Furniture Friday – Papasan Chair

It's hard to improve on the fresh, natural, calming comfort of a Pier 1 Papasan Chair, but this soft, durable Papasan cushion in a brightly colored boho-inspired floral print puts a refreshing twist on a timeless classic.:   Image Credit: Pier1


PAPASAN CHAIR


 


Pier One - These are my favorite chairs <3: Also known as the “Bowl Chair”. It is an unusual chair in the shape of a hemisphere, with upholstered seat cushion.


Image Credit: Pier1

It is an iconic furniture design from the 50s, and is still popular around the world.
With a soft cushion which provides a complete rest, the chair design allows you to find your comfortable cozy position.The “Papasan chair” is typically 35-60 inches wide and 35 inches deep.

 

 

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5 Reasons to hire an Interior Designer?

Save Money

Often, people think that hiring an Interior Designer will add up to their budget.
But that’s WRONG!!!
Interior Designer’s work out amazing designs within your budget and help you save a lot  on repairs and redo’s due to  expensive mistakes caused by lack of technical knowledge.

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 Save Time

Hiring an Interior Designer, will in fact save you  a lot of time because you tell them what you want and they work their way out in making it happen while you sit back and relax or do some other important stuff obviously.
Not only this, but due to their technical knowledge in their particular field, mistakes will be avoided saving you a lot of time in rectifying them.

 

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Better Resources and Contacts

Another key advantage of hiring an Interior Designer would  definitely be the reason of finding better resources and vendors for your materials and services that you would be needing to design your house. One could also get a fair discount on a lot of products  that they wouldn’t otherwise.

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Prevents Expensive Mistakes

Technical knowledge that an Interior Designer has, will let you avoid expensive mistakes..also every interior designer ensures that whatever material they sell has a certain guarantee over the near future, which let you save money for repairs too.

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Less Hassle

The major work of gettiong togetehr a proper design , finiding vendors and executing surely includes alot of hassle and stress… Why not let someone else whose better at that, do it for you?

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Minimalist Decor.

A minimalist decor is the new trend of 2017 and is very easy to achieve.
It’s not only easy to maintain but it makes us more productive.
Here are some easy ways to go minimalist this year.

DECLUTTER

Obviously!
The first step in order to achieve a minimalist decor, is to get rid of unnecessary things.
To do so, it is ideal to start one room at a time, eliminate what you don’t need and most important everything you need should have its own place.
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ORGANIZE
This step comes together eventually once you find a place for everything.
Since you have already gotten rid of most things, you will realize how easy it is to organize.

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QUALITY OVER QUANTITY
Remember since you have very less pieces of furniture or home decor to showcase, you would have to be emphasize on the quality.
After all, an iconic chair would look better than a stack of ugly looking ones.
Its more like keeping it simple but significant.
You can also makes these pieces of furniture or home decor stand out by color blocking them.
However, It is ideal to use a subdued color scheme while going for a minimalist look.
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DETAILS
Little details in the decor really makes a difference and  it’s easy to highlight them
For example –
We could have a distressed look on the side table or a really decorative arm detail for one of the sofas.
Maintain consistency and simplicity while focusing o details is very essential.
Remember, while going minimalist…less is more….

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How to- Clean your Chrome finished Sanitary Fittings.

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Chrome finished Sanitary Fittings are pretty easy to maintain, however they do get dirty eventually and will need proper cleaning on a regular basis.

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One can use a mild soapy cloth to rub down the grime from the fixtures and a toothbrush to scrub the stubborn built up.
Avoid using harsh products that contains chemicals, since

 

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To clean the
built up from the shower head, you can fill a plastic bag with water, and equal amounts of vinegar to it. Tie the bag to the shower head for an hour.
Wipe the showerhead mildly with a soapy cloth and you will have a brand new looking shower head fixture.

MARBLE FLOORING :Pros & Cons.

 

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Marble Flooring not only gives you the luxurious look but is also fairly durable than most flooring options.  However, there are always some advantages and disadvantages of every product and this post will help you make a wise decision on choosing the type of flooring you want to have for any given space.


PROS:

Luxury:
There are various types of marble that vary in color and patterns. Both of these varieties creates an aesthetic impact on any given space. One can also create pattern inlays using marble that  could enhance the attractiveness of the flooring.

Durability:
Marble Flooring can be repolished to attain the glossy and shiny appearance which makes it long lasting and gives value for money.

CONS:

Cost of Luxury :
Marble Flooring is highly expensive when compared to other types of flooring.
There is also a high amount of wastage which adds to the cost factor of the product.

Slippery:
Marble Flooring is not suitable for spaces where liquid spills have a high chance of occurring like the kitchen or the bathroom. With constant use and repolsihing, the floor tends to get smooth and tends to get slippery.

Furniture Friday – Swan Chair

 

Swan chairs designed by Arne Jacobsen:
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SWAN CHAIR


TRIWA inspo Limited Edition Fritz Hansen's Choice - The Swan™ ǁ Fritz Hansen products: The Swan™ by Arne Jacobsen.:
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The Swan Chair designed by Arne Jacobsen for the lobby and lounge areas at the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, in 1958.


 

Available in a wide range of fabric and leather upholstery. The star base is made of aluminum mounted on a satin polished steel pedestal. The shells are made of a synthetic material, padded with cold-cured foam.

Elements of Interior Design

LINE

Line denotes movement,
because the eyes travel along the lines. It can also be combined to create
shapes, planes and forms. It is used to create width and height, based on the
appearance of activity, movement and flow.

Horizontal Lines – 

Lines applied horizontally evoke
feelings of width, stability, grounding and direction. Small rooms can gain some
advantage from the use of these details to help make them appear wider than
they really are. Although, the use of strong horizontal lines tends to create
width and helps to direct the viewer to a particular focal point, it also makes
the ceiling of the space look lower than it actually is.

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Vertical
Lines 

Lines applied vertically denote strength, elevation, stability, and
balance. The use of vertical lines gives an illusion of height. If you have
noticed, the curtains, doorways, windows are preferable tall with strong
vertical lines, contributing in the feeling of height in a space

 

 

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Diagonal
Lines
– Lines applied diagonally have a
typical sense of dynamic movement and transformation.  This type of line
can direct the eyes upward or downward, and adds volume to the space. The Dog
legged staircase is an example of diagonal lines used in Architectural
Structures.

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Curved
Lines-
 Curved lines can either be free
flowing, arched, elliptical, or circular. Curved lines help the space have a flow,
which makes it playful and soothing to the eye. Curved Lines can be seen in
arched Doorways Windows, and Furniture.

 

 

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SHAPES

Shapes are
two dimensional, i.e.; they have a specific height and width but no depth. In
interior Design, shapes can be used to add interest, style and theme to a
design. It can be incorporated in furniture, architectural features, artworks
and many more. Use of a specific shape can help in deriving repetition in the
design, which creates visual balance in the space.
Geometric
Shapes: 

Shapes like
Circles, Triangle, and Square, rectangles, hexagons and many other geometric
shapes can be seen in architecture and furniture designs.

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 Organic
Shapes:

Leaves, flowers, seashells, star shape are organic shapes. These shapes are
derived from nature and are free- flowing, which possess irregular and informal
characteristics.

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SPACE

Space speaks to the physical boundaries of a room.  It speaks for the
floors, walls, ceiling, doors and windows as well, and is not based on basic
square footage.

Space gives you limits, of what all can be placed in a room. It is
closely associated with ergonomics and anthropology of human beings and
furniture, so as to know how much space is needed for a sofa, and how much space
one would need for movement around it.

Space planning is essential tool to be mastered by a professional practicing
interior designing, hence the scope for people making space saving furniture
like wall hung beds, sofa cum beds, or a dining table that opens out to make
room for more people.A well planned space is a combination of both, function and design.Color, Lighting and Furniture design and arrangement play a key role in
defining a space, to be perceived as a small or large room
accordingly.

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Wall shelf
by Japanese designer Keiji Ashizawa. This wall shelf, designed by Japanese
designer, Keiji Ashizawa, is a sleek but functional space saving furniture.

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Now that’s a
smart way of having a side table, when you don’t have enough space for the traditional
one.

FORM

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Form can be explained in terms of the shape of furniture, objects or the space
itself. Good form is achieved when the proportions and scales of a room complement
each other.

However
advised, the use of many differing forms in one room can be confusing, and
won’t bring out the theme as a design.

 

 

 TEXTURE

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The element of texture defines the feel or appearance of an object.
Everything from fabric, furniture, walls, flooring to decorative
accessories bring different textures into a space. Texture adds depth and
interest. It can refer to rough or smooth finishes, glossy or matte surfaces,
soft or rough finishes.

 

 

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Textures can
be added by using rugs, or stoned flooring, wallpapers, velvet fabric chairs,
or textures paints on walls etc.

 

 

COLOR

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Color is the key element of interior design. It is used to create aesthetically
pleasing combinations and also works on a psychological level. It can affect
the mood and the feel of a room. Color, if used appropriately, can change the
perception of how big or small a room is.

Colors can
literally transform a space by creating specific moods and looks. Using cool
and neutral colors, the space conveys a sense of serenity. Rich jewel tones
make a space luxurious . Incorporating reds, oranges and yellows into a room
add a sense of warmth.

Monochromatic
color scheme – 

In this type
of scheme, darker shades, grayer tones, and tints of the main color may be
included in the palette. However, one color is often paired with white or
another neutral.

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For example,
a monochromatic room in red might use single shade of red
paired with white. Yet it might also include dark red upholstery fabric, pale
red walls, medium red draperies, and a patterned area rug that includes both
red and white. The window and door trim as well as the ceiling might be painted
in white.

Complimentary
color scheme –

Colors
directly across from each other on the color wheel are called complementary
colors.

Orange and blue,
Yellow and violet, Red and green are complementary colors. Complementary colors
used together provide extreme contrast.

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PATTERN

The element of pattern is closely associated with color.Patterns are
created by using repetitive designs in fabrics,rugs, paint techniques
and wallpaper.

Pattern can be determined by the scale and density of the design. Combining designs of
different scale and density enable you to make a space visually interesting and
pleasing.

Geometric
patterns – 

It consists
of stripes, checkers, and spiral designs etc. vertical stripes however gives a
sense of height to a room, the horizontal striped pattern would make the room
look wider. The spiral design will give a focal point to the room, at its
radius.

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Organic
patterns –

It consists
of  flowers, plants and animal prints. Floral prints are usually
found on rugs, curtains, bedspreads and wallpapers.

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Motif
pattern –
It consists of repetition of an abstract pattern, or a particular design which
relates to the logo, or relates to the design theme.

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LIGHTING

Lighting can really create the mood and ambiance of a room as well as change
the way colors and textures can be seen.  Lighting includes natural light
and  artificial light.

There are 3
main types of artificial lighting and they are task lighting, accent lighting
and mood lighting.  These are all very important in helping to create a
certain feel, mood and style in particular rooms.

Task
lighting-

 

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Accent
lighting
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 Mood lighting
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