Saturday, November 13, 2010
These contemporary Scandinavian pendant lights Octo by Finland's Secto Design are edgy, but still evoke a sense of nature. These pendant lights make a fabulous focal point overhead, and they come in a palette of great colors to not only illuminate interiors, but to really highlight their style. Architect Seppo Koho achieved a Scandinavian chic look using thin strips of Finnish birch plywood, bent and glued to form the characteristic, bulb-shaped diffusers. These large-scale lights make a modern statement in any home. Check them out at Secto Design.
Bedrooms are a fun place to be, especially if you like sleep and let's just be honest the horizontal mambo! Color plays an important role in mood so knowing what your purpose in the bedroom is before deciding on color is highly suggested. If your primary function is to sleep, then warm calming colors are a must. If you do a lot of TV watching and reading (or pillow fighting), then vibrant colors would be your best bet. However, natural and artificial lighting are pretty important as well in the event that you eat (not encouraged) or read in bed or work at your corner office desk.
For those are looking for inspiration on how to decorate their bedroom walls this post should hopefully give some good ideas. The rooms below are not only highly desirable because of their massive space and architectural interior design, but also for the amazing accent walls which are instantly noticeable when looking at these rooms- a formula for great design! You will see that most of these cool focal points sit on the walls that the beds are centered on, and there may just be a reason for that . Let us know your thoughts!
Design: Willy Gufron
Created by A?emsa Bilge
Designed by Stuart Lynch
Designed by Mieki
By Erden Ekin
Did you know that Home Designing has released an ebook that has a compilation of the best designs we have come across? You can check it out here.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Dining rooms usually contain two standard design elements: a dining table and 6 t0 8 dining chairs and a light fixture of some sort and. These dining rooms can be large or small. Decorating the dining room is different from other spaces in your house. One of the easiest ways to do this is by using a large dining room area rug underneath the table. The dining room rugs should be large enough to extend past the chairs in order to give a visual space definition to the dining area. Using a dining room rugs in this way will give the visual cue that signals the space as separate from the kitchen. Used in this way a dining room rugs becomes more than a simple design element, it almost becomes a structural element in your room. Dining room rugs in a variety of sizes. Choose a dining room rug here from contemporary or traditional rug designs. If your space is defined and separate from the other rooms in your house, you can still benefit from the use of area rugs. An area rug under a table gives an immediate sense of polish and flair in your dining room. Using a colored rug will brighten your room immediately. A dark, patterned or bamboo rug will give your room gravity and center. If you do not wish to have a rug under your table, consider placing a rug runner along one wall of the room, or between different entrances to the space. Tip for keeping your room modern is to lay oval rugs or other shaped area rugs on your floor and change them often.
Designed by a Moscow-based artist Kristina Elizarova, this sofa collection is totally gorgeous and very elegant. It has beautiful pattern that showcased fine art that will bring a new dimension to your interior decor. The sofa is made of wood and painted with chocolate-pearl acrylic paint. The Shining peacock sofa is decorated with beautiful embroider that is sketched on a paper then transferred into fabric cuts. It takes more than 170 hours for creating such a beautiful work of art that is a combination of Czech and Japanese beads, a silk thread, and a taffeta. Visit the designer's site for more details information.
Manufactured by Korean designers from Kamkam studio, the below furniture is very functional. The project is similar to a cabinet or storage space that can be used to keep lots of stuff. Inspired by name of the sheets of paper, which is related to their size for an example, A4 is A3 folded in two. The furniture is a replica of this principle; each piece is half size of the piece that is located next to it. All those storage items can be easily joined together with metal joint, which can be removed and each of the cube is free to be used as separate item. So, you can use the pieces as a union or cabinet, and the other smaller component can be used as drawers, a shelf or a table. This stylish wooden furniture has various combinations that can be suited to your need.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
An International Design Competition was held recently for idealizing a marine research center in Bali, Indonesia. Design firm Solus4 proposed a concept to address the need for tsunami research and preparation in response to the devastation caused by the 2004 Indian ocean earthquake and tsunami. So they chose to architecturally and conceptually conceive a 2,500 square meter eco-friendly marine research center on the water where scientists could study, research and interpret the development and forces of tsunami waves. The idea was to create an instant connection with people as they relate to the structure's purpose and it's natural surroundings. They also wanted the structure to be completely energy efficient and not intimidating to its visitors so they developed an organically shaped building that resembled the elevation of a tsunami wave.
The Center consists of underwater labs, scientist bedrooms and an aquatic garden, as well as a sea water pool, swimming pool terrace, bar and an auditorium where conferences and lectures will be held. There will be private and public areas throughout the center and hidden places for collection of rainwater, as it will be filtered for domestic use.
Folks what we have here is a brilliant design plan for the progression of an environmentally scientific initiative. Oh how the world turns .(no pun intended)
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Circle Pots are stylish hanging pots that also could be used as tabletop ones too. They have modern designs and comes in milky white and bright orange colors. Each container measures 12? in diameter and comes with an 18? stainless steel cord. The cord can be easily removed for tabletop placement. The Circle Pot was designed to fit most 4? nursery containers for use as a cache pot. If you have a tree that protects your deck or patio from sun, imagine how cool you can make it look with several such planters
By the way, Annette Goliti Gutierrez from Pot-ted, also showed how to make cool modern outdoor planter by yourself.
Round kitchen can be placed in almost any small space. It saves space and can be placed anywhere in the room. These contrasting kitchens with curved cabinets looks very beautiful and could amaze everybody who likes contemporary design. Almost all of them have an elegant peninsula which added by nice round or curved small table to have a breakfast. Kitchens are available in lacquer of different colors and in wooden finishes. For more information about modern round kitchen designs visit Stemik Living site.
German company Dornbracht is taking culinary comforts to couture heights with this wall-mounted, high-end modern pot filler Ultra. Convenience is at your fingertips with this latest kitchen essential, which you're sure to appreciate whether you're a gourmet chef or a novice. Two flexible swivel joints let you maneuver the spout in any direction, allowing you the freedom and flexibility you want and need to prep your feasts in the kitchen. Position the cold-water-only valve next to the stove for easy access, and mount it at any height to accommodate your largest pots. The new Ultra wall-mounted pot filler comes in the choice of chrome and matte platinum finish. It will hit the store shelves starting this September, 2010, at a retail price of $1,757.70 (chrome). For more information, check out Dornbracht.
There is nothing more exciting than walking into a kid's room for that radical splash of color, cool toys and a feeling of nostalgia us grown ups often long for. Modern themed rooms however, are typically less intuitive and more focused on injecting color and molding interesting forms and hidden compartments out of the furniture itself. Now if kids knew anything about the quality of Italian products, they would probably lay off the Chef Boyardee (and Dora the Explorer for that matter.) But since we're dealing with bedrooms here let us remind the adults of the world that when it comes to furniture, Italians do it best. The Corazzin Group specializes in everything from living rooms to to wardrobes, and children's rooms of course. With the attention to detail and innovative materials used, the rooms below are glowing with stimulating elements of surprise