Many city dwellers salivate over the prospect of living in an urban loft. Perhaps it’s because they often offer better views, or perhaps ,it’s because finding large space in a city is increasingly hard to come by.
This urban lofts are characterized to being sleek, hip and often the venue of the hottest parties in any given city.
But,how do you make these spaces feel more like home and less, well, industrial?
Divide up the home.
One of the advantages to living in a loft is having plenty of wide open space – but sometimes there needs to be a few parameters to make your space feel more organized.
Instead of setting up walls, section off “rooms” with double-sided bookcases and folding screens. This way you can enjoy the comfort of individual rooms without the boundaries of floor-to-ceiling walls.
Next, balance out the cold, industrial feel of your urban loft by using plenty of soft, cozy materials such as long, sheer flowing curtains, giant area rugs and sectional sofas piled with plush throw pillows, and wall tapestries to add life to the bare brick and mortar.
Lighting. Most industrial lofts boast huge windows that provide plenty of natural light throughout the day, so don’t cover them! Instead, utilize this free source of light. For nighttime use, decorate your loft with plenty of soft lighting to counteract the harsh design of the building. Asian-style paper lamps and chandeliers will help to brighten your large space and add a friendly, homey atmosphere to even the barest of urban lofts.
A gorgeous Japanese home with a neutral palette and beautiful tall ceilings in the hills above Sapporo, Japan. [View More Photos at Inthralld.com]
A stunning bachelor pad home that’s infused with contemporary art style. [View More Photos at Inthralld.com]
A home in a historic Austin neighborhood showcases a crescent floor plan and plenty of vintage color and style. [View More Photos at Inthralld.com]
On peut déjà voir les rues, les shoppings, les magasins et aussi quelques maisons avec la décoration de Noel. Et vous, vous l’avez déjà l’appliquée? Il y a encore de temps, mais vous pouvez commencer à projeter ce que vous irez changer.
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Vous êtes inspirez? Alors, vous pouvez déjà commencer le changement de décoration au style du Noel.
Benjamin Garcia Saxe architecture studio have designed the Forest for a Moon Dazzler home located in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
There are many ways one can take care of valuable, antique furniture, but there is a difference between what you would do for regular pieces and those old ones that need special care. If you’re not being careful you may damage the pieces and thus lower their overall value. The following tips will give you a basic understanding of what you can do to keep these irreplaceable pieces safe.
The environment where the furniture is placed can play a major role in how these pieces look like after a given time. Direct sunlight can have really detrimental on the old finishes, fabrics and wood used many years ago. The same goes for any UV light shined directly upon it. You could witness clear finishes turning weird and unnatural colors due to long exposure or even cracking and warping the wood. You should always avoid placing the furniture in front of any air conditioning vents, fireplaces or other extreme conditions. The warping from heat can cause loosening in joints, breaking of the surface of the wood and more. The same goes for excessive moisture as it can really damage the older pieces of furniture in irreversible ways. You could risk mold growth as well as other infestation or even rotting, so make sure you store the pieces in a room with a dehumidifer if that is possible.
Without question, the bathroom is among the costliest rooms in your home to renovate. For many buyers, in fact, the state of a house’s bathrooms can be among the key determining factors in whether a sale goes through. This means that having a good design for a home’s bathrooms is an absolute must.
No matter if you’re a design-minded homeowner or a professional interior designer, it helps to see some examples before embarking on creating your own washroom masterpiece. Without further ado, then, check out these four unique bathroom renovations to help spur your creativity.
Travertine Countertops and Sink Vessels
Image via Flickr by Arnold Masonry and Concrete
This bathroom has been renovated with a an attractive Travertine countertop set atop a set of lovely wooden cabinets. The two sink vessels are made from a mix of Travertine and marble, which create an earthy Mediterranean aesthetic when combined with the various pieces of artwork seen in the photograph above.
Raised vessel sinks are becoming increasingly popular in home design over the past several years; when installed correctly with the right faucets, these attractive art sinks are just a pleasure to have in the home. When deciding on your own renovation, though, keep in mind that these sinks often require a certain amount of maintenance and care that’s different from standard bathroom sinks.
Subway Tile Walls
Image via Flickr by Jeremy Levine Design
The various materials used in this attractive modern bathroom include Caesar stone, black Chinese slate, and white Thassos marble. In this particular example, the designer repurposed some broken Thassos marble and cut it into 4-by-8-inch subway tiles. The tiles were then and then tumbled to achieve soft, tactile, and powdery surfaces. The marble’s smooth edges and de-saturated coloring perfectly match a complementary set of shower curtains for the bathtub, which is situated just out of frame in the shot above.
The combination of sustainable materials and eye-popping design makes this renovation particularly stunning.
Custom Cherry Cabinets and Granite Vanity
Image via Flickr by Sitka Projects LLC
The designer of this bathroom effectively utilized granite countertops, a custom-installed cherry vanity, double bathroom sinks, and a matching framed mirror create a deliciously sophisticated ambiance. The opposing walls are made from attractive chiseled limestone, and the oversized whirlpool bathtub utterly transforms this space into a hallowed sanctuary for its owners.
Glass Shower Enclosure with Wood-Slat Flooring
Image via Flickr by rogue-designs
We absolutely love the attention to detail in this particular renovation. The floor-to-ceiling radiator lends the room a sense of classic functionality. Perhaps even more attractive, though, is the walk-in shower with its hardwood floor slats and full glass enclosure. This bathroom has been overhauled with a sense of design-minded minimalism that’s simply breath-taking in its execution.
So there we have it — four eye-catching bathroom renovations that are sure increase the quality of life for homeowners and raise a house’s value when it comes time to sell. What other unique bathroom renovations have you seen? Tell us about them in the comments below.
It’s that time of the year! Autumn comes, and with it Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year. All these are common occasions where families get together around the table.
The next selection is both directed at some unique dining rooms for those special ocasions, and also to those weekdays you get home after a day’s work to meet your family.
The combination between contemporary pieces and the warm feel of this room, makes it our top choice for all ocasions, everyday dining or special ocasions alike.
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The holidays are a time to celebrate all the blessings in your life, so let your décor reflect your joyous spirit. These ten winter décor ideas will add the vibrant color and charm of the season as well as reflect the beauty of your good fortune.
1. Let it snow!
Get ready for winter with a funny decoration on your front door.
2. Winter Windows
Tell everyone you’ve caught the spirit of the season from the moment they see your home with these simple window treatments. Lightly frost your front windows with spray snow, or frost a border along the outside edge or bottom. Then, place an electric candle in each window to create a frosty glow.
3. Color the Table
Make your dinner table look truly festive and receive your guests with a Christmas spirit.
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The P&W engine is actually precision cut in half to fit the Radial Test Club Wall Art’s form factor. The modified engine component is further fixed with wall mounted brackets to ease up the installation process.
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From 10 to 11 November will take place in New York the fair Boutique Design New York.
Boutique Design New York (BDNY), now in its fourth year, presents more than 325 unique and innovative exhibitors of furniture, lighting, wall coverings, fabric, seating, accessories, artwork, carpet and flooring, materials, bath and spa for hospitality. BDNY attracts 5,000 designers, architects, purchasing executives and developers, in addition to hotel owners and operators already attending the adjacent International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show.
One of the events at the show is “How to design an award winning hotel”, a secret we would love to be unveiled! So we found some tips on How to design an award winning hotel. One of the tips is for sure follow the trends in Hotel Interior design.
Lobbies envisioned as dynamic multi-use spaces
The importance of entrance lobbies is growing, as social encounters become more and more dependent on this particular hotel area. With the new business traveling trend, hotel lobbies should provide a multi-use space for casual as well as formal talks, working on laptops, plugging in various devices. This means a simple sofa-coffee table arrangement won’t cut it.
Read the full article here.
The Formala lamp is designed by Italian designer Luta Bettonica for the Milan based renowned company Cini&Nils. This Flexible LED lamp gives you the opportunity to create infinite shapes of light, like straight lines, curved, symmetric or asymmetric.
Everyone has their own style on how they want their house and interior design to look like, wether it’s classical, contemporary or modern.
Here’s a top 10 list of living rooms which have been amazingly designed and decorated for all sorts of house sizes.
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This is not your avarage sneaker store, infact a lot of sneaker stores don’t do much about the decoration, until now.
This Polish sneaker store located in Poznan has been thinking outside the box, the shoe box that is. They’ve created a very cool rainbow effect going through the store with different colored shoe laces.
The store was designed by mode:lina architekci – Jerzy Woźniak & Paweł Garus (founders and partners at mode:lina) with Kinga Kin and Agnieszka Owsiany as design team.
Read further on FunOfArt.