Bet you never expected this! Another example featured on Giddy Upcycled shows an armoire transformed into a big, beautiful birdcage for live birds. Of course, the glass is replaced again with more appropriate cage-like netting. Neat idea if you want to show off your feathery friends in style.
Enhancing the feeling of belonging to a place where the sky joins the sea, the residential project captured below in pictures, was designed by Gómez De La Torre & Guerrero as a tranquil summer retreat for the body, mind and soul. Symbolically dubbed the Cristal House (Lima, Peru), the breathtaking villa emphasises the idea of full transparency, drawing in the sunlight. With natural light filling the double height living room, which by the way, forms the central part of the house and an elongated terrace with jacuzzi and pool lounge area to enable beautiful sea vistas, Cristal House is a wonderful place to indulge and relax.
According to the architects, the terrace “has a differentiated floor, a deck, where there is a jacuzzi and a retractable roof, made of translucent polycarbonate and aluminum, that will remain open in the summer and when closed, it will protect the house when it is uninhabited. In winter it protects from the cold, fostering a warm and lit atmosphere.” Originally, the house was intended to serve as a summer gathering place, yet the owners decided to move here permanently. Spreading over three levels, the house features a six-car garage, a kitchen with pantry, several small bedrooms and a master bedroom overlooking the sea, additional laundry for beachwear and last, but not least, a spectacular terrace to spend the evenings…
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.
Retro-Modern Design, Limantos Residence, is an impressive venue by architect Fernanda Marques in the exciting city of São Paulo, Brazil. Boasting a retro-modern appearance, the house offers an incredible feeling of freedom. With a double-height ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows, this splendid three-level residence, harmoniously built, brings the residents in the middle of nature. The fully retractable sliding doors allow the light to flood the interior and even make the boundaries between the indoors and outdoors disappear. Surrounded by a beautiful lush garden, the property is the ideal place to disconnect from a stressful lifestyle. Soothing tones of beige and timber finishings enhance the feeling of warmth, inviting you to a place where playfulness, the nature’s dynamism and coziness go hand in hand.
The key feature of the house is a stylish spiral staircase. It really adds a sense of edginess to the entire living environment, showcasing contrasting elements which simply make it stand out. The interior of the house is characterised by simple, neat lines and airiness. It’s a place that allows you to breathe and taste the subtle elegance of simplicity. [Photo credit: Fernando Guerra]
Here is a modern furniture collection that will surely appeal to those of you hooked on automobiles. In order to keep their customers happy outside their cars also, Mercedes-Benz recently launched a series of indoor items, in collaboration with the Formitalia Luxury Group. Featuring a chaise lounge, elegant chairs, a dining room table, a shelf for a home theater system, drawers and a bed design, the new collection will make it easy for Mercedes enthusiasts to add an original touch to their homes: “The various pieces of furniture reflect the progressive, dynamic design idiom of our current show cars and concept vehicles, offering an exclusive, emotional experience outside our vehicles as well”, stated Gorden Wagener, the Head of Mercedes-Benz design. This new line was uncovered at Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan and, according to blog.gessato, all items are subtly branded with the company’s logo. How do you appreciate the designs below?
This small apartment design in Vilnius, Lithuania is the result of a striking makeover achieved by Studio YCL. The 24 square meter home is located in a fascinating looking brick house in Užupis, Vilnius. The details in the photos are quite spectacular, which is why we decided to share this project further with you guys. Be sure to also check out one of our previous posts, where we listed 30 of the best small apartment designs we’ve seen so far.
Here is more from the architects regarding the Užupis micro apartment: “Old partitions are replaced by new ones. The new tenants will enjoy a solid high space, which will accommodate a lounge, kitchen, living room and a bedroom, under which a bathroom and a paltry are hidden“. White walls, white wood-shaving box and oak flooring contrast the patchwork tiles and ceiling moldings, offering an authentic personality to this Vilnius home. [Information provided via e-mail by Studio YCL; Photography: Andrius Stepankevi?ius]
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Occupying the top three floors of the west tower of a famous London landmark, St Pancras Penthouse Apartment by TG Studio is a charming eclectic home. Initially discovered by our site on Interiorzine, the project consisted of a massive redesign and as expected, the creative team faced quite a few challenges: “As the property is of highest public interest and the interiors listed by English Heritage as very significant, the floor plan had to be broadly maintained but all staircases, balustrading and partitioning, where possible, were replaced.” The bathrooms, floor finishes, wardrobes and the kitchen were removed and a new staircase was added.
The middle floor is probably the focal point of the apartment, measuring approximately 800 square feet and accommodating a seating area and a pool table. Located in the two gothic towers of the building, the en suite bathrooms offer a triple ceiling height and extensive views of the surrounding area. Colorful and alive, St Pancras Penthouse is a great example of turning a place modern, while keeping its personality alive…
Contemporary bedrooms are all about a neutral color scheme that is accentuated by pops of color in an elegant fashion. These colorful additions can be often swapped out with ease to alter the appeal of the room and its color palette with changing trends and seasons. While blue is touted as the most popular hue in the bedroom irrespective of style and season, green is the ‘chosen one’ for those who want to bring a hint of natural goodness indoors. Relaxing, elegant, bright and refreshing, it is a pleasant hue that comes in diverse shades ranging from the brilliant jewel-toned emerald to more subtle and modest minty greens.
With a strategic location, on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, the Bronte House is a lovely gorgeous dream home that gives you that particular warm and relaxing feeling that you are being in vacation everyday. Definitely, the house’s main advantage is the view. The deep blue waters reflecting the sky, the patio where one can enjoy all the surprising dusks and dawns, the breeze and the enchanting panoramic views available from the living room represent just a quick preview of what this amazing house has to offer. This residence, envisioned as a getaway home, was designed by Rolf Ockert, in Sydney, Australia.
The project exceeds the client’s expectations. Bronte House is more than just a fine, relaxing home. “Sophisticated simplicity would be the most appropriate motto for the design of this house. Being on a very small block the client’s expectations of the generosity and design standard to be achieved required a very stringent approach.” There’s a lot of “green” going on. The house’s courtyard accommodates several types of plants and it maximises the views over the ocean. Tempered shades of colour define the house’s interior and exterior. The earthy nuances, the timber flooring and the high ceilings exude a natural kind of feel when inside the house. Floor-to-ceiling windows complete the décor…
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.