Roger Barjavel Furniture, December 11th , 2017. When decorating a bachelor pad always pay attention to the colors and shapes that are included in the design. You can never go wrong with straight lines and simple forms but don‘t let these rule the decor. Play with contrasts and also add some curves and patterns to the space. Aim for a contemporary style that‘s semi-minimalist.
Pinabel Rouze Kitchen, December 11th , 2017. Most wood countertops are made from pieces of hardwood that are laminated together with glue for strength and stability, says This Old House. That said, wood countertops are affected by changes in atmospheric moisture, so if they‘re not properly constructed, installed, and maintained, they can warp or gap.
Byron Guibord Outdoor, December 11th , 2017. Sitting next to an infinity edge pool, the spacious pool house contains an informal dining space along with a full-fledged kitchen and other private spaces. The dining area flows into the terraced garden and pool deck outside thanks the use of large, sliding glass doors that seamlessly connect the interior with the outdoors. As far as the green roof itself, architects had to request the city for special permissions as existing construction and water drainage norms simply did not permit for the lovely addition. A curved wooden roof also plays into the overall schematic and cleverly hides the project’s equipment and additional support even as it allows natural light to flood indoors. Additional rainwater simply drains away from the green roof and flows to a natural creek nearby while a large fireplace provides a warm and striking focal point as the sun sets and dark Texas nights take over.
Brigitte Dupuis Interior, December 11th , 2017. For a high fashion design choice, add a striped furniture piece to your space. Whether it‘s a sofa, ottoman, side table or cabinet, striped designs and upholstery are more available than ever at your local home design stores.
Durandana Patenaude Bathroom, December 11th , 2017. Freestanding tubs have become very popular in the past few years and the trend shows no signs of slowing down based on the offerings shown at IDS2017. Designers are presenting new finishes and shapes, as well as down-sized versions of luxurious tubs for smaller bathrooms. Native Trails showed this spectacular Santorini soaking tub, which is forged from high-quality recycled copper. Master coppersmiths spend weeks crafting the textured finish with thousands of hammer strikes.
Amorette Rancourt Interior, December 11th , 2017. When designing a modern space, the first step is to get rid of (or at least hide) any unneeded clutter. Once the room is cleared, add a few multifunctional pieces. Be sure that every element you bring in has a clearly defined purpose in addition to driving home your modern aesthetic. Carefully distribute items throughout the room so that it feels balanced.
Guillaume Goguen Furniture, December 11th , 2017. Synthetic wicker was then invented, also in the US. This allowed it to become more durable and resistant to weather and pests. Modern wicker is usually made from rattan and it‘s really versatile. In fact, rattan furniture can fit in nearly any interior, also being very popular outdoors. It‘s appreciated for its casual and airy appearance, usually being associated with manual labor and unique hand-crafted designs.
Annette Clavette Interior, December 11th , 2017. Decorating with stripes isn’t as difficult as you may think and you don’t have to make a big commitment to stripes to still have an impact on a room. Here are some of our favorite ways to take the latest off-the-runway stripes and incorporate them to your contemporary decor.
Lorraine Duplanty Kitchen, December 11th , 2017. The kitchen of this lakeside villa designed by Belatchew Arkitekter receives light from two sides. It has counters on two walls that face each other and both of them have large windows that completely replace the backsplash. The windows bring in light but, more importantly, offer wonderful views of the nearby lake and surrounding landscape.
Delit Desaulniers Interior, December 11th , 2017. Want to go all-in on a trend? Stick to a room that‘s easy to switch up. Powder rooms are a great choice for because they’re small and impressionable. Kid’s rooms can be fun to go wild in as well — you’ll likely end up changing the rooms as they grow regardless.
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