Posts tagged ‘traditional’

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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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.
February 11, 2012

House in Connecticut Blending Tradition and Contemporary Design

For today we would like to present an intriguing residence, initially built in 1932 for the renowned American muralist Ezra Winter. The impressive 6,600 square foot house was designed by Winterhouse Studio and is located in a privileged landscape in Northwestern Connecticut. The natural environment within which this home is integrated features landscaped gardens, open land, hiking trails, streams and a beautiful natural waterfall. The house consists of four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, a large painted studio with 30’ ceilings and 24’ high windows, contemporary kitchen, garage and barn. The generous living room (or family room) can be recognized by the original stone fireplace and floor to ceiling bookshelves. The dining room looks royal and inviting. How do you like the mix of old and new in this particular project? [Photo Credits: Albert Vecerka/Esto & Michael Moran ]

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February 11, 2012

Warmth and Inspiration Defining a Renovation Project in Girona, Spain

We found this beautiful home renovation achieved by Lizarriturry Tuneu Arquitectura and located in Girona, a city in northeast Catalonia, Spain. Two main challenges were stated in the owners’ brief. The first was that the architects preserve the impressive medieval stone facade with balconies of wrought iron, wile the second request other was to have a logical room distribution within the renovated home. We believe the team of designers did a great job in maintaining the traditional ambiance of this place. Moreover, the arrangements give it a lovely, warm feel, which is taken to new heights in every room of the cottage-like house. Two generous doors from the courtyard connect the dining room and kitchen to a delightful terrace, while ensuring a large amount of natural light. The living room is especially cheerful, featuring a red sofa, exposed wooden beans and a cozy fireplace. Creativity is also present in the children’s room, the most dynamic interior of the crib. Enjoy the photos!

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