Modern Californian House with Expansive Windows

Modern Californian House with Expansive Windows Located in the hills of Oakland, California, this contemporary house is absolutely stunning architecture. Finished by Kanner Architects, the Oakland House is aimed to take advantage of the amazing landscape of the San Francisco bay. The house is carefully perched in the hills with unobstructed views of the surrounding nature. This family residence is built with an amazing exterior design that combines glass panel and strong concrete foundation, providing plenty of natural light and safety. The house consists of several rooms; the master bedroom becomes the center piece that is surrounded by four bedrooms, living room and kitchen. The second floor is used for glass garage and secondary bedrooms. The house structures are connected by a glass bridge spans a bamboo garden, providing dramatic visual impact. This house is mostly finished in calm white color, which makes it looks even more beautiful and highlights the structure, exterior and interior design.

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Modern Californian House with Expansive Windows

Modern Californian House with Expansive Windows Located in the hills of Oakland, California, this contemporary house is absolutely stunning architecture. Finished by Kanner Architects, the Oakland House is aimed to take advantage of the amazing landscape of the San Francisco bay. The house is carefully perched in the hills with unobstructed views of the surrounding nature. This family residence is built with an amazing exterior design that combines glass panel and strong concrete foundation, providing plenty of natural light and safety. The house consists of several rooms; the master bedroom becomes the center piece that is surrounded by four bedrooms, living room and kitchen. The second floor is used for glass garage and secondary bedrooms. The house structures are connected by a glass bridge spans a bamboo garden, providing dramatic visual impact. This house is mostly finished in calm white color, which makes it looks even more beautiful and highlights the structure, exterior and interior design.

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As of Yesterday

Yesterday I had the pleasure to be a part of "What's New/What's Next" and had a great time. I was kindly invited by Elle Decor to attend a presentation of their new online 'Designer's Registry', which "is an online community and interactive database that connects design professionals with potential clients worldwide." Next, I went to Sanford Hall, the showroom I was assigned, which has a great selection of wall to wall carpets and area rugs. Among the newest rugs, below are a few images of my favorites. These 100% wool area rugs are made in India and/or Spain. SH is located on the 4th floor of NYDC, Suite 400.



Then I went straight to Ted Boerner New York showroom on the fifth floor, where according to a friend of mine, were the most interesting wallpapers worthy to be seen. And God was she right. Apart from their own selection of classic furniture, they also carry Tracy Kendall's eccentrically cool line of wallpaper. Some of her unique and innovative wallpapers have embellished the walls of such museums as the likes of the Cooper Hewitt in NYC.


The glow reflected by the buttons against the light reminds me somehow of a Moroccan wedding blanket. Below is another really cool one that portrays a post-it wall.




This last wallpaper has huge playful sequins of different colors which also comes in other colors. I wonder how cool this wallpaper would look in a girl's bedroom. As any other design aficionado I had a fantastic time yesterday at the NYDC event, but the most important part of it was to get to meet the people who came and stopped by to say hello. Thank you to those who made my day.

Retro Kitchen Design

If you want to make your kitchen stand out from the rest in your neighborhood, consider using a retro kitchen design. Retro designs are coming back in style. These classic themes can help you make the most of the retro architecture in your house or pay homage to your grandmother’s kitchen.

Italian Kitchen Design


talian kitchen design means different things to different people. In recent years, Italian kitchens have become known for their sleek and innovative designs, but, for most people, the thought of an Italian kitchen conjures up images of large family gatherings in rooms full of old-world charm – these are the feelings invoked by traditional Italian kitchen designs.

Boldt Castle

Boldt Castle, in New York's Thousand Islands region, was a testament to George Boldt's love for his much younger wife. The 250-acre estate sits on two islands and contains the six-story "castle" as well as a huge yacht house, golf course, and tennis courts. Sadly, construction was halted before the castle was complete due to the untimely death of Mrs. Boldt. Today, the property has been restored and visitors can tour the house and the extensive grounds.




History

George Boldt, who had amassed a fortune by the turn of the (20th) century investing in and developing property, such as Philadelphia's Bellevue Hotel, was the proprietor of New York's luxurious Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The Boldts had enjoyed summers in the Thousand Islands region of New York and Mr. Boldt decided to build a castle there as a summer home and present for his wife.
Construction on the estate began in 1900. The plans called for a six-story mansion with 120 rooms, tunnels, a powerhouse, a drawbridge, and even a dove cote. Three hundred workers toiled on the project. In 1904, as the mansion was nearing completion, the workers received a telegram from Mr. Boldt, ceasing operations. Mrs. Boldt had died suddenly, just shy of her 42nd birthday, and George Boldt never returned to the property.
The estate sat idle for over 70 years under it was turned over to the Thousands Islands Bridge Authority, who spent millions restoring the property. The restoration continues to this day.

Historic Houses for Sale

Older homes have lots of charm, but you must consider several factors when looking for historic houses for sale.



Historic American House Styles

Housing styles change every 10 to 15 years, and the past 200-plus years of American history have witnessed quite a few. Depending on what region of the country in which you live, some historic styles you might encounter include:
  • American Foursquare
  • Bungalow
  • Cape Cod
  • Carpenter Gothic
  • Craftsman
  • Cracker Farmhouses
  • English Cottage
  • Georgian
  • Greek Revival
  • Federal/Adams Style
  • Italianate
  • Prairie Style
  • Queen Anne/Victorian
  • Saltbox
  • Tidewater Style

Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg, in Williamsburg Virginia offers a look back at America's style in the 17th and 18th centuries. The colonial town, once the capital of Virginia, has been restored to its original elegance and is a popular tourist attraction, especially during the holiday season. Many colonial Williamsburg design elements are repeated throughout the South.




History of Colonial Williamsburg Design

Williamsburg, originally called Middle Plantation, was founded in 1632 as the original Jamestown settlers looked for higher -- and drier -- ground. The colony became the capital of Virginia in 1699 and was renamed Williamsburg, after England's King William III, shortly therafter. The city hosted some of the early colonies' greatest statesmen, including Patrick Henry, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson.
The town fell into disrepair after the American Revolution when Virginia's capital was moved to Richmond. In the early 20th century, industrialist John D. Rockefeller Jr. set out to restore the many authentic buildings as a living history museum.
Colonial Williamsburg style combines English traditional design with the bounty and openness of the new world. Furniture largely retained its European lines, but was constructed of America's abundant oak and cherry woods instead of the European pine. Often American accents, such as eagles or acorns, found their way on furniture and accessories, creating truly American design.

 

Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

Do you need some Christmas tree decorating ideas to breathe new life into your old family traditions? Then you’ve come to the right place. There are so many different themes and techniques you can use when decorating a Christmas tree that the hard part will be actually settling on which ideas to use now and which ones to set aside for next year. 

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WOODEN DOORS DESIGN

Vertical Fruit Stack: Let Your Fruit Do The Talking

Have you ever wondered whether there was an alternative to the traditional fruit bowl? If you, then take a look at this vertical fruit stack which makes the fruit rather than a bowl, the primary decorative object. Whilst bowls can be delightful in their design, they are so common as to be overlooked but not this fruit stack! The vertical storage unit lets your fruit do the talking and, indeed, the pouting.


Take four or five apples, perhaps of different colors, and place them one on top of the other and admire the design capabilities this will add to your kitchen, living room or dining room. As reviewers state on the product page, visitors can’t help but comment on this unique fruit stack that catches the eye and the imagination. It’s simple yet functional as well as being sleek and elegant. Many varieties of fruit and even vegetables can be placed inside this vertical fruit stack including oranges, pears, onions and even potatoes. The more colorful the better and when reds and greens are mixed together, the visual effect will be a work of art in itself. Plus it’s simple to take a piece of fruit from the top of the stack and equally quick to re-fill. Made from polished stainless steel, the vertical fruit stack is sure to last a long time and provide many years of iconic fruit storage.

Dark Red Room Design – A Stunning Example

I couldn’t help but be visually stunned with this decor scheme pictured below. The images were found when perusing through the photographic work of Portuguese photographer Joana Garrido and I must admit now, I’ve no idea where this interior is. However, that does not matter for my aim here is purely to provide some inspiration for my readers who might be considering a dark red room design.
One usually associates red with energy and I was often told at design school not to make interior designs that had the walls plastered in red from top to bottom. My tutors had a point and usually they are correct. A room with bright red or regular red walls can be headache inducing and not very helpful to relaxation that we usually seek in the home environment. 


 This being said, there is something about the dark red or maroon (I can’t quite decide which it is) in this interior that oozes calmness, tranquillity and above all, sophistication. The darkness of the red has much to do with this and cancels out the usual negatives that the color red can bring to the human experience.
One can point out immediately to the many pictures that adorn the dark red wall as well. These act as borders that break up the large surface into small pieces, almost creating pictures frames of the red paint work itself. A contrast is achieved with the images in the picture frames as well as the white contemporary chairs.
These two images are part of the same interior space by the way. The dining area is behind the camera shot from the first image of the red sofa in front of the deep red or maroon wall. As one has probably noted already, not all of the four walls are painted in this color which dilutes any negative effects a completely red room design would imbue on the human mind and emotions. 


 On the dining area side of the room, there is a large dark gray metallic wall sculpture which like the pictures on the opposing wall, breaks up the deep red paintwork. The hanging metallic light sculpture over the dining table is in a similar style to the wall sculpture. Both are, in my view, excellent additions and perfectly match the color scheme of the entire interior.
When I go to the Brazil I saw best mountain home with modern, contemporary but luxury design. In my mind, this is great home design ideas. This house designed by Ulisses Morato of Morato Arquitetura. Modern mountain homes with minimalist design, placed on a hilltop in Minas Gerais, and in front of a vast valley, this high-quality contemporary mountain house is a best model of how balanced modern house design and Nature’s loveliness can differentiate and emphasize one another at the equal time. Geometric shapes go up against the landscape’s organic shapes, and the bold white-red-orange color scheme creates the architecture building stand out flat more among the surrounding greenery.

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Unique Shaped House Design Bizarre Giant Snail Home



Best and unique house design looks like snail designed by Javier Senosiain. This is about sample home design photos Unique Shaped House Design Bizarre Giant Snail Home. This living place is located in Mexico City, Mexico. Many people in that country like this home design. Hovering beyond the smoggy city, this giant mollusk is house to Fernando MayorgaMagali and their two children’s Allan and Josh. The impressive shell-like paint frames the language shaped furniture protrusion that cultivate from the nearby walls. A distinguished eco-factor of this alternative house is that it is created of a spray able ceramic named Grancrete. The spiral shaped design, material and construction schemes used to construct The Nautilus create it earthquake-friendly and simple to maintain. This is absolutely unique ideas for home designing. I hope you are getting some inspiration about your home design ideas after look at the pictures below. and

Kitchen Ovens



The biggest advantage of conversions compared to free-standing appliances is undoubtedly an elegant look. The second advantage is their electronic equipment and many other features.Need for built-in ovens with the inner surface of tubes and plates are often used for easy clean enamel, the surface is almost bezpor?zn?. This material provides minimal adhesive residue meals, scum, etc.

Baby’s Room

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The first issue is whether to arrange for the baby’s own room or to initially move into bed with him into the bedroom. Intercede rather the first option (if we allow the possibility of space).

TRADITIONAL CONSERVATORY DESIGN





Unless you have a really modern home a traditional conservatory design will probably suit your property more easily than a contemporary one. You can choose from a wide range of architectural styles particularly from the Georgian and Victorian periods when conservatories became popular for the first time.
Conservatory designers at the time were breaking new ground with the use of new building materials, including wrought iron and as technology progressed, larger panes of glass. But often the conservatory would be a cold and damp place to be in the winter unless the owner was prepared to spend huge sums of money to heat it. What’s more, after a century or more of weathering and frequent lack of maintenance, very few original traditional conservatories survive from this period.
Fortunately, conservatory designers today can use materials that will allow a traditional conservatory design to be used year-round. Double and triple glazing, improve the insulation of the conservatory and under-floor heating enables the conservatory to be kept warm at low-cost even on the coldest winter days.
The use of modern paints and self-cleaning glass, mean that conservatory maintenance is not the chore that it used to be and other materials used in construction should allow a newly built conservatory in a traditional design to last as long as the property it is attached too.

INTERIOR CONSERVATORY DESIGN



A conservatory will provide you with a light and airy space in which you can work, play or relax and ideally the interior design of the conservatory should be as uncluttered as possible. Of course, when you have glass walls to two or three sides of the conservatory it is difficult to clutter the space with shelves, pictures and lighting fixtures, so the job of keeping an open airy space is half done for you!
However, other details need to be pay attention to other details. For example, if you have a Victorian Conservatory, you may wish to use Encaustic Tiles or Geometric Tiles for the flooring. The Victorians would also have used Pinoleum Blinds for the shading and as these provide a dappled light to the conservatory interior, they can be an attractive feature even in more modern conservatory designs.
Most people will prefer a wood or plain tiled floor in a light colour and the interior paint should be in light shades as well. Furnishings with strong colours will fade in the sunlight and should be avoided and valuable items and heirlooms are best left elsewhere in the home. Traditionally Ratten furniture would be used in a conservatory and the open weave in this adds to overall feeling of space and lightness. Lloyd Loom furniture provides a similar effect.
Overhead lighting can be provided in units that also include fans and if you use these, it will halve the amount of unsightly cabling required to power independent lights and fans.
Finally, you should also choose window and door furniture in keeping with the period of your home or conservatory, while at the same time specifying items that will also give you good security. A conservatory provides a big window into your home for people up to no good and you need good security protection against this and also think about what you should or should not have on open display.

Innovative OLED Lighting Concept Glowing Sheet Design

Here is innovative OLED lighting concept from Phillips that use smart and latest technology. This OLED lighting has unique look, a glowing sheet that produces a constant light of almost any color. This modern lighting can illuminate from small until wide interior space. It can give decorative images an extra dimension of high-design impact. Called as Lumiblade, this innovative house lighting is an all-in-one lighting system complete with built-in reflectors and diffusers. For more information, visit Lumiblade byPhillips.
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Linda Directional Downlighting Contemporary Wall Lamp

Designed by R. Pamio this contemporary lamp provide general ambient light beside the directional down lighting. It is available in Brushed Nickel finish and Satin White or Satin Amber glass diffuser. Shown in Satin Amber glass diffuser. One 100 Watt 120 Volt A-19 Medium Incandescent lamp (included). UL Listed.. Made in Italy.
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