Monthly Archives: March 2016

68afc35955389b5adf48be14bebc05fbNot everyone wants to revamp their home from scratch every single time, and honestly, budget-wise it doesn't make sense to invest in totally new interiors every year. However, a smart home owner always find ways to create maximum impact. In this post, we will talk about some simple ways to creating a new dimension for your existing home, with ideas that are relatively easy to implement.

Start with letting go of excess

Time to sell, give away or junk stuff that you don't need or like anymore. Take your furniture to sell at a re-sell store. Stuff you bought from Crate and Barrel or Ikea years ago that are falling apart or totally out-dated should go first. "Decorative" items that are cluttering your space should be removed from the house. Walls that are covered with prints, posters and other stuff that are not worth $10 in resale, should be sold anyway or given away. Leave a relatively clean and manageable space.

Who needs furniture?

High-end residential architecture and interiors don't need much furniture or for that matter anything else. A choice collection of custom-designed or one-off pieces by world-renowned architects or designers that will appreciate in value in years to come will be a welcome addition to the space. Old doors from a country barn are not. At least for the next five years, there is no foreseeable trend in cluttering up a house any more.

Add personal touch

Auction houses like LA Modern, sometimes have very good deals in little known modern items that will be excellent investment in the years to come. You need to know what you are bidding for. And you need to know what you like. Your house is your personal art gallery and you are the curator. It is your "personal touch" and it will bring you a fortune in the future, if you play it right.

Go for illumination

Devoid of clutter, light is the best companion of architectural space. Diffused daylight through a very large plate glass window, stained glass panels in a De Stijl window wall or a cloistral group of exceptionally tall French windows is something that no money can buy. Uniformly lit, pot-lighted interiors are out. Focused LED light beams that accentuate and enhance the profiles and shapes of space and content are in.

With these ideas, getting your home a new look is easier than ever. Just start with a strategy and exchange what you don't want with something that you really want.

 

home-office-with-a-shabby-chic-decorThe Shabby Chic décor style popularized by Rachel Ashwell and Arhaus seeks to have an opulent vintage look. Colors prevalent are white, pastel and ecru. Fabrics are generously hemmed giving a soft and deep feeling.

Shabby Chic furniture is given a distressed look by covered in sanded milk paint. The whole décor style has an intriguing flea market look.

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Items in this range have soft pink fabric covers and include beddings, bed skirts, settee upholstery, and pillows. Styles in this range are charlotte, petticoat, tufted and Lilliput.

Rugs

The Shabby Chic rugs are in sheepskin and vintage designs. The sheepskin rug is made from natural sheepskin and is milk white. The vintage rugs are in soft pinks and browns on white backgrounds depicting natural plant art.

Accents

These are different accessories that show spontaneity in art and craft. Items in this collection include poufs, metal trays, globes, matchboxes and vases. Colors are more divergent with indigo, poufs, blue vases and brown wood decorations.

Mirrors

An opulent décor style is bound to have mirrors in various designs. The Shabby Chic mirrors styles are long, liberty, renaissance, estate and grand. Frame colors come in silver and tan colors.

Pillows

The Shabby Chic pillow designs are damask, Bella, lace and Venetian. The emphasis is on a deep fluffy look with covers being dominantly pastel and ecra in color.

Window covering

Curtains are for privacy as well as decorative functions. The range of curtains come in petticoat white, silk dupioni, embroidered voile and cottage linen styles. The colors are white and pink.

Throws

The throws have a hand knit look and go very well with soft pink and white couch and settee covers.

Art

No décor style is complete without art. The works of art in the collection are by Jorunn mulen. The pencil and charcoal etched drawings are done on soft pink and pastel colors to stay with the theme.

Furniture

This decor has furniture items for dining, living and bedrooms. The Shabby Chic furniture is covered in white, pink and pastel colors. Dining sets, settees and reading bureaus are also in the furniture collection.

This décor style also includes lighting, bath and gift items. Baby items are also available in this refreshingly feminine collection. The shabby chic collection is able to give a complete look for the whole house with tasteful items for everyday use.

You can learn more on applying the shabby chic home décor style by reading books by Rachel Ashwell.

 

unduhan (48)Every home owner wants a home that can stand for his own choices and personal preferences, and of course, to achieve that in the right perspective, it is more than essential to have an interior expert. Sadly, not all budgets are the same. In fact, less than one percent of all homeowners use these advanced and custom services. However, you don't need to be sad. In this very special post, we will try to unleash some of the ideas that are often used by professional designs, but without actually toppling the budget.

Invest in New Elements:

First things first, you should start with creating a uniform look for the house, and that's pretty much possible with fresh paint. Look for a color scheme that would complement the existing architecture and for this, you can simply head to the showroom of any known paint brand, and they will give you some great ideas. It doesn't matter whether you can invest in high-end residential architecture, but with small things, the changes can be pretty evident for the interiors. The next thing is crown molding, which can help in creating a smooth transformation for the walls and ceilings. You don't need to go for old school designs, because the contemporary ideas are equally good.

Change the Window Decor:

This is another thing that can be done in a budget. Curtains are easily the most visible fabric in any room, and when you choose something that's feeble and cheap, you create a straight bad impression. Start with understanding what kind of curtains can work wonders with your furniture, and if you have the space, you can use the windows for placing indoor plants and even a few decorative.

Tweak the Lighting:

Nothing works better for any room than good lighting. If you want to change the feel of the room, add some warm lights and a few pendant lamps. You can also balance free standing lamps in the mix, while adding lights on areas that need attention. Play with the tones of lights, because every light creates a new kind of appeal, and you can find quite a few choices even for smaller budgets.

Should I Hire a Designer?

Now this is a question, which depends on your budget and choices. Many homeowners feel that taking risks on their own may mean more expenses and mistakes, while others like the idea of creating contemporary designs that reflect their picks and choices. However, there is no denying that interior designers and experts have their own take on spaces and they can offer great value for the money you spend. The best idea is to ask the designer for his fees and charges, and you can further assign the project on a strict budget. That way, you will not run out of money and will have all the things done to the best levels of perfection.

Check with a few designers and discuss the options for knowing better, or else, you can try one of the few ideas listed!

modern-apartment-open-space-design-wood-floor-indoor-gardenThere's something special about gardening - the process of growing living things for the enjoyment and possible consumption. Although gardening is a great hobby, not everyone has the outdoor space required. In other instances, the climate may not be ideal for the type of garden you'd like to develop and nurture. Perhaps neither of those apply to you, and you'd simply like to plan an indoor garden in order to bring life to your interior space. If so, you will benefit in numerous ways.

It's well-known that plants provide a number of mental and physical health benefits, while adding to the overall design of your home. If you have been wanting to plan and execute an indoor garden of your own, here are 9 practical tips.

1. Be Mindful When Positioning Your Plants

When it comes to design, various plants will, of course, look best in certain spaces. With that being said, decide on locations which suit you and your needs. If you spend most of your time in the family room, make sure you bring plenty of life into that room with you, allowing you to enjoy the natural beauty of each unique plant.

To make it easier, planters allow you to play around with the positioning. Try different locations to see what looks best. Also, be mindful of what the plant requires in terms of lighting (as discussed below). With so many indoor planters to choose from, you can easily select a style that fits your taste and living space.

2. Know What Your Plants Require

When you have a better idea regarding what your plants need, you'll be able to position them more effectively. You may think that a room is too dark, however, certain plants thrive in dim environments. There are plenty of subtropical and tropical plants which prefer filtered light. Other plants require full sun, so just be mindful of their needs when planning.

3. Don't Forget the Bathroom

There are various species of plants which do very well in moist environments. Ferns and spider plants, for instance, tend to thrive in vaporous rooms. Regular exposure to mist is a great way to keep them healthy. These plants generally have low light requirements and since space is generally limited, plants on shelves are often ideal, as well as wall and hanging planters.

4. Water From Underneath

It may be your first instinct to water from the top, but this increases your risk of flooding and dry roots. When planning your indoor garden, know that some plants are better off sitting in dishes. You can then place water in the dish, allowing the plant to naturally soak up the water it requires. Fuchsias are a classic example, benefiting from this method of watering.

5. Avoid Drafts

Plants are living species which are often affected by temperature changes. If drafts are too hot or cold, this could significantly hurt the health of your plants. Try to keep your indoor plant pots away from heating ducts and air-conditioning units.

6. Invest in a Mist Bottle

Filling a mist bottle and having it on hand is a great way to easily water your plants. Since overwatering is often the most common cause of indoor plant death, misting can help reduce the risk of premature death. Also, be mindful of the climate, as plants often require more water during the summer months.

7. Don't Forget the Fertilizer

If you have gardened before, you know that fertilizer is a great way to feed your plants. Of course, fertilizers vary, so select an option that suits your plant's needs. Always follow the directions on the label, as application recommendations will differ.

8. Away Most Days? Use Ice Cubes

Ensure that your plant is not sensitive to extreme temperature changes, although it's mainly the soil that will be exposed to the ice. Ice cubes are a great way to water your plants at a slow and steady pace. If you need to be out of town for the evening, this is a great way to ensure that your plants receive the water they need while you're out.

9. Grow Fresh Herbs

Select a windowsill that receives at least six hours of light per day. Within a small planter, grow your own herb garden. This will not only add beauty to your kitchen, but you will also be able to cook with the freshest, healthiest, most flavorful herb varieties.

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