Monday, August 31, 2015

Inspiration Of The Day

“We shape our homes and then our homes shape us.” – Winston Churchill

                                       
                                   
     Maybe we don't observe this, but interior design is influencing our subconscious, so the choices that you make when deciding how your home will look have an effect on your emotions, thoughts, feelings, behaviors and perceptions.
     A quality design is one that fits the owners needs. There are three basic design techniques – color, shapes and texture
     Color is a very strong element that has an major impact on your mood. Cooler colors (blues, greens, purples) often provide an inviting, professional and relaxed feeling. In contrast, it can be used to give a very cold and unfriendly feeling as well. Warmer colors (yellows, oranges, reds) are soothing, warm, and give a sense of creativity but can also give off negative feelings such as anger and stress. That's why we should not exaggerate with the use of bold colors and remember: three color picks are better than one (proportion: 60%-30%-10%).
     Understanding and implementation of interior design psychology has the ability to impact and improve the performance, efficiency and wellbeing of the individual inhabitant.

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  • Saturday, August 29, 2015

    Inspiration Of The Day

    “Punches of color keep a room feeling youthful and engaging.” — Christina Murphy

                                           
                 

         Modern interior design and home decorating with bright and warm colors create happy, cheerful and optimistic atmosphere in your home. Colorful interior design stimulates the mind and generates physical activity or as said Christina Murphy "youth". Depending on your taste you can go with any color, just make sure it’s so bright that it catches attention. There are no doubts that colors make rooms appear finished.


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  • Inspiration Of The Day

    “I never met a color I didn’t like” – Dale Chihuly

                                           
                         

         The face of Dale Chihuly (American glass sculptor) was severely cut by glass and he was blinded in his left eye. This made me think on how unique we are, because we are special creatures that can distinguish colors! The human eye distinguishes over 10 million different colors. Isn't it amazing? Each of it has its charm and beauty. Don't ever be afraid to use a color you like in your interior design. You can create an instant change and add personality to a room thanks to colors.

         Everybody knows that paint creates our mood. Pinches of pasional red on white walls and suddenly the feeling is hot and you feel excited and energized. Yellow give us a warm feelingand inspires optimism. Calm the mood with green hues. Blue nuances helps us to have a better concentration and feel fresh. Gray balance our emotions and "pacify" us. That's why there doesn't exist "bad" colors!

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  • Thursday, August 27, 2015

    Inspiration Of The Day "Design is where science and art break even" Robin Mathew

                                           

         When I think about these two concepts, to my mind comes such brilliant artist as Michelangelo Buonarroti and Leonardo da Vinci. They fully understood the unique combination of art and science and how important it was to think innovatively. Renaissance is the period when science and art began to live together. That's why we shouldn't ask ourselves is design a science or an art; because design is a combination of art and science in the most inspirational and creative ways in order to keep innovation flowing.

         Science helps us create a lot of beautiful things, pieces of art as well as all of the tools and things that fulfill our aesthetic needs. The best creations and innovations, though, are those that combine those functions with a form that is pleasing to the eye as well as the hand.

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  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    15 DIY Fall Decorations

                                           
              

         Fall is coming! It's my favorite part of the year, because that morning-evening air and the smell of dry leaves make me feel so fresh, like I am reborn! I associate autumn with a new beginning... New decorative elements, new warm and soft fabric and a cup of hot chocolate :)
         There are some color that should prevail in your interior to feel closer to this wonderful time of the year. These colors are gold, orange and brown.

         In decoration you can use such elements as twigs, wheat, burlap fabric, wine corks some fruits like apples, grapes and of course pumpkin. Here I found some interesting DIY projects with these elements that will inspire you to refresh your home!

      Burlap Pillow

     

      Colorful Leaves Pillow

     

      Fabric Bouquet

     

      Wheat Wreath

     

      Thanksgiving Table With Candles, Fruits And Fir Branches

     

      Fall Sign

     

      Fall Twine Monogram Wreath

     

      Rope Bowl

     

      Perfect Match

     

      Rustic Style Porch

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  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    Inspiration Of The Day “Have no fear of perfection - you’ll never reach it.” Salvador Dali


                                           
           

         Perfection is a concept which is far too abstract for anyone to strive for. Perfection is completely impossible to obtain, because it's a relative thing and we can't even define this word. But we should always tend to something better because we can only perceive changes (in our homes). That's why we shouldn't be afraid to try new things, new colors,new accessories etc.

         It's ok to mismatch, the most important thing is to feel comfortable at home.

    Monday, August 24, 2015

    Inspiration Of The Day “Decorating golden rule: Live with what you love.” — Unknown

                                           
                 

         Everyone has some things that make them happy, things that remind them about beautiful moments in their lives... But why we keep them in boxes and just occasionally find these things and put them back?

         As I thing, we should surround us with such kind of things that make us feel happy and warm. Don't buy home accessories just because they are considered to be in vogue. Buy something you really like, something that make you smile. Or, even better, DIY something with your family and place this object on a coffee table or on a shelf. Arrange your favorite books in a noticeable place; do the same with some photos etc.

         I wish you good luck ;)


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  • Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    Friday, August 7, 2015

    10 Interior Design Lessons You Can Learn From NATURE


                                           

         Take a moment and look around! You will observe that natural world is full of beautiful elements which make you smile and feel better. That’s why we should take a walk and bring some beauty indoors to create a feeling of harmony.

         There is no doubt, when we bring nature's elements indoors we feel happier, healthier, calmer, and at the same time we feel more energy and optimism.

     

    1.       Bring Nature Indoor

    Leaves, stones, twigs, acorns and other natural elements can create an amazing décor for your home. There are so many ways you can incorporate them. You can create a rock garden with stones you have collected, or you can put stones in a transparent vase with colorful flowers; pine cones and acorns with some flickering candles can make a beautiful centerpiece. Also you can use spray paint to paint some twigs and DIY something unique.

     

    2.       Regard nature with an artist’s eye

    Nature has inspired so many artists, so should we learn to regard nature with more consideration. For example when we see a rose we can observe how beautifully its color fades into ombre shades outward toward its graceful floral tips.

    The beauty of the natural world is all around us, just waiting to inspire your home decor.

     

    3.       Bring Color Shades Of Nature Indoors

    Take a look outside your window. You can notice how outside colors can affect your mood. Green color is restful and calming for our eyes. Pastel colors have a relaxing energy, vibrant colors create an excitement in the entire house.

    Another lesson nature teach us is that we shouldn’t be afraid to mix complementary colors. For example a leaf can be a bright green while its vein can be a bold white or bright red (colors which are opposite on the color whell).

     

    4.       Even The Small Things Are Important

    Every small element has a purpose in the natural world, so everything in our home should have a role. That’s why attention to details is an important aspect. Be sure every decorative element in your home is fulfilling its role. Remember that tiny things in life are equally important, just as the big ones.

     

    5.       Beauty is simplicity

    There is a mysterious aura about subtlety, grace and balance. The best example for this is nature itself. Such is God’s creation-it is not extravagant, but it is distinguished.

     

    6.       Versatility

    Nature means diversity! Colors, shapes and patterns are so vast and varying. By mixing colors and texture you can create a warm and liven it up.

    Layer your home with pillows, blankets, rugs, lighting making it look like a bright summer day.

     

    7.       Always grow and change

    We should mimic nature’s change and growth within our home, because change is good and can open our eyes to a new interior design!

    When was the last time you change something in your home? Try to move furniture around to choose another placement for it, ad a new paint on your doors.

     

    8.       Nature’s Cycle

    There are four cycles of nature and they are worthy to be “reproduced”. Follow nature’s cycle by making your home cozy in the winter and scaled-back in the summer.

     Therefore, during a cold fall and winter, try to warm up your home décor with rugs, fluffy blankets, accessories like candles, pine cones, twigs etc. But during the spring and summer months air and clean your home. Use transparent curtains, so sun can lighten-up your room. Beautiful, aromatic flower represent ideal accessories!

     

    9.       Some Design in Nature Has A Purpose

    As I mentioned above, everything has a purpose in nature and so should our home design.

    While randomness has its place in design, something must be well planned. Kitchen is a room that requires careful placement and planning.

    Like the rising sun awakens the birds, the moon wakes nocturnal animals, like clockwork etc.; all of this is purposeful and planed-just as our home design should be. Therefore plan your interior thoroughly, because a functional home is the root of all design.

     

    10.   You’ll get better quality for less

    Everyone knows that natural elements are not so expensive. Moreover, it goes without saying that using renewable materials in your interior design is good for the environment. Beyond that, it’s also easy for your wallet and sense of style.

    You’ve probably been heard about the advantages of decorating with natural materials like marble, wood, metals, and clay. Natural materials are a good fit for areas that receive a lot of wear and tear.

     

    Take note and bring these wonderful features of nature indoors.  You will be so happy that you did once you realize how nature has renewed the life of your interior design.

     

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