Minimalist Openhouse Design in Hollywood Hills, California

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A dream house is all about design, location and furnishings. Some only have one or two, but this spectacular Openhouse in California, really mixes the three elements and creates one of the most sought-after residence — and not only because of its modern appeal, maybe because it was also featured in the movie “Spread”. Put together by the very creative chaps at XTEN Architecture, the…

Dream Houses / January 16, 2012

Design the Perfect Coffee Table Vignette


As far as home decor is  concerned, a coffee table is as important as any other part of the room. A coffee table has to be decorated with appealing items to look gorgeous. In fact, a well designed coffee table adds a better personality and warmth to the home. Given here are some tips that can improve your coffee table décor. Put some freshly-cut flowers…

Design Ideas / January 13, 2012

Incredible Contemporary House in the Heart of Hampstead Village


Tucked away in the heart of Hampstead Village in London, is an amazing contemporary house that has been recently placed for sale. Designed by renowned architects Paxton Locher, this gigantic 6,500 sq. ft house is set around a 40ft double volume reception room. The reception room, which has two retractable glass roof lights, transforms into an open-air courtyard when the glass roof is opened. Alongside…

Design Ideas / January 13, 2012

Spa House in Cape Town is a Cool Contemporary Residence

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Surrounded by weathered sandstone formations and set on the mountainside on the urban edge of Hout Bay, is the Spa House that incorporates the properties of the surroundings and powerful landscape into its design. The house is visualized as a floating set of elements, which form an extended terrace on the mountainside. The Spa House is a separate house that is connected to the principal…

Design Ideas / January 13, 2012

Fraser Residence in Ottawa Looks Like Closely Bound Volumes Stacked Together

Contemporary Fraser Residence in Westboro Village 7

Design Studio Christopher Simmonds Architect has designed the Fraser Residence in Westboro village, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. On the exterior, this modern home looks like closely bound volumes stacked together, whereas the interior blends of big spatial volumes. The living spaces have an abundance of natural light that gives the home a feel of transparency. The garage has been incorporated into the lower level, which gives…

Design Ideas / January 13, 2012

Sculptural Residence in La Finca Features Magnificent Design

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This modern house has all that takes it to provide a quality life. Designed by A-cero architecture studio, this magnificent two-storey sculptural residence in “La Finca” estate in the town ofPozuelo de Alarcon,Spain, is smaller than the rest of the buildings in the housing development. Nevertheless, this fantastic house built in an area of 1000 square metres is comfy, practical and enticing. Its design concept…

Dream Houses / January 13, 2012

picNYC Real Grass Table Brings “Rural” to the Urban Residence

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Cities have less and less green space to take advantage of, hence why probably the best solution is to bring the green space to our homes, “cultivating” it in our own backyards, patios or maybe even in the living room. Dubbed picNYC, what you’re looking at is a neat table with real grass. It’s based on a structure made of folded lightweight aluminum, has the…

Furniture / January 13, 2012

IKEA Installs Small Apartment Design in Paris Metro

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If you happen to be in Paris these days, and you have an affinity for design and interior decorations, don’t miss the Auber metro station. Famous for mass-producing flat-packed furniture that everyone among you and me can put together, Swedish giant IKEA has put together a rather impressive installation in one of the largest underground stations of the world. Together with an agency dubbed Ubi…

Apartments / January 13, 2012

Love Nest in Kensington Church Court Awaits You

Top Floor 2 Bedroom Love Nest in Kensington Church Court, London 1

Tucked away in one of Kensington’s backwaters, this elegant and attractive top floor loft-style apartment is up for sale. This 1,285 square-foot two-bedroom apartment has a double height vaulted reception room that’s ideal for entertaining. Also notable, are the iconic views of St. Mary’s Church and the surrounding areas. Above the reception room is a mezzanine level with day beds and entry to a secluded…

Apartments / January 12, 2012

Boathouse Project is Worth Living In

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The Boathouse project is a modern house near a lake designed by Winchester-based architectural design firm AR Design studio. The house is a contemporary week-end retreat situated in the Lower Mill Estate in the Costwolds hill range in West-Central England, UK. According to the architects, the concept behind designing the boathouse was a house that floats over the lake, and which serves as a vacation home,…

Dream Houses / January 12, 2012

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