Posts tagged ‘nature’

October 22, 2012

Solid Wood Stools by Karim Rashid for Riva1920

Riva 1920 is passionate about working with solid wood – so it’s no wonder that the Fiore and Delta stools designed by Karim Rashid were quickly swept up by the brand. Both stools are fun and unconventional with loads of personality. Both are made from solid cedar wood. Fiore clearly resembles a flower, each outer unit reminding us of a petal. Delta can remind us of many things, one being change due to its random shape, another could it be its vague reference to triangles or maybe a split of some kind, if we’re considering its name, that is. Either way, these stools boast highly original designs. They make great accent pieces that are not only good for sitting on, but that could also warm a space and instill intrigue. Find out more at Riva1920.

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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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May 31, 2012

Beach House in California Draws Inspiration From South East Asia

Nothing is more appealing that a beautiful beach house and while those on the Malibu coastline are indeed a huge catch, the 33rd Street Residence located in the southwestern part of Los Angeles County in Manhattan Beach is equally appealing.

Offering a perfect view of the vast blue Pacific along with the famed Malibu coastline, the home has been designed by Rockefeller Partners Architects keeping in mind the specific taste and needs of its residents. One of the distinct aspects of this lively home is the fact that it reflects architectural style and interior arrangement that borrows extensively from South East Asian design.

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May 31, 2012

Creative Wood Table And Floor Lamps

Woodtable and Woodfloor are two matching lamps designed by Fernando and Humberto Campana. They both have similar features and share similar design but are different in size. They are made of solid teak over stainless steel structures. Lampshades can be adjusted in 2 positions. All wiring is hidden by a PMMA tube, making it suitable for outdoor use also. These creative lamps definitely have scenic approach. They give off an interesting type of light, with geometric beams projected on to the floor, wall and ceiling, giving ‘the impression of a forest,’ something like sun peaking through trees.

May 2, 2012

A beautiful rustic house in Bahia, Brazil

 

Happy Wednesday! Check out this great house in Trancoso, a town in the state of Bahia, Brazil. It belongs to former JP Morgan executive of JP Morgan Tierry Moriceau. He traveled around the world looking for a wonderful place to live and in 2007 he arrived to Trancoso and fell in love with the city. Three years later, he bought this house that belonged to John Joseph Calazans. The house was built in 1990.

 In less than one year the architect Daniela Oliveira renovated the house but kept the original atmosphere.

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April 27, 2012

The Exotic African Interior From Kenya

What is the most exotic continent in the world? Nowadays, when Japanese sushi-bars are in every town of Europe and America we can say that it is Africa. The house you are seeing is in Kenya. But if you really want to create your own Africa at home, you can do it wherever you are!

The important feature of real Afro-style is the contrast of light and dark. Sandy floor, whitewashed walls, dark doors, and décor elements such as masks and imitated game heads. These masks are original and made in Tanzania and Zaire, so decorating your dwelling you can use any souvenirs brought from voyages or bought in a shop. Sure, the last ones won`t be certainly made in Africa, but it might not matter to you at all. Perhaps, you will like the ceiling boarded with halves of logs.
April 23, 2012

Courtyard Furniture & Decoration Inspiration: Be Creative When Dealing with Open Spaces

These are some different, yet finest, examples of how beautiful you can make your courtyard, backyard or any open space catchier and even more functional. You can definitely draw inspiration and follow the styles that many a designer or a creative housewife has tried and perfected.

Some open spaces we found exist as a separate entity and in certain cases it is an extension of any room or space indoor. Some work out the magic by existing as a link between the indoors and the outdoors.

Bridges or switchbacks can be used instead of pathways or normal pavements to bring in a unique outlook. Open air living rooms serve the purpose both an open as well as space in a house. You can also experiment with different styles and periods here as well, by using decks, benches and other furniture and accessories.

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April 14, 2012

Refined Rustic Living: Country Chic Mountain Retreat

For those of you who love a rustic or you can say, sort of boorish look for their interiors, here is an exemplary design you can follow, take suggestions and draw inspiration from. The design is in fact the perfect blend of rustic aspects thrown in together — and the end result is simply awesome.  Put together by Architect D. Stanley Dixon and designer Nancy Warren, this cottage is located on the pastoral hills of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. The charm of the place and the elegance of the building make it a lovely sight to behold.

 

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April 14, 2012

Attic With Roof Terrace Has Lovely Bright Interiors

The truly impeccable arrangement of furniture and showpieces or the perfect blend of contrasting vibrant colors, it is just hard to say that what makeThe truly impeccable arrangement of furniture and showpieces or the perfect blend of contrasting vibrant colors, it is just hard to say that what makes this roof terrace’s interior mellifluous. It could be observed that a uniform pattern has been followed in the organization of all the rooms, at the same time an effort has been made to add a distinct flavor to each. s this roof terrace’s interior mellifluous. It could be observed that a uniform pattern has been followed in the organization of all the rooms, at the same time an effort has been made to add a distinct flavor to each.

 

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March 29, 2012

Amazing Barn Transformation Into A Cozy Modern House

SHED architects changed a barn into an amazing modern house. The shape of the barn remained but it was refined. Inside we can also see some details that remind of a barn like rough wood on the walls or natural wooden floor. Every room in the house is developed around a minimal palette of materials and color, with extensive re-use of existing barn materials. Some of these materials included the re-use of the original barn siding for interior paneling, re-milling of salvaged floor joists for stair material, trim and countertops. These pieces are durable. The interior thanks to these solutions is very warm and cozy.

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