Archive | January 2018

Color pairs 33.

Color pairs: green-red

Thousand faces of classic style

The „classic style” terminology sometimes causes difficulties to the prospective customer, there is a situation when it directly deters him/her from using the service. This definition in public awareness is equal to beige-brown colors, huge and over-decorated furniture or heavy draperies. Classic style however has several faces and all of them can be complemented with any technical solution which provides the comfort of present times.
Historical styles definition means those trends which were specific to a certain historical era, not only in interior design but almost every aspects of life. They contain music, literature, fine arts, architecture, gardening design, fashion etc. They closely linked to each other, just like we can see in historical books. Following these, it’s not necessary to completely copy furnishing of for example a palace, for reaching the desired effect, since the scales probably are quite different now and then. It might be enough to pick two or three main features from the all and the other details should be shaped for these to get a harmonious general aspect. Some examples without limitation: ancient Roman, Renaissance, Baroque, Victorian.
Styles using special features of countries and lands can be also called classic. Commonly they evoke the chosen style with using antique objects, archaic shapes, typical colors and materials, which cannot be reflected by a modern/minimal interior (of course, there are such homes also everywhere). It’s the total effect what really matters. Some examples without limitation: Provencal, Moroccan, (any kind of) rural, seaside style.
Thematic styles, as I call, are interior design solutions which based on a theme. This can be a movie, a city or even a present popular trend. They have in common using classic tracing furniture, accessories and decoration objects, if it is possible, together with antique pieces. Colors help a lot in this case also to reach the goal. Some examples without limitation: shabby chic, steampunk, Paris, industrial style.
Modern classic style cannot be classified to the previously mentioned groups, but probably this is the most common. The bigger furniture, architectural details (mouldings, rosette, wall panel etc.), upholstery, floor coverings are all classic, but colors, accessories, decorating objects represent a more modern trend. These together make the effect sophisticated.
Don’t be afraid of the classic style term. Everybody can find the perfect one of them. Ask for help of an interior designer for implementing.

Pot plants indoor

Decoratif storage solutions for pot plants indoor keeping in winter


Overdoor: framed painting, bas-relief or decorative panel, that is set within the door’s ornamental mouldings and made originally for this purpose (latin = supraporta)

Curtaining of attic window

Shading is a frequent problem in attic rooms. Of course, it can be easily solved with a roll-up blind, a window film or a venetian blind, but if a classic style curtain is desired in this room also, the case is not easy at all.
The solution in the case of windows on sloped roof is putting on two curtain rods. The upper one has the same function as on a normal window. The lower has the role of holding the fabric of the curtain. The lower has to be placed under the window. Both of them should overhang the two sides of the window, just like in other rooms. In the case of a floor length curtain, the fabric simply should be put behind the lower rod. When it is pushed, the rod will hold the fabric on the sloped roof anyhow. However, in the case of a short curtain, the lower rod has to be put in the fabric, just like the upper one. One or two sided curtains can be made in both cases. Of course, the curtain can be attached to the rod in any ordinary way (rings, fabric flaps, keeper etc.).
In the case of a full width window on a vertical wall, the problem might be the lack of space above the window for the curtain rod, because of the joint of the sloped roof. It is harder if the window itself is not rectangular but follows the line of the roof. It is worth to ask for help of a professional curtain company for a beautiful work. The length of the curtain has to follow the line of the window. Two rods will be needed in this case also, but the fixing is not a free choice because of the skew, since the rings would slip off by the gravitation, for example.
If the window on the vertical part is too small, or not symmetrical in its place, a more spectacular curtain solution can improve the sight. The feeling of a bigger window can be reached by a fabric complementing the furnishing of the room and covering the whole wall, this way the detrimental wall-part can be turned to a focal point. Curtain tassels and wall hooks will be useful.
Ask for help of an interior designer for solving the curtaining of attics.

Dog houses

Classic style dog houses against cold weather

Pine furniture

Old pine furniture don’t need to be painted anyway. They will have a good effect in adequate surroundings (styles, colors).

Murano glass

Murano is famous by glass production, it is 1,5 km far from Venice and lays on five islands. The Venetian glass blowing manufactories were expelled from the city because of the frequent fires and they then moved to Murano.
The glassmaking of the neighborhood was famous since the 10th century. The first rule book of glass manufacturers was dated in 1271 and updated continuously. The rules in it covered all the details of glass art: tools, rooms, prentices and masters also. The secret of glass production was strictly kept, since it was important export item of Venetian Republic. That’s why the people who were working there, it was forbidden to leave the Republic. Anyone who bespoke the secret of glass making to an outsider, was punished to death. The glassblowers got more privileges in exchange for this, for example they could be married to noble families.
They were famous by the fine quality and special glass making techniques also. The most famous are crystal glass, enameled glass (smalto), gilded glass (aventurin), multicolored glass (millefiori), milk glass (lattimo) and faux precious stones made of glass. First they made only household objects (vases, plates, paperweights etc.). The product range was widened with other interior design objects, for example mirrors and chandeliers. A newly founded workshop began to produce glass tiles from 1854 for renovating the glass mosaics of the buildings. The product range was widened again in the turn of the century by the boom of tourism. They started to produce sculptures and other decorating objects, glass jewels and souvenirs. The session is not a top secret anymore, insomuch glassmakers make their products on the streets to entertain tourists. The Murano glass remained important export items. New household objects appeared in the product range fit for modern times: doorknobs, electric chandeliers, lampshades, handles of faucets etc. The quality is still the highest.
A bigger Murano glass object, for example a chandelier, can be easily the focal point of a room. If you would like to make your home special with a decorating or household object of this kind, ask for help of an interior designer for designing.

Winter picnic

Cozy winter picnic – for braves only

Separate upstairs

How can we separate the upper story of the house in case of open stairs