Parisian Apartment visualised by Talcik Demonicova
Imagine how much stress and bad design designs would be avoided if we all had the talent to depict our dream home to a tee like Talcik Demonicova has in this ultra realistic rendering of a exclusive apartment in Paris. Designed by Jessica Vedel, the chic home features a modern marble kitchen island, contemporary furniture, intricate ceiling details and a stunning free standing bath tub perched on a marble “stage”. Vedel’s nordic background has complimented parisian chick in such a beautiful way here.
I love the idea of passing down through generations be it jewellery, a business, or in this case a stunning Art Nouveau building! Built by the owners great-grandfather, this light and spacious loft is located in the centre of Freiburg, a city in the south-west of Germany. After an impressive restoration, the interior has been given a new lease of life with minimalist modern fittings, while continuing to pay homage to its construction materials - its history - with open worn beans and black iron pillars.
Energy-Efficient Industrial Loft With French Flair
Chic Industrial Loft in Portland
Combing two styles can be a hit and miss but in this “New York loft living style” home in Portland, Oregon, the blend of raw industrial and the elegance of French chic have blended seamlessly to create a home jam pack full of character and class. On top of looking great it is a net zero-energy loft meaning it generates the energy it consumes — making the world better one beautiful home at a time.
The concept behind this chilling creation by Yosuke Tan sees past students from Iwaki Sogo High School (Japan), using 27 litters of paint, leave their handprints on the windows and walls of the building to create a striking mural of cherry blossom trees.
Tropical Bungalow Inspired By Fallingwater | Guz Architects
Designed by Guz Architects, this two-storey home in Singapore is nothing short of a dream location for a tropical getaway, in style of course. Inspired by her visit to Fallingwater (by Frank Lloyd Wright) the owner requested a home that seamlessly integrates nature. While its bright open spaces encourage natural ventilation, its floor to ceiling windows allow unobstructed views of the sea and city.
Ohhh marble, not much else is quite as impressive or speaks of sophistication and luxury as eloquently as marble.
Calacatta marble is a unique stone available from only one quarry in the world, in the town of Carrara, Italy. Check out these beautiful ways calcutta and calcutta finish has been applied to the home to create elegance.
What happens when a creative couple combine there styles in a home? It has to be good right? Take the Californian home of LA stylist Becks Welch and film and music cinematographer Darek Wolski (best known for films like Alice in Wonderland and Pirates of the Caribbean), it’s just the right fusion of industrial and cosy, contemporary and traditional.
Fearon Hay Architects have revitalized ‘the imperial buildings’ in downtown Auckland, New Zealand. The design now provides five levels of bars, dining along commercial office and retail spaces, creating a new hub for socialisation.
Let’s face it polka dots are adorable, but most of us don’t think of incorporating them into our home decor, but depending on your palette, scale and arrangement, your polka-dot wall decor can look sweet or sophisticated, classic or contemporary, chic or whimsical. I present 25 polka dot interior wall ideas that might inspire you…
Every now and then you see a project that stops you in your tracks; the end result is so well executed that you have a hard time believing that it was a DIY project at all.
This brass swing arm lamp by Hello Lidy is a project I would pay cold hard cash for. perfectly accompanied by bold splashes of colour and gold accents, I can imagine a fixture like this costing from a retailer, which make the fact that a step-by-step tutorial is available even better!
If you have 28 million dollars to spare, you might consider buying this five-story 10,911 square foot penthouse in the heart of Tribeca in New York City. This loft-like apartment features high ceilings, three large terraces plus a roof garden and a private elevator to connect the floors.
One full floor is dedicated to the master suite, with fireplace, enormous bath, skylit walk-in closet, separate Jacuzzi room, and large sunset terrace. Before you decide to buy it, be warned that property tax and common charges combined exceed $200,000 per year!
If you’re looking for a sophisticated place to stay while visiting the city of Bogota, Colombia, Click Clack Hotel might be right your alley. With a fresh interior and dramatic exterior, the striking design is the work of plan:B Arquitectos in collaboration with Perceptual Studio. Together, they have created an airy, modern, cosmopolitan NY kind of feel in each room.
With an open plan living room, the Voila House designed by Fabian Tan Architect, surprises you with an interesting circular area, surrounded by revolving doors. When closed, that particular rounded part of the living room offers an additional sense of privacy. When opened, the room looks completely transformed, becoming an unobstructed outdoor space. The boundaries between the indoor and the outdoor disappear, revealing an exciting, breezy and healthy living environment. The interior is quite minimalist, with industrial influences and strong splashes of colour.
This one-of-a-kind duplex penthouse is located in the Dietz Lantern Building in Tribeca, New York City. The luxury five bedroom five and a half bathroom apartment occupies the building’s entire top two floors. Spectacular views and light flood the apartment from fifty (!) windows facing east, west, north, and south. Penthouses like this one often come with a hefty price tag and this one is no exception: $22 Million and its yours!
Featuring a central courtyard with a 100 year old frangipani tree Centennial Tree House and stunning chandelier, is an exciting contemporary home designed by architecture firm Wallflower Architecture + Design.
Mindfulness and relaxation are both part of a balanced life, especially when your backyard design composes a modern background for everyday life. A lot of creative and hands-on work went into building this stunningly contemporary backyard located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia by Cos Design. The raised pool by Serenity Pools, and spa provide not only functionality but add a gorgeous visual feature throughout the landscape.
A small 1970’s house in Australia is converted into a family home with bright, spacious areas for entertaining. Utilising materials like concrete, hardwood cladding and hoop pine for the joinery, the interiors designed by Kim McFayden, have been kept neutral to coordinate with the natural materials used in the space.
I’m always really interested to see the homes of designers and aritects, so this home by Xavier Huyberechts of GLH & Associates Architects didn’t disappoint.
Located in Johannesburg, South Africa, this residence possesses a sense of relaxed refinement with its open-plan, double-height ceilings (you all by now must know how much I adore them!) and living room that blurs the boundaries between indoors and outdoors. There is a soothing ambience created by the white colour scheme that is anchored by warm woods and brightened by the art-filled walls.
Modern Lake Washington Residence by NB Design Group
A lovely blend of modern, traditional, and antique now fills this eclectic home that is located at the West shore of Lake Washington. The clients love for Tudor have been incorporated through antiques collected over time by the owners as well as actual pieces from the Tudor.
If classy and technology is what are you looking for, this Awesome Chameleon Villa, Palma de Mallorca is the perfect place for you to visit on a vacation! The reason why the villa is called Chameleon Villa! Is all because of the exceptional light effect used to play off the crystal glass surfaces of the home and create an adaptable atmosphere.
The renovation and extension of this Sydney home by Fox Johnston architects, focuses on offering flexible, multi-tasked spaces for a young family of 5 and their evolving lifestyle and needs. Rich, natural textures enhance minimalist lines and forms of the structure while providing the cozy and warm atmosphere of a family home.
Located on the waterfront of the gorgeous yet incredibly private La Gorce Island on Miami Beach, Lil Wayne lives in a immaculate 3-level mansion with nine bedrooms and nine bathrooms to its name. And yes, he had a skate ramp built on the roof because we all need that.
The vast light and open spaces of Harbour House designed by Arent&Pyke, includes a sophisticated, calm and contemporary palette, soft textures, as well as an exceptional panoramic views of the harbour for the clients to enjoy.
Contemporary Home Featuring Dramatic Staircase In Australia
Located in the upper class suburb Toorak, in Melbourne, Australia, this home is designed by Robert Mills Architects. Combining form and function, Verdant Avenue is elegant and stylish, the home is based on a contrast of darks and lights, with sleek lines and bright surfaces. The most captivating element of this contemporary home is the spiral staircase linking the ground floor to the first and second levels that provides a striking central sculpture.