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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This architect’s Catskill house-studio re-imagines vernacular architecture. Located in Claryville, the Catskill Mountains - only a couple of hours away from New York City - Camp O is a residential property and studio nestled in the natural landscape. Architect Maria Milans del Bosch designed the dwelling for herself as a live...
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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 family home designed with four monolithic volumes arranged around a dining area. Built in Lhotka, Prague, House Lhotka is a great example of contemporary Czech architecture. The family home features four monolithic volumes that complement the surrounding dwellings in this quiet neighborhood, on a street shaded...
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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 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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[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 creatively designed house with a central courtyard that houses a tree. Built on the outskirts of the city of Morelia, Mexico, UC House features an ingenious and thoughtful design that establishes a spatial ambiguity between indoor and outdoor spaces. Daniela Bucio Sistos // Taller de Arquitectura y Diseño created the ...
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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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A harmonious architectural composition that combines a family house and music studio. Built on a hill on the outskirts of the city of Bergen, Norway, Villa Grieg is specially designed as a viewfinder that brings the inhabitants closer to spectacular views of Lake Nordås and its small islands. Saunders Architecture worke...
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A house partly built within a slope that overlooks a bay and mountains. Built on a sloping site on a bend of the Derwent River in Hobart, Australia, House at Otago Bay immerses its residents in a beautiful natural landscape. Architecture firm Topology Studio nestled the building into its setting by partly embedding t...
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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 striking holiday house designed with bold geometric forms inspired by naturally formed rock formations. Located in the village of Finikia in Santorini, Greece, Monolithus is a creatively designed holiday house that strikes a bold silhouette in the coastal landscape. Architecture firm Kapsimalis Architects designed the...
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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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The home of an iconic Danish designer and architect, revisited by a heritage furniture brand. Here at Gessato we love Scandinavian design as much as we admire Danish furniture, architecture, and the kind of timeless objects that become...
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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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[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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A family house designed with three linked timber volumes. [dropcap]L[/dropcap]ocated in a beautiful landscape on Shelter Island, New York, this single-story family house has a creative design that makes the most of the site’s best features. New York-based architecture and design firm Christoff:Finio Architecture
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A single-family house built into a hillside that overlooks a coastal landscape. Built on a hillside in Astigarraga, in the Basque Country, northern Spain, Santiagomendi House opens to spectacular views of the surrounding rolling hills, the coastal landscape and the Cantabrian Sea in the distance. San Sebastián-based arch...
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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 restored and thoughtfully modernized apartment in a heritage building in Montréal. Located in “Unity”, a hundred-year old heritage building in the Old Port of Montréal, Canada, this apartment pays homage to its industrial past while embracing the urban context. Local architecture firm Future Simple Studio rest...
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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 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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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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Two volumes, terraces, and a garden on a site with striking ocean views. Designed by Brooklyn, New York and Richmond, Virginia-based Architecturefirm, Hither Hill Residence is a special architectural project that incorporates both the site’s rich history of farming and its cultural landscape in its design. Located in Mo...
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A refined apartment designed with flowing spaces and playful details. Located on Park Avenue on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, NYC, this sprawling 4,000-square-foot apartment was transformed completely by architecture firm Michael K. Chen Architecture (MKCA) who designed a refined but playful home for a family of five. ...
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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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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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A black concrete and wood volume perched atop of a hill with views of a verdant landscape. Perched atop of a hill in the Byron Bay hinterland, Australia, Federal House strikes an arresting figure with its distinctive design. Melbourne-based architect...
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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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An industrial building converted into a writer’s home and studio. Spanish architecture firm Burr completed the Blasón project as part of the larger “Elements for industrial recovery” series that aims to preserve the city’s industrial heritage. With residential buildings ...
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A sophisticated and minimalist home that celebrates a desert landscape. Located on a rocky plateau in the Palm Desert, California, this desert home immerses its inhabitants into a gorgeous arid landscape with views of the Coachella Valley and the San Jacinto Mountain Range in the distance. San Francisco-based...
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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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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 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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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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The greener version of a popular Muuto design. Introduced in 2014, the Fiber Chair designed by Iskos-Berlin provided a fresh, forward-thinking take on the classic shell chair design. It featured an innovative blend of materials, plastic and wood fiber, that provided both durability and strength. For 2022, Danish
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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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