Creating your dream home can be challenging, whether it’s only a few small changes or a radical transformation. From the kitchen and living room to bedrooms and bathrooms, it’s important to find the right balance between simple elegance and creativity. Coordinating the material and color palette or adding some artistic touches that represent your style and interests can also complicate this task. Here you can find some of the most inspiring interior design ideas, taken from the various projects we’ve featured over the years. Completed by award-wining designers and architects, these projects aee all special.
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[dropcap]A[/dropcap] celebration of the beauty of simplicity, minimalism is incredibly popular in the world of architecture, interior design, and product design. However, it’s not a recent trend. One could say it began as a reaction – and rejection – of the colorful ‘80s. Yet minimalist design, if defined as a style that explores essential forms and clean lines, goes much further back than that...
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[dropcap]P[/dropcap]erhaps more than other styles, brutalist architecture has the ability to evoke strong emotions. You either love brutalist houses or you hate them; it’s rare to fall somewhere in between or, as an architecture fan, to feel indifferent about brutalism. It’s all about the clean lines, shelter or even bunker-like spaces, textures of concrete, and stark simplicity that leaves arc...
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A concrete house nestled in a natural landscape at the edge of a national park. [dropcap]L[/dropcap]ocated at the edge of the Carugo municipality in the picturesque region of Brianza, Italy, Casa ELL makes a lasting impression with its brutalist
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A minimal cluster house in a beautiful landscape. [dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen it doesn’t design creative lamps, minimalist tea kettles, or elegant bath accessories, Danish studio Norm Architects creates stunning dwellings that showcase the best of Scandinavian design. Located north of Oslo, Gj...
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A mid-century modern-inspired lounge chair that is as comfortable and practical as it is stylish. F[dropcap][/dropcap]ollowing on the footsteps of their critically acclaimed Day Bed, Glasgow-based multidisciplinary studio Instrmnt Applied Design (I—AD) - formerly Instrmnt - has launched a new furniture design that blends style a...
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The enduring influence of Finnish design [dropcap]F[/dropcap]inland declared its independence in 1917, began industrialization relatively late - in the early ‘50s, and currently has a population of only around 5.5 million people. Seen in this context, the impact of Finnish design on architecture, industrial design, glassware, textile design, and handicrafts is even more remarkable. Ic...
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A line of ultra-minimal furniture for serene living spaces. New York-based Australian designer Ameé Allsop believes in creating products and interiors that evoke a sense of peace. With The Pure Minimalist line, she also explores the simplicity of form in relation with materiality. The
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An ingenious shelving system with a modular design. Designed and made by Danish brand Moebe, the Shelving System provides a clever solution to create a custom storage unit for any space. The design combines a modular build with a timeless aesthetic and a creative connecting system that put a focus on simplicity. Instead of metal hardware, the Moebe Shelving System has solid oak wedges...
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A simple but ingenious table that keeps items on display or hidden from view. Based in Lille, northern France, design studio More Than Common Sense (MTCS) produces honest and minimalist furniture and home accessories that also have ingenious features. The studio is run by two industrial designers: founder Vincent Claudepierre...
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An imaginative architectural design that brings a contemporary twist to the classic farmhouse form. Built in a rural setting close to Innsbruck, this house in Aldrans, Austria, blends into the landscape in a creative way. The distinctive silhouette of the building combines both familiar and unconventional elements. Completed by architecture firm
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To be successful in architecture can require a great level of patience, as it’s not uncommon for projects to be shelved for years before finally seeing construction finished. In some cases this can be quite extreme, such as Gaudi’s Sagrada Família that’s been under construction since 1882 (and hopes to finish around 2026). One such in-progress project comes in the form of Jim Olson’s Cabin at L...
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This house, located in the suburban area of North Kanto in the Saitama Prefecture in Japan, aims to reconcile the need for unique design and the convenience of prefabricated materials. Even though they are cheaper, increasingly more widespread, but also more practical and faster to build than traditional houses, prefabricated homes are still not completely embraced by the older or the younger g...
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A contemporary chalet designed to create a dialogue with a breathtaking landscape in the Italian Alps. Built in the Breuil-Cervinia Alpine resort, Climber’s Refuge has a sustainable design that also pays homage to the mountain landscape. LCA Architetti designed the contemporary
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An artist's studio designed with a great balance between vernacular and contemporary features. Built in the town of Bachte-Maria-Leerne, in Deinze, Belgium, Studio SDS is an artist’s studio and office that joins a series of existing volumes. Graux & Baeyens Architecten designed the new structure with a simple silhouette and an
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An ancient building and an old barn transformed into a modern single-family home. Located in the Prosito area, Switzerland, Ca'dal Mantova creates a link between ancient history and contemporary design. The large plot of land included two old buildings; one dating back to the mid-1400s, and the other - a stable - to the early 1900s. While the former incorporated recent additions from ...
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A brutalist house designed with a range of creative details. Dating back to the 1960s, this building in the town of Ivrea, Italy, was completely transformed by architecture firm Archisbang. An excellent example of how stunning brutalist architecture can be, the volume now features a simple rectangular form with asymmet...
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[dropcap]E[/dropcap]levated above ground and nestled among branches, tree houses immerse inhabitants in nature and allow them to slow down and relax in a serene setting. Finding the perfect one to plan the trip of a lifetime is easy with our list of tree houses for rent. The concept may bring childhood memories to mind, but these cabins are ...
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Inspired by pastoral sheds, this Australian farm and home is specially designed to thrive in a beautiful but harsh landscape. [dropcap]D[/dropcap]esigned by architecture firm Partners Hill, Longhouse is a one-of-a-kind farmstead and home. The volume has a low profile and elongated form that reference the pastoral shed vernacular but in a contemporary way. Located in Daylesford, Victor...
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A reclaimed brick extension designed for a house from the 1860s. Completed by London-based architecture studio Alder Brisco, this new studio extension complements a house that dates back to the 1860s. The clients, illustrator and educator Peter Nencini and his partner, designer-maker Sally Nencini, asked the archit...
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A new furniture brand that brings together the best of Japanese and Danish design. Danish and Japanese design have a lot in common. Both of them favor minimalism, material richness, function, and quality craftsmanship. The new Karimoku Case Study lifestyle brand is the perfect example. Created by Japan’s largest wooden furniture manufacturer
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A contemporary house inspired by Japanese pavilions. Built in Veyrier, Switzerland, in a rural area at the foot of the Salève mountain, this contemporary house offers a new take on the classic cabin. The structure stands at the edge of a residential area, minimizing its relationship with the neighboring houses by embracing nature. Villa Sandmeier faces the gorgeous natural landscape, ...
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An 18th century winery, tastefully renovated and modernized. Located in southern Styria, a region with a rich wine making history, the Steinbach Keller Winery dates back to 1770. The owners hired the Graz-based designer Ulrike Tinnacher to transform the oldest building of the complex into a contemporary space that shares the same clarity and timelessness with the wines produced by the...
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A modern and multi-functional wood-fired grill. Created by Kyoto-based designer Seiki Ishii of Seiki Design Studio, the BBQ&co grill brings modern, minimalist style to outdoor spaces like terraces, balconies, and gardens. This wood-fired grill may focus on functi...
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A charming summer house from 1955 transformed into a comfortable, all-year-round retreat with a rustic character. Nestled on a hillside above Brissago, Switzerland, this rustic house overlooks a picturesque landscape. Architecture firm Studio Inebi renovated the 1955 house completely, upgrading the living spaces to modern living standards while keeping the charming character of the de...
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Minimalist interiors that put the focus on the craft of baking. Located in the Østerbro district, Copenhagen, Juno the Bakery is an award-winning company that has recently opened a new site just two doors away from their original shop. The interior architecture division of design studio Frama’ completed the design ...
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Antique and modern features brought together in a masterwork of interior design. A study in individuality and contrasts between historical and contemporary spaces, the Broletto Apartment fascinates with its distinctive design. Archiplan Studio completed the restoration process, which reminds of the same duality between o...
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A popular furniture collection inspired by an error. Designed by Philippe Malouin for New Zealand-based design brand Resident, the successful Offset collection features a creative detail that sets it apart from other furniture designs. The
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A dilapidated farmhouse thoughtfully transformed into a serene country house. Located in the South of France, twenty minutes away from Aix-en-Provence and about an hour from Marseille, this property is nestled in a pastoral landscape. The clients bought the land in 2001, complete with an old and abandoned farmhouse. Since they couldn’t refurbish the ruined building, they built themsel...
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A sculptural observation tower built in a natural bird reserve. There's nothing like seeing a beautiful natural landscape from an elevated point, whether it's a viewing platform in the Alps or a tree house. Created as a landmark that also has a strong connection to its...
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An off-grid dwelling built inside an abandoned stone quarry. [dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom a distance, Ca'n Terra is indistinguishable from the natural landscape of the island of Menorca, Spain. That’s because this dwelling is actually located in an abandoned quarry that dates back to the 1930s. Madrid-based architecture firm
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A charming house that celebrates a rural setting via thoughtful design. Built in a beautiful area near the Adage river at the borders of the city of Verona, Italy, this gorgeous dwelling marries rustic details and contemporary features in a thoughtful way.
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A contemporary house designed with pure interiors that remind of a white canvas. Built in an idyllic landscape in the Krkonoše mountains, Czech Republic, this wood-clad house features contemporary and minimalist interiors. Fránek Architects designed ...
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A modern rustic design that re-imagines an old barn and farmhouse as a contemporary living space. Located in the village of Isola, Switzerland, Casa ME breathes new life into an old barn. Ruinelli Associati Architetti transformed the building completely to create a modern rustic living space. Apart from converting the agricultur...
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A concrete extension designed to complement a traditional mountain chalet in a Swiss village. Located in the charming Arolla village in Switzerland, this traditional wood chalet has been transformed with a contemporary twist. Swiss architecture firm Deschenaux Follonier designed a
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A practical standing bird feeder inspired by architecture. Following on the footsteps of the Canal Birdhouse series, Amsterdam-based product and interior designer Frederik Roijé has launched another bird-friendly product. In a similar way to the ...
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An elegant extension and interior redesign focused on welcoming nature inside living spaces. [dropcap]L[/dropcap]ocated in a green area in ‘s Gravenwezel, Belgium, this house lacked a close link to the lush surroundings. The clients hired Antwerp-based studio LOW architecten to redesign the interiors and to add an extension to their family home...
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