Painting the walls might be the easiest way to add green to the bedroom along with bedding and accessories in matching hue, but think beyond the obvious if you want a truly captivating room. Painting the ceiling in green can be a fun alternative and by leaving the walls white, you will still have a neutral and versatile backdrop that will beautifully showcase wall art and sculptural décor additions. And for those who really want a personalized solution, mixing different shades to come with your own custom green hue is indeed an exciting and enjoyable alternative. This will assure that you are proud owner of a one-of-a-kind bedroom with a shade of green that you came up with.
When the idyllic scenery and the tradition of Britain’s architectural countryside heritage come together, the result is spectacular. Contemporary times meet the Victorian Age, creating a perfect commitment between old and new. The Radcliff House is one of the finest luxury homes ever seen in Oxford, built and designed entirely by Millegate Homes, an award-winning housebuilding company. The excellent British prestige is captured inside the walls of this georgeous residence accommodating five bedroom suits, an opened space living room, a kitchen and dining area, a games room and a study room. Spreading on three levels the house is a mix of sophisticated glossy surfaces and classic furnishing. Patterns and elegant prints cover the walls and the sofas, invoking that particular classy sprinkle of royal treatment.
Minimalism is not an option. The house has been designed for individuals who admire opulence and apreciate the classic value of luxury, with its overflowing grace towards details. Wood, curtains, patterns, chandeliers, velvet – an abundance of elements that meet up for “party”, embrace everything in timeless elegance. The boldness of gold and silver shadings interrupt the palette of neutral colours. Undoubtedly, the quality of materials is exceptional. Every element of décor is a lesson about style. The house facilitates access to a swimming pool and a summer house. The site is beautiful and tranquil, a perfect spot to start exploring the authentic elements of England’s countryside…
Green in the girls’ bedroom coupled with pink works surprisingly well and it elegantly complements other colors such as brown and orange as well. Working with more than 3 or 4 bright colors in a room requires great care, perfect planning and a hint of ingenuity that lets each hue standout even while blending with the overall look. While it does sound like a risky proposition, get it right and you will have a playful kids’ room that is a visual treat.
These amazing intricate details created by?Amsterdam-based artist Ingrid Siliakus have been gathered under the name “Paper Architecture“. Miniature architectural details rise from thin folds of paper to shape three-dimensional artistic pieces. All those windows, corners and rooftops were designed to fit within a frame that imitates skylines and casts interesting shadows. Cubes, mock-ups, pop-ups – all pieces are unique, but a special one is dedicated to the study of Gaudi’s astonishing work and named “Reflection on Sagrada Familia”. From prototype to detailed results, the Paper Architecture series were created by designing each layer with careful consideration, as an architect would design a building. Here are a few words on how the artist works: “To design a pattern from scratch, the artist needs the skills of an architect to create a two-dimensional design, which, with the patience and precision of a surgeon, becomes an ingenious three-dimensional wonder of paper. After the design stage, creating a paper architecture art work is done by a combination of detailed cutting and folding. The paperweight Ingrid uses for her creations varies from 160 to 300 gram.”Has any of you tried any cutting/folding techniques?
Apaiser is a great source for luxury round stone tubs, such as the Eclipse Stone Bathtub shown below. In fact, Apaiser tubs are perfect for spaces that showcase building materials such as stone and tile. Soft edges are a highlight of this piece, and it’s also available in a range of hues and materials. Keep in mind that when it comes to the modern powder room, a round tub has the power to soften the bold lines of the space. Yet you don’t have to play it safe with the bathtub, as shown below by a bold selection in black, a Caroma product purchased from Reece.
The world population is rapidly on the rise, so how does this affect the design of our transit systems? Image Source: The Connectivist
Miles of traffic jams and car horns honking as frustrated drivers slowly creep along the highway to their hurried destination—this is what most city dwellers face on a daily basis. These daily stresses of city living can actually lead to mental disorders such as depression and anxiety disorders. Studies have shown that city life can actually alter the brain and that urban areas have higher cases of psychotic illnesses such as schizophrenia.
On the flip side, people love city life due to its exciting culture and eclectic energy—despite the traffic. Regardless, the fact is that world population is on the rise, and census studies predict that global population, and urban stress, will peak around the year 2050 with a world population of approximately 9 billion people. The natural side effect of this is that cities will become increasingly crowded and living spaces will become smaller, as we all teeter on top of one another in high rise apartments.
Luckily, we have some very skilled architects who can use their ingenuity to design some amazingly modern transit systems to make our daily commute run smoothly.
Let’s take a look at some very modern transit ideas that could accommodate our high-rise lifestyles:
Some people love the big-city life, but how can architects design functional transit systems around all these people? Image Source: Mobili Martini
Imagine it’s the year 2050 and the world has 9 billion people in it— road rage will peak with all these people trying to get to work on overly crowded highways! So what can be done about this foreboding situation? Well, for one, we can look to those who design our cities and transit systems—Architects. While we may not be able to do much about the increasing world population, we can hire architects who have the skills and in-depth knowledge to design our city centers in a manner that accommodates our growing populous.
Actually, architects have the power to not only accommodate us, they have the power to make city-living more comfortable, too. But first, let’s look at how architects design our big-city interiors to make us feel comfortable rather than crowded, and then we will look at the exterior roadways and city centers next:
Roadways may become busier, but there are many ways we can escape to a calm retreat. Image Source: Incorporate DNY
Now, let’s investigate our exterior roadways. Architects are coming up with some ingenious ideas to make our daily commutes go smoothly. In fact, their ideas may make city living appeal to even those who detest the big-city life. Here are some ways that architects, engineers and designers are modernizing the architecture of transit:
Large cities like Copenghagen, Paris, Dubai, Sau Paulo and Signapore are looking into automated railroads that will reduce pollution and be more efficient and reliable forms of transit. Image Source: Noihirek
While most of you are familiar with Sky Mall (the shopping magazine on airplanes). City planners and architects are looking into ways to take your shopping along in every facet of your life.
Train stations will not only be a stop along your way to work, rather they will be shopping malls where people can browse while waiting for the next train (similar to airports, but with quick and convenient Quick Response codes to scan for purchases).
The same scenario goes for corporate office buildings—why not do some shopping in the main lobby while you’re on lunch break? This would certainly save you time and stop you from clogging up the roadways. Let’s take that even further to the lobby of your apartment complex. Wouldn’t it be great to simply walk down to your apartments lobby and get your Starbucks, or the bread and eggs that you forgot to bring home?
Architects are looking at many ways to bring our daily lives to us rather than having us run the roads (and clog them) to get to the things we need.
Transit stations will become more than just a place to catch the train; they will be places to shop and ease-up on commutes. Image Source: Wikipedia
Along the same lines as the above-mentioned topic of shopping on the go, architects and city planners are looking into designing city centers that allow its inhabitants to experience everything in one place—without having to get in their car and drive to and from place to place.
This is commonly referred to as Architecture of Place. Essentially, this modern movement predicts that city life would be more livable, comfortable and less stressful by designing cities that have easy access to everything, including museums, shopping, parks and recreation, cultural activities, leisure activities, libraries, civic buildings etc…
This manner of living seems a viable solution to our bloated roadways, not to mention the fact that pollution could be drastically reduced if we had the ability to walk instead of drive. One could hypothesize that this way of life would also reduce urban stress.
Architecture of place is a way of designing cities whereby everything will be at our fingertips. Wouldn’t that be a less stressful way to live in the big city? Image Source: SPFA
Are you ready to quit your daily commute? Maybe in time we can grow to love, or even look forward to our travels thanks to these amazing designs! Architects are set to revolutionize transit in a manner that will surely ease up on traffic, commute times and pollution.
What else can you think of that would make your daily commute easier? Besides the modern inventions that we have mentioned here—can you think of something better than a driverless and ticketless train or underground pods that transport our goods?
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.
Adding green to the bedroom is easy if you already have a muted color scheme going in the room. It is a color that works beautifully with the likes of white, gray and even brown. While the yellowy-greens add warmth to the bedroom, the blue-tinged variants bring a touch of coolness along with a vibrant ambiance. Here is a pick of 25 gorgeous bedrooms that incorporate green in a gorgeous fashion.
Located on a natural coral stone cliff in Barbados, this appealing holiday villa is known to have accommodated many celebrities. Its genuine style and staff of 16 people will make any escape here an experience of complete relaxation: “Cove Spring House is the most coveted vacation home on Barbados; unique in its prime Platinum Coast location, atop coral stone cliffs which wrap around its own secluded beach; sumptuous in its stunningly furnished interiors; intimate, private and secure in its magnificent walled and manicured gardens; architecturally designed for aesthetic all-day, outdoor living, entertaining and relaxing.” If this alluring description did not convince you, then perhaps the half-moon shaped fresh water swimming pool or the meandering terrace to the water’s edge will. Other features of the villa include an gym, a spa, a theater room and Wi-Fi. How would you comment on the overall appearance of this villa ? Do you appreciate its style or would rather spend your holiday in a more contemporary looking retreat?
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.
25 Hours Hotel in Zurich is one of those places, bright, cozy and adorable that spread a contagious good mood. To all those who take some time to relax in Switzerland, don’t miss this spot! With a policy that promotes comfort and good mood, the hotel is an exquisite example of fresh and animated contemporary design. Situated in one of the highest buildings in Zurich West, the home of the largest multiplex cinema is the “almost home” place, as the hotel constantly tries to remind you (through text embedded in pillows and cushions). The hotel was designed by Alfredo Häberli Design Development and Aeberli Vega Zanghi Architekten.
The beautiful curtains from the social area, that allow the light to pass in, through small snowflake-like embroidery patterns reminded us that…Christmas is almost here! The room is an “overload” of colours and shapes. The cool red ceiling is a proof that you are experiencing a different type of hotel. Edgy, comfortable, personalized. Basically, at 25 Hours Hotel you have 126 different rooms to choose from. To book a room for one night will cost you between $ 160 and $ 400, depending on the season. Elegant, playful and cozy, the hotel is definitely something called “a must stay”!