A former barge dating back to 1909 this buoyant Stockholm abode makes the most of its industrial past with decor that complements its seafaring features. The easy breezy interiors are filled with light thanks to a skylight and some original porthole windows while navy and aqua accents contrast nicely against crisp white walls.
Not everyone is blessed with a lakeside home that has a relaxing pool area and a backyard escape that is both serene and sensational. Located in the gorgeous cosmopolitan city of Brazil this designed with unassuming simplicity and flowing aesthetics by Kali Arquitetura acts as a portal to sensational views and fun family time. The lovely pool house complements the contemporary style of the main house and its overall design is defined by the existing pool deck and the view beyond.
Accomplishing precisely this with color and class Ganna Design turned a 30-year old house in Taiwan into a gorgeous and engaging modern home. Inspired by those multi-colored windows that one sees in churches and the choices of the homeowner’s two little daughters there is no shortage of vibrant richness inside.
Planning your home around a lovely courtyard where each room is visually connected with it is a great way to create a relaxing and rejuvenating vibe indoors. Of course it’s a lot easier said than done and often courtyards end up being either too constrained or far too artificial to really add that outdoorsy charm to your home. But the lovely designed by Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis Architects showcases how to design a home around a sensational courtyard that promises to offer a relaxing hangout after a hard day’s work.
Concrete plays a pivotal role in shaping the house and giving it a refined industrial style even as a cedar-clad accent wall offers visual contrast and inviting warmth. A spiral staircase leads to the top level that holds the kids’ rooms on one side and the master suite on the other connected by a concrete and glass bridge.