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Friday, April 18, 2014

Contemporary House Remodel by Allen Associates._

This whole house remodel updated and expanded a 1950’s contemporary. In addition to making the home more comfortable and energy efficient, the remodel added fabulous finishes. The original house had separate living, dining and kitchen areas. Walls were opened and a new structural beam added to make one grand room with abundant light and strong connections to outside environs. The owners were originally going to use this as a second home; however, during the course of the remodel, they fell in love with Santa Barbara, their new home and its beautiful ocean views.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Vibrant Blue and Purple Apartment Decor._

Designed by Z-Axis Design in 2013, this blue and purple interior sets a vibrant scene for the home of a newlywed couple, in Taichung. Taiwan. The 74 square meter townhouse offers up an uncomplicated yet interesting scheme that forms a great base for modern day living.

Fresh white was used as the predominant base color to keep the apartment feeling spacious and airy, and the highly reflective floor helps to lift the whole scheme.

The wall behind the sofa has been given a vivid green frame to mark out a visual divide between the living room and the kitchen. Overlapping coffee tables connect the sofa to a small reading area, and a wooden hearth forms a low slung storage cubby beneath the wall mounted flatscreen television. Scatter cushions on the neutral sofa incorporate subtle shades of the large statement wall and the floor-skimming curtains to tie each hue together.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Soft industrial and masculine style apartment._

An apartment with urban aesthetic designed by Suite Arquitetos. the color of the walls and ceiling is a soft gray, very close to the color of the concrete that create a neutral background. And therefore designers choose brightly colored furniture. Artwork and photographs bring to life walls tinged gray.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Modern Villa in Stoliv, Montenegro._

Overlooking the Adriatic Sea, as well as a beautiful mountain setting, one could say Villa in Stoliv in Montenegro is a privileged retreat. The surprising looking project was imagined by Enforma Studio in the shape of a “seashell”, opening up towards the magnificent views. Radial stone walls were the basis of the design, with generous glass additions contributing to the subtle mix of inner and outer space.

Monday, December 2, 2013

No more''Blue&Pink'' Nurseries._

Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of announcing their pregnancy to friends and family knows that, after giving their congratulations – and sometimes even within the same breath – the first question people ask is almost always “Is it a boy or a girl?”
In fact, people are so obsessed with the sex of unborn children that nurseries are often painted and fully decorated in gender-specific gear months before the new bundle of joy even arrives. However, the parents who choose to wait to discover the gender of their child are faced with a unique conundrum.
What color should they paint their baby’s room?

Tour Table by Gae Aulenti for Fontana Arte._

The Tour Table consists of four rotating rubber wheels carrying a glass top. Each wheel is mounted to the desk by means of a steel plate. A guaranteed conversation piece in any setting.

Designer Gae Aulenti played a vital role in shaping the post-war Italian design culture. Born in Palazzolo dello Stella (Udine) in 1927, Aulenti studied in Milan at the Polytechnic University as one of the few women. Besides her challenging designs she was known for renovating several museums, of which Musée d’Orsay is the most famous. Gae Aulenti passed away on November 1, 2012 in Milan.