Designer Erwin Zwiers is always experimenting with new materials, and she came across a multifunctional non woven plastic, which was ideal for designing a light. That’s how she create the Proplamp, which you can crumple as often as you like, as the biodegradable non woven material is made of will hold its new shape. Led lamp designer Margje Teeuwen helped to realize the idea. I think that this is a really modern concept of a lighting feature, kind of a lamp of the future. Each lamp is pre-shaped by Margje and Erwin, but the unique features of the material allow the lamp to be reshaped over and over again, by the new owner.
Fall is officially here, even if in your place its breath isn’t felt yet, the colors and air around tell that. It’s high time to add some cozy fall touches to your living room to spend days and nights in comfort. Transforming your living space into a fall-inspired one is an easy task: textiles and accessories in autumn colors will help you to change the space fast and budget-friendly. Don’t forget the fireplace! A fall mantle with leaves, pumpkins, candles is easy to create yourself and personalize. Knitted or fur furniture and accessories will warm you up and comfort on cold fall and winter nights. If you like brights, cheer your space with orange, burgundy and yellow; for a calmer look go for chocolate, dark purple and ivory. Find inspiration below!
Do you have a sweet tooth like me? If yes, you’ll be just excited with this credenza! Its design reminds of sweets like no other! Lying somewhere between a dot and a line, the confetti marquetry pattern on this credenza bestows a playful quality to a serious piece. I love the contrast of the light wood and dark patterns and hardware, it looks very eye-catching. The door and drawer fronts use solid and veneered maple; hardware and base are blackened steel. The design is kind of a fresh approach to mid-century modern furniture, with a twist. Such a playful and whimsy piece will be a compliment for any modern interior.
This attic loft in Moscow, Russia, is a nice example of how to create an eclectic and budget-friendly interior. First, the owners wanted to visually expand the space, so they used lots of white color for wall and ceiling décor, and for furniture. The splashes of colors like red or pink are few not to clutter the space; a real working fireplace makes the loft cozier. As the ceilings are very high, the designers decided to add kind of a balcony as the second floor; now it’s used as a storage space for everything. Another cool and trendy storage solution here is a rail in the bedroom zone. Lots of furniture was bought from IKEA as it’s rather simple and fits any modern space like no other.
Pipes are a great source material for various furniture projects because they can be used to create all kinds of things. Metallic pipes look great adding an industrial chic touch to the interior. Designers use them for making rails, table, chair and bed legs, for lamps and bookshelves and many other things. I think that copper pipes are very chic and there’s no need to hide them in bathrooms or kitchens, just enjoy the décor! Pipes are great for making wall storage – for clothes, tableware, books and bathroom pieces. A great idea is to DIY some furniture and lights using metal pipes – easy, affordable and so chic! Look at the examples below and get inspired!
Silvia Ceñal has build a chair named Bi Silla for the manufacturer Two Six. It’s a simple and modern colorful chair, which can be adapted to different spaces due to its symmetry. The piece is rather simple in itself: a light wooden base upholstered with fine fabric. The chair is covered with exceptional fabric and soft cushions, and what I like most is the color schemes – they are so bright and cheerful! The chair is great for any spaces, from a hallway to a bedroom, and for many styles, from mid-century modern to minimalist.
Internal lighting glows through the perforated brick wall of this Melbourne home by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects, which was designed as an abstraction of a typical Victorian-era residence. Perforated bricks backed with opaque glazing create glowing sections at night, while black steel grating allows passersby to catch glimpses of the kitchen and TV room. The ground floor provides the primary residence for the owners, engaging both with the street and garden, while the upper level provides flexible living areas and bedroom spaces for their children, visitors and grandchildren. The interiors are modern, eye-catching and with warm mid-century furniture and touches. Looks very inviting, doesn’t it?
Clouds are so dreamy! They make me think of dreams, plans and call up a romantic mood. Clouds are also a source of inspiration for many famous designers that create cloud-inspired designs for our homes. Cloud-shaped sofas, couches and chairs just invite to relax on them and think of something positive. Cloud lamps, especially pendant ones, are amazing! It’s like a real cloud in your home! Cloud-like storage items are cool and fun, suitable also for kids’ rooms – your children will be excited! A modern idea is a cloud-inspired crib, let your kid sleep on cloud nine! If you want to bring a light cloud accent to your space, choose a cloud rug or table. Enjoy the ideas below!
Dutch designer Marianne Smink translates the welcome imperfections of hand-stamped and brush-painted designs in her screen-printed tiles. Smink’s tiles all fall under Japanese wabi-sabi principles —with a Dutch edge. The Quarter Circle tiles feature the simple but sharp outline of a quarter circle, only subtly visible against a loosely painted background. Together the quarters enhance each other and emerge from the square tiles, starting a circular life of their own. The tiles are available in two colorways: hues of tangerine and a teal that varies from green to blue tints. The After Lowry tiles are abstractions directly inspired by English painter L.S. Lowry’s depictions of northern England’s industrial landscapes. The Going Overground design applies London’s above-ground colors to a tile associated with the underground.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are a famous couple that has recently married, and, of course, they bought a new home spending 20 million on a new estate in the hills of Calabasas. The house is pure luxury, and it’s not surprising because these celebrities love it! The 8,000 square-foot house was built in 2012, sits on 3 acres, and comes with a vineyard and two pools. The interior is classic and kind of traditional, the color scheme is calm, beige, brown and white with lots of natural wood and stone; the masters’ bathrooms are mostly done in marble. This house is a synonym of pure luxury, style and elegance!
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