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An email was sitting in my box this week from photographer Brian Park . Brian has always been generous with keeping us up to date with his work. Glad he does because Brian has a new website featuring shots for the book Restoring a House in the City by former House and Garden editor Ingrid Abramovitch. After devouring them online I'm off to order the book. Yum! Can't wait to turn the pages.
There are a lot of ways to make a nice bedroom, but for kids there is an element of excitement that is just as important as bedroom size and style. As these pictures illustrate, a cool bedroom for children can be a virtual fantasy world in itself – in this case by making the outdoors the driving interior design idea and central concept of the bedroom space. Complete with climbing ropes, ladders, swings and all kinds of hidden storage spaces, this bedroom brings all of the elements of an outdoor play space inside and makes the room feel like a self-sufficient home at the same time. The best part, of course, is the tree house in the center of the room – who would not have enjoyed that as a kid growing up? Though this kind of cool bedroom design for kids can of course be contracted out to someone else like Kidtropolis , it is also perhaps an opportunity for a fun do-it-yourself project that engages children in the activity of designing and building their own space.
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Johnny Grey is one of the most unique and influential kitchen designers in the world. He has been heralded as both "The World’s Best Kitchen Designer" by Metropolitan Home magazine and "The Kitchen Designer’s Designer" by the British publication Inspired by his aunt, the late cookery writer Elizabeth David, he sees the kitchen as much more than a room in which to prepare meals; it represents the sociable heart of the modern home and is the inspiration for his books and original ideas about homes of the future. What changes in kitchen design have you seen over the past decade?
by Susan Serra, CKD Once again, today we are joined by Kitchen Design Expert and Contributor, Susan Serra, CKD . Known to many as “ The Kitchen Designer ” for her popular blog, Susan is an award-winning Certified Kitchen Designer, with a national clientele. The social kitchen has an important role to play in the home every day, under so many different scenarios.
As these impressive images via DPS illustrate, bathrooms both large and small can be beautiful places – but these photos also show that there is a big difference between a well-composed and colorful scene and a livable real-life space design. Following up on a stunning collection of bathroom designs , here is a look at how photographic representation can enhance but also skew the way we look at one of the most conventional and banal interior spaces. (Images via pixelicus , and LWR and Fabio Pinheiro )
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