Companies such as West Elm and CB2 have developed a whole range of apartment-size sofas and seating for small-space dwellers, and for good reason: The sofa is usually the most space-consuming furniture piece in a home. Opt for sofas that have a shallower depth, 37 inches or less. Skip oversized, rolled arms — which can waste a foot or more of floor space — and pick a modern, streamlined style with thinner arms. Less arm space also means more seating; in fact, an armless sofa or a one-armed chaise is the ultimate space-saving seating solution.
If you are looking for a smart coffee table design to integrate in your modern-minimalist interior scheme, here’s an idea. Spotted on The Fashion FAD, this project is composed of a rectangular table made ??in lacquered wood, beneath which there are four hidden ottomans. If necessary, each of them can become a comfortable seating unit. The ottomans are covered in cotton fabric and dark gray padding, making them ultra light.
Designers Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer Çaglar, founders of architecture studio Autoban, completed a project entitled Ayazpasa House, located in Istanbul, Turkey. Featuring an interesting blend of modern details and traditional Turkish elements, the loft has a fresh feel throughout. According to the designers, each room was given its own stunning focal point: “the treatment of the walls is varied throughout the main living areas. Some walls are scraped to reveal...
Imagine living in this 4,000 square foot open home with your family – how would you spend your first week here? Before you answer that question, there are a few things you need to know about the contemporary home known as the Green Lantern Residence. It occupies a corner lot in Alamo Heights, an affluent neighborhood of San Antonio, Texas. Showcasing an open nature and embracing the natural surroundings in both shape and concept, the...
W Residence 10F by Kyle Spivey Designs captured our attention due to its inspiring diversity. As if trying to capture the colorful atmosphere of Los Angeles, the project designers envisioned a place filled with powerful vibes. The core of this elegant house is an open plan living and dining room, personalized through a bold color palette, striking contrasts and use of texture. Black and white walls set the tone for...
Curves or angles? This may be the very question you’re asking yourself as you shop for the perfect bathtub. And if you’re a modern design enthusiast, the choice becomes even more difficult, as there are clean-lined advantages to both approaches. Today we shine the spotlight on round bathtubs, both oval and circular. We’ll take a look at the different styles that can be evoked by round tubs, and we’ll even point you in the direction of some fabulous bathtub sources should you be ready to make a purchase!
There’s nothing quite like an old weathered wooden bench to add some character to almost any bathroom, even if the rest of the room isn’t exactly rustic at all. The State of Things shows a semi-rustic style in this farmhouse bathroom, which obviously works quite well, followed by this more modern and minimalist bathroom featured on Atelierul Decor.
As we alluded to earlier, green and white is a smart combination that works well in a modern bedroom and balances energetic overtones with a serene backdrop. The amount of green you use here depends on the size of the room and the amount of natural light that floods into your bedroom. Smaller bedrooms with too much green might seem both overwhelming and visually cluttered.
The bathroom is perhaps the one room that doesn’t allow you to do very much in terms of furniture. With so much space taken up by the shower, the tub, the vanity, and the toilet, it can be a challenge to figure out how to bring in a little more style, even with the smallest pieces of furniture like shelves and benches — especially if you’re stuck with a really small bathroom! Lucky for you, there are lots of benches and stools out there that are versatile enough to fit any bathroom, small or large.
Benches can be great for increasing storage space, given that you can find options that come with cubbies, shelves, and drawers. Check out this bench from Porch.com that has lots of room for extra towels. Another bench featured again on BHG has a drawer pullout where you can store all your accessories. Everyone knows standing up in the shower is the norm, but if you have a disability, or if you just want to safely be able to wash the soles of your feet, a bench in the shower can really help! Keep that in mind for your next shower remodel. Here’s a beautiful marble bench that extends from the subway tile in this shower, featured on BHG. You can get really creative with built-in shower benches by using different types and colors of material, like this example of a black tiled shower from Carla Aston. Or why not just keep it subtle? Extend the tile to include the bench, like this white and pink bathroom featured on BHG.