The Secret Garden indoor/outdoor collection has been designed by Thai home furniture company Ayodhya Trade. The Secret Garden Table is a mosaic of various greens and textures that recall landscapes ranging from Tuscany’s rolling hills to the exotic Amazon rainforests. Each table in the collection is comprised of various kinds of moss encased within a transparent glass tabletop. While the moss is dried and not alive, you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing you never have to worry about it dying and disappearing when you forget to water it. Via
This stunning residence is located in Los Angeles, California by the Manhattan-based residential design firmÃ‚Â Willey Design. The design firm is known forÃ‚Â their thoughtful and refined approach in expressing their client’s points of view with provocative and luxuriously designed spaces. Willey likes to blendÃ‚Â different period styles together with classic and modern furnishings infused with bold colors and proportions to create elegant sophistication in the interiors. Comfort and function are the two main criteria that are important when creating a design scheme, along with practical details. The designer always starts with the carpets and builds up from the floor. ForÃ‚Â Willey, the rugs are just the starting points for building layers of color. He does notÃ‚Â like a place that looks like a decorator just waved a wand, did everything in two shades of one color, and then stepped out the door.
To Willey, there is nothing more boring than repeating a single color throughout the home. If he is using green in a space, he will use six shades of green, creating a space that appears that everything has come in at a separate time. To build layers in a space, WilleyÃ‚Â is always thinking about how to balance the natural light in a room with color. If you live in a place that has dark and dreary days, amp up with the space with bolder colors, then on sunny days the rooms will just light up.Ã‚Â Willey also seems to have a tendency to use either matte or glossy (the reflections create the illusion of a higher ceiling) white paint on the ceilings. The reason for this is to provide a nice frame for all the color, toÃ‚Â temper the intensity.Ã‚Â
Willey never creates white-on-white spaces, he feels there is no joy in the environment, and it feels more like a posh retail store. Walking through bold and colorful rooms creates energy and the color choices reflect one’s personality. Willey gets away with mixing bright colors throughout the spaces of a home by using fabrics and rug selections that are not muddy and messy patterns. Since his colors do not mix together, the rooms are like flower arrangements, where strong colors can work together because each flower has its own separate, unique personality.
“Interior design should not be considered an experience for only the well-to-do, but for anyone interested in improving their lives by surrounding themselves withÃ‚Â what brings them joy. For me, great design is a healthy blend of smart investment items mixed with offbeat selections, realizing the space’s full potential with a breath of fresh air,”Ã‚Â says Willey.Ã‚Â
The Sotogrande House is just one of many amazing projects designed by Spain-based architecture firm A-Cero Architects. Located in Cadiz, Spain, this 4,300 square-foot cubic volume house has both a beautiful interior and exterior, very clean and modern. The dominated white interior demands a lot of care, but the overall ambiance is so comfortable that you will feel like being responsible. The furniture, designed by A-cero, includes lacquered modern pieces. White and beige woods have a main role in the furniture. In some places there are some details of dark wood which break the predominant white color. A great poolside with sleek modern furniture and a thorough use of the color white makes it a cool surrounding even in the hot summer heat. The master bedroom was designed with natural lighting and a large en-suite bathroom featuring a soaking tub, shower and private balcony. There is an abundance of living spaces while the dining room and a TV room have their own separate spaces.
This home is modern and sleek, sophisticated and well design…but very white. What do you think, is it too much white or could you feel right at home here?
It is whimsical eye candy for your garden or outdoor living space, but maybe not practical lounge seating. Young and hip Los Angeles designer, Kyle Schuneman of Live Well Designs, created this super cool moss chair and kindly offered up the directions for the rest of us to re-create. Schuneman, who has been featured on HGTV and The Style Network, has also left his creative mark with companies such as Microsoft, Lipton and Target. Via
Use these steps to make this chair for your own home, patio, or garden:
1. Find a side chair that has a nice solid seat, something with a great shape and with a vintage flair will really take this chair to the next level. You will need to wet newspaper strips as well. Once you clean the chair cover it in moist newspaper strips.
2. Once the chair is covered in newspaper you will then put a little spray adhesive down and a thin layer of chicken wire so that the moss has something to grab on to.
3. Section by section, spray a bit of adhesive on the back of each piece of moss and push it onto the damp newspaper/wire. The bigger the piece the moss the better, so it does not look pieced together. Instead, it will feel like it has grown from the earth.
4. Once the entire chair is covered in moss, make sure to water it regularly in order to keep it healthy and growing. You can use a spray bottle or a hose with a spray attachment in order to keep it damp. The newspaper acts as something for the water to soak in, keeping the moss healthy. Use this moss chair as a great sculptural piece in a sunroom, a plant stand outside, or even a functional chair that is also a conversation piece.