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Zen Home Design – Most of us would be glad for a moment of silence at some point in the day. It is usually when we finish our working day that we just need to sit for a moment and mentally release the events of the day. Some of us have triggers to sub-consciously signal to our brain that we can relax now. Taking off your watch, having a shower or just getting changed into more comfortable clothes are all signals that tell us to relax.
Our home environment also plays an important role in helping us unwind. Here are some of our favorite Zen design tips that will ‘soothe’ your senses and help you to create a more peaceful feeling in your home.
The Faliro Loft has been designed by Athens-based Aaron Ritenour and Sotiris Mallas, founders of Esé Studio Architects. Created to showcase a mixture of uncommon textures, types and geometric patterns, the Faliro Loft in Athens is an absolute showstopper.
The space feels quite industrial with the concrete ceilings, raw, unpainted wood, and steel room dividers, the Japanese element comes in with the sliding shoji screens, which are also from unpainted plywood, and also the small pool which soon should have some koi fish which are very feng shui. Color is introduced into the mainly neutral interior through the red and blue of the decorative ceramic screens formed into backing for shelves and dividing units.
Mix Of Masculine And Feminine Tastes In Interior Design – When embarking on a combined interior design project, couples must enter with caution. It is common knowledge that masculine and female tastes in decor are frequently worlds apart.
Men are more often linked to darker palettes, minimalist styles, clutter-free surfaces and simple but practical pieces of furniture. Women are a little more adventurous; opting for contrasting textures and finishes, combining unique and interesting pieces of furniture and accessories, adding elegant accessories, photographs and floral displays and choosing soft, delicate color schemes to promote calm and relaxation.
Ethnic Interior Design – Whether it is the geometric patterns of Morocco, the vibrant colors of India or the warm tones of Africa, the ethnic interior design is always popular. It is a way of escapism through interior design, a way to keep hold of those incredible travel memories or embrace the cultures of those you are yet to visit.
Ethnic interior design and color use
When most people think of an ethnic, bohemian, Arabian style the colors they envision are bright, deep, warm tones, mixed in with every color imaginable! And whilst this works if you’re brave enough to try; it doesn’t have to be overwhelming if your chosen color palette is much calmer and neutral.