“Design is so simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.” –Paul Rand

This Northern California Prefab Gets a Dose of Universal Design
Thanks to a prefab in-law unit, an octogenarian modernist lives independently on a peaceful, verdant site in Northern California.
An Outdated Norwegian Prefab Gets a Modern Makeover
Located in the serene Snarøya peninsula of Norway, an old modular prefab receives news life, thanks to a stunning renovation.
A Narrow Victorian in Toronto Gets a Mullet Makeover
Traditional in the front, modern in the back, this historic home ushers light in through a 14-foot glass wall.
A Hamptons Beach Retreat Gets a Scandinavian-Style Makeover
Taking cues from their style-conscious clients, Portland-based Jessica Helgerson Interior Design transforms an Amagansett home...
A Coal Crane Houses an Unexpected Retreat and Meeting Room in Copenhagen
Suspended high in the air over an industrial landscape in Nordhavn, a working harbor in Copenhagen, is an upscale retreat and...
A Brutalist ’60s Apartment Gets a Bright and Airy Makeover
Architecture firm 27.9 succinctly blends wood elements with concrete to turn a family’s apartment into a home worth hanging onto.
An 1850s Farmhouse in Iowa City Gets a Modern Makeover
A modest 1850s farmhouse gets an addition and renovation that respect the vernacular of rural Iowa while modernizing the...
Near Montreal, a 1950s House Gets a Modern Makeover
A clever design team recasts a cramped home as an open, contemporary residence.
A Hamptons Beach House Gets a Minimalist Makeover With Midcentury Vibes
Architectural designer Sarah Reilly of Studio Rozu draws inspiration from Charlotte Perriand’s 1934 beach house to make her surf...
Cabin Vibes Get an Industrial Edge at This Brazilian Home
At Casa Granja V, a warehouse-inspired exterior gives way to folksy living spaces anchored by a library of 5,000 books.
A 1950s California Ranch House Gets a Modern-Farmhouse Makeover
This remodeled and extended ranch house in Del Mar is a modern farmhouse-meets-beach shack.
Dunkin’ Danish
The thought of stripping down for a communal skinny dip in a salty strait might make Americans a bit squeamish, but in Denmark,...
Industrial Revolution
Maria Cook and Lance Compa were only looking to kill a sleepy Sunday afternoon when they drove 20 minutes south of their home in...
Before & After: A Timeworn Midcentury in Connecticut Gets a Moody Makeover
Interior designer Alex Fawcett uses a light touch to spruce up Casa Yamagoya, preserving its defining features to create an...
A Midcentury Cabin at California’s Sea Ranch Gets a Glowing Makeover
Originally designed by pioneering Bay Area architect Joseph Esherick, this 684-square-foot cabin has been lovingly restored and...
A Southern California Beach House Gets a Sea Ranch–Inspired Makeover
Clad in Alaskan yellow cedar that will weather over time, this renovated summer home in Manhattan Beach is made for relaxing...
Budget Breakdown: A Muddled Parisian Pad Gets a Sleek Makeover for $117K
By capturing natural light and adding svelte, custom furniture, JCPCDR rescues a dark, dated apartment in the 4th arrondissement.
A Prefab Texas Boathouse Gets Delivered to Lake Austin
Designed as a prefabricated monolithic steel grid, the boathouse’s orthogonal frame was delivered from Houston by truck and then...
Getting to this Tiny Prefab Cabin in Western Norway Is an Adventure
A lakeside prefab in Norway is a study in idyllic seclusion.
Before & After: Augustine the Airstream Gets a Chic DIY Makeover
Nate and Taylor Lavender give new life to their 34-foot, 1992 Airstream Excella 1000—creating a bright, inviting tiny home.
Get Smarter
The story of the smart home has yet to be written—one early adopter explains why.
These Trends Spotted at Denmark’s 3 Days of Design Will Shape Our Homes This Year
Running from September 3 to 5, the annual showcase in Copenhagen reveals resonant new themes in interior design.
Getting in Lockstep
Level Home’s smart locks pair high design with an intuitive approach to home entry.
Before & After: A Muddled Midcentury Home in L.A. Gets a Showstopping Makeover
Green carpeting, begone—after a revamp by A1000xBetter, this Studio City dwelling glows with white oak detailing and a whole new...
Before & After: An Ancient Barcelona Apartment Gets a Colorful, Chic Makeover
After a complete renovation, a drab 700-square-foot apartment in Barcelona is now a bright and vibrant home thanks to Colombo and...
Before & After: A Funky ’70s Condo in Oregon Gets a Soulful Makeover
For a family based in Hong Kong, Hacker remodels a beloved summer getaway to inspire a slower way of life.
Before & After: A Cramped Prewar Apartment in Manhattan Gets a Glowing Makeover
Format Architecture Office brings sorely needed light and storage into a Gothic Revival co-op on Riverside Drive.
The Best Memorial Day Sales to Shop Right Now
Spend the long weekend scoring phenomenal deals on your favorite home furnishings, mattresses, skincare, and more.
Before & After: A Jumbled San Francisco Home Gets a Timeless Makeover
Malcolm Davis balances the past with the present to craft a beautiful home that stands the test of time.
Before & After: A Dilapidated Midcentury in Pennsylvania Gets a Chic Makeover For $132K
A husband-and-wife duo work their magic on a tired 1950s residence, unveiling a contemporary home with midcentury influences.
Before & After: A Dated Florida Ranch Gets a Complete Makeover For $311K
Blending Mediterranean influences with a modern farmhouse aesthetic, Jungle Too is a thoroughly renovated ranch in Florida...
Before & After: A Park Avenue Prewar Apartment Gets a Multihued Makeover
An old flat in a Carnegie Hill co-op building gets a vibrant update that maintains its prewar bones.
Spotlight on Multidisciplinary Danish Design Studio, Norm Architects
With a sleek and minimalist Scandinavian aesthetic and a portfolio that includes industrial design, residential architecture,...
Budget Breakdown: A Denver Kitchen Gets a Beautiful IKEA Makeover For Just $7.8K
A poorly designed kitchen in a 1940s Denver home receives an affordable renovation with IKEA products and DIY touches.
Before & After: A Midcentury Portland Kitchen Gets a Light and Bright Makeover
Crisp, white tile walls and a bold terrazzo-like floor give this kitchen a decorous reboot.
Before & After: A Dark 1880s Row Home Gets an Airy Makeover
After suffering years of neglect, a historic row home breathes new life as a chic and modern residence renovated by Brentwood...

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