Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Loft Room Divider

We're in the process of downsizing from a 4000 sq ft home to a 1200-sq ft loft.  Do you know,  loft living sounds more romantic than it actually is? We find that we really miss the traditional division of space. We miss having rooms.  We miss the privacy!

We've been looking into options of dividing the space.  Drapery is one, but do you have any idea how expensive a piece of fabric with four stitching is?  It's quite a mystery actually, how much drapery can cost.  The other option is to go with a company like the Sliding Door, but they are really pricey too.

We found this company, Loft Wall, today and we thought it might be a good option.  They make portable dividers that you can customize the sizing and the panels.  They are not cheap but they are not too expensive either.  You can visit the web site to download the price list.  Keep in mind that the published prices are retail, and no one pays retail!

Here are some samples:

To see more product specifications and pricing info, visit the Loft Wall web site.

Modern Planters

When we go to a really cool restaurant in Miami or Los Angeles we are always envious of the huge, modern planters that they have.  It's really hard to find them.  Most of the pottery places that we have in our local area sell the traditional planters.  If you have a modern home you are kinda out luck.

Anyway, we just found a great source today for huge, commercial modern planters that we thought we'd share with you.  They are so cool!  We have no idea how much they cost, sorry. But if you are interested drop us a line and we'll get pricing info for you.

Here are some samples:

These are made by Green Form. To see more see their web site.

Modern Minimalist House Design Into Many People's Choice

Modern Minimalist House Design Into Many People's Choice

Designing a house with a minimalist style has become popular. many people talk about minimalist design style house, and many architects beautify the pattern of modern minimalist style dwelling house to add value. trends in interior design and architecture of this time depends on the materials used such as ceramics, wood, paint, and marble. Creativity in design can occur with the use of building materials. By using materials of good and complete, the architect can create new ideas and unique. So, although using the concept of a minimalist home, this house could see a large and luxurious.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Furniture Caring Tips From Wood

Furniture Caring Tips From Wood | furniture for tv

Still about wood furniture. If the previously discussed about how to care for wooden furniture is not easy to dull and musty, so this time we will discuss about the tips for polishing wood furniture that has already faded.

Here are two ways we can use. The first is by using the two nuts and using the tea water.

Complete step-polished wooden furniture using walnut:

  1. Prepare pecan taste and mashed until smooth
  2. Wrap powder pecan collision with a clean cloth
  3. Massage-massage package until oil appears pecan / seeps from the pores of the fabric
  4. Wipe / pecan oil rub on the furniture or wood furniture you are dull
Polishing steps using wood furniture tea:
  1. Prepare flannel and enough tea water
  2. Dip a washcloth into the water tea
  3. Wipe / washcloth to rub the wood surface is dull
By using one of two tricks on a regular basis, then our wooden furniture will look shiny, dull and like new again.

Monday, 29 March 2010

Color Story: Red

A pop of red home accessories to brighten up your day...

Red coral statues from Made Goods, Red Silk Flowers from New Growth Design, Shikaro Red Fabric from Fschumacher, Red Garden Stool from Urban Trend, Red Carpet from Chandra, Red Pillow from Caroline Cole, Red Chair from Jessica Charles, Red Artwork from Art Frame Source, Red Mirror from Made Goods.

All can be found under our home decor section.

Black and White Artwork

We usually have a really hard time finding artwork.  Mainly because we know nothing about art and when you know nothing about something you tend to be really insecure.  We suppose art is like wine, you can pretend to be a connoiseur or you can just decide you like what you like and that's that.  

It's easier that way, no?

So here are some artworks that we just picked up for our own personal loft lately.  It's a modern loft with very dark floors and white paint, so we thought we keep it simple by sticking to black and white theme.  We really like them in person. They are made professionally for commercial projects so they look really nice and expensive, even though they are quite reasonable.

For more information on pricing and sizes, you can check out our artwork section.  They are on the first few pages of the category.

Barbara Barry Home Accessories for Global Views

 We haven't seen much from Barbara Barry for a while.  She was huge a few years back, with furniture for Baker, fabrics for Kravet and so on.  Her stuff was always so expensive though, so it was a nice surprise to see her home accessories collection for Global Views.  They are actually reasonable!

The accessories has her signatured subdued colors & clean-lined styles.  Here are some examples:

These items run between $100-$250 each. They will be posted in our home decor section shortly.

Minimalist Houses Suitable For Urban Communities

Current minimalist house was greatly loved by the people in urban areas. Suitable for building in urban areas. Narrow utilize a family residence.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Minimalist Home Design and Garden Into the Current Trends

Minimalist Home Design and Garden Into the Current Trends

Since a few years ago and minimalist house design minimalist garden into housing trends become a favorite choice of consumers into the house that the new symbol of cosmopolitan society, which is a reflection of the way of life, thought, and urban public works the very practical, lightweight, efficient, and full simplicity.

The house and garden is a community cultural values of nature and life residence. Where home is a place to live, resting, socializing, family, and worship. While the park is a reflection of natural energy, and the source of life. When the house and garden was designed as a harmonious life will give energy to the occupants.

The concept of minimal house and garden aims to increase the value of an entire room for the exterior and interior to reduce the excess of everything in the room. The concept of a minimalist lifestyle shows practical, dynamic, concise, effective, and efficient, which is applied in all aspects of life including house building architecture, interior space and exterior gardens.

Collaboration minimalist house and garden is a combination of communication media between architecture and landscape in the form of contrast, hard-soft, stiff, soft, geometric, dynamic, and between man-made or cultural in nature.

Minimalist house eliminates a lot of saturation with the use of decorative ornaments, knick-knacks accessories. Character and quality of spaces created by the existence of space defined itself, not by the furniture and accessory knick-knacks in it. Space becomes felt relieved as the primary needs of residents, to optimize the circulation of healthy fresh air, and lighting is abundant sunshine.

Typical homes have minimal natural light sources from windows, doors, transparent walls, shade trees, plants and paving composition, will present an appropriate image objects from sunlight reflected off the walls as a natural aesthetic separate elements. While the game system very artistic lights, spotlights good, light plant, to the chandelier with geometric shapes, will liven the evening minimalist home.

Home design minimalist forms are straightforward, plain, simple, uncomplicated, compact, and efficiency-effective space. Blocking mass, materials, lighting, repetition, circulation compact, multifunctional space optimization and sequential. The value does not rely on the beauty of the house ornaments and artificial objects, but more meaningful to an honest form, function, and the inspiration that spaces are created.

Structuring minimalist home and garden requires a harmonious overall look, a combination of hard materials, the physical structure of buildings and exotic plants, exotic colors, as well as supporting elements (such as: lights, pond, benches, sculptures, furniture). Harmony requires minimal materials, shape, color, and texture with the impression conveyed to the warm, intimate, romantic, natural, or futuristic. Games monochromatic colors with themes such as the gradation of one or two primary colors to create unity between the house and the garden.

Structuring minimalist furniture requires an order, where everything is orderly in their respective position. Room in a house filled with furniture that is very efficient and functional course. Selected furniture that is only really needed, not a decorative element, if possible, so the one multifunction net impressed and relieved. Furniture interior and exterior with geometric forms have a goal of maximizing use of space, there is no room left gaps or dead.

Parks play an important role include the beauty and harmony of nature into the building and together with the surrounding natural environment. The presence of water element in the form of geometric and form pools of water calm, waterfalls, or water spray (fog effect) brings stillness and coolness of the space and audience space.

Unity minimalist house and garden they should belong together form the fabric outer space, buildings, and space in a balanced, mutually harmonious way, and not dominate the other. The division of space is very efficient, functional, and clear hierarchy, and reduce the need for space that is not important. Integrating the minimalist house and garden will bring a home environment calm and soothing.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Tropical Minimalist Home Design | The Idea Of Building A House

Tropical Minimalist Home Design3D home design software

Tropical Minimalist Home Design | The Idea Of Building A House

Example minimalist house design is familiar, simple neatness finishing covered so comfortable in the eyes. Examples of home design is: home design software, minimalist home designs, free home design software, home theater design, home office design, home interior design, home bar designs.

Here are examples of home designs that are visually simple and very simple form. But when the set composition of the aesthetic form would look attractive with simple characters. Often in home design encountered forms is a simple house or a minimalist. And mostly, it was not a simple form in Balance with good finishing, thus disturbing the visual appearance of our eyes. The above example can be mirrors / example that the simple form (Limasan) we often encounter in this country, when in fact provided a neat finish to soothe our eyes twinkling.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Classic Minimalist House Design At Affordable Prices

Classic Minimalist House Design At Affordable Prices

This classic American minimalist house design is the end result of intelligent planning, high performance materials, and passive design techniques. Designed on a $ 100,000 dollar budget by Michigan firm Dominick Tringali Architects, the project is set to be a prototype for the next generation of Habitat for Humanity home. Let's take a closer look at the design sketch or his house plans.

Floor plan design of the first home decoration

Design floor plan home design both

One sure way to affordable green housing is a clever construction details. The whole house was built for a standard size (I bought off the shelf materials), allowing for rapid assembly, construction consistent numbers, and minimal waste. For example, the roof pitch is designed for standard plywood dimensions, and wall studs were stacked in 24 "for maximum isolation. In addition, the walls and ceilings built site with detailed computer-assisted to avoid wasted drywall.

Included in the budget is Energy Star windows, external doors, equipment and supplies, while high efficiency furnace and tankless water heaters will all be helpful to keep utility bills low. High performance materials and clear big help, but the savings really begin to add movement through the house a simple design.

By applying some basic principles of passive design, residents will also enjoy a better quality of life high with living spaces healthier and lower bills. A wrap around porch and roof line was extended first floor shaded living room, while also providing a fantastic paradise-weather months. With a little window on the north-facing facade and canopy above the window to the south, the house protected from unwanted heat loss and gain.

Each bedroom and living room equipped with at least two windows, allowing for natural ventilation and day lighting. Properly siting the house, he would take advantage of existing vegetation that will protect from the harsh heat of summer and winter wind. While sustainable design so many noble reasons, in this case beyond the ethical arguments and included in the category of social justice, because one day a family in need will grow happily in this house.

This classic home is one-of-a-kind mix of sustainability, affordability, and social justice. Reaches back to the era of elegant architecture, the style is a return to traditional design, in which they are a niche market. It's always great to see one goal that seemed impossible affordable, single-family LEED Platinum treated with reverence icons for details American buildings.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Important, Details In Minimalist House Design

Details In Minimalist House Design
Important, details in Minimalist House Design

Infinite Creativity exhibition displays 20 works of the participants Minimalist House Design Competition.

One of the works that could be presented in front of the jury received more attention from the jury on the issue in the design details. Works quite well made. It's just that aspect of detail in a design must be considered.

The footprint of the data, participants cultivate the face of the house in accordance with case studies presented in the competition. The design offered by the last finalist, Agus Indra Didik from Gadjah Mada University is quite interesting.

Balcony on the second floor that can enter and appropriate use, and then sliding door on the first and second floor that is easy to access and out of the owner and the air ventilation is adequate to the added value compared to the other finalists.

Remains a good idea to think about details. Because both of the material details of matter or effective ways of application of ornament in design is important to note. This relates to ease homeowners use what was in his house.

Details are referred to by Sukendro Sukendar related to effective functioning of a device in the house. For example, how to open a sliding door on the second floor balcony to be open. Sukendro better to use some sort of pulley puller tool to open it instead of using a window latch.

Use of the latch is slightly dangerous in this case, users who are not accustomed to suddenly stuck. Once again, safety must also be considered in making a building, especially the home.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Minimalist Home Design Renovation

Building Type: House Living
Location: Jombang, East Java
Land Size: 10 × 30 m
Status: Planning + Design Works

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Minimalist Houses Selling New Circumstances

Minimalist Home Designs

Full details of minimalist home
Property Type House
Address Jl. Depok In Iii, Middle Pedurungan
Kota Semarang
Contact (Telephone / Mobile) Ali Muhtarom - 024 70,228,358
Price $ 17,900
Size of the building / 36/80 m2 land area
Number of floor or level 1
2 bedroom
1 bathroom
Additional Description Houses strategic location, free flooding, near the city center, near dg public facilities. Spek luxury.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Yellow Fever

Sending you a little bit of sunshine...

Yellow Dress by Sari Gueron (via, Silk Flowers by Inside Avenue, Rug by Thomas Paul, Garden Stool by Emissary, Indian Vogage Wallpaper by Scalamandre.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Chinoiserie Chic

Just a few pretty, Asian-inspired motif in our favorite color, green.

1) Mirror Wallpanels from Made Goods-each panel is 24" square
2) Silk Orchid from New Growth Design (it's 60" tall!).  Soo pretty in person too.
3) To die for green chinoiserie wallpaper from Scalamandre WP88216-0005 $92 (discounted from $132 for single roll 5 yards x 27 inches) sold in double rolls only.

White Bookends from Made Goods

We are loving this pair of bookends from Made Good.  It is made in ceramic and finished in a glossy white.

Perfect for a beach house, don't you think?

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Strategy To Build A Minimalist Home Design

Minimalist Home Design
Strategy To Build A Minimalist Home Design

The limited land in urban areas to make house prices in urban areas is quite expensive so many people are only able to buy a house in a small size. The houses are built in the compound is generally small. Small house or a small house built to cope with the limited land available. As a result, you may feel your house is narrow and the available places in the house limited, for example, to put household furnishings and furniture. This could be making you feel uncomfortable at home alone. If this was how you feel or you are planning to build a house on land that is not large, with the right strategy, the problems small house or a small house can be removed. Minimalist House Design.

Where Did You Get That? Gold Sunburst Mirror

You problably have seen this mirror quite a bit. It's quite versatile, and we find it adds a little touch of glamour whereever you decide to hang it.

Image via

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You can find a better version of this sunburst mirror here. It is made by Global Views and comes in both gold and silver.  The mirror is 39.5"' in diameter and costs $498 including shipping.

In The Mood for Turquoise

Just a few pretty things in turquoise...


Images via MyHomeIdeas