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People seem to have an aversion to the idea of a hidden fold-out wall bed, perhaps dating back to the infamous classic: the built-in Murphy Bed. These days, however, there are amazing high-tech beds designed by companies like BonBon around bedroom design ideas of high style and ideals of space-saving multifunctionality. Some of the best of these hideaway beds are like secret rooms that blend invisibly into an interior design scheme and others add as much space as they displace. One of the most clever fold-out bed innovation is increased storage integration – from beds hidden behind shelves that rotate out of the way to ones that fold down with the shelves still in place by below the extended bed, such as those in the pictures above. The images do not even do the designs justice, as the seams are nearly invisible even upon close inspection.
The living room, also known as sitting room, lounge room or lounge (in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand), is a room for entertaining adult guests, reading, or other activities and it must be spacious, well designed, with well balanced colors and also has to have style. And this style comes in various shapes, from the modernist one which tries to be more and more minimalistic, but uses furniture with contrasting colors in the room to the traditional interior designs which give the feeling of room crowding. Most of the examples presented below are modern but I left at the end a few living rooms designed with a traditional decor and furniture.
A lot of people predicted in the late 90s that televisions would be completely outdated and replaced by personal computers within a decade. Well, this is the year 2010 and we can still say it hasn’t happened yet. Sure, televisions of today are quite different from what we had back then. During those days, interactive television had not taken off yet and sets were incapable of Xbox entertainment or YouTube streaming (no YouTube back then. :) ). Even though the lines have really blurred between TVs and PCs today, we can still say TV maintains the image of being a “laid back entertainment device”.
Home entertainment centers are getting cheaper and cheaper and the temptation to enjoy your favourite flicks in the comfort of your home is making people design their own entertainment spaces. In this article we give you a few tips to keep in mind when you design your theatre and also feature some home entertainment spaces from where you can draw some inspiration. If you are viewing this post through e-mail you will need to click this link to view the videos: http://www.home-designing.com/2008/10/home-entertainment-spaces Equipment Needed for Home Theater System Setup Home Theatre Layout Tips
Hello friends and welcome to another Friday Favorites! Over the last few weeks, it seems like every where I turn, people are telling me that they’re updating their kitchens. Some of my friends are doing total kitchen remodels and others are looking for smaller inexpensive projects for updating their kitchens. I thought today that I would share some of my favorite easy kitchen updates that can bring big impact, without spending tons of money and time. Let’s jump right in! Turn a Cabinet into an Open Crystal or China Cabinet
The bedroom, for me, is everything. The place where I read, sleep, think, cry, hide, relax, even eat, here I can do everything I want. The way it is decorated describes each ones personality.
The abstract art in the dining area is actually moss ($2,250 to the trade, from JF Chen in Los Angeles). The 17th-century Italian walnut trestle table is from Christie’s ($11,000) and the slipcovered bench by Verellen is from Niba Home ($2,500). Chad and Ilona Oppenheim’s bedroom on the top level of the house is furnished simply, with a Fabricius & Kastholm Grasshopper Chair from the late 1960s ($15,500 to the trade, from JF Chen). The library, which is tucked behind the dining area on the third level, is furnished with 19th-century French industrial steel chairs ($600 each at ABC Carpet & Home in New York City) and shelving where artifacts collected on trips to Japan and Cambodia are displayed.
BED, BATH and BEYOND An extreme example of disappearing design is the Bed Up Down system from Italy, which allows a bed to levitate into a ceiling recess, here revealing a tub. More Photos » Part interior illusionist and part aesthetic anorexic, Mr.
UPDATE: For those following a link directly to this post, you can find pictures of the entire nursery HERE UPDATE: I recently found out the owner of the bed that inspired mine, check out her incredible site HERE
Sting and Trudie Styler tapped architect Lee F. Mindel, of Shelton, Mindel & Associates , to completely overhaul their early-18th-century townhouse in the heart of London. The ground floor, which houses the kitchen, dining area, and family room, was extensively excavated in order to lower the floor and increase the ceiling height from seven to nine feet.
Pimp out your pad on the cheap! This is a great way to start conversation about your favorite books and how cool you are for making books float on your wall! AMAZING!
So simple a child could make it – and have fun in the process, too. And the result? A shining example of how light and shadow can work together to brighten up a room. Swedish craftswoman Isabelle Dos started with a simple party-shop balloon, blown up big and wrapped in white lace place settings painted with wallpaper glue. The soaked material sticks readily to the sides of the inflated sphere, overlapping to form a contiguous shell, suspended and left to dry overnight like a plaster cast.
Wall Decals have been creating quite the buzz lately and more and more people are using them to decorate and transform everything from living rooms, kids rooms and nurseries, even bathrooms and glass.
Building homes, shelters, and survival bunkers from recycled shipping containers is a very economical and efficient way to build your home. Some people balk at the idea of living a a shipping container home, but if designed correctly, and smartly, you can design a home which is indistinguishable from traditional homes. A little bit of creativity, paneling, flooring, and siding and from the street you’d never be able to tell that a container home is made from large steel modular boxes. Another very powerful incentive for creating your home from shipping containers is strength. Your home will be made from steel! If designed properly, a container home is practically earthquake and nature proof.