A Glass House Inside A Slanted Steel Frame in Jakarta

In a residential area of the Indonesian capital Jakarta stands this architectural home called ‘Rumah Miring’ which means Slanted House. The house, designed by Budi Pradono Architects, stands out because of its tilted white painted steel frame that surrounds the space within. The designers kept the use of materials to a minimum by mainly using wood and glass in combination with the steel frame which gives the home a light, minimalistic feel. The glass walls, the open structure with many different views and the use of plants helps bringing the outdoors inside this Jakarta home. This glass house inside a slanted steel frame is a beautiful unique piece of architecture.

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New Dutch Home In The Style Of An Old Factory

The owners of this home in The Netherlands wanted to built a home in the style of a factory from the 1930’s, so windows with metal frames, brown brick stones and a spiral staircase. The stairs are a central factor on the ground floor, where it stands between the kitchen and the living space and so linking the two spaces together. They saw the stairs in a store in The Netherlands, took pictures and their architect managed to find out the manufacturer of the stair, and so they ended up with this magnificent spiral staircase that is an eyecatcher in their industrial home. I wish we had a picture of the outside as well, I think this is such an interesting home!

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Feel The Summer With Vipp Kitchen

I know it’s not even spring yet, but I am desperate for some warmer weather and these images from Vipp Kitchen only makes me want summer more! A beautiful white kitchen and wooden beams with large glass doors to the garden, ideal for warm summer days. I can just feel the warmth. Hurry up summer!

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Monochrome New York Home Of Pia Ulin

In a former industrial building that has been turned into apartments lies the monochromic home of photographer Pia Ulin. The apartment of 100 square meter in Brooklyn is a home, studio and office all in one. The place is cleverly divided by walls that do not touch the black ceiling, which gives a feeling of space. The apartment is decorated in colours from grey to black with the occasional touch of red in the rug and the seating of the bench in the office space. Despite the dark colours, the home feels not dark thanks to the gorgeous large windows that flood the apartment with natural light. That Pia loves photography is obvious in this apartment, it is filled with great photographic art in every room of the house. I absolutely love this monochromic New York home and I’m definitely getting some bedroom inspiration from that dark bedroom with the picture ledge behind the bed.

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Table For Two: Small Kitchen Ideas That Inspire

We would all love to have a large kitchen that fits a big dining table, but unfortunately not every kitchen is that big. But just because you have a small kitchen, doesn’t mean you can’t have a kitchen table where you can have a proper diner. There are many different ways to add a nice dining space in your small kitchen:

  • Save space by getting rid of chairs and instead put in a bench against the wall
  • Put a drop-leaf or folding table in your kitchen to save space when you’re not eating
  • Use stools instead of chairs (chairs can look quite bulky and take more space)
  • Be creative by putting a table in an unconventional spot like adding a piece to your kitchen counter or putting a shelf table in front of a window
  • Are you also low on counter space? Perhaps you can put in a kitchen island, that way you have more counter space ánd a place to eat

There is an option for every type of kitchen and whatever your style is, just take a good look at your kitchen and find something that suits your small kitchen. Get inspired by these images of small kitchens and think outside the box.

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Former Farm in The Netherlands

The owners of this former farm in The Netherlands couldn’t get their home quite the way they wanted, until they asked their daughter who transformed their farm into a beautiful home that according to the owners ‘feels like staying in a hotel’. They painted the entire home white, including the original wooden beams, which makes the home very light and to add some colour they painted the wall in the kitchen a lovely blue. The home is decorated with unique vintage items that the owner loves to collect which fits perfectly with the old feel of the former farm.

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Future Past – Creating A New Version Of The Old

I love these moody, warm tones as seen here in images from Dulux. It says on the website that ‘Future Past takes its cues from steampunk merging with modern design – creating a new version of the old. Deep and decadent traditional hues are made modern with the addition of mustard, pink and purple’. Everytime I see images like these with such dark walls, I regret not making my own walls darker, it creates such a warm home. You can also see that in these images by Dulux that I’ve posted on my blog earlier.

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Church Converted Into The Jane Restaurant in Antwerp

Dutch design studio Piet Boon has designed this former church of a military hospital in Antwerp into the stunning restaurant of Sergio Herman and Nick Bril called The Jane. I love it when churches get converted when they’re no longer in use (see also this church in Spain converted to a skate park). There are so many beautiful architectural churches in the world that are no longer used for it’s original purpose, it would be a shame to lose that and this way future generations can still admire the wonderful architecture of these buildings that were built hundreds of years ago. This restaurant in Antwerp combines elegance and refinement with attitude and humour, a good example of that is the stained glass in this building, at first it looks like traditional stained glass that you see in most churches, but when you look closer you will not see martyrs or saints but a collection of objects, animals, food and other things. These windows were created by Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel of Studio Job and add a nice touch of humour in the design of this restaurant. A dinner in restaurant The Jane is not only a pleasure for the stomache but also for your eyes.

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