Saturday, November 27, 2010
Contemporary fireplace designs are more popular than ever today. Interior designers, home builders and architects are all using contemporary designs in many homes today. The contemporary fireplace design is often the focal point of the contemporary living space. Clean lines and modern furnishings should be complimented and influenced by the choices made for the fireplace surround and hearth. This contemporary design clean interior gas fireplace gives modern warm interior atmosphere with environmental friendly home equipment. Modern fireplace design includes a lot of design and construction work so as to make your fireplace compatible with your locality codes for fireplace safety. For more information visit: Planika Fires site
We came across some interesting landscape designing concepts from London based designers MyLandscapes. Whether you're a city dweller or a southern bell, we know everyone enjoys a place where they can sit, relax and self-reflect. So we are sure that you will appreciate the beautiful contemporary roof top terraces and gardens we have featured below. Assuming they will probably leave you curious to know more about the achievement of mastery in the great design and mood of these outdoor spaces, we'll provide you with some guidelines that will help you design your own landscapes and create garden scenes that you and your loved ones can enjoy for years, using essential elements to create that WOW factor.
Let's begin shall we
Lighting plays a serious role in creating depth and composition, setting a mood, providing security and highlighting a pathway. One way to achieve high drama is to use subtle accent up-lights to feature a beautiful wall, sculpture or tree.
For a modern edge, you can use white rocks or sand to create contrast against the foliage by highlighting the plant forms and colors in your garden.
Rock gardens are good for the green-thumb challenged and provide a beautiful organic element to an otherwise stark modern space.
Sculptures are a nice way to create a focal point and add interest with upscale style!
Fountains are a sure way to evoke peace and tranquility throughout your space!
Consider using perennials first so that your garden will look good with or without annual plants. Pine trees can be really ornate (ever see Edward Scissorhands?) and will stay green all year round! Also, using potted plants and actually planting will add texture and height variation.
Before you get started, take measurements and create a plan that will help you allocate your budget for materials as well as figure where to place plants, fountains, ornaments, walkways and seating areas in your garden. Take into account the flow of traffic and how you will define the space as well, whether by fence, wall, trees, etc.
Thanksgiving is about to come, therefore take a look at your house and apply some dA cor changes. The feast requires not only following the old traditions, but also creating a proper festive dA cor.
In case you dona??t want to change the entire dA cor, start with the small accents. Change the fabrics with some autumn-colored patterns and the typical warm colors.
It will add a smooth atmosphere. Replace the old curtains with new ones as you choose some darker curtains in order to create more contrast in the room. The doorways also need a little change.
Go for small accessories such as the personalized autumn heart welcome slate plaque. It is a decorative slate plaque that includes autumn leaves arranged in heart patterns.
The welcome greeting is made out of plastic leaves and it creates an intimate welcome to your home.
Another good thing you can do for your home is to change the living room dA cor. Add some mirrors near the table and place candles under them.
The furniture also can be replaced. Go for antique furniture, in case your living room is spacious enough. If it is a small room, just add some typical country-styled furniture.
A leather sofa near the fireplace is also very good idea for Thanksgiving. Get some vintage decoration, for they are perfect for Thanksgiving. Dona??t hesitate to add some family portraits on the walls. It is yet another stylish decision for your festive dA cor. Dona??t forget to place the typical for the season pumpkins on the table. You can also place some accessories that resemble pumpkins.
Go for soft rugs and cushions, for they add some comfort in the room. The color palette should be neutral. Recently the chocolate palette is also considered as very proper for Thanksgiving, so you can place some mini light brown decorative pillows on the sofa. The table setting is one of the most important things at Thanksgiving, so go for some festive centerpieces.
The centerpiece should combine natural elements with seasonal sparkle. It can be autumn flowers, combined with decorative rocks or candles. The candles light are also part of the Thanksgiving dA cor, so add some colored candle light. The silver plates decorated with some mini cupboards are very proper for the Thanksgiving dinner.
You shouldna??t also forget your garden. Use your imagination and place some decorative figures in your yard. This way you will feel the real spirit of Thanksgiving into your home.
This large 640 square meter house is located in Novokuznetsk, Russia. It's designed by Tatiana Rozhkova as a Russian fairy tale that meet all modern requirements for comfortable living. The house is made with Siberian firm and quality of pine logs of 260 mm. The living room is flooded with sunlight thanks to the thoughtful architecture of the home. The fireplace is the main focal point of this room. It's seven meters in height and tiles with porcelain tiles. Each of its four sides has its own story and color. The combination of natural wood, leather, metal and ceramics around the house create an effect of "noble antiquity". The fantastic cared oak staircase is an another focal point of the house. The uniqueness of this country house, which was named" Siberian Tale", is that all the interior filled with custom designs by different artists.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Practical and multifunction item can be very useful in any room. Come from Italian bathroom furniture producer Planit, these stylish sinks collection feature hidden storage. Entitled the Split sink, this white washbasin is completed with an integrated storage compartment. The sink comes in minimalist design of square shape with bright red handle to reveal the storage space. It can be useful to store your lotion, shampoo, soap or any other bathroom essentials. The Split sink is an ideal solution to any modern bathroom design, and it can be fitted in small space as well. The Spit is a combination of countertop, hidden storage and washbasin. Visit Planit for more details.
Located in Norwegian mountains, this comfortable home is presented a combination of traditional, rustic, industrial and natural elements for decorating the interior. The house measures about 200 square meters and is surrounded by winter landscape in most of the time. Inside the cottage you will find a comfy and warm feeling, which make you love to stay for the whole weekend. The house is separated into two floors with large public areas on the second level to get a perfect view, while the ground floor is used for bathrooms and bedrooms. The interior is characterized by raw materials, old furniture and rough design. Those design elements could make the interior blend with the surrounding. We hope you can get inspiration from this comfy mountain cottage.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Minimalist bio fireplaces are the things that Italian company Horus does very well. These fireplaces working of ethanol so it's very easy to install and use all of them. The Tetris is one of the latest fireplaces by the company. It's named after the famous game because its shape reminds falling objects from this game. The fireplace is only a part of this unique furniture object. The object presets itself as a real table that can adapt to any situation and environment thanks to its modular design. It's made entirely of stainless steel painted in white and red colors and comes with a glass screen that protects owners from fire.