Beautiful, private mountain retreats, with cozy living spaces, plenty of warm colors, and fireplaces are the perfect place to burrow for the winter holidays. Retreating to one of these cozy spaces, you can plan your whole day completely devoted to reading in front of the fire, curling up with a good book and watching the snow fall through floor-length windows, with a mug of hot cocoa in hand. We have put together for you an extensive collection of snowy retreats that will help put you in the mood of Christmas, wherever in the world you live. Some of the retreats we have featured have links to view the entire home if you would like further inspiration. Be prepared to be blown away by these fabulous homes. If you prefer burrowing in blankets of chenille to blankets of snow, these contemporary winter getaways boasting sweeping views will be right up your alley!
This light-filled living room owned by Estee Lauder’s global creative director, Aerin Lauder, is a fabulous getaway for the winter. Floor-to-ceiling windows, awesome 60s-inspired rattan chairs, and throws and pillows make the white and natural space warm and personal in Aspen, Colorado.
In Montana’s Yellowstone Club, a getaway home showcases the Old West vernacular with an industrial edge. To see more of this spectacular home, check here.
Four-Cornered Villa is an 840 square foot home situated on a horse shoe shaped island in Virrat, Finland.
This alpine chalet is a contemporary barnlike structure located on a cul-de-sac in a private ski club development in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. Ceilings that reach for the stars belong in a home with plenty of windows and bring the outdoors in, sans the uncomfortable cold and wet aftermath of actually being outdoors. A cantilevered fireplace is the showstopper here, keeping you warm when you do head home after a day on the slopes.
Nottawasaga Bay in Ontario, Canada looks like a fine place to cozy up with a book. A stark contrast to the black exterior, the snow-white interior boasts a minimalist, frameless fireplace, and an assortment of furniture with ultra-sleek lines.
This super stunning concrete mountain retreat captures snowy views at every turn in Snowmass, Colorado. The rest of the home can be viewed here.
Enjoying mountain views throughout this home in the old village of Sugar Bowl in Norden, California, the windows frame views of horizontal snow drifts and vertical stands of pine trees. To see more of this stunning home, have a look here.
This contemporary Lower Foxtail Residence hovers in the pines stretching laterally to take full advantage of the bold mountain views in Big Sky, Montana.
At 15,000 square feet, this contemporary mountain home in Aspen, Colorado’s exclusive Star Mesa enclave is warm and approachable from the start, as can be seen here.
This gorgeous modern mountain home is set amongst the woods in Martis Camp, North Lake Tahoe. The rest of the home can be viewed here.
Nestled into the mountainside, with spectacular views of the resort and surrounding scenery, Chalet Trois Couronnes is a private Alpine Estate in Verbier, Swiss Alps, Switzerland.
This snowy retreat was constructed of steel, concrete, timber and locally quarried stone, built within the scenic Australian mountains in one of Victoria’s premier ski resorts, the Dinner Plain Village, overlooking Mount Hotham.
“Ski On Home” is a single-family home built for a young family of four avid skiers and snowboarders (mom and dad are also both world-class skydivers). It is located on the main ski run in Squaw Valley, CA and nestled into the mountain, naturally protected by the earth from avalanches and other extreme weather. The year-round residence has ski-in / ski-out access on all levels and sleeps up to 17 guests at a time (extended family and a constellation of friends).
This incredibly stunning modern rustic mountain retreat was built as a family compound in Telluride, Colorado, which can be viewed here.
When you have a kitchen like this, bake up a storm for your friends that come to visit you during the holidays. The huge floor-to-ceiling window will make you feel like you are in the great snowy outdoors sans the cold weather.
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Looking for living room design ideas and inspiration? We have gathered together a showcase of amazing contemporary living room interiors that are complemented with beautiful materials, textures and decorations. In the past we have featured other inspiring living room ideas including, Absolutely amazing living room design ideas, and Incredibly inspirational living rooms and now we are bringing you further inspiration to help you with your living room remodel project. It is imperative that the living room be your showcase space since this is generally where you do most of your entertaining, and where families come together to end their day, relax after a long workweek or to enjoy a television program together. When planning a living room design, the first and most important factor to decide is the purpose of the room. One thing to remember when designing your living area is that you have to be comfortable in the room and like the style since you will most likely be spending a lot of your time in this space. This living room showcase is sure to give you some fresh ideas and inspirations to help you create your dream living room interior. Browse through all of the photos and get inspired and don’t forget to let us know which one is your favorite!
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Create a glowing master bedroom retreat with the addition of a cozy fireplace design to keep you warm on cool winter nights. Last week we brought to you Clean and modern showcase fireplace designs and for today we have gathered together a collection of fireplace design ideas for your bedroom, with designs ranging from minimalist to rustic and traditional styles and everything in-between. Incorporating a fireplace into your bedroom design scheme can be a great luxury and there are a variety of ways to bring your design into fruition. Fireplaces come in all shapes and sizes but how they are finished can make all the difference in how the room comes together and reflects your style. They can be the main focal point of a room and hold great grandeur and style. In addition to providing warmth, fireplaces these days have become a fashion statement. The emphasis is not merely just on functionality but more on form and expression. Have a look at these beautiful and functional master bedroom fireplaces for inspiration and don’t forget to let us know which one is your favorite!
Design Tip: Place the recessed lights so they are clustered to highlight the a asymmetrical elements vs. a traditional grid.
The fireplace shown here is delicately placed below a television of almost the same dimensions. Offset shelves and a rustic mantel make it so unobtrusive, it almost could go entirely unnoticed. Design tip: Paint or tile the slight bump-out around the fireplace box if you want it to stand out more.
The fireplace surround is custom made- the interior border is by Walker Zanger, and the chocolate bar liner and chair rail molding used to finish the edges is from them as well.
Create fully integrated design. This low-lying fireplace gives way to a wall-mounted TV on paneling, which travels over and across the ceiling to a symmetrically placed bed. Everything in the room works together in this beautiful design. Design tip: Try mimicking the ceiling’s wood paneling on the floor using two different patterns and colors of carpet.
In a room full of windows, this strategically placed fireplace has the maximum effect, thanks to the all-black window casings and fireplace tile. Design tip: A double-sided design in this room would turn the fireplace opening into another window.
A chrome-trimmed fireplace adds to the upbeat, contemporary feel of this room and infuses it with a hint of glamour.
This rustic look is pitch-perfect for the cabin-style setting. The window seat creates a cozy environment next to the fireplace. The fireplace doors have built-in mesh panels, eliminating the need for a screen.
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Set your living spaces aglow with clean and modern showcase fireplace designs that will add warmth and a cozy ambiance. Most of you seem to be big fans of sleek and chic modern design—think clean lines with unexpected touches. Even though a space is modern does not mean that it cannot feel warm, inviting and comfortable to spend time in, it just needs the right touches—such as a warmly lit fireplace. We have gathered together a collection of 56 amazing modern fireplace designs showcased in various spaces throughout the home. Having a fireplace in your home not only creates warmth but creates the perfect space for gathering and entertaining and acts as the perfect focal point. Design comfortable seating arrangement facing the fireplace to make the most of the space. Most fireplace designs are custom, but a lot of the ideas we have presented can be easily adapted into your home at any price point. Enjoy the photos and fireplace design tips below and please let us know which one most inspires you!
In the photo above: run the stone tile to the ceiling to create drama and accentuate the vertical. Charcoal gray and black stone are always great ways to de-emphasize the black box that is a trademark of gas fireplaces.
Let the fireplace create ambiance. Install inexpensive dimmers to overhead lights. When the fire is lit, dim the lights to let the room glow.
The bold modern fireplace is the first thing that catches the eye in this stunning photo. This six-foot fireplace is accented by a simple gray wallpaper, which almost has the appearance of stone tile.
The tiles around this fireplace are by Heath Ceramics – a popular modern classic in contemporary design.
Work of Art. This living room artistically combines the television and fireplace on one wall. The television is offset by the hearth for balance, while the streamlined fireplace almost disappears under the recessed cavity when it’s not on. Design tip: A surround like this can easily be customized into full-overlay doors for extra living room storage.
A stacked stone hearth works with the modern fireplace to add edgy architecture to this open floor plan.
This statement-making fireplace was custom designed and fabricated by Concretework‘s Mark Rogero. The steel-and-concrete fireplace reflects light from the 36 hanging Bocci pendants in the neighboring dining room, and the flickering glow from the fire provides warm illumination.
A gray and purple color scheme and bold but sleek design elements, such as the large concrete fireplace, make this room elegant and comfortable. The fireplace also serves as a room divider.
Fireplaces in the bedroom should also come equipped with seating. Turn on a holiday movie for the kids and escape to this spot for a much-deserved break.
A minimal metal wall around the fire makes a strong statement.
Spark interest to this non-working fireplace by filling it with wabi-sabi decorative logs. They hint at coziness, aren’t too formal and require no matches.
Expand the width. A fire burns just as well in fireplaces that are shaped outside of the norm. This extra wide fireplace takes advantage of this wall’s broad space, spreading the warmth and the eye-catching appeal.
Metal chimney technology allows the fireplace to be a floating object unconnected to the ground. The Fireorb by architect Doug Garofalo takes the prefab metal fireplace to a whole new level. Allowing a 360-degree rotation, this is a fireplace that can be placed anywhere in a space.
This modern application uses two types of stone: a mix of charcoal gray and white marble. The simple detail of the raised hearth and peek of white marble underneath is very modern and sculptural.
Mix and match. Mix several materials together in a fireplace design. Tile, stone and stainless steel are all expertly matched for complete design cohesion here. All the natural-looking materials in a home can be broken up with a stainless steel mantel, make sure that it’s not placed too close to the fire, since this material can heat up quickly. Tip: Take the fireplace surround all the way to the ceiling to make the ceiling feel taller.
This copper cladded fireplace surround amplifies the warm glow of the fire.
Clever lighting adds coziness to this living room. The rock wall is a textural backdrop for candle light and an illuminated floor lamp. The fireplace adds visual and tactile warmth, and accent lights direct your attention to an interesting art piece.
This slab installation in gorgeous Calacatta marble, is just slightly raised from the plane of the wall. This is perfect for the office, so you can get full view of the fireplace at all times from behind your desk.
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If you are searching for inspiring design ideas on how to create the perfect small bedroom design layout, we have collected some incredible ideas to share with you. We have published several other inspiring bedroom design ideas, such as minimalist bedroom design ideas and barn style bedroom design ideas as well as a roundup of our most popular bedrooms from 2012, now it is time to give you some functional design solutions for small apartments and homes or even a guest bedroom or attic space that has minimal space but needs some large ideas! Today, we have collected for you 60 images of bedroom interiors that offer brilliant floor plans with clever storage solutions.
If your space currently lacks natural light, smart storage and even the right color palette, it will feel cramped and uncomfortable. With the right techniques, even in the smallest of bedrooms can be more functional and even appear larger. We have some great tips to turn a bedroom, attic, storage space or office area into a cozy bedroom for guests, family or for a personal refuge. Remember that darker colors recede and will make a small space feel enclosed and less spacious. Try using lighter hues and consider painting the ceiling the same shade as the wall to erase shadow lines that visually define a space. If you paint your ceiling white against a dark wall, the space will feel smaller and your eye can gain a sense immediately of the size of the room. If the walls and ceilings have the same tone, you will trick your eye into not being able to see where the room’s parameters start and end, therefore making the room appear more spacious.
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Install wall sconces. Don’t take up precious bedside table space with bulky lamps and oversize shades; install wall sconces or even pendant lighting instead. Installing wall sconces on the wall can create a unique look and create a focal point while providing task lighting on each side of the bed. Just remember to measure carefully and hang them low enough so you don’t have to get out of bed to turn them off.
This daybed is a clever space saver solution and makes the room look more like a sitting area instead of a bedroom but doesn’t take away from its cozy vibe.
Let in natural light. While you should avoid blocking natural light in a small room, sometimes the only place that makes sense for a bed is right in front of the window. If that’s the case, try a see-through headboard (like the one on this metal frame) to make the most of your sunlight.
Add built-in shelving. Shallow built-in shelving can help you gain storage and maintain floor space. Stick to shelving that’s no more than 12 inches deep. The units here act as bedside tables, eliminating the need for extra furniture. Recessing the bed in the middle of the shelving prevents it from encroaching on much-needed floor space.
A small room benefits from the same elements as a larger one. The round mirror above the mansard headboard is a fun contrast, while all the textures (headboard, bedding, flooring, curtains) give the room depth and sophistication.
Fun, layered, bohemian and girly — this fantastic small bedroom has a lot going on with the pink wallpaper layered with other patterns and textures. Don’t be afraid to hang art on a wallpapered wall; just be thoughtful about the type and size. Here the gold frame blends nicely with the pink wallpaper.
The wallpaper feature wall. If you’re looking for a bit more oomph for your small bedroom, a single wall of patterned wallpaper behind your bed might just do the trick. Go minimal on the linens and glam it up a bit with a Murano-style chandelier, or something even more bold and colorful.
If you go with built-ins in your small bedroom, try taking them all the way to the ceiling to make the ceiling look higher. And paint the back wall a contrasting color to create layering and depth.
Use a daybed. A daybed can help create the illusion that the room is more of a small sitting area, instead of a small bedroom that’s been taken over by a bed. Daybeds often have storage built in underneath too — another bonus for a small room.
A nightstand with drawers can hide just about anything. Besides the usual bedside items, you can stash spare linens (two drawer), photo albums, books or even socks and other small items.
Adding built-in storage saves space and is highly functional and aesthetically pleasing, making your space feel more clean and organized.
Put up wall shelves. A nightstand can take up a lot of floor space in a small bedroom, and using just one with a double- or queen-size bed means that someone won’t have a spot for an alarm clock, phone or beverage. A wall shelf on one side of the bed — or on both — can give a small bedroom a more open feeling and extra floor space, while giving you all the room you need for nighttime essentials.
In a small bedroom, no matter what the style is, from traditional to contemporary, a corner window is an effective way to make a smaller room seem much larger than it actually is.
Go for mirrored closet doors. Using a mirror to double your room’s visual square footage is a trick that’s been used for centuries. In small bedrooms this often means replacing your closet doors with mirrored ones. The effect tends to work best when you can take the mirrors from floor to ceiling and wall to wall.
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The latest decorating trend is painting the spaces in your home in varying shades of gray. It’s a fabulous elegant neutral backdrop to set off any color, adding depth to subtle hues and making bold tones pop. Whatever shade, warm or cool, gray is the new white and is one of the hottest go-to shade for designers. As the dominant color, it’s a great choice for layering shade upon shade upon shade. The opposite of depressing, as its name implies, it is urban and compelling. But getting gray right is tricky: The “temperature” of a particular shade—cool or warm—can evoke very different feelings and have an enormous impact on the mood of a room. Light gray walls feel crisp and airy, while darker tones create a sultry, sexy, cozy mood. A common mistake that people make when selecting gray is using a ‘cold’ gray for a wall color. Grays with brown undertones can really help to warm up a room. Try playing with dark charcoal for dramatic dining rooms and use foggy gray for relaxing bedrooms full of natural light.
We have compiled a list of 51 incredible gray spaces to help you find that perfect shade of gray and to inspire you to select a space in your home where gray would fit perfectly. What’s your favorite shade of gray paint? Have you painted any spaces in your home with gray, please tell us in the comments section, we would love to know!
Is it gray? Is it blue? A blue-gray is a nice way to get the best of both worlds. It looks amazing with rich wood or brown leather furniture.
Use flat paint, not semigloss or high-gloss, on walls. “Otherwise, any beautiful gray you choose will look like industrial metal—imagine a Dumpster,” says Mark Chamberlain, a New York City painter and a color columnist for apartmenttherapy.com. Although flat white wall paint is often avoided because it shows smudges and fingerprints, “gray actually hides flaws.”
With gray walls, opt for creamy trim, says Erica Islas, a designer in Culver City, California. Stark white can look too jarring. White Dove paint is a good woodwork choice with both light and dark gray walls (from $41 a gallon, benjaminmoore.com for stores).
In this gorgeous living room, warm-tone charcoal provides the backdrop for different colors, patterns and lines. It gives the room a nice weight and feels a bit more formal than white would.
Gray walls grow up with the child and transition nicely to a teen room.
If you are going to use the cool gray in a nursery, you may want to warm it up with some yellows or pinks. Not every child’s room has to be a kaleidoscope of bright colors. A small colorful banner and the odd pops of color are all you need. The rest of the space can be kept simple and plain so as not to overwhelm a baby’s developing senses.
Introduce lots of light sources, like table lamps, sconces, and floor lamps. Says Jessica Becker, a Rhode Island interior designer: “Gray is already the color of shadow—you don’t want to cast more with an overhead fixture. Layered lighting keeps the room flattering.”
Gray and yellow are a winning pair. Gray’s subtleness allows yellow to shine in all its cheerful glory. The crazier the combination of bright and colorful patterns in your upholstery or home accessories, the more welcome a gray background becomes as a way to counterbalance all the visual activity with cool simplicity.
Cool Grays: Dark. “Adds excitement and a sort of modern glamor. I love it for a dining room,” says designer Abigail Ahern.
This gray wall in the living room is a sophisticated backdrop for enlarged black-and-white family photos. The white sofa with white curtains keep the space casual and on the lighter side.
Gray used in bathrooms with white wainscoting and white ceramic plumbing fixtures feels crisp and classy. It complements the natural gray in the flooring as well as the silvery tone of the mirror.
Cool Grays Add Light. “Like a summer cloud,” says London designer Abigail Ahern. “Wonderful on ceilings as well as walls.”
Gray painted walls are a wonderful backdrop for a collection of black and white photos set up in a gallery wall. The white matting and white floor base create a dramatic contrast.
Using cool charcoal as an accent in a lighter gray room is the perfect way to create a focal point.
Cool Grays. Ethereal and breezy, these grays have undertones of blue. “Think of the darkening sky before a storm,” says New York City interior designer Jennifer Moore. In a sunny room (where some grays could look dull), cool grays hold their color. Zen and peaceful, these are also perfect for a crisp, clean feeling in a bathroom.
Using Warm Grays. The hints of yellow in warm grays telegraph earthiness, comfort, and coziness. When you test on walls, check colors morning, noon, and night, says Moore: “In some light, a yellowish gray can look taupe.” For rooms without much natural light, pick a warm shade; its slight golden hue will make a dark space less dreary.
A Shade Beyond White. Where once white was the go-to, gray has the same go-with-everything nature but it’s far more interesting.
Gray is Serene and Soothing. Though at face value a palette of grays might seem bleak, it’s actually sophisticated, with a hint of luxury, even.
Warm charcoal above the bright white wainscoting adds a lot of drama to this dining room but doesn’t get too flashy about it.
A citrus-yellow sofa with charcoal piping against a charcoal accent wall. Just about any bright color will pop with a gray backdrop.
Our favorite paint company, Benjamin Moore, has a collection of their five favorite shades of gray and they all look sensational. Their Aura environmentally friendly paint line is exceptional (paint and primer all rolled into one), true to color and usually one coat will cover unless you are selecting a darker hue.
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1 Kindesign’s collection of 63 Incredibly cozy and inspiring window seat ideas will help inspire your search for the perfect ideas on designing your own window seat. Designing a window seat has always posed a big design challenge for most people, how to make the most of the space under the window so that it is comfortable and makes the space look attractive. It can also help with providing additional storage if you design smart or even accentuate the architectural elements of the home. Window seats are typically carved out of seemingly leftover spaces, or sometimes they appear as an afterthought, added to a design scheme when everything else has been decided, and the details usually don’t quite work. Often times, they are tucked away and only exist to provide additional storage or fill a space no one knows what to do with.
We can help show you a variety of different ways to make window seats look stunning in your home, adding punches of color and accentuate your space. By using small sofas, pillows, cushions, throws, even small mattresses, a wonderful window seat can be created. Window seats can become your most treasured spot in the home, provided that the shelf is wide enough to accommodate a seat or you can even add small sofas to create the dreamy nook you have imagined. If you have a space in your home with a view and lots of sunshine, this is the perfect place to have a window seat with lots of cozy cushions, a tray for beverages, a luxurious throw and maybe even some shelving to store books with some accent lighting. By filling the recess of a window (dormer, bay, etc), you can create additional comfortable seating areas in your home. Using various decorating styles and patterns can enhance the comfort and appearance of a window.
We have different window seat styles for all room types, kitchens, dining room, living rooms, attics, home office, hallways, bedrooms, children’s bedrooms and bathrooms. Be sure to let us know which one most inspires you and can best accommodate your home design.
This extravagant window seat in a children’s room provides plenty of area to play and read. The massive shelves on both sides can store as many toys and books as any child could desire.
There are plenty of storage options in this space, drawers below, cabinets and shelves all around for one very generous built-in unit.
Storage, storage, storage. Don’t waste the space underneath the seat itself. This is great for storing winter blankets or toys.
Use a window seat to celebrate the architecture of your home, as this large bay window does.
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PIXERS has sent us their new inspiring collection of ready to color wall murals that will make back to school easier, funnier and more colorful. LET’S COLOR is the collection dedicated especially to kids but it will warm the hearts of parents too! PIXERS’ wall murals are eco-friendly, easy to install and remove and, most importantly, totally safe for kids. Where is the real magic? The material of all adhesives available in the collection allows children to color any of its elements with markers and compose a beautiful, huge drawing on the wall. All designs have been divided into two sections with the different levels of difficulty: for children aged 0 – 6 years and for those aged 6 – 12 years. Thanks to the age categories, it’s easier to choose the adequate motif which will bring smile to your kid’s face.
LET’S COLOR contains plenty of lovely sketches among others all kids’ favorites: well-known story tales characters, pirates, airplanes, flowers, animals, cars and much more! The collection mixes art and fun and is a great solution for those who would like to have a beauteous wall decoration and interesting space to let imagination run wild.
All adhesives from LET’S COLOR collection are available in custom sizes and come in a wide variety of permanent and reusable high quality materials. If you are interested in this exciting new collection from PIXERS for your child’s bedroom decor, you can find them here.
PIXERS is likely to be inspired by famous books and movies. Their projects become to live not without reason – they are always deep-rooted in the culture and European heritage. This time they took an imaginative urge from all girls’ favourite book, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The novel is a great source of maxims of how to look for joy every time and everywhere in life. This floral collection is also such an optimistic impulse for all romantic girls and women, especially those who like the shabby chic style.
Following the aesthetics of the motives from The Secret Garden collection, PIXERS arranged them in the interiors full of eclectic furniture and accessories. The effect is simply stunning – a bit nonchalant and, at the same time, romantic. With such a collection, you could come back to the beautiful world of imagination and to your own “secret garden”, where you keep all the mysterious stories from childhood. You can use our wall murals to decorate not only your home, but also every interior for any special occasion, like wedding, birthday or anniversary. Don’t forget that every flower keeps its own secret and that it carries different meanings. Just remember to first look for its symbolic before you choose your dream motif.
All wall murals from the collection are available in various kinds of high quality, eco-friendly materials and are custom sized.
Adeeni Design Group is a San Francisco based interior design firm specializing in luxury residences and creative commercial interiors. Founded in 1999 and led by the versatile and Austrian-born principal Claudia Juestel, the firm creates inviting and cosmopolitan designs that reflect the homeowners’ personalities or captivate a chic audience in the company’s hospitality work. Given her artistic family background and varied training in the arts, as well as cooking and hotel management, Juestel easily adapts to various lifestyles, distinctly expressed in Adeeni Design Group’s portfolio ranging from traditional to modern and from rustic to elegant, and everything in between. Juestel believes that each project should be a unique work of art created in close collaboration with clients. Antique and one-of-a-kind furnishings are sought from all over the world, as well as many pieces custom-designed for each project, reaching as far as having wall coverings hand-printed or fabrics woven and embroidered. If something cannot be found it is created. This results in a layered and timeless design that is both engaging and livable, as exhibited in the images below.
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