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Smooth Classic Design Embracing the Love for Wood


Discover a home dedicated entirely to…wood. A tribute to this precious material that completes the look of a house and has the power to change it completely. Wood is an inspiration and we like wood: the simplicity, the gorgeous decorations, the solid structure. Wood is the natural touch embracing our homes. This apartment located in the Old Town of La

Amphibian Inspired Baroque Seating Unit by Maximo Riera: Toad Sofa


Spanish artist Maximo Riera is well known for his extravagant collection of “Animal Chairs” that encompasses over 15 pieces of art furniture, each depicting various animals, from mammals to reptiles. You may remember the designer’s Walrus Chair or Rhino Chair…, both of which we presented a while back on Freshome. Toad sofa is the latest of the artist’s project,

A Display of Elegant Modern Living: Bayside Residence in NY


Grzywinski+Pons… completed the Bayside Residence, a modern building especially envisioned for three generations living together in New York, United States. The 3200 square foot triplex home has access to a small yard and a generously-sized swimming pool. The architects explain their approach: “We disguised the bulk of this project, complied with zoning regulations and kept it lower than most of

Top 10 Benefits of Automating Your Home

We live in a time unlike any other. With so many technological advancements at our fingertips, our lives are made easier, which is fortunate considering the fast-paced lives most of us lead. In recent years, great strides have been made in making homes a bit more “tech savvy.” This technology, in short, allows the homeowner to run his or her…

Massive Three-Level Family Residence in South Korea: H House


Located in Seoul, South Korea and envisioned by design group bang by min…, the H-House resembles a modern fortress. When developing it, the architects were confronted with a few challenges: “The site of H-House had the slope ground where the front level is lower with about 8m than the back level, which became a problem in designing. Besides this

Modern Meets Breezy: The Immaculate Valna House, Mexico


For those who think that Mexico is that loud place, rich in contrasting colours and crowded narrow “barrio” houses, meet the Valna House, a gorgeous residential project, defined by JSa Arquitectura…, in 2012. Neat and immaculate, this L-shaped house connects the interior to the exterior through large windows and smooth open areas, creating a cozy and comfortable living space.

Highly Modern Studio Extension To Historic Church in USA


By adding a modern extension to a historic church in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects …created an original work studio. Contrasting the old brick walls of the main building, the extension stands out due to its shape and use of materials. Glass, steel and colorful hexagonal panels were chosen as a fresh approach to the roof and

Cypress Clad Waterfront Residence With Exceptional Views in Connecticut


Roger Ferris + Partners… completed the Sound House, a modern residence located in Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. The house showcases an original vertical development and is situated on a narrow waterfront site. According to the architects, its design “responds to strict site land coverage and setback requirements, as well as FEMA guidelines regulating first floor elevation and setbacks from the shoreline.

Modern Architecture & Storytelling: Giraffe Childcare Center in Paris


Hondelatte Laporte Architectes… completed the design for The Giraffe childcare center, a 60 bed childcare center and 20 bed day nursery located in Boulogne-Billancourt, a suburban area of Paris. The objective of the architects was to animate the urban landscape by using a child’s imagination, thus resulting into an unusual building, seemingly supported by wild animals, such as a yellow

Sophisticated One Oak Chalet With Extensive Views of Mont Blanc


It is the peak of the skiing season in Europe and many dream about long winter holidays spent in lovely cottages with cozy fireplaces. Today we would like to show you some photos of One Oak Chalet…, a half-rustic half-modern retreat offering both comfort and sophistication. As the owners stated, “everything is larger than life in 540 square meters

What You Need to Know About Home Generators So You Won’t be Left Out in the Dark


In light of the Super Storms we have seen over the course of the past two years, many people are purchasing generators for their homes and many more are talking about them. While our ancestors may have lived without heat, electricity and hot water times times have changed and these things are really no luxury, they are a necessity. It

House in LA With Dramatic Panoramic Views: Mandeville Canyon Residence


The creative team at Griffin Enright Architects… envisioned and implemented a modern house project in Los Angeles, California, USA. Despite its relatively modest street appearance, Mandeville Canyon Residence displays striking interior design features and dramatic, panoramic views of the canyon:  “The dichotomy between the understated street presence and the openness of the backyard enhances the narrative experience of finding the

Pocket Chair Looking a Little Bit Eccentric, Yet Sophisticated


An awesome design and all the comfort in the world: this is what the Pocket Chair promises to those who are willing to experience it. The studio responsible with the design is simply called DING3000…, a fun and nonconformist name, indeed! The body is made of wood and leather, it washes easily and it literally slips its wooden legs

How To Confidently Buy an Area Rug

Area rugs serve several wonderful purposes. They provide warmth under our bare feet, create another layer of design, tie a room together and absorb sound in spacious rooms.  Often thought of as art for the floor it can set the design scheme of the room allowing for wall color and accessories to play off it. Starting with the area rug…

Impeccable Styling: Lycabettus Penthouse by esé Studio


Spotted on Flodeau, this gorgeous example of interior design styling is the work of two masterminds, Sotos Mallas and Aaron Ritenour. Embracing wood as main design material, the Lycabettus Penthouse project was possible thanks to   the Athens based esé Studio…. Luminous, environment-oriented and artistic, this penthouse is a strange mix of modern and vintage. The wooden elements create

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