Published at Wednesday, September 20th 2017, 09:39:48 AM by Manya Matveev. Bathroom. Magic mirrors for bedroom and bathroom. While the world waits for the inevitable advancements in glass technology, there's still much that's being accomplished with regular glass. Smart mirrors, or interactive mirrors, are the first application for smart glass technology, because they don't need to be transparent. Using existing two‐way‐mirror technology, smart mirrors can function in your home like regular mirrors but optionally display information right on the surface of the mirror. One of the better visions for what’s possible with a magic mirror was conceived by, of all organizations, The New York Times. Yes, the Times has its own R&D lab, which tries to figure out how people will get news and information in the future. Apparently, they’ll get it in the bathroom, according to its concept video. The interface for all this breathtaking home technology is just like the evil queen’s technology – magic glass plus voice command and artificial intelligence. The glass surfaces conjure up information and ideas, video feeds and communication, all appropriate to the context of the user's intent.
Published at Friday, October 06th 2017, 08:28:01 AM by Orlene Lefebvre. Bathroom. Create a wet room. "The bathroom was completely reconfigured and shuffled around", says Emily Mackie of Inspired Interiors. "The room has 14‐foot ceilings, and there’s a huge skylight overhead". She explains that "the idea was really to place the soaking tub in an environment under the skylight, and have it share the area with the shower instead of dedicating space to each of them. It made more sense to allow the shower water to hit the tub and be part of an integrated area".
Published at Tuesday, June 06th 2017, 15:37:11 PM by Edda Braune. Dining Room. Rice paper lantern and kids' art wall. Easy, affordable rice paper pendant lights come in a wide range of sizes and create a lovely glow when lit. A wall with casually taped‐up children's artwork and simple white walls and chairs add up to a welcoming space where creativity can shine.
Published at Tuesday, June 06th 2017, 15:33:07 PM by Edda Braune. Dining Room. Norwegian wood. In this country kitchen, designed by architect Christine Fikseaunet, a simple window seat with an upholstered banquette cushion is paired with a wood table to create a casual dining setting. With the addition of a small screen in the corner of the nook, it also allows for communal television viewing among family members or friends.
Published at Thursday, June 01st 2017, 16:10:11 PM by Edda Braune. Dining Room. Covered dining. This dining space has a wood alcove built up and over a table, creating an elegant dining space that looks like a private dining booth in an upscale bistro. The mix of materials, from the timber paneling to the channeled upholstery and stone table, adds sophistication to the alcove's slick urban look.
Published at Thursday, June 01st 2017, 16:10:04 PM by Edda Braune. Dining Room. Upholstered chairs at the ends. This is perhaps the most popular way to shake up a set, and with good reason – it nearly always looks great. Choose matching side chairs for the long sides and put matching upholstered armchairs at the ends.
Published at Tuesday, May 30th 2017, 06:20:13 AM by Rosetta Loreta. Living Room. Oversize art. If you have a large expanse of brick to cover – a fireplace that reaches all the way to a high ceiling, for instance – artwork is a great way to break it up. As long as your brick is not a really bright red, most artwork should work with it. If you are unsure, try bringing a clear photograph of your fireplace with you when you're looking for art, and check if you can bring the piece home on a trial basis before committing to buy it.
Published at Monday, May 29th 2017, 17:30:30 PM by Edda Braune. Interior. Shelves. As the trend of open upper shelves continues to grow, people are looking for new ways to apply them. One of my favorite ways is stretching shelves across windows.
Published at Monday, May 29th 2017, 15:20:10 PM by Rosetta Loreta. Living Room. Chesterfield sofa. It's an ongoing favorite in fashionable bars and boutique hotels, and no wonder. With their clean lines and comfort, button‐backed chesterfield sofas are truly timeless, and look as good in a modern warehouse apartment as in a grand country abode. The classic version comes in tan leather, but for a sumptuous update, I love the raspberry‐pink and pewter‐colored velvet numbers here.