Give your room the nautical look with decorative wooden boat shelves. You can use them in a country style home, or just about any corner of any room to give it that rustic marine touch. You can put books, collectibles, toys, or other decorative items on the wooden boat shelves.
Yellow can be a powerful yet soothing colour for a living room. You can use it to highlight a white background with cheerful results, or use it against black to enhance the elegance of a room. It also goes well with purple, or you can use it with light green to create a sunny atmosphere.
This 8,500 square foot residence in Mallorca in the Balearic Islands off the coast of Spain is a luxury contemporary home designed and developed with the cooperation of architect firm tecARCHITECTURE, interior designer Marcel Wanders, and developer Cosmopolitan Estates. The white-dominant interior is boldly contemporary and is highlighted by economical use of colours and details.
SEWA Restaurant in Hong Kong, China has a cosmopolitan setting that captures the character of its locale. Designed by TsAO & McKOWN Architects, this rooftop restaurant with vistas of the Hong Kong Harbour and the HSBC headquarters in the commercial district has distinct “neighbourhoods” within the establishment. The Harbour Side dinning area offers casual atmosphere; the Bank Side dinning area has warm tones of ivory and ebony; and buttercup yellow serves as counterpoint to Bank Side’s Minimalism.
Interior designer Stephanie Stokes used antiques, small paintings and rich fabrics to create comfortable living spaces. Classic in style and contemporary in comfort, the living rooms are very relaxed places for everyday living as well as for entertaining. The understated elegance of the interior decor is timeless.
Australian-based Global Investment Banking company Macquarie Group commissioned architect Clive Wilkinson to design its new office space in Sydney, Australia, just a block from Sydney Harbour. The result is a feisty, revolutionary design that embraces the flexible Activity Based Working (ABW) platform. Each floor is divided into 5 neighbourhoods of approximately 100 people with theme Plazas. Different working groups have meeting pods which were inspired by shipping containers in Sydney harbour. The different work groups can be identified by decor or by the numbered vinyl decals.
The architectural style of this home in Paradise Valley, Arizona combines the elegance of European design with Spanish influences and casual old world charm. Architect Mark Candelaria used clean simple lines and masonry construction to render the home a part of the scenery of the native landscape that surrounds it. Working closely with landscape artist Jeff Berghoff and interior designer Leonard Porras, the team created a private oasis that blends the comfort of the indoors and outdoor spaces seamlessly. The casual elegance of the home provides its inhabitants with both luxury and tranquility.
You can create your own Pencil Bowl with hexagonal colour pencils. Designer Michiel Cornelissen created this original concept by combining 36 standard hexagonal colour pencils of about 7.0 mm cross section. It’s an inexpensive and creative way to decorate any room.