Green Carpet Options.  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 of an energy-efficient […]

Photo above: Bretagne Blue Vetrazzo slab as Eco-Friendly Materials 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 […]

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. […]

Modern furniture collection with stripe design

Looks and function are nor the only criteria 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. Other times, it’s all about the ease or speed of building the furniture. […]

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 […]

Colorful barstools for contemporary bar designs

Many times, the most unassuming pieces of furniture have the greatest visual impact. Take the barstool, 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 space. Below are only a few examples of barstools that are as […]

Minimalist furniture with geometric shape

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 of the Arco da […]

Gold incisions in stone that makes for one of the most glamorous latest trends in finishes

In the next years, the commercial interior design world will see more innovative solutions in trying to create dramatic interiors that stand out. It will also be a time when a return to nature will continue to push forward materials such as wood and cork. Here are only a few of the latest trends in […]

Brass-toned sconce with trendy construction

If light is a critical part of any interior design, it is also a great opportunity for designers to turn functional pieces into works of art. Lighting design trends also say a lot about how people see the spaces of tomorrow. Here are a few ways in which light will be showcased in homes and […]

Sail-shaped building façade design in white and blue

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 design of the Mobile European Building, the place where the presidency meetings of the European Union Council took place for the first half of 2016. […]

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 architectural 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 a three-dimensional twist on the […]

Concrete floors with elegant floral pattern

Concrete floors have long ago 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 rare quality of being an allergen-free […]

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 […]

Example of acrylic glass in office design

When designing a residential or commercial interior, the ceiling is often the forgotten space that gets the short stick of the budget. While a large part of the planning and resources is spent on wall and floor treatments, the ceiling often ends up painted over and considered done. However, a unique ceiling with body, architectural […]

Unique ceramic tiles with textile patterns

Inspiration often comes 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 unique ceramic tiles are meant to assist in creating the same customized look for […]

White tiles with ribbon pattern

The variety in ceramic tile designs is impressive, yet there is always a new source of inspiration, a new twist in an old design, or a new way to manufacture the material. Relief ceramic tiles, for instance, bring texture and a new level of visual interest to an interior space. They are more than simple […]

Via retaildesignblog.net (MUT Design SCALES, Buddha Bar scale tiles) Designers: Alberto Sánchez, MUT Design for SCALES; Giles Miller Studio for Buddha Bar scale tile artwork All photos via retaildesignblog.net Interior design artists often find inspiration in nature, yet the results of their creative search are sometimes unexpected. Designed by Alberto Sánchez from MUT Design in partnership with HARMONY, a […]

Using wool felt in interior design as dividers

Well loved by crafters and sewing enthusiasts, wool felt has found its way into the world of interior creations. While the potential of felt in interior design remains largely unexploited, some designers see in it the answer to some problems they routinely encounter. A creation of FilzFelt and Gensler’s LA office, Link is a modular […]

Paneled walls and ceilings in lobby design

The use of aluminum panels for wall cladding is a relatively new method in interior design, but Aluphant makes it an attractive option for commercial spaces. Aluminum panels have great functional qualities such as ease of installation and low maintenance, but their main appeal lies in their versatility and aesthetics. Used by talented designers as […]

Via osoindustries.com Designer: Ben Sandell, Situ Studio, Geoff Sosebee and Eric Weil for OSO Industries All photos: osoindustries.com With the concrete tile from OSO Industries, geometry becomes a fascinating subject. Designed as a wall treatment and meant to be the starting point in the creation of highly decorative displays, the tiles bear the signatures of  Ben Sandell, […]

Multi-colored wall design using leather tiles

A new kind of wall and floor treatment is gaining terrain in the world of interior design. The impressive leather tiles created by Lapèlle Design are the end result of a long family history that intersects with creativity and innovation in leather treatment. Lapèlle Design is a brand of the Italian company Scamosceria Astico, founded […]

Painted aluminum chains as decorative accents for restaurant walls

Using unexpected materials in interior design delivers part of the drama and character that every space needs. Hanging chains and woven wire mesh in interior design are only a few materials that have crossed from industrial fields into interior decorating. Here are a few examples of spaces where such elements not only make an aesthetic […]

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Swarovski All photos: retaildesignblog.net  Possibilities in interior design just got a little bit more glamorous. Part of the Swarovski Elements collection, Crystal Fabric brings the bling into the designers’ realm of texture and color options. Consisting of a material onto which sparkling cut and uncut crystals are attached, Crystal Fabric belongs to […]

Unique 3D blanket pattern

Many interior design accents are the result of a passion for beauty, a love for decor and sometimes a welcome ability to sew. The Bloom blanket, however, is much more than that. It is the inspired outcome of a child’s love for origami, a student’s understanding of geometry and a designer’s curiosity about how geometry […]

Via dezeen.com Designer: Patricia Urquiola All photos: gan-rugs.com While achieving a cohesive interior that brings together color, contrast and balance is not a simple task, designer Patricia Urquiola just made it a little easier. Her collection of hand-stitched rugs meets the market need for unique pieces whose aesthetics steps away from the typical look of traditional lines. […]

Photo of privacy sofa: designerpages.com In a time where we have to abandon our privacy the moment we step out the door, every little effort in trying to preserve a little bit of distance from the world helps. Built around the idea of such a retreat in the middle of a busy world, privacy seating offers […]

Photo of 3-D wall art tiles: urbanproduct.ca Interior design has come a long way since the dark, oak-covered walls of the ’70s and ’80s. In recent years, however, the concept of wood as wall treatment has not been abandoned, but rather reinvented. In fact, the versatility, warmth and natural look of wood is hard to match, […]

Business spaces must be periodically updated to keep up with the market and changes in customers’ expectations. But this does not mean that updating your interior is simply a way of responding to new customer preferences. In fact, you can use smart design choices to shape the preferences of your audience, to be innovative, stay […]

Two-sided hanging plant pot

Plants instantly change a space and make it warm and welcoming. While the traditional ceramic pot is always an option, there are many other ways to add plants to interior designs and, at the same time, turn planters into elements of decor. Here are a few ingenious ways to bring in the green in 2016. […]