Monday, March 23, 2009

Neo-classical House

How about owning a grand home that housed classic art work that includes stucco casts of Antonio Canova’s Pair Of Pugilists

estimated to be worth up to £40,000, a pair of cherry-wood bookcases by Karl Roos worth £120,000 and a previously unseen painting by 18th-century artist Johann Zoffany? As amazing as it sounds, Gianni Versace’s opulent Lake Como villa at its Bond Street residence is being recreated by Sothebys’s with grand interiors that were once home to magnificent art work. A collector’s favorite, it’s being redone in a fashion that still keeps in line with the grand tradition, with plenty of neo-classical styled accessories and furnishings. It’s expected to go under the hammer for over £ 2 million!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Luxury Glass House

This magnificent, modern design boasts 4,500 sq. ft.

of living space stretched across five levels, three bedrooms and 3.5 baths. But there’s much more to this contemporary glass house than meets the eye. Striking about this glass-enclosed country home are its structural and mechanical elements – heating ducts, radiators, the chimney and cross beams – all exposed, lending this clean-cut design a modern, industrial edge.

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Luxury Country House

With 400 acre site, what house do you want to build? Maybe like this farm house changed into country house with attractive stones farm buildings.

The new house was designed with a formal main facade, but with an internal layout for today, with a range of informal rooms along the south elevation.Natural tones color used, as wheat field surround it, appearance luxury classic but in modern living. In the backyard, there is private garden with beautiful landscape. Perfect for barbeque party, or just enjoy tea time and view wheat field that bring traditional but calmness atmosphere. Make relaxing time become valuable.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Beautiful Duvet Cover Set

Last month here on Freshome we wrote a guide on How to buy quality bedding, and today I’ve found a really interesting duvet cover with bold print in lime that was designed by interior designer & tv host Linda Barker.

The design is big, bold and beautiful and it’s a good idea is your aim is to create a contemporary look for your bedroom.

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Wall Mounted Sinks and Cabinets

A wall-mounted sink can add style to any kitchen or bathroom space. Today I would like to present you a new series of wall mounted sinks and cabinets from Sonia.

These pieces have a beautiful curved design that maximizes space by mounting sink/cabinet combinations directly to the wall, freeing up floor space and helping to create some visual space.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

How to accent your home Victorian style

Designing a home and decorating it the way you want is a lot more than merely putting a few objects together that serve the purpose. It is often a wise thing to have a running theme across your home as it will give the right idea on how to accessorize and make shopping a lot easier. If themes are what you are going how about the instant classic - the Victorian style of decorating interiors. It brings a touch of royalty, a sense of class and adds timeless charm. Going Victorian though is a lot harder than picking contemporary styles and design as you are trying to recreate the past. But here are a few simple tips that will you with that task.

#1 Mix a renaissance decorating style with plenty of metal

A Victorian theme is brought in largely by using stuff that is reminiscent to the Renaissance period. You can do that by using plenty of metal wherever possible. It could be in the furnishings, photo frames or even in the accessories spread across the room. Also, the use of gleaming metal with intricate and artistic design helps a great deal.

#2 Decorative moldings, ornaments, plasterwork and arches

The essence of Victorian style is in its sweeping and larger than life design. This can be achieved using arches wherever possible to create a grand look. Use of plasterwork and moldings could be expensive, but they bring in the feel of authenticity of the design. Remember that this will always cost you a lot more than the other modern themes, but it will also attract people in a unique way of its own.

#3 Use stain glass and stone fireplaces

One of the most important Victorian accent to a home is the use of stain glass as this is an integral part of the era. It adds in a small yet authoritative way to the furnishings around and it really brings out the bright mood in the room. The fireplace is also an essential aspect of a Victorian styled living room and one made with stone or even polished marble accentuates the already classic feel.

#4 Design with dark colors and rich shades wherever possible

Most often modern designs demand neutral tones and dull shades, but you can throw that out of the window if you are going the Victorian way. Dark and bright shades along with very rich colors are the very essence of the style. Even your woodwork should be grained in dark tones so as to compliment what is around it. Feel free to tone up the reds and the violets, the yellows and the blues as you please!

#5 Lavish designs drenched in fabric

Use plenty of fabric whenever and wherever possible in the shape of curtains, separators and even as wallpaper to bring out the Victorian flavor. You can throw away the idea of repainting your walls or even bringing in new wallpaper by just using printed, light fabric instead. This will only make the interiors far more majestic.

#6 Bring in the fruits, flowers, candles and candy

This might appear simple, but nothing says classic like a bowl full of fruits, a wonderful arrangement of roses in a pot, some beautiful candles and maybe even candy in a basket. These are simple to do, easy to get and will increase the charm of your Victorian interiors manifold. Even wilted flowers bring about a new and wild spirit to the room!
Going Victorian takes a lot more care and effort than most other themes. It will also need you to pick out special furniture and accessories and change most things that would be found lying around otherwise in a normal home. The transformation might be tough, but the result will leave you more than satisfied!

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