November 28, 2015
Visualizer: Konstantin Kildinov
Concrete, coated steel, and unfinished wood are among the perfect ingredients that flavor this industrial interior. Unlike many industrial interiors, this one doesn’t shy away from color – it makes immediate impression with a cool gray and yellow color theme, highlighting the incredible energy of the design.
Smart furniture adds a stylish and refined edge. Modular seating is a great choice for a home as spacious as this one – this handsome sofa is from the Peanut B series by Mauro Lipparini. All of the liners are completely removable so even the fabric colors are modular. Neat, right?
The ottoman is also from the Peanut B series. Its vibrant yellow liner has a much coarser texture to coordinate with the rugged aesthetic of the home.
Tucked away in a corner of the living room, a little geometric chair peeks out from a tiny office space. This highly original design is the work of Konstantin Grcic, released by Magis in 2003. Everything about this chair makes it perfect for this apartment, from the concrete base to the structural seat.
A streamlined bookshelf hides in the side of the chimneybreast above the faux-fireplace.
Unique grate-style treads give this staircase a very modern industrial look.
The kitchen is just a breath away from minimalism – the only decoration comes from the materials used to build it, like the characteristic concrete cabinets and light natural-finish wood.
Rather than using a backsplash, this designer opted for a full wall of corrugated glass. A ghostly silhouette of the stairs adds to the aesthetic.
Wireflow pendant lamps by Arik Levy draw the eye upward toward the cables routed neatly along the ceiling. It’s impossible to hide conduit in warehouse remodels – at least, not without some serious work – but a neat arrangement can make all the difference.
Red chain link fencing provides a barrier around the mezzanine and adds some industrial character to the vertical garden in the background. Comfy-looking blue and yellow loungers complete the playful primary color theme.
This particular visualization features a great combination of all the rugged materials used throughout the apartment. Chipped concrete, coated steel, exposed brick, and corrugated glass – all relatively inexpensive materials that look amazingly sophisticated together.
There are so many things to love about this bedroom! Corrugated glass above the bed reflects lots of light back into the room. The extensive library is accessible by a minimalistic wooden ladder, and neat Hive tables/ottomans provide multipurpose utility.
Even the empty spaces look lovely.
Yellow and black are energizing colors perfectly suited to a modern home gym.
The wood door leading to the bathroom has a stylish unfinished look.
Black-painted brick and a full-length mirror give the bathroom a moody and sophisticated appeal. Yellow indirect light ties back to the home’s distinctive color theme and contributes to the relaxing atmosphere.
These slatted shelves would make a fantastic DIY project for any industrial-inspired home design. Of course, the industrial style lends itself to do-it-yourselfers in so many ways already.
November 28, 2015
Designer: Workshop Art
This lovely Moscow apartment embraces minimalism with natural materials and simple forms – the color theme feels perfectly fluent, derived from the wood and textiles themselves for a truly organic appearance. It’s clear that the designer curated the furnishings and decor very thoughtfully yet the result feels effortlessly smooth.
With a floorplan just under 100 square meters, the single large window provides more than enough light to brighten the entire home. Two layers of curtains offer a choice between blackout beige and gossamer white. They gather in a gentle bunch on the floor and slim niche hides the hardware above for an incredibly clean look.
The bold oversized lamp on the left is the Orion by STC Studio.
While most of the furniture is composed of clean lines and crisp corners, the occasional round element makes its presence known. Note the circular base on the tapered square topped table – such a neat design, and a very nice way to tie into the rounded dining chair and cylindrical lamp.
A realistic Dimplex fireplace cleverly occupies the low-profile cabinet console on the far wall.
Love the rug under the dining table – its distressed texture has the same charm as lovingly worn whitewashed wood, a cool contrast to the flawless floorboards.
Glitter! Confetti! This suspension lamp definitely brings an irresistible pop of excitement to the subdued dining room area.
The dining chairs are especially neat because the upholstery extends all the way down to cover the legs for a completely unified and cohesive look. It rounds out the soft aesthetic started by the flowing drapes and chic rug.
The petit kitchen stays low key with a subtly textured backsplash, wood lower cabinets, and glossy overhead storage.
Visualizer: Yana Osipenko
This interior by Ukraine-based designer Yana Osipenko features a more rugged natural theme based largely around the soothing colors of wood, sand, and stone. These elements work well with the industrial – almost Bauhaus – furniture pieces used as accents throughout. Although the interior is sleek and streamlined, it shines through its impressive subtle details.
Cantilever furniture and indirect recessed lighting both contribute to the free and spacious feeling this apartment invokes. These details certainly make an interesting contrast with the heavier materials in use, especially the stone slab shelf running parallel to the floor. The shelf looks like it would make a convenient spot to sit while browsing through the books stored in the black bookcase.
Providing conveniently adjustable task lighting is the Paolo Rizzatto 265 Lamp, composed of sturdy steel and a cast iron counterweight.
Geometric themes define the terrace, a varied combination of shapes including the spherical topiary tree, gem-shaped wire pendant lights, and square framed chairs.
Here, an adorable vertical garden takes its place hung on a wooden accent wall – both the containers and the wood slats feature a horizontal alignment for a smart and clean look. The terrace sort of takes the natural color palette from the interior and brings it to its logical conclusion.
The unfinished wood details are worth a second look. Each one combines modern finishes with raw natural materials for a striking contrast.
Each touch of unfinished wood adds an important organic element to an otherwise minimalistic home. If it were overly glossy or stained another color, the interior would seem more “standard modern” and might lose a crucial ingredient that makes this look so unique.
The furniture arrangement makes the best possible use of its view out the window to the right. It’s nice to see a seating scheme that takes advantage of the home’s natural assets rather than centering everything on the television as so many other interiors do.
A dark drop ceiling defines the kitchen space – here, wood furniture takes the spotlight with a large slab table and matching cabinetry.
Tonon Chairs by Martin Ballendat embrace the organic theme through form rather than material. The geometric Aki Lamp by Studio Dreimann is made of wood and illuminated by LED inserts, its natural aesthetic achieved through material rather than form.
Partially open geometry is a recurring theme – not only the chairs, but the black shelves and side table too.
To compensate for such a carefully refined approach to furniture, this home design makes every detail count. Even the doorknobs are fabulous!
November 28, 2015
Designer: Made go design
Photographer: Hey! Cheese
Tailored to the needs of a delightful young couple, Made Go Design made sure to provide this interior with a wealth of comfortable details. The family room features warm and lively colors, luxurious yet practical materials, and designer furniture perfectly coordinated with the built-in elements.
Although the layout is relatively compact, smart living space arrangement leaves plenty of room between furniture. Spacious footpaths are a crucial feature for homes with children that are just learning to walk, and especially as those children grow older and start to run through the house. Nobody wants a stubbed toe!
Rebar and wood bookshelves over an exposed brick accent wall enhance the industrial accents present throughout the home.
The little Lumio Book Lamp is a cool touch – easy to fold up and put away when the family needs more table space. It would make a good lamp for a child’s bedroom too, since it has no cords and runs on batteries.
This family totally rocks movie night with a top-of-the-line projector and a large screen that retracts into a recessed niche in the ceiling above. Edison lightbulbs in the Muffins lamps provide a soft glow perfect for nighttime entertainment.
Two kitchens! Another feature that makes this apartment perfectly suitable for a small family. The island near the dining table houses one range burner so food can stay warm in preparation of hungry bellies coming back for seconds.
An absolutely adorable room for a little girl. It has everything – colorful hot air balloons, a tipi for reading or napping, and a stylish Magis Puppy that doubles as a fun little chair. A room this whimsical is sure to spark the imagination.
Outside the living room, a beautiful covered terrace acts as a miniature backyard, complete with wooden decking and verdant plants. The built-in seating looks like a comfortable place to relax and watch as people go about their days on the streets below.
A smart mid-height divider separates the office from the rest of the master bedroom. The matte black accent wall contributes a comfortable backdrop sure to absorb the light in the early weekend hours when busy parents want to sleep in.
Wireflow lamps by Arik Levy create a stunning silhouette against the blank wall in the background.
Unique architectural details make this home even more fascinating. Here, geometric tile in the entryway seeps under the suspended partition wall and into the kitchen on the opposite side.
November 28, 2015
When you think of fold up furniture you probably think about some terrible chairs in a conference room or auditorium that are most uncomfortable. On the contrary, there are some amazing examples out there and we bring them to you today. These are the best space saving designs we could find that would be useful in many homes. A surprising fact is that there are things for every room of the house. Many of you live in small places like apartments, lofts or dormitories. Some of these ideas would suit you well to help maximize the use of space. Let’s take a look at that we found and seek inspiration in these wonderful pictures.
This compact dining set with chairs is so well thought out. I love the white and natural wood look. Notice behind the table leg there is a place to store chairs. This is such a great idea.
This extending bench may be best for a commercial space, but think of the possibilities. It is about function and having extra places to sit can really accommodate a crowd of people. I see this in a waiting area at a public space such as a shopping mall where a person can wait while the other person is inside a shop.
This is a great dining table that can be easily packed away. It has a simple mechanism for packing and unpacking. Think about this in a small apartment and how useful it can be Often when people eat alone they may be on a sofa or in a chair watching television. This suggestion allows them to also have a dinner table to have a more intimate setting for a guest or romantic interest.
Murphy beds are perhaps some of the greatest inventions in a home in how they can free up the use of a room for other purposes. Once they are up in the wall there is so much room for other activities. This example here is quite nice. You can see that a lot of planning went into the entire wall space including area for storage and drawers
Now this is just clever is it not? The person that thought of this really had to plan ahead. I like to consider this more for the idea than how it turned out actually. The drawers would have a bear a lot of weight to hold a person, but we have to admit that is is quite innovative.
A child’s room can benefit by the combination desk and bed as in the above picture. It’s not a large wall when you consider it and yet this family managed to fit all this furniture inside. Notice that the stairs also double as drawers offering even more room to put things away into.
Here is a great wall bed that doubles as a sofa. This large open space is the perfect setup for the design. The floors are concrete which makes me think an open loft and perhaps even in an older building. This whole room is configured nicely.
I like to call this the trivial pursuit table. The seats are just like the pie pieces in the game that are given for correct answers. Furnishings like this are so useful when you need extra seats for guests and when you don’t need them, they are out of the way.
Fitting two sleeping spaces in a wall is quite an accomplishment. This was taken from a catalog so you likely would not see all the open area to the left and right if it were installed in a room. The choice of lavenders and pinks is quite interesting.
I do like the yellow color combined with the animal print rug. The colors are so bold, but in a great contemporary way. Here is another example of a fold away bed that is tastefully arranged into a tidy package with storage.
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November 28, 2015
Located in Hollywood Hills, this incredible home consists of curvaceous volumes cascading down from the verdant peak. Its fluid shape embraces the hillside and exaggerates the natural curve of the land with expressive cantilever terraces.
Each room is oriented to take advantage of a perfect panoramic view of the city below, expanses of glass broken only by sparingly applied interior walls.
The pool looks magnificent with a perfectly transparent wall outlined with bright LED strips. The pool and patios are ever so slightly set into the smooth white lower facade, supported by curved concrete pillars that seem to enhance the flared shapes found throughout the exterior.
Lucky visitors are treated to a private guesthouse set slightly below the main volume accessible by a glass-encased driveway. This wing features many of the same luxuries as the rest of the home but at a slightly smaller scale. It even has its own miniature infinity pool – miniature serving as a relative term, as it would easily dwarf all but the most expansive pools outside of the Hills.
This home – also in the Hollywood Hills – cuts a striking profile using rectilinear forms and strong folded architecture. The most distinctive feature is a stunning infinity pool that wraps around the main body of the home that overflows down a tiled wall to create the illusion of great depth.
Chairs situated on the lower deck take advantage of the cooling effect generated by the waterfall’s mist.
A large window in the garage bay makes this traditionally utilitarian space feel like any other room in the home. It’s a lovely touch for an enthusiast who considers a fine vehicle to be just as much a work of art as any Rembrandt or Monet.
The interior renders are just as fascinating, but even the most carefully selected appointments could never hold a candle to the view itself. Could you imagine having such an impressive vantage point over the city? Now imagine what it would look like from the pool!
An unassuming wood-slatted rear facade doesn’t even begin to hint at the raw luxury on the other side…
Incredible! This spacious home concept occupies a curved foundation with multilevel infinity pools, its impressive facade sparkling with lights. Now imagine taking a swim from the raised cantilever pool to the right – breathtaking.
From the outside, each room appears definitely distinct from one another but all enjoy open glass walls to take advantage of the unmatched view.
Angular, distinctive – it’s amazing how each of these properties demonstrates the way that creative applications of the same materials can result in such diverse building styles. This home features outwardly sloped walls that seem to tempt gravity.
Car enthusiasts are sure to admire the cantilever garage protruding from the bottom floor, its glass front making for a gorgeous showroom display.
The L-shaped layout offers unlimited ways to enjoy the view from the cliff-side. Strong concrete contrasted against smooth white cladding ensures the home is just as inspiring to view from the outside as from within.
Imagine the symphony of sensory details one would enjoy while lounging on one of the many terraces. The gentle breeze, the sound of cascading infinity pools, the stimulating of the city below… this home would provide an endless number of internal habitats to accommodate any mood or mode of creativity.
Occupying approximately 900 square meters, this expansive Hollywood Hills mansion invokes the shape of a luxurious ocean liner with a curvaceous pool that juts out from the cliff face.
Despite the open pool deck that rivals even the best resorts, this home is slightly more private than the homes preceding it – rooms are set deeply within cantilever volumes and the angle of the pool prevents anyone from seeing inside.
Hidden between the pillars and tucked underneath the driveway, a small patio surrounds a secret garden for intimate socialization. Away from the energy and excitement of the pool and city view, this little niche seems like it would provide the quiet and privacy that so many Los Angeles residents could only dream of having. Details like these are beautiful in their cleverness.
Minimalism proves the perfect choice for the kitchen and dining area, emphasizing the vastness of the city below.
The Bird Streets neighborhood is one of the most exclusive and highly sought-after enclaves in the Hollywood Hills and this home concept certainly lives up to the expectations of the area.
This street-facing view perfectly condenses the aesthetic of the rest of the home including nature inspired exterior elements like stone, wood, water, light, and fire.
On the exterior, a drama of fire and water unfolds – grill pits and decorative fire features dance alongside vast glass-walled pools, the upper pool pouring into the lower pool by way of a modern waterfall.
It’s interesting to see how the street-facing facade invokes more of a traditional look, whereas the back yard displays pure modernism – both have the same materials, but the proportions in which they are used makes all the difference.
With engineering just as impressive as its appearance, this home is sure to inspire fans of innovative architecture. The weight distribution catches the eye immediately – supported by substantial pillars below the pool, the living spaces exhibit a definite weightlessness by contrast.
The two main volumes seem structurally disconnected from one another because of the careful application of a central staircase open to the air but covered by the overarching roof. Full glass walls are a must-have in an area as beautiful as this, and these walls actually stack over one another when opened to erase the boundary between indoors and out.
Vines creep alongside the corner of the patio and climb a wooden privacy screen. This portion of the deck also happens to line up with part of the interior clad with natural materials and darker colors.
This concept in Beverly Hills is nestled into a flat plot in a valley – its terrace gardens and white linear cladding reflecting the beauty of the landscape and the open sky in turn. The home is composed of two deeply cantilevered volumes split by a glass-clad entrance barred by a heavy classically inspired wooden door.
While the preceding homes utilized their cliff-side locations to the fullest extent, this home makes a spectacular impression without the architectural constraints that come from mountainside living.
Even the miniature home golf course boasts clean and beautiful forms. It doesn’t just offer another source of entertainment – it contributes aesthetically as well, balancing the perfect angles and even spacing with something more organic yet still highly manicured.
From this angle, it’s much easier to appreciate the true degree of separation between the two architectural volumes. The large first floor bedroom and ground floor living room may even serve as a guest suite – and if so – the wide stepping-stones over the water surely provide a unique mode of access that visitors will never forget.
Despite its location on flat ground, the building design can still accommodate a relatively open view thanks to the creative application of trees and retaining walls. Here, slatted wooden blinds preserve privacy only where needed.
Privacy is unnecessary at the golf course since it would be a shame for the neighbors to miss your impeccable form. At night, bright rings of light outline the greens to make nighttime games a little easier and certainly more stylish.
Trousdale is another prestigious Beverly Hills neighborhood, one known for a history of architectural restrictions. Of course, such restrictions often enhance the creativity of engineers and architects tasked with building there and the same still holds true today.
Detailed patterns make his facade exceptionally memorable, different from the pure white and glass concepts highlighted in the other visualizations.
Early Trousdale homes were designed by iconic names such as Harold Levitt, A. Quincy Jones, and even Frank Lloyd Wright – this property concept continues that legacy of exquisite taste, and its design seems to incorporate inspiration from its architectural forebears.
Unlike many of the expansive homes detailed previously, this concept makes a big impression on a level ranch-style plane. Maintaining a low profile is a common stipulation in places like the Hills where the view is everything.
November 28, 2015
Visualizer: Daniel Vojinovic
Speaking of inspiring spaces, this coastal home visualized by architect and designer Daniel Vojinovic is a great place to begin our adventure of contemporary luxury. Open concept living embraces the seaside environment with a 180-degree view through floor-to-ceiling windows.
From overhead, it’s easier to see the gorgeous balance of the gray, black, and brown color theme.
The seating area is recessed into the floor and only accessible by a series of steps on either side. A spacious sectional sofa allows people sitting on either side to get a gorgeous view out the windows, with the middle section offering the best angle for watching television. Recessed lighting frames the arrangement and keeps it bright.
Two classic chairs provide the best seat in the house: a gorgeous panoramic view, a warm central fireplace, and an endless supply of fresh air and good vibes.
But really, this home is all about the details, like these sculptural oversized candles by Jean-Marie Massaud, or the immersive sound projected by the wall-mounted BeoLab3 speakers.
Strong lines define the kitchen. Matte black details enhance the linear effect, only broken by the curve of the faucet and lamps. These variations give the space a more natural and lively aesthetic.
Architect: Boom Architects
Visualizer: Bartłomiej Senkowski
A pleasantly minimalistic take on luxury design, this home from Boom Architects uses simple forms and casual colors yet weaves them into a narrative that immediately catches a viewer’s attention. The classic combination of black, white, and light glossy wood yields itself to a surprising pop of surprising color courtesy of the iconic Magis Puppy.
Forgoing extra ornamentation, every object in the house contributes – each piece is pleasing on its own and serves a purpose. Here, the attractive Imola Chair by Henrik Pederson offers up an exquisite view of the landscape. It looks like the perfect place to calm the mind and let the stress melt away.
An expanse of white encompasses the sitting area, yet the arrangement feels grounded by the common dark theme of the furniture and smartly coordinated flokati rugs beneath.
Thin breakfast stools advance the minimalistic aesthetic by placing void over form in a kitchen filled with substantial surfaces in white. This clever reversal seems to derive visual weight from contrast rather than form.
No ornamentation, no color, only a spectacular view of the water outside – the wood frame door appears to float within a void as if there is no exterior wall at all. Even the bed seems light as a cloud, with a slightly recessed base and cantilever side table.
Almost as an opposite to the natural weightlessness of the light white bedroom, this dark and comfortable retreat gains its unique aesthetic from a mechanical and industrial take on cantilever design – especially the Paolo Rizzatto lamp.
Architect: Artroom Studio
Designer: Artroom Studio
Visualizer: Artroom Studio
Wow! The North & LaSalle Loft by Bucharest-based design firm Artroom Studio takes an Art Deco approach to modern luxury and the result is unmatched. At first glance, the illuminated sculptural ceiling catches and captivates the eye – its wavy design seems to roll like an incoming tide.
Like the last home, this gorgeous apartment features a recessed seating area that benefits from a white and black canvas. While the rich leather and warm golden lighting invoke a classical aesthetic, a few modern touches demonstrate a powerful contemporary personality, like the geometric papercraft Lion mount by Vova Baranyuk.
Opulent homes can be practical, too. This table is a favorite because of its clever yet attractive storage compartment, designed carefully to ensure that function does not overtake the pleasure of good form.
Architect: Andreas Tjeldflaat
This apartment in TriBeCA NYC is part of an in-progress development by Norwegian architect Andreas Tjeldflaat. An undulating spiral staircase traverses bright atrium-style living room for access to the mezzanine floor above, all illuminated by an expanse of windows on the street-facing side. A portrait by Viktor Miller-Gausa takes up the entire far wall – an unmissable focal point that coordinates well with the natural and monochromatic color theme of the home.
Exposed joists make the kitchen look more inviting and relaxed, like a comfortable refuge from the openness of the living room atrium. Classical pillars and the subtle use of light wood give this ultra-modern kitchen a taste of traditional luxury.
The bedroom enjoys a full view over the living space below, sunlight from the atrium illuminating the full-wall mirror behind the bed. Peeking around the corner, a curvaceous hallway leads to the bathroom, its path illuminated by Bouroullec AIM lamps.
Framed by lovely planters and a gorgeous view, this bathroom is nothing short of spectacular.
Exciting floorplans depict the increasing radius of the staircase, its fine curve continuing in the form of a hill on the roof landscaping. Here, it’s also possible to appreciate the great height from which the pendant lamps hang.
November 28, 2015
Visualizer: Sergey Baskakov
This apartment uses dark charcoal gray tones, lightened by a bright open layout and dotted with polished brass fixtures. The ceiling is composed of varied wood slats and treated with high polish to reflect a generous amount of for a lustrous effect. Taken together, the atmosphere is luxurious yet casual.
An overhead view reveals the layout to be compact and efficient, using blocks of gray to delineate each area according to function. Dark colors grouped with dark colors create a sense of intimacy and closeness – an impressive feat considering the scale and openness of the layout. The protruding volume of the accent wall separates it from the rest of the space.
The streamlined dining room takes advantage of the same gray-on-gray theme as the living room. Even though the furniture is dark, if offers a view drenched in sunlight – thanks, in part, to the row of windows bordering the double height ceiling.
A smooth white kitchen island makes a dramatic silhouette against the textured accent wall. Black and gray define the dining space, illuminated by an intricate Hoops lamp by Giovanni Barbato. The lamp stands out even more compared to the highly minimalistic forms used throughout the rest of the space.
Even the range hood and faucets forgo extraneous detail. The kitchen island is smooth and glossy – only the worktop hints at pattern or texture to match the matte wall behind it.
Designer: Elena Ovcharenko
This bright and colorful apartment in Kyiv features a detailed white interior with gray and brass accents, wood floors, and even a few concrete details – today’s trends interpreted with a strong sense of originality and playfulness.
The relatively compact floorplan makes great use of lightweight furniture to maximize space, like the smart nesting coffee tables and the almost-transparent Bertoia wire chair. Chevron parquet floors and a big yellow rug give the combined living and dining space a perfectly quirky personality that appeals to any taste.
Paneled walls offer a classic touch within a highly modernist interior. A small glass-encased fireplace on the floating console table likely uses an illuminated mist technology, a realistic yet safe option easy to use anywhere.
On the left is a pair of pendants by Michael Anastassiades, and on the left is the Atomium Chandelier from Lambert & Fils.
The bedroom easily ties back into the overall theme, swathed in gray textiles and perked up with just a touch of color. Lindsey Adelman Cherrybomb lamps illuminate each side of the bed with a form inspired by delicate branches and blossoms.
Fun geometric rugs reflect the unique cubic bed frame. Color accents remain tasteful and understated while the gray remains the main emphasis.
A single portrait of a ballerina lends a touch of sentimentality and mystery. The unusual placement helps to amplify its effect on the blank wall behind it. The placement and contrast is artistic in its own right.
Light wood cabinets frame a modern marble backsplash in the kitchen. Like in the other rooms, using marble so sparingly seems to heighten its impact on the overall aesthetic of the home. Like the brass, it’s luxurious but not too “showy”.
While the rest of the apartment uses fine materials modestly, the bathroom embraces its opulence with conviction. Marble floor and backsplash are sandwiched between bold gray tiles, with brass pendants and golden cove lighting to give a warm and rich appeal.
Wrapped in the comforting patina of a metallic panel, the tub has an otherworldly atmosphere perfect for washing away the worries of the day. Above, circular pendant lamps bring to mind images of playful bubbles or pristine moons.
Visualizer: Level archiviz
Modern furniture meets a backdrop of classical architectural details in this dynamic home. Paneled walls and parquet floors provide a sense of softness in contrast to the clean geometry and monochromatic colors of the interior appointments. Gray interiors are certainly high in the ranks as far as modernist color palettes go, and this sampling of shades seem to work very well with the artist’s intentions.
Gray accents grow even more subtle in the kitchen, used to draw attention to only a few small details: the cords on the pendant lamps, the paper on the vintage ad prints, and the metal of the appliances. Of course, the cool thing about decorating with gray and white is how even the shadows weave themselves into the narrative.
The kitchen proves to be a fun place to use circular patterns. Circles are sure to echo the shape of many objects used every day for cooking, a great way to integrate those pots, pans, and spoons into the overall design of the room rather than boxing them in as ordinary tools or decorative objects. Here, the printed rug plays a fun contrast to the chevron floorboards below it.
November 28, 2015
November 28, 2015
There are great iPad stand ideas all over the internet and also in retail stores. What if you are an active and busy person? That may lend itself to having flexibility and finding the design that is right for you. Our editors have compiled thirteen examples for just such a purpose. In looking at them, there are many features that a shopper should key in on. One such notion is finding the proper angle that you want the iPad set at. Another consideration is how secure does the device need to be? These notions seem simple, but when you consider lifestyle it is important to get it right. Let’s take a look at these models in the hope that you can narrow down what works best in your personal situation.
The first suggestion above is ideal for a desk or fixed surface. The device is firmly secured and presented very well for the one’s line of vision. This is more of a permanent placement when considering how it connects on the back. Portability is not an important purpose here.
A great feature in this model is how simple the design is. I do like the fact that it can be adjusted easily so a person can be comfortable looking at the screen. The device can be easily pulled out and taken which is another plus as well.
It can’t get much simpler than what you see above. It reminds me of an ashtray that has been cut to an angle. Cost is an advantage that this one has over some of the other suggestions.
A lot of people like more of a portable desk concept and so this image above delivers. It is very mobile and with storage can support a very organized person well.
This wooden rack is nicely constructed. You can see where it can be adjusted just by simply moving from one slot to another. I would liken this idea to that of an art easel.
My main concern with this suggestion is that it may be a bit unstable. I could see using too much force when touching the screen and then have the device slide or fall down.
Of all the iPad stand ideas presented so far, this one is the closest to a TV stand. Notice that the tablet is completely upright at a ninety degree angle. For watching movies or pictures, this may be a great suggestion for a home where the family is all trying to watch the screen. Another nice feature is how simple this is being made of plastic. It can be stored away when not in use.
This example has a nice lip at the bottom to prevent it from falling or sliding around too much. It may be a challenge hitting the button at the bottom though depending on the size of your hands. I do like the grain on the wood and find it very stylish.
Pictured above is another sturdy mount perfect for having the device on a table. Music and other home controls would work well if this were connected to those devices. It looks like a speaker is just to right offering a conduit for sound.
This is clearly setup for a desk mount only. I can’t see this working in many more places, but on a workstation it will do great.
Interesting concept here. It reminds me of a picture frame where it can be unfolded to sit at an angle or pushed in and carried around.
What a great arching shape on this suggestion. The accompanying keyboard gives it away that this is more for typing rather than just internet browsing or shopping.
There are not many tall stands and here is one of them. Most are geared for a short height burst, but here it can be extended upwards of one to two feet. For my personal lifestyle nothing comes to mind where this would suit me, but I imagine many of our readers are looking for iPad stand ideas like this one.
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November 28, 2015
Architect: Vitaliy Yurov
This gorgeous interior by Yurov Design centers on a creative glass-encased Opti-Myst fireplace from Dimplex. Rather than relying on gas or firewood, this fireplace illuminates a fine mist of water to create the illusion of flames and smoke, making imaginative or even impossible designs perfectly viable.
Streamlined furniture, unfinished concrete, and satin-finished wood provide a comfortable environment rich with contrast. Niche lighting above and below the fireplace secures its function as the focal point of the interior.
Free of excess ornamentation, this home instead gains its unique character from minimalistic light fixtures of all shapes and styles – functional and beautiful. Here, an architectural floor lamp provides adjustable task lighting over the couch. Its style is reminiscent of the iconic Luxo floor lamp, the same style used in the classic Pixar logo.
Fabulous downlights dot the ceiling in rows. Varied orientation and lengths add a strong sense of character to a part of the room other designers tend to neglect.
Shapely pendant lights over the dining table are from the Shadows collection by Dan Yeffet and Lucie Koldova. On the table and in the background, vases from Jonathan Adler – inspired by his favorite muses – offer a surreal appreciation for the human body. Vase motifs include lips, faces, breasts, and even derrieres. The chairs are the work of Éléonore Nalet.
Visualizer: Stanislav Borozdinskiy
This light and airy home in St. Petersburg is a project by Stanislav Borozdinskiy, an inviting space defined by warm colors and soft textures, the eyes guided by a contrast of horizontal and vertical wood paneling. A room-length fireplace occupies a niche along the far wall and serves as a lovely backdrop without dominating the design.
Sliding cabinets reveal plenty of bookshelves for extra storage, reducing the need for extraneous shelves and cabinetry. Designer lighting solutions take the place of traditional decor, and each fixture is a work of art in its own right. A counterbalance wall lamp by Daniel Rybakken illuminates the Husk chairs from Patricia Urquiola, providing a lovely little reading area by the fireplace. A lamp by Tom Dixon hangs over the simple white sofa, and Muffin lamps provide a little mid-century flair beside the television.
The master bedroom is perfectly minimalistic. Monochromatic textiles and rich wood panels bathe the room with texture, and designer fixtures offer versatile spot lighting, their clean lines maintaining the simple and uncluttered aesthetic.
In a style made popular by British designer Caryn Moberly, this river mirror brings a touch of organic style to an otherwise blank wall.
A cool cantilevered reading lamp by Paolo Rizzatto provides task lighting above the bed. The table lamp is from the Balloons line by Lucie Koldova & Dan Yeffet, designed to provide soft ambient lighting – but even in the daytime, these sculptural blown glass fixtures offer unmatched decorative appeal.
Wishbone chairs surround a blocky wood table, the clean lines and light forms balanced by bold oversized pendant lamps by Fabrice Berrux.
The kitchen is perhaps the only room not defined by dramatic lighting. Instead, pure white surfaces and geometric forms provide a clean and inviting workspace decorated with subtle marble cladding on the island and backsplash.
Luxurious in every way. The bathroom uses a more substantial marble variety and takes advantage of strong monochromatic contrast. Brass lining inside the Tom Dixon lamps echo the gold-colored veining in the black marble accent wall.
Visualizer: Nikita Ryazhko
River House is an exciting project by Ukraine-based architecture firm IQOSA. This space really stands out from the others, clad with a variety of natural materials and outfitted with only the sleekest modern furniture.
Boxy flush mount light directed toward the walls bring out the rich texture of the rustic panels and stone.
The main seating area congregates around a central fireplace. Guests can enjoy the flames from both the living room and the dining room thanks to a two-way glass enclosure. Raw concrete on either side holds the monolithic structure in place.
Daniel Rybakken designed the floor lamp – the height of the light is adjustable, and the base is extra weighty for stability.
The arrangement of the modular sofa allows a fireplace-facing view and a window-facing view simultaneously. Because of its central placement, the Tabano armchair (by Patricia Urquiola) offers a similarly flexible vantage point.
On the patio, Acapulco chairs provide a lovely place to unwind after a long day. The lantern contains Bluetooth speakers, a cool piece designed by Carmine Deganello in collaboration with Pablo Designs.
The kitchen and dining combination is indescribably luxurious down to the last detail. Rustic materials give this space a powerful yet organic personality: a one-of-a-kind live edge table invokes the mystique of the forest, and the carefully illuminated stone-clad wall brings to mind images of powerful rivers. Octo lamps and Cut chairs bring the space back to modernity.
Visualizer: Vage Gabrielyan
Soft textures and sharp lines, natural colors and modern geometric prints – this home is fittingly named Game of Contrasts, designed by Vage Gabrielyan for Elforma. Expansive windows flood the home with light, but when the sun goes down, the integrated lighting between the wall panels illuminate the home with a gentler glow.
The modular sofa allows for a 360-degree view of the room, ideal for viewing the fireplace or the television in turn. From this angle, it’s easy to see the variety of lighting solutions used throughout the home – decorative Moooi pendants over the table, a 3-bulb task lamp in the far right corner, and recessed ceiling lights to even everything out.
Flos IC Lights offer a fun art-deco vibe near the creatively backlit closet.
November 28, 2015
Designer: Iryna Dzhemesiuk
Designed by Iryna Dzhemesiuk, this Tel Aviv apartment features a warm and comfortable living room decorated with soft textures that beckon the viewer to reach out and touch them. From fuzzy wool to unfinished concrete, this space mixes and matches tactile experiences to make every square meter unique in its own right.
A slanted floor lamp provides just the right amount of light for casual reading on the sofa. The coffee table – actually two square tables pushed together – comes with a fitted tea tray to make serving guests as easy and convenient as possible.
The living room uses the softest textures, expressed through patterned throws, ornate spheres, and silky finishes – all tied together with a lovely shag rug. Exposed concrete on the far wall acts as a stunning canvas for a rugged print and the accent wall to left enjoys a drama of light and shadow that plays over its deeply grooved surface.
Prince armchairs by Rodolfo Dordoni offer the only true accent color in the apartment, a vibrant splash of orange.
Built-in low tables make this sofa ideal for placement in the middle of a room. Here, miniature works of art brighten the apartment. One is a small-scale version of the Cloud Gate sculpture by Anish Kapoor – the full size version of which serves as an interactive exhibit in Chicago. The other piece is the Domsai planter by Matteo Cibic, inspired by the Tamagotchi trend of the 90s.
The dining room is slightly smoother, centering on a wire frame dining table with a unique trapezoid marble top. Perfectly coordinated chairs seat six. Of course, the most eye-catching part of this arrangement must be the oversized pendant lamps by Swedish architecture firm Claesson Koivisto Rune. They’re relatively thin and light, but the rugged texture makes them look heavy and substantial.
Clean lines and low-profile aesthetics preserve the gorgeous view. The shape of the conical pendant lamps reappears in inner profile of the table – a very cool effect.
Concrete, wood grain, and heavy curtains provide a nice textural contrast to the glossy black cabinetry, completing the transition from a soft aesthetic to a sleek one. The bar stools at the kitchen island are quite unusual, featuring three legs joined together with a T shape and supported by only the faintest hint of a backrest.
Designer: Studio DEnew
Studio DEnew emphasizes the sleek textures of polished brass and lustrous stone in this extra-luxurious Moscow apartment. Even the ceiling is richly plated with brilliant brass! It would be difficult to find an apartment with metallic texture as well integrated as this one. Of course, this opulent style would certainly prove difficult to emulate without extreme attention to detail – and this apartment is very conscious of how each part fits into the whole.
The goldish-brass table seems to take inspiration from the Panier table by Erwan and Rowan Bouroullec, although the sophisticated materials really enhance the design compared to the popular plastic version. Perched on that same table are two beautiful white crane sculptures to keep guard over the sitting area. In many cultures, cranes symbolize grace, beauty, and even eternal youth.
A cozy social area centers on a dramatic stone-clad entertainment center, underlined with a niche for firewood. The chairs are part of the Motley III Collection by Samuel Chan – this model is known as the Egg Chair.
Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves fill the far wall of the library space, otherwise minimally furnished with a charming wood rocking horse by Dutch designer Bo Reudler and a yellow Elios side table by Antonio Citterio.
The master bedroom expresses texture in a much more subdued way. Layered curtains in weightless gossamer and strong tweedy fabrics offer a lovely contrast. The curtains continue alongside the desk niche for a neatly integrated look, the desk itself serving as a continuation of the open shelf that bisects the wall of cabinets.
Recessed stone creates a vertical extension of the strongly woven headboard fabric. White cantilever side tables against a satin black wall serve as a sort of visual inverse to the black shelves and white cabinets on the right.
A branch of yellow flowers brightens the dining table and breakfast bar combo. This is a great angle to view how the extremely varied textures come together as one cohesive interior design.
The table seems to defy gravity perched on a thin panel, but the strength comes from its cantilever attachment to the marbled kitchen island beside it. Wishbone dining chairs by Hans Wegner are a classic and nostalgic touch.
Kitchen cabinetry is either from the Maxima 2.2 collection from Cesar or the Pure collection from SieMatic – both are top of the line systems. Fixtures include a commercial quality Küppersbusch range hood and modern minimalistic faucets.
Smart indirect lighting helps the smoothly textured and monochromatic bathroom feel bright and welcoming without becoming overwhelming. It seems like a nice, relaxing place to wind down with a hot shower after a busy day.
November 28, 2015
I was recently looking for home designs using aquariums on various interior design sites for ideas on a project. There were many examples that showed just a freestanding unit on a countertop as opposed to a more thought out plan. One trend I saw that was really neat was incorporating glass tanks into a wall. It was interesting seeing suggestions in kitchen and living rooms though that concept could work anywhere. That is how I got inspired to put this article together and share these ten ideas with our readers. Let’s do consider the challenges though in cleaning and maintenance. Caring for fish does take effort and should be part of the decision making process. Also, having a way to get to the tanks is very important as well. Enough of the downside though, let’s take a look at our finds in how these main accent pieces were incorporated into a decorating motif.
This idea is just spectacular! I love the way the kitchen island has been transformed into a living and breathing ecosphere. How fun would it be to have a snack or beverage while sitting on these barstools and enjoying the scenery out the window or below.
I guess this person must love to work. I mean look at this very unique desk. Perhaps it has a calming effect much like how the ocean or a tranquility pond can do for some people. It is very eye catching for sure.
The first thought that came to mind was Sea World or other places where you walk beneath and enjoy the fish above. This setup must be quite costly though as I foresee a custom building process that would be required to create the curve in the glass and then put the entire bedroom suite together.
As mentioned earlier, the use of walls is a wonderful suggestion for a home. This example does a great job of showing what it could look like in your home. The picture above shows a gorgeous aquarium that was planned and well thought out. I see how guests would really enjoy this as the enter the foyer and then proceed further into the home.
I was first drawn to the great range in the above image. That six burner model looks to be a dream for want to be chefs and home cooks. How about the tastefully done tank in the wall? That is a great accent piece that can be enjoyed by the whole family. While waiting for dishes to be heated on the stove, one could gaze at the swimming fish.
These are obviously marine enthusiasts that also enjoy music by looking at the grand piano. This larger scale example makes the room and was the homeowner’s choice over a large painting.
This idea surprised me quite a bit. Suspending from the ceiling is a clever design. My only concern here would be if it obstructs the view to the rest of the home. Taller people may have to duck to look beyond the bar area.
And yet we see another island example that is quite sizable. Some very large fish could inhabit this space. I do wonder where the hatch is that you can get access for cleaning and maintenance.
Here is another in wall example that separates the kitchen from the living area. This living space looks to be a bit smaller than others in the article so for our readers in lofts and apartments, a design similar to this can work for you.
This home is interesting in how much space has been dedicated to this decorating theme. I do like the wine storage just off to the right of the larger model. It is interesting to see how this home came together. I would like to walk through the rest of it to get a better understanding of the overall floor plan.
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November 28, 2015
Designer: Dzhemesyuk & Yurov Design
This apartment in Kiev (Kyiv) is the work of Dzhemesyuk & Yurov Design. Preventing dark materials from absorbing all the available light is one of the most difficult parts of working with such a subdued palette, but this home demonstrates plenty of clever tricks to keep things feeling bright and comfortable.
Shelves and niches are usually the first spaces to suffer from a lack of natural light – but this dividing wall tackles that problem by remaining open in the back, treated with a glossy finish to catch the light coming in from the room behind it.
The white ceiling reflects the sun as it pours through a singular window in the living room.
Cantilever side tables slide under the sofa for a space-saving and extra-functional touch. The entire living space is tied together by a cozy black rug so the feet can hit something a little warmer than marble after spending an evening curled up with a book.
These wood and leather wing chairs are from the Almora collection by Doshi Levien – a very hot item. As demonstrated by the other views in this series, these seats are beautiful from every angle and very appropriate for placement in the middle of the room just as they are in this apartment.
Glossy wall cladding and subtle recessed lights brighten the stairway despite its ultra-dark color scheme. Designers are often wary of using a palette that runs the risk of making a stairwell look too gloomy and foreboding, but it’s so easy to love this one with its sleek and creative atmosphere.
A lightbox or solar shade creates a stunning silhouette of the sculptures.
The dining room uses glossy black and white marble to amplify the amount of sunlight it receives – a thoughtful and attractive choice. Additional light over the table comes from upholstered Silenzio pendant lamps by Monica Armani.
Every piece of furniture in the dining room contributes to the atmosphere. Here there are no afterthoughts, just good design. The chairs are especially fitting, part of the Cut series by Francesco Rota.
Every spacious hallway could use a waiting area as classy as this one.
Zebra-striped tile ensures this bathroom fits into the “truly unforgettable” category. A mirror behind the vanity makes this dark room feel extra spacious despite how much visual real estate the bold patterns use.
Architect: Paul Zagrabchuk
Designed by interior architects leqb, this apartment enriches its monochromatic interior with smooth mocha tones. Pictured here is the office, where a stunning wine collection enjoys a floor-to-ceiling showcase on the far wall.
A low chandelier helps this social space achieve an even more intimate and cozy aesthetic – a feat that often proves difficult to accomplish in a room with such high ceilings. The stone accent wall helps bring the space even closer.
A tall storage unit seems to float above a marble sideboard. Carefully arranged wooden panels echo the geometry of the modular sofa, while open niches in matte black help disguise the television. A sliding door can easily conceal the television between uses.
The living room is more open and bright, occupying a double-height space centered by a spectacular spiral staircase leading to a private mezzanine. A wall of books stands on the left, a dining space in the background on the right. The attention to detail is very pronounced in this space: even the series of lights over the dining table reflects the shape of the wineglasses below.
Sensational coffee tones and luxurious materials infuse this bedroom with a sense of sensuality and intimacy. Every line is smoothly curved – no sharp angles here. Note the large canvas tucked away in the corner, featuring a passionate arm-wrestling match beneath a delicate chandelier.
The overstuffed headboard alone would not have made a visual impact dramatic enough for a bedroom this impressive. A floor-to-ceiling curtain behind the bed has theatrical appeal, and creates a powerful play of light and shadow thanks to the opaque shades on the bedside table lamps.
Light wood floors brighten the walk-in closet. An interesting contrast of textures is at play here – high gloss cabinets and roughly textured walls make for a striking combination. Rather than the ordinary dressing benches one would expect, this closet uses stylish poufs arranged for ultimate convenience.
The guest bedroom isn’t quite as sultry as the master bedroom, but does embody the suave intellectual influence of the rest of the home. Upholstered surfaces and richly grained wood make this space feel soft and welcoming enough for any guest – and given the expertly appointed surroundings, such a guest may never want to leave!
Here’s a classy room for a sophisticated young woman, decked out with fun yet luxurious furniture. Mauve and brown set the tone and rich textures complete the look. The carpet is especially unique, carefully layered to invoke images of shifting sands or perhaps even exaggerated wood grain.
A view of the other side of the room shows ample seating for visiting friends. Near the window, a small office desk takes advantage of a pullout side table for added workspace, with extra storage provided by a unique bookshelf filled with books and sentimental belongings.
Ghostly tulle creates a canopy around the bed, illuminated by columns of light filtering through the floor-length chandeliers on either side – a very graceful touch befitting the ballet theme. The wavy carpet flows in the same direction as the pleats in the fabric and the wood grain on the walls, imbuing the space with a sense of movement and rhythm.
The master bath represents more of a classical design. Stunning baroque mirrors take their place above each smooth vessel sink. There’s no need for extra decoration between these mirror frames and the abundance of marble on the floor and countertop, it’s perfectly luxurious as it is.
Another bathroom, with the same vessel sinks. This time simplicity rules the room – clean lines and simple materials make for a very bright and refined space.
Designer: Dzhemesyuk & Yurov Design
Created by Yurov Design for a young couple with an appreciation for minimalist modern style, this Kiev apartment offers a panoramic view of the city wrapped in interior luxury. This one features a monochromatic black color scheme coupled with bright brass accents, and furniture from a range of famous and up-and-coming designers.
A large marble monolith divides the living room from the kitchen and houses attractive brass-finished shelves. The television is hardly noticeable in its glossy niche, a nice way to integrate technology without resorting to mechanical obfuscation techniques.
Every lamp in this apartment is a work of art in its own right – here, disk and sphere lights from Areti beautifully complement the sculptural low-set coffee table. In the daytime, the glossy white panel behind the sofa reflects enough natural sunlight to make even the darkest-themed interior look bright and cheerful.
Both the loungers and the dining chairs are the work of Italian designer Antonio Citterio. It made sense to choose lightweight pieces for this particular location as to minimize the amount of skyline blocked by the furniture – the thin frames of the loungers and the mesh bodies of the dining chairs offer a versatile solution.
Lindsay Adelman chandeliers brighten the table, nicely coordinated with the centerpiece decorations below. Thanks to the table’s enviable position surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, the chandelier isn’t much needed in the daytime but surely provides a stunning display at night.
Glossy cabinetry features a hue somewhere between coffee and brass, drawing extra attention to the clean white worktops. The backsplash looks jet-black from this perspective yet matches the tone of the cabinets as seen from the other angles – a neat optical illusion that increases perceived depth.
Extra space near the entrance gains a functional purpose with the addition of a waiting sofa. The gorgeously framed Squares lamp from Areti draws immediate attention and beckons visitors to take a seat.
This playful print is sure to make a lasting impression on houseguests – an unforgettable piece from the Zoo Portraits series by Barcelona-based photographer Yago Partal. Everybody loves animals in suits, right?
November 28, 2015
Our editors searched for the best baby cribs that offer style and comfort for creating the ultimate nursery. Your home is a statement and should be an extension of you. For any family there will be so much work going on in this room that it is easy to think that it will just be messy or a working space. That is not the case though. With some planning, the nursery can be a gorgeous room that is fun where you can let your inner child come out. Think about all the examples you see in magazines and catalogs. Many boast of bold colors that you would not consider putting anywhere else in your home. For that reason, this room can take on its own personality. This roundup of our ten best baby cribs can give you ideas about what type you like best.
This is a great natural stained model with two white storage drawers underneath. The dark stain is very traditional whereas the white gives it more of a modern touch. The matching night stand on the left looks great as well.
The first thing that caught my eye was the color of the floor. What a bold suggestion for a room! The furnishing matches that color and comes with a changing station. There are three colors present with the orange, white and the natural wood underneath. This model is on wheels if portability is important to your shopping decision.
The fabric pattern is wonderful in the above picture. Tying it back to the chair and ottoman really pulls this whole living space together. The color choices are neutral enough for either a boy or a girl.
I found the bear like rug to almost be out of place in the above image. The hardwood floor is dark and the furniture very light making for a nice contrast. All of the furnishings are traditional with even a touch of antique in their appearance. They do not appear to be old or used up though and would be great for a new child.
Here is another example on wheels that features lots of colors. The mood is so bright and fun in this room. It may be tough for some houses to be this aggressive in the nursery. I can see this working in a contemporary space. I do like all the storage in this example.
One concern with this piece is will it be tough not having one side shorter for reaching in and grabbing the child. That may not be an issue for your family at all. The taller sides of the baby crib create a striking profile that is very regal in nature. Behind you can see matching furnishings.
It was hard not to first be drawn to the great mural painted on the wall. I thought the bird house was the perfect accent to add to the scene. One thing that struck me on this example were how the legs were different. Rather than a straight up and down angle this has a sweeping arch giving it a different feel than the other ten ideas.
What a difference a shape can make! This round idea is just wonderful. The room is smaller than many we have seen making this a good suggestion in this space. The biggest consideration here is whether or not this will be large enough for the child as he or she grows.
Some people are fans of tufted upholstery and you can see here that the side features just such styling. This technique adds elegance and finesse and creates a softer look than an entirely wooden model.
This great idea in white features gray trim with a fun design built in. It reminds me of historical European architecture where much attention was paid to walls with engravings and small details being added. The size of this idea is just right featuring no wasted width that may be unnecessary.
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November 28, 2015
Finding reading chairs for decorating a library are not as easy as it sounds. Seating ideas have changed a great deal with the advent of laptops, tablets and e-readers. The thought now is that this activity can be performed anywhere due to the portability of electronics. That being said, reading is an act best conducted in a quiet place away from distractions of the world. Having a library in a home is a wonderful thing for a true book lover. I know that my wife would love to have one in our house and load it up with law books and legal journals. If you do decide to have one in your home or are lucky enough to purchase a property that has one, you need to consider proper seating. That is where our editors come in with today’s article which features ten amazing examples to gaze upon. It’s our hope that these ideas will get you inspired about decorating and make you dream of cozily relaxing in the quiet solitude of this room.
Couldn’t you see this on a university campus and some young adults enjoying this? I imagine a college that has a lot of sculpture blended throughout the grounds would benefit from a piece like this. It’s a wonderful example of creative furniture design.
Not many accents work in a corner, but the one above does. This yellow idea boasts lots of built in storage perfect for magazines and catalogs. A student could use this as well for storing binders and books in the slots. This is another fun piece to gaze at.
Now we get much more minimal in this gorgeous white leather lounge. If you like to read and take a snooze this may be the perfect combination. I can see this in a contemporary space really creating quite a visual appeal to a room.
I must admit that having the ability to rock back and forth makes sitting much more comfortable over a period of time. The rocking chair above is a perfect example of combining both elements of rocking and relaxation. I do think getting in and out of the chair may have some challenges, but I am sure it could be mastered quickly.
Here is the all around favorite among men being a chair and ottoman set with a matching side table. Besides books, watching sports would be a huge interest from this position.
This picture has been all over the internet in many stories and blog posts. It’s another great example of art that would be perfect in a school for students to enjoy and immerse themselves in their studies.
This small chair has no arms and a small set of legs. I like that it is easily portable in a home and has a small foot print. Many people have little space to work with so having examples like this helps give them ideas about their apartment or loft.
Here is more of a concept chair that you may not find on the retail market. I found it so interesting that I wanted to include it in this article. The storage ability, red color and curves make it a great example of modern design. The choice of plastic is also very unusual as opposed to the other ten examples.
Here is another model that is built for comfort and long periods of sitting. Imagine leaning back and taking in a few chapters. I can picture that so easily while enjoying a beverage.
One might not think of these as reading chairs, but look at them in this room setting in front of a book case. It would be great to sit back and study for an exam while sitting cross-legged. Keep an open mind about what may work and ideas like this will come to light.
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