Sometimes, the next best thing to having extraordinary views is pretending you do. Found on Studio Eric Klarenbeek, the Deluge 3D Curtains gives one access to an unusual 3D panorama. Here is more from the designers: “For an apartment at the seaside of Knokke, Belgium, we were asked to design curtains for the living and bedrooms. The living room has a view of the sea, and for this we created 3 layers of ‘voile’ curtains, working as a 3D panorama, every layer having different boats in depth, drawn by Eric Klarenbeek. The backside view of he apartment is poor due to the facing housing block. Therefore we created two layers of curtains. One thick light absorbing curtain, with the dutch dunes, and one layer of a thin voile, with plants and animals. All photographed by Eric Klarenbeek, on the island Texel in the Netherlands. Especially at night it’s difficult to distinguish whether its real or virtual, giving you a feeling of being able to step out of your door, right in the fields.” What landscape would you like brought to your window?
Sunken living rooms were all the rage in the 60s and 70s, but they can still be just as comfy and stylish in the aughts. With so many of us opting for open plan spaces these days, creating a casual but defined “conversation pit” is a fun way to break up your living room into manageable zones. Read on for some of our favorite inspiration rooms featuring cozy sunken living areas that we’d love to nestle up in. The soaring ceilings of this bright and airy Texas home are further exaggerated by its recessed seating area. The raw look of the wooden ceilings and concrete floors are softened by strategically placed pops of color and plush pillows.
Create height with items such as plants, artwork and books. Alternate taller pieces with shorter items such as peite vases, as shown below in the A Beautiful Mess studio living room. Not sure where to start? Choose a cohesive look and go for it! The next shelf vignette featured at Emily Henderson showcases a “Desert New Age” style, which welcomes earthy tones, tribal patterns, succulents and mineral specimens, among other pieces. In fact, in the next image we see the exact same shelf, this time styled to create a Playful Scholar look featuring neutral, masculine colors. Note special touches such as a globe and a bust displayed in a cloche. Incorporate a few unique conversation pieces into your shelving display for added interest.