Sometimes the best way to update an old home is to choose an area of the house that needs refreshing, leaving the rest of it to stand in all its historical splendor. Many professional designers and architects choose to do this on older streets that have strong consistency of style all throughout the neighbourhood, like countless historical lanes and roads throughout England do. This gives the family a fresh start inside the home, and maybe outside a little bit in the form of an addition, but still keeps the valuable historical aesthetic on the outside in tact.
In our experience, there’s a certain level of excitement that comes with being able to tell that a home is beautifully modern and contemporarily decorated before you even step through the doors. This is usually evident from the inclusion of big, gorgeous windows, clean, industrial materials, and unique angles on the home’s exterior. Abeel House is a stunning example of what we mean!
One of the best ways to create a beautiful contrast between modern contemporary styles and artistic aesthetics when it comes to home design and decor is to incorporate and embrace unique shapes, surfaces, and textures to create stunning visual combinations. This often looks very modern in a way that people don’t find homey, but depending on the combinations of materials you choose, modern shapes can certainly be made to look cozy and unique instead. Just check out Appartamento Milazzo to see what we mean!
Are you a nature enthusiasts with years of camping under your belt but you’ve been looking for a way to enjoy the relaxing outdoors without living rough? Some people build woodland shelters that give them a little more coverage when they need to escape but some of these structures are beyond rustic. In recent years, designers have been taking shelters like these as an opportunity to get creative in minimalist ways and try their hand at creating beautiful micro-living spaces. Ark Shelter is a stellar example of the kind of little woodland haven we mean.
When it comes to architecture and home design, some pieces are created like pure art. Of course, there’s always a primary goal in interior decor to create something visually pleasing or stimulating, but the occasional designer will take that to the next level, ensuring that things are functional and practical but also utterly beautiful in their construction. Do you need a good visual of what we mean? Then you must check out Arthouse!
Have you ever dreamed of designing your own home that’s themed after or designed around your biggest hobby or your favourite way to spend your spare time? If you’re going to invest the time and money into creating yourself a custom space, you might as well incorporate the things you love doing most, right? That’s how some of the most creative and impressive homes in the business are built!
In places with gorgeously warm weather all year round, open concept homes are a popular option so that climate and nature kind of become one with the decor and lifestyle. There are plenty of ways to build gorgeous open concept living, but some designers prefer to make homes that easily transform into private spaces in minutes. This way, residents have the option of open air or shady, cool rooms no matter where in the house they are, rather than traveling around the house to seek what they’re looking for.
Monochromatic colours schemes aren’t common in average home designs, but each time we seen one that has been done particularly well, we wish they’d trend even harder. Establishing a monochromatic decor design throughout an entire home is best done by varying certain pieces every so slightly by shade or tone but keeping things within the same colour family. Nagatinskaya, a residential project located in Moscow, Russia, is a shining example of how to do that perfectly.
For some homeowners, architects, and designers, it’s all about interiors. Perhaps you’re quite pleased with the structure and design of your home on the outside but the inside could use a facelift? In our experience, these make for some of the most unique living spaces, particularly when there’s wooden finish involved. We’re always obsessed with the inclusion of gorgeously glossed or textured wood in home decor, but there’s a specific kind of style that we’ve been crazy for lately: unfinished chic. We find this aesthetic particularly intriguing when it’s combined with wood that has, in fact, been stained and finished in other areas of the house.
When we think “contemporary houses”, our minds automatically go to a number of features. For example, we start to picture clean white surfaces and colour schemes, bright pops of accent colour, unconventional decor shapes, and lots of crystal clear glass. If that sounds like the kind of contemporary house you enjoy most too, then you simply must check out the photos of Turned House in Treviso, Italy!