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We’re often asked for advice about how much to budget for apartment essentials. For instance, “What kinda apartment can I get for X amount per month?” Or, “If I have $1000 to move cross country. . . what then?” And, perhaps the most frequent . . . “How can I furnish my apartment without totally breaking the bank?
This incredible 6,000 square-foot compound can found right in the middle of the crowded streets of Venice Beach, California. This Moroccan-style palace was inspired and created by Phillip Dixon in 1995, through his trips around the world shooting fashion spreads. The home belongs to both Dixon and Véronique Vial who is an art photographer and has published several books.
Swedish interior design usually is very comfortable and practical. This open floor apartment is great example of that. It’s located in small but very beautiful city Linnéstaden. The building where it’s located is quite old but the apartment is renovated so the contemporary interior design in addition to 3.40 meter ceilings make these 58 square meters of the living space very comfortable for those who own it. Four windows facing west brings a lot of natural light into the apartment so it look much bigger than it is.
This unique home was designed by architect Robert Oshatz , who had it constructed off site and brought in by a barge to dock at its mooring site. The neighboring houses along the Willamette River of Portland, Oregon are in close proximity to the home, so the style of the house was contrived to allow for privacy. The home was designed as an open floor plan with a second story loft, allowing the homeowners a minimalistic style and the ability to move freely throughput the space.
Wall Decals have been creating quite the buzz lately and more and more people are using them to decorate and transform everything from living rooms, kids rooms and nurseries, even bathrooms and glass. The designs are fun and installation is a breeze. However, as you are searching for your perfect design it is important to note that not all wall decals are created equal. Here are a few things to consider when purchasing wall decals online
Stylish modern stairs and creative staircase designs from all over the world. Helical Stairs The gradual upward rotation if this staircase is extremely elegant and the user is almost unaware of the change in elevation. [ link ] Spiral Staircase Slide Creative spiral staircase design with incorporated slide for kids. [ link ]
Carved out of the Brazilian amazonian jungle of Iporanga, SP, Brazil, this beautiful tropical house was designed by Architect Arthur Casas as his own dream house. “I always wanted a house in the middle of the forest, in a place where I could recharge the energies”, says Arthur. In the form of two large symmetrical cubes embracing an open space, the aim was to have the interiors in total synergy with the exteriors. Bringing the outside in are 11 meter floor to ceiling glass windows, on both ends of the open central space. Cumaru wood paneling runs from top to bottom in an attempt to match and blend in with is beautiful surroundings “…as if this were ever 100% possible” admits Arthur. Contrasting with the thick chaotic nature of the forest the house is simple, symmetrical, and easy to take in.
You’ve seen a lot of ingenious ideas on how to decorate small studio apartments on Freshome. Here is another tiny apartment that manages to maximize space and create a cozy living environment as well. The East Village Studio Apartment comes from JPDA Architects , stretches over an area of 46 square meters (500 square feet) and was built as a little “nest” for the owners who also work here. It has all the utilities a common looking contemporary home has and dare we say a lot more.
Hello there! It’s been a busy week with a trip to Seattle for the Picasso exhibition and a drive out to the coast but I knew I had to share this amazing remodel with you before the week came to a close. Everyone loves good makeovers and the ones involving tiny spaces, creative design and ingenious solutions are my all time favorites! Check out how Seattle artist, designer and welder, Michelle de la Vega , created this beautiful little 250 sq. ft. haven… The before…
We received a great response from our feature on Klima Hotel (Bella Vista) , the semi-sumerged underground hote in Bozen, Italy , so we were pleased to come across 6 Fascinating Underground Homes on Inhabitat. Of course, you can’t book a stay in these places like you can a hotel, but they just might change your idea of a dream home. Green enthusiast and British football star Gary Neville’s house-to-be is hidden under the ground, save for the petal-shaped openings that flood the interior with light. The one-story, nearly 8,000 sq ft structure was designed to keep energy consumption to a minimum. Designed by the architects of SeArch and Christian Müller, this home in Vals, Switzerland is hidden on all sides save for one.
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This rustic retreat was built right in the heart of Three Rivers, California near the entrance to Sequoia National Park where the enchantment of wildlife sightings runs wild. What also happens to run wild is the river that flows under this home, something that has never been done before or ever since! Kaweah Falls was originally designed in the 1940′s by one of Frank Wright’s very own students, but when the second homeowners moved in and remodeled they decided to add an addition to the home that floats over the river bank. Aside from a few cool interior features like a dining room with a glass floor view of the river, there is a footbridge over these waters that lead to a private deck where one can sit and listen to the sounds of fresh water skimming river rocks on the way down from a waterfall found right up the mountain.