Along with the kitchen, the living room is a social space where friends and family come together. These living room decor ideas offer a great way to create a space that is as timeless as it is welcoming. Often the room we use the most during the day, a living room is also where one relaxes after a long day. Consequently, an ideal living room should feature a balance between social and more private areas. Soft sofas and armchairs along with a well-designed coffee table can make all the difference in a living room. Alternatively, a suspended lounge chair or a quiet reading area help to create cozy areas of relaxation.
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On the picturesque Furillen island on the coast of Gotland, Sweden you can discover an array of quirky structures. Among them, the old limestone factory building or various remnants of the island's past as a military base. This structure has been built in 1961, and though it may not seem likely now, its was used as a military garage. When bought by Lotta and Henrik Imberg, founders of Stockholm...
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A refurbished and thoughtfully redesigned residential property in Portugal. Located in Cartaxo, Portugal, this residential building required remodeling to become a secluded and comfortable living space. The clients, a couple with connections to the art world, ta...
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Contemporary design alongside architectural elements from the ‘60s. Tasked with renovating an old apartment in Vigo, Spain, the Ansede Quintáns Arquitectos studio focused on uncovering the interior’s past while also adding a contemporary layer to the space. Left in ruins, the apartment feature...
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An old house transformed into a bright, spacious dwelling inspired by the wabi-sabi aesthetic. The Loft-Kolasiński studio has recently completed a renovation project that has transformed a house built in 1923 into an airy contemporary home. Named House from 1923 (Pogodno 6), the dwelling is located in Szczecin, Poland. Th...
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A cutting-edge music system made for both audio and design lovers. A family-owned company established in 1985 by a father and son team, Ruark Audio has transformed over the years into a well-known brand that values audio quality as much as it celebrates good design. The new R5 High Fidelity mu...
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A farm building from 1810 transformed into a warm house that celebrates its past. Located in the countryside in South Devon, England, this stone building dates back to 1810. London-based architecture firm TYPE renovated the abandoned and partly destroyed structure before transforming it into Redhill Barn, a
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A concrete weekend home built under an avocado field. [dropcap]M[/dropcap]any houses nestled in natural landscapes aim to minimize their visual impact on pristine sites, but Mexico City-based architect Francisco Pardo took a more radical approach for th...
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An elegant turntable created for vinyl lovers who also love minimalist design. Winner of the recognition prize at the Austrian Design Prize 2019, the Tone Factory turntable has an ingenious design. It integrates the main components inside a circular base that also acts as a support for the chassis. As a result, the minimalist turntable has an elegantly simple design with clean lines a...
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The re-launch of an iconic 1960s chair. Founded in 2016, Norwegian furniture brand Eikund has a simple but admirable mission: to bring 1950s and 1960s Nordic modernist designs back to life. The company’s collection includes re-launched classics that introduce a new generation of design lovers to iconic Norwegian furniture. As...
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A pre-1911 cottage transformed with contemporary volumes that shelter a large garden. Completed by architecture and interior design practice Myers Ellyett, this project involved the refurbishment of a pre-1911 cottage in Paddington, Australia and the design of new, ...
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A concrete and glass house that opens to fantastic views of Sydney Harbor. Bordered by a large apartment building to the north and an even taller building at the rear, House Taurus still strikes an impressive figure with its brutalist-style aesthetic, curved walls, and
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Inspired by vernacular architecture, this contemporary retreat blends into the Australian bushland. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]n 2010, Australian architect Roger Nelson and his wife, Jane, purchased a plot of land in Lorne, Victoria. Located a couple of hours away from Melbourne, the property provided the perfect space to bu...
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Monolithic and contemporary, but perfectly integrated into a picturesque setting. Located in meadow on a 280-acre family farm, Pennsylvania Farmhouse stands out in the beautiful landscape. Cutler Anderson Architects designed the four-bedroom white modern farmhouse with strong links to the...
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Sustainable furniture inspired by the beauty of solid birch wood. Montreal-based, award-winning firm APPAREIL Architecture has opened a new studio, APPAREIL Atelier. The multidisciplinary practice brings together architects and industrial des...
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An abandoned sewing shop from the 1940s converted into an eco-friendly building with multi-functional spaces. Founded in 1944, furniture brand Emeco produced one of the world’s most iconic chairs. Made specially for U.S. Navy submarines, the Navy Chair was durable and t...
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A playful, stylish, and vibrant apartment designed with eclectic interiors. Located in a historical building in the Gastown neighborhood of Vancouver, Canada, the Koret Loft tells a fascinating story about the evolution of architecture and design. Originally built in 1909 by Edward Evans Blackmore, the former industrial
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An intimate restaurant opened within the walls of an old carpentry workshop. Located in the town of Barr, France, an old building that used to house a carpentry workshop was transformed into a small restaurant. Strasbourg-based architecture studio nara completed this adaptive-reuse project with great respect for th...
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A heritage brick cottage transformed into a modern home that celebrates the character of the original design. Originally a part of a 1920s estate in Sydney, Australia, this heritage brick cottage was transformed over the years with questionable alterations, incl...
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[dropcap]P[/dropcap]erched in the low rolling hills beyond the historic village of Barwon Heads on Australia's coast, the striking roofline of a retired couple's daily dwelling unexpectedly peeks above the surrounding Moonah trees and native scrub. Barwon Heads, situated on the Bellarine Peninsula, near Geelong and Melbourne, has become a popular seaside destination for those escaping the city...
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[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hether you live in a compact apartment or love multifunctional furniture, a sofa bed futon, a futon bed, or a day bed should be at the top of your furniture buying list. That’s because these practical pieces of furniture can easily transform any room into a guest bedroom or a cozy lounge space. Usually in seco...
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A restored and thoughtfully modernized 19th century house in Spain. Located in the center of the charming town of Comillas, Spain, this 19th century listed baronial house required major repairs and renovation work to become a welcoming family home. Madrid...
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A design that celebrates the passing of time and the beauty of light. Designed by Melbourne-based studio Edition Office for an older couple, Kyneton House is a cozy home that has a special relationship to the passing of time as seen through the changing of seasons in a garden. The design is contemporary and distinctive, combining wa...
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A contemporary brick house that celebrates Norwegian masonry traditions. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]nspired by the masonry building traditions and techniques typical of the area around the lake of Mjøsa, Sanden+Hodnekvam Architects designed this single family house with exposed brick cladding. The house is located in Lille...
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A 1970s house transformed into a warm and contemporary living space where redwood surfaces meet splashes of color and artworks. Located in the picturesque Noe Valley in San Francisco, this house dates back to 1974, when architect Albert Lanier designed it with angular forms, redwood-clad interiors and
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A concrete extension built alongside an old granite farmhouse. Located Guarda, Portugal, in an area known as Mora, this contemporary extension adds living spaces to an old granite farmhouse, which now can house only utilitarian programs. Architects Filipe Pina and ...
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A house transformed with re-inhabited voids and a closer connection to nature. Located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in Atherton San Mateo County, California, this house is surrounded by mature oaks and grass. The design, although beautiful and representative of an era before the city underwent rapid growth, requ...
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A home designed with a transparent screened porch that connects two wings. Architecture and interior design firm Berman Horn Studio took inspiration from both traditional farmhouses in the Maine area and minimalist Shaker design to create the...
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A beautifully renovated, prewar “Classic Six” apartment in NYC. Located above the Natural History Museum in the Upper West Side, NYC, this prewar apartment had a traditional “Classic Six” floor layout. The clients, a young family with two children, tasked architecture and design firm
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Three heritage terraced houses transformed into a refined home filled with light. Located in Woollahra, a suburb of the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, Australia, this property features heritage facades with classic metal balconies. Renato D’Ettorre Architects transformed three adjacent workers cottages into one large res...
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