Saturday, October 18, 2014

Most Expensive Piece of Furniture Ever Sold


The badminton chest the most expencive piece of furniture

     This piece of art was crafted by 30 craftsmen. It was made in Florence, Italy and it was commissioned by the 3rd Duke of Beaufort, Henry Somerset when he was 19 years old (1726). The Ebony Cabinet Chest received its nickname “Badminton Chest” due to the fact that this expensive furniture was residing in the village of Badminton in England for nearly two centuries.

     It was sold in 2004 to the Prince Hans Adam II of Liechtenstein, and nowadays it is situated in the Liechtenstein Museum.

     This cabinet also has impressive dimensions - almost four meters high and two and a half wide.

How do you think, how many time it took for craftsmen do create such a beautiful and expensive cabinet?

  1. 6 months
  2. 3 years
  3. 6 years
    

     The answer is c) it took 30 experts six years to complete it.

     It is the most expensive piece of furniture ever sold at auction. The price of “Badminton Cabinet” is 36.700.000$.

     Why it is so expensive? The entire frame of the cabinet has been given a generous fill of gold and wooden ornaments. It is inlaid with amethyst, quartz, agate, lapis, lazuli and other stones. Those who have an appetizing desire on antiquities need to see this creation.

     I am absolutely sure that this cabinet worth it’s price!

 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

23 Alcove Beds You Will Love

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       Alcove beds are a great solution for those who want to save space. Moreover, an alcove bed is perfect for relaxing, reading books, afternoon naps etc. It gives you privacy that sometimes we need in order to get rid of stress.

       I don’t have an alcove bed but it is one of my desire, because there are times when solitude is your best friend. Especially I would like an alcove bed that has a window with view. So, I imagine myself lying in an alcove bed, reading a book or listening good music. I think it’s a great place to stay in this fall.

       You can build bookcases inside alcove

       Children adore feel like they are in a hut, that they have a little “hideout”, that’s why an alcove bed is a great idea for children’s room.

       Alcove beds are amazingly cozy and create a very intimate space for you and your darling….

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

9 Simple Ways to Refresh Your Room

Fresh Home Decor

     Sometimes we feel uncomfortable in our own house. Why this happens? Maybe there is not a balance, the colors are too gloomy and you need some bright accessories… try to find the problem.

 

  1. Clean your room

       This is the first rule you have to know. Don't throw your things or drop them on the carpet or bed. Try to use hangers or laundry basket for your clothes and some decorative boxes for your books or some accessories. It will also help you to be more organized.

Remember: less is more. Too many accessories can make the room feel chaotic. Minimalism is better in this case..

 

  1. Go Green!

        Place some flower vases in your room. Plants are essential for a successful interior. Aromatic herbs in a kitchen window box will be a good choice.

 

  1. Let it shine

       Install different types of lighting throughout the room. Add accent lighting to set the mood. Use multiple lights towards the ceiling and walls. This reflected light provides a soft glow.

Don’t forget about candles. When you want to create a cheerful atmosphere, just light some candles.

 

  1. Change fabrics and textiles.

       Lighten up your house by changing heavy fabrics for airy ones. Take down your old drapes and replace them with an open weave such as chiffon or organza. Change out dark throw pillows by adding bright colors or even modern, floral patterns.

 

       5. Remember the Power of White Paint

"White reflects light, so it sends off a wonderful energy, a prism of color that you aren't necessarily aware of," says designer Susan Noble Jones.

 

       6. Make a Colorful Statement in the Entry

First impressions count. This is why I think you have to make something extraordinary in entry halls. You can obtain such an effect by using really creative wallpapers.

 

  1. Decorate with what you love

A perfect house for you is a house that contains things that make you happy and satisfied. That’s why you have to decorate as you want!

 

  1. Hang a Picture or Painting

       It is the simplest of all DIY home-improvement projects. In fact, it’s almost impossible to do it wrong. Just place a colourful piece of art on a gloomy wall...

 

9. Reuse, Replace, Recycle

      Being eco-friendly is essential. Make your own contribution to saving our planet while saving money. Reuse your old furniture, frames etc.

                                                                               

Sunday, September 14, 2014

10 Unique Chairs


     Today I'm going to show you an amazing list with extraordinary pieces of furniture. I have a particular attachment for graceful chairs. Chairs are an extremely important element of your house. This thing can determine the style of your entire room...
     They are elegant, stylish and fine:

          Cross legged chair

cross legged unique pink chair

          Ghost chair

transparent chair
GHOST FURNITURE

          Infinity wood chair

infinity wood chair

          Infinity chair

infinity white chair

          Hanger chair

hanger unique chair for hall

          Shadow chair

illusion shadow chair

          Thread chair

thread unique chair

          Cactus chair

glass transparent cactus chair

          Stub chair

wooden stub chair

          Stick branch chair

stick branch unique chair

Thursday, September 4, 2014

#1 HOW TO choose a proper paint brush?

                            

     Unfortunately when choosing a brush for wall painting we don’t pay much attention to details; but sometimes when we get home we understand that the brush we chose is not so “comfortable”. First of all you have to know that there are different paint brushes. And choosing the right one is essential.

There are:

  • Paint and varnish brushes
  • Antistatic brushes
  • Paste  brushes for wallpaper
  • Brushes for whitewash
  • Brushes for sills etc.

 

There are two types of brushes (from the point of view of quality):

  • Natural bristle brush

It is better to choose natural bristle brush for oil based paints. Therefore it is the best choice when you want to paint with varnish or any type of protective coating. To clean these kind of brushes wash them with a special solution or turpentine.

  • Synthetic bristle paint brush

These brushes are recommended for latex based paint, because they will keep their shape and hardness. To clean brushes after using them, wash them with warm soapy water, rinse thoroughly and let them dry. So you can use them again whenever you need.

 

Brush size that you have to buy depends on the surface you want to paint:

  • For interior walls and ceiling, use brushes with widths between 7-10 cm
  • For large exterior surfaces, use a broad brush about 10 cm thick and up to 2.5 cm
  • On the heels of windows (both interior and exterior) use 2.5-4 cm wide brushes, with a wide-angle effect
  • For wood painting, whether inside or outside, you need 2.5-4 cm wide brush
  • If you want to paint in corners use a brush 5 cm wide, with sharp edges.

                    Hope these tips will help you to save money and time!

                                                                                     Till the next 'HOW TO'  :)    

Thursday, August 21, 2014

CANOPY BED for a royal sleep

    For some people having a bedroom canopy is something very exotic or too old-fashioned. But if you have a large room and a bright one, a theatrical romantic canopy bed will fit perfectly.

    Canopy beds drive us into a dream world, a different culture and civilization…

    Canopy bed fits very well in the nursery, especially in the little girl rooms. So small it will feel like real princesses. But this is a good idea for boys too. In stores you can find cribs in the form of boat and canopy looks like ship sails.

            History

    Throughout the Middle Ages canopy beds were common in aristocracy homes and royal houses of Europe. Curtains were designed primarily as protection against mosquitoes and other insects, but also to create an intimate atmosphere. Moreover, canopy protected them from blow and wind. Also were designed to maintain a comfortable temperature inside.

    In the Middle Ages these beds were very fluffy, and the wood was chipped in many sophisticated models.

    Even if after this period, these types of beds passed, and people have opted for other models, nowadays they become popular again. Therefore canopy bed celebrated its rebirth.

 

            The fastening system

    There are different types of fastening methods.

    The most common canopy bed has 4 pylons united among themselves (made from wood or wrought iron) on which is placed the material. But be caution! This kind of canopy bed is great only for big rooms; in a small room it wouldn’t look good.

    Another method is to catch curtain rods on the ceiling. They can be as large as your bed or smaller, your choice.

    Also you can install a curtain gallery on the wall and let the veil to “flaw” on the both sides of the bed.

wooden canopy bed

            The fabric

    There are no rules. It is your choice if you want a transparent fabric or an opaque one, bright or sober, simple or with lace etc.

    For a romantic interior design it is recommended to choose transparent and soft fabric. Also you can use a large fabric that can lie like a cascade on the floor.

    You will create an interesting effect choosing for canopy the same fabric as your curtains.

    For a nonconformist bedroom choose a canopy with floral or geometric models.

    Remember that a canopy bed with opaque fabric suits only in a big room. And if your bedroom isn’t big enough choose only transparent fabric.