Spectacularly Scenic Villas In New Zealand [Visualized]

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A slice of true paradise, the Waimarino Lodge features properties along a lakefront wilderness in Bob’s Cove, just outside of Queenstown CBD, New Zealand. Designed by award-winning architects Fearon Hay, Waimarino is a stunning getaway with expansive shared living spaces, luxury bedrooms and breathtaking views from every angle. Choose from a glorious ‘Owners Residence’, a pristine ‘Premium Villa’, or a refined and understated ‘Luxury Villa’ wrapped in the lush greenery of the sloping landscape. Endless adventure awaits outside the villa’s doors, along Lake Wakatipu and over the surrounding mountain ranges. Or maybe the outdoor bathtub under clear blue skies will be just too inviting to leave behind.

Situated on 18,093 square metres of land in the beautifully sheltered bay, the modern home exterior of the ‘Owner’s Residence’ encompasses a huge 201 square metre sun terrace with a 40 square metre heated infinity pool. A comfortable conversation pit is sunken into the side of the concrete patio, heated by a modern firepit. The perfect place to chat about the day’s adventures of heli-skiing, scenic backcountry hikes and vineyard wine tastings.

How’s this for a living room with a spectacular view? The 495 square metre Owner’s Residence sits at the very front of the property, where majestic mountains and tranquil waters layout a magnificent welcome. Native birdlife calls from the surrounding bush, building on nature’s blissful ambiance.

A ceiling mounted modern fireplace keeps the luxurious villa toasty in wintertime, when the mountains are snow capped. In green Spring and Summertime the piece simply presents a cool sculptural addition to the contemporary monochrome lounge scheme. Pale grey lounge furniture and a matching area rug keep the decor palette restful, whilst the fireplace and a chunky black rectangle coffee table provide punchy accents.

The tasteful lounge opens up to a huge dining room and a kitchen with a butler’s pantry. The impressive rectangle dining table can seat a large party of ten, which is where the optional private chef service and fully stocked wine and whiskey cellar comes in very handy.

The sloping site affords stunning lake and mountain views from every aspect of the villa, which is why outdoor living areas have been bestowed with the same considerations as the interiors.

Decor is minimal to honor the magnificent picture perfect views. A clear glass carafe ghosts against the vista.

Behind the dining area, a lengthy white granite island stretches the kitchen layout. A linear suspension light highlights the kitchen dining bar, where black bar stools silhouette crisply against the clean stone. The back of the kitchen is arranged with a darkly contrasting cabinetry and a slick glossy black backsplash. Wine storage is backlit enticingly at one end of the layout, whilst a pair of pure white vases sculpt interest at the other.

A simple glass vase makes a crystal clear decor addition to the top of the kitchen island. A matt black kitchen faucet and undermount sink disrupt the smooth white countertop.

An outdoor dining table and modern outdoor chairs offer a closer connection with Mother Nature at breakfast, lunch or dinner. A bed of grass attractively breaks the dining area apart from the swimming pool, and serves as a subtle guide toward the top of the pool’s underwater steps.

An outdoor fireplace chases off the chill in the colder months.

In one of the holiday home’s four spacious king size bedroom suites, a modern platform bed is situated to look out upon the panorama, along with a set of stylish bedroom chairs.

Outside of edge-to-edge glass doors, an outdoor lounge chair and footstool recline under the sun.

The 69 square metre, 1 bed ‘Premium Villa’ creates an unmatched sense of connection with nature with 180 degree views out to the lake and surrounding mountain ranges.

A full length 30 square metre sundeck provides the perfect viewing platform, perfect with a glass of wine in hand.

If you can’t bear to leave the view, no worries, an outdoor shower will keep you fresh and connected. Industrial style plumbing fixtures and finishes blend easily with the dark exterior cladding, and become enveloped by its deeply corrugated texture.

Alternatively, enjoy a soak under the stars in the deck’s sunken bathtub by candlelight.

You’ll also find a hidden bathtub in the marginally smaller deck of the 52 square metre ‘Luxury Villa’, along with a indoor/outdoor daybed for soaking up the dreamy views.

Modern planters serve nature up onto the deck, whilst you serve the wine. The soft glow of interior lights filter through sheer drapes at the windows, providing enough illumination for an evening read.

Eye catching artwork makes a sophisticated addition to the bedroom’s dramatically dark walls.

Off-grid technology and green practises make Waimarino a high-end eco-centric accommodation. Conscious sustainable development decisions from initial planning to daily servicing minimise Waimarino’s footprint on the planet.

Nature envelops the lodge, pushing up around the al fresco dining area. An outdoor fireplace makes the outdoor eating spot into an inviting and romantic experience.

Back inside the modestly proportioned villa, the rooms open wide to the extraordinary landscape. Even the indoor rainfall shower thunders down in front of a sweeping mountainous scene. A mirror above the double sink bathroom vanity draws the awesome views further inside and builds on the impact.

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Red, Yellow And Blue Interiors That Offer Colourful Contrast

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Brave colour lovers will relish the high contrast of these four inspiring red, yellow and blue interiors. Using the three primary colours will always result in a strong impact, and this set of designs explores how to toy with the busy balance. Introducing negative spaces of white, grey and black in between gives the eyes a quiet place to rest, and gives the brights space to really pop out. We’re going to explore a full range of saturation, from uplifting splashes and solid slices of the red, blue and yellow accent colours, through to eye-catching abstract shape infusions and a kooky dream-like Piet Mondrian inspired riot.


Designer: SNKH Studio  

Our first tour takes place in an apartment located in Yerevan, Armenia. An acid yellow L-shaped sofa outlines the living space, contrasted by a blue statement wall and blue geometric area rug.

Dark red accents push forward from the home entryway to complement a striking red TV stand. The modern outdoor chairs are the black Acapulco chair.

The round coffee tables are void of colour, instead offering a peaceful pause of white on the busy blue rug.

The smooth wood tone of the living room’s herringbone floor is replaced by a sharp red and white geometric design in the foyer.

Garnet triangles look like shards that have shattered down from the red roof above.

Contrasting paintwork draws attention to architectural details and composition.

In the dining room, a small round dining table is closely encircled by a party of six deep blue chairs.

Moody blue walls are pierced by a crisp white wall sconce. A matching white dining pendant light floats above the eating area in rippling concentric circles.

The kitchen is a combination of ink blue and clean white cabinets. A dark inky kitchen island commands the centre of the space with a wide dining extension.

Kitchen bar stools pull up at the bar in a conversational arrangement with the cook.

Tall blue kitchen units build a bold kitchen feature wall.


Visualizer: Brani & Desi  

This Mondrian inspired interior design, entitled “Breakfast with Mondrian” is an experimental concept. The use of line, form and colour provokes modern living, like a dance. Bright active white and passive black shading creates intervals between a solid red modern sofa and a yellow accent chair.

‘”I wish to approach truth as closely as is possible, and therefore I abstract everything until I arrive at the fundamental quality of objects.”–Piet Mondrian.

Just like the Dutch painter’s abstract paintings, oppositions of color and line depicts plastic expression of relationship in the open plan. Whilst each zone has its own function, they are always connected. Horizontal and vertical tracks pull a side chair and table set magnetically into the mix.

Red, blue, yellow accents slice and dice the layout, disguising conventional elements.

Circular pendant lights receive a floating black outline to define them in the chaos of colour.

Interconnective elements mean that the dining room cannot be without the kitchen, and the kitchen cannot be without the lounge. As in nature, everything exists in unity. Solid black slabs pick out the eating area and the main wall of kitchen appliances. Yellow outlines and yellow seated mid century modern chairs lighten the look.

Horizontal lines stabilize the dining room backdrop, inline with the rectangle dining table.

Clear globe pendant lights drift above, like bubbles lost on the wind.

A higher density of red marks the entryway to the lounge, and is pulled back in the kitchen diner.

Floor colours create a dance.

A modern fruit bowl adds an extra beat of colour to the black dining table.

Bright yellow outlines define the edges and openings of a gloss black kitchen run.

A unique staircase design climbs rights up alongside the kitchen base cabinets, in a blast of multicolour.

Every detail is electrified with pixelated vividity.


Visualizer: Monika Machnicka  

A simpler communication of abstract shape brings our third home interior to life. Wide red, blue and yellow elements interlock behind a blue channel tufted sofa and red accent chair. A sputnik chandelier and matching floor lamp add bright layers to the shape theme.

In the master, twin bedroom pendant lights and a huge modern chandelier sketch smooth black outlines across a colour blocked wall.

A yellow platform bed extends from a bespoke channel tufted headboard. A blue archway paints a holding device around the bedroom vanity and paired wall sconces.


Designer: PAINTIT  
Photographer: Shurpenkov Andriy  

Lastly, we come to a 52 square metre studio located in Kyiv, Ukraine. Yellow falls away as a tiny accent spike in this darker scheme, whilst red and blue elements strongly compete with the moody grey and rich wood grain backdrop. A smoky modular sofa builds the heart of the living space.

Throw pillows pull in a pop of red.

On one side of the central sofa, a blue framed 4 poster defines the bedroom…

… The other side of the double sided couch looks onto a red one wall kitchen. A yellow pouf adds extra interest.

A small dining area is set off to one side in the shadows of a monochrome palette.

A lantern dining room pendant light hangs a full moon over the small dining table.

White wall cabinets balance out the red kitchen base units.

Dark wood grain builds a wall of storage in the studio.

A blue closet interior complements the distinctive blue 4 poster bed.

However, there is an even larger walk in wardrobe hidden away within the large wood grain volume, which is accessed just off the home entryway.

A red and white mosaic makes a unique bathroom feature.

Floor plan.

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This DIYer’s Dream Nightstand Cost $3,400, So She Hacked an IKEA One for $115

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Lita Lee had found her dream nightstands. The stained oak pieces from Amber Interior Design featured custom carved drawer pulls and rope cord shelves, plus they were the perfect size for her king bed. The only problem was each cost a cool $3,400. Fortunately Lee is seasoned in the art of DIY: She picked up two Nordkisa nightstands from IKEA (the pieces cost $100 each and measure almost 2 feet wide). Most important, she could remove the solid bottom shelves and weave her own creation. “It’s something anyone could do over a weekend,” she says. It only cost an additional $15 to reimagine one of the Swedish retailer’s plain bamboo pieces. The real price was Lee’s time (it took around five hours to transform each one). Throw on a good podcast and get lost in the rhythm of the process. Ahead, Lee walks us through the steps for making over one nightstand.

The Supplies

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Step 1: Clear the Way

After assembling the nightstands per the instructions in the box, remove the bottom shelf with a jig (a small handled saw with a slender blade). 

Step 2: Give It a Fresh Coat

Ensure a smooth surface for the paint to adhere to by going over the furniture with a medium-grit sandpaper. Then apply the paint (Lee went through two cans of Behr’s Classic Noir chalk spray paint). Let it dry overnight before going back over the nightstand with a wax sealer.

Step 3: Weave the Vertical

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Pull a generous amount of hemp string from the roll and cut it. Tie a knot around one of the edges and begin to wrap the cord across the frame, moving from the front to the back. “Ensure the strings sit nicely against each other but never overlap,” says Lee. 

Once you’ve completed five or so columns, wrap the cord three times around the front edge only. This will create a space in the pattern. (Note: You can make your gaps as wide as you like.) Then take the string across to the other side of the frame, just as you did before, and wrap it three times around the back border but in the opposite direction. This ensures that the cords are always in line with one another. Alternate between the columns and spaces until you have reached the edge of the nightstand. 

Step 4: Weave the Horizontal

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Pull a generous amount of hemp string from the roll and cut it. Tie a knot around one of the edges. Keep this pattern simple by weaving over one vertical string, then under the next, and so on. Once you find that your pattern is nearing the last third, tie off your cord and, using your fingers, pull the strings slightly apart and adjust them evenly so they cover the entire surface. “It saves you from weaving the rest of the way,” says Lee. Of course, the biggest save was her budget—now she can really sleep easy. 

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Seductive Belgian Home Interior (With Floor Plans)

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A seductive grey, black, brown and wood tone decor theme runs through this luxurious 561 square metre home located in Gent, Belgium, visualised by Chub Architects. Don’t let the dark accents fool you though–this is a bright home that’s cut open by floor to ceiling glass doors that lead onto a courtyard design at ground level, and onto bedroom balconies from the second story. Book lovers will appreciate the unique bookcases that characterise modern interiors here, bringing a sophisticated vibe. Creative implementation of dividing walls shape an enviable master bedroom layout, fashioning a huge walk-in wardrobe, a niche makeup table area and a sleek glass wall ensuite.

Floor to ceiling windows break open a luxury living room, making way for a courtyard interlude between here and the neighbouring kitchen diner. The space is brightened further still with crisp white walls and cool white LED perimeter lighting.

A square coffee table layers up tonal grey elements with a graphic grey area rug.

One side of the large L-shaped sofa becomes a comfy reading spot with the introduction of an arc floor lamp.

An entire wall of unique bookshelves stretch out across the back wall of the lounge, where the home library becomes a piece of industrial art.

Dark wood and black stone effect panels decorate the room’s sleek TV wall.

Slatted installations and textured art create moments of intrigue that keep the eye continually moving around the spacious room.

Tan accent leather chairs introduce visual warmth in a sophisticated modern silhouette.

The lounge and kitchen diner establish connection via the peaceful courtyard design, whilst cleanly maintaining their boundaries.

The luxurious kitchen is clad with copious swathes of grey granite, which covers all of its walls, its soffit, cabinets, and a long kitchen island design.

Soft lighting spills down a walnut wall, highlighting its beautiful grain.

Contemporary kitchen bar stools strike a stylish pose in black powder coated metal and deep chestnut seats.

An impossibly thin linear suspension light threads a minimalist light source above the island and its dining bar.

A more formal dining area is situated to one side of the expansive kitchen, with a black table and brown seated chairs to complement the island setup.

Golden mini pendant lights hang like a row of chimes over the eating area, as though they could sing out in unison to announce that dinner is served.

In the master bedroom suite, a dividing wall has been erected in the space to make a huge walk-in wardrobe design behind the bed. Open doorways make the closet accessible from either side, and invite closet lighting and fixtures to become a part of the overall aesthetic. A swing arm wall lamp establishes the room divider as a headboard wall, throwing reading light over the pillows and one of the bedside tables. An Atollo lamp serves the other side.

A bordered area rug anchors the platform bed in the minimalist space.

A comfortable bedroom chair pulls up at a full wall of balcony doors. The L-shaped balcony connects the master to a second double bedroom, but leaves a cutaway for daylight to find the courtyard’s tree.

Another dividing wall fashions a separate spot for a makeup vanity in the master suite. This wall also creates a hallway between the bedroom entry door and closet, without disrupting the sleeping zone.

In the master’s ensuite bathroom, a double sink dips inside a monolithic vanity unit. Matching faucets face each other from either side.

Stem pendant lights double up at the end of the bathroom vanity to highlight a decorative display. An inlay of black glass reflects the shower enclosure.

The spacious shower enclosure divides the room.

A linear shelf recess above a freestanding bathtub mirrors the black glass insert on the vanity side of the room. Its minimalist faucet design echoes the line of the vanity taps.

The bathtub is positioned next to a glass wall that looks into the master bedroom’s walk-in closet.

Grey granite engulfs the space.

A simple rustic wooden stool serves up soap and sponges by the tub.

In the double bedroom across the balcony from the master suite, a set of bookshelves defines the feel of the space, filling it with decorative items and select tomes. A second, private, balcony area stretches out beyond another wall of glass.

A low stone slab fashions a minimalist bedside shelf. A modern wall sconce lights a higgledy row of bedtime reading books, like a full moon over a derelict little village.

Muted tones keep the open shelves of many accessories looking tidily cohesive. Drawers offer a line of more practical concealed storage across the lower section.

A comfortable reading chair, matching cream footstool and a contrasting round coffee table have been teamed up under natural light from the balcony doors.

Back downstairs, a small powder room is given a luxe look with edge-to-edge wood wall panelling and another solid stone vanity piece. Floating shelves hold hand soaps and lotion, next to a tall backlit mirror that toys with the perception of space.

A charcoal toilet melds darkly into the rich panelling.

Ground floor plan with lounge, kitchen diner with butler kitchen and walk-in pantry, entryway walk-in closet and powder room, terrace and dividing courtyard.

Upper floor plan, with two luxurious double bedrooms and one single, plus three private ensuite bathrooms.

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Fashioning Friendly Scandinavian Interiors

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Home is a place where we feel that we belong, somewhere we enjoy spending time–just like hanging out with a good friend. And, just like seeing a friendly face, cheerful spaces uplift our mood and affect how we go about our day. These four Scandinavian home interiors embody that welcoming feeling, with easy going breezy white decor, cosy textures, the natural touch of timber, uplifting indoor plant life and joyful modern pattern. We’ll also wander around a light-filled glass wall home office design, a tranquil balcony retreat, a balanced bedroom and lounge combo, plus an energised black and white arrangement with lively greenery and boho touches.


Visualizer: Quang Dũng  

Cosy textures envelop our first Scandinavian living room like a friendly hug.

A knitted pouf nibbles at the edge of a geometric rug, and deep cushions make a den of comfort on the sofa.

A dual headed floor lamp and a knitted throw makes an ideal spot to settle down with a good book and a cup of coffee.

Wooden ladder shelves house a family of plants against the TV wall. The dining set carries the beech accent through.

In the minimalist dining room, an AIM pendant light makes a match for the lounge floor lamp. An adjustable shelving unit forms an attractive backdrop with books, plants and monochrome prints.

A glazed volume sections off one corner of the living space to make a dedicated workspace with library. The modern home office desk is positioned socially up against the glass.

The minimalist home library is furnished with a comfortable reading chair in a rich honey hue. A small side table holds a mini planter of succulents–just in case the several shelf plants weren’t quite enough.

Wood herringbone flooring comes to a stop at the kitchen, where it is replaced by a contemporary geometric tile.

Mosaic tiles pattern a cheerful Scandi backsplash along the prep area of the white kitchen. Wooden shelf inserts disrupt the cool surrounds with comforting moments of natural texture and warmth.


Visualizer: Walk the Room  

Pops of blue change up the vibe on our next home tour. The deep colour contrasts against rich brown and burgundy elements, giving the living room confident character. A set of decorative wall hooks throw pattern against a clean white wall.

The mixture of scatter cushions, soft knitted throw, ribbed area rug and wicker coffee table come together in a party of homey textures.

An eclectic array of modern dining chairs enliven the small dining area off the kitchen.

Bamboo topped kitchenware and a wooden chopping board add earthy elements to the kitchen.

Blue & burgundy artwork and accents frame a grey platform bed in the master. Sheer grey drapes filter the sunlight and billow at a balcony door.

A quiet white headboard wall allows the modern wall sconces’ vibrant burgundy colourway to gain due attention.

Out on the balcony, a menagerie of planters and outdoor furniture fashion a tranquil retreat. Lavender plants release a relaxing scent to promote rest and rejuvenation. A cushioned bench reclines by the outdoor chairs, aimed purposefully at the sunset view.

Decorative mood lights scatter around the terrace like glowing pebbles.

Evening refreshments are served on an outdoor coffee table.


Visualizer: Johannes Lindqvist  

In a 3D project designed to explore photo realism, we see a replica of a real-estate photoshoot by “Entrence Mäkleri”. This white living room is also the bedroom of the home, whilst the kitchen and dining area command their own separate room.

A glass coffee table keeps the centre of the small room looking open and more spacious.

Black and white prints add a bold point of interest to the clean white room.

A clear glass vase and its metallic friend top off a collection of coffee table books.

A pair of brown leather chairs warmly offset the cool black and white decor.

Over in the bedroom half of the room, a swing arm lamp blends with the white headboard wall.

Upon entering the kitchen, we’re met with the bright welcome of a red persian rug, which defines the small dining area from the galley kitchen. Clear perspex dining chairs maximise the sense of space and light, whereas the black dining room pendant light gives the area substance.

A modern candlestick holder is set on the window sill, ready to light up cosy candle lit dinners.

The dividing wall between the lounge/bedroom combo and the entryway has been utilised as a shoe storage wall, with the help of a simple ladder shelf. Mirrored doors over the coat closet make the entryway look double its actual size.

A radiator cover makes a handy entryway shelf for keys and such.

Open shelving replaces upper cabinets in the kitchen to push out the walls.

White kitchen units fall back into matching walls.

White subway tiles lightly texture the backsplash to combat the plainness of the scheme, whilst a black countertop adds some visual weight.

Monochrome decor adds punchy dark accents.


Visualizer: Ślusarczyk 3D  

Finally, we end with a tour that seems alive with the bustle of black and white elements, an abundance of indoor plants and some earthy bohemian touches. Two sets of wall shelves cover the entire sofa wall with greenery and an aesthetically pleasing black and white book collection.

The nursery of plant babies doesn’t end there though–another alcove of shelves puts several more to bed. Macramé wall hangings up the boho vibe.

Tactile wicker chairs encircle a round dining table by the woven wall decor.

The small kitchen interior is a heart warming display of natural wood, lush greenery and sunlight.

White wall cabinets reflect natural light along the length of the galley layout.

Solid oak floors connect the rooms.

The only break from oak flooring occurs in the bathroom, where a decorative black and white tile better serves the wet zone.

A minimalist bathroom vanity light suits the simplicity of the layout, which also serves as a laundry room.

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Stacked + Geometric Shelf Designs

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Hello and welcome to a new year! I took a few days off and it’s amazing what a few days of rest can do. I’ve got a few new fabrics I’ve designed that will soon be released, new art prints too. Tomorrow I’m looking at a few real estate listings for their renovation and flip potential, and I’ll be sharing an organizational DIY project I finished later this week. Good things are happening!

January is that month we all seek to reorganize, declutter, and start fresh. Great looking storage always helps, we like when attractive form meets useful function. Basic cabinets are wonderful of course, and closets serve a storage purpose for hiding all our stuff. I like open storage looks that are unique or creative and also serve a purpose. I spent some time looking around at open storage ideas that are modular or stackable in geometric shapes.

I spied this first image with stacked cubes and thought it was such a cool way to mount square shelves. They’re sculptural in their arrangement it’s a clever way to maximize vertical wall space. I like how they are more muted because they’re painted the same color of the wall.

 

This stacked storage system fills an entire wall and accommodates multiple size objects.

 

A cube as simple as this bedside nightstand is a creative narrow solution.

IKEA arranged this creative display with their EKET cube cabinets in different colors.

 

A creative combination of shapes and finishes to create an eye-catching display in a home office.

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These rectangular cube shelves statement add storage and style in shared dining and sitting space.

 

gepetto designs

 

This combination of hexagon and triangle shelves spied at RH Teen is a unique arrangement.

 

The asymmetrical layout of this inexpensive cabinet is appealing as is its wood + brass doors.

This designer stacked shelf system is pricey but a very cool look.

This wood + white small bookshelf has a mid mod vibe.

 

This intersecting cube wall shelf is a practical way to display small collections like kids toys or your collectibles.

 

These stackable rectangles are versatile and affordable at only $53 each.

The staggered cubbies in this shelf unit include open and closed backs for creative displays.

This pine cube shelf unit is sure to get plenty of glances for its unique layout.

You needn’t go big, you can mount small versions, like these rectangular shelves at Room + Board.

This custom unit doesn’t ship to the US, but it’s another great geometric design.

Are you a fan of these asymmetrical layouts? Or do you prefer symmetry in your shelving displays? Let me know! You might also like these these 20 eye catching wall shelves and inspiring shelf displays from retail shops.

Personalising A Modern Interior With Green, Blue, Pink & Yellow Accent Decor

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The colours we choose for our interiors can say a lot about our personalities: Dark, sombre and serious, vivid and vivacious, a monochrome minimalist. This 146 square metre home in Kyiv, Ukraine, is filled with a bright and playful palette that vibes with quirky displays of modern art. Designer Nadya Chabannaya has used green, blue, pink & yellow accent decor to energise kids’ rooms and adult living spaces alike. Common accent shades thread through each area but appear original and exciting as they’re used in new and eye catching ways. A cool grey backdrop softly soothes the space around punchy accent pieces, creating a balanced and harmonious scheme.


Photographer: Yevhenii Avramenko  

Panel molding adds character to a pure white TV wall, to pull it forward into a room of eye catching pink, blue and green accents.

A modular sofa sets down a royal blue anchor in the lounge. A taupe throw pulls the statement piece together with light wood tone elements in the room.

A Tom Ford coffee table book accessorises the round coffee table, which contrasts darkly upon a natural woven rug.

Chevron wood flooring adds subtle contemporary pattern to the room. A plant stand on legs gives indoor plants an elegant boost.

Tall green kitchen cabinets separate the living room from the home entryway to create a useful hallway. A pink accent chair challenges the kitchen’s bright saturation.

Modern art makes a quirky splash of colour over a chic entryway bench.

A velvety black throw and a decorative tray make a cosy feature on the hallway seat.

A suspension light with planter complements the green colourway of the kitchen.

The solid green L-shaped kitchen makes a colourblocked corner in the open plan living room.

A pale wood tone kitchen island and pink bar stools lift and lighten the green dominant scheme.

The softly curved spouts of the kitchen taps complement the rounded silhouette of the globe pendant lights.

A pale concrete backsplash and countertop sit back in the scheme, allowing the brighter moments to shine.

Decorative vases and trays meld with the kitchen’s grey background.

See more ideas for eye catching kitchen bar stools here.

A deep lipstick pink console unit matches the curve of the living room window wall.

A round dining table slots smoothly into the semi-circular augmentation of the room. Grey Gubi Beetle chairs complement the curved aesthetic.

Tiered dining room pendant lights are strung like pearls over the eating spot.

On top of the rich coloured console table, a large glass vase adds height to the dining room. Circular marble wall sconces dot the space around it.

Natural accessories make tasteful table decorations.

As we enter the master bedroom, we’re met by a scene of mustard yellow bedside drawer units and a muted pink accent pillow. The contrasting colour combination makes an unusual modern statement.

A minimalist modern wall sconce can be directed over the small side table or over the headboard for reading.

A spherical pendant light makes a more decorative addition to the other bedside. See more ideas for modern bedroom pendant lights here.

Black bordered cushions sharpen the bed set. A woven tray complements the waffle weave bed cover.

Pink and blue pastels compete with deep mustard decor in the modern kid’s room. Chequered pattern and curved motifs making an exciting play environment.

A cute bunny themed kid’s chair pulls up at a kid’s table with matching dipped feet.

The Tolemeo lamp adds a dark accent to the kids workspace. A spare Gubi Beetle chair from the dining room makes a stylish desk chair.

Stuffed animals make a fun wall display by the floating desk and baby blue bookcase.

A floating balloon lamp makes a whimsical reading light over the window bench. Storage drawers utilise the space beneath the bench and the bunk bed.

A dedicated home office is flooded with shades of purple, blue and yellow decor. Circular wall art pulls all of the colourful accents together.

Wooden closets stow away office supplies. A double headed floor lamp sports a matching wooden stand.

A light blue desk melds with identical hued wall paint. The striking designer table lamp design is a Tizio.

Colour coordinated storage systems are revealed inside the office cabinets.

The master bedroom has its own enclosed balcony space, which has been repurposed as a reading nook. A mid century modern chair and side table gather on a geometric floor.

A Bauhaus print adds an interesting designer touch alongside twin tinted glass vases.

The dimensions of the walk in closet are visually expanded with a pitch black and pistachio green interior.

Blue geometric bathroom tiles clad the side of the bathtub and the wet wall of the family bathroom.

A white modern bathroom vanity pales into a wall of white mosaic effect tiles, which allows a bright multicoloured floor treatment to take the spotlight.

This darker bathroom scheme has a more luxurious atmosphere, derived from black marble wall tiles and a jade green vanity unit.

A deep framed vanity mirror projects from the marbled wall. A unique bathroom faucet draws an angular arc over an integrated green sink.

The floor plan better illustrates the beautiful curve of the dining area behind the lounge, and the added balcony space on the master bedroom. We can also see the copious amount of closet space in the apartment.

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What Your Home Will Look Like in 2021, According to the Zodiac

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While no on can predict exactly what will happen in 2021, looking to the stars can help prepare us for any twists and turns that may occur—specifically at home. We turned to cosmic expert and founder of Lilith Astrology, Adama Sesay, to help us out. Read on for her tips on how to best manage your relationship to your home, according to your astrological sign. 

Aries

As the first sign of the zodiac, you’ve long been seen as a mover and a shaker, but 2021 is an opportunity for you to slow down and take stock of your goals. Sesay notes that “with Cancer in your domestic fourth house, you’ll tend toward a comfortable sanctuary where you feel nurtured.” Consider setting up a designated workspace, complete with a desk and journal, to recharge and focus on what you want to achieve this year. 

Taurus

Normally rooted in comfort and routine, next year you’ll feel an unfamiliar desire to change things up. “With Leo energy in your home sector, creativity, fun, and self-expression will be important to you when it comes to your decor,” says Sesay. “In the first half of 2021, Jupiter, the planet of positive growth, will keep you busy as it moves through the opposing 10th house of career.” Having an inspiring WFH space to achieve your professional dreams is key. Opt for a big mood board and air-purifying plants to keep you on your toes. 

Gemini

A cerebral air sign, you’re used to flitting from idea to idea, and 2021 won’t be any different. “You will experience private shifts with changeable Mars and Uranus in Taurus as the year begins,” says Sesay. She recommends taking time to declutter and organize your space in order to feel grounded and further sharpen your laser-fast mind. 

Cancer

You already exist in the natural sign of home, so it’s a given that peaceful and harmonious spaces are important to you. According to Sesay, “2021 brings eclipses in your health, self-care, and spiritual wellness sectors.” She suggests carving out a “zen den,” such as a meditation corner, so you can focus on what your mind needs in the coming year.  

Leo 

While endlessly generous, Leo also loves the spotlight. But this coming year, Sesay says expansive Jupiter and stable Saturn will be moving through your relationship sector, so it’s time to focus on the important people in your life. Consider investing in some grown-up stationery and quality pens to keep your loved ones close, no matter where they are. 

Virgo

You’ve always been all about routine, and in 2021, you’ll benefit from applying your love of order to your physical body. “It’s important to create a space that allows you to stick to your new regimen and feel organized,” says Sesay. Install open shelving in the bathroom to house skin-care essentials within easy reach or set up a freestanding cabinet in a hallway that can hide your workout gear in plain sight. 

Libra

As the zodiac’s resident master of balance, you know how to stay calm through unexpected changes. Sesay sees shifts or additions to your family life this year (a new four-legged friend, perhaps?) and cautions you to maintain stability and structure in your home to weather the storm. Stock up on the staples, like new dishware or linens, so you’re extra-prepared for anything life may throw your way. 

Scorpio

People may not know this due to your mysterious exterior, but your space is actually the one place you can really let your guard down and fully commit to your passions (witchcraft included). “Scorpio’s fourth house of home is going through big changes in 2021 due to the major transit of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius,” notes Sesay. Perhaps you’ll move somewhere completely new or decide to drastically change your home with a statement furniture piece—we’ve got ideas if that purchase is a sofa—or head-to-toe kitchen renovation. 

Sagittarius 

With your penchant for wanderlust, putting down roots has always been a personal challenge. But Sesay explains that with total lunar and solar eclipses in your sign, you’ll experience major internal shifts soon. Get to know yourself on a new level by making your interiors feel authentically you: Display mementos from your many adventures on your bookshelf or go for a bright, warm wall color that taps into your inner fire sign (ochre is a favorite for 2021). 

Capricorn

Your workaholic tendencies will only increase in the new year with financial evolution and growth in your future. “Your second house of earned income is experiencing a major transit of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius,” says Sesay. “Invest in quality pieces that will stand the test of time and spark joy.” How about a statement armchair for responding to all those emails?

Aquarius 

With Saturn and Jupiter moving into your sign this year, Sesay predicts you’ll have a lot on your plate and experience a major need for what your home can do for you. Now is the time to streamline your space with smart tech products to help you get things done—and fast.  

Pisces 

Your strong intuition might have already picked up on the winds of change due to a powerful Gemini solar eclipse in your fourth house of home. According to Sesay, you may find yourself on the move this year. Work through the chaos by keeping your sensitive self grounded with tactile comforts—a supremely soft acrylic throw, fuzzy sheepskin slippers—you can bring with you wherever you go. 

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Green & Brown Interior Decor Palettes Inspired by Nature

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Does any colour palette speak more of nature than shades of green & tonal brown? Foliage green and rich earth accents remind us of walks deep in the forest and spending peaceful time in landscaped gardens. This connection with the outdoors makes the palette a soothing choice for decorating modern interiors too. In exploration of this revitalising combo, we’re featuring two homes with contemporary room designs that still remind us of our natural roots. Take a stroll through green, brown and wood tone living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms that are designed to settle your soul with mother nature’s most loved shades, without ever leaving the confines of home.


Visualizer: Studio VAE  

Located in Minsk, Belarus, the open plan living space of this 113 square metre apartment is characterised by golden brown accents over a linear modern sofa and a modern wooden kitchen.

A rounded rectangle coffee table grows a refreshing green accent into the centre of the room, placed upon a tonal brown area rug.

The earthy rug compliments the warmth of wood chevron flooring.

Forest green paintwork shades the walls of the lounge, where panel moulding provides definition around the TV wall.

Minimalist dining room pendant lights make a low key trio over the black dining table. Unique black and ruddy brown dining chairs warm the combo.

Above the wooden kitchen base units, a matching timber panel provides a backdrop for open kitchen shelving. More panelling warmly frames out the one wall kitchen to give it added presence in the open plan.

Wood chevron flooring is replaced by hard wearing tile in the home entryway, making it a practical spot to kick off muddy boots after being in the real outdoors.

Slate grey and natural wood grain join together to create a sophisticated bedroom scheme.

A small bedside table rests by a grey city view, which makes the natural interior palette feel like a warm hug.

A modern wall sconce adds an eclipse to the bathroom vanity wall, in orbit of a round mirror. Rustic wood grain is combined with a linear modern aesthetic to create an attractive floating unit.

Narrow wooden cabinets make clever use of a leftover niche by the cistern wall.

The green and brown interior palette gives an interesting take on a modern kid’s room. The mature palette tames the more childish elements to create a space that all the family can feel at home with.

A unique kids bed slots into a wall of storage by the double workspace. Find more imaginative options for kids’ beds here.

Custom made bunk beds furnish the second kids’ bedroom, painted in a saturated matte green finish.

Brown and slate scatter cushions accessorise the bunks.

Decorative wall hooks and adjustable shelves provide flexible storage options across a huge pegboard wall. Wooden toys make a fun display up top, whilst the hooks hold backpacks and floor cushions where they’re most easily accessible.

Green shelves slot into a white volume cabinets by the desk.

A pacman shelf chomps at the window wall.

Light green bathroom tiles make a minty fresh stripe around the bathroom, lit softly by a spherical bathroom vanity light.

A granite inlay wraps the wet wall around a matching granite clad bathtub.


Visualizer: Kseniya Vinokurova  

Our second tour takes place at a home located in Moscow, Russia. Frosty green sofa upholstery gains warmth from brown accent cushions, and tonal shading from grey pillows and a throw. One wooden round coffee table melds quietly with the natural wood flooring, whilst a second brings a beat of jet black into the mix.

Sage green paintwork smooths the TV wall with a restful hue.

Black dining room pendant lights hang in a set of five over the six place dining set.

A leather Eames lounge chair gives the lounge area a chic designer touch.

Black lighting, black tables, and black appliances create a cohesive dark thread through the open plan that draws attention to zoning.

Slatted panels push pattern through a wood clad wall.

Green kitchen wall cabinets camouflage into matching wall paint to give the kitchen a more open and spacious feel around head height.

Beige dining chairs pull lighter tones from the wooden kitchen base units.

Striking and original geometric floor pattern fades from dark green through to mint, white and wood tone to encompass all elements of the room palette.

A wooden headboard panel expends the grandeur of a modern platform bed in the master.

Patterned panels give the room a cosy feel.

Brass wall sconces flank the upholstered bedstead.

Twin beds are divided into equal spaces to avoid sibling rivalry. See more smart ideas for shared kids’ rooms.

The room divider between the kids’ beds is fitted with bookshelves for bedtime reads and favourite toys.

Perforated wooden doors define a corner closet, extending the dotty aesthetic of a neighbouring climbing wall.

The kids’s indoor activities don’t just stop at a climbing wall, but unfold as a full gym wall with climbing rungs and rope, gymnastic rings and monkey bars. Crash mats keep everyone safe from injury below.

A child’s table and pair of kid’s chairs make a comfy reading and crafts area by the window.

Brown and beige tiling makes a mellow match in the bathroom.

Vertical tiles encase the bathtub and wet zone.

Narrow wooden shelves accentuate the vertical arrangement of the bathroom wall tiles, and exaggerate the height of the tall ceiling.

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What You Need To Know About Eyebrow Windows

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You’re here because you want to learn more about eyebrow windows. You’ve seen them on exotic houses, the neighbor has a new set, or you’ve always been fascinated with peeping eye dormers. Your reason doesn’t matter.

The point is, you need to know if you should get them, if you can afford them, and how to go about doing so. So that’s what we’ve found out! 

Eyes Of Sibiu 

Eyebrow Windows
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One of the most famous sets of eyebrow windows can be found on Transylvanian buildings in Sibiu. They are prominent on houses like the Haller House and monuments like the Făgăraș Citadel.

This city is one of the first places to feature eyebrow windows, dating back to the 15th century. There are tales stating that the windows were made to haunt those who walked by, as they look like eyes following you. 

This was only enforced when Bram Stoker wrote his now-famous novel Dracula as Transylvania is the vampire’s home. The real reason, however, the windows were installed in these buildings was for ventilation. 

What Is A Dormer?

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What you need to know about eyebrow windows is another, often more popular, name for them. They are also called eyebrow dormers. A dormer is simply a window on a pitched roof. They look cool, but what are the practical reasons to add them?

Ventilation

As mentioned above, the Eyes Of Sibiu were added for ventilation. That’s the reason a lot of dormers are added. Even when that space is simply the ceiling instead of a second story. Windows up there are great for ventilation. 

Adding Space

Sometimes, in order to use an attic or loft space, you need a little extra room. You can add a window seat, a built-in bed, or simply some place to put a chest. The extra ceiling and floor space is always a plus. 

Letting Natural Light In

Dormers are a safer and more efficient way to add light than simple flat windows. When adding flat windows to a roof, you need to be careful. When it hails, the glass can break easily when there isn’t a hood. 

Creating A Functional Room

All of these reasons together create the main reason these dormers are added to an attic or loft. If someone is going to live in that space, it needs light, space, and ventilation. 

Types of Dormers

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An eyebrow window is just one type of dormer. There are many others related to eyebrow windows that may suit you even better. Take a look at the different types to find your perfect fit.

Gable-Front Dormer

The gabled dormer is a simple triangle dormer. It is very common, with vertical sides and two slopes meeting the roof on either side. Another name for this type of dormer is a doghouse dormer since it is similar in shape.

Hip Roof Dormer

The hipped dormer has three sloping planes rather than two like a gabled dormer has. There are also three walls. The lip can come down to cover the windows or simply meet the walls, not offer much protection.

Flat Dormer

A flat dormer is simple enough. It is similar to the hipped dormer only instead of sloping planes, there is a single flat roof above them. Oftentimes, this piece is slanted to let rainfall escape the area.

Shed Dormer

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The shed dormer is similar to a flat dormer only the top is always slanted, often quite drastically. It is often slanted at only a slightly milder angle than the roof itself. It gets its name because it is usually added to sheds. 

Wall Dormer

This dormer is quite different than others as it doesn’t set up on the roof. Instead, it’s a continuation of the wall. It has two sloped pieces that meet above it and two walls added to fill the gaps. This type of dormer is easy to add during construction.

Eyebrow Dormer

Also called an eyelid dormer, this is the dormer we’re talking about today. It has a curved top that makes it look like the house has eyes that are peeking out at strangers passing by. This is likely the most unique type of dormer.

Link Dormer

This dormer is the only type of dormer that doesn’t need a window. It is simply a convex area of the roof built on to house a chimney or link the house to another area or an add-on to the original house.

Bonnet Dormer

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A bonneted dormer is similar to an eyebrow dormer because it has a curved top. However, it also has walls on three sides, making it different all the same. The ends don’t meet the roof but are set out a bit.

Nantucket Dormer

A Nantucket dormer is actually a combination of dormers. It has a shed dormer in the center which is connecting two doghouse dormers. You can see these in many modern homes with pitched roofs acting as the upper level.

Lucarne Dormer

A Lucarne dormer has a steep pitch that you’d see on a cathedral, gothic or Victorian building. It looks like a spire, often seen on towers or in storybooks. It is the most fantastical and rare type of dormer today. 

Blind Dormer

Also called a false dormer, these dormers offer no practical use. They don’t add light, space, or ventilation. They are simply added to make a house look more appealing on the outside. This is the cheapest way to add a dormer. 

Cost Of Eyebrow Windows

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The cost of adding eyebrow windows varies of course. However, you probably won’t pay more than $10,000. If that’s still too high for you, then consider these things to find out if your project will be on the high or low end. 

Size Of Your Window

This is a given, but the bigger the window, the more materials needed and the bigger the project. So the size and location of your window really do matter. Ask a contractor to give you a quote and to offer you the cheapest location. 

Age Of Your House

The older your house, the harder it will be to install eyebrow windows, generally. It’s harder to match old hardware and wood. Plus, it’s more dangerous to work with old houses. Not to mention screws are more popular now than they used to be. 

Wall Dormers

Yes, we’ve talked about wall dormers but did you know you can make eyebrow wall dormers? They are cheaper because they are a continuation of your wall. If you like this look, then consider them for a more affordable eyebrow window. 

Adding Your Own Eyebrow Windows

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If you have experience in construction, you may want to attempt adding eyebrow windows yourself. If that’s the case, then you’ll need to follow these instructions carefully. Beware, this isn’t going to be easy.

Creating The Blueprint

This is important. Probably the most important step because it will affect every other step in this process. You will want to measure the area you want to put the window. How tall, how wide, and how deep. 

Remember, measure twice, cut once. I cannot stress this enough. So after you get your measurements down, you need to mark your plywood and your rafters. These will be your two main woodworking projects.

Two-by-fours are used for the rafters while plywood is usually used for the vertical parts. Plywood is also used to cover the rafters, setting between them and your roof covering. 

Getting Your Window

Before making your cuts, you need to make sure you can get a window that will fit your frame. If you install your frame and can’t get a window that works, you’ll be in trouble. If you can’t find a window to fit, you may need a custom one.

Even then, contact the manufacturer to get a quote and to make sure that they can make what you want. You may need to change things around an inch or two before cutting out your pieces.

Get To The Cutting

This is the most nerve-racking part. If your cuts are wrong, inverted, or half-an-inch off, your project is delayed. Remember, measure, measure, measure! After you’re sure all of your measurements are correct, go ahead and cut.

Or, if you want to be really sure, make a complete cardboard prototype. This is super inexpensive and can let you know if any of your measurements are wrong in minutes. 

Screw Everything In

Now that you’ve got all your pieces, you can finish your project. The first thing you’ll do is cut your hole. Cut it too big and you will have a mess to clean up. After you cut your hole, add your frame and rafters. 

Don’t forget to match your roof with the appropriate shingles or other roofing. Take a picture and ask someone at the home improvement store if they have a match. And finally, get that window in to complete the look. 

The Inside Work

The inside work is usually saved for last because it can be done in any weather, plus it’s not visible from the outside. But it does need to be done with care. This includes insulation and covering any holes you’ve made. 

For a complete guide, make sure you take a look at this amazing project where you’ll learn everything you need to know. It takes you through the process with pictures and a video done by expert contractors. 

Are Eyebrow Windows For You?

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If you are in love with the look of eyebrow windows then you should probably look into getting them. The only con is the price tag. If that’s not enough to deter you then go for it. Your forever home should be your dream home. So make it happen!

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