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Brick Bungalow in Canada Becomes Modern ‘Flipped House’

Flipped House is a two-story residence with a modern, turnkey design located in a neighborhood dominated by more traditional architecture. The team at Atelier RZLBDrenovated an existing brick bungalow in Ontario, Canada, and added a second level to the structure. The project gets its name from its unconventional “flipped” layout. While a typical dwelling keeps all public-facing …

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Bohemian Retreat Surrounded by Green Valleys in India

The creative team at Spasm Design completed The House with the Gabion, a serene getaway surrounded by green valleys in Lonavala, India. The project makes the most of the scenic Pawna Lake while addressing the living needs of the owners. “This country home is defined by an eight foot thick Gabion wall, which acts as a spine, from north to …

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Small Master Bedroom Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Space

When you hear about master bedrooms, the assumption is that there will be plenty of room. The design discussion is often dominated by talk of amenities like en-suite bathrooms, sitting rooms, and walk-in closets. Unfortunately, however, those extras aren’t available to all of us, but that doesn’t mean that your smaller master bathroom needs to …

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Industrial Tribeca Loft in NY Exudes a Quiet Liveliness

Brooklyn-based Office of Architecture completed the design of a 3,000 square-foot (278 square-meter) Tribeca loft in New York. By completely reinventing one of the floors of a 19th-century warehouse, the architects created an original, contemporary home for a young family. The new apartment offers all the benefits of loft living (informal plan, ample natural light and uninterrupted views) …

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Hiring an Interior Designer vs. Interior Decorator: How to Choose Between the Two

If you’ve ever tried to bring someone in to help with an interior design project, you know that finding your perfect match can be a task unto itself. For one thing, there are a number options to choose from, each with their own body of work. For another, there’s design lingo to sort through. Some …

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The Defining a Style Series: What Is Modern Farmhouse Design?

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  There’s a reason why so many of us continue to fall head-over-heels for farmhouse style. Its unique take on comfort and simplicity creates an aura that could make anyone …

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How to Create a Guest Bathroom That Will Make Entertaining a Breeze

Usually, when you read about bathroom design ideas, the master bath is the focus. While your ensuite can serve as your own personal escape, it’s not the only washroom that deserves consideration. A well-thought-out guest bathroom, for example, can be both a gift to your family and friends and a source of never-ending compliments. If …

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The Defining a Style Series: What Is Contemporary Design?

Whether you’re new to the world of interior design or have been an aficionado for years, sometimes it can be hard to tell design styles apart. Admittedly, there is a lot of crossover between aesthetics and nowhere is there more crossover than with contemporary design. If you’ve ever wondered what exactly it is that makes …

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Everything You Need to Know About the Two-Toned Kitchen Cabinet Trend

Kitchens have always been at the forefront of interior design trends and for good reason. For most of us, the kitchen is one of the most used rooms in our homes, so there’s no reason not to invest in aesthetics. These days, two-toned kitchen cabinets are the look everyone seems to be clamoring over, and all it …

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We Asked Interior Design Pros to Share Their Best Tips on Small Space Living

Anyone who’s ever had to deal with a tiny apartment knows that small space living comes with its own set of challenges. It doesn’t mean designing these spaces is impossible. With a little planning and forethought, even the most cramped spaces can become equal parts functional and eye-catching. If you’re dealing with tight square footage …