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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.

Defining a House Style: What Is a Victorian Home?

Victorian homes have captured our hearts for over two hundred years now. However, there is so much more than meets the eye behind those dollhouse-like exteriors. This architectural style includes multiple, distinct variations that all deserve a critical look. Read on to learn more about how Victorian home style became a worldwide phenomenon and what […]

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Defining a House Style: What Is a Ranch Home?

Until recently, the ranch home was the most popular home style in America. However, have you ever stopped to wonder what made this style capture our hearts for decades?It’s time to take a closer look at exactly what goes into a ranch home. Read on to learn more about its history, the distinct types and […]

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10 Easy Tips For Brightening The Darkest Rooms Of Your Interiors

Shop These Products Now: Antique Vase Decor – ChandelierWhile you may not realize it, if you have been feeling tired, cranky, stressed or just not in a great mood, look to your home and it’s sources of natural light. It’s a proven fact that humans respond, act and feel better in a home that has […]

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10 Easy Ways to Mix and Match Patterns in your Home

Are you tired of your plain and borrowing solid colors throughout your home? While solids all have their place, aren’t your interiors more fun when we add whimsical patterns that add visual interest and contrast? Yes! Mixing and matching patterns can often be a challenge, especially if you don’t know how to choose the right […]

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30 Gorgeous Twig Decorations for Your Home

No matter how big and beautiful our home is, we still dream about fresh air and how to be closer to nature. We can start small and welcome nature in our homes with these 30 gorgeous twig decorations you can use as inspiration for the fall season decorating. Stefanie Grewel / Getty Images This Metallic […]

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Great Space Optimization in Lovely House on Wheels: The Wedge Cabin

With the cost of living becoming more and more overwhelming, houses on wheels seem an affordable and clever alternative. Wheelhaus is ‘tiny house’ company from Jackson Hole, Wyoming that offers several different beautiful styles of cabins on wheels. These projects are designed and built with an emphasis on space management and durability offering ceiling heights soaring […]

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10 Great Architectural Lessons from Frank Lloyd Wright

Born on June 8, 1867 Frank Lloyd Wright is not only one of the world’s greatest architects, but he was also the most prolific, controversial as well as inspiring. He was a writer, an art collector a philosopher as well as a visionary and these all inspired his approach to his craft. He is widely […]

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HomeAdvisor’s 2019 Report Reveals Popular Spending Trends

The new State of Home Spending report by HomeAdvisor provides a treasure trove of information regarding the habits and behaviors of homeowners relating to home improvement spending, home maintenance spending, and home emergency spending. Mischa Fisher, Chief Economist for ANGI Homeservices (which owns HomeAdvisor), provides insight on the report. Homeowners spend more on home improvement […]

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House Redesign Abundant in Soft Walnut Hues: “Two-Levels” Project in Ukraine

poplasen / Getty Images Sergey Gotvyansky from NOTT Design Studio completed the “Two-Levels” project, a redesign of a family residence in  Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. The result is an elegant home with a color spectrum based “on the balance of rough surfaces of concrete-like plaster and warm textures of American walnut, plus white background and black embedding […]

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How Architects Design For An Aging Population

YinYang / Getty Images The growth in the number of adults  65 years and older will double over the next 25 years. This statistic creates a demographic that is unprecedented in America’s history, as stated in The State of Aging and Health in America.What happens when 20% of the population is elderly? What are the […]

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7 Design Mistakes You’re Probably Making With Your House Plans

Designing your own custom home means getting ultimate control over your abode. Whether your wish list is a mile long or you’re looking to downsize, the design process should yield exactly what you want. Of course, if this is your first time designing a custom home, your enthusiasm can override experience and result in major […]

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How Architects Take Advantage of The Golden Ratio

When you really think about it, one of the coolest facets of architecture is the ability to have buildings be so different – so varied in terms of size, shape, and style – and yet so similar at their core. No matter who designs the building, it is constructed from a blueprint. No matter what […]

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How Architects Minimize Urban Stress

Thanyakan Thanapanprasert / Getty Images Experts are saying that we need to ready ourselves for a more urbanized, and therefore, a more depressed world. It seems that architects not only have to design homes that are modern, functional and green, but they now need to worry about the world’s mental health, as well. So how […]

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6 Tips on How to Become an Interior Decorator

If you happen to receive constant stream of compliments regarding the way you design your own home and how good your taste is when it comes to shaping up interiors, then a career as an interior designer might just be waiting for you. Though it’s not an easy task, becoming a professional interior decorator only […]

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How to Create a Comfortable Home

In our homes the ability to make them feel comfortable and unique is the appeal that draws us home every day. What is it in our homes that make us feel at ease, and gives us the desire to beautify them every chance we get? From the beginning of civilization where humans call home is […]

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How to Decide Between Hiring an Architect or a Designer

SimonLong / Getty Images The big question is: What’s the difference? You want a new home from top to bottom, so who do you hire— An architect? An interior designer? Or both?Few people realize that many designers have some knowledge and training in architecture, similarly, many architects have knowledge and training in design. While both […]

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Iconic Legends: The 10 Greatest Modern Architects of Our Time

The role architecture plays in our everyday lives is astronomical. From the cool houses we marvel at on Freshome’s pages to historical & iconic buildings that we recognize instantly, architecture surrounds us daily. The architects behind these buildings and homes are what we love and the following 10 architects have paved the way for ingenious […]

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How To Infuse Glamour Into Your Interiors (Without It Feeling Too Over-The-Top)

Some peoples’ personalities are just meant to shine. If you fit that bill, there’s no reason why your interiors shouldn’t do the same. Glamorous designs, featuring plenty of glitz, sparkle and show-stopping shine, are simple to put together if you follow the right steps. Here’s how you can make it happen in a way that feels […]

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10 Inspirational and Architectural Lessons from Zaha Hadid

Born in Baghdad in1950, British- Iraqi Zaha Hadid is the first woman architect to win the prestigious Pritzer Prize, which she did in 2004. Her childhood saw Baghadad’s better days without strife and warfare. There she attended a religiously diverse Catholic school and was instructed in French by nuns. Her father was a politician and it […]

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Mountain Modern Architecture: 7 Ways to Define the Trend

Once upon a time, building a home in the mountains meant something along the lines of bear rugs and deer heads. Sure, it was fine for a weekend getaway, but rustic homes didn’t always feel livable. The knickknacks and kitschy design can easily turn a mountain home into a caricature of itself. What seems like […]

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Passive Houses: 13 Reasons Why the Future Will Be Dominated by this New Pioneering Trend

What’s a passive house anyway? If you don’t know what a ‘Passive House’ is you’re in good company, most people haven’t. Passive Houses are essentially buildings which use very little energy for heating and cooling, whilst also providing a high level of comfort. If I were to describe Passive Houses in a few words it […]

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The Most Popular Iconic American Home Design Styles

Housing styles around the world are as varied as the countries they represent and in the United States there are a variety of iconic design styles that have made American homes so popular. Whether you already live in one of these popular styles or you are looking for a new abode, look at a few […]

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10 Things Every Architecture Student Needs to Know Now

Do buildings speak to you?  Not literally, of course, but are you always admiring the curves, shape and body of architecture, imagining what the designer was trying to convey through its shape?If so, perhaps the study of architecture is something for you to pursue. But wait— there is a lot more to studying architecture than […]

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10 Things You Need To Know Before Hiring An Architect

simonlong / Getty Images Whether your construction or design aspirations are small or large scale—getting to the middle of a project and realizing you’re lost or out of resources can be an overwhelming feeling. Many people choose to hire an architect when they know that there are limits to what they can personally provide, or […]

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