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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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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

  • Texture brings liveliness into any space. Image Via: Brad Ford ID
  • Throw pillows are an easy and inexpensive way to add visual weight. Image Via: Bassett
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  • You should always consider texture when tacking design projects. Image Via: Blackbird Interiors

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

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  • white kitchen glass tile marble
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  • modern bathroom tile cabinets tub

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

  • These tips will help you find a home that's the right fit for you. Image Via: Holly Marder
  • A real estate agent will help you find rooms that you can picture yourself living in. Image Via: Louise de Miranda
  • Try to figure out exactly how much space you can afford. Image Via: Allen+Killcoyne Architects
  • Decide which features - like layout - are necessary in a home. Image Via: Flow Home Staging & Design

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

  • Use furniture as a focal point to make the room's purpose  crystal clear. Image Via: Laura Hardin, Intrigue Interior Design
  • Check each space for easy flow of movement. Image Via: Weatherill & Associates.
  • Balance large and small objects for an even distribution of visual wight. Image Via: Adrienne DeRosa
  • Make sure to show off your unique personal style. Image Via: Sherwin-Williams

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 […]

Why Home Organization Matters In Design

When most people think of interior design, they consider the at of revamping the look of a space – picking out paint colors and finding the perfect furniture. However, it’s also vital to consider the life that a space will have once a design is complete and is being lived in. Home organization is that […]

How to Know if a Career in Interior Design is Right for You

Choosing a career that is not only going to provide financially, but will also provide happiness is an undertaking of incredible proportions. It’s important to take a minute and really think about what it is that drives you when it comes to choosing a career path. Everyone holds within themselves passions and inspiration that could […]

Central Heat, Oil, Wood : What’s Best For Heating Your Home?

For a few months throughout the year, more or less depending on your geographical location, heating your home is essential. It is possible that the type of heating source for your home has already been decided. However, if your home needs a new heating source, or you are building a new home, you have a […]

How to Know if a Career in Architecture is Right for You

Your current career path may be a mistake, here’s why:  It takes time to know what you love, and even more time to know what you’re willing to love for the next 30 to 40 years. A career is a commitment—and we usually commit to the wrong thing, realizing when it seems too late to […]

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