For its artistry. It's use of color(though sparse in the design... because of the light the atmosphere provides and the less color the more the light can pour in and bounce off of itself...), pattern, texture and creative style. You have to take into account all of the contributors to the design. No one goes to an antique car show to scoff and bring up something negative such as poor gas mileage. Reading Nooks. Victorian Cottage. 14 Cool And Unusual Aquariums. EmailEmail Do you live a stressful life, have high blood pressure and insomnia?
Keeping an aquarium may be a good therapy for you! Studies going back as far as the late 80’s have shown that watching those beautiful fish going about their daily business can make you feel calm, reducing stress levels and your blood pressure. Although researchers have shown that the greater reduction in blood pressure occurred when there were fish in the tank, vs pleasingly decorated, but fishless, tanks – having a cool aquarium can at least make your friends jealous!
French architects Emmanuel Combarel Dominique Marrec offer a new one: turn it into a sculptural element, in this case a box hanging from the ceiling. Watch Video: World's Greenest Homes From the other side, it is a short step up from the existing mezzanine. Nice idea if you have the ceiling height. The architects write: The bedroom as a hut in the middle of the flat Suspended right in the center of the apartment, leaving untouched the floor and the circulations around, it divides the space, reversing the perception of the atmosphere in the apartment by making private what is usually not : the living room. Dream Bedrooms.
Most of us would just toss a jacket in the back of the car in the winter months. But here in Vermont we need a little more. Many of the vernacular farm houses I visit have at least a half dozen hooks per person lined up in their mud rooms. My wife and I each will have several different coats, jackets and vests in play all winter long. Add to that assorted scarves, hats and gloves, several of each for both of us, and your average coat rack doesn’t stand a chance. Materials, for each hanger you'll need: One cleaned or refinished paint can. 2 screws long enough to reach into wall studs. Tools: Long handled screwdriver or screw gun with sufficient extensions to reach bottom of can. Indoors Outdoors. DIY Furniture Makeovers.
I'm obsessed with making-over old, worn out furniture.
It's amazing how almost any old piece can be totally transformed with new paint, hardware and a little imagination! Here are three examples from Ladies Home Journal...click here to read the entire article. Out-dated side table with stone top transformed into a bright and cheerful accent piece! Wall Murals. Mydeco.com. HouseBeautiful.com. Luxurious Bathtubs. This is the photo that got me busy writing this ideabook.
I had never before seen a glass-sided bathtub, and this one completely appeals to my minimalist tendencies. The architect, David Stern, says the client wanted this custom made tub for the kids bathroom and wanted it to feel fresh and fun. Well, he succeeded. Bunk Beds. Whether you have a large family or a busy summer house, a bunk room is an ideal solution for accommodating lots of guests.
Here are some of our favorites. This nautical-inspired bunk room in a Hamptons home by Steven Gambrel features lots of room for storage with built-ins and under-bed drawers. Custom netting provides safety for the top bunks. An absolutely gorgeous bunk room from the Lerer House in Park City, Utah. Christmas Lights in Bedrooms. Simple Creative Home. Posted by rd on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 · I recently discovered The Selby, and here is a home, more or less 1000 sq ft., bursting with neutral colors making it ‘bigger’ than it actually is.
I really love the combination of open planning and simple palette in this home.. Everything’s seems within reach but doesn’t appear too crowded.. Every area is properly spaced.. First thing that caught my eye was the loft guest bed (sleeps overs not a problem!).. The sculpture above the fireplace is just amazing. The open shelves looks fantastic in the kitchen. A nice little outdoor garden is always a great idea.. Secret passages in a house. By Marshall Brain | March 25, 2010 How cool would it be to have a secret passage or a secret room in your house?
This video shows you several different options: Lofted Space-Saving Furniture. Tumidei is more than just a furniture company – they construct modern and relatively inexpensive (no, not cheap) pieces of furniture that they also create compositions from – interior design photos that you can use to shape your own space.
These lofted bedroom interiors are brilliantly varied and are great space-saving solutions for cramped bedrooms. A lot of these lofted interiors are clearly designed for children and teens in terms of sizes, colors and material quality. They incorporate elements needed for a student office, plenty of clothing, game and toy storage and stairs that older people might not be as eager to climb.