Casa Xixim by Specht Harpman Architects

Description by Specht Harpman Architects This residence, on a narrow lot fronting a protected bay in Tulum, Mexico, was designed to be fully self-sufficient, and to immerse the occupants in the range of environments that the site offers. A narrow path brings visitors through dense vegetation to a large living / dining / kitchen space that is fully open to the beach beyond. Four bedrooms, above and adjacent to this space, can also be fully opened to the exterior. The transparency of the house allows prevailing winds to flow through and provide cooling while maximizing views of the site. The house is powered by a photovoltaic canopy that shades a large rooftop terrace. This terrace also collects rainwater that is filtered and stored for use. Other roof areas are planted with native species that provide insulation and screening. All waste is processed through a digester and artificial wetlands system. The [ Continue reading ]

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Space theme, a new idea for home decorations

    It’s been 45 years since the infamous Apollo 13 mission. Hollywood made a movie about it and with the exception of the first Apollo spaceship that landed on the Moon, this is probably the most famous of them all. And knowing this trivia is just another clue that we are passionate, almost obsessed, with every detail involving space, spaceships, planets, stars and much more. There is something beyond spectacular and mysterious about the unknown that is above us and we want to transcend it as best as we can. So we bring it close, transfer it into minor details of our existence, make it part of our day to day life. And how can we do this? Interior designers gave us the answer by offering a wide range of home decorations, all of them sharing a common theme: space. With these new decorations you can bring the Milky Way and [ Continue reading ]

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    Splendid Angsana Velavaru Maldives

    If you are seeking for a glimpse of heaven, Angsana Velavaru would surely solve your dilemma. Located in Maldives, this resort will bring you the best time of your life by offering you all the means of the marine life. “Velavaru” translates in “Turtle island” in Dhivehi (the national language of Maldives). This name has not been used at random, since the island whereon our resort indwells is surrounded by crystalline waters and unbelievably blue skies. The tropical lifestyle is here combined with modern ways of living, having as a result a perfect destination for any person suffering of wanderlust. This bewildering island can bluster with a myriad of villas overlooking at the turquise ocean. As if it was not enough, this resort offers another fictitious altervative- The InOcean Villas, which are suspended over water,being sustained by tills. Who wouldn’t cry for pile dwelling, with alluring waters beneath? Just to [ Continue reading ]

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    Modern Home Appearance With a Futuristic Feel

    This is a modern two story home that is located in Fitzroy Park in London, United Kingdom. It was designed by Stanton Williams. This home sits in a beautiful garden surrounded by trees, ferns and grass throughout the lawn. It has a sound barrier wall which stretches across the outskirts of the property. These walls provide privacy for the residents which block the view going to the home of the glass walls. This allows the residents of the home to keep their blinds open to let sunshine in throughout the day without sacrificing their privacy. The first thing you will notice when you walk into the home is the planet-styled lighting. There are several lights that hang from the ceiling which are encased inside cylindrical shells. This disperses the light and gives it a futuristic feel. Another interesting feature in this home is the hanging fireplace. The fireplace hangs from [ Continue reading ]

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    Modern Industrial Home With Purple Accented Features

    Purple is the theme in this home and its exterior is made completely of glass from top to bottom. Designed and built in Dielsdorf, Switzerland in 2014; its modern design combines the industrial look that the concrete floors and ceiling provides with the homely vibe that the purple colored furniture brings in. It is this unique aspect that gives this home a very unique feel that blends and clashes together quite well. The exterior ground is lined with stone which polishes off the sleek look that the designer is aiming for. The glass walls throughout the home allow plenty of sun light to shine through. This is highlighted by the study/lounge area which is protruding from the second floor. This room is completely enclosed in glass which lets all of the light in from every direction. It is great for those days that you wish to enjoy the outdoors but [ Continue reading ]

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    Yellow Rooms

    Yellow is the warmest and expandable color. It is also the symbol of youth, the color of gods. This color stimulates the central nervous system, increases the digestive capacity, and it makes us feel in shape. So, painting your walls in yellow or buying yellow room décor it is a good choice for you. Not only that it looks incredible, but it will also make you feel physically and mentally. If you want to hear the symbolism of other colors and you need some help deciding which one is better for your room, please let me know and I will make a post about the color you need.

    How To Make Your Bedroom Feel More Romantic

    -Soft colors are the best for bedrooms – beige, gray, eggshell, blush are great colors for bedrooms. They definitely make you feel more relaxed; -Romantic bedrooms don’t usually have zebra striped or bright colored comforter sets. Bedding should be soft and neutral and relaxing; -Add some romantic items like a chandelier or pictures with your love; -Use candles to create ambian ce;

    A Bathroom With Black Details

    A little black never killed no one ! Black is the most versatile color, it goes with every think. Putting a little  black detail in your bathroom, can change all the appearance of it. Imagine a whole white bathroom- simple and chic? But if you put a black detail?-FANCY ! Let’s show you some of these black details I spoke about, maybe it will give some idea and you will change your bathroom for some reason. Think about the thing that it will not cost you so much, because it isn’t like redecorating your old bathroom, but upgrade it with little things. Black lamps, little black tables,mirrors.

    Animal Print Carpet

      Are the carpets with animal prints in fashion again ? It seems so!More persons adopt this type of carpet without feeling bizarre about the way it looks . Personally , I find it gives a tragic image of a dead animal on our floor , it is something that scares me . But if fashion says so .. It may look good to some in a cabin , in front of the fireplace to finish with the idea of ​​a hunting lodge on time. Maybe even a hunting enthusiast would adopt this style. I would not do that. What are  you saying ?

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    Guest Room Design

    When you want to throw a party at your place, the first thing you think about is where would the guests sleep? So, you should sacrifice a room in your house and decorate it special for your guest. Think about how would you like a guest room to be, about what would you appreciate. First of all, a TV in the room shouldn’t miss, a little bit of home accessories (paints, chandeliers) Also, be sure the sheets on the bed are clean and nice. Surround the room with plants and fresh fruits, search a theme for the room and place a bed for two persons, or two beds for one person each.