Sandringham Residence by Techne Architecture

Sandringham Residence by Techne Architecture (2)

Techne Architecture was hired to design an addition to the Sandrigham Residence, in collaboration with Doherty Design Studio. This cottage is located in Sandringham, a bustling suburb of Auckland City, New Zealand. Sandringham Residence by Techne Architecture: “The home located in the bayside suburb of Sandringham belongs to acclaimed Melbourne pub owner Doug Maskiell and his young family with two small children. Drawing on their commercial relationship, Doug Maskiell of..

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Olive House by LOG-URBIS

Olive House by LOG-URBIS (27)

Olive House is a residential project completed by LOG-URBIS. It is located in Pag, Croatia, and measures 6,028 square feet. Olive House by LOG-URBIS: “Location is on the island of Pag. A house embedded in the southwestern slope on the coast of the Stara Novalja Bay is almost invisible from the sea. An appropriate setting within the local context, from the basic concept all the way to the details, is..

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Nahahum Residence by Balance Associates Architects

Nahahum by Balance Associates Architects (24)

Nahahum is a private residence designed by Balance Associates Architects. It is located in Nahahum Canyon, Washington, USA. Nahahum by Balance Associates Architects: “This two story dwelling is set into the hillside with concrete retaining walls that guide the form of the cabin. Its east west longitudinal axis and generous overhangs are designed to take advantage of solar orientation while maintaining panoramic views. The main entry is a two story..

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Herzeliyya House by Amitzi Architects

Herzeliyya House by Amitzi Architects (12)

Herzeliyya House is a private residence designed by Amitzi Architects in 2011. It is located in Herzliyya, Israel. Herzeliyya House by Amitzi Architects: “The house was designed for a family with two grown children at the end of a wooded Cul-de-Sac. The neighborhood is dominated by large, introverted houses, but thanks to the unique location of the lot we were able to design a house that can “raise its head”..

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The Residences at Ritz-Carlton, Montreal: Where Heritage meets High-End Luxury

Calling the Ritz-Carlton in Montreal your home is indeed a privilege that does not come calling all too often. This luxurious getaway in the located Golden Square Mile has been one of the iconic hotels of the city that has transcended eras and stood the test of time. Few, if any come close to the sheer grandeur of the Ritz-Carlton, Montreal both in terms of its historic past and new-age lavishness! In fact, it is this unique blend of timeless architecture and unparalleled opulence that that awaits the 45 families that will move into the residential wing of the hotel.

Private lobby leading to the extravagant condominiums of the Ritz-Carlton, Montreal

Lovely lighting and gorgeous design light up the grand lobbyBrilliant chandelier above the dining table steals the show hereOpen plan living area of the condominiums exudes the trademark style of Ritz-CarltonLiving space of the lavish condominium that reflects the opulence of Ritz-CarltonLiving room with a cozy fireplace and iconic decorBeautiful LED-lit backsplash of the kitchen draws your attention instantlyExquisite bedroom of the residence with a touch of purple elegancePlush decor and natural light turn the bedroom into a personal havenPrivate balcony overlooking the city of MontrealStreet view of the Gorgeous Ritz-Carlton Montreal

Revamped to incorporate modern aesthetics, a sensational new lobby with brilliant lighting awaits the denizens of the Ritz-Carlton Residence. Designed by Montreal firm Provencher Roy, the interior carefully combines elements of the past and present even while preserving the aura of the hotel itself. The exterior of the hotel with its intricate stone molding is being carefully restored and the interior crafted to reflect similar motifs that pay a tribute to the past. The private condominiums vary between 1,250 square feet and 8,600 square feet in size and promise captivating views of Mount Royal and the vibrant city skyline.

Brilliant blend of styles and geometric patterns inside The Residences, Ritz-Carlton

Lovely lighting and gorgeous design light up the grand lobby

Brilliant chandelier above the dining table steals the show here

Open plan living area of the condominiums exudes the trademark style of Ritz-Carlton

Living space of the lavish condominium that reflects the opulence of Ritz-Carlton

Living room with a cozy fireplace and iconic decor

The interior of the condominiums itself promise to pamper your sense with their open plan living spaces, plush decor and astounding ambiance. Complete with five-star amenities including a new spa, gourmet restaurant, rooftop swimming pool and private patios, life here might seem like an endless holiday draped in magnificence. If you are looking for luxury condominiums that promise not just the best in terms of design but also service, then your search definitely ends here!

Beautiful LED-lit backsplash of the kitchen draws your attention instantly

Contemporary kitchen in white with cutting-edge, modern appliances

Exquisite bedroom of the residence with a touch of purple elegance

Plush decor and natural light turn the bedroom into a personal haven

Spa-like bathroom of the condominium oozes opulence

But the true essence of the Ritz-Carlton Residence is not about the audacious living spaces or the breathtaking master suites that transport you into a world of extravagance. It lies in bringing the world famous quality and legendary services of the hotel to the comfort of your home even while seemingly blurring that line between both the entities.

Large glass windows offer unabated views of the city skyline

Private balcony overlooking the city of Montreal

Entry to the lobby leading to the stunning Ritz-Carlton Residence

Restored facade of the Ritz-Carlton, Montreal Residences

Street view of the Gorgeous Ritz-Carlton Montreal

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15 Inspired Ways to Bring Home the Goodness of Bamboo

Often we have you seen bamboo being incorporated into a modern interior in the form of lovely decor or stylish flooring that sets the tone for the rest of the room. If it is not flooring or furniture, then it is blinds and window covering that generally usher in the elegance of bamboo into our homes. But the 15 gorgeous inspirations that we have on display today take a more innovative approach to this natural material and utilize it in a stylish and captivating fashion. From bamboo poles that shape a stunning backdrop in the bathroom to sturdy beds that steal the show in the bedroom; you will be pleasantly surprised by the creativity of these designs.

Bamboo feature acts as a partition between the bedroom and bath [Design: Arch-Interiors Design Group]

Bamboo feature acts as a partition between the bedroom and bath [Design: Arch-Interiors Design Group]

Stunning use of bamboo in the luxurious tropical style bathroomLovely use of bamboo in the master retreatFabulous bamboo wall acts as the perfect backdrop for a tranquil, soothing dipSmart lighting adds to the appeal of the tranquil bathroomBacklit bamboo feature adds a sense of serenity to the sophisticated bathroomCustom tortoise shell bamboo bed in the tropical bedroomAsian living room with a brilliant custom-designed bamboo featureUnique way to add bamboo to the contemporary bedroomBring the charm of bamboo indoorsGorgeous divider panel in bathroom has bamboo embedded in resin!

Combining form and functionality, bamboo is arguably one of the best natural woods you can opt for both in terms of durability and aging. In a world dominated by stone, brick, concrete and glass, it also brings in an additional texture that adds warmth and elegance to the interior. Cutting across themes and color schemes, here is a look at interiors that put bamboo to use in a remarkable fashion –

Serene and Sensational

If you take a careful look at the top trends that are set to take over the world of bathroom design in 2015, then you will realize that all of the aim at shaping a soothing, natural haven that helps you escape the rush of everyday life. In fact, stylish spa-inspired bathrooms with themes such as Asian or tropical are currently topping the popularity charts. Bamboo can be a great addition to such spaces and brings with it a ‘Zen-like’ quality that is often associated with classic oriental design. Being a natural material, it fits in with any color scheme that you have going and with the right lighting, the bamboo-laced wall can elevate the luxurious contemporary bathroom to a whole new level.

Stunning use of bamboo in the luxurious tropical style bathroom [Design: Amy Weiss Interior Designer / Martin King Photography]

Stunning use of bamboo in the luxurious tropical style bathroom [Design: Amy Weiss Interior Designer / Martin King Photography]

Lovely use of bamboo in the master retreat

Lovely use of bamboo in the master retreat

Fabulous bamboo wall acts as the perfect backdrop for a tranquil, soothing dip [Design: BENDER Architecture]

Fabulous bamboo wall acts as the perfect backdrop for a tranquil, soothing dip [Design: BENDER Architecture]

Smart lighting adds to the appeal of the tranquil bathroom [Design: iHome Integration]

Smart lighting adds to the appeal of the tranquil bathroom [Design: iHome Integration]

Backlit bamboo feature adds a sense of serenity to the sophisticated bathroom [Design: Flemington Granite & Architectural Supply]

Backlit bamboo feature adds a sense of serenity to the sophisticated bathroom [Design: Flemington Granite & Architectural Supply]

Beautiful, Nature-Centric Designs

It is time to move beyond just the bamboo blinds the elegant and cozy bedroom and if you are a nature-lover who adores eco-friendly design, then a bamboo bed is indeed the perfect choice. Bamboo used for crafting such beds is often cultivated using sustainable farming practices and does no damage at all to natural bamboo forests. Always make sure though that you check on the details of the product and make sure that it is indeed the case before you make a purchase. The bamboo beds on display here showcase the wide variety of styles and finishes the come in. Ultra-durable and very sturdy, they will serve you well for years to come.

Custom tortoise shell bamboo bed in the tropical bedroom [Design: Peggy Oberlin Interiors]

Custom tortoise shell bamboo bed in the tropical bedroom [Design: Peggy Oberlin Interiors]

A bamboo bed that promises to stand the test of time! [Design: Joel Kelly Design]

A bamboo bed that promises to stand the test of time! [Design: Joel Kelly Design]

In case a bamboo bed is an investment that is either too costly to make or at odds with your idea of a ‘dream bedroom’, then why not settle for a lovely bamboo headboard instead. Couple it with other decor in the room crafted using bamboo to complete the look. If even this seems too much work, then maybe a giant print showcasing natural bamboo is all you need!

Bamboo headboard with a matching curtain rod and beside table [Design: Creative Design Team – Marya Flurnoy]

Bamboo headboard with a matching curtain rod and beside table [Design: Creative Design Team – Marya Flurnoy]

Bamboo print steals the show in this elegant bedroom [Design: Echo Design]

Bamboo print steals the show in this elegant bedroom [Design: Echo Design]

Beyond the Obvious

The sheer versatility of bamboo means that it can be used in a variety of ways inside the house. This could range from an extravagant living room wall adorned with bamboo poles and cool LED lighting to a simple partition between rooms that is crafted out of bamboo. We especially love portable bamboo partitions that are easy to move around and seem to fit in with any a wide range of themes and color schemes. Another great way to reap the benefits of bamboo is by adding an indoor bamboo garden, which requires little maintenance and adds an entirely different dimension to the room.

Asian living room with a brilliant custom-designed bamboo feature [Design: Accentrix Design]

Asian living room with a brilliant custom-designed bamboo feature [Design: Accentrix Design]

Bring the charm of bamboo indoors [Design: SDH Studio]

Bring the charm of bamboo indoors [Design: SDH Studio]

Staircase with bamboo railing makes up the backdrop for the eclectic dining room [Design: Iwan Sastrawiguna Interior Design]

Staircase with bamboo railing makes up the backdrop for the eclectic dining room [Design: Iwan Sastrawiguna Interior Design]

Unique way to add bamboo to the contemporary bedroom [Design: Interior Desires UK]

Unique way to add bamboo to the contemporary bedroom [Design: Interior Desires UK]

Versatile room divider crafted from natural bamboo poles [Design: Backyard X-Scapes]

Versatile room divider crafted from natural bamboo poles [Design: Backyard X-Scapes]

Gorgeous divider panel in bathroom has bamboo embedded in resin! [Design: Luminexa Surfacing]

Gorgeous divider panel in bathroom has bamboo embedded in resin! [Design: Luminexa Surfacing]

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La Plage Residence by Stemmer Rodrigues

La Plage Residence by Stemmer Rodrigues (2)

La Plage Residence is a contemporary beach house designed by Stemmer Rodrigues. This 4,680 square foot (435 sqm) home is located in Southern Brazil. La Plage Residence by Stemmer Rodrigues: “The project of this seafront house, in southern Brazil, attended an expectation of their dwellers: have a privileged view of the sea, above the sand dunes. To make this possible, the architects of Stemmer Rodrigues reversed the logic of a..

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8 Awesome Pieces of Bedroom Furniture You Won’t Believe are IKEA Hacks

IKEA Rast Redone as a Gold Nightstand

With hundreds of stores across the globe, IKEA has made a name for itself as a one-stop shop for affordable home furnishings. The downside to this, however, is that you can end up with exactly the same beds, tables, sofas and chairs as thousands of other people around the world. Luckily, a community of resourceful folks across the internet have been proliferating the notion that IKEA pieces are merely building blocks to help you create unique furniture customized for your home. There are some especially useful IKEA hacks for the bedroom – from storage beds, to embellished night stands to plush window seats. Read on to see a roundup of our favorites.

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Hidden Storage Space

Why build out to create an extra closet when you can find all of the storage you need underneath the bed? That’s what Cathrine and Hans Edblad did by using two MALM dressers to elevate their son’s bed, adding lots of space for clothes and toys without giving up any square footage in the room.

IKEA Hack Bed in Grey Room

Nora of Oh Yes really outdid herself with a hacked DIY platform bed that effectively creates an entirely new level in her room while also adding storage space below. We especially love how the drawers pull out of the sides of the steps — ingenious!

IKEA Platform Bed DIY

Here’s a DIY storage bed tutorial that even the least handy of us can handle. All it consists of is an EXPEDIT bookcase laid on its side with a few wooden slats on top — easy peasy!

IKEA Storage Bed Hack

Comfort and Creativity

Have you always dreamed of curling up with a book in your very own window seat? Check out Windmill Words‘ clever hack showing you how to create one using IKEA’s Stolmen closet system.

DIY Built in Window Seat

If you have small children, you likely shouldn’t show them this amazing bed fort because they probably won’t leave you alone until you build them one of their own. Designed by Gisela Vidallé, the Little Forest House, as she calls it, is based on the KURA bed but slightly altered and wrapped in MDF with wood veneer. Download the plan for this delightful mini dwelling here.

IKEA Kura Forest Bed Fort

Beyond the Bed!

IKEA’s cookie cutter RAST dresser can be found in thousands of bedrooms around the world, but we could hardly recognize it after Style Me Pretty was through with it! Can you believe how they were able to transform it with just a little gold hardware, a coat of white lacquer paint and some gold leaf?

IKEA Rast Nightstand DIY

Those of us living in small spaces have trouble finding room for even the smallest of things like jewelry. That’s why the Girl on the Go’s DIY vertical jewelry holder, which takes advantage of the hidden space behind the Stave mirror, makes so much sense.

IKEA Mirror Jewelry Display

Having a walk-in closet may seem like a luxury that most of us cannot afford, but IKEA actually has its own DIY instructions on how you can create one using the PAX wardrobe system. Check it out here.

IKEA DIY Walk-in Closet

Which one of these IKEA hacks would suit your bedroom the best?

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Brandywine House by Robert M. Gurney Architect

Brandywine House by Robert M. Gurney Architect (19)

Brandywine House is a contemporary residential project completed by Robert M. Gurney Architect. It is located in Washington, DC, USA. Brandywine House by Robert M. Gurney Architect: “Located within close proximity to Rock Creek Park, and with easy access to the shops and restaurants on Connecticut Avenue, this large lot in Northwest Washington, DC presented a desirable opportunity for a young family to build a new house in this sought-after..

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