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Best Of Freshome : Inspiration, Ideas & Cool Ideas

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.

How to Make your Home Look Glamorous

We all take pride in our cribs and aim at a glamorous home look. We want our apartments to look the very best that they can and to best represent us – our passions, our lifestyles, our families, our livelihoods. We are constantly searching for inspiration, in shelter magazines and on websites such as this one. You might think that

20 Most Vibrant Worldwide Design Events to Attend in 2014

As bloggers, we savor interior design events! And how could we not? They are a marvelous opportunity for people in the industry to get together, learn from each other’s experiences and take a sneak peek at tomorrow’s trendy creations for the home. With these in mind, we decided to inform all designers, architects and enthusiastic bystanders out there regarding the…

How to Choose the Right Color Palette for your Home


Nothing is as personal as color. Choosing a color palette is both the most important part and yet the most daunting part for many when it comes to decorating their homes. Read on and get some great tips as we help guide you to create the color palette that best suits your style, personality and lifestyle.

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Passive Houses: 13 Reasons Why the Future Will Be Dominated by this New Pioneering Trend

What’s a passive house anyway?
If you don’t know what a ‘Passive House’ is you’re in good company, most people haven’t. Passive Houses are essentially buildings which use very little energy for heating and cooling, whilst also providing a high level of comfort. If I were to describe Passive Houses in a few words it would be ‘Exceptionally energy efficient,…

The Origins of Ombre and How to Use it in the Home

The word Ombre is derived from the French word ombrer which means to shade. Ombrer, translated from the Italian ombrare and umbra, literally means ” to shade or shadow.” Its current definition, “having colors that shade into each other – used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark.” Merriam Webster Dictionary. As we talk

What You Need to Know About Becoming a Realtor

It seems like such a glamorous profession – showing clients luxurious and elegant homes with the hopes that one will be perfect for them. Many people have at one time or other thought about a career in real estate. There’s a good bit to know about becoming a realtor and we’re  here to walk you through the process to help

10 Easy Tips For Brightening The Darkest Rooms Of Your Interiors


While you may not realize it, if you have been feeling tired, cranky, stressed or just not in a great mood, look to your home and it’s sources of natural light. It’s a proven fact that humans respond, act and feel better in a home that has plenty of natural light but also has light inspired decor. Even for your

30 Spectacular Modern Glass Facades Presented on Freshome

Expanding a home beyond the borders of its rooms is a growing trend in modern residential architecture. Glass facades were mainly driven by the pursuit for opening up a home towards the surrounding natural landscape, as well as for ensuring a high level of transparency and allowing natural light inside. With constant technology uplifts, glass facades do not just serve…

How Feng Shui Can Improve Your Home and your Health


Feng Shui is an artform based on a series of guidelines derived from ancient Eastern philosophies that is designed to create a sense of balance and harmony in the home which therefore creates a sense of balance and harmony within oneself. The thought being that if one’s home is healthy, then the individual can be healthy. When a this perfect

10 Rustic Barn Ideas To Use In Your Contemporary Home

In our modern design world there is still a longing for living sustainably and to rekindle the nostalgia of how homeowners lived in earlier generations. Rural farming was and still is a major source of how we feed our families today and the barns and rural housing structures that once housed animals and livestock are being renovated into modern and

10 Simple Ways To Awaken Your Interiors With Luxe Details

If you love the sumptuous feel of satin and smooth textiles between your fingertips or the opulent style of crystal chandeliers sparkling in your home, you probably love all things luxurious and sumptuous! Commonly referred to, as “Luxe” details are the very essence of why we enjoy the finest of materials, fabrics, furniture and interior design style in our homes.…

Why You Should (or shouldn’t) Buy a Fixer Upper

Before anyone considers purchasing a fixer-upper, they should ask themselves a few simple questions. The first may seem a silly one to ask, but it’s really a question worth pondering. Do you prefer newer or older homes. This answer may seem straightforward – either yes or no – but it really isn’t. Once you’ve answered your own question, ask yourself…

31 Inspiring Mezzanines to Uplift Your Spirit and Increase Square Footage


Best displayed under soaring ceilings, mezzanines are versatile, functional spaces that help better lit up and ventilate a home and extend visual reach, creating inviting social spaces. This intermediate floor can help add a certain vibe to the space, illuminating it or defining a new purpose for a different portion of the same space.
Small rooms can be adorned with

10 Ways to Bring Tudor Architectural Details to your Home

If you’re a fan of romantic movies, children’s fairytales and architecture… that feels like it’s right out of your favorite novel, Tudor style homes are probably the epitome of these memories. Tudor architectural details are not necessarily from the Tudor England style of buildings in the 16th century. When most homeowners refer to this style of architecture they are referencing

Fabulous Prefabs: 13 Luxury Portable Abodes That’ll Move You


How often have we looked at a design and imagined what life would be like if that were ours.  Why settle into a mindset where we believe that all the best things in life are for others and not for us?  Let’s strive for excellence in our designs and plans, dreaming and imagining ideas that’ll turn our ordinary dwellings… (and

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