Interior Home Design – My Rumah http://myrumah.net/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 17:03:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://myrumah.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Interior Home Design – My Rumah http://myrumah.net/ 32 32 Creative Seating Ideas for Small Kitchens | Immovable https://myrumah.net/creative-seating-ideas-for-small-kitchens-immovable/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 17:03:45 +0000 https://myrumah.net/creative-seating-ideas-for-small-kitchens-immovable/ The kitchen is the center of a home, whether you’re cooking a meal, the kids doing their homework, or hosting a dinner party. But what if you have a small kitchen and there isn’t enough space for a traditional table and chair setup? This is where you need to be shrewd, creative and willing to […]]]>

The kitchen is the center of a home, whether you’re cooking a meal, the kids doing their homework, or hosting a dinner party. But what if you have a small kitchen and there isn’t enough space for a traditional table and chair setup?

This is where you need to be shrewd, creative and willing to think outside the box when it comes to seating arrangements and eating habits, say interior designers and home organizers. It’s possible to find a way to get chairs, an island, or even a table that can comfortably seat six or twelve people, but you have to be strategic about how the space is arranged or how the furniture works.

Finding room for a traditional table or lots of chairs is the first step. The goal is to use every inch of that space, says Anna Popov, founder of Interiors by Popov. For example, Popov is a fan of a console table setup where it can convert into a larger table, ideal for holiday gatherings.

Popov worked with an owner who loved to entertain and at least twice a year hosted a dinner party for 18 people. The challenge was that she lived in an 1,800 square foot townhouse, so the design had to allow for flexibility and adapt to her needs.

Popov created a kitchen with an island, a dining table adjacent to the island, and an extendable dining table that were all the same width and, in the case of the latter two, the same height.

“The result is a seemingly continuous dining table that seats 18,” Popov explains. “There is no ‘one size fits all’ design approach for these situations; everyone has different needs. »

Here are some other space-saving solutions for adding seating for one, two, or even a dozen or more people to kitchens of all sizes.

Hang it up and fold it up

Building extra seating, a desk, or even a table using fold-down cabinets on hinges that allow items to be used and then put away can help add more functionality to a kitchen, says West Palm real estate agent Judi Kutner Beach, Florida, and author of Apartment Notes apartment advice website. “You can create an office space in your kitchen by using a raised platform, built-ins, or bar stools placed at different heights so you can work standing up or sitting down,” says Kutner.

Eugene Colberg, director of Colberg Architecture located in New York’s Brooklyn borough, says a modern yet stylish solution is motorized furniture that can fold up from a wall. “There’s another new kind of motorized furniture that comes down from the ceiling,” says Colberg.

Reallocate underutilized spaces

That unused closet or pantry? Turn it into a small dining room with a folding table and chairs. When you have finished the meal, everything is neatly stored away again. Another idea is to replace your oversized dining table with a pint-sized kitchen version, says Jennifer Spinelli, founder and CEO of Niche Home Buyer.

Colberg describes using a space that once contained a dishwasher to create a sitting area. “We removed the dishwasher and in this 24-inch-by-24-inch space we installed a top that slides under the counter with two stools,” says Colberg. “It comes out and serves as a temporary table and disappears when not in use.”

Mix storage and seating

The kitchen is the heart of the home, so you want to have a comfortable place for people to gather, says Denise Supplee, licensed realtor at Long and Foster in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, and founder of Spark Rental.

“Years ago I saw one of the best ideas ever: built-in storage benches were used for seating, so they did double duty, and a small coffee table was placed in front “, explains Supplee. “It was very quaint and made the little kitchen feel warm and welcoming.”

L-shaped banquettes also take advantage of corner, typically underutilized kitchen spaces, says Ben Kuhl, home remodeler and CEO of Shelf Expression in Charlotte, North Carolina. “Bench seats can be designed in a variety of ways and can really provide additional opportunities for adding more unique design elements to the kitchen,” says Kuhl.

Do double duty

Those nooks and crannies of your kitchen? They’re ripe for seating solutions, says Stacy Lewis, an interior designer in Vancouver, Canada, and owner of Eternity Modern, an online store specializing in mid-century modern furniture and decor.

“A window seat is a great way to add extra seating without taking up too much space,” says Lewis. “Try using benches or ottomans that double as storage containers. If you have extra chairs or stools in your living room or den, bring them into the kitchen. It’s a great way to accommodate larger groups of people without your kitchen feeling cramped.

put it on wheels

Gunner Davis, a Tampa, Florida realtor, says if a kitchen island isn’t possible, go for a portable island on wheels. “Being portable, it can be placed anywhere and taken out in time for use,” says Davis. “These islands also work as great sidebars. Just rearrange when using it.

Be comfortable

If you really want to combine comfort with an out-of-the-box solution, Vy Truong, co-owner and creative director of interior design Very Handsome Studio in Houston, suggests living room furniture. Yes, right there in the kitchen.

“Building a lounge area into your kitchen and breakfast area may be unheard of, but why are these spaces exclusive of each other when they have similar functionality? The addition of a lounge chair or even from a small couch to your cocktail tables could bring back memories of eating on your couch and watching TV at your parents’ house,” says Truong.

be smart

If you’re looking for inspiration, check out how people live in Europe and Asia for ideas on how to make small spaces both functional and beautiful, Popov says. These households are also investing in good quality “smart” furniture, she says.

“A smart piece of furniture that turns or converts into another functional piece, like a coffee table that lifts up, can be used as a dining table. Or simply opt for a small bistro table with two complementary chairs; which can offer a quick and pleasant solution,” says Popov.

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The Chic Home: The musician’s HDB apartment is also his studio https://myrumah.net/the-chic-home-the-musicians-hdb-apartment-is-also-his-studio/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 09:00:00 +0000 https://myrumah.net/the-chic-home-the-musicians-hdb-apartment-is-also-his-studio/ SINGAPORE — Musician Justin Low wanted a unique industrial-themed home that reflected his profession. The 39-year-old bachelor also needed his home in Potong Pasir to be a studio where he could give guitar lessons. Although he knew what he wanted, he was careful not to be too prescriptive and told Mr. Roy Zhuang, interior designer […]]]>

SINGAPORE — Musician Justin Low wanted a unique industrial-themed home that reflected his profession. The 39-year-old bachelor also needed his home in Potong Pasir to be a studio where he could give guitar lessons.

Although he knew what he wanted, he was careful not to be too prescriptive and told Mr. Roy Zhuang, interior designer at Insight.Out Studio, to “go crazy” with the concept.

Mr. Zhuang says, “I removed mundane industrial elements, such as pipe ducts, and adopted a concept of modern, industrial luxury.

The original 38-year-old Housing Council flat has been gutted. The $60,000 renovation, which took about four months, included hacking the living room floor and most of the walls, and installing false ceilings everywhere except in the bathrooms. Mr Low moved into the house in January 2021.

Upon entering the 796-square-foot, three-room apartment, the first impression is how sparsely furnished it is, but that narrows the focus to key elements like the monochrome palette and raw cement screed flooring.

The exposed brick wall of the music studio, with its raw and deliberately unfinished look, injects a New York loft vibe into the space. An exposed beam crosses the long linear space above the dining island.

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Decorate a living room with a fireplace in the middle https://myrumah.net/decorate-a-living-room-with-a-fireplace-in-the-middle/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 09:00:18 +0000 https://myrumah.net/decorate-a-living-room-with-a-fireplace-in-the-middle/ If you have a living room with a fireplace in the middle, then you are in luck. In most cases, a fireplace is the perfect centerpiece or focal point for this room. The trick comes in how you decorate around it. After all, this is the biggest challenge when decorating a living room around a […]]]>

If you have a living room with a fireplace in the middle, then you are in luck. In most cases, a fireplace is the perfect centerpiece or focal point for this room. The trick comes in how you decorate around it.

After all, this is the biggest challenge when decorating a living room around a fireplace. Compared to a room without, we must base our layout, at least in some path, around him.

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Stephanie Brown Brings Casual Elegance to Renovated Vancouver Home https://myrumah.net/stephanie-brown-brings-casual-elegance-to-renovated-vancouver-home/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 18:00:00 +0000 https://myrumah.net/stephanie-brown-brings-casual-elegance-to-renovated-vancouver-home/ Large family get-togethers are enjoyed in the open-concept living spaces of this Vancouver home, which interior designer Stephanie Brown updated with fun in mind. The house is located in a quiet, upscale area of ​​the Canadian city. Built in 1991, it originally featured a postmodern aesthetic, while later renovations favored the craftsman style. The layout […]]]>

Large family get-togethers are enjoyed in the open-concept living spaces of this Vancouver home, which interior designer Stephanie Brown updated with fun in mind.

The house is located in a quiet, upscale area of ​​the Canadian city. Built in 1991, it originally featured a postmodern aesthetic, while later renovations favored the craftsman style.

The layout of the house has been rearranged to create a double height foyer

Its latest iteration was designed by local studio Stephanie Brown, who owners Joanne and Alan asked to design the interiors.

The couple have a blended family with six adult children, and while only one still lives at home, the others often come back for dinner together.

Kitchen
Small rooms have been opened up to create larger entertaining spaces

Modifications to the plan of the house were therefore necessary to allow it to comfortably accommodate so many people in the evening, while remaining comfortable during the day.

“Before the renovation, the layout had very formal, separate rooms,” Brown said. “We reworked the ground floor layout to create a more open concept space, which would provide better circulation for modern family gatherings and less formalized spaces.”

Living room
Jewel tones and feminine hues add variation to the predominantly white color palette

An expanded family room is now adjacent to the kitchen, which features a generous island with a teal-colored base for preparing meals and enjoying breakfast.

The same teal hue, chosen for “Joanne’s love of moody jewel tones” continues in the pantry, while more feminine pinks and purples are introduced to other spaces through fabrics from furnishing.

Lair
Small rooms like this office space feature darker colors

In the dining room, a large black table is positioned under a grid of mid-tone oak beams and a Shape-Up chandelier by Ladies and Gentlemen Studio.

Oak is also applied as flooring, adding visual interest and bringing warmth to the predominantly white palette throughout the home.

Darker colors are used in small spaces, including a new mudroom with gray and white patterned cement floor tiles and a wallpapered powder room.

Also rearranging the layout of the first floor, a bright two-story lobby was created, with black, unpolished brass detailing.

mud room
A mud room with patterned ceramic tiles was created during the renovation

Artwork and decorative furnishings are scattered throughout the home, intended to convey a relaxed atmosphere more akin to a city loft.

“We were inspired by New York and European apartments, which feature unique collections of artwork, furniture and decor with stylish details,” Brown said.

“We opted for a relaxed version of these interiors, but where the interplay between classic and modern would still be fresh and unique.”

Bathroom
A bathroom is lined with dark wallpaper

Vancouver is consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world and boasts a wealth of remarkable architecture and residential interiors.

Other recently completed projects include RSAAW’s renovation of a mid-century residence to include a double-height library and a house by D’Arcy Jones Architects designed to blend in with its neighbors.

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These 5 living room colors will go out of style in 2023 | https://myrumah.net/these-5-living-room-colors-will-go-out-of-style-in-2023/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 12:08:50 +0000 https://myrumah.net/these-5-living-room-colors-will-go-out-of-style-in-2023/ When organizing your home’s color palette, there’s a natural place to start: your living room. The focal point of your home is where you’ll likely spend most of your downtime, and it’s likely to accommodate everyone who passes by your home. So while your decorating decisions are important in every room, it’s an inevitable starting […]]]>

When organizing your home’s color palette, there’s a natural place to start: your living room. The focal point of your home is where you’ll likely spend most of your downtime, and it’s likely to accommodate everyone who passes by your home. So while your decorating decisions are important in every room, it’s an inevitable starting point.

If you’re looking for colors to never paint a living room, you may have already started considering several things in your future living room color palette (including how the color makes you feel and what it looks like in a special light). However, with the new year just a few weeks away, we confess that color trends are also on our minds.

5 living room colors that could go out of style in 2023

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AD Publishers Share 8 of Their Favorite Indigenous Businesses https://myrumah.net/ad-publishers-share-8-of-their-favorite-indigenous-businesses/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 23:30:37 +0000 https://myrumah.net/ad-publishers-share-8-of-their-favorite-indigenous-businesses/ It’s no secret that we love a good shopping spree here at AD and Clever, and if we get to know innovative creators and entrepreneurs while we’re doing it, all the more reason to splurge! To kick off Native American Heritage Month, we’re sharing some of our favorite Native businesses to shop for decor, wellness […]]]>

It’s no secret that we love a good shopping spree here at AD and Clever, and if we get to know innovative creators and entrepreneurs while we’re doing it, all the more reason to splurge! To kick off Native American Heritage Month, we’re sharing some of our favorite Native businesses to shop for decor, wellness items, accessories and more. From stylish textiles to beauty shopping and homewares galore, read on for complete exclusivity on a few of the products we know and love (or have added to our personal wishlists). Good shopping!


We also strongly encourage you to check out/donate to a few of these great organizations and resources dedicated to building Native American communities:


“You can never have too much art in your home, so I’m always on the lookout for new pieces to frame and hang. Aly McKnight’s watercolors recently caught my eye for their soft lines and bold subjects. Each work could serve as an ideal element in a gallery wall, like this one Guided by the Ancestors piece, because it’s quiet and understated, but once you see it, you’ll never forget it.” —Megan Wahn, Associate Business Writer

Guided by Ancestors Print

“As soon as I saw Bison Star Naturals corn shaped soap bars, I was hooked. Who doesn’t like a thing that has the shape of another thing? Of course, the Taos-based brand offers more than just plant-based foam and also offers a line of lotions, liquid soaps, lip balms, and apparel, among other goodies. Launched by husband and wife duo Angelo and Jacquelene McHorse, the brand uses naturally sourced, local and organic ingredients in its products. —Katherine McLaughlin, Associate Digital Features Editor

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Star Naturals Bison Corn Soap Bundle

“As we are rapidly emerging from summer, I like to contrast my dark winter clothes with a pop of color to keep me looking vibrant throughout the winter season. Designer Bethany Yellowtail first caught my eye with its vibrant color palette and striking patterns used in its floral scarves. B. Yellowtail is a Los Angeles-based brand that is proudly owned by women and Native Americans. Placing indigenous design at the forefront of its creative process, the brand explores clothing, accessories and home decor!” —Andrea Lewis, Assistant to the Global Editorial Director

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B.Yellowtail Kaale Floral Scarves

“Words of affirmation are my love language, so I always have a drawer full of cards ready to send when the mood strikes. This Gordon Coons set really spoke to me – the description notes that” the image depicts the healing of people painted in the Ojibwa Woodland Arts style. Louise Erdrich, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and an award-winning author, writer, and poet, Native Arts bookstore (part of Birchbark Books in Minneapolis) presents “the fine work of selected contemporary works by Indigenous artists from North America.’ —Sydney Gore, digital design editor

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Birchbark Native Arts Ginanaadawi’igoom We Heal You Card Set

“Bath time is sacred in my home, and this bath is a recipe for serenity. There are three blends to choose from, but my choice would be the rosehip and jasmine combo which also includes Dead Sea salt, Utah salt, Epsom salt, dendritic salt, Himalayan pink salt, coconut powder, oatmeal powder, bentonite clay, coconut powder, witch hazel, and aloe powder. I’m happy to share that this plant-based skincare brand is a Native American-owned company that formulates its products with traditional ingredients used by native cultures. Another bonus is that everything is paraben, phthalate, BPA and sulfate free.—Sydney Gore, Digital Design Editor

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Soaking in the healing waters of aboriginal arts with birch bark

“It’s easy to spruce up every room in your home with Winnipeg-based interior designer Destiny Seymour’s eye-catching collection of home accessories. Transforming textiles into chic cushions, table linens, quilts and more, Stephanie drew inspiration from patterns created by her Anishinaabe ancestors in hopes of seeing these patterns in modern homes. The hand-printed Moon pillow is a particularly elegant design, made from natural linen with details in copper and white ink. —Audrey Lee, Business Writer

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Dibiki-Giizis (Moon) Indigo Arrows Pillow

“My sofa has unfortunately been without pillows for much longer than I’d like to admit, and I’m looking to fix that in the coming weeks. I want something comfy that will help fill the sofa in some way. eye-catching yet subtle. Lucky for me, Indigo Arrows has a great selection of minimal print cushions which I think will do the job just fine. I’m particularly eyeing their moon pillows in copper and black, but I’ll have to maybe snag a few of their ASIN stone pillows for my bed as well.—Megan Wahn, Associate Business Writer

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Indigo Arrows ASIN (rock) Pillow

“Founded in 2017, Maida is a collective of Indigenous and Indo-Hispano artists. The ever-evolving project is described as an “expression of ancestry, homecoming, forced and chosen diaspora, learned and lost memory, recovery and preservation.” Since it’s the time of year when blankets become your closest companions, why not invest in one that’s both beautiful and ethical? Maida’s exclusive Martínez Blanket collection is made in collaboration with Suzie Garcia, who weaves them by hand on a Rio Grande loom in Nambé, New Mexico. The wool is hand dyed with endemic natural dyes (cota flower, chokecherry, indigo and cochineal) by Maida Branch and Johnny Ortiz. —Sydney Gore, Digital Design Editor

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Maida Goods María Luz (Martinez cover)

“Sage and Oats soap and shampoo bars are made with all-natural ingredients like organic goat’s milk, avocado oil, coconut oil and olive oil, so you know they won’t add any unwanted chemicals to your bath routine.With psychedelic color designs that make them as great to wear as they are to wear, the hardest part should be choosing the fragrances, including including aromatic sage and sweetgrass, which you’ll want to try first.—Audrey Lee, Business Writer

Authentic Sage Oatmeal Soap/Shampoo Bar (3 Pack)

“I’m a sucker for all things stationery and believe the right postage stamp can take handwritten correspondence to the next level. I love these foiled stamps from the native-owned Trickster Company that depict a raven – fittingly, the trickster in northern Northwest Coast traditions. Whether you frame them alone or, like me, use them to liven up your envelopes, they beat boring Forever stamps any day of the week. —Lila Allen, Managing Editor, AD PRO

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Trickster Company Raven Story Stamp Signature Sheets

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New Interior Design Concepts Promise Staggering Impact in 2023 | Your house https://myrumah.net/new-interior-design-concepts-promise-staggering-impact-in-2023-your-house/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 02:00:00 +0000 https://myrumah.net/new-interior-design-concepts-promise-staggering-impact-in-2023-your-house/ Q: The end of one year and the beginning of another is a time when people focus more on designing their homes. Are there any trends or innovative ideas in the interior design world worth knowing? A: It seems that every change of season is an open door for the announcement of a new trend. […]]]>

Q: The end of one year and the beginning of another is a time when people focus more on designing their homes. Are there any trends or innovative ideas in the interior design world worth knowing?

A: It seems that every change of season is an open door for the announcement of a new trend. Although it may seem frivolous to some, there are changes happening all around us that affect how we view ourselves and how we want to live. Our homes are affected consciously and unconsciously by improving technology, what we are attracted to and what we yearn for. It happens very quickly. Consider that less than three years ago, only one in 50 cars driven in the United States was electric. Today, one in 12 cars is an electric vehicle. At the same time technology is affecting almost everything we use, there is once again a growing adoption of natural things.






This kitchen is practical thanks to the elegant design of the cabinets and also a touch of bright yellow, balanced by the neutral colors used in the rest of the room.




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Ten homes with arched openings that add architectural interest https://myrumah.net/ten-homes-with-arched-openings-that-add-architectural-interest/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 09:00:00 +0000 https://myrumah.net/ten-homes-with-arched-openings-that-add-architectural-interest/ In this lookbook, we’ve collected 10 home interiors that use archways to punctuate spaces and elevate the transition between rooms. An arch is a curved structure that spans an opening, usually to distribute weight over it. Due to their structural efficiency, arches have been used since Roman times for the construction of bridges and aqueducts. […]]]>

In this lookbook, we’ve collected 10 home interiors that use archways to punctuate spaces and elevate the transition between rooms.

An arch is a curved structure that spans an opening, usually to distribute weight over it. Due to their structural efficiency, arches have been used since Roman times for the construction of bridges and aqueducts.

Arches have been reinterpreted throughout history and are often used to evoke classical or traditional architecture.

They can add charm and architectural detail to doorways, entryways and passageways in residential spaces, and are often framed with ornate moldings to create a sense of grandeur.

Arched openings can also be used to mark transitions between rooms and punctuate otherwise plain walls in contemporary interiors.

This is the latest in our lookbook series, which is visually inspired by the Dezeen archives. For more inspiration, check out previous lookbooks featuring homes with striking railings, interiors with the Eames Chair, and living spaces with decorative use of tile.


The photo is by German Sáiz

Conde Duque Apartment, Spain, by Sierra + De La Higuera

Spanish architecture studio Sierra + De La Higuera has revamped this Madrid apartment by arranging open-plan living and dining areas on either side of a wood-paneled entrance hall.

The studio added two arched openings in wooden frames in the center of the hall, creating an intimate buffer zone in the open apartment.

Learn more about the Conde Duque apartment ›


A white curtain in front of a room
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Broadview Loft, Canada, by StudioAC

Canadian company StudioAC inserted a box joinery with a large arched cutout into this open rectangular apartment in Toronto, separating the bedroom from the living space.

The box’s punchy entry and lowered wall height help mark the transition from the open living space to the cozy sleeping nook.

Learn more about Broadview Loft ›


House of Diplomats in Rome by 02A
Photo is by Serena Eller

Apartment of the Diplomat, Italy, by 02A

This one-bed apartment in Rome was designed by architecture and interiors studio 02A to adequately showcase the owner’s extensive collection of furniture and antiques.

A vaulted passage with a built-in library leads from the living room to an intimate dining room. The change in space is also indicated by the change in pattern of the solid oak flooring.

Learn more about the Diplomat’s Apartment ›


Arched openings in Greetings from Rome apartment in Vilnius by 2XJ
The photo is by Darius Petrulaitis

Greetings from Rome, Lithuania, by 2XJ

Three arches punctuate a structural stone wall that separates social and private spaces in this family-friendly apartment in Vilnius Old Town, designed by local architectural firm 2XJ.

The arches reminded the architects of the Colosseum in Rome, giving the project its ironic name – Greetings from Rome – and leading the studio to clad the wall in the material used for the exterior walls of the monument, Italian travertine.

Learn more about greetings from Rome ›


Casa Mille by Fabio Fantolino

Casa Mille, Italy, by Fabio Fantolino

For his own apartment, Italian architect Fabio Fantolino revamped the 1930s extension of a lavish 19th-century building in Turin by introducing bright green and blue color accents.

In the living room, an opening with rounded corners leads to a dining area, completed by the rounded corners of the taupe sofa.

Learn more about Casa Mille ›


Arched opening into bedroom of Upper Wimpole Street apartment by Jonathan Tuckey Design
The photo is by Ståle Eriksen

Upper Wimpole Street Apartment, UK, by Jonathan Tuckey Design

Architecture studio Jonathan Tuckey Design introduced MDF storage walls with built-in cupboards and arched niches in this London townhouse apartment.

The studio also added large arched openings in the millwork, which were illuminated by 15th-century oil paintings of biblical figures under tall archways.

Read more about Upper Wimpole Street Apartment ›


House interior in Akishima by Office M-SA
The photo is by Kazuhisa Kota

House in Akishima, Japan, M-SA Office

This house in Akishima, Tokyo, was designed by Japanese architecture studio Office M-SA around a series of exposed concrete elements, including a staircase that crosses an arch that separates the kitchen and dining room from the desk.

The concrete elements were designed to be permanent anchor points for the construction of the wooden walls of the house, which can be modified or extended in the future to meet the needs of the owner.

Read more about House in Akishima ›


Room for two by Studio Ben Allen
The photo is by Michael Sinclair

A room for two, UK, by Studio Ben Allen

Built inside a flat in London’s Barbican Estate, this plywood structure designed by architectural firm Studio Ben Allen transforms the room into a pair of bedrooms and an office for two children.

The cut-out arches, which mimic the barrel-vaulted shape of the housing estate’s terraced apartments, indicate the entrances to each child’s space.

Read more about A room for two ›


Vaulted Opening in the Half-timbered House by 05AM Arquitectura
The photo is by Adrià Goula Sardà

Half-timbered house, France, by 05 AM Arquitectura

Spanish studio 05 AM Arquitectura aimed to incorporate a contemporary aesthetic while retaining the traditional features of this 19th-century home near Paris.

The studio removed the partitions in the archways between the kitchen, dining room and living areas to connect the spaces and improve natural lighting while retaining the ornate wall moldings that frame the openings.

Find out more about the half-timbered house ›


Arched openings in the interiors of a PMAA designed penthouse apartment
The photo is by José Hevia

Penthouse, Spain by PMAA

The PMAA architecture studio has divided the living space of this Barcelona apartment with partitions punctuated by a series of arched openings.

A large modular sofa dominates the living space and is transformed around the columns of the arcades. The geometric repetition of the arch was informed by the vaulted ceiling and arched windows of the apartment.

Learn more about the Penthouse ›

This is the latest in our lookbook series, which is visually inspired by the Dezeen archives. For more inspiration, check out previous lookbooks featuring homes with striking railings, interiors with the Eames Chair, and living spaces with decorative use of tile.

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10 lighting solutions for dark rooms to banish dark spaces https://myrumah.net/10-lighting-solutions-for-dark-rooms-to-banish-dark-spaces/ Tue, 18 Oct 2022 09:21:29 +0000 https://myrumah.net/10-lighting-solutions-for-dark-rooms-to-banish-dark-spaces/ If your interiors are dull and dark, there are lighting solutions for dark rooms that you should explore. Naturally, not every room can benefit from an incredible amount of natural light, and many areas and even large parts of the house can be left without light. When a room lacks lighting, it not only looks […]]]>

If your interiors are dull and dark, there are lighting solutions for dark rooms that you should explore. Naturally, not every room can benefit from an incredible amount of natural light, and many areas and even large parts of the house can be left without light. When a room lacks lighting, it not only looks dull, but also smaller and less inviting.

The good news is that by implementing clever design tricks and choosing the right light fixtures, you can create an efficient, functional, and even decorative lighting scheme in even the darkest of rooms. Whether it’s lighting ideas for your dining room, bedroom, kitchen or living room, take inspiration from these suggestions and brighten up your lifeless spaces.

Aditi is a home writer and editor with many years of experience. His articles, backed by insights from experts, offer suggestions to help readers make the best home design choices. For this article, she spoke to top interior designers and industry experts on how to lighten up a dark room.

10 smart lighting solutions for dark rooms

1. Explore wall washing and light layering

A dining room with a suspension and an LED light on the wall

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Multiple sources of ambient lighting can help create a wonderful layered lighting scheme in a room. Consider a good mix of ceiling, table and floor lights. If you want to go the green route, choose versatile, energy-efficient smart bulbs.

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Ten Homes Where Classic Eames Chairs Add Mid-Century Modern Flair https://myrumah.net/ten-homes-where-classic-eames-chairs-add-mid-century-modern-flair/ Sat, 15 Oct 2022 09:00:00 +0000 https://myrumah.net/ten-homes-where-classic-eames-chairs-add-mid-century-modern-flair/ For our latest lookbook, we’ve rounded up 10 interiors featuring some of Charles and Ray Eames’ best-known chair designs, including the couple’s Shell Chair and Lounge Chair. The Eames designers were known for their iconic mid-century modern furniture, which is still widely loved and can be seen in a number of contemporary interiors. Among the […]]]>

For our latest lookbook, we’ve rounded up 10 interiors featuring some of Charles and Ray Eames’ best-known chair designs, including the couple’s Shell Chair and Lounge Chair.

The Eames designers were known for their iconic mid-century modern furniture, which is still widely loved and can be seen in a number of contemporary interiors.

Among the most popular Eames designs are their chairs, many of which are still in production. The original chairs have become sought-after vintage finds, and the designs are often copied, 60 years after they were first released.

Here we’ve rounded up 10 projects on Dezeen that feature Eames chairs, ranging from a penthouse in Belgium to a narrow house in London and the designers’ own home.

This is the latest in our lookbook series, which is visually inspired by the Dezeen archives. For more inspiration, check out previous lookbooks featuring tiled living spaces, ornate ceilings and plasterwork, and homes with deliberately unfinished interiors.


Photo by Olmo Peeters

Riverside Tower Apartment, The Netherlands, by Studio Okami Architecten

The interior of this Belgian apartment in a brutalist concrete building has been brought to life with tactile furniture made from organic materials and features a number of design classics.

In the home office area, Vitra’s Eames Aluminum Desk Chair, designed in 1958, adds an elegant touch to the room and is contrasted by an abstract red chair.

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Bright loft with modern furniture
Photo by Justin Chung

Biscuit Loft, USA, by OWIU Studio

OWIU Studio took inspiration from Japanese style when designing the sunny Biscuit Loft in Los Angeles, and also added a number of mid-century modern furnishings.

A white Eames lounge chair with matching ottoman takes pride of place in the living room, matching the white sofa and coffee table as well as the other classic piece in the room, the Knoll Wassily lounge chair designed by the architect Marcel Brewer.

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Catching the Sun House by Studioshaw
Photo by James Brittain

Catching Sun House, UK, by Studioshaw

A collection of Eames DSR chairs add color to the open plan kitchen and dining area of ​​this Walthamstow home built on a hidden fill site.

Exposed cinder blocks were used for both the interior and exterior, with a plywood ceiling giving the space a warm feel.

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Eames House Conservation Management Plan
Photo by Leslie Schwartz and Joshua White

Eames House, USA, by Ray and Charles Eames

The Eames’ own home embodies the couple’s design aesthetic and is filled with their furniture, books, fabrics, artwork, seashells, rocks and straw baskets.

In the study area of ​​the modernist house, the task chair chosen is naturally one of the duo’s creations – a Soft Pad armchair designed in the 1960s and produced by ICF.

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An open plan office and living room
Photo by Lit Ma

Grosvenor Residence, China, by Lim + Lu

Multidisciplinary design firm Lim + Lu renovated this Hong Kong family apartment to give it the feel of an “elegant yet quaint summer home.”

Neutral colors have been used throughout, with green plants adding life to the rooms and matching the wooden details of the furniture, which includes an elegant Eames lounge chair in black leather and rosewood.

Learn more about the Grosvenor Residence ›


Slot House in Peckham, London, by Sandy Rendel Architects, in collaboration with Sally Rendel
Photo by Jim Stephenson

Slot House, UK, by Sandy Rendel

A disused lane in Peckham, south London, has been transformed into the aptly named Slot House by Sandy Rendel Architects and Sally Rendel.

The 2.8 meter wide house has an office space upstairs clad, like the rest of the house, with spruce plywood and cork flooring. An Eames Shell chair is an eye-catching office chair.

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Irwin Caplan's Laurelhurst House by SHED
Photo by Rafael Soldi

House in Seattle, USA, by SHED

This Pacific West Coast home, originally built for designer Irwin Caplan, has been renovated by American studio SHED.

The studio has given the home, designed in 1951, a refresh with a more open layout, but has retained its mid-century modern feel with an interior that features many design classics.

In the kitchen and dining room, a set of Shell chairs by Eamses creates a stark white contrast to the paneled walls.

Learn more about the Seattle house ›


Fireplace in Penthouse BV by Adjo Studio
Photo by Renaat Nijs

Penthouse BV, Belgium, by Adjo Studio

Warm autumnal colors have been used in this living room of a penthouse in Belgium designed by Adjo Studio. An earth-toned rug and rust-toned seats contrast with the greenery outside the window, with the colors lifted in a set of decorative tealight holders.

Wood paneling above the fireplace, sand-colored curtains and an Eames lounge chair with a wooden frame complete the interior.

Learn more about Penthouse BV ›


6M House by Jannina Cabal in Ecuador
Photo by JAG Studio

6M House, Ecuador, by Jannina Cabal

The DCW Eames plywood chair is less well known than the duo’s Shell chairs, but is nonetheless a design classic. The chair was designed in 1945 from molded plywood and features a rounded seat and back and arched legs.

In the 6M house in Ecuador, two DCW chairs are found in the living room, where they blend well with the bookcase and wood paneling.

Learn more about the 6M House ›


Bedroom with woodwork
Photo is by Joe Fletcher

Moore House, USA, by Woods + Dangaran

Moore House in Los Angeles was originally built in 1965 and updated by local firm Woods + Dangaran in 2021. The studio used vintage and contemporary pieces for the interior, including the Eames lounge chair in one of the bedrooms.

On the bedside tables, vintage Akari light fixtures by designer Isamu Noguchi also nod to the house’s mid-century origins.

Learn more about Maison Moore ›

This is the latest in our lookbook series, which is visually inspired by the Dezeen archives. For more inspiration, check out previous lookbooks featuring tiled living spaces, ornate ceilings and plasterwork, and homes with deliberately unfinished interiors.

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