devils-den.info - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine - devils-den.infohttp://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, 20 Aug 2017 03:47:46 +0000en-UShourly1https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1http://devils-den.info/http://devils-den.info/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/logo.pngdevils-den - devils-den.infoFreshInspirationForYourHomehttps://feedburner.google.comRefurbished Stone House in Portugal Unveils Modern Interiors - devils-den.infohttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FreshInspirationForYourHome/~3/wEF2Cq2Nmh8/http://devils-den.info/refurbished-stone-house-Portugal/#respondFri, 18 Aug 2017 11:00:33 +0000http://devils-den.info/?p=260683Rehabilitating a century-old stone construction of 400 square meters (4,305 square feet) was a challenging task for the team at AR Studio Architects. The Eira House, located in the city of Vale de Cambra, Portugal, was completely refurbished, without compromising its original architecture features. It is now a vibrant home with an authentic feel, always open […]

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Rehabilitating a century-old stone construction of 400 square meters (4,305 square feet) was a challenging task for the team at . The Eira House, located in the city of Vale de Cambra, Portugal, was completely refurbished, without compromising its original architecture features. It is now a vibrant home with an authentic feel, always open for the owners’ extended family and friends.

“This rehabilitation is divided into 2 programming blocks,” the architects said. “In the first, next to the entrance courtyard, we find an area, previously used as annexes and stables for the animals, transformed into a convivial zone. The second programming block is the housekeeper’s home adorned with green vineyards that evoke the proximity to the mountains.”
Despite the use of raw materials and a clear inclination toward conserving tradition, the interior reflects modern design. Minimalist furniture and an open-plan living and dining area hint toward contemporary living. In the kitchen, the cupboard guards the stairs that lead the way to the second floor.

The upper level has direct access to the back garden, which allows for a close connection with the surrounding environment from almost every part of the main house. Photography: Soraia Oliveira

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Recycle-Chic: Make Modern Furniture from Wood Pallets - devils-den.infohttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FreshInspirationForYourHome/~3/Ai-T_Dmh7AA/http://devils-den.info/pallet-furniture-ideas/#respondThu, 17 Aug 2017 13:00:52 +0000http://devils-den.info/?p=260551We 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. Wood pallets, used to transport freight and goods, are often discarded after the merchandise is delivered. You can upcycle these discards by creating cool, modern furniture pieces using the […]

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Wood pallets, used to transport freight and goods, are often discarded after the merchandise is delivered. You can upcycle these discards by creating cool, modern furniture pieces using the ideas we’ve rounded up below. Pallets can often be found for free on the side of the road near industrial sites, at your local recycling center or by garbage dumpsters.

What’s exciting about wood pallets is the many uses for them! They’re usually made of pine or other softwoods, although it’s not unusual to find some made from oak or maple. They are sturdy, since they were designed to hold hundreds of pounds of weight. And some look aged and rustic, which is the perfect medium for your pallet furniture ideas and projects.

The trend is big in Europe, and you’re likely to find a pallet hiding somewhere in even the most upscale homes and lofts. Here are some pallet furniture ideas and inspiration for you to re-create the look.

Pallet furniture ideas for the living room

One of the easiest ways to upcycle a pallet or two is by converting it into a coffee table. Stack as many as you like, depending on the ideal coffee table height for your setup.

A couple of stacked pallets, finished off with wheels, add the industrial look to this open loft living room in France. Image:

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Painting a pallet is easy and can transform the look from industrial to polished, like in this Scandinavian-style living room. Image:

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A creative way to add pops of color is to stain one pallet a contrasting tone from the other and top it off with a low-maintenance colored glass or plexiglass sheet surface. Image:

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Some pallets have a rough, splintery feel to them. A light sanding and a clear polyurethane coat in a satin or gloss finish enriches the wood’s natural tones and smooths the rough pallet surface. Image:

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A serving tray and center table runner add a larger surface area to this pallet coffee table on wheels. Image:

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Most DIYers tend to add cool, industrial wheels to their pallet base, but this Madrid designer gave the pallet coffee table a mid-century modern look with metal legs. Image:

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Sofas and sectionals made with pallets

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Stacked pallets, a seat cushion and pillows create a daybed-style sectional complete with a side table section. Image:

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Make use of a large open space by creating a wall of seating using pallets as the sofa or daybed base. Image:

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A chair made out of pieces of pallets, cushions and industrial wheels. Image:

Pallet furniture ideas for the bedroom

DIY pallet furniture ideas for the bedroom

A selection of stacked pallets can serve as the base and storage area for a bed. Image:

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A modern rustic bedroom featuring a pallet platform bed. Image:

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This may be the coolest bed ever — a pallet platform bed that’s mounted from the ceiling to swing. Image:

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Living wall room divider made out of pallets

Wall-mounted pallets hold a variety of indoor plants to create an interesting, eco-friendly focal point in this industrial-chic dining room. Image:

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Outdoor pallet furniture ideas

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You can create a versatile outdoor seating area by collecting same-size pallets that can be stacked or separated as needed. Image:

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Lounge chairs can be expensive. Here is a great idea for outdoor lounge chairs made from free pallets. Image:

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Use large pallets to create a durable outdoor wall or fence to hang plants from or enhance privacy. Image:

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Modern zen rooftop terrace using upcycled pallets for seating. Image:

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An Asian-style garden setup with low seating. Image:

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tree swings made from pallets

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Feeling inspired?  Why not attempt a DIY project to recreate some of these items above?  Here are some resources for the materials and instruction you may need to get started.







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How to Pull Off Mixed Metals Like A Pro (Trust Us, It Can Work!) - devils-den.infohttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FreshInspirationForYourHome/~3/ysB5lBeMhpo/http://devils-den.info/mixed-metals/#respondWed, 16 Aug 2017 13:00:10 +0000http://devils-den.info/?p=260637We 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 this look: Chairs | Pendants | Art In the design world, it’s long been said that mixing metals is like trying to get oil and water to come […]

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Mixing metals is possible.

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In the design world, it’s long been said that mixing metals is like trying to get oil and water to come together — it just won’t work. For years, we’ve been told we need to pick one metal and stick to it. However, we’re here to shake things up. As far as we’re concerned mixing metals is not only acceptable, it’s a thing of beauty.

That is, if you do it the right way. There are a couple of rules you need to follow to make this look work, but don’t worry, we’re here to show you how to pull it off like a pro. If you’re ready to push some boundaries with your interiors, read on. Before you know it, mixed metals will be a design staple.

Choose a dominant metal.

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Choose a dominant metal

When planning your design, it can be helpful to think about metals in much the same way as you would the color scheme. While each metal you choose to incorporate will play an important role in the overall look, you should focus on one to take a dominant role over the others.

As for which type of metal to choose, the style you’re aiming to achieve may help you narrow your options. Those who favor more contemporary designs should focus on using stainless steels. Those who want to create a truly modern space should opt for chrome fixtures or an on-trend polished copper. For Tuscan and farmhouse styles, brass is a classic choice.

Once you have your dominant pick in mind, think about which metals will take an accent role. Again, you’ll treat these similarly to how you would an accent color. Focus on small ways to incorporate them throughout the space to add pops of visual interest.

Match the finishes.

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Match your finishes

Whenever you’re trying to incorporate two distinct looks in the same room, it’s critical to find some common threads to tie them together. Similarly to how you use the same print or shade in a few different applications throughout a design, when you’re playing around with mixed metals, focus on a singular finish to help create a unified look.

First, you’ll need to understand what we mean by the finish. You’ll likely have three distinct options to choose from:

  • Polished: Smooth, shiny finish
  • Brushed or satin: Darker, more subdued look than a polish. They will cause your fixtures to blend into the background rather than stand out.
  • Oiled: An even darker, more antique look

Ultimately, the finish you choose should fit in well with the style you’re trying to emulate. Modern looks usually opt for a polished look, contemporary looks lean on brushed finishes, and traditional rooms favor the oiled option.

Include a coordinating element.

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Include a coordinating element

Honestly, this piece of advice is so on-the-nose that it’s easy to overlook, but it’s truly effective, so we think it bears repeating. If you’re trying to bring together two opposing metals, consider taking that thought literally and finding a single, marrying piece that includes both of them.

It’s unlikely you’ll find your coordinating piece in something like a fixture for your bathroom sink or drawer pulls for your kitchen cabinets, so if you want to go this route, look toward accessories that showcase both metals. For example, you could look for wall art or even a simple décor item.

One thing to note is that you’ll want to make sure the marrying element you choose is similar in tone to the finish on your metals so that they don’t end up accidentally clashing.

Make mixed metals a statement piece.

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Highlight a statement piece

Depending on your vision for the design, sometimes the goal will be to have the metals tie together and sometimes you’ll want them to stand out. In the second scenario, you can use an opposing metal as a way to highlight a statement piece and have it become the focal point of the room.

In this case, rather than using the accent metal in a few places across the room, you only want to use it once. Make sure the statement piece is big and bold, much like the mirror in the picture above. It needs to be clear that the distinct metal was an intentional decision.

Here, you may also want to experiment with different color temperatures. Metals like gold and copper have warm tones while silver and chrome come off as cool. Choosing one of each for your design will give you the strongest contrast and help draw attention to your statement element.

Use or tips to successfully mix metals.

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It has long been said that mixing metals doesn’t work, but we all know that some design rules are made to be broken. This is one of them. You just need to know how to do it the right way. If you’re interested in breaking out of the ordinary with your design, keep these tips in mind. Use them to learn how to mix metals like a pro and you’ll end up with a design that is beautifully unique.

What do you think of mixed metals? Will you be incorporating them into your décor? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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Defining a Style Series: What Is Shabby Chic Design? - devils-den.infohttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FreshInspirationForYourHome/~3/h1DZ3Jc3ITE/http://devils-den.info/shabby-chic-design/#respondTue, 15 Aug 2017 11:00:25 +0000http://devils-den.info/?p=260463We 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. Recreate this look with these similar products: Sofa | Rug | Mirror | Throw Pillow There’s no question why shabby chic design is so appealing to many. When done […]

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Shabby chic design is balanced.

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There’s no question why shabby chic design is so appealing to many. When done right, this style strikes the perfect balance between feeling relaxed and looking pulled together. It puts forth an artistic-yet-elegant vibe, plus gives the designer plenty of freedom to bring their own spin to the table.

However, if you’ve never pulled a room like this together before, it can be a little intimidating. Sometimes it’s difficult to create less-structured spaces that feel more purposeful than messy.

That’s where we come in. We’ve compiled the secrets you need to know to hack the shabby chic aesthetic. Read these tips to learn how to add the necessary structure to your design without sacrificing an ounce of that bohemian feel. Keep them in mind and you’ll be able to pull off this type of look every single time.

Use a neutral background.

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Start with a neutral background

Successful interior design projects are all about the give and take. While every element plays an important part in pulling the room together as a whole, some must take a more subdued role to let others shine. Since many shabby chic pieces are bold and colorful, the background for these spaces should remain neutral to balance them out.

For the record, when we say “background,” we’re talking about the structural elements of the room — features such as walls and floors that aren’t part of your personal belongings. Consider painting the walls in lighter neutral shades like white or tan and sticking to simple wooden flooring.

Keep in mind that a neutral background doesn’t have to be boring. Feel free to center your design around architectural elements like a fireplace or built-in shelving. Or consider adding an extra layer of visual interest to the walls through textured paint work.

Distressed furniture adds charm.

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Focus on distressed or vintage furniture

Most of the time, the “shabby” part of “shabby chic” refers to items that feature a weathered or antique aesthetic. Furniture is a great way to infuse this detail into any room.

As for how to achieve this look, you have plenty of options to choose from. You could browse around for designers that make ready-made pieces with this style or buy an unfinished model and look up a tutorial online on how to re-create it at home. However, those who don’t mind their furniture having a bit of history could also look into vintage options. Check out thrift stores or yard sales to see what unique pieces you can find.

One thing to note here is the furniture you choose should only look distressed. If you’re purchasing some new-to-you pieces to complete your design, make sure they are well put together, have all their necessary parts and feel sturdy. You can always alter how a piece looks, but there’s no point putting your time and money in to something that won’t be functional for very long.

Mix and match accessories.

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Mix and match accessories

Now for the fun part. Accessories are where you can truly drive home the room’s bohemian feel. This style of design is all about layering a variety of different accessories — throw rugs, blankets, pillows, wall art and décor items — to create a cozy and casual space.

In this case, mixing and matching is key. Select items that feature various prints, patterns and textures. For those who prefer a more cohesive look, try to limit your color scheme to two or three different hues repeated throughout the space. However, if your style is more eclectic, you can absolutely set your own limit.

When dealing with less-structured styles, it’s important to focus on ensuring that the room doesn’t end up looking cluttered. A good rule of thumb to prevent this is to change your perspective. If you’re ever unsure whether or not a particular item fits well in your design, simply take a few steps back. Doing this will allow you to see the space as a whole and determine whether the item ultimately adds or detracts from your vision.

Include natural elements.

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Add in natural elements

Spaces that feature a shabby chic design typically have a bright, light and airy feel to them. One of the easiest ways to drive home that feeling is to bring in some elements from the outdoors. If you have a green thumb, consider incorporating plants or, if you do well with lots of natural light, think about foregoing curtains in favor of simple window treatments that let in plenty of sun.

You could also think about incorporating a variety of natural materials throughout your design. You could use woods in your furniture, try out a bamboo rug or play around with a variety of clay or stone accessories like vases or coasters.

Shabby chic allows creativity.

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When done correctly, shabby chic designs are tantalizing. They can appear so effortlessly stylish. It’s not until you’re behind the scenes you realize how tricky striking that balance really is. If you ever find yourself stuck in a similar situation, we can help. We’ve compiled the best tips on how to pull off shabby chic spaces without breaking a sweat. Read them over and you’ll be an expert on these interiors before you know it.

What do you think of shabby chic spaces? Which styles do you want to see next in our Defining a Style series? Let us know in the comments below.

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Printing Plant Rehabilitation in China Hosts Charming Cultural Venues - devils-den.infohttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FreshInspirationForYourHome/~3/nr11-wLTqS0/http://devils-den.info/printing-plant-rehabilitation/#respondMon, 14 Aug 2017 12:46:13 +0000http://devils-den.info/?p=260043Several entrepreneurs in Guizhou Province, China, decided to join efforts to rehabilitate an old printing plant that was built in the 1950s. They challenged the creative team at FON Studio to transform two of the six existing buildings on the plot into unique cultural spaces. The overall project is known as Town Folktales and so far consists of […]

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Several entrepreneurs in Guizhou Province, China, decided to join efforts to rehabilitate an old printing plant that was built in the 1950s. They challenged the creative team at FON Studio to transform two of the six existing buildings on the plot into unique cultural spaces.

The overall project is known as Town Folktales and so far consists of the rehabilitated Depot A and Depot B, each with its own design personality. These two massive venues serve as spaces for reception, dining, reading and painting.

Depot B consists of a children’s activity space for gatherings, reading and painting. The space is beautifully designed, with arching units creating a playful atmosphere. This venue is meant to trigger imagination and creativity. The simple color palette (in wood grain and white) offers a protective, hospitable experience.

Depot A (photos below) offers a slightly different experience. A massive rectangular door leads visitors into the creative building. The array of textures (glass, brick, wood, cement flooring) makes for an intriguing flow through the intertwined spaces. There are various functional areas, each with its own character. Light is cleverly brought indoors with the help of large windows and skylights. Photography: FON Studio

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