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The Makeover…It’s Personal – The Master Bedroom with Walk-in Closet and Ensuite Bath

The demolition and construction started in our service kitchen that will house our future Master’s Bedroom.

Since the whole house will apparently be uncomfortable to live,  we decided to prioritize the bedroom as originally planned and suggested to the architect.  This will be the Phase 1.  The room will accommodate my whole family during the renovation period.

We wanted the same requirements as in our previous one, but we wanted it to have a high ceiling, bigger space with the open shelves walk-in closet and ensuite T&B as usual.  The architect suggested making a customized king size bed frame with headboard, including the side tables.

This room has been our common bedroom, our refuge from all dust and mess from outside and temporary storage.  It was definitely an unwelcoming idea for my wife, but does she have any choice?  Even if it was not yet ready for the installation of the air-conditioning unit, it was immediately installed.

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Choosing Color: 1 House, 5 Exterior Paint Palettes

I recently showed what a cute little blue house would look like in three different exterior color palettes. This week, we look at a handful of palettes on a recently renovated ranch-style home in Austin, Texas. The homeowner wanted to make her house stand out against a sea of white and tan homes in the neighborhood, and having a bold-hued front door was also of upmost importance. Check out four renderings of potential palettes, as well as the final, winning scheme.

Ott, Jennifer. “Choosing Color: 1 House, 5 Exterior Paint Palettes.” Houzz. N.p., 14 Nov. 2016. Web. 14 Nov. 2016.

Strategic Storage in a Minimalist Loft

Photography by Todd Mason/Halkin Mason Photography.

For artist Diita Hoeber and her historian/writer husband Frank, home—an open, white, minimalist loft located in a former window factory—is where they work and live; all 3,000 square feet of it. Their secret to keeping it pristine and orderly is a smart storage system designed by Philadelphia-based architecture firm Qb3.

According to Patrycja Doniewski, a Qb3 founding partner, “the storage and display cases delineate the floor plan like chess pieces; each responding to the activity of the space it demarks.” How’s that for smart?

Who doesn’t love a white loft space?  (Hanway)

 

Hanway, Christine. “Strategic Storage in a Minimalist Loft .” Remodelista. N.p., 21 Mar 2013. Web. Web. 24 Mar. 2013. <http://remodelista.com/posts/strategic-storage-in-a-minimalist-loft?utm_source=Remodelista/Gardenista Subscriber List&utm_campaign=b3824d11fb-Remodelista Daily Mail Campaign&utm_medium=email>.


Aradas House by RVDM Architects

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RVDM Architects have designed the Aradas House in Aveiro, Portugal.

 

“Aradas House by RVDM Architects.” Contemporist. N.p., 23 July 2012. Web. Web. 23 Jul. 2012. <http://www.contemporist.com/2012/07/23/aradas-house-by-rvdm-architects/&gt;.


a remodel of post war split-level house

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This modern remodel is a remodel of post war split-level house into a comfortable living place…


Small Floorspace Kids Rooms

Sergi Mengot, Barcelona based interior designer who specializes almost exclusively in designing beautiful small-floorspace kids rooms, uses a variety of combinations that make use of innovative kids room furniture and vertical space to magically add more space to crammed up rooms.   Also to give the illusion of space the furniture is designed to hug the wall perimeters.  (HD STAFF, 2010)

 

HD STAFF, . (2010, December 29). Small floorspace kids rooms [Web log message]. Retrieved from http://www.home-designing.com/2010/12/small-floorspace-kids-rooms?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+home-designing+%28Home+Design+Ideas%29&utm_content=Yahoo%21+Mail


Dare to Choose a More Colorful Neutral

Understanding Shades of Hue Helps You Go Beyond Gray, White and Beige

When a lot people hear the word neutral, they think immediately of brown and beige color schemes. While it’s true that browns and beiges can be a good place to start, there’s a lot more to neutrals.

Before we get to that though, it’ll help to define some terms. Individual colors are described as having hue, value, chroma, shade, tone and tint. Put simply, hue is artist-speak for the actual color. Value is a description of how light or dark a color is. Chroma is how bright a color is. Shade describes the addition of black, tone describes the addition of gray and tint describes the addition of white.

Black, gray and white are true neutrals. Brown, tan and their derivatives are called near-neutrals. Adding darker pigments to a primary color like blue or a secondary color like green is another way to add the feel of a color without adding the weight of a color.

Dare to choose a more colorful neutral here.

Near-neutrals can make the color phobic a little more comfortable with color and they’re a great way for anybody to add complementary color to a home.

So now that I’ve run through some examples of near-neutral colors, are you ready to paint your house in sage greens and dusty blues?   (Anater)

Anater, P. (n.d.). Dare to Choose a More Colorful Neutral. Retrieved from http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/235431/list/Dare-to-Choose-a-More-Colorful-Neutral