How to create different functional areas in a large room?

May 22, 2014
This apartment located in Saint-Petersburg was decorated by INT2. A good example for those who want to structure a large room and keep an open space while creating several different functional areas. This Scandinavian-style apartment is just perfect!

The Main Room: Kitchen + Dining Room + Living Room + Office + Piano


Scandinavian Living room ideas

We note:
    Spaces delimitation: a wood loggia for the dining room, white bricks and a dark wood bar for the kitchen, a large rug around the sofa.  




1. Kitchen


Opened Kitchen

We love:
  • Art on a kitchen wall;
  • White bricks that look like tiles;
  • Industrial-style lights;
  • Stools stored under the bar for a much neater impression.


Scandinavian Kitchen and dining room

We note:
    ➨ Different floorings to show different spaces.


2. Dining Room


Wood Dining room


We love:
  • wood raw material;
  • the rear shelves with beautiful tableware;
  • the unpaired chairs. 



3. Living-Room



Scandinavian living room ideas

We love:
  • the mix of different geometric patterns;
  • the vintage style of the furniture.


Scandinavian and vintage living room

We love:
  • the fox (an original touch in this Scandinavian design);
  • the decentred canvas and lamp;
  • the unpaired furniture;
  • the orange touch (lamp + canvas).


graphic wallpaper scandinavian design

We note:
    ➨ wallpaper on a single section of the wall;
    ➨ the mix of geometric patterns;
    ➨ the mix of pastel colors.

entrance and living room and office


4. The Piano


piano design ideas

piano and bookshelves

We note:
    ➨ the grey wall to create a distinct space;
    ➨ Frames just put on the Piano and decentred.

5. Office


how to create a distinct office space

We note :
    ➨ The office is isolated from the rest of the room thanks to bilateral bookshelves, that also bring some additional storage space.

get an office in your living room


Bathroom


black bathtub

We note:
    ➨ A short band of colored tiles over a white base.

original and scandinavian bathroom

We love:
  • the black matte bathtub;
  • the whale poster;
  • the ladder;
  • the two nude bulbs.


stylish restroom

how to decorate a long bathroom

We note:
    ➨ just one section of the wall with blue pattern;
    ➨ the yellow desk lamp on the wall.


Bedroom


scandinavian bedroom idea

modern dressing table

We love:
  • blue and orange colors together, a great match of 2 complementary colors;
  • the mirror hanged with leather belts;
  • the two-colored wall (and the fuzzy delimitation).




Laundry room


geometric flooring

We love:

  • the geometric pattern on the floor;
  • the mix wood, white and natural fibers.

A Living Wall

May 08, 2014


From Paris to Singapore through Palm Beach, a quick tour of the most beautiful living walls around the world.



We could be in a jungle, @Pershing Hall, Paris



@Sevva, Hong Kong


East Conservatory, Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania, US


Artistic living wall on one of Saks’ wall in Palm Beach



@Athenaeum Hotel in London, Made by living wall superstar, Patrick Blanc



Singapore’s Supertrees, and the restaurant of the same name at the top of one of these big trees.


Private Apartment in Paris



Tropical Bathroom


You would like to have one of these living walls at home? There are a lot of different solutions: you can make it yourself, order living wall kits, hire a specialist or even buy a stabilized plant frame (which need no water or light).

Or you could just opt for the junglewallpaper!

Pots and Plants for an Interior Garden

May 01, 2014
With spring coming we would like to see more nature and greenery in our homes… Here is an original selection of plants and pots that you can buy or do yourself.



My favorite : The Click & Grow smart pot that will grow mini tomatoes and strawberries by itself.
No need to have a green thumb or to water plants anymore!
A short demonstration video 
here and for the shopping, it’s on our website of course!



Herb Stand Normann Copenaghen:
Another smart and handy pot that you can buy here (and here for the video)


A clever creation: the Corsica Flower Bridge Table from Elho label,
perfect for small terraces or balconies. You can find it 
here.  



Say farewell to traditional pots and welcome Bacsac bags! Available in many bright colors,
they can be used outdoors or indoors. You’ll find them 
here.


A cardboard pot for your flowers really? It could have been a bad idea but you’ll surprise
your friends and family with this ceramic version by Marie Michielssen, available at 
Merci.  


For more glamourous and elegant plants, 
you can chose the hexagonal brass pot from Ferm Living here.


If you already have plants but you don’t have nice pots, here are some tips to transform them quickly and at a bargain.


With Leather

Just cover your pots with leather, it is very simple to do (see tutorial here) and so chic!


With Jute Fabric

Just use vintage jute bags to cover big pots. You can find plenty of them on Ebay
and your plants will feel very cozy in them.


With Paint or Paper

Another easy idea: paint your pots or write on them! 
You can use paint, wallpaper or stickers to transform them.
‘I Will Survive’ Pot can be found here.  



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