Best Of

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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30 Of The Most Ingenious Japanese Home Designs Presented on Freshome

  • Minimalist House in Kashiba-Shi by Horibe Naoko Architect
  • Irregularly shaped BB House by Yo Yamagata Architects in Tokyo
  • Modern Japanese Home by Shigeru Fuse Architects in Abiko
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Overwhelmed by so many examples of smart Japanese architecture, we decided to put together a post with some of the best projects presented on Freshome so far. Most of the modern homes below seem to defy natural laws of Physics and play with the viewer’s perception of space. Our favorite buildings are not the ones […]

10 Eco-Friendly Ways to Renovate your Home

  • eco home reno, david sharff architect
  • eco home reno, reclaimed wood countertops
  • eco home reno, kitchen
  • eco home reno, habitat for humanity via HFH

After a while our homes need a change or some updating. They can seem tired and old and in need of a little refreshing. Ideally, perhaps, you might like to move to a larger home but the economy has you worried and you want to spend your money wisely. So instead, you’ve decided to renovate […]

10 Design Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make in Your Kitchen

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A lot of life happens in the kitchen. No matter how different our lifestyles may be, a lot of activity revolves around the kitchen: Cooking , preparing a quick snack, eating breakfast or a 3-course dinner with family or friends. Not only do we socialize in the kitchen, getting together with family and friends over a […]

10 Creative Illusions Interior Decorators Use In Small Spaces

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Small spaces can be a challenge to decorate.  The wrong color can feel claustrophobic, too much furniture can feel chaotic, and the wrong patterns just feel too busy.  Professional interior decorators are master illusionists when it comes to meeting these challenges. Using ten of their favorite tricks, you, too, can make a small space look […]

10 Daring Decorating Trends Interior Designers Love

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Some trends come, some trends go, and others enjoy repeat performances. This year’s top trends include many classic motifs and patterns that have been around for a long time. They are reemerging with modernized color schemes and fresh materials, giving interior designers a range of classic yet modern elements to work with.  The biggest influence this year is definitely […]

10 Insights into the Design Mind of Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck is one of the most prolific designers of our time. He has turned his hand to practically everything there is, from hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs, to furniture, tableware, baggage, kitchens and even nutrition. Often regarded as the bad boy of design, Starck is known for his witty reinterpretation of everyday objects and […]

30 Rooftop Garden Design Ideas Adding Freshness to Your Urban Home

Not too long ago, we featured a post on Freshome entitled 38 Garden Design Ideas Turning Your Home Into a Peaceful Refuge, which turned out to be quite popular. Nourishing your love for gardening may prove difficult to do in an environment that lacks…a backyard. But we are here to offer alternative solutions to your […]

10 Most Popular Eco-Friendly Flooring Solutions

There was a time when the term eco-friendly evoked images of bland, boring and blah materials. Thankfully, that is not the case today.  As more and more designers are seeking out eco-friendly materials for their environmentally savvy clients manufacturers have stepped up and given the design world many beautiful options to pick from.  I have […]

10 Clever Interior Design Tricks to Transform Your Home

Whether you’ve just moved or are looking for a quick, little home pick-me-up, or perhaps something more significant, there are some well-known interior design tricks that designers employ that you too can easily do with minimal effort and cost.  Sometimes the smallest things make the greatest impact. It could be the addition of a mirror, a painting, […]

10 Commonly Made Decorating Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

As I write this piece about decorating mistakes I feel it should be noted that the way we decorate our homes, much as the way we view art is completely subjective. What is visually appealing is not necessarily so to another as beauty indeed is in the eye of the beholder. As I go on […]

10 Inspirational Lessons from “The Most Important Architect of Our Age” : Frank Gehry

Born in 1929, Frank Gehry was born Frank Owen Goldberg in Toronto Canada. The Canadian-American Pritzker Prize winning architect based in Los Angeles has been revered as  “the most important architect of our age” by Vanity Fair. Gehry’s architectural fascination began when he was a young child, when he would build little cities from scraps of […]

10 Most Popular Projects Presented in September 2012

Dear Freshome readers, as you probably already know, your feedback is what keeps us going. We were happy to get intense reactions from you in the month of September, in regard to the articles we posted daily and we invite all of you to join the relevant conversation. As usual, according to your Facebook shares, […]

30 Best Small Apartment Designs Ideas Ever Presented on Freshome

Do you live in a small apartment? Many of us whether by choice or necessity live in smaller apartments. We often get the feeling that some of the projects we present on Freshome don’t get the attention they deserve. And the ideas presented in these 30 small apartments designs below are definitely worth a second […]

10 Things Home Buyers Hate About Your Home!

You’re in the market for a new home, whether you need more space or less, you must first sell your present residence. One might think that the slow housing marking would potentially have buyers pounding at your door, but this is not necessarily the case. Prices are steady at the moment and seem not to […]

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