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.
A large area rug creates a separate area in this open living room while gauzy curtains can be pulled closed to prevent the dreaded television glare. A cozy nook for a few friends, the light fixtures in this room remind us of deconstructed bird cages. Molded wood chairs are perfectly modern, though the plush sofa is probably a better place to snooze.
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.
This gorgeous kitchen benefits from its unique position above the recessed living room, bordered by an expansive sliding glass window and flooded with abundant light. Full floor-to-ceiling cabinets clad with wood provide a nice natural balance to the wall of greenery surrounding the patio. Fresh and creative. This kitchen contrasts dark and light materials for a powerful visual effect, echoed in the stylish dip-painted kitchen bar stools and powerful geometric artwork. The black and white print on the wall is the work of the hugely popular Jenny Liz Rome.
Quirky vintage appliances and artwork lend themselves to a purely contemporary style thanks to a vivid palette built from bright shades of lemon yellow and tangerine – a pairing reminiscent of technicolor daffodils. Although the first image shows wooden chair options, these yellow kitchen bar stools use slight variations as a great way soften the effect of a pure yellow theme without reducing the desired level of intensity.
A glowing white kitchen can feel a bit too sterile so U6 Studio has brought in some light colored wood to warm things up in this open kitchen design. Creative overhead lighting in this kitchen from Delta Tracing gives the room a very mod feel. Not all bachelor's have space for a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, so this sleek design makes efficient and beautiful use of every square inch.
Dark isn't the first theme that comes to mind when designing a kitchen. Stereotypical assumptions are of white and bright kitchens, matched by light wood the colour of breakfast pancakes. What if your kitchen broke the mould? These collection of stunning spaces for cooking, entertaining, and eating are among the sexiest interior design can muster. All divulging in shades of black, navy, or dark brown, they add what white kitchens cannot – a seductive allure that says sleekness and sophistication at the same time. Take a peek at some brilliant interiors on the darker side to see if a darker redesign could be for you.
There are many things about Italian culture that are attractive. From the leisurely lunches to the free flowing wine to a storied tradition of art and music. But perhaps what is most enviable about the Italian ethos is the dedication to cooking and food. These modern kitchens, from SCIC, updated for modern needs, put this on full display with plenty of counter space, welcoming seating areas, and beautiful spaces that make you yearn to start a meal from scratch.
What should we do if the space to renovate is long and narrow? Decorating such spaces can be a bit puzzling but it's possible to create a fantastic look with style. This bathroom is a good example of such renovating, just look how fresh, luminous and modern it is!
Black-on-black kitchens look gorgeous as well! This one uses different textures for contrast and depth. Nearby, a green rug and a wild vertical garden bring color to this dark and sophisticated style. Wood isn't limited to classic style kitchens. Here, muted tones contribute a natural aesthetic without breaking away from the greyscale color theme used throughout.