Wednesday, August 28, 2013

“Tears Off” Wallpaper


     Hello my friends! I'm sa glad you like my previous post with famous interior designers quotes :) It's really motivational for me! A few hours ago I browsed an old industrial design magazine and I found something very original. So I decided to share this with you.

     While many people would rather have the ease of painting a room, there are others who like the challenge and beauty of a perfect wallpapering job. Paint is much easier to apply than wallpaper. Wallpaper can be very difficult to apply, and even harder to remove. But nothing brings such an effect and elegance as wallpaper. You can paper a whole room, just one wall, or have a simple border printed up for you.

    When planning the wall features for your new home many people (even interior designers) often overlook the importance of  wallpaper design as a practical and easy option  for an interior design feature.


   In that magazine I found information about “Tears off”, that is a creative modular wallpaper. This wallpaper is glued directly onto your wall only after you've painted underneath, then the color is revealed by peeling away perforated pieces in a design of your choosing. By tearing off pieces of the wallpaper, you can create your own unique space. Also it is an extremely easy and creative process. “Tear Off” wallpaper was launched in 2009. This wallpaper was created by Studio Hausen for ZNAK in collaboration with industrial designer Aldo Kroese.

                                 Have a Wonderful Day!

                                                  Doina (hug)

Monday, August 26, 2013

10 rules from famous Interior Designers!

     Hello my dear friends! I want to thank everyone for the motivation you give me to write articles on my blog. I really appreciate the fact that you do not remain indifferent to my posts. Today I decided to introduce some famous rules that will help you to decorate a house.

     Maybe we don’t realize this but interior design influences and affects our world in many ways and in many different aspects. Arranging correctly objects in our rooms, chosen colors, placement of light sources influence our mood. So we should follow the advice of specialists because everybody wants to live in a house that they can be proud of and that they like the looks of. There are some simple tips from well-known designers to improve your living space:

1. “The first rule about decorating is that you can break almost all the other rules.” (Billy Baldwin)

2. “Pinches of color keep a room feeling youthful and engaging.” (Christina Murphy)

3. “Ceilings must always be considered. They are the most neglected space in a room.” (Albert Hadley)

4. “I appreciate history but you have to bring your own experience into your rooms.” (Istvan Francer)

5. “Use wallpaper in unexpected places: on the ceiling, in a paneled room, in closets, hallways and small foyers. A great pattern or texture in small spaces can be a prodigious twist.” (Lindsay Coral Harper)

6.”Never push furniture up against the walls. By pulling your seating arrangement in, even just a few inches, you instantly warm up a space and create flow. ” (Betsy Burnham)

7. “I don’t think people have enough fun with decorating. It doesn’t always have to be so serious. Design isn’t like marriage, you don’t have to commit for life.” (Ross Cassidy)

8. “Real comfort, visual and physical is vital in every room.” (Mark Hampton)

9. “The most important thing? Perfect lighting at all times.” (Oscar de la Renta)

10. “Accessories are where I like to make a statement. They’re the soul of a room.” (Austin Warner)

               I hope these tips will help you!

                            Good luck,

                                          Doina :)

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Asian air in your home

     Asian style is an increasingly popular choice in a lot of countries because of exoticism that it prints, but also due to elements that provide a certain comfort and wellbeing. Here are some design ideas for a house with “Asian flavor”!

     Many have the impression that Asian interior design involves only adding a few letters or symbols on a wall oriented features, but the Asian decor requires a more comprehensive understanding of the phenomenon than the simple insertion of linguistic symbols.

     One of the most important things in an Asian house is natural light. In the past, Asian home was built primarily on that idea; being designed in such a way that sunlight will be enough to cover the whole house (this idea has changed in current Asian homes).

     First of all, you should choose proper color. Don’t forget that Asian style is characterized by a few colors - red, brown, gold, gray and cream. In Asian culture red is considered a color that brings luck in your home. Anyway, earth tones colors best describes Asian style.

     Natural materials such as bamboo, rice paper and stone are specific elements of Asian décor. Shoji room dividers, picture frames, candles and bamboo, stone garden fountains are perfect for completing additional accessories decor.

          Another classic element of Asian interior design is gong. If you liked this article you can buy a small gong to be hanging on the wall as art object. Gongs are charming and help maintain oriental ambience.

     Decorating the walls is another important element. Written scrolls with Chinese symbols will increase the effect of an Asian ambience in your decor. Japanese Noren curtains that are designed especially for doors can also be used for decorating walls.

     Using sacred animals is a good idea to add a sense of oriental home décor (elephants in particular). They are symbol of physical and mental as well as responsibility and loyalty. Elephants bring good luck and prosperity, according to Asian gods.

     The Buddhist religion has a strong influence on Asian décor. Try adding wooden Buddha statues to your bookshelves. They will give you a feeling of peace and relaxation to general ambience of the house.

     Goza mats are also very popular. In Japan, they are used for walking and sleeping. These coverings for floors or benches will add a touch of authentic Asian style of your room

     Because Asian culture focuses on nature, adding decoration plants is required. Bonsai trees are a valid option for continuing cultural modeling. Also you may put bamboo in bedroom or/and bathroom.

     Finally, we must not forget that Asian decor is characterized by a minimalist style. Do not overload your home with too many Asian accents. Some Asian-inspired key will have a much better cultural attraction you are looking for.


                                                       Doina :)