Overlooking the waters of the Andaman Sea and the green vistas of Bang Tao in Phuket, Thailand, Villa Beyond combines an original escape with the comfort of modern living. According to the official description, the project is a mixture of luxury and elegance “neatly encapsulated in an architectural symphony of stone, wood, concrete and steel, all effortlessly blended and infused with water and infinite views“. The villa boasts seven bedrooms, a spacious living room, kitchen, dining room, recreation room, a massage room and an impressive infinity pool.
Each interior exudes a highly contemporary design, softened by wood additions and local decorative elements. An open plan social zone connected to the swimming pool deck acts as the core of the residence. The chef’s kitchen is equipped with modern conveniences and luxury counter tops. Inside and out, the villa inspires opulence, making it fit for those in search of powerful holiday statements.
Bookcases are a lifesaver when it comes to living small. They come in all shapes, colors and sizes. Our picks are not only functional, they’re attractive. Some ways to use a bookcase creatively in a small apartment include. As a room divider, floating it in an area to split up the space. To house collections of items to clear clutter and give a room a design boost. As a home office, with a shelf set at a height of 28-30 inches to serve as a writing or laptop spot, plus a section for a printer. As an entry, breakfast, media or sofa table. As an armless sofa bookend instead of a side table.
A small apartment can easily look cluttered. Storage is often limited, and items without a home end up in piles on the floor and every other surface. Visible storage solutions like boxes, jars and baskets often add to the clutter problem. The solution is hidden storage. Hiding life’s necessities behind doors or other clever cover-ups gives your apartment a clean, minimalist feel. It also lets your favorite design elements — a sofa, a piece of art, a great view — be the star of the show.