Roomy Remake: 40M Garage Home, Before & After [Photos] With only forty square meters of space and a single side that can access the outdoors, this little garage is an unlikely candidate for a home retrofit. Amazingly, a plan was made and successfully executed to convert the homeliest of tiny structures into an enviable abode. The before and after photographs of the renovation by Fabre/DeMarien are nothing short of astonishing – a nondescript, white-painted, corrugated-metal garage door that formerly folded upward was replaced with a warm pair of wood panels that slide past one another. Inside, a small forecourt opens up in two directions to access the interior – or serve as a secluded wooden-planked deck space when the front section is closed off to the street. ?Suddenly, the dull curved red tiles on the roof also seem quaint and homey against the wood grain rather than awkward and old.
High Standards Villa Interior in Lännersta Villa is always associated with something cozy and warm. This villa is an exception. It’s modern with high contrast of black and white balanced with natural and easy-care material that was aged beautifully. The total area is 210 sqm and has five rooms and kitchen. Two key words in its architecture are space and openness. 15 Cool Alcove Beds Home design DIY Kids Weddings Fashion and Style FOOD Cool stuff 15 Cool Alcove Beds Alcove beds are naturally fun for kids. Although they could be very practical in contemporary living spaces so they are good for adults too. Lost & Found: Comfy Chair Cushioned with Built-In Storage Lighters, keys, coins … cushioned chairs and couches are notorious for nomming all kinds of things that slip out of our pockets or otherwise get left behind and slide into the cracks. This design simply celebrates that existing phenomena, like a giant-sized pin cushion. It may come as no surprised that this clever-but-boxy furniture piece was developed by architectural designers (of Daisuke Motogi Architecture), who have a knack for exposing and expanding uses for classic furnishing types.
10 Kick-Ass Secret Passage Bookshelves If there’s one dream that unites all bookish folks (aside from, you know, universal literacy) it’s the dream of having a secret passageway hidden behind a bookcase. Ok, maybe it just unites some of us- but there’s no denying that there’s something super-nifty about having a bookcase that moves to reveal a space only you know about. You and your builder. Anywoot! Here’s a roundup of ten of my favorite bookish secret passageways from around the interwebs: Amazing House Built Across a River This rustic retreat was built right in the heart of Three Rivers, California near the entrance to Sequoia National Park where the enchantment of wildlife sightings runs wild. What also happens to run wild is the river that flows under this home, something that has never been done before or ever since! Kaweah Falls was originally designed in the 1940′s by one of Frank Wright’s very own students, but when the second homeowners moved in and remodeled they decided to add an addition to the home that floats over the river bank.
Disco Bedroom Design Inspiration Rich and almost “acid” colors are main characteristics of disco inspired bedroom design. In combination with crazy images, simple furniture and shiny metal accessories such bedroom’s design will looks even more complete. Few hi-tech accessories will make the atmosphere of 80s more modern.
Everyday Objects Stash Money, Secrets, Drugs, IDs Yiting Cheng just finished up a master's degree in design, but she could already teach James Bond a thing or two about stashing valuables. For her thesis project, Cheng designed a series of eight objects that ingeniously store secrets--from passwords to money to drugs to IDs. And you can see all of them in this nicely shot video (our favorite is the secrete drawer, hidden in the edge of a table, which is only accessible when attach a magnetic pull): Inspiration – A cool kitchen-finds blog - Kitchenisms The refrigerator is often the ugliest thing in a kitchen. Big, space-sucking and stupid looking, they can drain the charm from an otherwise lovely space. Sure, there are great options around (I do love me a smeg), but what to do if yours is one of those ho-hum models, and an upgrade isn’t on the cards? These are my favourite DIY solutions for a refrigerator makeover. First up, Danny Seo’s chalkboard fridge, via Apartment Therapy.
Colorfully Inspirational Living Rooms Credits1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 For more inspiration, check out our category of living room designs. A Collection of Awesome Bookshelves In today’s day and age it would appear that books are somewhat going out of favor. I don’t mean people writing books or the word “book.” I’m talking about paper and hard cover versions of actual text. With Kindles, iPads and about a gazillion other outlets to read books on, physical books aren’t really needed anymore. However, deep down there’s always going to be a crowd that digs the paper versions best. And for those people I present this awesome gallery of bookshelves to store said books in.
Hug Chair by Ilian Milinov A Chair for Clingy Lovers If you’ve ever had someone sit in your lap, you know that 15 minutes is about the max your legs can handle. It’s really not fair. The Hug chair brings simple design and human gesture together for that extra time you want to sit with your significant other. 10 Scrap Refabs: Vintage Reupholstery with Colorful Fabric Forget fabric stores – some antiques are just too boring to bother re-covering with traditional patterns. These hodgepodge pieces use patchwork scraps to create fresh new themes within stodgy old frameworks. (Re)fabric(ation) can be fun. Design by Leftovers takes old and often overly-ornate furnishings that would hardly fit in a modern home, and remakes them to look creative, contemporary and strangely more timeless. If you are at a loss for how to reupholster some household items, look no further for inspiration.