- A good way to separate areas in your loft space is to use furniture as dividers.
- Carpeting or different floor finishes can also help distinguish different areas.
- Painting one side of the walls of a room one color, and the other side a different, can also help differentiate between the two.
- It is also wise to think about what the focal point of such a large space should be.
Starting this quarter of Graphic Communication Methods class we are having lots of fun creating perspective hand rendering drawings. These drawings can also be effective presentation tools, allowing designers and their clients to take a glimpse at the conceptual space.
Here are my attempts at trying the technique:
Special occasions deserve the imagination and time that go into a well-dressed table…
Some of my favorite dining tables from minimalistic to true tablescapes.
Turning something ordinary into something special with your own hands is a rewarding way to decorate your home or make gifts for others. A simple design or font can do wonders for a plain ceramic mug !
Check out the mugs designed for a close friend’s bridal shower gift:
Many of the celebrity stars in our music galaxy hit the carpet on Monday night at the 2012 Costume Institute Gala at New York’s Metropolitan Museum…
With the Gala inspiring us as to what is going to be hot this season. ReImagine wanted to highlight the inspirational fashion design and collide it with interior design and décor.
Here is where two design worlds collide:
It’s back to the warehouse for this new design trend – find out how to achieve the industrial modern look. Styles are always recycled and in Lennon Design’s case- ReImagined. Seldom do we see something that’s 100 % brand new … Continue reading
Spring is here my friends… And if you can’t be certain because you just happened to gaze outside and caught a glimpse of rain, well then it is essential to get out and head down to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery … Continue reading
I said Louie Louie, oh baby
We gotta go
(Okay okay … I’ll stop singing )
Within the home and workplace, chairs are usually regarded as simple, functional objects that provide seating and a degree of comfort. But chairs offer a fascinating historical study of artistic, technical and engineering developments in ornamental styles. The chair emerges as intricate artistic development that embodies creativity in design and reflects and reproduces in a variety of socio-cultural, economic and political values.
I choose to look at the French style of “The Louis’”
Not only is it suitable that all our guys are named Louis, it also makes some practical sense. The Louis all came from the House of Bourbon. It was during the reign of Louis XIII that furniture majored and became comfortable. It’s not surprising that the furniture styles were named for the reigning monarch. Spanning centuries, fashions came from the top, down – unlike now, where you can see street fashion on the runway. Each new king had his own style that distinguished his supremacy from the others. With comfort in mind, that fixation did not take off until the 18th century.
Louis XIII (1610-1643)
Louis XIV (1643 -1715)
Louis XV (1715-1774)
Louis XVI (1774 – 1792)
Louis XIII chair – Late Renaissance Style:
Louis XIII style chair was short in the back and square in shape.
Louis XIV– Baroque Style:
There was a development in chair creation, with the back becoming higher and the seat becoming larger to accommodate the more ample space required by the fashions of his day. Later the chair legs and arms became heavily curved, similar to the cabriole, still somewhat massive but more graceful. Chair backs departed from the rectilinear and swept upward in a curve.
Louis XV – Rococo Style:
After 1700 the legs became more slender, approaching those of the Louis XV period in style.
Louis XVI – Neoclassical Style: