Category: Interior Design and Decorating


Modern Architecture Trends

August 17, 2019

Interior Design and Decorating

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The United States is seeing a huge building boom that is changing many city landscapes very quickly. The new style of architecture that mixes modern and contemporary styles seems to be winning. The evidence is easy to see in how long it takes a new home to sell. Today’s buyers want the modern look, and they are paying up for the modern and contemporary style. Here are 4 home renovation ideas that can help achieve that look.

  1. Open Concept Living Spaces
  2. Eat-In Kitchens
  3. Metals and Wood Stairs
  4. Industrial Accent Materials

Nothing says modern like open concept living spaces. One of the best ways to change a home’s feel is to open up the living, dining and kitchen into one large living space. Not only is this style in demand, but it also is very functional. The idea of open concept living areas gives the home a social environment.

Eat-in kitchens are a must, as it works directly with the open concept living space. It is a functional design that allows social interaction between the kitchen and the table. It is perfect for entertaining and if you have children it lets you keep an eye on them while you cook, watch the game, or clean up.

Metal and wood staircases not only give a very modern look but they are also highly functional. They are much safer than wood stairs and they allow for a variety of accent materials such as wood, glass or stone stair treads. Modern styles work well with high end accents and they give the home an elegant feel. Metal stairs can be used indoors and outdoors. One signature look of the modern home is the clean lines of metal handrails that are used on balconies and stars.

The most defining feature of modern style home is the simple use of industrial materials such as stone, concrete, steel and glass. Many modern architects like to use new materials that are strong and last long. Using clean simple lines with different materials give this style it’s clean look. Some accent features that are common in many home renovations are using stone tile for walls, thick glass for doors/ balcony handrails, and even reclaimed materials such as wood from old barns and buildings. Even industrial style barn doors on a open track are used.

In the end, you can get that modern look by simply dressing up a few key items in your home.


Show Your Personality With An Ideal Bedroom

August 17, 2019

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Bored of your dreary bedroom setting? Want something that better reflects your personality? The bedroom is your personal space; a place not only where you sleep and keep your personal items, but also a place to generate ideas. A place so close to the heart, it deserves to be designed according to your tastes and persona.

We spend most of the day outside our home, so we often forget about organising our bedroom. However, bear in mind that the bedroom is like our sanctuary after a long, hectic day. An organised and tidy room can help us to think clearly and relax after the stress of work. Oak bedroom furniture adds up to the beauty of your bedroom and is durable, sure to last a long time.

Before you start working on your bedroom though, here are some of the ideas which may go with your personality.

Bold and Beautiful

When you enter in someone’s room, the first thing that catches your attention is likely the colour scheme. If you are in your early twenties, you may have already looked for colour scheme inspiration and came back disappointed. Many home d├ęcor websites suggest on keeping the colour of bedroom uniform; with a simple, monochrome theme. However, if you’re more extroverted or an audacious person, this may not suit your style. Play with the colours and considering making a colour contrast to complement your oak bedroom furniture. If you have already planned for an oak bedside table and oak wardrobe, considering choosing a colour palette that matches the bedding and curtains.

Serene and Calm Shelter

Now this is something for the people who have a more calm and introverted nature. In contrary to the colourful theme of bedroom that work for more extroverted people, a more neutral colour scheme can be magic for you. One thing which we need to clear is that sombre is not equal to tranquillity. It doesn’t mean that you can’t do something bold with neutral colour. It’s all about creating a perfect ambiance for your bedroom. Complement this using oak bedroom furniture and accessorising with plants, lighting or candles.

After all, you want something to resemble to your personality, not someone else’s.

Movie Themed Den

So, you are someone who loves watching movies and have film posters hanging on your bedroom walls. However, this is just a simple way to express your love for cinema. You can do something more exciting to enjoy your movie time with style. You can could set a corner area with some necessary items of oak bedroom furniture. This could be decorated with posters or any other piece of art to highlight your love of film. You can also invite your friends for movie night and have them admire your collection of movies organised in your oak TV unit.

Book Lover Corner

The whole idea is not about showing off the things you have interest in but creating a space for you where you can enjoy and relax. Book reading is an addiction to some people, so why not build a space to enjoy your reading time. A space organised for your reading with an oak bookcase to organise your books and magazines and proper lighting is your way to go. Your list of oak bedroom furniture must include bookcase and coffee table for this purpose.

Now it’s up to you to decide how you want to decorate your space to creatively show off your passions.


Distinctive Design – Antique Architectural Doors and Artifacts

August 17, 2019

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Restoring old historical homes gives the design and architectural potential to add character with reclaimed architectural doors and salvaged woods. The quality and workmanship of traditional and authentic Haveli doors, handcrafted in teak wood in old world designs, elaborately carved headers and finials, these beautiful majestic doors from the past can be fully integrated into urban interiors. Exteriors get a face lift with older architectural features. Real dense woods, authentic antique materials and vintage home decor creates a new energy field needed to rejuvenate an old property adding character and transforming boring into extraordinary.

Using vintage Indian doors salvaged from old mansions and beautiful carved teak columns, arches in the architectural design brings the royal vintage aesthetic into an urban property. Architects and interior designers love working with the castle doors and architectural elements that once were part of old world design.Whether your end style is rustic farmhouse, bohemian, spanish modern, industrial, contemporary or vintage bohemian, the stunning appeal of antique elements gives new life and ambiance to your renovation.

Designers and architects, understand the appeal of the unique and one of a kind elements for prospective buyers, antique architectural doors and artifacts raises the perception of distinctive design. Custom carved barn doors and vintage door wardrobe cabinets are features that give personality to the house.

Here are some suggestions for you:

Rustic white washed or blue patina ornately carved wood fireplace surround as the focal point for a stunning modern fireplace

Vintage old carved doors armoire in rustic greens and red patina used in the kitchen as a statement piece alongside modern cabinets.

Use an old manjoosh or Indian sideboard as a kitchen island, give a granite top and open the back to make it more practical for storage.

Add carved wood panels in elaborate reliefs of the Tree of Life, giving meaning to your interior design and bring in good energy vibes.

Old door sideboard buffet used as elegant vanity cabinet with marble top and copper sinks.

Panel a studio wall with the triple veranda arch and hang colorful paintings in the nooks.

Use the antique Haveli door in your courtyard creating a bohemian sanctuary alongside marble and granite statuary.

Accent the entrance with teak columns that have stone bases and carved corbels, the intricate detail making them unique and eclectic.

An antique framed jharokha mirror in a contemporary powder room with a pedestal sink.

Old oxcart benches and an Indian swing add to the vision of old world design.

Adding value in historic and architectural design gives distinction to the property and makes it stand out from the crowd.


Rustic Modern Interiors and Furniture

August 17, 2019

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The rustic-modern interior trend is a welcome change from vintage rustic taking a break from the fussiness about aesthetics. Rustic exposed unfinished beams and brick walls with natural wood or stone floors furnished with antique furniture and natural fabrics. That’s a style I enjoy exploring.

Incorporating rustic elements into our homes in a casually sophisticated ways such as using an antique door as a headboard. The key here is the display. Open up the doors so that the two door panels hand on either side of the frame and hang a beautiful iron lantern to complete the design. Simple iron nightstands and a long trunk at the end of the bed with hand woven artisan crafted bed linen. The idea is to be understated. Rustic patina mirrors sit over a long dresser with a contemporary modern chair defines the look.

Salvaged arches make phenomenal floor mirrors mix with plush upholstery, industrial chairs, and lots of vintage white. The reclaimed old door coffee table and fire console give the right amount of texture to an otherwise modernistic room. A bright yellow carved armoire against the white wall gives the pop of color. Rustic furniture mixed with modern functional chairs with clean lines gives the sophisticated edge. Sophisticated design mixes with a rustic white door dining table and leather chairs.

The kitchen is more towards a rustic industrial style with steel framed windows. White paint and granite counters keep the modern edge contrasting with an antique tribal carved Damchia which has been converted into an island making the piece more functional.

Fresh yet worn with the tender love of family get togethers the daybed sits in the corner. Use soft colors in the powder blue and iced violet spectrum and keep the level of distressing on cabinets soft. No curtains on the windows give a feeling of open space

The bathroom vanity is made from old beat up doors sideboard with a granite top and vessel sinks. Pendant lights and plain glass showers with marble tiles wall to wall give the bathroom understated sophisticated modern rustic elegance.

The library has a huge carved antique bone table with white upholstered armchairs and a bench on the other side. Modern bookshelves line the wall which is packed with classics and encyclopedias. The main wall is dedicated to family pictures framed in old carved wood and burnished brass. Nostalgic and vintage yet modern, comfort is the key element in this design.