Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Modern Minimalist House Design Into Many People's Choice

Modern Minimalist House Design Into Many People's Choice

Designing a house with a minimalist style has become popular. many people talk about minimalist design style house, and many architects beautify the pattern of modern minimalist style dwelling house to add value. trends in interior design and architecture of this time depends on the materials used such as ceramics, wood, paint, and marble. Creativity in design can occur with the use of building materials. By using materials of good and complete, the architect can create new ideas and unique. So, although using the concept of a minimalist home, this house could see a large and luxurious.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Furniture Caring Tips From Wood

Furniture Caring Tips From Wood | furniture for tv

Still about wood furniture. If the previously discussed about how to care for wooden furniture is not easy to dull and musty, so this time we will discuss about the tips for polishing wood furniture that has already faded.

Here are two ways we can use. The first is by using the two nuts and using the tea water.

Complete step-polished wooden furniture using walnut:

  1. Prepare pecan taste and mashed until smooth
  2. Wrap powder pecan collision with a clean cloth
  3. Massage-massage package until oil appears pecan / seeps from the pores of the fabric
  4. Wipe / pecan oil rub on the furniture or wood furniture you are dull
Polishing steps using wood furniture tea:
  1. Prepare flannel and enough tea water
  2. Dip a washcloth into the water tea
  3. Wipe / washcloth to rub the wood surface is dull
By using one of two tricks on a regular basis, then our wooden furniture will look shiny, dull and like new again.

Ready for Spring

Modern Lounging Deck

A cluster of low teak sofas and cement-topped tables forms a central outdoor lounge.

Built of Mangaris (a dark, eco-friendly hardwood also known as red balau), the deck of this 1954 house in the Hollywood Hills spans the living room, kitchen, and master bedroom.

Worthless to Wonderful

The porch is the hub of life at this house. The mix of antiques and junk-store finds creates a comfortable atmosphere.

Dream Garden

The perfect garden for entertaining can also work for quiet relaxation -- even in a small space. The designers organized the yard into zones that correspond to the home's interior: large patios for group activities, intimate spaces for relaxing.

Perfect Porch

Porches can be enjoyed year-round in some places, especially when screening is used to keep mosquitoes at bay.

The homeowner opted to screen in the section of the porch that's adjacent to the kitchen and chose all-weather wicker furniture for this area -- two comfy sofas, a stately chair, and an ottoman that doubles as a coffee table. The cushions are covered with durable yellow-and-white striped fabric.

Just Hanging Out

A covered porch off the master bedroom provides a comfortable vantage point for watching boats come and go in the harbor. The interior decorator treated the private space as an open-air sitting room, complete with area rug, table lamps, and cozy seating.

Dramatic Flair

A curving seat wall defines an 8-foot-wide elevated patio in front of this distinctive stone fireplace. (The stone is made of sedimentary clay from Arizona.)

Granite boulders edge the entrance and serve as a stationary coffee table. The fireplace is part of a stuccoed retaining wall set into a hill at the rear of the property.

When planning an outdoor room, choose materials carefully. And opt for all-weather furnishings and fabrics.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Minimalist Houses Suitable For Urban Communities

Current minimalist house was greatly loved by the people in urban areas. Suitable for building in urban areas. Narrow utilize a family residence.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Minimalist Home Design and Garden Into the Current Trends

Minimalist Home Design and Garden Into the Current Trends

Since a few years ago and minimalist house design minimalist garden into housing trends become a favorite choice of consumers into the house that the new symbol of cosmopolitan society, which is a reflection of the way of life, thought, and urban public works the very practical, lightweight, efficient, and full simplicity.

The house and garden is a community cultural values of nature and life residence. Where home is a place to live, resting, socializing, family, and worship. While the park is a reflection of natural energy, and the source of life. When the house and garden was designed as a harmonious life will give energy to the occupants.

The concept of minimal house and garden aims to increase the value of an entire room for the exterior and interior to reduce the excess of everything in the room. The concept of a minimalist lifestyle shows practical, dynamic, concise, effective, and efficient, which is applied in all aspects of life including house building architecture, interior space and exterior gardens.

Collaboration minimalist house and garden is a combination of communication media between architecture and landscape in the form of contrast, hard-soft, stiff, soft, geometric, dynamic, and between man-made or cultural in nature.

Minimalist house eliminates a lot of saturation with the use of decorative ornaments, knick-knacks accessories. Character and quality of spaces created by the existence of space defined itself, not by the furniture and accessory knick-knacks in it. Space becomes felt relieved as the primary needs of residents, to optimize the circulation of healthy fresh air, and lighting is abundant sunshine.

Typical homes have minimal natural light sources from windows, doors, transparent walls, shade trees, plants and paving composition, will present an appropriate image objects from sunlight reflected off the walls as a natural aesthetic separate elements. While the game system very artistic lights, spotlights good, light plant, to the chandelier with geometric shapes, will liven the evening minimalist home.

Home design minimalist forms are straightforward, plain, simple, uncomplicated, compact, and efficiency-effective space. Blocking mass, materials, lighting, repetition, circulation compact, multifunctional space optimization and sequential. The value does not rely on the beauty of the house ornaments and artificial objects, but more meaningful to an honest form, function, and the inspiration that spaces are created.

Structuring minimalist home and garden requires a harmonious overall look, a combination of hard materials, the physical structure of buildings and exotic plants, exotic colors, as well as supporting elements (such as: lights, pond, benches, sculptures, furniture). Harmony requires minimal materials, shape, color, and texture with the impression conveyed to the warm, intimate, romantic, natural, or futuristic. Games monochromatic colors with themes such as the gradation of one or two primary colors to create unity between the house and the garden.

Structuring minimalist furniture requires an order, where everything is orderly in their respective position. Room in a house filled with furniture that is very efficient and functional course. Selected furniture that is only really needed, not a decorative element, if possible, so the one multifunction net impressed and relieved. Furniture interior and exterior with geometric forms have a goal of maximizing use of space, there is no room left gaps or dead.

Parks play an important role include the beauty and harmony of nature into the building and together with the surrounding natural environment. The presence of water element in the form of geometric and form pools of water calm, waterfalls, or water spray (fog effect) brings stillness and coolness of the space and audience space.

Unity minimalist house and garden they should belong together form the fabric outer space, buildings, and space in a balanced, mutually harmonious way, and not dominate the other. The division of space is very efficient, functional, and clear hierarchy, and reduce the need for space that is not important. Integrating the minimalist house and garden will bring a home environment calm and soothing.

Pattern Mix

“It’s a contemporary home with strong Moorish influences,” project architect Matthew Stratton, of Bender & Associates Architects, says of a Key West, Florida, house he designed for model, actress and writer Veronica Webb and her husband, George Robb. “It’s like looking into a kaleidoscope,” Webb observes of the rooms. “You have enough pattern and color to keep you entertained: Veronica feels that it all weaves together all of her husband George’s shipwreck culture with her fashion and crafts culture. The dome ceiling was produced in Morocco. Shade trim, Samuel & Sons. (March 2009)

John and Jana Scarpa, the owners of a Palm Beach, Florida, house, hired interior designer Scott Snyder, who had decorated the house for another client years earlier. Above: The lanai. Wallcovering and carpets, Stark. Floral fabric on chairs, ottoman and pillows, Lee Jofa. (November 2007)

A 19th-century Italian Neoclassical parcel-gilt bed dominates the guest room, which serves as “a retreat from the brightness of the rest of the apartment,” says designer Michael Smith of a Manhattan pied-à-terre in The Carlyle. “It intensifies the colors of the other rooms and has an old-European feeling.” Wallcovering from Brunschwig & Fils. (April 2002)

Designer Alexa Hampton transformed this library of a New York apartment with a “nice muddy Edwardian green”, accented with reds. (February 2000).

Mixing patterns, as you can see, works if you stay in the same color tones, adding a pop accent color is the fun!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

San Francisco Design Project

My son has a condominim in the heart of San Franciso, he is currently in the process of purchasing furniture and designing it around the space. He is dealing with a long retangular space which can be a difficult design process. Although, he has asked my opinons and some guidance, I am so proud of him for his own creativity in the project. These are pictures of the process and his statements. As you follow this process, we will share the final design when completed. I have made recommdations on artwork and other accessories which he liked, I am sure the final pictures will be dramatic.

His comments on the the picture above:

"I took some time tonight to model out the kitchen fixtures, the actual placement of the windows, the balcony, the grating on the balcony, and the dining room table. Doing this and rendering it in 3D showed me some things about the space that were important. The furniture and my apartment walls and fixtures are all drawn to scale. I have used purple-gray for the sofa's, but that's just so they're easier to see in these renderings. I'm still thinking about going with black for the sofas and chairs, maintaining the contemporary color scheme of blacks, greys and chrome. The cats won't destroy leather, and it would match the other sofa, so I'd go with that design."

"Above is the chaise lounge option. There is room for an end table or bookshelf to the right of the chaise. It does make a nice separate sofa area, but also constricts the passage to the space unpleasantly and feels kind of like a barrier."

"The two images above show that I can't get away with putting a love seat or anything longer than the 59" sofa in the space before it becomes a similar barrier. So I can't really put the focus on the sliding glass door. (Which is OK,  because of the grating there's not much to see until you stand up anyway.) Plus two 59" love seats aren't really satisfying for the amount of seating I'd like."

"This is sofa config #1 from the original doc. I think I like this one the best. I'll have to find a new smaller coffee table, but that's OK. This gives me loads of seating (6), has visual interest, and does a nice job of dilineating the space without looking like a barrier. I know it covers the window and restricts the sliding glass door quite a bit, but I think I'm OK with that design. Mom had noted that this felt like too many pieces, so I'm thinking about that, too. I could replace the corner and armless chair with another left-hand 59" sofa, but that becomes less configurable."

BRAVO!!!! Great job Son.....I'm happy we agree on this final seating arrangement, the angle of the chair adds interest yet doesn't isolate the two areas, as my son mentioned, it also gives him more seating for entertaining. 
I felt that this four piece art work arrangement would work well behind his dinette table because it is a long wall and works well with the chrome in his kitchen appliances. The pop of color brighten's the black and greys in the space.
I love this large piece for behind his sofa due to the tall ceilings and again add that dramatic pop of color.

Cortina's architectural design features a simple, cast iron base and translucent diffuser that shields the dimmable light source.

■by Pablo Pardo

■cast iron base; translucent diffuser

■two halogen bulbs included, wattage varies by size

This is the accent floor lamp he will use in the room, I love the contemporary style and the dimmable option for atmosphere.

As a final touch I recommended this great leather rug, it would add warmth to the room and help soften noises in the room due to the high ceilings and concrete walls.
These are the overstuffed furniture examples I feel he should use and choose black leather. The large ottomans act as extra seating. I also recommend he purchase 2, one being for seating and the other as a coffee table.

Make Beautiful Minimalist House

Minimalist house design is very attractive to the very practical people today. How to choose furniture and accessories are right for your minimalist home?

Maintaining a practical and functional elements of the basic key in minimalist house dressing.

Make Beautiful Minimalist House
The selection of appropriate materials can thicken to a minimalist concept presented. Eg glass furniture combined with aluminum or wrought iron furniture including the widely used. In addition to a simple form, any maintenance relatively easy to do.

Curtains were able to support the impression you want to display in the room. With a novel type of blind, for example, which are lightweight and able to give the impression that the dynamic in the room is minimalist.

Design a simple chair for living room

Design with strict precision also characterizes the architecture and minimalist furniture. Therefore, select a table or chair that has a simple design, little, or no ornament. With these minimal ornament, can facilitate the treatment and the room seemed more relieved that fit when applied to a small minimalist home.

Minimalist House Design can also be combined with the material or furniture of color - the color of dark brown wood such as red or brown.

wooden bedroom furniture dark brown
Wooden bedroom furniture dark brown

The selection of colors and patterns have to be carefully shown, in which the pattern of flowers or colors that are too crowded less suitable when combined in a minimalist home. Keep the color tone each time to add or change the accessories and furniture in one room.

Layout every accessory and furniture carefully, but keep your room too full of memorable not because it can confirm the impression that want to create a minimalist. For example setting the image frame using a larger frame, but in small amounts to provide accents in the room.

Frame image as the home interior

Exotic Entertaining

Grounded by neutral colors and natural fibers, bold coral and turquoise are allowed to shine. "Dinnerware is like jewelry," says designer Jaime Rummerfield of Woodson and Rummerfield's House of Design. "Summer is the time to go big with striking patterns."

For a Look Like This:

Design Your Own Plates
Available at Freddy & Ma
Water Hyacinth Pillows
$29 to $99
Available at West Elm

"It's great to have a signature style as a hostess, but I always add a surprise or twist. In this case, I added a punch of color. Yellow is a popular color to mix with blue, and it adds warmth."

Peggy Sewell, Contributing Editor, Southern Accents

Classic Menu: A Homey Brunch

For a Look Like This:

Bergamote Blue Tablecloth
Available at DeVries & Dornbos
Rutherford Circle Plates by Kate Spade for Lenox
$17 to $26
Available at Dillard's

Natural fibers and textures -- from the wicker chairs to the woven placemats -- lend a cozy feel to this cottage dining area. The iron lantern overhead is a rustic substitute for the standard chandelier.

For a Look Like This:

Lloyd/Flanders Three-Season Vintage Armchair
Available at L.L. Bean
Round Rattan Placemats
Available at Sur La Table

Just because a get-together is laidback doesn't mean it can't be beautiful. Seasonal herbs and flowers, quaint table linens, and soft candlelight set the scene for an intimate gathering.

For a Look Like This:

Tate Lemon Placemats and Napkins
$4.95 (placemat), $3.95 (napkin)
Available at Crate & Barrel
Enchanted Forest Chandelier
Available at Illuminations

Make a large dining room feel more intimate with a warm and inviting tablescape. Rich colors mixed with sterling silver pieces give the setting an aged patina.

Elegant Couples' Party

For a Look Like This:

Ivy Garland Dinner Plates by Anna Weatherly
Available at Neiman Marcus
Fluted Cachepot
Available at Charlotte Moss

This elegant mirrored table sets off the pinks, greens, and golds of the setting. New glassware and placemats are mixed with traditional china and silver for a glamorous vintage feel.

Glamorous Hearty Hors d'Oeuvres Affair

For a Look Like This:

"Indents" Glassware
$65 to $98
Available at Horchow
Crystal Beaded Napkin Rings
Available at Linens N Things


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tropical Minimalist Home Design | The Idea Of Building A House

Tropical Minimalist Home Design3D home design software

Tropical Minimalist Home Design | The Idea Of Building A House

Example minimalist house design is familiar, simple neatness finishing covered so comfortable in the eyes. Examples of home design is: home design software, minimalist home designs, free home design software, home theater design, home office design, home interior design, home bar designs.

Here are examples of home designs that are visually simple and very simple form. But when the set composition of the aesthetic form would look attractive with simple characters. Often in home design encountered forms is a simple house or a minimalist. And mostly, it was not a simple form in Balance with good finishing, thus disturbing the visual appearance of our eyes. The above example can be mirrors / example that the simple form (Limasan) we often encounter in this country, when in fact provided a neat finish to soothe our eyes twinkling.

Monday, March 22, 2010

High Point Furniture Mart 2010

The city of High Point, North Carolina bears the moniker “Furniture Capital of the World”. Barbara Taylor, President of High Point Museum, in a speech she delivered August 17, 2005, explained how High Point got this name. In 1919, The Southern Furniture Exposition Company built a showroom specifically for furniture manufacturers to have a place to display their creations. This showroom was 10 stories and cost over a million dollars to build. This was the first furniture market of its kind.

Building on their past with furniture, the city of High Point has become the premier destination for furniture buyers. According to the High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau, there are more than 50 discount furniture stores in and around the area. These stores offer home furnishings at near wholesale prices and ship to any point in the United States. The Bureau even offers a “passport to savings”. The passport offers hotel discounts to anyone traveling to the city to buy furniture and includes a guide to local stores. High Point also boasts the largest furniture store in the nation and the world’s largest Chest of Drawers, all fitting and proper for the Furniture Capital of the World.

The High Point Market

In 1909, when the first High Point Market was hosted at the Southern Furniture Exposition Company showroom, the focus was on showcasing regional furniture manufacturers and their goods. The show has grown to incorporate manufacturers from all areas of the home trade, including textiles, lighting, and accessories to name a few. According to the High Point Market Authority, there are over 2,000 exhibitors representing 110 countries. The 12 million square feet of show space is spread across 188 buildings.

Keeping track of this many exhibitors and this much building space is a demanding task. In 2001, The High Point International Home Furnishings Market Authority Corporation was established to handle the nuts and bolts of the twice yearly shows. Through them, exhibitors may register for space and attendees may obtain passes. The Market Authority also provides the transportation between buildings, hotel accommodations for those attending and all aspects of pulling the show together.

According to the High Point Market website,, the market is the only place to experience so many of the home industry suppliers in one place. These are the industry leaders in their respective fields, the companies who make the designs and set the trends. According to the website, each new show features a place to “connect to the hottest home trends and business best practices with leading researchers and industry experts”.

Hickory Furniture Mart is one example of the furniture lines that will be represented at the 2010 Mart.
Hickory Furniture Mart, a unique mix of nearly 100 furniture outlet stores, shops and galleries. Within this four-story complex, you’ll find home furnishings, accessories, lighting, art, fine rugs, fabrics and much more – all with discounts up to 80% off retail. Over 500,000 visitors travel to the Mart every year to visit some of the best discounted furniture showrooms in NC.

2220 US Highway 70 SE # 253
Hickory, NC 28602-5192
(828) 322-3510


Classic Minimalist House Design At Affordable Prices

Classic Minimalist House Design At Affordable Prices

This classic American minimalist house design is the end result of intelligent planning, high performance materials, and passive design techniques. Designed on a $ 100,000 dollar budget by Michigan firm Dominick Tringali Architects, the project is set to be a prototype for the next generation of Habitat for Humanity home. Let's take a closer look at the design sketch or his house plans.

Floor plan design of the first home decoration

Design floor plan home design both

One sure way to affordable green housing is a clever construction details. The whole house was built for a standard size (I bought off the shelf materials), allowing for rapid assembly, construction consistent numbers, and minimal waste. For example, the roof pitch is designed for standard plywood dimensions, and wall studs were stacked in 24 "for maximum isolation. In addition, the walls and ceilings built site with detailed computer-assisted to avoid wasted drywall.

Included in the budget is Energy Star windows, external doors, equipment and supplies, while high efficiency furnace and tankless water heaters will all be helpful to keep utility bills low. High performance materials and clear big help, but the savings really begin to add movement through the house a simple design.

By applying some basic principles of passive design, residents will also enjoy a better quality of life high with living spaces healthier and lower bills. A wrap around porch and roof line was extended first floor shaded living room, while also providing a fantastic paradise-weather months. With a little window on the north-facing facade and canopy above the window to the south, the house protected from unwanted heat loss and gain.

Each bedroom and living room equipped with at least two windows, allowing for natural ventilation and day lighting. Properly siting the house, he would take advantage of existing vegetation that will protect from the harsh heat of summer and winter wind. While sustainable design so many noble reasons, in this case beyond the ethical arguments and included in the category of social justice, because one day a family in need will grow happily in this house.

This classic home is one-of-a-kind mix of sustainability, affordability, and social justice. Reaches back to the era of elegant architecture, the style is a return to traditional design, in which they are a niche market. It's always great to see one goal that seemed impossible affordable, single-family LEED Platinum treated with reverence icons for details American buildings.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Asian Embrace

A Manhattan couple turned to Paul Vincent Wiseman’s firm, The Wiseman Group, to design their secondary residence in San Francisco. Wiseman and senior designer Judy McBride kept the living room clutter-free to accommodate visiting grandchildren. The wife found the Chinese figures, from the Han Dynasty, in a New York shop. McGuire rattan lounge chair.

“It’s warm and serene,” McBride says of the living room, which features an oil by Robert Ogata. Sofa fabric, Cowtan & Tout. Corner pillow fabric, Clarence House. Green pillow silk, Donghia. Hokanson carpet. McGuire low table.

The designers continued the “simple, slightly Asian aesthetic” with translucent screens that separate the kitchen from the dining area. The collage is by Dennis Parante. Holly Hunt chairs, with Edelman leather. Poggenpohl cabinets.

Wood-paneled doors connect the den and the master bedroom. Edelman leather on lounge chair and ottoman. Kano school screen in den, Naga Antiques. Henry Calvin sofa fabric. Glant floral on pillows.

Diverse art offsets the consistent theme of the rooms. A work by Jessica Martin hangs above the bed. Atop the dresser are 12th-century Cambodian bronze mirrors, a Manuel Neri maquette and a photograph by Jess Johnston. Larsen fabric on bed frame.

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