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Ideas

Loaded with witty design ideas for your home and for…yourself, this particular category is our most diverse. From inspirational art installations and eye-catching urban furniture to generally unthinkable decorating elements,unusually-shaped furniture objects, revolutionary building materials, green indoor walls,  multi-functional appliances, elegant lighting systems and the latest technology gadgets, a simple stroll through the ideas below is likely to expand your array of design-related interests.

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Charming Rustic Home Surrounded by Woodland and Meadows in Sweden

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Exhibiting a rustic design throughout, this Swedish property located on a large plot of 22,059 sqm with associated woodland and meadows in Sweden is truly charming. The house was originally built  in 1909 and recently renovated in 2007, a project which also included restoring the barn. The residential building has a very welcoming paved entrance […]

A Splash of Home Energy and Personality: Digitally Printed Patterns

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The new Facets Custom Cupboards line uses a proprietary process to digitally print designs and artwork directly on cabinet doors, drawer fronts, solid stock and paneling – opening the door to dramatic, custom designs. Facets lets the customers inject personality and energy into their home or workplace. The Facets line gives anyone the ability to […]

Custom Pillows Cloning Your Favorite Pets by Shannon Broder

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Would you immortalize your favorite pet by transforming its photo into a pillow? Yeah… it’s a tricky one. However, we decided to post this unusual project by print-maker Shannon Broder, an artist who “loves drawing and silk-screening all sorts of creatures and bring them to life by sewing and stuffing them into objects you can […]

Quality of Life Beyond the Ordinary: Inspiring Home in Kullavik, Sweden

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Exuding a relaxing traditional feel and plenty of character, this home in Kullavik, Sweden (initially discovered by Freshome on Skeppsholmen) is inspiring to say the least. The wall that runs around the house frames the garden and along with a few small walkways and a splendid oak creates a perfect outdoor environment. Aside from the […]

Living Walls: How They Can Improve Your Home and Your Health

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A living wall, or a green wall,  is a garden that grows vertically, as opposed to horizontally, which can exist inside or outside the home. Any well lit place inside your home, would make a suitable environment. Indoor herb gardens are growing in popularity and thrive well in sunny kitchens. Conversely any outside wall would […]

Feminine Tribute to Recycling: Giant Lipstick by Agne Kisonaite [Video]

We have a soft spot for unthinkable objects used in recycling projects. This Giant Lipstick by artist Agne Kisonaite of Agne Art is an installation made it out of 5000+ used lipstick tubes, measuring a height of 2.5 meters and an overall weight of 200 kilograms. As you can see in the photos below, its […]

Play With Lighting In Your Home via Smartphone: Innovative SONTE Film [Video]

Make your home today the home of tomorrow is the brand commitment made by SONTE, who launched a futuristic solution for replacing natural shade with digitally controlled lighting. The system consists of a smart film which can go from transparent to non-transparent in less than a second. How does this apply to home design? Well… […]

The Adorable House-Shaped Cupcake Shop: Les Bébés Cupcakery

Les Bébés Cupcakery is an adorable little cupcake shop designed by the multidisciplinary artists from JC Architecture, in Taipei. One can say that this is, literally, the home of sweets. The place is quite transparent and this is actually a good thing because it gives you the possibility to look inside and observe everything: from […]

What’s Hot in New Home Trends for 2013?

Green, cutting edge, technological, luxurious, and entertaining are adjectives that best describe where housing trends are heading. While the word trends suggest a fleeting fancy, the forecast suggests that we are on the cutting edge of some fantastic innovations that are not only here to stay, but will continue to grow and evolve, influencing potential […]

Suspended by Shiny Gold and Silver Balloons: UP Dining Table

We do not know if the famous Pixar movie was the inspiration of this unusual dining table, but its appearance certainly caught our undivided attention. The UP Dining Table was designed by Christopher Duffy as a playful trompe l’oeil working with the concept of levitation and buoyancy. The glass tabletop is suspended by shiny gold and […]

How to Transform your Porch or Patio from Ordinary to Extraordinary

Patios, porches, decks, terraces and verandas are lovely things. Too often we just toss out a few chairs, and perhaps a table and call it a day. These beautiful spaces are often neglected and not utilized to their fullest potential. When the weather starts to get warmer, we absolutely should take advantage and turn this […]

Upgrading Simplicity: Creative Ugol Corner Lamp by Yaroslav Misonzhnikov

If your working table is between 1 and 2,5 cm thick, then setting up this unusual lighting piece will not be a problem. Saint Petersburg designer Yaroslav Misonzhnikov envisioned a lamp that is far from our common vision of a lighting object. Entitled Ugol, the project (discovered by Freshome on Architizer) features a minimalist appearance […]

What Today’s First Time Homebuyer is Looking for in the Purchase of Their Home

Last week, after speaking with Simon Fitzpatrick of Simon Fitzpatrick Exceptional Properties to learn about what the older generation is looking for when they downsize to a smaller home, I thought it might be interesting, conversely, to find out about what the first time home buyer might be looking for today. I bought my first […]

Freshome Has Reached 200,000 Followers on Pinterest!

We would love to inspire each and everyone of our readers with at least one striking design-related photo. But simple Math will reveal that 5400 pins (pictures currently in out Pinterest account) are not enough for our… 200 000+ Followers! It is truly rewarding to see you guys being active on our account and helping […]

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