With the warmer weather comes an itching to do more outside…including eating. Barbeques, patio picnics, and outdoor dinners become more and more common. But there are some things you can do to make sure your al fresco dining experience is anything but common.
The design world is abuzz with fresh design ideas and inspiration from this year’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile (iSaloni) event, which just wrapped up in Milan Rho. The event has been held, successfully and inspiringly, each year since 1961 and is the “global benchmark for the home furnishing sector.” (As evidenced by the high standard-setting names in design on display and as vendors.)
iSaloni serves as a highly valuable tool for the interior design industry worldwide, as half of the hundreds of thousands of visitors come from all around the world.
Most people settle for one or maybe two cats but the owner of this house has 18. He loves them all and he wants to offer them the best home possible so he decided to start a renovation in order to make his house more cat-friendly and more fun for his furry friends. The house we’re discussing is located in Goleta, California. Although the owner’s name remains a mystery, we have plenty of info on the house.
The renovation cost was $35.000 and it was all for the cats. Lots of changes were made in order to turn this place into a cat paradise. A spiral walkway was installed and a series of other fun features such as tiny stairs and ledges, climbing polls and scratching posts.
The office, for example, has an entire wall of walkways. Even the bathroom has cat furniture. It features a tiny staircase and a series of ledges which form a lovely path along the top of the room.
Of all the materials you could use around the house, wire is not that often mentioned. Surprisingly, it has many uses. But let’s focus more on the decorative side. There are many ways in which you can use wire features, from fences, decorative art to storage.
The chicken wire gives these wooden kitchen cabinets a rustic look. The distressed finishes also adds to the charm. Use chicken wire instead of glass for a different and more interesting look. A lot of styles can work with such a feature.
Turquoise is the marriage between blue and green, a color so beautiful and so versatile it makes anything look stunning. But did you know that the color gets its name from the French word for Turkish? That’s because the gemstone with the same name comes from Turkey. It’s been a prized ornamental gem for thousands of years and we still value its uniqueness.
As a color, turquoise is soothing and calming, even when it has a bold hue. That’s what makes it perfect for the bedroom. You can find out more about this in an article we’ve written on the theme, “10 bold but soothing turquoise bedroom interior design ideas”. Today we’re focusing basically on the same subject: How to use turquoise in bedroom interior décor.
If you wish to make your home stand out and to give it the wow factor then a falling water feature is the way to go. It’s amazing how such a simple detail can completely change the design and the landscape. There are numerous designs and ideas to choose from.
You don’t need a big garden or courtyard in order to have a falling water feature. For example, take a look at this tiny patio. There’s a simple table with a canal at its center and water runs through it and then falls into a tiny pond.
Springtime in general is inspiring, invigorating, and energizing. This time of year emphasizes freshness and life – out with the old and tired and stale, in with the new and vibrant and colorful. If you’re looking for strategies to breathe fresh life into your home décor this spring, you’ve come to the right place.
Here are some tips and tricks to make this spring an unforgettable, and utterly enjoyable, one for your home.