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Breezy Countryside House Reminiscent of the Carpenter Gothic Style

This eye-catching house located in Union Vale, New York, was recently completed by Daniel Contelmo Architects. The residence features an exterior dominated by steeply pitched roofs and clover-shaped windows, reminiscent of the carpenter Gothic style.“The surrounding landscape influenced much of the design,” architect Daniel Contelmo said.”We oriented the home on the site to maximize the pastoral views. To the left, large windows capture a meadow scene, while the rear of the house is almost entirely glass, allowing for unobstructed views of a pond. The metal roof reflects the sky, lending an airy feeling that contrasts the stone at the base of the main entrance.”
As you step inside, you notice the double-height living room, which looks cheerful and festive all year round. We particularly like the black pendant units, which reduce the scale of the room and add a contemporary feel.“The homeowners wanted to emulate one of their favorite inspiration homes, Hollyhock, in California,” the arc…
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Defining a Style Series: What Is Cottage Style Decor?

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Cottage style design is all about creating eclectic simplicity. Image: Marie Flanigan Interiors Shop a similar look: Lamps | End Tables | ArmchairYou don’t have to live deep in the woods or by the sea to understand the appeal of cottage style design. With its clean look and unique personal touches, it’s not hard to see why this aesthetic has been around for ages. In our opinion, it’s not going anywhere fast either.If you’re a fan of relaxing cottage vibes, this post is for you. Keep reading to receive the ultimate education on how to make this look work in your interiors. With our advice even the busiest spaces can be transformed into a calming oasis.Start with light and airy colors. Image: Cabbages & Roses Ltd Shop a similar look: Crate | Galvanized Tub | Stools | Coffee MakerPick a light color paletteCottage design is all about creating light, brigh…

A Colander Chandelier, a modern dining table light

I recently remodeled my own home and I was working on the dining room. I got the whole thing finished except for the lights over the dining table. I looked everywhere for lights that seemed to reflect my own personality…could not find them, even expensive ones.I happened to be at IKEA one day and was browsing the kitchen products when my eyes locked on the ORDNING stainless steel colanders…..perfect, I thought.
Photo: IKEA.comThe ORDNING colanders come with handles on the sides, so I carefully knocked those off, using a regular hammer, and sharp blows to the handles. It takes a few hard hits but they come off pretty cleanly.I combined the ORDNING colanders with HEMMA light cord sets, and with some other minor things from the hardware store along with a scrap of solid surface countertop, I pieced together the Colander Chandelier in the pictures.I used some left over bead chain I had around to hang the light with. I considered IKEA light bulbs but decided on large round globes instead to…

6 hacks that show how well MONDRIAN goes with IKEA

So you like Mondrian? Here are a few IKEA hacks inspired by his art form.Giovanni’s Mondrian LACK side tableThis is Giovanni’s version of the LACK side table, using Mondrian’s famous grid.He used tape strips for black stripes and adhesive vinyl for colored parts.Cristina’s Mondrianization of the EXPEDITThis “Mondrianization” was done to EXPEDIT units but can also be done to the new KALLAX or to almost any piece of furniture. Cristina added doors to the EXPEDIT unit and then grid lines to the doors. The art of Mondrian is perfect for the boxy EXPEDIT. See the tutorial.Lee does a Mondrian-MosaicLee used mosaics to formed the grid style of art on a LACK coffee table. I can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon. More.Anat’s smart grid of shelvingAnat used LACK shelves and the colored TUTEMO open cabinets (from the kitchen range) to configure a library for his many books and collection of old records. Besides holding loads of stuff, it also has an amazing modern Mondrianesque vibe.…

Wet Rooms – Pro’s and Cons

In Australia, a wet room is typically referred to an open bathroom, where the bathroom becomes one giant shower effectively. Now, this maybe not for everyone but if that design is done right the wetroom can be extremely functional.Wetrooms Perth  You may think if you only have a small space that a wet room may not be feasible. Think again…creating a wet room can make the smaller bathroom appear much larger, and small wet rooms are actually really functional!!After all, If your room is small it will open it up allowing it to feel and become more spacious and useful.From all the years of doing these types of bathroom renovation especially in Perth, it’s important to note that everyone has a different tolerance for excess water. A few drips to some may be a deal breaker so this is the bathroom I am most cautious about. These bathrooms below renovated in Perth locations where all brief on the pros and cons below and it’s important to be cautious about this design. You don’t have to use a s…

Kitchen, living room and bedroom in one

The living room, bedroom and kitchen in this home are actually one space. By placing the kitchen entirely on the wall and dividing the living room and the bedroom with a glass panel, the feeling of different rooms is created while still having an open space. By placing an area rug in the living room, this area becomes separated from the others as well.via BosthlmFirst seen on Coco Lapine Design

Rimless Toilet Advice – Toilets Perth

What is a rimless toilet you might ask? well, your helper in cleaning is what it is.  With no edges, gaps or angles on the inside of the pan’s surface, the rimless design of this toilet means fewer areas for germs to accumulate for a more hygienic bathroom. The toilet we installed in a bathroom renovation in Roleystone used the Caroma Forma BTW Rimless toilet and though the outside is similar to most back to wall toilets the inside is a big difference.Rimless Toilet Perth Easy cleaningAs well as being more hygienic, the rimless nature of the toilet also makes it a breeze to clean. Also look for back-to-wall toilets which are installed flush against the wall – this will mean you won’t have to clean the toilet pan awkwardly and try to get into the nooks and crannies.PriceThey are quite expensive in relation to most toilets. You are looking at about $1000 dollars more on some toilets to get this feature so it’s more of a luxury item but something to consider for those clean freaks like me…