A sassy sense of style runs through the two individualistic home designs that we tour here. Our first intriguing home tour takes place in a meticulous restoration of a large 5-bedroom townhouse, which features beautifully restored woodwork, custom details and around 8,000 square feet of light-filled interiors. Colourful artwork and an eclectic furniture collection shape living spaces that draw the eye and excite the mind. The second home design we visit is a loft, located in the historic Gilsey House building in the NoMad neighbourhood of Manhattan. Industrial features hark to its history, whilst bold art pieces, colourful accents and a bespoke staircase design make the loft into a marvellously modern and uplifting home.

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Often, spiral staircases are installed simply as a way to combat the issue of limited space, since they typically take up less room than a straight set. Thanks to their curvaceous shape, they are also more suited to a more centralised position without causing an awkward break in a free-flowing layout. With that said, the spiral staircase designs that we’re looking at here are either big in impact or huge in their elegant modern stature. We’ll be taking a look at narrow wheels that explode with colour, style and innovation, some larger spirals and helical staircases that cut extraordinarily beautiful and sculptural silhouettes into their surroundings, plus a selection of colossal feats of magnificent engineering.

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Home libraries are places in which to escape, to become lost in the pages of adventure, romance, deep study or self-reflection. Whilst screens have their place in our modern lives, there’s nothing quite like cracking open a new paperback or revisiting an old favourite. The relaxation of flipping through those familiar smelling pages is a completely different form of reading than being bombarded with blue light. These special moments deserve a special place, so we’ve gathered together 51 home library designs that will have you lost in a love of books for hours – take a pot of tea and a pack of biscuits to keep you going!

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Black, grey and shades of earthy brown decorate the suave interiors of three 60 square metre modern apartments. The tonal combination paints decor schemes that are smoothly understated, whilst exuding utmost confidence and style. We’ll take a tour of a contemporary apartment that’s framed with decorative black and white boiserie for a high contrast neoclassical aesthetic. We’ll explore the small separate spaces of a home with chic space conscious solutions, and a sharp little bathroom composition. Finally, we’ll round things off with an impressive apartment design that’s expertly conquered the quirky shape of its angular architecture and some less than ideal window placements.

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Famous logos have inspired the design of five spectacular private house designs, released by Polish architecture firm Wamhouse Studio. The conceptual series features the Audi Ringshouse, a triangular Adidas residence, a gravity defying Renault diamond house, an entirely water locked Chevrolet island retreat, and a Mitsubishi emblem structure isolated in the sand dunes. Each unique construction entices the onlooker to peer inside its glass walls, and so we’ll take an in depth tour through the round windows of The Ringshouse. Inside we’ll discover how those great curving concrete walls shape and challenge the interior decor. The complete floor plan is included at the end of the tour.

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