The Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago (our home base) is known for it's unique loft apartments. We're getting a lot of inspiration from this photo series from "A House & Garden Book: Decorating with Plants
What a gorgeous loft-style bedroom. I particularly love the whitewashed exposed brick walls and the low-lying mattress bed. The addition of the slim staircase leading to a tiny dressing space is just gorgeous and such a great use of space.
This Swedish mountain house is built like a traditional log cabin for a weekend / holidays. The interior is made of local wood and geothermal heated stone floor. This Scandinavian chalet is well suited for skiers.