Sunday, April 24, 2011

Tropical Bedroom


The warm, balanced exotic style of this bedroom satisfies the client's mixed tropical family background and need for serenity and harmony. The steel tables are made with a natural raw patina and covered with semi-gloss lacquer finish. The Nelson wall sconces offer an architectural element as well as a functional lighting piece, which provides bright or diffuse lighting. The dark coffee-colored walls balance out with the light honey bamboo flooring, light cream rug and vanilla window treatment. The exotic fish tank is visible from the bedroom through a small opening for added enjoyment.



Colorful accents and a fireplace create a very warm atmosphere in this tropical bedroom design. Photography by Francis Augustine.



This guestroom has a seashell motif that is neutralized by a small leopard print fabric that adds a touch of exotic. The 10-foot-high gauzy fabric canopy creates the feeling of a far away island retreat. Photograph by Cynthia MacDonald.



Classic neutral colors and playful details make this bedroom a tropical paradise.



Nineteenth-century furnishings are the centerpiece of this dramatic room. The colonial bed, covered in antique Indian silk, is from a palace in Rajasthan, India; the capiz screen, with pressed and etched glass insets, is from the Philippines.

Romantic Bedroom


Cream and celadon were used interchangeably in this romantic bedroom, anchored by a custom velvet sleigh bed.



Handpainted furniture, luxurious fabrics and a luscious color scheme complete the look of this sensuous bedroom, a romantic retreat that envelopes you as you enter its doors. Photo by Dan Steinberg.



Fabrics and furnishings that are beautiful and timeless make an excellent foundation for flexibility and growth in this little girl's room. The bed with hidden trundle and child-sized table and chairs will make this lucky little girl the perfect host for slumber and tea parties to come.



The French doors open to a secret garden in this room that combines toile fabric, white matelasse and an antique rug.



Sage green walls provide a relaxing back drop to this bedroom. Plush fabrics were used for the custom bedding ensemble. The fabric panels hanging on the bed frame create a romantic cocoon. Designer tip: Paint the wall color up on to a portion of the recessed ceiling to give the illusion of more height.



We created this bedroom for a little girl. A lavender and cream toile coverlet coordinates with a gingham silk at the windows. Cream painted furnishings add a neutral touch to the space. A perfect place for a little princess to do her homework, dream and play!



This qualifies as romantic in my book due to the balanced offering of amenities for both of the sexes. Notice the chaise directly to the left for her and the antique flip-top bar with a classic Parisian smoking chair to the right for him. The couple will be drawn to the space in front of the fireplace, lounge on the shag rug and perhaps pull out a game from the round storage ottoman. Regardless of the plan for the evening, this bedroom is fit for romance. Photo by Donovan Swick.



An oversized bedroom wall is filled with custom headboard and an upholstered screen. The fabric colors are kept serene for this master bedroom.



This master bedroom suite is gifted with a great amount of space. The very dark brown, almost-black walls make this lofty room feel more intimate. The fireplace and TV wall was reinforced as a focal point with free form-painted horizontal stripes. The artwork, also in a horizontal format, helps maintain your eyes from perceiving the height of the ceiling. Such a bold combination takes a bit of moxie and faith in your designer's choice.

Headboard Ideas


In this New York City apartment, designers Alan Tanksley and Adrian Gilbey of Alan Tanskley Inc. placed a favorite painting at the head of the bed, above a headboard that was selected to blend into the wall's paint color.

"This was the perfect spot for the painting," Alan says, "because the scale was perfect, the color against the wall was very dramatic and the placement at the far end of the room created a long view, which gave the painting importance."

Hanging a painting above the bed works best in a room with ample footboard space, so that you can really see — and enjoy — the painting. "Look for artwork that's big and bold," Alan says. "Small-scale work or images will be impossible to view over the distance of a bed. And keep both the artwork and the frame very simple," he advises.

Hang the painting high enough so the pillows don't rest against it. Make sure the painting is lighted properly, and it will serve as a beautiful focal point in your room.



If your bed already has a headboard but is putting you right to sleep, embellish the bed with extra fabric.

"This was a boring bed that needed more visual strength," says designer Cindy Rinfret, author of Classic Greenwich Style. "To add drama and make the bed the focal point of the room, we created a cornice of handpainted wood that looks like painted-metal tole. It really dresses up the room."

Cindy selected a print linen from Colefax and Fowler, plaid taffeta from Travers and a trim from Clarence house. The effect is very feminine, but not too fussy.



With wraparound views of New York City, this penthouse apartment in Greenwich Village has plenty of natural light. To bring that sunshine into the apartment's interior and keep the space airy and fresh, designer Clodagh divided the space with partial walls. The effect is the openness of a loft with the coziness of a traditional apartment.

In the master bedroom, a partial wall conceals a walk-in closet. Clodagh upholstered the wall in Lexell Cobblestone leather so the expanse can function as a headboard. "I like headboard materials that can be sponged clean," says Clodagh, author of Total Design. "This leather can be wiped with a barely humid sponge to keep it fresh."

Adjustable Artmetide lights installed right into the headboard allow the bibliophile homeowner to read in bed, and a comforter from Ann Gish and simple pillows keep the look clean, spare and serene.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

curtains design ideas

Creative design trends curtain 2011 model with color and interesting shapes. The interior design living room curtains for you. For someone who has good taste and choice of interior color and shade fabric will mean a lot. Choosing the right colors that will highlight a window or a specific part of the room, not much to see what matters here. color trends curtain back to basics, namely cakes are good for small spaces. For larger rooms and formal colors, one can try to contrast well. Most of the formal rooms, the curtains should match the rest of the interior, too, cover a sofa and the rest of the decor. The latest trend is a geometric figure with dramatic effect.







curtains designs ideas

Creative design trends curtain 2011 model with color and interesting shapes. The interior design living room curtains for you. For someone who has good taste and choice of interior color and shade fabric will mean a lot. Choosing the right colors that will highlight a window or a specific part of the room, not much to see what matters here. color trends curtain back to basics, namely cakes are good for small spaces. For larger rooms and formal colors, one can try to contrast well. Most of the formal rooms, the curtains should match the rest of the interior, too, cover a sofa and the rest of the decor. The latest trend is a geometric figure with dramatic effect.







Friday, April 8, 2011

Bedding Ideas for the Nursery

Looking for some ideas for designing your modern nursery? Start with bedding, it can be help to inspire a color scheme you may not have thought possible. Looking through catalogs and online shops can give you an idea of what might work in your space. And dont’ forget the accessories to complete your nursery. Making a list of things you would like to include in the room will be essential once planning ends and shopping begins so be sure to write down your choices! We’ve collected a few options here to start with














Asian Living Rooms

This room is a media, office and relaxation area all in one. A large, dual-purpose mirror acts as a strong decorative touch and enlarges the size of the room. The Thai-inspired design of the mirror frame forms a pattern of flowers from pieces of glass inlaid in mahogany. The Mid-century glass console table provides the perfect storage spot for gliding seats brought out for visiting gamers. The goal in this room was to combine existing English-styled furnishings with Asian artwork to create a comfortable home for a retired couple. This contemporary meditation space features a bronze waterfall sculpture, bronze tables and a mounted antique tortoiseshell as design elements to provide a serene, elegant area. Shoji screens create a feeling of unlimited space and light.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Tropical Bedroom


The warm, balanced exotic style of this bedroom satisfies the client's mixed tropical family background and need for serenity and harmony. The steel tables are made with a natural raw patina and covered with semi-gloss lacquer finish. The Nelson wall sconces offer an architectural element as well as a functional lighting piece, which provides bright or diffuse lighting. The dark coffee-colored walls balance out with the light honey bamboo flooring, light cream rug and vanilla window treatment. The exotic fish tank is visible from the bedroom through a small opening for added enjoyment.



Colorful accents and a fireplace create a very warm atmosphere in this tropical bedroom design. Photography by Francis Augustine.



This guestroom has a seashell motif that is neutralized by a small leopard print fabric that adds a touch of exotic. The 10-foot-high gauzy fabric canopy creates the feeling of a far away island retreat. Photograph by Cynthia MacDonald.



Classic neutral colors and playful details make this bedroom a tropical paradise.



Nineteenth-century furnishings are the centerpiece of this dramatic room. The colonial bed, covered in antique Indian silk, is from a palace in Rajasthan, India; the capiz screen, with pressed and etched glass insets, is from the Philippines.

Romantic Bedroom


Cream and celadon were used interchangeably in this romantic bedroom, anchored by a custom velvet sleigh bed.



Handpainted furniture, luxurious fabrics and a luscious color scheme complete the look of this sensuous bedroom, a romantic retreat that envelopes you as you enter its doors. Photo by Dan Steinberg.



Fabrics and furnishings that are beautiful and timeless make an excellent foundation for flexibility and growth in this little girl's room. The bed with hidden trundle and child-sized table and chairs will make this lucky little girl the perfect host for slumber and tea parties to come.



The French doors open to a secret garden in this room that combines toile fabric, white matelasse and an antique rug.



Sage green walls provide a relaxing back drop to this bedroom. Plush fabrics were used for the custom bedding ensemble. The fabric panels hanging on the bed frame create a romantic cocoon. Designer tip: Paint the wall color up on to a portion of the recessed ceiling to give the illusion of more height.



We created this bedroom for a little girl. A lavender and cream toile coverlet coordinates with a gingham silk at the windows. Cream painted furnishings add a neutral touch to the space. A perfect place for a little princess to do her homework, dream and play!



This qualifies as romantic in my book due to the balanced offering of amenities for both of the sexes. Notice the chaise directly to the left for her and the antique flip-top bar with a classic Parisian smoking chair to the right for him. The couple will be drawn to the space in front of the fireplace, lounge on the shag rug and perhaps pull out a game from the round storage ottoman. Regardless of the plan for the evening, this bedroom is fit for romance. Photo by Donovan Swick.



An oversized bedroom wall is filled with custom headboard and an upholstered screen. The fabric colors are kept serene for this master bedroom.



This master bedroom suite is gifted with a great amount of space. The very dark brown, almost-black walls make this lofty room feel more intimate. The fireplace and TV wall was reinforced as a focal point with free form-painted horizontal stripes. The artwork, also in a horizontal format, helps maintain your eyes from perceiving the height of the ceiling. Such a bold combination takes a bit of moxie and faith in your designer's choice.

Headboard Ideas


In this New York City apartment, designers Alan Tanksley and Adrian Gilbey of Alan Tanskley Inc. placed a favorite painting at the head of the bed, above a headboard that was selected to blend into the wall's paint color.

"This was the perfect spot for the painting," Alan says, "because the scale was perfect, the color against the wall was very dramatic and the placement at the far end of the room created a long view, which gave the painting importance."

Hanging a painting above the bed works best in a room with ample footboard space, so that you can really see — and enjoy — the painting. "Look for artwork that's big and bold," Alan says. "Small-scale work or images will be impossible to view over the distance of a bed. And keep both the artwork and the frame very simple," he advises.

Hang the painting high enough so the pillows don't rest against it. Make sure the painting is lighted properly, and it will serve as a beautiful focal point in your room.



If your bed already has a headboard but is putting you right to sleep, embellish the bed with extra fabric.

"This was a boring bed that needed more visual strength," says designer Cindy Rinfret, author of Classic Greenwich Style. "To add drama and make the bed the focal point of the room, we created a cornice of handpainted wood that looks like painted-metal tole. It really dresses up the room."

Cindy selected a print linen from Colefax and Fowler, plaid taffeta from Travers and a trim from Clarence house. The effect is very feminine, but not too fussy.



With wraparound views of New York City, this penthouse apartment in Greenwich Village has plenty of natural light. To bring that sunshine into the apartment's interior and keep the space airy and fresh, designer Clodagh divided the space with partial walls. The effect is the openness of a loft with the coziness of a traditional apartment.

In the master bedroom, a partial wall conceals a walk-in closet. Clodagh upholstered the wall in Lexell Cobblestone leather so the expanse can function as a headboard. "I like headboard materials that can be sponged clean," says Clodagh, author of Total Design. "This leather can be wiped with a barely humid sponge to keep it fresh."

Adjustable Artmetide lights installed right into the headboard allow the bibliophile homeowner to read in bed, and a comforter from Ann Gish and simple pillows keep the look clean, spare and serene.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

curtains design ideas

Creative design trends curtain 2011 model with color and interesting shapes. The interior design living room curtains for you. For someone who has good taste and choice of interior color and shade fabric will mean a lot. Choosing the right colors that will highlight a window or a specific part of the room, not much to see what matters here. color trends curtain back to basics, namely cakes are good for small spaces. For larger rooms and formal colors, one can try to contrast well. Most of the formal rooms, the curtains should match the rest of the interior, too, cover a sofa and the rest of the decor. The latest trend is a geometric figure with dramatic effect.







curtains designs ideas

Creative design trends curtain 2011 model with color and interesting shapes. The interior design living room curtains for you. For someone who has good taste and choice of interior color and shade fabric will mean a lot. Choosing the right colors that will highlight a window or a specific part of the room, not much to see what matters here. color trends curtain back to basics, namely cakes are good for small spaces. For larger rooms and formal colors, one can try to contrast well. Most of the formal rooms, the curtains should match the rest of the interior, too, cover a sofa and the rest of the decor. The latest trend is a geometric figure with dramatic effect.







Friday, April 8, 2011

Bedding Ideas for the Nursery

Looking for some ideas for designing your modern nursery? Start with bedding, it can be help to inspire a color scheme you may not have thought possible. Looking through catalogs and online shops can give you an idea of what might work in your space. And dont’ forget the accessories to complete your nursery. Making a list of things you would like to include in the room will be essential once planning ends and shopping begins so be sure to write down your choices! We’ve collected a few options here to start with














Asian Living Rooms

This room is a media, office and relaxation area all in one. A large, dual-purpose mirror acts as a strong decorative touch and enlarges the size of the room. The Thai-inspired design of the mirror frame forms a pattern of flowers from pieces of glass inlaid in mahogany. The Mid-century glass console table provides the perfect storage spot for gliding seats brought out for visiting gamers. The goal in this room was to combine existing English-styled furnishings with Asian artwork to create a comfortable home for a retired couple. This contemporary meditation space features a bronze waterfall sculpture, bronze tables and a mounted antique tortoiseshell as design elements to provide a serene, elegant area. Shoji screens create a feeling of unlimited space and light.

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Tropical Bedroom


The warm, balanced exotic style of this bedroom satisfies the client's mixed tropical family background and need for serenity and harmony. The steel tables are made with a natural raw patina and covered with semi-gloss lacquer finish. The Nelson wall sconces offer an architectural element as well as a functional lighting piece, which provides bright or diffuse lighting. The dark coffee-colored walls balance out with the light honey bamboo flooring, light cream rug and vanilla window treatment. The exotic fish tank is visible from the bedroom through a small opening for added enjoyment.



Colorful accents and a fireplace create a very warm atmosphere in this tropical bedroom design. Photography by Francis Augustine.



This guestroom has a seashell motif that is neutralized by a small leopard print fabric that adds a touch of exotic. The 10-foot-high gauzy fabric canopy creates the feeling of a far away island retreat. Photograph by Cynthia MacDonald.



Classic neutral colors and playful details make this bedroom a tropical paradise.



Nineteenth-century furnishings are the centerpiece of this dramatic room. The colonial bed, covered in antique Indian silk, is from a palace in Rajasthan, India; the capiz screen, with pressed and etched glass insets, is from the Philippines.

Romantic Bedroom


Cream and celadon were used interchangeably in this romantic bedroom, anchored by a custom velvet sleigh bed.



Handpainted furniture, luxurious fabrics and a luscious color scheme complete the look of this sensuous bedroom, a romantic retreat that envelopes you as you enter its doors. Photo by Dan Steinberg.



Fabrics and furnishings that are beautiful and timeless make an excellent foundation for flexibility and growth in this little girl's room. The bed with hidden trundle and child-sized table and chairs will make this lucky little girl the perfect host for slumber and tea parties to come.



The French doors open to a secret garden in this room that combines toile fabric, white matelasse and an antique rug.



Sage green walls provide a relaxing back drop to this bedroom. Plush fabrics were used for the custom bedding ensemble. The fabric panels hanging on the bed frame create a romantic cocoon. Designer tip: Paint the wall color up on to a portion of the recessed ceiling to give the illusion of more height.



We created this bedroom for a little girl. A lavender and cream toile coverlet coordinates with a gingham silk at the windows. Cream painted furnishings add a neutral touch to the space. A perfect place for a little princess to do her homework, dream and play!



This qualifies as romantic in my book due to the balanced offering of amenities for both of the sexes. Notice the chaise directly to the left for her and the antique flip-top bar with a classic Parisian smoking chair to the right for him. The couple will be drawn to the space in front of the fireplace, lounge on the shag rug and perhaps pull out a game from the round storage ottoman. Regardless of the plan for the evening, this bedroom is fit for romance. Photo by Donovan Swick.



An oversized bedroom wall is filled with custom headboard and an upholstered screen. The fabric colors are kept serene for this master bedroom.



This master bedroom suite is gifted with a great amount of space. The very dark brown, almost-black walls make this lofty room feel more intimate. The fireplace and TV wall was reinforced as a focal point with free form-painted horizontal stripes. The artwork, also in a horizontal format, helps maintain your eyes from perceiving the height of the ceiling. Such a bold combination takes a bit of moxie and faith in your designer's choice.

Headboard Ideas


In this New York City apartment, designers Alan Tanksley and Adrian Gilbey of Alan Tanskley Inc. placed a favorite painting at the head of the bed, above a headboard that was selected to blend into the wall's paint color.

"This was the perfect spot for the painting," Alan says, "because the scale was perfect, the color against the wall was very dramatic and the placement at the far end of the room created a long view, which gave the painting importance."

Hanging a painting above the bed works best in a room with ample footboard space, so that you can really see — and enjoy — the painting. "Look for artwork that's big and bold," Alan says. "Small-scale work or images will be impossible to view over the distance of a bed. And keep both the artwork and the frame very simple," he advises.

Hang the painting high enough so the pillows don't rest against it. Make sure the painting is lighted properly, and it will serve as a beautiful focal point in your room.



If your bed already has a headboard but is putting you right to sleep, embellish the bed with extra fabric.

"This was a boring bed that needed more visual strength," says designer Cindy Rinfret, author of Classic Greenwich Style. "To add drama and make the bed the focal point of the room, we created a cornice of handpainted wood that looks like painted-metal tole. It really dresses up the room."

Cindy selected a print linen from Colefax and Fowler, plaid taffeta from Travers and a trim from Clarence house. The effect is very feminine, but not too fussy.



With wraparound views of New York City, this penthouse apartment in Greenwich Village has plenty of natural light. To bring that sunshine into the apartment's interior and keep the space airy and fresh, designer Clodagh divided the space with partial walls. The effect is the openness of a loft with the coziness of a traditional apartment.

In the master bedroom, a partial wall conceals a walk-in closet. Clodagh upholstered the wall in Lexell Cobblestone leather so the expanse can function as a headboard. "I like headboard materials that can be sponged clean," says Clodagh, author of Total Design. "This leather can be wiped with a barely humid sponge to keep it fresh."

Adjustable Artmetide lights installed right into the headboard allow the bibliophile homeowner to read in bed, and a comforter from Ann Gish and simple pillows keep the look clean, spare and serene.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

curtains design ideas

Creative design trends curtain 2011 model with color and interesting shapes. The interior design living room curtains for you. For someone who has good taste and choice of interior color and shade fabric will mean a lot. Choosing the right colors that will highlight a window or a specific part of the room, not much to see what matters here. color trends curtain back to basics, namely cakes are good for small spaces. For larger rooms and formal colors, one can try to contrast well. Most of the formal rooms, the curtains should match the rest of the interior, too, cover a sofa and the rest of the decor. The latest trend is a geometric figure with dramatic effect.







curtains designs ideas

Creative design trends curtain 2011 model with color and interesting shapes. The interior design living room curtains for you. For someone who has good taste and choice of interior color and shade fabric will mean a lot. Choosing the right colors that will highlight a window or a specific part of the room, not much to see what matters here. color trends curtain back to basics, namely cakes are good for small spaces. For larger rooms and formal colors, one can try to contrast well. Most of the formal rooms, the curtains should match the rest of the interior, too, cover a sofa and the rest of the decor. The latest trend is a geometric figure with dramatic effect.







Friday, April 8, 2011

Bedding Ideas for the Nursery

Looking for some ideas for designing your modern nursery? Start with bedding, it can be help to inspire a color scheme you may not have thought possible. Looking through catalogs and online shops can give you an idea of what might work in your space. And dont’ forget the accessories to complete your nursery. Making a list of things you would like to include in the room will be essential once planning ends and shopping begins so be sure to write down your choices! We’ve collected a few options here to start with














Asian Living Rooms

This room is a media, office and relaxation area all in one. A large, dual-purpose mirror acts as a strong decorative touch and enlarges the size of the room. The Thai-inspired design of the mirror frame forms a pattern of flowers from pieces of glass inlaid in mahogany. The Mid-century glass console table provides the perfect storage spot for gliding seats brought out for visiting gamers. The goal in this room was to combine existing English-styled furnishings with Asian artwork to create a comfortable home for a retired couple. This contemporary meditation space features a bronze waterfall sculpture, bronze tables and a mounted antique tortoiseshell as design elements to provide a serene, elegant area. Shoji screens create a feeling of unlimited space and light.