I think a window seat is such an asset. It can be a cozy nook to read a favourite book or enjoy a cup of coffee perhaps and if nothing just look outside and do nothing.
This L-shaped window seat has built-in storage, provides extra storage in the apartment.
This lovely window seat makes a design statement….. Design-milk.com
With its expansive bookshelves and stunning greenery to look into, this window seat is a dream…..
The vintage style cushions and decor make this an extremely charming seating space…..
What a perfect nook to read a book…..
This ultra stylish window seat designed by Abigail Ahern looks really cosy and comfortable….
When we think about changing the look of a space, most of us usually think in terms of painting the walls or adding a few pieces of new furniture. But one really easy and effective way of sprucing up your space is by painting the ceiling.
Painting both the rafters and the ceiling black works brilliantly in this open plan living room as a sharp contrast to the yellow walls….. http://www.dwell.com
This stunning living room is more eye-catching because of the yellow ceiling….. http://www.lonny.com
The sheer volume of the space is balanced by the painted ceiling…..
This vibrant over the top entrance foyer designed by designer duo Abu Jani/Sandeep Khosla makes a statement
This stunning painted ceiling is totally impressive….
Taking risks does work…..this darkly painted ceiling with the stylish accessories in this bedroom totally works….. Designed by Abigail Ahern
What colours would you prefer ? Would you paint the ceiling in colours contrasting the walls?
In most tropical countries where it is hot and humid for most of the year, an ideal way to escape the summer heat and yet enjoy the outdoors is by creating courtyards.
Here are some stunning courtyards for you to enjoy…….
This stunning courtyard which contains a pond and lotus plants has been designed by Geoffrey Bawa…….
Another stunning courtyard designed by legendary Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa!!
The spacious entrance foyer of this residence designed by Khosla Associates looks into a lovely courtyard around which the whole space has been designed.
There are no clear demarcation between the inside and outside in this stunning dining space looking into the courtyard on one side. Residence designed by Khosla Associates
This stunning space draws on the idea of a traditional courtyard but creates a contemporary look very well. Residence designed by Morphogenesis Architecture
Designed by the iconic architect Nari Gandhi, this courtyard garden is an inspiration……
This stunning courtyard has been used as a focal point around which the entire residence has been designed….. Courtyard House by Hiren Patel
A haven of peace and serenity….. A courtyard by Geoffrey Bawa
This courtyard designed around an existing tree is charming and practical…..
So how would you go about designing a courtyard garden? Did you find any of the above images inspiring?
Panelling is one of the most often used wall treatments in interiors.
Floor to ceiling black panelled walls makes this living room really glamorous…….
Darkly painted panelled walls work well in a space which is well-lit and has large openings. The other way to make a darkly panelled wall work is by adding artwork as has been done in the above space. Here are some more inspiring images of darkly painted panelled walls…..
Moving away from colour, panelling in teak or dark coloured coffee laminate looks just as good or maybe even better?
The stunning panelled wall highlights the geometric artwork and brings out the colours in the accessories perfectly….. http://www.homeadore.com
In contrast how about panelling in darker hues?? abigailahern.wordpress.com
Bamboo wood panelling looks great in this kitchen/dining space….. charlesandhudson.com
A traditionally wood panelled living room has its own charms don’t you think?
So are you inspired to give one of the rooms in your homes a facelift by panelling the walls? What would you opt to do?