Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Schlichte Eleganz neu entdeckt

Schlichte Eleganz neu entdeckt. In Zeiten des schnellen Wandels besinnen wir uns gerne wieder auf bleibende Werte wie edle Materialien und hochwertiges ...Diese Stile bleiben. Schlichte Eleganz neu entdeckt ... 2008-2009. Weitere Online-Angebote des Verlagshauses..

Sensual pleasure
Simple, yet elegant - everything is possible, provided you pay attention to material engineering and workmanship. The chairs of both Poltrona Frau agrees: Thanks to its fine, handcrafted leather-related processed seats they hold their owners - as well as the adjacent rocking ergonomic chair- a lifetime of loyalty. Each of the light diffusers "Fourteen" (Kundalini) are made of cast, inside satin glass and sparkle like oversized water drops.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Contemporary Bathroom Suite from Laufen - new dOt by Wiel Arets

Contemporary Bathroom Suite from Laufen - new dOt by Wiel Arets. laufen-dot-bathroom.jpg. Laufen, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of bathroom ...

Laufen, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of bathroom essentials, has released the new, contemporary Il Bagno Alessi dOt bathroom suite under the ever-creative direction of award-winning architect and designer, Holland’s Wiel Arets. Arets’ contemporary interpretation of the bathroom comes in the form of modern, minimalist, asymmetrical fixtures with straight downward lines, flat surfaces and a sleek, sculptural shape that really stands out in the modern bathroom. Unifying the cool suite, these washbasins, tubs, toilets and bidets feature round dot-like recesses – the signature mark appearing on every piece of this bathroom line.

Says designer Arets of his novel design, “dOt is a collection whose design steps off from the premise that its individual pieces should not distract from the wish to purge the body of impurities. Every component of each item should be in the service of relaxation. It should be clear that the combination of all pieces in the collection proceed from the individual strength of each one, which has its own role to play though without being overbearing. Altogether, it is a well-balanced collection whose aim is to allow its users to enjoy to the full quintessential element our planet has to offer, namely water.” Check out the Il Bagno Alessi dOt bathroom suite with a visit to Laufen.

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Apartment Refurbishment

Apartment Refurbishment in A. Vespucio-Enrique Browne
Apartmens Antuninska - Dubrovnik, private accommodation..Apt IV sleeps (2+1) persons and also undergone a full refurbishment. ... Apartment 3 (One dbl bed, 1 twn sofa bed, liv/kitch, sh, wc. a/c, Safe, ...By Nico Saieh — Filed under: Interiors , Refurbishment , Selected , Chile, Enrique Browne, Residential, Wood

Architects: Enrique Browne y Asociados Arquitectos
Location: Santiago, Chile
Collaborators: Hernán Fontaine, Agustín Infante & Nicolás Saieh
Project year: 2007-2008
Constructed Area: 294 sqm
Contractor: Empresa Constructora Mena e Infante
Photographs: Felipe FontecillaThe

Project is the transformation of a 20 year old apartment in a historicist building. Since it´s located in the 6th floor, it has excellent views to the west guaranteed. The remodeling considered a program different from its original, plus a guest room. This and other reasons influenced in the desire of generate bigger and more integrated spaces.

The possibilities of intervention were very restrictive because: a) It was a requirement to keep the exterior untouched; b) Almost all the walls were of structural reinforced concrete, making it hard to modify and; c) the floor-ceiling height was very low.The proposal integrates and magnifies the spaces as possible.

For example, by unifying the living room and the dining room or by making the bedrooms bigger. The spatial quality and variety is achieved with wooden bands in the ceiling that unite the spaces, hid the beams, illumination and other fittings. These bands descend to the floor in certain doors, connecting the ceiling to the floor. Another descends to the table of the dining room.In the kitchen an inverse treatment was used. A red ceramic band climbs from the floor to the table and stove and it returns to the floor again. The changing natural and artificial light gives variety to spaces. The bathrooms had a special treatment with wood to give them warmth.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Decorating Ideas When Shifting From a Home to Small Apartment

One of the most painful parting experiences of your life comes when you are trying to move from a large home decorator to a small apartment. For those who love the home furnishings furniture that have been so carefully hand-picked for their home equity rates, it becomes tough to leave a few of them out as their lives are revamped and resized. Here are some useful tips that will help make the transition smooth and easy for you.

Pick only what you need and get rid of all the junk

“Why waste them, when you have them?” This is surely the most difficult part as most people have a tendency of holding on to things believing that they will be useful “some day”. But when space becomes a premium you cannot continue to think like that. You will have to almost ruthlessly let go of stuff that has no place in your new apartment.

a garage sale before you move

No one is trying to suggest that you take a big dumpster and throw away all the stuff that you own. Have a garage sale before you move for all the stuff you wish to not really carry along, but would still serve good for others. If you cannot find takers for something that is still in pretty good condition, feel free to donate. It will both help lift your morale and will make packing, moving and home re-decorating a lot easier for you. We are sure the guys at places like Salvation Army will accept such donations.

Bring in furniture that is space-conscious, versatile in use

Multi-tasking is the modern mantra when it comes to furniture collection and once you get around the market, you will be astonished of what you can find in terms of highly flexible and space saving interiors. These might cost you a bit more than the traditional stuff that occupies more space, but they sure will be great as long term investments. Think about shifting to a hide-a-bed couch or even a Murphy Bed that folds up neatly into the wall and provides shelve space during daytime. This is just the tip of the iceberg. You can find folding tables, chairs, hanging beds and even folding bathrooms. Product designers out there are working overtime just for you!

Pick a single theme and use get the arrangement right

This obviously goes for every place that you live in, but it’s more important when you are moving from a home equity rates to a small apartment. One will have to change their lifestyle and designing ways when moving from a home decorator to an apartment as the new place has comparatively less room - hence a multitude of variations will be hard to portray in such a small area. Sticking to a single running theme and intelligent use of lighting along with arranging furniture collection in a non-cluttered manner will help immensely in accentuating the apartment’s beauty.

Use the walls as a way to store stuff

Unless the walls in your apartment are too thin and weak, you can always hang something on them. Its a extra space storage option that most people overlook. Remember that using the walls intelligently will create more room and by hanging stuff up, you will add your own unique flavor to the space around.Moving from a home equity rates to a small apartment is a conundrum that most people face in their lives these days and while it appears like a challenging task, a clear mind, un-cluttered design and willingness to invest in ergonomic and versatile furniture can help shape up your new apartment as good as your old home equity rates, or maybe even better.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Black and White: Classic style integrated with contemporary design

In a case of contemporary architecture borrowing from the classical design, this beautiful Scandinavian home decorator is dressed in what looks like a flawless black. Black and White: Classic style integrated with contemporary design. blanco-y-negro. In a case of contemporary architecture borrowing from ...

In a case of contemporary architecture borrowing from the classical design, this beautiful Scandinavian home decorator is dressed in what looks like a flawless black and white format with a bit of improvisation. The moment you step into this home equity rates, it is the stylishly patchy couch (milka?) that steals the show with its unique dairy farm-styled look!

Apart from that, it uses plenty of wood, velvet textures and antiques that ensure the room has a traditional European touch. However, the bedroom, the kitchen and the bathroom stand in complete contrast as the emphasis here is on a minimalist design that uses the more sober shades of black, white and grey. Mixing the modern seamlessly with the timeless, this is truly the best of both worlds! - via

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A new Sydney heritage-listed development at Little Bay.

Mind your Manor
A new Sydney heritage-listed development at Little Bay..Bates Smart and Multiplex Living have recently launched stage one of Heritage Manors, part of the Prince Henry at Little Bay site.

Consisting of eight 3 bedroom homes within two heritage-listed buildings the development boasts open plan living areas, over-sized doorways and expansive verandahs.

“Embracing the highly significant existing buildings on the site and engaging with the costal landscape has resulted in a sensitive and innovative design response,” says Simon Swaney – Director of Bates Smart Sydney.

“The homes take advantage of the natural attributes – they’re well lit with natural light, enjoy cross ventilation and good orientation to the winter sun, and they have a strong indoor/outdoor connection.” Despite being within heritage buildings the homes have the latest CBUS technology, undercroft parking and lighting an fibre-optic connections for highspeed internet. The development is due for completion in 2010, but are on the market now from $1.76 million.

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Steam Shower Cabin for Modern Bathroom by Anthropos

Anthropos Steam Shower Cabin for Modern Bathroom at design modern bathroom shower cabin picture|Design Inspiration and Resource for you home decorator is premier baths to bathroom..

The premier baths to bathroom is the other relaxing place after the bedroom, while bathing you can get health benefits such as released muscle tension and increased blood circulation. Anthropos available in three different placement, the wall mounted, free standing and corner version.

These are the new bathing system from Glass Idromassagio called “Anthropos” its offers ultimate comfortable bathing experience such as hydro-massage, steam bath, aromatherapy, chromotherapy, radio and heated compartment that will make your body and mind fresh after the daily activity.

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The Villa by Harrison Varma

The Villa Design by Harrison Varma - Home Design & Life Style..Harrison Varma have created The Villa, a 7 bedroom, 9 bathroom home equity rates located near Kenwood House in the Hampstead area of London.

Husband and wife team Anil and Marisa Varma created their business out of sheer frustration back in 1996.

Having endlessly searched for their ideal family home decorator- a beautiful, generous, flexible modern property - they gave up and decided to design and create their own.
Over the ten years since they designed their first home, Anil and Marisa Varma have built on their success, creating a few unique home decorator in the exclusive avenues in Hampstead and Highgate.
The home equity rates is now being offered for sale through the Savills agency.

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Merging The Period Designs With Modern Outlook by Jamie Bush Designs

Jamie Bush Designs at Merging The Period Designs With Modern Outlook the best home decorator of both worlds is not a philosophy that sits well with everyone and quite honestly, is not something that many designers can pull off when it comes to home decorator interiors.

Though, Jamie Bush of California falls in the rare category of designers who mix and match the period style with contemporary textures to create unique, unexpected and inviting interiors. In her designs, Jamie blends the daring shapes of the 70’s and the 80’s along with the more sleek and sober shades of minimalist present.

And the result is a whole ‘new world’ around you. Bright yellows with simple grays, bold blues with bamboo furniture collection and startling reds with elegant straight lines are just a few of what is on offer in here.- via

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