devils-den.info - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine - devils-den.infohttps://devils-den.infodevils-den is a website dedicated to show you the latest trends in modern architecture, modern interior design and modern furniture design.Sun, 22 Oct 2017 22:54:33 +0000en-UShourly1https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2http://devils-den.info/http://devils-den.info/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/logo.pngdevils-den - devils-den.infoFreshInspirationForYourHomehttps://feedburner.google.comdevils-den Finds, Edition 3 - devils-den.infohttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FreshInspirationForYourHome/~3/eObJoL1uZ0I/https://devils-den.info/freshome-finds-edition-3/#respondFri, 20 Oct 2017 17:00:35 +0000https://devils-den.info/?p=266465We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, devils-den may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  It’s hard to believe but another October week is coming to a close.  That means we are 1 week closer to all the end of the year holidays.  We […]

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It’s hard to believe but another October week is coming to a close.  That means we are 1 week closer to all the end of the year holidays.  We are so excited to bring you some great decorating, gift guide and inspiration photos but before we get to those, we want to share what is inspiring us this week.

Can you imagine having this open of a space to make your own? We love how West Elm’s blog really took inspiration from the tenants’ lifestyle.

devils-den Finds: Inspiration

You are likely not thinking about landscaping at this time, but we thought from Decorology offered some great advice!

We found a great hashtag to find some legit home fall inspiration.  Read more about it from .

The marriage of The Hamptons and Australia home tour is a perfect description for this beautiful home featured on .

We can’t think of anything more serene then an .

devils-den Finds: Deals

– 30% off furniture – discount valid through Oct. 21. Now’s the time to dig into Target’s new home décor line. Read more about their new line in our article from last week.

– 15% off $100, 20% off $200 and 25% off $300 with code BUYMORESAVE – code valid through Saturday – ? Yes, please!

– $5 off $40 or $10 off $75 with code BOOKENDS – code valid Oct. 22 to Oct. 24 – good reads include , by Carrier and Company and , by Markham Roberts.

– extra 25% off select bedding & bath — discount valid through Oct. 23 – cozy up with this Eddie Bauer .

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Everything You Need to Know About Buying the Perfect Rug for Your Home - devils-den.infohttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FreshInspirationForYourHome/~3/-xUGj7r7rCc/finding-perfect-rughttps://devils-den.info/finding-perfect-rug#respondFri, 20 Oct 2017 11:00:30 +0000https://devils-den.info/?p=263879We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, devils-den may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Shop a similar look: Rug | Throw Pillows | Coffee Table | Throw Blanket The right throw rug can absolutely pull together a room’s design. But limited sizing options […]

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The right throw rug can absolutely pull together a room’s design. But limited sizing options and high price tags have a tendency to make homeowners shy away from committing to a purchase. It doesn’t need to be that way. With a little forethought and research, you can pick the perfect rug every time.

If you’re in the market for a great area rug, read on. We’ve compiled a list of our best tips and tricks for how to figure out which rug works best for you. Keep this post in your back pocket — you never know when an area rug will be just the thing you need to complete your next project.

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Consider color first

Some interior designers will tell you a throw rug should be the very first thing you purchase when you’re putting a room together. They’re reasoning is that once you pick a rug that catches your eye, it will already have a defined color scheme. You should be able to use those existing shades as a base to build a coordinating look.

Others will take the opposite approach. They’ll tell you a throw rug should be your focal point, much like the one shown in the photo above. In their eyes, the color (and possibly the pattern) should be loud, proud and bold. It should accent the rest of your design and immediately draw the eye.

In reality, both schools of thought are correct. It all boils down to personal preference. Regardless of which advice you choose, aesthetics should be your first point of consideration. If a throw rug doesn’t fit in well with the rest of a design, it will stick out like a sore thumb.

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Base material on function

As always, function should play a key role in your selection. Think carefully about how you intend the rug to be used. Is it meant to catch dirt in an entryway before it can be tracked into the house? Does it need to be cozy enough for people to sit on? Is it mostly meant to be visually stunning? The answers to these questions will determine the material.

First, consider the rug’s pile, or the density, height and thickness of its fibers. High-pile carpets like shags are typically more comfortable. In large doses, though, they can feel overwhelming. Low-pile and flat-weave rugs, on the other hand, are less padded, but they’re also easier to clean.

Once you’ve decided what type of rug works best, narrow down the materials you want to use. Natural fibers like wool and cotton are best when you’re looking to bring a soft and luxurious feel to the room. Woven fibers like jute and hemp are useful when you’re looking to put the rug in a high-traffic area. Before making a decision, check the cleaning instructions to ensure you’re prepared to properly care for the rug.

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Consider size carefully

Next, it’s time to move on to deciding what size of rug to buy. This can be tricky since rugs are typically only found in standard sizes and, unfortunately, there are no hard and fast rules on how to do it right. That said, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • If you’re choosing a full room rug, remember to leave room for a border of flooring around all sides. Eighteen inches is considered the standard border measurement.
  • If your rug will be grounding a seating areameasure the length and width of the seating area in its current layout and buy the next size up.
  • If the rug is meant to highlight a piece of furniture like a dining table, make sure it’s big enough to extend beyond the piece with room on all sides. For a dining table, 24 inches  is standard. However, it should be less if you’re working with a smaller piece like a coffee table.

When in doubt, this is an occasion where bigger really is better, especially if your measurements are between standard sizes. You can always hide overflow under your furniture, but a too small rug will make your whole arrangement look disproportionate.

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Remember furniture placement

The last detail to consider is how your furniture will be arranged on the rug once you get it home from the store. There are three options to consider: putting all of the furniture legs on the rug, only putting the front legs on or having the legs stay off of the rug completely.

Traditionally, arrangements have worked like this:

  • Legs fully on: Full-room area rugs and rugs that ground a specific item like a dining table
  • Front legs only: Seating areas
  • Legs off: Narrower rugs like runners

That said, these days, the rules are far more lax. As you can see in the photo above, furniture arrangement is in the eye of the beholder. However, consistency is key. If you’re using more than one area rug in the same room, make sure to match their arrangement styles. This will help the room stay appropriately cohesive.

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All things considered, every room could benefit from the addition of an area rug. Though it may seem like a small detail, this design element has the uncanny ability to round off a design incredibly well. Ultimately, though, many homeowners pass on this addition because rugs can be tricky to buy — but not for much longer. With the help of the tips in this post, you should be able to pick the perfect rug for any room.

Are you a fan of throw rugs? Do you think they’re an essential component of successful designs? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

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Modern Residence in Poland Highlights Floor-to-Ceiling Bookcase - devils-den.infohttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FreshInspirationForYourHome/~3/oNIIhdAJiuw/https://devils-den.info/modern-residence-Poland/#respondThu, 19 Oct 2017 17:00:45 +0000https://devils-den.info/?p=263907Metaforma Architects completed the design of a modern residence in Poland that displays an interesting geometry. The body of the building consists of two intersecting cubes. The living area is located in the larger one, while the garage and the gym occupy the smaller section of the house. The facades have been covered with black […]

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completed the design of a modern residence in Poland that displays an interesting geometry. The body of the building consists of two intersecting cubes. The living area is located in the larger one, while the garage and the gym occupy the smaller section of the house.

The facades have been covered with black plaster and cool pigments, and with protection against biological corrosion. “The wood-like composite we chose, unlike natural materials, does not require additional impregnation,” the architects explained. “Dark details in the form of metal window casings and balustrades consistently complete the concept. All these create an interesting three-dimensional effect.”

The layout of this modern residence was planned in tune with the active lifestyle of the owners: the day zone is located on the ground floor, together with the sports room and guest area. The bedrooms are placed on the upper level and offer a high level of privacy.

A generously sized bookcase in the living area adds character to the design scheme. The use of a kitchen island allows the owners to work in the kitchen and keep an eye on the rest of the living room at the same time.

The architects also planned an unusual wine cellar. Wooden pins are placed between the rows of bricks in the wall to store bottles. Here, the residents can take their time selecting their beverage while admiring the available collection visually multiplied by the mirror at the end of the room. Photography and information from

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Interior Designers Share Their Favorite Tips For A Successful Kitchen Remodel - devils-den.infohttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FreshInspirationForYourHome/~3/-ZmCBeZ5zmU/interior-designers-share-kitchen-remodel-tipshttps://devils-den.info/interior-designers-share-kitchen-remodel-tips#respondThu, 19 Oct 2017 11:00:12 +0000https://devils-den.info/?p=263489We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, devils-den may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Shop a similar look: Stools | Pendants | Cake Stand It’s not hard to see why undertaking a kitchen remodel is one of the most discussed topics in interior […]

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It’s not hard to see why undertaking a kitchen remodel is one of the most discussed topics in interior design. These projects—while worth it in the end—can get to be a little costly and time-consuming. It goes without saying that, if you’re going to do it, you want to do it the right way.

With that in mind, we decided to take this topic to the experts. We asked interior designers to share their favorite kitchen remodel tips. Read on to see their no-holds-barred answers. With any luck, their experiences can help you redo your kitchen with ease.

Know your kitchen

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1. Know How You Use Your Kitchen

“The first step in remodeling is to know what is important to you when cooking. Are high-end appliances a requirement? Do you prefer gas or electric? Do you cook lots of curries or other items that use strong spices and want a hood for ventilation? Would you like your knives to be on your left or right while you cook? Do you bake a lot and need to keep that equipment close to the oven?” – Sara Chiarilli, owner of , an interior design firm in Tampa, FL
 Before starting the renovation, make sure you have a solid plan in place to ensure that your new kitchen will meet your needs. As you cook, walk yourself through your routine while asking questions like the ones Sara offered above. Make note of any favorite details or annoyances that you have about your current space and include any necessary changes into your design plan.
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2. Consider Leaving the Layout As-Is

“Keep the appliances and plumbing where they are. A good rule of thumb is to add $5,000 each time you move a section of plumbing or any appliances. If my clients are on a tight budget, I tell them to work with the current layout whenever they can.” – Justin M. Riordan, LEED AP, the founder of , which has multiple locations in California and Washington

Home improvement show fans can attest to the fact that TV magic makes it seem like changing you kitchen layout is a breeze. In reality, that’s definitely not the case. Out of dozens of submissions for this article, this was the most frequently mentioned tip. Obviously, your budget will dictate how creative you can get with the layout, but if you’re trying to save, do not underestimate this cost. Make sure you meet with multiple designers and get quotes so that you can go into your remodel with a realistic idea of the final cost.

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3. Incorporate Contrasting Colors

“Using contrasting colors on walls, counters and floors helps with depth perception and provides a clear line of sight when navigating throughout the kitchen, especially in working areas.” – Wanda E. Gozdz, B.S., A.S., founder of  in Hutchinson Island, FL

Choosing contrasting colors—or at least tones, if you’re not into the monochromatic look—will help you add a huge amount of visual interest to the kitchen. When you’re putting together the color palette, go with either one neutral shade and one bold color or choose a warm and cool shade. Additionally, focus either on the contrast on a single item, such as an island, or allow an element to continue throughout the entire space.

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4. Invest in Your Backsplash

“Take the backsplash tile to the ceiling, especially when they are only 8 feet. This is common in a lot of older homes. Taking the tile up creates visual height and an especially polished look because you don’t have a break where tile meets drywall (particularly around a window). It’s a great look for minimal cost compared to the whole project.” – Brad Little, of in Charlotte, NC

The second unspoken bonus for this tip? A dramatic backsplash will draw the eye with ease and make an excellent focal point. Consider this one if you’re searing for a way to truly make a dramatic impact.

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5. Sometimes Small Changes Matter Most

“Sometimes it’s not about doing a total remodel. I updated my own kitchen last year by simply swapping out bar stools and pendant lights, and replacing a cabinet with open shelving. I was inspired by the BoHo trend, so I gave my contemporary kitchen some organic touches that make it feel warmer and more alive.” – Natasha Jansz, founder of in Los Angeles, CA

If you’re debating whether you need to go ahead with a full remodel or if you can get away with a quick update, ask yourself this question: Am I concerned with function or aesthetics?

When function is the issue, a kitchen remodel is usually in the cards. However, if it’s just the look that needs a refresher, you can probably get away with swapping out a few design elements with trendier picks. As usual, look for things like accessories, textiles and wall art to revamp your style. These items will have a huge visual impact at a relatively low price point.

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Every design aficionado knows the value of a well-done kitchen. The only issue is that it’s often challenging to pull off this project the right way. In an effort to give you all the tools you need to create the kitchen of your dreams, we asked interior designers to share their best kitchen remodel tips. Keep this post close at hand. Whether you’re starting tomorrow or won’t be ready for a couple years, you’ll want the benefit of their experience.

What do you think of these kitchen remodel tips? Do you have any of your own to share? Tell us in the comments below.

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Modern Home Designed with Outdoor Views in Mind - devils-den.infohttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FreshInspirationForYourHome/~3/JT1S7MtKa74/https://devils-den.info/modern-home/#respondWed, 18 Oct 2017 17:00:52 +0000https://devils-den.info/?p=264283Cymon Allfrey Architects completed the design and development of Mt. Pleasant Home, a modern home with extensive outdoor views in Christchurch, New Zealand. The 3,230 square-foot (300 square-meter) villa cascades down a hill allowing most interior rooms direct access to the gardens and sheltered courtyards. “Our brief was to create a modern family home that considered the harsh, […]

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completed the design and development of Mt. Pleasant Home, a modern home with extensive outdoor views in Christchurch, New Zealand. The 3,230 square-foot (300 square-meter) villa cascades down a hill allowing most interior rooms direct access to the gardens and sheltered courtyards.

“Our brief was to create a modern family home that considered the harsh, wind-swept environment,” the architects said. “We were to capture the dramatic vast views and provide the diversity of planning to create sheltered courtyards for outdoor living in most conditions.” Therefore, the home’s exterior is clad in cedar boards which aims to anchor the house in its idyllic setting.

“Formal and informal living spaces are grouped to allow a strong connection between family members,” the architects added. “Interconnecting doors allow a degree of separation to be achieved where necessary. Sleeping spaces are placed in the higher living pavilion providing for acoustic separation to the general living rooms.”

The minimalist interior design focuses the attention on the magical landscape beyond the windows. Three partially roofed courtyards surround the living room and offer protection from the strong winds. Be sure to check out the house plans at the end of this post for a better understanding of the project. Photography by .

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