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  1. House in the Mountains by Gluck+, Colorado

    Houses embedded in the earth are becoming a specialty of Gluck+, the New York architect-led design-build firm formerly known as Peter Gluck and Partners. The reasons are compelling–the grass roofs reduce energy loads and their low profile doesn’t impinge on the natural landscape.[...]Read more

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  2. Villa in the Countryside by Design ATAK, Moravia

    Those looking for inspiration for a contemporary residence will enjoy looking through the pictures featured here from this villa in the countryside. Villa in the Countryside is a contemporary residence visualized by the Czech firm Design ATAK. The interior is spacious and airy, with small touches of color to add vibrancy. According to the project developers, the main material employed this house is oak, which is a traditional furniture material used in the area: We tried to keep the interior simple and bright by using natural shade of wood and lighter colors with combination of anthracite to create balanced contrast […] Read more

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  3. NM Apartment by Paul Kaloustian Studio, Beirut

    NM apartment  was designed by Paul Kaloustian Studio and it is located in Beirut. The basic approach is to eliminate the existing layout of the apartment and to focus on intensifying its potentials. The NM apartment enjoys unique views on to the Mediterranean sea from one side and the dense fabric of the Gemayze district from the other, which we enhanced by opening up the facades to allow total transparency. The proposed plan relies on three curved walls to define the spaces generating a re-orientation of the apartment towards the views with an expanded and open living, dining and entrance […] Read more

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  4. Retro style interior with a Contemporary Touch

    Bringing retro style into contemporary might be challenging, but also rewarding. Just imagine how satisfied designers feel knowing that they succeeding in mixing earlier pieces of furniture with modern items. Realized by Greg Natale studio, the home below flirts with classic setups, while including the expression of the nowadays life as well. To reflect solidity, timber was used as a dominant material: doors, polished floors, cabinetry and frames – they all share the passion for wood that creates a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. The living room is a generous space with a quite common mise-en-scene, but it the abundance of natural light makes it out of the ordinary. Two comfy sofas, a davenport and some large armchairs were disposed around the table, creating the perfect layout for discussion

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  5. Concrete House With Airy Spaces, Tel Aviv

    This amazing concrete house looks fabulous. Work of architect Pitsou Kedem, the building relies on a solid structure that creates a feeling of stability and security. Inspired by pavilions, the architect opted for large open spaces there were divided smartly into functional and entertaining areas. Actually, after a quick glimpse inside, you realise that the demarcation of the spaces is so smooth and gentle that the entire house resembles a welcoming playground. The only thing that you have to deal with while working with concrete is the lack of warmth. Its coolness might sometimes feel overwhelming, but here are some tips to melt it. Opt for open shelves  – be it for books or decorative art -; displayed as such, they will function like hot spots of color and diversity inside your home. Play with light! Create focal areas with floor lamps or make the dining shine by the

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  6. Classic With A Contemporary Look by I Love Colours Studio

    Classic style is for those who love old movies, the gentle touch of the aristocracy and the novels populated with princes and countesses. Even if we can not rebuild those frames completely into a contemporary apartment, we can keep some elements that remind us of the sweet classic style. For example, cushioned armchairs, long, heavy curtains, upholstered headboards at king size beds, shaded lamps and crystal chandeliers. They all recall the beauty of traditional interiors and can be easily integrated into a contemporary house too. Realised by Romanian studio I Love Colours, the apartment below combined classic with contemporary details in order to obtain a fresh, yet elegant and sophisticated look. Explore the gallery and let us know if you enjoyed the project […] 

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  7. Interior Design Based On Budget: Two Designs for Two Budgets

    This is a great exercise for any home: imagine decorating your existing space first on a small budget (as most of us do!) and then on an ideal budget. Although the end results of each will look very different, both can look fabulous in their own way, just like these two design visuals for the same space by Boris Alexandrov. Option one gives the open plan layout an IKEA style makeover, complete with chunky dining chairs, cheerful accents, and flat weave area rug. The second option is a much more plush affair with a completely different atmosphere. You can almost hear the acoustics of the room softening with the addition of deeper lounge chairs, heavier curtains and designer wool rug […] Read more

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  8. Acadèmia Altimira Completely Redesigned by Masquespacio

    Spanish creative consultancy Masquespacio, have sent us their latest project, the redesign of the interiors and branding of Acadèmia Altimira, a language school in Barcelona. The project that was commissioned during the summer of 2014 started with the redesign of Acadèmia Altimira’s brand clearly focused on their different targets: kids, teenagers and young adults. To celebrate the 15 years of existence of Acadèmia Altimira, Laura and Mónica, sisters and owners of the academy, contacted Masquespacio with the idea to redesign their brand and space. Taking in mind the different age groups from the students in first case Masquespacio looked to create an image that could attract little kids, adolescents and young twenty somethings through a young design with actual colors and mate

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  9. 50 Landscape Design Ideas for Backyard

    If you are looking for inspiring garden designs, you have come to the right place. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about making your outside space come alive. With garden design as important to a home as interior decor, we want you to be able to relax, dine and play outside, in style. To help you do this, we’ve highlighted this year’s key styles for creative inspiration to help you achieve your chosen look at home. From guaranteed plant quality and useful tools, to accessories and garden furniture, we’ll make your outdoors great.Outdoor areas are often the last to receive design attention, but they shouldn’t be: What surrounds your home is just as important as what’s in it. Whether it’s a manicured front lawn, stone paver pathway or intricate garden design, these spaces benefit from the same attention to detail as any bathroom or kitchen. Well-designed landscaping ideas can compl

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  10. Luxurious Accommodation In Paris At Fraser Suites Le Claridge

    Is luxurious accommodation on your list this holiday? Spotted on villas.com, Fraser Suites Le Claridge offers this kind of retreat on famous Champs-Elysees boulevard. Mixing a classic aesthetic with modern influences, the interiors are bold, fresh and very welcoming. King size beds, tapestried armchairs and lacquered cabinets are displayed in the apartments, which also feature a sophisticated touch. When ornaments do not abound, the colors can work amazingly for dramatic visual effects. However, hotels do not exaggerate with tones as they have to meet a wide range of tastes and to provide a cozy, relaxing environment for everyone. The historical building below, with its wrought iron railings and exuberant decorative elements, transforms the bus

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