Monday, April 30, 2012

12 Incredible Themed Rooms

You need a comfy room to enjoy a good night's sleep!

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12 Incredible Themed Rooms

Not just for kids, rooms with a theme take interior design to a whole new level — and in one case even to the moon

Although themed rooms are often reserved for kids' spaces — think a princess or sports car bed — there are tons of beautiful, adult rooms built around a theme too.

Sometimes the theme is more subtle, revolving around materials and color choices, and sometimes it's more overt. But however it is executed, it usually dictates the entire room, from walls to trinkets.

Here are 12 themed spaces that take a slightly different approach to creating a room around a single vision.

This barn bathroom has really got every detail right, down to the barn-wood vanity and the lantern lights. Plus, that bucket has got to be the least expensive sink ever.

This nautical room is cute but not over-the-top kitsch. I love the striped comforters and the little porthole.

This room happens to actually be in the tropics, but you can achieve a similar feel (sans views of brilliant blue water) with a billowy mosquito net, a tile floor and a ceiling fan.

I love this space-theme room because it stays on topic but doesn't feel busy. The mural is great, but that silver valance is pure genius.

There's a taste of several different themes in this room, yet all of the decor can be easily changed out. Just take out all the airplanes and you've still got yourself a beautiful space.

A single piece of dramatic furniture can easily dictate the look of a room. How could you do anything other than commit to an Indian lounge once you've installed this daybed? Even the architecture participates in the theme.

I adore this beachy dining room. It's captured that coastal vibe without going over the top. The blue accents, sand-colored table, rattan chairs and driftwood sculpture create a soothing oceanside tableau. And there's nary a flip-flop or sand dollar in sight.

This beach-inspired room is a lot more overt. The wallpaper mural actually tries to trick you into thinking you're beachside. It's a playful take on a colorful teen room.

This elegant bedroom has a Princess and the Pea look. I promise you, this was for a first child.

I love this girly, magical kingdom–like room. It's like sleeping in a Disney movie without getting too princessed out.

Ah, Grandma's old homestead, compete with handmade quilts and a brass bed. And yet it's not country cute, is it? It's both elegant and comfortable.

I say, old chap, fancy a gin and tonic? This contemporary take on the colonial hunting lodge is movie-set perfect.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Funny Martyr Monkey night light

This is so cute... Get one for yourself now!

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Funny Martyr Monkey night light

The next product is perfect both for children and adults. A night lamp isn’t always just for people who are afraid of the dark. Sometimes we just like to cheer up the long night or we just want to have some fun. After all, inside we all are children. But if you fear of the dark, then the next product is perfect for your goodnight sleep.

“Martyr Monkey” is fun night light which is also created to prevent useless energy loss. The lamp has a sensor which makes it go on and off depending on the light level of the room. If it gets dark, the lamp goes on. In the morning, or when in the room is enough light, the lamp goes off. This way you will spare some energy and the light bulb will last longer. This product is great for a forgetful person and trusting your lamp, you will feel more comfortable and less stressed.

If you have children, this lamp is even greater for you. The “Martyr Monkey” has a playful design in shape of a monkey. The lap’s structure imitates the monkey’s body, while the light bulb takes the place of the money’s head. Do you know those cartoons where a character has a light up his head when he gets an idea? Well, I don’t know if this night lamp will give you any day ideas, but I am sure it will give you some beautiful dreams. Forget all about Sandman, Martyr Monkey is here to save the… night! Available on amazon for $16.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Small Apartment with Foldaway Features

Read on to find out how to design your humble house...

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Small Apartment with Foldaway Features

This interior scene in soft beech wood and bright white decor, by Oleg Trofimov, achieves a spacious air despite its modest proportions. The key piece in this space saving scheme has got to be the wall of concealed storage in the lounge area, consisting of flat fronted cabinets which make up an unimposing entertainment unit. The run of cupboards go one step further than to simply stow away all of the household clutter, they actually house an entire dining room set consisting of a pull down table large enough to seat four diners in fold-up chairs, which are suspended from hanging brackets in an adjacent compartment.

Another clever little piece is a drop-away desk in the bedroom, which falls flush into a shallow wall recess when not in use, but can be easily flipped up to seat a laptop in an instant.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Original Family Home Extension in Australia, Built on an Artificial Hill

Let's appreciate this home in Melbourne!

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Original Family Home Extension in Australia, Built on an Artificial Hill

Australian architect Andrew Maynard completed the design for a modern home extension, entitled Hill House and located near Melbourne. The project sits on an artificial hill and was built for a family of five. Here is more from the architects: “Melbourne is predominantly flat. Could this be why Melbourne’s architecture is adventurous? There is no landscape to confine therefore building is free to become landscape. Hill House is a response to this possibility. Melbourne is flat. If one is to explore the possibility of cantilevering off a cliff (a desire of many architects) one is forced to manufacture that landscape. A monolithic form is unsheathed from the hill and placed atop. A celebration of the synthetic, the manufactured. A simulacrum of both an undulating landscape and the pure architectural form.

The new structure faces the original house. The backyard is now the centre of the house activated by the built form around it. Beyond solar gain, the benefit of the new structure being in the backyard is that it borrows landscaping from its neighbours’ gardens. The high windows about the entertainment cabinetry and the dining area are enveloped in trees. Internally one gets the sense that Hill House is enveloped by bush rather than part of the suburban mix“. How would you comment on this ubiquitous modern box addition?