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Home interior design reflects your personality, lifestyle and aesthetic sensibilities. Whether you’re redecorating or planning a new space, HomeDsgn provides stylish interior design inspiration. Fuel your imagination by perusing some of the most spectacular interior design in homes from across the globe.

A Small Apartment as a Refuge for a Couple and Their 51 Cats

By • Mar 23, 2018

This home in the old Xuhui residential district of Shanghai in Leshan Road, China, has come to life after the fabulous renovation that was completed in 2017 thanks to the architectural firm FANAF. The project manager, architect Xin Jin, managed to create a small and cozy home space in only 31 square meters. Not only will the couple live here, but they will do so with their 51 cats. Yes, you read that right: 51 cats!

Entrance lined in wood

To begin the project, the designers lived with the clients and their cats in the space for a whole day. The unique experience allowed designers to understand the customers’ lifestyle needs and areas of concern by sharing a small area with so many cats. Through this experience, the designers identified that the room lacked separate areas. The living space of the couple was completely occupied by cats, which caused inconveniences to the owners.

Small living room with sofa in gray and wooden floors
Living room connected to the room

The magnitude of the problem meant that it was common to find cat hair in kitchen utensils and sleep with more than a dozen cats at night. The owners did not have a place to relax alone and the guests could not sit and enjoy a conversation or stay for long periods. In addition, to prevent the cats from escaping, the windows were constantly closed, which meant that the room did not have adequate ventilation.

Kitchen area with closed doors
Kitchen area with open doors
Small kitchen in white and wood
Kitchen with small wooden counter
Living room seen from the kitchen
Small internal garden with swing
Room with storage area
View of the room and the garden
Interior room at night hours
Interior garden
View of the garden from the room from
Bathroom with laundry area
Bathroom
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Wonderful Remodeling of an Apartment Overlooking the River

By • Mar 22, 2018

Upon laying eyes on the modern interior of this renovated apartment that they are standing in an old building from the 20th Century. This is thanks to the extensive remodeling work that was undertaken largely during the 80s, where the building was completely refurbished.

Terrace with wonderful views of the river

The apartment is divided into two different levels: the first, an ordinary residence area; the second, a scarcely-used terrace area above the first, where an informal storage area was built. The intervention reverses the detachment between these two levels and attempts to unite the internal and external areas of the apartment.

Cozy living room with fireplace and wooden floors

The architectural firm Arriba, under the direction of its architects José Andrade Rocha and Filipe Ferreira, was in charge of carrying out the 115 square meter project, which is located in Dom Vasco, Lisbon, Portugal.

Kitchen area with wooden staircase in the center

The proposal reorganizes the spaces of the apartment, empties the terrace, and uses the height of the roof of the uninhabited attic, exposing the structure of the roof and the atmosphere of an old building. The social space now includes the kitchen, while the private spaces meet at the back of the apartment.

The wooden staircase is the organizing element: an integral piece of the apartment that establishes the entrance, the kitchen, and the living room, giving access to the terrace that overlooks the river where you can enjoy the sun.

Kitchen with marble counter
Dining area and kitchen with wooden floors and white beamed ceiling
Wooden stairs
Door leading to the terrace
View of the apartment from the stairs
Cozy room in wood and white
Bathroom decorated in white
Study area overlooking the river
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Concrete House with a Simple and Elegant Interior

By • Mar 22, 2018

This house, occupying a space of roughly 360 square meteres, appears strong and rough on the exterior. However, its interior surprises us kindly with a set of wide, bright, and warming spaces. It is located in Sanfins, Portugal, and the design was made in 2017 by the architectural firm Pedro Henrique.

Concrete facahada

Located in a rural context, but close to the historical and central center of Santa Maria da Feira, the project is developed from the recovery of an existing stone house and the construction of a new concrete body. These two structures are interconnected by a wooden structure and wide openings, merging as one the interior and exterior.

Concrete house surrounded by green spaces

The entrance of the house is the central and intermediate point of distribution that relates the two floors. The upper floor, dedicated to the private spaces of the home, we can see two areas of differing make: the first space, of concrete walls, consists of the children’s bedrooms and bathrooms, whilst the second space, of stone walls, consists of the parents’ bedrooms. Meanwhile, the lower floor is destined to all the social areas and bathrooms.

Interior garden
Living room with wooden floors and ceilings
White living room with black fireplace
Kitchen made in white with wood
White kitchen with wooden floors and ceilings

Inside, we are surprised by the materials with which it has been designed, we can observe a  simple white color on the walls and floors, accompanied by a wooden ceiling. This creates a unique contrast full of elegance and warmth where simplicity is valued.

Corridor with wooden ceilings and glass walls
Wooden dining room
Wooden stairs
Interior with concrete walls
Stairs with views
Room with glass walls
Room in white and wood
Triple room with wooden floors and ceilings
Triple room in white
Wood bathroom
Night view of the exterior with glass walls
Exterior view during night hours
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Wonderful House Inspired by Portuguese Rural Settlements, Full of Serene Spaces

By • Mar 21, 2018

Located in Grandola, Alentejo, near the Atlantic coast in Portugal, this wonderful house was designed in 2014 by the architectural firm PROMONTORIO, led by its team of professionals Paulo Martins Barata, João Luís Ferreira, Paulo Perloiro, Pedro Appleton and João Perloiro. The home covers a total ground area of 436 square meters, with closed spaces on one side, as well as a few openings that offer a high degree of privacy and seclusion and on the other. Common areas with visually linked spaces flow freely through the serenity of the inner glass patio.

White construction among thick and green foliage

Its structure, based on the idea of a central courtyard, which is the main source of light and shadow, is inspired by Portuguese rural settlements known as “mounts”, which were generally located in dominant places of the landscape and formed by groups of volumes located informally around a patio that offers views that intersect in the surrounding landscape of the oak fields; a contemplative framework that, once again, creates an emphatic contrast.

Large central courtyard full of light
Internal view of the room through the glass window

Around and against this cutting space, the adjacent volumes add the most private or service functions of the house – bedrooms, bathrooms, the kitchen, the pantry, and storage — while the interstitial spaces between the volumes generate the social areas, namely, the living room and dining room and the study.

Interior space connected to the patio through sliding doors
Spacious and modern white marble flooring
Night view of the construction
Construction under the light of the moon and the starry sky
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Functional Office Building Pays Special Attention to Sustainability Techniques

By • Mar 21, 2018

The architectural firm Abscis Architecten designed in 2017 in the city of Ghent, Belgium. This office building that has an area of 1094 square meters. The building is a solid volume of brick characterized by volumetric incisions and strategically located windows.

External view of the structure with stone and glass walls

The front façade opens on the ground floor through the lobby to the street, and receives visitors through a front courtyard. This provides great visibility and transparency. On the back façade, both the writing rooms and the offices enjoy a beautiful view of the garden with old trees. Special attention was paid to sustainability in terms of the use of water and materials, energy consumption, and sustainable techniques based on renewable energy. All insulating materials are sustainable.

Entrance through the parking area
Side view with black blinds
Internal garden with glass walls
Detail of the main entrance
Access door to the internal garden
Office hall overlooking the garden
Reception with wooden furniture
Reception

It has two waiting rooms adjacent to the writing rooms designed in an open plan. The patio works as a structural element to create privacy without removing transparency. The concept of the interior was to show simplicity and tranquility.

The white lobby on the ground floor is clearly presented in the open parking lot and welcomes visitors through this entrance.
The landscaping sensation of the garden was maintained by conserving the valuable old trees and reinforced by the placement of hedges that make up the parking lot.

Modern office and full of light
Office area
Waiting room full of natural light
Waiting room
Stairs
Exterior night view
Night view
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Mexican Restaurant Where you can Taste Some Delicious Dishes Typical of the Area

By • Mar 20, 2018

Located in Mexico, a country known for its delicious food and famous tacos, this restaurant has become a gastronomic reference when it comes to enjoying the local cuisine, not only for the quality of its ingredients, but also for its service and friendly atmosphere.

Nice external terrace with tables

It has been designed by the architectural firm Esrawe Studio, with the experience of its excellent team, made up of the architects Héctor Esrawe, Javier García-Rivera, María Santibáñez, Aloisio Guerrero, Alessandro Sperdutti, Daniela Pulido, and Federico Stefanovich, who, in a space of 240 square meters, designed this fabulous restaurant-taquería in the busiest street in the city, Avenida de los Insurgentes, in Mexico City.

Glass walls allow a view of the interior

In 2017, the brand began an expansion process and opened a new restaurant in this new location, in which El Califa establishes the guidelines for its evolution as a brand, revealing a new interior design and identity.

Bar open to the public
Spacious and modern interior of the restaurant

Esrawe Studio found its source of inspiration in the tortilla and its variants. Tortilla has been an important part of the lives of people in Mexico since pre-Hispanic times, when the locals used corn tortillas as a dish, as food, and as utensils. Today, everyone finds ingenious ways to use it, creating a personal touch in the way of preparing, folding, and holding a taco.

Modern and current design on the wall
Large dining area with granite floors
Tables and chairs in a modern style
Details
Refrigerator area with beverage display
Entrance to kitchen area
Modern bathroom in deep blue and granite
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Offices Recently Remodeled to Create Workspaces Full of Natural Light

By • Mar 20, 2018

These luminous modern offices were originally work areas where there was no natural light, and which were populated by very dark rooms. As such, one of the main motivations for the project was to transform it into open rooms where light fills each of its spaces.

Entrance door to offices

The architectural studio SABRAB lead the project, and was responsible, in 2017, for carrying out the radical change suffered by this office area, located in Lisbon, Portugal. In an area of 108 square meters, the architectural firm intended to create several areas that could meet the needs of the company: two offices, a meeting room, and an open space with a common work area and a technical and printing room.

Waiting area with modern “Barcelona” style chairs in white
Work areas with modern furniture
Small office in glass cubicle
Work tables in white
Modern office with glass table and chair in white leather
Glass cubicle
Office with modern and elegant furniture
Elegant office full of natural light
Elegant office
Central office in glass cubicle
Internal area between glass cubicles
View of the division of offices in cubicles
Modern meeting area in orange

Being a company based on creativity and the development of new ideas, on the exchange of knowledge between its employees, and on the search for new solutions, the firm created a play area that could provide a relaxed atmosphere. In this room are a pool table and a ping pong table, which also allows the possibility of becoming a larger worktable.

In order to break the square and regular shape of the office plan, uneven geometric shapes were created that now define the meeting room and the two work rooms.

Relaxation area with games table
Game area
Relaxation area
Bathroom made of veined marble
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Concrete House with a Simple Design Made for a Young Family

By • Mar 19, 2018

This fabulous house, the exterior of which is made mostly out of concrete and glass, has been designed by the architects Kate Fitzpatrick and Benjamin Stibbard, part of the team at the architectural firm Auhaus Architecture. The home is located in the city of Torquay, in Australia, and it covers a total ground area of 341 square meters. It was completed in 2015.

Facade of concrete and glass walls

The material with which the design was made was dealt with in a very natural way, accepting both its inherent strengths and shortcomings. The control of innate imperfections to the material was abandoned, leaving the surfaces untreated. Paired with natural hardwood, the house is elementary and raw, but nonetheless warm and inviting. In short, it is the perfect home for a young family.The site is narrowly bounded on both sides by volume building houses.

Main facade with concrete walls and translucent screen

The design itself is simple: a procession of spaces into which visitors enter from the street through a portal in the concrete wall. A small green courtyard is the starting point, an anteroom to the softer interior parts of the house. Upon entering, the house opens into a double-height gallery, with glass on one side to reveal the large central courtyard.

Interior of the garden area
Bright interior with white metal stairs
Living room with concrete wall and a large fireplace
Modern kitchen in concrete
Modern bedroom with concrete wall and glass doors
Bathroom in concrete and marble
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Apartment with An Industrial Touch in London

By • Mar 19, 2018

This apartment with a stark industrial style is located along the Regents Canal in Islington, London, England, in the United Kingdom. The project consisted of transforming an old family home into a contemporary home, which would be energy efficient and have comfortable spaces.

Upper floor with fireplace

The architect Nicholas Szczepaniak, from the architectural firm Nicholas Szczepaniak Architects, was in charge of the project, which was completed in the year 2017.

Wall of the upper floor in glass that allows the entrance of natural light
Interior of the area covered with wood

The project consisted of a complete remodeling of the three-story property, which covers an area of 163 square meters, including the replacement and expansion of an existing conservatory on the roof to transform it from an unusable storage room into a contemporary living space that can be used throughout the year — and with an outdoor terrace to boot.

Living room with brick wall painted in white

The approach all across the project was to use materials of moderate price, and to add value through meticulous and elaborate details and care during the execution.

Inspired by the old industrial use of the building, the palette of materials incorporates raw and uncovered finishes, such as the original concrete, which contains the marks where the walls were located while the building was used as a factory. In contrast to this, elements such as the kitchen and accessories are done in warm colors and with a texture to create a unique palette of materials and, as a result, a contemporary and cozy atmosphere.

Living room with sofa in deep blue
Small rest area connected to the terrace
Relaxation area with glass doors
Terrace with furniture
Small bathroom in dark tones
View of the terrace from the inside
Kitchen in industrial style
Industrial style windows
Window details
Kitchen countertop in polished concrete
Dining room in wood and black
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Building in South Korea used as Artist Studios or Private Residences

By • Mar 16, 2018

Cornerstone 1-532 is a project designed by Leehong Kim Architects in 2012. The home is located in Seoul, South Korea, and covers a total ground area of 330 square meters. It is situated on a site bordered by a high end residential area to the north and a commercial area to the south.

View of the street where the building is located

The building is a four storey mixed use building, with a commercial space on the first floor and spaces to be used as artist studios or private residences on the remaining floors. This design allowed the architectural firm to expand the original plot site of 165 square meters and take advantage of the space to the utmost of their ability.

Elevated view of the construction
Front view of the main entrance
Modern interior with wooden floors
Exterior view

The structure presents a curved façade on one corner, which aids in the internal distribution of space, as it saved the architectural firm from having to partition the interior housed by the cylindrical shape. This first level interior is visible through the clear glass walls that line it, which serve to blend the boundaries between indoors and outdoors, and facilitate the communication between the two environments.

The entrances on the Southeast and Northwest of the building differ by nearly one floor, which creates an interesting discrepancy on the outer structure of the site.

Night view of the side of the construction
Interior night view from the exterior
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Hotel-Cabin Surrounded by a Quiet Lake and the Surrounding Vineyards

By • Mar 16, 2018

The GCP Wood Cabins Hotel was designed by the French architectural firm Atelier LAVIT, which is based in Paris, in 2017. The eco-hotel covers a total ground area of 300 square meters, and is perched on the shore of Lac de la Lionne, part of a fishing reserve in Sorgues, a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France.

Cabin hidden among the thick vegetation

The hotel is composed of ten suites, which are designed to resemble primitive reed buildings, floating on the water like rafts or stilt homes. The way the wooden structures are constructed, with vertical beams for walls, allows a degree of privacy that is matched by the protection they provide from the sun and the wind.

Cabin between the calm waters of the lake

The landscape of the lake and the surrounding vineyards provided a challenge for Atelier LAVIT, and so they chose to allow nature to remain the protagonist of the project, creating architecture that would leave as little footprint as possible.

Cabin with the lake as a company
Cabin with wooden railings surrounding it

The project was largely built in a wood workshop, a process that took three months to complete, and later assembled on site. This facilitated the architectural firm’s attempt to affect the landscape as little as possible, as it reduced the local time and efforts of construction.

Wooden terrace with lake views
Wooden cabin in the lake
Interior of the terrace with chairs
Terrace with lake views
Details
Cabin interior covered in wood
Bedroom covered in Wood with skylights in the ceiling
Night view of the cabin in the waters of the lake
Night view of the cabin
Night view of the cottage
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Multifunctional Space Created as a Platform for Young Artists

By • Mar 16, 2018

This new multifunctional space transformed an empty building, located in the grounds of an old sewing factory that operated in the Soviet era, into an urban space. In it, they created a platform for young and free artists to create, share, implement, and execute new ideas.

External view of the block

The ingenious people behind the idea were the architects Giorgi Sakvarelidze and Devi Kituashvili, belonging to the architectural firm MUA. The project was carried out in the 2017 and has an area of 7600 square meters. It is located in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Interior of the dining area with long tables
Sociable area with furniture
Hall with glass walls

The concept of the Soviet design style is maintained, but it is modernized both inside and out which makes it more attractive and interesting. The space consists of three distinctive building blocks, which form a rectangular-shaped courtyard.

FABRIKA Tbilisi is the space for socialization, inspiration and collaboration, where you can implement new ideas, get to know artists and their art, have interesting conversations with foreign travelers, and connect with free and rebellious people.

It consists of the following spaces: art shops, studios, rehearsal studios, shared work spaces, cafeterias and bars, hostels, artists’ residences, galleries, and other public spaces. The place will be a daily destination for those who wish to create and share, those who love freedom, and those who are open to new ideas and inspirations.

Bar area
Bar area with industrial decoration
Modern stairs in vibrant red
Stairs seen from the upper level
Double room for couples
Room with double beds