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Wooden Home in the Forest Assembling Forces of Nature

  • La Chasse-Galerie by Thellend Fortin Architectes (1)
  • La Chasse-Galerie by Thellend Fortin Architectes (2)
  • La Chasse-Galerie by Thellend Fortin Architectes (3)
  • La Chasse-Galerie by Thellend Fortin Architectes (4)

Bold and beautifully displaying a sleek wooden facade, this volumetric home in the forest speaks about the need to be in permanent contact with green surroundings. Delicately lined with black design elements and window frames, the home known as La Chasse-Galerie benefits from bright natural light, fresh forest air and a spacious collection of interiors imagined by Thellend […]

Noteworthy Panoramic Home Encouraging a Bachelor’s Interests

  • Chautauqua Residence by Studio William Hefner (1)
  • Chautauqua Residence by Studio William Hefner (2)
  • Chautauqua Residence by Studio William Hefner (3)
  • Chautauqua Residence by Studio William Hefner (4)

Owned by a father with grown children, the fascinatingly contemporary Chautauqua Residence was designed by Studio William Hefner. Collecting rare books is one of the owner’s biggest satisfactions, so the house was envisioned to shelter a home library anyone would be proud of. Overlooking a canyon in the Pacific Palisades, the panoramic home known as the Chautauqua Residence has […]

How to Decide Between Hiring an Architect or a Designer

  • open floor plan aqua blue kitchen island
  • blue mosaic bathroom tile shower
  • kitchen island stools tile floor
  • exterior landscape one story home

The big question is: What’s the difference? You want a new home from top to bottom, so who do you hire— An architect? An interior designer? Or both? Few people realize that many designers have some knowledge and training in architecture, similarly, many architects have knowledge and training in design. While both these professions revolve […]

Extravagant Fabric Design Made of Geometric Sequins: Eprisma

  • Eprisma extravagant fabric by Création Baumann (1)
  • Eprisma extravagant fabric by Création Baumann (2)
  • Eprisma extravagant fabric by Création Baumann (3)
  • Eprisma extravagant fabric by Création Baumann (4)

Extravagant fabric design can stop you in your way. Whether it decorates a window you walk by or you simply see a photo of this modern fabric, the Eprisma extravagant fabric by Création Baumann looks and feels like a piece of art. Imagine a dull space being adorned with this magical-looking modern fabric and you will […]

Smart Shelter in Spain Evoking A Breathable Lifestyle

  • El Refugio Inteligente by NOEM (1)
  • El Refugio Inteligente by NOEM (2)
  • El Refugio Inteligente by NOEM (3)
  • El Refugio Inteligente by NOEM (4)

When time spent with family and friends becomes a priority, you also take into account the place you would like that to happen. This is where the smart refuge comes in. El Refugio Inteligente was imagined by NOEM as a functional space easily and automatically controlled from the owner’s mobile device. The blessed owners having been dreaming to […]

Writer’s Cave-Like Retreat Surrounded by Raw Nature in Brazil

With a total surface of only 31 square meters, this solitary writer’s retreat in Itaipava, Petrópolis, Brazil displays a cave-inspired design. According to the creative team at Architectare, the symbolism of the cave is very broad and diverse: “It suggests shelter, self-knowledge, return to basics, reflection, pregnancy, growth, freedom through thought and many other meanings […]

Home Extension Heaven: Outfitting Your Home For Leisurely Living

Australian studio MCK Architects were asked to transform a modest bungalow into a dreamy home where the garden would naturally flow inside. The result is magnificent, breaking our mental boxes enough to see this home extension bud and flower under the Australian sun. “On first visiting the site we were met with a modest bungalow perched on a […]

Perfectly Balancing Rural and Urban Lifestyles: House JA in Portugal

Located on the north-center of Portugal, House JA by Filipe Pina and Maria Ines Costa was envisioned to combine a rural and urban lifestyle. The lot is surrounded by different types of constructions, consequence of the informal settlements, characteristics of most Portuguese city neighborhoods. The existent stone ruins, vestige of a traditional house and the […]

Top 5 Tested DIY Home Security Systems

You love Freshome for bringing you modern architecture and inspiring homes, but have you ever thought of how to secure those wonderful dwellings? As we all sit safe and sound in our homes, we feel guarded and protected from the rest of the big, bad world—but are we really as safe as we think? Despite […]

Modern Family Home Tastefully Decorated With Natural Light

Rising in a new neighborhood in Cassà de la Selva, Girona, Spain, this modern family home is known as “Casa en Cassà”. From outside, its bold architectural language hints towards the carefully manicured interiors. Architects Ricard Galiana and Yago Oliva imagined an impressive space, where light creates geometric games at different times of day and sunshine accompanied meals, time […]

Residence in Norway Embedding Innovative Sustainable Features: ZEB Pilot House

Completed by Snøhetta, in collaboration with ZEB (The Research Center on Zero Emission Buildings) and Optimera, ZEB Pilot House is a innovative architecture project embedding a variety of sustainable solutions. The building in Larvik, Norway has everything a single family house needs, yet it is intended as a show-home for various groundbreaking energy-efficient systems. But […]

How To Identify Toxins In Your Home

The idea of identifying toxins in your home can be scary. Especially with all the media hype that seems to occur around so-called “toxic materials” that may cause cancer our other illnesses. It only makes sense that you would want to keep your family safe and healthy. Luckily, there are a few things you can do […]

Impressive Loft Design in Sofia Adapted to a Bohemian Character

This impressive loft designed by Sofia Petrova of Sof Arch Art is located on the 12th floor in the building “Red Apple” in Sofia and has a total surface 96 square meters. This is a building distinguished by its design typical of Soho in New York (old factories turned into studios and homes of artists […]

Elegant Villa Tastefully Integrating a Fusion of Styles: “Modern Palace” in Warsaw

Located in the vibrant capital of Warsaw, this contemporary home entitled “Modern Palace” by Mood Works inspires elegance throughout. According to the designers, the idea was to integrate traditional furniture within a modern setting, that would complement the classic architecture of the house: “Natural elements, finest materials and interior colors, organic shapes and textures represent […]

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