Archive | April 2017

Color pairs 24.

Color pairs: green-pink

Wallpapered cabinet

Put wallpaper into boring cabinets for making them unique furniture

Chesterfield furniture

Chesterfield sitting furniture has a long history. Lord Philip Stanhope, 4th earl of Chesterfield was the first one who made this kind of unique sofas and armchairs produced in the 18th century. His aim was to provide comfortable sitting for men without crumpling their clothes.
Main parameters of the sofa: straight-lined low back, leather upholstery, deep buttoned quilting, cylindrical arm, decoration bolting. Original Chesterfield products are still made by hand. The frame is hardwood, mainly beech, which is carefully dried, treated, incidental defections are removed, so the furniture will be much more durable. The upholstery is made of only the highest quality real leather which is painted. Leather improves by time and usage. Springs are fixed one-by-one to their place by hand. All of them can move individually, this provides comfort and keeping the shape. Padding is made of a mix of foam and fiber which is fireproof. Tensile strength, density-distribution, weight-loss and lasting of the foam are tested. Bolts are staved in one-by-one for hiding stitching by hand, just like buttons are sewn.
Chesterfield sitting furniture were always status symbols. Many factories have copied its shape. Nowadays it is produced not only with leather, but fabric and velvet upholstery also. It can be bought in almost all colors beside the traditional brown, red, dark green and black. It fits for several styles, not only in masculine interiors.
The name of Chesterfield is synonymous with elegance, comfort and style. Ask for help of an interior designer for choosing the proper piece fitting for your home.

French country

For the lovers of French countryside

Red in the bedroom

Red is a very intensive, stimulating color, therefore in the bedroom it shouldn’t be visible from the bed in favour of calm rest

Easter decor

DIY decoration ideas for Easter

Easter wrapping

Bigger Easter chocolate eggs, chocolate bunnies and chicks are put in the traditional Easter basket which can be a table centerpiece after „finding” it, independently the fact that some chocolates are already tasted. Smaller chocolate eggs, dragées, candies can be purchased in less decorative bags which can’t be re-closed after opening. These can be decorations also with some creative ideas.
Choose an Easter patterned fabric. Sew a small sack from a simple rectangular piece which mouth can be narrowed with a sewn ribbon. Just like a gym bag. If there is only a plain fabric, for example a bunny can be drawn on it with a marker or textile paint. The candies should be refilled to it from the plastic bag. It will be easier to handle, and the candy content is an additional surprise.
A threaded glass jar is perfect for this purpose. Paint it with a color suitable to the occasion and cover its lid with fabric. It can be decorated with a cotton wool bunny tail glued to it and card board ears glued on the lid.
Let’s make funnels from thicker orange papers – just simply roll them. The longer part on the top should be folded back as a lid. This part should be pinned and strings made of green crepe paper or yarn can be crossed out the hole and knotted. Glue the lid after filling it. A whole carrot-basket can be made of them in which a chocolate bunny can sit.
A simple brown, folded paper bag could be cut in the middle of the opening side to get a curved V-shape. Knot it just under the cut with a nice ribbon after filling it. Glue a cotton wool tail on one side of it. The bunny-shaped sack is ready.
Draw eyes with a marker on a disposable white plastic cup. Two circlets made of fabric could be glued under them and a pink cotton wool glued between the circlets. Whiskers should be drawn with a marker as the addition to the bunny head. Ears made of card board or felt could be fixed to the edge of the cup. After filling it with sweets, close it with a fitting jar lid, upside down.
Ask for help of an interior designer for further ideas.

Spring details

Spring is in the details

Home bar

Home bar – not for spirits only

Design documentation

If you are looking for an interior designer on the internet, you will look at numerous websites and references. Most of the cases even the details can be found concerning to the given service for the money: consultation, design documentation, visiting shops, 3D visualization etc. Most of them are obvious. However, the parts of the design documentation (if there is a detailed list at all) mean a little to most people. It can be useful to know these in general.
Floor plan: if there is no official floor plan, the interior designer measures the property and makes a dimensioned floor plan. It contains among others: sizes of rooms, sizes and places of doors and windows, ceiling height, widths of walls, occasional level differences and orientation. The scale is 1:50 (flat) or 1:100 (bigger house).
Demolition-construction plan: these can be on one plan or separated, depending on plans. Commonly two different colors show the changes. The plan contains the demolitions and buildings of walls with dimensions, compared to the original floor plan. The scale is 1:50.
Floor and wall covering plan: in the case of floors it is a color floor plan, in the case of walls it is a sectional view. It contains the type, size, offset and allocation of the covering, size and color of interstice and distance dimensions (if necessary). The scale in the case of floor is 1:50, in the case of wall is 1:20.
Furnishing plan: the complete and color floor plan of the property with furniture. There are no dimensions, probably comments. The scale is 1:50.
Electric plan: it is a plan visualized on the floor plan, which contains the dimensioned places of lamps, sockets, switches and electric outlets (including binding height also). Related furniture is also displayed. The scale is 1:20.
Custom made furniture plan: front and side views (more sides if necessary) of the uniquely made furniture which contain all the dimensions. The material of furniture, details of handles, type of fittings and built-in details can be showed if necessary. The scale is 1:20.
Consignation: it is a detailed list in table of the planned products to be purchased (furniture, tiles, fabrics, decorating objects, lamps etc.). It contains the certain name, size, color, material, amount, picture (if necessary) and manufacturer/reseller of these.
If there is any part in the description or in the offer given by the interior designer, which cannot be understood, do not hesitate to ask for further information. Since one of the bases of the good professional contact is the proper communication.