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10 Incredible Interior Designers to Follow on Instagram Right Now

Whether you’re into ultra-minimalist clean lines or all about bold, boho flair, these interior designers are bound to trigger a hankering for a home refresh.<p>For interior lovers, there’s always a room or nook that can be spruced up a bit. And since we’re constantly reinventing ourselves, our homes …

Home Decorating

5 Artisan Tile Companies That Can Elevate Your Home

One-of-a-kind tiles bring color and dynamism to your home—and have the power to transform spaces.<p>Instead of using generic, store-bought tiles, you may want to look to these artisan retailers for extraordinary, handcrafted tiles that add loads of personality to your kitchens and bathrooms. Some of …

Central Oregon

An Energy-Plus Home Fuses With a Boulder-Strewn Landscape

This LEED Gold-certified home captures the genius locus of a rocky plot in Québec.<p>Sustainability was a top priority when a family of four tapped Alain Carle Architecte for the design of their new home in the lake-studded landscape of Wentworth-Nord, Québec.<p>Not only did the Montreal–based firm …

Architecture

A Fire-Resistant House Cuts a Striking Figure in the Australian Bush

Close client-architect collaboration and bespoke elements give rise to a rugged, contemporary home for a Melbourne family seeking a slower pace of living.<p>By the time the client, Matt Somers, enlisted the help of Fitzroy–based Field Office Architecture to craft a spacious, three-bedroom, country …

Architecture

An Old Texas Ranch Becomes a Spectacular Family Haven

Outside Austin, a ranch in Texas Hill Country is refashioned as a comfortable, contemporary retreat for family and friends.<p>Located on 100-acre ranch just 25 miles from downtown Austin, near the famous Hamilton Pools at the edge of the Texas Hill Country, Rancho Buena Vida—"Good Life Ranch"—sits …

Architecture

A Renovated Midcentury in San Diego Is Sharp and Sustainable

Danish architect Jesper Pedersen reimagines a Lloyd Ruocco midcentury, putting sustainability at the forefront of the Scandinavian-inspired design.<p>In 2015, when Danish architect Jesper Pedersen of DNA Design Group was commissioned to work on this midcentury Point Loma home in San Diego, California, …

Architecture

5 Reasons to Add a Grohe SmartControl Shower to Your Bathroom

This technology should be at the center of your next renovation.<p>By some counts, we spend more than 4,000 hours of our life in the shower. That’s a …

High Desert Modern

Bend, Oregon<p>Inspired by the textures and colors of the surrounding landscape, this Bend retreat reflects a highly collaborative partnership between owners and architects. The house is organized around a series of light-filled spaces—entry, courtyard, living, terrace—and incorporates sliding and …

Bedrooms

Bigwood Residence

Ketchum, Idaho<p>This second home in Sun Valley is full of surprises, from its humble-to-grand design progression to its myriad custom details. Tucked unassumingly into the hillside, this 6,500-square-foot home’s two west-facing wings launch out of the landscape towards unobstructed, 270-degree views …

A Washington Artist Retreat Boasts Mesmerizing Mountain Views

Borrowing from the local rural vernacular, a rugged yet modern artist retreat embraces the landscape.<p>After securing an 18-acre site with sweeping views of Mount Adams in Trout Lake, Washington, a creative couple turned to Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects to bring their long-awaited vision to …

Architecture

This Award-Winning Cabin Is a Relaxing Antidote to City Living

Sited in a remote Canadian forest, a luxurious cabin rental embraces indoor-outdoor living.<p>When a Shanghai–based, Canadian–Brit family approached Robert E. Miller of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson to design their dream cabin in the woods of Ontario, the principal architect went the extra mile.<p>Designed as …

Architecture

True North

Cornwall, Ontario, Canada<p>Artificial landscapes of the Saint Lawrence River :<p>The project’s conceptual narrative for this private home is based on a critical analysis of its surrounding. The narrative calls for a broader approach to architecture as an unstable figure between landscape and art.<p>The …

Canada

Stacked-Wood Walls Tie This Eco-Friendly Camp to the Montana Landscape

In the wilds of Bigfork, Montana, a green family compound by Flathead Lake invites visitors to reconnect with nature.<p>Designed by Austin, Texas–based studio Andersson-Wise Architects, the 12,500-square-foot Stone Creek Camp is sited on a sloping hill whose topography guides visitors to discover the …

Architecture

This Award-Winning Home in Canada Allows Two Generations to Live Under One Roof

Toronto–based architects tackle the complex issue of aging in place by designing an accommodating multigenerational home.<p>The House on Ancaster Creek is an award-winning project created by Williamson Williamson—the Toronto-based architecture and design studio—that presents a multigenerational living …

Chickadee House

Named for the tiny bids that reside on the wooded plot, the Chickadee House adds a modern dwelling to the rustic Boulder foothills. The home is …

Architecture

Hillside modern house is all concrete, glass, and views

Keep ‘em coming<p>On its own, concrete is a simple workhorse of a material. But in the hands of a skilled architect, it can be molded into art. We’ve seen this time and time again, and the latest example? An angular concrete house nestled into the hills of Chile, where it cuts a brilliantly modern …

Architecture

The Lichen House

Glen Ellen, California<p>Neal Schwartz and his team first visited the foothills and knew that they wanted their clients to experience nature through architecture, with operable floor-to-ceiling windows that would boast sweeping views of California’s Sonoma Valley. The property is surrounded by native …

Dining Rooms

7 Efficient Prefabs That Prove the Power of Modular Design

Resolution:4 Architecture creates astounding prefabricated homes that are tailored to their sites and the unique needs of their owners.<p>Founded in 1990 by Joseph Tanney and Robert Luntz, Manhattan–based firm Resolution: 4 Architecture (RES4) works on a broad range of architectural projects, but is …

Prefab Homes

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Design

Creek House By Faulkner Architects

Tasked with providing a countryside getaway for a multi-generational family, California-based studio Faulkner Architects designed a longitudinal home …

Williamson Williamson designs Canadian home to adapt as its residents age

Toronto firm Williamson Williamson has completed a multigenerational home in the town of Ancaster, designed to allow ageing parents to live with …

Trout Lake House / Olson Kundig

“The buildings recall the agricultural forms of the local built environment, but as is our nature in our designs, we sought to take that context and …

The Moenda House By Felipe Rodrigues

Utilizing raw concrete and glass, Felipe Rodrigues has designed a family home and adjoining guest house that stand overlooking the majestic …

Nordic Charm Blends with Modern Design at the Ion City Hotel in Reykjavik

It hasn’t even been a full month since I visited Iceland and I’m already itching to go again. While my previous hotel had a picture perfect view of …

In Canada, a stunning vacation home blends modern and traditional style

Sometimes you get the best of both worlds<p>It’s hard to strike a balance between cozy and cold, but this vacation home outside of Toronto is a study in harmony. Canadian architecture firm Scott Posno Design built the gray-clad house with clean, simple lines and a gable-style peaked roof, giving the …

A Minimalist, Rick Joy–Designed Farmhouse in Vermont Asks $9.25M

A dramatic mix of locally sourced cedar shingles and stone from nearby Lake Champlain helps integrate Woodstock Farm into its surrounding landscape.<p>Set on over 200 acres in Vermont's verdant countryside, Woodstock Farm received Architectural Record's Record House of the Year in 2010. Tucson, …

Architecture

An Australian Abode Fuses Structure With Scenery

Perched on a coastal site in Australia, this property features cantilevered views of the sparkling sea.<p>Inspired by the site's spectacular surroundings, architecture firm Atelier Andy Carson has designed a rectilinear modern home overlooking Werri Beach in New South Wales, just 80 miles of Sydney, …

Wales

Lake Creek Residence

Ketchum, Idaho<p>The L-shaped plan of this 7,500-square-foot home serves the dual function of grounding the structure into its steep hillside site, and directing the house towards nearby Bald Mountain, emphasizing the owners’ affection for the forested Sun Valley landscape. An elemental material …

Architecture

Lummis Residence

Shelby, Texas<p>The new house shares the landscape with the existing elements by occupying the space between them. Our design calls attention to the repetitive nature of bedrooms and baths, as well as the singular nature of the living room, dining room, and kitchen.<p>To fulfill the client’s desire for a …

Living Rooms

Estes Park Residence

Estes Park, Colorado<p>Nestled at the foot of Rocky Mountain National Park is a modern cabin that celebrates the outdoors. The home wraps up from the site, framing the Great Room with views of the meadows and mountain range beyond.<p>Keep it simple: rustic materials meet modern form to make a timeless …