Thursday, July 15, 2010

Iconic Designers Birthday

Too much? Not according to Josef Frank, born in Baden bei Baden, Austria on July 15th, 1885, and died in Stockholm, Sweden on January 8th, 1967. Frank was a well-known artist, architect, and textile designer. Personally i love crazy and with the right execution i think its well, fun. If you are daring enough to use one of Franks designs on a wall, use large solid one tone color furniture pieces and accent with  color pieces sporadically creating a balance in this bold move.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Small Space Filled

Everyone who has lived in a bachelor/studio apartment has had the problem of setting up house in to a small corner and still look clean and modern. Ikea-Juvan designed gave a many great suggestion in there 2010 catalog. This, I'm sure, weekend project is Dynamic! First let me say that the use of this royal blue on the wall and in the down lights underneath the cabinets high lighted this gorgeous color even on a dark brown wall. The white cylinder ceiling light over the two seat table created an intimate space with elegance. All though i guess this is a males pad the floral curtains soften the whole look. Overall a must do, in my book.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

English cottage in LA

English country style requires a darker color palette than you'd find in most contemporary homes. Antiques and modern pieces add together create interest and color. A paper chandelier is over an 1840s French wine-tasting table in the dining room, surrounded by modern wick chairs make a look of comfort and a little eccentric. Floors tend to dark, using browns or red, while walls will make use of patterns – particularly floral patterns, which are used on drapes, cushions and table coverings. Whatever your furniture is made of, make sure it's hard wearing, the best English county rooms have a "lived in" look. . One thing the English county home could never be described as is "minimalist". Ornaments and pictures are on full display in this style of home, so scour your local antiques market for tables, cabinets and dressers which will showcase your collectibles to the best advantage. The look here can be slightly cluttered, but remember that comfort is key. The overall items in your room should be carefully chosen and well-loved, and the room should be warm and welcoming without being too messy or casual. Also adding a roaring log fire and an oak bookcase bursting with books for the perfect look.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Neo-classical Interior Design

This style has been used as a foundation for interpretation for many decades to become one of the most influential of all design styles. Neoclassical interior design selects elements from Greek and Roman antiquity to create balance and refinement.
Neoclassical furniture is typically light, graceful and simple
  • Windows and door ways are commonly spanned by lintels than by arches.
  • Crown molding is important, and can feature a dentil pattern, swags, garlands, egg and dart shapes.
  • Large sash windows, pilasters, attic stories or parapets, and simple roof lines.
  • Stone or marble or iron work with motifs, along with carved statue details in honoring Roman Gods and Goddesses.  
  • Colors are light, calming in tone and usually pale shades of white and pink adorning the walls and wood. Use stronger color, sparingly: black and terra cotta for a Greek feel, or deep red and gold for an imperial, Roman look
  • Ornaments are delicate and very low in relief; usually embossed or heavily painted.
  • Carved with rosette, leaf and flower motifsVaried fabrics like plain, checks and patterned with floral designs are used with hangings and upholstery.
  • Large dining table; fluted legs to add to the charm and matched by rows of chairs with rectangular or shielded shapes. Chairs are in radical designs, backs taking rectangular or shield shapes, with slender and absolute straight lines. fluted legs rounded moldings.
  • Shining floor made of highly polished marble or stone or light pine or granite with theme motif inlaid to convey the style.
  • Wallpaper in geometric, floral or Classical designs is also appropriate.
  • Antique accessories from late 18th century, silver tea ware, china, candlesticks, screens, urns and statuary.
Neo-Classic architecture and interiors boast a distinctive set of attributes, quite different from any other style. Style decoration invokes the memories of bygone Roman or Greek living, bright living rooms making way for a great day and magnificent dining rooms radiating fresh energy to soothe a weary mind.