Archive for ‘Exterior’

October 22, 2012

Scandinavian Spacious Attic Apartment Sizzles with Pristine Charm

For big cities, space is definitely becoming a premium, but it seems that this trend is spreading to smaller centers and towns as well. That’s why designers and architects, and even clients, are quickly coming up with creative ideas and innovative design schemes which will turn even the dullest corner into a vibrant room.

An example is this 55 sqm Swedish apartment. While not exactly cramped on space, it is a great example of how one can maximize what is on offer by using smart ideas, a great color pallet (usually white for Scandinavian apartments) and appropriate décor.

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October 22, 2012

Creating Indoor Flower Terraces With I-pot Modular System by Supercake

I-pot modular system for creating flourishing terraced gardens indoors, designed by the creative team at Supercake, The vertical furniture system consists of lightweight and adjustable interlocking elements that can be set up separately or in groups to host large items like flower pots or tall books. I-pot also has several add-ons such as bags for plants, shelves, an aquarium for small fish, and lighting objects.

Adapting to the characteristics of each space, the I-pot modular system could be a great addition to a small room in need of a refreshing touch. We also believe it could do wonders on a terrace or in the balcony, helping you set up a miniature garden. How do you find this modular system in terms of design and functionality? Would you be interested in having it in your home? Where would you place it?

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October 22, 2012

DIY Beer Bottle Bud Vases

We have told of many cool vases – a cool fall pumpkin vaseindustrial chic vaseand many others. These cuties are made of empty beer bottles, spray paint of various colors, painter’s tape and puff paint. Wash the bottles and peel the labels off. Spray two coats on a bottle, grab your painter’s tape and start making patterns. Use puff paint to create dotted designs that pop out from the bottle. Let dry for about 30 minutes before spray painting. Now add water and flowers and decorate your space with these cool and simple vases!

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September 28, 2012

Gorgeous Glass House Connects With Its Surroundings Creating a Visual Spectacle

Modern architects and designers are placing as much emphasis on creating beautiful modern homes that stay connected with the environment around them at all times, as they are on sleek and stylish interiors. And in this effort to add visual space and make the exteriors a part of the house, one has seen a growing trend in employing glass extensively and expansively.

This stylish home located in Ramat Hasharon — a city on Israel’s central coastal strip in the south of the Sharon region — is all about living it up in an ultra0cool fashion. Designed by Levy-Chamizer Architects, the home does its best to ensure that the lines between the exterior and the interior are blurred by using floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

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September 28, 2012

Contemporary House in Israel Dazzles with Glass and Metal Magic!

Considering the flashy nature and the amazing designs that modern houses are sporting of late, it really is not easy to fabricate a home that will astonish you and dazzle with sheer splendor. Yet, this wonderful modern house in Caesarea, Israel, is really something ‘special’ and the moment you lay your eyes on it, you cannot but help fall in love with its well-defined plan, sleek look, amazing use of glass and daft integration of metal into the structure.

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July 24, 2012

Rich Mid Century Retro Home In Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California is home to so many classic, mid-century modern homes– and the Meyerhofer Residence isn’t a whole lot different, except for its completely retro vibe. The 4480 square foot abode in the Flintwood area of L.A. is almost surreal. Designed byOsborn Architects about 5 years ago, this home is teeming with mid-century sophistication.

There’s a superb eclectic collection of found goods, exquisite furniture and rich colors throughout; and the wood paneling on the walls in the various rooms is in top notch condition. From the artichoke pendant to the driftwood furniture pieces and supple leather– this home isn’t lacking in any area. Via: Enpundit

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July 12, 2012

Dami Furniture: Traditional Korean design with an eco-friendly twist

A lot of times the décor that we shop for and purchase is determined by both our financial constraints and the theme that we have already selected for our home. But that does not mean you can improvise and add that something ‘different’ which helps your house stand out from the crowd and also makes for a great conversation starter at times.

Designed by Seung Yong Song, the series of furniture and lighting installations dubbed as Damitakes a refreshing look at the conventional design Korean design.

 

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July 12, 2012

41 Cool Idea To Decorate Your Place With Floor Pillows

 

A bunch of floor pillows is a great way to add some charm and coziness to your interior. These pillows are also very comfy to sit on. Besides some of them can also be used as a coffee table or a pouf. Floor pillows are perfect for a small party or unexpected guests.

Floor pillows are used traditionally within a wide variety of cultures, including Japan, Morocco, India and Egypt. Thanks to that and to the fact that they are quite popular nowadays you can choose from a number of different floor pillow types and designs. Just take a look at the pictures below and you will most certainly want a bunch of them for your home.

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July 12, 2012

Amazing Garden Furniture by Schoenhuber Franchi – Arena

We were happy to find this amazing garden furniture by Schoenhuber Franchi – the Arena outdoor collection – because it encouraged some summer daydreams of lounging in luscious gardens or on breezy beaches. Made of steam-curved ash wood, the Arena love seat, armchair and table make a perfect family for any contemporary garden space. The scratch proof paint and waterproof cushions make this furniture ideal for withstanding the elements. The soft curves of the design make these pieces inviting and friendly. Find out more at SchoenhuberFranchi.

 

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June 26, 2012

Contemporary Vietnamese Home in Ho Chi Minh City Charms with Fancy Indoor Garden

 

When it comes to cutting down on construction and material costs, along with implementing energy-saving methods, one need not always turn towards ‘futuristic’ solutions alone. Traditional buildings techniques can help a great deal as well, as current designers and engineers are quickly turning the pages of history back to draw some inspiration. This beautiful and inviting house in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam merges the best of both worlds as the builders of this home, MM++ Architects were asked to create a stylish contemporary home that has a high-end feel, despite being built on limited budget.

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