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Catalyst For a Rejuvenating Escape: Headland Villa 2 in Koh Samui, Thailand

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Located in Koh Samui, Thailand, The Headland Villa 2 spans across two levels, overlooking the Five Islands and Ang Thong National Marine Park. Tropical plants surround this luxurious retreat, with a poolside’s banyan tree reigning over the lot. The contemporary villa is part of the secluded Headland area and comes with two bedrooms, two bathrooms […]

30 Modern Bathroom Design Ideas For Your Private Heaven

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Modern bathrooms create a simplistic and clean feeling. In order to design your modern bathroom make sure to utilize geometric shapes and patterns, clean lines, minimal colors and mid-century furniture. Your bathroom can effortlessly become a modern sanctuary for cleanliness and comfort. Since bathrooms are spaces that we use everyday, their importance is far greater […]

Compact Living Cube Multi-Functional Furniture and Storage 

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Swiss designer Till Konneker of Ill Designs moved into his apartment studio only to discover it lacked storage space. Like a creative artist that he is, Till imagined a storage space large enough to house a library, a bed, a closet and much more  – a multifunctional furniture set for the modern home. “I moved into […]

Glass Box Extension Upgrading Bungalow-Style Home in New Zealand

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Grosvenor Street Residence by Dorrington Atcheson Architects is a bungalow-style home recently upgraded with a bright extension. Located in Auckland, New Zealand, the residence had been updated several times before with a series of dark  lean-tos, that made the spaces seem cluttered. According to the architects, “a modern pavilion now extends from the rear of the […]

How Interior Designers Can Increase Their Incomes

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This is not some “How to Get Rich Quick” article, rather more of a scientific article that looks inside the creative mind of an interior designer, looking into the way they think and why those very thoughts are blocking them from maximizing their potential and their income. Nor is this talk of “The Secret” and […]

Original Eichler House in California Gets an Inspiring Upgrade: Appleberry Drive Residence

Appleberry Drive Residence in Marinwood, California is an original Eichler house, recently upgraded by Building Lab. Despite its powerful character, the building lacked a real connection to the outdoors: “As can be said of most eichlers, this was great house to begin with. By means of the subtle rather than the grand, we strove to re-invigorate […]

Modern Haven for Art Collectors: Central London Penthouse by Fernanda Marques

Brazilian designer Fernanda Marques completed the design of a central London penthouse for a young couple of art collectors and their two children. The brief of the project requested a harmonious artistic home, where the entire family could feel relaxed, an oasis in the middle of a bustling city center: “My clients wanted ideal conditions […]

Distinct Black&White Exterior Showcased by Minimalist “Framing House” in Japan

Located in the Shiga Prefecture, Japan, Framing House by Form / Kouichi Kimura Architects is a contemporary Japanese home displaying a minimalist design and a distinct black&white exterior. The owners’ brief required the new building to accommodate an art gallery, along with inviting living spaces. This is how the architects responded to the challenge: “The […]

Slender Lines Framing Mesmerizing Views: Modern Pool House in Brazil

With a construction timeline of only 30 days, this modern Pool House in Brazil impresses with its slender lines and welcoming outdoor relaxation spaces. When planning the residence, the architects at Kali Arquitetura decided that “an edge of the prism would be placed in the land border and the three other walls would be large mobile […]

Half-Sunk Into a Harsh Landscape Overlooking the North Sea: The Dune House

Located on the island of Terschelling in the Netherlands, Dune House by Marc Koehler Architects rises over the harsh terrain, offering views of the North Sea. Its shape is resembled by the architects with that of a wooden diamond, experienced differently as the visual perspective shifts: “The forces of nature prevalent in the environment – […]

Futuristic Simulated Highlights Defining Apartment on Stubbs Road, Hong Kong

Apartment on Stubbs Road is a modern project completed by NC Design & Architecture in Hong Kong, China. The private loft comes with a total surface of 2700 square feet (250 square meters) and features curvilinear walls and simulated highlights. By employing a subtle color palette in grey and white, the designers created a neutral […]

Inspiring Visual Break Between Old and New: The Hawthorn Extension in Melbourne

Chan Architecture completed the Hawthorn Extension, a project consisting of a rear addition to a double fronted Victorian terrace house in Melbourne, Australia. According to the project developers, the main challenge was to design “a new family area without sacrificing too much of the backyard, whilst being respectful of the existing house. The approach was […]

Australian Beachfront Home Encouraging Outdoor Living

Living under the Australian sun provides ample palm tree sun protection and the occasional breeze. Living in a modern Australian home connected to the outdoors is a dream. Designed by Davis Architects, this beachfront home in Byron Bay, Australia, is prepared to offer its inhabitants the best mix between indoor and outdoor living. The existing sub-tropical climate by the coast […]

G House in Bucharest Celebrating Relaxation and Social Interaction

Envisioned by Nuca Studio (you may remember their playful family cafe design we presented on Freshome a while back), G House is a contemporary residence located in Bucharest, Romania. According to the architects, the owners are constantly surrounded by friends and relatives, which dictated the layout of the project: “The building was thus designed as […]

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