Saturday, July 30, 2011 Interior Design & Architecture Inspiration Newsletter Interior Design & Architecture Inspiration Newsletter

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Renovated Loft by Lisa and Joel Santos

Posted: 30 Jul 2011 03:36 AM PDT

Everybody wants to have a big house or apartment, with enough space for the entire family, for the friends who would like to stay over night and for all the necessary things that are gathered in a lifetime. Lisa and Joel’s Loft is one of those places that have everything you could dream of and the more you look at it, the more you like it. Once you enter, you have the impression of a great open environment, but not any kind of place, a particularly large one, a bit industrial, but pleasant.

The ceilings are very high, the walls reveal a lot of concrete and bricks, but the most interesting aspect is the mid-century furniture that gives that cozy air to the entire space. In a generally white or grey atmosphere, there are the furniture pieces, the staircase and the decorative objects that make the difference and give life to the place.

The living room is very spacious and attractive, the bedroom is simple, but the painting on the wall gives a personal mark, the bathroom is very modern, while the garden constitutes the perfect place to spend a few quiet hours in a good company. The openness and the width provide a pleasant mood that makes you feel at ease and the color spots animate everything around you.{found on chicagohomemag}

Great DIY Chevron Pattern Fan Blades

Posted: 30 Jul 2011 02:19 AM PDT

When it is hot inside your house you try to find a solution to keep you cool. One of these solutions is to get a fan. If you have already one but you are bored with its old image or you would like just add a change to your interior then this DIY project is a perfect idea for you.

This DIY project refers to a chevron pattern that you can do it yourself and add it to your old fan blades.Here are all the materials that you need: a frisket film, a computer, a printer and paper, scissors, spray paint, screw driver, masking tape, spray adhesive.

Now you can start working following these instructions.

Download and print the chevron pattern here. Spray adhesive paper pattern onto the non-sticky side of the frisket paper and cut out zigzags. Unscrew the blades from the arms. Clean all blade surfaces. Carefully peel down a zigzag tip to expose the sticky paper. Lie down and slowly peel and stick the masking tape. Stick as many zigzags as desired. Carefully mask off the fan-blade edges and any other part of the fan blade that you do not want painted. After all is prepared, spray paint the blades. Let them dry, peel off your masking tape and you are done! Now put your fan back together and cool off!{found on designsponge}

Luna Superfurniture for your Office

Posted: 29 Jul 2011 11:06 PM PDT

Office furniture usually brings to mind some sober furniture that suggest professionalism and seriousness, standard furniture in dark colours. Nothing colourful or out of the ordinary. Well, I did say usually. Some companies , however, prefer some spectacular furniture that stands out from the crowd because these companies usually work in a department where creativity is very important. And you can\t have creativity unless you have the proper environment. I am talking about people working in advertising, in developing software, computer games, designing toys and so on. All these people need to be creative, so they need a special place where to relax and try to catch inspiration, to generate new ideas. They need a “playground for grownups” if you like the term.

Fortunately they now have exactly what they need with this Luna superfurniture, which is more like a playground and the Swedish designers from Claesson Koivisto Rune did a great job. It is actually an upholstered oval construction that is sixty feet long  and two and a half feet wide that has some funny circular holes in it. You can use this superfurniture for playing there, talking, drawing, sipping coffee or anything that you like as long as you relax and then are prepared to come back to work. Did I mention that it is all red and you can bring your red pillow , too? It’s so nice that I want one at home, too.

Frank Lloyd Wright Willits Mantel Clock

Posted: 29 Jul 2011 10:37 PM PDT

You need clocks around the house to tell you the time and this way to be able to get to work in time , make appointments and schedule certain activities. But you can combine usefulness with art and purchase a clock that is both very useful as a time-telling machine and also a decoration that makes your house look nice. This is a very good example of mantel clock that you can place on your mantelpiece and enjoy. It is called Frank Lloyd Wright Willits Mantel Clock, a too long and pompous name, but which tells you something about its design.

As you probably have already figured out this clock copies a window designed by the famous artist some place in Highland Park, Illinois called Willits House and turns it into the inner design of this beautiful clock. The clock design has the approval of the Frank Lloyd Wright foundation and tries to combine the traditional with the modern art. It is made of wood, with glass insertions and needs AA batteries to work properly. You can purchase this beauty now for $150.

Claude Monet: Water Lilies Framed Prints Set from the Met

Posted: 29 Jul 2011 10:03 PM PDT

I admit I like the walls of my house to be totally white as it gives the impression of space and I feel like I can’t breathe properly in a house with dark walls for example. But these white walls make a house look empty or naked unless you place some very nice decorations here and there. And if you can’t afford original paintings belonging to great artists you might try your hand at it if you are talented or , even better,purchase some very good reproductions of famous paintings. I surfed the web and I accidentally found the Met store. Yes, it’s the Metropolitan Museum of Art that also has an online store where you can purchase many beautiful artistic thins, even some works of art or copies of them. I found these great prints of Monet and I fell in love with them.

These prints show some painting by Claude Monet where the author showed his passion for water lilies. You can admire the famous works of the Impressionist artist on the wall of your home if you purchase this set now for $128 and you will have the silver frames included. The set contains reproductions of Water Lilies, Night Effect, Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies, and two Water Lilies.


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