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October 25, 2014

A luxury apartment can be the easiest way to marry the desire for decadence with the need for a central, urban location. In this spacious Ukrainian apartment from designer Irena Poliakova, it could be easy to forget that you are in an apartment at all since the luxe design is reminiscent of a sprawling estate more than a chintzy studio. Step inside this beautiful space and imagine what you life would be like if there were the kind of place you could afford.

The apartment's foyer includes its own private elevator entrance, completely with abstract sculptures and its own chandelier. Any guest arriving to this space will be instantly impressed.
The apartment’s foyer includes its own private elevator entrance, completely with abstract sculptures and its own chandelier. Any guest arriving to this space will be instantly impressed.

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The living room uses a neutral color palette and luscious texture to up the inviting factor. It isn't hard to imagine a lovely lounging lady sprawled out on one of these deep, plush sofas.
The living room uses a neutral color palette and luscious texture to up the inviting factor. It isn’t hard to imagine a lovely lounging lady sprawled out on one of these deep, plush sofas.

Of course, anyone with a place this is going to want to show it off with a dinner party or two. It's no mistake that the formal dining room includes purple upholstered seating - because nothing says "I may as well be royalty" like a good dose of deep purple.
Of course, anyone with a place this is going to want to show it off with a dinner party or two. It’s no mistake that the formal dining room includes purple upholstered seating – because nothing says “I may as well be royalty” like a good dose of deep purple.

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Each bedroom has its own subtle theme, from slate gray with a feminine tufted headboard to lovely blue with natural wood and monochromatic line drawings.
Each bedroom has its own subtle theme, from slate gray with a feminine tufted headboard to lovely blue with natural wood and monochromatic line drawings.

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By giving each bedroom its own personality, but still sticking with the drapey, languid lines of the rest of the home, it becomes that much more luxurious.
By giving each bedroom its own personality, but still sticking with the drapey, languid lines of the rest of the home, it becomes that much more luxurious.

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Guests are likely to feel more like they are in a top rated hotel than a friend's home. Of course, they'll be in for a nasty surprise when they expect turn down service.
Guests are likely to feel more like they are in a top rated hotel than a friend’s home. Of course, they’ll be in for a nasty surprise when they expect turn down service.

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It can be hard when you encounter a kid who gets to grow up living in a room like this one, with its own custom butterfly artwork and carefully decorated space. But we're sure daddy's princess is perfectly sweet.
It can be hard when you encounter a kid who gets to grow up living in a room like this one, with its own custom butterfly artwork and carefully decorated space. But we’re sure daddy’s princess is perfectly sweet.

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You don't get an apartment like this by taking days off, so a home office is a necessity. This one is private and slick enough to entertain clients when required.
You don’t get an apartment like this by taking days off, so a home office is a necessity. This one is private and slick enough to entertain clients when required.

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A home gym ensures residents don't have to deal with the unwashed masses as the local YMCA. If they have those in the Ukraine.
A home gym ensures residents don’t have to deal with the unwashed masses as the local YMCA. If they have those in the Ukraine.

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Although it's a half step below the formal dining room, the breakfast table is most stylish and more formal than most homes, with creative light fixtures and wine red chairs.
Although it’s a half step below the formal dining room, the breakfast table is most stylish and more formal than most homes, with creative light fixtures and wine red chairs.

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Each bathroom also has its own distinct look but of course, from private whirlpool to obligatory bidet, each keeps with the theme of luxury.
Each bathroom also has its own distinct look but of course, from private whirlpool to obligatory bidet, each keeps with the theme of luxury.

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October 25, 2014

Ceiling fans are an evil necessity. You need the light around the house and the occasion spin of the blades help to cool down warmer corner. The problem is the overbearing and dull traditional designs that cover most of these functional pieces. But that’s where are scouring and shopping comes in handy. We like the find cool, unique pieces and then inspire you with all of our treasures. If you’re looking for spruce up your home, a particular room or even just a corner of your house, you may want to just look up! Check out these 12 cool ceiling fan ideas and their originality, personality and stylish pizzazz.

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The L.A. 44 in. Indoor/Outdoor Oil Rubbed Bronze ceiling fan with its unique bent-sheet, flexible acrylic blades was inspired by the architecture, movement and lightness of a Los Angeles summer night.

Three blades full of lightness and movement, this curved beauty would fit right into any home setting. It’s got a cozy, traditional vibe that can easily be blended into most living rooms, dining rooms or even comfortable and a bit rustic of master bedrooms. But it has a pinch of artistic uniqueness that will still transform a space easily and lightly.

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Fanimation FP6210OB Avaston Fan, 52″ Blade Span, Remote Control Included

Not only is this chic and sleek ceiling fan available to spin by the press of a button on a remote control, but it sure does add a punch of fashion-forward style to a most unsuspecting of places. We love this piece placed in your edgy and masculine home office, or even in your subdued and modern guest bedroom.

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Sycamore Ceiling Fan in Brushed Aluminium by Hunter Pacific

It doesn’t get anymore contemporary and futuristic than this sycamore ceiling fan. If you’re looking for a strictly contemporary and posh style throughout your bachelor pad or studio apartment, look for something that has this type of unique and slick appeal to round out that transformation. A boring, traditional ceiling fan won’t do the trick!

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Fanimation FP7000AB, Caruso Antique Brass Dual 52″ Ceiling Fan with Wall Control

If you’re looking for a standout piece, look no further. Bring a bit of the islands and vacation vibes into your dining room, breakfast nook or covered porch with this Caruo dual ceiling fan. This easy, tropical addition will make coming home that much more enjoyable when you need a bit of R&R and can’t truly get away from the office.

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Enigma Ceiling Fan Operates on three counter clockwise fan speeds and accommodates a ceiling slope up to 30-Degree

Another super slick and futuristic fan choice. Again, this is a great choice when you’re wanting to stay within the confines of modern and ultra contemporary style throughout your home. You’ll need to get rid of your “normal,” “everyday” ceiling fan choices and help transform every ounce of your home with chic accents.

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Fanimation Centaurus Collection Features 60″ blade span with 20° blade pitch

What about finding something a bit more architectural with a hipster vibe? This fan from the Centaurus collection would look incredible hanging in the craft room or even in the “man” cave for a bit of creative expression and inspiration. We love how it looks homemade and on-trend in the easiest of ways.

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Minka Aire Artemis has been around for a few years now, it still is one of the favorite fans that looks stunning in real life.

This Minka Aire Artemis fan may have been around for a bit longer than some other picks on this page, but it’s one of the most artistic and unusual of the bunch. Although made with traditional in mind, we love how it looks like a sculpture built from the hands of a professional and inspirational artist.

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A reproduction in 1:6 scale of the legendary Hughes/MD 500, which in the collective imagination represents the helicopter par excellence, made its debut in the design world.

Light up your world with this incredible “helicopter” piece. Whether it’s in the playroom, bonus room or in your son’s room impressing all of his friends, this amazing, imaginative ceiling fan has everything it needs to be functional and stylish too. Besides, it’s a complete reproduction of a Hughes/MD 500 – how cool is that?

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The ‘Ribbon’ is a next gen ceiling fan; Its innovative fluid blade gives the product a style and operation unique to itself

We just found the perfect ceiling fan for a fashion-forward breakfast nook or inspiring craft room. Not only is this fan reflective of a winding ribbon, but it’s named the “ribbon,” as well. Once it’s on the fluid blade will look like a spinning piece of decor on the ceiling and a piece of art when stable – you can’t go wrong with this contemporary choice.

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The Harlequin 36″ kids ceiling fan is engineered for powerful cooling in a playful design.

Are you looking for a color? Then look nor further than this bold and playful fan. In the kids room, playroom or just brightening up the guest room, we’ve fallen in love with the Harlequin. Imagine the rainbow it will make once it’s spinning in the sky!

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Westinghouse Harmony Two-Light, Two-Blade Indoor Ceiling Fan in Brushed Nickel with Opal Frosted Glass

Similar to several of its predecessors, the Westinghouse Harmony fan combination traditional features with chic, contemporary nickel finish. The two-blade design will give off enough air to cool down any nook but also keep within a forward-thinking and stylish home. This piece would be a great fit for the kitchen, don’t you think?

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Sometimes a circular motion isn’t needed to take the temperature down a notch in a room. This Victorian-inspired fan may flap back and forth like a hand-piece but it’s also got a lot of unique and feminine appeal to it as well. Imagine this in your grand foyer or formal living area when guests arrive. It’s art in the sky!

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October 25, 2014

While the towering buildings of the New York City skyline are constantly changing, shifting, and growing, it is rare to have any construction project overtake the most famous skyscrapers in the city. This is particularly true of apartment buildings. However, as of October 2014, when the last bit of concrete was poured, the new building at 432 Park Avenue is the tallest residential building not only in Manhattan, but in the entire western hemisphere. The building sits between 56th and 57th streets, overlooking Central Park and huge swaths of the city. In fact, some condos even have views all the way out to the Atlantic.

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Designed by architect Rafael Viñoly, the building measures 1396 feet (425 meters) tall, which makes it taller than both the iconic Empire State Building and the art deco-style Chrysler Building.
Designed by architect Rafael Viñoly, the building measures 1396 feet (425 meters) tall, which makes it taller than both the iconic Empire State Building and the art deco-style Chrysler Building.

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In fact, the massive building is even taller than the new building at One World Trade Center, if you don't count that building's towering spire.
In fact, the massive building is even taller than the new building at One World Trade Center, if you don’t count that building’s towering spire.

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Its massive height makes the building visible from every borough and even as far away as Monmouth County in neighboring New Jersey.
Its massive height makes the building visible from every borough and even as far away as Monmouth County in neighboring New Jersey.

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The building, which has currently sold about 50% of its units, includes 104 condos.
The building, which has currently sold about 50% of its units, includes 104 condos.

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Of course, living in a massive luxury building like this one (on Park Avenue nonetheless) does not come without a price tag. The price range for the condos starts at $16.96 million and goes up from there, with the top priced unit being the sprawling penthouse suite, which listed at $95 million. Unfortunately, that one has already sold.
Of course, living in a massive luxury building like this one (on Park Avenue nonetheless) does not come without a price tag. The price range for the condos starts at $16.96 million and goes up from there, with the top priced unit being the sprawling penthouse suite, which listed at $95 million. Unfortunately, that one has already sold.

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And the luxury does not stop with the exterior of the building. The units' interiors were designed by Deborah Berke and include solid oak floors and Italian marble countertops, plus luxurious 12.5-foot ceilings.
And the luxury does not stop with the exterior of the building. The units’ interiors were designed by Deborah Berke and include solid oak floors and Italian marble countertops, plus luxurious 12.5-foot ceilings.

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But it is really the views that are worth the price. With stunning 10 foot by 10 foot windows, residents can enjoy unmatched views of the city from every room. Even from the bath. Every condo sits about 365 feet, so while a penthouse view doesn't come with each unit, there are no sidewalk-level options, either.
But it is really the views that are worth the price. With stunning 10 foot by 10 foot windows, residents can enjoy unmatched views of the city from every room. Even from the bath. Every condo sits about 365 feet, so while a penthouse view doesn’t come with each unit, there are no sidewalk-level options, either.

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The building has many amenities, too, including a restaurant on the ground level, a private gym, pool, and billiards room.
The building has many amenities, too, including a restaurant on the ground level, a private gym, pool, and billiards room.

Residents are expected to be able to move in to the building starting in 2015.
Residents are expected to be able to move in to the building starting in 2015.

But even without occupants, the skyline of the Big Apple has already been permanently altered by this impressive structure.
But even without occupants, the skyline of the Big Apple has already been permanently altered by this impressive structure.

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October 25, 2014

One key tenet of small space design is the use of light colors.
One key tenet of small space design is the use of light colors.

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This artist's loft in St. Petersburg, from designer Anton Zaytsev, uses a lot of white and neutral choices to keep the space feeling open and airy.
This artist’s loft in St. Petersburg, from designer Anton Zaytsev, uses a lot of white and neutral choices to keep the space feeling open and airy.

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The design also takes full advantage of the apartment's 4-meter high ceilings with windows, shelving, and intricate light fixtures that give the entire space an elegant and eclectic feeling.
The design also takes full advantage of the apartment’s 4-meter high ceilings with windows, shelving, and intricate light fixtures that give the entire space an elegant and eclectic feeling.

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At only 70 square meters (750 square feet), what this apartment lacks in area, it makes up for in artistic flair.
At only 70 square meters (750 square feet), what this apartment lacks in area, it makes up for in artistic flair.

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Even the bathroom has its own cheeky decor, from this saucy pinup model decal to the decadently dark claw foot tub.
Even the bathroom has its own cheeky decor, from this saucy pinup model decal to the decadently dark claw foot tub.

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It is interesting to note that this artist's loft is part of a three apartment 'set' in a renovated building overlooking the Neva River. This is the smaller of the three "art apartments," each of which is attached by a common corridor in the building.
It is interesting to note that this artist’s loft is part of a three apartment ‘set’ in a renovated building overlooking the Neva River. This is the smaller of the three “art apartments,” each of which is attached by a common corridor in the building.

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The second apartment featured is from designer Artem Yevstigneev.
The second apartment featured is from designer Artem Yevstigneev.

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The one-room apartment measures 54 square meters (580 square feet) and has a very distinctive nautical theme.
The one-room apartment measures 54 square meters (580 square feet) and has a very distinctive nautical theme.

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The nautical theme not only offers a space unique to the resident's preferences, but fits perfectly with the small space. A boat can be luxurious but must use all space efficiently.
The nautical theme not only offers a space unique to the resident’s preferences, but fits perfectly with the small space. A boat can be luxurious but must use all space efficiently.

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The home includes a bedroom, with a study that can be cordoned off by a sliding interior door.
The home includes a bedroom, with a study that can be cordoned off by a sliding interior door.

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Even the bathroom suits the theme with a floating pedestal sink and plenty of glass.
Even the bathroom suits the theme with a floating pedestal sink and plenty of glass.

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The final home was designed by Olga Kataevskaya. Another key theory of interior design for small spaces is to keep distinct rooms separate. This 47 square meter (500 square feet) home manages to do so with both furnitures and partitions.
The final home was designed by Olga Kataevskaya. Another key theory of interior design for small spaces is to keep distinct rooms separate. This 47 square meter (500 square feet) home manages to do so with both furnitures and partitions.

The use of a projection screen, against a stunning red accent wall, is another way to save floor space since no television stand or entertainment center is necessary.
The use of a projection screen, against a stunning red accent wall, is another way to save floor space since no television stand or entertainment center is necessary.

A floor to ceiling shelving unit offers plenty of stylish storage space.
A floor to ceiling shelving unit offers plenty of stylish storage space.

The apartment, located in Kiev, is in a renovated Stalinist building.
The apartment, located in Kiev, is in a renovated Stalinist building.

Its tropical colors that pop up throughout the space are truly transporting.
Its tropical colors that pop up throughout the space are truly transporting.

And the kitchen is unforgettable with an incredible tropical backsplash helping any visitor pay no mind to the area of the home and focus all attention on the bright and boisterous details.
And the kitchen is unforgettable with an incredible tropical backsplash helping any visitor pay no mind to the area of the home and focus all attention on the bright and boisterous details.

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The use of a glass partition between the bedroom and living area allows light and air to flow freely, but still affords privacy when required.
The use of a glass partition between the bedroom and living area allows light and air to flow freely, but still affords privacy when required.

A walk in closet may seem like a luxury in a space this small, but when there is room to organize everything, everything can actually stay organized.
A walk in closet may seem like a luxury in a space this small, but when there is room to organize everything, everything can actually stay organized.

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October 25, 2014

Beautiful and unique with a warm, womanly touch, French accent chairs can make a room transform into a space with a timeless essence and an easy sophisticated ethos. Naturally, we’re a major fan of Parisian style with all the soft tones, intricate details and old-age spirits. And when it comes to accent chairs with French flair, you can compliment any style room with a simple and elegant nature. Let’s take a look at some gorgeous examples that were made to inspire and transform.

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The Constanza French Living Room chair‘show you, French style has worked its way into the modern home.

This muted, chunky chair can be seen thriving in any space of the house. From the guest room corner to accenting the foyer at every guests’ arrival, we love this chair’s combination of rustic edges and smooth lines.

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Our Antoinette features scalloped and scrolled wood trim, padded armrests, and distressed wood, complete with the finish rubbed off on the edges.

This chair, dubbed the Antoinette, has a more modern take on French style. The bold black foundation and the heather gray compliments make for an easy fashion-forward look. The delicate scalloped shapes also help to bring in that favorited Parisian flair.

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You’ll experience Paris without leaving your home in this fabulous accent chair. You can brush up on your French as you tour the chair and don’t forget to admire the brass nail heads and lovely sculpting arms.

Patterned script is in and we’re loving this fun chair. Accent and compliment any space with something a bit youthful and fun in the French department. From your home office to the master bedroom, this chair has personality and pizzazz.

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Decorate with royal style. Ornate gold-leaf French Louis XVI chair. Striking fauteuils and regal rams horn scroll arms, balloon back, upholstered in cotton muslin fabric with loose cushion.

A personal favorite of these fine 13, this cream and golden chair is a beautiful showstopper. French interior design bodes well with a feeling of royalty and this chair has a Queen’s edge written all over it, don’t you think?

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French furniture has a real stand alone identity. It is pleasing to the eye and extremely elegant in design. Items feature decorative carved motifs, cabriole legs and graceful curves. Often French furniture items are finished with gold gilding and chairs and lounges upholstered in sumptuous fabrics.

Are you looking for something to act as a bold statement and fun focal point to your formal living room or dining area? Find something with French lines, delicate features and a strong and in charge pattern. Of course, the black and gold color pairing speaks of Parisian looks and modern style as well.

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This is an absolutely gorgeous French arm chair that is had carved and dates from 1930. The French arm chair is 42″ tall, 28″ wide, 23″ deep, and the measurement from the floor to the top of the seat is 17 3/4″.

A real vintage piece with real French style, this gorgeous chair dates back to the 1930’s. With peachy wooden hues and gilded accents, every guest that walks through the house and finds this piece will be asking you about its unique personality.

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French Occasional Chair With Graceful Curved Arms And Cabriole Legs Carved From Solid, White Mahogany Finished In Antiqued Black Crackle.

A more traditional, contemporary chair, this French occasional piece has curved lines and an easy neutral foundation. Place it in any room for a sophisticated and timeless accent. We love this piece for a elegant dining room setting or home office.

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This chair combines two trends I’ve written about here on Houzz: using burlap around the house for texture and the French Flea Market look.

We are absolutely swooning over this French find. With rustic edging, welcoming style and a bit of Parisian antique flair, this chair would be a great accent for the covered patio or even in the breakfast nook with a fun throw pillow to brighten it up.

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his collection features classical Baroque styling with an antiqued cream finish and is guaranteed to deliver an atmosphere of European luxury to your home. The rich tapestry of the upholstery and the ornate detail of the scroll carved legs provide charm and elegance.

Or maybe you’ll looking for something with a bit more grandiose and luxurious style. If so, look no further than this Baroque beauty. The carved legs, the golden sprinkled and the European tapestry covers, this ornate chair is sure to create a spotlight in your home.

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French Wing Chair in Brocade Baroque Pattern

Black and white is always in style, in any time, for any trend and in any genre of interior design. And that includes in the French forum. This winged chair makes for the perfect conversational piece for the living room, as it will stand out and blend with a variety of tones, textures and themes.

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The Bergere Chair is a stunning curved chair that that has an upholstered back with armrests upholstered. The chair is always upholstered exposing a wooden frame. First introduced in the Regence/Rococo period in France in the 17th century, it is as collectable today as it was popular then.

This chair is welcoming, warm and looks incredibly comfortable. But it’s also got that unique and delicate French style wrapped up right inside. The carved wooden frame exudes beautiful detail and the upholstery helps to create that traditional and cozy feeling.

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French Connection. Discover the place where French country charm meets modern living with the Madeline collection.

As the captain states, discover the place where French charm meets modern living with this Madeline piece. If you’re trying to spruce up your uber contemporary bachelor pad or fashion-forward home, this is the chair to grab and enjoy.

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And now we’re showing off the most luxurious choice of the bunch. Grandiose, bold, intricately designs, crisp white and bright, golden accents and royal charm, this chair was made to be seen and used as a statement piece. We may not envision this chair sitting in the middle of your family’s cozy living room, but we definitely see this being shown off in a posh home office or formal living area where everything is more for “show” than comfort.

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October 25, 2014

The living room is somewhat of a modern institution. Older estates might have had sitting rooms, drawing rooms, or studies. But the multipurpose living room – a gather spot for families, a cozy area for entertaining, or even just a place to put your feet up – is kind of a new concept. It’s not necessarily fussy or fancy, but with the right design it can truly become the heart of a home.

Represented here are 26 beautiful living rooms that take this modern space and make it not just welcoming, but beautiful. Have a look.

Warm colors are just one way to bring that cozy feeling into a living room. Here, it's pops of a shocking red that contrast the cement bricks and other neutral furnishings for a vibrant, exciting space.
Warm colors are just one way to bring that cozy feeling into a living room. Here, it’s pops of a shocking red that contrast the cement bricks and other neutral furnishings for a vibrant, exciting space.

Of course, bright colors are not everything. This grey and black design is sleek and sophisticated - it wouldn't be out of place in a decadent 1980's movie.
Of course, bright colors are not everything. This grey and black design is sleek and sophisticated – it wouldn’t be out of place in a decadent 1980’s movie.

The plush seating in this living room makes you want to sink right in for an evening of casual, bright conversation.
The plush seating in this living room makes you want to sink right in for an evening of casual, bright conversation.

Adding personal effects like books and artwork give this smaller living room a unique and homey feel.
Adding personal effects like books and artwork give this smaller living room a unique and homey feel.

Grey and turquoise is a combination that is very 'of the moment.' This living room uses it subtly for a warm and feminine effect.
Grey and turquoise is a combination that is very ‘of the moment.’ This living room uses it subtly for a warm and feminine effect.

Another neutral option, the geometric pattern on this living room's accent wall stands out against the calmly colored furnishings.
Another neutral option, the geometric pattern on this living room’s accent wall stands out against the calmly colored furnishings.

In a small space, a living room may have to take on more than one function. Here we see how a narrow room can be a comfortable seating area and a shared home office.
In a small space, a living room may have to take on more than one function. Here we see how a narrow room can be a comfortable seating area and a shared home office.

And sometimes decadence is the name of the game. Most of us will never have a grand piano, but if you do you should certainly make it a focal point of a room like it is here, with small, subtle furnishings sinking into the background.
And sometimes decadence is the name of the game. Most of us will never have a grand piano, but if you do you should certainly make it a focal point of a room like it is here, with small, subtle furnishings sinking into the background.

An open floor plan demands creative use of furniture and decor. Here an area rug and large, heavy pieces keep the living area separate from the foyer.
An open floor plan demands creative use of furniture and decor. Here an area rug and large, heavy pieces keep the living area separate from the foyer.

Surrounding by glass and stunning views, the last thing this ultra modern living room needs is the obligatory television.
Surrounding by glass and stunning views, the last thing this ultra modern living room needs is the obligatory television.

Low to the ground with a bit of mustard yellow, the furniture in this room screams mid-century.
Low to the ground with a bit of mustard yellow, the furniture in this room screams mid-century.

The elliptical coffee table in the center of this spacious and modern living room is a tiny bit retro futuristic. Coupled with the white, grey, and red color scheme you're almost in the Home of the Future. I wonder if there's a refrigerator attached to a telephone hidden somewhere in the kitchen.
The elliptical coffee table in the center of this spacious and modern living room is a tiny bit retro futuristic. Coupled with the white, grey, and red color scheme you’re almost in the Home of the Future. I wonder if there’s a refrigerator attached to a telephone hidden somewhere in the kitchen.

This living room does a stylish job of mixing and matching textures from a soft shaggy rug against hard tile to carved wooden ottomans and sleek upholstery.
This living room does a stylish job of mixing and matching textures from a soft shaggy rug against hard tile to carved wooden ottomans and sleek upholstery.

In this slightly altered version of the previous room, the larger wall art is gone, bringing focus to the beautiful wood paneled wall.
In this slightly altered version of the previous room, the larger wall art is gone, bringing focus to the beautiful wood paneled wall.

Pristine white furniture that contrasts with inky dark walls is probably not idea for a family, but is super sleek for the most fashionable couple you know.
Pristine white furniture that contrasts with inky dark walls is probably not idea for a family, but is super sleek for the most fashionable couple you know.

This artsy loft style with painted wood floors and cute sayings in frames makes you feel like finally getting to work on that novel.
This artsy loft style with painted wood floors and cute sayings in frames makes you feel like finally getting to work on that novel.

Simple is perfect in this cool grey living room with massive, deep sofas. They make you want to take a nap even when you're barely out of bed.
Simple is perfect in this cool grey living room with massive, deep sofas. They make you want to take a nap even when you’re barely out of bed.

In a small apartment, the living room is visible from every angle. This stylish sectional and neutral coffee table are unobtrusive.
In a small apartment, the living room is visible from every angle. This stylish sectional and neutral coffee table are unobtrusive.

Coat the walls and ceilings of this modern living room with bamboo skewers and be instantly transported to a weird hipster luau, which sounds ironic.
Coat the walls and ceilings of this modern living room with bamboo skewers and be instantly transported to a weird hipster luau, which sounds ironic.

At the end of the day, a living room really just needs a place to sit and a coffee table. This simple living room fills those requirements without much fuss, but with a lot of style.
At the end of the day, a living room really just needs a place to sit and a coffee table. This simple living room fills those requirements without much fuss, but with a lot of style.

And in a different look, we have the same flood of natural light and simple furnishings, but this time with massive lighting overhead and a wide open floorplan.
And in a different look, we have the same flood of natural light and simple furnishings, but this time with massive lighting overhead and a wide open floorplan.

Swap out a camel chair for a tufted version in chocolate brown and you'll have this version of the same Valkyrie Studio.
Swap out a camel chair for a tufted version in chocolate brown and you’ll have this version of the same Valkyrie Studio.

Overwhelming white can be a bit sterile, but with the addition of some slick art and plenty of light, this living room feels more elegant than ER.
Overwhelming white can be a bit sterile, but with the addition of some slick art and plenty of light, this living room feels more elegant than ER.

Another day, another Grand Piano. This lovely living room would have you longing to learn your scales once again.
Another day, another Grand Piano. This lovely living room would have you longing to learn your scales once again.

Japanese-inspired sliding doors keep books and documents hidden away when they're not needed while allowing for necessary storage space.
Japanese-inspired sliding doors keep books and documents hidden away when they’re not needed while allowing for necessary storage space.

Any furniture would feel dwarfed by these massive windows, so keeping things simple and comfortable is the right way to go.
Any furniture would feel dwarfed by these massive windows, so keeping things simple and comfortable is the right way to go.

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October 25, 2014

Being a young couple can be a challenge. You may just be starting out in your careers, saving to buy a home, or just trying to find your footing in the world. On top of that, moving in together for the first time is stressful. But a few talented designers have decided to take on this challenges, offering two lovely studio apartment designs that would give any pair of newlyweds – or even just lovebirds cohabitating – enough stylish space to spread out and enjoy themselves on their way up the corporate (or artistic) ladder. The first apartment comes from the team at int2architecture, while the second is from designer Art Ugol.

The team at int2architecture designed this one bedroom apartment as a temporary home for a young couple.
The team at int2architecture designed this one bedroom apartment as a temporary home for a young couple.

Largely, the design focuses on dividing the small space into useful, separate zones without putting up any walls that would serve to close off the space.
Largely, the design focuses on dividing the small space into useful, separate zones without putting up any walls that would serve to close off the space.

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The bed is in a small lofted area, which also includes a shared workspace.
The bed is in a small lofted area, which also includes a shared workspace.

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A sunny breakfast nook is an amazing place to start a day with your loved one, but it also allows you to shut the door when you need some time to yourself.
A sunny breakfast nook is an amazing place to start a day with your loved one, but it also allows you to shut the door when you need some time to yourself.

Vertical storage - here and inside the main room - is key to making a small space like this work.
Vertical storage – here and inside the main room – is key to making a small space like this work.

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The interior dining area uses Eames chairs and a simple table to keep things feel open.
The interior dining area uses Eames chairs and a simple table to keep things feel open.

A hidden drawer under the bed is helpful, too.
A hidden drawer under the bed is helpful, too.

The designers even managed to tuck a laundry area in, which means less time lugging clothes to a laundromat and more time at home with your honey.
The designers even managed to tuck a laundry area in, which means less time lugging clothes to a laundromat and more time at home with your honey.

We particularly love the creative herb storage, perfect for a couple that loves to cook.
We particularly love the creative herb storage, perfect for a couple that loves to cook.

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The second apartment was intended for a young female artist, but could easily be suited to a pair of artists as well.
The second apartment was intended for a young female artist, but could easily be suited to a pair of artists as well.

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The full sized bed sits in a cozy cubbyhole and can be hidden from view in the event of guests.
The full sized bed sits in a cozy cubbyhole and can be hidden from view in the event of guests.

The living room gets plenty of natural light, which works well with the natural materials used throughout the home.
The living room gets plenty of natural light, which works well with the natural materials used throughout the home.

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A breakfast bar provides a perfect space for one or two, though a dinner party might be difficult to pull off.
A breakfast bar provides a perfect space for one or two, though a dinner party might be difficult to pull off.

With a stone wall and modern appliances, the kitchen is simply spectacular.
With a stone wall and modern appliances, the kitchen is simply spectacular.

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A mirrored entryway wall is essential for those last minute outfit checks.
A mirrored entryway wall is essential for those last minute outfit checks.

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A sleek tiled bathroom with cool, 80's-inspired fixtures is just artsy enough without losing any functionality.
A sleek tiled bathroom with cool, 80’s-inspired fixtures is just artsy enough without losing any functionality.

Plus it has laundry!
Plus it has laundry!

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October 25, 2014

Misplacing your keys at one time or another is an inevitable evil. Whether you’re prone to do it everyday or the one time you can’t remember where you left your keys ended up in being late to the biggest business meeting of the year, it’s important that you have “the spot” to place these important pieces every time you walk through the door. But that “spot” doesn’t have to be just a basket or corner you throw them in, instead fashion-forward and functional, decorative wall key holders are just what you need to keep yourself organized and your home stylized.

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His and Hers Key Holders: Just insert the key in the lock to keep your keys safe until you next need them.

For something youthful and fun, try out these easy-to-hand his and hers key holders. Your guests will get a kick out of them and you’ll never have a problem figuring out which key set is for which car in the mornings. This is the perfect accent for a sleek studio apartment or first-time home for a couple of newlyweds.

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Key Pete – Strong Magnetic Key Holder, also available in Red, Blue and Green

This magnetic holder is just down-right adorable, don’t you think? Hidden right next to the backdoor ready for your arrivals and departments, this little guy is available in red, blue and green as well as this chic and modern black tone. We love how this piece doesn’t take up too much room but still makes a unique statement.

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The Buckle Up Key Holder is produced from a genuine car seat belt buckle.

One way to keep your memory sharp is to use a piece of the car as both wall decor and storage for your keys. This innovative, genuine car seat belt buckle is the perfect way to remember where to put them. It’s edgy, it’s fun and it’ll definitely be an easy conversational piece when guests arrive.

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Place this concrete box on the wall, chose the shape you like -square, circle, triangle- and simply enjoy the new rules in the house. Smart and easy.

Everyone gets a cubby with this masculine, hipster new piece of functional wall decor. This concrete block goes right up on the wall and then everyone gets a shade or “cubby” for themselves. Stick to the rules and no one will forget where there keys are at and laying around.

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An original key holder for couples made of beech wood. Love can be so beautiful!

We are absolutely swooning over this adorable, original “puzzle piece” key holder. Made out of simple beech wood, this piece is both a decorative accent and a key chain all in one – just don’t lose the medallion or it won’t work. This is such a great gift for a bridal shower or housewarming gift.

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Designed to enhance any room decoration while providing an efficient and readily accessible key storage.

For a larger family, a bigger keyholder may be in order. And instead of hanging a bunch of hooks without any style, we recommend going with something a bit more efficient and fashion-forward. This cabinet has the ability to enhance any room, while still being a super functional and versatile piece of storage.

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Designed by Malorie Pangilinan and Luz Cabrera, the “Honey, I’m Home!” not only act as an ordinary key holder but also a great decoration for you walls.

This modern, honeycomb piece works as the perfect decoration for your foyer or kitchen while still making it incredibly easy to find and hang your keys. We love the contemporary feel of this accent and how it serves as a artistic accessory as well.

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Antler 4 Key Holder with Oak Leaves and Acorns adds a pleasant touch of nature to your wall and keeps your keys within reach

Are you searching high and low for something a bit more rustic that goes with your country, cozy and more traditional home? Well, we found this antler keyholder that can add just the right amount of the great outdoors to your walls in a comfortable and welcoming way. And there’s room for four sets of keys!

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Key hook rack with metal bike art sculpture to organize keys or jewelry in a home

This keyholder is literally and two-in-one piece. It stores your keys but also is made with an artistic feel in mind. The metal bike art sculpture enhances your walls with a contemporary, edgy twist and you and your partner has an easy place to hang your keys every morning and night.

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You can now organize and hang your keys in style. You will not realize how handy a key organizer is until you have one.

Maybe you’re looking for a piece to go in the garage or the “man cave” downstairs. A bit of sports decor will always make the guys in the family happy, and this keyholder has plenty of slots for organizing the keys to your various cars and toys.

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Why not tailor these pretty little birdhouses to your particular taste and style to create a special little place for your keys that is both unique and practical?

How adorable is this? Not only is this a fun DIY that even a novice crafter could handle, but it’s absolutely charming! We see this working great in a sorority house, bachelorette apartment or even in your teen girl’s bedroom (you know how teenagers are with misplacing their things!).

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Why not try something a bit more industrial for your masculine-touched and edgy space? These rustic faucet hooks make for the perfect way to hang your keys and never lose sight of them when your at home. Besides, it’s quite a cool way to organize and style even the most bare and boring corners.

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October 25, 2014

In the mudroom, entryway, foyer, laundry closet, or even in the bonus room a storage bench to keep your shoes tucked and stored seems like a wonderful idea, don’t you think? Keep yourself and the family from traipsing through the house with muddy feet by having one of these pieces ready at a moment’s notice. Take a load off, take off your shoes and put them inside for the next day’s travels. But don’t worry, it doesn’t just have to be for organizational and cleanly purposes, instead pick a bench with your home’s style in mind.  Now, let’s take a look at some real-life examples of stylish, functional and incredible versatile shoe storage benches.

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Shoe Storage Cubbie Bench. Dual-purposed and versatile, this bench is a great addition to your foyer, mudroom, utility room or bedroom.

Sleek, clean and functional, this bench holds up to 18 pairs of shoes and keeps your foyer need and tidy. The chocolate brown finish goes well within  traditional setting and you can find some easy ways to spruce in and around the bench! A throw pillow or two could really do the trick.

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Storage and functionality combine to shape this Solid Wood Bench. This bench provides extra seating, two-tier of shelves for shoes, and has a durable solid wooden frame

There’s an Asian tone to this piece that helps with a very zen and easy ethos. There’s ample space to keep your favorite shoes at a hand’s reach but it works well as a stylish bench instead of strictly function. We envision this piece in a small foyer or even in the entry’s leading hallway.

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T​his luxuriously modern Hall Bench is available with or without a shoe rack. It is available in a wide range of lengths.

We love how this bench combines seamless, homey style with the function of a busy family. The shoe rack is built right in – although you can purchase the piece without it – and it doesn’t take away from the clean lines or silhouette. Pair this rougher look with complimentary pieces or make it the statement by pairing it with more modern looks.

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Tansu II Shoe Bench – Natural Ash with Oak Cabinet

A bit funky, unique but made with an old-age spirited touch, this shoe bench has a lot of promise. We’d love to see this piece in a bright and vivacious color, hanging out in a family’s mud room just waiting for the cleats and school shoes to fill it. Of course, keeping it in its natural tone works great in a space that already has bouts of color.

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The private wellness spa in Gloucestershire features a number of such items. A shoe-storage stool made from fumed oak features a swing out leather-lined compartment where the visitor can slip off and store when entering the building.

We are completely swooning over the hide-away factor that this bench has in store. Tuck your shoes away before entering the home and just shut the door to keep a simple and chic style. Of course, you don’t have to leave this bench outside, instead, right into the entryway would do the trick with no hassle.

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Designed and manufactured in Italy the Luce contemporary furniture range has been finished with a sleek style and premier high quality finish for a look that fits perfectly into a contemporary décor.

This is probably our favorite of the bunch. Slick and white with a lighted finish, and a shoe rack hiding underneath for organizational help, there’s not much more you could ask for in a modern furniture accent. Use the top as a bench or another way to add personality and pizzazz to your home with accents.

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If you’re looking for something contemporary and unique, look no further than to this artistic, geometric piece. Architectural profound and interesting, we are loving the ins and outs of this bench. There are so many options for organizing and styling within this structure – so we urge you to get creative if you design on something like this!

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The bench top and legs of the Shoe Bench are made out of 8/4 Cherry. The shoe rack and side panels are walnut.

This rustic choice is sure to be a conversational piece. A bench to be displayed in the foyer for every guests to use and adore, we love the organic nature of this cherry wood bench. Of course, the storage underneath for everyone’s shoes helps for functionality reasons. This is a larger choice, so make sure the space you decide to keep it in isn’t too small or cluttered.

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Perfect for entryways and small spaces, the shoe bench blends storage and seating in an elegant, flowing design.

Another contemporary piece to mix within your modern and fashion-forward home. The neutral colors will help to blend within the confines of your already-made ethos, but the flowing lines and easy finish make it an interesting and fun bench to show off. This can easily become the artistic, focal point of whatever room it lands in.

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Beautifully useful. Made from bentwood and powder coated steel construction, this is one durable shoe bench from West Elm for tying your laces

Made with shoe storage in mind, this bench from West Elm gives you room for everything from muddy rain boots to yard-word only sneakers. But it’s topped off with a stylish twist that hides all the “mess” from the day’s adventures. The natural oak look paired with the white steel make for an interesting and youthful pairing, don’t you think?

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October 25, 2014

The designers at Studio.O., a design firm located in Warsaw, Poland can take what just appears as a space and transform it into a unique and welcoming home. In the projects presented here, we have a chance to explore three different homes that each offer their own take on what it means to be comfortable. Although each plays with pretty neutral palettes and carefully chosen furnishings, they are easy to differentiate and stay true to the separate natures of each homeowner.

The first Warsaw apartment is 180 square meters (1900 square feet) and was designed in 2012.
The first Warsaw apartment is 180 square meters (1900 square feet) and was designed in 2012.

The interior is decidedly modern and though it keeps true to the modern aesthetic of clean lines and low profiles, it also manages to include extensive seating in the way of a long grey sofa and  Eames-inspired dining chairs.
The interior is decidedly modern and though it keeps true to the modern aesthetic of clean lines and low profiles, it also manages to include extensive seating in the way of a long grey sofa and Eames-inspired dining chairs.

A long corridor connects the open living area, which includes the kitchen and dining area, with the bedrooms.  
The stripe design in the hallway emphasizes the area of travel and flow.
A long corridor connects the open living area, which includes the kitchen and dining area, with the bedrooms. The stripe design in the hallway emphasizes the area of travel and flow.

Wit furry textured linens and a tufted headboard/accent wall, the bedroom is clearly cozy.
Wit furry textured linens and a tufted headboard/accent wall, the bedroom is clearly cozy.

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In a contrast to the grey theme throughout the home, the kitchen is set in black and white.
In a contrast to the grey theme throughout the home, the kitchen is set in black and white.

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The second home is also in Warsaw, and  comes in at 450 square meters (nearly 5000 square feet).
The second home is also in Warsaw, and comes in at 450 square meters (nearly 5000 square feet).

The designer chose to focus on concrete and wood materials, which allow for a more natural and warm atomosphere.
The designer chose to focus on concrete and wood materials, which allow for a more natural and warm atomosphere.

Creative dining chairs and a surprisingly classical chandelier make the dining area striking.
Creative dining chairs and a surprisingly classical chandelier make the dining area striking.

Plenty of sunlight and a cushy platform bed give this bedroom a dreamy quality for sure.
Plenty of sunlight and a cushy platform bed give this bedroom a dreamy quality for sure.

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Here we get a glimpse of the floor, which is actually made from a sealed resin, giving it a unique and easy to clean look.
Here we get a glimpse of the floor, which is actually made from a sealed resin, giving it a unique and easy to clean look.

These cool kitchen chairs are as much an artistic element as they are furniture.
These cool kitchen chairs are as much an artistic element as they are furniture.

The spacious bath is sleek with a huge bath and subtle gold accents.
The spacious bath is sleek with a huge bath and subtle gold accents.

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The final example from this team was designed in 2010 and measures 125 square meters (1300 square feet).
The final example from this team was designed in 2010 and measures 125 square meters (1300 square feet).

Originally, this apartment was two full levels, but the renovation created one large space with high ceilings.
Originally, this apartment was two full levels, but the renovation created one large space with high ceilings.

The corner fireplace, just visible here, is what separates this main living area from the bedroom.
The corner fireplace, just visible here, is what separates this main living area from the bedroom.

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The mezzanine balcony in the bedroom is particularly striking.
The mezzanine balcony in the bedroom is particularly striking.

A wood countertop is an unexpected but lovely addition to the spacious bathroom design.
A wood countertop is an unexpected but lovely addition to the spacious bathroom design.

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October 25, 2014

The best interior designs do not, in fact, feature a surprising element around every corner. In fact, the best designs keep to basic colors, simple objects, and bring focus to one or two truly unique pieces. In this contemporary apartment, from the team at SVOYA Studio, it is impossible to ignore the amazing vertical gardens that decorate the small but luxurious living area. With vibrant green plants and mosses growing straight out of the walls, the apartment becomes an oasis overlooking the city. The classic and the contemporary exist in harmony, and the result is an apartment that both celebrates its city, and lets you forget about the world bustling on below.

The design team admits to being incredibly inspired by this space, largely due to the views of the River Dnipro, the longest river in the Ukraine.
The design team admits to being incredibly inspired by this space, largely due to the views of the River Dnipro, the longest river in the Ukraine.

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Here we get a small glimpse of the spectacular views, which are expertly framed with the beautiful vertical garden panels.
Here we get a small glimpse of the spectacular views, which are expertly framed with the beautiful vertical garden panels.

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The apartment is not spacious, but still manages to incorporate plenty of comfortable spaces.
The apartment is not spacious, but still manages to incorporate plenty of comfortable spaces.

The apartment's flow is oriented such that "right from the entrance the window framed panels of vertical gardening overlooks the city."
The apartment’s flow is oriented such that “right from the entrance the window framed panels of vertical gardening overlooks the city.”

Simple, modern elements and largely neutral color palette in beige, brown, and white make the space feel serene from every angle.
Simple, modern elements and largely neutral color palette in beige, brown, and white make the space feel serene from every angle.

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The bedrooms are not large, but offer enclosed comfort and their own private views of the river.
The bedrooms are not large, but offer enclosed comfort and their own private views of the river.

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The little girl's room is understandably the most colorful space with gauzy pink curtains and even a chandelier fit for a princess.
The little girl’s room is understandably the most colorful space with gauzy pink curtains and even a chandelier fit for a princess.

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The master bedroom on the corner has city views on two sizes and simple but bold spotlights for a bit of an industrial effect.
The master bedroom on the corner has city views on two sizes and simple but bold spotlights for a bit of an industrial effect.

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At night, the garden panels, which were the construction company's biggest challenges, are even more stark against the dark night sky.
At night, the garden panels, which were the construction company’s biggest challenges, are even more stark against the dark night sky.

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Despite the conservative square footage, this beautiful apartment offers a lovely space to come home to and is a tribute to its surroundings.
Despite the conservative square footage, this beautiful apartment offers a lovely space to come home to and is a tribute to its surroundings.

The authors of this space are Denis Sokolov, Valeria Sokolova, Tatyana Lazovaya, Julia Martinenko, Artem Martinenko from SVOYA Studio. The photographer was Tanya Kovalenko.

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October 25, 2014

Are you patiently awaiting your little bundle of joy to come into the world? Are you busy nesting around the house and creating a nursery full of fun and surprised? Well, if you’re one of those bubbling moms or dads-to-be, we have something super fun in store for you to sift through today. A nursery is not a nursery without a proper rocking chair to sway your baby to sleep in the evenings and throughout the day for naptime. So, take some time a peek at our wonderful finds on nursery rocking chair ideas and styles!

Nurseryworks-Sleepytime-Rocker

I love the idea of having a rocker in a nursery instead of a glider. They’re much more chic and less bulky. You can’t go wrong with this one by Nurseryworks in chevron.

Chevron is in, so the printed style works no matter what your little one’s nursery theme may be. And this rocker has a timeless, mid-century modern appeal that any hipster-loving parent would swoon for. It looks comfy too, don’t you think?

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Rockid is a cradle for the baby, for Mom or Dad it’s a rocking chair.

Feast your eyes on this slick and contemporary concoction. Rock yourself and baby right to sleep in this genius invention. It’s also less bulky and although you’ll have problems caddy-corning this piece in a nook, it’ll graze the walls of the nursery quite nicely.

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Money Saving Project: IKEA Wingback Chair Converted to Budget Nursery Rocker By KENZ

And this piece was actually made for a nursery, and we mean that in a literal sense. Someone out there with some incredible DIYing skills took an IKEA wingback chair and transformed it into the perfect nursery rocker. It’s a great idea, right?

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Water-resistant Nurseryworks Sleepytime Rocker with Lumbar pillow included

This easy and contemporary rocking chair has a very important component hidden under its surface. It’s water-resistant! And why is this important? When spills, messes, spit up and drool get the best of us, this rocker won’t get ruined.

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Nursery Classics, the newest division of Klaussner Home Furnishings, was developed to provide consumers with glider rockers, upholstered rocking chairs, and swivel-glide recliners that combine the best quality, design and fabric selection available in the infant industry.

Say hello to that shade of vivavious, popping hot pink! For a kick, an amazing accent and a breath of unique personality go with a glider that sings to you and your baby’s room. We’re also in love with the plush and comfy look of the piece.

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This Chair and a Half Rocker is a classic style that will compliment any nursery or living room.

A rocker chair stylish enough to use in any part of the home gets an A+ in our book. But we also love how suave and edgy your baby boy’s nursery could be with this chic addition. The white edging, the hazy gray finish and the wide seating gives it a lot more interesting than the average piece.

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If you’re looking for a rocking chair with a streamlined design and stylish body, then our Neo Rocker is the one. Its sturdy beech and pine frame and durable upholstery make it ideal for any nursery.

At first glance, you may not even notice that the Neo Rocker is, in fact, a rocking chair. It’s not bulky and it doesn’t take up too much space, which is fantastic for smaller rooms turned into nurseries. We love its frame, delicate nature and the heather grey and white color combination.  We also love the throw pillows, can you blame us?

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The Quincy rocking chair has a stunning winged design, modern profile and bold, contrast welt to help it stand out in any room. So is it more comfortable or more stylish? We’ll just let you decide.

Lavender! What little lady wouldn’t love this beautiful, lavender accent to transform her room into a cozy, princess palace? Mom will enjoy it too with its matching ottoman and easy rocking power. Of course, the clean lines only help to enhance its natural fashion-forward, yet homey, appeal.

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The Nursery Classics Marlowe Rocking Chair is the ideal companion for a mother and her baby as it offers a plush seat with a gentle rocking motion that will soothe the baby. This rocking chair with its simple design and vibrant looks make it perfect for a traditional home setting.

If you are looking for something a bit outside-the-box and more interesting to look at, try a patterned piece. This works exceptionally well in rooms with more than average space as to not clutter or create too much focal chaos. This print works even better on the chair choice because of its simple structural design.

 Retro and refined, this rocker has a throw back spirit that completely transforms the look of the average, traditional nursery. The coral hue, the simple, yet funky bones, it’s such a rad way to perk up and create comfort in your baby’s home. We just cant get over how surprising and fun this rocking chair really is!

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Slip these comfy pads on to your traditional-style rocking chair and rock the night away. Includes 2 cushions.

Sometime simplicity is the best. A classic rocking chair accompanied by a fun and playful cushion could be just what you’re looking for to finish off your baby-on-the-way’s nursery. Find something with soft texture and cool colors for a fashionable accent, you’ll love to sit inside and your baby will love to get a feel of its lush touch.

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Ikea Poang Rocking Chair for Gray and White nursery

This Ikea rocking chair has such an interesting look and edgy spirit about it, don’t you think? The structure itself has an artistic tone and fun presence in a nursery that goes for style and comfort rather than childish appeal or flavor. Pair it with a puff for a quiant and quirky style, and think about adding pops of neon to a nursery with more subdued tones.

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Surround your baby girl by beauty and luxury from her first days is easy with charming nursery furniture from Notte Fatata collection by Savio Firmino.

Delicate and refined, this rocking chair may not be big and bold, but it certainly has a beautiful, feminine touch that would spoil any little girl’s bedroom. Rock her in the evenings and eventually, she’ll be rocking there reading herself a bedtime story. This is a great piece to place in a room inspired by Victorian features or romanticized accents.

 

Check out this funky, lime addition to the bedroom! Cushy with a modern spirit, this piece does its job in function, fun and style! We love the playful attitude it brings to a more traditional nursery and afterwards when the rocking stops, you’ll be able to use this piece elsewhere in the house!

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With its straight back, support pillow and ergonomic arm height for feeding your baby, this beautifully designed nursery rocking chair offers clean lines and exceptional comfort.

A rocking chair that welcomes anyone to sit at a single glance, this nursery chair has a homey spirit and contemporary design. Just take a peek at the beauty of its base. Architecturally beautiful with soft, clean lines, this may be our favorite of the pack. Of course, we love the pairing of subtle tones for a relaxing setting as well.

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Situated in Northern Africa, as one of the only three countries to have a coastline along both the Atlantic and Mediterranean, Morocco has often been the subject of lush and romantic fantasy. The country is extremely diverse, with residents that are Arab, Berber, and many European and sub-Saharan African immigrants. The interior design that originates in Morocco reflects this diverse area, rich in cultural traditions and history. Characterized by intricate carvings, arched doorways, and colorful fabrics, it should come as no surprise that Moroccan interior design has become quite popular around the world. The images in this post are representative of some of the most stunning and vibrant modern examples of Moroccan interiors, both in and outside of the country itself.

Much of what can be described as Moroccan interior design has its origins in Moorish architecture.
Much of what can be described as Moroccan interior design has its origins in Moorish architecture.

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Moorish architecture was quite common and continues to be seen throughout the Arab regions of North Africa as well as on the Iberian Peninsula.
Moorish architecture was quite common and continues to be seen throughout the Arab regions of North Africa as well as on the Iberian Peninsula.

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Some of the most common characteristics of Moorish architecture including arches, domes, courtyards, and decorative tile work, all of which are well represented in the homes included here.
Some of the most common characteristics of Moorish architecture including arches, domes, courtyards, and decorative tile work, all of which are well represented in the homes included here.

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This particular house is rich with Moroccan details, but also draws inspirations from the simplicity of Scandinavian design, despite the fact that the home is actually situated in Doha, Qatar.
This particular house is rich with Moroccan details, but also draws inspirations from the simplicity of Scandinavian design, despite the fact that the home is actually situated in Doha, Qatar.

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The design comes from the Mimar Interiors, and incorporates the stunning colors and contrast that are so common in Moroccan-inspired designs.
The design comes from the Mimar Interiors, and incorporates the stunning colors and contrast that are so common in Moroccan-inspired designs.

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The horseshoe arches are extremely common in Moroccan design and are characterized by a large round arch atop a straighter, narrower doorway (or in this case, indentation). In fact, they may also be referred to as Moorish arches (or keyhole arches).
The horseshoe arches are extremely common in Moroccan design and are characterized by a large round arch atop a straighter, narrower doorway (or in this case, indentation). In fact, they may also be referred to as Moorish arches (or keyhole arches).

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It is not unusual to find these types of arches in mosques. Here, they act as a lovely framing device for interesting art pieces.
It is not unusual to find these types of arches in mosques. Here, they act as a lovely framing device for interesting art pieces.

The following images are also from the designers at Mimar Interiors, but represent more modern and varied takes on Moroccan styles.
The following images are also from the designers at Mimar Interiors, but represent more modern and varied takes on Moroccan styles.

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Colorful textiles, from upholstery to wall hangings, can indicated Moroccan influence as well.
Colorful textiles, from upholstery to wall hangings, can indicated Moroccan influence as well.

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For the layman, it may indeed by archways that are most indicative of Moroccan design.
For the layman, it may indeed by archways that are most indicative of Moroccan design.

Any room or home with a peaked doorway can immediately be categorized as having at least some influence from Moroccan design.
Any room or home with a peaked doorway can immediately be categorized as having at least some influence from Moroccan design.

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Although not the most common arch found in Moroccan interior design, this equilateral archway, combined with the surrounding interior elements, is certainly notable.
Although not the most common arch found in Moroccan interior design, this equilateral archway, combined with the surrounding interior elements, is certainly notable.

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Riads are an extremely notable and gorgeous aspect of Moroccan design and architecture.
Riads are an extremely notable and gorgeous aspect of Moroccan design and architecture.

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The term "riad" can refer either to a palatial house, or to the house's interior garden or courtyard.
The term “riad” can refer either to a palatial house, or to the house’s interior garden or courtyard.

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A Moroccan riad is usually characterized by an elaborately carved skylights that were open to the air.
A Moroccan riad is usually characterized by an elaborately carved skylights that were open to the air.

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This decidedly modern bathroom uses the Moroccan style as a jumping off point for contemporary decor. The archway, for instance, is a classic example of the Moroccan look, but instead of using brightly colored tile mosaics, here we see flashy silver.
This decidedly modern bathroom uses the Moroccan style as a jumping off point for contemporary decor. The archway, for instance, is a classic example of the Moroccan look, but instead of using brightly colored tile mosaics, here we see flashy silver.

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Here, the use of interior plantings in the center of the room is clearly a reference to the riad design.
Here, the use of interior plantings in the center of the room is clearly a reference to the riad design.

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It is interesting to note that the concept of riads was originally due to Muslim influence. Since women were generally not allowed outside of the home alone, they could relax and enjoy an interior garden such as a riad without compromising their faith and modesty.
It is interesting to note that the concept of riads was originally due to Muslim influence. Since women were generally not allowed outside of the home alone, they could relax and enjoy an interior garden such as a riad without compromising their faith and modesty.

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Apart from religious issues, a riad also provides climate control for homes in areas like Morocco that can be punishingly hot. The open air and water features commonly found there can have a pleasant cooling effect on the rest of the home.
Apart from religious issues, a riad also provides climate control for homes in areas like Morocco that can be punishingly hot. The open air and water features commonly found there can have a pleasant cooling effect on the rest of the home.

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In modern Moroccan design, colorful cushions on the floor have been replaced with cozy sofas that sit low to the ground but still offer support.
In modern Moroccan design, colorful cushions on the floor have been replaced with cozy sofas that sit low to the ground but still offer support.

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This skylight is a more traditional example of the riad design.
This skylight is a more traditional example of the riad design.

Muqarans are another common and intricate element included in many Moroccan designs.
Muqarans are another common and intricate element included in many Moroccan designs.

This types of decorations can be made from brick, stone, stucco, or wood and common in palaces and mosques as well as luxury homes.
This types of decorations can be made from brick, stone, stucco, or wood and common in palaces and mosques as well as luxury homes.

The ceiling here is a subtle reference to this style while managing to blend into an entirely modern space.
The ceiling here is a subtle reference to this style while managing to blend into an entirely modern space.

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The elaborate archways in this room defy categorization, but are clearly Moroccan-inspired with splashes of lovely turquoise.
The elaborate archways in this room defy categorization, but are clearly Moroccan-inspired with splashes of lovely turquoise.

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The floral patterns in this Moroccan space from designer Amine El Hammoumi give it a feminine bent.
The floral patterns in this Moroccan space from designer Amine El Hammoumi give it a feminine bent.

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Also from Amine El Hammoumi, this loft uses intricate carvings and rich textiles to evoke the Moroccan spirit.
Also from Amine El Hammoumi, this loft uses intricate carvings and rich textiles to evoke the Moroccan spirit.

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This home, from designer Kenan Osman, is a sleek and modern take on the Moroccan style.
This home, from designer Kenan Osman, is a sleek and modern take on the Moroccan style.

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The tilework and archways bring the lush history of Moroccan design into the modern space.
The tilework and archways bring the lush history of Moroccan design into the modern space.

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This final home is one of the most elaborate and fuses both classical and Moroccan elements.
This final home is one of the most elaborate and fuses both classical and Moroccan elements.

The water feature room divider and detailed ceiling could easily be Moroccan and even riad-inspired.
The water feature room divider and detailed ceiling could easily be Moroccan and even riad-inspired.

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When a business is creative, every aspect of that business can be driven by inspiration. For the type-face design firm Indian Type Foundry (ITF), this has extended naturally to their office space. The firm is actually one of its kind which designs fonts for the Indian languages and caters to clients like Apple, Google, Sony, etc. for their Indian language needs. And for a creative, inspiring, and beautiful space, they turned to the design team at YellowSub Studio. Working with a blank slate, YellowSub Studio was able to turn the space into a warm, colorful, open office with plenty of spaces for collaboration as well as retreat

The teal color running throughout the office is subtle and soothing, but acts in lovely contrast to the natural woods and white elements.
The teal color running throughout the office is subtle and soothing, but acts in lovely contrast to the natural woods and white elements.

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The open space was intentional, designed to spark interaction, collaboration, and open-ended discussions throughout the office.
The open space was intentional, designed to spark interaction, collaboration, and open-ended discussions throughout the office.

The elevated library is not just a design focus, but an easy and comfortable place for informal discussions.
The elevated library is not just a design focus, but an easy and comfortable place for informal discussions.

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At the foot of the elevated space is a cozy conferencing area completely with vibrantly colored chairs.
At the foot of the elevated space is a cozy conferencing area completely with vibrantly colored chairs.

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Letters from local languages provide some excellent diversity within!  For instance, the symbol on the top shelf is the letter for the sound 'Ma' in Malayalam, which is a language spoken in the southern part of the country.
Letters from local languages provide some excellent diversity within! For instance, the symbol on the top shelf is the letter for the sound ‘Ma’ in Malayalam, which is a language spoken in the southern part of the country.

By including creative partitions and plantings, the space gets an extra pop of color and character.
By including creative partitions and plantings, the space gets an extra pop of color and character.

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The central area with picnic-style tables is ideal for lunching but can also be a flexible work space for visiting designers or anyone with a laptop who feels like a change of scenery.
The central area with picnic-style tables is ideal for lunching but can also be a flexible work space for visiting designers or anyone with a laptop who feels like a change of scenery.

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This cafeteria space is open, but its almost whimsical design, with its own unique typeface elements, makes it feel like a family gathering place rather than a formal business area.
This cafeteria space is open, but its almost whimsical design, with its own unique typeface elements, makes it feel like a family gathering place rather than a formal business area.

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With a small team of designers, is was easy to create a space that was very open but still allowed enough 'elbow room' to have a bit of privacy and sanctuary.
With a small team of designers, is was easy to create a space that was very open but still allowed enough ‘elbow room’ to have a bit of privacy and sanctuary.

Even in an open office, a private conference room, with curtains that close, can come in handy, particularly when clients come to visit.
Even in an open office, a private conference room, with curtains that close, can come in handy, particularly when clients come to visit.

The use of cozy nooks makes collaboration more comfortable so that ideas can flow.
The use of cozy nooks makes collaboration more comfortable so that ideas can flow.

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The fireplace has always been a comforting and quite literal warm place for the family and friends to gather round during holidays, celebrations, or just plain cold weather.  They are a feel good spot to sit down and relax and can be a romantic spot to cuddle with your partner.  Fireplaces have since gone beyond simply providing heat and are now a focal point to a living room.  Fireplaces now appear even in homes that require no such heating.  They are warm, sensual, and inviting.  There are many styles and modern homes are jumping on the bandwagon with their unique takes on the traditional fireplace.  With the six modern fireplaces featured below, you can see how the fireplace has evolved.  Let’s take a look at how far the fireplace has come in recent years.

Modern Lodge Fireplace

This beautiful fireplace sits in the home of an artist, fashion consultant, and designer, living in the Hollywood Hills.  The home is infused with great style and unique touches that make this rustic home meets modern bungalow possible.

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Ortal Fireplaces

These fireplaces are designed with a keen eye for the fashion conscious home owner.  They provide both warmth and style and go beyond traditional design.  Ortal fireplaces appear to fit many spaces and create a look that is modern, minimalist, and haute!

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Regency Horizon Fireplace

This contemporary fireplace design appears as a picture on the wall.  It is a wonderful addition to any home with its sleek and wide form. It comes in several accessories and finishes.

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Broadway Penthouse/Joel Sanders Fireplace

This stunning penthouse has everything it needs.  It’s a spacious penthouse with a sprawling design and inviting space to host friends, family, and colleagues.  Little touches like a unique customized fireplace make all the difference in this modern dream.

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Rocal D-1o Fireplace

The D-10 fireplace by Rocal is another modern option that features a chimney and is designed to come out of the wall.  It hangs from the ceiling as apposed to being mounted to the ground like a traditional fireplace.  Rocal fireplaces are a truly unique design and come in many other sizes and geometric shapes.  Each of these fireplaces are an investment in updating your home and taking it to the next level.

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Modern Moroccan Fireplace

Modern design can take inspiration from past form.  This Moroccan inspired fireplace lavishly displays a curvy outline and romantic lacy appeal.  The mantel includes warm colors and effortlessly blends the whole design together in one wonderfully delightful fireplace.  This interior design will make you want to book the next flight to Marrakesh or at least book a room in one of the designer’s rental homes.

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