Striking design statements sharpen the layout of this 250 square metre apartment, located in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Designed by Almaty Vilnius Architects, the space is arranged around hero pieces that captivate the eye and engage the imagination. Whilst the home decor scheme is primarily a clean and crisp white backdrop, colourful accents of blue, yellow and green create a ripple in the calm setting. The home boasts a stylish living/dining room combo, a large dining kitchen complete with breakfast table and an island bar, a quirkily coloured home office with a custom desk design, an atmospheric home cinema, three gorgeous modern bedrooms and two inspirational marble bathroom designs.

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From a smooth stone grey colour palette to natural stone decor elements and striking rockface feature walls, this luxury home interior has a powerful and majestic aesthetic that looks like it would stand for a million years. Visualised by Nazar Tsymbaliuk, the 105 square metre interior in Kefalonia, Greece, is smoothly populated by bespoke and seamlessly integrated furniture pieces that double in utility to half the visual clutter. Stone and rock rule in bedroom and bathroom spaces too, with an imposing headboard feature wall, custom stone bathtub design and pebbled ensuite flooring. Come on up the side of the mountain with us to conquer creative living spaces at the peak of home design.

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A design team transforms a classic DC residence, introducing transitional style and a backyard oasis

When a couple with two kids purchased a traditional Forest Hills residence in 2016, they assumed that everything in the home would have to change except its recently upgraded kitchen.

The owners, a consultant and a fitness professional, wanted to transform and enlarge the 7,600- square-foot, center-hall home built in 1991. Their goal was to take the outdated, red-brick abode in a transitional direction, introducing a contemporary vibe while still embracing its established Washington, DC, neighborhood. Their wish list included a pool house in the backyard, which overlooks Rock Creek Park.

To help them realize their dreams, the duo tapped architects Patrick Cooke and Neal Thomson, interior designer Martha Vicas, landscape architect Kevin Campion and the contractor ThinkMakeBuild. The project would redesign the fa├žade, adding triple dormers to the roofline and replacing and realigning windows

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