Seven interior design tips for a cozy home

When one talks about tastefully done interiors, it’s not about how much fortune was spent on furnishings and showpieces, it is rather about a well-thought-through concept that makes a certain space worthy of its purpose. “A well-designed home should showcase an interesting balance between aesthetics and functionality and also achieve this play of design elements seamlessly,” said Swapnil Sharma, senior interior designer, Studio Archohm.

So, what exactly are these elements that help in creating a home which instantly makes one feel at ease and comfortable? Let’s have a quick look.

Defining spaces: Spatial planning is the most essential part of designing. It is all about understanding the space and categorizing it as per the functions. Zoning sets the ground rules that help in associating certain activities and mood with their spaces. This identification of spaces acts as the first step in achieving the transition of a house into a

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this flexible modular home promotes comfortable living experience

a one-unit domestic setting that can be transformed

Supra-Simplicities designed a modular home unit that can be adjusted according to the user’s needs. This is flexible home design depicts a roomless structure system based on an internal infrastructure track grid. The idea was conceived in the effort of creating a space that will embrace and maximize the flexibility and movability of domestic living. ‘Everything All on Track’ is the design proposal that won the 1st prize for Buildner’s second edition of Modular Home competition.

this flexible modular home design promotes a comfortable living experience
flexibility and mobility in domestic living | all images by Supra-Simplicities + Han Kuo

track infrastructure for an interchangeable interior

The proposed built space is designed to be multi-purpose, internally adjustable and interchangeable over time to meet occupant’s shifting needs, due to social or environmental occurrences. In order to keep the dynamics of space in the modular house, a sophisticated track system is introduced by the

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Kim Kardashian buys Cindy Crawford’s former Malibu mansion for $70.4m

Kim Kardashian has recently purchased Cindy Crawford’s Malibu mansion in the most expensive house sale in Malibu so far this year. The property, originally listed for $99 million, sold for $70.4 million and boasts 7,450 square feet.

The mansion is undoubtedly one of the world’s best homes with private beach access, tennis courts, and sprawling decks with ocean views making up just a few of the several world-class amenities her family will now enjoy.

Here, we take a look around the Malibu mansion.

Malibu Mansion decking area with ocean views

(Image credit: Adrian Anz, Courtesy Coldwell Banker via toptenrealestateeals.com)

The property contains an ideal four bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms to accommodate Kim’s children.

The master bedroom is one to impress, however. Boasting two spa-like master bathroom ideas, the space is one that oozes relaxed luxury – perfect for housing the mogul’s extravagant beauty and fragrance collections.

Malibu Mansion spiral staircase with luxury hanging light

(Image credit: Adrian Anz, Courtesy Coldwell Banker via toptenrealestateeals.com)

The home’s

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One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Largest Homes Lists for the First Time Ever

Though you can no longer commission Frank Lloyd Wright to design your dream home, the real estate market has made it possible for anyone to hold on to the hope that one day—maybe—they can own a piece of the iconic architect’s work. This past year, a few Wright-designed homes have hit the market, including the 1,940-square-foot Arthur Mathews House in June and the Randall Fawcett Home in August. Now, a Usonian home in Wisconsin has become available too.

Midcentury-modern furnishings add to the home’s design.

Listed through Re/Max, the 6-bed, 6.5-bath home in Mount Pleasant is for sale for $725,000. At just under 5,000 square feet, the property is one of Wright’s largest Usonian designs and includes many classic Wright features, like a low-slung roof, large windows, and crisp wood interiors. The property sits on a bluff on three acres of land, and the great room is cantilevered over a

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Why Home Design Magazine ‘Dwell’ Got into Making Houses

Would you buy a house from a magazine publisher? How about if that magazine were Dwell, a publication that’s been an arbiter of good design and living well since it debuted at the start of the millennium? If your answer is “yes,” then today is your lucky day, as Dwell is now officially in the home-building business.

On September 20, Dwell unveiled the Dwell House, a prefab ADU (accessory dwelling unit, better known as an in-law suite) that’s meant to live in the backyard of an existing home. The 540-square-foot, one-bedroom home is fully constructed off-site by Dwell‘s partner on the project, west coast ADU specialist Abodu, and then delivered and installed in your backyard after Abodu pulls all necessary permits for you.

dwell house

Dwell

While Abodu already offers a number of similar prefab ADUs, including a one-bedroom option, the Dwell House stands apart thanks to its refinement (the

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