The main task to be fulfilled when creating children’s rooms is that the child loved the room, that it was conducted without problems most of the day. It is necessary to create all conditions for playing and socializing, learning and sleeping. When deciding on the walls it is advisable to avoid white as it seems children are too sterile and cold. Recommended ditches or a combination of two or more pastel colors.
Gardens are a perfect place for you to refresh your mind and soul. It really brings you peace and serenity with the nature’s entire beauty –flowers, plants, water, and wind. There is no doubt that gardens make a home beautiful. If you are planning to decorate your garden but don’t know how to do it, I might have some tips for you. And I hope this information will be helpful to you the way it has helped me decorate my own garden. If you like spending your time outdoors in the midst of nature and you have always dreamed of transforming that rooftop of yours into a wonderland then you’ve got to get some ideas rolling. To create a terrace garden requires planning in advance and some hardwork.
Plan your terrace décor according to the surrounding environment and the climate of your place. If your building is surrounded by tall buildings around it, you would have to screen off your terrace for privacy. You can have a partially covered terrace for using it during rains. There’s a variety of material to choose from for the flooring – cement, smooth turf, flagstones, hollow clay building tiles, redwood or cypress blocks and un-mortared brick. Burnt bricks are preferred as they don’t turn into mud like normal bricks due to drainage. Spread a wire mesh over the bricks before pouring the soil. To ensure proper drainage, the floor should be slopy and it should have drainage chambers with pipes at various points leading to the main drainage pipe.
When choosing terrace garden plants you should keep in mind that they don’t have a tap root system which will grow deep into the building. Instead use fibrous root plants. The growing soil for plants should be rich in soil rite or peat moss. You can grow plants like Indian bamboo, palms, money plant, peach, lime and orange in big pots or planters. Cacti are also a good choice as they are low-maintenace. To add class and color to your terrace garden add flowering plants like sunflower, roses, orchids, chrysanthemum, etc. Bonsais are adorable and take up less space. You can make your own little vegetable garden with plants like tomato, curry leaves, brinjals, basil, etc. You can also put a small waterfall or a fountain by the corner. Plant on in your multipurpose terrace garden as you absorb the beauty and serenity around you.
There is a very voyeuristic part of us that loves to see the inner workings of other people’s homes and Juergen Chill’s photographs feed that interest. His unexpected vantage point and subject matter takes this into a whole new realm. Apartment Therapy is a place to discuss and discover ways in which to make the space in which you live healthy, beautiful, and functional. Juergen Chill is entering into “personal, intimate locations which not many know,” that stray from the norm, by many standards. By photographing rooms in bordellos and prison cells, he is giving us a glimpse into rooms that are appointed with things other than what we may consider typical motivations for decor.
We can take lightly take the freedom to choose how our surroundings appear. There are many people, however, that don’t have the freedom to exert much control at all. “Those that do not have it must adjust to whatever opportunities exist and strive to create their own place.” Juergen Chill has entered into the “homes” of prisoners in Germany, and given us a unique perspective on the rooms in which they spend a great deal of their lives. In a parallel universe, Chill has also granted us a peek at the rooms within a bordello. Clearly, the inspiration for the decor in these rooms may be different from what most consider. All of Chill’s photographs are done from a unique aerial perspective, and are at once intriguing and unsettling. Take a look at more of Juergen Chill’s fascinating work here. Investigate the rooms of others, and enjoy the graphic nature of his photographs.
The East Village Studio designed by JPDA architect is really make a big impression on its statement. The apartment located only 46 square meters and was built as a little nest for the owners who also work here. You probably wonder how this was possible. The wood gives this home its warmth which is “intensified” by the friendly vegetation pots spread around the open studio. The uncommon crib houses ingenious solutions that counterweight the lack of space.
It has all the utilities a common looking contemporary home has and dare we say a lot more. This original crib has storage space and shelves in the most unusual and unexpected places, reducing clutter and contributing to a clean and fresh interior design. While the footprint of the apartment is minimal, meticulously detailed millwork conceals extensive amounts of storage and shelving; thereby maximizing floor space. The aesthetic is clean and concise, while providing the warmth of a home and functional desires of the client.
Space maximization is a growing trend lately in apartment design. Countries like China make enormous efforts to come up with ideas for small places due to the fact that their urban population is increasing at a rate never encountered before. Here is another tiny crib that manages to maximize space and create a cozy living environment as well.
Economy, functionality and privacy were the primary drivers in the design of this sixth floor home office studio. Meticulously detailed millwork provides ample storage, making this small-footprint apartment extremely efficient. A bedroom loft creates space for a roomy walk-in closet below, while stair risers conceal a series of built-in drawers. Every inch of the space has been effectively exploited. JPDA worked closely with the client and a demanding co-op board through every stage of the design process. The result is modern, clean, and concise, providing both the warmth of a home and all the functional requirements of an office.