Affable and loyal, Vitsœ has a long-term commitment to enabling more people to live better, with less, that lasts longer. It is a modest way of thinking that values the consumer as an individual. The classic and iconic 606 Universal Shelving System was designed by Dieter Rams in 1960 and has been made by Vitsœ ever since. With its clean industrial aesthetic, flexibility and versatility, the 606 is a lifetime companion. The Royal System, designed by Poul Cadovius in 1948, is handsome, simple and practical. Much admired in the 1950s and 60s, dk3 acquired the rights to revive and reintroduce this Danish classic, doing so in 2010. The Royal System®, one of the first wall-hung furniture systems, is available in materials such as walnut, oak and compact laminate with steel.
It is not too hard to see the magnetism of this modular kitchen that can be altered to suit the individual floor plan of your home. Features such as the wooden cabinets painted in lovely pastel blues and yellows, brass and steel surfaces that add a touch of metallic glint without seeming far too modern, plastered walls, stone countertops and shelves with fabric frill bring back images of an era that is lost in time. Even the smallest of details is carefully chosen to complement and enhance this classic ambiance while the warm hues in the room create an inviting backdrop for a perfect social zone that brings the entire family together.
GV-17 House was envisioned by AVP Arhitekti + SANGRAD as a practical and welcoming home for a family living in Martin na Muri, Croatia. The residence is neighbored by an orchard and offers great views of a more distant forest. According to the architects, the concept behind the building was to “start from the simplest idea of the house and rotate the upper part. By doing so, an L- shaped elevation was achieved, which accentuated the entrance and covered part of the terrace on the ground floor“.
White plaster and dark cement plates chromatically define the two levels of the the GV-17 project. The interior design is minimalist with simple planning creating functional living zones. The ground floor hosts a generously-sized hallway, a living area and kitchen, while the first level accommodates two bedrooms and a study gallery in between, connected to the outdoor terrace. Have a look and tell us what you think!
Featuring stunning sea views and a secluded garden with large natural rock formations, Samujana Holiday Villa 11A is an exotic retreat in Ko Samui, Thailand. The residence is a treat in itself, but also offers a privileged hillside position for contemplating the neighboring sights. Located just minutes from Samui International Airport and the stunning beaches of Choeng Mon and popular Chaweng, this is a holiday escape at its best.
Some of the features of this modern villa include a saltwater pool perfect for swimming laps, a secluded garden among spectacular natural boulders with poolside barbeque area, over-sized bathrooms and rain showers. The residence accommodates three bedrooms, making it perfect for family getaways.
Additionally guests here will find a television lounge, open-air living and dining room overlooking the infinity pool and an all-equipped modern kitchen. A night’s stay for two persons at Samujana Holiday Villa 11A is priced around $700, but the cost depends on the season and the number of nights spent here. Enjoy the views!
There are a few specific styles and themes which come alive in the bedroom with the addition of a green tinge. The first that comes to mind is here is the exotic tropical style. Whether you wish to combine a hint of tropical charm with modern aesthetics or want to create a guest bedroom that is full of tropical flair, green is the color to turn to. A splash of bright or mossy green can turn your boring bedroom into a fun and playful space that reminds of your recent holiday trip to a stunning tropical getaway. Another look that revels in green is the beach style and you can replace the traditional white and blue blend with white, green and a hint of orange to create a unique and exquisite bedroom.
How would you like to have an original photograph of a NYC sewer canal printed on a comfy cushion? It would definitely change the atmosphere in the room, creating a design wormhole into the streets of Big Apple. The NYC Sewer canvas printed pillow from Brooklyn-based In the seam will have your sofa looking urban and modernly stylish without compromising the integrity of your color palette. Found on BookOfJoe, this pillow would also make an awesome gift, reminding friends or family of this amazing city’s charm in a unique, creative way. Printed canvas in the shape of a manhole cover was attached to a black fabric back and stuffed to become a comfy solid-looking focus point. So this pillow joins Vintage Camera Pillows from the same artist or PillowMob’s Faces and Objects in an effort to offer you creative alternatives to boring cushions…
We end today’s post by highlighting powder rooms with traditional style. Charming wall tile, an arched window and a clawfoot Astonian Luxor tub grace the light-filled bathroom below. While subway tile adds a modern look to this next featured space, striped curtains and (once again) a clawfoot tub put their traditional stamp on the room. In case you’re curious, that fabulous shower rail can be purchased at Lefroy Brooks. Be sure to check out the brand’s lovely bathtubs as well. The silver feet on this clawfoot tub make it a true standout. Surround it with black tile, and you have a powerful contrast that can’t be ignored.
Painting the walls might be the easiest way to add green to the bedroom along with bedding and accessories in matching hue, but think beyond the obvious if you want a truly captivating room. Painting the ceiling in green can be a fun alternative and by leaving the walls white, you will still have a neutral and versatile backdrop that will beautifully showcase wall art and sculptural décor additions. And for those who really want a personalized solution, mixing different shades to come with your own custom green hue is indeed an exciting and enjoyable alternative. This will assure that you are proud owner of a one-of-a-kind bedroom with a shade of green that you came up with.
Ufficio di Architettura known as UdA has recently completed this private penthouse apartment in Turin, highlighting the ideal match between emotion and reason. The flat, located on the roof of a former industrial unit recently transformed into a residential building, boasts a coherent structure and a clean lined interior. The property, belonging to a young couple, was “designed to optimize human needs and spatial qualities. The emotional component comes from the interior design, with its unfinished look almost imperfect, typical of the works of young designers, sensitive to experimentation.” The second component, rational, is mirrored through the set of shapes that optimize the light and the paths throughout the apartment.
Leaving room for experimentation, the designers, as well as the owners, were amazingly thrilled with the results. Emphasizing on the constant struggle between emotions and mind, the living space looks unitary and balanced in its own particular way. The modern and funky decorations seem to have nothing in common with the design itself- neat, straight and tidy. However, the interesting blend aims to reach a new kind of poetic harmony…
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.
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!
H2o+Co2 Design sent us photos and information about a modern house design they recently completed in Taipei, Taiwan. The owner who works in the fashion industry wanted to have a home with unique and personal features. After discussing these needs, the designers reduced partition walls to a minimum level to break the independent spatial pattern and to make the space layers brighter and more transparent. By combing the living room, study, open kitchen, bar and dining area, a strong dialogue between people and space was created.
Here is more from the architects: “Because the height of the beam was too low, we used the concept of diamond faces for the ceilings, in order to create a zero- oppressive space. We wanted the owner to enjoy a feeling of openness in this crowed city through the ceiling design, which shows low-key but extraordinary beauty. The back-end of the hallway was inspired by Tadao Ando’s work Church of Light”. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by H2o+Co2 Design]