Black storage ottomans and side tables add a sleek silhouette to this red kitchen and living room. Don’t underestimate the power of graphic pillows to pump up a simple color scheme. Here, cherry blossom pillows keep a charcoal-gray sofa looking chic, not drab.
Electric Color Combo
Let your fun, funky spirit come out with an outrageous wall color. Just tame it with touches of black: a sleek picture frame and mismatched black chairs do the trick.
A room as cheery as this country dining room needs a place for the eye to rest — simple black dining chairs fit the bill without calling too much attention to themselves.
If you’re nervous about adding black to a room, start small by coating minor architectural details in black. The inside walls of a built-in and portions of the wall set apart by molding are ideal for these small touches.
Two Shades of Black
Mixing styles in black is a definite can-do. Here, a new-again damask print in black and white sits atop an antique black table. The shared colors pull them together for an elegant look.
September 4, 2010 No Comments
Create a warming orange living room
By painting both the skirting and the walls in Tuscan Terracotta we give the room an increased feeling of height. By doing this the wall looks like it travels all the way to the floor, rather than being chopped off by a pale skirting.
Create a welcoming family hall way
Because life is for living we have used Roasted Red on the walls in Dulux Endurance Matt finish which is ten times tougher than conventional paint. This makes it easy to remove stubborn stains, perfect in a busy hallway like this. We’ve teamed that with Antique Satin on the tongue and Grove and painted the Table with Crazy Cream.
Create a light & airy space
Keep your look simple, crisp and understated like we have here by combining Pacific Breeze on the walls with Absolute White on the window frame and setting the room off beautifully is this ultra-modern chair.
Create a feminine pink bedroom
We have chosen two toning pinks for this exuberant yet feminine bedroom. Sexy Pink on the right creates a feature wall and is complemented beautifully with Sweet Pink on the back wall and Strawberries ‘n’ Cream on the window frames
Create a blue dressing room
For a very contemporary twist on a blue room, combine a soft blue such as First Dawn, with the cool grey quality of Illusion and Blue Chalk. Greys and blues look fabulous and work brilliantly in south facing rooms.
September 4, 2010 2 Comments
The interior design of beautiful apartment in Amsterdam by i29 Architects. This single-family apartment for four people is situated in a stately building in southern Amsterdam, NL. The original structure, with rooms for staff, a double hall and long hallways with lots of doors has been transformed into a spacious, transparent dwelling full of light and air.
A steel staircase links the living room to the owner’sv private space underneath the roof.
The kitchen in combination with cabinets from floor to ceiling has laser-cut front panels, all spray painted white.
the living room and the kitchen form one single continuity. [Read more →]
August 25, 2010 1 Comment
Family room is a space where you can gather with your family in daily life – days. Gail Drury family room from the beginning contains a very traditional space. High storage cabinet flanked by large flat panel TV above the frame to create an accent wall. Some interesting paintings can really bring a wave of deftness to your room. Acting as a style to your room. The Windows, shutters and furniture all add to the beauty of a cozy contemporary living room. (via: drurydesigns.com )
The owner made some major changes to a chaotic kids’ playroom to transform it into what she calls a “game room/lounge,” but what we’d describe as a true family room with space and activities for everyone.
August 25, 2010 1 Comment
In designer Vicente Wolf’s New York loft, a Dutch Colonial daybed he bought in Borneo faces VW Home chairs in his linen, left, and his wool blend. Candlesticks, 18th c., on 1960s round table, all from Italy. Italian film set lamp, 1960s. Photography by artists such as Lisette Model, Geert Goiris and Walker Evans.
Timeless Design in the Bedroom
Drapery in VW Home wool. Italian 18th century table. Chinese 19th century bowl. Hans Wegner chair, 1960s. Ashanti stool. Bed by Wolf in VW Home mohair blend. Anichini linens on the bed. VW Home table near Italian set lamp, 1960s. Photograph by Martin Munkacsi. Eero Saarinen table for Knoll. Antique french gold table sits below the windows.
Conversation Area in Living Room
19th c. Russian chair with gold frame on the left, VW Home sofa in Wolf’s wool blend and mid-century acrylic chair by Erwine and Estelle Laverne. Drum table by Wolf. Edelman Leather cowhide rug. Drapery in VW Home wool. [Read more →]
August 23, 2010 1 Comment
DNA Bookcase by Linfa Design is one of those furniture pieces that could serve different purposes at once. Besides holding books it could be used as a room divider. The bookshelf is made in curved plywood, beech veneered with black finished steel frame. As you might already understood it reminds a human DNA. That gives it a stylish and unusual look so it won’t spoil any contemporary interior. The bookcase is designed by Alessandro Elli. (via: digsdigs.com)
More Creative Bookshelves Designs
The Movement Bookcase includes a arrangement of bent nails which can be shaped in the form of legs and arms, acting as book holders. [via]
Skateboard shelf is a piece of furniture that every skateboard lover would tell your that is awesome. [via]
Books on Earthquakes
If you’ve ever been obsessive about making sure your books line up neatly by height, then you’ll probably would hate the disorder of the Books on Earthquakes bookshelf. Sort of a lego meets Barbie meets global disaster the design isn’t just strange, but incredibly versatile due to the “lego” like modular components. You can create a very tall (unstable looking) shelf or 2 smaller ones from the same parts. [via]
This Multi-functional shelf design by Yoon-Zee Kim is a playful and creative piece of furniture. You can use it as a shelving system or a seating and a desk. This piece of furniture has a modern look, doesn’t take to much space and is a very clever idea that looks nice. [via]
Apartment White Design SANTPERE47 By Miel Architects
August 11th, 2010 · No Comments
SANTPERE47 is a typical Barcelona’s apartment of the end of the 19th century that was recently renovated by Miel Architects. As any other apartment should, it features very creative space saving storage solutions. There are 2.20 meter high ceilings so the open plan living room features a staircase that leads mezzanines of storage and bottle [...]
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Bookshelf Design Ideas – A Staircase Or A BookShelf
December 9th, 2008 · 1 Comment
Creative bookshelf design. Do you have trouble to manage all your large quantity books when you decorating your home? Maybe a good Structured bookshelp is very important.
How to design a good structure bookshelf? a staircase will help you. You should know the unique structure of each step, allowing for anyone to comfortably sit down while [...]
By Laura Milligan
Below are 50 simple ways you can maintain a happy, clean, and organized office area at home by practicing the fundamentals of Feng Shui. By including the key elements fire, water, earth, and wood, you’ll have a work space that maximizes your productivity and energy while nurturing a calm, soothing balance.
Rearrange furniture frequently. [...]
August 20, 2010 1 Comment