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if you choose to live on your own as a young person (and i say this assuming that you don’t earn major bucks or perhaps you live in an expensive city – or both) you will probably be faced with the reality of renting a studio apartment. unless you’re an investment banker, or you won the lotto, or your granddad left you a sweet inner city pad the size of an ark that he bought back in 1950 for R500, or you’ve found some 3 bedroom palace with wooden floors and a working fireplace that’s being rented out for tuppence. if you’re one of those people, please don’t pity me. for i might be jumping on the studio flat bandwagon one of these days, and of course in lieu of that, the first thing i consider is HOW TO DECORATE. zach motl lives in a 178 ft² studio apartment in brooklyn. that’s 16m² folks… he’s an interior decorator, which explains why his flat looks the way it does. “the more stuff you put in a room, the bigger it seems” this NYC couple‘s apartment is only 200 ft² (18 m²!!!)

before & after: trolley depot renovation It’s always been my dream to live in a home with airy, open rooms and lots of exposed bricks, so when this renovation project from Amy came across my desk, I was instantly smitten. Located in Atlanta, this building is about 100 years old and originally served as a trolley depot. Thankfully, Amy and her husband did a wonderful job preserving many of the original details while adding some modern touches that complement the overall aesthetic beautifully. Wonderful job, Amy! — Kate Have a Before & After you’d like to share? Read more about Amy’s renovation after the jump! Time: 1 year Cost: $500k Basic Steps: The basic steps we took to achieve the look were to preserve the original space as much as possible and use the existing lines (like the arched windows) in other elements, like the niche, and the arched doorway — even the arch of the armoire.

Packaging Awards 2011 Dieline | Designcollector™ World packaging design competition by The Dieline has completed with awesome results. A completely renovated first&apartment Pages Search Eames Lounge Chair, Barcelona Chair, Marble Tulip Tables - Exclusive at Rove Concepts Colorado real estate and homes Kim's personal links MY FAVOURITE DECOR SHOPS IN OTTAWA kitchen remodel in my last house my twin sister's mostly kid's rooms decor blog « WINKS | Main | Valerie and Alan's bathroom remodel » Friday Aug132010 A completely renovated first apartment Posted on Fri, 13 Aug 2010 by kim 540 Comments We received an email from Ron and it started off like this: "I'm 27 years old and live in Tel Aviv Israel, currently an industrial design student. And some info on what went on after they had their way with their new apartment: "In short we re-did the whole place:Tore down the wall in the kitchen opening it up to the living room and dining area. I cannot even put into words how in awe I am of Ron's talent. And SO MUCH MORE after the jump. Reader Comments (540) Wow! 13 Aug 2010 | Mike The green bedroom is fabulous! Michelle Okay, that faucet/towel rack in the bathroom is genius! Erin Racu ab m

Vinilos Decorativos, Papel Tapiz, Fotomurales y Cenefas | Vinilos Kitchen inspiration I thought those of you looking for a little kitchen inspiration might enjoy the following kitchens from the folks at Dovetail~Workers in Wood. They are based in Hampshire, UK, and obviously take pride in their work and create dream kitchens for each one of their clients. I love the details they've included in some of their kitchens - from a compost drawer to a little niche for trays. Check those out after the jump. First up, some kitchens that caught my eye. A Showcase of Workstations that’ll Make You Jealous Whether you’re a designer, developer, animator, or blogger, your workstation plays a major role in how you get things done. Some of us like a neat, clean, and inspiring workspace, while others require a crazy over-the-top hardware configuration. In this article, we’ve compiled a showcase of photos that will give you workstation envy. The thing about workstations is that even if you have a nice one, seeing another awesome setup can make you a bit jealous. About the Author Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. Related Posts 389 shares Colorful Logos for Your Inspiration We’ve rounded up some examples of logo designs that make excellent use of color. Read More 745 shares 11 Inspiring Examples of Dark Colors in Web Design Deciding when to go dark can be tricky, but the decision should always be about enhancing the content and the user experience.

How to Update a Hand Me Down Dresser I love gift-wrap and I also love anything and everything having to do with typefaces. So it is no surprise to me that I have had my eye on this vintage typographer gift-wrap ever since Emily over at Jones Design Company posted about it as well as many other pretty papers she uses. I wanted to find a way I could use this gift-wrap where I could enjoy the pattern in my daily life instead of only wrapping gifts with it and giving it away. When I started to update my guest room I got an idea on how I could incorporate it into the room. Before This piece of hand me down furniture looks nice in this photo, but the top and left side have cracks in them. supplies needed: My color scheme for the room: white, beige, tan, black, and purple. I painted the dresser white first. I didn’t like the drawer pulls, but it was not in my budget to buy new ones, so I had to come up with a way to make them more interesting. Since the gift-wrap has a tan background, I wanted to add a bit of it into the pulls. 1.

The Pierre Vacker villa av Young & Young I Franklin, Michigan ligger villan här ovan. Jag vet rätt lite om den vackra villan men jag vet att den är ritad av Young & Young Architects och helt och hållet konstruerad av insulating concrete forms, som är frigolitformar fyllda med cement som både är starka och isolerar väl. Go on House D Som utlovat så kommer här ännu ett inlägg med ett hus signerat slovenska arkitektbyrån Bevk Perović arhitekti. Modernt tehus Att tillaga te är en konstform i Japan och har varit så i nästan tusen år. Go on DIY Wrap Bracelet You should all know by now that we are all about stacking bracelets on our wrists. The more, the better. In fact . . . the most, the best! With that being said, we’ll show you how to master a version of the ever so popular wrap bracelet. It’s so simple and addicting, you’ll soon be churning out these wristlets with your eyes closed. You’ll need (for a double wrapped bracelet) :* Lengths will vary depending on the size of your wrist (see comments for suggestions). Fold the length of leather cording in half to form a loop. Place the ball chain along the leather cording with the end of the chain meeting the end of the wrap. Continue wrapping while checking it for fit around the wrist. When you have reached the end of the ball chain wrap the linen cording around the leather strands 2-3 more times. Thread the hex nut through the strands and tie a second knot. Trim with scissors and your wrap bracelet is finished!! The materials are listed for a double wrap bracelet. It’s a party!

Warehouse stalking Pages Search Jo on Instagram Kim on Instagram Kim's twin sister's blogKim's fav decor shops in Ottawa Bedsos for Leather beds & Mattresses Get contemporary lighting at a discount with a Euro Style Lighting Coupon from CouponTrunk.com Eames Lounge Chair, Barcelona Chair, Marble Tulip Tables - Exclusive at Rove Concepts Order custom holiday cards for your small business Colorado real estate and homes « Eva Kylland | Main | Repurpose » Thursday Oct132011 Warehouse stalking Posted on Thu, 13 Oct 2011 by midcenturyjo 16 Comments Yes please! Reader Comments (16) J'adore le jardin intérieur , les bambous, la table, le bassin. 13 Oct 2011 | Regards et maisons, France Love the blurring of the line between indoor and outdoor space...this is major inspiration for my house with an inner patio, currently under construction. ok, this house is INSANE!!! Nuit this house is amazing! angie The place is beautiful!!! Aretha Freire 14 Oct 2011 | retrobohem woundedduck Sublime, the vast open space and clean modern design. Ma Frangine

ArchitectureWeek - No. 525 - 2011.0727 yh2_Yiacouvakis Hamelin Architects Geometrie Noire, in Saint-Hyppolite, North of Montreal, Canada Saint-Hypolite is small town in the Laurentide, a scenic region used mostly as a weekend getaway for Montrealers. The house is built within a dense forest on a slight hill, bordering the opening of a small river. Through the trees, we perceive the body of the black building, divided into three blocks that get linked through glass passageways. These blocks are at split-levels from each other and are all in direct contact with the earth; three sections with their individual identity, offering intimacy from each other opening up towards the natural surroundings. The entry block, open on two levels, comprises the family’s teen quarters and family room. The middle block hosts the living room; a friendly central space that opens onto the terrace. On the northern side of the house, a large sectioned wall, covered with bent corten steel, connects the blocks together while defining a series of covered outdoor spaces, always set against the light. Plans Photographs by Francis Pelletier

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! *First they removed the hardware and stone top, sanded the table all over, and applied a coat of primer. *They cut a length of seagrass wallpaper to fit the inset and topped it with a pane of 1/4-inch glass. Old dresser transformed into a chic sideboard with plenty of storage! *They gave the whole piece a light sanding, a coat of primer, and two coats of semigloss latex paint in a pale blue shade on the outside and a deeper blue inside for contrast. *To dress up the doors, they picked out a pair of modern nickel pulls. *Click here to read the details on how they transformed the inside...

Sarah Klassen/Haute Design: Architecture: Andersson-Wise Portfolio: Andersson-Wise / Part One: Stone Creek Camp I came across the work of this amazing studio a short while ago, and couldn't wait to share some of their projects. Thus, a brand new series has begun—starting with a well-planned, warm and woodsy lakeside home called Stone Creek Camp. Set into the sloping landscape in a very non-intrusive manner, this beautiful, remote, rustic and modern home welcomes with an intriguing entryway of stone and stacked wood pieces... The path you see leads to the three main areas—the main lodge, guest house and the master house. Studio Profile: Andersson-Wise is an award-winning architecture and design studio based in Austin, Texas.

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