Unique greenhouse-inspired home in Paris

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Charles and Julie Carmignac purchased this 1,600 square-foot home is 2009 in the 14th Arrondissement on this city’s lower Left Bank of Paris, France. Mr. Carmignac is a member of the folk-rock band Moriarty. This incredible home was originally built in the 1800s as a haberdashery. After looking at numerous other houses, the couple decided […]

Stunning home makeover on a centuries old island

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Robert and Domitilla Peugeot hired architectural designer Claudio Modola to renovate their home on the Kenyan island of Lamu. This centuries old island, with an old town that is a UNESCO protected Cultural Heritage Site, is accessible only by boat or air, and cars are not allowed. Domitilla wanted to create spaces for entertaining. This […]

Angled exotic beach house on the Aussie waters

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This modern contemporary beach house has been designed by Australia’s Wright Architects is as exotic as its location, steps from the beach of Port Douglas. The only thing that rivals this picturesque property is the contemporary design of the house itself, which subtly infuses water influences into its bold concrete, steel and core-filled clay brick […]

Living garden walls: succulent eco art

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For something completely new and different for your walls, try these eco-friendly, living wall gardens. These framed art gardens were made popular by Flora Grubb Gardens and are made with succulents, which have a great array of shapes and colors. They are very easy to care for, and they survive in almost any moisture condition. […]

DIY moss covered chair for your garden

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It is whimsical eye candy for your garden or outdoor living space, but maybe not practical lounge seating. Young and hip Los Angeles designer, Kyle Schuneman of Live Well Designs, created this super cool moss chair and kindly offered up the directions for the rest of us to re-create. Schuneman, who has been featured on […]