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With their steep, multi-gabled roofs, half-timber framing, and elaborate entryways, there’s nothing quite like the beautiful design of a Tudor-style home. At once elegant and down to earth, these homes are a favorite among architecture and history enthusiasts as the 15th-century style has endured for centuries, receiving fresh updates along the way.

If you’re fortunate enough to live in a Tudor home—or you hope to one day—then you may be curious about the ways you can style the interior to enhance the unique architectural features of these homes. 

From elevating wood details to creating color schemes that maximize the home’s style, the following tips will ensure the interior of your Tudor is just as stunning as the

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In addition to October 31st being a day of costumes, trick or treating, and parties, it’s also the day that architect Zaha Hadid was born. Zaha Hadid was an Iraqi architect and the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize, receiving the award in 2004. She also received the Stirling Prize, the UK’s most esteemed architectural award, in 2010 and 2011, and was the first woman to win the RIBA Gold Medal. 

Hadid was born in Baghdad in 1950 to her father, a wealthy, liberal industrialist, and her mother, an artist. The upper-class family took many trips to ancient Sumerian cities during Hadid’s childhood, which she has said sparked her interest in architecture. After attending boarding school in England and Switzerland,

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There’s nothing quite like the restorative power of nature, no matter how much new technology tries to convince us otherwise. Mother Nature is so powerful, in fact, that entire architectural styles were developed to harness and enhance it. From mid-century modern to contemporary and ranch homes, there are several architectural styles that were specifically created with nature in mind. 

Some of the first homes designed to maximize nature were mid-century modern houses. Early modernist architects like Richard Neutra and A. Quincy Jones saw the value of connecting the indoors with the outdoors, creating homes with expansive windows, wide-open floor plans, and organic materials that create harmony and connection with the surrounding

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Albert Frey was an American architect from Switzerland who created his own style of modernist architecture in Palm Springs, called “desert modernism.” Frey attended architecture school in Zurich in 1924, where he received technical building instruction while studying the De Stijl, Bauhaus, and modernism movements, all of which heavily influenced his design style. 

In 1928, Frey became one of two full-time employees in the Paris atelier, working under the supervision and guidance of architects Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. Frey left Paris the same year for the United States but retained a strong friendship with Le Corbusier throughout his life. 

Being that Frey was the first U.S.

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Modernism Week is an annual Palm Springs event that takes place every February to celebrate mid-century modern architecture, design, fashion, art, and culture. The affair draws thousands of people to its more than 350 events, which include paneled films, lectures, home tours, nightly parties, and a whole lot more for mid-century enthusiasts. The event has become so popular, in fact, that it now features a smaller but no less compelling Fall Preview that gives you a glimpse into what the February event will hold.  

Modernism Week Fall Preview Neighborhood Tours

Modernism Week Fall Preview Featured Home

Dubbed a “mini-Modernism Week,” this year’s Fall Preview will take place on October 17-20 and features over 50 events that allow you to engage with the beauty of mid-century design. For instance, there’s a

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Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier, was a prolific Swiss-French designer, architect, writer, and artist in addition to being among the pioneers of modern architecture. Born in 1887, Le Corbusier grew up with an interest in the arts, which was heavily influenced by his father, a watch craftsman, and his mother, a musician. 

When he was 13, Le Corbusier attended Arts Decoratifs at La Chaux-de-Fonds where he followed his father’s footsteps, studying the art of engraving and enameling watches. During his time there, Le Corbusier learned from Charles L’Eplatteneir, a Swiss painter and architect who taught him about art history, drawing, architecture, and art nouveau. 

L'Eplatteneir encouraged Le Corbusier

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Architectural salvage stores offer treasure troves of goodies for interior and architecture enthusiasts. These stores specialize in buying and selling parts from demolished and remodeled structures, functioning similarly to vintage clothing shops but with elements for your home. For instance, you might find a beautiful chandelier, antique doorknobs, or an ornate marble mantlepiece from an architectural salvager. 

In addition to items in these stores typically being cheaper than brand new pieces, they’re often better quality too. Today’s market tends to prioritize quantity and affordability over quality, which means contemporary pieces often feature lower-quality materials and construction than many of the pieces that you might find at a salvage shop. 

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Ranch-style homes came into popularity during the mid-20th-century, as postwar America sought practicality, functionality, and affordability in their homes’ designs. Prominent architects like Cliff May maximized the style, designing Ranch homes that optimize the flow and activities of daily living. 

As a result, most Ranch-style homes feature one story and expansive open floor plans that serve as decorative blank slates. And while a blank slate offers boundless style opportunities, all of those options can make it really difficult to figure out where to start and how to finish. That’s why we pulled together the following tips that offer all of the guidance you’ll need to enhance the interior design of this iconic architectural style, no matter your

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We make no secret of our love for mid-century modern architecture, always looking for and sharing about the latest ways to make mid-century style sing. But when you're considering how to refresh (or transform) your own interior using mid-century style, sometimes it helps to see what others are doing to make it all come together. So, we rounded up some beautiful abodes on Instagram that are flawlessly rocking mid-century style to meet all of your inspiration needs.

The following interiors pay homage to the timeless style while infusing it with contemporary twists that make the spaces feel just as fresh as they do nostalgic. If you’re looking for inspiration to update your own abode, then give the following accounts a follow. 

 

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This month, the first net-zero energy and LEED Platinum-designated building in Orange County will open at the ENC Nature Preschool, a school designed to educate children, engage parents, and provide a research forum for early childhood and environmental education. 

Housed adjacent to the Environmental Nature Center, the preschool is one of only three preschools in the world that's LEED Platinum Certified, the highest designation that a building can receive for sustainability and energy efficiency. The Newport Beach-based school is also planning to participate in the Living Building Challenge.  

ENC Nature Preschool Newport Beach Breezeway

The Living Building Challenge is, "a green building certification program and sustainable design framework that visualizes the ideal for the built

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