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Feast Your Eyes On These Stunning Kitchens

As many of our U.S. readers prepare for their Thanksgiving feast, we’ve decided to share with you one of the things we are most thankful for: …

Architecture

45 Classic Library Design Ideas

See the most stylish ways to stack treasured reads.<p>Whether your home is traditional, modern or somewhere in between, we've got the ultimate book-curation inspiration.

How to Achieve the Look of Timeless Design

What makes timeless home design? Have you ever picked up a magazine from another era and thought to yourself that you could be looking at something …

Flexhouse: Eco-Friendly Row Homes in Chicago

Flexhouse is a modest set of energy efficient row homes in Chicago’s residential neighborhood of Logan Square. A full team pulled this project …

Private Residence in London Spiced Up With Inspiring Design Tricks

Formerly used as an office building, the <b>Mews House</b> currently serves as a private residence and photographer’s studio in London. The three level …

Luxurious LA Residence Boasts Sustainable Features

<b>Prime Five Homes</b> sent us photos and information about <b>432 S. Citrus Ave</b>, a modern sustainable residence in Los Angeles, California, USA. With 5 …

Three-Generational Home in Switzerland Ensures Harmonious Living

<b>Daniele Claudio Taddei Architect</b> completed the design of <b>Autumn House</b>, a contemporary residence in Switzerland that perfectly suits the living needs …

Two-Story Glass Wall Makes Narrow Mexican Home Feel Huge

This modern residence — recently completed by <b>Taller Estilo Arquitectura</b> — is cleverly adapted to its long and narrow site in Yucatán, Mexico. Even …

A Book Lover’s Dream Home in Madrid

Studio <b>Egue Y Seta</b> transformed this 1950s dwelling in Madrid, Spain into a modern book lover’s dream. The residence consists of three …

8 Stylish Ways To Display Your Book Collection In Your Home

Even in this tablet-obsessed age, bookshelves provide a stylish focal point for any room.<p>Even in this tablet-obsessed age, bookshelves provide a stylish focal point for any room.

Interior Design

Home in Canada Offers Both Social Spaces and Room to Retreat

Recently updated for a multi-generational family, this contemporary two-story home is in Calgary, Alberta. <b>DOODL</b> (Design Office of Deana Lewis) …

Sustainable House in Mexico Offers Flexible Living Space

<b>Paul Cremoux Studio</b> completed <b>Casa Nirau</b>, an upgrade of a two-story family home in Mexico City. The sustainable house offers a flexible lifestyle, …

Chicago Brownstone Gets a Thoroughly Modern Update

Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, this beautifully renovated brownstone updated by <b>Hufft Projects</b> seamlessly merges old and new. The …

45 Insanely Chic Kitchen Backsplashes

Most colorful kitchen ever!<p>Playing around with color is daunting, but that's why a backsplash is perfect. It can create a subtle pop in a neutral kitchen, or add to an already bold room with very little work on your part. It doesn't matter if your dream kitchen is rustic and cozy, or modern and …

Kitchens

Avenue Residence in California Integrating Traditional Coastal Design

The <b>Avenue Residence</b> by <b>Christian Rice Architects</b> is an example of maximizing space on a relatively narrow property through the integration of exterior …

Entry Tower and Sweeping Views Over San Francisco Bay Defining The Belvedere Residence

Overlooking San Francisco Bay, the <b>Belvedere Residence</b> designed by <b>Polsky Perlstein Architects</b> aims at capturing light and surrounding vistas: “The …

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A writer’s stylish retreat is just one of elegant contemporary spaces created by West Australian Hartree & Associates Architects. The addition to the …

Open-Floor Family Home in San Francisco Instills Peacefulness

This family home in San Francisco was re-imagined by Jeff King & Co as a cozy home where children and parents can carelessly flow from one space to …

Luxury Mountain Chalet Offering Striking Panoramic Views in Whistler, Canada

<b>Lakecrest Residence</b> is an imposing mountain chalet in Whistler, Canada perched atop a rocky cliff in a lakeside neighborhood of Whistler, Canada. As …

Idyllic Portland Home Blends Industrial and Mid-Century Styles

The charm of big city lights, high skyscrapers and the fast-paced life often wears off quickly and we tend to find ourselves longing for a quiet, …

A Look Inside a $7 Million USD Modern Hollywood Hills Home

Attention! New bachelor pad for sale. Residing in the elite Hollywood Hills, this abode was<p>Attention! New bachelor pad for sale. Residing in the elite Hollywood Hills, this abode was craftily constructed in 2011 with a combination of reclaimed barn wood, oak, Jerusalem stone and glass. It rests on …

Welcoming Ranch-Style Residence in Colorado Delivering Perfect Mountain Views

This 9,245 sq.ft. contemporary ranch-style residence, designed by architect Joe Robbins, has many custom features that make it a dream mountain …

18th Avenue City Homes by Malboeuf Bowie Architecture

Seattle-based architecture firm Malboeuf Bowie Architecture presents the 18th Avenue City Homes.<p>Seattle-based architecture firm Malboeuf Bowie Architecture presents the 18th Avenue City Homes. Committed to developing innovative, unconventional, and modern design solutions, Malboeuf Bowie …

Californian-Style Home Playing With Color and Transparency: The Flagship Project

The <b>Flagship Project</b> is a generously-sized residence developed by <b>Dupuis Design</b> in San Clemente, California, USA. The very modern Californian-style …

Luxurious Living Exhibited by Contemporary-Style Home in Bellevue, Washington

Embedded in the lush landscape of the Meydenbauer waterfront in Bellevue, Washington, USA, this contemporary-style home is the epitome luxurious …

Spatial Openness Revealing Flawless Modern Design

Slices of downtown San Francisco reveal themselves from every corner of this flawless modern design: the Laidley Street Home by Michael Hennessey …

Mountain Rustic Look Tastefully Displayed by Rock Copper Glass Residence in Canada

Considering the flashy nature and the innovative designs that rustic contemporary houses are commonly displaying, it is not easy to fabricate a home …

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Fat dogs and squealing, happy kids. The perfect kitchen accessories. Northcote Laneway House. Great family space designed by small Melbourne based …