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.Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:28:28 +0000en-UShourly1https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3http://devils-den.info/http://devils-den.info/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/logo.pngdevils-den - devils-den.infoFreshInspirationForYourHomehttps://feedburner.google.comWhat Are Décor Pieces? The Smallest Design Elements That Make the Biggest Difference - devils-den.infohttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FreshInspirationForYourHome/~3/u9y02JjbtTg/https://devils-den.info/d%C3%A9cor-pieces/#respondThu, 14 Dec 2017 18:00:58 +0000https://devils-den.info/?p=265561If you’re a regular reader of devils-den, you know we often talk about how great interior design is a sum of its parts. Each element of a room — whether we’re talking about flooring, furniture or paint color — plays its own role and simultaneously helps contribute to the success of the project. Today, we’re talking […]

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If you’re a regular reader of devils-den, you know we often talk about how great interior design is a sum of its parts. Each element of a room — whether we’re talking about flooring, furniture or paint color — plays its own role and simultaneously helps contribute to the success of the project. Today, we’re talking about décor pieces, the final step in the process.

Read below to find out what these accessories are, the role they play in building a room, and how to incorporate them into your own home. If you’ve ever felt like your design just isn’t coming together or maybe it’s missing some of the wow-factor you were hoping for, you won’t want to miss this post.

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What are décor pieces?

Typically, when we think about how an item will work in a room, we consider its value in terms of both function and aesthetics. Décor pieces are the exception to that rule. In this case, we’re really only concerned about the latter.

Décor pieces are accessories put in place purely to add stylistic value. That said, they play an incredibly important role in the design. They are what keep the space from being purely functional and, as a result, feeling one-dimensional. They’re also the things that help tie together all the individual design elements into a singular, unified vision.

Keep in mind that since these trinkets exist solely for the purpose of bringing more visual interest to the space, they are often some of the boldest. As you think of how to add décor pieces into your own interiors, remember one rule: Each accessory should be eye-catching in its own right and have just enough of a common thread to make clear it belongs with the rest.

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Mix and match different types

Now that you have an idea of how these elements are used in interior design, it’s important to discuss what your options entail. Again, it could be anything that adds visual interest to the room, so don’t limit yourself. Here is an overview of some of the most common:

  • Textiles: Throw pillows, blankets, area rugs
  • Containers: Vases, decorative bowls, table trays, baskets
  • Knickknacks: Figurines, memorabilia, collections
  • Wall hangings: Artwork, decorative mirrors, tapestries
  • Misc: Candles, coffee table books, plants

Take the picture above as an example. Between the walls, dining table, seating and shelves, there are more than enough décor pieces to round out the room. Notice how they all vary in size, color and texture. These variances are what keep your eyes engaged. Aim to create this same sense of harmonious contrast in your own interiors.

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Consider placement carefully

With décor items, purchasing is only half the battle. Not only is it important to consider what items you use in the design, but you also need to think about which of them will go together best, as well as how they should be displayed. This is another area where your sense of proportion, or innate feel for design, will need to come into play. We do have a few tips that might help.

Always start by gathering your wall art and textiles. Then, move on to styled surfaces. (Places like built-ins, coffee tables, mantles and buffet tops are ready-made for the addition of a few accessories.) In each case, look up some design inspiration online to get a sense of what look you’re after and then try to re-create similar arrangements on your own. Contrast works best, so don’t be afraid to vary group items in varying numbers, shapes and sizes.

Once you have all your accessories in place, don’t be afraid to make edits. Step back and look at the room as a whole. Does it feel like anything you’ve arranged is too much or somehow out of place? If so, make adjustments until you’re satisfied.

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Décor pieces have a tendency to get brushed to the side in interior design. Many people think they’re optional or an unnecessary extra step. However, these small accessories are a key component of successful styles. They’re the items that pull the room together. Use this post as a crash-course on how you can use décor pieces to bring the rooms in your home to the next level. It’s one small step that will pay off big time.

Do you love décor items or are you more of a minimalist? Do you think these accessories should play a key role in every design? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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completed the development of Pyramid House, a charming residence exhibiting clean, contemporary lines. The project is located in Sysmä, Finland, and comes with a total surface of 125 square meters (1,345 square feet).

“The house, built on a steep plot facing the shore of a Finnish lake, takes advantage of the outstanding beauty of its surroundings by creating special connections that are suitable for different seasons and activities,” the architects said.

The living area is split into two levels to better adapt to the existing steep terrain and clearly define its internal functions. A spiral metal staircase adjoins the stone fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows capture the magical views.

“A pyramidal roof culminating in a fully glazed nature observatory defines this wooden house set on a square footprint,” the architects added. “Looking down from the observatory, the many levels of the house appear stacked against each other, while the fully glazed wall facing the lake is also visible.” Enjoy the virtual tour! Photography courtesy of Timo Laaksonen.

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Decorating with Metallics for a Shiny and Bright Christmas - devils-den.infohttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FreshInspirationForYourHome/~3/mLxlSvzdh0s/https://devils-den.info/decorating-with-metallics-for-a-shiny-and-bright-christmas/#respondWed, 13 Dec 2017 18:00:57 +0000https://devils-den.info/?p=269301Christmas is a time of gatherings, celebration and nesting because, “Baby, it’s cold outside.” So it’s more important than ever to create a warm, inviting and festive space with light, bright touches to get you through the winter. And nothing is better for glamming up a room than decorating with metallics. There are plenty of […]

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Christmas is a time of gatherings, celebration and nesting because, “Baby, it’s cold outside.” So it’s more important than ever to create a warm, inviting and festive space with light, bright touches to get you through the winter. And nothing is better for glamming up a room than decorating with metallics.

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A collection of bronze, silver and gold accent pieces and Christmas ornaments add a festive look to this contemporary living room. Image:

There are plenty of ways to add this look to your home. You can add silver, platinum, gold, bronze, copper or a mix. And a little goes a long way; an accent table and a throw pillow may be all you need. Here are some decorating with metallics ideas — and products in stores now to get the look.

Decorating with silver and platinum

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Decorating with muted and burnished metallics

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If you’re a minimalist, lots of sparkle and sheen may not be for you. But a muted or brushed metallic that is darker and antiqued in feel would be a great way to add metallics to your home. Image:

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Decorating for Christmas with gold

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Gold is on-trend for modern homes year-round. You have a unique opportunity to go all out during the holidays when decorating with gold. Mix and match tones, textures and sheens for the most striking look. Image:

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Ultimate Lighting Guide: Pick the Right Fixtures for Every Room in Your Home - devils-den.infohttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FreshInspirationForYourHome/~3/cKilSsZ0kSI/https://devils-den.info/ultimate-lighting-guide/#respondWed, 13 Dec 2017 12:00:45 +0000https://devils-den.info/?p=265547For so many of us, lighting is an afterthought in our interiors. This happens when you think of it as a utilitarian detail of the room, rather than something that adds aesthetic value. When it’s done right, lighting is the unsung element that brings your design to the next level. Our ultimate lighting guide gives […]

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For so many of us, lighting is an afterthought in our interiors. This happens when you think of it as a utilitarian detail of the room, rather than something that adds aesthetic value. When it’s done right, lighting is the unsung element that brings your design to the next level.

Our ultimate lighting guide gives you all the info you need to effortlessly light every room in your home. Read our tips and keep them close at hand. You never know when you may need to tweak the existing lighting in your home or to build a new layout from scratch.

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Know your options

One of the most common lighting mistakes people make is assuming that one type of lighting — especially dreaded overheads — will suffice when putting a room together. Interior designers will be the first to tell you that sentiment couldn’t be further from the truth.

In reality, lighting works best when it’s used in layers. There are three main types of indoor lighting to consider and, ideally, each room will include all of them. They are:

  • Ambient: Also known as general lighting, ambient light fills the majority of the room and allows you to move around safely. It usually comes from recessed lighting, track lighting or wall-mounted fixtures.
  • Accent: Accent lighting is used to highlight a particular focal point, such as a piece of wall art. Picture lights, wall-mounted-fixtures or track lighting are common, and dimmers are often used on these features to provide mood lighting.
  • Task: As the name suggests, task lights are used to assist you in completing a particular function. This could be anything from desk lamps to pendant lights that hang over a kitchen island.
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Let the room dictate the layout

Now that you know what your different lighting options are, it’s time to decide how — and where — to place your light sources in each room. While this is ultimately a matter of personal preference, there are some standard layouts that work well.

If you’re unsure where to start, use these room-by-room guides as a source of inspiration:

  • Entryway: Start with a dramatic pendant light or chandelier overhead. Then, supplement with either a table or floor lamp.
  • Living room: This is a good place to use track or recessed lighting throughout. If your room has a main seating area, use a larger, overhead fixture to center it. Place floor lamps where needed to light shadowy corners. Finally, if you have a buffet or other large furniture piece, you may want to consider adding a table lamp.
  • Dining room: The dining room is the easiest room to light. Your main source should come from a large, pendant light or chandelier that’s centered over the dining table. If there are additional dark corners, you can use a floor or table lamp to supplement.
  • Kitchen: Kitchen lighting is complex. You may want to start with some recessed lighting. Focal areas like the kitchen island and dining table should have overhead pendants or chandeliers. Work areas benefit from the addition of under-cabinet lighting. Plus, you could add specific task sources at the sink and stove.
  • Bedroom: Ideally, bedrooms have a main, overhead light source and table lamps on nightstands or dressers.
  • Bathroom: Recessed lighting is common. You could also add task lights around a mirror or, for a dramatic touch, an overhead source above the tub.
  • Office: Start with recessed lighting or a main, overhead source. Be sure to add table or floor lamps in dark corners or by seating areas. Finally, be sure to use a desk lamp in your main work area.
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Consider size and aesthetics

When we talk about the size of lighting fixtures, we’re mainly talking about those statement pieces that are overhead. There is an easy formula for determining how big one of these lights should be. It’s all about finding the right diameter.

If the fixture will be lighting the whole room, measure the length and width of the room and then add those two numbers together. Convert that sum from feet to inches to find the ideal diameter for your light source. For example, if the room was 10 ft. x 12 ft., 10 + 22 = 22, so your fixture should be 22 inches in diameter. However, if you’re centering the fixture over a piece of furniture, you’ll want to measure the length and width of that specific item instead of the room as a whole.

As far as aesthetics are concerned, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That said, make sure it matches whatever style is present throughout the rest of the room.

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The right lighting can really make or break a room. When done well, it lends the perfect atmosphere to help your design shine, but when done poorly, it can take away from your chosen aesthetic. If you’re ready to take your lighting to the next level, you’re in the right place. Our ultimate lighting guide has all the information you need.

What do you think of our ultimate lighting guide? Do you have any tips to add? Let us know in the comments below.

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Discover the Revamped Cocktail and Underground Bar in Vienna - devils-den.infohttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FreshInspirationForYourHome/~3/aVbKJUCERaY/https://devils-den.info/underground-bar-Vienna/#respondTue, 12 Dec 2017 18:00:16 +0000https://devils-den.info/?p=268469Architecture firm Büro KLK completed the design of the Krypt Bar, an underground social gathering spot in Austria. During the renovation on an ancient heritage building from the late 18th century on Vienna’s traditional Berggasse Street, a bricked-up staircase was found. The staircase led to a 12 meters (39 feet) deep, second cellar with approximately 250 square meters […]

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Architecture firm  completed the design of the Krypt Bar, an underground social gathering spot in Austria. During the renovation on an ancient heritage building from the late 18th century on Vienna’s traditional Berggasse Street, a bricked-up staircase was found.

The staircase led to a 12 meters (39 feet) deep, second cellar with approximately 250 square meters (2,690 square feet). Located between Votivkirche and Sigmund Freud’s apartment, this cocktail and underground bar is an architectural gem. Historical investigations showed that it was a semi-legal establishment in the 1950s and ’60s during Vienna’s flourishing jazz scene.

Once inside, you begin your journey through a narrow entrance door that leads to a first-level basement, containing the cloak room and a mirrored vestibule. Take the staircase directly to the impressive 7 meter (23 feet) long main bar. Several alcoves, a hidden booth, the smallest art gallery in Vienna and secret hallways surround this centerpiece and give the impression of a surreal venue out of its time.

The whole static structure plus the ventilating pipes and further installations were clad in composition gold. The floor plate is covered with a layer of Italian black marble. The cladding of the bar counter was cut out of a massive block of Sahara marble applied in a mirrored pattern, and the counter plate was crafted out of a massive European walnut. Information by Studio Büro KLK; photography by David Schreyer.

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