Tuesday, September 15, 2009
If you believe that the only way you're out of luck with the size of the hall, you are deeply mistaken. There are many people with this situation, so, let's solve problems together. However, if you are a comfort, then the holders of a very large halls, too, sadly. After this huge nowhere adaptable area often requires much more attention than the same room or office. After all types of furniture for the hall not so much: wardrobe yes ottoman. Oh, and every accessory detail. And it turns out that this area and nothing to fill.
Believe me, people in a small hallway and great taste can create an interior lot more interesting than when trying to arrange a large hallway with no taste.
What tricks will help you in the struggle to square centimeters?
If you are at the stage of repair, you should look more closely, some planning can quite successfully to extend the area of the corridor, although sometimes at the expense of a piece of the room.
If the repair is already far behind, or redevelopment is not possible for objective reasons, here you need a flight of creativity.
The most important thing to remember when settling any small space - this is minimalism that is as small as possible all sorts of details. In particular, it concerns all the favorite mistresses "decorations": podstavochki, candles, vases, various amulets and useless attributes. Hanging them in the hope of giving beauty backfire: your tiny hallway looks cluttered, even if all the accessories just out of the store.
For the same reason, avoid open racks, dump you feel assured. If you still a supporter of such items, place them in the depths of the hall, so they come across on the eye and do not attract attention.
Avoid bulky furniture, cabinets, choose a depth of 45cm. This will allow you to win extra 15 cm Believe me, 45 cm is enough to accommodate several pieces of outerwear in the frontal plane.
Precautions should also use bright accents. Vivid color spots require sterile clean with no signs of human activity, as in films by Stanley Kubrick. But if your home is more like "Solaris" by Tarkovsky, where human traces are everywhere, like a cobweb and fallen leaves in the corners of the spacecraft, then give preference to soothing color scheme. Due to this, by the way, your little vestibule will gain additional volume.
Use a mirror, it will make the space of a complex and multifaceted due to multiple reflections. The mirror can be used in different ways. This may be hinged mirror (incidentally, a remarkable effect give a mirror maze, located opposite each other). You can make a mirrored door with your wardrobe, and to make it easier to keep it clean, make a combined facade. For example, use a combination of mirrors and frosted glass, or mirrors and veneers or any other, according to today's variety of finishes you will not be difficult to choose suitable.
The mirror can also be a floor. His undoubted plus - in mobility. His undoubted minus - in the same mobility. Is it easy to move to a new place so easily it can be figuratively speaking "stesti. If you have small children or pets, you should choose a safer option mounting mirrors to avoid unpleasant consequences.
Important is competently made lightning, because few who can boast of having the windows in the hallway. Although, perhaps, it would only create additional difficulties. If you have a long hallway, pay attention to the various sconces, lanterns and other small lamps, which can be arranged in a row under the ceiling at a distance from each other. So you will get an excellent picture effect.
Furnished his small anteroom, pay particular attention to the compatibility of the color and style of selected items. And if you're using a contrasting color, you must make sure that he is somewhere repeated, so your interior will gain sophistication and aesthetics.
Pay close attention to exactly the hallway, equip her with love, as if it is just as important building, like any other in your home. And then you notice how much nicer you will return home, because it is a lobby greets you first.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Glass is a valuable and noble material, and, moreover, has one amazing feature - it bends the flow of light and expands the boundary of space. It carries many different meanings that even the most ordinary forms made of glass, get the beauty and special meaning.
Glass fireplace attached to the interior light and clarity, style and natural beauty. Modern interior, where there is no glass furniture, gloomily and heavy. For this reason, installing a glass fireplace - always accurate and up-to-date progress in creating a harmonious interior composition.
But the most important element of decoration glass fireplace was, first of all, thanks to its ability svetoraspredelitelnoy. Glass fireplace is an excellent way of zoning does not violate the integrity and the perception of space. The ability of the glass chimney chase light, not absorbing it, allows you to create any color in interior and lighting solutions.
Bloch Design: the “ultimate custom-made” mark of your fireplace
Friday, August 21, 2009
Today, once again gaining popularity a few to have forgotten in recent decades fireplaces. However, not all judges of this device may become happy. Installation of the fireplace in classic multi-family housing - is practically an unresolved problem. Besides, it's not all for the money and opportunities. But for many it is possible to mount decorative fireplaces, which do not require a chimney.
Fireplaces without chimney unique design of the solution and combine sophisticated style and natural warmth of living flame. Decorative Fireplaces without chimney is essential for use in today's interior home or apartment. They will not leave anyone indifferent. Their task - to decorate and create a conducive atmosphere.
Easy to use, safe and durable, fireplaces without chimneys will bestow you a wonderful mood, not only in the room to receive guests, but in a cozy bedroom or office.
Smokeless Fireplaces - the new generation of fireplaces without chimney, it's revolution in the heating and design - "living flame" without the smoke and soot! Smokeless Fireplaces no need to mount the chimney, to acquire and store firewood. Fireplaces operate in a safe environment for a clean fuels plant organic nature, which does not carry any threat to human health or the state of nature. During the burning of biofuels does not produce harmful impurities, only water vapor and carbon dioxide, not higher, than with a pair of burning candles of medium size. The atmosphere of comfort is guaranteed, but with her romantic and joyful mood. A bold innovation for decorating rooms with the help of live flame. Smokeless Fireplace easily installed in the country house, a beautiful mansion, and in a small room, or any other place. Smokeless Fireplaces are economical and beneficial in terms of conservation of heat, because there is no wanton consumption of 60% of heat through the chimney.
Glass fireplaces are also bright representatives of fireplaces without a chimney. Glass is a wonderful quality - increase the space and refract light flows. It is so multifaceted that a simple line in a glass translate receive extra oomph and charm.
Clean shapes, gentle ease of space and harmony play of light glass products - it is something that fills the interior design, decorated in the style of «high-tech». Fireplace Glass makes the interior air and clear, natural and smart. This topical and important approach to solving design concepts to make the situation room light and optimistic.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Recently published in Elle Decor design of entertaining at home. His owner - Monelle Totah, a designer of Williams-Sonoma Home. This house is the embodiment of her life, her travels around the world. Monelle Totah lives in San Francisco, but as vice-president of Williams-Sonoma Homee she makes constant trips to Europe, where he finds interesting design solutions.
This Six-two-story house she bought with a friend. At the time of purchase of the Mediterranean style in 1925, high ceilings and elegant window well preserved. Oak floor had only overdye dark brown.
The kitchen, where the likes spending time Totah, updated Carrara marble and stainless steel appliances. The collection of silver tableware finished interior.
Typically, celebrations are held in the living room, where antique and modern items mixed among themselves. In the eyes - beautifully organized by the European interior. Under such a small rug striped like the zebra. This is one of many striped things in her house. Totah is white is very calming, and loves to experiment with it. This experiment was a white fireplace. It is white, though made of brick.
The white background is present throughout the house. In order to give more comfort, she graced the walls of their favorite colorful pictures (pink-orange, dancer). Perhaps you have noticed clusters of books. This is one of the favorite techniques mistress. Sometimes she buys a book not so much of the content, how many of the decorative purposes.
Dining Tohal overdye gray. To obtain such a hue painted wall five times. The rich color complements well the table of Louis XVI, antique seating, a group of case photographs and sketches.
Throughout the house you will notice some silver accents: sterling candlesticks, embroidered pillows. However, in the bedroom instead of silver, gold was used (picture frame) that gave the interior a little bit of glamor. Coverlet she brought from Portugal, a bedside table is stored in notebooks, and gifts from international Intercontinental Hotel in Hong Kong and the Lungarno, in Florence.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
The hall is usually no one lives except for a coat and shoes. Therefore, it is often neglected. But this is not correct, because the hallway - the first thing visitors see when you visit in your home. In addition, the corridor - it is a means of communication with the rest of the apartment premises.
Try not to make a corridor warehouse unwanted things, do not clutter up the space a large furniture (which may pose a threat to your safety). The corridor should also look stylish and beautiful. Experts recommend develop anteroom at the last moment, when all facilities are ready. This is so that you can damage the walls of the corridor, recording bulky furniture.
A very important role played by light in the corridor. What is more natural, the better. The light can be distributed area. Especially if you are in the house long, narrow corridor. Lighting should highlight the specific details of the corridor such as chairs, shelves, phone, picture. It is believed that the corridor walls are losing species faster than in other areas. Therefore, thin wallpapers are unprofitable. Typically, the wall panel, thick with paper, or are covered with high quality paints.
If you have a long corridor, you can visually reduce the wall painting or placing various objects along the walls. Or you can create a sense of depth at the end of the corridor with the help of mirrors. Mirrors reflect light, expanding space, as well as the double impact affecting their interior.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Hall is one of the important components of any apartment, which protects it from drafts, cold, dirt and from evil people. Hall is a buffer between the outside world and your own world, which is focused in your home. There are halls of distant times. And in the north and south, before falling into the house, the visitor was in a hallway. The first, which began to decorate the halls with furniture, flowers, sculptures and other accessories, were Frenchmen. Today, thanks to an interesting design, it can be stylish and comfortable anteroom, the interior of which would be consistent with the direction of style throughout the apartment. Since the hallway is «a» flat, according to its design and construction can be defined: how people live in this house. It is therefore important to elaborate design of the hall and he choose not only the finishing material for ceilings, walls and floor, but also furniture, accessories, and other elements of decoration that hallway was a convenient, beautiful and functional.
Unfortunately, the construction of the hall becomes a matter of sometimes quite challenging. Is it, or because of its small size, or because of an unsuccessful form of the hallway space.
Hallway-portal is a common hallway, both old and modern houses. The main problem of this hallway - it is the tightness and lack of space. Hallway need in an apartment, not only for the fact that it is where change, but also to store clothing, shoes, umbrellas, hats, gloves and other necessary things, not only family members but also people who come to visit. And if the hallway is so little space that hardly fit one person, the owners put the maximum effort to increase the area of the hallway. If the hallway of the area from the beginning were built niches, they can be removed and opened up to accommodate a modern wardrobe, or the original compact shelves, hanging lockers and racks. Occasionally manage to expand the entrance hall at the expense of other facilities. If such a conversion is appropriate and not disrupt the unity of style throughout the apartment, you can go for a reduction in the room, located next door to the hallway. But the hall will be more comfortable and spacious place in the apartment. If you can not expand the entrance hall, in a way you can increase the doorway and make a free passage to the rest room apartment. The boundaries of rooms may be designated by different design techniques, such as using a different floor or rounded line of the neighboring rooms. Using carefully designed lighting, decoration of walls, ceiling and floor in bright colors, a compact with mirror facade of the furniture and sliding doors, you can visually enlarge the corridor. If your hallway high ceiling, which violates the geometric proportions of the premises, then you have the opportunity not only to omit the ceiling below, but also to obtain additional space by installing mezzanine. They can also create a stylish interior, if they have an unusual configuration and the lights in the form of lamps, mounted in the basement mezzanine.
Narrow and long hall
If the hallway and recalled the long narrow corridor, then the best design will be its division into the following functional areas - entrance and lobby. Zonirovat space can be through the use of different materials for finishing the floor. For example, to access the most appropriate cover will be linoleum or ceramic tile, and a hall suitable for parquet, laminate or carpet. You can pick up this linoleum, which has a drawing made under the floor, but in order to better highlight the zone, put the parquet, a few different colors. Originally option will appear, where the floor level of the input zone will be slightly higher than those in the hall, a link between them will be a few steps. In the area of the entrance will look good in wardrobe with mirror and the illumination of the facade mounted to the upper point bar cabinet lighting fixtures. Since the entrance area should be sufficiently lit, you can optionally use a decorative wall lamp. A large mirror allows the use of visually increase the room is almost doubled. Also visually expand the narrow room using the walls and ceiling decoration materials pastel tones. As a result of these changes, a hall was the room, close to the room, his interior is to be executed in the same style with the whole apartment. If you get a hall of sufficient size, it can beat the furniture or decorate as you wish. Beautiful floor vase, decorative table, phone, picture, or a small soft chair, will make part of your hall of stylish and comfortable.
LONG AND WIDE Hallway
There are those halls, which occupy much space in the apartment. This hallway is inconvenient fact that all the remaining space in the apartment separated from each other, which causes difficulty in creating a single style of home. The problem can be solved by the distinction in the hallway area. Zoning is implemented through the use of different types of lighting, as well as through the use of different materials when you make a ceiling, floor and walls. Long and wide entrance hall can be used to increase the living-room by removing an unnecessary portion of the wall. It can be visually anteroom shorter, placing partitions or light shelves. Besides the usual furniture, which is used in the hallways - cabinets-coupe, hangers, mirrors, various shelves and cabinets in a wide hallway, you can make a hidden niche for storing clothes, shoes, hats and other necessary things.
The public hall is quite common in modern homes. Entered the apartment and most of it before you as the palm of your hand. Someone like this layout - a lot of space and air. But there are drawbacks. When outsiders come into the apartment, the first step is to run throughout the apartment to close the doors to the rooms. Not everyone wants to show their contents. The complete re-arrangement to do with this rather difficult. You can make a hall of two zones - the zone entrance and recreation area. In the entrance area will look very stylish modern wardrobe with a mirrored facade and built illumination. In the recreation area will look a good sofa, an armchair, a TV or stereo system. Lighting is better to make a cozy and intimate with the help of floor lamps, wall, decorative lamp or floor lamp. In the area of organically rest will be watching the details of the interior such as a vase with dried plants, picture, original wall clock, live ornamental plants, especially those from the genus of palm trees, large floor vases. Divide the area can use different levels of floor or floor covering from the contrast in color and texture of materials. The use of arched openings will help identify the boundaries of the corridor. Using your imagination and a little re-open entrance hall, you get two independent of each other space.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
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Saturday, May 23, 2009
Fantasy Furniture Designers steps far beyond the usual and landing. I suggest a dip in the world, indeed, paradise to enjoy and feel the bliss of visual comfort, beauty and originality of view nonstanadrt furniture for the bedroom.
As you know, a healthy son - a pledge of beauty and youth. And by the bed of the leading designers of furniture that can be fully guaranteed.
For summer funs to sleep in the fresh air, designer furniture Tracie Herrtage designed an excellent and practical alternative - Le Beanock. Soft overstrength chains attached to the walls and the room is a central piece of furniture bedrooms.
Bed Okooko coated romance and bliss. Looking at the picture, and it wants to lower the water and swim to blow the wind, enjoying the light cool sea air and the arms of your favorite loved one.
Under the guidance of designer furniture is changing not only the appearance familiar to us the bed, but her appointment. For example, look at these hi-tec beds Cocon Napping Pods and Metronaps. Both copies have a profound positive impact on the overall condition of the person, as well as raise the level of concentration and energized all day long. These beds can be used not only as items of furniture in the bedroom, but also to implement proper rest from work.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Toyo Kitchen's Isola S, from its Nobody mark, is the answer to left in fashion in the advancing pecuniary apocalypse. Toyo Kitchen’s Isola S kitchenette, with its chic and organized design, looks place down to exchange the dark appreciation of males toward cooking and cleaning up. Featuring three charged cooking rings and a bounteous circular founder, the Isola S from the Nobody collecting, comes with in good taste corrugated-place drawers representing storing different cookhouse items.
The Isola S from Japanese Toyo Kitchen's "Nobody" pencil-blot is single fashionable manner to wither a kitchen down into a sliding Yin-Yang. Highly futuristic, the kitchen is made up with an isle of two parts. Its draw up stems from its innate Japan, where spaciousness is afar more circumscribed. Add this to other microscopic living room solutions from Japan and you'll marvel why you at all thinking you needed anything bigger to start with. The Isola S can be carted into a diversity of configurations, depending on how much place you order and what you desire to reach. It has an taut range with three burners, a disc-shaped plunge, a part dedicated to providing some countertop expanse and a bunch of drawers. The drawers are corrugated, so you can pile plates in there or disjoin cutlery. The entire item is also studded with LED lights — you likely won't note unless you cook in the unlit, or move championing a glassware of water at midnight. If you crave lone, you likely either be obsessed to living in Japan or be rich adequate to acquaint something be fond of this. Apart from the shining believe of and up to date functions, the Isola S offers kitchen and dining options in a restricted elbow-room.
After finishing with the cooking, you may change it into a dining or a cocktail food too. While its loveliness is clear, it’s pragmatic as satisfactorily. Unfortunately, there's no charge label on it as till, but, in all likelihood it won't be a accurately a agreement though.
TOYO KITCHEN STYLE
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Murals paint on glass.
More of the same technology can paint lamps purchased at IKEA and various glass ashtrays.
And here is a small chest of drawers, bought in IKEA and beautifully decorated.
If you are interested to see others work and to inspire new ideas, visit author's website
That's wonderful ideas for decorating the home and give it a unique style. Painting manufactured things, you create individual design objects, that have no analogues.
Monday, May 11, 2009
A small apartment with a minimum cost the easiest way to settle it in the spirit of minimalism. Designers claim that this style is usually preferred creative people, deeply philosophical, self-sufficient life. The "minimalist" room to relax them better and easier to think - nothing to distract from thoughts.
If you want freedom, get rid of vanity and living things, then you will like minimalism.
Minimalist interior - bright and free. Colors are used mostly quiet - soft pastels.
The most important thing when creating interiors in minimalist style is well-designed space in which many scattered, quiet light, which creates a feeling of light-emitting walls and ceilings, an abundance of air.
The huge role played by the window. Remarkably, if it is a very large (on the wall), but for him - a beautiful landscape. In this case, you can opt out of curtains and curtain - the nature of "will" in the house, will become part of the interior, make it more interesting, and harmonious. But if the window sleety bustling city - without the curtains do not do. But the curtains, too, should be under the entire interior - simple and uniform, can be blind.
In the minimalist interior and accessories are present, however, purely symbolic, in very moderate amounts. They are mostly familiar to you the things that bring home a piece of heat. It is desirable that these objects have the correct geometrical shape. But the existence of a modest interior daedal fountains and ancient carvings of hours possible!
To create a sense of the breadth and scope, building on opportunities exempt from interior partitions. No longer zadrapirovannye windows, sating the space with light, connect the housing with the surrounding world, making it part of the interior in the style of minimalism. Glass, light walls and ceiling, shiny white floor creates a sense of unfettered freedom. Zoning Space minimalist style is made with the help of color sex, semitransparent fabric or sliding glass partitions, using the lights in the walls, floor or ceiling. Fixtures are not visible, or they are simple in form. Glass shelves racks, glass tabletops and cabinet doors as if dissolved in air, not zasnimaya space. No trinkets, accessories, very little. The windows - simple in form of transparent blinds fabric or metal. They also need to be almost unnoticeable.
The forms of furniture in the style of minimalism interior is simple, too: sharp corners, no plastic lines. Sofas with rectangular cushions and armrests rigid, such as chairs and stools rectangular, almost cubic shape. Upholstery Bright, uniform, with a few contrasting «spots» - pillows, for example. There is nothing superfluous, everything is hidden inside. Therefore, the furniture is dominated podiums, closed cabinets, and ideally - boxes for storage.
The abstract paintings in the spirit of constructivism are complementary and beautifully decorated with minimalist interior and academic painting, by contrast, mercilessly spoil the overall mood of the room. Naturally, the picture should be inserted in the simple flat frame. The same applies to pictures and mirrors.
Traditional Japanese interior - this is minimalism in its pure form. Naked walls, mats on the floor, occasionally falling into a field of view of miniature furniture and many, many empty spaces. The interior of the entire house designed as a single room with a "flow" space, constantly evolving through the various screens and sliding designs.
Japanese housing is simple compositional decisions, a simple color (traditionally this is the land of color - white, gray, brown, black and shades of those colors), simplicity of materials (mainly wood and stone), a flexible layout. No lockers, they replace two or three niches in the wall with a door or shelf, and no chairs - people write and eat, sitting on haunches. The Japanese have never used a bed: sleeping on mats on a thin cotton mattress. Wrote on nizenkom lacquered table with sliding drawers. The only weakness of the Japanese - the small-larchiki lacquered cabinets and boxes for writing materials, of which every Japanese home предостаточно. Modest home environment to complement the stands of books and screens.
Lot in a small - this is the motto of modern minimalism!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Say that Japanese culture is unique and unique, like no other - is not to say almost nothing. That is its otherness and mystique so attracted us.To create, in its Japanese home interior, you need to understand the culture of this mysterious country, particular perception of the world, which is reflected in the construction of homes. To the East, including Japan, are characterized by Introvert, concentrating on the internal world and feelings. And because of this interior is almost always minimalistichen - and often lies in the philosophical sense. In other words, the spirit prevails over the material, but is expressed through it.
Only a few of the situation and a lot of free space - this is a classic Japanese interior. But every thing has its purpose - to create and maintain harmony in the house.
Japanese furniture draws its simplicity, ease and grace, and that is important - mobility. One of the main interior here - tatami mat made of straw. It is not too small - it is the traditional size of 2 square meters. m, a change usually 1 every 2 years. Well, if you put a mat on the futon - Japanese cotton mattress - it will be convenient and easy to bed, which can be easily removed at any time.
In a traditional Japanese house was always a focus, cushions for seating and low tables. Utensils and items stored in cabinets that can be embedded in the walls, and even under the floor, as well as special wall niches (Shiga-given). It is very common trunk were traveling and chests of drawers on wheels, cabinets, stairs, cupboards - all of these traditional Japanese Tansu furniture (the so-called furniture, appeared before the first half of XVII century., Ie the era of Edo). These furnishings were quite expensive, and decorated with hammering, varnishing, and made of precious wood. On finishing it was possible to determine the social situation of the owner, and was originally a furniture might be just to know.
Regarding materials, the favorite wood were hinoki and sugi, and solid rock cane. A chest of drawers and boxes for the most part, made of wood Kiri, because it absorbs moisture well.
Now particularly popular furniture made from antique wood, also known as oldwood, including teak, because it has an excellent margin of safety. It makes the tables, frames, benches, screens, and used in the decoration of tables, beds, chests of drawers, lamps, cabinets, shelves, etc.
Details and accessories
Areas of objects, details and lighting in the interior of the Japanese are very important.
For example, share the screen space to specific zones and decorate it in such a way Setting necessary accents. Cozy lacquered tables can be simultaneously and dining, and decorative, but all kinds of boxes, stands for the book will bring sophisticated charm to the interior of the house.
And of course, the institution - this dwarf trees (bonsai), ikebana, vases, dolls made of wood, bronze statues of saints, scrolls (kakemono), lighting, and elegant china.