In the spirit of highly individual design, the 'Be Yourself' contest, brainchild of industry leaders, challenged visualizers to create the ultimate bathroom. This concept by Deluxe Home Creation Studio was the viewer's favorite and it's not difficult to see why. However, starting with images of grandeur is not such a bad idea. Even for a personal/residential project it is possible to gain inspiration from images such as these and scale them down to fit comfortably within standard spaces, keeping elements such as a simple water feature or simulated rain shower as part of the fundamental ideal.
The Container Store’s Clear Shelf Divider is a clever way to keep sweaters, jeans and other items neatly stacked on your closet shelves. It serves double duty, thanks to a built-in valet hook for hanging items.
A living room needs to be a place where families can kick their feet up. Where they can convene, entertain, and enjoy each other. But for those people who pride themselves on design, it also needs to be able to tie a home together. In these 25 living rooms, modern concepts take precedence with sleek sofas and towering windows creating a heart for these homes.
Industrial influences define this sleek space. The chairs and stools are from the Steelwood collection by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec – named after the strikingly unusual combination of materials used in their design. It would be hard to go wrong with such a nice view through expansive corner windows like those. Uncomplicated decor preserves the emphasis on the garden outside, and a nice blue rug enhances the connection with the sky.
Finding the right pillow — as well as sleeping on the wrong one — can be a real pain in the neck. Ironically, choosing your perfect pillow can force you to sacrifice precious sleep as you peruse the far reaches of the internet in the night in search of the right one (we've all been there).
Robotan is a charming porcelain roll holder that comes in several bright colors. The cute little robot ears hold the toilet paper. Very cool and stylish – this spherical tissue dispenser was Japan's 2008 Good Design Award winner and now it can bring good design to anyone's home. The innovative shape proves that toilet paper holders can be as attractive and hygienic as any other product.
Keeping the shelving in the island open in this sunny kitchen make the whole room feel bigger. A cool ceiling and plenty of windows give this kitchen a special slant of its own. You don't need to have a lot of room for a beautiful, modern kitchen as this simple white option proves. The circular rug in this kitchen area manages to create a separate dining room without adding any walls.
For more counter space, this kitchen utilizes a huge natural wood island with its own sink. The bright yellow where gives the kitchen a very youthful glow. With a small breakfast area and plenty of cabinetry, this urban kitchen would be perfect for a couple. A more modern option for kitchen islands, this one uses a bright white countertop and funky chairs.
There are few places where a teen can express themselves unabashedly. The bedroom is the top choice. The beauty of being a teenager is that the world is their oyster. Their favorite things are diverse and sometimes discordant, but with some planning, all ideas can tie together beautifully.
If you have a small closet, you know that keeping it organized and attractive can be a challenge. Despite their importance, closets are rarely well designed. They often are tiny, making it hard to access all the nooks and crannies, and lack good lighting.