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Room 11

Does creative, modern architecture do it for you? Then you came to the right post. :) Room 11 is an Australian architecture firm that designs homes with serious wow factor. I adore this first home - the shape is so fun. Lots of other cool touches the sunken built-in lounge area. 

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I love this house in the Mission district of San Francisco, home to architect Andrew Dunbar of Interstice Architects and his family. Typical SF Edwardian architectural details on the exterior front but then a really cool lower level facade (constructed from salvaged double-insulated window glass panels arranged in a shingle pattern) for the commercial level, with residential space on the second floor). It's 3700 sq ft and was a sort of laboratory for the homeowners - experiments range from floors of expansive steel plates, walls of thermal plastics, and magnetic closet/display walls, to integrated passive energy strategies, ingenious waste-stream material reclamation, and high-tech thermal and solar power collection. I think that's why I like it so much...there's so much creativity and interesting details throughout. I am especially fond of their massive kitchen cabinet wall - about $12K worth of Ikea cabinets. Says Andrew: Small Ikea kitchens drive me crazy, but six kitchens' worth of Ikea cabinets can be made into something beautiful. AMEN!

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Stephane Chamard

I professed my undying love to Stephane Chamard's work a couple of months back (here) and I have not been able to get his spaces out of my mind so I thought I would show little bits and pieces from several of his other projects. Each one is funkier than the next, with the most fabulous lighting, furniture and artwork. Bits of modern, mid-century classics, pops of colour and always in-your-face, no-fear vibes.  Love it!

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San Francisco

A modern retreat up on the hill. Telegraph Hill, San Francisco that is. Climb the stairs and not only does a stunning view await you but the clean, minimal lines of the two floor apartment by CCS Architecture. Can common sense be sexy? Can practical be super stylish? Sure can!

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In grey and white

I want to live here. Desperately. The French home of fashion stylist Amélie Vigneron via Interiør Magasinet.