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.
There's nothing quite as liberating as taking a shower in the great outdoors, but if your location or typical weather forecast doesn't allow this luxury, then how about one of these dual aspect windows that look both out and up, forming a cutaway of your room for an outdoor effect. This master suite really has it all: a serene sleep area, a walk-in closet, and a truly enormous shower taking center stage. Another great application of LEDs make this shower room stand out, but lets hope the inhabitants of the next skyscraper over don't own binoculars.
With this in mind, we return to our reality. Now that summer is over and we hurry towards wintertime, outdoor canopy beds are put aside for an encounter with cozy canopy beds in the bedroom. Feathered beds used to be frameless bags filled with feathers that had to be fluffed every morning. Now we indulge in soft but sturdy mattresses with luxurious bedsheets under breezy canopies.
Minimalism always works great in a kitchen, provided it has enough storage potential, which this one definitely does. Using a lowered ceiling in a room without windows can sometimes make a space too dark but the use of light materials with a slight sheen helps to maximize the lighting from other sources.
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.
A simple breakfast bar is a must for a kitchen that wants to double as a gathering place. Natural wood all around gives this kitchen a bit of a rustic bent. The hexagonal shelving are a little bit playful but still functional. When a dining table is attached to a kitchen countertop, two rooms can take up the space of one.
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.
The bedroom; one of the most sacred rooms of the house and one of the rooms where we spend the most time (even if it's to merely sleep). It can also be one of the few room where you can design and decorate it to meet your particular tastes, and not have to worry what Tom, Dick and Harry thinks, as they'll never see it. For couples, there needs to be a balance, a juggling act, sacrificing personal extremes and coming to an agreement on a design that works for both.
Back in the days, wealthy people would add their luxuriously carved canopy beds to the will, leaving their beloved dreamland to be enjoyed and admired by future generations. Now, we get to enjoy past examples and contribute our own designs to the history of this fascinating bed.
Steel and chrome feature in this darker space. Matched by an almost-black art piece at its entrance, only a wooden dining table and chrome swaying lights break the tone. A bit of curve rounds out hard edges. This wave-design bench leads up to an orange-hued enclave in this black-and-silver interior.