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Inspiration: Wallpaper in an office

I love how the wallpaper is used on one wall in this office. It really creates one unified visual area which really ties the workspace together.

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Door Levers

There was a time in the 90’s when everything “modern” was stainless. Now it can be a design cliché if you’re not careful, but a stainless door pull is a good bet in a modern home without looking over the top.

Purchase Information:

Price: $121.50
Availability: Buy Door Levers here

Church-turned-residence Remodel

The designers at The Apt did a really interesting remodel of a church in London for a family of four.

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Modernus Custom Doors

Modernus offers custom design for doors which are made in Italy and can be made from aluminum, glass and wood. They’ll give you a free estimate on your whole project on their website.

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Modern Cabana

If you’ve got the space, probably the most economical way to expand your property (unless you’re a contractor and really know how to whip out an add-on) is with an outdoor freestanding structure. These structures from Modern Cabana are pretty economical and designed with the modern eye in mind.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $16,375
Availability: Buy Modern Cabana here

Balustrades

If you’re looking to do a remodel or new construction in which you plan on having some large opening windows, local building codes as well as common sense will likely dictate that you have a balustrade so your child/pet/parent doesn’t fall out.

These are architectural, nice to look at, and available for purchase.

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A/S House of Savion

I love the look of huge giant windows, but there are privacy issues depending on your lot and neighborhood. If you’d rather not have your neighbors or passers by seeing you at dinner or walking around in your pj’s, then your landscaping is really important. The A/S House is situated on a great lot with plenty of trees to make the interiors of this home a sort of ‘hidden treasure’. Follow the link to see this great home.

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More information:

View A/S House of Savion here

Temple™ Monoblock Faucet

This faucet is available in a number of finishes, like Chrome, Matte Chrome, Brushed Chrome, Antique Brass, and Brushed, Polished or Matte Nickel.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $310
Availability: Buy Temple™ Monoblock Faucet here

Cellulose Insulation

Not only can using cellulose insulation instead of the old pink stuff be better for your health and the environment, but it can actually be better for your wallet as well.

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Midsummer Pink and Silver metallic modern floral wallpaper

A floral metallic wallpaper is making quite a statement, but if you have the right space for it, it could be quite delightful.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $48.00
Availability: Buy Midsummer Pink and Silver metallic modern floral wallpaper here

Simple architecture and color palatte

The inspirational Swedish home of Ingegerd Raman consists of a black and white color scheme accented with the light wood floors and furnishings.

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Flush-to-the-wall doors

If you’re wanting to create a very curated look, you can have doors which are completely flush-to-the-wall with no visible hinges using concealed “soss” hinges. As one example, you could wallpaper an entire wall with the door included.

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The Pink Project

This is quite lovely–in both thought and execution.

In cooperation with Graft, the Berlin architects, Brad Pitt developed the idea of setting up a temporary township in the main area of the Lower Ninth Ward “a memorial partly to the random destruction of countless homes and partly to the right of the area’s residents to their former community.
The installation consists of 150 pink tents, which represent the houses which are still to be built “houses which will only be erected with the aid of financial donations. The forceful reminder of the pink city will not disappear until gradually the provisional pink structures are replaced by real buildings. The less pink appears, the more donations have flowed in “a poetic visual indicator, which reflects the effects of the public’s sense of responsibility.

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View The Pink Project here

In Bruge-old house remodel

The people over at OWI were nice enough to let me use these images which are usually reserved for architectural books. If you’re looking for remodel ideas, you could literally spend hours at the OWI site looking through fantastic homes.

In this Bruge home in particular, there are some very interesting modifications to an old home with modern ideas. This kitchen which is hidden behind a sliding glass door is pretty cool.

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Fcet house

There are a lot of interesting design elements in this house, but my absolute favorite is the shiny black “cube” room. I can’t tell exactly what the purpose of the room is for from the photos, but it would be a very interesting way to divide a space for a more private area, such as a bath or a small bedroom.

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More information:

View Fcet house here