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Lovely Scandinavian Duplex Inspiring a Calm and Welcoming Ambiance

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In a time where opulence is casually put on display, we would like to share with you an example of tasteful, yet highly comfortable living. This charming Scandinavian duplex found by Freshome on Svenkfast attracts attention not through flashy materials or golden decors, but due to its common-sense elegance. Designed in a stark Scandinavian manner, […]

Unconventional Apartment in Taiwan With Striking Custom-Made Furniture Elements

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Have a look at this original contemporary home envisioned by Ganna Design on the 15th floor of a building in Taoyuan, Taiwan. Entitled “Circle”, the unconventional apartment depicted in the photos below has a total surface of 126 square meters and answers the living needs of a family of four: parents (45 years old) and […]

Practical Lighting Size&Placement Guide for Every Corner of the House [Infographic]

Dear Freshome readers, we know your are constantly on the lookout for practical design solutions and we enjoy delivering them to you. The FurnishedUp Blog recently unveiled a lighting size&placement guide which we find extremely useful. Weather you’re an interior designer gathering lighting ideas or a home owner in search for optimizing a certain room […]

10 Questions to Consider in Your Apartment Search

  • Do you have the qualities that landlords want in a renter? Image Via: Josie Wilson
  • Use these questions to find an apartment that fits your lifestyle. Image Via: Marie Burgos Design
  • Make sure you know what the monthly cost will be. Image Via: Mikel Irastorza
  • Always read the lease thoroughly before signing. Image Via: Drew McGukin Interiors

A lot of new renters assume that searching for an apartment is simple. You just search for available spaces online, pick the best looking one in your price range, and sign a lease, right? While being that laid-back with your search might help you move into a new apartment sooner, you may find yourself in […]

Contemporary Design Taking Advantage of Exquisite Views: Lake LBJ Retreat

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Displaying an imposing contemporary silhouette, Lake LBJ Retreat was planned and implemented by Dick Clark + Associates near Marble Falls, Texas. Located on a peninsula that served as a private fish camp since the second half of the 20th century, the site had an instant appeal to the owners, who decided to build their dream […]

Resort-Style Home in Australia Featuring Wide Overhangs and Entertainment Areas

The creative team at BDA Architecture envisioned and implemented a massive two-level house on a prominent north facing Nerang River site. Dubbed Riverfront Residence, the new structure in Broadbeach Waters, Queensland, Australia responded to the client’s brief by providing a resort style-home with “louvre screens, a variety of natural materials, quality landscaping and various external […]

G7 Apartment in Hong Kong Revealing Peaceful Warm Hues Throughout

Located in Hilltop Mansion, Braemar Hill, Hong Kong, this home was originally a two-bedroom one. G7 Apartment by Fixonic is the result of a contemporary make-over, aiming at a mores suitable layout for the living needs of the owner. According to the architects, the remodeling process began with moving the living room and study area […]

The Psychology of Achieving Balance In Interior Design

Interior design is about so much more than sense of style. We’ve already talked about your design choices are influencing your subconscious, but that’s just scratching the surface. Even the way that you employ symmetry in your home has an impact on your psyche. Does it seem like a stretch to say that proper furniture […]

Contemporary Architecture Diluted in a Bucolic Landscape: ME House

Otta Albernaz Arquitetura completed ME House, a 360 square-meter residence located Jambeiro, São Paulo, Brasil. The modern project is described as almost diluted in its landscape, with private and discreet facades gradually unveiling vibrant interiors. Several native trees on the property were preserved and originally integrated in the overall design. Built for a couple concerned […]

Elegant Office Unit With Secret Opening Mechanism: Storage Kit Shkatulka

Storage kit Shkatulka is inspired from a Russian “secret box”, a special unit for jewellery and precious items with a trick opening mechanism. The unconventional office project was planned in a Russian hut where the designers at Dopludo had a chance to reinterpret historical heritage and recreate archetypal household items with a modern twist. Lesha […]

How Architects Design For An Aging Population

The growth in the number of adults  65 years and older will double over the next 25 years. This statistic creates a demographic that is unprecedented in America’s history, as stated in The State of Aging and Health in America. What happens when 20% of the population is elderly? What are the consequences of this […]

Sculptural Chair Design Adding Cheerfulness to Modern Interior Schemes

The mere sight of this sculptural chair design by Italian product manufacturer Binome inspires cheerfulness and a loose approach to sober modern-life aspects. We love the colorful swing-ring look, as well as its chubby, almost humorous character. The Acari chair proudly displays a  resin rubber base, fiberglass cloth cushions and oak-wood legs. Well rounded and smooth, […]

Extravagant Star Wars House With Control Room For A Jedi

Referencing the cult saga Star Wars, South Korean architectural bureau Moon Hoon Land designed and implemented Star Wars House, a futuristic building with a flashy character. Its name and design are driven from the the childhood dream of the owner- that of someday becoming an astronaut. The irregular-shaped dwelling is located in a calm suburb […]

Bungalow Makeover in Québec With Large Openings: Lausanne House Project

Lausanne House project is the architectural equivalent of bungalow renovation in Québec, Canada. Opting for a sober and elegant exterior, Hatem+D Architecture installed a cover of pale grey wood at the level of the main block and a mixture of fibrocement and black bricks. A second floor was added, which accommodates three large bedrooms. According to […]

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