Saturday, July 31, 2010

White Shelf Furniture Design as Home Decor Abstract

This is the design of furniture for the kitchen but can also be used as the interior of the house. Depending on the things of the wall paintings and interior decoration may desire most of all humans, from animal skins and cave paintings to modern art and decorative surfaces. Combining functionality and aesthetic appeal, modular wall rack system like this let people create their own combination of functional and storage of custom home decor minimalist.
Part of the appeal of this type of MDF Italian system is flexibility - the ability to slide the boxes and shelves around to fit the decorative element or another of any size width and height. Discounts are white by default by wood-tone accents this section are available as a well.Ã, Â Another key element though is the way this kind of design accommodates the mess: a bookshelf or a series of parallel symmetrical box straight and flat shelves, on the contrary, calls attention to what did not line up with the detailed attention to the organization as a whole.
Hidden metal brackets that reinforce the visual effect is just floating in space - slots for brackets and at the intersection of the individual panels also help to create a level of detail on a smaller scale to contrast with the overall composition. What is still missing, though, is some other material for the making of the mixture even more interesting - maybe glass shelves and boxes.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Kitchen Gardens

Grow your own vegies in your kitchen? The Kitchen Nano Garden by Hyundai Engineering and Construction and Gromo is one such creature. Bronze winner at the Fast Company 2010 Idea awards in the category of commercial and industrial product, the Kitchen Nano Garden promises an accomplishment that has historically eluded even Mother Nature: a vibrant, green garden of comestibles sans the assistance of either sunlight or rain.

If the prospect seems like merely some cleverly-phrased misdirection, I say au contraire, for Kitchen Nano Garden is very real, I assure you. All it takes (took) is some ingeniously-tiered metal shelving; some climate-controlled, glass-walled miniature compartments; a handful of purposefully-directed lumens; and the relative miracle of indoor plumbing. The concept—which owes its fruition to Hyunjung Lee, Jaeyong Park, Changjin Shon and Seulki Park (of Hyundai), and Ill-woong Kwon (of Gromo)—employs the technology of hydroponics in a more, ahem, utilitarian manner than I’m accustomed to seeing.

The key is the degree of control users have over the typically unpredictable elements of rain and sun: “Light, water and nutrient supply is controllable, so users can decide the growth speed… It also lets users know when to provide water or nutrients to the plants.” And, beyond the obvious bounty of fragrant basil and jaunty watercress (literally right next to the kitchen, an additional boon is the re-invention of “eau d’apartment,” for Nano Kitchen also works to naturally purify the air, leaving your cramped studio redolent with the smell of freshly sprouted greens.

Furniture Design: Custom Cabinets Wood Shelves

Unique furniture design bookshelf. In a smaller condo or apartment can be difficult to plan or to sacrifice space for storage. However, when the rack can see this beautiful book and become an integral part of interior design hallway extraordinary, it becomes easier to make decisions.

In the era of digital fabrication technologies, making curved cuts more easily than ever before - particularly in materials like this average has a plywood rack horizontal and vertical supports. DHF + design studios have built a relatively simple task: pre-cut pieces and then put them together like a puzzle of three-dimensional.
Lack of shelf space for books and collected and ended opportunities coupled with a desire for an artistic solution was allowed to wrap-around, built-in solution. Overall unit built along the walls, but also made to wrap on the ceiling and create exciting and bumpy transition envelope space between the entrance and main room of the house alive.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Furniture Design Two Functions: A Bed And TV

Furniture design two functions: Curved Canopy Bed and Built-In Projection TV

The first design: the design - even without the unique concept of built-in television - itself a sigh-worthy for fans of contemporary curves, lightweight materials, or only minimal white bed. but still curious about adding a canopy for privacy, aesthetic or functional reasons.
Long stretches of white fabric support may bend to the side of the AFP, the balance of flexibility to article STABILITY Dan Dan the framework of the canopy cover material. Ã, Â Danijel barring the entire piece can also be taken apart for washing articles, Danijel re-aimed as an interior room privacy screen Bedroom Danijel On the contrary. In many ways, the concept of Good Husband is more practical / efficient but also more appealing to the traditional canopy rely on excessive decoration for articles that make a statement.
For the design of the TV. Yes, you can project your favorite show on the surface of the canopy material as well, but warned: if you have difficulty sleeping, high-tech hybrid bed plus a built-in television will probably stay up later than you want. Joey Van den Berghe This was created as a project design school graduate theses, however, is so safe to say that he may not get much sleep well at the moment of creation.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Home Bar Design by Jason J. Three Rivers, MI

"... Attached some photos I took the bar I had just finished. I purchased and used the instructions as you build the speedy construction of a template for my bar. Instructions are logical and very easy to follow. I decided to use corrugated galvanized metal for the front and sides of my bars to keep the look "stainless" steel, I was looking for. This works very well and low maintenance approach. "

Home Bar Design

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Home Bar Plans by G. Scott M. Buffalo, NY

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"I actually ordered three different sets of plans bar, and I'm pleased to say that I chose you to build amazing results. And I want to share some photos with you. Planning for an easy to follow, and the bars come together with well I use 3 / 4 "oak plywood for the most part, and add beer to the back side of the ditch. I am very excited! Thank you for your assistance in putting together "." Pub Murray! "

Linen/Bedding Luxury

When decorating a home or a room, one should always remember that color has a psychological effect on mood and emotion. All colors work together to create a specific mood from the color of paint on the walls, to the color of your carpet, to the color of your couch. For this reason, when decorating a room, you should keep in mind what kind of tone you would like to set. Do you want to create a relaxing atmosphere or perhaps a more energetic one? Then think about how certain colors affect your mood and if they work harmoniously into your décor theme.

Once you decide what kind of feeling you want to portray, it’s time to pick a color scheme.

Light colors give the feeling of openness and make the room appear larger and brighter. Dark colors are warmer; more refined, and make the room seem smaller. Warm colors create an energized mood.

Warm colors include red, orange, yellow, and yellow-green. These colors should be placed in areas where you want to stimulation conversation.

Cool colors create a tranquil mood. Cool colors include green-blue, blue, blue-violet, and purple. These colors should be placed in areas where you want to set a relaxing tone.

Neutral colors include black, grey, brown and white colors. These serve mostly as accent colors.

There are three groups of colors: primary, secondary and tertiary. Primary colors are pure and are created without the need to mix other colors. The primary colors are red, blue and yellow. Secondary colors are created by mixing colors. Secondary colors include green, orange and purple. Tertiary colors are created by mixing primary and secondary colors. The tertiary colors (intermediate colors) are red-violet, blue-violet, blue-green, yellow-green, yellow-orange, and red-orange. Although these groups of color have the ability to work together, they all give off a different emotion and energy.
Blue represents tranquility, reliability, and harmony. Blue also has the tendency to slow blood pressure, lower body temperature, and reduce appetite. Softer shades of blue are mostly recommended to give your home a soothing feel.

Red is the most energizing of all colors. It boosts stimulation, arousal and raises awareness. Red has the ability to raise blood pressure and make people react faster. Use red in the living and dining room to stimulate conversation. However, be careful in using darker red coloring in rooms where people will spend a long period of time in, as it may increase irritability.
Yellow represents happiness, energy, and joy. It works well in dining areas like kitchens and dining rooms as well as your bathroom. Yellow makes space look larger than it is, but should be used in small doses considering that excessive amounts can instill a feeling of anger or frustration.

Green represents nature, newness, and refreshment. Green is a very soothing color and has calming effects that may reduce stress and anxiety. Green can be used to decorate any room in the house and provide the perfect color for decorating a kitchen or bath.

Orange is a warm, glowing, cheerful, and energetic color that triggers excitement. It’s a good idea to use splashes of orange in your décor.

Purple represents spirituality, luxury, mystery, and royalty. Use lighter hues of purple to set a relaxed feeling.

White represents purity, cleanliness, and innocence. White is a safe color for any room of in the house, whether to decorate the entire room or just parts of it. White creates the illusion that the room is bigger than it is.

Black represents sophistication, mystery, elegance, power, and sexuality. Black should be used as an accent color in the house.

After you have decided on your color scheme, you can start decorating in a manner that will deliver the end results that you desire. You can create an atmosphere perfect for entertaining guests or one that is more suited for personal relaxation. Most importantly, you will sculpt the room décor that you envisioned and will feel a sense of accomplishment in your work.

(I located this article on the R.Jabbour & Sons website and felt it written so well I wanted to share it)

About R. Jabbour & Sons

R. Jabbour & Sons, founded by Ralph Jabbour, was established in New York City in 1931 on the corner of 5th ave and 59th st in the Savory Plaza hotel building. It featured the finest imported hand made household linens, ladies lingerie, and housecoats. Fifteen years later, Ralph’s son, Edmond, returned from WWII naval service and joined the business which had moved two doors further east to a larger storefront in the same building.

Over the next 30 years, the business expanded and moved to locations on East 55th, east 56th, and east 58th streets, always between 5th and Madison. Because of these central locations, it garnered customers from all over the United States and Europe.

Dedicated to showing the world’s finest handmade linens for the home and exceptional style and quality, the company is now in its fourth generation and continues to provide exceptional service for all bedroom, bathroom, and dining needs. Today, this unsurpassed quality is found in their products that extend beyond the home into executive office suites and boardrooms as well as private yachts.

One is always pleasantly surprised to find their selections and suggestions just perfect for all occasions. Custom embroidery and detailing is available to enhance the unique quality and elegance. Lasting relationships with their customers is testimony to both the service and quality at R. Jabbour & Sons.

Mingling Vines

The Anabelle scrolling vine embroidery gives the feeling of a beautiful English style bedroom. The white and green contrasting creates a soft, natural and relaxed atmosphere. Milano sheeting with hemstitch detailing only adds to the design presence of this bedding set.

For the minimalist, simply a white Egyptian cotton terry towel. Auberge is made from 650 gram double-twisted yarns...Ahhhh, the softness!!! Monogram your initials on the towels for a more intense feel. The towels do not come monogrammed. If you would like to have them monogrammed, they will custom design per your request.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Faux Fire

De Ceulaer’s Nomad Light Fire is a form of modular lighting that’s constituted of any number of portable “lighting sticks.” As with Twist Together, the individual elements can be conjoined to a central (plugged-in) element that—very like the luminescent crystals of Superman’s hidden icy enclave—transfers energy from one stick to the next.

The result of this infectious electricity is that several lights seem to draw power from one. Just as with fire, one spark from Nomad Light Fire easily morphs into a veritable conflagration of illumination. But the comparison with fire ends there since Nomad Light Fire obviates the danger element. Ultimately, De Ceulaer’s inventive glow sticks make for a humorous substitution for the elemental camp fire. And through some magic or sleight of hand unspecified by De Ceulaer, Nomad’s individual elements can “borrow” power from a central source, then be moved elsewhere yet still retain the appealing glow. This nifty trick renders Nomad akin to so many branches become light-shedding torches, but the designer provides no behind-the-scenes information vis a vis the particular mechanics that make this possible.

I’m guessing batteries and LEDs are involved, but until De Ceulaer enlightens us, we’ll just have to settle for this explanation of Nomad’s primordial utility: “just like the cavemen discovered that, when a tree was hit by lightning, they could take out one of these burning branches, you will discover that you can take elements of light from this fire as well… this lighting object would be ideal to be used for garden parties, in restaurants or cafés, terazzas, big events or parties, hotel lounges, and even private spaces.”

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Pillow Talk

Alisa Embroidered Lumbar Pillow Cover

Susanna Paisley Embroidered Pillow Cover

                  Cara Embroidered Pillow Cover

                  Olive Oil Branch Pillow Covers

                  Coconut Button Pillow Cover
                  Textured Linen Pillow Covers

I hope you had as much fun as I did looking at these FABULOUS pillow covers featured at Pottary Barn.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Painted Ceilings

Often in older homes ceilings are painted white, regardless of the wall color. Using any color other than white will make the ceiling feel low. If you must use something other white, make sure it is the same shade or paler than the wall color, or you'll create a cave-like feeling.

One place where painting the ceiling the same color as the walls can work is in rooms decorated in a very modernist style. Here, the monochromatic look of using the same color can work, especially if you're using a somewhat monochromatic scheme in the rest of the room's decor.

If your ceilings have the popcorn finish, you will need to remove it in order to paint your ceilings. Other than that hassle, they can add beautiful dramatics to large rooms.


I am off to a short summer vacation to PA for a visit with my sister and her husband, Dr. Stahl, if you live in or around PA you may want to check out his website. My sister is a cardiac surgical nurse, I will be in good hands for any unforeseen issues!!!  Click the highlights to learn a little history about the state I will be visiting. Pennsylvania's architecture is exciting in itself. Can't wait to relive a lot of history.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Effective Design and Minimalist in Apartments

Do not hesitate to break down the concept of total occupancy in the apartment. With a little creativity, effectiveness and use of minimalist and financial aid, the apartment can be transformed as we want.

For residents of large cities, the apartment is the best choice for lodging. Parties, to be able to get vacant land or a house in the middle of the city clearly is not easy. In addition to the land that had been reduced, the price is selangit.Tak Surefire, could buy a room in an apartment building into a big happiness. That's also the price is not cheap. In fact, residents could only have the right of the building, minus the area of the building.

While the rooms have an area owned by the generally limited. Although we have enough money, the maximum space that can be owned apartments still have limitations. One limitation is quite annoying compared to conventional homes. Inevitably must be clever to outsmart the building occupants had it.

They should be able to make the interior design makes it comfortable to be occupied dwelling. Therefore, the same function room apartment with a home, despite having much of a difference.

"Obviously not the same. Arrange the shrewdness of the apartment dwellers need to do the design according to his will. For a flat bought ready-made, can not be built without restraint," said architect Probo Hindarto to Seputar Indonesia.

According to the Probo, designing something that is so clearly more difficult than making something totally new. For apartment dwellers can not change the eksterior.Pasalnya, part of it was already established by the developer. These sections have the exterior of unity with others in the apartment building, so that residents can do is to outsmart the other parts that can be processed.

"The worst may be formed by the residents is the interior. This is where residents can play around with the design," he said.

Probo added, for the interior, occupants should take into account the terms of the interior is minimalist and the desired effectiveness. Because in the apartment, the limitations of space becomes the main issue. Of course the most important note is the problem furnitur.Penghuni should choose furniture that did not take space and can give the impression area.

"It is important to outsmart the interior, especially in the selection of furniture that does not take place too much," he said.

In addition, residents must also select materials that can bring a comfortable atmosphere. According to him, one of the most difficult thing to get is the beauty of alam.Biasanya apartment dwellers, lack of land makes residents difficult to have a private garden. In fact, the natural atmosphere can give peace to the soul as well as feeling comfortable.

"Residents can choose natural materials. Can the many uses of wood elements or ornamental plants for indoors," he advised.

The presence of indoor plants will make the occupancy becomes more healthy. Increasing environmental pollution has a negative impact on health caused by free radicals that can harm health manusia.Polutan a substance that can harm human health. You may not be able to avoid these problems, but you can muffle a variety of ways. Like eating food that contains lots of antioxidants.

Another way is to put ornamental plants in the room. "Indoor plants can also make our homes much more fresh and sterile, free from pollution or free radicals," said landscape designer Arimbi Son.

There are several types of indoor ornamental plants that can become a choice, among others, Dracaena, firus, and sansiviera. However, to make room stay healthy, it should be noted how maintenance. In addition, the limited space should also be maximized by the occupants. Like for example the use of a separator. Use bulkhead must be truly effective and seminimalis possible.

"It could use a bulkhead or transparent glass products that can replace the bulkhead," said the Probo.

Meanwhile, the architect Imelda Akmal said, the selection of furniture to be the most important. According to him, does not necessarily have to replace the furniture that already exists, but who needs to do is outsmart shape.

"Under such conditions, built-in furniture can be a solution," said Imelda.

Built-in furniture is furniture made specifically about the size of the existing space to make it look neat. In addition, the concept of built-in also allows maximum utilization of space because it uses every inch of space. For example built-in wardrobe could use the width and height of the wall until you reach the ceiling, so didapatlah greater storage space.

"Built-in cabinets model not only for storing clothes, but also other equipment such as bed sheets, blankets, bags, even shoes," said Imelda, who has published dozens of books about the world of architecture and interiors.
In addition, modular furniture (large containers with a variety of space saving) will save space for storage. Under seat storage cupboards have shoes or a magazine. Under the bed can be placed or bendabenda book which may take place.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Happy Chairs

Happy Chair is the creative expressions of NASCAR race driver Shawna Robinson. Her background in professional racing spans more than 20 years. Her creativity and passion for design go back even further.

This weekend I received, "Charlotte", magazine and found a great article about Shawna Robinson. I was intriqued by the fact that she uses vintage chairs, restores them and adds colorful prints with mix patterns to create these fun/unique designs. Shawna displays her "Happy Chairs" at Sleepy Poet Stuff located here in Charlotte. 
How fun are these chairs, great for a dorm room, daughter's room or just simply because you love it!!! Shawna offers many other accents to elegant styles as well.

Check out Shawna's media page below for more creative designs...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Color Splash

One of my favorite shows on HGTV is Color Splash. I particularly love David Bromstad's approach to design and creativity. My favorite part of his design's is when he creates a," one of a kind", piece of art to tie the room together with stunning pops of color with art!

David Bromstad, the season one winner of HGTV's Design Star, is currently one of the hosts on HGTV's Color Splash. He is known for his endless energy and out-of-the-box thinking. David began his career as a design student at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Fla. Earnest, passionate, talented and innovative, Bromstad creates awe-inspiring works on many platforms, including custom art, furniture building and interior design.
David says he "blends styles that incorporate realism and fantasy." He combines this approach with a love of color and practical advice that shows how to transform tired rooms into unique, vibrant spaces.

He currently resides in Miami, Fla. LOVE David's Designs!!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

International Connection

I was contacted by Liever a Dutch owned firm who specialize in interior design and hotel design, since it is summer, I researched a couple of outdoor furniture ideas on their site and loved the furniture and the ideas. We are now linking together and sharing design ideas through our websites. While reseaching their site,I used google translate to convert their site from Dutch to English. How fun is this across the seas!!!!!!

Styling tips in this picture from Liever:

 Lets you keep the holiday feeling at home! Make the roof of bamboo and wicker blinds instead of the entrance. So you create your own Balinese vacation paradise.

Serenity In Design welcomes Liever to America, I look forward to exchanging design ideas.

Extensive designs and products found on Liever, this sofa is lovely, the pattern and design makes a beautiful statement as traditional elegance.

I love this overstuffed style sofa!!!!!!!!!
Unique, stylish so contemporary....LOVE IT!!!!