As we alluded to earlier, green and white is a smart combination that works well in a modern bedroom and balances energetic overtones with a serene backdrop. The amount of green you use here depends on the size of the room and the amount of natural light that floods into your bedroom. Smaller bedrooms with too much green might seem both overwhelming and visually cluttered.
Known for its award-winning kitchen system, which unite furniture craft with high function and good design, Henrybuiltdeveloped Opencase based on these same core values. The shortcomings of most modular shelving systems stem partially from the use of ‘wall standards’, or some form of vertical support for shelving. The rod and panel design of the Opencase System allows for more seamless aesthetic integration into a space, while enabling great adaptability in terms of functionality. The system works in a wide range of applications and is designed to evolve with the user’s needs over time. Starting point configurations have been developed for entryways, libraries, offices, wine storage, pantries, wardrobes, utility closets, laundry, and children’s rooms.
The backbone of the system is an interchangeable set of precision-machined steel rod supports, which allow for a variety of elegant functional pieces to be attached to the wall – and to be changed out in minutes by anyone living with the system. The product is being released with a full suite of specialized components. Each component is handcrafted from the very best materials. The palette is broad, and includes steel, solid wood and leather fittings, as well as pieces sculpted from solid composite panels. A collection of proprietary softgoods adds warmth and texture and addresses storage needs such as laundry, recycling, and even includes small durable bags for storing tools.
To support the launch of Opencase, Henrybuilt has developed a website to aid in configuring the product. The configurator enables clients to view layout options and generate pricing based on a simple input of their dimensional needs. Pricing for the system starts at $2500. per full-size panel for basic configurations. The panels are available in any size from 21-48? wide and 18-96? tall. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Henrybuilt]
Tall ceilings and a clever layout can contribute to the much needed idea of space. Here is a penthouse that displays generous interiors which fit this profile. Located in Stockholm’s artsy Birkastan neighborhood, the apartment features tall white walls, enhancing the feeling of an airy home. The living room is the core of the penthouse, with large windows and minimalist arrangements. A large sofa adorns the room, still leaving enough space for armchairs, a piano, a fireplace, a lovely round glass table and a wide screen TV. A semi-oval window draws attention and at the same time lets in plenty of natural light. The two bedrooms are furnished with built-in wardrobes and the slightly larger bedroom has a lovely walk-in closet and an adjacent bathroom. Both bathrooms enjoy exclusive furnishings and are equipped with underfloor heating. Enjoy the contemporary atmosphere of this penthouse found on Skeppsholmen and don’t forget to mention your thoughts below…
There are many contemporary artists who use the street as canvas for their incredible 3D lifelike scenes. But why not take this idea further and come up with something spectacular when decorating your home? The two examples below found on My Modern Met have a stunning visual impact- just imagine visiting a good friend and being welcomed by wild animals trying to break lose from the floor and grab you. Okay, probably not the mosts inspiring scenario, but all in all the idea is pretty interesting and worth being shared. The best thing about embedding 3D art in your home is the choice diversity. You can let your imagination run wild and come up with highly creative ways to reinvent your room. And you do not lack drawing talent, there are many interesting sketches you can find online that can help you do this type of project on your own. What is your stand on this “decorating” idea?
If you believe that green does not work in a trendy and minimal contemporary bedroom, then think again! A green accent wall is easy to shape and it brings that much needed warmth to an otherwise cool and mundane interior. Just repeat the color in the room using vivacious bedding, accessories, nightstands or even a couple of lovely vases and you have an inviting bedroom that is both energetic and relaxing. Those who feel that an accent wall in green or décor are not your thing can still add the color by placing a couple of potted plants to fill up those empty corners. It is an easy, eco-friendly and healthy choice to turn to that will instantly alter the mood in the bedroom.
Apartment Therapy shows a really interesting bathroom design where a bench on an outer wall extends right through the glass into the walk-in shower. Another great and simple example of a shower with a bench (again from Carla Aston) makes use of wood material for both the bench and flooring. You may not have a ton of room for a full-sized bench, so a corner built-in might work instead. This one featured on Angie’s List looks great in this smaller shower! Another from BHG highlights the top of the bench with white.
There are a few specific styles and themes which come alive in the bedroom with the addition of a green tinge. The first that comes to mind is here is the exotic tropical style. Whether you wish to combine a hint of tropical charm with modern aesthetics or want to create a guest bedroom that is full of tropical flair, green is the color to turn to. A splash of bright or mossy green can turn your boring bedroom into a fun and playful space that reminds of your recent holiday trip to a stunning tropical getaway. Another look that revels in green is the beach style and you can replace the traditional white and blue blend with white, green and a hint of orange to create a unique and exquisite bedroom.
Lausanne House project is the architectural equivalent of bungalow renovation in Québec, Canada. Opting for a sober and elegant exterior, Hatem+D Architecture installed a cover of pale grey wood at the level of the main block and a mixture of fibrocement and black bricks. A second floor was added, which accommodates three large bedrooms. According to the architects, landscaping was thought to preserve most of the existing elements. Rocks discovered during the works were moved in various places on the site. Additionally, three mature trees were preserved, their foliage allowing a play of shadow and light on the facades.
Aside from requesting a face-lift for the bungalow, the owners wanted a place filled with natural light, as well as large openings to enjoy their landscaped terrain. Therefore, the living and dining room both open to the terrace through generously-sized glass doors. Moreover, “a passageway was added in front of the residence and makes the link between this volume and the new garage. The hallway, generous and open, throws a great deal of light at the heart of the project.” Enjoy the virtual tour! [Photographs: Alexandre Guilbeault]
We received an inspiring project from Northern Innovators Inc., who recently created a new concept in interior landscaping. Here is some information from the press release we were sent: “Smartwall is an art piece that can be customized into various textures and colors. Whether this artwork is green or has seasonal colors Smartwall gives you choice and flexibility for a look that will comfort and impress. Imagine a living wall where you create whatever you please by mixing and matching plants into one of a kind murals. Smartwall is self watering and plant material can be easily replaced. It is a smart solution for bringing low maintenance natural beauty into almost any location”. What an original method of keeping your your home healthy and green. And for those always looking to change things in their crib, this is a great color-shuffle idea. Prices for Smartwall begin at $300 and you can check out the company’s online shop here…
Izakaya Kinoya in Montreal, Canada is the latest restaurant & bar project belonging to interior designer Jean de Lessard. In his work, the architect emulates the primary spirit, function and aesthetics of the izakaya, an informal place where people drank beer and sake. We found out the unconventional restaurant has always been full since its opening, despite the fact that one must stand shoulder to shoulder. The soft lighting and the cozy atmosphere makes it a friendly environment where the smell of wood mingles pleasantly with the aromas of mouth-watering dishes.
The notion of confinement is staged with simplicity using fractal geometry and the broken line: a box with a shape that recalls an articulated snake. The box creates a break between the known/predictable (the outside world, the opening) and the unknown/unpredictable (chaotic enclosed interior, full of nooks and crannies). “For a space to become Event or Emotion, it must generate its own energy. I designed an enclosed space that is totally focused on the business of partying. The design elements are deliberately oppressive or aggressive, so that it is anarchic, rough and where we are loudly heckled“, explains Jean de Lessard. The vertical drop of 4 to 5 feet between the front and rear parts of the ceiling contributes to the cocoon effect. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Jean de Lessard]
Wildon Home Patia Coffee Table Set at wayfair.com has four tucking seats; combine them and you have a large, round ottoman. Wildon Home Penington Storage Cube and Coffee Table Set at wayfair.com comes with four square ottomans with storage inside. Roost Recycled Wood Nesting Console Tables at modishstore.com are a set of four that can serve as a bench, a desk and sofa tables. Crate and Barrel Ascend Sliding-Door Storage Units can be used individually as a storage bench or stacked as needed.