Chair from Michael Wolk Design Every good designer knows that simplicity in design is hard to achieve. Getting rid of the superfluous and retaining the essential without sacrificing character and style is an art in itself. When it comes to furniture, achieving simplicity is even more difficult, since the objects must also serve a functional […]

Trama metal mesh from Materials Inc. When designing a commercial interior, do not miss on the great opportunity to use metal mesh. While the concept does not initially call to mind images of artistic interiors, the designing world has been slowly woken up to the wonders of this underrated material. It turns out that using […]

Bloom and Diamond 3-D Wall Decor by J.W. Leeuwenburg. Photos via interiordesign.net Bamboo wall coverings usually call to mind images of rooms dressed in neutral colors and reminiscent of spas. However, bamboo is more than just that. You can enjoy the benefits of this natural and sustainable material without defaulting to any type of overused decorative […]

Via dexiner.com and interiordesign.net  Photos via dexiner.com and interiordesign.net  There are many ways tiles can stand out in an interior design, from color and texture to sheen and pattern. Two companies, however, decided that this can be achieved by other means – one, by turning them into 3-D tiles; the other, by hand-painting them. The Monterrey-based company SHIFT, […]

All photos via interlam-design.com Have you ever seen decorative screens in a restaurant interior? As one of the most versatile elements of decor, decorative screens can answer many interior design problems in restaurants or any other commercial space. From serving as space dividers to simple decorative solutions for interiors that need some spark, they can […]

How to Use Lighting as the Main Element in Restaurant Design.  One bold, unique and eye-catching element of design may be just enough to define the interior of a commercial space and turn it into a veritable public attraction. Melbourne’s Doot Doot Doot restaurant located in the trendy Willow Creek Vineyard development on Mornington Peninsula […]

Photo of  the open ceiling design via retaildesignblog.net The open ceiling space concept in interior design responds to people’s natural need for space and freedom. When this concept is also extended on a vertical plane, the effect is greatly amplified. In fact, high ceilings are on the wish list of many house hunters and store […]

Concrete walls and furniture may not be your idea of elegant decor, but embracing them comes with definite advantages. They are durable, fireproof, resistant to moisture, and make for excellent heat and sound insulators. But how about their aesthetic appeal? If you are stuck with concrete block walls or are considering concrete wall finishes, here […]

Bamboo light shade as one of the latest light fixture trends

When it comes to light fixtures, this year started on a very interesting footing. Whether working on contemporary, industrial, mid-century or organic-inspired interiors, designers seem to choose pieces with unique shapes, that work as artistic as well as functional design elements. Here are a few of the latest light fixture trends that are representative for […]

Ultra violet 2018 Pantone color of the year

While in the last two years, the Pantone chosen colors were all about serenity and relaxation, Ultra Violet has been recently given the coveted title of 2018 Pantone Color of the Year. This time, the Pantone chromatic choice seems to suggest that modern tastes are happy to embrace the daring nature of unconventional spirits, a […]

Light is an essential design element and a fantastic opportunity to make a statement. While traditional elegance is always a winner, today’s trends in light fixtures take braver and more ingenious twists. In our October newsletter you will see a few lamps and pendants that use unexpected, sometimes rough materials – from concrete and steel […]

Unique rustic pendant with rope and exposed bulbs

There are few things as fascinating in interior decorating as watching rough materials such as wood, metal and concrete being used in creating graceful design elements. The transition from coarse to exquisite is the best metaphor for the imaginative power that can transform the most unlikely materials into gorgeous functional or decorative items, including beautiful […]

Minimalist light pendants in neutral colors

Elegance and grace in design is not synonym with an abundance of detail. In fact, modern design finds beauty in simplicity, as it is the case with the graceful minimalist light fixtures below. These are a few of our favorite pieces for the amount of visual impact they pack into their clean lines. Photo above: […]

Unconventional table light made of plumbing pipes

There is no better way to prove that function is only limited by imagination than perusing the field of objects made of recycled materials. When they are used to create unique light fixtures, the visual appeal of such objects is doubled by the warming presence of light. Here are just a few ideas masterfully put […]

Photo above: Vetrazzo Cobalt Sky recycled glass mix countertop via vetrazzo.com If you want to create a “green” interior for your business or use sustainable products that attract more customers, you have an abundance of options. From furniture and carpets to stunning 3-D printed objects, today’s eco-friendly interior design products won’t leave you disappointed… Click HERE to see our SEPTEMBER newsletter. If you are […]

Woven cotton chair with black-and-white pattern

Today’s opportunities to create an interior using sustainable, renewable or recycled materials are abundant. From choosing eco-friendly furniture made of reclaimed wood or logs already discarded by nature to taking a completely different path and opting for man-made materials in order to save a few trees, the alternatives are embraced by gifted designers who combine […]

Photo above via gizmodo.com The best things in interior (or exterior) design happen when creative minds turn the ordinary into extraordinary by reinventing an everyday object or element of design. Other times, a certain material is used in unexpected ways or a piece of furniture takes surprising (and sometimes amusing) shapes. Here are just a […]

Decorative wooden floors with floral pattern

(Photo: materials-inc.com) Even though floors have a big impact on the overall look of an interior space, they are often restricted to typical neutral materials with little personality and no special visual appeal. While neutral materials are the tried-and-true solution for creating versatile spaces, more daring solutions can take an interior from shy to spectacular. […]

Restaurant wall made of rope separating the bar from the dining area

Far from being only a background for other elements of decor, sometimes walls become the story. Reinventing the concept by using unexpected materials, shapes or details, designers can create walls with character that are more than just functional architectural components. Photo above: Mantzalin via contemporist.com Here are, for instance, the walls designed by Presledek, a Ljubljana-based […]

Geometric light configuration in red and white

If good design is functional and visually appealing, great design is also ingenious and unexpected. Especially when it comes to ceilings – often overlooked and impersonal – choosing unique lighting solutions has a powerful impact. In fact, when treated with the attention they deserve, ceilings can turn into the focal point of a room and […]

Creating window displays is not a new art. However, it has nowadays reached new levels of creativity. Good designers turn store windows into their artistic canvas and create spectacular displays regardless of budget limitations. When the budget allows it, windows can become veritable fairy tales that lure customers in. When not, ingenuity more than makes […]

Office Interior Design for Employees Well-being.  The fact that employee satisfaction is critical to the success of any company hardly qualifies as news. However, the consulting and legal firm PwC from Basel, Switzerland, took this concern to a whole new level. As the result of its collaboration with the Swiss architecture and design studio Evolution […]

Circular office wall with colorful oversized nature-inspired graphics

Bold wall treatments are a growing trend, and for good reason. Walls offer an ample background for decorative elements that can make a statement and instantly change the vibe and mood of a space. Wall art trends seem to take advantage of it and to lean more and more towards the daring and the original.  […]

Beauty Bakerie Store Front

Cosmetics Store Designer: Mindful Design Consulting Store photos courtesy of Tazz Lighting A San Diego store found a way to mix the fascinating worlds of cosmetics and desserts, and we are the ones behind its interior design. Opening in April this year in Westfield Mission Valley, the Beauty Bakerie cosmetics store has a mouth-watering interior reminiscent of […]

Via wallpaper.com Designer: Neri & Hu All images: wallpaper.com “Brass decor” usually calls to mind images of solid metal items. However, a Shanghai-based design office managed to use brass to create the feeling of transparency and give a five-story space the vibe of a delicate Oriental lantern. Designed by Neri & Hu, the project was completed […]

Designer: Bruzkus Batek All photos: ait-online.de The road to simplicity is usually long and convoluted. Fortunately, contemporary design seems to embrace simplicity, which is one of the main trends in 2017 commercial interior design – and often hard to achieve. Here is a great example of simple yet effective interior office design. Located in Berlin, the […]

Via inhabitat.com and giancarlozema.com Photo above: giancarlozema.com Looks and function are nor the only topics when it comes to quality furniture. More and more important in the eyes of today’s designers is the way furniture is built. Sometimes this comes from a desire to keep the design environmentally friendly, and sometimes it is all about the […]

rustic wood flooring office interior design

Guest blog post by www.luxuryflooringandfurnishings.co.uk Gone are the days of dusty, drab looking carpet tiles being the go-to flooring choice of every office! Recently, as much more focus has been placed on the health and well-being of office workers, there has been a shift in the interior design of office spaces and office flooring has […]

Light foam chair in pink

For those who think that creating furniture means only rehashing old patterns with little room for structural creativity, here are two innovative chairs that may prove otherwise. Both recreate the concept of building a chair by reinventing the “upholstery” in an unexpected way. Photo above: behance.net Designer Frederik Dedik is interested in using folded foam […]

Photo: decornorth.com Many times, the most unassuming pieces of furniture have the greatest visual impact. Take the bar stool, for instance. Without the bulk of an armchair or the multifunctionality of a table, this humble piece of furniture can still become the star of a well-designed interior. Below are only a few examples of bar stools […]