March 19th, 2014

Spotlight on glass: How it is used for home design

Spotlight on glass: How it is used for home design

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Those passionate about great design features around the home will appreciate the texture and look of using glass in your home. It is a wonderful material that is able to balance as well as contrast other pieces, and also has a way of playing with both natural and artificial lighting. If you want to discover a bit more about the various ways of using glass, read on and find out how you could…

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Charming revamped dream cottage in Bayshore Beautiful

Charming revamped dream cottage in Bayshore Beautiful

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Carcary Residence is a revamped dream cottage by Nest Designsin Bayshore Beautiful, an oak-filled neighborhood in Tampa, Florida, just steps away from the bay. The 1940′s home is owned by Shona and Shaun Carcary, natives of South Africa (she is a personal trainer and he is a real estate investor), who saw past “the huge workload involved but could see the home’s charm and good bones,” Shona…

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Lake Washington Residence with expansive views

Lake Washington Residence with expansive views

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Lake Washington Residence is a newly built two story single family home over an existing foundation by BAAN Designin the Mount Baker neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. The existing site is located on an upland waterfront lot near Genesee Park on Lake Washington Blvd S with expansive views to the east, over the lake. The foundation of the existing one story house is re-used in order to…

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March 18th, 2014

Exquisite rustic mountain retreat in California: Ski Slope

Exquisite rustic mountain retreat in California: Ski Slope

Ski Slope Residence-High Camp Home-01-1 Kindesign

Ski Slope Residence is an incredible rustic mountain retreat that just underwent an extensive and exquisite remodel designed by High Camp Homein Truckee, California. Comprised of 3,606 square feet of living space, there are three bedrooms and three baths plus a bunk loft above the pool table room. This custom home is full of reclaimed barnwood, custom iron work, iron fixtures and stacked stone…

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Notting Hill Flat showcasing stylish modern design

Notting Hill Flat showcasing stylish modern design

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Designer Ebba Thott of Sigmartransforms a Notting Hill Flat for a client who wanted to achieve the feel of 1930′s Vienna, in the fashionable neighborhood of Notting Hill, London, England. This was achieved through a muted grey scale, with dramatic dark woodwork to contrast and plenty of vintage touches. The designer used a blend of Scandinavian modernism and English eclecticism in the…

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March 17th, 2014

Dream home in Western Australia: The Quedjinup

Dream home in Western Australia: The Quedjinup

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The Quedjinup captures the epitome of a down south dream home designed by The Rural Building Company, situated in Perth, Western Australia. One of the first things you notice about this urban home is how beautifully the traditional elevation blends with the surrounding bushland. Stone feature walls and an Australian landscaped garden add to the authentic outback feel as you walk through the…

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Former horse barn repurposed into modern guest suite

Former horse barn repurposed into modern guest suite

Byrnes Barn Guest House-Construction Zone-01-1 Kindesign

Built on the property of a larger home in Phoenix, Arizona, The Construction Zoneturned a former horse barn into a modern steel and glass guest suite. Other than some basic structure, though, the home has been done over so thoroughly that it’s hard to tell that it’s not an entirely new construction. Most of the surface of the house is done in glass window walls, leading out onto a large patio…

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March 16th, 2014

Bermondsey Warehouse Loft showcasing industrial elements

Bermondsey Warehouse Loft showcasing industrial elements

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Bermondsey Warehouse Loft is situated in an industrial building that was formerly used as a tin and zinc factory, completely refitted by FORM Design Architecture in Bermondsey, a district in south London, United Kingdom. The industrial character and scale had previously been lost beneath raised floors, lowered ceilings and partitions in this 1,119 square foot (110 square meters loft).

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Conversion of bank into contemporary apartment in Finland

Conversion of bank into contemporary apartment in Finland

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Apartment Bulevardi 1 was once home to a bank and then an insurance company, transformed by Saukkonen + Partnersin Helsinki, Finland. One of the first and biggest challenges associated with the conversion was to remove the thick steel door in the former bank vault, so the apartment could be a contemporary home for a couple in their late 30s with busy careers. “We had to cut it up into small…

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March 15th, 2014

Mercer Island residence becomes open and functional home

Mercer Island residence becomes open and functional home

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Mercer Island Residence was designed to be an open and functional home by Stuart Silk Architects, located on Mercer Island, Washington. The goal of this project was to turn a house with little or no connection to the outside into an open and functional residence. Originally designed by an engineer who designed office buildings, the house had an introverted presence and grand scale. The owners…

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Modern rustic dwelling in California: 355 Mansfield

Modern rustic dwelling in California: 355 Mansfield

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355 Mansfield is a modern rustic collaboration of Asian influence and California lifestyle, designed by Amit Apel Design, located in Los Angeles, California. This 5 bedroom and 5.25 baths 1,683 square foot home sold for $3 million, clearly setting the high-water mark for this matured neighborhood. On entering, enjoy the welcome of bold colors and contrasting materials inviting you to cleanse…

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March 14th, 2014

70 Awesomely clever ideas for outdoor kitchen designs

70 Awesomely clever ideas for outdoor kitchen designs

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Cook outdoors in style by transforming your backyard or patio into a unique outdoor kitchen for entertaining family and friends surrounded by nature. Cooking outside can be a wonderful alternative to the daily routine of preparing meals in the home. The openness of the outdoors can bring a refreshing feel to the everyday family dinner adding a festive air to the mundane. Nowadays an outdoor…

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Esplanade Residence in Montreal inspired by Scandinavian design

Esplanade Residence in Montreal inspired by Scandinavian design

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Esplanade Residence is the renovation of an existing house from 1910 by Emilie Bédard Architectetogether with designer Maria Rosa Di loia, located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The client had just purchased this un-renovated 1910’s triplex and wished to make the top floor his own. Inspired by his Scandinavian origins and the apartment’s characteristic Montreal construction, the architect and…

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March 13th, 2014

Warm and inviting house in California: Palo Alto Residence

Warm and inviting house in California: Palo Alto Residence

Palo Alto Residence- Coddington Design-01-1 Kindesign

Palo Alto Residence is a warm and inviting, transitional style home that has been designed by Coddington Design, situated in Silicon Valley, California.  The home features a Mediterranean facade, which, upon entry presents a sophisticated mix of family heirlooms, custom furniture and refined fabrics. Highlights include a functional cook’s kitchen, stunning contemporary art collection and a onyx…

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Contemporary dream home in Melbourne: Balaclava Road

Contemporary dream home in Melbourne: Balaclava Road

Balaclava Road Residence-COS Design-01-1 Kindesign

Balaclava Road residence is a contemporary dream home dsigned by COS Design, situated in Caulfield North, a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Here is a statement about the project from the architects, “David McCallum of DDB Design and Builddecided it was time for him to build his very own dream home and turned to Steve and team at COS Design to compliment this amazing piece of…

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