Can you remember the last time you enjoyed throwing one of these in the air? The people of Estiluz probably thought it was time to remind you of the playful potential that a balloon has to offer. So they created a series of cute balloon lamps that can be used in the children’s rooms. But even though these designs were particularly envisioned for kids, no one says you can not have one. Why not take advantage of the original design of these balloon lamps and place them in the lounge area or the living room of a family home? You can have a single model, but choosing to place three or four could prove to be a good idea as well. The result is an overall feel of floating balloons, which sets a happy mood. What do you think of these lamps and where would you place them?
Sunken living rooms were all the rage in the 60s and 70s, but they can still be just as comfy and stylish in the aughts. With so many of us opting for open plan spaces these days, creating a casual but defined “conversation pit” is a fun way to break up your living room into manageable zones. Read on for some of our favorite inspiration rooms featuring cozy sunken living areas that we’d love to nestle up in. The soaring ceilings of this bright and airy Texas home are further exaggerated by its recessed seating area. The raw look of the wooden ceilings and concrete floors are softened by strategically placed pops of color and plush pillows.
And who says recessed living areas need to be indoors? Your outdoor space can benefit just as much from sunken seating, as evidenced by this elegant, stone-lined patio by Dean Herald-Rolling Stone Landscapes. And for one final dose of sunken living room eye candy, feast your eyes on this over-the-top living area by Chris Barrett Designs. The former estate of Johnny Carson features giant windows overlooking a cliff in Malibu, so it’s no wonder a safe and plush sunken sofa was added to ground the space.