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Houzz Tour: The Height of Luxury in a Modern Glass House
Sleek materials, walls of glass and double-height rooms create a glamorous, light-filled home in north London
"materials, walls of glass and double-height rooms create a glamorous, light-filled home... house in an exclusive enclave of north London. The impressive structure is a testament... brought in a team of architects, including Brumby, to help build the ultimate millionaire’s... minds in place, the challenge was to amend the initial plans to create an edgy property... home in one of London’s premier roads,” Brumby says. “I think we exceeded expectations..."
Bask in the 'Microarchitecture' of the Innovative Bouroullec Brothers
Provocative and original wall, furniture and lighting designs on display in Chicago make the user central to the experience
"original wall, furniture and lighting designs on display in Chicago make the user central... exhibition in France at the Centre Pompidou-Metz, from October 2011 to July 2012. After... show's run in their home country, it headed to Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary... basked in the amazing output of the design-team duo over the course of the past 15... surroundings in some manner, the brothers' designs are often elements that are pieced together..."
Designer Trick: Take Your Shower Tile to the Ceiling
"whole wall in your shower to give your bath a light and lofty feel... rules in design, so there is no right or wrong way in laying your tile in this matter... to us in magazines or in this ideabook. But that's the great thing about this trick:... design. In this case, a simple trick can make your bathroom feel larger. Most of us... can work in any size of bathroom. Whether large or small, taking your shower tile entirely..."
Designer's Touch: 10 Butler's Pantries That Bring It
Help your butler's pantry deliver in fine form with well-designed storage, lighting and wall treatments
"deliver in fine form with well-designed storage, lighting and wall treatments... asset in your home. Usually used to store serving items, it's an entertainment-loving... furniture in a walk in pantry Love pantry number 2. We had a butler's pantry in our... of blue in #4! Now I just need to find some adventurous clients to test it out on.... floating in my head to turn a closet under the stairs (at the end of a hallway between..."
Idea of the Week: Two-Arm Lights in the Kitchen
"kitchen lighting by using a unexpected fixture in a practical way... rooms to light. Not only are there loads of nooks and crannies that need to be lit for... important to light each working surface for safe and effective cooking. Many kitchens rely... recessed lighting to illuminate countertops and other workspaces. However, many modern... scallops of light on the faces of the cabinets, and not completely light the counters -..."
Ring In Lighting Style With a Bell Jar Lantern
Bell jar lanterns have cast off the darkness since the Dark Ages — could one light the way in your own home?
"could one light the way in your own home?... so well in many different spaces. With roots in medieval and Renaissance designs, this... about such lights. However, in my previous house, a colonial, bell jar lights MADE the... styles of lighting design. I like very much the last one picture. this type of light... always been in love with glass lighting pieces because they exude this very sophisticated... disturbing the light fixture so it's pretty easy to take down & wash. It's worth the upkeep..."
Sensational Chandeliers Cast Rooms in Dramatic Light
Let your lighting fixture be the star and claim the applause for yourself with a statement-making chandelier
"your lighting fixture be the star and claim the applause for yourself with a st... bet that in some cases the lighting came first, and the rest of the room followed. The... times, but lighting really does make a room. But it's not just that glowing, bright stuff... Statement light fixtures can shake up entire rooms. They are focal points, as important... to go in, they are an afterthought. But in these 19 rooms, they are front and center..."
Lace Goes Modern in an Upholsterer's DIY Pendant Lights
"pendant lights you can make yourself... high-impact lighting statement for your home. After more than a few tries at mastering... these lacy light globes, I now understand what designers are up against on the road to... mistakes in one sentence: Don't be fooled into thinking that soaking the lace pieces... pieces in Mod Podge will make them hard enough to retain their shape once the inflatable... of LED lights inside) and to pop over the solar pathway lights will make for a high..."
Expert Talk: 10 Reasons to Hang a Chandelier in the Kitchen
Unexpected? Sure. Incongruent? Not at all. Professional designers explain why a chandelier can work in kitchens from traditional to modern
"can work in kitchens from traditional to modern... room in the house. Function, of course, is still important. But these days, designer... e one in my kitchen. We're in the beginning stages of planning our lighting needs... these lights had owners with a bit of whimsey in their lives. They wanted to harken... having lights shining in our faces. More effective if hung high, or small LED wattages... means more light. Third picture down, star on vent a hood and the black chandelier...."
Add Some Glamour to Your Life With a Chandelier in The Kitchen
"formal lighting and for that reason they usually end up in living rooms, dining rooms... is any light fixture that's suspended from the ceiling. For most people though, a... of the lighting styles used in a kitchen. But it's gets pretty vital when you're using... kinds of light fixtures in a kitchen requires a good deal of thought and planning. Thanks... currently in the market for a light to go over my island. We currently have the old..."
Houzz Tour: Eclectic Home in Spain Lets the Light In
Lush fabrics, purple accents and global decor make for a bright yet soft contemporary apartment in Barcelona
"views" in Barcelona's Eixample district into a light-filled, warm and feminine home... apartment in Barcelona, Spain, without a specific style in mind. Instead she concentrated... woman in the fashion industry. "We wanted a home that was timeless, cozy and comfortable... woman in the fashion industry Location: Barcelona, Spain Size: 1,130 square feet... pink or a light yellow. Great look for an early 20's keeping the budget down with op..."
Is Radiant Heating or Cooling Right for You?
Questions to ask before you go for one of these temperature systems in your floors or walls (yes, walls)
"systems in your floors or walls (yes, walls)... heating or in-slab heating. But the principle can be applied to any surface: a wall, ceiling... floors and walls, with either water or smoke acting as the vehicle for transporting heat... pipes. In the realm of modern technology, these systems have been improved and perfected... floors in between the joists, with light foil insulation underneath it. The basement... recessed lighting in the ceilings, but are looking at rail or low volt wire systems..."
'In Praise of Shadows' Finds Relevance in Today's Architecture
Light and bright homes are more popular than ever, but in shadows lie poetry, subtlety and great beauty
"Light and bright homes are more popular than ever, but in shadows lie poetry, subtlety... essay in light of today's architecture.... dark over light, which equates with traditional spaces and surfaces over bright modern... In Praise of Shadows is a classic book on traditional Japanese architecture and design... published in 1933, then translated into English four decades later; it is still relevant... changes in his home country; it is one of the clearest articulations of Japanese aesthetics..."
Shade in Summer, Sun in Winter
"filter light when it's hot, let it in when it's not... heat gain in the warm months, while allowing light back in during fall and winter. Nature... In modern and contemporary architecture it's clear that glass is key. Full-height... sunlight in the summer, but when their leaves fall of toward the winter, that valuable... a tree in the place it's needed for this type of shading. Enter louvered sunshades... shade or light. Can't even imagine how much that would cost. Great stuff, but I want..."
Get a Soft Spot for Sea-Glass Green
Soften a room's look by washing its walls in this delightfully airy shade, no sand in your shoes required
"washing its walls in this delightfully airy shade, no sand in your shoes required... shines in light-filled spaces. Bright white ceilings and moldings also contrast... alongside it. In this new year, consider giving your walls a facelift with one of the airiest... Appropriate in all types of rooms with any style of architecture, sea-glass green especially... bedding in light turquoise and white, with accent pillows in prints of reds and pinks..."