Friday, September 24, 2010

Best small kitchen design and small kitchen design ideas

Best small kitchen design and small kitchen design ideas is the curse of many cooks, apartment dwellers and home owners around the world. Most people give up in defeat and naturally assume that the best solution for the tiny or small kitchen layout is to move out! But this is not necessarily the true in all cases. In fact many cramped cookeries can be reformed with a good small kitchen layout.

Small Kitchen Layouts Are Unique To Remodel
Small kitchens (with 126 square feet of floor space or less) have always been considered to be troublesome when you need to remodel them. This is mainly because you just don't have the flexibility as you do when working with larger kitchen design layout spaces. This is why you must learn to be very creative when planning your small kitchen design.

Best small kitchen design and small kitchen design ideas can be very expensive to remodel and if you use a solidly prepared small kitchen layout, you can save yourself lots of money since the cabinetry and appliances for small kitchens are often under-sized.

The 3 Popular Small Kitchen Designs
The most common small kitchen layout is the "One Wall" or "cluster". In this layout as the name implies all the appliances and sink are pushed up against a single wall in a line. The advantage of this design is that you fit in any appliance; in any order you desire as long as the wall is at least 8 feet in length. And if the wall is less than 8 ft. you can still use smaller size equipment such as a 20-inch cooking range instead of the standard 30 inch. You save on space and money in one purchase.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Azzedine Alaia's three Paris apartments

A peek inside: Azzedine Alaia's three Paris apartments
The much admired Tunisian Azzedine Alaïa, has given the opportunity to anyone from the outside to get a feel of his lifestyle and appreciation of the world of design from the inside.

Mr. Alaïa has converted a 300 sqm loft hosted in a traditional 17th century building in the very private Rue de Moussy of Marais district in Paris, into three exclusive apartments/suites.

It really does not get more boutique then this. The idea behind these three 100sqm apartments is for a lover of fashion & design visitor to get a feel of the true Parisian life. It is a hotel concept which incorporates the necessary facilities of daily life.

Each interior has a private entrance and once inside, a complete fitted kitchen meets all the needs of the guests. The fashion designer’s aim was to achieve a true feeling of a home away from home. It is important to have the luxury of a hotel but at the same time to open the door and feel that you are somewhere familiar and close to you.

Azzedine Alaïa himself designed all the interiors and this has given us an opportunity to see his personal style and sense of living. The overall structure is kept to a white palette exuberating purity and openness. Colour is introduced dominantly through the kitchen’s flamboyant cabinetry, which is different in every apartment.

The 60’s inspired colors are present also in the furniture pieces are vibrant and controlled in a surprising kind of way. The bedrooms keep to a subtle and warm pallet creating an atmospheric environment for relaxation, toned down and calm with an attention to detail everywhere.

It is in apartments such as these with true old-fashioned attention to detail that make you reminisce of the old times. A great example of this is the sliding wardrobe in the sleeping quarters. Here we see the introduction of two finishing materials presented both in the exterior and interior. The wooden drawers, together with the bottom supports for the green shelves, pay beautiful attention to detailed craftsmanship.

The furniture & lighting within the interiors have been selected from a range of the designer’s favorites. Jean Prouve, Marc Newson, Arne Jacobsen, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Paulin and Andre Sornay are everywhere, they surround you and they make your stay - oh - so much more delightful. Everything has been selected so that it can be appreciated. Each item has its space and area around it in order to understand its importance. The nakedness of the walls has a lot to do with the sense of looseness and lightness you feel when inside. No excess artwork or decorative objects just openness and design. This approach to all three ‘suites’ simply leaves room for inspiration.

We were also very surprised to find out that breakfast is served from the designer’s private kitchen, as his quarters ( boutique, altelier, showroom, warehouse and private dwelling) are a stone throw away; a personal touch of simplicity and personality.

Azzedine Alaïa has opened the doors to his personal preference of living in absolute style. We were not surprised to discover that this meant an appreciation towards the old, attention to detail, where less means more in order to make room for admiration.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

bedroom curtains design 2011

Curtains in the bedrooms vary by room,master bedroom should be the curtains of their be basic components and not supplements.

And prefer to be curtains bedrooms of several layers ,the layer close to the glass should be "Black" proof of the passage of the sun so you get maximum privacy and darkness in the dawn.