Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New Kitchen Home Design Photos

Sometimes referred to as the heart of the home, the kitchen is a place to prepare and cook food and, depending on the size, can be used to eat and entertain guests. In Ancient Greek homes, this room was a central open air patio but it was not until around 1800 that the stove, which enclosed fire completely, made cooking indoors possible.
As technology advances, so do kitchens' design and efficiency. The introduction of the kitchen island has lent more flexibility to the positioning of the kitchen cabinets and kitchen sink, and helped make open plan kitchens and dining rooms a reality.

Find kitchen design ideas here.


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Luxury Exterior Home Design Plan

for those of you who want to build a house a palace, and longed for the exterior design that looks glamorous ...
above is an example of a house exterior was designed by famous designers.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Roof Outdoor Pools, a Cool Architecture Ideas

Global Architectural Development have recently come up with an architecture design that left us speechless. Located in Bodrum, Turkey, an important tourist attraction during the summer season, this amazing home comes with two original surprises. Most residences stick to a common roof built out of tiles, shingles and so on. Not this particular home, though. Instead of a regular house covering architecture plan, the team over at GAD decided that they should cover the house with pools that collect rain water. This unusual residence has three distinct buildings that are connected through a glass atrium. The exterior is unique in shape and style. The rooms are all light and airy and the roof water keeps the house cool during the summer.

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Luxury Sofas and Living Rooms Decor With A Vintage Touch From Pottery Barn




Pottery Barn is a design company founded in 1949 in Manhattan and planned on their work reflecting the idea that” home furnishings should be exceptional in comfort, style and quality.” We don not know much about their comfort and quality, but one thing we can say for sure: their furniture looks absolutely amazing! Perhaps it is the vintage touch or the original letters and numbers embedded in the decorations. Or the colors that are not too flashy, nor neutral. And what do you think about the overall arrangements? The flower arrangements really seem to fit in and light up the rooms. Whichever it is, we invite you to take a closer look and pick out those elements that you like the most. In other words, we hope you will find plenty of inspiration in the pictures below.

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Luxury Khyber Ridge Residence Design by Studio NminusOne

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NminusOne may not be the most innovative name for a design office, but the creativity of the architects definitely got us sold. Commissioned for Marc Morisset— a professional snowboarder, the five storey house is built like a shredder following the line of a steep mountain. Perfectly blending with the green environment, the Khyber Ridge Residence adds a tinge of “floating” and a bunch of unconventional details that get the eye. And although it looks old and worn, the interior is all about contemporary shapes and elegant furnishings, for more warmth (maybe during winter?). That’s nothing short of cool.

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Fascinating Greek Home in New York, a Living Art Museum Dsign

How do you like quality design mixtures? These fascinating interiors belong to an 1840’s Greek Home located in New York’s Greenwich Village, USA. The company in charge with the rehabilitation was Axis Mundi, a creative design firm whose portfolio we enjoyed checking out. The challenge was to redesign the place while still preserving its historical style. Another important aspect was the fact that Axis Mundi had to come up with a suitable decor to house the owner’s impressive art collection. Famous paintings belonging to Warhol, Haring and Basquiat were given a proper exhibition environment. The place also features surreal furniture elements from famous artists such as Salvador Dali and Antonio Gaudi. Did we manage to get your attention?

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Luxury Elegant Bedroom Collections From Gautier

Gautier is a design company founded in 1958. We found some really nice bedroom arrangements on their site which we hope will give you fresh decorating ideas. Most of them are simple, sober and elegant, with wooden furniture and stylish carpets to go with it. The color mix goes from mild to fresh, but the overall effect is always pleasing. You will rarely see strong colors – the green and red pillows are an exception, but with a lovely effect. Flowers and paintings make the interiors lively and also help personalizing every room. Small details and decorative items such as bottles and tea cups really manage to make a difference. We also like the floor lamps and the night stands. Enjoy!

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Modern Design Interiors Apartment in Heraklion, Greece by Tectus

This modern 220 squared meters apartment with 3 child bedrooms, a master bedroom, a large living room with fire place including a piano area, a full bath, and a modern kitchen was designed by TECTUS DESIGN Interiors and is located in Heraklion, Greece. The main concept of this project is to create a relaxing environment for the owners. The interior of the apartment follows the same colors and the dominance of natural materials. The floor is covered totally with wood. The living room occupies a wide space open to the exterior sea sight view, through glass panels. A wall is covered with wooden shelves and LED lighting. The light brown leather sofa, called Buxter is combined with a modern circular coffee-table and leather stools. In the dining room the large Marcezi table is set with eight leather chair. Between the living and dining room there is a screen of LCD TV and a set of stereo, which can be rotate at both of these two areas. Finally, in the luxury master bedroom we can see a minimal jacuzzi covered with highlight glass.

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Modern Italian Kitchen Designs: Style and Originality

We had a recent post here on Freshome about Scandinavian kitchen designs. They were all about color and let out a peaceful feel. Today we would like to show you a few Italian kitchen interiors from Ernestomeda. In comparison, these designs look more sober, but that does not make them any less captivating. The color and freshness of the kitchens in our previous post is replaced here by elegance. The main colors are black, gray, white and brown which are pleasantly combined in creating modern designs. Plants and other decorative elements manage are nicely integrated in the decors. Please check them out and let us know what you think. Do you prefer colorful kitchen designs over more “serious” interiors such as the ones below ?

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Sustainable Suburban Living by McLean Architects in United Kingdom

Sustainable Suburban Living by McLean Architects in Glasgow United Kingdom

The sustainable suburban living, ‘Beacon’ is the sustainable home design that located in Glasgow, United Kingdom, on an elevated, south facing site with expansive views over the City of Glasgow to the south, and the hills to the north. Beacon house was designed by Don McLean of McLean Architects is a new-build house for his family, along sustainable home design principles on a tight, challenging suburban site north of Glasgow. To the rear of the property is the Antonine Wall, a World Heritage Site.

The site of the sustainable home design was identified for the challenge it presented for designing a contemporary home in a dense suburban landscape. The aim was to create an entirely appropriate intervention in a conventional street but to maximise the inherent advantages of elevation and aspect. Thus, all four bedrooms, study and ancillary accommodation are provided at a mid level, with the family room opening out to the rear garden. Garage space is provided below this level. Living room, dining room and kitchen accommodation is provided at the upper level in an open plan ‘loft’ style space that opens out to the south deck by way of a large bi-folding screen. Further south facing glazing is provided over the stair, enhancing the extent of the view at the upper level.

‘Beacon’ is built in Insulated Concrete Formwork, providing an airtight very isolated and high structural integrity, with a concrete floor passive mid to store energy from the south facing glass. Part of the roof, finished in stainless steel, creating overhangs to provide shade in the southern summer, and facilitate solar passive solar gain from the low-road in the winter months. The main heating is via an air source heat pump twin with under floor heating system, reducing the like-for-like energy use by 40%. A wood stove with own source of fresh air directly from outside, to prevent drafts drawn through the house, providing an additional heater and focus.

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Modern Glass House Frames Luxurious Features by Hillery Priest Architecture

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Remuera, a quiet suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, is the home of this contemporary, glass house – a modern beacon among its natural surroundings. This sleek design by Hillery Priest Architecture features expansive windows outlined by bold frames that punctuate their contemporary, geometric shape. The window walls seem to float beneath a vast angled roof, and held together by a balcony that runs the perimeter of the house. A large outdoor deck area overlooks the pool.

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This modern architectural marvel boasts five bedrooms and five baths, spread out among spacious, open-concept interiors that, like the view from the exterior, bring focus primarily to the windows. But when not peering out into nature, the eye roams across tall angled ceilings, warm woods and rich details throughout. This modern home is currently on the market, listed with Bayleys.

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