Japanese culture has given us many things: minimalist style, practicality in design and using every inch of space, and some elements of décor and design that look eye-catching and rather harmonious in modern interiors. One of such things is Japanese panels that are widely used as curtains or room dividers – they look very natural even in the most contemporary interiors. Another way to use them is to hide or emphasize something, for example, hide a laundry room or a pantry. There are different colors, materials and patterns to choose from, so you’ll find your own ones. Get inspired by the ideas below!
Soapbox has released two new customizable designs: the Short Table and the Tall Table that will change according to your needs. The size, materials and finish of Soapbox’s Short and Tall tables can be tailored to suit any environment. Available in 6 sizes, ranging from 12.24 inches to 30.42 inches, the Short Table has 18 inch legs and can be used as a low end-table, plant stand or coffee table. The Tall Table has 30 inch legs, making it perfect for workspaces, kitchens and entry ways. It is available in 5 sizes, also ranging from 12.24 inches to 30.42 inches. Both tables are available in 3 materials – walnut, cherry and maple – with 6 hardware options – galvanized, white, black, green, orange and blue.
This apartment is exactly what’s called an “art filled apartment”. The wall, floors and ceiling are rather simple in white and natural wood; big windows maximize the natural light and make the paintings look more to advantage. The furniture is modern and mid-century, not very bright, stylishly mixed and harmoniously looking. Lots, lots of beautiful artworks comprise the main feature of this space, to just name a few Richard Prince nurse painting, an Alexander Calder mobile, Charlotte Perriand/Ateliers Jean Prouvé, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Pierre Jeanneret. Enjoy the beautiful pictures below and fell envy to the owners!
Marble is a luxury material that was used mostly for statues and monuments in the ancient times, and today designers and architects create masterpieces of it. We got used to think that marble is for bathrooms and kitchens but there are so many cool marble objects for décor! Marble lamps, benches, stools, tabletops give a refined touch to any space where they are applied; being exquisite in itself, it requires no special design or crazy shapes. Of course, marble countertops, sinks, bathtubs and bathrooms walls are on top popularity though they are not very affordable. In case you are not ready to spend so much money, look at DIY projects with marble-printed tape or wallpaper. An original idea is using marble for decorating around the fireplace: the material is fire and water resistant and durable, so there’s nothing better for this goal. Look for inspiration below and get your pin button ready!
Italian company Alpes Inox’s freestanding stainless steel kitchen systems are made specifically for tight spaces. Inox means stainless steel, and the company uses only top-of-the-line, high-nickel stainless, which has a durable, bright white shine. The kitchens are multifunctional and made to come with you should you move—none are built-ins, so they can be rearranged as needed, and most designs are available on wheels. The two gas burners on this cooktop flip up so that the piece doubles as a food prep table. Under it, a two-drawer cart on casters holds pots and pans and other kitchen essentials. Several variations of the cart are available, and buyers can opt for a steel top or a wooden cutting board.
This stylish Copenhagen loft apartment seriously makes me anxious to live in a similar space! The young couple and their son often travel abroad, and frequent trips and a love of vintage finds are reflected here and there throughout their space — giant gold letters from a former pharmacy were discovered at a flea market in Copenhagen, rugs and floor cushions from Marrakech, to name just a few. The walls, floors and ceilings are white to make a perfect background for furniture and accessories. I’m excited about the wooden beams on the ceiling that add coziness and style. Furniture is mid-century, shabby chic and a little bit industrial, its mix is cool and harmonious.
Today loft-like interiors are very popular because it’s a way to maximize the space and use every inch. Still, the space should be divided into zones, and the best tool to do that is to order or make a cool room divider. A room divider gives you a flexible environment that could change function and structure without much effort. For a shabby chic or feminine interior, an old door will play this role perfectly. Add functionality to the space choosing a storage divider, put your books, potted plants, wine or any other things there. My favorite idea is a fireplace as a divider – so beautiful, romantic and uniting the space with warm atmosphere. There are also many decorative models created by various designers, in different colors and materials, just check them up. Get inspired by the examples below!
Plateau is a simple, powder-coated steel wall shelf designed to be a special place for your everyday objects. Being very simple and functional, it can still be customized according to your desire. Designed by Felix Klingmüller, the shelves can be adapted to your needs as you can rotate them 180 degrees to get the look and feel you prefer. Whether you choose the rectangular or round version, you can decide how to position it. The versatile shelves provide handy storage for any space, no matter how small it is. Plateau is available in signal red, azure blue, light grey, telegrey, and graphite black.
Decorating a small space with style and so that it contained everything necessary is a challenge. Zooco Estudio designed this tiny 388 sq ft housing space in an awesome way, considering all the necessary things. Each wall has an objective and function where recessed and projected elements generate the most necessary spaces for the daily routine. Most of the surfaces are covered with a combination of Hisbalit glass mosaics, and they create a gradient color effect starting from the lower part of the room with dark tones and ending in the highest part with light tones. Wood floors and mirrored ceilings complete the rest of the interior design. All the furniture is modern, simple and very functional as in such a small space you need to get maximum of every piece. Bravo, designers!
Black and white is a classic color scheme that will always be in trend, and we often see very stylish interiors in this color scheme. And what about outdoors? Make your outdoor space elegant and beautiful choosing these shades for its décor. Mix white garden furniture and black accessories like blankets, pillows, candleholders and planters, or go vice versa and take black furniture and add white accessories. Natural and grey concrete fit such decors very well, natural wood will give it a rustic or calming touch, and concrete is for minimalism and a modern look. Look at the inspiring ideas below and get your pin button ready!
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