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Family Estate in California Pushing Privacy to Its Limits

  • ARA Residence by Swatt Miers Architects (1)
  • ARA Residence by Swatt Miers Architects (2)
  • ARA Residence by Swatt Miers Architects (3)
  • ARA Residence by Swatt Miers Architects (4)

Nestled between oak trees, pine, cedar, birch and walnut trees, on a flag lot in Atherton, California, this contemporary residence offers privacy and an aesthetically pleasing environment for family life. The new family estate is protected by 20-foot-tall hedges that offer a private, relaxing outdoor habitat and the possibility of drawing sunshine deep inside the home. Known as the ARA […]

Incredibly Small Apartment in Paris Reduces Functions to Minimum

  • Compact Apartment In Paris by Kitoko Studio (1)
  • Compact Apartment In Paris by Kitoko Studio (2)
  • Compact Apartment In Paris by Kitoko Studio (3)
  • Compact Apartment In Paris by Kitoko Studio (4)

Can you imagine an 8 square meter apartment? You might think this compact space can probably fit your wardrobe. Yet this apartment design relies on functionality cleverly hidden behind simplicity. This small apartment in Paris was designed by Kitoko Studio for an au pair taking care of the kids. In the old Haussmann buildings, maid rooms […]

Why Form Should Follow Function In Interior Design

  • white modern kitchen
  • blue and white living room
  • brick fireplace yellow modern chairs
  • window seat bookshelves

Everyone has, at one point or another, found himself or herself carrying something around the store that they love, but don’t necessarily need. It’s easy to pick up an item on impulse and be drawn to its visual appeal without really considering what you would ever need it for. So on you walk down the […]

Immaculate Multi-Family Home in Queens Breaks Neighborhood Monotony

  • The Choy House by O’Neill Rose Architects (1)
  • The Choy House by O’Neill Rose Architects (2)
  • The Choy House by O’Neill Rose Architects (3)
  • The Choy House by O’Neill Rose Architects (4)

On a charming street in Flushing, Queens, New York,  O’Neill Rose Architects erected a residence so beautifully simple that it immediately attracts attention. You can’t drive by without noticing its pure white minimalist architecture. A dream home for the architects’ client, his wife and their two small children, his younger brother and his wife, and their mother, the […]

Fresh and Colorful Apartment in the Heart of Warsaw by Pawel Nastanski

  • design Pawel Nastanski apartment
  • interior Pawel Nastanski apartment
  • Pawel Nastanski apartment (4)
  • Pawel Nastanski apartment (5)

Freshome reader Pawel Nastanski sent us photos of a colorful apartment he designed in the heart of Warsaw, Poland. This vivid home on Chłodna street was adapted to the living needs of the designer (who also happens to be the owner of the apartment). Two of the major attributes of the crib are coziness and […]

Energy-Efficient Leeuw House In Belgium Adapted To Its Countryside Landscape

Leeuw House by NU architectuuratelier is an example of a modern building cleverly integrated in a countryside landscape. Located in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium, the 290 square-meter residence is built with the highest energy-efficiency standards in mind. The compact house acts as a catalyst of heat; “the exterior finish has a dark tint, and the metal structure […]

How World Population Affects the Architecture of Transit

Miles of traffic jams and car horns honking as frustrated drivers slowly creep along the highway to their hurried destination—this is what most city dwellers face on a daily basis.  These daily stresses of city living can actually lead to mental disorders such as depression and anxiety disorders. Studies have shown that city life can […]

Minimalist USB Lamp Handmade From Natural Materials: T2 by Artzavod [Video]

Young Ukrainian team Artzavod envisioned an elegant minimalist USB lamp handmade from natural materials. T2 features a simple look that pays tribute to modern design and technology. An unconventional assistant meant to inspire its user again and again, the lamp emits a warm light, adapted to a proper working environment in a home office. However, […]

Eclectic Club Design Originating Unforgettable Nights : Epic Society in Timisoara

An epic club design in Timisoara will have you coming back to this bustling Romanian city for its vision, culture and entertaining possibilities. Nestled in a completely renovated and refurbished 300 square meter space, the Epic Society club was imagined by talented Romanian interior designer Alexandra Avram. Approaching the project with an enthusiastic originality, the designer imagined […]

Creative and Welcoming Scandinavian-Inspired Apartment in Warsaw, Poland

Located near the Szczęśliwicki Park in Warsaw, Poland, this 130 square-meter Scandinavian-inspired apartment designed by Soma Architekci exhibits a friendly, welcoming feel. The crib consists of a cozy daytime area covering a living room and a comfy kitchenette (that was absolutely essential for a housewife who enjoys cooking for her family). A sunny hallway with […]

Modern Brazilian Home Taking an Elegant Approach to Design

Modern Brazilian homes keep popping up in a successful effort of permeating traditional culture. This particular home in Brazil is located in the city of Londrina, in the north of the state of Paraná, in Brazil’s South Region. Occupying a corner lot of a residential area, the modern structure is guarded by palm trees and […]

Luxury Penthouse Overlooking London’s Majestic Skyline 

Beyond its stunning slanted glass walls, this penthouse basks in natural light and a stunning panorama of London all day and night. Imagine living in this luxury penthouse overlooking the London skyline, coming home to an open floor plan where the breathtaking city skyline floods the interiors with an ever-changing charm.  As you might have guessed, it […]

Modern Tree-House Residence Reflecting Its Surroundings in Isle of Wight, England

Located on a spectacular shoreline terrain, on the island of Wight in England, the Welch House by The Manser Practice appears to float within the neighboring trees. The modern tree-house resembles a dark-colored box in lightweight steel and timber, offering subtle reflections of the surrounding landscape due to its high gloss enamel finish. Designed to […]

Why Every Man Needs A Man Cave

Sorry ladies, but this post is devoted to men (although, stick around for some great gender-neutral decorating inspiration). While both sexes need a place to escape; a place to call their own—the popular evolution of the man cave has blown away its competition (the sewing rooms, home libraries and craft rooms that most women dream […]

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