Interior design ideas

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.

Color scale of bedroom and private life

April 8th, 2009

Secret role of color in bedrooms interior is great. In antiquity healers knew about the influence of colors of surrounding subjects, and wrong color can cause various diseases.
Searching for harmony in private life demands to follow such principle, as balance. In order to create harmonious interior, it is necessary to think over a color scheme. Color – is an important component, which influences state of health, psychological comfort, coziness and sexual behavior of the person.

Psychological influence of color combinations
Dark blue + black = absolute rest
Dark blue + grey = calmness
Dark blue + brown = tenderness
Dark blue + violet = aspiration to a subtlety of feelings
Dark blue + yellow = desire to understand and be understood
Dark blue + red = emotional satisfaction
Dark blue + green = accuracy, accuracy, logicality
Green + red = initiative, activity
Green + yellow = a gain, a recognition
Green + violet = aspiration to win an arrangement of associates
Green + black = intolerance to influence from the outside
Yellow + violet = adventures
Yellow + black = aggression
Yellow + brown = private secrets
Red + violet = a sensuality, excitation
Violet + brown = pleasure
Violet + grey = feeling of high feelings
Violet + black = requirement for imitation, desire to become a part something
Grey + yellow = indecision
Grey + brown = necessity for special attention
Grey + black = unwillingness to have with the world of any relations

Fashionable interior 2009

March 22nd, 2009

What do we mean, when we say “fashionable design”? We have good news for you!!! Well-known fashionable marks, known for the fashionable clothes are also engaged in decor and furniture business. In 2006 networks Esprit and Zara have represented summer collections of textiles and decorative elements, and also furniture for dandies.
ESPRIT home collection 2009 is represented with bright, violent colors, giving energy to rooms. This collection is created by means of such experts as A.S.Cr├Г┬йation (furniture-tapestry materials), Leonardo (glass products), R.F.Petersen (carpets), Bervision, Kitan, Hukla (textiles).
Can you imagine modern furniture and bright strips for sitting room, bright colors for walls, stylish forms just for decoration or quiet warm tone for all conditions: walls, furniture, illumination? Maybe, you would prefer minimalist design, mixed with modern Asian styleтАж
Well-known network Zara opens new boutiques Zara Home. This year Zara is going to open its business in France. Textiles and decor subjects by Zara Home show last tendencies of interior business.

5 ideas for comfortable kitchen

February 13th, 2009

First, you should decide, what basic functions you want to have at your kitchen – only cooking or it will be combined with a dining room or, maybe, the rest zone – so, it will be a place, where all family will gather for dialogue.
In design of kitchen has a triangle rule: the less the distance between refrigerator, sink and cooker. The more ergonomic kitchen will be. The kitchen can be like a straight line, island, G-shaped, semicircular etc. The main thing is to find an optimum parity between kitchen zones.
1. Storage zone
First of all the refrigerator should be placed. It can be built in kitchen set or it can be settled down separately. Besides, in this zone it is desirable to place a case for the products requiring long storage (canned food). The sizes of this zone depend on quantity of members of family and volumes of purchases of products.
2. Kitchen utensils zone
Utensils can be stored in the bottom drawers of kitchen set or in hinged cases. It is desirable, that this zone adjoined to a sink.
3. Sink zone
Here there a sink, place for garbage and branch for storage cleaning and washing-up liquids can be placed. Dishwasher and waste grinder can be settled not far from the sink.
4. Cooking zone
This is basic place on the kitchen. Here you should settle down a working surface – chopping boards, various capacities etc.
5. Eating zone
This zone should have enough space for all members of a family. And if there is not enough place, it is better to arrange eating zone in the separate room and arrange bar here.

Feng Shui has come to McDonalds

January 3rd, 2009

Network of snack bars “McDonalds” has extended worldwide. In New York, Paris, London, Budapest, Kiev or Antalia you will easily see McDonalds and its traditional red-yellow interior.
However, owners of one of Californian McDonalds have gone far from traditions, having added Feng Shui McDonalds. Now, there is no plastic furniture in this McDonalds, and its interior is made in the muffled natural colors: beige, green and sand. Except for it there are traditional Feng Shui attributes: fountains, “handbells of wind” and numerous amulets.
Owners consider that the correct organization of space helps visitors to receive the maximal advantage and pleasure from food. Visitors with approval have apprehended similar interior and have started to visit from food more often.
Despite of the maximal unification, McDonalds has its own peculiarities.├В┬а In each country McDonalds owners try to give national color to restaurants.

World of love and coziness

December 3rd, 2008

Children’s room should be arranged in silent zone of the house, it should be well shined with natural light, with large windows, and it is desirable, that in first half of day, the sun was constantly shining there. The children’s room should be comfortable! The world of children’s things creates special aura of cosines and fabulousness, in which game and sleeping spaces successfully incorporate. The equipment and furniture for employment, games and dream depend on age of the child. The most important thing is that all subjects should be proportional to child’s growth, so that the child could use them freely.
For school age children’s room place not only for games and storage of toys, but also for study, should be arranged. In this case transformed furniture is one of the best variants – transformed furniture. Within one day the nursery can turn into the cozy house, puppet theatre, shop, a ship, a tent or a cave with ├В┬лa fantastic giant├В┬╗, and in many other things, depending on mood of the child. Modifications are possible in process of growth of the kid. Such “transformer” will save not only a place, but also considerable sum of money and, probably, will serve to your child for many years. Furniture sets include not only separate subjects, but represent the multipurpose furniture combine consisting of two-story beds, short flights of stairs, hills, from which it is possible to move down, various lockers, shelves and tables. ├В┬лCascades├В┬╗ of different modules and niches make room more interesting.

Window sill in kitchen interior

October 15th, 2008

Kitchen – is the center of our life-support. Therefore, each element and window sill is not in the last instance. Window sill on the kitchen, unlike other premises, usually it is open space with raised functional loading.
From the designer’s point of view the ideal height of window in relation to floor and height of kitchen (furniture) should coincide. Then there is an opportunity to prolong a working surface of kitchen under the window and “to involve” the area of a window sill. Sensation from uniform space of the bottom part of kitchen and window sill is unusual!
And in the Europe uniform working zone with a sink under the window – it stays already for a long time one of the most actual kitchen design decisions.
Unfortunately, because of features of standard lay-out do not always give an opportunity to put standard kitchen base under a window and to deduce kitchen on one level with a window sill, having put uniform top on them.
Practice shows, that if the height of a window from the finished floor makes 84 centimeters it will allow to place a part of furniture under the window and to make window sill continuation of kitchen working surface.
In case, when the height of window is below 84 it is necessary to issue beautifully in the general style of the design decision of kitchen.
And if a window a little bit above, than 84 centimeters, the designer has other means: centimeters can be added at alignment of floor. Sometimes it is possible to put kitchen on small podium, especially if the kitchen is all the same transferred from the general strut.

Washing upтАж..with pleasure

October 6th, 2008

Getting washstand, pay attention to following parameters. The width of washstand should make 50-65 centimeters.
The washstand of smaller width is very inconvenient – sparks of water can gather around it on the wall and on the floor, and greater one takes too much place.
If you plan to establish a double washstand, arrange it so that the space between the middle of two bowls the distance was not less than 90 centimeters – otherwise two people, standing beside, can bother each other.
Depth of washstand makes 48-61 centimeters. It is possible to check up, whether the attracted model approaches you, even without the ruler – approach closely to a washstand and extend a hand. The washstand should end in the middle of a palm or at tips of fingers.
Choosing a washstand on a pedestal or built in curbstone, do not ignore its height. Usually the washstand is established at height of 80-85 centimeters, but it is not convenient at all.
According to anthropometrical requirements, for the majority of men comfortable height of a washstand (already on pedestal!) from a floor up to top of a board makes 94-109,2 centimeters, for women – 81,3-91,4 centimeters.
Certainly, the area of bathroom does not always allow establishing two washstands at different height; therefore in calculation it is necessary to take average indices – 86-93 centimeters.

Spanish companies are sill suffering from crisis

September 6th, 2008

Losses of the second-largest in Spain real estate agency Colonial in first half of year have made 2,38 billion euro.
Such damage of the company has been caused by crisis in the market of the real estate of the country because of which cost of the majority of its actives has considerably decreased. The agency has lost a lot of investments in trading networks Riofisa and civil engineering firm FCC.
At the end of June the total cost of Colonial’s objects made 10,5 billion euro. As it has become known, 85 % from them are represented with leased office premises. The company has declared that it is going to reduce quantity of objects of the inhabited real estate and will be concentrated to projects of business centers.
Let’s remind, earlier the largest building company of Spain – Metrovacesa – has declared about possible bankruptcy.

Comfortable colors

August 30th, 2008

Color strategy can be divided into three areas of influence.
1. Active, invigorating, toning up zone. It can be sitting room, cabinet, gym and game zone of children’s room. Here bright, sated, intensively-warm colors should be: red, orange, yellow.
They invigorate and adjust on active way of life, and still raise arterial pressure, speed up pulse.
2. A quiet, weakening, relaxing and calming zone. It can be bedroom, a bathroom, and wardrobe. Here it is recommended to use pastel, cold shades: green, blue, dark blue, violet.
3. The combined zone, uniting cold and warm tone. It can be kitchen, table, and hall.
Here various combinations are possible, but they should cat in harmony.
Colors of rest and well-being: these are natural shades, especially those, which are connected with the sea: sand, coral, pearl.
Colors of the surrounding nature: shades of color of green moss or pine needles, gentle-brown.
And, certainly, colors of the sky: from pale color of the gray-blue winter sky up to deep blue of summer midnight.
All these colors can be used both in furnish of walls, and in furniture.

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