Entries in Romania (4)


The Craftsman Workshop

Yet another workspace that makes my cubicle look like a HOLE. The Craftsman Workshop is the latest design of  Bucharest’s architects Alexandru Calin and Vlad Draghescu. The workshop hosts the new office of a young and fast growing Romanian software company, Softescu in downtown Bacau, Romania. If this place doesn't get these IT nerds' energy level up I don't know what will. :)

Click to read more ...


A renovated attic in Romania

This Bucharest attic space stayed unclaimed for many years until the owner put the project into the hands of Atelier and Jurnal de design interior. At only 50 sq m the sense of space is heightened by the angles of the ceilings and the wonderful light that floods the open plan areas. Exposed brick and the old beams provide contrast to the sleek white walls and polished floor boards. A modern space sitting comfortably in its historic shell.

The first step in any attic renovation is proper cleanup and insulation installation. This needs to be handled in a safe and non hazardous way.


A peek at a Romanian home

Marius sent us a link to a post on Sinziana's blog Visuell that I had to share a little bit of. It's the absolutely dreamy home of Anda Roman, who owns an incredible home furnishings shop in Bucharest, Romania. Sinziana was fortunate to get a personal tour of the home and took some stunning photos. Here is just a peek. Check out her blog post for lots more.

Click to read more ...


A low budget redo

Anna from Romania emailed about a very low budget project she worked on recently for a friend. This friend owns a gelateria in the old center of Bucharest and wanted a change to the decor. Here are some details from Anna as to what went down: I must say that originally the place was too much orange for my taste. If I had to dislike a color, that would be definitely orange. So I got some headache, trying to figure out how to trick that orange, without getting rid of it. Anyway, my strategy was to use other colors and shapes that catch the eye, before it gets to the orange. And I ended up actually loving the bits of orange that are still very visible. I used as much as it was possible recycled material to decorate the place. A wall right next to the entrance and a transversal one has been covered up with old book pages. The brownish edges of the books kind of make the orange blend into the whole picture. A big mirror that was already on the wall has been framed with all types of frame rest pieces kindly donated by a framing shop. We used some of this frame pieces also to spice up the book shelves we build from scrap wood and painted in mouse grey, to link it to the old beams on the ceiling. A purple velvet curtain covering the entrance into the kitchen but also communicating with the glamorous chandeliers, a vintage clothing hanger, some transparent glass lamps from IKEA and a little bit of styling and repositioning, transformed the whole thing into one cozy, more coherent, welcoming space. I think the final product is certainly cosier and looks more finished. Great job Anna!!

Here are a few before shots:


And here is the result of Anna's craftiness (more after the jump)!

Click to read more ...