of” integrated within. But we know how much you enjoy design lists, so we created a category especially for them. There is a little bit of each section on our site represented in the fascinating lists below. It is here that you will find a large dose of inspiration, condensed in the most popular posts on our website based on your Facebook shares (published on a monthly basis), or in the “30 ways-on-how-to” articles which we guarantee you will love.

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How To Identify Toxins In Your Home

  • Cleaning your home with natural products will also help reduce toxic risk. Image Via: Homes by Avi
  • A keen eye and a little research can do wonders for remedying toxins. Image Via: Amanda Alligood
  • Don't hesitate to test for radon before buying a new property. Image Via: Jessica Helgerson Interior Design
  • Seal sources of moisture to protect against mold. Image Via: Slifer Designs

The idea of identifying toxins in your home can be scary. Especially with all the media hype that seems to occur around so-called “toxic materials” that may cause cancer our other illnesses. It only makes sense that you would want to keep your family safe and healthy. Luckily, there are a few things you can do […]

What Elegance in Design Means in 2015

  • gold accent tables club chairs
  • black modern home glass coffee table lighting
  • all white minimalist living
  • modern office shelves chair desk flooring

Once upon a time, an elegant home was filled with flamboyance, layers of fabrics, and passementerie. Those homes with stratums of accessories all matched to perfection seem outdated in our modern world. For one, we don’t really have the time to fuss with all those matched sets, making everything look magazine-perfect. And secondly, even if […]

How to Become (and stay) a Successful Interior Designer

  • modern traditional sitting room fireplace
  • open shower modern bathtub tile stone bathroom
  • wood fireplace vault ceiling modern rattan chair
  • white kitchen island light pendants

It’s not all fabrics and fun. Unfortunately, some enter into the field of interior design with little knowledge  of what the daily grind of a designer is really like. While part of the job certainly involves playing with fabrics, colors and furniture design, there is also a whole other level to interior design that may […]

Why Office Walls Are Crumbling in 2015

  • modern office storage desk
  • modern office
  • office windows wood floor
  • open office trend

Workplaces are on the move—literally.  We have seen the trend tiptoeing into our daily office life for some time now, but it seems 2015 may be the year of the complete office overhaul.  The original open office concept was conceived in the 1950’s by a team in Hamburg, Germany—they thought it would facilitate communication. With […]

10 Ways To Give Your Home A Subtle Luxurious Feel

  • Use these tips to give your home a subtle luxurious feel. Image Via: Oz Architects
  • Ground every room with a focal point. Image Via: Betsy Burnham Interiors
  • Plush seating makes a room feel luxe and comfortable. Image Via: Streeter Associates
  • Incorporate warm colors to make a space feel inviting. Image Via: Dustin Peck Photography

As the old saying goes, every man’s home should feel like his castle. However, these days it seems like castles are only seen in storybooks and on big-budget reality TV shows. It doesn’t need to be that way. We want to bring that luxury back into your home. When you develop your home’s design, remember […]

The Importance of Texture in Interior Design

You know how sometimes you can just look at a room and know that something is missing? All the components of a complete design are there – color scheme, furniture, décor items – but the entire room just feels a little flat. If this scenario feels familiar, you are not alone and we might just […]

Why Essential Oils Are Essential For Your Home

Can you smell it? The fresh air floats with hints of sharp citrus blended with cinnamon & clove undertones, invigorating your senses —and possibly making you and your home healthier? It’s time to come to our senses, our sense of smell, that is.  While the practice of aromatherapy has been around for ages, we are […]

The 10 Things Every Millennial Needs To Know Before Buying A First Home

Right now, millennials might have a reputation of crazy twenty-somethings not quite ready to settle down. But, a recent report by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University found that “the number of households in their 30s should increase by 2.7 million over the next decade.” Ready or not, the millennial boom is […]

Why Furniture Matters Most When Redesigning A Room

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just discovering a budding love for all things interior design, odds are good that you’ve noticed that furniture is important when it comes to designing a room. Today we’re arguing that, not only is it important, but furniture matters most be the most when it comes time to redesign […]

Why Going Back In Time Will Make You A Better Architect

We live in a world where it’s an understatement to say that things move fast. We desire and have even come to expect instant efficiency, if not constant entertainment. With the sheer amount of technology waiting at our fingertips at any given moment, it’s not hard to understand why when it comes to creativity, the […]

10 Things Nature Can Teach Us About Decorating

Most people don’t always have time to stop and smell the roses, as the saying goes. However, if you are planning on decorating a space in your home, you might want to do just that. There is more design inspiration in nature than you could ever imagine. You would be surprised at how interior design […]

10 Signs That You Are Married To An Interior Designer

Interior designers are mind readers— after one conversation with a new client they have an innate skill of  knowing  what their client wants.  We thought it would be neat to hop inside the creative, yet complicated, mind of an interior designer and see what it’s like in there. Better yet, let’s see what it is […]

Why Creative People Have Messy Homes

At long last we finally have an excuse for all those paper piles, cobwebs and clutter—behind all that chaos is a creative mind at work. There is an entire industry built on helping people get organized—even television shows that feature the extreme clutter of hoarders. But is it possible that these messy people are just […]

10 Top Kitchen Trends for 2015

In the year 2015, the kitchen is not being built for just cooking. Rather, it is becoming a multi-purpose room that simultaneously allows restaurant-worthy meals to be made while also acting as the hub of all conversation, dining, social gatherings and festivities. We already know that kitchens seem to have a magic power of pulling […]

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