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"The most essential part of designing your home is that you create a home that truly represents you...or the person you aspire to be."
Lori Fradella
Source: apartmenttherapy.com

Monday, October 28, 2013

Modern House in South Africa

Gorgeous house with only the necessary rooms, open plan and airy. The owners required only four rooms, all suites, a living area, and an office studio.  Nico van der Meulen Architects designed the house as a simple rectangular shape with the living rooms in the center of the house and surrounded by a pond and pool. From the porte cochere one walks over the pond to the front door, through the hall, dining room and family room to the pool on the north side.  The pond  surrounds the dining room on two sides. Broken slabs of granite with steel sheets functions as steps between the dining room , hall, family room and kitchen. My favorite part of the house is the kitchen and lanai area. The kitchen is enclosed with frame-less doors which opens up to the lanai area that faces the garden. The modern house has been decorated very neutral using white and black with pops of bold color.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Comfortable Home

The One27 Grovedale home, located in Perth, Australia and designed by the architect Mick Rule is inspired by modern architecture combined with contemporary trends. The house has double heights and an open plan, and the staircase connects the spaces together. 
The living areas are designed to provide comfort and entertainment and they connect with the outdoors through large glass surfaces to integrate the nature outside. The house is oriented toward the north to allow the sunlight inside during the winter time. For more information and pictures of the house visit Architectism

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Cowhide Rugs

From traditional to contemporary, cowhide rugs add color, texture and a sense of movement to any room.  By adding a cowhide rug to your room you also add uniqueness, since Each cowhide is one of a kind, with its own unique natural markings. All these beautiful rooms, designed by Design Within Reach, shows how to incorporate cowhides to the decor, whether it is a living room, dining room, reading room or bedroom. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Dark Wall

Do not be afraid of using a dark wall on a small room.  Any dark colors, such as espresso or even black can be used to warm the room. As with any color, it is important to make sure we know how to use the color and use the right shade to make the room warmer, brighter or fancier. Take into consideration what is the decorating style, the type of furniture used, color of furniture and accessories.

I found this beautiful, modern dining room by All Modern. The dining room with white leather chairs,  a dark dining table and buffet definitely makes the room very modern. The room is small, and it has not so bright floors, using white walls. Notice the dark color is only on one wall, using a mirror, which could be bigger, and makes the effect of a larger room.  By painting the wall dark, the room is cozy, although modern. Just love it!

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Boo Cooler

If you are having a Halloween party or a fancy get together celebrating the Autumn season, this is a great idea to keep your drinks cold. You could even buy a fake pumpkin at Michael's and create the perfect cooler.  

Martha Stewart

Blue on the Walls

Living room designed by CB2. The beautiful sofa, pillows in different colors and blue wall makes this the perfect living room to enjoy with friends! 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Bright Dining Room

Modern dining room designed by Design Within Reach featuring a round, wood table and server in the same color of wood. Love the contrast of the accessories in bright colors against the neutral walls and rug. 

Stark and Stunning

The kitchen was design very simple, in a modern style, with dark woods and marble counter tops. The focal point, of course, the adjustable lamps by Larmes. 

ET2 Larmes 5 Light Linear Pendant in Polished Chrome E23115-18

A simple idea gracefully executed. Row upon row of clear over sized teardrops, mounted onto an extended chrome lamp holder. Individually adjustable drops for custom stagger effects allow for dramatic impact. An added benefit of each drop being aircraft cable-suspended is the ability to adjust the overall height of the piece to fit the space. The overall result is stark and stunning. To buy this product or any other modern lamps in this collection visit ET2 Contemporary Lighting

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Modern Lights

Just visited Archilovers and found Tin, a beautiful bar/restaurant located in Berlin. The business has been decorated in an impeccable, minimalist style with the modern, industrial looking lamps being the focal point. Visit www.tin-berlin.com.  

All images:  Foto©: Stefan Wolf Lucks

Monday, October 07, 2013

Modern Legacy

New Cannan Residence by S Harpman.
Amazing minimalist home inspired by New Canaan Modernism, as told by Architizer

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

The White Kitchen

A white kitchen not only looks bright and spacious, it is also very versatile since you can decorate the adjacent areas in any color. White is classic and sophisticated, although is mainly used in modern homes.

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Full of Light

Any glass can be filled with votives. Love the idea of using Moroccan glasses, in different colors or same color and different shades, to accent a table in any home space. Arrange several glasses on a tray for a decorative focal point at your next event.

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