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Find out what’s happening in the world of architectural design with the help of our home experts. Get inspired by the latest trends, learn key terms and discover your next dream home.

25 Most Creative and Original Mirror Designs

In the design industry, the simple “mirror, mirror on the wall” suffered some serious upgrades. Who knew this seemingly common decorating item would in time become so popular and take so many shapes? From the map of Italy to creative promotional mirrors, here are 25 of the most unusual mirrors ever designed: Due to the […]

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How to Start Decorating Your Home

Decorating a new home is so much fun, but it can also be stressful if you don’t have a plan. But once you have some decoration ideas, it’s pretty easy from there! Set yourself a to-do list for home decorating that will keep you on track and on budget during the project, and you should […]

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Here’s How to Decorate Your Home From Scratch (It’s Easier Than You Think)

Are you moving into a new home and starting fresh? Before you start decorating your new home, make sure you change your address with the USPS. Don’t feel overwhelmed! Here are six new home decorating tips when you’re starting from scratch. You’ll see that decorating your new home is fun — and much easier than you think. 1. […]

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Which Architectural Style Is Right for You?

Planning to build a home may leave you equal parts excited and overwhelmed. Building means making hundreds of choices on the way to your move-in date. The first, of course, is the type of home you’ll build. Architectural style is almost as unique as the families that live within the home, so it’s a deeply […]

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These 3D-Printed Houses Can Be Printed Today and Move-In Ready Tomorrow – for Under $10K

If you have 24 hours and $4K to $10K to spend, you can print out the custom home of your dreams. Several companies have been playing around with the idea of printing up a house using the latest 3D printing tech — and that dream is now a reality. Check out these six innovative 3D-printed […]

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Amazing Upside Down House

The Upside Down House is a project created by a Polish businessman and philanthropist named Daniel Czapiewski, and is located in Poland in the tiny village of Szymbark, and here are a few pics with this house. Rather than simply being a bizarre tourist attraction this house, managed to attract thousands of tourists. The house […]

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10 Architectural Photography Tips To Get The Ultimate Shot

jacquesvandinteren / Getty Images Architectural photography, whether classic or contemporary, can be both rewarding and challenging. Figuring out how to get the ultimate shot isn’t always easy, even though you try, try, and try again. There are a lot of factors that play into getting the ultimate shot — some controllable and some not — […]

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Architecturally Striking Concrete Home with Views of the Swiss Alps

High above Lake Lucerne, with breathtaking views of the water and the Alps in Switzerland, lies this massive contemporary home with an architecture that is truly dazzling. Designed by Ungertreina, a company that considers architecture “an obligation in the cultural, social and economic sense“, the project, called Villa Am See, has a sculptural and dynamic […]

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10 Best Minimalist Home Designs

Are you an admirer of minimalist homes? Well, if inspirational minimalist interiors is what you are in search for, this post is guaranteed to give you the best ideas currently available out there!  We put together a list with some of the most elegant projects presented on Freshome so far, each of them characterized by […]

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5 Of The Most Ingenious Japanese Home Designs Presented on Freshome

Overwhelmed by so many examples of smart Japanese architecture, we decided to put together a post with some of the best projects presented on Freshome so far. Most of the modern homes below seem to defy natural laws of Physics and play with the viewer’s perception of space. Our favorite buildings are not the ones […]

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4 Chic Ways to Use Rustic Brickwork

Brickwork is a common texture that’s used in a variety of trends. It’s useful for imparting a classic or bucolic vibe into a space. As a result, you most typically see it in rustic or country styles. But rustic brickwork has become a larger part of chic trends through the years. Styles like industrial chic […]

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4 Tips To Add Cinco De Mayo Decor For A Mexican-Style Boho-Chic Space

Maximalism is big for 2018, and layered, global-inspired bohemian design is one of the freshest ways to execute it. With Cinco de Mayo (and summer) right around the corner, why not give your space a  colorful little Mexican-style boho-chic lift? A little bit of Cinco De Mayo decor is a sure way to add some […]

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What Classifies A House Style: What Makes A Bungalow Home?

If you’ve been paying attention to architectural trends lately, you know that bungalows are back in a big way. With that in mind, we thought it was the perfect addition to our What Classifies A House Style series. Keep reading to learn what makes this architectural style so unique and why the bungalow home has […]

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10 Classic Misconceptions of Architects

LeoPatrizi / Getty Images When you think of an architect, what is the first thing that comes to mind? We bet it is one of these top ten classic misconceptions that we have compiled below. While every profession contains certain stereotypes (and some may be valid), architects tend to be right up there with engineers […]

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What Classifies a House Style: What Makes a Cape Cod Home?

Cape Cod homes have been around for centuries, yet they continue to enchant us. This type of home, which is now synonymous with beachy style and weekends away, comes from very humble beginnings but still remains popular. That popularity led us to a question. What exactly is it that makes a Cape Cod-style home so […]

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What Classifies A House Style: What Makes A Craftsman Home?

If you’ve ever watched an episode of House Hunters, you know that Craftsman homes have an appeal that many people find irresistible. Whether you’re drawn in by the cute front porch, elegantly sloped roofline, or those oh-so-charming architectural details, one thing is certain: this style’s popularity isn’t going anywhere. However, have you ever stopped to […]

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What Classifies A House Style: What Makes An International Style Home?

Whether you know it or not, you’ve seen an international style home before. These buildings look impressively modern, yet their concept has stood the test of time. We’ve been marveling over feats of international style architecture for the past four decades. With that in mind, we decided to take an in-depth look at what makes […]

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What Classifies A House Style: What Makes A Contemporary Home?

For many people, the meaning of the word “contemporary” is hard to pin down because it’s always evolving to fit a modern context. The same can be said for contemporary architecture. However, we’re here to put a face and a definition to the contemporary home once and for all. Keep reading to learn how to […]

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The 10 Coolest Tiny Studios We’ve Ever Seen

Small apartment living is getting better and better, and we’ve got a roundup of 10 tiny studios to back up our claim. They’re all under 350 square feet, but, with high ceilings that make it possible to build upwards instead of outwards, these little living spaces have enough features and functionality to let you live small and stylishly. They’re […]

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12 Creative Ways to Repurpose That Awkward Corner in Your Home

Kadaj / Getty Images We all have it. That one corner in our home that’s just a little different from the rest. And we’re willing to bet that space isn’t getting too much action at the moment. After all, what do with such an awkward corner?Fortunately, though, it doesn’t have to stay that way. While […]

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20 Creative Ways to Use Natural Textures in a Home

If you love the outdoors, it’s understandable to want to incorporate nature into your living space. When it comes to bringing natural textures into the home, you can go as drastic or as simple as you want. If you’re looking for bold statements and design elements that make you feel like you’re practically outside, take […]

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Decorating With Sage Green Is a Thing for 2018, According to Pinterest

Pinterest put out their top 100 list of pins list and it looks like decorating with sage green is a favorite among pinners. Sage green is neutral, calming and can flow nicely with nearly any design style including the most popular at the moment: Farmhouse and Mid Century Modern. Sage varies in lightness and saturation. It can […]

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Defining a House Style: What Makes A Creole Home?

Louisiana is a place like no other. It and its surrounding areas are home to a truly unique style of architecture known as the Creole home. Though you’re less likely to see this home outside of New Orleans, that in no way discounts the rich history and one-of-a-kind make up that this home style has […]

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Defining a House Style: Monterey Home

We’ve talked a lot in this series about how architecture is often influenced by the styles that came before it. Nowhere is that truer than with the Monterey, or Monterey Colonial, home. This type of architecture combines French, Spanish and English styles. In fact it is so unique that it’s still sought after today. Let’s […]

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