Bedroom Design Ideas

Between sleeping, reading and, quite simply, relaxing, it’s likely you spend a lot of time in your bedroom. It makes sense, then, that you’ve also spent a significant amount of time turning it into your own personal oasis. CONVENTIONAL A conventional bedroom layout is anchored by a bed with a nightstand on either side. Across from the foot of the bed, a dresser should be situated below a mirror. Resist the temptation to add more furniture. You don’t need it. LOUNGE-LIKE If your room has ample space, however, consider creating a lounge-like atmosphere.For creating a separate space for daytime relaxation in your bedroom, situate two lounge chairs across from the foot of the bed with a side table in between them. TINY BEDROOM In tiny bedrooms, it’s important to make us of the side walls and mirrors to open up the space.One space-saving technique is to put the bed against the wall, with a [ Continue reading ]

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Is It A Stack of Books? -NO! It’s A Staircase

It’s truly amazing what some imagination and craftiness can do to a set of stairs! Pippa Branham, a bibliophile from England, painted her staircase to look like the spine of her and her husband’s 13 favorite books. She says that she was inspired by an image she saw on Pinterest. For all of us, Pippa shared some images of how she transformed the  wooden stairs into colorful “books” using brushes, tape, paint and, of course, time (6 weeks). The whole project cost the family less than $200, which was less expensive than carpeting the stairs. Pippa declared that  the most difficult part of the project was painting sets of letters sideways. Pippa is a young mother and to ensure the stairs were safe for kids (and not slippery from the paint), she mixed the paint with a small amount of kid’s play sand to make it grittier. If you are a [ Continue reading ]

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A New Concept – UFO Floating House

With the sea level rising as a result of global warming, the low-lying, peolple found an alteternative for the conventional houses on the ground. The floating house is not a new concept, but some architects took it at a new level – The UFO Floating House. While you can always head for the hills to wait out the apocalypse, a more stylish option could be a fully sustainable floating home from Italian mini yacht-maker Jet Capsule. The company has drawn up a concept for a saucer-shaped UFO, or Unidentified Floating Object, which offers a completely off-grid existence floating on the ocean. The  company’s co-founders, Pierpaolo Lazzarini and Luca Solla, the UFO is intended for “living in a floating house and moving slowly around the world.” “Slowly” in this case means a leisurely maximum speed of 3.5 knots (6.5 km/h, 4 mph), using a waterjet-propelled Torqeedo Deep Blue 1800 electric motor. [ Continue reading ]

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A boring deck or a cool outdoor kitchen?

Imgur user RogerBennett55 was getting no use out of the patio in his backyard, so a change had to be made. He decided that eating and drinking were a few of his favorite pastimes and so that became the genesis for building an outdoor kitchen of his own. Brilliant. After watching a few online tutorials and doing some research on how to design his own kitchen he began to build his dream. And only several weeks of work later he did just that. In his own words, this is exactly how he pulled it off… Building out the U frame. Bar and footrest attached. Starting the Durock installation  Supports for grill and framing for doors. And more Durock Drop in ice chest cutout and door framed Here’s to hoping the grill fits…fingers crossed. Durock nearly done…just need to cutout spot for the Big Green Egg grill in corner.  Grill fits!! Nearly–a little [ Continue reading ]

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An Old Door Design

I found a nice solid old door at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore for just a couple of dollars.   The door just happened to be the exact width of two craft crates that I got on sale. I went to the hardware store and got one board to top off the crates and one for a shelf. I replaced the glass with bead board… it was more practical. And then Lots and lots of paint… First I painted everything with black acrylic paint I had left over from another project. Then when that dried I coated everything with a white satin acrylic paint. I put it all together with some brackets and hooks and decorative knobs I got 75% off at the craft store. I then distressed it lightly and glazed it with Valspar Antiquing Glaze. I really like it because I wanted it more black and white than [ Continue reading ]

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The Best Art Hotels In The World

I don’t have too much words to say about this beautiful art hotels, because the way they look it’s like the value of a treasure. The Dolder Grand in Zurich It is known as the best private art museum. Dolder Grand has an unparalleled collection of more than 120 works by 90+ artists. The owner is Urs Schwarzenbach. The Rome Cavalieri in Rome Includes a wide variety of works, from French period furniture and royal artifacts, to rare tapestries. The Bellagio in Las Vegas When the Bellagio opened its Gallery of Fine Arts in 1998, it was one-of-a-kind. They include works from Picasso, Faberge, Monet, Van Gogh, and Lichtenstein. The Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City Designed by artist Julian Schnabel, the Gramercy Park Hotel is a work of art in its own right. The owner is Aby Rosen. The Egerton House Hotel in London Egerton House Hotel has an extensive private collection of 19th and 20thcentury works collected [ Continue reading ]

Industrial Inspired Apartment with Meeting Room

Once part of a tenement house built in 1912, this apartment, rearranged by Polish architect Maciej Kurkowski has lived numerous modernizations,process that led to a much plainer structure. In 2013, the upper floor of the building is adopted in order to create an apartment and a conference room. The designers found adequate preserving the raw aspect of the original interiors, so they depicted a plan that kept the initial semblance. The revamp adopt a minimalistic layout, grasping the primary facet of the scope. Simplistic lighting and black ceilings for eye-catching effect, combined with the light-gray walls produce an aura of avant-garde. To enrich the ambience with a bit of tenderness, birch plywood panels are brought in, assembled in triangular shapes. The monochromatic outline was established to ensure a mild picture that eventually harnessed the colourfullness of several abstract works of art. The wide slot has an uncontestable equilibrium. Hence, a [ Continue reading ]

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By The River

One of my biggest dreams is to live beside the seaside, the river, somewhere surrounded by water. I don’t dream about a big,luxurious house, but a small and modest one with big windows from where I can see the sunset and the sunrise every single day. The house I just described is scandinavian style. They can  make a room with a simple white sofa, some white sheer curtains and a birch coffee table, look the most elegant and comfortable space !

Suspended Beds

Suspended beds are, for sure, the most playful idea for your bedroom. Hanging beds is something that changes the point of view that we used to have when choosing for the perfect bed. Hanging beds designs are simple, built with raw materials and new technology which helps holding it on the walls or under de ceiling. This also save a lot of space and allows you using the space under it for storing the things you didn’t have spaces for. It is a good idea for small apartments. This requires a strong ceiling which that can support the weight of the bed. So, make sure that your ceiling is strong enough to sustain your bed before you start looking for one.

Wall Texture

  Are you bored of your plain walls , colored or less colored in your home ? Well, me too and as you know me when I have a new idea for decorating my house I share it with you .Not a long time ago, I heard about the texture walls or the 3D ones .It looks more than good in a spacious and well decorated living room. What does texture exactly mean ? Well, we can talk about the texture of brick , marble , wood and so on.I will let you some ideas to inspire you as inspired me and helped too. The 3D walls are more interesting and it offers an arty style to your living room, but it isn’t something easy to have in a living room. You have to have courage to adopt a 3D wall, because it can load your room and make it [ Continue reading ]