Interior Decorating

20 Jul 19
Phoenix Rising

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and has beautiful parks and gardens, interesting museums, temples, and mosques. Lake Gardens—a 173-hectare landscaped park with botanical gardens, a bird park, a children’s adventure playground, and two renowned museums—the National Museum and the Islamic Arts Museum Menara Kuala Lumpur—a 421-meter-high skyscraper with a revolving restaurant, an interior […]

20 Jul 19
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1807367-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1807367-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1807367-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1807367-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ This Provencal farmhouse is located in the village of Noves, France. (Joanna Maclennan) “The Foraged Home” was written by Joanna Maclennan. (Courtesy Thames & Hudson) This home in Audierne, France, was a crab-fishing vessel, that is, until a French artist found it abandoned in a marina, towed the boat onto land and flipped it upside down. (Joanna Maclennan) This potter’s studio is in Oslo Norway. (Joanna Maclennan) This Provencal townhouse is located in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France. (Joanna Maclennan) For Joanna Maclennan, the old adage about one man’s trash being another man’s treasure is a way of life. Having spent most of her life living in the picturesque countrysides of England and France, the professional photographer said she has long been a fan of decorating spaces with found items — from seashells and tree branches to furniture — that she has collected while out in nature, at flea markets and by sifting through the contents of garbage bins, among other spots. “It’s something that I do all the time,” said Maclennan, whose photos have appeared in numerous European interior design magazines. Her recently published book, “The Foraged Home” (Thames &Hudson), which she co-authored with her copywriter brother Oliver Maclennan, highlights the interiors of nearly two dozen homes throughout Europe, Australia and the United States. Their rooms are filled with unusual finds that have been repurposed in unlikely ways. In fact, several of the abodes themselves were constructed with reclaimed materials or are structures that formerly served another purpose. Case in point: The “Upturned Boat” home in Audierne, France, was built in 1950. This sizeable space once was a crab-fishing vessel — that is, until a French artist found it abandoned in a marina, towed the boat onto land and flipped it upside down. Now, the bottom and sides of the wooden hull serve as the pitched roof and rounded walls of this rustic, nautical-themed home that is decorated inside with large pieces of driftwood, thick ropes and small crab claws. An old dolphin bone hangs from the ceiling. Its floors are wooden slats which makes the structure easy to move should the owner ever decide, as he jokes in the book, to “turn and go on the sea.” A home in Provincetown, Massachusetts, called the “Whale House” looks more like a giant treehouse. It was entirely hand-built by its owner from pieces of twisted, knotty old wood that he foraged nearby and in other New England locales. “That was incredible,” Joanna Maclennan said of the home. “It’s 20 years that he had been building that.” Foraging is at the heart of the reduce, reuse and recycle movement and complements the emphasis that has been placed on sustainability in construction and interior design. However, there is more to it, she said. “I think the idea is to be a little more thoughtful about how we go about things,” Maclennan explained. “If you’re going to go to Ikea … get the essentials and things that you need. Don’t go to Ikea thinking, ‘This piece of furniture will be good for a month or so until I find something better and then I can just chuck that thing into a bin.’ … I think it’s just (about) being more thoughtful in that respect. “I also think it’s really fun to play around with your interiors. I think there’s something really exciting about finding something that’s free.” Maclennan’s own home, a 19th-century farmhouse in Provence, France, is featured in “The Foraged Home.” Several tall sheets of rusted corrugated metal serve as the headboard for her bed. Aged prints in ornate, distressed gilded frames hang backward on the wall because, as she explained, “maybe the back is more interesting than the front.” Living in the south of France, Maclennan is located near the Mediterranean Sea. Pine forests and vineyards brim with natural flora and other items (think sea glass and twisted vines) just waiting to be foraged and repurposed as decor. While it may prove a bit more challenging to forage in the desert and urban terrains of Southern Nevada, she is convinced it is still possible to do so successfully. Even prickly, dry scrub brush can be transformed into a decorative piece. “I think that can be very beautiful. Bits of bark, bits of wood.” Also, don’t underestimate the potential treasure that awaits inside local garbage bins or curbside at private homes on trash collection days, she said. With a bit of imagination, it is possible to breathe new life into discarded, broken furniture and other items. “It’s recycling in a different way,” Maclennan said. “I think if we look, if we become more aware of it, there is a way of being creative around it and I think we should take pleasure in it.” Las Vegas interior designer and stylist Lisa Escobar calls foraging “a different approach” to design. “But I get it, and I have a lot of appreciation for the intention behind it,” she said. “They’re using what’s already here and in nature, maybe lessening the carbon footprint.” However, Escobar said she would be hesitant about attempting to fashion an entire home with foraged finds. “You’re just not going to find everything that you need on the side of the road.” For those interested in giving this design style a try, she recommends limiting the number of found elements that are displayed so that they serve “as a conversation piece.” She added, “I don’t know that it could be one of your biggest (design) pieces” without some restoration. “If you found dining chairs on the side of the road, I would hope that you would give it a little TLC — sand it down, give it a new paint finish, reupholster the seats, something like that.” Above all, Escobar said it is important to consider how foraged items will function in your home. “If somebody said, ‘Oh, I love this branch,’ and then they try to (use it) to hang a shower curtain or something they’re using every day … it needs to make sense for their functionality as well as the aesthetic.”
20 Jul 19
Positive Outlooks Blog

Who would have imagined that old railway carriages could be transformed into a stunning, elegant off-grid home? This vision is far-fetched but was realized by a couple 8 years after discovering the old railways in the Central Otago region in the South Island of New Zealand. The South Island couple Mandy and Daman Groshinki wanted […]

20 Jul 19
jie yang

According to JOYBIRD’s research, Bohemian ranked #2 in most-searched interior design term in the U.S. Bohemian is exotic, personal and thus rule-breaking. If you are looking for how to bring Bohemian (or Boho-chic) into your decorating, using Coohom will achieve your goal. fundamentals Color Choices While there are no rules when it comes to Bohemian […]

20 Jul 19
My cool blog 6179

12 Truths Regarding Inside Designers Everybody Assumes Hold True 1. Inside Designers Do The Same Thing As Interior Architects A great deal of people are confused by the various job titles there remain in the style sector. However, a very typical error is to believe that indoor designers and interior architects do the very same […]

20 Jul 19
My cool blog 6179

Leading Design Trends In British Houses & Interiors I've been welcomed by IIV to blog concerning my opinion around the style, 'Designing for the future: Home fads as well as what we need to take into consideration currently'. I rely on the following couple of years lasting houses making use of solar passive design principles […]

20 Jul 19
My cool blog 6179

25 Top Secret Concepts for Decorating a Big Window From First-rate Interior Designers If you're currently in the procedure of redecorating your house, you probably currently know that your job would not be complete without the ideal window treatment to match your furnishings and overall design of your interior. You require to find an option […]

20 Jul 19
Excavator Introduction & News

Second, as far as market demand is concerned, I think it will develop from high-rise buildings to low-rise finished houses. The biggest difference between our cities in China and those in developed countries is that we have many high-rise buildings. On the contrary, in New York and even Dubai, most of them are low-rise houses. […]

20 Jul 19
My cool blog 6179

Leading 10 Design Steps You Need To Know Before You Renovate Interior Designs UK is a regional interior & building style studio currently concentrating on sustainable renovation techniques, without a loss of design. It's my enthusiasm to renovate and design stunning and sustainable homes that enhance the health and wellbeing of my clients and household. […]

20 Jul 19
Ron Dale

My brother-in-law, California David, (“California” to distinguish him from two other brother-in-laws named David) was a multifaceted person with many talents, skills, and interests. He was a typical looking Southern California guy, but he was a guy who was always trying new things, making plans for the future, and driven to make things happen.. He […]

20 Jul 19
VamosReal.com

Stylish Dormitory Decorations to Make It Feel Like Property   Any dorm room is usually a place that you spend enough time in as well as which might say to a lot about your personality. Causeing the room feel as if home is tough especially if you do not have too much money. But we […]

20 Jul 19
My cool blog 6179

12 Facts About Inside Designers Everybody Assumes Are True 1. Inside Designers Do The Same Thing As Interior Architects A great deal of people are perplexed by the several job titles there remain in the layout industry. However, a very common error is to assume that interior developers and also indoor designers do the very […]

19 Jul 19
My cool blog 6179

10 Ways to Develop Your Dream Home In life, all of us have objectives. Whether they're for your profession or your kids, it's only natural to go through life considering what you want to achieve and how you wish to live. One of the most common objectives that the majority of us have, is to […]

19 Jul 19
My cool blog 6179

25 Top Secret Concepts for Decorating a Big Window From World-class Interior Designers If you're presently in the procedure of remodeling your house, you probably already know that your job would not be complete without the perfect window treatment to complement your furnishings and total style of your interior. You need to find a solution […]

19 Jul 19
The 1903 house

Dear readers, are you still there ? Still eager to hear about any shenanigans and crazy moments on our restoration history in the last couple of months? Or do you want to hear of the days I’ve spent in bed , resting, or better, looking dead and unkept like this lovely lady ? : Without […]

19 Jul 19
Rita Williams Merchandising Plus

by: Carole Hawkins Rita Williams thinks fast, talks fast, works fast. When movers unload furniture to decorate her model home slower than she’d like, she jumps in and grabs stuff to bring in. “I’m a control freak, I admit it,” she said, blending the sentence seamlessly with six others before it. Perhaps, there are just too […]

19 Jul 19
Core Aspects For Painting and Decorating In The Uk

"With time, interior walls take a beating. Kids, animals, cooking, and busy living actually leave their mark. If your walls are looking a bit rough, here is some details to help you choose how to spruce them up. Drywall Setup. Almost every home and service today has walls and ceilings constructed of drywall boards, also […]