Displaying posts from June, 2022

Colour in a Berlin Townhouse

Posted on Tue, 28 Jun 2022 by midcenturyjo

A little antidote to all the beige on beige interiors that are dominating interiors at the moment. Blue and blush, pops of green, red and yellows this fun family home is packed with colour. Yes, there are colourful walls but most is introduced through furniture and soft furnishings, particularly the curtains. All so achievable even in a rental. Townhouse by Melissa Antonius und Lena Schimmelbusch of Berlin-based Antonius Schimmelbusch Interior Design.

A whimsical urban farm in Connecticut

Posted on Mon, 27 Jun 2022 by KiM

This garden reflects the intersection of nature and art; the juxtaposition of designed and natural; and the marriage of aesthetics and productivity. This design is also very personal and experimental with bold, contemporary, dynamic gestures in the form of structural plant material and an infusion of landscape art. Hedges and forms of hornbeam, beech, yew and boxwood, and masses of herbaceous plants are used to structure these garden spaces. All are designed to emphasize seasonality, color and light, with these qualities changing from one space to the next. The mixture and diversity of plant life not only creates a visually striking four-season garden, but also serves to support colonies of honeybees hived on the property and all other creatures that pass through this suburban garden. The garden’s identity derives from juxtaposed plantings and artistic elements with distinctive sculptures. The property has a large edible garden of organic production, a meadow and large swaths of huge herbaceous plants.
Another absolutely beautiful outdoor space designed by James Doyle Design Associates, in collaboration with Mockler Taylor Architects, Derosa Builders with photos by Allegra Anderson and Neil Landino.

More from Hadley Wiggins

Posted on Mon, 27 Jun 2022 by KiM

Back in January I featured some spaces by New York based designer Hadley Wiggins and the goodness continues so here is another look.

What are plantation shutters?

Windows are shielded by plantation shutters from heat, dust, light, and even security risks. When matched with the design and style of the furniture and accessories, they improve the outer curb side appearance of a house, increasing home value and also contributing to the interior décor.

You have the choice of plantation shutters or conventional shutters if you’re interested in purchasing shutters for your property. Both offer some significant benefits, and whether you prefer one to the other will mostly rely on your own taste and the design of your home. 

Why use plantation shutters?

Plantation shutters are quite effective at conserving energy, which is one of their main advantages. Anyone looking for home remodeling ideas on a budget should take this into serious consideration. Because they are fitted in such a way as to seal tightly against the window frame, plantation shutters are energy-efficient. This aids in preventing both the entry of outside air and the egress of internal air from your home. Plantation shutters are among the greatest window coverings for keeping heat out in the summer and cold out in the winter because of their inherent structure. 

Can you DIY plantation shutters?

Yes, you have the option to create your own DIY plantation shutter from scratch using materials like wood. However, this can be a complex process and would require the use of proper equipment in order to create one accurately and successfully. If you are looking for an easy way to make a DIY plantation shutter, you can purchase it from a reputable online store where you can input your measurements and get the instant cost and estimate.

Why order plantation shutters online?

The main advantage of looking up shutters online is convenience and cost saving. Homeowners may perform this in the comfort of their own homes. Anyone may purchase shutters from the manufacturer’s website with only a few clicks, then just wait for them to be delivered to their house. Even better, customers may typically get installation services from internet shutter vendors if they need it, buy a DIY shutter install offers huge cost savings.  

Therefore, a homeowner has the opportunity to have shutters fitted on his or her windows by purchasing shutters online. This relieves them of the responsibility of handling the installation themselves, which can be challenging for someone without the necessary skills. 

The buyer might save money by conducting internet research for shutters. Travel fees for looking at shutters and visiting several showrooms are less expensive. This implies that you may apply the money you save toward the price of the shutters.  

Additionally, there is fierce rivalry among shutter retailers, so shopping for shutters online enables you to locate the greatest value and quality for your money. Shutters are now being sold by more internet merchants than in the previous few years. These internet retailers must lower their prices to compete, hoping to draw in more customers. Homeowners will benefit since they can now get shutters for a lower price. 

If a customer purchases shutters online, there are several options from which to pick. When compared to those that have brick-and-mortar establishments, online shutter sellers provide a large variety of styles. There isn’t enough room for offline retailers to exhibit all the shutter styles they have available. As a result, fewer designs are available for potential customers to examine.  

Online shops, on the other hand, have plenty of room on their websites to exhibit the shutters they are selling. As a result, they are able to show prospective customers hundreds of different shutter designs. Online shopping is the best option for those seeking a large selection of shutters to select from.

What to consider when buying plantation shutters online?

Plantation shutters just scream luxury and sophistication. Because of this, many homeowners opt for them to furnish practically any space, and they look for the ideal stain to go with their style. 

To discover the perfect match for your taste and budget, take into account the following information about plantation shutters before making an impulse purchase. 

One example is composite or wood, although real hardwood has a high price tag, many homeowners adore the rustic aesthetic of wooden shutters In stained colours.  

This has led to an increase in the production of window coverings made of composite materials that resemble rich wood. These imitation wood composite shutters, which are made to endure for many years, frequently provide the same balanced protection against the sun and heat as real wood. For increased durability and dependability, each louver on our plantation shutters is strengthened with an aluminum insert.  

Although wooden shutters are pricey, the beautiful texture of actual wood grain is what draws people in. However, if you’re after just a white colour, the most popular chosen… then you should opt for cost saving pvc plantation shutters, as they appear the same from the outside.

Why choose My Direct Blinds to buy plantation shutters?

If you want to get more information about DIY plantation shutters, just visit: 

MYDIRECTBLINDS.COM.AU and save up to 70%, with our market-leading pricing on shutters.  

We can cut out the middlemen and pass the savings along to you by ordering directly from the manufacturer and importing our own shutter blinds. Most of our rivals buy their plantations from wholesalers who act as middlemen and add a markup. We pass those savings onto you. 

When compared to our competitors, our exclusive freight relationships enable us to reduce the overall prices of supplied shutters. Additionally, we take a few business days to carefully package your shutters and arrange them by destination so that there are fewer hands handling your priceless items during shipping, lowering the possibility of damage. 

You can be confident you’re receiving the best possible price with the most affordable plantation shutters on the market and a price beat promise. We ship our plantation shutters across Australia. Our supplier, who has years of industry expertise and supplies many other renowned businesses around the nation, makes our shutter blinds using high-quality materials.  

Life in a cave

Posted on Sun, 26 Jun 2022 by KiM

In a town in France called Cornillé-les-Caves there is conveniently a home for sale that is comprised of two townhouses and a troglodyte (cave) house. It could use some new paint colours and an interior design overhaul but WHOA the potential this place has. It’s incredible! And can be yours for €861 000 via Karacterre.