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Moscow Flat Remodeled with Marble and Wood

Alexandr is a remodeled flat located in Moscow, Russia. This remodeling project, by Geometrium, is for a young family, including their 2-year-old son and Russian blue cat. The clients wanted their home to be a reflection of their lives and interests: the wife works at home and needed space to complete her work, as well as her painting on the side, while the husband wanted space for his football and cycling

Free Up Counter Space with These Small Kitchen Organization Ideas

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Is cooking and entertaining in your small kitchen difficult? A studio-size kitchen is a challenge to work in, but a few small kitchen organization ideas and a couple of hours of your time can turn your teeny kitchen into a modern, minimalist dream for cooking and celebrating. We’ve got

Italian Apartment Thinks Inside the Box

AIM Studio was challenged to design a creative apartment in a former office building in Milan, Italy. Even though Brazilian Taste exudes a harmonious design throughout, its functional spaces — the kitchen, dining area, living room and study — are well defined. “The owner asked us to think about an elegant, fresh, flexible space that would communicate with numerous plants, their major passion,” the architects said. The layout was redesigned according to the contemporary living

Historic Lisbon Apartment Preserves Ornate Details

Atelier Veloso Architects completed a historic apartment redesign in Lisbon, Portugal. Situated on the first level of a five-storey building dating back to 1893, the loft preserves great details such as the stone masonry walls and the 3.5-meter ceilings with plaster stucco and figurative decorations. Converting the apartment in order to adapt it to contemporary living needs meant installing new kitchen appliances in areas with reduced difficulties, adding wooden-framed windows

A Quaint Apartment Designed For A Ballerina

Água Verde Apartment in Curitiba, Brazil is a charming redesign project by Leandro Garcia. The designer upgraded a 323 square foot studio owned by an ex-ballet dancer by expanding the social area and optimizing each space. As you can see in the photos below, the result is a small home that breathes, a stylish refuge that successfully accommodates modern living functions. The color palette is minimalist and helps create the

Industrial-Style Penthouse in Berlin Elevated by Works of Art

Santiago Brotons Design completed an elegant loft with industrial-style influences in Berlin, Germany. The 320-square-foot penthouse is close to Ku-Damm, Berlin’s famous shopping area and features three terraces with views over the city. As you step inside, you will be greeted by large open spaces filled with natural light. The designers used wooden beams painted in white to visually distinguish the functional zones; the ones  just below the ceiling reduce the

Loft Vieux-Montréal Infused with a Masculine Feel

This traditional building in Montreal, Canada was recently converted from a fire station into a residential townhouse. Manon Bélanger took on the challenge of renovating Loft Vieux-Montréal and infuse it with an original, contemporary feel. The apartment depicted in the photos below takes advantage of the character and location of the building. Moreover, it boasts a spectacular view from the terrace of the St. Lawrence River and the port. Once inside, guests are greeted by

Contemporary Addition to Heritage Cottage in Australia

Tziallas Omeara Architecture Studio recently added a contemporary extension to heritage-listed Bowral cottage in Bundaroo, Australia. The addition accommodates a large kitchen, a new living and dining room, a place for guests to sleep over, as well as a sunken media room. Invisible from the street side, the newest part of the home feels like an intimate family refuge. “The client was keen to explore a contemporary approach to the new work,