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Using Color to Define a Space: Case Study of a Modern Home in Russia

by admin |Monday September 5th, 2016 |0 Comments | Blogs, Inspiration

There are many ways to put color to use at home: bold colors, unexpected color combinations, stylish mixes of neutrals, and many more. Color can also play a role in defining rooms or areas of a home in a way that is clever and visually functional. This open floor plan home in Moscow is a perfect case study.
This modern home is the work of INT2 Architects. Their game plan was to “work with large planes of color, but not in details” (translated from Russian by Google so perhaps not perfect).

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The kitchen is framed by dark blue paint, repeated on the interior to give the small room a jewel box feel. Blue paint is carried over to the exterior wall in the patio area (shown below) which is visible from inside the home, reinforcing the geometric box shape.

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This box approach is used again to define the sleeping area of the bedroom and evokes feelings of floating in the sky or sea.

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In a children’s room, a swath of green on the wall, floor and ceiling helps separate the bed from the rest of the playroom.

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A similar green swath is repeated in a grown-up bedroom.

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And again in blue in a home office.

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This landing is all angles and a corner workspace is delineated with blue paint.

What do you think of using color in this way?

 

Storage trick for tiny bathroom

by admin |Monday September 5th, 2016 |0 Comments | Blogs, Inspiration

There’s more room in those slim spaces and tight corners than you think

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Modern minimalism is loosely defined by paired down design elements

by admin |Monday September 5th, 2016 |0 Comments | Blogs, Inspiration

Modern minimalism is loosely defined by paired down design elements, clean lines, and open spaces. But that doesn’t mean each space has to be black and white, infact we’ve gathered four very different spaces that celebrate modern minimalism with their own unique twist. From white open spaces to pops of color and eclectic art, these spaces are going to inspire and open your mind to how modern minimalism can be both inviting and functional in everyday life.

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These glossy kitchen cabinets tucked inside the island are the perfect addition to this modern minimalist space. We also love how from here your eyeliner continues straight into the open living room.

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Separating the spaces with white and black crystal mirror is a beautiful way to add dimension to this apartment. Plus, when you walk in it’s like emerging from the darkness into this bright light space

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Kitchen Inspiration

by admin |Monday September 5th, 2016 |0 Comments | Blogs, Inspiration

The letterbox window in this kitchen breaks up the glacier crystal backsplash, provides a view of the bamboo shoots out in the yard, and brightens up the entire kitchen.

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