Mid-century modern design is a hot trend. And a mod design lover has a special eye for retro, minimal and functional features. So what type of gift do you give this type of design purist? Here are the best mid-century modern gifts in stores now for the modern design fan. Iconic mid-century modern clocks One… Continue reading The Freshome Gift Guide: Mid-Century Modern Gifts for the Design Purist
I often get asked the difference between gloss and matt tiles and generally everyone knows the basics of this, just from doing something as simple as painting a wall. Most of it is common sense but we try to deep dive into alternatives and modern techniques in tackling the age-old choice. Most bathroom renovations we do in… Continue reading Matt Tiles V Gloss Tiles
The floor, walls, ceilings, curtains and almost all of the furniture in this home are white. This could easily look very clinical, but by adding some vintage pieces like the cupboard in the living room, the chair in the bedroom and the kitchen table, all this white is dimmed and the flat gets an inviting… Continue reading All white home with a vintage touch
This unusual looking guesthouse in Tangalle, Sri Lanka, was recently completed by Chinthaka Wickramage Associates. Issana Beach House is located 200 kilometers (125 miles) away from the bustling capital of Colombo and is a comfortable stopover for those looking to explore the country’s South Coast beaches. According to the architects, the design of this house drew inspiration… Continue reading You Can Stay at This Vernacular-Style Beach House in Sri Lanka
We used IKEA components to build a massive cash wrap counter for our petstore. Materials: 3 x KALLAX 4×2 shelving units (Art no: 202.758.85) 2 x KALLAX shelving units (Art no: 202.946.19) 1 x KALLAX 5×5 shelving unit (Art no. 703.015.42) Frames to cover the back of the 2×4 KALLAX units 4″ ABS pipes Laminate… Continue reading Cash wrap counter to die for. It’s massive!
No one really likes cleaning, well I guess some people do but I am certainly not one of those people. So if you are like me who’s Sundays involve standing in the shower while inhaling bleach as I toothbrush the dark mould out of square upon tiny square of white grout you would rather be spending… Continue reading Easier To Clean Bathrooms
Outdated home trends often cause buyers to pass on your home. Image: Linda McDougald Design | Postcard from Paris Home We hate to say it, but trends do come and go. What was hot a few years ago may not be popular now and some long-scorned fads are making their way back into the public… Continue reading Home Sellers: These 7 Outdated Design Trends Could Hurt Your Chances of Finding a Buyer