Rihanna Is Looking for a Tenant for Her West Hollywood Home

How cool would it be to have Rihanna knocking on your door on the first of every month to collect rent? Well, maybe that’s not so likely, but according to the Observer, she’s looking for someone to rent her West Hollywood home. Rihanna has been trying to sell the property for $2,850,000 since last Fall and …

Why You Need to Incorporate Negative Space in Your Design

If you’re a regular reader of Freshome, you’ve heard about the virtues of negative space. This seemingly-small move can make a huge difference in your interiors. Keep reading to learn more about why this feature is absolutely crucial, as well as practical tips on how to pull it off in your own home. With just a …

Home Decor Trends to Watch, According to Maison & Objet Paris

The Maison & Objet show just wrapped in Paris, and it was full of home decor inspiration. The show is the largest showcase of European designers and their home products, and global attendees come to buy the latest for their stores, or simply take in the inspiration and find a fresh direction for their upcoming …

Captain’s House in China Merges With Seaside Cliffs

Vector Architects rehabilitated a fortress-like residence on the southeast end of the Huangqi Peninsula, Fujian Province, China. Named Captain’s House, the project is dramatically embedded into a rocky landscape and offers panoramic sea views. “The damp and erosive nature of the land caused large-area water leakage during over 20 years of use, which become the main design issue …

Why Asymmetry Is an Important Part of Interior Design (and How to Make it Work)

Though trends are an important part of the interior design landscape, nothing can overtake the necessity of understanding the fundamentals of how design works. Which is why, today, we’re going back to basics. We’re about to take a look at why asymmetry is a crucial component of design in our homes. Keep reading to learn …

How to Decorate Your Rental Walls (and Still Get Your Deposit Back)

Rentals can be tricky. On the one hand, you want to make the space feel like home while you’re living there. On the other, you don’t want to make it so homey you kiss your security deposit goodbye. In particular, choosing to decorate rental walls can feel like walking a fine line. That’s where we …

Complex Winery Design Features Green Roof, Sliding Screens

California-based Signum Architecture completed the design of Odette Estate Winery, a modern structure aimed at mirroring the refinement of the wines produced in the famous Napa Valley. The project is said to express the owner’s commitment to sustainable farming and wine production. Defined by organic shapes throughout, the structure blends in with the landscape.”Nestled in the valley’s eastern hills, …

Check Out These 4 Easy Kitchen Upgrades You Can Do in a Weekend

Head’s up, homeowners: A recent survey by Remodeling Magazine shared some unexpected news about popular home improvements. It found that kitchen remodels are not garnering the same return on investment they used to. With that in mind, we suggest that rather than spending your money on totally redo-ing the space, selecting a few, smart kitchen upgrades might be …

How to Fix the Biggest Design Mistake People With Small Apartments Make

There’s no denying that designing small apartments can be tricky. When you’re dealing with limited square footage, you do have to scale back your design elements to ensure they work with the available space. But many people take this concept too far — and that’s a huge design mistake. If you’re guilty of making this …