- 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:
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
Built-ins are a great way to add character appeal, function, and storage to a room. The custom nature of built ins makes the possibilities endless and the arrangements more flexible for your particular space.
Here is Houzz.com’s …
ADVANTAGES OF BUILT-INS:
- Built-ins blend in to your interior instead of standing out from it. Free-standing pieces of furniture can sometimes project out into the room as much as 24″ and tend to appear much “bulkier” than built-in cabinetry that is fitted to (or into) the wall.
- Built-ins can provide large quantities of storage because they can use an entire wall without overwhelming the look of the room.
- The trim in your house can be coordinated with the built-ins for a nice, cohesive look throughout.
- Built-ins can provide more efficient storage because they can be tailored to fit specific needs.
- Lighting can easily be integrated into your built-in cabinetry which will add ambience to the room it’s in. Double bonus!
* You can also read more from the link on Things to Consider and Who can Build Your Built-ins!!
Take a look at some Inspiration :
– is a gold mine of decorating possibilities.
As Canadians, we’ve seen a lot of ramshackle barns in our lifetime. Although we’d love to see them all restored, we know that’s not realistic and we’re pleased that when they do get demolished, some people are making good use of the remains.
You can use recycled or reclaimed barn boards to decorate a wide range of spaces in your home. You can use barn boards in a decorative fashion for almost any project where a normal board is used, including shelves, craft projects and other decorative pieces.
Whether you’re going green or you just like the rustic look, scroll down to see some inspiration of great barn board uses:
Add a touch of warmth to your floors by installing old barn boards on the space instead of old-fashioned hardwood. Rough barn boards offer a weathered quality for a rustic look
If you love your floors just the way they are, use your barn wood to cover the walls. You can use barn board the same way you do plank panelling or wainscoting to cover a wall.
Other great ideas:
Framing and Crafts
Fencing and Landscaping
begins and many of us have been bombarded with Old Man Winter’s wrath, we’ve spent many an hour inside.The pressure to do more is constantly dictating our work. As a creative person, however, daydreaming and doing less can do more for our endeavors than feeling pressured or being overworked. Surprised?
Here is an invaluable list of motivational and inspirational quotations on creativity, lateral thinking and problem solving. Understand their wisdom and use them to motivate yourself and others:
“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world!”
“What is now proved was once only imagined.”
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.”
Now start Daydreaming …
Provide a punchy contrast using this bright and stimulating color that is crisp and oh so fun!
Check out what ReImagine has set in mind for not only design styles, but some gorgeous fashion looks for the Spring months to come:
Providing both style and chic storage functionality, if a ladder graces your home in a room other than the garage, props to you …
A ladder could be used to showcase art, an outfit, or tea towels. It could hold all of your belts in your closet, or your favorite magazines, right next to your bed.
Look here to see about how you can repurposed your own:
Here is my own repurposed ladder, salvaged from an Antique Show from St. Stephen, NB.