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When you think of an office space, you might have visions of a cubicle farm with no windows and even less personality. That might be an accurate picture for someone working a customer service line, those lucky enough to have more creative jobs also tend to get more creative with their offices. In fact, this office in the Ukraine, home of construction, repair, and furniture design company DIZAAP, has all the trappings of the warm industrial lofts that we’re so fond of on this site. Apart from the excess desk space and a few office chairs, it would be hard to know that this space even is an office rather than a gorgeous open floorplan loft.

The concrete walls are certainly a main design point that brings the space into that industrial trend. In fact, when architect Sergey Makhno was first putting together a plan, those lovely concrete walls become somewhat of an obstacle. The way the sound bounced off the hard surfaces made it difficult to work and to focus, which led to the inclusion of sound absorbing panels, similar to those that might be used in a recording studio.
The concrete walls are certainly a main design point that brings the space into that industrial trend. In fact, when architect Sergey Makhno was first putting together a plan, those lovely concrete walls become somewhat of an obstacle. The way the sound bounced off the hard surfaces made it difficult to work and to focus, which led to the inclusion of sound absorbing panels, similar to those that might be used in a recording studio.

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With the bold colors and creative furniture, you might be surprised at how little time and money went into this space's transformation into a modern office. The space was designed with a tight budget and was put together in just three month. Considering that much of decor, fixtures, and furniture - including the slick, tall bookcase - was custom made for the office, the time frame is that much more impressive.
With the bold colors and creative furniture, you might be surprised at how little time and money went into this space’s transformation into a modern office. The space was designed with a tight budget and was put together in just three month. Considering that much of decor, fixtures, and furniture – including the slick, tall bookcase – was custom made for the office, the time frame is that much more impressive.

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Throughout the office, splashes of color, light, and whimsy give off a playful personality and foster creativity. From a large soft sofa for casual meetings to a creatively repurposed oil drum that found new life as a table, there is plenty here to inspire anyone and make employees feel, dare we say it, like they are at home.
Throughout the office, splashes of color, light, and whimsy give off a playful personality and foster creativity. From a large soft sofa for casual meetings to a creatively repurposed oil drum that found new life as a table, there is plenty here to inspire anyone and make employees feel, dare we say it, like they are at home.

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The first space is built around the central living area, with private spaces spiraling off of that main room. Tall ceilings make for an open atmosphere and light fixtures are kept close to the ceiling in a way that ensures the space does not become too closed off. The bedroom and guest room are both visible from the main living area through interior windows, with curtains that can easily be closed when privacy is required. The color palette is largely neutral with a few brighter pops of yellow for a youthful glow.
The first space is built around the central living area, with private spaces spiraling off of that main room. Tall ceilings make for an open atmosphere and light fixtures are kept close to the ceiling in a way that ensures the space does not become too closed off. The bedroom and guest room are both visible from the main living area through interior windows, with curtains that can easily be closed when privacy is required. The color palette is largely neutral with a few brighter pops of yellow for a youthful glow.

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The second home is a 70 square meter (753 square feet) studio who had limited space but still wanted to be able to host parties. iN order to accomplish that, the designer has left the floor plan open and make the different larger pieces easy to move and slide around to create a central gathering (and karaoke) spot. Despite the small size there is still plenty of seating, a comfortable work space and a cozy dining area.
The second home is a 70 square meter (753 square feet) studio who had limited space but still wanted to be able to host parties. iN order to accomplish that, the designer has left the floor plan open and make the different larger pieces easy to move and slide around to create a central gathering (and karaoke) spot. Despite the small size there is still plenty of seating, a comfortable work space and a cozy dining area.

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In this last home, the simplicity of the design makes it feel very welcoming and approachable. The design is for a young family and the vibrancy of the colors in use, as well as the playful fixtures and streaming sunlight, certainly feel as if a child would be able to get along here.
In this last home, the simplicity of the design makes it feel very welcoming and approachable. The design is for a young family and the vibrancy of the colors in use, as well as the playful fixtures and streaming sunlight, certainly feel as if a child would be able to get along here.

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August 2, 2015

I love the look of contemporary chaise lounges and how seating is combined with artistic and architectural elements.  Where most chairs are constrained by being boxy or geometrically square or rectangular, these pieces can flow in their design and provide a unique look to a living room or outdoor space in the home.  Chilling came to mind as an appropriate term, as I can see relaxing on any of these ten examples watching television, reading a book or even taking a nap.  If you are a person that likes to pick your feet up using ottomans or recliners, these chairs fit that mold exactly.  I see many interior design pictures where there is a sofa, fireplace, coffee table and a chaise as well.   My eye is drawn to that piece of furniture as it stands out in those pictures.   When conceptualizing a room think about adding key pieces that catch the attention of guests and your family.  It might be a grand piano in one room or a great dining table set, but in each one there should be something that is a focal point.

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Contemporary black and cream colored chaise lounge

What an interesting example above.  The base is an arc made of solid wood creating a great foundation which stabilizes the furniture.  Whereas the base is solid and more industrial, the top part is much more minimal using segmented cushions and very little metal to keep its shape.  The use of cream and black offers a lot of color touches in tying this piece into an overall theme in a house.

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Outdoor furniture models are so much fun.  This picture highlights a woman relaxing and catching some sun.  It goes wonderfully with the deck.  Try this style out with a pool and you will be happy with the results.  It can easily be paired with traditional chairs and tables to create many seating options for a family.

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August 2, 2015

Thai design and Thai homes in particular have a long and storied history. From rich colors and handmade tapestries to creative decorative art pieces and glamorous carved wood, Thai style tells its own unique story. In today’s Thai homes, these traditional features are woven in with the clean lines and modern elements that have clear personalities and timeless looks.

In addition, the homes featured here were each photographed by talented Thai photographer Soopakorn Srisakul. The rich colors and stunning details give a lush look inside the gorgeous homes.

The first space as the floor-to-ceiling windows and low, clean profile that is indicative of a stylish modern home. The wood elements in this house are particularly notable with rich lacquered wood covering floors and walls. The outdoor carport is also quite stylish, emphasizing the fluid life of a Thai family that merges the indoor and outdoor easily and almost without thought.
The first space as the floor-to-ceiling windows and low, clean profile that is indicative of a stylish modern home. The wood elements in this house are particularly notable with rich lacquered wood covering floors and walls. The outdoor carport is also quite stylish, emphasizing the fluid life of a Thai family that merges the indoor and outdoor easily and almost without thought.

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The second home is taller, standing two stories, and utilizes surrounding greenery to great effect. The vibrant leaves on trees that burst forth through the pool deck stand in sharp and beautiful contrast with the concrete exterior. A second level balcony looks out over the pool and courtyard area while glass doors slide open for plenty of ventilation, even during the steamy summers.
The second home is taller, standing two stories, and utilizes surrounding greenery to great effect. The vibrant leaves on trees that burst forth through the pool deck stand in sharp and beautiful contrast with the concrete exterior. A second level balcony looks out over the pool and courtyard area while glass doors slide open for plenty of ventilation, even during the steamy summers.

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In the third space, we see what can only be an example of true Thai luxury. Multiple levels tower over the nearby town with wood slat overhangs that allow for air to flow easily while still offering shade. The wood paneled exterior is particularly beautiful while an infinity edge pool just begs to be dove into. The interior, again, is made up of deep, rich wood as well as creative lighting fixtures  and beautiful, polished reclaimed wood countertops.
In the third space, we see what can only be an example of true Thai luxury. Multiple levels tower over the nearby town with wood slat overhangs that allow for air to flow easily while still offering shade. The wood paneled exterior is particularly beautiful while an infinity edge pool just begs to be dove into. The interior, again, is made up of deep, rich wood as well as creative lighting fixtures and beautiful, polished reclaimed wood countertops.

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August 2, 2015

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Many people may recognize the name Charles Eames. Many may recognize the name Ray Eames as well. If you don’t know them, it’s time to brush up. If their story is not an inspiration, I don’t know what is. A partnership is rarely ever as successful as the one between these two people. The dream was made in the 1930’s, and was born out of Cranbrook Academy of Art where Charles was a fellow, and Ray studied in her early years.  The two took to each other quickly, recognizing each other’s passion and creativity for everything and anything – and turned it into a marriage of love – and innovative minds. One of my favorite quotes about the two comes from their grandson who summed up their relationship accurately and beautifully.

“Charles was trained as an architect, Ray as a painter, but they had a holistic collaboration, where each was the other’s most important sounding board,” he said. “Their collaboration was always blurring the line between technology and art, and their designs flowed from an understanding of the materials and the needs of the user.”

This dynamic husband and wife duo pioneered American design in architecture, engineering, technology, photography, film – just to name a few of their areas of expertise –  and created pieces that have became monumental to a great era of design. Among these pieces, La Chaise, the Eames Lounge Chair, and molded Stacking Side Chairs and are just as sought after today as they were from day one.



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August 2, 2015

When you arrive home after a long day, you want to be able to take a long exhale and relax into your surroundings. This house in Kiev, which measures 470 square meters (5059 square feet), feels deeply relaxing even at first glance. From the spacious living area to the cozy attic space, every design element from the architects and designers at Soesthetic Group is perfectly chosen for luxurious and calming atmosphere.

An open floor plan is a trendy description when it comes to modern homes, but the spacious main living area here looks nearly timeless. A welcoming oatmeal colored sectional sofa offers the perfect place to collapse with friends. It melds and melts into the colors of the other pieces in the room, including a brownish grey area rug, a marble topped coffee table and simple wood bookshelves.
An open floor plan is a trendy description when it comes to modern homes, but the spacious main living area here looks nearly timeless. A welcoming oatmeal colored sectional sofa offers the perfect place to collapse with friends. It melds and melts into the colors of the other pieces in the room, including a brownish grey area rug, a marble topped coffee table and simple wood bookshelves.

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The kitchen and dining area stick with the open plan, with a sizable but understated dining table and complementary breakfast bar. The kitchen is on the smaller side, but still offers enough space to prepare warm meals for all the friends that are sure to want to spend time in this lovely home.
The kitchen and dining area stick with the open plan, with a sizable but understated dining table and complementary breakfast bar. The kitchen is on the smaller side, but still offers enough space to prepare warm meals for all the friends that are sure to want to spend time in this lovely home.

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The home office is a bit darker than the rest of the home, with wood paneling on the walls. That is actually aligned with some thoughts on decorating a home office because it does allow for some separation between relaxing family areas and business time.
The home office is a bit darker than the rest of the home, with wood paneling on the walls. That is actually aligned with some thoughts on decorating a home office because it does allow for some separation between relaxing family areas and business time.

The attic area of the house is still neutral and calming, but the pitched roof and white painted brick make it just a little bit cozier. It's the perfect retreat for a teenage and her friends, with its own televisions and plenty of seating.
The attic area of the house is still neutral and calming, but the pitched roof and white painted brick make it just a little bit cozier. It’s the perfect retreat for a teenage and her friends, with its own televisions and plenty of seating.

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A gorgeous, deep soaking tub and lovely natural wood paneling is perfectly simple.
A gorgeous, deep soaking tub and lovely natural wood paneling is perfectly simple.

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August 2, 2015

Whether you are a gourmet chef or just like to have a comfortable and stylish place to eat leftovers, the design of a home’s kitchen is of the utmost important. The rooms featured in this post are not just stylish, but each celebrates its own version of simplicity with clean lines, luxurious textures and cool, neutral colors.

Cool greys and creamy whites are the perfect calming influence for this modern kitchen.
Cool greys and creamy whites are the perfect calming influence for this modern kitchen.

The pops of yellow in the cabinets and backsplash of this kitchen make it extra welcoming.
The pops of yellow in the cabinets and backsplash of this kitchen make it extra welcoming.

Done the wrong way, wood paneled cabinets can look kitschy, but the horizontal grain in this kitchen are elegant and sleek.
Done the wrong way, wood paneled cabinets can look kitschy, but the horizontal grain in this kitchen are elegant and sleek.

The open floor plan in this two-story apartment means that the kitchen really has to blend with the design of the rest of the space, which its simple white color scheme certainly does.
The open floor plan in this two-story apartment means that the kitchen really has to blend with the design of the rest of the space, which its simple white color scheme certainly does.

Keeping the shelving in the island open in this sunny kitchen make the whole room feel bigger.
Keeping the shelving in the island open in this sunny kitchen make the whole room feel bigger.

A cool ceiling and plenty of windows give this kitchen a special slant of its own.
A cool ceiling and plenty of windows give this kitchen a special slant of its own.

You don't need to have a lot of room for a beautiful, modern kitchen as this simple white option proves.
You don’t need to have a lot of room for a beautiful, modern kitchen as this simple white option proves.

The circular rug in this kitchen area manages to create a separate dining room without adding any walls.
The circular rug in this kitchen area manages to create a separate dining room without adding any walls.

A simple breakfast bar is a must for a kitchen that wants to double as a gathering place.
A simple breakfast bar is a must for a kitchen that wants to double as a gathering place.

Natural wood all around gives this kitchen a bit of a rustic bent.
Natural wood all around gives this kitchen a bit of a rustic bent.

The hexagonal shelving  are a little bit playful but still functional.
The hexagonal shelving are a little bit playful but still functional.

When a dining table is attached to a kitchen countertop, two rooms can take up the space of one.
When a dining table is attached to a kitchen countertop, two rooms can take up the space of one.

Even a penthouse apartment needs a slick kitchen and this butcher block breakfast bar is the perfect option.
Even a penthouse apartment needs a slick kitchen and this butcher block breakfast bar is the perfect option.

In this industrial style loft, the kitchen fits in with slate grey cabinetry and concrete flooring.
In this industrial style loft, the kitchen fits in with slate grey cabinetry and concrete flooring.

Another countertop with attached dining table fits well with elegant wood paneled walls.
Another countertop with attached dining table fits well with elegant wood paneled walls.

White counters and open cabinets are completely on trend.
White counters and open cabinets are completely on trend.

This kitchen tends towards the darker side when it comes to color palettes, but its the creative lighting fixtures that really set it apart.
This kitchen tends towards the darker side when it comes to color palettes, but its the creative lighting fixtures that really set it apart.

In a rare choice, this open floor plan option has no kitchen island, so it may lack a bit in prep space.
In a rare choice, this open floor plan option has no kitchen island, so it may lack a bit in prep space.

On the other hand, this kitchen has tons of counter space with three separate counters.
On the other hand, this kitchen has tons of counter space with three separate counters.

Finally, white and wood are a simple and stylish combination in this modern kitchen.
Finally, white and wood are a simple and stylish combination in this modern kitchen.

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August 2, 2015

Reading chairs are a great way to buy furniture with a purpose. Each of us should consider where we spend our time and what we are doing during that time. For avid readers, this should be an important piece in the design of a home. Comfort is a must, because when a book is so good, you may spend hours in the same place being unable to put it down. Good ergonomics is important to make sure that there are no physical issues created by too much sitting. I like that there are examples that combine storage as well. In a few of our highlighted products you will see where the frame has been carefully constructed so as to allow for storage and avoid clutter. Technology has advanced a great deal just in the last few years. Some models even have their own electrical plugs allowing a user to charge up an e-reader, iPad or a laptop. There are many choices when it comes to fabric and colors. The ability to tie back to the design theme in your home is easy given the wide availability of options. The ten pictures in this article range from traditional to contemporary in style, which will provide you a wide array of ideas to consider.

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How about this example with the gray cushions and white wood?  This modern chair is all about functionality though as you can see how it is being used in this picture.

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A recliner offers a lot of advantages and is quite practice if you have the space.  Being able to change positions helps change the pressure points on the body allow a person to sit for longer periods of time.

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This piece looks to be more suited for a library or public space.  It reminds me of art combined with seating functionality.

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August 2, 2015

We often don’t think about vent hood designs as the first consideration when planning for a kitchen remodel in a home. Among the first considerations might be cabinets, appliances and countertops. It’s no secret that families want better cook surfaces allowing for simmering, higher heat BTUs and even an indoor grill. Proper venting is important though to remove harmful carcinogens, such as smoke, out of the indoor air. So now that we see the importance, what type of selection makes sense? In this article we have twelve different looks to consider as possibilities for your home project.   One of the many elements to consider is they type of material used in its construction. There are many options from stainless steel, wood, copper and even glass. Keep in mind that there may be a decorative theme you are trying to create which would lend itself to a certain type. Color is also wonderful in how you can match or contrast it to the stove or cabinets. Shape can be interesting in how it appears as a geometrical shape in the overall layout. Some examples you will see are vented through cabinetry whereas others are attached to the ceiling. The choice is yours to make.

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The copper example here works beautifully with the stainless appliances.  It creates a nice contrast between one another.  The homemaker used a kettle on the stove to tie it together using accessories.

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It’s fine having a very long one like you see in the above picture.  Even though the length is great, it does overwhelm or crowd the space while being able to cover all cooking surfaces.

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Talk about an interesting shape used here.  It’s breathes fresh are from the more standard shapes most commonly found and works well with the walnut colored veneer.

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ceiling hung gold colored kitchen vent hood

In this example they were able to create a wonderful look even though it is a small kitchen.  The gold is a great choice and if you look closely, you can see some gold in the handles on the oven.

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August 2, 2015

When you look at a building with classic, stylish architecture it is easy to see how a renovation could create a brand new, beautiful space. Likewise, when you look at a home that is out of date and perhaps decrepit, you might want to instantly tear it down. But in this Mexico City home, Ezequielfarca Architecture found something that laid in between. The structure was originally built in the 1970’s and to them was somewhat of an eyesore. But was it worth tearing down?

Despite its outdated style, the architectural quality was there. Instead of starting from scratch, the team restored and renovated the space into something completely modern, taking advantage of the good parts of the home and repositioning those that were not quite as good.

It is not difficult to see the 1970's influence in the harsh exterior of the home. Slate gray tiles and a low profile could easily be off putting. That's why as part of the renovation, some walls were removed to make room for floor to ceiling glass, which makes both the interior and exterior more welcoming overall.
It is not difficult to see the 1970’s influence in the harsh exterior of the home. Slate gray tiles and a low profile could easily be off putting. That’s why as part of the renovation, some walls were removed to make room for floor to ceiling glass, which makes both the interior and exterior more welcoming overall.

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Native plantings around the exterior also make for a more palatable design and introduce an eco-friendly bent to the structure. Other sustainable elements include solar power and grey water reuse.
Native plantings around the exterior also make for a more palatable design and introduce an eco-friendly bent to the structure. Other sustainable elements include solar power and grey water reuse.

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Of course, the Mexican climate is a key feature to embrace with any home in the region. Although the backyard may not have the same space as a larger home, a narrow pool and deck still make room for entertaining and relaxing.
Of course, the Mexican climate is a key feature to embrace with any home in the region. Although the backyard may not have the same space as a larger home, a narrow pool and deck still make room for entertaining and relaxing.

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The design also managed to bring the outdoors inside by ensuring that large glass doors slide open and let fresh air directly into the open living room as well as the bedroom that lies right off the pool.
The design also managed to bring the outdoors inside by ensuring that large glass doors slide open and let fresh air directly into the open living room as well as the bedroom that lies right off the pool.

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In addition to eco design, the materials throughout create an overall earthy feel with dark neutrals and mossy greens alongside marble, stone, and wood.
In addition to eco design, the materials throughout create an overall earthy feel with dark neutrals and mossy greens alongside marble, stone, and wood.

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August 2, 2015

For many of us, our pets are much more than just pets. They are really members of our family, no matter what species they are. That is certainly how one couple in Taiwan felt when they had HAO Design create a perfect loft space to accommodate not just them – but their cats. While the cats might not have had final say on color schemes or brand names, their comfort played a huge part in some of the more creative elements in this eclectic modern loft space.

In true loft form, the main living area is completely open with easy movement from a fully outfitted modern kitchen space to a large living room and welcoming stylish entryway (complete with whimsical artwork/room divider). The polished concrete floors replaced older marble tile and give the room an instantly modern, industrial look.
In true loft form, the main living area is completely open with easy movement from a fully outfitted modern kitchen space to a large living room and welcoming stylish entryway (complete with whimsical artwork/room divider). The polished concrete floors replaced older marble tile and give the room an instantly modern, industrial look.

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In addition to cats, the couple also collects other ephemera that is not quite so demanding. Plenty of shelving options make it easy to curate a picture perfect display.
In addition to cats, the couple also collects other ephemera that is not quite so demanding. Plenty of shelving options make it easy to curate a picture perfect display.

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There are two cat-friendly features that particularly stand out in the loft. The enclosed window box is absolutely ideal for a curious cat perch. Streaming sunlight from outside makes a great lounging spot for kitty and human alike while adding an extra layer of insulation for the indoor area. The other obvious cat feature is an adorable cat door that lets the cats go in and out as they please - until it's closed and they can be contained.
There are two cat-friendly features that particularly stand out in the loft. The enclosed window box is absolutely ideal for a curious cat perch. Streaming sunlight from outside makes a great lounging spot for kitty and human alike while adding an extra layer of insulation for the indoor area. The other obvious cat feature is an adorable cat door that lets the cats go in and out as they please – until it’s closed and they can be contained.

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The bedroom carries the eclectic theme with a bit more color, including lemonade yellow, pretty pink and some fun patterns on the bed linens. The warm and sunny space is perfectly welcoming, not falling prey to a colder industrial design. The final touch for storage is a spacious walk-in closet in the aforementioned lovely petal pink tones. Who could imagine a more cheerful place to get dressed.
The bedroom carries the eclectic theme with a bit more color, including lemonade yellow, pretty pink and some fun patterns on the bed linens. The warm and sunny space is perfectly welcoming, not falling prey to a colder industrial design. The final touch for storage is a spacious walk-in closet in the aforementioned lovely petal pink tones. Who could imagine a more cheerful place to get dressed.

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Many professionals look at a design project and are able to envision how a home would look with creative accent walls. It’s true that we get used to our surroundings and over time may become numb to possibilities. We may ponder questions like, how can I change the look of this room? Often we look to furniture or adding accents like art, lamps or lighting. Another idea is to change colors or flooring such as tile or hardwood. In this article we are exploring other options. Think about accent walls and how that can change up the dynamic of a room. We found twelve decorative ideas and pictures that show a variety of styles from wood to fabric to paint colors. What amazes me is when I see the color and think that there is no way that it will go with the furniture or the home and yet it makes it much more beautiful. Last year, I created a red accent wall in our foyer. There were many doubters thinking me crazy and that it would look trashy. It turned out wonderfully. Any guest that sees the wall loves it and is amazed that red would work in our home, which was built in 1964 and follows more traditional design principles. Take a look at these fun photos and think about your own living space.

Wavy textured accent wall in cream color

Isn’t this wavy pattern great?  Consider the use of texture if you are looking to update a room.   From a design perspective, it creates an interesting look as most surfaces are smooth whether walls, ceilings and floors.

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wooden accent wall in bathroom

This technique will also work in a bathroom.  In the picture above you can see who the wood ties in well with the base of the bathtub.

Fabric accent wall in bedroom above bed

I like the use of fabric in a bedroom design and think it more a personal touch here as this room is considered more private.  Notice that the sheets, headboard and frame are neutral colors which makes this overall look work.

black accent wall in large dining room

art inspired accent wall in dining room

painted accent wall in a home kitchen

cool purple accent wall in living room

red accent wall with TV in den

accent wall matching headboard and bedrame

red accent wall in modern dining room

slanted ceiling bedroom with wooden accent wall

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From the edgy industrial-inspired loft to the softer and more eclectic artistic loft design, there are plenty of ways to make a loft interior all your own. The five homes featured here have a lofted space in common but otherwise are quite unique in the way the utilize, decorate, and celebrate that space.

This first loft is the ultimate in simplicity. The angular design, with deep windows reflecting the squared off ceiling as well the flat lofted space above the main living area give the home an almost futuristic feel. Simple furnishings managed to intensify the space with sleek stained wood and minimal superfluous decoration. Although the home may not measure up in terms of square footage, the low profile furniture coupled with the lofted design make it feel positively cavernous.
This first loft is the ultimate in simplicity. The angular design, with deep windows reflecting the squared off ceiling as well the flat lofted space above the main living area give the home an almost futuristic feel. Simple furnishings managed to intensify the space with sleek stained wood and minimal superfluous decoration. Although the home may not measure up in terms of square footage, the low profile furniture coupled with the lofted design make it feel positively cavernous.

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This next space continues on a modern design theme, but in a bit more hospitable way. This space was visualized for a young family and intended to match the rest of the apartment building where it exists. From the ground floor, the ceilings measure up 6.5 meters (more than 21 feet). The concrete, glass, and metal used throughout the design may not scream "family friendly" but they do manage create a safe and stylish space with a reasonable dose of that industrial loft style.
This next space continues on a modern design theme, but in a bit more hospitable way. This space was visualized for a young family and intended to match the rest of the apartment building where it exists. From the ground floor, the ceilings measure up 6.5 meters (more than 21 feet). The concrete, glass, and metal used throughout the design may not scream “family friendly” but they do manage create a safe and stylish space with a reasonable dose of that industrial loft style.

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The next space from Cloud N9 has a delightfully warm and elegant tone. From first glance the right brown leather furniture calls out to you. It would be just as comfortable in a mountaintop cabin as in this home with a loft. Throughout the space, colors are kept neutral, towards the darker end of the spectrum. The open floorplan allows the mod kitchen (completely with rolling ladder) to spill out into the simple, subtle dining room and in turn the main living space. The lofted bedroom upstairs brings a bit more color into play but remains calm and indeed quite cool.
The next space from Cloud N9 has a delightfully warm and elegant tone. From first glance the right brown leather furniture calls out to you. It would be just as comfortable in a mountaintop cabin as in this home with a loft. Throughout the space, colors are kept neutral, towards the darker end of the spectrum. The open floorplan allows the mod kitchen (completely with rolling ladder) to spill out into the simple, subtle dining room and in turn the main living space. The lofted bedroom upstairs brings a bit more color into play but remains calm and indeed quite cool.

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The space is on the smaller side, measuring just 24 square meters (250 square feet). The loft was necessary here because there is no other division between rooms. Overall the sunny space, which uses white walls and playfully colored floor to create the illusion of more room, trends towards feminine and whimsical to great effect.
The space is on the smaller side, measuring just 24 square meters (250 square feet). The loft was necessary here because there is no other division between rooms. Overall the sunny space, which uses white walls and playfully colored floor to create the illusion of more room, trends towards feminine and whimsical to great effect.

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The final space, which is a flat in Prague, is modern and enviable in its simplicity. We see how white can overtake a space and bring an undeniable warmth. The white painted brick contrasts with the exposed wood beams for a mishmash of the rustic and the sophisticated.
The final space, which is a flat in Prague, is modern and enviable in its simplicity. We see how white can overtake a space and bring an undeniable warmth. The white painted brick contrasts with the exposed wood beams for a mishmash of the rustic and the sophisticated.

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Keep things light. It’s the best way to have an uncomfortable conversation. It’s the best way eat a healthy meal. And some would argue it’s the best way to live. In this cozy Kyiv apartment, they designers from Dvoetochie Design Bureau do just that. Natural sunlight is allowed to illuminate all corners of the home – from the open living and dining area to the playful children’s rooms and home office. Colors are also kept warm and welcoming with neutral wood paneling and flooring dominating and subdued citrus colors in the upholstery. This home is a place that looks ready for guests of any age and calmly cozy for its owners.

The kitchen and main living area is quite open with windows running the length of one of its walls. Cleverly placed indoor plantings separate the large lime sectional and nesting coffee tables from the small but sleek kitchen. Wood paneled walls match hardwood floors while creative built in shelving acts as both storage and display.
The kitchen and main living area is quite open with windows running the length of one of its walls. Cleverly placed indoor plantings separate the large lime sectional and nesting coffee tables from the small but sleek kitchen. Wood paneled walls match hardwood floors while creative built in shelving acts as both storage and display.

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The bedrooms stick largely to the same wood and neutral color scheme, keeping any accent colors tending towards pastels. The master bedroom stays securely in the neutral zone with creamy white linens and a warm caramel duvet against bright white walls.
The bedrooms stick largely to the same wood and neutral color scheme, keeping any accent colors tending towards pastels. The master bedroom stays securely in the neutral zone with creamy white linens and a warm caramel duvet against bright white walls.

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In the children's areas, a little more playfulness is called for. Colors are bit more vibrant and patterns come into play with stripes dominating.
In the children’s areas, a little more playfulness is called for. Colors are bit more vibrant and patterns come into play with stripes dominating.

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With the advent of the internet, most modern homes require a substantial home office. The design of this particular space fits nicely with the look of the rest of the home while still offering the necessities of a work space. It doesn't get too sterile but still has the feeling that you could get down to work.
With the advent of the internet, most modern homes require a substantial home office. The design of this particular space fits nicely with the look of the rest of the home while still offering the necessities of a work space. It doesn’t get too sterile but still has the feeling that you could get down to work.

The main entryway to the house is simple but notable. The recessed bench area is an ideal landing spot for removing shoes, setting down purses, and starting to settle in at the end of the day.
The main entryway to the house is simple but notable. The recessed bench area is an ideal landing spot for removing shoes, setting down purses, and starting to settle in at the end of the day.

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Penthouse apartments and hotels sit perched on the top of high-rise buildings in every city. But living on the top floor isn’t reserved for millionaires. The homes in this post have exposed sloped ceilings and skylights, giving their rooms a hugely open and luxurious feel, making it seems as though there is even more space on the floor below.

The first home takes advantage of a spacious and modern open floor plan. Slanted ceilings on both sides of the home have deep, recessed skylights that allow plenty of sun to stream in throughout the day, opening up the space even further against white walls. Because of the interesting shape of the room, simple furnishings do enough to create a creative atmosphere with themes of white and grey.
The first home takes advantage of a spacious and modern open floor plan. Slanted ceilings on both sides of the home have deep, recessed skylights that allow plenty of sun to stream in throughout the day, opening up the space even further against white walls. Because of the interesting shape of the room, simple furnishings do enough to create a creative atmosphere with themes of white and grey.

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In the second home, just one side of the apartment has a deeply slanted ceiling as well as skylights. Again, white is chosen for the ceiling, including a light and purposefully imperfect whitewash around the frame of the skylights. The slanted ceiling here also allows the open room to be easily divided with a sofa nestling underneath the skylights and shelving filling the space along one wall. The lovely modern kitchen and dining area have a standard, flat ceiling.
In the second home, just one side of the apartment has a deeply slanted ceiling as well as skylights. Again, white is chosen for the ceiling, including a light and purposefully imperfect whitewash around the frame of the skylights. The slanted ceiling here also allows the open room to be easily divided with a sofa nestling underneath the skylights and shelving filling the space along one wall. The lovely modern kitchen and dining area have a standard, flat ceiling.

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The third home is extremely warm and a bit more rustic in its style, which has become popular in Eastern Europe, particularly western Ukraine. The slanted ceiling here, in the 112 square meter (1205 square feet) is home to exposed, natural wood beams. Alongside a central fireplace and seating area, these ceiling beams call to mind a modern cabin. In the bathroom, stone flooring and skylights take the rustic towards ultra modern and certainly luxurious.
The third home is extremely warm and a bit more rustic in its style, which has become popular in Eastern Europe, particularly western Ukraine. The slanted ceiling here, in the 112 square meter (1205 square feet) is home to exposed, natural wood beams. Alongside a central fireplace and seating area, these ceiling beams call to mind a modern cabin. In the bathroom, stone flooring and skylights take the rustic towards ultra modern and certainly luxurious.

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In the final space, we have a deeply modern approach to the highly slanted ceiling. A lofted bed area lies up a set of minimalist stairs while the main living area benefits from the massive overhead space. Modern, minimal furniture and lots of grey and white make this home just a bit edgy but ultimately comfortable.
In the final space, we have a deeply modern approach to the highly slanted ceiling. A lofted bed area lies up a set of minimalist stairs while the main living area benefits from the massive overhead space. Modern, minimal furniture and lots of grey and white make this home just a bit edgy but ultimately comfortable.

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