Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Interior with a Whole-Wall Bookshelf

Do you have a lot of books and other small things that can fit on a bookshelf? Then you'll definitely find interesting this magnificent whole-wall library outfit. I don't think these shelves are too expensive, but the hardest thing is to find a wall which design would benefit and not suffer from such a structure, like on this picture:

[Whole-wall bookshelf in proper interior]

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Eco-Style Furniture for Your Interior

Eco-style is a recent popular trend. It's all about being closer to nature: natural materials, nature-inspired shapes and the absence of excessive unneeded elements.

[An eco-style bed]

Modern eco-style originates from progressive Scandinavian designers and Japanese traditionalists. Nordic people traditionally prefer to work with natural materials like wood, and not with plastic. Scandinavian architecture is also dominated by eco-style. As for the Japanese, eco-style is the real mode of their life. It's the essence of Japanese culture.

So, if you get tired of the concrete urban world, pitch upon eco-style for your home. Get some wooden furniture - and I mean real wood, not the ubiquitous particle boards. Another nice eco-material is wicker, which looks especially great on tiled floor surfaces.

[Wicker armchairs]

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Extraordinary Bathroom with Large Windows

If you think that bathroom must be a closed space, think again. Here is the photo that can change your mind.

[Bathroom with large windows and scenic view outside]

Quite an original idea for the bathroom - it's a pity I can't invent something that cool :). You take a bath while enjoying a beautiful panorama... But hey, what about onlookers from the other side of the window? Would you be able to relax realising that someone even theoretically can see you? Maybe this possibility can be mitigated by taking into account lighting conditions and viewing angles while planning the building, who knows.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Fairytale Children's Room for a Little Princess

Here is a fairytale children's room for a girl. It looks so lovely!

[Pink interior for a girl]

I love everything in it, espesially the variety interior elements with matching embroidery and bows. Together they create such a sweet, tender, aery and wonderful atmosphere... I rely on it that any girl will feel herself a princess in such kind of a room, and it's great!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Stylish Black and White Minimalistic Living Room Design

If you want to model your living room in minimalistic style, here is a nice example of such a design. In this interior the designer used a combination of black and white colors, and gave zest to the style with only one red pillow. And no colors other than the red pillow! This is how the "less is more" principle should be followed.
[Black and white minimalistic design with a red pilow]

Friday, March 20, 2009

Classic Style Bedroom with a Fabulous Bed Canopy

This classic style bedroom is like a scene of a woman's dream. The coolest thing is the bed canopy. It is a long forgotten element of interior design. Unless you live in a region where you need to use a bed canopy to protect yourself from mosquitoes (which is unlikely), the only reason you may want to have one is for its aesthetic role.

[Bedroom with a canopy bed]

I've heard a curious fact about bed canopies, that in medieval times they were needed to protect people from mice falling from the ceiling. I wonder if that's true.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Masterpiece Interior With Golden Armchairs

Look at these snazzy golden armchairs! They infuse luxuriance to the room they stand in. That's what the color of gold can do when combined with some unusual gold metal-like texture. That's not surprising, as this metal has the role of the symbol of power and luxury in all cultures.

[Interior with golden armchairs]

But that's not the armchairs that have brought my attention to this interior. The bookshelves wonderfully harmonize with the position of the armchairs, and the shells laying on the table create an ingenius final touch to the picture. Any particular element of this design may look like nothing when separated from others or even moved around, but properly placed together, they create a masterpiece.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

How Not To Do a Blue Kitchen, And How To Do

I found a kitchen which is just an opposite to what I would personally like (see my previous publication): As for me, there's too much of that deep dark blue color that is, I'd say, depressive. The only things that are good in it are it's spaciousness and practicality, but that's not enough. In my personal subjective opinion, this color palette just doesn't suit for kitchens, because it doesn't associate with food. Some may not agree with this, of course. So if you still want a deep blue kitchen, then here are a couple of examples how it can be done in a much less horrible fashion:

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Gorgeous Classic Italian Kitchen

Here we have an Italian kitchen created specially for the fans of classic style. And it's gorgeous!
The combination of walnut, ice-cream and white colors is superb. And there are quite a lot of interesting details, like an amazing house-shaped cookstove enclosure, a chandelier, ornate door handles, and the whole sink is made of the same marble stone as the tabletop.
I wouldn't mind having this kitchen! My current one is way more modest, but it's styled as a look-alike of this masterpiece.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Flowers as an Element of Interior Design

Flowers are a wonderful decoration for any kind of an interior, at any season.
Look how well the flowers match to this room's palette. The specially chosen flowers add tenderness and cosiness. The black vase (as well as the photo frames on the walls) gives some valuable contrast to the appearance of the room.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A Red And Black Bedroom With Round Sliding Doors

Check out this bedroom! There are two things that call my attention on this photo.
First are the unusual doors that, as for me, associate with a ship, specificaly with the round windows that ships have. Second is the classic combination of black and red. It's exactly the case when black does't mean dark. These colours look modern at all times, and they are certenly nice for a bedroom. It's hard to disagree that they are the colors of romance and passion.

Friday, March 6, 2009

A Simple and Elegant Wall Sconce

Wall sconce is a light fixture which attaches to the wall:
Look at this one, what a great piece of interior decoration! It adds not just light, but also a touch of tenderness, delicacy, gracefulness. It reminds me something like a white figurine of ballet dancer standing on a shelf.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Art of Minimalism

My previous blog post has reminded me a classic Latin saying "De gustibus et coloribus non est disputandum", which means "it's no use to dispute about tastes". A brilliant phrase when it comes to interior design. The scope of various artistic styles is enormous. Today's post is about minimalism.
Its motherland is Japan, from which it has expanded all over the world. One of the main mottos of minimalism is "Less is more", which had been laid by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, a famous German architect. Its distinctive features are:
  • As much space as possible
  • Modest amount of decor
  • Low color variety (mostly natural colors and textures)
  • Contrasts
  • Functionality is the King
  • Neat and straight elements
  • Lots of bright light

Despite minimalism is not for eveyone, it is quite popular. Fans of minimalism often are creative persons who have powerful imagination, thus not wanting superfluous objects to sidetrack their attention.