Interior design ideas

Welcome to the county of sweet dreams

May 28th, 2009

Bedroom interior is worth of special attention. Here are some useful links about it.
- Now it has become popular not to hide linen under the coverlets. So if you had a new graceful complete set, do not hesitate to show it. And if you want to impress guests with your innovation, cover only the footboard with short coverlet, combined on color with bed-clothes and add some decorative pillows from a coverlet fabric.
- If you are following European fashion and your apartment is quite warm, it is possible to refuse from traditional blankets, having replaced them with blankets-coverlets.
- Admirers of traditional decisions can “play” with drawing stitches for bed furniture. Choose quilted coverlet and pillowcases for pillows which will lie from above, from one fabric. The size stitches will be the only difference:  small squares on pillowcases and large squares on a coverlet – large.
- If you all the same prefer to hide bed under cover of plaid or coverlet, but would like to diversify a bedroom interior, try to decorate bed backs with fastened small pillows.
- What about combining the coverlet on bed with any elements of bedroom? Spread out the cascade of pillows on the narrow plaid-path, laid directly on a wide window sill. Or add some multi-colored padded stools combined with coverlet on color.
- Plaids in this premise can play especially decorative role, if on color they are combined with pillows, coverlet or upholstery of padded stools (armchairs) on color.
- According to a today’s fashion, the more pillows on bed headboard you have, the better. These pillows should be different: one – in pillowcases from the bed-clothes complete set, for example with a pattern, others – monophonic, corresponding on a shade the first one, the third one – in the same color scale.

New life of old furniture

May 22nd, 2009

Times when people were trying to get rid of old furniture have passed. Now the opposite tendency is observed: people are ready to spend weight of forces and time if only to get an olden time subject. Owners of offices – the rooms which conditions approximately in 80 percent of cases have a historical bias are especially interested in this trend. But it is quite difficult to find and buy furniture «with the experience» – here it is necessary to feel the real value of historical heritage.
The main thing – is to give this subject new life!
The whole complex of restoration works is quite difficult: restoration of the lost fragments, the decorative painting, popular today artificial ageing, if necessity, selection and replacement of textile upholstery and accessories.
Modernization, due to which the ancient furniture is equipped with the additional modern equipment, requires special attention.
For example, your office table can be equipped with computer keyboard.

Costume jewelry for sofa

May 22nd, 2009

Buttons is not only a utilitarian detail of furniture upholstery. Buttons allow adding a new shade to the finished interior! And what it can make your interior elegant, ironic, glamour – it depends only on you and on buttons, certainly…
Buttons became very popular in furniture design in the middle of XIX century, they are still considered as an element of elegant classical style.
So what is costume jewelry for a sofa? There are two basic methods of sewing buttons: cave-in buttons will be fixed deeply, that will create an appreciable dent on a surface, and superficial or floating method – thus a fabric surface is not almost deformed.
Buttons look especially well on leather, silk, atlas and velvet basis.
If you wish to match the original form of armchairs and sofas, you should take advantage of buttons!

Italian style

May 15th, 2009

Italian style in interior distinguishes by elegant glamour, grace and accent on details.
So, if you want to create solar Italy, take advantage of our advice.
Luxury in the Italian interior is perfectly combined with functionality, and antiquarian things peacefully co-exist near to samples of modern design.
The preference is given to classical furniture from dark breeds of a tree, sometimes with hammered pattern.
Sated, deep, juicy colors, warm color scale and soft illumination create sensation of constant presence of the sun. For coloring of walls take advantage of decorative plaster, for example terracotta, olive or tenderly-yellow color. It is possible to combine some invoices on the same level with plaster; it can be a mosaic or fresco imitation.
Pictures and illustrations on walls is one of distinctive lines of the Italian houses. It can be landscapes, portraits or abstract images. In order to group a composition from several pictures correctly, at first spread out them on a floor and change a configuration until you will choose the best variant. Pictures in group should be leveled on the centre. Making a composition from several pictures, pay attention color scale combination.
It is possible to use a few antiques and old tree samples in order to give interior spirit of old Italy.
Marble figurines, ceramics from majolica and bronze candlesticks on regiments will add glamour to sitting room. Do not go too far in decorative ornaments, only two-three elements would be enough.
Convenient sofa with set of bright pillows can become a favorite place in the house. Add an interesting detail to the design, using pillows from brocade.

Unique interior details

May 8th, 2009

Hand-made carpets are considered as the most durable and steady against fading carpets. Many travelers prefer to buy them in countries, where masters perfected their art for centuries: Tunis, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and China. Some copies can be equal to real masterpieces; therefore, price can be almost incredible.
The carpet can be so original, that it becomes the main part of your interior. Though, of course, much more often designers prefer to order carpets under own sketches in special studios, instead of to waste time on search of mass production product of necessary color and the drawing, corresponding to the general concept of interior.
In the first case the flight of fancy is not limited neither forms, nor the sizes or color scale. It is possible to order an author’s sculptural carpet (it is made by a method of manual stuffing – tufting, that allows creating relief, difficult invoice and color scale on nap surface).
Many companies offer to weave a portrait of the favorite person or all family photo on a carpet. So, it can be an excellent and, the main thing, unique gift! Though, it is necessary to consider that such surprise should be prepared in advance.
How to define fake
Today in the numerous markets dealers are dashing sell the roughest synthetics under the pretext of wool. However, there are many ways to define fake.
First, the cost price of an inexpensive woolen carpet makes approximately $35 for sq. meter, therefore such carpets should cost from $50 per meter. If high density carpets are offered for $35-40, than it is a fake.
And here is one more secret. Collect fibers from surface of carpet, braid it and set fire. If the formed charred ball is scattered, and the nose catches a specific smell of hair – then you are offered natural product, if not, then you are offered counterfeited product.

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