Monday, February 28, 2011

House tour : Underground vacation home

Hello , I want to apologize for being absent from my blog for the past few days , but shooting of Spiti Apo tin Arxi kept me really busy.
Today I want to show you an underground vacation home (located in Switzerland)that was designed by Bjarne Mastenbroek and Christian Müller [architectural offices SeARCH and CMA].
This only access to villa Vals is an underground tunnel which runs straight through the mountainside.
Wood & concrete are the main ingredients for this recipe.
I really wish I was there right now.
μαρία.

ps: Villa Vals can be booked for €1750 to €3450 per week, depending on the season













Thursday, February 24, 2011

Luxury Thursday: A penthouse in San Francisco

Luxury Thursday is still here and I'm off to work because we're making an new episode for the greek Home Makeover 'Spiti apo tin Arxi'!
So this a quick luxury post with a Penthouse in San Francisco by Joel Sanders.
A really hospitable environment with neutral palette with white , light blue and grey.
Enjoy!
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Luxury Thursday : Villa Amanzi



Luxury Thursday has arrived!
Looking for luxury holidays? 
I found the perfect destination for you.
Villa Amanzi from Welcomebeyond.
A six bedroom residence with a 15m infinity pool and breathtaking views over the Andaman Sea at Phuket, Thailand.
This villa is practically built into a rock.
A minimalist interior with clean lines and modern furniture. 
I think it's a dream destination for many of us.
You can find more information about the residence , prices and availability here.

Do you want to see more luxury destinations? 
Take a look here.

 
















Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Renovated Warehouse in Melbourne

I found the home or should I say 'Warehouse' of my dreams on HomeDsgn and now I want to share the feeling with you.
It was definitely love at first sight.
This apartment is located in a historic 1880′s building in Melbourne, Australia.
It's an old renovated Warehouse and it has three bedrooms, two bathroom plus it's on Sale!
Truth is that it looks like a loft , but it isn't.
The chandelier combined with the high concrete ceilings makes this apartment my Dream House.
What do you think?
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House tour:Small & well planned Interior

Despite its size, only 40 square meters, it looks like there's nothing missing in this apartment.
A well planned modern apartment with big windows that allow natural light to flow through the house.
A small interior that expresses the modern way we're living in 2011!
I adore it.
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Philippe Starck | Louis Ghost Chair

Philippe Patrick Starck (born January 18, 1949, Paris) is a French product designer and probably the best known designer in the New Design style.
Regarding Starck's furniture designs, he is famous for his designs for the Italian manufacturer Kartell, many of which are made from polycarbonate plastic. World famous products he has designed include the transparent Louis Ghost chair, Ero|S| chair, Bubble Club sofa, and La Bohème stool.
Today I want to talk to you about the famous Ghost Chair.
Louis Ghost chair was introduced in 2002 and it's a continuation of the use of durable polycarbonate by the firm.

 Available in clear, opaque black, opaque white, smoke grey, straw yellow, pale orange, ice green and pale blue. colored chairs appear to tinted. 


A comfortable armchair in transparent and colored polycarbonate in the Louis XV style, Louis Ghost is the most daring example of the world of injected polycarbonate in a single mould.
Despite its evanescent and crystalline appearance, Louis Ghost is stable and durable, shock, scratch and weather resistant. Perfect for outdoor spaces.

You can buy a Louis Ghost armchair for $330.00
If you live in Greece you can buy (with a minimum order of 50 pieces) here.
For international orders I found the Louis Ghost chair available to buy here

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photos via decorartsnow , noristudios

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A modern boudoir


Mirror Boudoir + modern Lamp + fresh flowers + Plexi glass chair
                   =  Οne luxurious boudoir
What do you think?
μαρία.

Colorful Home tour

I don't understand a single word on this blog post but I loved the home tour.
Retro furniture with colorful accessories and really impressive lighting.
A great house to live in.
Don't you agree?
Notice the library wall unit!

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House tour: One happy family Kitchen

I found this 'cooking area' on Yestown.com and I really enjoyed the big post!
Yvonne Eijkenduijn designed this kitchen with the help of her husband and IKEA .
She explains on her blog everything you need to know about it.
You can read the post here.
I loved the island and the bird doorknob.

What do you think? Isn't this the happiest kitchen you've ever seen?
Maria
























Monday, February 21, 2011

House tour: Modern design meets 19th century in Stockholm

This apartment in Stockholm has a living area of about 185 square meters (and more than six rooms!).
Pop elements meet vintage elements in a way I've never seen before.
They look so great and classy together.
Notice the blue wall in the eating area, I absolutely adore it.
It would look great in an office space , too!
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DIY Monday: Customized Headboard











































Welcome to DIY Monday, our new weekly section.
Every Monday I will show you a Do it Yourself project, easy and impressive!
Today I want to share with you an easy way to make a headboard.
Who said that stylish headboards should be expensive?
Create your own headboard by following the instructions on House*Tweakin.
Free your self and paint whatever you want on it.
If you 're planning on making a headboard, I'd love to see some pictures!


Maria

The Bedroom project: Renovation

Good morning!
I'm currently renovating my bedroom and I want to share with you every single step of this project.
Right now I want to show you one of my new purchases  for the new bedroom.
Matching Love pillowcases!












I bought my pink pillowcases from Lush Designs.
They come in 5 different colorways: beige , black , pink , duck egg blue and red.
You can visit their website and make your own order ( £29.00 per pair) here.
Do you like them?
Stay tuned for the rest of the Bedroom project photos!
μαρία.

Inspiration : Bedrooms with Love pillowcases

Sunday, February 20, 2011

House tour: A modern family apartment in Spain

A family house in Spain with a little dash of pink and beige.
I find the 2 different floor levels, really inspiring.
Interior Designers : Sofía Pernas y Micaela Neira
Do you like it?

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Styling Recipe : An amazing office space















The perfect combination:
Bold Colors + white furniture + a small art gallery hanging on the wall
Definitely an amazing office space.
Maria




via thedecorista

Decorative Sunday : Wool Blankets & Cushions

























































Good morning!I hope you had a great Saturday night!I usually love Sunday mornings but not today..
I just want to stay in bed under my blanket all day long.So I grab the chance to say something about wool blankets and cushions.They look great for a seasonal design decor.Winter loves wool & wool loves winter.Put a wool blanket and some wool cushions on your bed, or on your couch to create a stylish winter interior. 
What do you think?
Do you have a favorite 'winter' decoration for you home?
Maria.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Styling Recipe: Tirquise bedroom

Striped beige wallpaper + turquoise headboard + Fresh flowers + mirror bedside table= LOVE
I just want to wake up in this bed tomorrow.
μαρία.

via scandinavianchic

Unidentified Lifestyle loves: Chandeliers

I love how chandeliers make the room they are in look luxury & classy.
Living rooms , eating areas ,even closet rooms!
Do you want to add some glamour?
Hang a chandelier over your eating table and transform your kitchen into a restaurant!
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House Tour : A modern stone house

Happy Saturday!
Today I'd like to show you a modern stone house that expresses the feeling of the quote 'Less is more' .
I love the eating area and how the pantone chairs match the sleek floor and the stone walls.
see you all later,
μαρία.
via lovenordic

House tour : A Family Loft in Spain

It's almost Saturday here in Greece and due to work and bad mood I decided to stay in and spend the night with you. So here it is, one of my favorite discoveries:
The Family Loft.
Most people might think that family & loft don't go together. But in this case they do. An industrial family loft in Spain , with pink details and a roof garden with a pool to die for. A real paradise in the center of Barcelona.
ps: Notice on the terrace how the crude wood matches the beige curtains!
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via micasarevista

Friday, February 18, 2011

One table,different chairs

Old trend comes back to life: I love it when a table has different chairs around it.
I first noticed it many years ago while watching FRIENDS,
do you remember Monica and Rachel's apartment?
I've posted a photo of the set below!

Several interiors following this trend.
Do you like it?
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It's Friday,I'm in love with: Floors with black Stripes!

I have to say I'm a huge fan of stripes.
I want to wear stripes, I want to see stripes, I want to walk on stripes.
Don't be afraid,try this different way of saying "Welcome home" with some stripes on your floor.
If you want to paint them yourself read these instructions on ehow here.
What do you think?Which one is your favorite?
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One room,two beds with bold red headboards.
So stylish.
Another way to welcome stripes in your apartment
is a striped rug,
you can use the same pattern on the cushions.

It's Friday,I'm in love with: a Broadway Penthouse

It's Friday I'm in love -with this stunning , luxury Broadway Penthouse!
Architect : Joel Sanders
Client : Besso Properties
Landscape designer: Balmori Associates
When? 2008
Where? New York city of course.
Goal? To bring the outside exterior in.
"Exterior wood decking and vegetation flow into the heart of the loft forming a planted core, a living green veil that screens the public living/dining room from the private master bedroom"
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Danish Country chic home

Today I love Country chic design and this is a really bright example of it.
A danish home styled by Louise Kamman Riising and shot by Pernille Kaalund.
I love the combination of white and dark brown wood.
Notice all the antique details all over the the apartment.
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Country Chic: Add some barn doors

Are you a big fan of Country chic interiors?
Country chic style mixes elements from traditional cottages and farms with modern and chic furniture.
The perfect idea for your vacation house or your loft.
I absolutely adore this trend.
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via thepinkandtheblueblog.com


















Luxury Thursday: Transparent bathroom

Good Morning!
I feel lately that everybody around me is really stressed!
So what's the best way to relax? A bubble bath.
Not so many people have the luxury of owning a transparent bathroom like this one.
Having a bubble bath while staring at the stars? It's a dream come true.
Would you love the idea of a transparent bathroom or does it make you uncomfortable?
μαρία.
via home-sweethome.tumblr.com

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Styling Recipe : Wall art with frames

I'm currently renovating my bedroom and I wanted to share a few tips with you.
Do you want people to stare at your walls?
Do it : Create a small art collection on your wall with frames!
(Before and After pictures of the new bedroom coming soon!)
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1) Use black and white frames for a sophisticated space





















2) I advice to add many different frames (Color&Size!) to add a vivid tone to your place




















Chair Wednesday: Eames Plastic chairs

Today is Wednesday, so it's all about chairs!
You all recognize the chair I'm showing you today because it seems to be everywhere, but do you know its name?



Eames Plastic  Chair was the first industrially manufactured plastic chair and it was made by Charles and Ray Eames during 1948.
Do you want to buy an Eames plastic chair but you don't know which one you want?
You can create the chair you need and choose the finish, color and base frame you like!
You also need to know that Eames chairs are earth-friendly and made with recyclable materials and high-impact plastic.
Where to buy them? 
Click here for Authorized Online Retail Stores
Curious about how do they make Eames chairs? Click here to watch the video on youtube!

I desperately need six Eames chairs (white shell with wooden legs) for my dining room!
What's your favorite one?
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Inspirational spaces with Eames chairs





photos via [vitra.com , hermanmiller.com]

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