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Shutting the door on open plan living

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Open-plan living is no longer the preserve of trendy riverside loft apartments; the phenomenon has spread to the suburbs too. Walls have come crashing down as maximising space has become a national obsession. I suppose in an era where the density of the national population has never been higher that is only natural: nowadays, the [...]

A Class Apart

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Apartments usually don’t encompass a huge amount of space, so it is crucial that you get your décor right and ensure it makes a good first impression to guests and visitors. If you have just moved into an apartment, then it could well be your first home as professional and you will therefore want to [...]

Fitted Furniture: Is It Right For Me?

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When it comes to interior decor, the bedroom is often one of the very first rooms we access. It’s habitually a place in which we choose to relax, switch off and un-wind, so it is important to select appropriate interior designs. Fitted furniture is one of the options you’ll come across when considering your bedroom’s [...]

Feng Shui for the home [Infographic]

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Sometimes, apartment living can start feeling cramped and less than ideal. You begin to envy your homeowner friends, with spacious yards and neighbors who are more than a wall away. However, at the end of the day, it is truly possible to revive the spark that you once felt about your apartment. Living in an [...]

Mix and Match: Choosing The Right Flooring For Your Apartment

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Choosing flooring can be very difficult, particularly when you are trying to coordinate different indoor and outdoor areas, each with its own style and function. When working with a relatively small area, such as an apartment balcony, it is important to find the perfect deck design and material for your house, one that gives you a [...]

The truth about listed buildings: how should you renovate them

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All in all, there are three types of listed building. The types comprise of Grade I, Grade II and Grade II*. All of these constructions are of historical importance. Grade I buildings are described as establishments of exceptional interest, Grade II* are perhaps even more important, whilst Grade II buildings are the most protected. If [...]

The fresh and glamorous Greenwich family home

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How can a house where three children live look like this? Well, it’s a lot easier if one of the parents is an interior designer, like Michelle Morgan Harrison. The expert transformed this house into a glamorous, yet fresh and relaxing, space. It’s a great place to spend your days, but it has the right amount [...]

The contemporary Chicago townhouse

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Meet Eva Daiberl’s house, a modern and chic big apartment in Chicago (USA). You might know her as the author behind Miss Renaissance, but she’s equally a great amateur decorator. Her townhouse, located in the windy city, gathers modern furniture with vintage classic items, as well as some rustic details. It’s the illustration for the expression [...]

A Venetian 15th-century palazzo rejuvenated by a modern designer

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Once we stumbled upon these amazing photos of the Gritti Palace hotel totally renovated, we were heads over heels with it. The 15th-century palazzo, located on the Venetian Grand Canal, in Italy, has been completely refreshed by the designer Chuck Chewning. After this tremendous renovation, the Gritti Palace looks even more chic and luxurious. Everything is perfect, [...]

The modern residential project in Mexico

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This amazing house is located in La Piedad, Michoacan, Mexico. The modern residential project was created by Taller5 Arquitectos for ITA House. The dwelling is visually challenging, as the project was imagined as a junction of volumes. It’s closed on one side and almost open on the other, providing a lot of natural lighting in the [...]