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Spectacular white home in Barcelona

AA-House

The modern AA House is located in Barcelona and seems, from an aerial view to be a cluster of triangular prisms and pyramids. It was designed by OAB as a house made up from connected pavilions posed in a simple and beautiful geometry. The many inclined roofs of the pavilions fold in different directions like origami, all in white. The ground floor houses a spectacular…

Minimalist Summer Getaway Styled Like a Crashing Wave

It is one thing to have a cool beach house or a summer retreat on the coast that offers you a relaxing view of the sand and the surf and a whole different ballgame to live in a home that is pretty much styled to mimic the form of one gigantic wave. This beautiful summer retreat designed by Turkish designer Gunes Peksen must be what…

South African Home Gets a Ravishing Revamp from Nico van der Meulen Architects

South African House Remodeling - outdoor patio with stylish pool

It is always better to go for a revamp and remodeling of your existing home than to dismantle the structure completely to get something ‘newer and shinier’. It is not just cost effective and resourceful, but will save you plenty of hassle and with all the magic that modern design studios unleash, you can still get exactly the home that you have dreamed about. This…

Lake Forest Park renovation classes it up with generous use of glass

Lake Forest Park Renovation - 1

One of the best things about smart renovation of an old home is that you not only get to have a brand new home that suits your latest needs and meets to your current taste, but it also allows you to keep the spirit of the original home intact and the memories (if any) attached with it alive. And that is precisely what FINNE Architects…

Ideas for Instantly Improving Curb Appeal

Landscape, Pool, & Sculpture Garden

Whether you’re looking to sell your home in the near future, or simply want to give neighbors and friends a more welcoming impression of your abode, you may want to consider perking up your home’s curb appeal. by Slater Associates Landscape Architects The front of your home is the first thing that most people see and, regardless of the brilliant décor within, the exterior will…

How to Deal with Cables and Wires

wall cleats - electrical plug cover

You’ve worked hard to create the perfect office space in your home. From the color of the walls and the elegant, simple lighting to the extra-organized storage, ergonomic desk chair and high tech electronics – everything about your office is designed for ultimate productivity. You have a chic new computer, telephone, fax machine and high speed internet all prepared and everything is in order, except…

Top Pedestal Sink Designs

modern pedestal sinks

In recent decades, there has been a trend to go big with sink designs. Unlike the tiny basins of previous centuries, new sinks also double as counter space and bathroom storage. While this is often a good use of space, it can make a bathroom feel smaller – especially if the bathroom is relatively small to begin with. If you’re looking to tweak your bathroom…

Farmhouse converted into rustic and luxurious villa

Baronesa-Residence-living room trusses and fireplace

This is a fantastic modern renovation of a former farm house, located in Sao Paolo, Brazil. The architects have transformed it into a luxurious villa with rustic materials, modern furniture layouts and wonderful care for detail by Mauricio Karam. The one-story residence, called Baronesa, has 900 sqm and impresses with 10 meter high ceiling in most of the rooms. The living room is certainly the…

Oak Tube Apartment in Moscow

smolenka-oak-tube-living room 2

This beautiful contemporary dwelling is, suprisingly, an apartment on the 5th floor in a Moscow residential building. Designed by Peter Kostelov, the 110 sqm Oak Tube home with a large balcony stuns through its room division and its spatial section – the modern graphic symbol of a square with rounded edges. Because of the narrow, difficult spaces, the rooms were designed in an open succession,…

How to Maintain Traditional Designs without Becoming Boring

chic traditional dining table & chairs

Looking at the same arrangement of furniture, the same elements, colors and designs day after day can often make homeowners feel like their design doesn’t have enough pop. Scanning through the pages of design magazines and websites can often make you feel like your own décor touch is inadequate. However, this may just be due to the fact that you’re used to your home –…




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