Renovating industrial spaces into living ones has already become a trend. This house used to be a Victorian joiner’s workshop that’s been converted into a two-bedroom, loftlike live/work space. The ground floor features a small kitchen tucked under the stairs, which lead to a second mezzanine bedroom. The house was painted white but the original wooden beams and woodwork was left as it is. I like the old-fashioned hearth and brick clad in the center of the house. The owner, Anna Barham, a graphology artist, has furnished the interiors with a mix of antiques and midcentury classics and textiles, so the space feels fresh and unstudied.
Not every home has a dining room but you definitely have some dining zone or at least a breakfast nook. Can a small space be stylish? Sure! Today we’ve rounded up some examples of small dining spaces decorated with taste. Perhaps, minimalist or just modern style is the best one for such spaces because it means playing on contrast, a simple color scheme and minimum of details – and that makes the space look bigger. Shabby chic or vintage style is also to the point, the space would become very charming, and vintage tableware and accessories would help you to create the needed atmosphere. To speak about the colors – keep to the light schemes as they expand the zone visually, and if you want something original – just play with textures. Use smart storage solutions to save the space and get inspired by the pics below!
In the US alone, nearly 10 million tons of furniture ends up on landfills annually, and is the least recycled category of waste. Marijke & Sander Lucas for Dutch Design Only encourage us to stop wasting old furniture and start using or recycling it with creating of the Trash Closet. It makes a bold visual statement about cast-off furniture pollution with a cabinet assembled from items found on the streets of Amsterdam. Such an eccentric though eco-friendly piece would be a cool accent in any modern room, white from outside and red in the inside, the closet highlights its origin. Make a statement with it in your bedroom!
Moving from New York to Chicago Robin and her husband decided to build the house of their dreams — and without quite giving up what they loved about New York. They took the best of both cities, and realized their love for travelling in the interior. The house looks like an oasis inside the city as every room has some resort and spa-like features. The headboard in the bedroom is made of a piece of wood that looks like a piece of tribal art. The living room can boast of some exquisite works of art and a beautiful modern fireplace. Statues of some gods from India and other countries are almost in every room; there’s primitive rustic furniture and a spa-like bathroom with flowers, candles and pebble mats.
Easter is a very warm family holiday, and vintage is a charming style of the old times but what can be sweeter than combining these two things together? You can create vintage Easter décor yourself: take some old-fashion porcelain, make a centerpiece using a shabby chic vase and spring flowers. Egg décor is also very peculiar: egg wrapped with lace, vintage paper and decorated with decoupage technique is right what you need to highlight the atmosphere. Use nests, feathers, birds, spring flowers, porcelain animal figures and silver tableware to finish the look. Search for some inspiring ideas below!
Designers Jenny Stefansdotter and Kerstin Sylwan launched a new and improved version of their Drawstring Lamp called the Kuu Lamp. The lampshade is made from a light-shielding fabric that gives the pendant a structured but organic look. Who could imagine a lamp made of just a piece of fabric? It comes in white or black fabric and is available in two different sizes – small and medium. Kuu ships flat to you and is easily assembled by cinching the drawstring tight on either side. I’d prefer the white version as it looks so ephemeral, like bubbles of air around. The concept is very modern and simple being so cute and cozy!
I’ve never seen such an airy white space full of light in every its corner! Situated in the heart of the Red Mountains region in Stockholm, this attic loft features an array of spacious rooms with exquisite designs. A special feature of the design: glass floor, glass walls and beautiful lighting create a really light and one-of-a-kind home. The two levels are connected by a glass floor which creates a sense of openness and also allows light to travel through. Everything around is white while the floors are dark, and this creates a fantastic contrast which enlarges the space and pushes the limits.
White color is classic, exquisite, pure and ideal but who could imagine Easter in white? White Easter is something ethereal, light, charming, vintage or rustic, very exquisite and beautiful. White porcelain is the best idea for a white Easter table, white flowers are ideal both for a centerpiece and just for décor of each placemat. Don’t paint the eggs – leave them white, put white flowers into the egg shells – it’s a nice and simple décor idea. Vintage white doilies, tablecloths and napkins will add a special charm to the celebration. Dip into the gallery below to get inspired and impressed!
Harry Bertoia’s iconic steel wire seating collection was originally created in 1951, and today Bertoia chairs come back again. They are made of metal frame and steel wire, and can easily blend any space. It’s hard not to be drawn to the strictness of steel wiring made delicate by the transparency of the grid. The chameleon-like qualities of the chairs allow them to work well in any environment, from dining rooms to outdoor spaces, and they make a bold statement wherever they’re placed. Place in your conference room – and they are ideal minimalist chairs for an office; add some fur – and they are great outdoor furniture pieces. Functionality and combinability – these are two main features for modern furniture.
Adrian Amore Architects from Melbourne, Australia, showed that a modern dwelling can be seen as a sculpture. They designed this loft that blurs the line between habitation and installation. The interior and the colors are minimalist but there are a lot of accents made with shapes. Curvaceous and twisting, the staircase leads to first the sleeping level then rises to the rooftop terrace. But it’s not only the staircase that is accenting the space, the furniture is also very peculiar, of simple materials but with cool shapes. What I like about this design is that the loft looks spacious without being it and the sculptural approach to the interior gives it a character.
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