New life of magnificent 18th century palace in Lisbon

In the 18th century, this magnificent palace in the heart of Lisbon served as a summer residence for nobles, and its architecture is still an important city’ historical property. The architect Tiago Patricio Rodríguez faced a difficult task: to adapt the old house to the realities of the 21st century with the help of modern design so that it does not lose its authenticity. Great project!

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Family home in Melbourne: traditional outside and modern inside

Outside, this house in Melbourne is almost unremarkable – a small white building in Victorian style with a narrow path that leads to the entrance. But it’s worth going inside, as you understand, that here is a completely different world. The modern interiors with lots of wood finishes, large windows, the space designed for a large family with an active lifestyle. However, comfort and functionality are valued here no less than beauty and style. All rooms combine wooden elements and bright details. The veranda, which you can relax, dine or play sports, is both in the backyard and in front of the house. It’s amazing how sometimes the first look can be deceiving!

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Spacious Tudor house in Portland

Today we have a wonderful example of Tudor houses – a mansion in Portland, USA. There are high ceilings with wood beams, noble wooden furniture and elements made of natural stone. At the same time, the interiors do not look too classic, they are fully comfortable for the meed of a modern family and is complemented by contemporary decor elements. It’s amazing that some people choose such an interesting style for their home!

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Bright apartment in Barcelona by Oleg Klodt

To create the interiors of this apartment in Barcelona, Russian designers Oleg Klodt and Anna Agapova started at the stage of buying real estate – the client wanted to have a home with an interesting and functional plan. The architecture of this apartment in the heart of the city is just gorgeous: ceiling moldings, floor mosaic, original doors and handles. However, the former color scheme of decoration was gloomy. The designers added white and pastel colors, decorated the rooms with vintage furniture, and the apartment played with new colors. A wonderful mix of vintage and modern!

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Famous make-up artist Bobbi Brown opens her first hotel

The George is a new hotel just 20 km from New York, in the town of Montclair, and this is the first joint project of the famous make-up artist Bobbi Brown and her husband Stephen Plofker. In the early 20th century this building was a private house, then in the 1940s a small hotel, now it is a modern and stylish boutique hotel with a special atmosphere. It offers bright and modern rooms with a retro touch.

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New York townhouse built in 1901: when past meet modern

This  New York townhouse built in 1901 is perfectly preserved and reached our days in almost original condition. However, not so long ago the owner’s family decided that the house is not comfortable enough for five people, so it was necessary to redesign and adapt it to modern realities. The kitchen was too small and obsolete, the bathrooms did not have a shower, and in the bedroom there was a sink that was no longer used. After a long period of restoration, the designer managed to create stylish and cozy interiors for a modern family. At the same time, the historical part- with mosaics, window frames and stucco – is felt in every corner. Such a wonderful mix of the present and the past!

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Oddfellows On The Park: hotel with rich history

In the 21st century, ancient castles ceased to be gloomy and frightening. For example, they often host hotels. Oddfellows On The Park is located not far from Manchester. This mansion has a very rich history that began in 1861: first it was a private residence, during the war years – a town hall, then a horse school and even a movie studio. And now it’s a luxury five-star hotel. The facade, doors, arched vaults and vintage floors remind us of the rich past, but the interiors in general are modern and bright. The hotel offers beautiful rooms with comfortable beds and capsule coffee machines, free bicycles, a restaurant with a luxurious selection of collection wines. It is easy to feel like a royal person here!

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Plants, marble and old oven: unusual home in London

An old townhouse in East London needed an urgent but careful renovation – it was important to make the interiors feel modern and at the same time not to lose the spirit of antiquity. Designers from studio Chan + Eayrs decided to play with a variety of textures, natural materials and green elements. This home n0w is a real tactile paradise: soft velvet, rough wood and smooth marble – these materials are not only pleasant to touch, but also create an interesting and holistic image. There was a place for an old stove and firewood – this is the very reference to the past. And look how gorgeous is the bathroom – a tub in green marble and a sink made of stone. We can watch this pictures for hours!

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Magnificent mansion with small park in Normandy

We just can’t stop admiring old French country houses. Look at this stone cottage with its own small park and swimming pool in Normandy – everything in it, from the location to the interiors, is magnificent. Recently the studio Laure Caye brought it back to life, preserving the atmosphere of the past centuries and the classic French charm. Let’s step inside this beautiful home!

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Restored mansion in Italy, surrounded by vineyards

This residence in the Italian city of Piacenza in a short time turned from a dilapidated rural house into a stylish mansion in a modern style. The architect William Savaiya restored it by himself, for himself and his family. From the outside, the facade was hardly touched – it was important not to spoil the historical appearance of the castle, surrounded by vineyards and majestic nature. But inside the house has undergone significant changes. Finishing was preserved as much as possible, but all furniture and decor were replaced with new pieces – now everything is bright and modern. Such an amazing contrast made this place even more memorable and unique. Such an interesting project!

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