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Archive for August, 2011

Stylish and Modern

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  [Photograpy by Sebastian Zacheriah]

Here is a home showcasing a faultless modern design. Dinesh Mills Bungalow comes from atelier dnD  and is located just outside the city of Vadodara, India. The exterior is absolutely fascinating, as the house seems to float on a spectacular pool, enriched with a lovely decorating fountain. Its turquoise color contrasts the white walls of the residence, giving the home an intriguing aesthetic effect. The living room is impressive in size and opens up to the deck/pool area. Floor to ceiling windows ensure a perfect indoor/outdoor connection and allow natural light to “flood” the interiors. As usual, we invite you take a virtual tour of this lovely home and give us your feedback.  (“Freshome – Interior Design, Decorating & Architecture Magazine”)

“Stylish and Modern: Dinesh Mills Bungalow by atelier dnD.” Freshome – Interior Design, Decorating & Architecture Magazine. 11 Aug 2011. Web. 11 Aug 2011. <http://freshome.com/2011/08/10/stylish-and-modern-dinesh-mills-bungalow-by-atelier-dnd/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FreshInspirationForYourHome+%28Fresh+Inspiration+for+Your+Home%29&gt;.

 

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a great example of how to decorate a small home with style

Welcome to an extremely well designed apartment with plenty of light and space. Featuring two rooms and a total living space of 54 square meters, this crib is a great example of how to decorate a small home with style. The apartment also has a large superb terrace of 58 square meters, a relaxation oasis with a wooden deck and plenty of room for outdoor furniture. Fascinating flower decoration make this place a fresh getaway and a perfect place to have friends over for a peaceful gathering. A hammock and decorative rock materials contribute to an original atmosphere. The living room is the core of the home, with plenty of seating space, a color palette based mainly on black and white and a lovely dining table.  Large windows add a nice touch to the overall design of the apartment. Have a look and tell us what you think!  (“Freshome – Interior Design, Decorating & Architecture Magazine”)

“Lovely Two Room Apartment with large Terrace and Inspiring Decors.” Freshome – Interior Design, Decorating & Architecture Magazine. 10 Aug 2011. Web. 11 Aug 2011. <http://freshome.com/2011/08/10/lovely-two-room-apartment-with-large-terrace-and-inspiring-decors/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FreshInspirationForYourHome+%28Fresh+Inspiration+for+Your+Home%29&gt;.


somewhere in the middle of nature…

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{pics by Steve Keating Photography}

Every once in a while, we all feel the need to go somewhere private, somewhere in the middle of nature where we can relax and clear our mind. We usually look for a cabin where we can spend a few relaxing days with out loved one or with friends and family. But there’s also another option: to build your own private cabin where you can go whenever you feel the need to.

Here’s a very nice example of such a structure. It’s located in Methow Valley, Washington, USA and it was designed by Balance Associates Architects. The cabin features a very simple and authentic look and it’s also very cleverly divided so that everyone can enjoy their time spent there. The private and public areas are divided in a very functional way. There are basically two primarily shapes that form this cabin.

The first floor is where all the living areas can be fond. The public areas of the living, dining and the kitchen feature large windows and a lot of glass so it’s quite open and allows the users to enjoy the beautiful landscape. The private areas are more intimate. The windows are smaller and they feature lower ceiling heights. Also, the seem more massive.

It’s a very functional cabin, well designed, taken into consideration all the factors and all the needs of those who might spend their time there. It’s located in a very beautiful area and the views are quite spectacular. (Simona)

Simona, Ganea. “Wintergreen Mountain Cabin by Balance Associates Architects.” Homedit. 10 Aug 2011. Web. 10 Aug 2011. <http://www.homedit.com/wintergreen-montain-cabin-by-balance-associates-architects/&gt;.


Choose Loft Bed To Maximize Space

The fact is undoubtedly undeniable that it is very hard to decorate a small bedroom efficiently to maximize space. Here’s a solution that every house owner would like to introduce in his room – Loft beds. It is compact and looks attractive, is extremely space saving and allows multiple utilization of the premium space. Perfect for rooms with limited space, loft beds are unquestionably an excellent way to introduce functionality in the room in an efficient manner which no other furniture can.

Choosing a loft bed for a room offers you versatility and allows you to maximize space. Introducing a loft bed as opposed to the typical bed opens up the room and creates extra space. The bed goes off the floor, and extra space is created underneath the bed. Needless to be mentioned but this simply adds extra footage to the room. The extra space can be used to arrange anything ranging from a casual seating area to a study section, for which free space was not available earlier. You may even introduce free hanging shelves underneath a loft bed and create storage solutions, which may be used for storing daily utility items or simply for expanding a collection.

With so many benefits offered by loft bed, the only question left for asking yourself is – why should you settle for typical beds when you have the opportunity to maximize the space and enjoy the convenience of a loft bed?  (Stefan)

 

Stefan, . “Choose Loft Bed To Maximize Space.” Homedit. 09 Aug 2011. Web. 10 Aug 2011. <http://www.homedit.com/choose-loft-bed-to-maximize-space/&gt;.


Small Space, Big Style

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Barcode House is a beautiful contemporary home located in Washington DC and designed by David Jameson Architect. Its name comes from an exterior design detail which consists of a series of horizontal lines which resemble a huge commercial barcode.

This amazing residence is a mixture of old and new, heavy and light. Due to the lack of site space the house is vertically oriented as a solution. Moreover the architect used a lot of floor to ceiling windows in order to create a light, airy space and also gave the rooms the sense of grandeur.

As you can see throughout the entire house the color palette is made out of neutral colors, white and grey which make the space feel bigger. Furthermore every room is furnished in a way that gives the place a great sense of openness and it makes the most out of the minimal.

The Barcode House is a highly functional, high tech and a very high on style home. It has multifunctional, multitasking kitchen, equipped with beautiful stainless steel appliances. This residence is surely noticed in the neighborhood. It is simple, gorgeous and has a clean design.

This house has the perfect balance and becomes a very modern element, a statement of beauty amongst its neighbors. (Andreaa) 

 

Andreaa, Mocanu. “Small Space, Big Style – The Barcode House.” Homedit. 09 Aug 2011. Web. 10 Aug 2011. <http://www.homedit.com/small-space-big-style-the-barcode-house/&gt;.


clean and simple lines in a charming environment

Usually simple things are more appreciated, no matter it is a simple way of regarding a certain situation or a simple object. If we refer to Villa Horatiuslaan, then we can talk about simplicity at high levels and good taste. Located in Utrecht, Netherlands, it was designed by the Dutch Sluijmer & Van Leeuwen Architects. A few words are enough to sum up the entire characterization of this house in an appropriate manner; these words would be clean and simple lines in a charming environment.

The building was divided into two floors, each room having wide glass windows, which provide a great view over the surrounding landscape, but also balconies and a special place for the relaxing moments at the end of a day. The interior keeps the same air of simplicity that makes you feel welcome; the open space of the living room fits perfectly in the pattern.

The blue chairs and the brown table are the expression of simplicity, while the kitchen, which can be seen from the entrance provides the perfect place for the specific household activities, having everything you might think of in the most appropriate atmosphere. The surrounding area completes the entire space with a dream corner, where you can relax in the sun or spend your time with your friends under the trees. If we have the loved ones close and a home in which we feel cozy, we see things quite different, from a better perspective.  (alina)

 

alina, . “A Simple, Suitable Villa by Sluijmer & Van Leeuwen Architects.” Homedit. 09 Aug 2011. Web. 9 Aug 2011. <http://www.homedit.com/a-simple-suitable-villa-by-sluijmer-van-leeuwen-architects/&gt;.


modern timber house

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Previously, this modern timber house is a boathouse with integral garage boat. To accommodate modern needs and flavors of building owner, this house renovated and become modern house with new timber frame construction. This modern timber house built on existing foundation with simple volume. The asymmetrical roof of this house covered with asbestos. A simple but beautiful façade terrace volume built with untreated Douglas fir. The exterior wall also has exposed timber construction, add more beauty of surrounding green landscape that consists of hills and lake valley. This modern timber house plans of floor has symmetry concept, create more privacy got two families who inhabit this house by mapping of sleep and wet the area per family. Designed by Bauzeit Architects.

 

archinspire, . “Modern Timber House Renovation Beautiful Landscape Site.” Home Design Ideas | Decorating | Gardening. Web. 9 Aug 2011. <http://archinspire.com/home-design/modern-timber-house-renovation-beautiful-landscape-site.htm&gt;.