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Modern Villa

This is a recently built villa with great views of the Stockholm Inlet. The large windows give panoramic views and plenty of natural light into these spacious rooms. A great combination of white/grey/beige tones with a few simple splashes of colour.

A slate coloured rug brings out the white leather chairs.

Wooden sides and counter tops combined with colour injections of paintings and decorations add depth to the vast white.

Adding teal colours to the walls with full length curtains accentuates the large room, with colour splashes also on the floor and cushions.

Putting denim covers with a white trim against this panelled white wall gives a nautical feel to this room.

Found on Freshome.


Interiors UK Show – Day 1

I went for a prelim scout today around a few of the halls at the NEC Show. LOVING what I saw!

A little advice for any designer wanting to take a look for ideas: When signing up do not put designer on your badge! The amount of stall holders who gave me a dirty look like I was going to steal their ideas! Better to say your from an interiors shop that supplies furniture etc, they think they might be able to make some money out of you so will be more co-operative!

Unfortunately all the halls have a no photography rule, but you may ask stall holders if you may take them.

Mainly looked at the lighting area today, some really beautiful designs being showcased. Have to say that massive chandeliers with thousands of small crystals seem to be ‘in’ at the moment. Some gorgeous ideas from about 100 stands – here’s the pick of the best (in my opinion)

Colours within a clear shell – Colors by Copenhagen

Rustic Candle Lanterns from Hill Interiors

Lighting inspired by a swan – Illuminati

Block colours from Endon

Thousands of crystals by First Class Lighting

Cage Pendant from Mullan Lighting

Double shades by Paulo Coelho

Medieval style lighting from Tuscanor Lighting

And many many more! Take a look at the Interiors UK 2012 Website to view more companies to have exhibited!

Bulb Candle

A really cool idea. The designers at System Design Studio were feeling a little nostalgic, a wax candle shaped like a bulb. The interior cavity melts straight down without deforming the outer wall and you can screw it into a standard socket as a display mount.

Story found on Yanko Design

Dakari Lighting

Really like these lights, nice simple design. Love the wood grain design in black on the white canvas. They come in a range of 7 types.

Available to buy at Lumens

Mary Elizabeth Miller

I always have a look on my followers blogs and those who comment or like my posts. Today I have spent the last hour looking at all things Mary Elizabeth Miller. Obviously being a furniture design student myself, I was drawn straight away to the furniture pieces, and then blown away by her outstanding drawing skills and craftsmanship. Her work has inspired me to become a better designer and to pursue with my drawing to get it up to scratch. Take a look at her website portfolio.

The following are just a few pieces of her design work.

All work and photos above copyright of Mary Elizabeth Miller.

Where good ideas come from

Steven Johnson made this video about 18 months ago. He has the same lulling voice as those doing ted talks, but keeps you interested with his amazing drawing skills. Every designer aspires to be able to draw as easily and intricately as Steven does, on any source of material, for instance Steven uses a whiteboard and markers for this video. Take a look at what should be an illustrator at work.

Where good ideas come from.

Cloud Lighting

Lovely design by Wout Wessemius in the Netherlands. Made from polyester wadding, this suspended ceiling light resembles a cloud, each different from the next. Using a shell that diffuses the light, it gives the impression of the sun braking through the clouds.

Found through DesignMilk

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