Bright colours dominate the sexy interior of Café Foam. Located in Stockholm, Sweden, the interior design of the café by NOTE DESIGN STUDIO is a marriage of Scandinavian coolness and Spanish temperament. Inspired by the movement of bullfighting, the vivid colours enhance the eating experience.The ceiling lamps are specially handblown Kosta glassworks.
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This small 550 sq. ft. apartment in the Marais district in Paris, France has been refurbished with very modern decor. The light wood flooring and white walls create an open feel. Red is used to highlight the canvas. The small modern kitchen has nice touches of red to match the theme of the apartment.
This modern home located in the fishing village of Chowara near Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, India sits on a cliff with panoramic view of the Arabian Sea. Designed by Khosla Associates, the house has a large infinity-edge swimming pool which draws the focus to its natural environment. The open plan allows the sea breeze to ventilate the house, and the bathrooms have open courts to provide a complete tropical experience.
Located in Manhattan Beach, California, this beautiful Spanish Revival estate celebrates the richness of its architectural style with contemporary simplicity. White washed plaster defines indoor and outdoor spaces. The courtyard connects the various elements of the estate. The architecture, landscape and interior design are integrated to express the vision and aesthetic of an intimate Southern Californian home.
The Linked Hybrid apartment complex in Beijing, China is an innovative residential development designed by Steven Holl Architects. Eight 22-storey buildings are connected by pedestrian skybridges at their upper floors, encouraging residents to walk around the “neighbourhood”. The ground level is a public urban space with a hotel, restaurants, shops, a school, a cinema and an elaborate courtyard garden with a reflecting pool that becomes an ice-skating rink in the winter. This 21st-century residential architecture design offers a groundbreaking model for mixed use urban space that creates an open city within a city.
If you want to give your living room a little personality, you may want to try using wall decals to decorate a blank wall. Replace framed paintings and photos with inexpensive artistic wall stickers. These colourful decals are made of quality vinyl which are self-adhesive and waterproof.
Wood is a main theme of the interior design of Schepka “Sliver” Restaurant In Ufa, Russia. Designed by Russian studio DarkDesignGroup, this award winning restaurant design has an unique concept. Wooden sticks are sliced, split and thrown into illuminated pots. The wooden sticks also form a canopy above the tables, or are growing out of pots into a forest of trees, however you wish to imagine it.
This modern duplex apartment in Chalandri in the suburb of Athens, Greece was renovated and designed by ss.mm design. The apartment has a dramatic high ceiling in the central living area, and the bright and colourful interior decor blends well with its modern design. The steel fireplace, wood flooring and use of glass set the design tone for the whole apartment space.