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April 24, 2018

A home doesn’t need to be of sprawling square footage to hold a gorgeous and comfortably functional interior, the best ideas can come in very small packages. Take this couple of one room living spaces as great examples. These two compact studio apartments each incorporate bold features with a stand out sense of style. The furnishings have been cleverly streamlined and cleanly zoned to tick all of the boxes for a modern life of working from home, rest and relaxation, and even socialising. Inventive area planning, bespoke furniture design and considered colour schemes add up to make two cool compact living environments where perceived limitations of space dissolve away.

Designer: aTng 糖 & Dunqiang Chen  

Our first one room living space has a smooth grey colour palette that evokes a relaxing atmosphere. Seating solutions span one entire wall of the living area. Of two matching bespoke bench seats, the first acts as banquette seating at a dining table, and the second as a slimline sofa situated in optical alignment with the television screen. A bed is located on a raised platform – an anchored installation that runs into the seating base structure.

A single trundle bed can be drawn out from beneath the double platform bed to provide sleeping quarters for a child; this kind of trundle design would also come in handy as a guest sleeper. A section from the steps leading to the double bed slide away to form the headboard of the single sleeper. The stepped headboard provides a small shelf that can be used as a bedside unit.

A swing arm wall lamp is positioned between the two bench seats to provide extra illumination when and where needed. All of the wall art on display is monochrome so that the small space does not become overwhelmed with clashing colours and styles.

On the opposite side to the dining banquette seating stands two modern dining chairs.

A humorous art print is propped casually against the wall. It adds to the spot hints of green placed around the grey and wood tone decor scheme.

When the second bed is not in situ, a set of unique coffee tables are moved into the centre of the lounge area and a cosy bean bag chair is pulled around to make a sociable seating space.

Below the TV, a wall mounted wood and concrete console unit incorporates a planter. Cacti inhabit the unit, along with a Rosendahl Kay Bojesen monkey.

Matching the finish of the console unit are a set of wood and concrete pendants, you can get these here.

Behind the dining table, a peg board provides wall hooks and handy shelving that can be quickly rearranged on a whim.

By the entry door, a narrow bench and a set of wall hooks provide simple organisation.

A small kitchen is recessed into a wall volume that flanks the length of the double bed.

A fridge-freezer, three cupboards and a washing machine complete the run of base units. Open kitchen shelving occupies the wall space next to a stainless steel extractor.

Designer: Cartelle Design  

The second studio apartment is a 40.57 square metre home in Moscow.

This interior was designed for a young female homeowner who spends most of her downtime reading and relaxing. The homeowners love of reading is reflected in the book storage incorporated into the base of bespoke window seating.

The eating area of this small home is large enough to formally seat a party of four. A stylishly mismatched dining table chair combination makes the set appear less intrusive on the space. A linear suspension light visually anchors the rectangular dining table in position.

The dining area is dressed with a selection of art prints, stood at floor level.

The sleeping area is situated directly opposite the dining table, clearly zoned by use of bright colour.

4 poster beds aren’t an obvious choice for an ultra compact living space, but this sunny yellow design appears like a room within a room. The bed box base sits upon a yellow platform that has LED lighting around its perimeter, as if it were a floating island.

The bedroom-within-a-room also has its own pendant light, wall art and even its own window.

A tray table nestles to the side of the bedroom platform, complementing the wood and black framed finish of the neighbouring dining table.

A painted brick wall gives the quirky interior an industrial edge.

Hanging chairs work well in compact spaces.

Despite the tiny proportions of this home, there is a dedicated home office area.

A built in desk has been located in a nook between the combined lounge/diner/bedroom and the bathroom.

The desk chair design matches the dining chairs, providing the option of fluidly moving the seats around the apartment as needed whilst being in-keeping with the design of each zone.

Thanks to the window situated in the headboard wall, the modern home office benefits from borrowed natural light.

Recessed shelves provide neat storage by the work area.

The bathroom holds a black toilet and matching vanity unit.

Past the black and white facilities, pink tiling in the shower enclosure injects some colour into the bathroom.

A black heated towel rail at the end of the shower enclosure and black floor tiling tie the two areas together.

A closet is fitted opposite the home office.

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April 24, 2018

April 24, 2018

When decorating a room for young ones in your home it can be hard to live up to their wild expectations. That’s why we’ve put together this collection of 40 awesome ideas for a kid’s decor scheme to inspire you. These might also help you to find some middle ground between the weird and wonderful ideas the youngsters may have, and the stylish finished item that you’d actually want as part of your home! This selection of inspirational kids bedrooms use beautiful pastel color palettes in fun combinations, along with sweet decor accents and accessories, unusual beds and bunk beds, kids desks and desk chairs, plus colourful kids storage solutions.

Visualizer: Len's Decor  

A cloud theme forms the basis of this pink bedroom. A fluffy cloud outline is the subject of the wall mural, created in two shades of pink. Two decorative rain clouds create interest on a bare pink wall above a colour coordinated storage bench.

Visualizer: Phuong Nguyen  

A cutaway moon and stars light up the ceiling, whilst glass globe pendant lights illuminate the bedside in this pink and wood tone room. An inspirational quote makes a bold statement across the headboard wall.

Visualizer: Len's Decor  

Even a small bedroom can hold quirky decor ideas. This triangular paint feature creates a cosy corner, almost like a canopy over the bed. The feature is helped along by the corner placement of a pink pendant light.

Visualizer: Len's Decor  

Sweet shades of pink gain a modern edge when accompanied by monochrome accents and prints. Here, candy pink bedroom furniture is set against a black and white polka-dot wall, accessorised with a monochrome typographical print and a black wirework bedroom pendant light.

Visualizer: Len's Decor  

A wall mounted kids’ night light is plugged in by this bed. Monochrome and pastel coloured bunting decorate the upper portion of the headboard wall, whilst a tree mural adorns the adjacent space.

Visualizer: Len's Decor  

Pastel blue accessories make gorgeous contrast in a pink bedroom scheme, like this blue desk chair and large stripy cushion.

Visualizer: Len's Decor  

Bright yellow brings unexpected zing to a muted pink palette.

Visualizer: Len's Decor  

Zesty yellow accents can also be balanced out with areas of grey or taupe.

Visualizer: Olia Paliichuk  

This kids’ room has an animal themed decor scheme, with fox wall murals, a bunny ceiling mobile and a polar bear shaped seat.

Visualizer: Len's Decor  

Taupe raindrops on a blush pink wall sets the scene over this kids’ bed with trundle.

Visualizer: Len's Decor  

Geometric wall stickers make an easy alternative to wallpaper.

Visualizer: Len's Decor  

It makes great sense to incorporate a kids’ desk into a child’s bedroom. They can be used for arts and crafts, then for homework as they grow.

Visualizer: Len's Decor  

A casual black and white photo gallery looks stylish on a soft pink wall.

Visualizer: Anastasia Skoblik  

The house silhouette is all the rage for a kid’s decor scheme right now: house bed frames, house shaped shelves and house silhouette wall murals.

Visualizer: Thanh Minh  

House shaped bed frames come as double sized 4 poster beds too.

Visualizer: Vladimir Korsun  

Traditional four poster beds still look super pretty though, like this one decorated with dreamy sheer curtains beneath a fluffy feather pendant shade.

Visualizer: Mateusz Minkina  

It’s a nice idea to have a few kid’s chairs in a bedroom – even if the space is not shared. Extra seats can be used to encourage siblings in to play, provide seating for play dates, or even just to seat the dolls and teddy bears invited to tea.

Visualizer: Len's Decor  

These unique wall shelves incorporate the house shaped theme above a childrens’ desk.

Visualizer: Len's Decor  

A clever bunk bed design can make a large item of furniture appear part of playtime, as well as offer opportunities for extra storage.

Visualizer: Len's Decor  

Don’t be afraid to incorporate both children’s favourite colour into one bunk bed.

Visualizer: Len's Decor  

Green and coral make a striking colour combination in a bedroom.

Visualizer: Len's Decor  

Wall hooks are another practical addition in a kids’ room design. They can be used to quickly hang up clothes off the floor, or organise school bookbags and kits.

Visualizer: Len's Decor  

Shared kids’ rooms can be tough to organise. Make sure you give them each a place to sit at a desk to avoid squabbling.

Visualizer: Olia Paliichuk  

A house shaped memo board, wall shelf and even a pitched doorway add interest to this bedroom.

Visualizer: Len's Decor  

This older kids’ room incorporates a strong geometric print over the duvet cover, complemented by a wireframe geometric pendant light.

Visualizer: Len's Decor  

Older children may prefer to have their work areas more spread out to avoid overcrowding one another. This window seat provides a fluid continuation of line between the two separate work places.

Visualizer: Thao Uyen  

If your space won’t suit a large four poster bed frame, this pitched roof headboard is a nice alternative to incorporate the fashionable house shape theme in a more subtle and space saving way.

Visualizer: Tatyana Ryltsova  

A ceiling mounted swing seat is always happily received by young ones. A blackboard wall is another popular addition.

Visualizer: TOL'KO interiors  

This luxury kids’ room has bespoke units to make the most of the challenging shaped space. A desk has been incorporated into the cabinetry. LED strip lighting and a designer table lamp illuminate the work area.

Visualizer: Len's Decor  

This platform bed has integrated shelves at its foot.

Visualizer: Len's Decor  

A yellow desk chair, sunny recessed shelves, bunting and a couple of scatter cushions add energy and warmth to an aqua blue bedroom.

Visualizer: Len's Decor  

Wall clocks are a nice way to add a spot of contrasting colour to a decor scheme.

Visualizer: Len's Decor  

Don’t forget that double workspaces need double the storage. Pink and grey storage spaces at this desk are colour coded for each child. The walls of the room are green to match botanical artwork and planters.

Visualizer: Anya Abramova  

This green bedroom would be great for keen little campers.

Visualizer: Len's Decor  

Since kids’ beds are the biggest item in the room, if you can fit them into an alcove you can save masses of valuable floor space needed for playing.

Visualizer: Olia Paliichuk  

Panels of solid colour create cosy zoning.

Visualizer: Len's Decor  

A wall mounted desk keeps the floor looking clear.

Visualizer: Olia Paliichuk  

Neon lights brighten a plain wall.

Visualizer: Łukasz Głogowski  

Low level storage means even small kids can tidy away the toys – bonus!

Visualizer: DA Design  

Cabin beds provide extra space for all kinds of things, from storage and desks to settees and televisions.

Looking for even more kids room inspiration? Try these:
50 Kids Room Decor Accessories To Create Your Child’s Creative Haven
40 Beautiful Kids’ Beds That Offer Storage With Sweet Dreams
32 Kids’ Chairs And Stools To Seat Them With Style
50 Unique Kids’ Night Lights That Make Bedtime Fun and Easy

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April 24, 2018

One of Portugal’s largest churches, the Sanctuary of Fatima expanded it’s architectural design with the addition of a 600 square meter outdoor altar for it’s booming number of gatherers to hear sermons.

outdoor altar

The work of architect Paula Santos, the massive plane is covered in fiberglass and coated the traditional color of churches in Portugal, a brilliantly white reflective finish. The structure is supported by only one block at the rear resembling an enormous modern altar.

outdoor altar

The minimalist design is adorned with several embellishments such as the image of Christ, liturgical places and a sculpture of the materia espiritual by varying artists.

outdoor altar

At first glance, the structure appears simplistic but has many concealed rooms hidden underground such as a sacristy, a chapel of the sacred reserve and a support area for the priests.

outdoor altar

Another feature of the new design is accommodations for those with physical disabilities making mobility easier in areas like the old basilica, the existing colonnades and the staircase for access to all religious structures.

outdoor altar

The open air, outdoor square provides more space and a breathtaking view of the beautiful landscape surrounded by sky and the church tower in the backdrop.

outdoor altar

The project was completed in time for two important events, the religious tradition of the apparitions of Fatima, and a visit from Pope Francis in May 2017.

April 24, 2018

As the weather gets warmer, we all start spending more of our time outdoors. Our attention shifts from interior design projects to our outdoor spaces. Warmer months mean the chance to sit in the sunshine and enjoy cooking and eating meals with family and friends out in the fresh air. But, is your garden up to scratch for entertaining? If your backyard looks like it’s in need of a little tender loving care – or maybe an injection of some wow factor – then you’re in the right place. This patio design collection presents 50 gorgeous ideas on how to expertly present your al fresco dining and open air lounge areas.

Designer: Clements Design  

When considering how to design a patio, you must first map out what you aren’t able to change, like any established shrubs and trees. Rather than seeing these things as roadblocks to your patio design ideas, use these unmovable items as inspiration in the shaping or locating of your new garden area.

Warm summer days can still bring chilly winter nights. If you want to sit out long into the cooler evenings, or entertain way into the small hours, then it’s a good idea to incorporate a roaring outdoor fireplace into your backyard patio design.

Designer: Clements Design  

Why stop at just one outdoor patio design if you have the space to enjoy several? This sprawling garden offers up multiple patio ideas. A sociable lounge, an al fresco dining area and a couple of decks at the sides are all connected by contemporary stepping stone slabs.

Designer: Mary Barensfeld  

Once you have your patio garden design, you can have fun selecting outdoor furniture to complement it. This stunning patio has been kitted out with the Bellini Style White Outdoor Dining Chair. The white originals are available here.

A sun patio tops this multi-level garden, nestled under a pergola. It is accessed by concrete steps via a dining deck. Another set of steps lead down to a plunge pool behind glass balustrades.

This enclosed patio design is achieved with heavy planting overhead, and sheer voiles hung like banners to form a flowing wall. The voiles are knotted at their base to give them a little weight in the breeze. A romantic chandelier lights the outdoor dining table and Panton S Style chairs, as does a set of twinkling storm lanterns and table tealights. You can get the curvaceous Panton S Style Outdoor Chair here.

A half covered pergola provides areas of both light and shade around this quaint outdoor dining spot. A simple pendant light hangs at its centre.

Built-in seating can be constructed in solid concrete and dressed with cushions that are to be stowed away in winter months. The permanent seating structures can be used to create the perimeter of an outdoor room.

Photographer: Dabito  

This covered patio design features a hanging swing seat ina natural cane finish. The flooring is a stunning geometric tile in a joyful blue colourway; orange cushions on the outdoor sofa provide a stripe of warm contrast. The fence constructed around the seating has been stained ebony black for added drama. Two decorative plates hang on the fence to make it appear like a traditional room.

Backyard patio ideas abound here: A meeting of outdoor rugs in different hues and shapes, mismatched scatter cushions and throws brighten neutral rattan furniture, colour pop accent chairs and side tables with quirky candlesticks and bowls, statement pendant lighting and a woven screen to make the whole ensemble feel cosy and complete.

If clashing multi coloured accessories just aren’t your happy place, then how about choosing just one bold statement colour. This modern patio design is a dreamy vision in purple, teamed with natural accents and lush green planting. A striped rug reflects the slat lines of the overhead pergola roof, as well as adding some smart panache.

Designer: Elysian Landscapes  

This hot tub patio design incorporates two stunning tile patterns to make it a stand out space. Also note how the concrete walls have been painted a beautiful shade of blue to complement the tile colour. Pale blue pillows on the outdoor chaise add a finishing touch to the scheme.

Patio paver design ideas can incorporate pattern without the need for intricate and expensive tiling. You can use a combination of slabs and gravel to make patterns too.

Designer: Luciano Giubbilei  

This simplistic design patio lets the highly manicured garden topiary and large garden sculpture take the limelight.

Designer: Secret Gardens  

Minimalist gardens can be created with concrete patio design ideas that are pale in tone, and provide neat built in planters around the border. Low-level low-key garden furniture completes the look.

Designer: Luciano Giubbilei  

A concrete patio design can be teamed with areas of block paving to change things up a bit.

Designer: Michael Lee  

Outdoor lighting for borders deserves a spot in our round up of patio decorating ideas too. Uplighting plants gives a dramatic and warm effect, and extends the hours you can use your garden.

Designer: Designs By Sundown  

Another take on the outdoor fireplace – not one for homes with young children though. This small patio design also has a substantially sized built-in bench, which proves that you don’t need a huge area to create an impressive and functional outdoor entertaining space.

One cantilevered end extends from this bespoke garden bench. A matching coffee table balances on a semi-spherical base.

The backrest of this concrete bench extends all the way to the sides of some patio steps.

Belonging to a greenfingered homeowner, this simple patio design lets the plants do all the talking.

This patio landscape design holds linear beds of grasses and a tree lined border. A couple of lanterns hang from a nearby tree to help light evening festivities along with the log fire pit.

Designer: Harrisons Landscaping  

Patio design plans can be linked to interior spaces. Select interior and exterior flooring in the same tone to create a seamless look.

This neat narrow pool and patio design is a little slice of luxury.

Water features are an ever popular part of garden design and they work superbly when combined with outdoor patio design ideas, like this triple pond creation with decked walkways.

A bit of creative planting can be all the wow factor you need. Vertical planting is a great way to inject more natural beauty into small patio design ideas.

Designer: Marylou Sobel  

You can take vertical planting up as high as you dare.

Covered patio ideas include solid roofs that shelter from rainfall, awnings to shade well from sun, or a pergola canopy for areas of light and shade. Open rafters mean that you can weave plants through the beams, and are solid enough to hang an outdoor light.

Designer: Peter Fudge Gardens  

An Acapulco chair decorates this warm sun dappled deck, with a step stone paver patio design running off it.

For a change in texture, consider a deck over concrete patio design.

Designer: Elysian Landscapes  

Position your patio to take advantage of the best views.

Remember to cater for the little ones too by adding a few kids chairs.

Designer: Peter Fudge Gardens  

Gravel sections can be uncomfortable underfoot – especially on barefoot summer days! Add stepping stones to areas of loose chippings, you’ll thank us for it.

A natural or uneven edge adds extra character to a patio area.

Dress your new spot with an outdoor rug. You can pick up trendy geometric print designs like this for very reasonable prices in order to achieve a high-end dressed look. Add a few complementary cushions to your patio furniture for a fully cohesive scheme.

Designer: Peter Fudge Gardens  

Placing your sitting area in a lower section of the garden can protect it from chilly breezes.

An outdoor kitchen makes a luxurious and fun add-on.

Planting can be used to create privacy screening.

Designer: Wernerfield  

Cutting away rather than building upon the existing landscape creates interesting levels.

Designer: Wiktor Klyk  

This magical pavers patio is shrouded by trees at the end of a deck.

A circular formation makes a refreshing change from modern linear layouts.

A swing seat is reminiscent of childhood fun.

This patio cover design can be retracted to let in more sunlight.

Designer: Alana Langan   Photographer: Hannah Blackmore  

Blur the boundaries and bring the garden up onto patios and decking by introducing mature potted plants.

An eye-catching orb lamp looks fabulous out on this luxury terrace.

Visualizer: Karwan Muhammed & Karzan R. Sa'eed  

This sunken seating area is surrounded by water.

A living patio roof design blends beautifully with a thriving garden.

Have fun with your patio furniture. You can buy the Bertoia Diamond Chairs here.

A dark painted wall at the far end makes the garden appear like a continuation of the interior.

Visualizer: Fuel 3D  

Indoor-outdoor living at its most seamless.

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April 24, 2018

See through structures made of wire mesh resemble holographic images on a virtual reality screen with the California sky as a backdrop are the main attraction, aside from the musical acts, at this years annual Coachella Music Festival.

‘Etherea’ art installation by Edoardo Tresoldi at Coachella Music Festival

Created by Edoardo Tresoldi, his installation “Etherea” consists of three structures in varying sizes in the baroque, neoclassical style. Like the framework for designers and architects on visualization software, the trio is both solid and transparent.

Inside of ‘Etherea’ art installation

The structures serve as a retreat from the performances and stages, providing festival-goers with a shelter that is both open but enclosed –  not shielding from the elements but encapsulating at the same time.

‘Etherea’ by Edoardo Tresoldi

The wire mesh horizontal and vertical lines give the illusion that time is speeding up, slowing down and that the viewer is both shrinking and growing as they move through them.

‘Etherea’ art installation by Edoardo Tresoldi daytime

During the day, they even look like hand-drawn sketches in the sky teleporting you to another world creating an Alice in Wonderland effect.

‘Etherea’ art installation by Edoardo Tresoldi evening

After the sun goes down, the structures are illuminated glowing in different colors such as blue, purple and orange. Their holographic resemblance is even more apparent – captivating, stunning and awe-striking.


April 24, 2018

There’s nothing that says glamour quite like a chandelier. Multi-armed, multi-faceted and glittering, their traditional homes in entrance foyers and over dining tables make quite the impression. We’ve put together 45 modern takes on the chandelier, built in a variety of materials and décor styles. Hang a silver chandelier that forms a straight line, with LEDs through their centres. Build a chandelier from desk lamps, creeping together to form a spider. Fan your chandelier into a Sputnik, with golden rods that peek out over your desired space for dining. Open imagination and light up your home with these modern, non-conventional chandeliers.


Modern Square LED Chandelier: This chandelier changes for different times of the day. Lay its aluminium tiers flat for business time; play with its height and composition for drinks after work.


Modern Ring-Shaped Chandelier: Prefer rings instead? This circular version is made from the same aluminium and silica gel, but with more rounded features for above your kitchen or dining tables.


Modern 4 Ring Chrome & Crystal Chandelier: Go a step more glamorous. This precision-cut, crystal chandelier can lie flat or form shapes with its concentric circles. Its stainless steel frame comes with a 36-month warranty.


Modern Flush Mount Square Chandelier: Prefer something a little more demure? This diamond-shaped gem features dimmable LEDs, an anti-glare lampshade and zero flickering.


Modern Linear Suspension LED Chandelier: Add slick to your city office. This ultra-modern panel lets you hang it low over a table, or light up the boardroom with a spot up high.


Modern Rectangular Crystal Chandelier: Add glitz to your foyer. This gorgeous, yet simple, chandelier combines crystals and stainless steel, polished in chrome.


Modern Rectangular Raindrop Crystal Chandelier: Make a real statement over your dining table. This design mimics rainfall – with K9 crystal raindrops and clouds in polished chrome.


Modern Glass Crystal Dining Chandelier: Make your crystals form a pyramid. K9 crystals fall from this fixture’s chrome base, perfect for a high dining or bedroom ceiling.


Modern Kitchen Chandelier: Get a modern chandelier with a twist. This LED spindle makes a subtle art piece in your dining or lounge, taking only 15 minutes to assemble.


Stairways Glass Chandelier: Have a super-high ceiling you’d like to accessorize? 11 crystal spheres make up this elegant design, which hangs from the rafters from a stainless steel base.


Modern Double Spherical Crystal Chandelier: Like the look, but don’t have the space? Give these two crystal globes a home, as they hang raindrops off wall-mounted stainless steel.


Artistic Spiral Crystal Chandelier: Create spirals in your home instead. This gorgeous fixture uses K9 raindrop crystals and a stainless steel base to break convention.

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Sculptural Pendant Chandelier: Think outside the box for your home’s lighting. These stencilled chandeliers won 2015’s Elle Decoration International Design Award, by providing visual continuity of lines and light. Constructed with black wire, steel rods and LEDs, each Wireflow Sculptural 3D Octagonal Pendant is made in Spain.

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Vibia Wireflow 2D Pendant Lights: Prefer a 2D version? This vertical chandelier won Interior Design Magazine’s ‘Best of Year’ prize in 2014. Each piece features a 35-degree beam spread and lacquered steel canopy.

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Vibia Match Suspension Lamp: Let your chandelier create its own composition. Designed by Jordi Vilardell and Meritxell Vidal from metal rods and graphite, LEDs are fixed at each line’s end.

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Ring-Shaped Halo LED Chandelier: Get a handle on the right chandelier. Designed and handmade in Canada by Matthew McCormick, these eight-inch copper rings are sold individually or as a set. Order them eight weeks in advance, for a piece that’s truly yours.

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Volta LED Pendant: Get a different angle on the candelabra. More of a pendant than chandelier, this artwork deserved to make our list for its unconventional arches. Buy its aluminium form in black or gold shades.


Golden Finish Mid-Century Modern Sputnik Chandelier: Buy your very own Sputnik. This metallic piece is covered with gold and boasts 20 bulbs.


Modern Brass Chandelier With Glass Globes: Make the bulbs the feature. This similar Sputnik uses glass as its focus, with 12 bulbs lighting up from its metal centre.


Nickel Finish Smoked Glass Chandelier: Don’t like gold tones? Get something similar in nickel, with this chandelier resplendent with smoky glass bulbs. Place it in a mid-century modern bedroom or library.


Modern 5 Light Linear Chandelier In Gold Finish: Take a more structured approach to your chandelier. This electroplated gold gem is hardwired to perfection.


6 Bulb Contemporary Linear Chandelier: Made by the same brand, this metal fixture lets you turn bulbs any way you please.


Modena 10-Light Sputnik Chandelier: Adjust the arms of your Sputnik for just the right style. This design offers ten bulbs in a natural brass or chrome finish.


Sculptural Modern Sputnik Chandelier: Matte gold or oil-rubbed bronze finishes this twelve-light, mid-century modern design. Crafted in metal, its pulley-inspired cylinders offer a 12-month warranty.


12-Light Modern Chandelier With Gold Finish: Find more structure. This 12-light beauty is available in electroplated gold or black finishes.


Gold Finish Candle-Like Sputnik Chandelier: Want a candelabra, but not on the table? Hang it in your hallway instead, with this perfectly-symmetrical, gold metal creation. Buy it as a set with two matching wall sconces.


Black & Rose Gold Chandelier: Complement an industrial interior, with this unusual chandelier. Its rugged, copper-washed metal mingles with a 36” chain – and five-year warranty.

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Artsy Modern Chandelier With Cylindrical Bulbs: Think outside the classic bulb. This modern take on the Sputnik style is made with aluminium alloy and dimmable cylinders.

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Brass Finish Cylindrical Chandelier: Hang your chandelier a little closer to the ceiling. This golden design would suit a mid-century modern loft down to the ground.


8-Light Candle-Style Chandelier: Light up your dining room with a circle of Edisons. This eight-bulb chandelier is available in satin nickel or natural brass.


Presnell 7-Light Sputnik Chandelier: Get your Sputnik bulbs in an unconventional shape. This brass or black fixture lights up your home with seven squat, round bulbs.

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Sculptural Rod-Shaped LED Chandelier: Love Pick Up Sticks? This Billy Cotton design is considered the height of luxury. Get its metal form and bulb-tapered ends in eight custom-made finishes.


Spider Chandelier: You’ll love this spider on your ceiling. A cacophony of bulbs interlace themselves, in this remote-controlled find for the industrial interior.


Moveable Arm Spider Chandelier: Like a more structured approach? This 12-bulb chandelier offers adjustable iron arms.


Ingo-Style Spider Chandelier: Collect all your desk lamps in one modern piece. Ron Gilads designed this nine-headed fixture in 2003.


Flush Mount Modern Ceiling Chandelier: Spider chandeliers can creep flush with the ceiling. Eight bulbs in black metal complement dining rooms in the industrial style.


Flush Wall Mount White Chandelier: Buy a chandelier that’s whiter and brighter. This simple design is flush with the ceiling – and flusher still with your budget.


Modern Industrial-Style Chandelier: Prefer the drop-down style? This chandelier fuses the spider-style light and traditional crystal tiers in a nine-light, Edison-fixed creation.

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Luxury Linear Suspension LED Chandelier: LEDs travel through this chandelier’s aluminium, creating a light that’s easy on the eyes. They’re made in the US with a five-year warranty.


Gold-Finish Metal Globe Chandelier: Iron and gold foil combine to create this antique-look chandelier, a dining room’s dream with three candle-style bulbs. Hard-wire its halogen for an energy-saving fixture.


Spherical Mesh Aluminium Chandelier: Stainless steel constructed these glowing chandeliers, a perfect bedroom addition with a one-year warranty.


Karst 12-Light Foyer Chandelier: Finished in brushed brass, these 12 lights are supported by a black-painted cage. Hang it above your dining table to inspire conversation.


Candle-Style Chandelier With Swivelling Shades: Shades don’t always make your light softer. Made of iron with a gold brass finish, this contraption swivels out to form a chandelier, swivelling back in for a flat, easy-to-store piece.


Sunburst Chandelier: Sunbursts brighten up a living space. This colourful creation acts as a centrepiece above your bed or table.


Outdoor Chandelier: Have an affinity for sparkler fireworks? These outdoor lights use solar panels and sturdy materials to combat the weather.

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April 24, 2018

Towns and cities are commissioning artists to create street art and graffiti. At one time banned, it is now fully accepted and encouraged by the areas it’s being displayed in.

Wall Mural Main Street in Hackensack, NJ

Used for centuries as a form of promotion, sometimes as rebellion, whether it be a controversial statement, tagging names or marking territory, it’s main purpose now is to promote positive ideas and messages from recycling and disposing of trash to unifying the community and love for family.

Wall Mural Main Street in Hackensack, NJ

Vibrant colors and unique imagery adorn the walls, trash cans, recycling bins and traffic poles standing out among the rather mundane cityscape of gray shops and brick buildings that surround them.

Main Street in Hackensack, NJ

It’s vivid contrast easily attracts the eye, getting the message across and enriches the entire area with artwork – turning what was once an average town into a culturally blossoming metropolis.

Main Street in Hackensack, NJ

This type of promotion drives more attention to the town, especially foot traffic, as citizens and visitors explore the area discovering new artwork bringing more business to restaurants and stores along their route.

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Artists commissioned for street art projects such as these don’t have to worry about any trespassing violations or defacing of property. Plus, their artwork beautifies the community and it puts forth a positive message to every passerby.

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This isn’t to say rogue graffiti artists don’t or won’t have a hand in decorating the community with their artwork but it could even deter unattractive and unhelpful messages, which can make an area look run down or impoverished inhibiting the growth and diversity of the community.

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Artwork used to empower citizens and keep the environment clean while adding beauty is a great first step in improving a town or city.

April 24, 2018

A striking vision of rich colour, this 80 square metre modern apartment interior was designed by ATO Studio. Located in Moscow, Russian Federation Area, the home has a seriously arty air throughout. The lounge holds two modern paintings in colours that seem to have been the muse for this decor scheme – both in palette and cubist nature. Unusual contemporary furniture design, bespoke shelving units, wall and ceiling paint colours and tiling are a clashing concoction of solid bold green, deep blue and muted reds that transition from rich russet tones all the way through to the brink of pink. White spaces and wood tone balance the colourful scene.

Visualizer: Kirill Vill  

A gallery wall remains white in the living room, where two pieces of inspirational art is displayed within wainscot style framing. Another two walls are painted solid sage green, whilst a third and the floor are muted russet-brown. The darker colours in the room eat up the natural light coming from a large window but a white ceiling helps to lift the scheme.

The colours in the paintings are not the only part of the artwork to be replicated within the decor. The angular shapes can be seen echoed in the shape of two contemporary accent chairs that have been upholstered in light grey as a break from the rooms deep colour palette. Circular shapes have also been brought out of the paintings, translated into a round coffee table and a rug motif.

A single green cushion brightens the look of deep blue sofa upholstery. The legs of the dark sofa are a light beechwood to contrast. A neat circular side table matches the ruddy tones of the floor and window wall.

A minimalist style floor lamp stands beside the accent chairs and a cushioned window seat.

The windows are finished with simple white venetian blinds.

Beneath the television, the TV console unit is a bespoke design in a colourway that matches the style of the room and artwork perfectly. The cabinet doors are alternating hues of blue, black and russet with disguised geometric handles. A blue Tam-Tam side table matches the circular blue speakers of a sound system on top of the console unit.

The TV set itself is contained within a slender frame that holds narrow panes of glass around its sides. No decorative items have been placed on its glass surfaces – these are reserved for the bespoke shelving units that flank the doorway between the living area and the hallway.

A small selection of books and a blue elephant figurine occupy one of the double sided display spots.

The mix and match colour story continues in the dining area and adjoining kitchen.

The bespoke shelving units hold a selection of decorative ceramics which suit the proximity to the dining room. The ruddy brown framing of the display and storage units are echoed out in the hall, in the framework of closet doors.

The dining table is an unusual black and green design.

The kitchen that stands behind the dining suite holds a combination of green and grey cabinets and a pale red backsplash.

A large modern chandelier with glass shades is suspended over the dining table. A similar chandelier can be found here.

The table centrepiece is small and simple. In a interior design as colourful as this, not a lot of extra adornment is needed.

Modern dining chairs have dark blue upholstery over light beechwood frames.

Kitchen gadgetry is all of a vivid lime green colourway.

The kitchen sink is smoothly integrated into the workbench, completed with a modern nickel faucet.

The items on display in the living room can be viewed from the opposite side in the hallway.

A cushioned bench seat has been incorporated into the design of the display units located by the entry door.

The hallway floor has a crackle design.

In the master bedroom, a striking red bed is matched by a red acrylic chair and radiator. A pair of gold wall sconces cast light over rose coloured side tables.

The headboard wall is decorated with green frond print wallpaper, matching a green painted bedroom floor.

A blue area rug contrasts with the tomato red bed.

The red tinted acrylic dressing chair sits at a shallow table in front of a large round mirror.

In a home study area, a black and red desk chair matches a dark wood and red framed work desk.

A red frame runs around the edge of the headboard feature wall.

An ensuite bathroom holds a blue vanity unit.

The blue vanity unit is mounted onto a wall of white and pink tiles.

Matching tiling surrounds the bathtub and over bath shower.

A mirrored wall cabinet completes the vanity area.

Above the bathroom tiling, walls are dark green to deepen the scheme. The green upper wall is matched by recessed green cubby shelves by the toilet and inside the shower enclosure. The shelves are lit from within by LED strip lights.

The wardrobe doors of a kids’ room are painted in chalkboard paint to give the little ones a place to artistically express themselves. The floor around a set of red bunkbeds has been quirkily divided into three sections: one wood, one pink painted wood, and one smooth green section by the desk.

The double workspace spans the windows for good daytime reading light. A pink wall shelf displays a selection of photographs and plants.

In the kids’ ensuite bathroom, a red vanity unit contrasts with bottle green wall tiles.

A deep blue ceiling caps the scheme.

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April 24, 2018

If you’ve ever played the game series The Sims then you may know a little about 3D rendering software.


Multiple versions of the game allow users the ability to make their own villages in SimTown, design their own cities in SimCity and build their own home and characters in The Sims. 3D rendering software for architectural and interior design uses a similar layout as this game series did.

The software provides an aerial view or floor plan of the home to be decorated and designed with various options giving both the interior designer and home owner the freedom of easily picking and choosing placement, color, style and furnishings in a convenient visual presentation.

The layout, measurements and placement of fixed items can be modified to fit your home. Furniture, decor, flooring, carpet, tiles and color options come preprogrammed with hundreds of variations, but some software you can program specifically to match your clients needs.

However, the variations, even if not exact, can provide a basis to give your clients a firmer grasp of the final result within a room.

If you hire a interior designer, often times, they have connections to various sources that provide their own software with that specific store and / or websites furniture to make it even easier to design and decorate your home with the style what you want.

Similarly, there is more advanced software for architects and engineers where multi-million dollar projects such as corporate buildings or large estates are at stake. This software exists but uses more realistic and life-like imagery to give the user a totally full-on experience as if it was taken photographically.


Designers and clients can alternate between aerial view and ground level view able to rotate 360 degrees to see the design from multiple angles.

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The beauty of this software is its flexibility giving designers the capability of designing their entire home in one easily accessible and convenient location.

April 24, 2018

Entertainment walls have become an important living room feature, and now provide stiff competition for the traditional feature fireplace. TV lovers want their box in pride of place to achieve the optimum viewing angle, so increasingly the lounge fireplace is being bumped to a side wall or corner adornment. This interior reshuffle leaves space to imagine a new living room feature wall with the TV at its centre. It also presents extra requirements for storage of receiver and recorder equipment, plus movie media, consoles and games. So how do we achieve a modern vista beautiful enough to take the place of a mantelpiece, and on what do we now display our treasured items?

Source: Lagabe  

This wall and base unit combo is mounted against a wood panel backdrop, which visually holds the entire arrangement together. The TV is mounted to one end of the long console, with the opposite side being used as the ideal place to display a few favourite art prints lit by designer lamps.

Source: Lagabe  

The wood panel behind this TV runs up against a tall bookcase of matching wood tone.

Due to the slimline storage space requirements of a media console unit, layouts can get creative. This offset alignment gives the illusion of sliding volumes, pulling away to leave display nooks.

Visualizer: FOG Architecture  

This backlit television makes a feature of its woodgrain mount even when the screen is not in use. A block arrangement of media units to the side creates a place to display decorative and treasured items.

Visualizer: Snuper Design  

In this living room, not just the television but the TV wall panel itself is backlit. The feature provides a lovely cosy glow, in lieu of a traditional flame fireplace. The low shelf at the base of the installment is reminiscent of a hearth too.

Visualizer: Hung Le  

Wall mounted units are a popular choice for a TV wall. Uninterrupted floor space looks clear and tidy; the room looks more spacious and is also easier to clean. The LED lighting strip that runs beneath the upper unit in this particular arrangement adds to the look of weightlessness, as well as illuminating display items beneath.

Visualizer: Ngoc Nguyen  

This entertainment wall is made up of a floor standing base unit and a unique wall shelf that displays motivational posters on its surface and a small selection of books within a neat return.

Visualizer: Vizline Studio  

If it’s a luxe look you’re after then how about mounting your TV onto marble effect panels. A side positioned contemporary fireplace on a low level wall mounted unit adds to the high-end finish.

Visualizer: Evgeny Garchu  

Running a backing panel vertically, all the way from floor to ceiling, creates the impression of a chimney breast when there is none.

Visualizer: Lens Decor  

Using two contrasting materials over your wall and storage volumes brings added interest.

Designer: Talispace  

Cat lovers can use the entertainment wall as an opportunity to incorporate cat ladders and feline hideaways. This cleverly constructed wall disguises a cat ladder as a set of casually offset shelves and a cabinet display nook. There is also a cat flap leading into a compartment within an adjacent cupboard.

Designer: The November Design  

No wall on which to hang your TV? No problem. Consider installing a half height room divide to hold your TV set. The home pictured here topped off the room divider with some internal windows to allow natural light to flow between two spaces.

Visualizer: DA Visual  

You almost don’t notice the TV in this home beyond the plant stands. Dark window frames balance out the black TV set, and backlit display nooks draw the eye away.

Visualizer: Alina Prokopenko  

A centrally constructed storage unit provides ideal placement for the television in this home.

Visualizer: Buro  

How’s this for a modern take on wainscoting? Asymmetric geometric panels make a technological pattern over this TV feature wall, with one frame picked out in fluorescent orange.

Visualizer: Mateusz Mielcarek  

The geometric pattern over this yellow accent living room has been marked out with tape then painted in. The TV is almost invisible against one solid black section.

Designer: SMLXL  

A sectioned of exposed brickwork has been painted to contrast behind the TV in this blue living room.

Visualizer: Plasterlina  

Like optical illusions? Check out how this red paintwork has been applied to appear as a 3D box behind the TV, and the way pale grey sections of paint across the ceiling and floor create a nook with the adjoining bookcase.

Visualizer: Alina Puzhak  

TVs in the kitchen don’t have to be plonked at the end of a countertop either. This one nestles nicely where a run of wall cupboards have been brought up short. The bright yellow ones above pull the kitchen and the television area together.

Visualizer: Archivizer  

Wood finish accent walls don’t have to be flat. This amazing wooden wall has been designed to mimic shattered glass, with each section of wood cut into a shard. The wooden ‘shards’ were then mounted not quite flush, so that each piece would reflect the light at a slightly different angle to achieve the desired effect.

Visualizer: BIM Group  

Wood slat walls are another great way to give added texture to a woodtone wall. This one also incorporates sections of ‘living wall’, with plants situated right between the slats.

Visualizer: Shady Salah  

Grey toned wood has been spliced into a tile-like design here. The same wood tone is used for the door of a base console and a side unit that displays decorative crockery and wine glasses.

Visualizer: Phase 6 Studio  

A concrete wall makes a dramatic partnership with wood tone.

Visualizer: Zoreslava Nartova  

Fans of the Tron movie should appreciate this blue lit technologically inspired feature wall. With colour changing LED lighting this setup could take on many looks. You can get wireless smartphone controlled led lights here.

The undulating line of these media units presents a place to put books and a dramatic display of decorative vases.

Visualizer: Alexey Gulesha  

This book lover’s living room sacrifices a book nook for the TV.

Visualizer: Federico Cedrone  

Even though the television takes the centre spot in this living room, the books still take all the spotlight.

Designer: StudioMK27  

A painting is exhibited at one side of this nook to balance out the TV.

Visualizer: Ruslan Tcacenco  

Lime green bookshelves stand out against exposed brickwork over this TV wall. The television is set on a concrete shelf, with wooden logs stowed beneath.

Visualizer: Zan Studio  

Coffee tables and side tables have been matched with the tone of this TV wall panelling.

Visualizer: Timur Gritsan  

This TV has been mounted to a towering chimney breast where large wooden slabs overlap one another, appearing like a huge work of art.

Visualizer: Vuong Hai Duong  

A reflective black backdrop camouflages glossy TV screen. The colourful stripe rug and scatter cushions on the sofa also work to draw the eye away from the powered down set and into the room.

Visualizer: Sitnik Vladimir  

How about this giant propellor to distract the eye from a blank TV set! This brick wall living room has some amazing features but the glossy TV setup with integrated speaker surround looks pretty awesome too.

Visualizer: Mihail Scherbak & Timothy Kalakutsky  

A distressed chest with metal borders and rivets works well in an industrial style living room.

Visualizer: Mateusz Limanówka  

This offset TV console is balanced out by the presence of a bright modern accent chair.

Visualizer: Mateusz Limanówka & Spacja Studio  

If your home is short on storage, an entertainment wall can be an opportune place to incorporate extra units for possessions other than media consoles and accessories.

Visualizer: Lugerin Igor  

Wall clocks have long held court over mantelpieces, and they look just as good on an entertainment wall.

Visualizer: Evan Popilnukha  

The black frame around this TV panel makes it look like part of the art gallery. If you like this look then check out these living rooms with large wall art.

Architect: Pozas Arquitectos  

Units create a chunky frame around this wall mounted television and speaker unit. Display shelves have been set inside the frame for extra visual effect.

Designer: Womorrow  

This box shelf provides a place to sit a flat screen TV on its stand, along with a few more decorative items.

Visualizer: Zrobym  

Split level console units present the opportunity to display large artwork or ornaments without the length of the surface appearing overly cluttered, and without large items or speaker units obstructing the television screen.

Visualizer: Denis Davydov & Aleksandr Zhidkov  

Sometimes modern fireplaces are still situated centrally, beneath a television set, but be sure to mount your TV high enough so that it doesn’t incur heat damage.

Visualizer: Eduard Caliman  

There’s no denying how effective a contemporary letterbox fireplace looks beneath a flat screen TV, but always check the manufacturers guidelines.

Visualizer: Tatyana Ryltsova  

These unique planters make zen addition to this unique shelving unit, with one of them suspended right through the top surface.

Visualizer: Yevhen Zahorodnii & Sivak Trigubchak  

Alignment and simplicity reigns in this white living room.

Designer: Geometrix  

This highly futuristic living room has the TV mounted on a transparent dividing wall.

Visualizer: Blalank Studio  

Blue lighting gives a crisp edge to this black and white storage wall that gives pause for a TV.

Visualizer: Julia Sultanova  

A minimalist unit is given a new lease of life with a menagerie of decorative candles and scattered tea light holders between the soundsticks.

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When creating a TV feature wall, it’s worth investing in beautiful speakers.

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These neat speakers take pride of place on a glass shelf over the TV.

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April 24, 2018

The art of interior design and professional decorating is still alive and thriving, it’s a matter of finding the right one with the right connections and resources to turn your business, office or home into the vision you’ve imagined.

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Research styles (with photos, preferably) of homes, businesses, rooms you like

  • Examples:
  • Rustic Contemporary
  • Industrial Chic
  • Mid Century Modern
  • Transitional
  • Ultra Modern
  • Retro Modern

Do ask your designer for a portfolio or background in the styles they’ve worked with in the past – ask if they use 3D architectural visualization and 3D rendering software

Do ask your designer the websites and sources they are buying from – find out if they receive a discount as a designer


Do give your designer your budget and price range you would like to spend for an entire home or specific room

Do consult with your designer about what you expect vs. what you can afford

Do give your designer specifics about what you definitely DO want and DONT want in your home or room before allowing them to make suggestions – it will save you both time and energy

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Do let your designer know the amount of time you expect the space to be ready and do respect their expertise in their profession for the amount of time vs. the quality of the final result

Do have meetings with your designer with conversations outside of business – this establishes a better relationship between you and the designer you’re working with – making sure you have the same vision, are on the same page and work well together

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Do give your designer a tip or bonus at the end of the project because chances are they went above and beyond just the scope of the project to give you everything you wanted while providing their artistic eye which you can’t put a price on

Do give your creative eye and vision, show examples with photography – using only words as a source of communication for your vision is not enough considering words are limited and many great interior designers may not use your first language as their first language

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Don’t give a tight budget but demand standards be met within a certain timeline and quality of products without doing the research for yourself first (if you have better alternatives be sure to express these to your designer, there is no harm in demonstrating your knowledge base and offering alternative sources that the designer may have not researched)

Don’t expect your designer to produce work in the same amount of time as yourself considering they may have other obligations outside of their profession (scope of project and timeline should be discussed before deposit and a flexible timeline is part of any artistic endeavor)

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Don’t speak, act or treat your designer like a servant – you are their client, thus you are paying them for a service but they are the one with the expertise, skill set and knowledge – if you wanted to do it yourself then you wouldn’t have hired them for the job 

Don’t ask your designer to do anything else except the interior design of your home and what both (you and the designer) originally discussed prior to the project starting

don’t ask them to:

  • watch your kids for a few minutes while you run out to do errands
  • to help clean out the space or physically move furniture around
  • what they think would fit best based on vague details like your personality – unless this is part of the original negotiation or part of their niche of expertise
  • to determine structural aspects such as architectural or engineering – this is what renovators typically do

An interior designer designs the room based on the space provided, what is already there and the information given to them – they determine style, design, color, quality, budget and price with an artistic and keen eye for what you are looking for.

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Many interior designers have a team working with them or connections and resources that can do these things for you at a lower cost with better and more efficient communication.

Finding the right interior designer may seem like a challenge at first but research online, ask friends, family members, contractors, interior design colleges and even furniture dealers will have resources of excellent interior designers for hire.

April 24, 2018

April 24, 2018

We’ve all seen the futuristic interior design ideas splashed across space and time travel movies, and gradually these aesthetics are becoming a reality. Heads are being turned by new ideas on furniture design, and minimalist hidden storage ideas are adding to the mix to forge the way forward. What exactly does home style of the future look like? See for yourself with these futuristic interiors that offer us two quite different takes on the theme. The first encompasses stark white decor in an angular living space. The second is a softer transition into the future, with some familiar furniture silhouettes and colour relief mixed in with geometric influence and fresh thinking.

Designer: Anfei Chen  

Our first home design project, entitled the ‘Crystal’ Apartment, is a dramatic change from the soft surroundings that we’ve become accustomed to. Triangular cuts and folded edges create a strong visual impact, almost as though the interior was formed by a master of origami. The paper art theme is continued over in the window dressing too, where window blinds have cutaways to create a unique undulating pattern from end to end. The unique coffee table appears like a giant broken shard of mirrored glass.

One end of the sofa is raised like a cantilevered deck, echoing the same design feature as the neighbouring coffee table.

Angled cutaways in the wall and ceiling create plains for extra light sources, which help bathe the arctic white room with brightness and reflection over its ice-smooth floor. Stainless mirrors and dimming glasses have been implemented to increase the look of space.

One of the cutaway angles acts as a bench seat opposite the sofa. Other occasional seating in the room comes in the form of two small white drum stools, which have a folded paper look around their base.

The sofa is shaped almost like a lightning strike, with one end impacting against a wall with an accessible shelf on which to place books and drinks.

A control panel is concealed in a wall that marks the transition into the kitchen.

The white bedroom incorporates all of the same design elements as the living area, including geometric cutaways and the undulating profile of privacy blinds…

… This is because the bed is located directly behind the sofa, making the entire apartment one single open plan living space. The open flow makes every millimeter count in the limited dimensions of this apartment, allowing the eye to absorb the whole space from corner to corner – even the bathroom can be seen through a glass panel.

The dining area is an irregular shaped breakfast bar, teamed with angular kitchen counter stools.

The breakfast bar light is a set of minimalist pendant lights.

Inside the bathroom, folded edges make the toilet look like a modern art sculpture. An irregular shaped basin sits on the modern bathroom vanity.

We can see from the home plan that the bathtub also has a bespoke outline.

Designer: Martins Architect  

A young couple resides in this Italian Quarter townhouse in Kiev. One of the homeowners is the head of an advanced IT company, which inspired the home designers to focus on technical progress and functionality. As well as having an ultra modern interior style, the apartment meets all of the requirements of a smart home. All the building elements are connected by one system so the owners can use just one smartphone app to maintain control of the security system, monitor the heating system with a heat pump, regulate central ventilation and air conditioning, and manage lighting and electrical appliances at any time, wherever they might be in the world.

The 250 square metre home is decorated with a base of gallery white and deepest black, with an overlay of bright furniture and colourful illumination. A diode light changes color to suit the mood of the owners and the time of day.

Feature walls have been lit from below to emphasise texture and colour. This enormous dining table light has a crunched effect to its shade for an angular look.

The staircase balustrade continues the free-formed angular look. This two-storey townhouse has one open plan social space on the ground floor, with a private zone upstairs. The home has twelve rooms and a terrace on each level. At the bottom of the staircase a pixelated work of art plays on the theme of computer technology, the inspiration for this home interior.

A large table has three dining chairs to one side, and three desk chairs surrounding another two sides. Flat fronted, handle-free cupboard doors subtly conceal their secret contents.

One ergonomic desk chair faces a stand holding dual computer screens. An undulating ceiling pendant lights the whole area.

In the master bedroom there is a soft feature wall that supports a modern wall sconce at each side of the bed; these are the Scantling Wall Light. The bed itself is a cosy loosely upholstered design in contrast to the rest of the smooth minimalist room decor. A bright yellow powder-coated metal shelving unit displays a few special items.

A bespoke window seat has been created as part of the window frame, extending out from the wall like a shelf.

The bathroom is a charcoal grey and white affair with warm wooden accent furniture.

The double sink bathroom vanity has one continuous surface that dips away for the basins.

A walk in shower spans the length of the bathroom.

Recommended Reading: A Futuristic Villa In Vienna

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April 24, 2018

Nothing jazzes up a space quite like a globe pendant light. Whether hung over your dining table, illuminating your kitchen or creating harmony in your bedroom, globe pendants add elegance and style to areas we inhabit everyday. Our top fifty list of globe pendant lights takes you on a journey across different designs and materials that can complement your home. Whether you’re going for minimalism in glass, something sleeker in copper, a more rustic look in wood or a light that looks like a world map, you’re in for a treat. Take a peek at our list to see for yourself.


E27 Clear Glass Globe Pendant: Keep your look minimalist. This clear glass pendant with brushed brass finish is a bright idea for your kitchen or lounge. Buy them in 20 or 25 centimetre widths.


Caviar Pendant: Make your dining room simply irresistible. These classy pendants show off their inner steel perforations, which mimic the look of copper tassels. A nickel finish and choice of three hanging heights make these globes to die for.

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Brushed Brass & Clear Glass Globe Pendant Light: Available in clear, black, gold and silver, these brass-topped pendants offer a less dramatic design. Adjust their hanging height, and feel more at ease with their one-year warranty.


Pelé 1-Light Globe Pendant: Shield your eyes with a row of soft, white globes. These beauties form subtle teardrops over your kitchen counter or bedside table, creating a warm, relaxing mood.

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Colorful Glass Globe Pendants: Spice up your interior with these colourful glass globes. Mouth-blown and hand-painted, let their black fabric cords hang in your dining or bedroom in six shades.


Cerebrus 1 Color Gradient Glass Globe Pendants: Don’t want bulbs with full-on colour? Try these gradient pendants out for size. Hand-blown and unique in every iteration, they’re a dream to install.

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Organic Pear-Shaped Globe Pendant: Bigger does mean better, with these gorgeous pear-shaped shades. Coloured in either smoke, clear or green glass, their hand-blown forms are crafted in Poland.


Hand-blown Teal Glass Pendant With Gold Accents: Turn on a light the neighbours won’t have. Hand-blown from lead-free soda lime glass, these unique, rounded designs could look a treat in your bathroom.


Faceted Clear Glass Globe Pendant: Go beyond the standard bulb. This clear pendant made of metal, glass and plated antique brass gives off vintage vibes without the second-hand store scouting.


Cool Distorted Glass Globe Pendant: Like a light that looks out of the ordinary? The Mini Jasper uses transparent glass on its outer, opal glass on its inner for a truly unique light. Hand-blown and hand-paddled, its crafted forms are low voltage.


Copper Finish Globe Pendants: Copper knows how to make a statement. These dazzling pendant globes are copper-plated, have adjustable cords and are inner-chromed for output. Cluster them in threes for maximum impact.


IC Lights S Pendant: Get the cheaper version of a design classic. Made from glass and metal with a bronze finish, this minimalist pendant sheds soft light over your bedside table. Buy the original here for extra kudos.


Modern White Globe Pendant Light: Want something elegant, yet standard? These lights in etched opal glass don’t make a fuss over your dining table or kitchen counter.


Glass Globe Pendant With Amber Core: Sometimes the best globes are subtly brilliant. This pendant with a five-year warranty features mouth-blown opal glass, achieving depth of light and cleaner illumination. Its rich, smoky amber tones emanate from the inside, as its clear glass band offers a soft finish.


Nautical-Style Glass Globe Pendant: Let your pendant’s cord do the talking. This clear glass bulb is propped up by a hook, replica fishing reel and antique metal elements for a nautical decor.


Glass & Bronze Pendant Light: Change your room’s ambience, with the help of your pendant. This etched glass, bronze finish ensemble tilts its shade to reveal a series of candles underneath.


Gradient Color Globe Pendant: Inject some subtle metallics into your living space. Complete with a one-year warranty, this elegant globe pendant colours its ombre top gold.


3 Globe Glass Pendant: Create light in numbers. These clear, sanded glass shades house Edison bulbs inside.


Multi-Globe Clear Glass Pendants: Raw brass fixtures hold up this cluster of five pendants, perfectly hand-made in glass for above bedside tables.


Wooden Multi-Globe Pendant Lights: Treat your interior to some Japanese-inspired light fixtures. Carved from wood, this cluster of round globe pendants feature adjustable cords to achieve the right height.


Verner Panton VP6 Topan Pendant Lamp: Have a mid-century modern interior? These legendary Topan pendants were the brainchild of Verner Panton, one of the fathers of mid-century modern design. First concepted in 1960, they are Danish-made from metal and stainless steel.


Industrial-Style Meshed Globe Pendant Light: Hang a pendant light in the industrial style. These three bulbs with adjustable, rotating sockets are dimmed by metal shades and hung from ten-foot black cords.

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Light Pattern-Producing Decorative Pendant: Designed by Bruno Rainaldi, the pattern-producing Magdalena Suspension steals any interior’s show. Made of laser-cut metal, its light shines out of its intricately-cut, Italian-made edges in white, nickel and gold.


Planet-Shaped Pendant Light: Looking for a non-standard material? The Moon Scraplight Pendant is made of recycled cardboard. Looking uncannily like Jupiter, each pendant is cut with lasers and handmade with non-toxic adhesive.


Glass Pendant Light With Moon Texture: Obsessed with the moon? Hang it over your bedside table, with this blue-tinted, glass pendant creation.


3D-printed Moon Pendant Light: Take your lighting’s technology to the moon and back, with a 3D-printed, polylactic acid globe. Its shade is energy-efficient, odourless and non-toxic to boot.


Satellite 1-Light Cluster Pendant: Secretly obsessed by space? Subtly show your fervour with this set of solar pendants, centred around one light in the middle. Made from lacquered thermoplastic discs, not globes, their LEDs tempt under their black-lacquered canopy.


Zuo Intergalactic Ceiling Lamp: Dare to be different with an artistic globe pendant. This creation is made from overlapping metal discs.


IKEA PS 2014 Death Star Lamp: Make Star Wars come to life in your living room. This exploding polypropylene/polyamide globe can switch from brighter to softer by pulling its string.


World Map Globe Pendant Light: Look to your pendant globe for your next holiday. Painted iron with a drop light inside provides a canvas for all the world’s countries.


Random Style Light: Spiderwebs just got stylish. This hemp rope pendant weaves a web above your dining table.


Large Globe Pendant Light: Prefer daisies instead? The Ikea PS Makros wears daisies on its steel outer, projecting them on the wall with its inner light.


Geometric-Style Polygon Face Metal Mesh Globe Pendant: A great globe pendant has many sides. This multi-faceted find goes geometric in mesh and metal.


Low Poly-Style Globe Pendant: Find a pot of gold inside your pendant. The Scotch Club Pendant Light from Marset, first designed in 2013, houses 72 internal faces reflecting light in all directions. Its metal and ceramic mix is available in white, blue, terracotta and black outers.


3D Sunburst-Style Globe Pendant: Make your glass pendant look like you splashed it with paint. This modern dome is designed to work on standard, slanted and even textured ceilings.


Corvi Modern 3-Light Globe Pendant: Hang a light that’s soft and undulating. This fully-covered shade, also available in red, provides a feeling of serenity whilst you hide beneath the bedcovers.


Galileo Globe Light: Have a beach house you’d like to accessorise? This shell-shaped pendant could be the perfect fit. Made from metal and plastic, its nature-inspired contours make its inner bulb softer.


Peeping Sphere Globe Light: Winning the 2010 HD Expo’s Product Design Award, this artistic piece by Oscar and Sergi Devesa uses its central diffuser to mute harsh light. Hang it above your dining table for a cheaper alternative to the famed Vibia Citrus Pendant .


Oil-Rubbed Bronze Ring Globe Pendant Light: Create a medieval dining room or lounge. This vintage metal globe encases an Edison bulb inside an oil-rubbed bronze finish. Adjust its inside rings to your favourite composition.

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Rustic-Style 8 Light Globe Pendant: After something more modern? This sleeker, chain-hung design is made of metal in the US.


Country-Style Rustic 3-Light Rope Globe Pendant: Pretend you’re starring in Game of Thrones. This metal, cast iron-look chandelier inside a hemp rope reminds of roaring firesides.


Globe Pendant Made Of Wrought Iron Rings: The perfect compromise between a natural rattan pendant and cast iron chandelier, this unusual fixture ticks many design boxes. Hang its wrought iron form in a rustic entrance, or make it a statement in an office or small enterprise.


Wooden Ring Globe: Prefer a more natural vibe? This globe pendant is made from kiln-dried oak, its light fixture and chain from antique forged iron supplies.


Modern Globe-Shaped Pendant Light Made With Wooden Rings: Need a pendant light you can pack back down again? This collapsible, natural wood fixture can be configured to your tastes – and folded down flat again to help you move.

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Sculptural Wood Veneer Globe Pendant: Hang a globe pendant you can feel good about. This twisted wood find is sourced from Forest Stewardship Council-certified forests. Its wood tone changes as it grows older.


Modern-Style Black Metal Globe Pendant: Get a stylish pendant clothed in chrome. This black beauty could cause a stir in a modern lounge or dining room.


Wicker Globe Pendant: Go back to basics. This solid globe pendant, handmade in wicker, is easy to match to a range of interiors.


Ikea Regolit Globe-Shaped Paper Lamp Shade: Create a relaxed vibe with a Chinese lantern. This handmade paper rice creation would be perfect in a bedroom or lounge.


Sculptural Globe Pendant Made From Hand-folded Plastic & Paper: This globe pendant brings new meaning to handmade. First concepted in 1944, each piece is hand-folded from plastic and paper.


Outdoor LED Globe Pendant: Buy the quintessential rattan pendant globe. Constructed from willow branches, this light steals the scene at any outdoor gathering.

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