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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 Design Lessons We Can Learn From Venetian Architecture

  • These intricate traceries are a common sight on many Venetian buildings from the Gothic period. Image Via: Architecture Styles
  • Venetian architecture's pointed arches are a hallmark of Moorish influence. Image Via: Lens Eye View Photography
  • The lessons learned from Venice's buildings can aid any designer. Image Via: Travel Reports
  • Multiple, large chimneys were key to minimizing the risk of a fire. Image Via: Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti

Venice is a dream destination for many. Between the one-of-a-kind canals, incredible historic and cultural offerings, and beautiful architecture, it’s no surprise that people will travel far and wide just to experience Venetian life for themselves. What most people don’t realize, though, is that it’s possible to apply some of the fundamental components of Venetian […]

How To Decide If Homeownership Is Right For You

  • Before you decide to buy, take time to weigh the decision. Image Via: Siemasko + Verbridge
  • Ask yourself why entering the market now is important to you. Image Via: Lochwood-Lozier Custom Homes
  • Before you decide to buy, take time to weigh the decision. Image Via: Affiniti Architects
  • Be realistic about what you need from a house in order to live contentedly. Image Via: RMT Architects

Most people know they’d like to own a home eventually. That aspiration is certainly admirable, but in our experience, it often leads to a whole other set of questions. Such as: How do you know when is the right time to become a homeowner? Conversely, how do you know if homeownership is right for you […]

Why Drones Are The Future of Design Photography

  • These guys could become an increasingly common sight within the next few years. Image Via: Drones For Hire
  • Drones give us access to some truly amazing areal views. Image Via: Wallsev
  • Drones  can withstand conditions that would be unsuitable for human-piloted aircrafts, Image Via: Wired
  • As drones become more common, they're taking on increasingly commercial uses like real estate photography. Image Via: Morehouse MacDonald & Associates, Inc. Architects

The idea of drones makes people nervous and understandably so. In the past, talk of this pilot-free technology has been exclusively associated with air raids and stealth missions. These days, however, drones are being used for decidedly less militaristic tasks. Now is the time for drones to get a makeover. As they become increasingly available, on […]

What Are the Top Neutral Colors to Choose Now

  • grey room
  • modern grey room
  • dark grey paint with white trim
  • green dining room

There is a new trend making an appearance on the interior design horizon—stylish new shades of neutral.  It’s akin to the fall fashion runways, where there is always a new, hot color trend—think, white is the new black. Homeowners and interior designers alike have hopped whole-heartedly onto the neutral color bandwagon, realizing that there is […]

Why Japanese Interior Design is Popular

  • natural wood home
  • cream minimalist sitting room
  • outdoor bathtub zen
  • modern zen bathroom

Japanese interior design is being mimicked world-wide, for good reason. Japanese tradition is steeped in many qualities that are worthy of mimicry— such as a deep-rooted love and respect of nature, or a fondness towards minimalist interiors that highlight the artisan-appeal of individual pieces. Our busy world, whose cultures seem to mesh more readily thanks […]

How Workspace Design Affects Workflow

Running a business is no easy task. At any given moment, there are a thousand different decisions to be made. As the boss, not only is it your responsibility to make those decisions, but the answers that you give could potentially make or break your commercial success. When you live under all that pressure day […]

10 Color Theory Basics Everyone Should Know

Most of us aren’t interior designers by trade and that’s okay. Whether you think of interior design as an enjoyable hobby or a necessary evil that helps keep your home looking presentable, sometimes it can be tough to understand the industry lingo. After all, how often do you hear about Tertiary Colors, anyway? At Freshome, […]

How Architects Take Advantage of The Golden Ratio

When you really think about it, one of the coolest facets of architecture is the ability to have buildings be so different – so varied in terms of size, shape, and style – and yet so similar at their core. No matter who designs the building, it is constructed from a blueprint. No matter what […]

10 Things You Should Know Before Painting A Room

Are you living with boring white walls, but hate the thought of painting? Painting is often a task that homeowners dread. However, it is one of the most inexpensive ways to improve the look of your home without too much effort. Paint colors can dramatically change the mood and interior design of your home. Paint […]

10 Things Every Buyer Should Know About Home Inspections

Congratulations, your offer was accepted and you’re going to be a homeowner! After you’ve made all your phone calls to share the big news and sipped on a glass or two of celebratory campaign, it’s time to move on to the next step in the home buying process: the home inspection. At first glance, property […]

Why Everyone Needs to Make Their Home Green

It’s time to get back to nature. Can’t you sense that the world is craving it?  When we look around it certainly seems that we hunger for a more natural way of living. Take for example the natural goods that are showing up everywhere in our lives, from the whole foods that line the shelves […]

Why Neutral Colors Are Best

Do you think neutral colors are boring? We are going to debunk the myth that bold is better. Of course, there is always room for pops of color in your life, but there are a lot of good reasons to stick with a neutral color scheme for your interior design. Neutral colors don’t have to […]

How To Bring Japanese Simplicity Into Your Interiors

We all lead hectic lives. It’s no surprise that after working all day and schlepping the kids to activities, we want come home to something a little calmer. The easiest way to do that is by simplifying our interiors. Folks looking to bring more simplicity into their homes should look toward Japanese interior design for […]

10 Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes in Interior Design

It happens to everyone— you are shopping and see the perfect home decor accessory. Immediately you think, Oh! this will look perfect in my TV room! Of course, you give in to the impulse buy and excitedly bring home your new-found treasure— only to discover that what looked liked the ideal accessory looks hideous when […]

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