Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Stunning Modern House Design

BUAMA is an interior renovation project for a young couple living in Beykoz, a suburb of Istanbul. As a concept, a new structure is inserted in the existing structure. The new structure maintains the existing heights, yet proposes a more organic solution. The smooth and endless lines reference infinite space, as there is no clear distinction between the floors and walls, or between the walls and ceiling. Light scatters on the organic surface in a way that seems almost limitlessness. The furniture is selectively chosen to unite many different styles.

The young couple has a collection of beautiful antique pieces, and desired to combine the new furniture with this collection. These pieces attract attention in contrast to the smooth surface of the white walls and ceilings. The proposal for the garden’s design also follows the same principles of infinity. Here, the lines seem endless. A place for resting is designed in the space left among the existing trees. This soothing, quiet and relaxing garden space will be where the couple will spend most of their free time. Differentiated, domesticity, and organic are the architectural definitions of the structure of this house. Modern house interior renovation in Istanbul, BUAMA House is a project made by New York, Istanbul, and Bodrum based GAD Architecture.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Outdoor Design with Key Lime Tree

Natural outdoor design elements are green and colourful plants, trees, and flowers. Potted Key lime tree can be grown and harvested on a patio or in a sunny kitchen. Tiny Key limes are prized for their intense, concentrated sweet lime flavor and culinary applications, the fruit can be used as a garnish for cocktails or main ingredient in key lime pie, grated over dishes or eaten right off the tree. The white flowers are most notable for their creamy, delicate, tropical fragrance. Williams-Sonoma's Key lime tree is perfect to use inside the home or in balcony, patio, or garden.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

House with Geometric Architecture

This house is an amazing three-storey chalet (mountain house) named as Chalet Beranger by designer Noe Duchaufour Lawrance in the French Alps. Certainly an awesome minimalist space, which combines the classical principles of a traditional chalet together with modern architecture far from traditional geometry. Very modern, the result is a set of lines and organic forms composed around a wooden ribbon. A large, main room is set above the whole construction, defining the central point of the chalet where the family comes together around a hearth. Desks, chairs and other objects by the same designer are placed around each room alongside other designer furniture pieces and decorative elements. Walls and floors of both fir and vals stone surround a jacuzzi on the first floor, while concrete floors can be found in rooms elsewhere. The space looks very unusual, minimalist, and definitely surrealistic. House with geometric architecture, Chalet Beranger is a project made by designer Noe Duchaufour Lawrance.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

White Wash Chalkboard

Display the specials of the day chez vous. A distressed wood frame creates a pleasing contrast to the chalkboard within. Prop on the easel stand vertically or horizontally for tabletop display. Ideal to use in kitchens, home offices, or offices. Take notes about daily works, shopping lists, and many more on Williams-Sonoma's white wash chalkboard.

Light and Natural Dining Room Design

Turn a room design into a light and natural dining room easily by mixing and matching dining furniture. Light and naturalEclectic mix of wood, fabric, and leather dining furniture invites casual, comfortable dining. Table is handcrafted of hardwood solids and laminated lumber; hand-painted gray-tone finish with distressing and highlights. Roxbury stripe dining chair has coffee-bean-finished maple legs, leather inside the back, a smooth leather seat, leather-accented rayon/polyester/linen fabric on the outside, and nailhead trim. Handcrafted erica dining chair has a maple frame, neutral linen fabric, button tufting, and a contrasting welt. Horchow's carlyle dining table, roxbury stripe dining chair, and erica dining chair are all pieces of mix and match light and natural dining room products.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Thought Bubble Talk Board

The thought bubble is transformed into a tongue-in-cheek modern message board. Dry-erase magnetic white board is outlined in black. Talk board has a stylish design, which is also decorative. Plastic, steel and cardstock. Magnetic white board and dry erase pen included. Crate&Barrel's thought bubble shaped talk board is ideal for office interiors.

Home Design in Minimalist Style

Home can be designed in a minimalist style with minimalist formed furniture and products just like this product. Plays on colours, satin and gloss combined with woods, matching and contrasting elements are all parts of this chest of drawers available in different sizes. Different models for different areas of the home use the theme of the pier frame, the top and sides being deeper than the drawer fronts. Designed by Studio Kairos for B&B Italia, Dado chest of drawers has a sleek design.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Modern Console Design

Eracle is a series of storage units in different sizes, fitted doors, shelves and drawers or designed as open bookcases. A simple, defined design with front faces marked strip that underscore the doors and the unexpected red lacquered interior, that embodies a graceful eastern sophistication capable of hiding at first glance to reveal at a later moment. Other details of these storage units are the upper area creates a tray and the hinged plate functions as a handle. Eracle console is a piece of Acro Collection designed by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia.

Add Some Creativity to Your Home

It is easy to add some creativity to your home with lovely towels. Towels are a need for every home. They are also decorative and beautiful. This set of bar towels can be monogrammed with up to two initials, making everyday dining and cleanup just a little more special. Made of pure cotton and machine washable. Pottery Barn's monogrammable bar towel, set of 2 brings a fresh look to homes.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Decorative Accessories Enrich Home

Each decorative accessory in the home is a complementary element for home design. Add a wire basket to your home's decorative accessories. You'll see that only a wire basket will change the atmosphere in the room. Inspired by an antique schoolroom wastebasket. The design is equally enduring, linking vintage authenticity with clean modern lines, and adding strength and space for stowing magazines, kitchen supplies and more. Handcrafted from strands of iron that will stand the test of time. Weathered zinc finish of Restoration Hardware's schoolhouse wire basket lends a well-aged patina.

Cast Iron Fire Bowl

Inspired by a Danish coastal way of life, back when fires were used to help ships navigate shores, the Fire Bowl was designed in 1995 to gather people outdoors by creating a focal point on the patio or beach. Made with an efficient conical shape, the lower bowl collects ash and elevates the flames off the ground to better dissipate heat. The cone grate in the upper bowl creates an air pocket from which the fire can draw, while also creating a more efficient burn by focusing the fire into the center. The simple, efficient design has two built-in handles for portability. Not recommended for use on wood surfaces. Made in Poland. Cast iron fire bowl is a Design Within Reach exclusive product.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Rustic Design with Rustic Console Table

A minimalist delight of rustic iron and smooth mango wood come together to create this rustic console table. Rustic console table helps creating a rustic room design. Whether you prefer modern or classic design, its clean lines will add a quiet moment to the landscape of your living space. Made of mango wood, iron, Anthropolie's decker console table has one shelf.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Modern Letter Shelf Design

Design idea of these modern letter shelves comes with pop art. Leave a message in your room with the help of these letter shelves. Available for wall and floor, configurable shelves consist of letters that form words to support books, picture frames or whatever you like. You may choose from different letters, colours, materials and create various words. With a modern appearance and subtle contours, the shelves go great in a modern home interior. Having a variety of letters and colours, the anita shelf was designed by Ricard Mollon.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sophistication with Quality Products

Quality porcelain mugs are sophisticated enough for entertaining yet sturdy enough for everyday dining. Perfect for serving coffee and tea, these white mugs are also ideal for hot chocolate, spiced apple cider, mulled wine and other warming beverages. Their clean, simple lines and pristine white colour coordinate beautifully with other dinnerware and serving pieces, so you can mix and match them to create a wide variety of chic table settings. Williams-Sonoma's Williams-Sonoma pantry mugs, set of 6 are made of high-fired porcelain for exceptional durability.

Turkish Stripe Table Runner

The traditional Turkish pestemal inspired versatile runner, dobby-loomed with stripes in the pale blue hue of the Ionian sky and completed with hand-braided fringe. It's woven from pure cotton that offers light weight and exceptional durability. The pre-shrunk runner is machine-washable. Made in Turkey. Turkish stripe table runner is a Williams-Sonoma exclusive product.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Transparent Acrylic Based Table Lamp

Inspired by the simplicity and utility found in a pair of serving tongs, designer Peter Stathis created his Tube Top Lamp in 2006. The composition features a transparent acrylic base that supports a lightweight mesh shade held in place by tension. The effect is that of a floating form over a barely visible base, tethered only by a fabric-covered cord. The tube top lamp is available in a scale that encourages mixing sizes for an interesting display. Stathis' work is included in the permanent collections of the Cranbrook Art Museum, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and MoMA in New York. White shade with charcoal base option is DWR exclusive. Tube top table lamp at Design Within Reach has on/off full-range dimmer.

Romantic Dining Room with Goblets

Create a romantic dining room with elegant goblets. Honey-amber coloured glassware with bright blue stems is made at a glassworks in France that has been in operation since 1475. The coloration is in the glass itself and will not fade with repeated washing. Includes champagne saucer, champagne flute, water goblet, and wine goblet. Using two colours on glassware is always difficult and it may not give a good looking result most of the times but romantique stemware at Horchow is a good combination of honey and amber colours.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Latest Technology Electric Wine Cellars

Cuisinart's freestanding wine cellar creates an optimal environment for the favourite vintages, and efficiently chills wines down to the ideal temperature for storage or serving. Advanced thermoelectric cooling technology efficiently chills wines down to 20 degrees below ambient temperature. Electronic thermostat allows precise temperature control. Tinted double-paned glass doors keep wines visible yet protected from sunlight. Low interior light has on/off switch and doubles as a display light. 8-bottle cellar includes four chromed-steel racks, accommodating eight 750ml bottles. 16 bottle cellar includes four chromed-steel racks, accommodating 750ml or 1500ml bottles. Cuisinart electric wine cellars at Williams-Sonoma create minimal noise.

Complete Home Design with Candles

Fragrance-free candles are ideal for every occasion. Candles are the easiest and the best complementary home design and decor elements as well. Ivory coloured candles can suit many interior design styles from classic, traditional to contemporary, modern. These polished candles are virtually drip free and slow burning. Williams-Sonoma pantry candles, ivory at Williams-Sonoma are handcrafted in Poland.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Iconic Fireplace for Modern Spaces

Malm started as a sheet metal manufacturer in the 1950s, and some of the original employees dabbled in making fireplaces on the weekends. From weekend hobby to a full-fledged business, Malm was one of the original manufacturers of freestanding fireplaces, and is the only one still in existence today. Since the mid-20th century these fireplaces have been used in iconic modern spaces worldwide. The fireplace comes with a three-piece flue for ceilings up to eight feet. Additional flue pieces are available for taller ceilings. The advantage of a freestanding fireplace is that it heats up and radiates more efficiently. And unlike traditional wood-burning stoves, this fireplace gives you a clear view of the fire from a variety of angles. For outdoor use, choose the stainless steel Malm fireplace at Design Within Reach, as the white version can rust if left in inclement weather.

Ferris Wheel Cupcake Holder

Children will like this cupcake holder a lot! Sweet ferris wheel has baskets the perfect size for holding eight cupcakes in a round. Wire frame with brushed nickel finish. Ferris wheel cupcake holder at Horchow has a creative design as dessert serveware.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Decorative Portable Fireplace

Portable fireplace is also a decorative addition to any room in home. Designed in 2010, the small-scale, portable Avani fireplace is a simple way to add fire to any setting. Place it in your existing masonry hearth as a traditional log or gas fire, or use it as a standalone feature. For fuel, it uses denatured alcohol (also known as bioethanol), a wholly renewable source of energy that is made from agricultural products such as sugar, potatoes, beetroot and corn, to name a few. Denatured alcohol can be found in local hardware stores. The Avani is suitable for indoor or outdoor use. A refillable butane lighter is included to portable Avani fireplace at Design Within Reach.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Style with Wrought Iron Chandelier

Reminiscent of antique fixtures, this grandly scaled wrought-iron chandelier uses 16 60-watt bulbs that are covered by glass shades designed to resemble candles. Wrought iron chandelier has hanging chain. Founded in 1980 in Greenwood, Mississippi, the John-Richard Collection is comprised of art experts who travel the world for inspiration. Channeling cultural and historical influences, collection curates distinctive artisan-crafted furniture, lighting, wall art, mirrors, and decorative accessories that make a lasting impression. From the John-Richard Collection, wrought iron chandelier at Horchow better be used in country style homes or in natural style designed homes.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Create Artful Displays of Flowers

Everyone needs an assortment of great vases for creating artful displays of flowers or dried botanicals. Contrasting rounded interiors and square silhouettes make displaying floral arrangements easy and elegant. Heavy bases and handblown sides support delicate dahlias as well as flowering boughs. Add a personal touch to your collection with monogrammable square vases. Square vases at Pottery Barn are monogrammable up to 3 initials.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Whitney Houston Dies at 48

Pop singer Whitney Houston has died at age 48. Houston, who struggled with addiction problems over the years, sold more than 170 million albums, singles and videos over her career. Whitney Houston was born on August 9, 1963, in Newark, New Jersey. Famed music producer Clive Davis spotted Houston 20 years later in a New York nightclub, signing her on the spot. Houston is the most awarded female act of all time, according to Guinness World Records. Her awards include 2 Emmy Awards, 6 Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards, among a total of 415 career awards as of 2010. Houston met R&B singer Bobby Brown at 1989 Soul Train Music Awards, after a three year dating, they were married on July 18, 1992. They had daughter Bobbi Kristina on March 4, 1993. Brown and Houston separated in September 2006 and divorced on April 24, 2007. Houston's first film role was in The Bodyguard, released in 1992 and co-starring Kevin CostnerThe film's soundtrack also caught great success, the soundtrack's lead single was I Will Always Love You, written and originally recorded by Dolly Parton in 1974. Whitney Houston passed away on February 11, 2012, in Beverly Hills, California, U.S. We all know that fame and success can't be as just the same as the first top years, so it is so normal to accept leading a life down to earth to avoid going into depression. Rest in peace.