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Contemporary Split-Level House With Views of Downtown Seattle and Mt. Rainier

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This contemporary split-level house in Seattle, Washington, USA is the result of an extensive renovation process delivered by the team at Grouparchitect. Ballard Remodel stands out in its neighborhood due to its distinctive large cantilevered shed roof, an unconventional outdoor terrace and a tasteful mix of exterior finishes. Unlike many other modern home designs, this […]

Handcrafted Origami-Inspired Lampshade Adding a Stylish Touch Where Needed

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Portugal-based studio blaanc borderless architecture shared photos and information regarding one of their latest works. Orikomi is a lightweight lampshade, made of high quality paper and carefully hand-crafted. Despite its complex, origami-inspired construction, Orikomi is simple to hang and serves much more than an aesthetic purpose: a portion of the sales profits of each piece […]

Vivid Ambiance Cleverly Achieved in Small Apartment Near Saint Petersburg

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Welcome to a cheerful small apartment envisioned by Geometrium and located in Lensovetovskij, a village near Saint Petersburg, Russia. The crib was especially developed for a young couple who requested that aesthetics and usability be the main features of their new home. Painted white walls visually enlarge the space, while bright and colorful lighting elements […]

Intriguing Dear O’ Deer Planter Re-Shaping Perception of Everyday Things

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Delhi based duo Re-culture recently presented Dear O’ Deer, an intriguing ceramic planter that works on the juxtaposition of the dead and the living. The plant grows outwards from a ceramic deer skull to resemble the antlers of the deer. A lid and drain holes are strategically placed allowing the planter to be used as […]

10 Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes in Interior Design

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It happens to everyone— you are shopping and see the perfect home decor accessory. Immediately you think, Oh! this will look perfect in my TV room! Of course, you give in to the impulse buy and excitedly bring home your new-found treasure— only to discover that what looked liked the ideal accessory looks hideous when […]

Live/Work Conversion Loft in San Francisco With Vaulted Concrete Ceilings

Concrete is not usually associated with a warm and welcoming home. In today’s post, we will try to demonstrate that with proper inspiration and decorating skills, beautiful things can occur. This particular live/work conversion loft in SOMA, San Francisco comes with approximately 17-foot-high vaulted concrete ceilings, yet its design can not be described as sober […]

Modern Canadian Residence Infusing its Neighborhood with Elegance 

Alterations and additions can bring new life to many old buildings and upgrade the neighborhood’s appeal at the same time. Having won a 2014 design excellence award from the Ontario Association of Architects, this three-storey high modern home is located in mid-town Toronto residential neighborhood Moore Park. The modern Canadian residence showcases a defining flexibility created on the grounds […]

Original Residence in Poland Dictated by Modern Living Needs: Two Barns House

Two Barns House by RS+ Architects is located in a quiet northern district of Tychy, Poland, near a forest complex. Access is achieved by cul-de-sac from the main road connecting the plot in its north-west corner. Zoning plans based on the analysis of the urban area imposed roof geometry and the maximum height of the building. […]

Dynamic Details Reinforcing Originality in Contemporary Homes: Pandora Sideboard

Presented during the Maison & Objet Paris 2014, Pandora sideboard designed by WEWOOD – Portuguese Joinery assumes itself as functional piece for storage. The unconventional cabinet features several compartments of different sizes and formats that adapt to the daily needs of the user. Envisioned and developed in 100% solid oak, this sideboard has four drawers, […]

30 Marble Bathroom Design Ideas Styling Up Your Private Daily Rituals

Marble has seen its fair share of creative handling and has become a favorite in many upscale residences throughout the years. Modern bathrooms can surprise you with materials and shapes you never though matched, but also with a fascinating suite of different types of marble cut and shaped into a myriad modern ways. In addition […]

Spacious Family Home Inspired By the Birth of Their First Child

The family’s first child entered the world as the construction of his future home was well underway. Spreading over three levels, this modern family home known as the V House sums up 354 square meters organized around a central staircase. This important design element was imagined as pivoting the whole floor plan. Agraz Arquitectos imagined […]

Norway’s New Banknotes Will Refresh Monetary Design Worldwide

Following a competition for the design of motifs for Norway’s new banknote series this spring, the winners were announced by Norges Bank as a duo working together to shape the nation’s new banknote design for its release in 2017. “Norges Bank has decided that a combination of two proposals submitted will go on for further work. The obverse sides […]

10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Starting In The Home Buying Process

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of putting your keys in the door at the end of the long day and knowing that the property belongs to you. Homeownership affords you the ability to completely customize a home to fit your needs and personal style, all while building equity. Who could blame you for wanting […]

Upgraded Beach Bungalow Wrapped in Zinc Cladding: Bay Street Residence in California

Bittoni Architects envisioned a striking remodel of a modest beach bungalow originally built in 1913 and relocated in 1920. The exterior of the Bay Street Residence remains true to its original form, preserving its inherent street presence. Wrapped in zinc cladding- a weatherproof and corrosion resistant material- the residence was imagined as a tiny fortress […]

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