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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Modern Apartment Design Maximizes Space, Minimizes Distraction: Interior Design Ideas

Modern Apartment Design Maximizes Space, Minimizes Distraction: Interior Design Ideas

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Modern Apartment Design Maximizes Space, Minimizes Distraction

Posted: 30 Jul 2013 07:44 AM PDT

Just as the fashion industry jumps from trend to trend with every passing season, so do home d├ęcor preferences shift and change over time. In recent memory, there have been a variety of trends, but one that has had significant staying power has been a clean, modern, aesthetic, which is perfectly embodied by this urban Taiwanese apartment.

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This two-bedroom space focuses on a few core concepts of modern design and does so in a way that really enhances the overall feel of the space. The most prominent of these elements are the way in which the space uses very clean lines, a mostly neutral color palette, and is committed to keeping things well lit. The lines of the apartment are key to the modern feel. Nearly everything in the space features lines that are either parallel or perpendicular, from the large angular sofa to the grains in the hardwood floors. This has the effect of making the space feel bigger and very clean.
This two-bedroom space focuses on a few core concepts of modern design and does so in a way that really enhances the overall feel of the space. The most prominent of these elements are the way in which the space uses very clean lines, a mostly neutral color palette, and is committed to keeping things well lit. The lines of the apartment are key to the modern feel. Nearly everything in the space features lines that are either parallel or perpendicular, from the large angular sofa to the grains in the hardwood floors. This has the effect of making the space feel bigger and very clean.

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Part of this design element includes hidden storage. Cabinets and shelving are only revealed when doors that are otherwise flush with the wall are opened. This means that necessities are easily in reach, but kept out of sight unless in use. The use of pocket doors goes even further, giving the entire apartment an open and airy feeling, as if it were one big room, whenever the doors to the bedrooms are open.  Neutral tones dominate the space with complementary pops of color drawing attention in the form of teal and orange-accented chairs and a uniquely yellow oversized light fixture. These colorful elements add a bit of whimsy to an otherwise starkly calm palette and are easily switched out for a completely different look.
Part of this design element includes hidden storage. Cabinets and shelving are only revealed when doors that are otherwise flush with the wall are opened. This means that necessities are easily in reach, but kept out of sight unless in use. The use of pocket doors goes even further, giving the entire apartment an open and airy feeling, as if it were one big room, whenever the doors to the bedrooms are open. Neutral tones dominate the space with complementary pops of color drawing attention in the form of teal and orange-accented chairs and a uniquely yellow oversized light fixture. These colorful elements add a bit of whimsy to an otherwise starkly calm palette and are easily switched out for a completely different look.

Finally, the lighting in the space is such that the apartment feels warm and welcoming even in the dead of night. Recessed lighting is built into the walls and ceiling rather than relying on lamps and light fixtures. This choice integrates with the apartment's clean lines and reduces clutter.
Finally, the lighting in the space is such that the apartment feels warm and welcoming even in the dead of night. Recessed lighting is built into the walls and ceiling rather than relying on lamps and light fixtures. This choice integrates with the apartment's clean lines and reduces clutter.

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The modern aesthetic may not always be as on-trend as it is now, but having a clean, well-lit apartment will never go out of style.

Design: iDesigno Photography: HeyCheese!

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Project Albatross: A House Near The Beach By BGD Architects: Interior Design Ideas

Project Albatross: A House Near The Beach By BGD Architects: Interior Design Ideas

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Project Albatross: A House Near The Beach By BGD Architects

Posted: 29 Jul 2013 09:10 AM PDT

A sleek and stunning modern-day oasis is what you'll find at Albatross in Mermaid Beach, OLD, Australia. What you'll feel here is a connection to all elements of nature as the expansive windows bring the outside in. From the cool, natural stone finishes to the warmth of the timber throughout the structure, this marvelous home is indisputably unique and grand. The azure water of the pool surrounded by lush greenery brings about a Zen-like experience and the floor level fireplace soothes the body and mind.

With only one other property in the vicinity, the home's exclusivity and serenity can't be matched. The open concept design allows for plenty of ocean views as the home is conveniently located along the shore. The grand timber colonnade leads you into this modern masterpiece where each room has the contemporary feel of a lavish city apartment while still satisfying the desire for a serene tropical hideaway. A fabulous night's sleep is guaranteed in the master suite with floor to ceiling windows open to the crashing waves below. The bathroom presents a spa retreat that can only be matched by a five star resort. The linear design concept was carried throughout the home tying all the furniture and finishes together as one cohesive structure, yet each and every room has its own unique ambience.

Very few get to experience coming home to a vacation retreat. Albatross is an everyday escape.

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Design: BGD Architects, Via: Architizer

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