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Modern Monday: Doing White Right

We love the modern look of clean, white walls. But too much white can make a space seem cold, sterile and uninviting. That’s why this apartment in Kiev, Ukraine, appealed to us so much. The designer brought warmth to the rooms with wood floors and wood facings in the kitchen. Notice on the back wall in this photo how the white tile is complemented with grey grout – another subt...
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Marvin’s Passive-Certified Windows Are Top Trend

The editors at Freshome have named their top 10 Fresh Architecture Trends — and right at the top the list is Passive Homes. We love that, because Marvin is the only major window and door manufacturer with windows certified by the Passive House Institute U.S. Passive homes are designed to use as little energy as possible, and a key piece of the puzzle is strict control of air leaking ...
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Old-World Modern

It’s hard to imagine a place more steeped in Old World style than Apulia, the region encompassing the bootheel of Italy. We tend to picture red tile roofs running down the hills to the Adriatic, and that’s not an inaccurate picture. But on this Modern Monday, we’re looking at a beautiful villa that shows how contemporary style can fit comfortably into a more traditional s...
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Picture Yourself in These Luxury Bathrooms and Spas

Contemporary Bathroom by London Architects & Designers Landmass London Along with the kitchen, bathrooms are consistently the room that homeowners lavish the most attention — and spending — on. And it’s understandable. The bathroom is a place where we tend to ourselves, give ourselves some extra attention to look and feel better. And increasingly, it’s a place w...
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Blending Contemporary and Traditional

Contemporary Exterior by Cambridge Architects & Designers LDa Architecture & Interiors We love this great New England home. What a masterful job the designers did at taking a traditional style and giving it a fresh, contemporary twist. Contemporary styles are hot right now, but if you’re living in a more traditionally styled existing home, you can still add contemporary flavo...
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What is Passive building? Find out here along with why Marvin is a leader in #en...

What is Passive building? Find out here along with why Marvin is a leader in #energyefficiency and one of the only large-scale US window manufacturers to have passive building certified products. ...