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Sophisticated Charm: An Elegant and Artistic Paris Apartment

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“I see in each project the possibility of bringing out a poetics of space: through light, materials, and circulation,” says interior architect and designer Olivia Massimi. After starting her Paris-based agency in 2012, Olivia has created many subtly elegant interiors with her careful eye and ability to bring elegance to any space. In the chic district of the 7th arrondissement of Paris, Olivia designed  apartment that has a feeling of both sophistication and warmth. In Olivia’s words, “the style of the flat plays with Haussmanian bourgeois codes and contemporary lines.” The goal was for artwork to be a pronounced theme...

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When designing and building a house it’s great to find ways to not just fulfill the requirements presented by the client but also to find a way to integrate the structure into the surrounding vernacular

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Sometimes these two elements include one another and everything comes together seamlessly and naturally. One such example is a project completed in 2019 by studio Jaime Sepulcre Bernad.  The house is very open towards the South while maintaining a closed facade towards the street They were approached in regards to a residence to be built in Elche, Spain. The team came up with a plan to blend elements of modern architecture with details inspired by the local rural houses. Also, given the location, a strong Mediterranean influence was added to everything. The result is this gorgeous house with its white...

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This quintessential home in the Hamptons got a design makeover that makes it more than just a fabulous vacation h0me: It has enough space and utility to serve as a full-time residence for extended periods like the one experienced during the pandemic.

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Located on an amazing plot surrounded by ponds, the Bridgehampton home has all the easy luxury you would expect from a house in this storied part of Long Island. Created by Jessica Shaw, Director of Interior Design with ​Turett Collaborative, the contemporary home is open and airy with a chic sense of relaxation. The five-bedroom residence is typically used as a getaway for a family from Manhattan. The floor-to-ceiling entryway is both serene and dramatic, with its all-white walls and unique lighting fixture made up of dozens of small round discs suspended from the two-story area. The foyer space is...

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Manor Houses: 10 Characteristics That Make Them Stand Apart From the Rest

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There are homes, and then there are homes. For instance, one may call their one-bedroom apartment ‘home’, but when it’s compared to a well-known mansion in the same town, it suddenly appears to be the very definition of ‘apartment’, through and through. You’re aunt and uncle have a very nice split-level that serves as their home, but as nice as it is, it doesn’t hold a candle to some of the massive houses that were just built in the new subdivision on the edge of town. Likewise, the small hut-like abodes in the local village seemed miniscule and dirty compared...

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12 Driveway Ideas to Transform Your Home’s Exterior

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After months of planning, house hunting, and endless emails to your very patient realtor, you’ve finally found the house of your dreams — but the driveway is showing every crack and oil spill from the previous owners, and maybe even the owners before them. Your home’s exterior is the first thing your family, friends, (and the pizza delivery guys) see when they stop by for a visit. Along with some DIY landscaping and personalizing your home’s entryway, updating your driveway can take your home’s exterior to the next level, and make it feel more welcoming to your guests. Check out...

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