Thursday, October 29, 2009

Italian Sideboard










Here is another progressive modern Italian piece from Tonin Casa, a leader in unique "all original" furniture designs. In a previous post Furniture Fashion reviewed their coffee tables, modern shelving, and dining tables so we wanted to show you one of Tonin Casa's buffet sideboards. This beautiful model features a four door cupboard, chromed metal frame, front profile in anodized aluminum and tempered black lacquered glass. I really like the way the back feet are recessed so they are visible from the side only creating a floating look and a little added drama. Tonin Casa is a great source for modern furniture for the lover of unique design that breaks away from the usual.




Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Burke Decor






































BurkeDecor.com was created by Erin E. Burke in September 2007. A lover of renovations, Erin was working on a re-development project in post-Katrina New Orleans when a scarcity of construction resources (beyond the basic Lowes' and Home Depot offering) pushed her online to purchase fixtures, wallpapers and cabinetry. Having to spend extensive amounts of time sourcing products on the web through a multitude of sites, Erin became interested in the notion of creating an exclusive shoppe online for decor she loved...all in one place and with a cohesive style. Although BurkeDecor's online home decor catalog has grown extensively, her company remains committed to offering customers a boutique-style shopping experience online

BurkeDecor.com , see their store information on ,"this site-Serenity In Design- under Designer's Link section", they are an online boutique shop complete with decorative home products, gifts, furniture and other delights to make living more enjoyable. With a variety of offerings, from the most unique to the most functional of home furnishings and luxury pieces for any living space. They carry accent decor, bath accessories, bedding, candles, furniture, decorative garden decor, children's furnishings, lighting, mirrors, photographs, pillows, art prints, rugs, serving linens, trays, tabletop accessories and wallpaper from a range of star designers and brands. They carry unique and extraordinary items you will love!!!

Talk about, "Feng Shui"




































This Singapore home remodeling project was submitted by Ong & Ong Architects showcasing their work on the 55 Blair Road property. The design team consisted of Diego Molina, Maria Arango and Camilo Peleaz. In the example they provided wonderful pictures taken by Derek Swalwell to provide details from each room. My two favorite areas in the home are the pool section and the staircase section. The pool is integrated into the home design and features a Century Frangipani tree native to Singapore which brings a sense of peace and reflection to the area. The spiral staircase is set off beautifully with windows on either side creating a visual experience enhanced by the overall white design of the room. Via.

Monday, October 26, 2009

White Wall Storage













White Wall Units and Home Storage Shelving Ideas

If you don't have built-ins and are staring at a blank wall deciding on what color to paint next, think again. In these White Wall Units and Home Storage Shelving Ideas" this is to show other possibilities other than a painted unit. These designs can be created by an individual just like you with our without the aid of an interior designer. For many of us, a wall that is thought out with a shelving concept or wall unit will be a vast improvement over what we currently see. These concepts are not limited to white and can be made in a variety of colors. Each design is put together by basic shapes, bit by bit. By measuring walls and determining width and height a concept can begin to come together. Some people create their design and then use cardboard cutouts to better visualize the wall unit or home storage shelving concept. In the dining room picture you will see how the wall unit is more closed off which lends itself to conceal china, stemware and serving dishes. One version throws in a touch of yellow to create a contrast to the white. The possibilities are limitless. The product is listed as "Vita" under the MDF Italia website that is found here. via

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Vu-Thru















Beside the obvious heating benefits of the Fire Ribbon Vu Thru from Spark Fires there are a few features that need to be brought into the light. The Fire Ribbon fireplace is available in two and three sided versions for enjoyment in multiple locations, there is no need for a hearth, it is available with safety or fixed ceramic glass, easy to install, and several can be lined up for a virtual Vu Thru fire wall as desired. Viewable dimensions: 36" wide x 17" H x 13" D See the entire collection of modern natural gas fireplaces for in and outdoor use at sparkfires.com





Friday, October 23, 2009

Paoletti










You know what they say, “What’s old is new again,” and retro style bathrooms are hot! Jazz by ArtCeram puts a modern twist on the classic bathroom. This retro bathroom design by Meneghello Paolelli Associati features cool, contemporary details complementing retro silhouettes for a trendy yet timeless look. Whether your style preferences tend toward the traditional or the ultra-modern, the Jazz bathrooms offer something for every taste with its line of freestanding wash basins, toilet and bidet for a clean and customizable bathroom design. The long and lean lines and a classic palette of black and white create an elegant yet simple style. Check these retro bathrooms out at ArtCeram




Thursday, October 22, 2009

"Luna"





















Here is my pick for the coolest bathroom faucet collection form Graff. There tag line says "cutting edge design" and here is one instance where an exaggeration has not been made. The "Luna" wall mounted lavatory / vessel or faucet and sink as we say here in the states offers a simplistic style that speaks for itself. Since 1922 Graff has been in the business of expanding the visual and structural lines of faucets, fixtures, and sinks for the bathroom, shower, and kitchen. Visit graff-faucet.com for a look at their entire collection including more on the super cool Luna series. via

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Stairs and Balustrades




























A staircase as an element of art is an amazing thing, and these decorative staircase design ideas from Edilco are nothing short of spectacular! These contemporary staircases offer an unusual juxtaposition of opposites in their combination of cold cement and metal with warm wood, resulting in a wonderful complementary look. From the simple spiral staircase with wood treads, to modern riser-free designs and grand staircases adorned with decorative graphics, this tasteful collection ranges from Zen, to classic contemporary and totally avant-garde, with a style to suit every preference. These staircase design ideas will fill you with inspiration for your own home. Take your classic staircase design from ordinary to extraordinary, and make a style statement that’s as individual as you are. For endless design options, check out these staircase pictures from Edilco.







Friday, October 16, 2009

Liquid Silver Candlestick





Who says a candlestick has to be a stick. The wax like puddle of Liquid Silver designed by Sono Mocci from Italy looks more like the after effects of a romantic evening. The "Liquid Silver" candle contains a removable fuel tank and a wick that simply feeds into the oil for hours of soothing candle light. The flat design of this slick little gem adds even more ambiance as the flame reflects against the shiny surface-via How romantic!!!!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Glass Wall Cottage




























This cottage just has SERENITY written all over it!!!! I would add more decor to the interiors, but this totally captures my mentor, Frank Lloyd Wright, basis for design, "Every Room With A View".


This gorgeous cottage home design located in the resort setting of Mar Azul, on the shore of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was developed for low maintenance, low cost and low environmental impact with an eco friendly cottage appeal. Designed by Argentina’s BAK Architects, this cottage home is surrounded by forest, offering a private, peaceful setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. The concrete and glass house offers a great view of the outdoors, with an understated look that suits its natural surroundings. The glass wall house boasts a walkout to a wood patio and thus, a deep connection to the environment. Inside, two main living areas are designed for public and private life. The public spaces are housed in the glass-enclosed main floor, including a kitchen, dining and living room, which open to the terrace. The private living areas such as bedrooms and bathrooms are in a more closed-off style. Regardless of public or private, all interiors are finished with pine in this rustic cabin home. BAK Architects-via