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Warm Up Your Space with a Bamboo Pendant Light

Photo: Bruce Workshop on Etsy Bamboo is not only for floors, walls, furniture or bathroom accessories. In the last years, this highly renewable, sustainable material has made successful advances into areas less often associated with it. For instance, light fixtures use bamboo to create an exotic look, a clean, relaxing ambiance, and to keep a […]

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Bohemian Light Fixtures Use Mesh to Create Character

Photo: eBay If there is a type of decor that doesn’t shy away from showing character, it’s the Boho decor, with its relaxed and colorful look. A close second must be the industrial type, full of unusual materials and rough edges, or the rustic decor with its charming rugged simplicity. In each case, light fixtures […]

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3-D Printed Furniture Continues to Evolve

Photo: Sofa So Good by Janne Kyttanen via contemporist.com Via 3ders.org Across industries, 3-D printing has stopped being a novelty a while ago. The technique has developed dramatically in the last years, with tremendous improvements in both quality and speed. In the world of interior design, 3-D printed furniture accommodates the designers’ creativity by avoiding the limits […]

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Minimalist Furniture Design for Contemporary Spaces

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 […]

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Using Metal Mesh in Interior Design

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 […]

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New Bamboo Wall Coverings for Interior Design

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 […]

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Revitalizing Your Interior Design with Hand-Painted and 3-D Tiles

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, […]

Metal Finishes that Glam Up Your Interior Design

All photos: specifiedmetals.com While metal finishes in interior design call to mind images of industrial spaces, they are more versatile than they appear. Metal finishes can give a space an unexpected glamour through their light-reflective qualities and sleek appearance. Furthermore, when metal meets creativity, the results can be spectacular. The North Carolina-based company Specified Metals […]

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How to Use Decorative Screens in Commercial Interior Design

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 […]

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Happy Halloween! The Rough and the Beautiful – Light Fixtures Trends

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 […]

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From Rough Materials to Beautiful Light Fixtures – Creating Unique Interior Designs

Photo above: MoonStoneFox on Etsy.com 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 beautiful is the best metaphor for the imaginative power that can transform the most unlikely materials into gorgeous functional or […]

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Elegance and Grace – Minimalist Light Fixtures for Modern Interiors

Photo above: miliashop.com Elegance and grace in design is not synonym with an abundance of detail. In fact, modern minimalist design finds beauty in simplicity, as it is the case with the graceful light fixtures below. With a singular light source encircled by a ring of brass or copper, the Aura Pendant Light designed by […]

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Light Fixtures Made from Surprising Materials

Photo: Urban Industrial Craft on Etsy.com 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 it comes to light fixtures, the visual appeal of such objects is doubled by the warming presence of light. Here are just a few […]

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Simple Halloween Decorating Ideas for Your Home or Office

Photo above: The Parties that Pop on Etsy With Halloween just a few weeks away, this is a good time to start planning your decor. Whether you intend to give your home a few spooky touches or you are planning an office party and need a few fast decor ideas, here are some options.  If you […]

Beyond Plastic – New Materials for “Green” 3-D Printing

Via treehugger.com Photo above: © Emerging Objects  Beyond its “cool” factor, 3-D printing is not only a convenient way to create objects like simple toys or beautiful furniture on the spot, but also one with great environmental implications. By using 3-D printers to circumvent mass production and manufacture products on demand, the technology greatly reduces material […]

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Wool, Hemp and Recyclable Materials – Carpet Options for Green Interior Designs

Photo above: Natures Craft from Philadelphia Commercial Living a green life can mean different things to different people. When it comes to your carpet, “going green” may mean choosing natural materials that do not release toxins into the air, opting for carpets made of recycled or recyclable materials, or going for products that are the results […]

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Eco-Friendly Materials for Green Interior Design

Photo above: Bretagne Blue Vetrazzo slab via vetrazzo.com Aside from adopting certain lifestyle changes in order to help the environment, there is another field in which you can exercise your environmentally-minded attitude on an equally large scale: in the interior design of your home or business. Today, the options in eco-friendly materials are multiplying fast, […]

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Floors With Character for Unique Interior Designs

Photo above: materials-inc.com Floors have a big impact on the overall look of an interior space, yet they are often restricted to typical neutral materials with little character 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. […]

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Unexpected Materials in Furniture Design

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 […]

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Flooring Materials Considerations in Office Interior Design

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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 […]

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Furniture for the Future – Innovative Chairs for Creative Interior Designs

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

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The Art of the Bar Stool – Inspiring Furniture for Commercial Interior Design

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 […]

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Minimalist Furniture is a Refreshing Option for Commercial Interior Designs

Via yankodesign.com All photos: yankodesign.com A few very interesting products from Arco da Velha, a Portuguese furniture design brand, speak volumes about the value of simplicity. Designed for both residential and commercial spaces, the collection seems to spring from an interest in minimalism and an appetite for soft lines and fresh color. Here are a few […]

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3-D Printed Bioplastic Makes for Inspiring Building Facade Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: DUS Architects and Heijmans All photos: retaildesignblog.net Designing temporary structures means finding flexible solutions and recyclable materials in order to avoid waste. It is exactly what DUS Architects of Amsterdam did when coming up with the façade of the Mobile European Building, the place where the presidency meetings of the European Union […]

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Architectural Wall Panels Create Stunning Interiors

Designer: Interlam All photos: Interlam While the art of wall paneling goes as far back as the 15th century, there is nothing old-fashioned in the look of Interlam’s ornamental wall panels. The North Carolina-based company offers sculpted, carved, decorative and ornamental wall panels that contribute to creating spectacular interiors. Interlam’s extensive collections and designs take […]

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Flooring Materials with a Twist – When Concrete Floors Go Artistic

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Transparent House All photos: retaildesignblog.net Concrete floors have long crossed from the realm of industrial sites into that of residential interior design. It is not only because their unique looks are perfect for spaces with a rustic, urban or industrial flair, but also because of their versatile nature, ease of maintenance and the […]

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Ceiling Decor with a Twist – Beaded String Installation Evokes the Mystery of Wine Cellars

Via dezeen.com Designer: Glithero All photos via dezeen.com Capturing the feel of a dark, humid and mysterious wine cellar was the goal of the London-based Glithero design team (British designer Tim Simpson and Dutch designer Sarah van Gameren ) when creating the hanging bead chain installation for champagne house Perrier-Jouët. The ethereal structure is entitled […]

Paper and Ceiling Design – Paper Chandeliers Recreate the Architecture of a Space

Via disegnodaily.com Designer: Cristina Parreño Architecture, MIT Photography by Luis Asin, courtesy of Cristina Parreño Ceiling design can benefit from the use of materials not typically associated with interior architecture. Choosing a material with little weight but apparently great potential for creating dramatic ceiling structures, Cristina Parreño (from Cristina Parreño Architecture) designed the ceiling for the 2013 […]

Beyond the Drywall – Metal and Acrylic Glass as Materials for Ceiling Design

Via retaildesignblog.net (PURE metal ceiling, W&W) All photos via retaildesignblog.net The ceiling is often the forgotten space when designing a residential or commercial interior. While a large part of the budget is spent on wall and floor treatments, the ceiling often ends up painted over and declared finished. However, a unique ceiling with body, architectural interest and a […]

Ceramic Tiles Draw Inspiration from the World of Textiles and Men Suits

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: estudi{H}ac All photos: retaildesignblog.net Inspiration often spurs from surprising places, as is the case with the WARP tile collection from the Spanish design atelier estudi{H]ac. Sparked by the way tailors work with textiles to shape unique, perfectly fit clothing pieces for every customer, the WARP tiles are meant to assist in creating the same customized […]