TAG: Interior design

Neuroarchitecture And The Emotional Response

Neuroarchitecture And The Emotional Response

Human emotions are not something we may stop and reflect on throughout the day; however we are certainly aware of when we are in a bad mood, and how that is drastically different from being in a good one. It is nothing new that design can influence mood. The idea that emotions can be effected by design choices like color, light and exposure to nature has long been studied. However, the field of neuroarchitecture tries to go further to understand why and how the human brain’s response to its environment has such an effect. According to the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture,… read more

Design For All

Design For All

Being design school educated may not be in the cards for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t update your own space with style. The following apps and resources can assist in those times where an extra eye or creative flair can make all the difference. If you’re in the market for wallpaper or murals, or just want to get an idea of how a certain design will look in a space, Glamora Design Studio has a free app to help picture what a vision will actually look like on the wall. Available as an iPad download, users can take a picture of… read more

Kitchen Islands Reimagined

Kitchen Islands Reimagined

Kitchen islands and mobile counterspaces are great to have for preparation and storage. But sometimes, although functional, they may be a little on the boring side when it comes to looks. These designs take standard units and turn up the volume, creating a space that is a home chef’s dream. Aside from their out of the ordinary appearances, they also have some ecofriendly features. Caesarstone and Raw Edges Design Studio have created a new concept for countertops that completely restructures the kitchen island space. Making it more than just a surface, they developed a series of modular units that are unrestricted… read more

Light Fixtures That Make The Room

Light Fixtures That Make The Room

Light fixtures are an important part of a room, both in a design aspect as well as lighting quality. The following are some lighting designs that blow boring lampshades aside and would wake up any room they are in. From the 1870’s, this historic building houses the office space below. The sophisticated and a bit broody atmosphere is topped off by this striking updated glass chandelier, which helps soften the raw look of the space and the exposed brick. Gorgeous and gothic, this cascading light sculpture was created by glass artist Andy Paiko especially for the room. From Jessica Helgerson… read more

Regal Gold And Silver Interiors

Regal Gold And Silver Interiors

Gold and silver may be tricky to work into a space. Too much of one or the other can lend to visual overkill, but just the right amount can breathe life into a room. The following interiors are remodels or decorative endeavors that incorporate gold and silver palettes to create an imperial impression. The gold accents in this revamped kitchen top off the space and blend the mixture of old and new. From Jessica Helgerson Interior Design whose firm has an environmental focus, this remodel is in a building that was constructed in 1926. The bold black and liquid looking cabinetry… read more

The Living Cube

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Till Konneker rented a studio apartment that didn’t have any built-in storage, which was of little concern to him, as he’d already made plans to transform the place into a livable den. Putting his creativity to work, Konneker designed and built “The Living Cube” to hold his storage items, as well as his television, books, media, and more. You can message Konneker at his website if you’d like the blueprints to make your own, or you can purchase a pre-built cube from his online store.   We’re in love with Konneker’s space-saving design, and his terrific use of minimalism. What… read more

Use Color Psychology To Change Your Mood

Use Color Psychology To Change Your Mood

Color psychology may not be an exact science, but research does suggest that colors can evoke certain emotions. Colors affect people differently, so though there are really no set and rigid rules there are suggested guidelines for incorporating colors in a space to achieve an overall mood. Color psychology takes many environmental factors into consideration, and is more complex than simply picking a happy hue. The fields of design and marketing both employ the tricks of using color to maximize the intended effect of a space. Places like restaurants, retail venues and hospitals often use color psychology principles in selecting… read more

There’s A 3rd Teacher In This Classroom

There’s A 3rd Teacher In This Classroom

Sometimes interior design can tend focus on the home or even in places where a lot of time is spent, like the office. However, one model places emphasis on a vital space that can often be overlooked – the classroom. The overall environment in a classroom can have a significant impact on the learning process, and can even affect the way that teachers instruct and how students interact. This is a key concept in the environment as the third teacher model. Advanced by Reggio Emilia, the concept of the environment as an important teacher is used in many preschool settings…. read more

Interior Design For The Mind

Interior Design For The Mind

Designers see interior spaces as a whole, though there are fragments that make up the complete design. Psychology understands that many aspects of living can affect the entire mental state and human emotions. When these 2 fields combine, spaces can be smartly designed to facilitate a desired feeling and enhanced mood, creating an alluring and functional place. Good interior designers know this and will listen and spend time with their clients in order to get a feel for what they want to accomplish in an area. In an article, Frames of Mind, the importance of emotional intelligence in interior design… read more

Futuristic Operating Room

Futuristic Operating Room

Interior design is not only for looks. Places where design must go beyond aesthetics but be optimally useful as well are favorable in every space, however in settings like clinics and hospitals, this is a must. Most don’t think of the layout in this type of setting, but designers and contractors know the functionality factor involved in a development of this scale. One project called the Operating room of the Future by Studio Tjeerd Veenhovend, who are known for their ecological insight into their productions, showcased a hospital design that looks much different than ones presently in operation. In collaboration with a… read more