Everyone wants their entrance to be the best spot in their house. Entryway spaces serve a very functional purpose. It imparts the very first look of your home and sets a tone for rest of the place. So with high impacting decorative accents, establish a stylish appearance and great vignettes that could say hello from within. Greet your guests in style with the following tips of decorating your front entryway.
Are you getting bored with the interior design of your house? What if you don’t want to break the bank and spend a lot of money to hire a designer and completely change the look of your home? There are people who are not afraid to spend thousands of dollars to buy expensive furniture or even renovate their home to give it a different look, but for those who are more practical and would like to save money, what are the options?
Open plan is arguably one of the most powerful interior design trends of recent times. But after years of architects drawing up plans to knock through kitchen walls, it seems that many people just don’t love open plan life. So much so that the ‘return of rooms’ is touted to be one of the hottest interior design trends of 2017.
You do not have a fireplace yet but you are somewhat planning to have one soon. Then what is it that is stopping you, as there is a lot you are missing by not having one in your home. Besides making your home an energy efficient place, it brings with itself a wide assortment of other benefits as well. Here is a rundown on some of them:
Designing interiors of your home on your own is a combination of pleasure and pain. Pleasure it is because it is fun personalizing your home as per your requirement. And it is a pain because interior designing is a daunting task, as there is a big room for mistakes that can make all your plans go for a toss. You need to know what such mistakes are because then only you will be able to avoid them.
A Scandinavian interior is a simple, clean and beautiful design that is inspired by nature as well as the northern climate, available to all. These interior designs are available in many guises ranging from the classically elegant interiors through midcentury modern and industrial to super-stylish futuristic digs. A Scandinavian design provides the impression of airiness and brightness. One of its chief components is its strong motivation by nature.
This is without doubt one of the most vivacious lighting fixtures we have featured in the past. The Luminarium, designed by Stefano Pertegato of Milano, Italy, is inspired by the recent studies about the biologic effects of lighting, especially with respect to modern living environments. The Luminarium does a 12 hour lighting cycle, in which an indirect emission (reflected by the ceiling and taken by mixing three different T2 fluorescent lamps) changes color temperature throughout the day. The soothing morning light (3000°K) gradually gets cold until it gets to 6000°K in the afternoon. It later turns warm again to highlight the natural sunset. With the changing color temperature, the dynamic LED spotlight illustrates a slight movement in the environment and a light halo depicts the hardly noticeable changes in the surroundings.
Designed by Carla Cava and Jordi Poblet, the Koolah lamp reminds me somehow of the Collapse lamp by Hayo Gebauer, except for the fact that it doesn’t fall over when it’s turned off. The beautiful lighting fixture aims to put forth the complex object of a lamp in a very simple way. The enticing make of the lamp makes it a perfect addition to any contemporary living spaces. The Koolah lamp draws inspiration from the Enzo Mari’s “Autoprogettazione,” the famous handbook of self design for its inviting design. It’s easy to produce and assemble.
Designer team of Jens Sievert, Nuno Oliveira and Paulo Fernandes wanted to create something unique inspired by the rich history of Portugal, and the upshot of their idea is the beautiful Valuma chair. A true Portugal-inspired chair, the Valuma has its name and design inspired by the caravels (small and speedy Portuguese ship of the 15th–17th centuries). The Valuma chair intends to narrate a small part of history when Portugal was discovering new regions. The shape of the Valuma brings to mind the hulls of a caravel, and the designer trio has used a cross-sectional cut, which allows us to see inside the chair.
With more and more people going green these days, designers and architects from world over are trying to incorporate eco friendly elements into their designs. JDS/Julien De Smedt Architects is a multidisciplinary office dealing architecture and design, and one of their interesting and captivating creations is the Junk Tree, which aims to visualize junk in a new, innovative way. Primarily an accessory holder, the Junk Tree has been designed in the shape of colorful CNC cut PMMA tree. Junk here does not refer to the things we find in the junkyards, but to the collection of things/accessories inside our homes that are not needed all the time and may or may not be thrown away in the near time.