Published at Sunday, January 14th 2018, 05:32:14 AM by edgarquintero. design. An alternative to trying to omit substantial visual barriers is to turn this around and use those barriers to your advantage. For the bed that happens to be part of the open floor plan, for example, a raised headboard provides an immediate sense of privacy…even if that privacy isn’t exactly reality.
Published at Sunday, January 14th 2018, 07:04:42 AM by edgarquintero. design. On the other hand, marble floors with soft and delicate veins and patterns can also look highly sophisticated and elegant, even more so if the rest of the décor is just as stylish and simplistic. High-end marble is usually defined by a soft and even color palette and less pronounced veins.
Published at Sunday, January 14th 2018, 06:11:43 AM by edgarquintero. design. Due to their, well, openness, open spaces thrive with the potential for horizontal surfaces. Work these horizontal planes (e.g., shelves) in wherever it makes sense and is useful. For example, the large “shelf” near the floor under this kitchen island work station is floating, which maintains an open feeling, but it also provides storage and decorative function within the space.
design. Published at Sunday, August 05th 2018, 10:46:34 AM by edgarquintero. The floor can become the focal point of your dining room if, for example, you choose a type of marble with rich veining and pronounced color contrasts. To make it even more eye-catching, consider a random pattern such as displayed here.
design. Published at Sunday, August 05th 2018, 08:18:40 AM by edgarquintero. Where other traditional house-heating methods can leave patches of draftiness or downright chilliness (think hallways, or corners of large rooms), underfloor heating is evenly dispersed and consistent. Kind of like an electric blanket, just under the floor.
design. Published at Sunday, August 05th 2018, 05:35:22 AM by edgarquintero. Like with every other material, there are both pros and cons linked to marble floors. For example, on one hand marble is very refined and elegant and always features unique patterns but on the other hand it’s also a soft and highly absorbent material which means it stains easily and can be easily damaged by acidic substances and cleaning products.
design. Published at Saturday, August 04th 2018, 07:56:55 AM by edgarquintero. Keep in mind that design elements with distinct verticality – whether or not they’re all that tall in reality – do a great deal to define the space surrounding them. These colorful, stackable drawers provide verticality and the subsequent definition of space but, because of their cut-out design, they maintain a sense of openness.
design. Published at Thursday, August 02nd 2018, 02:13:19 AM by edgarquintero. This is another example of an open-aired “wall” – a geometric hex shape that provides subtle, if not outright, privacy to the bedroom that abuts the common living area. Notice the effectiveness of the trailing plant in providing definition amidst openness as well.
design. Published at Tuesday, July 31st 2018, 10:30:53 AM by edgarquintero. Without a bunch of interior walls blocking the natural light from the windows, the natural light in an open floor plan’s great room far exceeds that of a closed floor plan. Not only the light, but the views through the windows themselves are increased and enhanced. This permeation of light plays an important role in maintaining a spacious, airy feel, regardless of the actual size of the open floor layout.
design. Published at Monday, July 30th 2018, 10:24:30 AM by edgarquintero. Open space, to feel like truly open space, needs to have plenty of “white space” and free-flowing airspace. One way to achieve an opened up look in any room in the house (even the kitchen!) is to make larger pieces of furniture or even the architecture itself incorporate legginess. This allows our eyes to travel above, around, and under even the largest of elements, thus maximizing the sense of openness.
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