Saturday, January 9, 2010
It’s a new year, which means maybe it’s time for a new home - let’s not forget the tax credit extension and the new move-up tax credit for existing homeowners (learn more about that here
Or maybe you’re thinking of doing a bit of remodeling?
Either way, everyone loves a little inspiration - from browsing the latest home design shows on HGTV, home design books & magazines or just perusing your local home improvement store.
And here’s some unique inspiration that will get the creative juices flowing of any home enthusiast - an exclusive peek inside celebrity homes from around the world courtesy of Architectural Digest, The Bible of Home Design.
This spread takes you inside such notable addresses as the LA apartment of pop legend Elton John, the Bel-Air home of actor Kelsey Grammer, fashion designer Donna Karan’s retreat in the British West Indies (pictured above), the Paris apartment of couturier Elie Saab (pictured below) and the Italian villa of the scion of the Salvatore Ferragamo fashion house.
Also featured are the homes of television director James Burrows (pictured at the top of this post), advertising extraordinaire Mary Wells and Emmy-winning actress Patricia Heaton (pictured below).
So get your pens and pads ready and take notes - no matter your budget, you’re likely to find many ideas you can replicate in your North Texas homes (ok, maybe on a slightly smaller scale).
Today I’ve found on BonBon a bed named LGM 02. The LGM 02 double swivel bed converts with just one simple movement, LGM becoming a desk/bookcase or at night a comfortable bed with slatted base. But this post is not about that be, because the bed is just a simple bed. The thing that I liked is how the whole stuff are arranged in that room, a beautiful little bedroom, I love it, and I wanted to share this design with my readers.
If you are planning to give your home a classic Italian look, we suggest you consider the Florence based Savio Firmino’s collection. Though they are a bit expensive on the price side, their designs really capture the old Italian essence.
1) Of course the Internet. it's sometimes called the information superhighway, so make use of this vast amount of information freely available to you. I'm not saying to copy someone else's design , but get inspired and add your personal touch to it. Work with your landscape contractor in this.
2)Landscaping and gardening magazines is another great way to get a lot of inspiration quickly and easily. The editors of these magazine take great care in showcasing the right kind of work by designers around the world, which can be a great source of inspiration.
3)Visit tread shows and product exhibitions related to landscaping and horticulture industry. Just by looking at the new product catalogues and their various benefits you can easily solve tour problems in particular are of your home.
4)next time you watch a movie slightly shift your attention and watch how the interior and exteriors are chosen. The art director of these movies and television shows are very specific about selecting the locations for shooting the films. You can get some good inspiration by looking into these movies and television shows.
5)Finally keep your eyes open to new things around you. Whenever you visit your friends, relatives, shopping malls, public parks, there are hundreds of places where you can easily get inspiration. If you don't live in a busy city then it is already easier for you, because the natural environment is the greatest source of inspiration.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Luxury house night view