Tropical Villa In Thailand Based On An Ancient System Of Architecture

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Located on the small tropical island of Samui, Thailand, this extraordinary villa is known as the Vastu Villa project – the first of its kind to be designed according to vedic knowledge, Vastu Shastra. For those not familiar with the traditional Hindu system of architecture, Vastu Shastra literally translates to ‘science of architecture’. It includes everything from design principles to spatial geometry, and integrates architecture with nature, ancient beliefs, directional alignments and symmetry. Many of these aspects become evident in this magnificent home tour. Sweeping architectural features, natural materials and wide stretching reveals of stunning nature views give this home design a terrifically tropical flavour that is hard to resist.

A tropical scene forms the backdrop to this magnificent living room in Thailand, leaving absolutely no requirement for fancy wallpapers! A leafy indoor plant brings a touch of the tropical inside of the living area, between a light L-shaped couch and a swing chair. A cane hanging lounge chair takes up the other side of the furniture layout, at the edge of an overlapping rug arrangement.

Sitting low against the rugs, the rattan pouf is a wonderfully textural piece. The base of the sofa is solid wood beneath the light seat cushions, to bring the modern piece back in line with nature.

A live edge coffee table adds more rustic vibe to the lounge. Curvaceous architectural fins sweep into view along the open plan living room, which mark the entry point to a central staircase.

Dropped ceiling panels echo the smooth geometry of the curved fins. Wooden ceiling planks provide crisp contrast behind the white dropped volumes.

Frosted glass panels provide symmetry on the tv wall, making light reflective columns up either side of the screen and media cabinet.

The cane accent chair is perhaps the best seat in the lounge – due to its prime position facing out to the tropics.

The dining room pendant light is a bell shaped rattan one, which really anchors the eating area in place in the spacious open plan room.

Rattan dining chairs seat eight around a rustic meets modern dining table.

The sunlight and green views through the vast surrounding windows give the dining room a sunny al fresco feel.

The dining set sits on an Aztec rug island. A buddha statue meditates peacefully by enormous sliding patio doors.

The stairwell divides the the lounge and kitchen diner from one another, which is partially screened from the rooms on either side by the sweeping architectural fins.

The rustic spiral staircase design is accessorised at the bottom with a pair of rattan baskets that can be used as ‘catch alls’ to keep the downstairs looking clear and peaceful. A rattan planter also rests at the bottom of the stairs, with a plant peering into a golden wall mirror.

White and wood kitchens provide the perfect balance of freshness and warmth, which is exactly the case in this one here. Wood wall cupboards, open kitchen shelves and dining peninsula cladding all work to break up the cold gloss white units.

Wood and metal kitchen bar stools line up along the dining peninsula. Three glass pendant lights create a cosy glow above the bar stools, their illumination amplified by an attractive wall mirror. On the other side of the kitchen, a recessed arch has been fitted with shelves and wooden cabinets to hold more decorative kitchen items on display.

The master bedroom is an impressive room with an imposing bed. A gathered canopy hangs from a timber frame. A wooden accent wall provides a dark backdrop behind the clean white fabric.

A wood ceiling fan whirrs in the tropical heat.

Tree stump bedside tables are tucked beneath low hanging rattan light shades. A glass vase holds a sprig of green down at floor level. A rattan planter holds an indoor plant by a swing chair in the window.

The bedroom is blessed with panoramic views on two sides. A dressing table area sits by the second window, under a round vanity mirror. If you should ever tire of the amazing views, a flat screen tv is mounted to the wall by the makeup table.

Stunning blue tiles pattern a modest sized bathroom. If the tiles weren’t enough of a feature, the vanity also holds an eye-catching unique sink, with a tactile rippled stone surface.

The same beautiful blue tiles back the shower enclosure and cover its floor.

A second bathroom design exhibits another attractively tiled shower cubicle. Thin timber beams criss cross the ceiling, continuing the nature theme all the way to the top. A wood vanity table, small side table and shower tray fascia add to the wooden accents.

Rattan bedroom pendant lights hang in front of another wood clad bedroom feature wall, this time framing a four poster bed design.

A sheer runner drapes across the top of the bed frame.

A rattan chair with matching footstool and a small side table have been placed in a sunny window spot.

Beach trinkets dress the bedside table.

An illuminated wood mirror has a Thai beach meets Hollywood look.

A decorative wall mirror amplifies the chic shower tiles.

Bathroom toiletries are held in a laid-back leaning shelf tower.

Louvre doors cover up a couple of closets in a dedicated dressing room.

The rest of the wardrobe is exposed on hanging rails and open garment shelves.

Wooden wall decor takes the plainess away from white paintwork.

Ground floor plan.

Upper floor plan.

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Best kettles – the top models for the perfect cup of tea in a flash, updated for 2019

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While you can’t move for coffee shops on the High Street these days, we are (and probably always will be) a nation of tea-drinkers at heart. And helping us to brew that tea  – ok, and coffee if you must – is the trusty kettle.

An electric kettle is a staple in the kitchens of houses all over the world – even those that have taken the plunge and had a boiling water tap installed will usually have a kettle tucked away in the cupboard for emergencies.

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How we test our kettles

Our tester Ysanne was previously editor at Beautiful Kitchens magazine and has been hands on with dozens of kettles on her way to selecting the best. She’s looked at common kettle issues like noise levels and limescale build up, and has also included a range of temperature-control kettles suited to more delicate teas. Not all kettles tested made the grade long term, due to reliability problems. However we were careful to cover a wide variety of price brackets – from kettles under £30 to those over £140.

Our overall best kettle was the Bosch TWK7203GB Sky kettle, which we rate for its usability and temperature-control functions. The Dualit Architect kettle also wins our approval for its sturdy build and good looks. Read on to discover more of our test verdicts.

Why do I need a kettle?

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Let’s face it, who doesn’t need a kettle? In fact, do you know anyone without a kettle? They’re invaluable, and not just for your daily brew. A kettle will make short work of blanching tomatoes ready for peeling, preparing gravy for Sunday lunch or getting the pasta on, pronto.

Best kettles

1. Bosch TWK7203GB Sky kettle – best kettle overall on test

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We love a bit of hi-tech style, so it’s no surprise we were impressed by the unique touch-control panel on this kettle. At just 1kg, it’s light, easy to fill and holds an impressive 1.7L when full. The base features a simple power-on graphic that, when gently pressed, allowed us to switch the kettle on and off in the same way as we would our smartphone or tablet. Nice.

There’s also a funky, futuristic blue-light slider that illuminates to indicate a chosen temperature, from 70˚C to 100˚C. While it wasn’t quite the quickest to boil, it was pretty speedy at just over two-and-a-half minutes. And if you get distracted, like we often do, there’s an ingenious keep-warm function. This maintains the desired water temperature for 30 minutes after the kettle has boiled.

It also has the obligatory 360˚ base, meaning it’s comfortable to pick up from any angle. There’s a lovely large flip lid and a removable limescale filter, too. Sure, it’s got a slightly bigger footprint that most of the models we tested. But we think its elegant lines and steely good looks mean it’s an absolute keeper, however much worktop space you might have.

Ideal Home’s rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Buy now: Bosch TWK7203GB Sky kettle, £79, Amazon

2. Dualit Architect Kettle – best for style and substance

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If you’re the kind of person that likes to switch up your home décor with the seasons, then this model with interchangeable panels is for you. The (already beautiful) steel exterior can be further enhanced with easy-to-fit panels that encase the bottom and lid. The panel kits can be bought separately, and range in price from £12.50 for plain colours and metallics to £24.95 for specially commissioned designs from the likes of Bluebellgrey, Charlene Mullen and Kit Miles, whose floral Biophilia design is our current must-have.

As we’ve come to expect from Dualit products, the kettle is also beautifully built and ergonomic to use. The lid had a nice soft-open action, meaning it’s easy to refill without the risk of steaming your hand. The water indicator under the handle lit up when we started boiling, and has easy-to-read levels from two cups cup to a maximum of 1.5L. We particularly liked the unique circular pouring spout, which ensured free-flowing water with no splashes.

It’s not the lightest kettle we tested but feels stable and secure on its base. There’s an integrated cord store and it boils quietly, if not overly speedily, for such an impressive looking machine. An internal filter meant boiled water was crystal clear and scum-free, even though the water from our tap tends to be harder than action hero Jason Statham on a tough day at the office.

Ideal Home’s rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Buy now: Dualit Architect Kettle, £75.95, Amazon

3. Colour-changing glass kettle by Salter – best value and best for clear on/off indication

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The key USP of this kettle, apart from its stylish steel and glass exterior is the bold LED display that run all the way around the base of the glass jug and switch from blue to red when the kettle heating up and back to blue once it has finished boiling. It’s a clear indicator of whether the kettle is boiling or not, which could be useful for those who are hard of hearing or don’t notice once it is finished.

It has a 360-degree base with a handy cord tidy, so it’s easy to use whether you’re right- or left-handed and sits neatly on the worktop. Pretty quiet, it takes around 3-and-a-half minutes to boil a litre of water and it’s big enough to boil water for eight cups. Protecting the glass exterior is a limescale filter so you should be able to enjoy plenty of clear-water boiling – during the testing period, we didn’t notice any scale build up.

Ideal Home’s rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Buy now: Salter EK2841SS Colour Changing Glass Kettle with LED Illumination, £24.99, Amazon

4. Nordic kettle by Swan – best on-trend kettle

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Available in either cool white or slate grey with contrasting wood-effect comfort handle, this highly attractive kettle is a great choice for anyone that loves a bit of Nordic design. The boil-dry protection mode, which prevents it from being accidentally switched on if there’s no water in it means you won’t need to worry about accidentally damaging it either. There’s also a limescale filter, which helps to keep drinks delightfully scum- and impurity-free.

It holds 1.7 litres, enough to fill around 7-8 cups depending on your ‘portion sizes’, and it boiled a litre of water in just 2 minutes 45. The end of the on lever glows an agreeable bold blue colour while it’s boiling and the handle has a lovely soft feel to it. It has a lovely drip-free pour, too, which we found very pleasing.

Ideal Home’s rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Buy now: Swan Nordic kettle, £45, AO.com

5. Breville VKJ972 Brita Filter Maxtra jug kettle – best kettle for hard water

If you’re concerned about the quality of your tap water then this is the kettle for you. It comes with a Brita filter cartridge, which is quick and easy to fit into the reservoir that sits at the top of the kettle. As with all filters, it needs flushing, though but once that’s done, we simply filled up the top sections and the water flowed through the filter into the second chamber.

Pressing an electronic indicator at the top of the lid will activate a count down to show when the filter needs replacing. Although the kettle’s capacity is smaller than the other full-size models we tried, it boiled our 1 litre (that’s four cups) of test water pretty quickly and quietly. The water indicator sits on the side so it was really clear to see. The feature we liked best, though, was that the kettle body and handle is illuminated a vivid blue colour when boiled.

Its plastic casing means it is relatively light, even with the filter in place and filled with water, and the chunky handle means it’s easy to pour. The 360˚ base with cord holder is stable, too, so there’s no chance of it tipping – this also means it’s easy to use whether you’re left or right-handed. A good tip is to refill the kettle as soon as you’ve boiled it. This will ensure that you’re not waiting for the water to filter through every time you fancy a quick cuppa.

Ideal Home’s rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Buy now: Breville VKJ972 Brita Filter Maxtra jug kettle, £35.90, Amazon

6. VonShef Glass Kettle with Tea Infusion Chamber – best kettle for tea drinkers

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We love a machine that saves us time and as big tea drinkers, we were really excited to try this kettle. The design means it isn’t just for boiling water, thanks to the internal infuser chamber it can also brew up a range of different teas at the same time as it’s boiling. Simply spoon the required amount of your favourite loose-leaf tea into the infuser, screw onto the lid and pop it into the kettle’s glass body.

The handle features two LED-display buttons to adjust the final temperature up or down, allowing you to choose a different water heat depending on the type of tea you might be using. For fine green tea that’s between 70-80˚, while for black tea 95˚ will prevent the water from scalding the leaves producing a smoother, rounder taste. It’s comfortable to hold in the hand and boils fairly quietly and quickly – around 3 minutes 20 seconds for a litre of water.

It has a keep-warm function, too, but we’d recommend you remove the tea infuser if you’re using that otherwise you could end up with a bitter and stewed brew, particularly if you’re making green tea. The lid is easy to remove, so a good choice for those with limited hand mobility, and the handle is solid and comfortable to hold.

Ideal Home’s rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Buy now: VonShef Glass Kettle with Tea Infusion Chamber, £34.99, Amazon

7. Russell Hobbs Luna kettle in Midnight Grey – best quiet kettle

Featuring a quiet boil – it apparently makes 75% less noise when boiling than other Russell Hobbs models – this is kettle is a great fit for open-plan spaces where a loud kettle can be a real distraction.

It also has a rapid boil function for one, two or three cups that’s indicted by clear red markers on the inside of the kettle. Not only will that save energy – the makers claim up to 66 per cent – it meant our water was boiled and ready to pour onto the waiting teabag in around 50 seconds. The kettle’s main boil function isn’t too shabby either and was one of the quickest on test, bringing a litre of tap water to 100˚ in a little over two minutes. That gave us plenty of time to make a hot drink during the ad breaks of our favourite shows.

In addition this kettle has an auto-shutoff to prevent it boiling dry, although since the water window on the side is clear and lights up, you can clearly see how much water there is when it starts to boil anyway. An integral limescale filter in front of the spout is easy to remove and wash and will help stop scum forming on your tea or coffee.

Ideal Home’s rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Buy now: Russell Hobbs Luna kettle in Midnight Grey, £43, Amazon

8. Cuisinart CTK17U Traditional Kettle – best traditional-style kettle

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It features an easy-to clean filter, which is great if you’re in a hard-water area and suffer from limescale deposits. Nobody wants scummy tea, after all. It is one of the fastest boilers we tested taking just over 2 minutes to take a litre of cold water to 100 degrees C, which is probably due to its wide base and 3KW concealed heating element.

The stylish steel exterior, with clear viewing windows on both sides, looks good on the worktop and although the shape was more traditional kettle, the finish meant it would be equally at home in a modern kitchen. The handle was comfortable to hold, which made for an easy, drip-free pour. As with many of the cordless kettles, the 360-degree base meant it was suitable for left- or right-handed users.

Ideal Home’s rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Buy now: Cuisinart CTK17U Traditional Kettle, £52.90, Cuisinart

9. Smeg KLF04 Variable Temperature Kettle – best retro-style kettle

Don’t let the fun candy colours and retro design of this kettle deceive you – it’s deadly serious about boiling. The sturdy 360˚ swivel base makes it easy to use whether you’re left or right-handed, while anti-slip feet means it stays firmly put on the worktop. An audible beep can be heard when you first switch it on and similarly when the water has reached the chosen temperature.

As it’s another variable temp kettle, we decided to take it through its paces with three different teas. We tried black, white and green to see if we could taste the difference. While we’re not real connoisseurs, we did definitely feel that the lower temps suited both the white and green teas we tested. It gave them what we can only describe as a softer, more rounded taste than they had when made with fully boiled water.

Ideal Home’s rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Buy now: Smeg KLF04 Variable Temperature Kettle, £149, Amazon

How to buy the best kettles for you

How much should I spend on a kettle?

How much you spend depends on what features you’re after. Prices tend to rise the more stylish and feature-led the kettle is. If you just want a bog-standard model that boils fairly quickly and quietly, there are kettles available from £15 and above.

Designer looks come at a price, though, and many with more thoughtful, elegant designs can cost upwards of £50.

What are the main features to look for in a kettle?

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Top of our must-have list is that it’s easy is it to hold, fill and pour. If you often refill a kettle as soon as it has boiled, choose one with a flip-top lid you don’t have to take off manually. This is really important to avoid the risk of scalding yourself on steam when you open it.

We’d definitely suggest a cordless model on 360˚ swivel base, for ease of use. A cord store will keep things tidy on a worktop, and an easy-to-view water indicator is handy.

While kettles don’t come packed with tech, some have variable boil temperatures. This is great if you’re a tea aficionado who knows their oolong boiling temp from the one that’s right for standard black tea. That’s 80-85˚C and 100˚C, respectively, if you’re curious.

I live in a hard water area. What’s the best kettle for me?

Filters that reduce limescale are invaluable if you live in a hard-water area and don’t want to be descaling your kettle on a regular basis.

Just be aware that models that feature a Brita filter, for instance, generally have a smaller capacity. That’s because of the room taken up by the filter and its holder. The cost for replacing the filters once a month can add up, too. However, it will mean you don’t need an extra water filter jug on the worktop.

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Scandinavian Style Interiors In Green

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Botanical colour inspires this bunch of four Scandinavian style homes. Each contemporary interior space has been either coloured with lots of green decor or is home to revitalising living greenery. The array of indoor plants bring texture to the clean modern arrangements, and freshness to some neutral backdrops. If you’ve been looking for home style inspiration for green kitchens, beautiful botanical decor, green accent bedrooms, how to arrange a plethora of indoor plants, or ideas on how to bring greenery into a modern monochrome living room then you’re in the right place. This set of four home tours is sure to grow your love of all things leafy and green.


Visualizer: Trang Le  

The modern living room inside our first of four home tours is a clean space with a muted green sofa. The quietly coloured accent piece works well with natural wood tone and rattan elements in the room. Monochrome modern art provides extra interest on the sofa wall, alongside a cool floor lamp.

Wood and white nesting coffee tables stand on a white area rug in the lounge. A media cabinet lightly underlines a wall mounted tv. One end of the tv wall has been screened off to house a zen display of items against a green background.

Black and white tile fills the floor in the home entryway. The backrest of a black bench seat is separated from its base, and attaches to the wall instead to give a bespoke look. Monochrome wall cabinets have been arranged in a backward ‘c’ shape, which forms an ideal shelf for an indoor plant in the centre nook; a solo LED spotlight illuminates its leaves.

Two black dining room pendant lights lights dangle above a wooden dining table. A green bar provides colour to the scene.

The muted green kitchen is enlivened by a glass door at one end. The kitchen floor is covered with the same black and white floor tile as used in the home entryway to achieve a cohesive interior design.

Inside the minimalist bedroom there is a wide green headboard design that also spans the space behind a home office area.

The familiar black and white floor covering makes another appearance in the bathroom, though in here the scheme is strictly monochrome, providing a pause from green accents.


Visualizer: Maxim Shpinkov  

Pink and green scatter cushions and pastel coloured wall art introduce colour to the living room of home tour number two.

The pink and green accents have beautiful contrast.

A plethora of indoor plants grace this space, taking in the sunlight on the window sill, and bringing colour to the coffee table.

A white hallway connects the living areas.

Hanging planters rain down the kitchen window.

More hanging plants decorate a neat kitchen dining nook.

The abundant living greenery lifts the look of a grey and white one wall kitchen.

A chrome sink and faucet add a clean sheen.

The living room sofa faces a glass wall bedroom, accessed via double doors.

Black framework gives the glass a contemporary look.

Inside the clear volume, a blue bedroom scheme has a cosy and intimate look. Lacy sheers soften the visual of the glass partition.

Cut glass bedroom pendant lights twinkle at each side of the bed.

A comfortable reading chair is upholstered in white and gold geometric fabric, which is wonderfully reflective in the light of the window. White paintwork stops short on the legs of a small side table, revealing warm wood tone.

Gold and green elements work harmoniously together.

Different height plants have been arranged over a glass side table, and a smaller wooden bench to give a layered look.

A wood bench, mini rug and set of hooks make a comy coat and shoe nook.


Visualizer: Andy Prasetyo  

The living room in tour number three is accessorised with a beautiful botanical art print. A neat wooden side table holds some quirky animal figurines.

The white living room is dotted with black accessories to add weight to the light and airy aesthetic.

A sputnik chandelier hangs low over the lounge coffee table, glass globe shades shining.

Kitchen bar stools line up along both sides of a peninsula that divides the small kitchen from the lounge.

Mismatched planters bring a homey feel to the white kitchen.

More plants appear amongst the crockery on some open kitchen shelving.


Visualizer: Aleksandra Alekseenko  

The final tour features a small living room that receives borrowed light from a glass wall bedroom. A swing arm wall lamp provides task lighting over the sofa.

A dark grey painted tv wall matches the shade of the modern sofa. The lower half of the wall is solid white, featuring a white fire surround and black fireplace screen.

The partition wall between the bedroom and lounge displays the Elevations poster series by Studio Esinam.

Green decor colours the glass wall bedroom volume.

A home office desk stands opposite the bedroom, decorated with a La plume poster, and a few indoor plants for company.

To the side of the home office area there is a relaxed swing seat for times of contemplation or reading.

The bottle green accent wall inside the bedroom has rough brick texture.

White macramé lays crisp against the dark painted brickwork.

Botanical themed wallpaper covers the hallway in whimsical leaf print.

Wood wall cladding and an Ikea Stockholm vanity mirror tie in with the nature vibe.

The scheme is anchored by a black and white runner and black framed furniture.

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The Best IKEA Pax Hacks We’ve Seen So Far

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We have seen our fair share of IKEA hacks throughout the years, but if there is one piece that has managed to consistently surprise us with a never-ending cycle of creative reinventions, the Pax system would be it. Versatility is at the core of this IKEA staple.

The Pax’s ability to be customized to a wide variety of styles and spaces is its primary selling point. (This oldie but goodie Pax hack from Little Green Notebook’s Jenny Komenda will forever remain one of our favorite IKEA hacks of all time.)

With that in mind, we rounded up these clever transformations for the streamlined storage solution. Read on for the best IKEA Pax hacks we’ve seen so far.

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Outfit the panels of the Pax system with panoramic wallpaper or patterned upholstery to add a captivating motif and dose of color to an otherwise plain storage solution.

Get the how-to on Around the Houses.

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A wall-to-wall Pax system cleverly disguises the slanted roof of this quaint attic bedroom. Behind the scenes, a few handy updates to the shelving unit allow the structure to complement the sloping ceiling, giving the room a more uniform and functional feel.
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We love this hack not only for the fact that it resulted in a super streamlined space but also that it made excellent use of an awkward corner. With the addition of the open-shelving up top that doubles as a display area, this is one seriously stunning storage solution.

Get the how-to on And Christina.

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A splashy shade of blue steals the spotlight in this mid-century modern kitchen.

See more of this inspired kitchen on Houzz.

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Inspired by Jenny Komenda’s ode to the Pax, one blogger updated her light-filled San Francisco master bedroom with a major DIY. Outfitting the closet with mirrored panels bordered in a captivating shade of teal, the wardrobe was instantly transformed. And brass bar pulls are the perfect finishing touch.

See the complete before-and-after makeover on Braun + Adams.

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A wooden base elevates an otherwise simple Pax system into a mid-century modern accent piece. Nestled into a compact nook, the storage unit gets paired with a set of wooden floating shelves to strike just the right balance. Note how simply swapping out the knobs creates a whole new look.

See more of this light-filled home on Design*Sponge.

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A playful color block with a set of primary colors transforms the ordinary structure into a vibrant statement piece.

See more on Livet Hemma.

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Swedish company Superfront provides an array of style-focused replacements for a wide selection of IKEA items, Pax included. From subtly patterned cabinet fronts to chic pulls and legs, consider it a must for your next DIY.

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A soothing shade of sage green coupled with minimalist moldings reinvents the Pax into one seriously pin-worthy storage solution.

Get the complete tour of this Brooklyn brownstone on Design*Sponge.

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Who said the Pax was only for the bedroom? This crafty blogger proves that the classic Ikea piece works just as well as a stand-in for a kitchen pantry.

See the stunning reveal on Jenna Sue Design Co.

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Warm wood details extend a hint of country chic to this modern bedroom. From the mid-century details of the furnishings to the polished concrete backdrop of the room, the stained wooden finish of these doors blends right in with the surrounding decor.

Get the scoop on these doors on Semi Handmade.

This story was originally published on July 7, 2017. It has been updated with new information.

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