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Sense Of Place - An Architect's Blog For Homeowners Who Care About Good Design: 6 Custom Built-in Ideas That Might Fit Into Your 2015 Home Design Plans

from Dear Designer

4 Sure Ways to Warm Up the Living Room for Winter

Dark rooms look cosier - it's a fact

from sarahakwisombe.com

Apr 29 ART DECO STYLE 101

The Havana architect Rafael de Cárdenas designed a house for Hilda Sarra that was inspired by Le Corbusier’s Modernist work, but also included this Art Deco-inspired staircase.

from Jane Austen's World

Carlton House by Patrick Baty

The Grand Staircase at Carlton House, London, where Jane Austen visited in 1815. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

from Remodelista

Steal This Look: Belgian-Inspired Kitchen by Ken Linsteadt Architects

Steal This Look: Belgian-Inspired Kitchen by Ken Linsteadt Architects : Remodelista The breakfast table features a thin concrete slab top; the wrap-around benches are covered in mocha linen and warmed with block-dyed Deco Pillows from Les Indiennes (sourced from Mill Valley's Summer House). For a similar mirror, consider the 12-inch-square Mirror with Tiled Edge from Oly.

from Bustler

Platform 5's Hackney House Extension Wins New London Architecture Competition

Bustler: Platform 5’s Hackney House Extension Wins New London Architecture Competition

from Bloglovin’

THE BRIDGE HOUSE IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (style-files.com)

Located in Melbourne, the Bridge House was designed by Australian architect, Robin Boyd in 1954. The building is suspended from a steel framed bridge over a creek, hence the name. Sixty years after it

I love the painting (?) under the stair frame tying together the colour scheme. It's a palace so naturally the extravagance in this pic would be a bit much for a place of my own, but the idea of turning living space into a work of art is still translatable.