Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Lighting 1

I adore not only the industrial finish of this house but also the no-frill lighting - smart!

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Kika promotions

I wish that we can hop by Kika to check out their latest promotional items...unfortunately, the nearest one is located in Budapest . Anyhow, what caught my attention...

I doubt this would be comfortable, but i'm liking the colour :)
Simple and functional. What i like most about this book case is
the flexibility to set-it-up according to the space available.

Monday, 20 October 2008

Living room II - Sofa and coffee table arrived

Our sofa and coffee table were finally delivered last friday! Did you notice I have this magenta colour accent going on? I think the colour goes well with the dark brown floor /table / curtain, and white furnishing / wall. Oh...we inherited the wall paper. Since we haven't any budget to re-do the wall , it will stay the same for time being . Or until i gather the courage to remove the wall paper myself ;)

As you can see the room is still kind of bare. Here is an impression of what I intend to add on in the near future...

1) An art-canvas / mirror for wall above the sofa and tv unit.
I haven't found any mirror that I like at the moment but this digital canvas from portobello art looks good!

2) Rexbo by Ikea on the right.
The sofa took up quite a lot of space. I think the rexbo would suit the room without over-crowding the space.

3) Bookcase on the left.
Either Farmer range by Baumax-x (which will be painted white) , Ikea's Hensvik or Expedit , depending on the remaining space

4) Carpet under the coffee table.
From my hubby's to-buy list. He likes to keep his feet warm at all time.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Colour your world

This layout is nearest to our flat's. I especially like the dining / entertaining corner.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Colour your world

Source : All images scanned from Lakaskultura magazine.

Monday, 6 October 2008

Storage 1

A typical flat here usually has big shelving unit; which is understandable. For a small space, you'll need to hide-away and organise stuffs tidily. However, for me, it is a "no thanks". It's just too heavy and dominating for a medium-sized room. We do still need some shelving for books and decorative items, of course. So, I'm considering the REXBO. I've not thought much of it until I saw how workable it is from the photo below. It is light and bearly noticeable :)
see larger for clearer idea.
Source : Image scanned from Lakaskultura magazine.

Wall Murals

Quirky , isn't it?
Cool! I plan to try this out , but on a canvas ;)
Considering that it's not easy finding interesting frames as drawn, this is a good solution!
Source : All images scanned from Lakaskultura magazine.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Living rooms that I like

why I like it ? - so many diff. patterns yet they work!

why I like it ? - the soft furnishing enchances this simple room greatly! why I like it ? - this design was meant for a one-room studio. I didn't show all corners of the studio ; but it was very well organised! why I like it ? - simply because I love the earthy brown!
why I like it ? - it feels very cosy just to read and relax.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Desirable vs Achievable

Desirable - This design is not that hard to achieve. Too bad in reality it is not practical for our living.

Achievable - Most of our furniture already in this neutral colours. So, this look would be the way forward.