Alfredo Häberli: Flooring Trends 2018

Alfredo Häberli: Flooring Trends 2018 – Working from his studio in Zurich, Switzerland, Argentine-born Alfredo Häberli creates furniture, lighting and home accessories for a large clientele that includes companies such as Alias, Camper, More »

Using Stained Glass Panels As Home Decor

Using Stained Glass Panels As Home Decor – The use of stained style glass as a piece of decoration dates back in the 12th century through the rise of the Gothic cathedral. More »

How To Decorate Using Old Windows?

How To Decorate Using Old Windows? – You might be so tired of old window that you would rather strip the walls of the ancient windows that look like they belong in a history More »

How To Make The Interior Design More Glamorous?

How To Make The Interior Design More Glamorous? – Glamour style in interior design is very attractive to implement in a home: it’s luxurious, rich and beautiful. An entire interior design plan can be More »

Living On A Budget: The Student Apartments Design

Living On A Budget: The Student Apartments Design – Living on a budget is just another part of being a student but you don’t necessarily have to give up all the luxuries More »

 

Chintz Fabrics In Home Decorating

Chintz Fabrics In Home Decorating

Chintz is a glazed or polished cotton, usually used for upholstery, drapery, and sheeting. The Chintz design s are beautiful florals with motifs such as trees, birds, and animal and human figures, often combining realistic and stylized motifs in the same design.

Chintz was originally produced in India in the 1600s, using woodblock printing, painting and staining methods on calico until the end of the 18th century. Ever anxious to up their tacky quotient on the home front, Portuguese and Dutch traders started bringing chintz back to Europe almost immediately. Because chintz originated in 17th century India, early chintz designs had a strong Eastern influence.

Evolving Our Homes From Summer To Fall

Evolving Our Homes From Summer To Fall

During the summer we use to exchange our heavy duvets for lighter ones, which we’ve been kicking off during the night anyway due to the sticky heat. Although no sooner are we managing to adapt to the Mediterranean conditions, the nights start closing in and the threat of rain, wind and chilliness beckons.

As the optimistic rays of summer flickered through our windows this spring many of us would not have been able to resist the urge to alter the décor of our homes to a more ‘summery’ vibe. We carried out the changes we were informed to do such as changing dark, heavy curtains for lighter ones, placing pretty, flowery fabric around the room and exchanging dark colours with pastel tones. Our fit for summer homes may look fantastic but the leaves beginning to curl at the edges is accompanied with a desire to add some vigor of fall season to our interior design.

Photos Can Enhance The Energy In Your Home

Photos Can Enhance The Energy In Your Home

A common mistake people make when incorporating Feng Shui principles in to their home is to de-personalize their interior space. Somehow in the desire to get the Feng Shui perfect they lose sight of the reason why they are redecorating, to bring balance and harmony to their life. Unless you are selling your home, in which case you may need to tone down your own personal style a little bit, your home should be a reflection of your own personality, it should be a space which you love, which gives a statement to the world of the person that you are. Good Feng Shui is about aligning your own energies with the energy in your immediate environment, it is not about trying to create a perfectly balanced space which looks great but feels impersonal to you. A lot of your time is spent at home and no matter how well you have decorated, the energy is not going to feel positive and harmonious if you feel uncomfortable when you are there.

Incorporate A Plasma TV Into A Room’s Design

Incorporate A Plasma TV Into A Room’s Design

One of the amazing things about plasma televisions is the multitude of options they create for interior designers. The main feature benefit of the plasma is its slim profile. When switched on, a plasma television can dominate a room, but when switched off it can become an unobtrusive wall hanging.

Of the many design options, camouflage remains one of the most popular. In the living room, a plasma television can be inset in the wall and easily covered by a sliding panel to hide the unit when not in use. That would have been impossible with a bulky CRT television. The sliding panel can hold a mounted print and act as a contributing member of the decor.